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Woodside Priory students are slated to perform a modern-day version of William Shakepeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Several Los Altos students are featured in the cast.

LAHS marching band hosts community performance

Capping off a rigorous marching band season, the Los Altos High School Instrumental Music Boosters is scheduled to host the annual Fall Finale Saturday.

The Fall Finale is a celebration of the marching band season for students and staff, and a fundraising event for the Instrumental Music Boosters. The event includes a silent auction, holiday plant sale and baked-goods sale. The Eagle Marching Band and Color Guard will perform its 2016 competition show for the community. After the performance, audience members will be invited to join students on the field for a firsthand marching band and color guard experience.

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CSMA sponsors parent education event

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the presentation “Finding Your Child’s Voice in the Arts” 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Derek Fenner, Arts Learning program manager at the Alameda County Office of Education, will discuss the power of the arts in helping youth express themselves. Fenner will help parents understand “adultism,” or discrimination against young people simply because of their age, and how they can empower their children to be critical thinkers. Participants will learn to implement art-centered educational strategies with their children to support their growth and build deeper connections.

Schools Briefs

CSMA sponsors parent education event

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the presentation “Finding Your Child’s Voice in the Arts” 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the school’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Derek Fenner, Arts Learning program manager at the Alameda County Office of Education, will discuss the power of the arts in helping youth express themselves. Fenner will help parents understand “adultism,” or discrimination against young people simply because of their age, and how they can empower their children to be critical thinkers. Participants will learn to implement art-centered educational strategies with their children to support their growth and build deeper connections.

FHDA seeks local residents for committee seats

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District seeks six local residents to serve on two district advisory committees – the Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and the Foothill-De Anza Audit & Finance Committee.

Residents play key oversight and advisory roles on the two committees, providing feedback and guidance to the board of trustees.

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Ed foundations host parent education event

Journalist and author Barbara Bradley Hagerty is slated to discuss “Life Reimagined: Redrawing the Map for Our Health, Relationships and Future” 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9 in Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Hagerty’s presentation is part of the Los Altos-Mountain View School Speaker Series.

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Mentor Tutor Connection recruits volunteers

Mentor Tutor Connection, the nonprofit group that has provided mentors and tutors for local students for 20 years, has scheduled a volunteer open house and luncheon noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Offices, 1299 Bryant Ave., adjacent to Mountain View High School.

The organization seeks mentors for high school students and tutors for students in kindergarten to eighth grade.

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