Community Briefs, LAH walking tour, Great Decisions

LAH History Committee leads walking tour

The Los Altos Hills History Committee is scheduled to lead a walk 1 p.m. March 22, beginning from Foothill College Parking Lot 1A, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Walkers will visit the Stone- brook area, stopping at two National Register of Historic Places homes in the area surrounding the college.

The walk will last two to two-and-a-half hours. Some of the terrain is flat, but most is hilly.

Participation is free. No registration is required. Parking is $3.

Great Decisions series comes to library

The Los Altos Library presents the Great Decisions discussion series 1:30-3 p.m. Mondays through March 23 in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants will discuss critical global issues facing the U.S. today. Each program session features the screening of a brief film, followed by a group discussion.

Topics include:

• Monday: “The Philippines and the U.S.”

• March 23: “Artificial Intelligence and Data”

To purchase the program’s Briefing Book, visit A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library.

For more information on the Great Decisions series, call Richard Lopez at 948-7683, ext. 3511, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on library programs, visit

SIR hosts luncheon, talk on men’s health

Sons In Retirement Branch 35 is scheduled to host a luncheon 11:30 a.m. March 18 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Guest speaker Dr. Edward Karpman, an El Camino Hospital expert on men’s health, will discuss “Sex and the Senior Male.”

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

Orchardist’s photos on display at museum

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,” on display through May 24 in the Los Altos History Museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House.

The photographs complement an art exhibition on display in the museum’s main gallery, enabling visitors to see several genres of artistic expressions created over the past 100 years.

For more information, call 948-9427, ext. 14, or visit

LA Art Club open to new members

The Los Altos Art Club seeks to expand its membership by reaching local artists in all media categories.

The Art Club meets 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Grant Park Senior Center, 1575 Holt Ave., Los Altos.

Founded in 1945 as a nonprofit organization, the Los Altos Art Club’s goals include increasing the awareness and appreciation of art in the community and supporting the personal and artistic development of members through demonstrations and mutual encouragement.

Annual dues are $25 for individuals, $30 for families.

For more information, visit


American Legion meets monthly

American Legion Post 558, which serves Los Altos, hosts monthly meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 347 First St.

Meetings begin with a happy hour and dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit


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