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:

Local Arts Roundup : Galleries feature new exhibitions – artist receptions Friday

Courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery
Paintings by Maura Carta, including the work above, are currently on display at Viewpoints Gallery.

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery showcases the work of painter Maura Carta for the month of April.

Carta’s “Recent Works” exhibition includes an eclectic assortment of landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and still-lifes. Working within the classical techniques of grisailles and layering, her paintings have a subtle glow to them.

Los Altos History Museum ushers in spring with a focus on florals

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “April in Bloom: Floral Artistry though the Years,” is set to open Saturday and run through April 20 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The opening weekend will feature an Ikebana Flower Show, with Japanese floral arrangements on display in the museum’s Main Gallery and courtyard. Katsuko Thielke and her students will give demonstrations of the ancient art of Ikebana 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to noon Sunday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Community Briefs – Week of April 3

Author Cooper headlines ‘Speaking Volumes’ event

The Los Altos Library Endowment has scheduled its annual “Speaking Volumes” event 7:30 p.m. April 10 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Local author Ellison Cooper will deliver a presentation titled “Reflections of a Mystery Writer.” Popular with book clubs, Cooper’s first novel, “Caged,” is a fiction tale of suspense and mystery.

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