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Local artists make annual pilgrimage to Los Altos Rotary's Fine Art in the Park

Courtesy of Cindy O’Gorman
Los Altos photographer Timon Sloane’s work includes the above shot, “At Peace.” Sloane is set to exhibit his work at this weekend’s Fine Art in the Park show.

The 41st annual Rotary Club of Los Altos Fine Art in the Park event, scheduled Saturday and Sunday at Lincoln Park, attracts artists from near and far.

This year, six artists from Los Altos will showcase their ceramics, jewelry, paintings and photography. More than 170 juried artists are slated to participate, some traveling from as far as Canada. Many of the artists are regional, and the most popular return year after year. Thirty percent of the artists are new to the show this year.

'Fierce advocate' for opportunity named 2016 Champion for Youth

Aila Malik speaks after receiving her 2016 Champion for Youth award at the May 4 Challenge Team breakfast.

Aila Malik is driven by opportunity – and she’s made a career out of providing it for others.

Malik, named this year’s Champion for Youth at the Challenge Team’s annual awards breakfast May 4, has been a “fierce advocate” for equal access to opportunity, according to Christa Gannon, who introduced Malik at the event.

Los Altos hearing clinic all ears for those in need

Courtesy of Pacific Hearing Service
Pacific Hearing Service co-owner and clinical audiologist Jane Baxter, right, helps a woman during a recent trip to Guatemala.

Pacific Hearing Service is helping people hear that may have otherwise been left in silence.

The Los Altos-based audiology clinic has partnered with Entheos Audiology Cooperative in Fort Wayne, Ind., to provide hearing aids for underprivileged children in Jordan and Guatemala.

Los Altos High Knights plan 'Return to Camelot' this weekend

The Los Altos High School classes of 1958 through 1978, together with faculty and staff from those years, are scheduled to reunite 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Ave., Cupertino.

The event will feature a “Return to Camelot: Tournament of Memories” theme. Former principal Dude Angius and his family will host the reunion and provide drinks and snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic supplies, as well as memorabilia and stories from their years as Knights.

Age of Champions: Seniors compete for fun and fitness at annual Forum event

Elaine Lawrie/Special to the Town Crier
Gloria Spanier, who lit the cauldron in San Jose for the 1996 Summer Olympics, speaks at The Forum’s Age of Champions April 30. The annual competition encourages seniors to remain active and engage with their neighbors.

The Forum at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino sponsored its fourth annual Age of Champions April 30. Open to all residents of the senior retirement community, this year’s event drew 128 participants.

“I want everyone to feel the Olympic excitement,” the torchbearer told the crowd. “(You) need to go for the gold. … It’s not just whether you win – it’s the fact that you get out and have the guts to do it.”

Revamped Relay For Life emphasizes fun activities

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Duncan MacVicar displays the “torch” that will be used at this year’s Relay For Life.

Organizers of this year’s Relay For Life of Los Altos are emphasizing the “fun, fun, fun” aspect of a revamped event they’re calling “Relay 2.0.”

So says Pat Hyland, who with Duncan MacVicar serves as co-chairperson of this year’s local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The former 24-hour event, they said, has been shortened and simplified by popular demand.

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