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Local dancers showcase skills at annual show


Courtesy of Marti’s Dance Studio
Students at Marti’s Dance Studio in Los Altos prepare for their annual dance show, scheduled Saturday at Foothill College.

Marti’s Dance Studio has scheduled its 39th annual Dance Show Saturday at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The school’s Tiny Toes students, 18 months to 2.5 years old, are slated to perform with their parents at 11:30 a.m. A 4 p.m. performance will feature intermediate-level dancers practicing hip-hop and other genres of dance. A 7 p.m. tribute show will showcase performances by graduating seniors. New studio director Brian Rapaido, who focuses on hip-hop, is scheduled to make an appearance with his partner at the annual show.

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"World Records" ceremony slated June 28 at museum

Local residents who submitted entries for the “Los Altos World Records” book are invited to an awards ceremony 1-4 p.m. June 28 at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Artist Katerina Sedá is slated to present awards at 2 p.m.

More than 250 residents responded to Sedá’s request for records for her “Everything Is Perfect” project, commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art during “Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley,” which concluded in March after a five-month run.

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POPs exhibition highlights historic Los Altos landmark

An exhibition of paintings of the Los Altos Civic Center Orchard, “POPs in the Orchard,” is scheduled to open 5:30 p.m. July 1 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The exhibition will continue through the month of July, just as the apricots in the landmark orchard reach the peak of their summer season. The opening will feature a ribbon cutting followed by a reception in the garden of the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

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Los Altos Library promotes summer reading

The Los Altos Library recently launched its 2014 Summer Reading Club, “Fizz Boom Read,” for children. The main library and the Woodland Branch join the Santa Clara County Library District in sponsoring the annual program.

Children may register for the Summer Reading Club at the Children’s Desk in either library or online at sccl.org through Aug. 7.

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Community Briefs

Library sponsors astronomy presentation

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, is scheduled to discuss “Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe” 7 p.m. Friday in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Manning’s presentation will address the size of the universe, the stars and other celestial bodies via hands-on activities and visuals.

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ECH Foundation raises nearly $600K for cancer survivor program


Courtesy of Bettina Rosenberg
Donors and guests enjoying the El Camino Hospital Foundation’s “Sapphire Soirée” event include, from left, Mary and Doug Scrivner; El Camino Hospital Foundation President Jodi Barnard and her husband, Mark; and challenge-grant donors Ed and Pamela Taft.

The El Camino Hospital Foundation’s fourth annual “Sapphire Soirée” fundraiser drew 470 guests to the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton May 31.

The benefit included a performance by the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies, a live auction and a chance to win a pair of pink sapphire earrings donated by Darren McClung Estate & Precious Jewelry. The event raised nearly $600,000 to establish a cancer survivorship program at El Camino Hospital’s Cancer Center.

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