Community Briefs, museum events canceled

Note: Scheduled times and dates are subject to change in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Check with the individual groups before attending.

E3 Youth Philanthropy open to new members

E3 Youth Philanthropy, a program of Los Altos Community Foundation, is accepting applications through March 30 from students entering 10th or 11th grade in the fall.

Authors discuss 'Paving the Way' at Los Altos main library


Steve Swatt and Susie Swatt, authors of “Paving the Way: Women’s Struggles for Political Equity in California,” are scheduled to appear 7 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The Swatts are speaking as part of the library’s Silicon Valley Reads 2020 program. They plan to discuss the dramatic personal stories of some of the mostly unsung and long-forgotten women who challenged traditional concepts of femininity and helped shape California’s public landscape.

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.

Museum debuts renovated tank house: Unveiling ceremony planned for March 21

Courtesy of Los Altos History Museum
The Los Altos History Museum’s newly renovated tank house is cause for a celebration, scheduled March 21.

Paying homage to the area’s agricultural history, the Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a ceremony to unveil its newly renovated tank house 2-5 p.m. March 21.

The event is part of the opening reception for the museum’s exhibition “In the Fields of the North/En los Campos del Norte,” on display through June 21.

Peninsula Symphony presents sounds of Violins of Hope in two concerts this weekend

Courtesy of Lina Broydo
Lina Broydo of Los Altos Hills plays a restored violin at the Los Gatos New Museum that was once owned and played by musicians at Nazi concentration camps during World War II. A violinmaker spent 20 years restoring the instruments – the Violins of Hope – as a tribute to those who died. 


Musicians of the Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony are scheduled to perform with the Violins of Hope 8 p.m. Friday at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center and 8 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Theatre in Campbell.

Los Altos Hills photography exhibition set to open March 20

Courtesy of Jim Colton
Photographer Jim Colton has traveled to distant lands such as Cuba, above, for his sources of inspiration. Colton’s “Distant Lands” exhibition is scheduled for display March 20 through Sept. 30 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall. An artist’s reception is set for March 29 at town hall.

Jim Colton’s photography exhibition “Distant Lands” is scheduled for display March 20 through Sept. 30 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

An artist’s reception is slated 2-5 p.m. March 29 at town hall. The reception – free and open to all – will feature live music, wine and refreshments.

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