Los Altos History Museum remembers 'spirits' of loved ones in upcoming exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive,” is scheduled to open Oct. 29 and run through April 17.

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


Ohlone Day comes to Deer Hollow Farm Saturday

Courtesy of Elizabeth Montgomery
Deer Hollow Farm skilled artisan and docent David Dewey demonstrates bow making for a group of visitors at last year’s Ohlone Day.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm has scheduled its annual Ohlone Day Living History Festival and fundraiser noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the farm, located in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve, 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

Participants can tour a replica of a Native American Ohlone village and learn about the Ohlones, who lived in the Bay Area for thousands of years.


China's wobbly economy subject of SPARC meeting


The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled broadcaster Nan Su to discuss “The Secrets Behind China’s Business Model” 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

Su’s presentation is designed to offer Silicon Valley residents inside information on the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese economic model.


Author of 'Henry Hyena' visits Linden Tree Sunday


Award-winning children’s book author Doug Jantzen is scheduled to read from and sign copies of his debut picture book “Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh?” 2 p.m. Sunday at Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.

Jantzen’s anti-bullying story about a young hyena who loses his laugh beat out thousands of other entries to win the 2013 General Mills/Simon & Schuster New Author Contest, which offered aspiring writers the opportunity to realize their dreams of being published.


Local real estate group creates scholarship fund for U.S. veterans

Courtesy of sILVAR
The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors hosted the “Realtors Honor Veterans” event to raise money for its new Veterans Scholarship Fund. Pictured, from left, are Lehua Greenman, Chris Isaacson, Joe Brown, Warren Slocum, Larry Tringali, Steve Trolan, Joe Simitian, Tom Gordon, Bill Weseloh, Mike Frangadakis, Kelly Hutter, Derrick Felton, Bill Moody and Frank Limon.

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors saluted U.S. veterans at its “Realtors Honor Veterans” event, held Sept. 23 at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club.

The event raised more than $37,000 for the SILVAR Veterans Scholarship Fund, a new component of the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation’s focus on education. The fund supports U.S. veterans and dependents of deceased veterans residing in the local trade association’s traditional service area who wish to further their education.


Community Briefs

Nominees sought for volunteer awards

The Joint Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Volunteer Service Awards Committee is accepting nominations for outstanding local volunteers through Oct. 26 for the 33rd annual Volunteer Service Awards.

The committee will recognize honorees at a luncheon scheduled Dec. 4 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto. Judy Miner, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, will deliver the keynote address.


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