MV Kiwanis Club accepts grant requests
The Kiwanis Club of Mountain View Foundation is currently accepting grant requests that meet a critical health or human care need in the city of Mountain View.
Grant awards should address the needs of children under the age of 18 or seniors 60 and over and have objectives that are time-specific and measurable.
Organizations submitting grants must have 501(c)(3) status. Proof of 501(c)(3) status with a copy of the federal tax-exempt notification letter is required when submitting a grant request.
The deadline for submission of grant applications is Dec. 1.
Mail applications to the Kiwanis Club of Mountain View, PO Box 607, Mountain View 94042.
SFMOMA, library launch art series
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Altos Library kick off a six-part series of art talks with the docent presentation “Big, Bold Beautiful: Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field” 7-8 p.m. Monday in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
The lecture will highlight di Suvero’s eight monumentally scaled sculptures on display at San Francisco’s Crissy Field through May 16.
Working primarily in steel beams and plates, di Suvero creates dramatic sculptures that convey a sense of both light and movement. The discussion will explore the artist’s personal connections to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, and highlight his other contributions to the Bay Area art scene.
Admission is free open to the public.
For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.
Kiwanis Club collects for Turkey Round Up
The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos, sponsor of the annual Pet Parade in May, seeks donations for its Annual Turkey Round Up.
Each year, club members purchase and deliver turkeys to the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto so that families in need assistance can have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
To donate, send a check to the Los Altos Kiwanis Club Foundation, PO Box 484, Los Altos 94023.
SPARC speaker addresses health care
The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition has scheduled author Sally C. Pipes to discuss health care at its next meeting, 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.
Pipes, president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute since 1991, is considered a leading opponent of the Affordable Care Act. Her book, “The Cure for Obamacare” (Encounter Books, 2013) examines changes that could halt full implementation of the plan. She will discuss what she considers a better alternative for effective health care.
Pipes regularly addresses national and international audiences on health care, women’s issues, civil rights and the economy.
For more information, visit sparcgop.org.
Deadline extended for volunteer awards
The Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Committee is still accepting nominations for its annual volunteer awards luncheon, scheduled Dec. 13 at Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills.
Since the awards’ inception in 1983, the committee has recognized 295 individual volunteers and nine organizations.
For more information, visit jointvolunteerawards.com.
Local artists display work at History Museum
The Los Altos History Museum’s contemporary art exhibition, “Los Altos – Moving Art Forward,” runs through March 23 at 51 S. San Antonio Road.
The project celebrates local artists with a juried exhibition in painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. The display complements the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s off-site exhibition, “Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley,” scheduled to run through March at various venues across the city.
Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.
For more information, visit losaltoshistory.org.
Homestay program needs host families
The International Student Placements program at Foothill and De Anza colleges needs host families for international students.
The program has placed students with local families for more than 20 years. Host families are asked to provide a private or double bedroom and share meals and kitchen privileges.
The arrangements start in August and end in June. Hosts are paid between $825 and $1,000 per month in two installments. Families may include singles or couples with or without children, retirees or empty-nesters.
‘One Warm Scarf’ campaign underway
Los Altos resident Sandy Goldstein has launched her annual “One Warm Scarf” campaign to provide accessories to the area’s homeless residents. She collects used hats, gloves and scarves to ease the upcoming winter chill.
Goldstein has delivered hundreds of items to the homeless. She also collects yarn to donate to knitting clubs, whose members then knit hats and gloves.