Downtown festivities mark First Friday
First Friday festivities in downtown Los Altos are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday.
The evening offers activities and a drawing for visitors of all ages.
Stores and galleries will remain open to accommodate browsing and shopping, many offering First Friday discounts and complimentary refreshments.
More than 20 downtown restaurants will serve a wide variety of cuisines.
The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra of Silicon Valley will perform on the State Street Green (between First and Second streets).
For programs and more information and to register for the drawing, visit the First Friday headquarters located on the State Street Green.
Los Altos Forward, a volunteer group dedicated to promoting vibrancy downtown, organizes the First Friday events to provide a fun, social and community-building evening for residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and the surrounding communities.
Los Altos lights up the screen
The Los Altos Village Association hosts “Friday Movie Nights” 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9-23 in downtown Los Altos. The family-friendly films are shown on a big screen at the intersection of Main and Third streets. The weekly gatherings feature pre-movie festivities that include a bounce house.
• Aug. 9: “RV.”
• Aug. 16: “Back to the Future.”
• Aug. 23: “March of the Penguins.”
To accommodate the event, Main Street is closed between Second and Third streets beginning at 5 p.m.
Visitors may set out chairs, sleeping bags, blankets and picnics beginning at 6 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.
For more information, visit downtownlosaltos.org.
Diebenkorn exhibition topic of library lecture
A fine-arts docent is scheduled to present an illustrated lecture on “Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966,” the current exhibition at the de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The presentation is slated 7:30 p.m. today in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.
The exhibition, which runs through Sept. 29, explores the dramatic shift from Diebenkorn’s vivid abstracts to his representational style, which played a leading role in the emergence of the Bay Area Figurative movement.
For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org.
LA Library encourages
The Los Altos Library has scheduled a summer reading program for all ages at its main and Woodland branches.
Those who sign up for the program will receive a bag full of giveaways and be entered in weekly drawings for prizes that include free books and gift certificates to local shops and restaurants. Adults and teens who complete at least five books by Aug. 31 will be eligible for the Los Altos Library’s grand prize, a Nook e-reader, and the districtwide grand prize, a Google Nexus 7 or an iPad Mini.
Adults and teens must register online to be eligible for the drawings. To register, visit www.sccl.org/adults2013.
For more information, stop by the reference desk at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, or the Woodland Branch, 1975 Grant Road.