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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

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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:

Nominations open for Los Altos Historic Preservation award

The Los Altos Historical Commission has opened nominations for its annual Los Altos Historic Preservation award.

The award honors local residents who encourage public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the city’s past, and foster civic and neighborhood pride and sense of identity based on the recognition and use of the city’s historic resources.

Organizers hope revamped, shortened Relay For Life will rekindle participation

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Organizers plan several major changes for this year’s Los Altos Relay For Life, a departure from last year’s activities, above.

The annual Los Altos Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society started with a bang in 2004, with hundreds participating and hundreds of thousands of dollars raised.

But the 24-hour event lost steam after a few years as participants and organizers grew weary of the massive effort and time commitment required. Organizers realized that major changes were needed to keep the event afloat.

Community Briefs

World Affairs Council schedules press panel

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter and the Los Altos Library have scheduled a panel of international journalists to discuss “Meet the International Press: Adapting to New Tools, Cultures and Business Models” 7:30-9 p.m. today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The panelists, from the John S. Knight Fellows Program at Stanford University, will explore the challenges and opportunities in adapting to innovative technologies and changes in their national cultures and business environments in Ukraine, Australia and India.

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