Schools Briefs March 8 2017

Foothill talk focuses on search for life

UC Berkeley scientist Dan Werthimer is scheduled to discuss “Is Anyone Out There Among the Stars? The Hundred-Million-Dollar Breakthrough Listen Project” 7 p.m. March 15 at Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Part of the 17th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, the illustrated, nontechnical presentation will cover the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe. Werthimer will address whether researchers can detect radio, infrared or light signals from alien civilizations and whether current and future projects searching for such signals, including the new $100 million Breakthrough Prize Foundation Listen project, may provide an answer.

Schools Briefs March 1 2017

Loyola K-Kids launch eyeglasses drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, is collecting eyeglasses for its annual “Share Old Spectacles” drive. Students hope to collect more than 1,200 pairs of eyeglasses during this year’s campaign.

The K-Kids Club, comprising second- through sixth-graders, has collected more than 1,000 pairs of glasses each year with help from the public and local storeowners, who offer space for collection buckets.

Mentor Tutor Connection seeks volunteer tutors and mentors

Town Crier Report

Mentor Tutor Connection has scheduled a volunteer open house and luncheon noon to 1 p.m. March 7 in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District boardroom, 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View.

Schools Briefs February 15 2017

Foothill College hosts astronomy lecture

Astronomer Chris Impey is scheduled to discuss “Beyond: Our Future in Space” 7 p.m. today in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Part of the 17th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, Impey’s illustrated, nontechnical talk will review the history and landmarks of the international space program, give a snapshot of the current situation and plot the trajectory of the future of space travel.

Schools Briefs February 8 2017

Loyola K-Kids launch eyeglasses drive

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, is collecting eyeglasses for its annual “Share Old Spectacles” drive. Students hope to collect more than 1,200 pairs of eyeglasses during this year’s campaign.

The K-Kids Club, comprising second- through sixth-graders, has collected more than 1,000 pairs of glasses each year with help from the public and local storeowners, who offer space for collection buckets.

Schools Briefs February 1 2017

MVHS parents host swing dance

The Mountain View High School Instrumental Music Parents Association has scheduled its fourth annual swing dance 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave.

Tickets are $20 general, $10 for seniors and free for employees of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. Tickets are available online and at the door. Tickets include refreshments and a dance lesson at 7 p.m. An open dance featuring big band music by the Mountain View High Jazz Band will follow at 8 p.m.


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