First Friday is scheduled a few hours early this week as part of the Los Altos Community Foundation’s “Glorious Fourth” celebration, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos.
The First Friday committee talked Los Altos Police Chief Tuck Younis, Councilman Jarrett Fishpaw, outgoing Rotary President Jack Kelly and Community Foundation Executive Director Joe Eyre into volunteering as victims for the dunk tank.
The free event also features music from Ye Olde Towne Band, face painting, snacks, games, a bounce house, a reptile display and a valet bike lot.
For more information, visit losaltoscf.org.
Parade in Los Altos Hills
Walkers, bikers and strollers are set to gather for Los Altos Hills’ sixth annual Fourth of July Parade 10 a.m. Friday, meeting 9:30 a.m. at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.
Participants will march down Fremont Road to Gardner Bullis School, where watermelon and beverages will be served.
Organizers request that parade goers leave horses and fossil-fuel-powered vehicles at home.
For more information, visit losaltoshills.ca.gov.
UPC hosts annual July 4 Pancake Breakfast
Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled its 43nd annual Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday on the church’s patio and in its fellowship hall, 858 University Ave.
The Pancake Breakfast began in 1971 as a small gathering at the church’s barbecue pit. Over the years, the tradition has evolved into an all-church event that welcomes the community, neighbors and friends.
Church members will serve pancakes, sausage, fruit, orange juice and coffee.
The free event will feature patriotic music by the Burks family in honor of Independence Day, and attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
A freewill offering will benefit the Los Altos-based nonprofit Help One Child, which supports foster children and their families, and Green Pastures, a Christian home for children with physical and/or developmental challenges.
For more information, call 948-4361 or visit unionpc.org.
Los Altos Lutheran rings Fourth of July bells
Los Altos Lutheran Church has scheduled its 14th annual “Let Freedom Ring” concert 10:30 a.m. Friday in the church amphitheater at 460 S. El Monte Ave. The community is invited to attend.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 31 will conduct a flag ceremony and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Music director Mark Wanless will lead the music program and group singing of patriotic songs.
Hot dogs and lemonade will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring a potluck item to share, such as a salad or dessert.
For more information, call 948-3012.