71st Kiwanis Pet Parade slated Saturday in downtown Los Altos


S.M. Lieu / Special to the Town Crier
A Kiwanis Pet Parade participant shows affection to her canine friend in a scene from last year’s event. This year’s parade is set for 10 a.m. Saturday.

The 7lst annual Kiwanis Pet Parade is scheduled 10 a.m. Saturday, starting at First and Main streets in downtown Los Altos.

Los Altos landscape artist adds local color to weekend Rotary show at Lincoln Park


Courtesy of Rotary Club of Los Altos
Robin Scholl of Los Altos bases her artwork on photographs she has taken of landscapes in California.

Robin Scholl, a Los Altos native and artist who paints impressionistic, light-filled, layered landscapes, is scheduled to show her work at the 43rd annual Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park event, scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln Park, 199 University Ave.

Scholl, exhibiting at the show for the first time, bases her artwork on photographs she has taken of landscapes in California and around the world. Beginning with watercolor on thick paper, her technique involves adding layers of gouache, pastel and oil to achieve subtle colors, lighting effects, movement and depth in her finished pieces.

Community Briefs

LAUMC rummage sale slated FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p..m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The sale will feature clothing, baby furnishings, garden gadgets, toys, books, electronics, jewelry, collectibles and furniture.

Bike tour visits sculptures of late Los Altos artist Hardy Jones

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled its second Hardy Jones Memorial Bike Tour, beginning 9 a.m. Saturday at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The 8.5-mile ride will include viewing of public works of art by the late Jones, an orthopedic surgeon and sculptor who died last year. Jones’ longtime friend Sam Harding will offer details about each of Jones’ welded iron sculptures, many of which are renderings of local schools’ mascots.

Community Briefs

Schola Cantorum concert highlights folk music

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley has scheduled two performances of the concert “Celebrating American Folk Songs.”

Concerts are slated 7:30 p.m. May 19 at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, and 3 p.m. May 20 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

First Friday event boasts Mother's Day theme


Courtesy of Carol Garsten
Last month’s “April Foolish” First Friday featured an after-party for the bands that performed, with attendees from Sunday Seven, Fully Funded, Eurotrash and Mollie and Scott enjoying wine and pizza from State of Mind Public House and Pizzeria. Band members, left, sport their First Friday baseball caps.

May’s First Friday event is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The evening gathering will feature a Mother’s Day theme, along with extended hours at shops, galleries and restaurants, some of which will offer discounts and promotions.


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