Fall festival brings food and fun to downtown Los Altos this weekend

The 24th annual Los Altos Fall Festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the South Parking Plaza in downtown Los Altos.

Organized by the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, the event features arts, crafts, food, live entertainment, children’s activities and a classic car show.


More music, munchies at downtown First Friday event

The next downtown Los Altos First Friday special event is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday. First Friday is a monthly promotional event intended to increase the vibrancy of the downtown.

Visitors are invited to browse and shop at more than 60 stores and galleries, many of which offer First Friday discounts as well as complimentary refreshments. Many restaurants will serve a “First Friday Special.”


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Community Briefs

Fed Women to hear about Green Pastures

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Maria Powery to speak at its Oct. 7 meeting at Michael’s at Shoreline, 2970 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon and the Powery’s program at 1 p.m. Powery is the administrator at Green Pastures, a state-licensed Christian group home in Mountain View. The facility provides 24-hour care for six children with disabilities.


Award-winning author Jantzen to visit Linden Tree in Los Altos

Award-winning children’s book author Doug Jantzen is scheduled to read and sign copies of his debut picture book, “Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh,” 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at Linden Tree Children’s Books in Los Altos.

Jantzen’s anti-bullying story about a young hyena who loses his laugh beat out thousands of other hopefuls in 2013 to win the General Mills/Simon & Schuster New Author Contest, which gives aspiring writers a chance to realize their dream of being published. “Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh” was released earlier this summer and recently featured on boxes of Cheerios as part of the Cheer on Reading program to support early literacy.


LAUMC hosts Alzheimer's Benefit Concert

Courtesy of Paul Rosas
Brian Holmes, from left, Casie Walker, Anne Janzer and Mayo Tsuzuki rehearse for Los Altos United Methodist Church’s annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert Oct. 3.

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to host its fifth annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Organized by organist Paul Rosas, this year’s event will include compositions by Bay Area composers Sondra Clark and Brian Holmes. Sung by Anne Janzer, Clark’s piece, “That Time of Year,” highlights a Shakespearean sonnet.


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