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First Friday organizers enlist community help for event

First Friday organizers hope to take a well-received downtown Los Altos event and make it better. To do that, they need help from local residents.

Beginning with the scheduled First Friday this week, organizers of the monthly downtown promotional events are launching a community fundraising campaign.

Library offers bellydance class

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a Bellydance Fitness for All class for all ages and skill levels noon to 1 p.m. June 6, 20 and 27; July 25; and Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29 in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants will learn the ancient art of Egyptian bellydance from Hala, a native professional, and partake in a full-body workout. Hala’s teaching method is based on Eastern and Western traditions.

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Recreation department hosts dinner, jazz event

The Los Altos Recreation & Community Services Department has scheduled “Dinner and Jazz on the Patio” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Altos Senior Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

The event will include a cooking demonstration of the evening’s menu items by chef Lamont Perriman. Diners may choose from thyme-roasted chicken, apricot-glazed salmon and spiced tofu, mushroom and kale steak.

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LA History Museum hosts new exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Many Communities, Many Voices: Personal Narratives from the Oral History Collection of the Los Altos History Museum,” runs through Oct. 2.

The original exhibition, curated by Kristin Morris, explores diverse local communities over time through the voices of 22 individuals interviewed for the museum’s Oral History project.

Costume Bank sponsors vintage sale, open house

The Costume Bank has scheduled an Open House and Vintage Sale noon to 4 p.m. Saturday on its patio, 169 State St., Los Altos.

According to organizers, shoppers can find dresses, wedding dresses, gloves, hats and purses for special occasions at low prices.

Mountain View author Tabazadeh headlines Voices for Peace event

The Los Altos Library and Los Altos Voices for Peace have scheduled a presentation by author Azadeh Tabazadeh 7:30 p.m. June 8 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Tabazadeh, a Mountain View resident, is author of “The Sky Detective: A Memoir of How I Fled Iran and Became a NASA Scientist” (iUniverse, 2015).

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