Community Briefs

Fed Women to hear about Green Pastures

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled Maria Powery to speak at its Oct. 7 meeting at Michael’s at Shoreline, 2970 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon and the Powery’s program at 1 p.m. Powery is the administrator at Green Pastures, a state-licensed Christian group home in Mountain View. The facility provides 24-hour care for six children with disabilities.


Award-winning author Jantzen to visit Linden Tree in Los Altos

Award-winning children’s book author Doug Jantzen is scheduled to read and sign copies of his debut picture book, “Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh,” 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at Linden Tree Children’s Books in Los Altos.

Jantzen’s anti-bullying story about a young hyena who loses his laugh beat out thousands of other hopefuls in 2013 to win the General Mills/Simon & Schuster New Author Contest, which gives aspiring writers a chance to realize their dream of being published. “Henry Hyena, Why Won’t You Laugh” was released earlier this summer and recently featured on boxes of Cheerios as part of the Cheer on Reading program to support early literacy.


LAUMC hosts Alzheimer's Benefit Concert

Courtesy of Paul Rosas
Brian Holmes, from left, Casie Walker, Anne Janzer and Mayo Tsuzuki rehearse for Los Altos United Methodist Church’s annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert Oct. 3.

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to host its fifth annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Organized by organist Paul Rosas, this year’s event will include compositions by Bay Area composers Sondra Clark and Brian Holmes. Sung by Anne Janzer, Clark’s piece, “That Time of Year,” highlights a Shakespearean sonnet.


Jags to grab the spotlight at this year's Fall Festival classic car show

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The 2012 Fall Festival’s Classic Car Show featured a 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Coupe.

Next month’s Classic Car Show at the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fall Festival will spotlight Jaguars, according to organizer Bob Mabe.


Community Briefs

Library hosts teen class on 3-D printers

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a 3-D Printer Workshop for teens 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Attendees can learn how to operate a MakerBot 3-D printer, download files, preview and edit files in 3-D software and print.


Corvette show drives into Los Altos Sunday

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Car buffs examine classic Corvettes at a previous “Corvette Spectacular” show in Los Altos.

Santa Clara Corvettes is scheduled to host the 39th annual “Corvette Spectacular” car show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday along Main Street in downtown Los Altos.

This year’s event will feature more than 160 new, classic, racing and show Corvettes. Main Street will be closed to car traffic so that attendees can view the vehicles, browse the vendors, listen to live music and participate in various activities, including a raffle.


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