Skate Works co-hosting Summer Spin festival

Skate Works, 379 State St., and Helix, 316 State St., will co-host the Los Altos Summer Spin, a two-day summer festival on State Street in downtown Los Altos, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The event launches summer fun with skateboarding demos and clinics, art exhibits and workshops, spinning toys, and music and dancing in the street. From spinning bicycle wheels to skateboarding contests to yarn spinning and breakdancing, participants can experience the kinetic energy that moves favorite activities and start the season with some serious momentum. All events are open to the public, no preregistration is necessary and admission is “pay what you wish.” For more information, visit

Helix, the Exploratorium's South Bay community science center, is a hybrid science museum, community science center and retail space powered by the Exploratorium. It combines 25 of the Exploratorium's signature hands-on exhibits with innovative programming for all ages. Family friendly events, workshops and exhibit talks, organized around different themes such as dark, light and attraction are available regularly. For more information, call 559.0821 or visit

The Exploratorium, located at Pier 15 in San Francisco's Embarcadero, is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world.     For more information, visit

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