AAUW kick-off meeting focuses on gender equity


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Girls who attended the Grace Hopper Tech Trek Science Camp at Stanford over the summer are slated to speak at Sunday’s AAUW meeting. Front, from left: Maddie Chin, Souf Rivkin, Astra Tulac and Grace Cai. Back: Kate Stone, Alice Gerchanofsky, Taylor Ewan and Alexandra Segubiense.

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled its first meeting of the 2018-2019 membership year 2 p.m. Sunday in the Los Altos main library’s Orchard Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Keynote speaker Emily Carian is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Stanford University. Her dissertation uses in-depth interviews of men who are feminists and men who are men’s-rights activists to examine men’s motivations for working for and against gender equality.

Follies marks silver anniversary in October with final 3 shows


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The Follies cast includes, from left, Christine Abraham, Nancy Glaze, Vicki Reeder, David Hsiao, Rod Sinks, Charles Morgan, Gordon Abraham and Kathryn Holleb. The 25th and final year of performances is scheduled Oct. 11-13 at Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos.

Follies, the satirical musical revue of modern life and politics, is scheduled to celebrate its 25th and final year with three performances, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 12 and 13 at Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos.

Compassion Week scheduled Sept. 24-30 at Los Altos church

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its sixth annual Compassion Week Monday through Sept. 30.

In lieu of attending regular worship services, congregants and local residents participate in volunteer service activities in the area. The Compassion Week planning team has organized more than 50 different projects addressing a range of needs in the community, from cleaning up local beaches and parks to cooking and serving meals to the homeless, sewing dresses for children in Africa and repairing bicycles used as the main transportation for dayworkers and their families.

Actors Cleese & Keaton part of lineup for Celebrity Forum's speaker series

The 51st season of the Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speaker Series – launching next month – will feature authors, actors and a well-known comedian.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

LAH hosts presentation on prominent local family

The Los Altos Hills History Committee has scheduled the presentation “The Ginztons of Los Altos Hills” 2 p.m. Sunday in Town Hall Council Chambers, 26379 W. Fremont Road. A reception will follow.

Nancy and Anne Ginzton, daughters of Edward and Artemas Ginzton, will relate their tales of growing up in the Hills with parents whose contributions to Silicon Valley touched the fields of technology, land preservation and architecture, and the interconnection of communities through local, county and state trail systems.

PYT's 'Au Cabaret' fundraiser set for Saturday in Mtn. View


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Ben Rogers of Los Altos and Derron Mendel of Sunnyvale are slated to perform at PYT’s “Au Cabaret 2018” fundraiser Saturday night.

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s “Au Cabaret 2018,” a gala event supporting the arts, is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The event will feature wine and desserts, a silent auction and performances by several of PYT’s young actors.


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