Last updateWed, 31 Aug 2016 4pm

LAHS hosts Color Fun Run

Los Altos High School is scheduled to host the 5K Color Fun Run Saturday to raise funds for the school’s athletic programs.

The fundraiser will include three different events – the 5K Community Run, the 5K Costume Run for students and a festival on the quad with children’s games.

Writers Week features graphic novelist

Mariko Tamaki, this year’s featured Los Altos High School Writers Week Community Read speaker, is slated to appear 7 p.m. Thursday in Los Altos High’s Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave.

Tamaki is author of the graphic novel “This One Summer” (First Second, 2014). The Caldecott Honor book, which Tamaki created with her artist sister Jillian, demonstrates the artistry and literary sophistication of the genre and should appeal to readers ages 14 and up. She also wrote the young adult novels “(You) Set Me on Fire” (Razorbill, 2014) and “Saving Montgomery Sole,” scheduled for publication in April.

LAYT joins with SF Shakespeare on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

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The cast of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” includes, from left, Elise Cording (as Puck), Rosie Asmar (Bottom) and Fiona McMahon (Titania).

Los Altos Youth Theatre and the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival are collaborating on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with performances scheduled through Saturday at Bus Barn Theater.

The William Shakespeare play chronicles the complex events connected to Theseus’s marriage to Hippolyta. It features four confused lovers – Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius – and several fairies.

"HAIRGEL" performance scheduled Saturday

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The cast of “HAIRGEL,” a Youth Drama for All production, rehearses a scene last week in preparation for Saturday’s performances.


Youth Drama for All’s cast of students, ranging from kindergartners to high schoolers, is scheduled to perform “HAIRGEL” 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Los Altos High hosts 31st Writers Week

Los Altos High School has scheduled a lineup of writers, poets, journalists, bloggers and graphic novelists to headline its 31st annual Writers Week March 14-17.

The writers aim to bring new perspectives, ideas and advice to Los Altos High English students. Award-winning writers from diverse literary genres and backgrounds speak to every English class over the course of the week. The writers will share their stories, advice and their techniques.

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