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World Affairs Council hosts talk on UN

The World Affairs Council Peninsula Chapter has scheduled Stephen Stedman, deputy director of the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, to discuss “The United States and the United Nations Security Council: Getting to Yes” 7:30-9 p.m. today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Stedman will draw on his experiences serving on the UN Election Commission and as special assistant to the Secretary General to present the Security Council’s evolution and prospects for a more effective future.

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Los Altos History Museum seeks artists for new display

The Los Altos History Museum invites artists, makers and creators to participate in its upcoming exhibition, “Reflect + Create: Where Art and History Intersect,” scheduled to open May 7.

With the idea that objects held in museum collections can inspire storytelling and help visitors draw unexpected connections to contemporary issues and perspectives, the display aims to merge history and art via selected pieces.

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Federated Woman’s Club hosts needlework talk

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled a presentation on antique sewing tools and needlework at its March 4 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

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

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Community Briefs

History Museum seeks artists for new display

The Los Altos History Museum invites artists, makers and creators to participate in its upcoming exhibition, “Reflect + Create: Where Art and History Intersect,” scheduled to open May 7.

The display aims to merge history and art via selected pieces from the collection. According to organizers, objects, documents and oral history excerpts will serve as inspiration for original works both quirky and serious.

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Group seeks to rehabilitate Redwood Grove's Halsey House


Courtesy of Jane Reed
A local group seeks to preserve Redwood Grove’s Halsey House.

Friends of Historic Redwood Grove has scheduled an informational program on the status of the landmark Halsey House in Redwood Grove 2:15-3:15 p.m. Sunday in the Shoup Park Garden House, 400 University Ave., Los Altos.

The program will include an appearance by Katherine Halsey Buss, the granddaughter of the couple who built the family home and planted the redwood trees on the property.

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LA Senior Center offers assistance with taxes

The Los Altos Senior Center offers free tax assistance Monday mornings through April 27.

The Tax Aide service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program. Los Altos has hosted a Tax Aide site for more than 15 years.

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