Group donates gifts
Michele Gentry hosted a second Autumn Party in Ben Lomond for mothers and friends of the San Lorenzo Valley High School junior varsity football team.
Attendees gave toys, games, computers, stuffed animals, cars and other goods to donate to Valley Churches United Missions as part of the organization’s annual Valley Christmas Project.
School enters contest
Glen Arbor School in Ben Lomond is seeking votes to win a nationwide contest that grants money to schools to help children to play, create and explore.
Voting is open through Dec. 12 for The Clorox Co.’s $50,000 Power a Bright Future Grant.
People age 13 and older can cast one vote each day at www.powerabrightfuture.com for the most deserving organization.
A grand-prize winner will receive a $50,000 grant, and six others will win $25,000.
Glen Arbor hopes to use the money for field trips and technology.
Community dance launches in Boulder Creek
A monthly community dance will debut Saturday, Nov. 17, at Boulder Creek Recreation Hall, 13333 Middleton Ave.
Dances will be from 7:30 to 10 p.m. the third Saturday of each month.
A lesson will begin each session, rotating through line dance, West Coast swing, East Coast swing, two step and country couples dance.
Cost is $5 per person.
For information: www.facebook.com/groups/295237127257805, www.dancebecauseyoucan.com or 338-8990.
Food collected in Scotts Valley
Cub Scout Pack 608 collected food equivalent to more than 2,000 meals with the help of the Scotts Valley community.
The boys in the pack collected food from the residents of Hidden Oaks, the Vineyards, Monte Fiore, Skypark, Tan Oak and Spreading Oak neighborhoods and donated it to Second Harvest Food Bank.
The pack is led by Cubmaster Tim Johnson.
Departing senator schedules town hall call
Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), who is leaving office at the end of November because of term limits, will have an exit-interview town hall meeting Sunday, Nov. 18.
The telephone town hall meeting will be from 11 a.m. to noon and is open to the public.
Hosted by Carl Guardino, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the call will give members of the public a chance to ask Simitian questions about his 12 years in the state Legislature.
To participate, call 866-476-7782.
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