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Festival of Lights Parade slated Sunday

The all-volunteer Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade Association has scheduled the 35th annual parade 6 p.m. Sunday along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

The parade has a rain date of 6 p.m. Dec. 2, the following Sunday, should the Nov. 25 date be rained out. If a rain delay occurs, it will not be called until 3 p.m. parade day and will be announced first on the Festival of Lights Parade website.

For more information, visit www.losaltosparade.org.

LEAD classes begin in January

The Los Altos Community Foundation sponsors the Leadership Education ADvancement Program (LEAD), which provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

The foundation developed the course in 1996 to provide information about the community and to encourage new and enhanced personal involvement.

The 2013 course opens with a half-day workshop Jan. 26, followed by sessions scheduled twice a month – 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, February through June.

Each session has a focused agenda. Topics include local government, commerce, education, the Los Altos Library, Foothill College, health care, the arts and community service organizations.

Cost is $125.

For more information, call Monica Davis at 949-5908 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Gingerbread exhibit deadline nears

The Los Altos Recreation Department is putting out the call for entries to the city’s annual Gingerbread House Exhibit. City officials hope to have as many as 70 houses on display.

Applications are due no later than Monday. Completed application forms may be submitted by mail to the Los Altos Recreation Department, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos 94022; by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or by fax to Leea Guy at 947-2738.

This year’s exhibition is scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3-7 at Hillview Community Center, Room 2, 97 Hillview Ave.

For more information, applications and/or guidelines, call 947-2790 or visit www.losaltosrecreation.org and click the gingerbread house exhibit image.

‘Terrible’ chamber group plans holiday sing-along

The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) invites the community to a holiday sing-along, scheduled 4-5 p.m. Sunday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

TACO musicians plan to play tunes including “Silver Bells,” a Hannukah medley and Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” Participants are welcome to sing along. Lyrics will be provided. The event is free.

For more information, contact TACO directors Cathy Humphers Smith and Vivian McNulty through the orchestra website, www.tacosv.com, or call 793-2218.

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