CSA's Young Professionals group sponsors networking event

Community Services Agency’s Young Professionals group is scheduled to host its inaugural Empty Glasses networking event 1-4 p.m. May 18 at Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley.

The event is geared toward professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s living and working in the Bay Area who want to get more involved in the community. CSA’s Young Professionals group is an action-oriented service organization for those who want to address the issues of hunger, poverty and homelessness through volunteering, fundraising and serving as community ambassadors. CSA’s vision is that the networking group will help build a framework for creating a high-impact, customized social responsibility program.

Hidden Villa hosts Japanese Cultural Day

Courtesy of Margaret Abe
Young participants at a previous Japanese Cultural Day engage in a game of tug-of-war.

Hidden Villa is scheduled to host its fifth annual Japanese Cultural Day 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 in the Dana Center, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

The connection between Hidden Villa and the Japanese community dates back to the preserve’s founders, Frank and Josephine Duveneck, who in the 1940s opposed Japanese internment.

Local Arts Roundup: May gallery exhibitions in Los Altos feature diverse array of artists

Courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery
Viewpoints Gallery will feature Vered Binyamini’s work, above, in May.

Gallery 9

An exhibition of photography artist Bill Scull’s work, “Reflections: Reality Abstracted,” is on display this month at Gallery 9. The show runs through June 2.

An artist’s reception is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday at the gallery.

Rotary Club's art contest salutes local student talent

As part of the Los Altos Rotary Club’s annual Fine Art in the Park event, the club sponsors the Young at Art contest for student artists from seven local high schools.

The winning artwork is currently on display in Los Altos at Boston Private Bank, 345 S. San Antonio Road; Bank of the West, 176 Main St.; and Nature Gallery, 296 State St. The art also will be exhibited in the Lincoln Park gazebo during Fine Art in the Park, scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 18 and 19.

LAH Town Hall displays artwork

"Dissolving Sunset” is among several works by Timon Sloane on display at Los Altos Hills Town Hall.

Timon Sloane’s solo art exhibition “Breaking Skies“ is on display through September at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

An artist’s reception featuring live music, refreshments and wine is scheduled 2-5 p.m. Sunday at town hall.

Choreography competition winners named ahead of dance festival

The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley recently named the winners of its Choreography Competition, who will perform their premiere works at the Festival Concert, scheduled 3 p.m. May 19 at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St.

The Choreography Competition is open to artists whose work features movement or any kind of dance.

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