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LAVA sponsors outdoor movie nights

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled Friday outdoor movie nights on Main Street in downtown Los Altos throughout the month of August.

The events, which begin at 6 p.m., will also feature bounce houses, a face painter and a balloon artist. Movies begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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Be "CERT-ain" about preparedness


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Los Altos residents learn first aid during a CERT training session last year.

The Los Altos Block Action Team has scheduled a series of fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings to prepare local residents for emergencies.

The 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.

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Helix Los Altos, Nature Gallery co-host happy hour that rocks

Helix Los Altos continues its happy hour series for adults 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22 with “Structure and Formation,” a two-site event co-hosted by Helix and Nature Gallery in collaboration with Silicon Valley Nexus.

Scheduled guests include artist Cris Benton, geologist Naomi Marks and science communicator Nicole Kurtz. They will present projects that explore the Earth’s landscape from the depths of the oceans to its surface.

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Villa Siena fundraiser features 1950s theme

The Villa Siena Foundation has scheduled its annual fundraiser, “Back to the ’50s Night,” 6-9 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Villa Siena Courtyard, 1855 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

The evening will include dinner and entertainment. Activities include a sock hop, music by The Come Back Buddy Band, photos with classic cars and a costume contest. Guests are encouraged to attend in 1950s wear.

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For the curious among us: An introduction to nearly everything


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The Los Altos main library has scheduled the series “Big History,” which offers an overview of the cosmos from a scientific point of view, including a review of the Big Bang.

The Los Altos Library has scheduled the series “Big History” for residents of all ages who are curious about the history of the cosmos, Earth, life and humanity.

All programs are scheduled 7-9 p.m. in the Program Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

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LA Library supporters planning centennial celebration this fall


The first library opened in 1914 in the Copeland building at First and Main streets.

Virtually since the beginning of Los Altos, there’s been a library.

The village was in its infancy when the first library opened in 1914. C.E. Minor, a land agent, offered to open and run a library in his office in the Copeland building at First and Main streets for $5 a month. The initial collection comprised approximately 50 books.

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