Avenidas hosts housing conference Saturday

    Avenidas has scheduled its seventh annual housing conference, “Find Your Way Home,” 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Saturday at Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
    Los Altos resident Anabel Pelham, Ph.D., president of the National Association of Professional Gerontologists and professor/founding director of the Gerontology Program at San Francisco State will deliver the keynote address, “Age-Friendly Communities: A Worldwide Movement.”
    Participants can select workshops based on whether they have decided to sell their homes and move, plan to stay in their homes or are still exploring options.
    Workshops include:
    o “Get the Keys to Successful Home Selling”
    o “Programs for Successful Aging”
    o “Housing Options: Where to Live”
    o “Clear Up All Your Clutter”
    o “Aging 2.0”
    o “Lifestyle Transitions”
    o “Don't Spend It All in One Place”
    o “Exploring Possibilities for Accessibility”
    o “Navigating a New Environment”
    Cost, $50, includes lunch and a prize drawing. Free parking is available at the Bryant Street garage.
    Nancy Goldcamp of Coldwell Banker is the presenting sponsor for the conference.
    To register and for more information, call 289-5435 or visit

Pizza making helps choir travel and feeds the homeless

Courtesy of Margie Woch
Main Street Singers members, from left, Daniel Beatty (tenor, junior), Madeline Woch (soprano, senior) and Edward Barnes (bass, junior) display the pizzas they made for the homeless.

The Los Altos High School Main Street Singers are raising money to leave their homes and perform overseas. They’re also helping to feed people without a home to go to.

For the second consecutive year, the 30-member choral group, led by director Mark Shaull, has made and delivered pizzas to the InnVision Shelter Network in San Jose. Group members make ready-bake pizzas twice a year to sell as a fundraiser for the needs of the choir, including travel, music and wardrobe expenses.


Deer Hollow Farm spring tours begin Saturday

Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Children and adults make friends with the animals at Deer Hollow Farm. Spring tours, fundraisers for the farm, begin Saturday.

The nonprofit Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled spring farm tours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19 and May 17 at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

Visitors can view the animals, tour the historical farm buildings and walk through the blossoming gardens. The farm is a flat, 1-mile walk from the main parking lot to the preserve, off Cristo Rey Drive in Los Altos.


Workshops aim to help potential candidates

Los Altos residents interested in running for city council in November are invited to attend candidate orientation workshops designed to provide information and insight on the challenges of campaigning and what to expect in office.

The free workshops are scheduled 9-11 a.m. at the Los Altos Town Crier, 138 Main St.


'Los Altos Live!' seeks talented performers for auditions

Shelly Bowers/Special to the Town Crier
A dance group displays its talents at the 2013 Los Altos Live! show. This year’s event is scheduled April 26.

Auditions for the sixth annual “Los Altos Live!” talent show are scheduled noon to 4 p.m. March 29 and 30 in the band room at Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave.

The talent show usually features more than 75 performers in 20 different acts, ranging from dancers to jugglers, martial artists, singers and musicians.


More CERT trainings slated this spring in Los Altos

The Los Altos Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has scheduled emergency response trainings 6-9 p.m. April 16, 23 and 30 and May 7 and 14 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos.

A graduation ceremony is slated May 31 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.


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