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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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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Community Briefs

Library hosts program on native plants

The California Native Plant Society has scheduled a presentation on “Native Uses for Native Plants” 7 p.m. March 21 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Naturalist John Kipping will discuss indigenous peoples’ relationship with California native plants and how the plants can be used today for food, medicine and material sources, especially basketry.

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