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Green returns to downtown this week

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The Third Street Green is scheduled to arrive Thursday and stick around through Aug. 28.

Downtown Los Altos is going green this week – or at least a portion of it.

After a two-year absence, the Third Street Green is scheduled Thursday through Aug. 28 on Third between State Street and Edith Avenue. The pop-up park, open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, will be rolled out on an artificial turf measuring 105 feet long by 25 feet wide. It will feature chairs, tables and umbrellas atop the synthetic turf as well as free activities such as movie nights, live music and classes.

Sunday's 'Party in the Park' launches Rengstorff House Arts Festival in Mtn. View

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Rengstorff House will be the backdrop for Mountain View’s “Party in the Park,” scheduled Sunday at Shoreline Park.

A party to kick off the annual Rengstorff House Arts Festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Shoreline Park in Mountain View.

“Party in the Park” will take place on the grounds of the Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd. Built circa 1867 and restored in 1991, it is considered the oldest historical home in Mountain View.

First Friday features 'Terrible' performance

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First Fridays in downtown Los Altos always feature a number of live performances.

The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) will join other musicians filling the streets of Los Altos with music at this month’s First Friday event, scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in the downtown area.

TACO is slated to bring its lighthearted approach to the Third Street Green, located between State Street and the North Parking Plaza.

MV Civic Center celebrates 25 years with free performances

The city of Mountain View is scheduled to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of Civic Center Plaza 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The 25th Anniversary Festival will include free musical theater, comedy, modern dance, ballet and big-band jazz performances as well as screenings of film shorts. Food trucks and commemorative swag will be available.

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

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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.

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