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Celebrity Forum Speaker Series highlights politics, photography, sciences in upcoming season

The 47th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens in October and runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who discuss their areas of expertise for three consecutive nights.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series. Founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.

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Community Briefs

MV library sponsors cheesemaking event

Author and urban homesteader K. Ruby Blume is scheduled to discuss “Everyday Cheese” 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

Blume will share techniques presented in her new book, “Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed at Making Dairy and Nut Cheese at Home” (Microcosm Publishing, 2014). The discussion will focus on simple, farmstead cheeses that require little specialty equipment and that that anyone can make. Samples will be provided.

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CERT offers fall training

Los Altos PREPARE has scheduled a series of fall Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings to prepare local residents for emergencies.

The sessions are slated 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Intero Real Estate Services, 496 First St., No. 200, Los Altos. Graduation and field exercises are set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

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Hidden Villa event celebrates spunky heroines

A storytelling program for children, “Let the Princess Rescue Herself: Spunky Heroines in the World’s Folk Tales,” is scheduled 1-2 p.m. Sunday in the Dana Building at Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.

Enid Davis – children’s librarian, storyteller, author and folklorist – will lead the free program, which will focus on folktales from around the world featuring spunky heroines. Davis has worked as a librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District and as library director for The Harker School in San Jose.

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Save the Date

Sept. 12

“Rock Back the Clock,” dinner-dance benefiting the Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, 6-10 p.m. at Rancho Shopping Center, Springer Road and Foothill Expressway. Information: losaltos- parade.com.

Sept. 19

“Hometown Heroes,” fundraising breakfast for the Community Services Agency, 7:15-9 a.m. at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Information: csacares.org.

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Packard family daughters to headline history presentation in Los Altos Hills

In its continuing program of public events recognizing the heritage of Los Altos Hills, the Los Altos Hills History Committee has scheduled a presentation by Susan Packard Orr and Julie Packard, daughters of Lucile and David Packard, 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

The siblings, who grew up in Los Altos Hills before it became the Silicon Valley of today, will share their memories of their town, schools, friends and family life and how their family values and legacy influenced and helped shape the region and the world. They will discuss their current work, local projects, research and care of the environment and its worldwide effect.

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