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Knitting, crocheting benefit charity

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a Charity-of-the-Month knitting and crocheting group, dedicated specifically to making items for charity, 3-5 p.m. April 9 in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The first project is 7-inch-by-9-inch squares to be made into afghans for Warm Up America! Warm Up donates afghans to homeless and women’s shelters, nursing homes and hospices.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org.

Panel discusses refugee crisis

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled a panel on “International Humanitarian Law and the Growing Crisis of Refugees and Displaced People” today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the program at 7:30.

Participants include Katie Zoglin, international human rights lawyer; John Regas of the National Intelligence Council; and Hans Van de Weerd, executive director of the International Rescue Committee. The presentation will touch on international humanitarian law, technical tracking and the growing crisis of refugees from regional conflicts.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.worldaffairs.org/community/chapters/peninsula.html.

Encore! event encourages involvement

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Partners for Elder Generations has scheduled its annual “Encore! Investigate Your Passion and Get Involved” event 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Encore! is an interactive event for adults 50 and older, featuring more than 25 nonprofit exhibits, lunch and a panel discussion on encore career opportunities.

Encore! participants can explore new possibilities for life enrichment, meet and talk with representatives from nonprofit organizations who need volunteers and consult with others on how to start a new career.

Admission is free, but reservations are required.

For reservations and more information, visit www.rotarypeg.org.

‘Los Altos Live!’ auditions slated

“Los Altos Live!,” the fifth annual talent show featuring local performers, is scheduled 7:30 p.m. April 20 at Los Altos High School’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Auditions are scheduled noon to 4 p.m. April 6 and 7 in Room 803 at Los Altos High.

Proceeds from the Los Altos Cultural Association-sponsored event benefit the Camp Everytown program.

For more information, call Mike Abrams at 954-5999 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

French Fair benefits nonprofit Partners

The eighth annual Peninsula French Fair, “A Day in France,” is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Visitors will have an opportunity to browse booths featuring vendors and artists offering a wide range of services and unique products. Highlights of the fair include a fashion show with the latest creations from French designers, French music and crepes and pastries from French bakeries.

Proceeds benefit fair co-organizer Partners for New Generations, a local nonprofit agency that provides mentors and tutors to aid students with challenges in local schools. For more information, visit www.pngmvla.org.

For more information on the fair, www.frenchfair.org or www.facebook.com/frenchfair.

Deer Hollow Farm hosts spring tours

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled annual Spring Farm Tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 and May 18 at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

The tours give visitors an opportunity to visit the livestock, tour century-old farm buildings, view the garden and learn about homestead farming as practiced 150 years ago.

Tours are $7, free for children under 1. Proceeds support Deer Hollow Farm.

For more information, call 903-6430, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.fodhf.org.

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