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Homestead senior brings native garden to Woodland library

Asher Kohn/Town Crier
Alyssa Robins displays a sketch she drew in preparation for the native garden she plans to install at the Los Altos Library’s Woodland Branch. The Homestead High School senior pursued the project as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award.

A Girl Scout through and through, Alyssa Robins was looking for a service project to fulfill requirements for her Gold Award.

A senior at Homestead High School, Robins had been in Girl Scouts for more than a decade and had completed two internships at Hidden Villa when she sought a way to bring her interests forward to benefit the community.

'Speaking Volumes' features acclaimed pianist Nakamatsu


Pianist Jon Nakamatsu is scheduled to headline the Los Altos Library Endowment’s annual “Speaking Volumes” event 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Nakamatsu began playing music at age 4. Following his graduation from Stanford University, he taught German at St. Francis High School, all the while maintaining his love of playing the piano.

Former Secretary of State Shultz to headline April SPARC event

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz is scheduled to appear at a South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition meeting 6 p.m. April 20 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Shultz, who served in the Reagan administration, will share lessons outlined in his autobiography, “Learning from Experience” (Hoover Institution Press, 2016).

'Ewe' ought to be there : Sheep Shearing Day set for Saturday

Courtesy of Hidden Villa
An unsuspecting sheep awaits a shearing at Hidden Villa.

Hidden Villa’s Sheep Shearing Day is scheduled Saturday at the environmental farm and wilderness preserve, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

Demonstrations are slated 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3:30 p.m.

'Live!' auditions await local performers this weekend at Los Altos High School

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Local residents looking to ham it up in front of an audience can audition for the Los Altos Live! talent show this weekend.

Local residents looking to showcase their talents can audition for the ninth annual Los Altos Live! talent show Saturday and Sunday.

From dancers to jugglers, singers and classical pianists, the talent show fundraiser at Los Altos High School welcomes performers of all levels, no matter their age.

'Like a kid going to the playground': Pickleball serves up fitness and fun for all ages

Mary Larsen/Town Crier
The Mitchell Park Wednesday morning pickleball group, above, enjoys both the social and physical benefits of the fast-growing sport.

It’s 10 a.m. and time to play.

Every Wednesday morning at Palo Alto’s Mitchell Park, an enthusiastic group ranging in age from 50 to over 80 gathers for a friendly round of pickleball.

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