Save the Date: Week of Aug. 15

Sept. 15 and 16

Train Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Information:

Sept. 16

2018 Corvette Spectacular, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information:

Community Briefs: Week of Aug. 15

GreenTown, LACI host scavenger hunt

GreenTown Los Altos and Los Altos Community Investments have scheduled a scavenger hunt 4:30 p.m. Saturday on the Downtown Green, the pop-up park on Third Street between Main and State streets in Los Altos.

The hunt is designed for youth ages 5-13. Participants will be divided into five teams, who will receive maps with clues that require visits to various downtown locations. The winning team and all participants will earn prizes.

'Unexpected' author among 20 showcased at MV book fair


Mountain View resident Brad Ashmore will promote his debut book, a collection of short stories, at the Local Author Book Fair, scheduled 2-4 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Program Room at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

The event will feature 20 Bay Area authors representing a range of genres. Authors will have copies of their books available for purchase and signing.

Community Briefs: Week of Aug. 8

Auditions scheduled for new play

Los Altos storyteller and author Enid Davis has scheduled open auditions for adults ages 50 and up during a reading of her new play, “Deleted,” 2-4 p.m. Sept. 4 and 5 at Avenidas at Cubberley Community Center, Building I-2, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Once cast in the parts, the actors must register for the drama class at Avenidas, slated 2-4 p.m. Mondays Sept. 17 through Oct. 29. Tuition is $150. Only those able to attend the class sessions and both performances are eligible to join the cast.

At the Library: Week of Aug. 8

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

• Noon or 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27: The Now Read This book club will discuss “What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky” by Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah. The club, a joint effort of “PBS NewsHour” and The New York Times, enables readers to participate in discussions in real time and ask questions of the authors.

August First Friday features activities on Downtown Green

Los Altos First Friday
Courtesy of Glenda Chang
The accordion-driven Sunday Seven, left, is a staple among the bands performing at First Fridays. The downtown Los Altos events also include extended store hours, complimentary refreshments and special promotions.

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

This month’s theme is “green” in honor of the recently opened Downtown Green on Third Street, and organizers encourage visitors to meet on the Green wearing green T-shirts.

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