Beyond chickens: Third annual Tour de Coop offers fresh eggs, ideas

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If you like bikes and chickens, you’re in luck: The Tour de Coop is awaiting your participation. The event is scheduled Sept. 21.

Though chickens are the big stars of the third annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a series of bicycle tours that take participants to see local chicken coops, this year’s event boasts a strong supporting cast of bees, ducks and worms as well.

“It’s much more about sustainability… than just chickens,” according to event organizer Scott Vanderlip.


Rain harvest seminar slated tonight

A rain harvest seminar for homeowners and design professionals is scheduled 7-9 p.m. today at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Co-sponsored by GreenTown Los Altos, Acterra and the Santa Clara Valley Water District, the seminar will offer information on capturing rainwater to irrigate gardens, increase groundwater supplies and decrease flooding.


LAH fire district schedules CERT training classes

In response to the Aug. 24 earthquake in Napa, the Los Altos Hills County Fire District is offering a special Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training this month.

Residents of Los Altos Hills and the unincorporated areas of the fire district are invited to sign up for one of 30 available seats in the course, which runs Sept. 23 to Sept. 27.


MV seeks ideas on feral cats, wildlife protection

The city of Mountain View is accepting applications for volunteers for an ad hoc Feral Cats and Wildlife Stakeholders Working Group.

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday and applicants must be residents of Mountain View.


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.


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