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Around town in spring: Activities prompt residents to get their feet on the street


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Los Altos Easter Egg Hunt

Los Altos Recreation Department Egg Hunt 10 a.m. March 30 Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave. The annual Egg Hunt is open to ages 10 and under. Admission is free. For more information, visit losaltosrecreation.com.

 

Teen Egg Launch

10:45 a.m. March 30 Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Los Altos Recreation Department has scheduled an Egg Launch for youth 11-17. The challenge is to build a contraption that protects an egg from breaking when launched from a water-balloon launcher. Register online. To register, visit losaltosrecreation.com.

Los Altos Live! talent show

7 p.m. April 20 Eagle Theater, Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave.

Local residents will unveil their musical, theatrical and dance skills at the annual community talent show sponsored by the Los Altos Cultural Association. For more information, call 954-5999 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Spring Plant Exchange

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 27 Hillview Community Center parking lot, 97 Hillview Ave.

Exchange healthy plants ­– including seedlings, cuttings, bulbs, small trees and shrubs­ – with other local gardeners at this free plant swap co-sponsored by the Garden Club of Los Altos and the Los Altos Recreation Department. For more information, visit gardencluboflosaltos.org/events.html.

Rotary Club of Los Altos Fine Art in the Park

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 18 and 19 Lincoln Park, Main Street and Foothill Expressway

The creative work of more than 200 fine artists is on display at one of the Bay Area’s premier open-air juried art shows. Stroll through the shaded canopy of Lincoln Park and discover fine art ranging from paintings to sculpture, ceramics and handcrafted jewelry. The annual event includes live music and food and beverage booths. Proceeds support a range of local Rotary community service agencies as well as a number of international development projects in places like Nepal, Mexico, Malaysia and Afghanistan. A free shuttle runs from the Los Altos High School parking lot. For more information, visit rotaryartshow.com.

Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Pet Parade

10 a.m. May 18 Downtown Los Altos

A community tradition since 1947, the Kiwanis Pet Parade attracts thousands of spectators, parents, children, pets, wagons and bicycles. Hundreds of children and their dogs, cats, birds, chickens – even worms – participate along with youth groups, marching bands and dignitaries riding in vintage cars. The parade is scheduled to begin at Main and First streets. For more information, call 988-9900 or visit losaltoskiwanis.org.

Stride & Ride

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 Central Parking Plaza, downtown

Los Altos Stride & Ride is an interactive family festival that includes skating, running and cycling demonstrations and clinics as well as fitness classes and games. Admission is free. For more information, visit strideandridelosaltos.com/index.html.

 

Los Altos Hills Earth Day Celebration

1-4 p.m. April 21 Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road

This year’s annual Earth Day Celebration includes “Live Wild Cats” education presentations by Leopard’s Etc. at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Los Altos Hills committees, school groups and local environmental groups sponsor exhibits, and electric cars will be on display. Los Altos Hills hats, lotions, seeds, wine glasses and produce will be available for purchase by cash or check. Attendees are encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint by walking, cycling or carpooling to the event and bringing a reusable water bottle. Due to the wildcat presentation, no dogs are allowed. For more information, call Sarah Gualtieri at 947-2518 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

12th Annual Pathways Run/Walk

9 a.m. May 11 Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road

The 5K and 10K are scheduled for a 9 a.m. start, and the 1-Mile Fun Run is slated at 10:30 a.m. Join runners and walkers on a course that ventures through Byrne Preserve and on the Los Altos Hills Pathway system to raise money for installation of owl houses at Westwind. Participants who preregister will receive an owl T-shirt and are encouraged to dress as owls for costume and hooting contests. Cost is $30 ($35 on race day), $20 for group registration of 10 or more. To register, volunteer or for more information, visit www.lahpathways.org.

15th Annual Los Altos Hills Town Picnic

1-4:30 p.m. June 2 Purissima Park, 27400

Purissima Road Residents are invited to share a barbecue lunch prepared and served by volunteers from the Santa Clara County Firefighters Local No. 1165, as well as soft drinks, beer, wine and ice cream sundaes. The event will feature entertainment, games and a classic-car show. For more information or to volunteer, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 947-2518. m

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