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100 Women Charitable Foundation schedules dinner to disburse $172.5K in grant funding

The 100 Women Charitable Foundation has scheduled its annual dinner and voting event 5:30-9 p.m. March 6 at the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real.

The foundation will donate $172,500 to local nonprofit organizations this year. Six grant finalists will give presentations to members, who will vote to award three impact grants of $47,500 each.

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Community Briefs

Library hosts talk on artists Kahlo, Rivera

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art docent David Grady is scheduled to present an illustrated lecture on “Frida and Diego: Mexican Originals” 7 p.m. March 2 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The discussion will highlight the artistic contributions of Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Kahlo explored the realities of her life and feelings through her deeply personal art. Rivera was a larger-than-life figure whose murals and paintings reflected his passion for his native country and the social, political and cultural issues of the day. The presentation will delve into their odyssey as a couple and emphasize their many connections to the Bay Area.

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Call out for 'diverse' blood donors

In honor of Black History Month in February, the American Red Cross seeks local blood donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations to ensure a sufficient blood supply.

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile offers two local opportunities to donate:

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Mayor recognizes volunteer commissioners at reception

The city of Los Altos has scheduled a Commission Recognition Reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Mayor Jan Pepper initiated the reception, resurrecting an event former Mayor Jane Reed held when she served on the city council.

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Community Briefs

CSA’s Myers speaks at Federated Woman’s Club

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Tom Myers, executive director of the Community Services Agency, to speak at its meeting Feb. 4 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and Myers’ presentation at 1 p.m.

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Save the Date

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Feb. 6

First Friday festivities, 6-8 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. The Los Altos Forward-hosted event will feature evening shopping, live entertainment, refreshments, contests and more. Information: losaltosfirstfriday.org.

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