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History Museum hosts fundraising events, services

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a series of summer fundraising events.

•┬áPicnic and Train Ride on the Niles Canyon Railway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Participants will ride a vintage train with master railroad docent Doug Debs, followed by a picnic lunch in Sunol Park. Both steam and diesel engines will be running. Tickets are $50 per person.

Libraries issue summer reading challenge

The Santa Clara County Library District’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge aims to make everyone a winner.

“Read for the Win” is the theme of this summer’s program, which offers students the opportunity to boost their reading skills and participate in summer challenges at the Los Altos main and Woodland Branch libraries. Adults also may participate.

Community Briefs

Relay For Life scheduled Sunday

The newly revamped Relay For Life of Los Altos, dubbed “Relay 2.0,” is scheduled 5-9 p.m. Sunday at Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave.

The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will feature a family picnic and a 2-mile lap around the Hillview neighborhood. The event will also include live music, children’s activities and a pink flamingo decorating contest.

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.

Community Briefs

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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