LA Library screens 'Butterfly Town, USA'

The Los Altos Library and the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center have scheduled a screening of the documentary “Butterfly Town, USA” and a discussion with director Dorothy Fadiman 7 p.m. Thursday in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

“Butterfly Town, USA” follows a community of activists in Pacific Grove working to restore the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. The film centers on activist Bob Pacelli, who is leading the effort. The film portrays people planting and watering new trees by hand, attending city council meetings to explain their intentions and hosting meetings in the Sanctuary to determine how best to bring attention to the issue of loss of butterfly habitat due to climate change, deforestation and pesticides. Butterfly ecologist Lincoln Brower adds his perspective throughout the film.


Save the Date

June 13

Relay For Life of Los Altos, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave. The annual event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Information:

July 11, 12

Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days on Main and State streets between First Street and Edith Avenue in downtown Los Altos. Hosted by the Los Altos Village Association. Information:


Community Briefs

Discovery Shop celebrates 50 years

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is scheduled to celebrate its 50th anniversary June 5-7 at 243 Main St., Los Altos.

The event will feature volunteers in 1960s-style clothing, a 1965 Cobra in front of the shop on the first day, daily ’60s trivia for prizes, photos of volunteers from the ’60s and cake.


LA Rotary Club helps with Nepal relief

Courtesy of Save the Children
A two-year-old boy manages a smile at a tented settlement in Nepal after last month’s earthquake. With financial support from the Rotary Club of Los Altos, Save the Children provides displaced families with hygiene kits and infant kits that include warm clothes, hats and blankets.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ World Community Service Committee has launched a fundraising campaign to help with relief efforts in Nepal in the aftermath of the 7.8 earthquake that hit the nation April 25.

Funds raised will support the Sunrise Rotary Club in Kathmandu and the nongovernmental organizations Save the Children and ShelterBox.


Federated Woman's Club of Los Altos welcomes new officers, opportunities

Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Federated Woman’s Club Loma Prieta District President Sandy Myers, right, welcomes officers to the Los Altos club. Denise Connell, from left, now serves as second vice president, founding member Helen Foerster as first vice president and historian, and Ruthie Hansen as president.

New officers and new opportunities came to light at the Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos’ May 6 luncheon.

After swearing in eight new officers, club members welcomed guest speaker Judith Hamilton to address human trafficking in Silicon Valley.


Celebrity Forum 2015-2016 lineup includes Maher, Couric


The 48th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens in October and runs through May 2016, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.


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