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Zimbabwe event's poetry slams

Three slam poetry and storytelling events, the Zimbabwe Poetry Slam and African Folk Tales performances, will be held in Los Altos this month to promote the 15th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair. in Mountain View.

The performances will feature African and African-inspired poetry and bring to life African stories through the use of puppetry and costumes.

These poetry slam events help promote this year's Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair, which is put on by the Sustainable Living Foundation to raise money for the Makumbi Children's Home, an orphanage in the African country of Zimbabwe. As pre-race events, the poetry slams hope to forward the Sustainable Living Foundation's philosophy of "Be Fit, Create Art, Help Others."

Admission is free. Performances will be held at Know Knew Books on Thursday, Mar. 6, at 7p.m., The Los Altos Public Library on Friday, Mar. 7, at 3:30p.m., and Linden Tree Books on Saturday, Mar. 15, at 11a.m. The run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair will be held on Mar. 23. More information is at www.ZimbabweParaguay.net

—Katie Straub

KMVT now on Roku, Apple TV

Mountain View's community access television station is no longer just for those who subscribe to Comcast's cable service.

Mountain View's local TV station is now available online to those who have a Roku player or Apple TV. The $50 Roku device allows Internet services such as Netflix and Hulu to be easily watched on a TV set. A KMVT spokesperson says Apple TV users can watch KMVT though an app, but details were not immediately available.

KMVT broadcasts a variety of locally produced shows, as well as a live broadcast of the Tuesday night City Council meeting.

—Daniel DeBolt

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