Community Briefs - Week of July 3

Arts & Wine Festival set for July 13 and 14

The 40th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13 and 14 throughout downtown Los Altos.

The Los Altos Village Association-sponsored event will include more than 300 craft and arts booths, two food courts, three stages featuring live music and entertainment, and a free dance concert.

First Friday's patriotic theme salutes July

First Friday and Club 55 are set for a post-Fourth of July celebration with activities, live music and special promotions 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Attendees wearing red, white and blue may win prizes if the First Friday photographer captures their patriotic spirit. To spot the photographer, look for the person wearing a First Friday cap, carrying First Friday balloons and wearing a camera around his or her neck.

Local Arts Roundup : New Los Altos exhibitions revel in mystery, discovery

Courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery
Tinna Dinesen’s “Bright Blacksmith Anvil,” in oil and cold wax on wood panel, is among the works currently on display at Viewpoints Gallery.

Following is a roundup of local arts events and exhibitions.

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery presents “Transformation,” a new exhibition of work by Denmark native Tinna Dinesen, though July 28.

Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings Program creates community via music

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley’s Summer Sings Program, which brings together music-lovers to sing the works of the great composers under the baton of six top California conductors, is set to run 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 12 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The program is designed for anyone interested in learning about the choral masterpieces and singing with a community, and for those who want to learn about Schola Cantorum.

Now you're cooking: Classes set for July

The history and future of food is the focus of the Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation.” Expanding on the theme, the museum has scheduled a series of cooking classes in July to bring adults together while deepening their relationship to food as they learn cooking skills from award-winning chef Joni Sare.

Inspired by the “Slow Food” movement, Sare, a leader of Slow Food South Bay, will share her passion for growing, cooking and eating food, as well as help people become organized and competent in the kitchen. Slow Food South Bay is a 20-year-old chapter of Slow Food, an international food and agriculture nonprofit group that supports good, clean, fair food for the planet.

Community Briefs - Week of June 26

Glorious Fourth set for Shoup Park

The city of Los Altos’ Recreation and Community Services has scheduled its annual Glorious Fourth picnic 10:30 a.m. July 4 at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

Activities will include live music from Ye Olde Towne Band and the Unicorns, and children’s games. Food will be available for purchase.

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