Museum imports 900 pounds of crab for annual fundraiser

The Los Altos History Museum’s annual Crab Feed has grown in 29 years from a small, casual affair of mostly members to a large fund- raiser open to the public.

“It’s still fun, still casual,” said Ed Taft, president of the museum’s board of directors. “It’s just bigger and better.”


Tonight's lecture at Foothill College explores life beyond solar system

As part of the 16th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, Tori Hoehler of NASA Ames is scheduled to discuss the science of searching for life beyond the solar system and to explore how to seek evidence of inhabited worlds in the future.‬

The lecture is scheduled 7 p.m. today at the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.


Morning Forum of Los Altos' 66th season of lectures continues

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos continues its season Feb. 16 with speaker Larry Gerston, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science at San Jose State University, discussing “The 2016 Election: Why We Should Care (and Why Few People Do!).” The talk is scheduled to begin 10:15 a.m. at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Upcoming speakers and their topics:


Community Briefs

Museum remembers ‘Spirits’ of loved ones

The Los Altos History Museum’s current exhibition, “Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive,” runs through April 17.

The exhibition is a multicultural look at how people remember loved ones who have died.


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.


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