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Landscape designer discusses drought

Landscape designer Deva Luna is scheduled to discuss “Your Lawn Is Dead, Now What?” 7 p.m. July 9 in the Program Room of the Los Altos main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Luna will address how to survive the drought and create a water-wise garden via a variety of no-lawn landscaping styles and ideas. Her presentation will cover removing a lawn, selecting climate-adapted native plants and qualifying for landscape rebates.

Luna is a master gardener and sustainable and Bay Friendly-certified landscape designer who has taught horticulture for 15 years. She earned a degree in plants and art from UC Davis and works at EarthCare Landscaping in Cupertino.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

Benefit concert set for July 12

“Be Part of the Cure,” a concert benefiting the American Diabetes Society, is scheduled 7 p.m. July 12 in the Garden House at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos.

The Manoukian family organized the concert, now in its second year, to increase awareness of and support for diabetes research. This year’s performers include young local musicians currently attending music schools around the country, including some musicians with diabetes.

Tickets are $30 adult and $10 student. For more information, call 814-3085.

Save the date for Arts & Wine Festival

The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival returns next week, scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 12 and 13 in downtown Los Altos.

The Los Altos Village Association-sponsored event features arts and crafts, food, beverages and live entertainment.

For more information, visit downtownlosaltos.org.

CSMA hosts U.S.-Japan concert

The Community School of Music and Arts has scheduled the “U.S.-Japan Friendship Special Music Concert” July 13 to celebrate musicians with autism.

The event includes two concert performances – a family concert at 1:30 p.m. and a formal recital at 3:30 p.m. – at Tateuchi Hall on the CSMA campus, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Tickets are $50 VIP and $20 general admission.

To purchase tickets, visit arts4all.brownpapertickets.com or arts4all.org/attend/concerts.htm#july.

For more information on CSMA, visit arts4all.org.

City hosts emergency training

The city of Los Altos has scheduled free Personal Emergency Preparedness courses this summer for residents 6-9 p.m. July 14 at Hillview Community Center, Room 16, 97 Hillview Ave.; and Aug. 19 at Grant Park, Room 2, 1575 Holt Ave.

Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel teach the courses.

To register and for more information, visit losaltosca.gov/recreation.

BAT training scheduled

A Block Action Team (BAT) training session is scheduled 6-9 p.m. July 29 in the El Camino Hospital conference rooms, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

The mission of BAT, a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is to help local residents organize neighborhoods to respond in the event of an emergency, prevent crime, assist seniors and organize social events.

To register and for more information, call 949-5908, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit losaltosbat.org.

Knitters, crocheters gather at main library

The Los Altos main library hosts a Knitting and Crocheting Circle the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

Participants should bring their own needles and yarn to start new projects or receive help to finish older ones. Knitters and crocheters of all ages are welcome (under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). This is not a class – group members offer their wisdom, but there is no instructor.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit sccl.org/losaltos.

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