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New artists, experiences highlight this year's Fine Art in the Park

Courtesy of Shawn Harris
“Keepers of the Candles,” a photography-based work by Shawn Harris, is among the new artwork slated for display and sale at this year’s Fine Art in the Park event.

Lincoln Park in Los Altos will be chock-full of activity May 14 and 15 as more than 170 juried artists participate in the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park event.

The 41st annual open-air art show will offer new experiences, according to organizers. Coordinators Royce Cablayan and Carol Dabb have sought out new artists to exhibit their work.

Fine Art in the Park features selfie contest

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has added a contest to its annual Fine Art in the Park event, scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 14 and 15 in Lincoln Park.

The “Like It to Win It!” Facebook selfie contest encourages attendees to find their favorite piece of art at the event, take a selfie with it, post it on Facebook and generate “likes.” The contestant who receives the most “likes” each day will win $100 toward the purchase of his or her favorite art piece.

SVGives fundraiser slated for Tuesday

Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 24-hour online fundraising campaign, Silicon Valley Gives, is scheduled Tuesday.

An estimated 600 local charities have registered to participate in the annual event. More than $2 million in matching grants and prizes will be available to participating nonprofit organizations.

Fed Woman's Club hosts Indian lore expert

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Marianne Schonfisch, an expert on Indian lore, to speak at its May 5 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Schonfisch will discuss traditional uses of plants and the lifestyle of native peoples. A collector of Indian baskets, she will bring several unusual baskets from her collection.

Community Briefs

Sewing club meets at main library

The Los Altos Bobbin Wranglers Sewing Club is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. Monday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community, the club’s monthly meetings are open to those who want to learn sewing techniques and make crafts. Members bring their own supplies.

Hills abuzz about Pathways Run

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Scott Vanderlip, organizer of the annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk, hikes the course, located in the scenic Byrne Preserve.

Cat-sized bees are descending on the Hills, but they harbor no ill will toward mankind. The hand-painted, plywood insects herald, instead, the 15th annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk and this year’s “Bee Friendly” theme.

The May 7 event begins at 9 a.m. with a 5K canter and a 10K trot, followed by a 1-mile Fun Run gallop at 10:30 a.m. Each course begins at Westwind Community Barn and weaves through Byrne Preserve and the Hills’ extensive pathway system.

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