Community Briefs - Week of March 6

Exhibition celebrates 90 years of Garden Club

The Los Altos History Museum commemorates the contributions of the Garden Club of Los Altos with its upcoming exhibition, “90 Years of Flowers: Celebrating the Garden Club of Los Altos,” scheduled to open Thursday and run through April 28 at the J. Gilbert Smith House, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

An opening reception is slated 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the J. Gilbert Smith House.

Music, munchies and discount merchandise highlight First Friday in March

Downtown Los Altos First Friday activities for March are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday.

The evening will feature activities for all ages. Visitors can browse and shop at more than 60 stores and galleries, many of which offer First Friday discounts as well as complimentary refreshments. Activities will include live bands at various downtown locations, children’s activities at the “Kids Corner” at Veterans Community Plaza (Main and State streets) and receptions at local art galleries.

Community Briefs - Week of Feb. 27

Symposium highlights influential women of color

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the symposium “Negotiating Boundaries: Women of Color in Northern California History” 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The event complements the museum’s exhibition on Santa Clara Valley pioneer Juana Briones. “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera,” which runs through March 31.

Community Briefs - week of Feb. 20

World Affairs talk spotlights immigration

The Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs has scheduled a presentation on “International Migration and U.S. Policy” 7:30-9 p.m. March 6 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Lucas Guttentag, professor of the practice of law at Stanford Law School, will discuss current immigration policies, provide historic context and share his thoughts on the prospects for immigration reform.

Saturday event offered for technically challenged seniors

Tech-savvy “digital ambassadors” will offer seniors free help with their electronic devices during Senior Tech Event IV, scheduled 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Highway Community church, 2050 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

Local seniors can bring their devices to learn such skills as how to write and receive emails, take and share photos, send text messages and use emojis.

AARP Foundation offers tax help for seniors

The Los Altos Senior Program offers a complimentary tax-return preparation service Monday mornings through April 15.

The Tax-Aide program, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program, and Los Altos has hosted a Tax-Aide site for more than 23 years.

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