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Aug. 22

Designer Melinda Mandell’s charity event supporting the “Where Hope Has a Home” project at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, 6 p.m. at Vintage Bath, 351 Main St., Los Altos. Information:


Los Altos Art Club shows work at Main Street Cafe
The work of local artist Laura Snable is on display this month in the Los Altos Art Club’s exhibition at Main Street Cafe & Books.

• The Los Altos Art Club has scheduled a group exhibition Saturday through Aug. 29 at Main Street Cafe & Books, 134 Main St., Los Altos.

The exhibition features a display of fine art in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media and mosaic.


Museum seeks volunteers for exhibition construction

Courtesy of Jane Reed
Volunteer David Backs helps with construction of a History Museum display.

The Los Altos History Museum seeks volunteers to join the exhibit construction team.

Museum officials are recruiting residents with a construction background who are adept with a saw, hammer, drill, paintbrush or level to build theater sets and furniture.


Community Briefs

SPARC hosts picnic at Morgan Manor

The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) has scheduled its annual picnic 4-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Morgan Manor, 12335 Stonebrook Drive, Los Altos Hills.

State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-16th District) is slated to deliver the keynote address. Before her election to the state legislature in 2014, Baker worked as an attorney and served as legislative assistant to the late GOP Congressman Sonny Bono.


Los Altos resident continues work toward eradicating No. 1 cause of infant deaths

Courtesy of Marge Shively
Kathy Radford, from left, Ann Roper, Sandy Harapat, Betty Gillmore, Jane Halligan and Laura Griswald stuff envelopes to raise money for spinal muscular atrophy research.

Proceeds from the 13th annual NorCal Walk-n-Roll, scheduled Aug. 22 in Golden Gate Park, will support Cure SMA, an organization near and dear to Los Altos resident Marge Shively.

Shively’s granddaughter, Jessica, died of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in 2006, a tragedy that spurred her to help others stricken with the disease and their families.


Retired astronaut describes challenges of outer-space marathon

Chuck Lindauer/Rotary Club of Los Altos
Daniel Bursch addresses the Rotary Club of Los Altos July 9.

Retired NASA astronaut Daniel Bursch described the challenges he faced while isolated 196 days aboard the International Space Station in a Rotary Club of Los Altos appearance July 9.

“A 10-12 day mission on the Space Shuttle is a sprint, but living aboard the ISS for months is a marathon,” Bursch, a Navy captain, told Rotarians at their weekly meeting.


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