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Community Briefs – Week of Sept. 18

History Museum extends gadgets exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum has extended its exhibition “Gadgets Galore! Transforming the American Household” through Nov. 10.

The display highlights how gadgets from alarm clocks to coffeemakers, cellphones and cameras originated and came to play an integral role in daily life.

The museum and J. Gilbert Smith House are located at 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

For more information, call 948-9427, ext. 14, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit losaltoshistory.org.

SIR Branch 35 hosts lunch, speaker

Sons In Retirement Branch 35 has scheduled a luncheon 11:30 a.m. today at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Guest speaker Jason Largey will discuss “Estate Planning Changes in the New Federal Tax Era.”

SIR is a social organization open to active, mature men. Activities include bowling, golf, hiking, bocce ball and investments.

For more information, call Paul Schutz at (408) 313-6852 or visit sirinc2.org/branch35.

World Affairs presents ‘Russia Resurrected’

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs is scheduled to kick off its annual speaker series with the program “Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order” Sunday.

Kathryn Stoner, deputy director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, will discuss Russia’s re-emergence on the world stage and its role in it.

The program, held outdoors at a home in Atherton, is set to begin at 3 p.m. and a reception will follow the program. Sign in will begin at 2:30 p.m. The address will be provided upon registration.

This is the one World Affairs program of the year for which there is a fee: $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers; and $5 for students.

To register in advance, call (415) 293-2400 or visit worldaffairs.org/events/chapters/peninsula-chapter.

To offer suggestions for programs for the 2019-2020 year or to volunteer, email Katie Zoglin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

To donate yarn for the project or to volunteer to knit or crochet, email Goldstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit onewarmscarf.com.

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