Los Altos Silicon Valley Reads program spotlights caregiving

Silicon Valley Reads has scheduled the presentation “Creating Moments of Joy: The Untapped Potential of Caregiving,” with gerontologist Esther Koch, 7 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The event is one of more than 100 free activities for all ages planned for February and March throughout Santa Clara County highlighting the 2018 Silicon Valley Reads theme, “No Matter What: Caring, Coping, Compassion,” and its focus on the challenges of caregiving.

Symphony's SV League hosts 'Game Day'

The San Francisco Symphony’s Silicon Valley League, which includes members from Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, has scheduled its annual “Game Day” fundraiser beginning 9 a.m. March 2 at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive.

The event will feature lunch, a music program and games such as bridge, mah-jongg and Scrabble.

Community Briefs

Assemblyman schedules Los Altos open house

State Assemblyman Marc Berman, whose District 24 includes Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, has scheduled an open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday at his Los Altos office, 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117.

Berman said residents can pose questions and share comments and concerns about the community.

Local Arts Roundup: Gallery 9, Viewpoints showcase new artists


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“Falls at Big Sur” is among the works of Carol Bower slated for display at Gallery 9 during the month of March.

Gallery 9

Woodturning artist Ken McCloud and several fine-art photographers have joined forces for the exhibition “The Wonders of Mother Nature,” which runs through Feb. 25 at Gallery 9.

McCloud, a Los Altos native, has received recognition in competitions, including first-place and “People’s Choice” awards.

Conservative firebrand Coulter to appear at Mountain View forum


Coulter

Commentator and best-selling author Ann Coulter is scheduled to speak at the Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley 7 p.m. March 13 at IFES Portuguese Hall, 432 Stierlin Road, Mountain View.

The presentation will mark Coulter’s first appearance in the Bay Area since she was forced to withdraw from an event at UC Berkeley last April after campus police said they could not guarantee her security.

Los Altos Senior Program offers free tax assistance

The Los Altos Senior Center offers free tax assistance Monday mornings through April 16.

The Tax Aide service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program. Los Altos has hosted a Tax Aide site for more than 22 years. IRS-certified volunteers meet with clients, review their tax forms and records, and prepare and electronically file both federal and California tax returns.


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