First Friday event salutes holiday season


Courtesy of First Friday
Santa Claus visits with kids at Veterans Community Plaza last year.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to arrive downtown for the holiday-themed First Friday festivities, scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

In addition to entertainment at Veterans Community Plaza, live bands will perform in front of businesses on Main and State streets. Stores and galleries will extend their hours and offer gift ideas and promotions. Participating merchants will have First Friday balloons at their store- fronts.

Local Arts Roundup: Exhibition focuses on photographers


Courtesy of the Greens
Tom and Marj Green’s photography exhibition includes this image of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

“Images in Black & White,” a photography exhibition by Los Altos Hills residents Tom and Marj Green, is on display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 19 at Woodside Priory School, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

A reception for the artists is slated 6-9 p.m. Friday at the school. Wine and refreshments will be served.

Schola Cantorum ushers in holidays with concert, 'Messiah Sing'

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley is scheduled to celebrate the holiday season with two concerts.

Community Briefs - Week of Dec. 5

Event marks 100th year of 19th amendment

The local branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to launch a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at a Holiday Tea 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Parc Regent common room, 1 W. Edith Ave., Los Altos.

The 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote in national elections, was passed in August 1920. AAUW branches nationwide are commemorating the milestone throughout the year.

Local theater roundup: Two plays open this weekend

The local theater scene offers plenty of plays this weekend, as two productions open and another closes.

A rundown of each play follows.

Community Briefs - Week of Nov. 28

LA tree-lighting event set for Friday

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled its annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony 6-8 p.m. Friday at Veterans Community Plaza, at the intersection of Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Santa is slated to arrive at approximately 6:30 p.m. and will be available for photos and visits with children.


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