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Museum features ‘Bear in Mind’ display

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled “Bear in Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly,” on display through March 24.

According to exhibition organizers, scientists estimate that 10,000 grizzlies once roamed California. However, through increased human settlement, loss of habitat and hunting, the grizzly vanished from the state by the early 1900s, now seen only on the state flag.

The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road. Admission is free. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

For more information, call 948-9427 or visit www.losaltoshistory.org.

Neutra lecture focuses on architect Cliff May

The 2012-2013 Neutra House Architecture + Design Speaker Series has scheduled a presentation by architect Daniel P. Gregory, “Visions and Subdivisions: Cliff May and the Modern Ranch House,” 6 p.m. Thursday at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Gregory will discuss how May’s work popularized the outdoor-oriented designs that took the country by storm after World War II.

The Neutra House Architecture + Design Speaker Series runs through March, usually 6-7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month.

Admission is $20, $100 for the six-part series. Tickets for students are $10 per lecture.

For tickets and more information, visit www.neutrahouse.org, call King Lear at 941-4164 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Fashion shows support Packard hospital

The Palo Alto Auxiliary for Children has scheduled a series of American Girl Fashion Shows to benefit the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

The annual fashion shows help pay for uncompensated care for ill children from Northern California who are not insured or are underinsured.

The shows feature a presentation of historical and contemporary fashions, modeled by local Bay Area girls.

Shows are slated 4 and 7 p.m. Friday, and 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos.

Tickets are $30.

For more information, visit www.paloaltoauxiliary.com.

Volunteer awards scheduled Dec. 7

The 30th Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Luncheon is scheduled 11:45 a.m. Dec. 7 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

The awards recognize volunteers whose service has impacted Los Altos and/or Los Altos Hills.

Tickets, $30 per person, are available online and at the door.

For tickets, visit www.jointvolunteerawards.com.

Christ Episcopal Church plans concert

Christ Episcopal Church has scheduled “Songs of Innocence and Experience,” a program of meditative music from the chamber choir Convivium, 4 p.m. Sunday in the church’s sanctuary, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit www.ccla.us.

Los Altos Library hosts canning demo

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a home-canning presentation 7 p.m. Tuesday at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Candace Bowers will discuss making jams, jellies, salsas, pickles and more.

For more information, call 948-7683.

SAy Hi helps local seniors

The SAy Hi Support Group offers assistance to seniors living in San Antonio Hills, the unincorporated area near Los Altos.

Volunteers provide free rides (within a 20-minute drive, with 24 hours’ notice) to destinations such as El Camino and Kaiser hospitals; beauty salons and barber shops; Rancho, Loyola Corners, downtown and local shopping centers; and religious services.

To schedule a ride or other SAy Hi services, call 752-4242.

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