Community Briefs – Week of Oct. 2

Fall is in full swing with First Friday

October’s First Friday festivities – featuring an Oktoberfest theme – are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

This month’s event will include live performances from 14 bands playing at various locations around downtown. Visitors can stop by Veterans Community Plaza, located at Main and State streets, for a free pumpkin glow bracelet, children’s games and the Wheel of Fortune.

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AAUW talk centers on negotiating skills

The first meeting of the 2019-2020 membership year of the Los Altos/Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is scheduled 2 p.m. Sunday at the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Volunteers gather to serve during Compassion Week

Volunteers will serve their neighbors and the community through 100 projects in the Bay Area during Compassion Week 2019, scheduled Monday through Oct. 6.

Founded by Los Altos United Methodist Church in 2013, Compassion Week has expanded its vision of service to the greater community this year through a new partnership with Los Altos Community Foundation and several local faith communities. Los Altos churches joining the Compassion Week efforts this year are Christ Episcopal Church, St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic parishes, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

LA History Museum hosts fundraiser at Auto Vino

The Los Altos History Museum’s fall fundraiser will feature exotic, classic and luxury automobiles and fine wines. The event, “If Cars Could Talk: Revving Up the Future of the Los Altos History Museum,” is scheduled 6-9 p.m. Oct. 12 at Auto Vino, 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park.

The evening will enable car enthusiasts and wine lovers to mingle at a unique automobile preserve and winery while enjoying a catered reception, live music by Big Basin Acoustic and both live and silent auctions.

Los Altos historian to interview famed valley orchardist Charles J. Olson

Courtesy of Robin Chapman
Charles J. Olson of Sunnyvale and Robin Chapman of Los Altos attend the closing of Olson’s famous fruit stand, C. J. Olson’s Cherries, in Sunnyvale last year. The two are scheduled to share the stage at a discussion at the Saratoga Library 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Los Altos historian Robin Chapman is scheduled to interview orchardist Charles J. Olson of Sunnyvale – founder of C.J. Olson’s Cherries – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Saratoga Library.

The Saratoga Historical Foundation persuaded Olson, 84, to make a rare personal appearance to discuss his life and legacy with Chapman, a former television reporter and author of “California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley.”

MV Historical Association event pays homage to former Eagle Shack

Courtesy of Mountain View Historical Association
The Mountain View Historical Association is hosting a party with live music, dancing and light refreshments, a nostalgic nod to Mountain View Union High School’s former Eagle Shack.


The Mountain View Historical Association has scheduled “Back to the Eagle Shack,” an afternoon of music and memories, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Historic Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Blvd.

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