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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.


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.

"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.

Gardner Bullis sponsors annual Fun Run


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Students participate in the Gardner Bullis School Great Grizzly Fun Run last year. This year’s event is scheduled March 12.

The hills will come alive with the sound of running shoes, strollers and even wagons along the winding paths around Gardner Bullis School 9 a.m. March 12 as the school’s PTA hosts its third annual 5K Great Grizzly Fun Run.

Proceeds from the family-friendly event will support the Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF).

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.

Los Altos High student-run charity plans '5 Gallon Gala'


Courtesy of Lia Evard
Water by Youth members gave Egan students a chance to carry a 40-pound Jerry can, to see how difficult it is to obtain water in developing nations.

Water by Youth, a club at Los Altos High School, is making a splash by planning a “5 Gallon Gala” fundraiser to help bring water to those in need worldwide.

The event is scheduled 6-9 p.m. March 6 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Los Altos High School schedules fourth annual History Week


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Louis Pare, chief engineer at Lockheed Martin Corp., discusses the history of California’s aerospace industry at Los Altos High’s History Week last year.

Los Altos High School is slated to present its fourth annual History Week with the theme “Environmentalism Then and Now: Empowering Student Actions.”

Scheduled Monday through Feb. 12, the week will include a wide range of speakers who will share their expertise on past and present environmental issues and preservation activities.


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