Live music, store promotions highlight First Friday festivities in downtown Los Altos

November’s First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Friday along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Monthly First Fridays feature live entertainment, extended store hours, promotions, discounts on merchandise and services, restaurant happy hours, artist receptions and children’s activities at Veterans Community Plaza at the intersection of Main and State streets.

Local Arts Roundup: New local exhibitions spotlight jewelry, painting, photography art


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The work of photography artist Merrie Asimow is on display at Gallery 9 through Nov. 26.

Gallery 9

Gallery 9’s latest exhibition, which features the work of jewelry artist Tove Norlander and the fine-art photography of Merrie Asimow, is scheduled to run through Nov. 26.

Receptions for the artists are set for 5-7 p.m. Friday and 4-7 p.m. Saturday.

Los Altos artist, CASA volunteer hosts annual holiday boutique


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Visitors examine handmade jewelry at the 2015 Archangel Holiday Boutique. This year’s event is scheduled Nov. 17 and 18.

Los Altos artist Midori Adams has scheduled her annual Archangel Holiday Boutique 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 at Peninsula Hope Church, 599 Jefferson Ave., Redwood City.

The boutique will feature handmade gifts from 30 Bay Area artists, including pottery, candles, jewelry, succulents and flower arrangements, wreaths, seasonal decorations, tote and culinary bags, gourmet food and more. Artists will donate 20 percent of their sales to the Archangel Boutique, and 100 percent of the proceeds will support Child Advocates of Silicon Valley.

Community Briefs

Schola Cantorum celebrates Halloween

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley is scheduled to perform two Halloween-themed “Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls” concerts.

The first is slated 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, and the second is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

History Museum's 'Catch the Spirit' features Authors Showcase

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled its annual “Catch the Spirit” event noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 15.

In addition to refreshments, live music from Schola Cantorum and a holiday boutique stocked with gifts, holiday decor and community mementoes, “Catch the Spirit” will include an expanded Authors Showcase at 1:30 p.m.

'Spooktacular' will assemble ghouls and boys at new location


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Starbucks cups stroll downtown streets in search of treats during the “Halloween Spooktacular” in 2015.

The Los Altos Village Association’s annual “Halloween Spooktacular” trick-or-treating event this year has a new location for children in costume to gather.

Shops around the downtown area that participate in trick-or-treating will identify themselves with orange pumpkin signs in the window and distribute treats to young visitors from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday.


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