Beauty in nature: Los Altos artists open studios to public in early May

Apala Egan/Special to the Town Crier
Stephanie Maclean is one of several Los Altos artists slated to participate in this year’s Silicon Valley Open Studios event. Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View artists are scheduled to display their work in May.

The meadows of southern France and the rolling hills of Scotland find their way into the paintings of Los Altos artists Carol Mead and Stephanie Maclean, slated to participate in this year’s Silicon Valley Open Studios event, scheduled over three weekends in May.

Unspoiled nature has inspired both painters, either from their travels or their childhoods.


Deadline is Friday to RSVP for April 16 Schola Cantorum gala

Schola Cantorum has scheduled its annual fundraising gala 6-10 p.m. April 16 at Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive.

With the theme “Flappers & Finery,” this year’s event will feature musical entertainment, food and wine, and 1920s-style dancing.


Community Briefs

Sewing club meets at main library Monday

The Los Altos Bobbin Wranglers Sewing Club is scheduled to meet 7 p.m. Monday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community, the club’s monthly meetings are open to those who want to learn sewing techniques and make crafts.


Morning Forum speaker Steves encourages 'transformational' trips


Rick Steves, famed guru of travel, charmed and informed a packed audience with his presentation “Broadening Your Global Perspective Through Travel” at the Morning Forum of Los Altos March 15.

Steves, the author of more than 50 travel guides, writes, produces and hosts the PBS series “Rick Steves’ Europe” and hosts the radio program “Travel with Rick Steves.”


Community Briefs

LWV solicits donations

The League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View has scheduled its annual financial appeal today, encouraging local residents to support the organization’s 2016 nonpartisan election information for ballot measures and races for the June primary and November general elections.

Mail donations to the League office at 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos 94022, or donate online at lwvlamv.org.


'Egg Extravaganza' slated Saturday at Shoreline

Shoreline Lake in Mountain View has scheduled its first "Easter Bunny & Egg Extravaganza" 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday (March 26). The free event is an opportunity for kids and adults to enjoy a plethora of outdoor Easter activities by the water, in a nature preserve.

Along with the Easter Bunny making an appearance, kids of all ages can take part in a hunt, scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Activities also include egg dying and craft making, and lawn games.
Festivities will be held between the Boathouse and American Bistro -- where non-ggg hunters can also partake of brunch, pre-prepared picnic baskets, and other refreshments, as well as watersports.
To ensure everyone has a chance to participate, families are being asked to reserve their child's participation with an activity pass by calling directly at (650) 965-3779 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, visit https://shorelinelake.com/upcoming.html.

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