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Los Altos hosts free summer concerts

The city of Los Altos’ 15th annual Summer Concert Series continues 6 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 3, with free performances alternating between Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave., and Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave.

The lineup and locations:

At the Library

The following free events are scheduled at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road. For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

• 7 p.m. today: Landscape designer Deva Luna will discuss “Design-It-Yourself Native Plant Gardens.”

Los Altos offers free summer concerts at Hillview, Grant parks

The city of Los Altos’ 15th annual Summer Concert Series continues 6 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 3, with free performances alternating between Grant Park, 1575 Holt Ave., and Hillview Park, 97 Hillview Ave.

The lineup and locations:

Edible garden visits offer a crash course in DIY veggies

Edible Garden
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
Shirin Cooper works in her edible garden, a labor of love marked by occasional bouts of frustration.

A celebration of edible gardens will open local homes to hundreds of curious visitors this weekend, with demonstrations, snacks and advice on how to start from scratch.

Los Altos resident Shirin Cooper will host visitors in her newly grown kitchen garden, whose sprawling planters occupy a front yard once filled with grass.

Los Altos History Museum celebrates 40 years with garden party set for July 23


Courtesy of Los Altos History Museum
The J. Gilbert Smith House, shown here in an artist’s watercolor rendering, has been a mainstay of Los Altos historical activities since its conversion to a museum in 1977. The Los Altos History Museum has scheduled a 40th anniversary garden party July 23.

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a “Summer Garden Party Under the Oaks” 5-8 p.m. July 23 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

The dinner will honor community leaders who have supported the museum over the past 40 years, including past museum presidents, major donors, former Los Altos and Los Altos Hills mayors and longtime volunteers.

Local July 4 celebrations: parade, park and pancakes

Eddie
Alice Sakamoto/Special to the Town Crier
Eddie, Los Altos Hills Vice Mayor John Radford’s pup, leads the town’s July 4 parade Tuesday.

Parade

A parade from Los Altos Hills' Town Hall to Gardner Bullis Elementary starts off nearby July 4 celebrations at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. The super-local affair, which tends to draw vastly more participants than spectators, gives families a chance to decorate their bikes, scooters and strollers for the 700 yard journey, which culminates in a traditional watermelon snack. 


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