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French Fair benefits Mentor Tutor Connection

The 12th annual French Fair, an event devoted to French culture, food and fashion, is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

This year’s fair will feature more than 60 exhibitors and sponsors, a fashion show, a food court, live French music and a vintage Citroen car exhibit.

Los Altos United Methodist sponsors Harvest Craft Faire

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual Harvest Craft Faire 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The event will feature a large selection of handcrafted items made by more than 40 artisans and the women of the church, gourmet and garden shops, a do-it-yourself succulent garden and a beekeeping demonstration.

Gill & friends to perform bio-musical Friday evening at church in Los Altos


Stephen Gill and friends are scheduled to present the bio-musical “The Sound of Music: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein” 7:30 p.m. Friday at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

The evening will feature highlights and backstage stories from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway hits, including “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” “Oklahoma,” “Carousel” and “The Sound of Music.”

Archibeque returns to SJSU Choraliers

Los Altos Hills resident Charlene Archibeque is set to return as conductor of the San Jose State University Choraliers for its 70th-anniversary concert, scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, 80 S. Market St., San Jose.

Archibeque, SJSU professor emeritus, will serve as guest conductor, leading current students and 120 alumni in the performance.

Library's Science & Technology Week runs through Saturday in Los Altos


The Los Altos Library Endowment has scheduled Science and Technology Week at the library through Saturday.

Activities will include hands-on programs for children, students and adults. A weeklong trivia contest for all ages will offer prizes.

Morning Forum speaker shares tales of life in North Korea

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Author Adam Johnson addresses the audience at a recent Morning Forum of Los Altos event kicking of its 68th year.

Stanford University creative writing professor and award-winning author Adam Johnson opened the Morning Forum of Los Altos’ 68th year with the timely presentation “Imagining North Korea.”

In 2004, Johnson was inspired to write what became the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Orphan Master’s Son” after reading the account of a North Korean defector and realizing how little anyone knew about the people who live in what he described as “this cruelest of countries.”

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