Community Briefs

Discounts available for Pathways Run/Walk

Two local running shops are offering discounts for Saturday’s Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk.

Participants who visit On Your Mark at 378 Main St. in Los Altos or Zombie Runner at 429 California Ave. in Palo Alto will receive $10-off codes for registration.

The 5K/10K events are scheduled to begin 9 a.m. at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills. A 1-mile race will follow at 10:30 a.m. All participants will receive an event T-shirt, and top finishers under age 16 will earn medals.

Both On Your Mark and Zombie Runner accept used running shoes, which they recycle and donate to developing countries.

To register and for more information, visit

GreenTown sponsors memorial bike ride

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled the inaugural Hardy Jones Memorial Bike Ride Saturday in Los Altos to view the public works of art created by the late surgeon and artist.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, and riders will take off at 9:30 a.m.

Jones’ welded iron sculptures depicting school mascots are installed at many local schools. The 8.5-mile bike ride will offer participants the opportunity to view Jones’ work, learn details about each piece from his longtime friend Sam Harding and pay tribute to the late artist. Jones, a longtime Los Altos resident, died last December at age 71.

Participants should wear a helmet, bring water and apply sunscreen. The ride is slow-paced and family-friendly.

The ride will conclude with an optional, no-host lunch in the back courtyard of Urfa Bistro, 233 State St., Los Altos.

To register and for more information, visit

Local artists open doors for annual studio tours

Artists from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View are scheduled to open their studios to the public during the annual Silicon Valley Open Studios 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More than 360 artists in approximately 150 locations will display their art. The artists work in a variety of visual media including painting, fiber arts and printmaking.

Reservations are not required.

For a complete list of locations, artists and contact information, visit

LAUMC rummage sale supports charities

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The sale will feature a selection of items including clothing, baby furnishings, toys, books, electronics, garden gadgets, jewelry, collectibles, sports equipment and furniture.

A food truck will be on location to serve lunch.

The Los Altos United Methodist Women and The Starfire Singers, the church’s high school choir, sponsor the sale. All proceeds support local, national and global charities and missions, including Community Services Agency, the Community Breast Health Program, the Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy, Pathways Hospice and the Support Network for Battered Women.

For more information, call Erin Grady at 948-1083.

BAT leadership training scheduled for May 18

The Los Altos Community Foundation is sponsoring a Block Action Team (BAT) leadership training, scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 18 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

BATs comprise support and communications networks for help during emergencies, and to keep neighbors informed and involved. BATs also provide a social network for getting to know neighbors.

For more information or to sign up, visit

Dance festival hits stage this summer

The Lively Foundation’s sixth annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley is scheduled June 20 through July 1 at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St.

The festival offers workshops, classes open to all levels of dancers and performances by internationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers.

Workshops will include the Choreo-Cubator, which encourages the creation of new dances and improvisation; Physical Comedy, led by Megan Kelly, a Ringling Bros. trained professional clown and tap dancer; and contemporary dance technique.

For a schedule of events and more information, visit

Discovery Shop seeks volunteers

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is recruiting volunteers.

The nonprofit store sells gently used items at its downtown Los Altos location, 243 Main St.

All shifts and days are available.

For more information, call 949-0505.

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