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Los Altos twins host 'Kids Helping Kids' concert


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Ray and Rose William enjoy artwork with a student in their Little Mozart Program.

After passing their Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Level 8 piano exam, 17-year-old twins Ray and Rose William of Los Altos realized that their achievement had only benefited themselves.

“Looking back on how much joy a musical education brought us, we came to the natural conclusion that this should be available to every kid,” Ray said. “However, due to economic reasons, many never receive such musical opportunities.”

GreenTown members enjoy 'Hardy' bike ride


 

GreenTown Los Altos’ inaugural Hardy Jones Memorial Bike Ride drew a crowd of cyclists, who pedaled around the city to view outdoor sculptures created by the late surgeon. The group viewed Jones’ “Magic Fish” sculpture at the main library, above, stopped by seven schools, a private residence and a hardware store. Sam Harding, Jones’ longtime friend, shared stories and anecdotes about each metal sculpture. Jane Bryan-Jones, Jones’ wife, did not join the group on the ride, but met with them at the start and expressed her appreciation for the event. GreenTown’s next group ride, the Summer Solstice Night Bike Ride, is scheduled June 21. For more information, visit greentownlosaltos.org.

Student essayists gaze into California's past

The following are the winning essays in the 2017 Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest, a joint venture between the Los Altos Historical Commission and the Los Altos History Museum. The 33rd annual contest, held earlier this year, was open to students in grades 3-6 attending public and private schools in the Los Altos area.

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Schola performs music set to winning poetry

Schola Cantorum is scheduled to perform its final concert of the season, “A Celebration of Premieres and Commissions,” 7:30 p.m Saturday at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, and 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The concert will revisit music the choral group has performed in its 53-year history, as well as debut new works, two of which are inspired by local high school poets.

Los Altos History Museum seeks volunteers

The Los Altos History Museum seeks volunteer docents and museum store cashiers to devote a few hours each month.

Exhibition curators train docents before each new display.

Museum events complement Eichler show

The Los Altos History Museum explores the legacy of Joseph L. Eichler’s architectural vision in its latest exhibition, “Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses,” which runs through Oct. 8.

The exhibition includes photos, Mid-Century Modern furniture, memorabilia and details on the history of Eichler’s impact on the Bay Area between 1949 and 1974. His grandson, Steven Eichler, curated the display, with graphic design by his wife, Judi.


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