Avenidas honors community volunteers


Avenidas, a nonprofit organization that offers longevity and wellness services to Peninsula residents, annually honors a group of older adults for the contributions they make to the community with the Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement Awards.

Three of the nine awardees in 2020 are from the Los Altos area.

Fundraiser supports local Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada has scheduled its 17th annual Memories in the Making Auction fundraiser 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

The event will feature live and silent auction items including travel experiences, rare wines, and sports and theater tickets. Artwork from the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memories in the Making program, a therapeutic art class for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, will be on display.

Morning Forum of Los Altos winter-spring lectures underway

The annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series continues into 2020.

Founded in Los Altos in 1950, the Morning Forum boasts 450 local members. The series features 16 speakers who appear 10 a.m. every other Tuesday from September through the beginning of June at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Valentine's Day-themed downtown special events scheduled Friday

February’s First Friday – scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos – features a Valentine’s Day theme and activities organizers hope visitors will love.

In conjunction with First Friday, the Los Altos Village Association is sponsoring its annual Valentine’s Stroll 5-8 p.m. The evening will include extended store hours, art gallery receptions and promotions at various downtown stores.

County offers grants for charitable meal preparation

The Santa Clara County Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency charitable feeding pilot program is accepting grant applications through March 18. The grants are designed to alleviate some of the costs for using permitted commercial kitchens for nonprofit organizations that prepare meals. 

Grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 to organizations to pay for costs associated with renting a permitted commercial kitchen in Santa Clara County for preparing charitable meals.

Orchardist's photos on display at J. Gilbert Smith House

Local orchardist J. Gilbert Smith’s photographs of the natural world, and of Los Altos in days gone by, are the subject of a new exhibition, “The Photography of J. Gilbert Smith,” slated for display through May 24 in the Los Altos History Museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House.

The photography exhibition complements an art exhibition on display in the museum’s main gallery, allowing visitors to see artistic expressions created in various genres over the past 100 years.

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