LAUMC invites residents to volunteer for Compassion Week

Los Altos United Methodist Church is taking a week off from its regularly scheduled worship services to serve others in a hands-on way Sunday.

The church has dedicated this week through Sunday to Compassion Week, seven days of volunteer service opportunities, and invites local residents to participate.


Community Briefs

Speaker to address housing crisis

Los Altos Forward has scheduled a “Community Conversation” with John Barton on “The Housing Crisis That Could Ruin Our Economy” 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Helix Community Science Center, 316 State St., Los Altos.

Barton, director of Stanford University’s Architectural Design Program, is a former member of the Palo Alto City Council.


Celebrity Forum series begins tonight with Bill Nye at Flint Center

The 47th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens tonight and runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights.

All Celebrity Forum programs are scheduled 8 p.m. at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on the De Anza College campus, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.


Save the Date

Oct. 31

Halloween Spooktacular, noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. The annual event features trick-or-treating for children, face painting and games. Information:

Nov. 30

Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, 6 p.m. along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos. Information:


Community Briefs

Committee seeks volunteer nominations

The Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Committee invites local nonprofit organizations to nominate volunteers for its 2014 awards.

Nominees must be individuals or organizations whose volunteer service benefited the communities of Los Altos and/or Los Altos Hills.


Los Altos Library Storytelling Festival scheduled Nov. 15

The inaugural Los Altos Library Storytelling Festival is scheduled 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Residents ages 4 years and up are invited to join local and national artists as they share folklore, fairy tales and other original stories via one of the world’s oldest art forms – oral storytelling.


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