Community Briefs: First Friday, Halsey House lecture

June’s First Friday celebrates dads, grads

June’s First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The evening will feature a “Dads, Grads, Brides & Grooms” theme, along with extended hours at shops, galleries and restaurants, some of which will offer special promotions and discounts.

At the Library

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

• 7 p.m. today: The library and Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County have scheduled the presentation “Don’t Squash That Bug! Recognizing Beneficial Insects in the Garden,” led by master gardener Candace Simp- son.

Los Altos History Museum spotlights WWI exhibition with Memorial Day activities

A costumed historical re-enactor and hands-on World War I-themed craft projects over Memorial Day weekend will highlight the end of the Los Altos History Museum’s nationally touring photographic exhibition, “Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I.”

Activities are slated 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. The museum’s next exhibition, its in-house WWI companion “Right Here: Our Local Stories,” is scheduled to open June 1 and run through July 1.

Community Briefs

World Affairs Council spotlights Morocco project

The World Affairs Council’s Peninsula Chapter has scheduled the presentation “Morocco Library Project: Inspiring Literacy, Building Friendship” 7:30-9 p.m. June 6 at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road.

Barb Mackraz of Palo Alto will discuss the library project she founded and directs, a single English library built in 2014 in rural Morocco on the edge of the Sahara Desert that has expanded to 30 libraries across the country. The libraries are located in underserved communities of Morocco, primarily in desert and mountainous areas where many children grow up without books at school or at home. Girls, who are often left behind, have particularly been motivated by the project.

At the Library

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

71st Kiwanis Pet Parade slated Saturday in downtown Los Altos


S.M. Lieu / Special to the Town Crier
A Kiwanis Pet Parade participant shows affection to her canine friend in a scene from last year’s event. This year’s parade is set for 10 a.m. Saturday.

The 7lst annual Kiwanis Pet Parade is scheduled 10 a.m. Saturday, starting at First and Main streets in downtown Los Altos.


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