Union Presbyterian concert supports Syrian refugees

Courtesy of UNICEF
Union Presbyterian Church’s benefit concert “Los Altos Cares” aims to help Syrian refugees in the war-torn country.

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled “Los Altos Cares: A Community Benefit Concert to Aid Syrian Refugees” 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the church, 858 University Ave.

Performers will include the choruses from Mountain View High, Blach Intermediate and Egan Junior High schools; teen pianist Cara Burks; soprano Gosia Hoot; baritone Ron Kistler; Union Presbyterian Church’s Celebration Singers; and singers from Cornerstone Church of Silicon Valley.


Residents encouraged to become BAT leaders

The Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT) has scheduled training sessions 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 18 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

BATs are partnering with the city of Los Altos and the Santa Clara County Fire Department to provide residents with information in the event of a major emergency.


Scouts clean creek, freak over 'voodoo doll'

Members of Boy Scout Troop 80, from left, Antonio Gonzales, Will Fitch, Sam Vincent and Vasu Singha recently picked up trash along Stevens Creek in Los Altos and Mountain View. According to Assistant Scoutmaster John Fitch, the boys hauled out 26 bags of trash they collected from just one-third of a mile along the creekbed. “Paint cans from graffiti sites contributed the majority of the trash,” Fitch said. Among other items found were a “voodoo doll,” above, a garden hose, shopping carts and golf balls. Troop 80 meets Monday nights at First Presbyterian Church in Mountain View.


Del Castillo Ditzel's photography, paintings on display at LAH Town Hall: Local Arts Roundup

courtesy of Gallery 9
The art of Lisa Carpenter is scheduled for display at Gallery 9 through the end of November.

The fine-art photography and paintings of Inmaculada Del Castillo Ditzel are on display at Los Altos Hills Town Hall.

Del Castillo Ditzel’s photographs and floral paintings – reverse painted on plexiglass – are on display through January.


History Museum catches the holiday spirit with event

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its annual “Catch the Spirit” holiday event noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

The free event will include tours of the J. Gilbert Smith History House, decked out in 1930s-era style; shopping at two museum stores; refreshments served on the wraparound porch; and a performance by pianist Carole Cameron, who will entertain with seasonal music from the antique piano in the parlor.


Community Briefs

Photographer speaks at Federated Woman’s Club

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled photographer/reporter Jacqueline Ramseyer to speak at its Nov. 4 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and Ramseyer’s presentation at 1 p.m.


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