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Lawn Be Gone Bike Tour, 9:30 a.m., meeting at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos. Cyclists on the two-hour ride will see yards without lawns and learn from homeowners. Information:


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Photographer showcases China shots at library

Photographer David Couzens is scheduled to present his photographs of China 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Couzens is the author of “Images of Southwest China” (Blurb, 2014), a compilation of his photos capturing terraced rice fields, ethnic minority villages, the Li River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Stone Forest, colorful performances by Yao and Dong musicians and dancers, and Asia’s largest waterfall. The book explores the diverse peoples and landscapes of the unspoiled provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan.


Playing for music rather than money, bands flock to downtown First Friday events

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Members of Sunday Seven perform at Main and Second streets in downtown Los Altos.

Los Altos Forward’s April First Friday event is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The monthly events feature extended store hours, complimentary refreshments, live entertainment and in-store activities.


Schola Cantorum hosts 'Mad Men'-themed gala

The Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum, a 90-voice community choir, has scheduled its annual gala, “Mad About Schola: A Salute to the ’60s,” 6-10 p.m. April 25 at Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive.

The fundraiser, inspired by the television series “Mad Men,” will include wine and cocktails, gourmet dining, dancing under the tutelage of Schola Cantorum’s Gosia Hoot, a sing-along of ’60s classics and entertainment by pianist Michael Levine, an all-female doo-wop group and Schola Cantorum vocalists.


Lend them your ear: LALE talk focuses on the 'art and madness' of Van Gogh

The Los Altos Library Endowment has scheduled its annual “Speaking Volumes” program 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Dr. Lorrin Koran, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will headline this year’s event with the presentation “Vincent Van Gogh – Art and Madness.”


Neutra House architecture series features work of Rael San Fratello

The 2015 Los Altos Neutra House Architecture Speaker Series features speakers highlighting various aspects of modern architecture.

All events are scheduled 6-7 p.m. at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. in Los Altos, followed by a reception at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave.


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