Community Briefs - Week of April 10

Deer Hollow Farm offers spring tours

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled Spring Farm Tours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

Docents will escort tour-goers into the animal pens to meet the sheep, goats, ducks, chickens and rabbits. Visitors also can walk around the barnyard to see the cows and pigs up close.

Deer Hollow Farm will be closed to the general public during the tours. Carpooling is recommended, as parking will be impacted. Tour-goers are encouraged to bring bikes and strollers for the 1-mile paved, level path to the farm, where there will be designated areas to park them. No bikes or strollers are allowed in the pens.

Deer Hollow Farm is a 160 year-old historical ranch whose mission is to support environmental education programs. Open to the public, the nonprofit teaching farm serves 100,000-plus visitors and thousands of students annually.

Cost for the tours is $7, free for children under 1. All proceeds benefit farm programs and the facility’s 100-plus farm animals.

For more information, visit

SIR luncheon features hospice presentation

Sons In Retirement Los Altos Branch 35 has scheduled a luncheon and presentation by Ed Wendler, “Hospice Services: What You Need to Know,” 11:30 a.m. April 17 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

SIR is a social organization open to active, mature men. Activities include bowling, golf, hiking, bocce ball and investments.

For more information, call Paul Schutz at (408) 313-6852, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

LAH Pathways Run/Walk set for May 11

The 18th annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk is scheduled May 11, beginning at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, and wending through Byrne Preserve and the town’s pathways.

The run features a hilly and challenging 5K and 10K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. and a 1-Mile Fun Run at 10:30 a.m.

Special athletic race shirts will be provided, as will finisher medals to those who register.

Cost is $45 per person for the Run Walk, $50 on race day. Group registrations of 10 or more are $35 per person. The 1-mile Fun Run costs $30 per person, $35 on race day.

To register, volunteer and for more information, call Sarah Robustelli at 947-2518, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Museum celebrates Garden Club anniversary

The Los Altos History Museum commemorates the contributions of the Garden Club of Los Altos with its exhibition, “90 Years of Flowers: Celebrating the Garden Club of Los Altos,” scheduled to run through April 28 in the J. Gilbert Smith House, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The Los Altos Men’s Club established the Garden Club in 1929 for the purpose of organizing flower shows in Shoup Park, which became an annual event.

The exhibition is free.

For more information, visit

SF Symphony league presents fundraiser

The Silicon Valley League of the San Francisco Symphony, which includes members from Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, has scheduled a “Latin Rhapsody and Dinner Show” 5 p.m. May 19 at the Pullman Hotel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City.

The fundraiser will feature a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and wine, a three-course dinner and silent and live auctions. Scheduled performers include Tango del Cielo, flamenco dancer Suzanne Mendieta, harpist Anna Maria Mendieta, violinist Thomas Lee, bassist Sascha Jacobsen and percussionist Colin Douglas.

Proceeds from the gala will benefit the San Francisco Symphony and its community educational program, Concerts for Kids.

Silicon Valley League members teach underserved elementary school children about the symphony in their classrooms and also provide buses to transport the children to a San Francisco Symphony concert specially formatted for children.

For tickets and more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

World Affairs group talks ‘Rise of Populism’

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled a presentation on “The Rise of Populism Around the World” 7:30-9 p.m. May 1 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at UC Berkeley, will discuss the global resurgence of populism today and share his proposals on ways to control its political and economic impacts.

The program is co-sponsored by the Los Altos Public Library.

Admission is free and open to all. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

For more information, email Katie Zoglin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Easter activities scheduled at Shoreline

Shoreline Lake in Mountain View has scheduled its fourth annual Easter Bunny & Egg Extravaganza 10 a.m. April 20 at the lake, between the Boathouse and American Bistro at 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd.

The event will feature outdoor activities for both children and adults, including an egg hunt, egg decorating, crafts, an egg roll, an egg-and-spoon race and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. The hunt is slated at 10:45 a.m.; all other activities are set for 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost is $15 per child, up to age 12. Participants should bring their own baskets. Advance registration is required.

To register online and for more information, visit

LAH art committee issues call for artists

The Los Altos Hills Public Art Committee encourages local artists to submit applications for inclusion in a new digital art gallery project.

The gallery, available at, aims to complement the physical public art the committee places in town.

To review submission guidelines, visit and enter “digital art gallery artist submission guidelines” in the search bar.

To submit applications and for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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