Save the Date – Week of April 3

May 11

Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk, Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road. Information:

Local Arts Roundup : Galleries feature new exhibitions – artist receptions Friday

Courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery
Paintings by Maura Carta, including the work above, are currently on display at Viewpoints Gallery.

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery showcases the work of painter Maura Carta for the month of April.

Carta’s “Recent Works” exhibition includes an eclectic assortment of landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and still-lifes. Working within the classical techniques of grisailles and layering, her paintings have a subtle glow to them.

Los Altos History Museum ushers in spring with a focus on florals

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “April in Bloom: Floral Artistry though the Years,” is set to open Saturday and run through April 20 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The opening weekend will feature an Ikebana Flower Show, with Japanese floral arrangements on display in the museum’s Main Gallery and courtyard. Katsuko Thielke and her students will give demonstrations of the ancient art of Ikebana 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to noon Sunday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Community Briefs – Week of April 3

Author Cooper headlines ‘Speaking Volumes’ event

The Los Altos Library Endowment has scheduled its annual “Speaking Volumes” event 7:30 p.m. April 10 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Local author Ellison Cooper will deliver a presentation titled “Reflections of a Mystery Writer.” Popular with book clubs, Cooper’s first novel, “Caged,” is a fiction tale of suspense and mystery.

Morning Forum: Stanford scholar extols 'remarkable genius' of Ben Franklin


Professor Caroline Winterer described to the Morning Forum of Los Altos audience March 19 the qualities, contributions and inventions that led Benjamin Franklin to be considered America’s first genius.

Winterer is director of the Stanford Humanities Center, the author of many books and the recipient of numerous fellowships. For mapping the social network of Franklin, she received an American Ingenuity Award from the Smithsonian Institution in 2013.

TC Holiday Fund recipients 'check out'

2019 Holiday Fund Checkout
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier

Representatives from 20 local nonprofit organizations attended last week’s annual Town Crier Holiday Fund “check-out” event and received their checks. Los Altos Community Foundation served as the fiscal partner and helped distribute the $219,000 raised from the community. 

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