- Published on Tuesday, 10 August 2010 17:00
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier
History Museum hosts Teddy Bear Picnic
The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a Teddy Bear Picnic 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday on the museum’s patio.
Designed for children ages 3 to 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 Friday 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.
The remaining schedule:
• Friday – “Little Giants.”
• Aug. 20 – “Toy Story.”
• Aug. 27 – “Up.”
For more information, visit www.downtownlosaltos.org or call 949-5282.
Local free concerts coming to a close
The Los Altos Recreation Department’s 2010 Summer Concert Series comes to a close with a free performance by The Road Dogs 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave.
IKB, Campi Properties Inc., Baskin-Robbins, Epicurean Group, Sereno Group, the Los Altos Town Crier, Safeway and Vogel & Associates are co-sponsors.
For more information, visit losaltosconcerts.com.
St. Luke’s schedules communion service
St. Luke’s Chapel in the Hills has scheduled its Service of Holy Communion and Healing noon Sunday. An Anglican Episcopal Church, St. Luke’s Chapel is located at 26140 Duval Way, Los Altos Hills.
For more information, call 941-6524 or visit stlukeschapel.org.
History Museum show 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 other forms of historical needlework – early samplers, crochet, cross-stitch and needlepoint.
A series of programs accompanies the exhibition, including a presentation by Kay Payne, a docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The history museum, located at 51 S. San Antonio Road, is open noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
For more information, call 948-9427 or visit www.losaltoshistory.org.
Art galleries open for evening hours
Viewpoints Gallery and Gallery 9 in downtown Los Altos are scheduled to remain open until 8 p.m. Friday.
Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., has exhibited fine art since 1972. The gallery is owned, operated and staffed by 14 artists working in ceramics, oils, watercolors and mixed media.
Gallery 9, 143 Main St., established in Menlo Park in 1970 and relocated to Los Altos in 1973, is owned and staffed by 31 artists who exhibit jewelry, watercolors, oil paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture, weaving and printmaking.
Both galleries change shows the first day of each month to feature a different gallery member.
For more information on Viewpoints Gallery, visit www.viewpointsgallery.com. For more information on Gallery 9, visit www.gallery9losaltos.com.
Students raise funds for Cambodian schools
SilkRoad, a non-profit organization comprising students from Pinewood School, Los Altos High and other local schools, is selling T-shirts to benefit education in Cambodia.
According to SilkRoad founder Mingbo Gong, a Pinewood student, the group is dedicated to the belief that education is critical for individuals and society.
“We are not only fighting for a better future for the Cambodian children, we are fighting for the responsibility and interdependence of our generation,” Gong said.
Local students have committed to raising $13,000, which would cover the Cambodian government’s public-school registration fee, teachers’ wages and school supplies.
To raise the money, SilkRoad hopes to sell 1,000 T-shirts that have 20 advertisements at $500 each on the back.
Profits support American Assistance for Cambodia. SilkRoad has already raised $1,575, including in-kind support from former Los Altos Mayor Bob Grimm.
Gong said the group’s first T-shirt sale helped the survivors of China’s 2008 earthquake.
In February, members sold 400 T-shirts to help rebuild schools in Haiti.