Rengstorff House hosts garden concert series

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The Rengstorff Arts Festival concert series is slated to kick off with San Jose Taiko 2 p.m. Sunday at Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Additional concerts in the series, all scheduled 2 p.m. at Rengstorff House:


Library Briefs

Libraries push for teen participation

Santa Clara County libraries, including the main and Woodland branches in Los Altos, have issued a “Summer Challenge” with the aim to inspire teens to read.

The “Summer Challenge” program, which runs through Aug. 15, encourages participants to read and discover their inner heroes. Other programs for youth ages 13-18 include tech workshops, henna art and graphic novel workshops.


Library lecture spotlights Downton Abbey

Welsh musician Dulais Rhys is scheduled to present the illustrated lecture “Downton Abbey: The Music and the Era” 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Since it premiered in 2010, “Downton Abbey” has generated a following among Edwardian-era enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic. The show, which chronicles life and love in a historic English country house, is PBS’s highest-rated drama in four decades. An estimated 120 million viewers in more than 200 countries watched season five, and a sixth is in production.


LAVA hosts movie nights in August

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Outdoor movie-goers get ready to watch a showing of “The Wizard of Oz” at a downtown Los Altos movie night event from last year.

The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival may be over, but another downtown tradition comes to Main Street in August.

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled free outdoor Friday Movie Nights 8:30 p.m. on Main Street at the Third Street intersection.


Save the Date

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Through Sept. 24

Los Altos Farmers’ Market, 4-8 p.m. Thursdays on State Street between Second and Fourth streets. Information:


Lively dance festival returns to Mtn. View


The Lively Foundation has scheduled its fourth annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley Aug. 9-16 at the Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St.


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