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Music for Minors' Feb. 6 fundraiser features Broadway star Lisa Vroman


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Broadway star Lisa Vroman is scheduled to perform at Music for Minors’ Feb. 6 benefit.

Broadway star Lisa Vroman is scheduled to perform at Music for Minors’ fundraising event, “Carnival in Vienna,” 6-11 p.m. Feb. 6 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive.

Vroman is best known for her performance as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera.” Her repertoire includes numerous other principal roles in productions such as “Die Fledermaus,” “Les Miserables,” “The Music Man,” “The King and I” and “Kiss Me Kate.” She is a regular guest artist with symphonies around the world, including in San Francisco, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta, Detroit and Hong Kong.

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LightHouse for the Blind concerts boast 'Life Is a Cabaret' theme


Courtesy of Nancy Gill
Anne and Steve Gill are scheduled to present their annual benefit concerts this weekend.

Father-daughter duo Steve and Anne Gill of Los Altos have organized two benefit concerts with the theme “Life Is a Cabaret: An Evening with Kander and Ebb,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Menlo School’s Spieker Ballroom, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

A fundraiser for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the 15th annual event will feature former Los Altos resident Linda Jordan and other singers in this year’s tribute to the creators of “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and other musicals.

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World Affairs Council sponsors talk on TPP

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled Vinod Aggarwal to discuss “The Trans Pacific Partnership and the Rise of Mega-Free Trade Agreements” 7:30-9 p.m. today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 San Antonio Road.

Aggarwal, director of the UC Berkeley Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center, will describe the recently negotiated Trans Pacific Partnership and explain its implications for stakeholders in labor, corporations and environmental interests in the context of large, evolving free-trade agreements, including the next one between the U.S. and the European Union.

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LAH celebrates 60th anniversary with gala event

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a 60th anniversary gala for residents 6-11 p.m. Jan. 30 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive.

The event will feature dinner, entertainment by magician Jay Alexander and the Cantabile Youth Singers, dancing to live music and presentations on the town’s history. Guests can view a video that showcases the town’s legacy on big-screen TVs throughout the evening.

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Los Altos volunteer places priority on 'fun' at Hidden Villa preserve


Laurie Aubuchon/Special to the Town Crier
John Seyfarth is standing in front of a trail he takes his schoolchildren on, located near Hidden Villa’s hostel.

Los Altos resident John Seyfarth, 57, finds volunteering for Hidden Villa’s Environmental Education Program to be a perfect fit.

As a Farm and Nature guide for schoolchildren on fieldtrips at Hidden Villa, the nonprofit, educational organic farm and wilderness area in Los Altos Hills, Seyfarth said, the “main attraction” for volunteering at Hidden Villa “is the wonderful experiences I’m able to pass on to the kids.”

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They've got New Year's on the run


 

Local runners turn out for the downtown Los Altos Fun Run on New Year’s Day 2015. This year’s event, sponsored by the city of Los Altos Recreation Department, is scheduled to start 9 a.m. Friday along Main and State streets. The event will include music and refreshments. Admission is free and open to runners and walkers of all ages. No registration is required. For more information, call 947-2848 or visit losaltosrecreation.org.

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