'Los Altos Has Talent' holds auditions

Foothill Baptist Church has scheduled its inaugural “Los Altos Has Talent” event at the end of month, with auditions set for Sunday.

David Lee, the church’s music director, came up with the idea for the show to invite people to show off their talents.


Feb. 26 Cioppino Feed supports veterans

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has scheduled its annual Cioppino Feed 6 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

The Cioppino Feed benefits student veterans at the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. The event provides merit- and need-based scholarships in memory of Capt. Matthew Manoukian, the Los Altos Hills resident and U.S. Marine killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2012. The Rotary Club also funds book vouchers to supplement the $150 quarterly stipend provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


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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