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Lawn Be Gone Bike Tour, 9:30 a.m., meeting at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos. Cyclists on the two-hour ride will see yards without lawns and learn from homeowners. Information: greentownlosaltos.org.

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Community Briefs

Photographer showcases China shots at library

Photographer David Couzens is scheduled to present his photographs of China 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Couzens is the author of “Images of Southwest China” (Blurb, 2014), a compilation of his photos capturing terraced rice fields, ethnic minority villages, the Li River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Stone Forest, colorful performances by Yao and Dong musicians and dancers, and Asia’s largest waterfall. The book explores the diverse peoples and landscapes of the unspoiled provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou and Yunnan.

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Heising-Simons Foundation relocates to 400 Main St. property in Los Altos


Bruce Barton/Town Crier
All in the family: Mark Heising, from left, Caitlin Heising and Elizabeth Simons make up the board of the eight-year-old Heising-Simons Foundation, now in its new headquarters at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

The Heising-Simons Foundation moved into its new headquarters at 400 Main St. in downtown Los Altos last week.

The move is a short one – staff vacated their 300 Second St. site to relocate to second-floor offices in the new office and retail development at Main and First. Foundation staffers have 10,000 square feet of space. The foundation has made tenant improvements to allow for offices, conference rooms and common areas.

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Playing for music rather than money, bands flock to downtown First Friday events


Courtesy of losaltosfirstfriday.org
Members of Sunday Seven perform at Main and Second streets in downtown Los Altos.

Los Altos Forward’s April First Friday event is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The monthly events feature extended store hours, complimentary refreshments, live entertainment and in-store activities.

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Accomplished Los Altos Hills novelist shares details of craft with Morning Forum crowd


Kathryn Tomaino/Special to the Town Crier
Author Ellen Sussman recalls the piles of rejection letters she received before having her first novel published at age 49.

Author Ellen Sussman presented The Morning Forum of Los Altos audience with an engaging and humorous account of “A Writer’s Life” March 17.

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Schola Cantorum hosts 'Mad Men'-themed gala

The Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum, a 90-voice community choir, has scheduled its annual gala, “Mad About Schola: A Salute to the ’60s,” 6-10 p.m. April 25 at Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive.

The fundraiser, inspired by the television series “Mad Men,” will include wine and cocktails, gourmet dining, dancing under the tutelage of Schola Cantorum’s Gosia Hoot, a sing-along of ’60s classics and entertainment by pianist Michael Levine, an all-female doo-wop group and Schola Cantorum vocalists.

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