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Art teacher opens studio doors

Pinewood School art teacher Penny Nolan has scheduled an open studio 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Pinewood’s lower campus, 477 Fremont Ave., Los Altos.

Nolan, a Pinewood teacher for more than 20 years, is also a fine-art oil painter and vice president of the Sunnyvale Art Club. Visitors to the open studio may view Nolan’s work and participate in a craft project Sunday to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Admission to the family-friendly event, part of the larger Silicon Valley Open Studios program, is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit tinyurl.com/kaw9r8l.

LASD solicits teacher housing

The Los Altos School District, in partnership with Los Altos Community Foundation, is compiling an electronic bulletin board connecting district teachers with local residents’ available rental housing. The board will serve both veteran teachers and new hires looking for affordable housing near district schools.

Housing options include apartments, in-law units and suites with their own entrances that are available beginning in July or August.

For more information, call Erin Green at 947-1150, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit tinyurl.com/lasdhousing.

Egan seeks showcase volunteers

Organizers of Egan Junior High School’s Viking Showcase, scheduled June 1, seek more than 200 volunteers for the annual event formerly known as Portfolio Day.

Through personal interviews with community members, graduating eighth-graders showcase achievements from their years at Egan. The event provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate professional skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

To volunteer, visit tinyurl.com/mx7hh88.

For more information, email Gayle Mujica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Susan Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jewelry sale benefits MVLA Scholars

Los Altos Hills residents Liz Rome and Carolyn Pierce-Whang have scheduled a jewelry show fundraiser for MVLA Scholars 2-6 p.m. May 11 at Neutra House, 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Rome and Pierce-Whang design and make their own jewelry using gemstones and precious metals, then sell the pieces to raise money for local nonprofit organizations. Long-term supporters of education, they have donated nearly $16,000 in sale proceeds to local groups such as MVLA Scholars and ALearn, which prepare local underserved youth for college and provide scholarships.

Nonprofit group needs laptops for students

EqOpTech, founded by Los Altos High School junior Terence Lee, seeks donations of functioning laptops (Windows or Mac) with appropriate power adapters for students in need.

One collection drive is ongoing at Almond School and a second begins Monday at Blach Intermediate School.

The nonprofit EqOpTech works to connect students with limited technology access to the resources they need to do schoolwork at home.

Each laptop will be refurbished by volunteers, and all personal data removed. Passwords should be disabled prior to donating. Donations are tax deductible, and a tax receipt will be provided upon request.

To donate, drop off at the collection box at Almond, 550 Almond Ave., or Blach, 1120 Covington Road.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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