Museum program offers ‘green’ tips

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to host “Los Altos Goes Green,” a panel of experts convened by GreenTown Los Altos to discuss ways to protect the environment and conserve natural resources, 5-6:30 p.m. June 24 via Zoom.

GreenTown board president Gary Hedden will moderate the panel, which will feature Coty Sifuentes-Winter, supervisory vegetation ecologist for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District; Matthew Dodder, executive director of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society; and Stu Weiss, chief scientist of Creekside Science.

The program supports the museum’s current exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” on display through July 11 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The panel discussion is free, but registration is required.

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Hope’s Corner virtual 5K runs through July 5

Hope’s Corner is hosting its second “5 x 5 x 5 for Hope,” a virtual 5K, through July 5.

Participants can walk, run, bike, hike, skate, paddle or do any activity that covers 3.1 miles.

Registration starts at $5. Participants donating more than $125 will receive a T-shirt with the event’s logo.

Proceeds will support the Mountain View-based nonprofit Hope’s Corner, which provides free hot meals, showers and laundry services to homeless and low-income individuals in the community.

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Garden Club meeting features tree expert

Arborist Eric Folmer is scheduled to speak at the Garden Club of Los Altos meeting 1 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom.

With 40 years’ experience as a tree service owner, Folmer is a Certified Arborist, member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists and a Qualified Tree Risk Assessor.

He will discuss and answer questions on topics such as reasons for tree work and tree removal; pruning objectives, needs and cycles; good and bad tree care practices; selecting a contractor; how to discuss and specify tree work for the contractor; tree species, lifespan and mature size; keeping chips for mulch; and current drought and water needs.

Folmer also will address his 10-year passion for tree climbing – for research, wildlife conservation and adventure – in California and tropical forest canopies.

For more information on Folmer’s tree climbing, visit

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