Committee for Green Foothills celebrates 50th anniversaryThe Committee for Green Foothills is inviting the public to help celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 23, with an afternoon gathering at Runnymede Farm at 980 Runnymede Road in Woodside.
Rarely open to the public, this 100-acre farm has an extensive collection of sculptures by noteworthy artists such as ceramicist Jun Kaneko and sculptors Viola Frey and Andy Goldsworthy.
The four-hour celebration begins at 2:30 p.m. and includes "scrumptious food" and remarks by American West scholar and author Jon Christensen and author Lynn Stegner.
Space is limited and individual tickets begin at $125.
Go to tinyurl.com/CGF-777 for more information.
Film on work
of Martin Litton
The film, "The Good Fight: the Martin Litton Story," will be shown from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road in Portola Valley.
The film chronicles the efforts of conservationist Martin Litton, a Portola Valley local who is a recipient of the Sierra Club's John Muir Award and is a 2012 Portola Valley Blues & Barbecue honoree.
Mr. Litton was instrumental in establishing Redwood National Park and preventing the building of dams that would have flooded the Grand Canyon.
Call 851-0560 to contact the library.
Jazz at Lutticken's
Barbara Ann Barnett and Jazzum will play from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Lutticken's After 5, located at 3525 Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park.
Jazzum, characterized as "hot jazz from an earlier era," is a quintet consisting of piano, bass, trumpet, clarinet/sax and singer.
Ms. Barnett, who identifies herself as the band's "canary," says "trad jazz is hot jazz, today's renderings being loosely based mostly on the early work of Louis Armstrong and many, many other giants from the 20s, 30s and 40s. From its inception, trad jazz has been dance music, so I'm hoping there will be dancing in the streets."
Lutticken's will feature music by local groups on Saturday nights, on occasion, throughout the fall, says Judy Congdon, who is in charge of booking. There is no cover charge and reservations are not needed.
Autumn at Filoli
Filoli will hold its annual family-friendly harvest celebration from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the historic Woodside estate. Visitors may tour the Gentlemen's Orchard, where there are more than 670 trees and vines of heirloom fruit, and sample fruit from the orchard in the Visitor and Education Center during the day.
Docents will lead hikes and answer questions about gardening, and there will be entertainment for children.
Admission is $25 for adults and $5 for children. Call 364-8300 for advance reservations.