Community Briefs

Hoedown brings music to Los Altos Hills

Los Altos Hills has scheduled its annual Hoedown 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road.

The event will feature bluegrass music by Sidesaddle & Company, a riding demonstration by 4-H and Pacific Ridge Pony Club members and demonstrations in soap-making, leather-tooling and textile arts. Children and their families can participate in craft activities and games with prizes.

Hand-pressed apple cider, homemade ice cream, popcorn, lemonade, soft drinks and wine will be served.

For more information, call Sarah Gualtieri at 947-7518 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tour de Coop bike ride stops at local gardens

The second Silicon Valley Tour de Coop is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14.

The Tour de Coop is a self-guided bicycle tour of local chicken coops, gardens, beehives and other suburban homes. The goal of the event is to inspire the making of new healthful and sustainable food supplies for surrounding communities.

This year, more than 32 coops applied to be included in the tour. After registering, cyclists will receive a map of the route.

For more information, call 793-0475 or visit

CSA honors Hometown Heroes

The Community Services Agency has scheduled its annual Hometown Heroes Recognition Breakfast 7:15-9 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Microsoft Corp. Silicon Vlley Campus, Building 1, 1065 La Avenida St., Mountain View.

Hometown Heroes recognizes local community members and businesses that have had a positive impact in the community.

This year’s event will honor Los Altos residents Jean and Barbara Mordo and past and present Mountain View City Councils.

Tickets are $45 per person. Those who wish to sponsor a table of 10 can call 968-0836, ext. 115, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For tickets and more information, email Christina Sudairy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Train Days rolls in to History Museum

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled Train Days 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 and 15 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The annual event showcases model railroading. Elaborate layouts, intricate scenery and scaled renditions of prototypes and whimsical engines and theme cars, complete with steam, lights and sound, will speed along rails. Visitors are invited to explore and ask questions about the gauges and scales associated with American and Asian model railroading layouts.

Food, beverages and train items will be available for purchase.

Admission is $5 per person, free for children under 4. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit

Hidden Villa hosts farm-to-table event

Hidden Villa has scheduled its 17th Annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Awards Dinner 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the facility’s Dana Center, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

The event, whose theme is “A Place at the Table,” will feature a reception highlighting Hidden Villa’s core programs and a farm-to-table dinner using the organic farm’s pastured meats and vegetables.

Hidden Villa will recognize three local individuals who exemplify the nonprofit’s mission and values through their environmental, social and educational activism. This year’s honorees include Audrey Rust, a leader in open-space preservation; the Noble and Lorraine Hancock family, investors in the next generation; and food pioneer Sibella Kraus.

The awards dinner is Hidden Villa’s primary fundraising event. Proceeds will underwrite partnerships and scholarship opportunities.

Tickets are $250 per person.

For tickets and more information, call 949-9702, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Museum program supplements exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled “The Evolution of the American Home,” a presentation by Jonathan Pearlman, principal of Elevation Architects, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The event complements the museum’s latest exhibition, “A Place to Call Home: Two Centuries of California Living,” which runs through Oct. 6.

Pearlman, an exhibition contributor, will discuss how the many ways people live and work change their homes.

For more information, visit

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