Los Altos artist and advocate for children hosts holiday fundraiser

Los Altos artist Midori Adams is scheduled to host a holiday boutique in November featuring handcrafted items from 15 Bay Area artists.

The boutique, a benefit for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, is slated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at 228 Marvin Ave., Los Altos.


Residents encouraged to become BAT leaders

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Los Altos Block Action Team leaders Sherie Dodsworth and Richard Roche recruit volunteers at a recent Los Altos Senior Center open house.

The Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT) has scheduled training sessions 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and Nov. 18 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

BATs are partnering with the city of Los Altos and the Santa Clara County Fire Department to provide residents with information in the event of a major emergency or natural disaster.


LAUMC seeks volunteers to serve community for Compassion Week

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to partner with agencies around the Bay Area to sponsor service projects for the church’s third annual Compassion Week, running through Sunday.

Thousands of volunteers join together to serve the community through 100 service projects.


Jazzercise instructor marks 35 years of exercise with Saturday workout

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Jazzercise instructor Barbara Peterson, shown here at her 30th anniversary workout in 2010, is still going strong.

When Barbara Peterson of Los Altos Hills taught her first Jazzercise class, disco was still king and Jimmy Carter was in the White House. A lot has changed in 35 years, but Peterson is still at it.

Enthusiastic about exercise and life in general, Peterson, now 58, shares her passion with others, endearing herself to generations of aerobics students who have taken her classes in Los Altos and Mountain View.


Los Altos History Museum remembers 'spirits' of loved ones in upcoming exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive,” is scheduled to open Oct. 29 and run through April 17.

The exhibition is a multicultural look at how people remember loved ones who have died.


Ohlone Day comes to Deer Hollow Farm Saturday

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Deer Hollow Farm skilled artisan and docent David Dewey demonstrates bow making for a group of visitors at last year’s Ohlone Day.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled its annual Ohlone Day Living History Festival and fundraiser noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

Participants can tour a replica of a Native American Ohlone village and learn about the Ohlones, who lived in the Bay Area for thousands of years.


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