Community Briefs: Fiesta lunch, dayworkers, Pathways Run

AAUW sponsors ‘Fiesta Lunch’

The Los Altos/Mountain View and Palo Alto branches of the American Association of University Women have scheduled a luncheon, “The Fiesta Lunch,” noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hillview Community Center Social Hall, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Catered by LuLu’s on Main Street and open to all local residents, the luncheon will honor the newest AAUW Tech Trek Science Camp scholars from Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto middle schools.

Jana Thayer, Ph.D., head of the Linac Coherent Light Source Data Systems at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, will serve as featured speaker at the event.

Cost is $20 per person.

To RSVP, send checks payable to LA/MV AAUW to Claire Noonan, 950 University Ave., Los Altos 94024.

Dayworkers share stories through quilt project

The Los Altos History Museum and the Day Worker Center of Mountain View have joined forces on the exhibition “Traveling Stitches: Quilts Made at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View.” The exhibition runs through Sunday at the museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House.

Launched in 2010, the quilt project involved 140 men and women at the Day Worker Center creating quilt blocks as part of their English language-learning program. Each block was made by a student to express what was on his or her mind, and the concept was then presented to the group in English.

The nonprofit Day Worker Center has helped dayworkers connect with employers in the region for more than 17 years.

The Los Altos History Museum and adjacent J. Gilbert Smith House are located at 51 S. San Antonio Road. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is free.

For more information, call 948-9427, ext. 14, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

LAH Pathways Run scheduled May 5

The 17th annual Los Altos Hills Pathways Run/Walk is scheduled 9 a.m. May 5 beginning at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road.

The run/walk will wend through Byrne Preserve and extend into the Los Altos Hills pathways system. Multiple events are included: a challenging 5K and 10K and the 1-Mile Fun Run. The 5K and 10K will begin at 9 a.m. and the 1-Mile Fun Run at 10:30 a.m.

This year’s event will feature a Cinco de Mayo theme, and participants are encouraged to wear festive running attire.

Registered participants will receive race T-shirts and medals.

Registration is $45 for the 5K and 10K ($50 on race day) and $30 for the 1-Mile Fun Run ($35 on race day). Groups of 10 or more are $35 per person. For $10 off, use the discount code “homerun.”

To register, volunteer and for more information, call Sarah Robustelli at 947-2518, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Artists welcome visitors during SV Open Studios

Artists in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View will open their studios to the public during Silicon Valley Open Studios.

The free annual event enables visitors to mingle with artists in their workspaces. Studios in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5, 6, 12 and 13. Mountain View studios will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 and 13.

More than 375 artists in approximately 160 locations on the Peninsula and in the South Bay and coastal cities will display their art over three weekends. The artists work in a variety of visual media, including painting, fiber arts, printmaking, mixed media, jewelry, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The art – except for photographs and prints – is one-of-a-kind.

For a complete list of locations, artists and contact information, visit

Block Action Team offers training class

The Los Altos Block Action Team (BAT), a program of Los Altos Community Foundation in partnership with the city of Los Altos, has scheduled three training classes for aspiring BAT leaders.

Sessions are slated 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 and June 20 at Neutra House, 183 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Potential leaders need only attend one training session.

The mission of BAT is to help neighborhoods “connect, care and prepare” for an emergency or natural disaster. Training covers emergency preparedness skills, Neighborhood Watch crime prevention and neighborhood social activities.

Participation in the training session is free.

For more information, visit

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