Introduction to 3-D printing at the Los Altos main library

Ellie Lawson, a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) educator who specializes in 3-D printing and modeling, will present a two-hour overview of 3-D printing options, 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Lawson will demonstrate the 3-D printing workflow from file to printed object using the library’s MakerBot 3-D printer. Lawson will also discuss the science of fused deposition modeling (FDM) and other 3-D printing technologies, and how 3-D printing is currently used in industry, medicine and in the classroom.


Girl Scout signups open Monday at Los Altos United Methodist

An information session for prospective Girl Scouts and family members is scheduled 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 15) in the Creekside Room at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls 5-17. Women and men over 17 may join as adult members. Girl Scout annual membership is $15 a year and families can apply for financial aid.


Community Briefs

Art swap, picnic set for Sunday

An art swap and potluck picnic is scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Oaks Park in Los Altos.

The event, sponsored by Silicon Valley Open Studios, encourages visitors to bring arts and crafts supplies to sell, buy, trade or donate. Do not bring finished artwork. Guests also should bring a potluck dish to share and a blanket or table.


Downtown to have ‘Dancing in the Streets’ this Friday

Courtesy of Jordan Micek
The San Juan Sensations, scheduled to perform at the September First Friday event, are the competitive dancers who represent the studio at regional and national competitions and conventions. According to the San Juan School of Dance, the Sensations are handpicked to become part of the group, and their love of dance is demonstrated in their work ethic as well as their performances.

There will be “Dancing in the Streets” in downtown Los Altos Friday, the theme of this month’s First Friday event. Activities are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

The San Juan Sensations from the San Juan School of Dance will kick off the dancing at Community Plaza. Lien & Martin’s Argentine Tango will follow at 6:40 p.m. and Juan’s Latin Potpourri at 7:20 p.m.


'Yeah, yeah, yeah!': Beatlemania invades 'Rock Back the Clock'

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The Hula-Hoops of previous “Rock Back the Clocks” are giving way to moptops at this year’s “Beatlemania”-themed event.

Rancho Shopping Center’s annual “Rock Back the Clock” edges into a new era of rock ‘n’ roll this year. The poodle skirts of the previous 1950s-themed sock hops are being replaced by moptop wigs as part of the “Beatlemania” theme at this year’s event, scheduled 6-10 p.m. Sept. 12.

The purpose of “Rock Back the Clock” remains the same, however: It’s a major fundraiser for the annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, with proceeds from the $5 admission fee supporting the holiday parade. This year’s parade is scheduled 6 p.m. Nov. 30 on Main and State streets downtown.


Residents participate in countywide CERT drill; more training sessions ahead

Members of the Los Altos PREPARE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) participated in a countywide emergency drill Aug. 23. Participants were briefed on how to search their neighborhoods for missing persons in the event of a disaster.

More Los Altos CERT sessions are scheduled this fall. Sessions are slated 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos. Graduation and field exercises are set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.


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