Last updateWed, 27 Jul 2016 10am

Amateur Radio Field Day slated June 25

Foothills Amateur Radio Society will demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio 11 a.m. June 25 to 11 a.m. June 26.

The society will operate three radio stations during this year’s Amateur Radio Field Day, attempting to make as many contacts as possible with amateur radio stations throughout North and South America.

Los Altos Community Foundation accepts grant applications through June 21

The Los Altos Community Foundation is accepting community grant applications from local nonprofit organizations through June 21.

The foundation’s Community Grants Program supports groups and activities that serve Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding areas.

History Museum hosts fundraising events, services

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a series of summer fundraising events.

•┬áPicnic and Train Ride on the Niles Canyon Railway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Participants will ride a vintage train with master railroad docent Doug Debs, followed by a picnic lunch in Sunol Park. Both steam and diesel engines will be running. Tickets are $50 per person.

Libraries issue summer reading challenge

The Santa Clara County Library District’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge aims to make everyone a winner.

“Read for the Win” is the theme of this summer’s program, which offers students the opportunity to boost their reading skills and participate in summer challenges at the Los Altos main and Woodland Branch libraries. Adults also may participate.

Community Briefs

Relay For Life scheduled Sunday

The newly revamped Relay For Life of Los Altos, dubbed “Relay 2.0,” is scheduled 5-9 p.m. Sunday 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 also include live music, children’s activities and a pink flamingo decorating contest.

First Friday organizers enlist community help for event

First Friday organizers hope to take a well-received downtown Los Altos event and make it better. To do that, they need help from local residents.

Beginning with the scheduled First Friday this week, organizers of the monthly downtown promotional events are launching a community fundraising campaign.

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