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LACF to honor local nonprofit volunteers

The Los Altos Community Foundation is scheduled to honor local volunteers at its 10th annual John W. Gardner Awards dinner 5:30-8 p.m. April 3 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

More than two dozen nonprofit organizations serving Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and/or Mountain View nominated volunteers who have made a significant difference in the community.

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Senior Center offers free tax assistance

The Los Altos Senior Center offers free tax assistance Monday mornings through April 14.

The Tax Aide service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program. Los Altos has hosted a Tax Aide site for more than 15 years where trained and certified volunteers meet with clients, review their paperwork and records, and prepare and electronically file both federal and California state tax returns.

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Deer Hollow Farm spring tours begin Saturday


Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Children and adults make friends with the animals at Deer Hollow Farm. Spring tours, fundraisers for the farm, begin Saturday.

The nonprofit Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled spring farm tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 and May 17 at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

Visitors can view the animals, tour the historical farm buildings and walk through the blossoming gardens. The farm is a flat, 1-mile walk from the main parking lot to the preserve, off Cristo Rey Drive in Los Altos.

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Workshops aim to help potential candidates


Los Altos residents interested in running for city council in November are invited to attend candidate orientation workshops designed to provide information and insight on the challenges of campaigning and what to expect in office.

The free workshops are scheduled 9-11 a.m. at the Los Altos Town Crier, 138 Main St.

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'Los Altos Live!' seeks talented performers for auditions


Shelly Bowers/Special to the Town Crier
A dance group displays its talents at the 2013 Los Altos Live! show. This year’s event is scheduled April 26.

Auditions for the sixth annual “Los Altos Live!” talent show are scheduled noon to 4 p.m. March 29 and 30 in the band room at Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave.

The talent show usually features more than 75 performers in 20 different acts, ranging from dancers to jugglers, martial artists, singers and musicians.

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More CERT trainings slated this spring in Los Altos

The Los Altos Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has scheduled emergency response trainings 6-9 p.m. April 16, 23 and 30 and May 7 and 14 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos.

A graduation ceremony is slated May 31 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

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