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San Antonio Hills residents set to meet

The annual San Antonio Hills Homeowners meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. today at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1650 Country Club Drive.

Speakers will include Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian on how county government affects San Antonio Hills; county associate planner Valerie Negrete on the state’s new construction requirements for accessory dwelling units; and resident Richard Blanchard on what people can do before the lights go out due to a power outage. A question-and-answer period will follow.

The meeting will include the election of new directors and a special tribute to Pete McSweeney, a San Antonio Hills board member for 40 years who recently died.

The meeting is open to all San Antonio Hills area residents.

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SIR meeting includes lunch, Alzheimer’s talk

Sons In Retirement Los Altos Branch 35 has scheduled a luncheon 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Guest speaker Cutter Lindbergh, Ph.D., of UC San Francisco will discuss “Early Indications of Alzheimer’s Disease.”

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

Film screening celebrates diversity

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to observe International Mother Language Day with a screening of the Japanese documentary “Paper Lanterns,” followed by messages of peace in languages from around the world, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

This year’s theme is “Peace Around the World.” Local residents are encouraged to share messages of peace in their native languages, and attendees will receive an English translation. Food and drinks from around the world will be served.

“Paper Lanterns” follows Shigeaki Mori, a resident of Hiroshima and atomic bomb survivor, as he tracks down the stories of 12 U.S. prisoners of war who perished, along with tens of thousands of Japanese, in the attack. His journey to bring closure and solace to the families of the POWs is one of reconciliation and healing. Producer Nobuko Saito Cleary, a Los Altos Hills resident, will be on hand to introduce the film.

Admission to the event is free, but registration is required.

To register and for more information, visit

Symphony league hosts Game Day

The Silicon Valley League of the San Francisco Symphony has scheduled its annual Game Day event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 6 at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive.

Games will include canasta, bridge, mah-jongg, Scrabble and gin rummy.

The fundraiser supports the symphony’s children’s music education program.

Admission is $75 per person, which includes games, lunch, musical entertainment and a silent auction and raffle.

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Fundraiser supports Alzheimer’s nonprofit

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada has scheduled its 17th annual Memories in the Making Auction fundraiser 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

The event will feature live and silent auction items including travel experiences, rare wines and sports and theater tickets. Artwork from the Alz- heimer’s Association’s Memories in the Making program, a therapeutic art class for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, will be on display.

The Memories in the Making event annually raises more than $250,000 for the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association.

Tickets are $150.

For tickets and more information, visit

Orchardist’s photos on display

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, allowing visitors to see artistic expressions created over the past 100 years.

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