Community Briefs

Linden Tree concert series continues

The Linden Tree Books Summer 2014 Concert Series is underway in downtown Los Altos. Performances are slated 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 13 at Linden Tree, 265 State St.

The remaining schedule:

• Today: Snail People. The duo (Mindy Dillard and Eric McEuen) uses a variety of instruments and genres in its performances.

• Aug. 13: Lori & RJ/Cotton Candy Express. New to the series, the group caps the summer slate with a hands-on, musical show.

For more information, call 949-3390 or visit and click the “Events” tab.

Simitian to appear at Farmers’ Market

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian is scheduled to hold “sidewalk office hours” 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Los Altos Farmers’ Market on State Street.

The supervisor, who represents District 5, including Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, will be available to answer questions about county government and solicit input from residents.

For more information, call 965-8387.

LAVA sponsors outdoor movie nights in August

The Los Altos Village Association has scheduled Friday outdoor movie nights on Main Street in downtown Los Altos through the end of August.

The movies will be screened at approximately 8:30 p.m. Pre-movie activities, set for 6 p.m., will include bounce houses, a face painter and a balloon artist.

The movie schedule includes: “The Indian in the Cupboard (Friday), “The NeverEnding Story” (Aug. 15), “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (Aug. 22) and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (Aug. 29).

Admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

For more information, visit

Summer Concert Series ends Thursday

The Cheeseballs, performing high-energy dance music, are scheduled to close out the Los Altos Recreation Department’s 2014 Summer Concert Series 6 p.m. Thursday at Hillview Soccer Field, 97 Hillview Ave.

For more information, visit

Los Altos offers emergency training

The city of Los Altos has scheduled a free Personal Emergency Preparedness course for residents 6-9 p.m. Aug. 19.

Santa Clara County Fire Department personnel teach the course, designed to instruct residents how to be self-sufficient in the wake of an emergency or natural disaster.

Topics covered during the training include:

• The impact of an area-wide disaster on individuals and the community.

• Workplace and home safety.

• Earthquake emergency supplies.

• Contacting family members when phones don’t work.

• When and how to turn off gas, electricity and water.

• Fire safety and how to use a fire extinguisher.

• Hazardous materials.

For more information, visit

Library hosts class on ‘Freegal to iTunes’

The Los Altos Library has scheduled the class “Freegal to iTunes” 2-3 p.m. Aug. 26 at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The class will review how to search for songs in the Freegal Music database and add them to the iTunes library, how to make playlists and how to change the format of the songs in iTunes in order to listen to them on various digital music devices.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 948-7683 or visit

Villa Siena fundraiser features ‘50s theme

The Villa Siena Foundation has scheduled its annual fundraiser, “Back to the ’50s Night,” 6-9 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Villa Siena Courtyard, 1855 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.

The evening will include dinner and entertainment. Activities will include a sock hop, music by The Come Back Buddy Band, photos with classic cars and a costume contest. Guests are encouraged to attend in 1950s wear.

Tickets are $75 per person, $125 per couple. Children under 12 are $10. Various levels of sponsorship are available.

Proceeds benefit the Villa Siena Foundation, which provides financial aid for residents. Villa Siena, a senior living community, is sponsored by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

For tickets and more information, call Lisa Simkins at 318-5813 or Scott Johnson at 318-5815 or visit

‘Pedal Power’ cycles through museum

The Los Altos History Museum is scheduled to host the “Pedal Power: From Wacky to Workhorse” exhibition through Oct. 5.

The display features a collection of bicycles from around the Bay Area, from nostalgic high-wheelers to classic Sting-Rays, early mountain and road-racing bikes and bikes used by soldiers and police officers.

The Los Altos History Museum is located at 51 S. San Antonio Road.

For more information, visit

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