Award-winning musicians perform at Los Altos church

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Mark Hanson and national award-winning vocalist Greta Pedersen are scheduled to return to Los Altos for a concert with Bay Area fingerstyle guitarists Teja Gerken and Doug Young 2-4 p.m. May 5 at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

Hanson and Pedersen’s concerts are a mix of jazz, Americana, originals and pop. Gerken and Young draw from their individual catalogs of original compositions, Celtic tunes, arrangements of jazz standards and the occasional classical piece.

Save the Date - Week of April 10

May 10

Mother’s Day Wine Stroll, 6-9 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

May 18

“Spring Forward,” El Camino Hospital Foundation gala, 5:30-11 p.m. at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive. Information: elcaminohospital.org/give-back/foundation.

Silicon Valley Open Studios connects artists with enthusiasts

The annual Silicon Valley Open Studios event, in which local artists open their workplaces to the public, is scheduled the first three weekends in May.

More than 385 artists in approximately 160 locations will display their art, including painting, fiber arts, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture and ceramics.

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.

Award-winning musicians perform at Foothills church

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Mark Hanson and national award-winning vocalist Greta Pedersen are scheduled to return to Los Altos for a concert with Bay Area fingerstyle guitarists Teja Gerken and Doug Young 2-4 p.m. May 5 at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave.

Hanson and Pedersen’s concerts feature a mix of jazz, Americana, originals and pop. Gerken and Young draw from their individual catalogs of original compositions, Celtic tunes, arrangements of jazz standards and the occasional classical piece.

Great Books Discussion begins new season at Los Altos library

The Los Altos Library’s Great Books Discussion will end its current year Tuesday with poems by Marge Piercy from The Great Books Foundation’s “Modern American Poetry.”

The new season for the discussion program is set to begin May 21. In addition to “Modern American Poetry,” the books selected for the coming season include “Even Deadlier: A Sequel to the 7 Deadly Sins Sampler” and “Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions.”


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