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.”

2019 Morning Forum of Los Altos speaker series runs through June 4

The 2019 Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series is underway. The series features speakers who appear 10 a.m. every other Tuesday through the beginning of June at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The remaining speakers and their topics for the spring:

First Friday Frisbee Fling hits downtown

Courtesy of Los Altos First Friday
The San Jose Spiders are scheduled to come to town Friday.

April’s First Friday festivities, scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos, will include an Ultimate Frisbee demonstration courtesy of the San Jose Spiders.

The pro Ultimate Frisbee team’s home field since 2014 has been at Foothill College. The Spiders are two-time national champions.

At the Library – Week of April 3

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit

• 4-5 p.m. first and third Mondays: A knit and crochet circle serves all skill levels.

Save the Date – Week of April 3

May 11

Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk, Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road. Information:

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