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UPC marks centennial with artists’ showcase

To celebrate its 100th anniversary year, Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled an exhibition, “Artists Among Us,” showcasing the work of artists in the congregation 7-8:30 p.m. Friday and 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 858 University Ave.

The exhibition will feature paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, quilts and needlework. Participating artists will also share their original poems, stories and songs. The showcase will include a children’s craft area.

Terry Williams, director of worship ministries and event organizer, said art is closely related to the spirit. She praised the “depth and breadth” of artistic expression within the congregation.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 948-4361 or visit unionpc.org.

Audition this weekend for Los Altos Live!

Auditions for the sixth annual Los Altos Live! talent show are scheduled noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the choral room at Los Altos High School, 201 Almond Ave.

Auditions are open to residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View.

The show is scheduled April 26 in the high school’s Eagle Theater, with a run-through dress rehearsal slated April 25.

For more information, visit facebook.com and enter “Los Altos Live” in the search box.

Lectures highlight Impressionist exhibition

Fine-arts docent Kay Payne is scheduled to present illustrated lectures on “Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art” 7:30 p.m. April 2 and 9 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The exhibition of the same name opens Saturday and runs through Aug. 9 at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. The show features the plein-air work of Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissaro and Alfred Sisley, along with self-portraits of Edgar Degas, Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Gauguin and Edouard Vuillard.

For more information on the exhibition, visit legionofhonor.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/intimate-impressionism-national-gallery.

For more information on the lectures, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/los altos.

Goodwin signs books at Main Street Cafe

Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin is scheduled to sign copies of her new book 3-5 p.m. Thursday at Main Street Cafe & Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos.

Goodwin will be in town to headline the Celebrity Forum Speakers Series.

Her latest book, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism” (Simon & Schuster, 2013), will be available for purchase at the signing for $35.

For more information, call 948-8040.

Women’s club hosts Filoli manager

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Julie Bly DeVere, collection manager for Filoli, to appear at its April 2 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and the program at 1 p.m.

DeVere, who has more then 13 years of museum experience, joined Filoli in 2011 as its first collection manager. She oversees management of Filoli’s permanent collection and rotating displays of an estimated 2,000 items, including paintings, furnishings, decorative arts, garden arts, textiles and ceramics. DeVere will present a slideshow that chronicles the history of the estate as well as its gardens and collections.

Admission is open to the public, but reservations are required.

For reservations and more information, call 948-3553.

Photo exhibition supports nonprofit

Los Altos Hills has scheduled a free public reception for “Capturing Light: The World as We See It,” the Palo Alto Camera Club’s judged photography exhibition and sale, 2-5 p.m. Sunday at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

“Capturing Light” is slated for display at town hall through Aug. 28.

For more information, call town hall at 941-7222.

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