Community Briefs: Oct. 4 2017

LA family participates in diabetes fundraiser

JDRF, a nonprofit organization providing advocacy and funding in the fight against type 1 diabetes, has scheduled its annual “One Walk” 9 a.m. Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara.

Organizers aim to raise more than $515,000 to help fund type 1 diabetes research. The event is expected to attract more than 1,000 supporters, including teams representing local businesses, families, schools and other organizations.

Among the participants will be 9-year-old Nicole Melia of Los Altos and her family. Nicole was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2015.

Pre-registration is recommended. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. The entire walk will be approximately 3 miles long.

To register and for more information, visit

LAUMC sponsors Harvest Craft Faire

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its annual Harvest Craft Faire 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The event will feature a large selection of handcrafted items made by more than 40 artisans and the women of the church, gourmet and garden shops, a do-it-yourself succulent garden and a beekeeping demonstration.

A light lunch will be available, with entertainment provided by local groups.

The United Methodist Women sponsor the event. All proceeds support charities and missions, including Community Services Agency, Pathways Home Health & Hospice, the Day Worker Center of Mountain View and Hope’s Corner.

For more information, call (408) 257-8640 or visit

LACF hosts annual brunch

Los Altos Community Foundation has scheduled its annual brunch 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive.

After a buffet brunch, Carl Guardino, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, will discuss innovative public and private solutions to the challenges facing Silicon Valley. His presentation will provide his unique perspective, gained in his role of bringing local corporations, government agencies and foundations together.

Tickets are $75 per person. Reservations are required.

For tickets and more information, call 949-5908 or visit

Sunset Rotary helps change smoke detectors

Members of the Los Altos Sunset Rotary Club are scheduled to help seniors change the batteries in their smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

The club has provided the service since the early 1990s.

“This is a vital service, as most seniors are unable to climb ladders and reach the smoke detectors,” Rotarian Mike Mansch said.

To sign up, call the Los Altos Senior Program at 947-2797. Leave a name, address, phone number and any time restrictions.

French Fair benefits Mentor Tutor Connection

The 12th annual French Fair, an event devoted to French culture, food and fashion, is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

This year’s fair will feature more than 60 exhibitors and sponsors, a fashion show, a food court, live French music and a vintage Citroen car exhibit.

Admission is $3; children are free. Proceeds support Mentor Tutor Connection, a Los Altos-based nonprofit organization and co-organizer of this year’s event.

For more information, visit or

Library group schedules Science and Tech Week

The Los Altos Library Endowment has scheduled Science and Technology Week at the library Sunday through Oct. 14.

The week’s activities include hands-on programs for children, students and adults. A weeklong trivia contest for all ages will feature prizes.

The Los Altos Library Endowment supports the library by updating science and technology books, maintaining the Whipple Collection of Great Courses, funding special requests by librarians and sponsoring a variety of programs and speakers. The events are always free and open to the public.

For information, visit

Concert features Broadway hits

Stephen Gill and friends are scheduled to present the bio-musical “The Sound of Music: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.

The evening will feature highlights and backstage stories from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway hits, including “South Pacific” and “The King and I.”

The concert is sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter OZ. Proceeds support educational opportunities for women.

Tickets are $25. Seating is reserved and limited.

For tickets and more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Paper-airplane expert appears at library

John Collins, the Guinness World Record holder for flying the longest-distance paper airplane, is scheduled to demonstrate aerodynamic principles and reveal his secret to making and flying the world-record paper airplane 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Orchard Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The program is for children in grades 4 and up. Parents and caregivers may attend.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit


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