Rancho Day set for Saturday at museum

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a free Rancho Day event, where families can experience some of the daily activities it took to run a ranch during the Mexican California period, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday on the museum’s grounds, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Rancho Day supports the museum’s bilingual exhibition “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera,” which runs through March 31.

At the Library - Week of March 13

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. Events are held in the Orchard Room unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit sccl.org/losaltos.

• 4-5 p.m. first and third Mondays: A knit and crochet circle serves all skill levels.

Save the Date - Week of March 13

April 7

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

Tax help available for local seniors

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

Trained, IRS-certified volunteers meet with clients, review their tax forms and records, then prepare and electronically file both federal and California tax returns.

History Museum exhibition celebrates 90th anniversary of LA 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 run through April 28 at the J. Gilbert Smith House, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The Garden Club is responsible for the original Pet Parade (now organized by the Los Altos Kiwanis Club), the Japanese tea garden that once graced Shoup Park and the daffodils along Main and State.

Community Briefs - Week of March 13

Meeting spotlights House Sharing Program

An informational event for the House Sharing Program is scheduled 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.

The House Sharing Program, a joint effort from Catholic Charities and Santa Clara County, is a free service with the aim of helping local residents remain in the area and/or be closer to their work or family.


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