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Men and women can explore a variety of contemporary issues that affect women by enrolling in a new three-unit evening course at Foothill College. The women's issues class will meet 6-9 p.m. Thursday through March 27 in Room B2 at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

The course will focus on self-understanding, communication and insight. Students will also study stereotypes aging, family relationships, money, anger, depression, health, ethnicity and how these issues affect women.

The course will be taught by Foothill College counselor Vivian Cohen and it fulfills university transfer requirements.

Foothill-DeAnza study abroad class in Vietnam

Foothill College is offering students the opportunity to study abroad in Southeast Asia during the spring quarter, April 7 through June 15.

Study in Vietnam information orientation sessions will be presented 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday in the California History Center at De Anza College in Cupertino.

Students will reside in university-sponsored facilities. Visits and excursions to historical sites and a life and culture program are included in the basic fee. The basic cost of the program, excluding tuition, books, passport, visas, inoculations, and other incidental fees, will be approximately $3,300.

For more information, call Foothill-De Anza Campus Abroad coordinator Art Turmelle at 949-7614.

Foothill presents black heritage Month

Foothill College presents its annual African-American Heritage Month celebration with a performance by the internationally renowned Dallas Black Dance Theatre at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Robert C. Smithwick Theatre.

The troupe will also offer a free master class for beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 in the college's Dance Studio located in Room G4.

Additional activities scheduled for the 1997 African American Heritage Month are:

Feb. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Literature read-in with Robert Allen, author of "Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America."

Feb. 5, noon: Kick off activities featuring African American music and dance, students and community residents will hear featured speaker Gail Ortega, program manager for Ujima Adult Family Services.

Feb. 10: 11 a.m. to Noon: Guest lecture with Percy Hintenz, Ph.D., chairman of the African American studies department at the University of California, Berkeley, presenting reflections on contemporary African American history in Room 25 of the Library Building.

NASA offers Internet course

NASA/Ames Research Center in Mountain View and the University of North Dakota are collaborating to offer a computerized course in telerobotics which would enable students to attend virtual classrooms on the Internet and to earn college credit. Telerobotics is the operational and control of a robot at some distance from the workplace.

The experimental course, offered by the university's Department of Space Studies, will run from today to March 26. Enrollment deadline is today and registration information can be found at: https://www.space.edu. or call (701) 777-3167.

College conference at St. Francis

The world of college looms around the corner - are you prepared? This is what St. Francis High School juniors will be asking themselves at the annual junior mini-conference on college, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the high school, 1885 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

Los Altos district kindergarten registration

Pre-registration for fall 1997-98 kindergarten for the Los Altos School District will begin Feb. 7 at 7 a.m. at Almond, Bullis, Loyola, Oak, Santa Rita and Springer schools.

To pre-register, parents must present a photocopy of both proof of the child's age (birth certificate, passport or baptismal certificate) and proof of residence (a rent receipt, house deed or utility bill in the name of the parent or guardian) to school officials.

The school will then give each parent a numbered registration receipt and packet of information to be completed and returned between Feb. 12 and Feb. 28.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 2, 1997, and must live within the district boundaries to be eligible.

For more information, call 941-4010.

Spaghetti dinner for band boosters

The Los Altos High School Band Boosters is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 8 at the Los Altos High School cafeteria, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos. Proceeds will be used to help support the marching band and the high school instrumental music programs. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information, call Patsy Mullen at 949-4574.

Alta Vista needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed at Alta Vista High School in the administration offices for the current school year.

Alta Vista High School, located at 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, is in the Cubberley Community Center and is an alternative learning high school for the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District.

Volunteers would assist in answering phones, typing, filing, photo copying, and student assistance. Volunteers can make their own schedules.

For more information, call Anna Gikas at 843-6975.

P.I.E. needs host families

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon in Los Altos for academic program homestays, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are between the ages of 15 and 18 years and are English-speaking.

For more information, call P.I.E. at 1-800-631-1818.

Menlo school chorus to sing in Italy

The fine arts department at Menlo School in Atherton is mounting a festive evening 6:30 p.m. Saturday at a private home to help support the Menlo School Chorus trip to Verona, Italy.

The chorus is one of three American choirs invited to participate in the 12th annual International Chorus Festival in Verona from April 2-6.

Those in the chorus from Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale are choral director Linda Jordan and singers Alisha Adelman, Chenoa Angarita, Jessica Berman, Cheryl Chow, Kyra Chow, Mark Dannenberg, Ho Goel, and Jenny Yun.

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