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Community Briefs

Event commemorates Roe v. Wade decision

The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to commemorate the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade noon to 1:15 p.m. Sunday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The program will feature Lupe Rodriguez, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, and Sophia Yen, M.D., associate professor of pediatric and adolescent medicine at Stanford Hospital.

At the Library

Library offers calligraphy class

Friends of the Library of Los Altos has scheduled an art class, “Love Letters: The Art of Brush Pen Calligraphy,” 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants will learn simple strokes for calligraphy and create bold capitals and a modern copperplate script. Paper, pen and a handout will be provided.

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Block Action Team offers trainings sessions

Block Action Team training sessions for Los Altos residents are scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, March 15 and April 26, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 29 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave.

A program of Los Altos Community Foundation, the mission of Block Action Teams is to help neighborhoods “connect, care and prepare.” Participants are trained to assess their neighborhoods after a major disaster and report their status to first-responder resources.

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Concerts benefit LightHouse for the Blind

Father-daughter duo Steve and Anne Gill of Los Altos have organized two benefit concerts with the theme “Let’s Misbehave: Cole Porter Revisited,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Menlo School’s Martin Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Fundraisers for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the 16th annual concerts will feature the Gills and Menlo School alumni paying tribute to composer and songwriter Porter, whose Broadway shows include “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me, Kate.”

City uses 'Force' in renaming New Year's fun run


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Local residents participating in the 2016 New Year’s Day Fun Run power walk, run, jog with a dog and push a stroller. This year’s event boasts a “Star Wars” theme.

The city of Los Altos is going “Rogue” for its annual 5K fun run to kick off the new year.

Renamed the “New Year’s Day Rogue Run,” organizers plan to capitalize on the popularity of the new film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with a theme they hope encourages participants to turn out in costume.

Concert supports nonprofit LightHouse for the Blind


Courtesy of Nancy Gill
Anne Gill, above with father Steve, serves as inspiration for a Jan. 7 fundraiser benefiting LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Father-daughter duo Steve and Anne Gill of Los Altos have organized two benefit concerts with the theme “Let’s Misbehave: Cole Porter Revisited,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8 in Menlo School’s Martin Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Fundraisers for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the 16th annual concerts will feature the Gills and Menlo School alumni paying tribute to composer and songwriter Porter, whose Broadway shows include “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me, Kate.” Former Los Altos resident Linda Jordan will provide the piano accompaniment, and current resident Mollie Thomson will be among the featured performers.


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