Library series addresses death
The first session in the Bay Area Funeral Consumers Association’s three-part series “Conversations About Death” is scheduled 7:15 p.m. Friday in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
The series is sponsored by a grant from the Los Altos Community Foundation.
Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Memorial hike honors Mary Davey
The Committee for Green Foothills has scheduled a hike to celebrate Mary Davey’s birthday, life and contributions to the environmental organization 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.
Davey, a Los Altos Hills resident, died in 2010. She was a longtime Committee for Green Foothills board member and advocate for affordable housing, social justice and the environment.She co-founded the Los Altos-based Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and served on its board for 16 years.
The hike is free, but donations are appreciated.
For more information, visit greenfoothills.org.
Author discusses ‘Culture vs. Copyright’
Local author Anatoly Volynets is scheduled to discuss his new book 7 p.m. Sunday at Know Knew Books, 366 State St., Los Altos.
Volynets’ “Culture vs. Copyright: A Diary of a Naive Philosopher” (Total Knowledge, 2014) is a reflection on the philosophy of copyright and the nature of culture. In the book, five first-graders debate the creative process, the relationship between culture and civilization, and other complex ideas. The children address the ideas using simple language, making them easy to understand.
Volynets will offer a short introduction on the history of his book and its major ideas and conduct a dialogue with attendees.
For more information, call 326-9355 or visit knowknewbooks.com.
Scenic hike precedes LAH Town Picnic
The Los Altos Hills History and Pathways committees have scheduled the inaugural Community Picnic Day Hike for town residents preceding the annual Town Picnic Sunday.
The hike will begin at 11:35 a.m. from town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road, tour the vintage farm equipment display, then continue to the baseball diamonds, where the Town Picnic is slated 1-4 p.m. Two different paths will be available – one with gentle inclines, one more strenuous – both narrated by committee members as they meander by historical homes and sites.
Bus transportation from the baseball diamonds back to town hall will be available.
For more information, call City Clerk Deborah Padovan at 947-2513.
Water recycling, savings subject of seminar
A consortium of environmental groups has scheduled a presentation on graywater recycling 7-9 p.m. June 4 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
The discussion is designed to educate residents about incorporating water recycling in their homes.
Event sponsors include GreenTown Los Altos, the Los Altos Hills Water Conservation Committee, Acterra, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, the Purissima Hills Water District and California Water Service Co.
For more information, visit greentownlosaltos.org.
Library hosts lecture on Meyerhoff Collection
Fine-arts docent Kathryn Zupsic is scheduled to present an illustrated lecture on “Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection” 7:30 p.m. June 11 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
The lecture will highlight the exhibition of the same name, on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco June 7 through Oct. 12. The show will feature examples of Abstract Expressionism from 1950 to 1990, including works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. This is the first time a significant portion of the Meyerhoff Collection has been shown outside the Washington, D.C., area.
The Meyerhoffs’ vision, close relationships with the artists and resolve to buy what they liked rather than follow the mandates of dealers or the market resulted in one of the most representative collections of the postwar period.
For more information on the lecture, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.
Photo exhibition highlights Myanmar
The photography exhibition “From Burma to Myanmar: Portrait of a Country in Transition” is scheduled to run through June 21 at the Krause Center for Innovation Gallery at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
The display – comprising 17 local photographers and 30 photographs – captures a country exiting a troubled past and entering a new era of reform and openness. A nominally civilian government was installed in 2011, ending 50 years of military dictatorship and opening a doorway to foreign relationships, investment and tourism.
The gallery is located on the lower level of the Krause Center for Innovation, Building 4000. Parking is available in Lot 4, and Lot 4-B for the disabled. Parking is $3 (quarters or $1 bills only). Gallery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, visit fromburmatomyanmar.wordpress.com.
Design camp returns to Neutra House
The second Neutra House Architecture Design Camp for aspiring designers in seventh, eighth and ninth grades is scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23-27 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
Students will have opportunities to learn from professionals working in architecture, interior design, landscape design, structural engineering and urban planning. They will test their creative skills through modeling exercises using Google SketchUp and visit local building and design projects on field trips led by design staff.
Instructors for the camp include Los Altos landscape designer Tom Klope, architect Jonathan Perlman of Elevation Architects and urban planner Brooke Ray Smith.
The camp costs $400, but organizers said participants will not be turned away if they can’t afford to pay.