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Dance festival kicks off this weekend in Mountain View

The International Dance Festival@ Silicon Valley features an Electric Lines class taught by Etta Walkton shown here, and various other dance demos.

The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley is scheduled Saturday through Aug. 14 at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St.

The fifth annual event will feature dance classes, workshops and performances.

Los Altos muralist brings life to wall, playground at local schools

Jennifer Walker/Special to the Town Crier 
Los Altos muralist Morgan Bricca unveils her mural for the Almond School community. Bricca has painted several murals at local schools.

Muralist Morgan Bricca has left her mark throughout the country, from an Olympic swim center in North Carolina to a hotel in San Diego.

Super Scouts: Suppiah brothers rapidly rise in the ranks

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Brothers, from left, Nico and Alex Suppiah have earned high ranks in the Scouting world in an impressively short time frame.


Just a few years short of being able to drive, the Suppiah brothers of Los Altos have already achieved more than most Boy Scouts.

Aside from sports and school, Alex and Nico have devoted much of their time to earning merit badges, traveling for community service and preparing final reports in pursuit of becoming Eagle Scouts.

Antiques guru evaluates treasures at Los Altos History Museum fundraiser

Antiques adviser and appraiser Steve Yvaska is scheduled to headline the fundraiser “Let’s Talk Antiques” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Yvaska, author of “The Seasoned Collector” column in The Mercury News, will offer casual evaluations of one personal antique per person.

Los Altos Community Briefs

Talk explores climate change and Buddhist teachings

Insight Meditation South Bay has scheduled NASA scientist Jennifer Dungan to discuss “Right Action in the Face of Climate Change: Can We Practice Nonharming?” 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday in Edwards Hall at St. Timothy’s Church, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.

Dungan’s presentation will explore the interface of contemporary climate issues and Buddhist teachings.

Third Street Green returns to showcase the downtown scene

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Visitors enjoy the Third Street Green in this scene from August 2014. This year’s Green opens Aug. 4.

Los Altos is rolling out the green again.

After a two-year absence, the Third Street Green is scheduled Aug. 4-28 in downtown Los Altos. A slew of free events are planned at the pop-up park.

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