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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 book, “Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide,” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

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

LAUMC sponsors rummage sale

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Garden party at Geschke estate benefits museum

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its Spring Fundraising Gala at the 1920s estate of Nan and Chuck Geschke 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 7.

Guests will get a rare glimpse of the gardens of the historical Los Altos home. The garden party will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres, a classic-car display, plein-air artists, a garden boutique, chamber music and self-guided tours of the gardens.

Community Briefs

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.


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