Save the Date - Week of April 10

May 10

Mother’s Day Wine Stroll, 6-9 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information:

May 18

“Spring Forward,” El Camino Hospital Foundation gala, 5:30-11 p.m. at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive. Information:

National Charity League Stanford Hills recognizes Class of 2019

Courtesy of Douglas Peck Photography
National Charity League’s Stanford Hills chapter honored the mothers and daughters in the service organization’s Class of 2019 March 23. Pictured, front row, from left: Rashmi Sinha, Arushi Sahai, Barbara Poyer, Whitney Poyer, Abby Kaplan, Paige Kaplan, Aimee Truscott and Jane Truscott. Second row: Julie Lunn, Morgan Lunn, Pam Critchfield, Susan Critchfield, Hannah Sheridan and Kathleen O’Rourke. Third row: Lisa Newton, Ellie Newton, Erika Krugler, Ellie Krugler, Grace Carlson and Cathy Carlson. Fourth row: Karen Lowe, Lauren Lowe, Bridget Tuomala and Carolyn Tuomala. Back: Ally Polverari, Stephanie Polverari, Catherine Cassani, Linda Wong, Madison Horn and Jill Horn.

The National Charity League Stanford Hills Class of 2019 celebrated the culmination of six years of mother-daughter philanthropy, leadership and cultural learning during its 32nd annual Senior Recognition Event March 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto.

At the event, each senior shared reflections on her six years in NCL that included tributes to the mother-daughter bond and their shared community service partnership. Many of the young women noted the NCL experience as more than “good deeds” and described it as a life-changing commitment.

Affordable-housing advocates hold forum, explore concept of home sharing in Los Altos

Seeking solutions to a pressing problem, the Los Altos Affordable Housing Working Group hosted the forum “Home Sharing in Los Altos: How It Works and Benefits to Homeowners” last week at the Los Altos main library.

The group touted home sharing as a way to use existing resources to expand opportunities for affordable housing, estimating that there are 13,000 homes in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, many with two or more spare bedrooms.

Silicon Valley Open Studios connects artists with enthusiasts

The annual Silicon Valley Open Studios event, in which local artists open their workplaces to the public, is scheduled the first three weekends in May.

More than 385 artists in approximately 160 locations will display their art, including painting, fiber arts, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture and ceramics.

Community Briefs - Week of April 10

Deer Hollow Farm offers spring tours

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled Spring Farm Tours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

Docents will escort tour-goers into the animal pens to meet the sheep, goats, ducks, chickens and rabbits. Visitors also can walk around the barnyard to see the cows and pigs up close.

Award-winning musicians perform at Foothills church

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Mark Hanson and national award-winning vocalist Greta Pedersen are scheduled to return to Los Altos for a concert with Bay Area fingerstyle guitarists Teja Gerken and Doug Young 2-4 p.m. May 5 at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave.

Hanson and Pedersen’s concerts feature a mix of jazz, Americana, originals and pop. Gerken and Young draw from their individual catalogs of original compositions, Celtic tunes, arrangements of jazz standards and the occasional classical piece.

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