Amateur Radio Field Day set for June 22-23

The Foothills Amateur Radio Society will demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio during the 24-hour Amateur Radio Field Day, scheduled 11 a.m. June 22 to 11 a.m. June 23 in a field owned by Maryknoll Residence, located directly across the street from Rancho San Antonio Park at 23000 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos.

The society will operate three radio stations and attempt to make as many contacts as possible with amateur radio stations throughout North and South America. They will communicate using voice, Morse code radio and digital radio. More than 37,500 amateur radio operators participated in last year’s event.

Community Briefs - week of June 12

Jazz trio performs at Wunderman House

Jazz musicians Charlie McCarthy, Larry Vuckovich and Doug Miller are scheduled to perform 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Wunderman House, 655 Eunice Ave., Mountain View.

McCarthy has performed with Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra. Miller, a bassist, has shared the stage with the orchestras of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Vuckovich is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in August.

Cut out of work for First Friday photo fun


First Friday chairwomen Jamie Lucia, left, and Carol Garsten test out a disco dancing cutout that will be featured with others at Friday’s event in downtown Los Altos.

 

June’s First Friday festivities will feature cutouts for Instagram opportunities 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Five-foot-high cardboard cutouts placed around Main and State streets will encourage participants to take photos of friends and family as a bottle of beer, a hot dog and disco dancers. Attendees can spread the word about First Friday by posting photos on social media channels and tagging “Downtown Los Altos First Friday.” The three people with the most “likes” on their posts will win a prize package filled with First Friday swag.

LA museum 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.

Community Briefs - Week of June 5

SIR lunch features talk on social services

Sons In Retirement Los Altos Branch 35 has scheduled a luncheon and presentation by Josh Selo on “Safety Net Services in Silicon Valley” 11:30 a.m. June 19 at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real.

Selo is executive director of the nonprofit West Valley Community Services.

Museum display offers food for thought

How food impacts culture, shapes lives and affects the planet is the focus of the Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation,” on display through Sept. 8.

Laid out in four sections, the exhibition covers: “The Valley of Heart’s Delight,” showcasing the orchards; “Conveniences in the Kitchen,” highlighting postwar changes; “Diversity of Cuisine,” celebrating the community’s restaurants; and “The Future of Food,” exploring today’s food movements and new food technologies.


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