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Library sponsors astronomy presentation

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, is scheduled to discuss “Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe” 7 p.m. Friday 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.

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Save the Date is an ongoing feature that lists notices of special events planned by local nonprofit groups.

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The Terraces at Los Altos offers panel on dementia care


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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, in The Terraces new health center.

Troxel will discuss steps that could help after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia and will moderate a panel of local leaders who will share their personal experiences in managing the care of those with memory loss. Participants include Alhena Curreri, M.A., gerontologist; Karen Duncan, memory support manager at the Terraces at Los Altos and director of the Los Altos Community Foundation’s PrimeTime Project; and Sheila Humphries, M.D., medical director at The Terraces at Los Altos.

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Ham radio operators gather for Field Day

Members of the Foothills Amateur Radio Society are scheduled to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio 11 a.m. June 28 to 11 a.m. June 29.

Amateur Radio Field Day, held in the field next to Maryknoll Seminary at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, will be open to the public 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 28 and 7-11 a.m. June 29.

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French festival at CSMA features local musicians

Alliance Francaise of Silicon Valley has scheduled its first festival celebrating French classical music June 20 and 21 in the Community School of Music and Arts’ Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

More than two dozen Bay Area musicians will present musical works by Maurice Ravel, Ernest Chausson, Gabriel Faure, Andre Jolivet, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Charles-Valentin Alkan, in addition to songs made famous by chanteuse Edith Piaf.

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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.

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