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Authors discuss book on Silicon Valley

Venture capitalist Jonathan C. Baer and entrepreneur Michelle E. Messina are scheduled to discuss their new nonfiction book, “Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide,” 6-7:30 p.m. April 21 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Baer and Messina will share their tips for navigating the local high-tech landscape and will sign copies of their book.

Storyteller teaches ensemble course

Los Altos storyteller Enid Davis is scheduled to teach a five-week course on Ensemble Storytelling 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays beginning May 3 at Avenidas, 450 Bryant Ave., Palo Alto.

Designed for ages 13 to adult, the course will teach participants how to retell traditional folk and fairy tales as a group, using Davis’ unique storytelling, improvisation and acting techniques.

Deer Hollow Farm hosts spring tours April 16

Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Ginny Kaminski wears 1800s garb while displaying historical artifacts from Deer Hollow Farm’s Grant Cabin.

Deer Hollow Farm’s annual Spring Farm Tours are scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the farm, located in San Antonio Regional Open Space Preserve just south of Los Altos.

The tours offer an opportunity for participants to learn about homestead farming as it was practiced 150 years ago. The 163-year-old Grant Cabin will be open this year, with docents dressed in 19th-century garb on hand to answer questions.

Los Altos History Museum hosts tours for students

The Los Altos History Museum Education Committee has scheduled educational tours for third- and fourth-graders.

Third-grade tours are slated 9-11:45 a.m. weekdays through May 15. Students will learn about history at three stations:

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World Affairs Council schedules press panel

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter and the Los Altos Library have scheduled a panel of international journalists to discuss “Meet the International Press: Adapting to New Tools, Cultures and Business Models” 7:30-9 p.m. today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The panelists, from the John S. Knight Fellows Program at Stanford University, will explore the challenges and opportunities in adapting to innovative technologies and changes in their national cultures and business environments in Ukraine, Australia and India.

Viewpoints features Ruzzo's 'Places I Love'

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“A Day at the Marsh” is among several original pastel paintings by Teresa Ruzzo on display through April at Viewpoints Gallery in downtown Los Altos.

Artist Teresa Ruzzo’s exhibition of pastel landscapes and skyscapes – “Places I Love: Real and Imagined” – runs through April 30 at Viewpoints Gallery. A reception for the artist is scheduled 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the gallery.

The show features Ruzzo’s interpretations of places around the Bay Area and in her imagination.

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