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Amateur Radio Field Day scheduled Saturday

The Foothills Amateur Radio Society is scheduled to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday.

The society will operate three radio stations during this year’s Amateur Radio Field Day, attempting to make as many contacts as possible with amateur radio stations throughout North and South America. Participants will communicate using voice, Morse code, radio teletype and digital packet radio.

MV, SVCE host meeting on switch to carbon-free electricity

The city of Mountain View and Silicon Valley Clean Energy are scheduled to co-host a community meeting on the final phase of the city’s switch to 100 percent carbon-free electricity 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers at Mountain View City Hall, 500 Castro St.

Mountain View in April began receiving some of its energy from SVCE, a community-owned agency that provides cleaner, renewable energy for 12 cities in Santa Clara County, including Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Mountain View is expected to receive all of its electricity from SVCE beginning in July.

Library broadens access with new technology

The Santa Clara County Library District recently installed faster and more powerful computers at its eight libraries, including the Los Altos Library, to ensure that all county residents have access to evolving technology.

The computers feature faster processors, larger screens and Blu-ray Disc players. More than 20 new software options include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Animate; Microsoft Visual Studio and Office 2016 Suite; WinWay Resume Deluxe; Ultimate Phonics for adult literacy educational lessons; and Camtasia for creating online tutorials and videos at no charge.

Union Presbyterian hosts pancake breakfast

Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos has scheduled its 45th annual Independence Day Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. July 4 in the church’s Bailey Hall and the adjacent patio, 858 University Ave.

Los Altos libraries offer summer "Reading by Design" program

The Santa Clara County Library District’s “Reading by Design” summer program aims to inspire children, teens and adults with a host of free activities and events.

Celebrating the creativity of authors, illustrators, builders, inventors, artists and architects, the program, which runs through July 31, encourages participants to explore individual creativity while designing new learning opportunities.

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Dance festival hits stage this summer

The Lively Foundation’s sixth annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley is scheduled June 20 to July 1 at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St.

The festival offers workshops, classes open to all levels of dancers and performances by internationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers.

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