Mountain View Voice

News - March 14, 2014

Community brief

Deer Hollow spring farm tours

Deer Hollow Farm is opening for three spring farm tours, giving locals a chance to take the kids to meet the farm's new kids on Saturdays, March 15, April 19, and May 17.

Docent-led tours offer a chance to meet the animals and learn about life on a homestead as it would have been in 1850. Visitors can meet Luna the cow and her year-old calf Roxie, and the new baby goats. Docents will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be activities for children.

Visitor surveys collected over the past year show that over 10,000 Mountain View residents visit Deer Hollow annually, according to Elizabeth Montgomery, spokeswoman for the Friends of Deer Hollow. The farm tours are one of Deer Hollow's biggest annual fundraisers, she said.

Tours run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cost $7 per person, free for babies under age 1. The last entrance of the day is at 12:30 p.m. Deer Hollow is a 10-acre working farm partially funded by the city of Mountain View. It's located about a mile from the main entrance of Rancho San Antonio County Park. Information is online at www.fodhf.org.

15th annual Zimbabwe run and festival

The 15th annual Run for Zimbabwe is returning on Sunday, March 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph School. Part African festival, part fun run, the event sponsors races for all ages, from preschool to adult, and raises money for an orphanage in Zimbabwe, the Makumbi Children's Home. Put on by the Sustainable Living Foundation, the event includes a celebration of Zimbabwe culture with a children's art exhibit, authentic music, cultural booths, games and food, according to organizer Ellen Clark, the foundation's president.

Race registration is $5, and the fair and art exhibit are free. St. Joseph School is located at 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. To sign up for the race online, go to the Sustainable Living Foundation's website at ZimbabweParaguay.net or for information, contact Ellen Clark at 650-941-9206 or via email at zpclarks@sbcglobal.net.

—Mountain View Voice staff

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