LEAD course trains local leaders

The Los Altos Community Foundation sponsors the Leadership Education Advancement (LEAD) program, which provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills government, education, nonprofit organizations and business interests.

The foundation developed the course to provide information on how the community operates and to encourage involvement.


AAUW commemorates Roe v. Wade decision

The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The program will feature Linda Williams, CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, the largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the U.S., which provides medical and education services to more than 250,000 people annually at more than 30 health centers in 42 counties in mid-California and northern Nevada. Williams will discuss the services performed by Planned Parenthood and opposition to the organization.


Community Briefs

Library livestreams talk by author Gerritsen

Best-selling author Tess Gerritsen is scheduled to appear via livestream 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

As part of the Library Talks series, Gerritsen will discuss her novels, including the Rizzoli & Isles series that inspired the TNT television show. She will take questions from the audience.


Gallery 9, Viewpoints artists offer mixed-media exhibitions: Local Arts Roundup

Gallery 9 showcases the work of photographer Dave Massolo in the exhibition “Photographic Impressions” through Jan. 31.

An artist’s reception is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday at the gallery.


Music for Minors' Feb. 6 fundraiser features Broadway star Lisa Vroman

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Broadway star Lisa Vroman is scheduled to perform at Music for Minors’ Feb. 6 benefit.

Broadway star Lisa Vroman is scheduled to perform at Music for Minors’ fundraising event, “Carnival in Vienna,” 6-11 p.m. Feb. 6 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive.

Vroman is best known for her performance as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera.” Her repertoire includes numerous other principal roles in productions such as “Die Fledermaus,” “Les Miserables,” “The Music Man,” “The King and I” and “Kiss Me Kate.” She is a regular guest artist with symphonies around the world, including in San Francisco, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta, Detroit and Hong Kong.


LightHouse for the Blind concerts boast 'Life Is a Cabaret' theme

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Anne and Steve Gill are scheduled to present their annual benefit concerts this weekend.

Father-daughter duo Steve and Anne Gill of Los Altos have organized two benefit concerts with the theme “Life Is a Cabaret: An Evening with Kander and Ebb,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Menlo School’s Spieker Ballroom, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

A fundraiser for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the 15th annual event will feature former Los Altos resident Linda Jordan and other singers in this year’s tribute to the creators of “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and other musicals.


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