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Discussion spotlights Ayurvedic medicine

Dr. Ashok Jethanandani is scheduled to discuss “Diabetes the Ayurvedic Way” 7-8:30 p.m. today in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

According to Jethanandani, elevated blood glucose and triglycerides levels may be part of the same metabolic dysfunction that can be corrected by addressing the underlying causes. He will discuss how dietary choices can reverse the progression and how Ayurvedic herbal medicines can help restore balance.

MVCPA hosts 4 performances this week, next

The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled to present four productions over the next two weeks, ranging from dance to music.

• New Century Dance, a company based in Mountain View, will perform “Nutcracker in China” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

'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.

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