Child Advocates of Silicon Valley hosts spring fundraiser Saturday

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, a Town Crier Holiday Fund recipient, has scheduled its annual spring fundraising gala, “In the Valley of Hearts Delight,” 5:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Juniper Networks Aspiration Dome, 1081 Fifth Ave., Sunnyvale.

Child Advocates recruits, trains and supports Court Appointed Special Advocates to work one-on-one with foster children. Since 1986, Child Advocates has served more than 15,000 children with support from 10,000-plus community volunteers.


Horsemen's Association hosts PlayDay Sunday in LAH

The Los Altos Hills Horsemen’s Association has scheduled its annual Equestrian PlayDay 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Los Altos Hills Town Arena on Purissima Road.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Participants and guests can order a box lunch for $12.


Mtn. View Relay For Life set Saturday at Cuesta Park

Relay For Life of Mountain View is scheduled 1 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday at Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Drive.

The annual event – a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – was founded 30 years ago by a doctor who wanted to raise money for research. Relay For Life is not a race – it has evolved into a social event with games, food and entertainment for all ages. Participants can walk laps around the path or sit and enjoy the atmosphere with friends.


Local artist's formula: Paint + meditation = inspiration

Courtesy of Apala Egan
Los Altos resident Denise Natanson-Marcus, standing in front of one of her landscapes, is scheduled to show her work the second week in May as part of Silicon Valley Open Studios.

Art is a lifelong passion for Los Altos resident Denise Natanson-Marcus.

“I have been drawing ever since I was little,” she said. “My parents gave me tablets to draw on and I did a lot of black-and-white sketches.”


Save the Children partners with Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project

Jerry Tomanek/Special to the Town Crier
Carlos Carrazana, COO of Save the Children, and Megan McLain, Save the Children’s associate director of strategic foundation partnerships, meet with Los Altos Rotarians.

A representative of Save the Children discussed with the Rotary Club of Los Altos a matter close to members’ hearts – AIDS prevention in developing countries.

Carlos Carrazana, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Save the Children – an international nongovernmental agency that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and supports children in developing countries – addressed the Rotary Club April 16. The club recently forged a partnership with Save the Children to collaborate on AIDS prevention.


Community Conversation focuses on city planning


Los Altos Forward has scheduled a Community Conversation – “Win-Win-Win Opportunities and Tradeoffs in Community Planning” – 6 p.m. Thursday at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Guest speaker Christopher Beynon, principal and director of planning and design services at MIG Inc., will discuss how a community should think beyond limitations when considering large, complex development projects.


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