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'Spooky Times' ahead at Deer Hollow Farm

Deer Hollow Farm’s "Spooky Times"deerhollowfarm event-fundraiser is scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22) at the farm, located on Rancho San Antonio Regional Open Space Preserve.

Paul Simon sings for 'Life' at Hills home

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Paul Simon, second from left in blue hat, is mobbed by admirers following his Los Altos Hills performance. The pop music legend signed autographs and posed for selfies with guests.

He started with the sound of silence and ended with more “lie-la-lies” than anyone but Paul Simon is entitled to.

“Just taking in this view for a second,” Simon said, pausing to absorb the panorama from Julie and Carlo Panaccione’s Los Altos Hills backyard. “Just like Manhattan.”

The Forum celebrates 25th anniversary

residents and original Forum residents Nels and Mary Carol Burdett are honored by residents Nancy Hendry, left, and Edith Tousey, right.

The Forum at Rancho San Antonio celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala Sept. 24. Eighteen original residents, who still reside at the senior living community in the Cupertino foothills south of Los Altos, were honored at a reception followed by dinner and dancing.

Mary Elizabeth O’Connor, president of The Forum’s board of directors, read congratulatory proclamations and resolutions from California State Sen. Jim Beall, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang and Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Rose.

Sky's the Limit Fund replaces despair with hope for at-risk kids

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Guests at the Sky’s the Limit fundraiser included, from left, Executive Director Nancy Moore, wilderness camp alumni Johnny Sobol and Marie Sarlo; Andrea Thompson, whose daughter completed wilderness therapy; and Raj Mathai, KNTV news anchor and event master of ceremonies.

Visitors to the seventh annual “Reaching for the Stars” breakfast Sept. 30 should have been advised in advance to bring their Kleenex. They heard heartbreaking stories of rebellious, suicidal adolescents and parents at their wits’ end. But each story ended in hope and testified to the transformative power of wilderness therapy.

The event drew a packed house to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto, raising money for Sky’s the Limit Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting youth in crisis through wilderness therapy programs. Sky’s the Limit was founded in 2009 by two Los Altos mothers, Rochelle Bochner and Lani Dorff.

SV African Film Festival premieres Friday at CSMA

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View is scheduled to host the seventh annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival Friday through Sunday.

The event will showcase more than 50 African films produced by emerging and seasoned filmmakers from nearly 30 African countries, including Madagascar, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tanzania and Nigeria.

We Players, Montalvo join forces for 'Romeo & Juliet'

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Maria Leigh plays Juliet in the We Players production of “Romeo & Juliet,” scheduled through Sunday at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga.

We Players and the Montalvo Arts Center have collaborated on an interactive performance of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” that enables audience members to follow the cast around the 104-year-old Mediterranean villa in Saratoga.

The production opened last week; remaining performances are scheduled 5 p.m. Thursday and noon and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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