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Los Altos hearing clinic all ears for those in need


Courtesy of Pacific Hearing Service
Pacific Hearing Service co-owner and clinical audiologist Jane Baxter, right, helps a woman during a recent trip to Guatemala.

Pacific Hearing Service is helping people hear that may have otherwise been left in silence.

The Los Altos-based audiology clinic has partnered with Entheos Audiology Cooperative in Fort Wayne, Ind., to provide hearing aids for underprivileged children in Jordan and Guatemala.

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Los Altos High Knights plan 'Return to Camelot' this weekend

The Los Altos High School classes of 1958 through 1978, together with faculty and staff from those years, are scheduled to reunite 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Ave., Cupertino.

The event will feature a “Return to Camelot: Tournament of Memories” theme. Former principal Dude Angius and his family will host the reunion and provide drinks and snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic supplies, as well as memorabilia and stories from their years as Knights.

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


Elaine Lawrie/Special to the Town Crier
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.”

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Revamped Relay For Life emphasizes fun activities


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
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.

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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.

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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.

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