Nature Gallery's 'Cats Rock' party supports rescue group

Courtesy of Carol Garsten
Los Altos residents Corrie Dunne, at keyboard, and Mary Gospe comprise the folk/rock duo Song Garden, set to perform at the “Cats Rock” fundraiser.

Nature Gallery is scheduled to host “Cats Rock,” a wine-tasting party and fundraiser for Nine Lives Foundation, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the shop. 296 State St., Los Altos.

“Over the past 15 years, I have adopted three loving feline friends from Nine Lives, and I am so happy to be supporting the great work of the foundation,” said Carol Garsten, Nature Gallery owner.

Festival art, food & fun come to Castro Street this weekend

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A crowd of Mountain View Art & Wine Festival revelers celebrates at a previous year’s event, above. An artist paints at the Mountain View festival, left.

The 48th annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is set to take over Castro Street in downtown Mountain View this weekend, providing an array of art, food, beverages and entertainment.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Local artist's work part of Saturday event

IMG 7604The work of local artist Tanya Momi will be featured during a Family Art Day featuring contemporary Sikh art and previewing a new exhibition, “Expressions of Divinity.” The event is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 31) at the Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara.

Momi plans to display a wide range of works from a painting career going back more than 30 years.

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Inspiration becomes art for WomenSV

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Ruthven Darlene, left, and artist D.A. “Dave” Hendrickson display his painting “Journey Into Light,” which hangs in the downtown Los Altos offices of the nonprofit WomenSV.


Artist D.A. “Dave” Hendrickson recently donated a painting to the Los Altos nonprofit organization WomenSV, which helps affluent victims of domestic violence.

CSA set to honor 'Hometown Heroes' Sept. 12



Community Services Agency’s “Hometown Heroes” breakfast is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Tour of the universe to benefit LALE


Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi is scheduled to lead “A Grand Tour of the Universe” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Program Room at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Sponsored by the Los Altos Library Endowment, the nontechnical presentation is designed for anyone with an interest in the wonders of the universe. The mission of LALE is to increase financial support for the library’s services, collections, equipment, facilities and programs.


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