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Community Briefs - week of Feb. 13

Senior tech event scheduled Feb. 23

Tech-savvy “digital ambassadors” will offer seniors free help with their electronic devices during Senior Tech Event IV, scheduled 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at The Highway Community, 2050 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

Local seniors can bring their devices to learn such skills as how to write and receive emails, take and share photos, send text messages and use emojis.

The event is sponsored by the Senior Inclusion and Participation Project, with support from the El Camino Healthcare District, the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence, Los Altos Community Foundation and The Highway Community.

Lunch is included.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

To register and for more information, call 279-7428, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit sipproject.org.

LAH art committee issues call for artists

The Los Altos Hills Public Art Committee encourages local artists to submit applications for inclusion in a new digital art gallery project.

The gallery, available at losaltoshills.ca.gov/417/Digital-Gallery-Art-by-Local-Artists, aims to complement the physical public art the committee places on town lands and is intended as a nod to the town’s place in Silicon Valley.

Although Los Altos Hills residents will receive priority, artists from other cities will be considered.

There is no application or display fee, and artists retain full copyright to their work. Each online display will be showcased for 30 days.

To review submission guidelines, visit losaltoshills.ca.gov and enter “digital art gallery artist submission guidelines” in the search bar.

To submit applications and for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SIR talk highlights artificial intelligence

Stephen Wu is scheduled to discuss “Artificial Intelligence: The Impact on Our Job, Nation and the World” at the Sons In Retirement Mission Trail Branch 35 luncheon 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

SIR is a social organization open to active, mature men. Activities include bowling, golf, hiking, bocce ball and bicycling. Monthly luncheons feature guest speakers on a wide range of topics.

For more information, call Paul Schutz (408) 313-6852, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit sirinc2.org/branch35.

Block Action Team offers training sessions

A Los Altos Block Action Team leader training session is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Block Action Teams offer support and a communication network for neighbors during emergencies, as well as a social network for building relationships.

Leaders will receive the training and tools needed to develop an emergency response plan for their neighborhoods, implement safety and crime prevention measures and organize social events.

BAT is a program of Los Altos Community Foundation.

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

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