LAUMC hosts Alzheimer's Benefit Concert

Courtesy of Paul Rosas
Brian Holmes, from left, Casie Walker, Anne Janzer and Mayo Tsuzuki rehearse for Los Altos United Methodist Church’s annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert Oct. 3.

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to host its fifth annual Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

Organized by organist Paul Rosas, this year’s event will include compositions by Bay Area composers Sondra Clark and Brian Holmes. Sung by Anne Janzer, Clark’s piece, “That Time of Year,” highlights a Shakespearean sonnet.


Jags to grab the spotlight at this year's Fall Festival classic car show

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The 2012 Fall Festival’s Classic Car Show featured a 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Coupe.

Next month’s Classic Car Show at the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fall Festival will spotlight Jaguars, according to organizer Bob Mabe.


Community Briefs

Library hosts teen class on 3-D printers

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a 3-D Printer Workshop for teens 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Attendees can learn how to operate a MakerBot 3-D printer, download files, preview and edit files in 3-D software and print.


Health forum scheduled this Saturday

The public is welcome to a Community Health Forum 10-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 19) at the Terraces at Los Altos, 373 Pine Lane. The topic is, "Medicines: The Path from the Lab to your Medicine Cabinet." The presenter is Sally Meadows, Los Altos resident and pharmaceutical industry expert. 

Topics of discussion will include how medicines are selected and screened for development, the lengthy times required, and the laboratory, experimental and financial hurdles that medicines must overcome before obtaining approval. 

Additional topics will include the benefits for patients, the health system, and the companies and institutions (public and private) which provide and pay for these medicines.  Ample time will be reserved for questions from the public.

For more information, call (650) 948-8291. 

Los Altos Hills History Committee seeks mementos for time capsule

Courtesy of Los Altos Hills History Committee
Duffy Price displays the town of Los Altos Hills’ 25th anniversary banner, a candidate for the town’s time capsule.

The circumstances behind Los Altos Hills’ last official time capsule remain nearly as murky as the contents themselves.

Here’s what’s clear: Members of a construction crew accidentally unearthed the eroded shoebox-sized metal container in 2005 while erecting the new town hall building.


Tour de Coop: Birds of a feather bike together

Children visit with feathered participants of the 2013 Tour de Coop. This year’s event will feature 40 coops and community farms.

Chateau Cluck. Cirque des Poulets. Downton Eggy. The Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, the annual parade of pun-slung poultry pads, returns Saturday, and the participation roster is packed.

“We’re definitely growing on the coop side, and we’ve expanded in terms of geography,” said Los Altos Hills resident Scott Vanderlip, the event organizer. “We have coops as far north as San Mateo and as far south as San Jose.”


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