Dos Palos schedules Neighborhood Party
The seventh annual Dos Palos Neighborhood Party is scheduled 4-7:30 p.m. Sunday on San Domingo Avenue, which will be blocked off for the event.
Activities will include a bounce house, basketball, face painting, a pie-eating contest and music. Food, drinks and snow cones will be served. The Los Altos Police and Fire departments will be on hand with their trucks and sirens.
A Memory Picture Board of past neighborhood parties will be on display and a Community Information Table will be set up. Los Altos City Council candidates are invited to meet Dos Palos residents in person. Barrels will be available for donations of nonperishable food items for the Community Services Agency.
Symposium highlights native garden design
The California Native Plant Society’s Santa Clara Valley Chapter has scheduled “Do-It-Yourself Native Plantscaping,” a one-day symposium on native plant garden design, installation and maintenance, 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Lecture Hall 8338 at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
The event will feature tours as well as plant and book sales.
Landscape professionals and authors Peigi Duvall, Deva Luna, Sherri Osaka, Nancy Bauer and Helen Popper will discuss lawn alternatives and native plantscaping.
Admission, which includes parking, refreshments and lunch, is $85 for CNPS members, $95 general and $100 at the door.
Hidden Villa dinner honors humanitarians
Hidden Villa has scheduled “New Horizons,” its 16th Annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Awards Dinner, 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Steinmann’s Field at the preserve, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.
The event celebrates the legacy of the Duveneck family and the work of four local leaders: Rue Mapp, leader in initiatives to connect underserved youth to the outdoors; Bill Somerville, expert on creative philanthropy and innovative safety nets; and Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, pioneers in open-sourced solutions and seed-stage social activists.
Proceeds from the dinner enable Hidden Villa to offer $350,000 in scholarship and partnership support for its programs.
Corvettes park downtown for annual car show
The 36th Annual Corvette Spectacular Car Show is scheduled Sunday on Main Street in Los Altos.
Organized by Santa Clara Corvettes, the event is billed as one of the largest Corvette shows on the West Coast. Approximately 200 new, classic and racing Corvettes are expected to line both sides of Main Street.
In addition to the Corvettes, the show will feature a live band, raffle prizes and vendors. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities.
Registration is slated to begin at 8 a.m., with judging at 11 a.m. The award presentation is set for 3:30 p.m.
Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from First Street to San Antonio Road the day of the show.
Admission is free.
For more information, call Ron Minearo at (408) 859-8302 or visit www.sccorvettes.org.
‘Train Days’ rolls in to History Museum
The Los Altos History Museum’s “Train Days” exhibition returns 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the museum’s courtyard, 51 S. San Antonio Road.
Elaborate track layouts, intricate scenery and scaled renditions of engines and whimsical theme cars, complete with steam, lights and sound, will speed along rails for train enthusiasts of all ages. A station featuring train-themed activities for young children will be available throughout the two-day event.
The exhibition is open to the public. Suggested donation is $10 per family or $5 per individual, free for museum members. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit www.losaltoshistory.org.