Federated Woman of Los Altos host 'History of Dolls' talk today

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Deborah Steiner to discuss “The History of Dolls” at today’s meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and Steiner’s presentation at 1 p.m.


Lively Foundation dance workshop returns later this month in Mtn. View

The Lively Foundation’s second Wonderful Winter Workshop is scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.

Classes include tap, Pilates mat, contemporary and line dancing. Classes are designed for ages 15 to adult, beginners to professionals.


Margaret Thompson Essay Contest centers on family traditions this year

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Margaret Thompson, right, and former Los Altos Mayor Jarrett Fishpaw, left, pose with the 2013 winners of the Margaret Thomp- son Essay Contest. The deadline for this year’s contest is March 4.

The Los Altos Historical Commission and the Los Altos History Museum are co-sponsoring the 32nd annual Margaret Thompson Historical Essay Contest, open to third- through sixth-graders who live in the area and/or attend local schools. Students who are home-schooled may also participate.

The theme of this year’s contest complements the current museum exhibition, “Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive.”


LA Community Coalition meets Friday

The Los Altos Community Coalition meets the first and third Fridays of each month to discuss urban planning and how to apply those principles to downtown Los Altos and the civic center.

The coalition’s next meeting is scheduled 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.


Church celebrates 'Africa Sunday'

All Jan. 31 services at Los Altos United Methodist Church will center on “Africa Sunday,” celebrating the church’s ties to Africa and its African Student Education Fund, which supports students at Africa University in Zimbabwe.

The Rev. Dr. Grace Imathiu will serve as guest speaker. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Imathiu was educated in Kenya, Israel, the U.S. and England. The daughter of Bishop Lawi Imathiu, she is a speaker, Bible study leader and lead pastor of Community United Methodist Church in Naperville, Ill.


Community Briefs

Illustrated lecture spotlights artist Bonnard

Docent Kathryn Zupsic of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is scheduled to present an illustrated lecture on “Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The lecture highlights the exhibition of the same name, slated to run Feb. 6 through May 15 at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.


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