Kiwanis Pet Parade set for Saturday


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It’s that time of year again: The Kiwanis Pet Parade is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Los Altos. Above is a scene from the 2016 parade.

Local pets, their owners and animal lovers will gather Saturday for the 72nd annual Kiwanis Pet Parade, scheduled 10 a.m. beginning at First and Main streets in downtown Los Altos.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Altos launched the parade in 1948, and it’s been a community tradition ever since. The free event draws hundreds of participants and spectators each year.

Community Briefs – Week of May 8

SIR lunch features talk on medical marijuana

Sons In Retirement Los Altos Branch 35 has scheduled a luncheon and presentation by Tim Byars, “Medical Uses of Marijuana,” 11:30 a.m. May 15 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

SIR is a social organization open to active, mature men. Activities include bowling, golf, hiking, bocce ball and investments.

Tech pioneer discusses women and computers


Trapnell

Nomi Guillén Trapnell, a retired Hewlett-Packard executive, is scheduled to discuss “Women and Computers: Then and Now” 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Ave.

Trapnell’s presentation will review innovative technologies that advanced computing, as well as the women who played key roles. As one of the few early female computer visionaries, she will address the declining numbers of women in technology today and offer suggestions for attracting more women to computer science programs.

Los Altos Rotary Club's Fine Art in the Park features new and returning artists


Image taken from the artists’ Website
The unique art of Scott and Naomi Schoenherr is scheduled for display at this year’s Fine Art in the Park May 18 and 19.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos is upping its game for the 44th annual Fine Art in the Park open-air art show with a wide array of new and returning artists.

The festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 18 and 19 in Lincoln Park along Foothill Expressway in Los Altos.

LA museum opens evenings in May for special events

The Los Altos History Museum is opening its doors 5-8 p.m. Wednesday evenings in May for special programs as part of its Membership Month drive.

The extended hours highlight the museum’s strategic plan to offer programming to adults and families who are otherwise unable to attend during the day, and aim to encourage participation as members.

Meditation South Bay talk covers 'Problems on the Path'

Insight Meditation South Bay is scheduled to host an evening of meditation and teaching with Ross Buttner 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.

In his presentation “Problems on the Path,” Buttner will discuss his dissertation findings on the psychological, social and cultural difficulties of meditation and present anecdotes and video clips based on in-depth interviews with meditation teachers and practitioners.


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