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Garden party at Geschke estate benefits museum

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its Spring Fundraising Gala at the 1920s estate of Nan and Chuck Geschke 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 7.

Guests will get a rare glimpse of the gardens of the historical Los Altos home. The garden party will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres, a classic-car display, plein-air artists, a garden boutique, chamber music and self-guided tours of the gardens.

Commonwealth Club honors LA's Geschke for lifetime achievement


Adobe Systems Inc. co-founder and Los Altos resident Charles Geschke was among five honorees recognized for their achievements at the Commonwealth Club of California’s 28th annual Distinguished Citizen Awards Gala March 16 in San Francisco.

Geschke received the club’s William K. Bowes Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering work in developing the first digital printing script, for revolutionizing the publishing industry and graphic design, and for his stewardship in leading Adobe Systems over the years.

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Authors discuss book on Silicon Valley

Venture capitalist Jonathan C. Baer and entrepreneur Michelle E. Messina are scheduled to discuss their new nonfiction book, “Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide,” 6-7:30 p.m. April 21 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Baer and Messina will share their tips for navigating the local high-tech landscape and will sign copies of their book.

Storyteller teaches ensemble course

Los Altos storyteller Enid Davis is scheduled to teach a five-week course on Ensemble Storytelling 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays beginning May 3 at Avenidas, 450 Bryant Ave., Palo Alto.

Designed for ages 13 to adult, the course will teach participants how to retell traditional folk and fairy tales as a group, using Davis’ unique storytelling, improvisation and acting techniques.

Deer Hollow Farm hosts spring tours April 16

Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Ginny Kaminski wears 1800s garb while displaying historical artifacts from Deer Hollow Farm’s Grant Cabin.

Deer Hollow Farm’s annual Spring Farm Tours are scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the farm, located in San Antonio Regional Open Space Preserve just south of Los Altos.

The tours offer an opportunity for participants to learn about homestead farming as it was practiced 150 years ago. The 163-year-old Grant Cabin will be open this year, with docents dressed in 19th-century garb on hand to answer questions.

Los Altos History Museum hosts tours for students

The Los Altos History Museum Education Committee has scheduled educational tours for third- and fourth-graders.

Third-grade tours are slated 9-11:45 a.m. weekdays through May 15. Students will learn about history at three stations:

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