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Festival of Lights volunteers search for downtown space for parade preparation

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Costumed characters stroll down Main Street during last year’s Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade. Organizers are in immediate need of empty downtown office space so that they can prepare costumes for this year’s parade.

Members of the Festival of Lights Parade Association are searching for an empty building in downtown Los Altos – space needed for volunteers to try on costumes in preparation for the popular holiday parade.

The association’s regular location for costume prep – the Grant Park Community Center in south Los Altos – is unavailable this year due to remodeling. The project leaves parade volunteers without a space to gear up for this year’s parade, scheduled Nov. 26.

Los Altos High grad makes USAF Academy's flying team

Photo courtesy of the Zorn family
Dylan Zorn, a 2015 graduate of Los Altos High School, has realized a childhood dream of flying. He joined the U.S. Air Force Academy’s flying team in March after a rigorous tryout.

After taking control of a plane for the first time at age 12, Dylan Zorn was “bitten with an overwhelming urge to fly,” his father, Lee, said.

Eight years later, the Los Altos native is still flying. Zorn is in his second year at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he is a member of the academy’s flying team.

LAH hosts photography exhibition at town hall

Courtesy of the Greens
Los Altos Hills residents Tom and Marj Green plan to exhibit their photographs, including the shot above, from October through March at town hall.

“Seeing in Black & White,” a photography exhibition by Tom and Marj Green, is scheduled for display from October through March at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

An artists’ reception featuring live music and wine is set for 2-5 p.m. Oct. 8 at town hall.

Hidden Villa replaces Duveneck Dinner with two new events in September

Town Crier File Photo
Proceeds from an upcoming Hidden Villa fundraiser will help provide fresh vegetables for those in need through Community Services Agency’s Food and Nutrition Center.

After hosting the Duveneck Dinner fundraiser for 20 years, Hidden Villa has gone in a new direction this year with two events.

• “Our Annual Gathering” is scheduled 4-7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Duveneck House. The evening aims to rally support for Hidden Villa’s mission, programs and commitment to inclusion.

Foothill veterans, artists join forces on mural showing transition to college life

Taylor Pedersen/Town Crier
The still-untitled mural at Foothill College is a work in progress, with artists eyeing completion in time for the start of the fall quarter Sept. 25.

A group of veterans attending Foothill College have teamed with three artists to tell their stories of transitioning from soldiers to students.

Community Briefs

Museum event features antiques expert

The Los Altos History Museum’s “Let’s Talk Antiques with Steve Yvaska” event is scheduled 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday under the oaks outside the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Attendees may bring one antique for a casual evaluation by Yvaska, who writes a column, “The Seasoned Collector,” for the Mercury News. Jennifer Berg, a fellow antiquarian and founder of Antiquum, will assist him.

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