Parents gather diapers to 'Help a Mother Out'

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Local parents participate in a diaper drive for the Bay Area nonprofit Help a Mother Out, which distributes the donations to family service organizations in Santa Clara and other counties.

Mountain View resident Gwénaëlle Riehl and her son Owen hosted a diaper drive in Mountain View last week that gathered young families for food and service.

The event, organized through the Las Madres parenting group, taught how to prepare crepes in the style of the Riehls’ native Brittany and collected 587 diapers and 764 wipes for the Bay Area nonprofit Help a Mother Out. Participants ranged from a babe-in-arms to a large herd of toddlers who were just potty-training their way out of diapers themselves.

Symposium complements World War I display

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the symposium “Women, Workers and the Suppressed” 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

The symposium supplements the museum’s current exhibition, “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I,” which runs through May 27.

Museum offers summer workshop for students

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a summer program on museum studies for students entering grades 10-12 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 9-20 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants in the free, hands-on Juana Briones Summer Workshop will apply what they learn to create installation pieces for the bilingual exhibition “Inspired by Juana: Doña de la Frontera,” slated for display at the museum Oct. 18 through April 20.

Historian illuminates plight of 'Hello Girls,' first women soldiers

Kathryn Tomaino/ Morning Forum of Los Altos
Elizabeth Cobbs makes a point during her April 3 Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture.

Historian, novelist and filmmaker Elizabeth Cobbs shared her insights about trailblazing women soldiers in her April 3 Morning Forum of Los Altos presentation, “The ‘Hello Girls’: World War I and America’s First Women Soldiers.”

Cobbs is senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair in American History at Texas A&M University.

Cannabis proponent promotes benefits, dispels myths

John Hammerschmidt/ Rotary Club of Los Altos

Tim Byars, a proponent of medical cannabis, addressed its benefits and dispelled myths during a presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Altos April 4.

Byars is co-founder of The Agathist Collective, a consulting and cannabis delivery service for seniors, and a founding member of Radicle Health, an organization dedicated to helping patients access medical cannabis.

Annual Fine Art in the Park scheduled May 19 and 20

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park open-air art show is scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 19 and 20 in Lincoln Park, 199 University Ave., Los Altos.

The 43rd annual fundraiser will feature fine art, music and food. This year’s showcase will highlight the work of more than 165 regional, national and international fine artists and artisans, including more than 60 new artists and two one-of-a-kind Shona sculptures from artists in Zimbabwe.

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