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Uncovering Untold Stories, shown here as a work in progress, opens Oct. 15. Photo courtesy of New Museum Los Gatos

Object’s from town’s history on display

Los Gatos History Project: Uncovering Untold Stories will be on view in NUMU’s History Hall beginning Oct. 15, with a preview event on Oct. 14.

The Los Gatos History Project team, led by guest curator Allison Railo, have been developing an exhibit that will tell a unique story of Los Gatos, as well as the story of New Museum Los Gatos’ collection. 

Uncovering Untold Stories, the first exhibition to come out of the project, is NUMU’s effort to catalog and dive deeper into its permanent collection. 

“I’ve found it particularly interesting to think about the individuals whose hands have touched these pieces—the time and toil and desire to make something meaningful or beautiful that all of us can relate to,” Railo said. 

Exhibit organizers hope visitors will gain a better understanding of museum collecting, and a greater appreciation for the complexities of Los Gatos history.

The Los Gatos History Project is made possible in part by a grant from the County of Santa Clara’s Historic Grant Program, the Town of Los Gatos and the Los Gatos Community Foundation.

An exhibition walkthrough with Railo will take place Oct. 14 from 5:30-6:30pm.

NUMU is located at 106 East Main St. For information, visit numulosgatos.org/lghp.

Lions club ‘White Cane Days’ fundraiser runs through October

The Los Gatos Lions Club is raising money for programs for the visually impaired, with club members fundraising at the Town Plaza bus shelter, Santa Cruz Avenue and Main Street, throughout October on Sundays from 9am to 1pm.

Club members will be available to talk about the work they do with San Jose’s Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

They’re also collecting used eyeglasses to refurbish and distribute to needy individuals.  To donate online, visit e-clubhouse.org/sites/losgatos/page-8.php and select “White Cane Days.”

Emergency preparedness drill set for Nov. 3

The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has partnered with San Jose Water to host an emergency preparedness, drive-thru water distribution exercise at Los Gatos Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Blvd., on Nov. 3 from 10am to noon.

This drill is a Community Point of Distributing (CPOD) exercise so the community can experience how a commodity would be distributed in a disaster. 

Each vehicle that drives through the line will receive free water and a reusable water bag. The exercise should take less than 15 minutes per vehicle.

To register, visit bit.ly/3mw7awe.

Teachers of the Year announced

In honor of World Teacher Day (Oct. 5), the Santa Clara County Office of Education announced the 2021 County Teachers of the Year, which includes two from Los Gatos.

Wendy Ottinger of Los Gatos Union School District and Marcy Cooper of Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District were among the honorees.

“We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of teachers across Santa Clara County for their ingenuity and perseverance over the past year and a half,” said County Superintendent of Schools Mary Ann Dewan. “We are thrilled to be able to honor the achievements of educators who have gone above and beyond, despite the many challenges we all faced during this pandemic.”

The educators will be honored at the 51st annual Santa Clara County Teacher Recognition Celebration on Oct. 28 at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom in San Jose.

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