All aboard: Train Days makes stop at Los Altos History Museum

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Young engineers, take heed: Train Days is a-coming.

The annual Train Days event is scheduled to roll in to the Los Altos History Museum 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept 19 and 20.

According to organizers, Train Days is designed to celebrate the joy and wonder of model railroading. Elaborate layouts, intricate scenery, scaled renditions of prototypes and whimsical engines and theme cars – complete with steam, lights and sound – will speed the rails. Visitors can explore the gauges and scales associated with model railroading as private collectors and clubs showcase their models and field questions about their American, European and Asian layouts


Los Altos Morning Forum announces lineup for 66th season of speakers

The 66th annual Morning Forum of Los Altos lecture series is scheduled to launch Sept. 15 with a varied lineup of speakers and topics.

Founded in 1950, Morning Forum is an all-volunteer organization with 450 members.


Moms' group aims to collect 1,000 books for nonprofit helping homeless

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Members of Los Altos Mothers Uniting Mothers, pictured here earlier this year, have organized a drive to gather books for Project Night Night, a nonprofit group that serves homeless children.

It may seem like a lofty goal – collecting 1,000 books in two weeks for donation to a nonprofit organization that helps homeless children – but members of Los Altos Mothers Uniting Mothers are determined to reach it.

The group of approximately 40 moms – more commonly known as MUMs, based at Los Altos United Methodist Church – doesn’t expect to do it alone, however. Members are relying on the community to help them with the book drive for Project Night Night.


Rotarians give backpacks to teens in need

Courtesy of Alex Glew
Members of the Rotary Club of Los Altos donated fully loaded backpacks to teens through the InnVision Shelter Network.

The Red Badgers – a group of Rotary Club Los Altos newcomers – recently donated 25 fully loaded backpacks to high school juniors and seniors who are homeless or living in shelters.

The group collected $4,000 in cash and pledges from local residents, and Target contributed $100 and 25 $10 gift cards.


Celebrity Forum Speaker Series begins new season in October: Event features appearances by performers, politicians


The 48th annual Foothill College Celebrity Forum Speakers Series, which opens in October and runs through May, features a varied lineup of newsmakers who appear for three consecutive nights at Flint Center on the De Anza College campus in Cupertino.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District sponsors the series, and founder Dick Henning serves as moderator.


City introduces trial program to provide food for homebound seniors: Rotisserie chickens offered beginning mid-September

The city of Los Altos Recreation and Community Services Department is sponsoring the Shopping Assistance for Seniors who are Homebound (S.A.S.H.) trial program, scheduled to launch Sept. 14.

Local volunteers are available to pick up cooked rotisserie chickens from Costco and deliver them to homebound Los Altos seniors, according to city spokeswoman Erica Ray.


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