Community Briefs the week of March 20

World Affairs talk centers on China

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled the presentation “China’s Future and Its Implications for the United States” 7:30-9 p.m. April 3 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Thomas Fingar, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Scholar at Stanford University, will discuss the challenges and choices China faces and how they will affect the U.S.

The program is co-sponsored by the Los Altos Library.

Admission is free and open to all. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, email Katie Zoglin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Exhibition recognizes 90 years of Garden Club

The Los Altos History Museum commemorates the contributions of the Garden Club of Los Altos with its exhibition “90 Years of Flowers: Celebrating the Garden Club of Los Altos,” scheduled to run through April 28 at the J. Gilbert Smith House, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The Los Altos Men’s Club established the Garden Club in 1929 for the purpose of organizing flower shows in Shoup Park, which became an annual event.

The exhibition is free.

For more information, visit

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, 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 – “where tech and culture sometimes blend,” according to committee members.

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

History Museum seeks community assistance

As the Los Altos History Museum prepares for the upcoming exhibition “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation,” its exhibition team seeks assistance from local residents.

The new display will explore how innovation has shaped the history of food in the area, from its agricultural heritage to today’s cutting-edge sustainability efforts.

Museum officials request help in the following ways.

• Menus. They are looking for menus from past and present Los Altos restaurants or other iconic restaurants in the area.

• Agriculture. Exhibition organizers seek people with connections to and/or stories about the Santa Clara County agriculture scene from 1940 on.

• Employment. The museum is interested in stories about the real-life experiences of people who worked in local canneries, picked fruit and/or whose families owned small farms.

• Photos. The museum is gathering photos of Mac’s Tea Room, early frozen-food items and 1950s- 1960s TV dinner boxes or trays.

To contribute to the exhibition, call curator Amy Ellison at 948-9427, ext. 15, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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