Community Briefs - Week of May 29

World Affairs talk centers on oceans

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled the presentation “Sharing Our Oceans: How Virtual Reality Can Save Our Blue Planet” 7:30 p.m. June 5 at the Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

Erika Woolsey, a marine biologist, ocean educator and National Geographic Explorer, will discuss the work of The Hydrous, a nonprofit organization devoted to translating marine science into public understanding.

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

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

This is the final World Affairs presentation of the season. Programs will begin again in the fall.

To offer suggestions for 2019-2020 program topics and for more information, email Katie Zoglin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New season begins for Great Books Discussion

The Los Altos Library’s new season of the Great Books Discussion program is underway.

Books selected for the coming season include “Even Deadlier: A Sequel to the 7 Deadly Sins Sampler” and “Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions.”

The Great Books Discussion meets 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The books can be ordered by calling (800) 222-5870 or visiting

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

Ride reimbursements available for local seniors

The city of Los Altos Senior Program offers an on-demand ride reimbursement service for local seniors.

The pilot program, which launched last year and runs through June 30, pays the full cost and up to a $3 gratuity per ride for older adults who are members of the Los Altos Recreation and Community Services Senior Program.

Annual membership rates are $26 for residents, $40 for nonresidents.

Rides must begin and end within the city of Los Altos, town of Los Altos Hills or El Camino Hospital, with no stops outside those areas. Participants must use an on-demand ride company that can provide official verification of ride cost and transportation stop and finish points.

Seniors also must complete a reimbursement form and include a receipt from their rider history. Forms can be obtained from and returned to the Recreation and Community Services Department, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

For more information, call 947-2797 or visit

Sons In Retirement hosts monthly meetings

Sons In Retirement Mission Trail Branch 35 is a social organization open to active, mature men who want to make or renew friendships.

Monthly luncheon meetings with guest speakers are scheduled on the third Wednesdays of each month at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real. Activities include bowling, golf, hiking, a book club, bocce ball and bicycling.

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

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 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..


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