History Museum hosts Teddy Bear Picnic
The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a Teddy Bear Picnic 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 on the museum’s patio.
Designed for children 3-12, the event will feature games, a coloring booth, a scavenger hunt and refreshments.
A photographer will be available to take pictures of children and their teddy bears with the original Teddy, Teddy Roosevelt.
Member tickets are $15 adults, $20 children. Nonmember and guest tickets are $20 adults, $25 children.
The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
For tickets and more information, drop by the museum or visit www.losaltoshistory.org/events.htm.
LAVA sponsors outdoor movie nights
The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled outdoor Friday Movie Nights in August on Third and Main streets in downtown Los Altos. Family-friendly movies will be screened at 8:30 p.m.
The area between Second and Third streets will be closed to vehicle traffic at 5 p.m. Moviegoers may begin to set up chairs and blankets at 6 p.m.
Movie Nights will feature bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist and a snack shack.
•Â Aug. 6 – “The Sound of Music.”
•Â Aug. 13 – “Little Giants.”
•Â Aug. 20 – “Toy Story.”
•Â Aug. 27 – “Up.”
For more information, visit www.downtownlosaltos.org or call 949-5282.
Simitian answers questions at Thursday’s Farmers’ Market
State Sen. Joe Simitian has scheduled his Sidewalk Office Hours 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Los Altos Farmers’ Market on State Street between First and Third streets.
Simitian encourages shoppers and interested passersby to share their questions, ideas and solutions regarding state legislative issues.
For more information, call 688-6384 or (408) 277-9460 or visit www.senatorsimitian.com.
Library offers Summer Reading Club
The Los Altos main library’s Summer Reading Club has scheduled “Make a Splash 2010,” a weekly series for children featuring authors, performers and experts. The schedule:
• 3 p.m. today: Fratello Marionettes performs “The Frog Prince.” Fratello Marionettes produces high-quality marionette shows filled with marionettes that range in size from 1 to 3 feet tall. In the classic fairy tale, the beautiful princess must grant a frog three wishes before he will retrieve her new golden ball from the pond.
• 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4: Eager Ears Club. Open to club members, toddlers and preschool children who are good listeners and will be reading soon.
• 3 p.m. Aug. 4: Happy Birds. Enjoy a performance featuring five people-friendly parrots that love to show off.
The Los Altos main library is located at 13 S. San Antonio Road. For more information, call 948-7683.
Rec department presents concerts
The Los Altos Recreation Department has scheduled a 2010 Summer Concert Series featuring a wide range of music performed in outdoor venues around the city. All concerts, scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m., are free. Music ranges from jazz and swing to rock ’n’ roll and classical.
Following is the remainder of the concert schedule.
Thursday: Oklin Bloodworth and Magical Michael Murphy will offer children’s entertainment at the Hillview Baseball Field, 97 Hillview Ave.
Aug. 5: More rock ’n’ roll from Phil ’n The Blanks at Heritage Oaks Park, at the corner of Portland and Miramonte avenues.
Aug. 26: The series concludes at Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave., with The Road Dogs.
IKB, Campi Properties Inc., Baskin-Robbins, Epicurean Group, Sereno Group, the Los Altos Town Crier, Safeway and Vogel & Associates are co-sponsoring the series.
For more information on bands, locations and restaurants offering takeout, visit losaltosconcerts.com.
History Museum exhibit covers quilting
The Los Altos History Museum’s new exhibition explores the art of quilting. “By Hand: American Women with Needle and Thread,” includes samples of quilt styles from the past 150 years.
The exhibition, running through Oct. 31, also features a series of programs that accompanies the exhibition, including a presentation by Kay Payne, a docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Los Altos artist Linda Gass, one of the exhibitors, will discuss her work today in a presentation, “For Love of Water and Place,” 7 p.m. at the museum.
The history museum, located at 51 S. San Antonio Road, is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. For more information, visit www.losaltoshistory.org.