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MVLA and MVPD host drug education event

Mountain View High School and the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District have joined forces to present “High in Plain Sight” 7 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View High’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

School Resource Officer Ron Cooper is slated to present information on drugs, alcohol and the dangers local students face.

Parents and students are invited to attend the educational event.

PNG recruits new volunteers

Partners for New Generations, a nonprofit group that provides mentors and tutors for local students, has scheduled a volunteer information event and open house 6-7 p.m. April 16 at the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District offices, 1299 Bryant Ave., adjacent to Mountain View High School.

Teens and their volunteer adult mentors do everything from bowling to hiking, cooking and going to movies. Primarily they talk – and listen – to one another. The relationships are designed to help struggling students build self-esteem and find positive direction in their lives.

PNG seeks new volunteers to serve as tutors for elementary and middle-school students and mentors at the high-school level.

For more information, visit pngmvla.org/openhouse-reg.

Loyola K-Kids launch annual eyeglass drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, a group of second- through sixth-graders sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, has set a goal to collect 1,200 pairs of eyeglasses by the end of May.

The donated eyeglasses are cleaned, repaired and their prescriptions identified by Direct Relief International in Santa Barbara. They are then distributed to those who can’t afford glasses in the U.S. and around the world. Over the past six years, the club has collected approximately 1,000 pairs each year.

Collection boxes are located in Los Altos at Loyola School, 770 Berry Ave.; the Town Crier, 138 Main St.; Heritage Bank of Commerce, 419 S. San Antonio Road; Eyes Optometry, 215 Main St.; and Main Street Bagels, Altos Optometry and Starbucks in Rancho Shopping Center. In Mountain View, glasses may be dropped off at Starbucks and Subway in Blossom Valley Shopping Center and at the YMCA, 2400 Grant Road.

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