Community Briefs

Los Altos Live! auditions set for next month

Auditions for Los Altos Live! – the eighth annual talent show to benefit local high school programs – are scheduled noon to 4 p.m. March 12 and 13 in the band room at Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave.

The show is slated for April in Los Altos High’s Eagle Theater.


Silicon Valley Reads authors to appear in Los Altos

Three authors participating in the 2016 Silicon Valley Reads program are scheduled to appear in Los Altos in coming weeks to discuss their books. This year’s theme is “Chance of Rain: The Impact of Climate Change on Our Lives.”

• Benjamin Parzybok, author of “Sherwood Nation” (Small Beer Press, 2014), is slated to speak 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. His novel speculates about what an American city would look like if an extended drought limited water rations to one gallon of water per person per day.


Celebrity Forum Speaker Series continues next week

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.


Morning Forum lecture series continues 66th season

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos continues its season Tuesday with speaker Larry Gerston, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science at San Jose State University, discussing “The 2016 Election: Why We Should Care (and Why Few People Do!).” The talk is scheduled to begin 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

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CSMA schedules recital

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled a piano recital with Ludmila Kurtova’s merit scholarship students 5 p.m. Saturday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Kurtova is an internationally acclaimed pianist and a CSMA Distinguished Teacher. Her students, ages 7-18, will perform classical pieces on piano, featuring works from composers including Mozart, Greig, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.


LAHS grad to sign debut novel

Kris Calvin – a 1973 graduate of Los Altos High School – is scheduled to sign copies of her debut novel 7:30 p.m. March 1 at Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Her book, “One Murder More: A Maren Kane Mystery” (Inkshares, 2015), is crime fiction in a political setting.


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