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MV library sponsors cheesemaking event

Author and urban homesteader K. Ruby Blume is scheduled to discuss “Everyday Cheese” 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St.

Blume will share techniques presented in her new book, “Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed at Making Dairy and Nut Cheese at Home” (Microcosm Publishing, 2014). The discussion will focus on simple, farmstead cheeses that require little specialty equipment and that that anyone can make. Samples will be provided.

Blume is an educator, gardener, beekeeper, artist and activist. A lifelong learner, she has studied everything from permaculture to pollination ecology and has taught herself canning, cheesemaking and fermentation, as well as how to set tile, install a sink, do electrical wiring, tend a beehive and repair a motorcycle. She is founder and director of the Institute of Urban Homesteading, a small school of urban sustainability that promotes localism, self-reliance and community resilience. Blume is also co-author of the book “Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living” (Skyhorse, 2011).

Registration is encouraged but not required.

To register and for more information, call 526-7020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Outdoor movie nights conclude Friday

The Los Altos Village Association concludes its 2014 season of outdoor movie nights Friday with a screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on Main Street.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a bounce house, face painter and balloon artist. The movie will be screened at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free. Attendees should bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.

For more information, visit downtownlosaltos.org.

Library offers class on International Newspapers

The Los Altos Library has scheduled a class on International Newspapers 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the main library, 13. S. San Antonio Road.

A new electronic resource at the library, PressDisplay, enables patrons to read newspapers from around the world in one place. PressDisplay includes more than 2,000 newspapers from 100 countries that can be translated into 60 languages and searched by keyword.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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

Federated Woman’s Club welcomes author

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled author Mary Jo Ignoffo to discuss “Noteworthy & Notorious Women” at its Sept. 3 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon at noon and the program at 1 p.m.

Ignoffo, a De Anza College faculty member, has spent more than 20 years researching and writing about California history. The California State Senate selected her book “Gold Rush Politics” for its Sesquicentennial Commemoration.

In her presentation, Ignoffo will spotlight noteworthy women such as the wife of the Donner Party leader Tamsen Donner, abolitionist Mary Ellen Pleasant, architect Julia Morgan, First Lady Lou Henry Hoover and philanthropist Sarah Winchester.

Guests are welcome.

For reservations and more information, call Helen Foerster at 948-3553.

Mtn. View hosts annual Art & Wine Festival

Chamber of Commerce Mountain View has scheduled the 43rd annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 on Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue.

The multicultural event will feature 600 professional artists and craftsmakers selling their handcrafted wares, food and drink, live music, a Kids’ Park with rides and games, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on a big-screen TV, an organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays, and home and garden exhibits.

Pets are not allowed at the festival.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 968-8378 or visit facebook.com/ MountainViewArtWineFestival.

Packard daughters headline presentation

In its continuing program of public events recognizing the heritage of Los Altos Hills, the Los Altos Hills History Committee has scheduled a presentation by Susan Packard Orr and Julie Packard, daughters of Lucile and David Packard, 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road.

The siblings, who grew up in Los Altos Hills before it became part of the Silicon Valley known today, will share their memories of their town, schools, friends and family and how their values and legacy influenced and helped shape the region and the world.

They will also discuss their current work, local projects, research and care of the environment and its worldwide effect.

To reserve a seat at the presentation, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LA Library celebrates centennial this fall

Gregg and Mary Popek of the Los Altos Library Endowment are organizing a celebration Oct. 11 at the main library to honor its centennial year. The event will aim to entertain and inform residents about the library’s past and what it offers today.

The all-day event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with a Library Day Proclamation presented by Los Altos Mayor Megan Satterlee and a plaque donated by the Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community in honor of Carol Tefft, the longtime head librarian who passed away in 2013.

The festivities will include an antique car exhibit, a Penny Farthing bicycle on display typical of the 1914 era and displays from the Los Altos History Museum.

Entertainment will feature performances by Shasta Brass, Magic Dan the Magician, a Palo Alto Philharmonic quartet, students from the Community School of Music and Arts, and the ’Bout Time Bluegrass Band.

For more information, visit sccl.org/losaltos.

Santa Clara Corvettes presents car show

Santa Clara Corvettes has scheduled its 38th annual Corvette Spectacular Car Show Sept. 21 on Main Street in downtown Los Altos.

Registration will open 8 a.m., judging at 11 a.m. and awards at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The event, one of the largest all-Corvette shows on the West Coast, will feature more than 160 new, classic and racing Corvettes. Main Street will be closed to car traffic from First Street to State Street but remain open to foot traffic. The Corvettes will line both sides of Main Street. In addition to the cars, entertainment includes a live band, raffle prizes and vendors.

Admission is free. A portion of the proceeds from raffle sales will be donated to local charities.

For more information, call Roger Hector at (408) 210-4067 or David Johnston at (408) 255-2183 or sccorvettes.org.

Knitters, crocheters gather at main library

The Los Altos Library hosts a Knitting and Crocheting Circle for novice and experienced knitters the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

For more information, visit sccl.org/losaltos.

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