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Hidden Villa, Town Crier partner for art contest

Hidden Villa and the Los Altos Town Crier have joined forces to co-sponsor an art contest for all ages.

The prompt: Use any choice of two-dimensional medium, including paint, pastels, crayons or watercolors, to depict a favorite place at Hidden Villa, the Los Altos Hills farm and nature preserve.

Community Briefs: Pet parade, dog training

Kiwanis Pet Parade goes virtual

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos plans to hold its 73rd annual Kiwanis Pet Parade 10 a.m. May 30 – but the popular tradition will move online.

Rather than a live parade through the center of downtown Los Altos, this year’s event will be a virtual parade, in the form of a YouTube video. The virtual parade will feature short video clips submitted by pet owners.

Farmers' market opens Thursday – wear a mask

When shoppers return to the Los Altos Farmers’ Market, set to begin Thursday, there won’t be quite the laid-back atmosphere of past events.

Social-distancing restrictions will be noticeably in place during market hours, 4-8 p.m. along State Street downtown. The market, considered an essential service, will be open every Thursday through September.

Museum looking for teen docents

The Los Altos History Museum is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Teen Docent Program.

Open to any student enrolled in a local high school for the 2020-2021 school year, the program offers teens the opportunity to interact with the community, fulfill volunteer hours for school, learn about history, connect with peers and work alongside museum professionals while gaining valuable employment skills to include on a college resume.

Community Briefs, pathways run, Midpen

Los Altos Hills cancels Pathways Run

On the advice of the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department, organizers of the annual Pathways Run/Walk have canceled this year’s event. The next run is scheduled May 8, 2021.

Museum documenting pandemic experiences

To document the impact of COVID-19 on the community, the Los Altos History Museum seeks stories, photos, diary entries and other materials from residents of Santa Clara County. The material and online submissions will be archived for the museum’s permanent collection and preserved for future historians, researchers and visitors.

“We want to hear how you and your loved ones are experiencing this extraordinary event. How has it disrupted your lives? How are you getting through it? How have everyday routines changed in your household?” said Amy Ellison, exhibition curator. “Our grandkids and great-grandkids will wonder what life was like during this pandemic.”


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