Community Briefs: Week of Aug. 8

Auditions scheduled for new play

Los Altos storyteller and author Enid Davis has scheduled open auditions for adults ages 50 and up during a reading of her new play, “Deleted,” 2-4 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5 at Avenidas at Cubberley Community Center, Building I-2, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Once cast in the parts, the actors must register for the drama class at Avenidas, slated 2-4 p.m. Mondays Sept. 17 through Oct. 29. Tuition is $150. Only those able to attend the class sessions and both performances are eligible to join the cast.

“Deleted” will be performed Nov. 2 and 3. A literary comedy, the full-length play centers on a support group for fictional characters rejected by their authors who are trying to find happiness despite their deletion. The play features seven female and four male roles, all substantial parts.

Davis will direct the play and teach dramatic reading techniques to participants.

To reserve an audition slot, call Avenidas at 289-5400.

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

Green NASA building focus of Aug. 15 talk

Steve Zornetzer, former associate center director at NASA Ames Research Center, is scheduled to discuss “Building the Greenest Building in the Federal Government” 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Nature Gallery, 296 State St., Los Altos.

NASA’s Sustainability Base, located at its Mountain View-based center, is among the most sustainable buildings in the world. Commissioned in 2012, it attained LEED Platinum Certification.

Zornetzer, executive sponsor and leader of the Sustainability Base project, will share the history, intentions and lessons learned behind the energy-saving technologies incorporated in the building.

A question-and-answer session and social time will follow Zornetzer’s presentation.

Admission is free, but space is limited.

To register for the event, call Nature Gallery at 327-8700 or visit

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