Community Briefs – Week of Aug. 28

Exhibition explores history of gadgets

The Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Gadgets Galore! Transforming the American Household,” highlights how gadgets from alarm clocks to coffeemakers, cellphones and cameras originated and came to play such an integral role in daily life.

“Gadgets Galore!” is on display at the museum’s J. Gilbert Smith House through Sept 15.

Save the Date – Week of Aug. 28

Sept. 7 and 8

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 on Castro Street. Information: mountainview.miramarevents.com.

Sept. 14

Santa Clara Corvettes’ annual Corvette Spectacular car show, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Los Altos. Information: sccorvettes.org.

Community Briefs – Week of Aug. 21

Carbon Bootcamp open to local residents

The GreenTown Los Altos-sponsored Carbon Bootcamp aims to make it easy and compelling for people to make choices that have a positive impact on the climate.

Participants in the six-week bootcamp will receive boxes full of gear and challenges conducted via a text-messaging platform. The bootcamp is free for the first 300 people to register from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View (ZIP codes 94040 and 94042) by Aug. 28.

St. Simon choir concert supports social justice night Voices of Hope concert

St. Simon Catholic Parish has scheduled a concert featuring the Voices of Hope Humanitarian Choir 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church, 1860 Grant Road, Los Altos.

The evening also will include players from the Cal Arte Ensemble performing works by George Frideric Handel and composer Henry Mollicone’s “Beatitude Mass for the Homeless.”

SIR Branch 35 hosts lunch, estate planning speaker Sept. 18

Sons In Retirement Branch 35 has scheduled a luncheon 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Guest speaker Jason Largey will discuss “Estate Planning Changes in the New Federal Tax Era.”

Save the Date – Week of Aug. 21

Sept. 7 and 8

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 on Castro Street. Information: mountainview.miramarevents.com.

Sept. 12

Community Services Agency’s Hometown Heroes breakfast fund- raiser, 7:15 a.m. at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Information: csacares.org.


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