Ham radio operators gather for Field Day

Members of the Foothills Amateur Radio Society are scheduled to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio 11 a.m. June 28 to 11 a.m. June 29.

Amateur Radio Field Day, held in the field next to Maryknoll Seminary at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, will be open to the public 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 28 and 7-11 a.m. June 29.


French festival at CSMA features local musicians

Alliance Francaise of Silicon Valley has scheduled its first festival celebrating French classical music June 20 and 21 in the Community School of Music and Arts’ Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

More than two dozen Bay Area musicians will present musical works by Maurice Ravel, Ernest Chausson, Gabriel Faure, Andre Jolivet, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Charles-Valentin Alkan, in addition to songs made famous by chanteuse Edith Piaf.


Community Briefs

Library hosts lecture on Meyerhoff Collection

Fine-arts docent Kathryn Zupsic is scheduled to present an illustrated lecture on “Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection” 7:30 p.m. today in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The lecture will highlight the exhibition of the same name, on display at the de Young Museum in San Francisco through Oct. 12.


Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Relay for Life this weekend

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This year's Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Relay for Life is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. Saturday at Egan Middle School, 100 West Portola Ave. The 24-hour event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.


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

First Friday event celebrates 'June Joy'

This month’s First Friday festivities, scheduled 6-9 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos, feature the theme “June Joy!”

This month’s event emphasizes First Friday shopping for Father’s Day, graduations, weddings and anniversaries, according to event co-organizer Carol Garsten. She said Friday’s event is extended an additional hour due to a city of Los Altos-sponsored concert featuring the House Rockers, 6-7:30 p.m. on the newly installed State Street Green. The green, located on State near the First Street intersection, is closed to auto traffic, with grass covering the street.


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