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Community Briefs

Nominations open for preservation award

Nominations for Los Altos’ Historic Preservation Award are open through April 19.

Established in 2012, the Historic Preservation Award recognizes individuals, groups, organizations or projects that exemplify the spirit of historic preservation in Los Altos.

How to go about choosing a family pet: Pet Pause

A pet can bring tremendous joy to a family. Whether its being entertained by their charming antics or the calming effects of stroking their bodies, they de-stress our lives.

While pet ownership is a responsibility, a family pet should not be a burden. Careful consideration must be given to the pet’s expected longevity, demands for daily care and attention, and expectations of interactions with small children and other pets in the household.

A class from the master

The sounds of music filled the Steinway Piano Gallery in Los Altos March 5 as Jon Nakamatsu, the official Steinway artist, taught a master class for aspiring pianists Miles Wada, 16, of Mountain View; Josephine Chou, 14, of Saratoga; and Jonathan Hou, 14, of Cupertino. The three young musicians performed compositions by Frederic Chopin, under the watchful eyes and ears of Nakamatsu, world-renowned virtuoso pianist and the winner of the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition – the only American pianist to have achieved the distinction since 1981. At right, Nakamatsu leads Wada through a piece.

At the Library

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

Fine Art in the Park hits Lincoln Park May 20 & 21

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Local residents can browse the art at the annual Fine Art in the Park show, the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ signature fundraiser.

Although this year marks the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ 42nd annual Fine Art in the Park show, new artists, new music and a new stage aim to keep the event fresh.

Scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 20 and 21 in Lincoln Park in Los Altos, the open-air art show will feature a variety of artists and media, live entertainment, food, beverages and face painting and a balloon artist for children.

Watercolorist has an eye 'for urban detail'

Courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery;
Works by artists Caroline McClintic are on display this month at art galleries in downtown Los Altos.

Following is a roundup of local arts events and exhibitions.

Viewpoints Gallery

Los Altos resident and watercolorist Caroline McClintic explores the unique patterns of cityscapes in a variety of styles in “Urban Patterns,” her new exhibition at Viewpoints Gallery.

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