Save the Date – Week of Sept. 4

Sept. 14

Santa Clara Corvettes’ annual Corvette Spectacular car show, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Los Altos. Information: sccorvettes.org.

Sept. 27

Los Altos Village Association’s Beer Stroll, 6-9 p.m. on Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos. Tickets are $40. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

World Affairs opens series with 'Russia Resurrected'

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs is scheduled to kick off its annual speaker series with the program “Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order” Sept. 22.

Kathryn Stoner, deputy director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, will discuss Russia’s re-emergence on the world stage and its role in it.

Schola to perform winning entry in student poetry contest

Mountain View-based Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley has launched a poetry contest for high school students, with the winning poem set to new music and performed by the 75-voice ensemble.

Young poets are asked to submit work under the theme “California’s Natural Beauty.” All poems must have a title and be 20 lines or fewer. Any rhyme style is accepted except free verse.

Local Arts Roundup: Black and white and 'Green' all over


Courtesy of Gallery 9
“Vessels” is on display for the month at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos.

Los Altos Hills residents Tom and Marj Green specialize in black-and-white photography. Their online exhibition, “Seeing in Black & White,” is posted on the town’s Digital Art Gallery through the end of September at losaltoshills.ca.gov/digitalgallery.

The Greens said their images find beauty in common objects and capture how they work with light and shadow to evoke a mood or tell a story.

At the Library – Week of Sept. 4

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 sccl.org/losaltos.

 

Los Altos Hills resident reflects on 'Lone Ranger' radio career


Parker

Long before entertainment consisted of bingeing the latest Netflix program or watching 20-somethings find love on a reality show, people would sit by the radio and wait for their favorite radio drama to start.

Los Altos Hills resident Dave Parker was one of the voices listeners heard. From 1948 to 1951, Parker was part of the cast of “The Lone Ranger,” the old-time Western classic about a masked hero that aired nationally.


 

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