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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. today 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 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.

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.

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 request help and encouragement to finish older ones. Knitters and crocheters of all ages are welcome (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.

Christ Episcopal Church hosts Angelus ensemble

The Angelus ensemble is scheduled to perform a concert of sacred vocal works 4 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos.

Angelus has performed more than 60 concerts in cathedrals and churches throughout the United States. Its recordings have been featured on “Celtic Connections” on National Public Radio.

The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be accepted and CDs will be available for purchase.

For more information on the concert, call 948-2151.

For more information on Angelus, call Dana Taylor at (812) 455-9763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

‘Vintage Affaire’ event helps 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 of hard-to-find California vintages, first-growth French Bordeaux and emerging vineyards from Australia. Gourmet chefs will prepare appetizers and dinner.

Two ticket packages are available: Guest Level ($300) and Patron Level ($500).

For tickets and more information, visit vintageaffaire.org.

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