Without the identifying sign out front, the well-kept, historical house at 183 Hillview Ave. could be mistaken for just another quiet neighborhood residence. But the old abode is headquarters for a foundation with a diverse lineup of community-building services – from nurturing and funding non-profit groups, to offering mediation and leadership classes.
The Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF), in its 20th year, manages local residents’ donor-advised funds and disburses most of its annual $200,000 allocation from the Los Altos-based David and Lucile Packard Foundation to non-profit groups.
It’s Thursday, and if you have no idea what you’ll do for the weekend, Patch is coming to the rescue.
We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
1. ‘ROARING 20’S GALA’
Where/When: Stonebrook Court, Los Altos Hills; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Why Go: Don your 1920s regalia and head to the “Roaring 20’s Gala” for a night of extravagant fun including casino play and a silent auction. Hosted by the Los Altos Community Foundation, Event begins with a cocktail reception and follows with a sit-down dinner, music and dancing. Proceeds will support LACF’s mission to build community through grants to local programs that address community needs.
Price: Bids are $175 per person; table for 10 is $1750; email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets
The Assistance League Costume Bank
is the perfect place to get that look from the 20’s whether you’re a flaggper or a gangster! They have many Roaring 20’s items in stock now, some for rent and some for purchase. Get down there quickly for the best selection – they will hold it for you for Gala weekend.
You may even call them for a personal fitting and style guidance at 650-941-2610 and the Costume Bank is generously donating $5 of every rental back to LACF.
The Costume Bank is a nonprofit business owned and operated by Assistance League of Los Altos, an autonomous chapter of the National Assistance League.