Here comes Obon

Participants at last year’s annual Obon Festival and Bazaar stroll the grounds of the Mountain View Buddhist Temple dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos. This year’s event is scheduled 4-10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the temple, 575 N. Shoreline Blvd. The event will feature food, entertainment, games, exhibits, Taiko, a flower shop and children’s crafts. A Bon Odori dance is slated 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 964-9426 or visit


Community Briefs

Workshop tackles elder-abuse prevention

The Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar of California, the Educating Seniors Project and Courtyard Marriott have scheduled a free workshop on preventing elder abuse 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday at the Los Altos Courtyard Marriott, 4320 El Camino Real.

The workshop is designed to educate residents on protecting assets, limiting financial risks and reducing the risk of elder abuse.


Schola Cantorum voices gather for 'Summer Sings'


As summer rolls around and choral groups take a hiatus until the fall, Schola Cantorum steps in to fill the void.

Over six Monday evenings beginning next week, Schola’s “Summer Sings” program provides an opportunity for members from the more than 200 local choirs to join together to sing choral masterpieces.


LAVA hosts outdoor movie nights in August

The Los Altos Village Association is scheduled to host free outdoor Friday Movie Nights in August.

Movies are screened 8:30 p.m. on Main Street at the Third Street intersection. Main Street is closed between Second and Third streets beginning at 5 p.m. Attendees may set out chairs, sleeping bags, blankets and picnic items beginning at 6 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.


Summer library programs encourage youth to read

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.


Community Briefs

City sponsors Summer Concert Series

The city of Los Altos’ free Summer Concert Series is under way.

Performances are scheduled 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at either Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave., or Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave. The lineup includes:


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