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Library presentation covers monkeyflowers

Botanist Steve Schoenig is scheduled to discuss “Monkeyflowers in Flux” 7:30-9 p.m. Friday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Schoenig is the California Native Plant Society’s rare plant treasure hunt botanist. He has a 30-year interest in native California plants, with a special focus on the monkeyflower genus Mimulus and endemic plants of the three California deserts.

Los Altos High Knights plan 'Return to Camelot' this weekend

The Los Altos High School classes of 1958 through 1978, together with faculty and staff from those years, are scheduled to reunite 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Ave., Cupertino.

The event will feature a “Return to Camelot: Tournament of Memories” theme. Former principal Dude Angius and his family will host the reunion and provide drinks and snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic supplies, as well as memorabilia and stories from their years as Knights.

Revamped Relay For Life emphasizes fun activities

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Duncan MacVicar displays the “torch” that will be used at this year’s Relay For Life.

Organizers of this year’s Relay For Life of Los Altos are emphasizing the “fun, fun, fun” aspect of a revamped event they’re calling “Relay 2.0.”

So says Pat Hyland, who with Duncan MacVicar serves as co-chairperson of this year’s local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The former 24-hour event, they said, has been shortened and simplified by popular demand.

Schola Cantorum performs music of Randall Thompson Saturday

Choral group Schola Cantorum will pay tribute to American composer Randall Thompson with two performances of “Randall Thompson Retrospective,” scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday (May 14) at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto and 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church.

The Mountain View-based choir will perform “Peaceable Kingdom,” “Frostiana,” “Testament of Freedom” and “The Feast of Praise,” a piece Thompson dedicated to his friend Harold Schmidt, who at the time of the work’s premiere was director of choral activities at Stanford University.

Art + animals = fun downtown weekend

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The Kiwanis Pet Parade draws a crowd to downtown Los Altos.

Downtown Los Altos will be bustling with activity this weekend as local service clubs sponsor two signature events.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos has scheduled its 69th annual Kiwanis Pet Parade 10 a.m. Saturday on Main and State streets.

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LA Library hosts talk on Sudan

The Los Altos Library has scheduled the presentation “Timeless Sudan” 7-8:30 p.m. June 15 in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Bruce Berger and his wife, Pam Perkins, traveled to Sudan last November to explore ancient archaeological sites and current digs, and to meet people from a culture far removed from Silicon Valley. In their presentation, they will discuss how they discovered that Sudan is one of the most ethnically, geographically and culturally diverse countries in Africa, with nomadic influences that blend with antiquities from ancient civilizations.

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