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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


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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.

Community Conversation tracks history of cable cars

Author and former KRON-TV news reporter Rick Laubscher is scheduled to discuss “How San Francisco Saved Its Heart” 5:45 p.m. Thursday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Laubscher’s presentation will explore how San Francisco nearly lost its iconic cable cars and streetcars, and how the attractions were saved by citizen-preservationists.

Los Altos, Los Altos Hills artists open doors for annual Silicon Valley Open Studios tour

Now in its 30th year, Silicon Valley Open Studios offers the opportunity to observe artists at work. Artists from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View are scheduled to open their studios to the public 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22.

More than 380 artists in 150 locations will display their art. The artists work in a variety of visual media, including painting, fiber arts, printmaking, mixed media, jewelry, photography, sculpture and ceramics.


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