Monday March 17
Join us here at Little House for some traditional Irish food, fun, and entertainment!
9:30AM - 11:00AM: Bake sale and Irish Coffee
11:30AM—1:00PM: Traditional cornbeef and
cabbage lunch and live entertainment featuring
“Rosin The Bow” | Lunch $6
1:30PM: Irish Movie- “Waking Ned Devine"
A History of the Violin Through Poetry and Art
Tuesday, March 11 | 1:30pm to 2:30pm | Free for members / $3 non-members
Join local author and poet Charlotte Muse as she reads poetry from her newly published book, Violin. The book is a series of poems that explore the history of the violin, including the lives of Italian violin makers Gasparo da Salo and Antonio Stradivari, the instrument’s range and expressiveness and how the violin changed music forever. Local award-winning artist Joyce Savre, who rendered the art work for Muse’s book, will discuss how she created paintings that reveal the depth and mystery of the violin. Both paintings and poems flow together and convey a feeling of music. This will be an enchanting afternoon not to be missed.
Project Los Altos: Reflections on Silicon Valley
Tuesday, March 18 | 1:30pm to 2:30pm | Free for members / $5 non-members
This unique exhibit features the works of nine national and international artists who were invited to reflect on Silicon Valley by displaying their work in locations around downtown Los Altos. The exhibition explores the distinctive history and culture of Los Altos, from the suburban charm of this former agricultural community to the vast tech industry that now surrounds and influences it. The talk focuses on interpretations of this intriguing subject by artists such as Jessica Stockholder, Chris Johanson, Jeremy Balke, Charles Garolian, Mike Mills and Alec Soth.
NEXT GENERATION HISTORY CLASS
|Into the 20th century! Personalities of prominence - Leon Forrest Douglass (recorded sound and film), William Bourn (water), John Barneson (oil), Henry T. Scott (shipbuilding), Joseph D. Grant (steel), Eugene de Sabla (electric power). Also highlighting men of controversy - Herbert Law, George Whittell, Fritz Wiedemann and others who lurked in the shadows. Showcasing women of wealth, class and distinction -- Ethel Sperry Crocker, Elisabeth Mills Reid, Helen Chesebrough, Phyllis de Young Tucker, Lurline Matson Roth, Helen Potter Russell. Many more. Join historian Michael Svanevik for this 8-week retrospective. Revisit the Peninsula at peace and war while identifying charismatic history makers, great houses and stunning gardens. A winter-spring series. Not to be missed!
Wednesdays, January 29-March 19 | 1:30PM – 3:30PM | 8 week session, $50.00
NEW History Class
SAN FRANCISCO - LA BELLE EPOQUE
|San Francisco, 1875-1906. Some called it the city’s “belle époque.”Twilight of a Gilded Age. A marvelous era of quaint cable cars, magnificent mansions, grand hotels, unbelievable wealth, gaiety and unabashed elegance. Extraordinary, sometimes controversial personalities. Join historian Michael Svanevik as he introduces a never-ending visiting parade of powerful potentates--foreign kings and American presidents, railroad and silver barons, amazingly innovative entrepreneurs. Visit naughty French restaurants, the Cliff House, the entertainment palaces and the dives of Chinatown. Tour elegant downtown shopping emporiums and exclusive clubs. San Francisco, a brilliant beacon glowing on the western edge of the continent. And then, the Great Earthquake. Wednesday afternoons at Little House.|
Wednesdays, April 2 - May 21 | 1:30PM – 3:30PM | 8 week session, $50.00
Wednesdays 1:00PM | Little House Theater | Free Members | $3 Non-Members
March 5 "Finian’s Rainbow "
This tale centers on Irishman Finian (Fred Astaire), who moves overseas with a pot of gold only to be pursued by a leprechaun. Meanwhile, Finian’s lovelorn daughter makes a wish that transforms the town’s racist senator into a black man.
G 145 min. 1968
March 12 "Sense and Sensibilty"
Jane Austen’s classic tale of 19th century etiquette and ethics chronicles the troubles and triumphs of the marriage-mined Dashwood sisters.
PG 2hrs. 17 min. 1995
March 19 "The Quiet Man"
John Wayne hangs up his spurs to star as a bachelor ex-boxer, Sean Thorton, in this Irish classic. Back in his native Ireland he falls in love with Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara) whose brother does not approve of the wedding.
N/R 129 min. 1952
March 26 "Celtic Thunder"
N/R 101 min. 2008
Powerhouse vocalists Damian McGinty, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, Paul Byron and George Donalson take the stage live in Dublin to perform an eclectic mix of traditional Celtic songs and contemporary hits.
Mondays 1:00PM | Little House Theater | Free Members |$3 Non-Members
Mar 3 “The Butler”
Forest Whitaker stars in this film based on the life of an African American butler who served in the White House under eight presidents.
132 min PG-13 2013
Mar 10 “Last Vegas”
Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline and Robert DeNiro team up as old friends who meet up for a weekend in Las Vegas.
104 min PG-13 2013
Mar 17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL 1:30
“Waking Ned Devine”
Comedy about a tiny Irish village turned asunder when one of its aged residents wins the lottery and his neighbors try to contrive a way to share the wealth.
PG 91 min 1998
Mar 24 “Blue Jasmine”
Story of a woman who goes from fabulous wealth to destitution provides Cate Blanchett with the chance of an Oscar. San Francisco scenes.
98 min PG-13 2013
Mar 31 “Austenland”
Keri Russell plays a Jane Austen obsessive who has her own Austen-like adventure when she visits an Austen theme park in England.
96 min PG-13 2013