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Cupertino shorts: Author to discuss valley's history at museum event

 Silicon Valley Community Newspapers

POSTED:   09/18/2013 06:04:31 PM PDT | UPDATED:   5 MONTHS AGO

Author talks valley history with museum

The Cupertino Historical Society and Museum's quarterly speaker program will see Don A. Dugdale discuss the history of the Santa Clara Valley on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The free talk will be held in the Cupertino Room of the Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road.

In Dugdale's book, We May Choose, published in April 2013, the descendents of four diverse families find their way to San Jose from far-flung points on the globe, where they mingle with established Californians struggling to preserve their lands and lifestyle.

Over the next five decades, their linked life stories are, by turns, refreshing and heartbreaking, violent and life-affirming, productive and painful, according to the historical society. Collectively, the old and new families lay the foundation for major growth in the century to follow.

Dugdale has had a 45-year career as a news reporter, editor and technical journalist, mostly in California's Central Coast region.

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Bo-Ai Choir to perform in Cupertino

The Bo-Ai Choir is presenting "O Music" conducted by Bor-Jen Lin on Sept. 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave.

Formed in 1991, the Bo-Ai Choir is a group of local residents who love to sing. The free program features the choir singing popular folk songs from around the world.

College lecture on origin of the universe

The Foothill-De Anza Community College district is presenting "How the Universe Went from Smooth to Lumpy: The Modern Origins Story" as part of its Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series.

Astrophysical theorist Eliot Quataert, Ph.D., of UC-Berkeley, will give an illustrated, non-technical lecture on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, in Los Altos Hills.

Admission is free and the public is invited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are advised to arrive early to locate parking in the student lot. The parking fee is $3.

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