Winter-spring lectures underway

The annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series continues through June.

Founded in Los Altos in 1950, the Morning Forum boasts 450 local members. The series features 16 speakers who appear 10 a.m. every other Tuesday from September through the beginning of June at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Speakers and their topics for the winter and spring:

• March 3: David Troxel, 30-year career in dementia care, “The Art of Dementia Care”

• March 17: Caroline Cocciardi, author and student of all things da Vinci, “Leonardo’s Knots”

• April 7: Sean Hartley, expert on the history of the Broadway musical, “Four Musicals That Changed Broadway”

• April 21: Michael Kodas, author and photojournalist, “Living with Megafires”

• May 5: Elizabeth Cobbs, Melbern G. Glasscock professor of history at Texas A&M University, “Defender of the Nation: Harriet Tubman and the Civil War”

• May 19: Carl Raymond, professionally trained chef, “From Dickens to Downton: The World of Victorian and Edwardian Food”

• June 2: David Kennedy, Stanford University professor emeritus of history and founder of the Bill Lane Center for the American West, “The Transcontinental Railroad at 150: Reflections on the History of the American West”

Membership is open to all.

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