5 Things You Need to Know Today, Nov. 27

Check out the annual Fantasy of Lights show at Vasona Park to help you get into the spirit of the holidays.

1. West Valley College Theater Department presents Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, in the campus' main theater, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for students and seniors. Details: 408-741-2058.

2. The 13th annual Fantasy of Lights show began 6-10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25 and continues through Saturday, Dec. 31 every evening, including holidays, at Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Rd. The event consists of a 1.5-mile drive-through holiday lights and display entertainment extravaganza. According to organizers, the show is the premier holiday lights spectacular in Northern California. Details: 408-355-2201.

3. West Valley College's Global Citizenship Committee sponsors The Rising Tide: A Documentary on Contemporary Chinese Art at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, in the campus' theater, 14000 Fruitvale Ave. Tickets are $8 and there's free parking in lot 7. Details: 408-741-2001.

4. Dec. 8 is the deadline to apply to serve on a town advisory body to make a positive, lasting difference in your community. There are vacancies on the Arts and Culture Commission, Parks Commission, the Building Board of Appeals, the Parks Commission and Transportation and Parking Commission. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Monday, Dec. 19. Details: 408-354-6880.

5. The Town is soliciting proposals from artists for banner designs for downtown Los Gatos. The banners will be installed in downtown Los Gatos, in the area surrounding Town Plaza Park. Artists must be 16 years of age or older, and must be a resident of Los Gatos, including its unincorporated neighborhoods. Designs must be on the theme of "The History and Arts of Los Gatos," or of "The Flora and Fauna of Los Gatos." Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 18, 2012. Details: Regina Falkner, 408-354-6832.


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