Community Briefs - Week of Dec. 12

Jazz singer performs at Immanuel Lutheran

Jazz singer Jamie Davis is scheduled to perform two concerts at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Road, Los Altos.

The shows – dubbed “Jamie Builds!” – are a benefit for Habitat for Humanity.

Davis will be accompanied by the Jo Major Quartet.

Davis has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, George Benson, Tony Bennett, Patty Austin and Billy Cobham, among others. He regularly tours the United States and Europe.

Tickets are $30.

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Exhibition spotlights LAH photographers

“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.

The exhibition features the Greens’ new photos from the Balkans and Rome.

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Aurora Singers performs holiday classics

Palo Alto’s Aurora Singers is scheduled to perform the family-friendly winter concert “Holiday Lights” 7 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road.

Selections will range from traditional favorites like “Do You Hear What I Hear?” to modern classics like “Light One Candle” and whimsical holiday rock like “Run, Rudolph, Run.”

Donations for the concert are $15. A limited number of tickets will be available when doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is open.

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Schola ushers in holidays with 2 concerts

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

The 80-voice choir is set to perform “A John Rutter Christmas” 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The concert will feature the music of composer, arranger and conductor Rutter, one of the editors of the Oxford Carols for Choirs series.

Tickets are $33.

The choral group also has scheduled its 52nd annual “Messiah Sing,” 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $18 for students and $20 per person for groups of 10 or more.

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Course helps residents become local ‘LEAD’-ers

Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Leadership Education Advancement program.

Designed for local residents and business owners who want to make a difference in the community, the LEAD course provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. In 10 interactive classes, participants learn about the municipal, nonprofit, school, hospital and business groups that drive the community and meet the organizations’ leaders.

The 2019 LEAD program will begin in early January and run through May. Classes are typically held 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays; the first class is a half-day Saturday workshop that includes lunch.

Class size is limited to 22. Cost is $150.

To register and for more information, call the foundation at 949-5908 or email Annette Knapp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Exhibition tells story of Juana Briones

The Los Altos History Museum is currently featuring an exhibition on Santa Clara Valley pioneer Juana Briones. “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera,” running through March 31, is the first bilingual exhibition the museum has offered, as well as the first incorporating student projects.

The exhibition will immerse visitors in historical artifacts, colorful displays and original artwork focusing on Briones as advocate, matriarch, entrepreneur and traditional healer. A series of related programs will complement the exhibition.

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‘Presents from Past’ on display at Smith House

The Los Altos History Museum is displaying a holiday-themed exhibition for young and old featuring Christmas gifts from yesteryear.

“Presents from the Past: A Look Back at Christmas Gift-Giving” runs through Jan. 6 in the museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The display will include a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books and dolls, advertising boxes and other items that would have been given as presents in days gone by. The Smith House will be trimmed in 1930s holiday decor.

“Presents from the Past” will be open during museum hours, noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

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