Save the Date - Week of April 17

May 10

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

May 18

Kiwanis Club of Los Altos’ 72nd annual Pet Parade, 10 a.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information:

Not letting go of his 'egg-o'

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A young participant in last year’s spring egg hunt at Hillview Soccer Field snags a big catch. This year’s city of Los Altos-sponsored event is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the field, 97 Hillview Ave. Activities will include games, singing, dancing and the egg hunt, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Dance festival comes to Mtn. View in May


The Lively Foundation has scheduled its seventh annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley in May at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 800 Church St.

Highlights of the festival include the Full Day of Dance, slated 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18, and the Festival Concert, set for 3 p.m. May 19.

Community Briefs - Week of April 17

AAUW introduces Tech Trek Scholars

The Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled a Fiesta Lunch to introduce its middle-school scholarship winners noon to 2 p.m. May 5 in the Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos.

The organization’s Tech Trek Scholars for this summer’s AAUW Tech Trek Grace Hopper Science Camp, held on the Stanford University campus July 14-20, are girls who attend middle schools in Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto.

History Museum looks to past and future in new exhibition about food

From foraging to farming, harvesting to canning, TV dinners to plant-based meat, the food people grow, prepare and eat has evolved over the years. How food impacts culture, shapes lives and affects the planet is the focus of Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation,” on display May 2 through Sept. 8.

“Silicon Valley is known for innovation in so many technological ways, but in this exhibition, we want to bring to light the innovations made here that changed the diet of people all around the world, and innovations made elsewhere that changed our diet,” said Amy Ellison, Ph.D., exhibition curator. “By touring the exhibition, visitors can relive some of their own experiences working in a cannery or picking fruit in the orchards, or remembering the kinds of food we ate in the ’50s, ’60s and other eras.”

Time nears for Fine Art in the Park: LA Rotary Club's 44th annual event set for May 18, 19

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Artists and art enthusiasts mingle at Lincoln Park during last year’s Fine Art in the Park fundraiser. This year’s event is slated May 18 and 19.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos has scheduled its 44th annual Fine Art in the Park fundraiser, a two-day open-air festival featuring fine art, live music, food and beverages, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 18 and 19 at Lincoln Park along Foothill Expressway across from downtown Los Altos.

This year’s event will highlight 156 fine artists and artisans from Los Altos, the greater Bay Area and out of state. Forty-five of them are new to the show, and 23 are from out of state. The artists work in a breadth of media and styles – painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, mixed media, ceramics, glass, stone, metal, wood and textiles.

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