Community Briefs - Week of Dec. 5

Event marks 100th year of 19th amendment

The local branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to launch a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at a Holiday Tea 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Parc Regent common room, 1 W. Edith Ave., Los Altos.

The 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote in national elections, was passed in August 1920. AAUW branches nationwide are commemorating the milestone throughout the year.

Local theater roundup: Two plays open this weekend

The local theater scene offers plenty of plays this weekend, as two productions open and another closes.

A rundown of each play follows.

Community Briefs - Week of Nov. 28

LA tree-lighting event set for Friday

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled its annual holiday tree-lighting ceremony 6-8 p.m. Friday at Veterans Community Plaza, at the intersection of Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Santa is slated to arrive at approximately 6:30 p.m. and will be available for photos and visits with children.

Downtown lights parade scheduled Sunday


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The cavalcade of floats at the annual Festival of Lights Parade culminates in the elaborate float featuring Santa Claus and his reindeer, above. 

One of Los Altos’ biggest events of the year is scheduled 6 p.m. Sunday, when the 41st annual Festival of Lights Parade is set to fill downtown Los Altos with a wide array of colorful sights and sounds.

An estimated 1,300 performers are expected to participate in the procession of floats, marching bands and costumed characters along Main and State streets. Thousands more will line city sidewalks to cheer them on.

Save the Date - Week of Nov. 21

Nov. 30

Holiday Tree-Lighting Ceremony, 6-8 p.m. at Veterans Community Plaza, State and Main streets in downtown Los Altos. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

Dec. 7

Los Altos and Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Information: jointvolunteerawards.com.

Community Briefs - Week of Nov. 21

Hidden Villa offers free access Friday

Hidden Villa has scheduled a free access day Friday, with trails and picnic areas open to all for a post-Thanksgiving outing.

Visitors to the organic farm and nature preserve can participate in a photo contest by snapping shots of their favorite Hidden Villa moments. Participants can visit its Instagram (@hiddenvilla) or Facebook (facebook.com/hiddenvilla) pages for contest regulations and details on weekly rewards. The Town Crier is participating in the contest judging. Photographers whose shots are selected as weekly winners will win their choice of Hidden Villa’s honey or olive oil, both locally grown.


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