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Los Altos main library schedules astronomy discussion June 20

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, is scheduled to discuss “Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe” 7 p.m. June 20 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Manning’s presentation will address the size of the universe, the stars and other celestial bodies via hands-on activities and visuals.

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Knitters, crocheters gather at LA library

The Los Altos main library hosts a Knitting and Crocheting Circle the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants should bring their own needles and yarn to start new projects or to receive help and inspiration to finish older ones. Knitters and crocheters of all ages are welcome (under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). This is not a class – group members offer their wisdom, but there is no instructor.

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"Vintage Affaire" fundraiser supports visually impaired

The 32nd annual “Vintage Affaire” benefit for the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is scheduled 4 p.m. June 21 at 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside.

Co-founded by Los Altos Hills resident Mona Armistead, the event will feature silent and live auctions and wine tasting, with wines from more than 20 vintners of hard-to-find California vintages, first-growth French Bordeaux and emerging vineyards from Australia. Chefs will prepare the gourmet appetizers and dinner.

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Inaugural French festival features local musicians


Photos Courtesy of Mark Starr
Stephen Waarts is among the local residents slated to perform at the Festival of French Classical Music.

Alliance Francaise of Silicon Valley has scheduled its first Festival of French Classical Music June 20 and 21 in Mountain View.

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

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Save the Date

Save the Date lists notices of special events planned by local nonprofit groups. To add an event to the list, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

June 14-15

Relay For Life/Los Altos, 10 a.m. June 14 to 10 a.m. June 15 at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave. The 24-hour fundraiser supports the American Cancer Society. Information: Search for Relayforlife/losaltos.

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Second Harvest Food Bank kicks off Stand Up for Kids campaign

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties invites Los Altos area residents to participate in an ongoing Stand Up for Kids campaign, co-chaired by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc. and founder of the Lean In organization, and John Donahoe, president and CEO of eBay Inc.

“In an area where this community has so much, there are still so many people – and 100,000 children – who are relying on Second Harvest for food every month,” Sandberg said. “It’s our responsibility to make sure Second Harvest has the resources it needs to provide all of the food for all of these families.”

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