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Nature inspires work of artists exhibiting at Los Altos galleries

"Forest Jewel” by Nicole Jakaby is among the works on display in July at Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos.

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery has scheduled “Hemispheres,” an exhibition of watercolor work by artist Veronica Gross, through July 30 at the gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.

Transparent watercolors are Gross’ primary medium, according to the artist. She prefers the inspirational immediacy of plein-air painting. She is most inspired, she said, when engaged in outdoor activities such as traveling, backpacking, hiking and skiing. Gross captures all of these themes in “Hemispheres.”

Los Altos main library hosts program on sharpening memory

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a presentation on ways to sharpen memory 7-8:30 p.m. July 28 in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Ashok Jethanandani’s presentation will explore ayurvedic recommendations of foods, habits and remedies to preserve and sharpen the memory and intellect.

Community Briefs

‘One Warm Scarf’ needs yarn donations

Los Altos resident Sandy Goldstein seeks donations of yarn to make scarves, lap blankets and other items for the area’s homeless population.

For years, Goldstein has run the “One Warm Scarf” campaign to collect yarn and used clothing for the homeless. She gives the donated yarn to local knitting groups to make new items that Goldstein then delivers to agencies serving the homeless.

Go 'Fourth' and celebrate at variety of local events

Los Altos Hills councilmembers Courtenay C. Corrigan and John Harpootlian lead last year’s Fourth of July Parade. Town Crier File Photo

Residents staying close to town over the Fourth of July weekend will have plenty of options for celebration.

• The 15th annual “Glorious Fourth Celebration,” hosted by Los Altos Community Foundation, is scheduled 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

From Pinewood to Spain, Cilker sings just about everywhere

Courtesy of Margo Cilker
Pinewood School alum Margo Cilker has moved on from Los Altos to a successful career in music. Cilker regularly tours throughout the United States and Europe.

For Pinewood School graduate Margo Cilker, there was never a clear moment when she decided to become a musician – the idea developed organically through 20 years of absorbing and learning about music.

Villa Siena Auxiliary honored for five decades of service

Courtesy of Villa Siena Auxiliary
Corine Bernard, left, executive director of Villa Siena, presents the auxiliary’s 50-year anniversary plaque to Sue Marrion, new auxiliary president.

The Villa Siena Auxiliary celebrated 50 years of service to the assisted-living retirement residence in Mountain View. Members commemorated the milestone during a June 14 luncheon at Michaels at Shoreline restaurant.

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