SPARC sponsors holiday party

The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled its annual holiday party 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

The festivities will include music by Michael Carter and his group Vintage Noise, dancing, an appearance by Santa Claus and a full dinner buffet, desserts and wine. The event will feature door prizes supplied by local businesses and volunteers.


Aurora Singers chorus presents holiday concert

Courtesy of Aurora Singers
The Aurora Singers chorus is set to perform “All Creatures Great and Small” Dec. 19.

The Aurora Singers chorus has scheduled a holiday concert, “All Creatures Great and Small,” 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road.


Community Briefs

All Horizons Travel collects Toys for Tots

All Horizons Travel at 160 Main St. in Los Altos is collecting items for Toys for Tots this holiday season.

Local residents can drop new, unwrapped toys in the barrel in front of the business through Tuesday.


Celebrity Forum Speakers Series spotlights big names in new year


The 48th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.


First Friday organizers invite All Aboard

December’s First Friday event, “All Aboard for the Holidays,” is scheduled 5:30-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Santa Claus is slated to light the Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m. at Community Plaza. The Bullis Charter School Choir and the rock band Fully Funded will perform, refreshments will be served and free rides will be available on the American Legion Train.


Local church hosts crèche exhibit

The 28th annual Christmas Crèche exhibition is scheduled noon to 9 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3865 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The display will feature more than 350 nativities from more than 50 countries and more than 100 exhibitors of many faiths. The event will include artistic settings, hands-on activities, guest speakers, live holiday music and daily concerts.


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