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History Museum hosts California Indian feast exhibition

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This acorn mush basket is one of the artifacts included in “Seaweed, Salmon and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast,” the Los Altos History Museum’s latest display.

“Seaweed, Salmon and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast,” a statewide traveling exhibition from the Grace Hudson Museum and Exhibit Envoy, is scheduled to open Saturday and run through April 16 at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

A public opening reception is slated 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the museum.

Community Briefs

Concerts benefit LightHouse for the Blind

Father-daughter duo Steve and Anne Gill of Los Altos have organized two benefit concerts with the theme “Let’s Misbehave: Cole Porter Revisited,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Menlo School’s Martin Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton.

Fundraisers for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the 16th annual concerts will feature the Gills and Menlo School alumni paying tribute to composer and songwriter Porter, whose Broadway shows include “Anything Goes” and “Kiss Me, Kate.”

Los Altos galleries premiere new art exhibitions: Local Arts Roundup

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Suej McCall’s work is featured this month at Gallery 9.

Two downtown Los Altos galleries are debuting new exhibitions in January.

Gallery 9

Artist Suej McCall is scheduled to display her work in the exhibition “Reflections: Vibrant Watercolors” through Jan. 29 at Gallery 9.

Opening 'The Gift': Short film debuts online this weekend


It’s taken approximately two years to open “The Gift,” and it’s happening just after the holidays.

The short film by Lisa Belcher, based on the story by her brother Steve Wayne of Los Altos, is scheduled to debut online Sunday. Belcher finished the film in 2014 and secured a distributor in November. “The Gift” has played at film festivals around the world and has won seven awards.

Los Altos resident's workshop illustrates new way to track resolutions

Eliza Ridgeway/ Town Crier
Los Altos resident Kanesha Baynard calls bullet journaling (example at left) “a creative outlet for tracking your information.”

Los Altos resident Kanesha Baynard is starting the new year with an indexed, rainbow-hued approach to organization. She uses bullet journaling to catalog what’s going on in her life with the old-fashioned assistance of a pen and paper.

As a “creative outlet for tracking your information,” Baynard said the journals are meant to dismantle the notion of a rigid task list – instead illustrating future goals (and chores and doodles) through whatever process translates best for each individual thinker. Product designer Ryder Carroll created the concept of bullet journaling, which has been further popularized in colorful journaling photos shared on Instagram and Pinterest.

Community Briefs

World Affairs Council hosts talk on terrorism

The Peninsula Chapter of the World Affairs Council and the Los Altos Library have scheduled the presentation “Countering Terrorism: Why Is It So Hard?” 7:30-9 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Martha Crenshaw, Ph.D., senior fellow at the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, will draw on her experiences and research as lead investigator on Department of Homeland Security studies and her long-term examination of conflict and violence to describe why it is so difficult to identify the sources of terrorism and moderate the responses.

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