Museum hosts symposium on influential women of color

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a symposium, “Negotiating Boundaries: Women of Color in Northern California History,” 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 2 at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

After the symposium, a closing reception is slated 4-5 p.m. at the Los Altos History Museum, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Community Briefs - week of Feb. 13

Senior tech event scheduled Feb. 23

Tech-savvy “digital ambassadors” will offer seniors free help with their electronic devices during Senior Tech Event IV, scheduled 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at The Highway Community, 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.

LA Library hosts author for SV Reads


As part of the Silicon Valley Reads program, Gayle Greene, Ph.D., is scheduled to discuss her book “Missing Persons” 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

“Missing Persons” is a memoir of Greene’s search for herself when she suddenly becomes the last living member of her family. A region undergoing unsettling changes from Santa Clara Valley to Silicon Valley forms the backdrop of her attempts to untangle her knotty family history, which intersects with growing gap between rich and poor.

Save the Date - Week of Feb. 13

April 7

Run for Zimbabwe Orphans & Fair, noon to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. Information:

Community Briefs - Week of Feb. 6

Follies retrospective DVD highlights 25 years

Los Altos Stage Company is scheduled to screen a retrospective DVD featuring highlights from 25 years of Follies productions 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

Follies, a satirical revue of modern life and politics that began in 1992 and became a fundraiser for Los Altos Stage Company, celebrated its 25th anniversary and final performances to sold-out audiences last October.

Community Briefs - Week of Jan. 30

Show downtown LA some love Friday

Organizers hope the Valentine’s Stroll and First Friday activities scheduled this week will encourage visitors to show downtown Los Altos some love.

The events, scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday, will include live music along downtown streets from 10 bands, as well as shops with extended hours, enabling patrons to shop for Valentine’s Day gifts.

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