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Sons In Retirement gathers for speakers, activities

Author Margaret O’Mara spoke to the local chapter of Sons In Retirement (SIR) about 20th-century elections at Fremont Hills Country Club March 2.

O’Mara discussed her latest book, “Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the 20th Century,” which focuses on the elections of 1912, 1932, 1968 and 1992. A visiting history professor from the University of Washington, she currently teaches at Stanford University.

Morning Forum lecture series continues 66th season

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lectures series runs through June. Presentations are scheduled 10:15 a.m. at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Upcoming speakers and their topics:

World Affairs Council hosts press panel

The panelists, from the John S. Knight Fellows Program at Stanford University, will explore the challenges and opportunities in adapting to innovative technologies and changes in their national cultures and business environments in Ukraine, Australia and India.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 7 p.m.

Community Briefs

Discussion spotlights Ayurvedic medicine

Dr. Ashok Jethanandani is scheduled to discuss “Diabetes the Ayurvedic Way” 7-8:30 p.m. today in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

According to Jethanandani, elevated blood glucose and triglycerides levels may be part of the same metabolic dysfunction that can be corrected by addressing the underlying causes. He will discuss how dietary choices can reverse the progression and how Ayurvedic herbal medicines can help restore balance.

MVCPA hosts 4 performances this week, next

The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is scheduled to present four productions over the next two weeks, ranging from dance to music.

• New Century Dance, a company based in Mountain View, will perform “Nutcracker in China” 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Free heart forum scheduled Saturday at ECH

El Camino Hospital is offering a free heart forum 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (March 19) in the conference center of the main hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View. Visitors at this free event can learn about  innovative cardiovascular treatment options, how genetics play a role in heart disease, and tips for living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Registration is required. Register online or call (800) 216-5556.

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