Los Altos History Museum winging it with new bird exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacific Flyway,” is scheduled to open Thursday and run through April 1.

The display chronicles the story of birds – their beauty, their biology, their migrations and their ecosystems. Curated by professors from the UC Davis School of Design, the exhibition is inspired by the natural instinct of birds to travel thousands of miles up and down the western edge of North America. According to organizers, it “celebrates the beauty of flight and the magnificence of avian wing design” through whimsical artistic installations and delves into the loss of habitat that has threatened migration.

Community Briefs

LAUMC hosts talk on immigration

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled a dinner and discussion on “Sanctuary and Immigration Today” 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The featured speaker is the Rev. Deborah Lee, executive director of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity.

Foothills church sponsors affordable housing forum

Foothills Congregational Church has scheduled an affordable housing forum, “Moving Beyond Impasse,” 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in the church’s sanctuary, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

Designed to educate residents on challenges and solutions, the forum will feature local experts sharing strategies and actions regarding affordable housing needs, availability, financing and legislation in Los Altos and Mountain View. They also will explain the November 2016 Measure A parcel tax and how it relates to the community.

Save the Date

Jan. 24

Los Altos Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner, 6 p.m. at Chef Chu’s, 1067 N. El Camino Real. Cost is $70 per person. Information: losaltoschamber.org.


GreenTown screens film on plastic pollution

The documentary “Straws” aims “to get people thinking about how small habits can add up to huge impact.”

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled a screening of the award-winning documentary “STRAWS,” which chronicles problems associated with straws and other single-use plastic pollution that inundate waterways and oceans, 7 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Tim Giacomini of Mission Trail Waste Systems will participate in a post-screening discussion.

AAUW event recognizes Roe v. Wade, spotlights reproductive health


The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

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