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Los Altos main library introduces 3-D printing

The Los Altos main library has scheduled a session on 3-D printing for the home hobbyist 7 p.m. June 24 in the Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The program, conducted by industrial artist and designer Ellie Lawson, will include an overview of 3-D printing options suitable for anyone.

Lawson will demonstrate the 3-D printing workflow, from file to printed object, using the library’s new MakerBot Printer. She will explain the science of fused deposition modeling and other 3-D printing technologies and the value of 3-D printing in industry, medical installations and the classroom.

Lawson is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics educator who specializes in 3-D printing and modeling. She works at TechShop, a community-based workshop and prototyping studio at 300 S. Second St., San Jose.

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

Terraces offers panel on dementia care

The Terraces at Los Altos has scheduled a presentation on dementia care with author David Troxel 10 a.m. to noon June 21 at 373 Pine Lane, The Terraces’ new health center.

Troxel will discuss steps that could help after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia.

He will moderate a panel of local leaders who will share their personal experiences in managing the care of those with memory loss.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, visit bestfriendsapproach.com.

Water recycling, savings subject of seminar

To educate residents about incorporating water recycling into their homes, a host of environmental groups has scheduled a seminar on graywater 7-9 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

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 Saturday 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 that a significant portion of the Meyerhoff Collection has been shown outside the Washington, D.C., area.

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

Knitters, crocheters gather at main library

The Los Altos main library hosts a Knitting and Crocheting Circle the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants should bring their own needles and yarn to start new projects or receive help and inspiration to finish older ones.

Knitters and crocheters of all ages are welcome (those under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). This is not a class – group members offer their wisdom, but there is no instructor.

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

Library schedules astronomy discussion

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, is scheduled to discuss “Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe” 7 p.m. June 20 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Manning’s presentation will address the size of the universe, the stars and other celestial bodies via hands-on activities and visuals.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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

Exhibition highlights Burma photos

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.

The KCI Gallery is located on the lower level of the Krause Center for Innovation, Building 4000. Park in Lot 4 or Lot 4-B for the disabled. 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 the exhibition blog at FromBurmaToMyanmar.wordpress.com.

‘Vintage Affaire’ event supports visually impaired

The 32nd annual “Vintage Affaire” benefit for the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is scheduled 4 p.m. June 21 at 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside.

Co-founded by Los Altos Hills resident Mona Armistead, the event will feature silent and live auctions and wine tasting, with wines from more than 20 vintners. Gourmet chefs will make the appetizers and dinner.

For tickets and more information, visit vintageaffaire.org.

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