Community Briefs – Week of Aug. 7

History Museum hosts outdoor movie night

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled an outdoor screening of the Pixar-animated Disney film “Ratatouille” 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the museum’s courtyard, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Keeping with the food theme of the museum’s current exhibition, “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation,” “Ratatouille” tells the story of Remy the rat, who dreams of becoming a great chef despite being in a rodent-phobic profession.

A limited number of picnic tables are available in the courtyard. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic dinners.

Admission is free.

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Downtown Green returns for summer

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 is 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 concerts Friday, Aug. 15 and 22; a youth science fair Aug. 17; and a volunteer fair Aug. 24.

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Celebrity concert helps hearing impaired

A July 24 benefit concert at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto featuring “America’s Got Talent” finalist Mandy Harvey drew more than 300 attendees and raised more than $20,000 supporting Pacific Hearing Connection.

The nonprofit group, run by Pacific Hearing Service co-owners Jane Baxter and Deborah Clark, benefits community hearing services. Pacific Hearing Serivce has locations in Los Altos and Menlo Park.

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