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K-Kids still collecting eyeglasses


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Loyola K-Kids members sort the eyeglasses they collected before sending them to Direct Relief International for distribution.

The Loyola School K-Kids Club, sponsored by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club, continues to collect eyeglasses for their “Share Old Spectacles” drive. The students hope to collect more than 1,000 pairs of eyeglasses during this year’s campaign.

The K-Kids Club, comprising second- through sixth-graders, has collected more than 8,000 pairs of glasses in nine years with help from the public and local store- owners who have offered space for collection buckets.


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'


Courtesy of Pati Bristow
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


Traci Newell/Town Crier
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.


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