Community Briefs

A ‘Spooktacular’ event scheduled Friday

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled its annual Halloween Spooktacular noon to 4 p.m. Friday.

Dowtown merchants will open their doors for young trick-or-treaters. The event includes face painting, games and balloon art 2-4 p.m. at State and Second streets.


Museum's 'Now and Then' events celebrate Silicon Valley: Activities include holiday shopping

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled two “Now and Then” events that invite visitors to step into two worlds – the “now” of Silicon Valley and the “then” of the Valley of Heart’s Delight – 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 at the museum.

The “Now” refers to the museum’s current exhibition, “Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,” open through April 19. The display spotlights visionaries with Los Altos and Los Altos Hills connections who helped create the area’s high-tech sector.


World Affairs discussion focuses on drought

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter and the Los Altos Library have scheduled Peter Gleick, Ph.D., founder and president of the Pacific Institute, to discuss “Water: California and the Global Outlook” 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Gleick, an expert on water and climate issues, will present his perspective on California’s drought, including the impact climate and environmental changes are having on global freshwater supplies and their resulting effects on social, political and security matters.


Halloween Horse Show trots into LAH's Westwind Barn Saturday

The Pacific Ridge Pony Club’s 21st annual Halloween Horse Show is scheduled Saturday at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills.

Spectators can watch riders of all levels in a variety of hunter, jumper and equitation categories starting at 9 a.m. Activities will include pole classes and beginning instruction.


Pianist Nakamatsu performs Nov. 2 with Schola Cantorum

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He gets around: Acclaimed classical pianist Jon Nakamatsu is not only performing with Schola Cantorum, he is also slated to lead two Peninsula Symphony concerts this weekend. For more information, see page 18.

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu is scheduled to perform with the Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the McAfee Performing Arts Center, 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga.

Nakamatsu and the 90-voice Schola Cantorum will perform Gioachino Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle,” conducted by Music Director Gregory Wait.


LAUMC invites residents to volunteer for Compassion Week

Los Altos United Methodist Church is taking a week off from its regularly scheduled worship services to serve others in a hands-on way Sunday.

The church has dedicated this week through Sunday to Compassion Week, seven days of volunteer service opportunities, and invites local residents to participate.


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