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Library sponsors astronomy presentation

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, is scheduled to discuss “Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe” 7 p.m. Friday in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Manning’s presentation will address the size of the universe, the stars and other celestial bodies via hands-on activities and visuals.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

‘Vintage Affaire’ scheduled Saturday

The 32nd annual “Vintage Affaire” benefit for the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is scheduled 4 p.m. Saturday at 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside.

Co-founded by Los Altos Hills resident Mona Armistead, the event will feature silent and live auctions and wine tasting, with wines from more than 20 vintners of hard-to-find California vintages, first-growth French Bordeaux and emerging vineyards from Australia. Gourmet chefs will make the appetizers and dinner.

For tickets and more information, visit vintageaffaire.org.

Exhibition showcases Burma photos

The photography exhibition “From Burma to Myanmar: Portrait of a Country in Transition” is scheduled to run through Saturday at the Krause Center for Innovation Gallery at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

The display – comprising 30 photographs from 17 local photographers – captures a country exiting a troubled past and entering a new era of reform and openness.

The KCI Gallery is located on the lower level of the Krause Center for Innovation, Building 4000.

For more information, visit the exhibition blog at FromBurmaToMyanmar.wordpress.com.

City hosts emergency training

The city of Los Altos has scheduled free personal emergency preparedness courses this summer for residents 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 14 and Aug. 19.

Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel teach the courses, designed to instruct residents how to be self-sufficient during an emergency.

Topics covered during the training include:

• The impact of an areawide disaster for individuals and community.

• Workplace and home safety.

• Earthquake emergency supplies.

• Contacting family members when phones don’t work.

For more information, visit losaltosca.gov.

Library introduces 3-D printing

The Los Altos main library has scheduled a session on 3-D printing 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The two-hour program, conducted by designer Ellie Lawson, offers an overview of 3-D printing options. Lawson will demonstrate the 3-D printing workflow, from 3-D file to printed object, using the library’s new MakerBot Printer.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

Ham operators gather for 24-hour Field Day

Members of the Foothills Amateur Radio Society are scheduled to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio 11 a.m. June 28 to 11 a.m. June 29.

Amateur Radio Field Day, held in the field next to Maryknoll Seminary at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, will be open to the public 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 28 and 7-11 a.m. June 29.

Society members will operate three radio stations and attempt to make as many contacts as possible with amateur radio stations throughout North and South America.

Amateur Radio Field Day is an exercise in emergency radio communications that begins with the setup of radio stations under field conditions. Amateur radio operators erect antennas, assemble radio stations and power up electric generators in an effort to simulate conditions during an emergency.

For more information on the Los Altos event, visit fars.k6ya.org or aarl.org.

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