Celebrity Forum Speaker Series continues next week

The 48th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.


TheatreWorks sets box office record

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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” is slated to run through Valentine’s Day in Mountain View. The show has set a box office record for TheatreWorks.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has set another box office record, according to theater officials.

The company’s current production, “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” has broken the record for ticket sales that its previous show, “Jane Austen’s Emma,” set last month.


Morning Forum lecture series continues 66th season

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos continues its season Tuesday with speaker Larry Gerston, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science at San Jose State University, discussing “The 2016 Election: Why We Should Care (and Why Few People Do!).” The talk is scheduled to begin 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Upcoming speakers and their topics:


CSMA schedules recital

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled a piano recital with Ludmila Kurtova’s merit scholarship students 5 p.m. Saturday in Tateuchi Hall at CSMA, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Kurtova is an internationally acclaimed pianist and a CSMA Distinguished Teacher. Her students, ages 7-18, will perform classical pieces on piano, featuring works from composers including Mozart, Greig, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Rachmaninoff.


Local counselor appointed to county's Social Services Advisory Committee


Tina Dave, a career and college counselor for the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, last week was appointed to the Santa Clara County Social Services Advisory Commission.

Nominated by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, the Board of Supervisors unanimously confirmed Dave Feb. 3.


LAHS grad to sign debut novel

Kris Calvin – a 1973 graduate of Los Altos High School – is scheduled to sign copies of her debut novel 7:30 p.m. March 1 at Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Her book, “One Murder More: A Maren Kane Mystery” (Inkshares, 2015), is crime fiction in a political setting.


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