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Morning Forum series launches new season Sept. 19

The 68th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series is scheduled to begin Sept. 19 with a new slate of speakers for the fall/winter season.

Lectures are slated 10:15-11:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Los Altos native Spangler returns home as 'An American in Paris'

Matthew Murphy/Special to The Town Crier
Nick Spangler, center, is enjoying success on the stage, starring in a production of “An American in Paris.”

After more than a decade in New York City, Los Altos native Nick Spangler returns to the Bay Area next week with the touring production of “An American in Paris.”

The Mountain View High School graduate plays a prominent role in the musical, scheduled to run Tuesday through Oct. 8 at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco.

Community Briefs

Hidden Villa hosts September fundraisers

Hidden Villa, the environmental farm and wilderness preserve in Los Altos Hills, has scheduled two fundraising events in September.

• “Our Annual Gathering” is scheduled 4-7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Duveneck House. The evening aims to rally support for Hidden Villa’s mission, programs and commitment to inclusion. Attendees will participate in a tomato tasting that will determine the varieties grown on the property next summer and can sample Hidden Villa’s bounty, rotating through food stations showcasing the organic farm’s vegetables, meat, eggs and flowers. The Biodegrading Jazzmen will perform, and the event will feature a silent auction. Tickets are $50-$150.

Local Arts Roundup: Local gallery exhibitions feature landscapes, photography

Courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery
The artwork of Kathleen Mitchell is on display at Viewpoints Gallery in downtown Los Altos. 

Viewpoints Gallery

The work of local artist Kathleen Mitchell is on display at Viewpoints Gallery through Sept. 30. A reception for the artist is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday at the gallery.

Inspired by California scenes, Mitchell’s “Contemporary Landscapes” exhibition highlights her view of the natural world filled with textures and brilliant colors. She said she enjoys exploring new techniques and materials that heighten the mood of her paintings.

CSA honors contributors at 'Hometown Heroes' event


Community Services Agency’s 2017 “Hometown Heroes” breakfast fundraiser is scheduled 7:15 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

“Hometown Heroes” honors individuals, businesses and organizations for their contributions to CSA and the community.

At the Library

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.


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