Museum's Apricot STEM event aims to capture state-fair feel

Local residents can break out their microscopes and favorite apricot recipes and head to a mini-version of an old-fashioned state fair, minus the livestock.

The Los Altos History Museum’s 2018 Apricot STEM Fair is scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Foothills Amateur Radio Society hosts field day for observers

Foothills Amateur Radio Society is scheduled to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio at Amateur Radio Field Day June 23-24.

The 24-hour event will begin 11 a.m. June 23 and end 11 a.m. June 24 in a field owned by Maryknoll Residence, directly across the street from Rancho San Antonio Park at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

GreenTown hosts night bike ride

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled an 18-mile summer solstice night bike ride June 21, with check-in beginning 7 p.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 367 State St., Los Altos.

After departing Peet’s, cyclists will bike under Highway 101 and arrive at Palo Alto’s Baylands preserve to enjoy the sunset at approximately 8:30 p.m. The group will return to Los Altos via the Stevens Creek Trail as it gets dark, with an optional stop in Mountain View for hot chocolate, coffee and socializing.

Museum hosts apricot-tasting competition

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to host the “Apricot STEM Fair” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Local residents, organizations and businesses may enter their apricot specialties in the food-tasting competition. Contestants may enter up to three categories – Appetizers and Preserves, Entrees, and Fruit and Desserts – which will be judged by a panel of local leaders. Visitors to the fair may also join the tasting as a People’s Choice Judge by purchasing a $5 badge for each category at the fair.

Slow Food South Bay hosts 'Gathering in a Garden'

Slow Food South Bay has scheduled “Gathering in a Garden,” a dinner party fundraiser, 7 p.m. June 15 at a private home in Los Altos Hills.

“‘Good, clean, fair food for all’ is the Slow Food motto,” said Scott Vanderlip, president of Slow Food South Bay, the organization’s local chapter. “The motto refers to food that is bursting with flavor, sustainably grown and gives a fair return to the people involved. More simply, Slow Food is the opposite of fast food.”

Annual dance festival adds special events for 7th season

The seventh annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley is scheduled to return to Mountain View beginning Sunday.

The festival offers dance experiences for all ages and abilities, including advanced training and performing opportunities for those already involved in dance, open master classes for those interested in trying something new and performances designed to showcase dance.

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