Community Briefs, coloring, writing contests

TC, Baskin-Robbins hold coloring contest

The Town Crier is conducting its annual Easter Egg Coloring Contest on schedule, in partnership with Baskin-Robbins in downtown Los Altos.

Look for the contest drawing on page 14 of this issue. Drawings should be turned in to the Town Crier no later than April 6. Either drop them by or mail them to 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022.

April's Los Altos First Friday canceled, but event carries on – in a virtual way

In support of keeping the community safe, and in compliance with orders from the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and the city of Los Altos, First Friday – scheduled Friday evening – has been canceled.

According to event organizers, the monthly events will return downtown as soon as it is safe to continue them.

Community Briefs, preserves open, coloring contest

Preserves still open – but keep your distance

The Los Altos-based Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District continues to keep its preserves and trails open to the public, as allowed during the current shelter-at-home directive.

However, hikers and bikers must keep their distance.

Community Briefs, museum events canceled

Note: Scheduled times and dates are subject to change in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Check with the individual groups before attending.

E3 Youth Philanthropy open to new members

E3 Youth Philanthropy, a program of Los Altos Community Foundation, is accepting applications through March 30 from students entering 10th or 11th grade in the fall.

Authors discuss 'Paving the Way' at Los Altos main library


Steve Swatt and Susie Swatt, authors of “Paving the Way: Women’s Struggles for Political Equity in California,” are scheduled to appear 7 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The Swatts are speaking as part of the library’s Silicon Valley Reads 2020 program. They plan to discuss the dramatic personal stories of some of the mostly unsung and long-forgotten women who challenged traditional concepts of femininity and helped shape California’s public landscape.

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