Community Briefs – Week of July 24

Watercolor Society hosts show at LA main library

Artwork by members of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society is on display through the end of July at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The exhibition, “Poetry by Watercolor,” highlights diverse interpretations of the theme, from literal to abstract.

For more information, visit

LA Hills resident’s artwork featured on town website

Los Altos Hills resident Larry William’s documentary photography portfolio, titled “Who We Are: Digital Portraits of Humanity,” is available for viewing online through July 31 on the town’s website at

William focuses his photographs on the ideas of people’s commonalities and uniqueness. His subjects come from around the world, including Kenya, Somalia, Ecuador, Bhutan and Congo.

The Los Altos Hills Public Art Committee features a new Los Altos Hills resident artist each month on the town’s website, spanning all media – from photography to paintings and sculptures.

LA’s Downtown Green returns to Third Street

The Downtown Green is back for another summer run of activities along Third Street between Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Sponsored by the city of Los Altos, the Downtown Green replaces the Third Street asphalt with a pop-up park featuring a green lawn, tables, chairs and a stage for performances.

Movies are screened 8:30 p.m. every Saturday for the duration of the Green, which ends Aug. 25. Other activities include a Kids Day and puppet show Thursday; concerts Thursday and Aug. 2, 8, 15 and 22; a youth science fair Aug. 17; and a volunteer fair Aug. 24.

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LAH ‘Vines & Wines’ showcases vintners

The group Hills 2000 – Friends of the Hills sponsors the biennial “Vines & Wines” event in Los Altos Hills, a wine tasting featuring handcrafted, small-batch wines that are not for sale anywhere. Local vintners are eligible to participate.

This year’s event is scheduled 2-5 p.m. Oct. 27 in the courtyard at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

Space is limited to 250 people. Advance tickets are $25; the price will rise to $50 at the door.

To register and for more information, visit

Exhibition explores history of gadgets

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Gadgets Galore! Transforming the American Household,” highlights how gadgets from alarm clocks to coffeemakers, cellphones and cameras originated and came to play such an integral role in daily life.

“Gadgets Galore!” is on display at the museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House through Sept 15.

The museum and 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 hello or visit

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