Garden club celebrates 90 years with luncheon

Kiwi DeVoy

Supporters of the Garden Club of Los Altos are scheduled to celebrate the club’s 90th anniversary during a luncheon and demonstration by floral designer Kiwi DeVoy Tuesday at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave.

The potluck luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Attendees should bring a salad at 11 a.m. Anniversary activities are set to start at 12:30 p.m., including presentation of a check from the club to the Los Altos History Museum to fund an addition to the outdoor history exhibits.

Community Briefs: Habitats, celebrations, musical tribute

Habitats of birds subject of talk

The Los Altos Hills Open Space Committee has scheduled a talk on “Habits and Habitats of Our Local Birds” 7-9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Los Altos Hills Town Hall Council Chambers, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

From bluebirds to golden eagles, Los Altos Hills provides habitat for a wide variety of birds. Matthew Dodder, Michelle Unger and Mike Azevedo with the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society will discuss the habits and habitats of local birds and actions residents can take to conserve species.

Los Altos Hills Digital Gallery features gourd art

Courtesy of Robyn Aber
This carved gourd by Ginger Summit is among the pieces featured on the Los Altos Hills Public Art Committee’s Digital Gallery through October.

The Los Altos Hills Public Art Committee is featuring Ginger Summit’s “Ancient Materials to Fine Art” exhibition through Oct. 31 on its online Digital Gallery at

The committee selected a cross-section of 20 pieces for display from Summit’s intricately carved gourds and wool fleece 2- and 3-dimensional felted works. According to committee members, her creations stood out for the “innovative and unexpected” ways she uses and presents ordinary objects and material as fine art. Summit’s pieces will open viewers’ minds to new ways in which art can be expressed, committee members added, and serve as inspiration that unusual media can become the “canvas” for artistic expression.

Local Arts Roundup: Photographer seeks senior models, and more

Since relocating with her family from France six years ago, Los Altos resident Maud Daujean has fallen in love with the city. And her relationships in the Santa Rita School community led to an unexpected – and so far successful – career as a photographer and videographer.

Her first major project, “Dancing in the City,” captured dancers in various locations in San Francisco. She wants her latest photo project to feature local seniors.

Acclaimed author Corbett set to address mystery of mortality at Pathways benefit

David Corbett, a San Francisco private-investigator-turned-author, is the keynote speaker for the Pathways Foundation’s 23rd annual “One from the Heart” benefit breakfast. This year’s event is scheduled 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

The fundraiser provides an opportunity for Pathways supporters to gather to recognize outstanding leaders in hospice and health care.

Los Altos main library offers U.S. passport services

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The shelves for library “holds” at the Los Altos main library, above, have been relocated to the old checkout kiosk location to accommodate the new passport services. The kiosks, in turn, are now in the center of the hall.

The Los Altos main library now offers U.S. passport services, one of three Santa Clara County Library District branches to do so.

The expansion to Los Altos comes more than a year after the library district made the services available at the Milpitas and Cupertino libraries. District officials said the program has been “well-received.”

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