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.


Community Briefs

Art swap, picnic set for Sunday

An art swap and potluck picnic is scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Oaks Park in Los Altos.

The event, sponsored by Silicon Valley Open Studios, encourages visitors to bring arts and crafts supplies to sell, buy, trade or donate. Do not bring finished artwork. Guests also should bring a potluck dish to share and a blanket or table.


Downtown to have ‘Dancing in the Streets’ this Friday

Courtesy of Jordan Micek
The San Juan Sensations, scheduled to perform at the September First Friday event, are the competitive dancers who represent the studio at regional and national competitions and conventions. According to the San Juan School of Dance, the Sensations are handpicked to become part of the group, and their love of dance is demonstrated in their work ethic as well as their performances.

There will be “Dancing in the Streets” in downtown Los Altos Friday, the theme of this month’s First Friday event. Activities are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

The San Juan Sensations from the San Juan School of Dance will kick off the dancing at Community Plaza. Lien & Martin’s Argentine Tango will follow at 6:40 p.m. and Juan’s Latin Potpourri at 7:20 p.m.


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