Community Briefs - Week of Dec. 5

Event marks 100th year of 19th amendment

The local branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to launch a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment at a Holiday Tea 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Parc Regent common room, 1 W. Edith Ave., Los Altos.

The 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote in national elections, was passed in August 1920. AAUW branches nationwide are commemorating the milestone throughout the year.

Featured speaker Dolores Davison, professor and chairwoman of the departments of history and women’s studies at Foothill College, will discuss how elections after 1920 were affected by the women’s vote.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a gift card or donation for Community Services Agency to help with its holiday food and gift drive.

Admission is open to all.

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Aurora Singers performs holiday classics

Palo Alto’s Aurora Singers is scheduled to perform the family-friendly winter concert “Holiday Lights” 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road.

Selections will range from traditional favorites like “Do You Hear What I Hear?” to modern classics like “Light One Candle” and whimsical holiday rock like “Run, Rudolph, Run.”

The 65-voice Aurora Singers entertains both locally and internationally, with a repertoire from gospel to Broadway.

Donations for the concert are $15. A limited number of tickets will be available when doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is open.

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Los Altos PREPARES hosts storm prep talk

Los Altos PREPARES has scheduled a discussion on “Storm Preparation and Your Neighborhood” 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday in the Grant Park Community Center Multipurpose Room, 1575 Holt Ave., Los Altos.

The presentation will cover basic preparations residents can make to stay safe in storms and prevent flooding around their homes.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is requested.

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Volunteer awards luncheon set for Friday

Tickets are on sale for the 36th annual Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards luncheon, scheduled Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

The cities have bestowed the awards since 1983 to honor those who have volunteered their time to serve in the communities.

Tickets are $35.

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Course helps residents become local ‘LEAD’-ers

Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Leadership Education Advancement program.

Designed for local residents and business owners who want to make a difference in the community, the LEAD course provides an in-depth introduction to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. In 10 interactive classes, participants learn about the municipal, nonprofit, school, hospital and business groups that drive the community and meet the organizations’ leaders.

The 2019 LEAD program will begin in early January and run through May. Class size is limited to 22. Cost is $150.

To register and for more information, call 949-5908 or email Annette Knapp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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