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Community Briefs – Week of Aug. 21

Carbon Bootcamp open to local residents

The GreenTown Los Altos-sponsored Carbon Bootcamp aims to make it easy and compelling for people to make choices that have a positive impact on the climate.

Participants in the six-week bootcamp will receive boxes full of gear and challenges conducted via a text-messaging platform. The bootcamp is free for the first 300 people to register from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View (ZIP codes 94040 and 94042) by Aug. 28.

To register, text the word “carbon” to 474747.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit crownthecrowd.com/carbon-bootcamp.

LACF sponsors Volunteer Fair

Los Altos Community Foundation’s annual Volunteer Fair is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Downtown Green, located on Third Street between Main and State streets in Los Altos.

The fair will feature craft activities and offer residents of all ages information on volunteer opportunities from 30 local nonprofit organizations.

For more information, visit losaltoscf.org.

Panel discusses tech impact on food

The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the panel discussion “Food for the Future” 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Orchard Room of Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

A reception is set for 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, behind the library.

Experts will share insights and concerns on how technology can change the way people eat, what they eat and how that food is served.

Panelists include:

• Thomas Cheng, co-founder and chief technology officer of Brava, which patented a more energy-efficient oven that saves time in the kitchen.

• Laura Kliman, senior flavor scientist at Impossible Foods.

• Philip Saneski, vice president of product and commander-in-chef of ReGrained, which upcycles grain from brewing beer and turns it into nutritious bars.

Admission is free and open to all.

To register, visit losaltoshistory.org.

Jazz quartet set to play Sunday in Mtn. View

Fresh from receiving a lifetime achievement award in his native Serbia, veteran jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich is scheduled to headline a concert 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave., Mountain View.

Multi-reed saxophonist Noel Jewkes, vocalist Kay Kostopoulos and bassist Doug Miller will perform alongside Vuckovich.

Vuckovich has been performing since the 1940s, working with Vince Guaraldi, Mel Torme and Jon Hendricks.

Tickets are $30.

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

SIR luncheon features memory expert

Sons In Retirement Branch 51 has scheduled its monthly luncheon noon Sept. 4 at Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos Hills.

The guest speaker will be a memory expert.

SIR is a men’s social group with no political agenda that meets the first Wednesday of each month for lunch and a presentation by a guest speaker. The group also participates in golf and other activities, as well as holiday and summer social events with spouses/partners.

For information, call 366-2449 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GreenTown hosts Educational Fair Sunday

GreenTown Los Altos has scheduled the “Eating Green on the Green” Educational Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday on the Downtown Green, located on Third Street between Main and State streets in Los Altos.

Attendees can explore the benefits of plant-based foods and chat with experts presenting the main challenges of animal agriculture and offering positive and easy-to-implement solutions.

To sign up and for more information, visit eventbrite.com/e/eating-green-on-the-green-tickets-64507356239.

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