Editor's Note: We've added Los Altos Recreation Department's spring break college tour of Southern California schools because the deadline was moved to Wednesday, March 28. See below under "Fun or Informative."
We all do it. Forget to mark our calendars for upcoming Little League sign-ups, prom tickets or local business expos. There are so many events and opportunities in Los Altos that is can be hard to keep tabs on them all.
The following is a list of deadlines coming up. Some will save you money. Some will save a life. Some are just for fun. Take a look before it's your last chance.
- March 31: Early bird special deadline (midnight) for Destination Science Camps for K-6 Grades at Loyola Elementary School. The early bird discount means a $20 discount on full-day programs only.
- April 6: Deadline to apply for Galileo Learning financial assistance (low-to-middle-income families) to attend Camp Galileo (pre-K to rising 5th graders), Galileo Summer Quest (rising 5th-8th graders), Tech Summer Camps (rising 4th-8th graders) and Chabot Space & Science Camps (rising 3rd-7th graders)
- April 15: Early Bird Registration deadline for Golden Eagle Sports Camp, for ages 5-13 held at Los Altos High School or Homestead High School. Early bird registration means a $20 discount; additional discount applied for full pre-payment.
- May 12: Foothill College Summer Session enrollment begins. It seems early to be thinking about this, but it's not. In these difficult budget times, it's hard to get the classes you need because they are quickly oversubscribed. Laggers lose out. Don't spend extra semesters trying to snag the classes you need. Get out your course guide, start planning, get your documents lined up, and be ready to jump on it the second enrollment begins.
- March 28: Training for Partners for a New Generation. If you've ever thought about making a difference in the life of one young person, here's the first step. A new training session starts Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m. at the Mountain View - Los Altos District Office 1299 Bryant Ave., Mountain View, to mentor in Los Altos and Mountain View.
FUN OR INFORMATIVE (or both!)
- March 28: Deadline to register for the Spring Break College Tour to Southern California, sponsored by Los Altos Recreation and the El Camino YMCA. Eight colleges, plus the "University" of Disneyland! (That was a Patch joke).
- March 28: Screening of "Miss Representation" at Spartan Theater, hosted by the LAMV PTA, and the MVLA Foundation. 'Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America' the event listing says. Not suitable for children under 14. Free, but tickets are going fast via Eventbrite.
- April 1: First day of 30 Days of Biking. Join the page and share your observances. This is not Los Altos- or Los Altos Hills-specific, but biking as a way of life is important in our communities. You need to start on April 1 to get your full 30 days!
- Egg Hunt, plus activities Hillview Soccer Field, Activities begin at 9:30 a.m., egg hunt at 10 a.m. sharp, up to age 10. Children's performer Oklin Bloodworth performs at 10:15 a.m. The new Teen Egg Launch begins at10:45 a.m., for ages 11-17.
- Immanuel Lutheran Church throws open the doors for families across Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino and Sunnyvale to make crafts, play games and go on an Easter Egg hunt, 1-3 p.m. 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos.
- Hoppin' Hounds, Los Altos Hills' annual romp for pooches and their companions in the Byrne Reserve gets underway at 9 a.m. Bring your hound to hunt for dog treats hidden by thoughtful volunteers. Gather at the adjacent .
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