RIP LAHS pumpkin patch, long live Halloween

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Pumpkin, with cop

Los Altos High School’s pumpkin patch, a traditional must-see for many local school groups and families, has been canceled this year to make way for on-campus construction. But other seasonal activities are in full swing – follow the Town Crier on Facebook for a steady stream of pumpkin-related proceedings.

• ’Twas 13 Days Before Halloween Movie Night, 7 p.m. Saturday at Los Altos’ Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave. Wear a costume and bring a picnic blanket for a family-friendly double feature beginning with “Casper’s Halloween Special.”

30 years after Loma Prieta earthquake, LA History Museum exhibition looks back, ahead

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One person died when a five-story tower at St. Joseph Seminary collapsed in the October 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The seminary closed in 1991. The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Our Community Prepares,” focuses on local residents’ response to natural disasters.

The Los Altos History Museum, in partnership with the city of Los Altos, marks the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake with the opening of the exhibition “Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature, Then and Now,” on display Thursday through Jan. 19.

The exhibition highlights the stories of lives shaken by disasters in the area, and ways the community has worked together to prepare for natural disasters in the future.

Garden club celebrates 90 years with luncheon

Kiwi DeVoy

Supporters of the Garden Club of Los Altos are scheduled to celebrate the club’s 90th anniversary during a luncheon and demonstration by floral designer Kiwi DeVoy Tuesday at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave.

The potluck luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Attendees should bring a salad at 11 a.m. Anniversary activities are set to start at 12:30 p.m., including presentation of a check from the club to the Los Altos History Museum to fund an addition to the outdoor history exhibits.

Community Briefs: Habitats, celebrations, musical tribute

Habitats of birds subject of talk

The Los Altos Hills Open Space Committee has scheduled a talk on “Habits and Habitats of Our Local Birds” 7-9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Los Altos Hills Town Hall Council Chambers, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

From bluebirds to golden eagles, Los Altos Hills provides habitat for a wide variety of birds. Matthew Dodder, Michelle Unger and Mike Azevedo with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society will discuss the habits and habitats of local birds and actions residents can take to conserve species.

Los Altos Hills Digital Gallery features gourd art

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This carved gourd by Ginger Summit is among the pieces featured on the Los Altos Hills Public Art Committee’s Digital Gallery through October.

The Los Altos Hills Public Art Committee is featuring Ginger Summit’s “Ancient Materials to Fine Art” exhibition through Oct. 31 on its online Digital Gallery at

The committee selected a cross-section of 20 pieces for display from Summit’s intricately carved gourds and wool fleece 2- and 3-dimensional felted works. According to committee members, her creations stood out for the “innovative and unexpected” ways she uses and presents ordinary objects and material as fine art. Summit’s pieces will open viewers’ minds to new ways in which art can be expressed, committee members added, and serve as inspiration that unusual media can become the “canvas” for artistic expression.

Local Arts Roundup: Photographer seeks senior models, and more

Since relocating with her family from France six years ago, Los Altos resident Maud Daujean has fallen in love with the city. And her relationships in the Santa Rita School community led to an unexpected – and so far successful – career as a photographer and videographer.

Her first major project, “Dancing in the City,” captured dancers in various locations in San Francisco. She wants her latest photo project to feature local seniors.

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