Community Briefs for Los Altos

Posted on March 15, 2011 by  
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On a regular basis, the Town Crier compiles a list of upcoming events and activities for the Los Altos community.

From time to time, I will highlight the events to help encourage attendance and participation.  Enjoy …

ZIMBABWE RUN RETURNS TO MOUNTAIN VIEW

The 12th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Community Fair is scheduled March 27 at St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. The annual event benefits the Makumbi Children’s Home in Zimbabwe.

For more information or to register, visit www.ZimbabweParaguay.org.

GREENTOWN OFFERS ALTERNATIVES TO DRIVING

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled a public meeting to kick off city of Los Altos participation in a Drive Less Challenge, 7-9 p.m. March 29 at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. The event includes tips on bicycle/pedestrian safety and information on the latest bikes, gear and accessories for safe commuting.

A Los Altos police officer will provide safety tips for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists who share the roads. A bicycle expert will demonstrate useful gear and accessories.

For more information, visit greentownlosaltos.org or call 383-7540.

LOS ALTOS LIVE!

The third annual Los Altos Live! talent show is scheduled 7 p.m. April 2 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 210 Almond Ave. The event, co-sponsored by the Los Altos Cultural Association and the Los Altos Town Crier, features more than 20 acts over approximately 90 minutes.

For more information, e-mail Abby Althoff at abbyalthoff@yahoo.com or Mike Abrams at michael@abrams4.com.

FRENCH FAIR BENEFITS NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

The sixth Peninsula French Fair, “A Day in France,” is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2 at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Visitors will have an opportunity to browse booths featuring vendors and artists offering a wide range of services and products, including handmade jewelry, antiques and original art.

Highlights of the fair include a fashion show with the latest creations from French designers, a dance performance by Harmony Dance Center and crepes and pastries from French bakeries.

Partners for New Generations, a Los Altos non-profit organization and co-organizer of the fair, will receive a portion of the proceeds. Partners for New Generations provides mentors and tutors to aid students with challenges in school.

For more information, visit www.frenchfair.org.

ROADRUNNERS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The volunteer RoadRunners Transportation Service, sponsored by El Camino Hospital, seeks volunteers to provide door-to-door service for people who can’t drive and don’t have other ways to get to their medical appointments.

The volunteering schedule is flexible: drive one day a week, 1/2 day a week or remain on call. Requirements include a California driver’s license, patience and dependability. Volunteers drive hospital vehicles, and service requires no lifting or physical demands.

Orientation and training are provided, and volunteers benefit from free access to hospital resources, including classes offered through the education department. To sign up, e-mail recruit_aux@elcaminohospital.org or call 988-8213.

For more information, call Bonnie Adamson, RoadRunner coordinator, at 988-7651.

PNG SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO MENTOR LOCAL YOUTH

Partners for New Generations, a non-profit organization, provides tutors for local elementary, middle and high schools students; mentors at Los Altos, Mountain View and Alta Vista High Schools; and child advocates for wards of the Santa Clara County Child Dependency Court.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Linda Waud at Linda.waud@mvla.net or 691-2434, or visit www.partnersfornewgenerations.org.

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