Community Briefs - week of Jan. 16

LA History Museum hosts final Crab Feed

Tickets are available for the Los Altos History Museum’s final Crab Feed fundraiser, scheduled 6-10 p.m. Feb. 2 at St. William Church Parish Hall, 611 S. El Monte.

For 31 years, the all-you-can-eat crab fest and live auction has been a Los Altos tradition, raising funds to help the museum continue its mission of producing engaging educational programs and exhibitions for the community. The final Crab Feed will honor Pinky Whelan, founder and creator of the event.

Tickets are $140 for museum members, $150 for nonmembers. Groups of 8-11 may reserve a table.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

LA Library sponsors Great Decisions program

The Los Altos Library is scheduled to host Great Decisions 2019, a nationwide discussion program on world affairs, 1-3 p.m. Mondays Feb. 4 through April 8 (no meetings Feb. 18 and April 1) in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching a DVD and meeting to discuss the most critical global issues facing the U.S.

Briefing books are $30 and should be ordered as soon as possible from

For more information on Great Decisions, call Pat Oey at 948-7683 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on library programs, call 948-7683 or visit

Exhibition tells story of Juana Briones

The Los Altos History Museum is currently featuring an exhibition on Santa Clara Valley pioneer Juana Briones. “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera,” which runs through March 31, is the first bilingual exhibition the museum has offered, as well as the first incorporating student projects.

The exhibition immerses visitors in historical artifacts, colorful displays and original artwork focusing on Briones as advocate, matriarch, entrepreneur and traditional healer.

A series of programs complements the exhibition.

For more information on the programs and the exhibition, visit

One Warm Scarf project needs yarn donations

Los Altos resident Sandy Goldstein seeks donations of yarn to make scarves, hats and blankets for the homeless and residents in need through her One Warm Scarf project.

Goldstein collects yarn for local seniors to knit the items, which she then delivers to homeless shelters from San Francisco to Santa Cruz.

“We have already distributed carfuls of warm items to several shelters and now have almost depleted our supply of yarn and finished items,” she said.

Goldstein estimated that One Warm Scarf, launched more than eight years ago, has donated thousands of handmade accessories to keep people warm.

To donate and for more information, email Goldstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

LA Art Club open to new members

The Los Altos Art Club seeks to expand its membership by reaching local artists in all media categories.

The club meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the Social Hall at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Founded in 1945 as a nonprofit organization, the Los Altos Art Club is both a charitable and educational organization. Its goals include increasing the awareness and appreciation of art in the community and supporting the personal and artistic development of members through demonstrations and mutual encouragement.

Membership benefits include:

• Monthly demonstrations

• Member art exhibitions

• Participation in organized member group shows

• “Artist of the Month” competition, culminating in the “Artist of the Year” award

Potential members can attend a meeting, observe an art demonstration and enjoy refreshments.

Annual dues are $25 for individuals, $30 for families.

To join, artists can sign up at a monthly meeting or download a membership form from losaltos and mail it with a check to Los Altos Art Club, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos 94022.

For more information, visit

LA History Museum seeks volunteers

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a Volunteer Open House Reception 3-5 p.m. Jan. 23 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Volunteer tasks include caring for artifacts, maintaining the gardens, helping in the gift shop and/or leading tours in the historical J. Gilbert Smith House.

For more information, call 948-9427, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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