Community Briefs, women's chorus, pop-up market

Women’s chorus seeks new members

The Community Women’s Chorus is open to new members.

The no-audition chorus practices in Palo Alto and sings to senior audiences in Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto.

Los Altos History Museum exhibition highlights history of ham radio operators

The Los Altos History Museum serves up “Ham for the Holidays: Amateur Radio Operators, Then and Now,” an exhibition on display through Jan. 5 in the museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The exhibition offers a historical perspective on how radio hobbyists help keep neighborhoods safe during disasters and features ham radio equipment through the years and archival photos of hams and local volunteers. Visitors can learn more about what hams do, how they communicate with one another, the equipment they use and how they help keep the community safe.

Jan Brett to share creative inspiration with local families

Jan Brett's Tiger SlippersLos Altos-based Linden Tree Books is hosting prolific children’s book author and illustrator Jan Brett for a family-friendly event 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto .

This ham for the holidays useful in emergencies

The Los Altos History Museum serves up “Ham for the Holidays: Amateur Radio Operators, Then and Now,” a historical perspective on how radio hobbyists help keep neighborhoods safe during disasters, in an exhibition on display in the J. Gilbert Smith House through Jan. 5.

The exhibition features ham radio equipment through the years and archival photos of hams and local volunteers. Visitors can learn more about what hams do, how they communicate with one another, the equipment they use and how they help keep the community safe.

Community Briefs, Hanukkah, CSMA holiday concert

Los Altos celebrates Hanukkah Dec. 22

Los Altos Chabad is scheduled to celebrate the Festival of Lights at a public menorah-lighting ceremony 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at Veterans Community Plaza, corner of Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Children will have the opportunity to wear an Oculus Go virtual-reality headset and go back in time to experience the story of Hanukkah, play dreidel, cook latkes and search for the missing oil. The event also will include arts and crafts, candle making, a balloon artist, latkes, doughnuts, hot drinks and live music.

Terraces retirement community to mark 70 years with celebration

The Terraces at Los Altos has scheduled a 70th anniversary celebration 3-5 p.m. Thursday at 373 Pine Lane.

The retirement community, originally known as Pilgrim Haven, traces its roots back to 1949, when the American Baptist Convention was in need of a care home for retired ministers, missionaries and their spouses.


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