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Los Altos Library presentation focuses on Islam

The Los Altos Library and Los Altos Voices for Peace have scheduled Islamic scholar Shaykh Alaeddin El Bakri to discuss “One God: One Humanity” 7 p.m. May 19 at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Educated in both Islamic studies and a secular worldview, Shaykh Alaeddin serves as congregational worship leader at the West Valley Muslim Association in Saratoga.

Fine Art in the Park features selfie contest

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has added a contest to its annual Fine Art in the Park event, scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 14 and 15 in Lincoln Park.

The “Like It to Win It!” Facebook selfie contest encourages attendees to find their favorite piece of art at the event, take a selfie with it, post it on Facebook and generate “likes.” The contestant who receives the most “likes” each day will win $100 toward the purchase of his or her favorite art piece.

Fed Woman's Club hosts Indian lore expert

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Marianne Schonfisch, an expert on Indian lore, to speak at its May 5 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Schonfisch will discuss traditional uses of plants and the lifestyle of native peoples. A collector of Indian baskets, she will bring several unusual baskets from her collection.

Community Briefs

Sewing club meets at main library

The Los Altos Bobbin Wranglers Sewing Club is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. Monday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community, the club’s monthly meetings are open to those who want to learn sewing techniques and make crafts. Members bring their own supplies.

Hills abuzz about Pathways Run

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Scott Vanderlip, organizer of the annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk, hikes the course, located in the scenic Byrne Preserve.

Cat-sized bees are descending on the Hills, but they harbor no ill will toward mankind. The hand-painted, plywood insects herald, instead, the 15th annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk and this year’s “Bee Friendly” theme.

The May 7 event begins at 9 a.m. with a 5K canter and a 10K trot, followed by a 1-mile Fun Run gallop at 10:30 a.m. Each course begins at Westwind Community Barn and weaves through Byrne Preserve and the Hills’ extensive pathway system.

Photographers focus on upcoming Fine Art in the Park event

Courtesy of Susanne Karlak
Photographer Susanne Karlak plans to exhibit photos like her “Painterly Cherry Blossoms” at the Fine Art in the Park show May 14 and 15.

More than 170 juried artists are scheduled to participate in the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ annual Fine Art in the Park event 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 14 and 15 in Lincoln Park.

The 41st year of the open-air art show will feature the works of 18 photographers. Following are brief introductions to a few.

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