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Linden Tree Books hosts author reading

Author Tracy Clark is scheduled to read from “Scintillate,” the first book in the Light Key Trilogy from Entangled Teen, 7 p.m. Thursday at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

“Scintillate” chronicles the journey of a young girl with supernatural powers who travels to Ireland to solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance.

For more information, visit lindentreebooks.com.

LAH sponsors drawing event

The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a Figure Drawing Paint-In 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 27 at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

The event, which will feature three staged sets of live models, is open to the first 24 painters on a first come, first-served basis. Participants are advised not to bring smelly solvents.

Cost is $10. Proceeds benefit Unity Care, a nonprofit organization that supports at-risk teens.

To reserve a spot, send a check made out to “Unity Care” c/o Karen Druker, 14190 Wild Plum Lane, Los Altos Hills 94022.

For more information, call 941-7222.

Docent discusses work of Matisse

Fine-arts docent Ellen Harden is scheduled to discuss the “Matisse from SFMOMA” exhibition 7:30 p.m. today in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Henri Matisse, the French Impressionist and Neoimpressionist painter, is known for his use of color and influence on the evolution of modern art in the early 20th century.

The exhibition, which runs through Sept. 7 at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, is on loan from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art while it undergoes renovation.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

Presentations highlight Asian Art Museum

The Los Altos Library has scheduled two presentations highlighting the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The presentations are slated 7 p.m. in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

• Feb. 24: “Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art.” The flower or bird on a Chinese painting, robe or vase most likely has a hidden meaning or secret message. A docent will teach attendees how to decipher the meanings and read the secret messages in Chinese art.

• March 12: “Yoga: The Art of Transformation.”

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

Local artists display work at 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. 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.

For more information, call (408) 464-7875 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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