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BAT offers training session

Block Action Team (BAT) leaders and the emergency readiness group Los Altos PREPARE have scheduled a BAT training session 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

During training, participants will learn how they can improve their neighborhood’s emergency preparedness skills and the ability to respond to and recover from a major disaster like an earthquake. The sessions will offer tips on providing city leaders with crucial information that will aid first responders, implementing crime prevention and safety measures, and promoting social interaction through block parties.

Schola hosts patriotic sing-along

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley has scheduled a patriotic sing-along, “Our United States,” 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 566 Magdalena Ave.

According to Dawn Reyen, the choral group’s assistant conductor and leader of the sing-along, the event “honors veterans and our country with patriotic tunes and songs about places in America.”

LA History Museum rolls out slate of programs supporting exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a series of speakers and programs to encourage community dialogue and discussion of themes presented in its latest exhibition, “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific Story,” which runs through Jan. 7.

The programs:

Affordable housing dilemma subject of Nov. 15 forum

The Los Altos Women’s Caucus has scheduled a forum focused on affordable housing solutions in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills 5:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the headquarters of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 2440 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

Featured speakers will include Joe Simitian, Santa Clara County supervisor for District 5, which includes Los Altos and Los Altos Hills; Leslye Corsiglia, executive director of SV@Home; and Julie Mahowald, chief financial officer of the Housing Trust Silicon Valley.

Valle Monte League unveils plans for 'Christmas Tree Elegance' fundraiser

Valle Monte League Inc., an all-women nonprofit organization, is moving its annual “Christmas Tree Elegance” fundraiser to a larger venue to accommodate this year’s 50th anniversary event.

The League’s Champagne Brunch and Evening Holiday Party are scheduled Dec. 1 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway. Both events will feature food, beverages and a silent auction.

'Catch the Spirit' event features Authors Showcase

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its annual “Catch the Spirit” event noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 15.

In addition to refreshments, live music from Schola Cantorum and a holiday boutique stocked with gifts, holiday decor and community mementoes, “Catch the Spirit” will include an expanded Authors Showcase at 1:30 p.m.

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