Community Briefs: Week of July 25

Pop-up park features live music, classes

The Downtown Green, the pop-up park on Third Street between Main and State streets, is now open and set to run through Sept. 3.

Events include live music performances, children’s activities, demonstrations and classes, and opportunities for relaxing in the sun or shade.

Downtown Green debuts Friday


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The Downtown Green, the pop-up park on Third Street between Main and State streets, is set to open Friday and run six weeks. Events will include live music performances, children’s activities, demonstrations and classes, and opportunities for relaxing in the sun or shade. Among the planned highlights are Friday concerts – this Friday’s scheduled performer is the classic rock cover band The Megatones – Yoga on the Green classes Sunday mornings and Saturday movie nights. Other special events are scheduled in conjunction with the weekly Thursday Los Altos Farmers’ Market on State Street. All events are free. For a calendar of events and more information, visit losaltosca.gov/recreation/page/downtown-green.

TACO set to perform on Downtown Green Aug. 10

The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) is scheduled to perform a concert featuring classical and popular music 6 p.m. Aug. 10 on the Downtown Green, the pop-up park on Third Street between Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

Supported by Los Altos Community Foundation, TACO is a social, low-commitment orchestra designed for musicians of all skill levels. No auditions or applications are required to join the group, which comprises adults “who love playing music for the simple pleasure of making music with others,” according to a TACO representative.

'Change Happens' at this weekend's Obon Festival in Mtn. View


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Taiko drum performances are staples of the annual Obon Festival.

While some shy away from change, the Japanese Buddhists at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple are all about embracing it. Members have even created ‘Change Happens” T-shirts that will be available for sale at the Obon Festival and Bazaar they are scheduled to host Saturday and Sunday.

According to Mike Inouye, the festival’s outreach director, the event has undergone logistical changes over the past few years to conform to updated safety codes and regulations. As a result, the layout of the festival will change and no longer be able to accommodate some carnival activities. Additionally, organizers won’t be able to serve the amount of rice, noodles and corn they have in the past because of new regulations on gas lines.

At the Library: Week of July 18

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.

Los Altos History Museum highlights landmarks with 'Paint the Town II' exhibition

The Los Altos History Museum merges local history with the work of local artists in its upcoming exhibition, “Paint the Town II: Echoes of Our Past,” on display through Oct. 7.

The exhibition’s title is an homage to the first “Paint the Town” in 1999, an effort led by Town Crier publishers Paul and Liz Nyberg that featured paintings created by local artists of the shops and businesses of downtown Los Altos.


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