Library hosts discussion on heirloom gardens
The Los Altos Library has scheduled the program “Growing an Heirloom Garden” 7 p.m. today in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
Photographer and author Rosalind Creasy will present an illustrated lecture on how to select, grow and cook with heirloom vegetables. She will also discuss how to find heirloom varieties of flowers like Love-Lies-Bleeding, Love-in-a-Puff, old roses and sweet peas. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit www.sccl.org/losaltos.
Musician shares tales of counterculture ’60s
Andrew Bernstein is scheduled to discuss “California Slim: The Music, The Magic & the Madness” 7:30 p.m. June 12 in the Program Room at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
Bernstein will share his stories of life amid the 1960s counterculture in Los Altos, Palo Alto and San Francisco. His musical journey began in 1962 when he was the 14-year-old student of an unknown banjo teacher named Jerry Garcia – and ended in 1980 on a Warner Bros. backlot at the premiere party for Willie Nelson’s first movie, “Honeysuckle Rose.”
For more information, call 948-7683 or visit www.sccl.org.
Neutra House film series ends June 13
The third annual Los Altos Neutra House FILM+Conversation Series concludes with “Coast Modern: Modern Architecture from Vancouver to LA,” scheduled 7-9 p.m. June 13 at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
The film presents homes designed by three generations of modernist architects in the context of their times.
Interviews with some of the most respected modernist designers and historians provide added insight into these masterpieces of modern living.
Admission is $20.
EV debuts Baylands exhibition
Earl Junghan’s watercolor paintings of the Baylands are scheduled for exhibition Monday through Aug. 28 at Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Junghans is a Palo Alto architect who paints watercolor landscapes. He uses his architectural training in the way he portrays perspective and represents materials, textures and value. He ordinarily paints plein-air style.
A public reception for the artist is slated 1-3 p.m. June 29 at the EcoCenter. A percentage of sales will support the work of the nonprofit Environmental Volunteers in educating adults and children about the flora, fauna and value of the Baylands in the local ecosystem.
For more information, call 493-8000 or visit www.evols.org.
Westwind 4-H group seeks volunteers
Westwind 4-H seeks volunteers ages 14 and up to assist with recreational horse-riding instruction to children with physical disabilities.
Sessions are scheduled 4-5 p.m. Mondays or Thursdays each week through June 10 at the Westwind Riding Institute at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills.
For more information, call 947-8680 or visit www.westwind4h.org.
‘Place to Call Home’ latest museum exhibit
The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a new exhibition, “A Place to Call Home: Two Centuries of California Living,” open through Oct. 6.
With images, text and artifacts intended to spark interest in local history as shown through the evolution of the typical single-family home in California, the exhibition includes an overview of changes in architectural styles, forms and functions, materials and use of space indoors and outdoors.
To help tell the story, the exhibition examines the technology of everyday life, from letters to rotary dial phones, tablets and smartphones. Kitchen evolution from an open fire to microwave ovens is explored through the history of a chicken dinner.
A series of supporting programs and family-friendly activities are scheduled to complement the exhibition.
For more information, visit www.losaltoshistory.org.