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Age of Champions: Seniors compete for fun and fitness at annual Forum event

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Gloria Spanier, who lit the cauldron in San Jose for the 1996 Summer Olympics, speaks at The Forum’s Age of Champions April 30. The annual competition encourages seniors to remain active and engage with their neighbors.

The Forum at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino sponsored its fourth annual Age of Champions April 30. Open to all residents of the senior retirement community, this year’s event drew 128 participants.

“I want everyone to feel the Olympic excitement,” the torchbearer told the crowd. “(You) need to go for the gold. … It’s not just whether you win – it’s the fact that you get out and have the guts to do it.”

Revamped Relay For Life emphasizes fun activities

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Duncan MacVicar displays the “torch” that will be used at this year’s Relay For Life.

Organizers of this year’s Relay For Life of Los Altos are emphasizing the “fun, fun, fun” aspect of a revamped event they’re calling “Relay 2.0.”

So says Pat Hyland, who with Duncan MacVicar serves as co-chairperson of this year’s local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The former 24-hour event, they said, has been shortened and simplified by popular demand.

There's just no disguising it: Costume Bank seeks volunteers

The Costume Bank in downtown Los Altos seeks volunteers to help in the shop, assist customers and mend and create new costumes.

The Costume Bank is the fund- raising arm of the Assistance League of Los Altos, a community service organization that supports those in need in Los Altos and surrounding towns.

Schola Cantorum performs music of Randall Thompson Saturday

Choral group Schola Cantorum will pay tribute to American composer Randall Thompson with two performances of “Randall Thompson Retrospective,” scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday (May 14) at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto and 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church.

The Mountain View-based choir will perform “Peaceable Kingdom,” “Frostiana,” “Testament of Freedom” and “The Feast of Praise,” a piece Thompson dedicated to his friend Harold Schmidt, who at the time of the work’s premiere was director of choral activities at Stanford University.

Art + animals = fun downtown weekend

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The Kiwanis Pet Parade draws a crowd to downtown Los Altos.

Downtown Los Altos will be bustling with activity this weekend as local service clubs sponsor two signature events.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos has scheduled its 69th annual Kiwanis Pet Parade 10 a.m. Saturday on Main and State streets.

Community Briefs

LA Library hosts talk on Sudan

The Los Altos Library has scheduled the presentation “Timeless Sudan” 7-8:30 p.m. June 15 in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Bruce Berger and his wife, Pam Perkins, traveled to Sudan last November to explore ancient archaeological sites and current digs, and to meet people from a culture far removed from Silicon Valley. In their presentation, they will discuss how they discovered that Sudan is one of the most ethnically, geographically and culturally diverse countries in Africa, with nomadic influences that blend with antiquities from ancient civilizations.

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