Morning Forum continues 66th lecture series season

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos continues its season with speaker Peter Walsh, a professional organizer, discussing “Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff” 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Upcoming speakers and their topics:


AAUW commemorates Roe v. Wade decision

The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

The program will feature Linda Williams, CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, the largest Planned Parenthood affiliate in the U.S., which provides medical and education services to more than 250,000 people annually at more than 30 health centers in 42 counties in mid-California and northern Nevada. Williams will discuss the services performed by Planned Parenthood and opposition to the organization.


Community Briefs

Library livestreams talk by author Gerritsen

Best-selling author Tess Gerritsen is scheduled to appear via livestream 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

As part of the Library Talks series, Gerritsen will discuss her novels, including the Rizzoli & Isles series that inspired the TNT television show. She will take questions from the audience.


Whose sari now?: Traditional Indian garment makes a comeback with support from modern women

Courtesy of Archana Appanna
Saris are making a comeback, thanks to an international movement promoted by a Los Altos woman and her friends.

Archana Appanna is hoping the sari, a staple of traditional Indian fashion, catches on, not only in her hometown of Los Altos, but also all over the world.

She’s part of a movement of Indian women who are bringing back the everyday wear of the sari through the 100 Sari Pact, which claimed Dec. 21 as World Sari Day.


Gallery 9, Viewpoints artists offer mixed-media exhibitions: Local Arts Roundup

Gallery 9 showcases the work of photographer Dave Massolo in the exhibition “Photographic Impressions” through Jan. 31.

An artist’s reception is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday at the gallery.


Music for Minors' Feb. 6 fundraiser features Broadway star Lisa Vroman

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Broadway star Lisa Vroman is scheduled to perform at Music for Minors’ Feb. 6 benefit.

Broadway star Lisa Vroman is scheduled to perform at Music for Minors’ fundraising event, “Carnival in Vienna,” 6-11 p.m. Feb. 6 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive.

Vroman is best known for her performance as Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera.” Her repertoire includes numerous other principal roles in productions such as “Die Fledermaus,” “Les Miserables,” “The Music Man,” “The King and I” and “Kiss Me Kate.” She is a regular guest artist with symphonies around the world, including in San Francisco, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta, Detroit and Hong Kong.


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