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LAUMC sponsors rummage sale

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

LAHS grad Okin lives his dream of performing on stage

Many people dream of pursuing a career in theater, performing onstage in front of full houses. Los Altos native Justin Okin is living that dream – he’s an actor currently living in Los Angeles.

Along with being an actor and producer, Okin is the founder of Sold Out Crowd, which sells hard-to-get tickets to stage productions in the Los Angeles area.

Garden party at Geschke estate benefits museum

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its Spring Fundraising Gala at the 1920s estate of Nan and Chuck Geschke 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 7.

Guests will get a rare glimpse of the gardens of the historical Los Altos home. The garden party will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres, a classic-car display, plein-air artists, a garden boutique, chamber music and self-guided tours of the gardens.

Commonwealth Club honors LA's Geschke for lifetime achievement


Adobe Systems Inc. co-founder and Los Altos resident Charles Geschke was among five honorees recognized for their achievements at the Commonwealth Club of California’s 28th annual Distinguished Citizen Awards Gala March 16 in San Francisco.

Geschke received the club’s William K. Bowes Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering work in developing the first digital printing script, for revolutionizing the publishing industry and graphic design, and for his stewardship in leading Adobe Systems over the years.

Community Briefs

Authors discuss book on Silicon Valley

Venture capitalist Jonathan C. Baer and entrepreneur Michelle E. Messina are scheduled to discuss their new nonfiction book, “Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide,” 6-7:30 p.m. April 21 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Baer and Messina will share their tips for navigating the local high-tech landscape and will sign copies of their book.

Storyteller teaches ensemble course

Los Altos storyteller Enid Davis is scheduled to teach a five-week course on Ensemble Storytelling 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays beginning May 3 at Avenidas, 450 Bryant Ave., Palo Alto.

Designed for ages 13 to adult, the course will teach participants how to retell traditional folk and fairy tales as a group, using Davis’ unique storytelling, improvisation and acting techniques.

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