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 sccl.org/losaltos.

• 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.

Local Arts Roundup: New exhibitions for Los Altos galleries


Courtesy of Gallery 9
The landscapes of artist Liz Fennell are currently on display at Gallery 9.

Gallery 9

Artist Liz Fennell is the featured artist for the month of August at Gallery 9. Her exhibition, “California Dreaming,” runs through Aug. 26.

A reception for the artist is slated 5-8 p.m. Friday at the gallery.

Community Briefs: Week of Aug. 1


Ray

Photographer teaches at LA main library

Professional photographer Bob Ray is scheduled to discuss the secrets of taking great pictures 7-9 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Ray teaches photography around the world to people who take photos with DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, smartphones and tablets. His speaking and teaching tours have covered 37 U.S. cities, Canada, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, France and the United Kingdom.

Ray’s expertise is in simplifying the science of photography and inspiring aspiring photographers that they can take great pictures.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit sccl.org/losaltos.

 

Downtown Green offers summer activities

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

The Green will feature live music performances, children’s activities, demonstrations and classes, and opportunities for relaxing in the sun or shade.

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.


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