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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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Corvettes group to host show in downtown LA


Courtesy of Santa Clara Corvettes
Have a look under the hoods of classic Corvettes at the special downtown Los Altos event scheduled Sept. 21.

Santa Clara Corvettes has scheduled its 38th annual Corvette Spectacular Car Show Sept. 21 on Main Street in downtown Los Altos.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., judging at 11 a.m. and awards at approximately 3:30 p.m.

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Lively Foundation sponsors International Dance Festival


Courtesy of Leslie Friedman
Leanne Rinelli will teach Salsa at this year’s International Dance Festival – Silicon Valley.

The Lively Foundation’s International Dance Festival – Silicon Valley has scheduled its third season of dance workshops, master classes and performances Monday through Aug. 17 at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St.

The foundation launched the festival to offer the public opportunities to see professional dancers perform a variety of dance styles, participate in classes taught by professionals and gain better understanding and appreciation of dance. Intermediate- to advanced-level dancers can study technique and learn repertory with teaching artists and perform the works with the professionals in the Festival Concert.

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Church hosts community event to celebrate playgrounds

Members of Foothill Covenant Church are scheduled to celebrate the opening of the church’s two new playgrounds with a community barbecue 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the church, 1555 Oak Ave., Los Altos.

The event includes food, water games and a jump house, among other activities.

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