Fri08012014

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Design a Bike event rolls into town


Courtesy of Tom Kabat
Tom Kabat cycles into Los Altos 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 for a Design a Bike Workshop at the Los Altos History Museum.

Local bike builder Tom Kabat cycles into Los Altos 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 for a Design a Bike Workshop at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants can learn how to craft a unique bike using pieces of plywood, scrap metal, discarded bike parts and perhaps even an old pair of skis. Kabat will address bike design, style, ergonomics, possible materials and necessary tools, and share his collection of wooden bikes, scooters and other wheeled machines.

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POPs exhibition highlights historic Los Altos landmark

An exhibition of paintings of the Los Altos Civic Center Orchard, “POPs in the Orchard,” is scheduled to open 5:30 p.m. July 1 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The exhibition will continue through the month of July, just as the apricots in the landmark orchard reach the peak of their summer season. The opening will feature a ribbon cutting followed by a reception in the garden of the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

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Los Altos Library promotes summer reading

The Los Altos Library recently launched its 2014 Summer Reading Club, “Fizz Boom Read,” for children. The main library and the Woodland Branch join the Santa Clara County Library District in sponsoring the annual program.

Children may register for the Summer Reading Club at the Children’s Desk in either library or online at sccl.org through Aug. 7.

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Community Briefs

Library sponsors astronomy presentation

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, is scheduled to discuss “Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe” 7 p.m. Friday in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Manning’s presentation will address the size of the universe, the stars and other celestial bodies via hands-on activities and visuals.

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Save the Date

Save the Date is an ongoing feature that lists notices of special events planned by local nonprofit groups.

To add an event to the list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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The Terraces at Los Altos offers panel on dementia care


Troxel

The Terraces at Los Altos has scheduled a presentation on dementia care with author David Troxel 10 a.m. to noon June 21 at 373 Pine Lane, in The Terraces new health center.

Troxel will discuss steps that could help after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia and will moderate a panel of local leaders who will share their personal experiences in managing the care of those with memory loss. Participants include Alhena Curreri, M.A., gerontologist; Karen Duncan, memory support manager at the Terraces at Los Altos and director of the Los Altos Community Foundation’s PrimeTime Project; and Sheila Humphries, M.D., medical director at The Terraces at Los Altos.

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