Community Briefs – garden club, AAUW

LA Garden Club spotlights area birds

The Garden Club of Los Altos is scheduled to meet 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave.

Guest speakers Matthew Dodder and Mike Azevedo from the Audubon Society will discuss “Our Local Birds – Their Habits and Habitats.” Their presentation will cover birds in the area and what residents can do to attract them.

Admission is open to all. Cost is $5 for nonmembers.

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AAUW gathering addresses Roe v. Wade

The Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to mark the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion 2-3:30 p.m. today at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Dr. Taylor Stanton, family planning specialist at Stanford Medical School, will discuss current court cases affecting women’s access to health care and will review new options in family planning, including telemedicine, self-managed abortion and immediate postpartum/post-abortion contraceptives.

After the presentation, attendees will rally in front of the Los Altos Civic Center. Some signs and placards will be provided. 

A registration fee of $5 to defray expenses will be charged at the door.

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Museum displays orchardist’s photos

Local orchardist J. Gilbert Smith’s photographs of the natural world, and of Los Altos in days gone by, are the subject of a new exhibition, “The Photography of J. Gilbert Smith,” slated for display through May 24 in the Los Altos History Museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The photography exhibition complements an art exhibition on display in the museum’s main gallery, enabling visitors to see several artistic expressions created in various media over the past 100 years.

Admission to the exhibition and museum is free. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

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Schola’s sing-along features Broadway hits

Schola Cantorum has scheduled a community sing-along 3 p.m. Sunday at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Titled “My Favorite Things: The Songwriting Genius of Richard Rodgers,” the music-making social event will include hits from such Broadway shows as “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific” and “Oklahoma!”

Among other selections, participating singers can belt out “My Funny Valentine” and “Mountain Greenery” from the Rodgers and Hart years and “My Favorite Things” and “People Will Say We’re in Love” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein collaborations.

Admission is $15.

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