Nicole Kwan: The co-author of “The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs” will discuss the book she co-wrote with her uncle, the late Stanley Kwan, creator of the Hang Seng Stock Index. The Kwan family experienced the upheavals of war and Communist revolution in Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as Hong Kong’s spectacular economic growth after the war. Sept. 2, 2 p.m. Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino. Free. 408-446-1677, www.cupertino.org/cupertino_living/city_facilities/community_hall/index.asp.
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Dementia/Alzheimer’s Support Group: A safe, confidential, supportive environment for families to develop informal mutual support, get information about dementia and develop methods and skills to solve problems related to dementia. Fourth Tuesday of the month. Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church gym, 728 Fremont Ave., room 750, Sunnyvale. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. Eating Disorders and Body Image Support Groups: The Eating Disorders Resource Center offers free support groups to create a safe space for those struggling with eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction. The groups are unstructured and open to all ages, genders and types of eating issues. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.
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Michael Boitz, the school’s visual and performing arts chairman, is organizing the trip. He said the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles invited Saratoga High to participate after members of the music department applied “on a whim” last year. Four schools in the East Bay and other youth bands and orchestras in Europe will also be taking part, but Saratoga students will be among the youngest, he said. “We look awfully young compared to a lot of groups that will be seen,” Boitz said. “So we have to work really hard and focus diligently on preparation for it, because we’re sharing the stage with really fantastic groups.”.