Los Altos Rotary Club's Fine Art in the Park features new and returning artists


Image taken from the artists’ Website
The unique art of Scott and Naomi Schoenherr is scheduled for display at this year’s Fine Art in the Park May 18 and 19.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos is upping its game for the 44th annual Fine Art in the Park open-air art show with a wide array of new and returning artists.

The festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 18 and 19 in Lincoln Park along Foothill Expressway in Los Altos.

Santa Clara Valley Lives: Fire at Notre-Dame recalls blaze at Mission Santa Clara


Courtesy of Department of Archives & Special Collections, Santa Clara University
A fire at Mission Santa Clara in October 1926 destroyed most of the 19th-century structure. It was rebuilt on its present site, a project completed in 1929. Mission Santa Clara was moved three times and rebuilt at least five times during its years as a colonial outpost. 

 

There aren’t a lot of really old buildings in California. This can make it a challenge for local residents to take in the impact of the fire that came close to burning down the iconic Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, which has been part of French life for nearly 900 years.

Los Altos Friends of Library's Books for Schools fund supports underserved

Books for Schools is a designated fund established by the Friends of the Library of Los Altos to pay for the books teachers purchase for their classrooms at its used-book sales.

The fund enables Friends of the Library to invite teachers from public K-8 schools to attend the sales and purchase books without having to pay for them out of their own pockets.

LA museum opens evenings in May for special events

The Los Altos History Museum is opening its doors 5-8 p.m. Wednesday evenings in May for special programs as part of its Membership Month drive.

The extended hours highlight the museum’s strategic plan to offer programming to adults and families who are otherwise unable to attend during the day, and aim to encourage participation as members.

Meditation South Bay talk covers 'Problems on the Path'

Insight Meditation South Bay is scheduled to host an evening of meditation and teaching with Ross Buttner 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.

In his presentation “Problems on the Path,” Buttner will discuss his dissertation findings on the psychological, social and cultural difficulties of meditation and present anecdotes and video clips based on in-depth interviews with meditation teachers and practitioners.

Pet of the Week, May 1

Marshmallow
Courtesy of Pets In Need
Marshmallow is available for adoption through Pets In Need.

Marshmallow is a 1-year-old male domestic shorthair available for adoption through Pets In Need. When Marshmallow came to the Palo Alto shelter, he was in pain due to his broken tail, but he’s much happier since its amputation. Pets In Need reps describe him as playful and sweet; he loves when someone pets him. 


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