November First Friday showcases students' art

Courtesy of Carol Garsten
Marissa Tsoi of Loyola School created the artwork for this month’s First Friday poster.

The student art exhibition “Why It’s Cool to Be a Kid in Los Altos” highlights this month’s First Friday event, scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The display includes artwork submitted by elementary, middle and high school students through the Los Altos Art Docents Program.


Diabetes advocates slated to light the town blue

In observance of World Diabetes Day, local advocates have scheduled a walk 5 p.m. Nov. 14 through downtown Los Altos to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes and honor local heroes.

Participants plan to meet at Citibank Plaza at 130 Main St. and proceed through downtown carrying blue balloons and glow sticks to “light the town blue,” according to organizers.


100 Women foundation sponsors Shop & Dine in Los Altos

Jill Kasser/Special to the Town Crier
Vilma Sinclair, from left, Terri Connolly and Cori Mehring prepare for the 100 Women Charitable Foundation’s Shop & Dine Day, scheduled Nov. 18 in downtown Los Altos.

The Los Altos-based 100 Women Charitable Foundation has scheduled its second 100 Women Shop & Dine Day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in downtown Los Altos.

The foundation partners with Los Altos merchants for the Shop & Dine fundraiser. Merchants donate a percentage of sales from the day to the foundation, which disburses 100 percent of the proceeds to six local nonprofit groups at the foundation’s annual membership voting dinner in March. The inaugural event in 2013 raised nearly $6,000.


MV Civility Roundtable tackles city's rising cost of housing

The city of Mountain View has scheduled a Civility Roundtable on housing affordability 6 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave.

A panel of experts, including Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, will discuss housing-related matters.


Community Briefs

A ‘Spooktacular’ event scheduled Friday

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled its annual Halloween Spooktacular noon to 4 p.m. Friday.

Dowtown merchants will open their doors for young trick-or-treaters. The event includes face painting, games and balloon art 2-4 p.m. at State and Second streets.


Museum's 'Now and Then' events celebrate Silicon Valley: Activities include holiday shopping

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled two “Now and Then” events that invite visitors to step into two worlds – the “now” of Silicon Valley and the “then” of the Valley of Heart’s Delight – 1-3 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 at the museum.

The “Now” refers to the museum’s current exhibition, “Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,” open through April 19. The display spotlights visionaries with Los Altos and Los Altos Hills connections who helped create the area’s high-tech sector.


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