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Community Briefs – Week of Nov. 6

Veterans Day event scheduled Monday

Local veterans groups plan to commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Mountain View Veterans Memorial at Eagle Park, 655 Franklin St.

Event organizers will mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with remarks from Mountain View Mayor Lisa Matichak, Ken Newman of the American Legion, Jack S. Friedman of USO Bay Area and Don Newton of Honor Flight Bay Area.

Local Scouts will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and patriotic songs will be performed.

Event co-sponsors include the Mountain View Veterans Memorial Committee, American Legion Los Altos Post 558 and Admiral Moffett Field Post 881.

Admission is free and open to the public.

World Affairs meeting centers on Brexit

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled Professor Ian Morris of Stanford University to discuss “Why Brexit Now?” 7:30 p.m. today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Morris will review Britain’s decision to leave the European Union from a long-term historical context.

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs and the Los Altos Library are co-sponsors of the event. 

To suggest program topics and to volunteer (especially helping set up chairs and tables), email Katie Zoglin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, visit worldaffairs.org.

French Fair benefits Mentor Tutor Connection

The French Fair Bay Area, the largest regional event devoted to French culture, food and fashion, is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The event will feature more than 60 exhibitors and sponsors, a food court, live French music, a vintage Citroen car exhibition and children’s activities.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will support the Los Altos-based nonprofit Mentor Tutor Connection, which trains and places adult mentors and tutors at local schools. Mentor Tutor Connection is a co-organizer of the fair.

For more information, visit frenchfair.org or facebook.com/frenchfair.

Holiday Boutique set for Nov. 16

Villa Siena Auxiliary’s annual Holiday Boutique fundraiser is scheduled 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Villa Siena Senior Living Community, 1855 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

Items for sale will include Christmas decorations, baked goods, jewelry, raffle prizes and knitting and crocheting handcrafted by the Auxiliary and residents of Villa Siena.

The Auxiliary is a nonprofit group of volunteers that aims to enrich the lives of the residents of Villa Siena by addressing their spiritual, physical, social and emotional needs. All proceeds will support the residents of Villa Siena by paying for speakers, entertainers, craft classes, parties and gifts throughout the year.

For more information, visit villa-siena.org/auxiliary.

Museum extends gadgets exhibition

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

The display highlights how gadgets from alarm clocks to coffeemakers, cellphones and cameras originated and came to play such 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.

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