Cantor exhibition revisits Battle of Little Big Horn: Local Arts Roundup

Courtesy of Cantor Arts Center
The above drawing (Minneconjou Lakota Sioux, 1822-1907) is from the Red Horse Pictographic Account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1881. Created with graphite, colored pencil and ink, the image is among 12 scheduled for display at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University has scheduled the exhibition “Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn” Saturday through May 9.

The exhibition includes 12 ledger drawings by Red Horse, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux warrior who fought against Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.


Town Crier Holiday Fund sets record

As of this week, the annual Town Crier Holiday Fund reached the highest grand total since its launch 16 years ago – $257,216.

The number of donors totaled 363, which means that the average contributor gave more than $700.


Kiwanis foundation accepts grant applications


Now that the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos has wrapped up its biggest fundraiser of the year – its annual Christmas Tree Lot – the Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation is accepting grant applications through the end of January.


Morning Forum continues 66th lecture series season

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos continues its season with speaker Peter Walsh, a professional organizer, discussing “Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff” 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Upcoming speakers and their topics:


Whose sari now?: Traditional Indian garment makes a comeback with support from modern women

Courtesy of Archana Appanna
Saris are making a comeback, thanks to an international movement promoted by a Los Altos woman and her friends.

Archana Appanna is hoping the sari, a staple of traditional Indian fashion, catches on, not only in her hometown of Los Altos, but also all over the world.

She’s part of a movement of Indian women who are bringing back the everyday wear of the sari through the 100 Sari Pact, which claimed Dec. 21 as World Sari Day.


Los Altos volunteer places priority on 'fun' at Hidden Villa preserve

Laurie Aubuchon/Special to the Town Crier
John Seyfarth is standing in front of a trail he takes his schoolchildren on, located near Hidden Villa’s hostel.

Los Altos resident John Seyfarth, 57, finds volunteering for Hidden Villa’s Environmental Education Program to be a perfect fit.

As a Farm and Nature guide for schoolchildren on fieldtrips at Hidden Villa, the nonprofit, educational organic farm and wilderness area in Los Altos Hills, Seyfarth said, the “main attraction” for volunteering at Hidden Villa “is the wonderful experiences I’m able to pass on to the kids.”


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