Community Briefs – Week of Aug. 21

Carbon Bootcamp open to local residents

The GreenTown Los Altos-sponsored Carbon Bootcamp aims to make it easy and compelling for people to make choices that have a positive impact on the climate.

Participants in the six-week bootcamp will receive boxes full of gear and challenges conducted via a text-messaging platform. The bootcamp is free for the first 300 people to register from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View (ZIP codes 94040 and 94042) by Aug. 28.

St. Simon choir concert supports social justice night Voices of Hope concert

St. Simon Catholic Parish has scheduled a concert featuring the Voices of Hope Humanitarian Choir 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church, 1860 Grant Road, Los Altos.

The evening also will include players from the Cal Arte Ensemble performing works by George Frideric Handel and composer Henry Mollicone’s “Beatitude Mass for the Homeless.”

SIR Branch 35 hosts lunch, estate planning speaker Sept. 18

Sons In Retirement Branch 35 has scheduled a luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Guest speaker Jason Largey will discuss “Estate Planning Changes in the New Federal Tax Era.”

Save the Date – Week of Aug. 21

Sept. 7 and 8

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 on Castro Street. Information:

Sept. 12

Community Services Agency’s Hometown Heroes breakfast fund- raiser, 7:15 a.m. at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Information:

Community Briefs – Week of Aug. 14

Panel discussion centers on food choices

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the panel discussion “Eating Your Values” 7 p.m. Thursday in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Plant-based foods touted in GreenTown event Aug. 25

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled the “Eating Green on the Green” Educational Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 on the Downtown Green, located on Third Street between Main and State streets in Los Altos.

Attendees can explore the benefits of plant-based foods and chat with experts presenting the main challenges of animal agriculture and offering positive and easy-to-implement solutions. Focuses include:

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