Community Briefs

Museum event features antiques expert

The Los Altos History Museum’s “Let’s Talk Antiques with Steve Yvaska” event is scheduled 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 under the oaks outside the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Attendees may bring one antique for a casual evaluation by Yvaska, who writes a column, “The Seasoned Collector,” for the Mercury News. Jennifer Berg, a fellow antiquarian and founder of Antiquum, will assist him.

Yvaska’s knowledge has been honed through 40 years of working with antiques and collectibles.

Tickets are $75 and include lunch, with desserts provided by local purveyor Space is limited.

All proceeds benefit the museum.

For tickets and more information, call 948-9427, ext. 14, or visit

CSMA students exhibit at Rengstorff House

Students at the Community School of Music and Arts are participating in the 2017 Rengstorff House Arts Festival, which runs through Aug. 31 at Mountain View’s Shoreline Park.

The free display features student artwork from CSMA’s Finn Center art programs, as well as CSMA’s Art4Schools program in Mountain View elementary schools.

Viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays at the Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd.

For more information, visit or

Historical Association hosts barbecue

The Mountain View Historical Association has scheduled its annual summer barbecue Aug. 20 at the historic Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Blvd.

The menu will include what association members claim is one of Mountain View’s favorite historical dishes, the Parisian burger.

For tickets, visit

For more information on the association, visit

Fire department offers CERT training

The Santa Clara County Fire Department has scheduled Community Emergency Response Team training 6-9 p.m. Sept. 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

The CERT program educates residents about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their immediate areas and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

Cost is $35.

To register and for more information, call (408) 378-4010; email full name, address and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or visit

Volunteers needed for Westwind program

Organizers of the Westwind 4-H Riding for the Handicapped program are recruiting volunteers 14 years old and up who have an interest in working with horses.

No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to help. Students can receive community service credits.

Riding classes are scheduled 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills.

Volunteers are needed on Mondays or Thursdays, or both. The program also seeks volunteers interested in helping with social media, 4-H coordination, grant writing and fundraising events.

Those who don’t have time to volunteer can still participate by making a donation in support of a rider or horse.

To donate and for more information, call 947-8680 or visit

Sons In Retirement sponsors monthly lunch

Silicon Valley’s Sons In Retirement Branch 35, an organization comprising retired men from all professions, has scheduled its monthly luncheon 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Featured speaker Jim Colton will report on his quest to play the top 25 college golf courses in the U.S. and find the best local brews.

Luncheons are free to first-time visitors.

For more information, call Membership Director Wayne Dexter at 941-8887 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Discovery Shop seeks volunteers

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is recruiting volunteers.

The nonprofit store sells gently used items at its downtown Los Altos location at 243 Main St.

All shifts and days are available.

For more information, call store manager Ardy Bazarian at 949-0505.

Club 55 set for Friday at Downtown Green

A Club 55 and Up gathering is scheduled 6-9 p.m. Friday on the Downtown Green, the pop-up park along Third Street in downtown Los Altos.

Organizers describe Club 55 and Up as a pop-up nightclub for local residents ages 55 and older that offers the opportunity to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere.

The event will feature live entertainment, food and beverages. Guests can bring a bottle of wine to share.

The event is co-sponsored by Los Altos Forward, Los Altos Community Foundation, the Center for Age Friendly Excellence, the Assistance League of Los Altos and Safeway.

Los Altos Forward is a project of Los Altos Community Foundation.

For more information, visit

History Museum seeks volunteers

The Los Altos History Museum seeks volunteer docents and museum store cashiers to devote a few hours each month.

Exhibition curators train docents before each new display.

The museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

To volunteer and for more information, visit

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