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First Friday event celebrates 'June Joy'

This month’s First Friday festivities, scheduled 6-9 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos, feature the theme “June Joy!”

This month’s event emphasizes First Friday shopping for Father’s Day, graduations, weddings and anniversaries, according to event co-organizer Carol Garsten. She said Friday’s event is extended an additional hour due to a city of Los Altos-sponsored concert featuring the House Rockers, 6-7:30 p.m. on the newly installed State Street Green. The green, located on State near the First Street intersection, is closed to auto traffic, with grass covering the street.

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Los Altos main library introduces 3-D printing

The Los Altos main library has scheduled a session on 3-D printing for the home hobbyist 7 p.m. June 24 in the Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The program, conducted by industrial artist and designer Ellie Lawson, will include an overview of 3-D printing options suitable for anyone.

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Celebrity Forum announces speakers for 2014-2015 series


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The 47th Annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens in October and runs through May 2015, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

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"Sleep hygiene" discussed at upcoming meeting of A.W.A.K.E.

The Silicon Valley A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic) group has scheduled sleep specialist Vadim Kagramanov, M.D., to discuss “Sleep Hygiene – The Healthy Habits of Good Sleep” 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in conference rooms A and B at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Center, 701 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

Kagramanov, who works at PAMF’s Sunnyvale Sleep Center, will define what is considered normal as far as sleep is concerned and recommend ways to improve sleep without medications.

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Los Altos main library schedules astronomy discussion June 20

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, is scheduled to discuss “Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe” 7 p.m. June 20 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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Knitters, crocheters gather at LA library

The Los Altos main library hosts a Knitting and Crocheting Circle the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants should bring their own needles and yarn to start new projects or to receive help and inspiration to finish older ones. Knitters and crocheters of all ages are welcome (under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). This is not a class – group members offer their wisdom, but there is no instructor.

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