Local peace advocates screen film on water rights

The Peninsula/Palo Alto branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom has scheduled a screening of the documentary “Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water” 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the Garden Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

According to the event organizers, in the richest nation on Earth and the wealthiest state in the nation, many people lack access to safe affordable water. The 2014 documentary shares stories of those who have suffered from such an assault on their health and dignity, and chronicles a grassroots movement that made the human right to water the law of the land in California.

Community Briefs - week of April 24

Homesteading Day comes to Hidden Villa

Hidden Villa has scheduled its second annual Homesteading Day 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the farm, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

The family-friendly event will include presentations on sheep shearing, chicken care, scything and beer brewing.

Save the Date - Week of April 17

May 10

Mother’s Day Wine Stroll, 6-9 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

May 18

Kiwanis Club of Los Altos’ 72nd annual Pet Parade, 10 a.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: losaltoskiwanis.org.

Not letting go of his 'egg-o'

Town Crier File Photo

A young participant in last year’s spring egg hunt at Hillview Soccer Field snags a big catch. This year’s city of Los Altos-sponsored event is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the field, 97 Hillview Ave. Activities will include games, singing, dancing and the egg hunt, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. For more information, visit losaltosrecreation.org.

Dance festival comes to Mtn. View in May


The Lively Foundation has scheduled its seventh annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley in May at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 800 Church St.

Highlights of the festival include the Full Day of Dance, slated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, and the Festival Concert, set for 3 p.m. May 19.

Community Briefs - Week of April 17

AAUW introduces Tech Trek Scholars

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled a Fiesta Lunch to introduce its middle-school scholarship winners noon to 2 p.m. May 5 in the Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos.

The organization’s Tech Trek Scholars for this summer’s AAUW Tech Trek Grace Hopper Science Camp, held on the Stanford University campus July 14-20, are girls who attend middle schools in Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto.

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