Community Briefs: Sept. 12

DAR holds free genealogy workshop

The Los Altos Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has scheduled a free genealogy/lineage workshop 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Admission is free for any woman over 18 who is interested in joining the DAR.

Attendees will have the opportunity to work with experienced genealogists. Participants should bring documentation such as birth, marriage and death certificates to show their lineage. Attendees also will learn about the steps needed to document lineage.

To RSVP, email Donna Santistevan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Pat Pabst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LA Library presents Chinese Film Festival

The Los Altos Library is scheduled to host a Chinese Film Festival 7:30 p.m. Saturdays in September and October in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The screenings are part of the fifth annual Across the Pacific – China Arts Festival, organized by the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco.

The schedule:

• Sept. 22: “The Song of Cotton”

• Sept. 29: “Bad Guys Always Die”

• Oct. 6: “I Belonged to You”

• Oct. 13: “Lost in White”

• Oct. 27: “Jian Bing Man”

All films are in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit

Museum exhibition highlights landmarks

The Los Altos History Museum merges local history with the work of local artists in its exhibition “Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past,” on display through Oct. 7.

The juried display showcases works of more than 50 artists who responded to the museum’s call to submit art that help tell the story of the community’s history.

For more information, visit

Friendship Force honors Canadians

Nine guests from Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada, will be honored at a Friendship Force meeting slated 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

A catered lunch will be served at 2 p.m. by Chef Chu’s restaurant. Cost for lunch is $24, including tax and tip. Prepayment is required.

The Friendship Force promotes cultural understanding and cultivates friendships through home stays in countries around the world.

Admission to the lunch is open to all local residents.

To RSVP, call (408) 985-6715 by Thursday.

GreenTown leads historical bike ride

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled an 8-mile bike ride with stops at various Los Altos historical sites and homes Sept. 23 beginning at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the ride at 9 a.m.

To register and for more information, visit

Sons In Retirement hosts aviation museum head

Jeffery Bass, president and CEO of the Hiller Aviation Museum, is scheduled to speak at the next Sons In Retirement Mission Trail Branch 35 meeting, scheduled 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Sons In Retirement is open to retired and semi-retired men who want to make or renew friendships.

For more information, call 823-0702, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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