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Community Briefs, June 22 2016

Symphony concert scheduled Saturday

The all-volunteer Peninsula Symphony is set to kick off the summer season with a free outdoor concert 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

The symphony, now in its 65th year, performs the annual concert as part of its Bridges to Music program. The family-oriented program will include popular songs and classical favorites, performed as concert-goers enjoy picnics on the lawn.

Free Peninsula Symphony summer concert scheduled June 25

The all-volunteer Peninsula Symphony is set to kick off the summer season with a free outdoor concert 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

The symphony, now in its 65th year, performs the annual concert as part of its Bridges to Music program.

Community Briefs, June 15 2016 edition

Library hosts program on memory

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a presentation on ways to sharpen memory 7-8:30 p.m. July 28 in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Ashok Jethanandani’s presentation will explore ayurvedic recommendations of foods, habits and remedies to preserve and sharpen the memory and intellect. Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India, offers holistic solutions for the management of diabetes and other metabolic disorders, digestive disorders, respiratory conditions, weight management, arthritis, memory loss and other chronic conditions.

Relay For Life scheduled June 12

The newly revamped Relay For Life of Los Altos, dubbed “Relay 2.0,” is scheduled 5-9 p.m. June 12 at Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave.

The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will feature a family picnic and a 2-mile lap around the Hillview neighborhood. The event will include live music, children’s activities and a pink flamingo decorating contest.

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Friday

Downtown Los Altos Holiday Tree Lighting, 6-8 p.m. at Community Plaza, corner of Main and State streets. The event includes free train rides, performances by the Mountain View High School Madrigals and the Bullis Charter School Choral Group, holiday-themed refreshments and an appearance by Santa. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

Local filmmaker’s ‘Batkid Begins’ premieres July 10 in MV

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"Batkid Begins" director Dana Nachman, right, stands on set with director of photography Naomi Ture.

The vision of Los Altos screenwriter-director Dana Nachman is scheduled to hit the big screen today (July 10) in Mountain View.

"Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World" chronicles the day that the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco joined forces to grant a 5-year-old boy's wish to become Batman.

The film has premiered in approximately a dozen cities over the past two weeks. It is slated to open today at Century Cinema 16, 1500 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Reserve tickets are available at cinemark.com.

Nachman plans to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the film with a Q&A after the 7:10 p.m. showings today and Saturday.

For more information on the local filmmaker and the story behind the production, see next week's Town Crier.

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