Los Altos artist and advocate for children hosts holiday fundraiser

Los Altos artist Midori Adams is scheduled to host a holiday boutique in November featuring handcrafted items from 15 Bay Area artists.

The boutique, a benefit for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, is slated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at 228 Marvin Ave., Los Altos.


Residents encouraged to become BAT leaders

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Los Altos Block Action Team leaders Sherie Dodsworth and Richard Roche recruit volunteers at a recent Los Altos Senior Center open house.

The Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT) has scheduled training sessions 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 18 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

BATs are partnering with the city of Los Altos and the Santa Clara County Fire Department to provide residents with information in the event of a major emergency or natural disaster.


Los Altos History Museum remembers 'spirits' of loved ones in upcoming exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive,” is scheduled to open Oct. 29 and run through April 17.

The exhibition is a multicultural look at how people remember loved ones who have died.


Ohlone Day comes to Deer Hollow Farm Saturday

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Deer Hollow Farm skilled artisan and docent David Dewey demonstrates bow making for a group of visitors at last year’s Ohlone Day.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled its annual Ohlone Day Living History Festival and fundraiser noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

Participants can tour a replica of a Native American Ohlone village and learn about the Ohlones, who lived in the Bay Area for thousands of years.


China's wobbly economy subject of SPARC meeting


The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled broadcaster Nan Su to discuss “The Secrets Behind China’s Business Model” 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Su’s presentation is designed to offer Silicon Valley residents inside information on the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese economic model.


Author of 'Henry Hyena' visits Linden Tree Sunday


Award-winning children’s book author Doug Jantzen is scheduled to read from and sign copies of his debut picture book “Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh?” 2 p.m. Sunday at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Jantzen’s anti-bullying story about a young hyena who loses his laugh beat out thousands of other entries to win the 2013 General Mills/Simon & Schuster New Author Contest, which offered aspiring writers the opportunity to realize their dreams of being published.


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