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'Speaking Volumes' series features author T.J. Stiles

The Los Altos Library Endowment has scheduled author T.J. Stiles to appear at its annual “Speaking Volumes” event 7:30 p.m. March 24 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The Los Altos Library Endowment has presented the series since 2003, bringing to Los Altos writers of fiction and nonfiction, a Stanford psychiatry professor, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a Google scientist.

Los Altos Morning Forum lecture series continues 66th season

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos continues its season with speaker Rick Steves discussing “Broadening Your Global Perspective through Travel” 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Steves, writer, producer and host of “Rick Steves’ Europe” on PBS, is the author of more than 50 travel books on Europe. He advocates smart, independent, perspective-broadening travel and encourages Americans to dive deep into Europe and become “temporary locals.”

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Los Altos Live! auditions set for this weekend

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

The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. April 2 in Los Altos High’s Eagle Theater.

Downtown hosts First Friday event with entertainment, prizes

Courtesy of Jamie Lucia
First Friday entertainers gather for a group shot. Live entertainment is a staple of the monthly downtown promotional event.

First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Stores will extend their hours and offer refreshments, wine tastings, raffles, First Friday sales and promotions, prizes and giveaways. Many restaurants and cafes will serve dinner and drink specials.

Celebrity Forum lineup includes Takei, Leno, Albom

The 49th season of the Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speaker Series – launching in the fall – will feature authors, actors and a well-known comedian.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

Community Briefs

World Affairs Council addresses child refugees

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled Sergio Medina to discuss “International Humanitarian Law: Children Refugees” 7:30-9 p.m. March 2 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Medina, CEO and founder of Refugee and Immigrant Services, will present the status of refugee children from South America to Africa and the Middle East, outline the steps being taken to address their security and well-being, and explain the role of International Humanitarian Law.

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