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- June 7, 2019

Senior Focus

CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENTARY ... "Climate Refugees," a documentary exploring the global human impact of climate change, will be shown on Monday, June 10, at 3 p.m. at the Channing House Auditorium, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto. The 89-minute film, produced by Michael Nash and Justin Hogan, who traveled to 48 countries in search of the human face of climate change, is part of the United Nations Association Film Festival. Free and open to the public.

YIDDISH SONGS ... Singer and accordionist Jeanette Lewicki will lead a world tour of Yiddish song in "Belarus to Brooklyn: A Time-Traveling Tour of Yiddish Song" on Tuesday, June 11, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Cost is $15 at the door. No reservations necessary. For more information, contact Michelle Rosengaus at 650-223-8616 or

VILLAGE COFFEE CHATS ... Members of Avenidas Village, a membership program designed to help people remain in their homes as they age by providing personalized assistance, a variety of services and social and cultural gatherings, will describe their experiences with the program in "coffee chats" on Thursday, June 13, and Tuesday, June 25. Both events are at 2 p.m. There are 12 seats available at each chat, and reservations are required. Contact Dawn Greenblat at or call 650 289-5405.

TAKING CHARGE ... Mission Hospice & Home Care will present Take Charge!, a workshop on advance care planning, on Monday, June 17, at 9 a.m. at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 835 Runnymede St., East Palo Alto. The "Take Charge!" campaign was created by a coalition of local organizations dedicated to "creating a more compassionate community for people facing serious illness, death and bereavement." Participation is free but advance registration is required. Contact Susan Barber at 650-532-2396.

LOCAL AUTHOR ... Palo Alto artist Trudy Myrrh Reagan will present her new book, "Mysteries in Art and Science," on Wednesday, June 19, at 2:30 p.m. at Avenidas@450bryant, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Reagan will discuss how she encountered the sciences and wove them into her art for 50 years.

TRAVEL DISCUSSION GROUP ... P.A. Moore, who has traveled alone to more than 20 countries, will facilitate a discussion to share tips about places to go as well as stories, good and bad, to help people develop plans for future travel. The free event is Friday, June 21, 1:30-3 p.m. at Avenidas@450Bryant.

PET GUARDIANSHIP ... The Mountain View Senior Center will host an information session about the Humane Society Silicon Valley's Pet Guardianship program on Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m. The program is aimed at planning for a pet in the event of its owner's passing. Social Hall, Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.

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