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Community - April 25, 2012

Authors to speak at Atherton benefit

Celebrated authors Anne Lamott and Dr. Abraham Verghese will appear on stage at a spring garden party from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Atherton. The event benefits Bay Area-based Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA).

Baba Ken Okulolu and the Nigerian Brothers will perform. Wine from Kingston Vineyards, provided by Portola Valley resident and winery owner Courtney Kingston, and gourmet appetizers from Paradise Foods will be served.

Kaboni Gondwe, recipient of a GAIA nursing scholarship and current Fulbright scholar, will share her life story with guests. Ms. Gondwe is from Malawi, a southern Africa country where the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance works to feed, clothe and educate AIDS orphans and provide HIV testing.

Marty Arscott of Atherton chairs GAIA; Andy Pflaum of Portola Valley is vice chair.

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