Bunko event benefits CSA
The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled a “Let’s Play Bunko” event 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
A donation of $30 at the door includes lunch, door prizes and drawings. Proceeds benefit the Community Services Agency.
For more information, call Cathy at 967-1253.
Los Altos artist exhibits in Cupertino
Los Altos artist Adriana Ippati-Torrens is scheduled to show 15 of her paintings at the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, 10060 Bubb Road, Cupertino.
Ippati-Torrens is among five local artists featured in the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 31.
Show hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, or by appointment.
For more information, call (408) 864-4060.
Yikes Tikes hosts Halloween carnival
Yikes Tikes preschool has planned a Children’s Halloween Carnival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at 1577 Carob Lane, Los Altos.
Festivities will include pumpkin carving, live music, art projects and an opportunity to tour the facility.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Library district sponsors children’s art contest
Children in grades K-8 are invited to submit original art to the Santa Clara County Library District’s “We Are America” contest, in support of “Searching for Democracy,” a California Reads program in partnership with CalHumanities.
Entrants may submit a painting, collage, drawing or photograph no larger than 8.5-by-11 inches. A panel of judges will accept two entries along with a short paragraph on “What Makes America Great?”
The contest is divided into three categories: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Winners will receive art supplies, and their artwork will be featured on the library’s website and in displays in the library.
To request an entry form or for more information, call 948-7683, ext. 3524.
Turn artwork and entry forms in at the Children’s Desk of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
Library program focuses on Ellis Island
The Los Altos Library has scheduled the musical presentation “Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears: Irish Journey to Ellis Island” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
The presentation will travel back to 1892, when young Annie Moore, an Irish girl, becomes the first immigrant to land on Ellis Island. Between 1892 and 1954, when Ellis Island closed, more than 5 million Irish immigrants entered the U.S.
Musicians Stephen S. Gill, Mollie Hudner Thompson and Karl Franzen will perform the stories and songs the newcomers told and sang.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 948-7683.
Local residents display art in Filoli show
Filoli’s current art exhibition, “Handcrafted and Through the Lens: Nature Interpreted,” includes the artwork of Los Altos residents Diane Fujimoto and Rosa Farinas.
Open through Oct. 21, the display features various forms of artwork inspired by nature. The jurors – Jan Rindfleisch, former executive director of the Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College, and Lucy Cain Sargeant, art instructor at San Jose State and former assistant art director at Sunset Magazine – selected 46 pieces from 252 submissions by 88 artists.
Meet the Artists opportunities are scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Admission is free for members and for those with paid admission to Filoli.
Fioli, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site, is located at 86 Cañada Road, Woodside.
For more information, visit www.filoli.org.
Bookmobile visits LAH
The Santa Clara County Library District Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in the parking lot at Gardner Bullis School, 25890 W. Fremont Road in Los Altos Hills, 1-2 p.m. every other Friday.
The Bookmobile offers materials to residents who face physical challenges in getting to a library or who don’t live near one. It is stocked with current materials for adults, teens and children, including fiction and nonfiction books in both regular and large print, DVDs, audio books, electronic games, music CDs and magazines.
The Bookmobile can be used as a regular pickup location for materials and accepts hold requests.
For more information, call the Los Altos Hills Parks and Recreation Department at 947-2518.
Celebrity Forum announces speakers
The 2012-2013 Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series begins this month and runs through May 3 at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on the De Anza College campus in Cupertino.
Sponsored by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and moderated by founder Dick Henning, the annual Celebrity Forum series presents speakers from various fields who appear for three consecutive nights.
The lineup includes:
• Musical-comedy troupe The Capitol Steps, Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2.
• Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Dec. 5, 6 and 7.
• Political satirist Mark Russell, Jan. 16, 17 and 18.
• Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, Feb. 6, 7 and 8.
• Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, March 27, 28 and 29.
• Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry, May 1, 2 and 3.
For tickets and more information, call 949-7176 or visit celebrityforum.net.
New art exhibition scheduled at town hall
The town of Los Altos Hills has scheduled a new juried art exhibition, “The Environment and Conservation,” at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.
The exhibition showcases the work of 420 Open Studios artists, who open their local studios to the public the first three weeks in May. Linda Covello, director of the Community School of Music and Arts, served as juror.
The show runs through Feb. 24.
For more information, call Karen Druker, art curator for Los Altos Hills, at 941-8073.
ECH RoadRunners seeks volunteers
The volunteer RoadRunners Transportation Service, sponsored by El Camino Hospital, seeks volunteers to provide door-to-door service for people who can’t drive or who don’t have other ways to reach their medical appointments.
The volunteering schedule is flexible: drive one day a week, a half-day a week or remain on call. Requirements include a California driver’s license, patience and dependability.
Volunteers drive hospital vehicles, and service requires no lifting or physical demands.
Orientation and training are provided, and volunteers benefit from free access to hospital resources, including classes offered through the education department.
Avenidas, LAH team up for classes
Avenidas and the Los Altos Hills Parks and Recreation Committee have scheduled an array of courses and clubs designed specifically to enhance seniors’ physical and mental health.
Offerings include Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Stepping Strong (walking), a free Health Education Seminar, Life Stories (writing), a Current Events Discussion Group and a Bridge Club.
To register or for more information, call the Parks and Recreation office at 941-7222 or visit www.losaltoshills.ca.gov.