Community Briefs: Week of Sept. 5

LA Library hosts Chinese Film Festival

The Los Altos Library is scheduled to host a Chinese Film Festival 7:30 p.m. Saturdays in September and October in the Orchard Room of the main library, 13 S. San Antonio Road.

The screenings are part of the fifth annual Across the Pacific – China Arts Festival, organized by the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco.

Save the Date: Week of Sept. 5

Sept. 15 and 16

Train Days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road. Information:

Sept. 16

2018 Corvette Spectacular, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information:

French Fair highlights culture; proceeds benefit local nonprofit

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Elisabeth Michel, a jewelry designer and French teacher, founded the French Fair along with her friend Catherine Plottier.

The 13th annual French Fair is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

The fair, whose theme is “A Day in France,” is the brainchild of Elisabeth Michel, who relocated to the area from France years ago with her husband, a high-tech employee.

First Friday features dancing in the streets of downtown LA

Courtesy of Jamie Lucia
The San Juan Sensations are set to perform at First Friday.

The San Juan Sensations dance troupe is set to headline First Friday festivities, scheduled 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

The evening will kick off with a dance exhibition at Veterans Community Plaza 6-7 p.m. The Los Altos First Friday Conga Line will begin at 7 p.m., with participants joining the San Juan dancers as they wind through downtown and kick up their heels. The conga line will make stops along the way so that participants can shop at downtown stores.

MV Art & Wine Festival: Event brings estimated 200,000 to Castro St.

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The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival features a wide range of food, art and entertainment.

The 47th annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is scheduled 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday along Castro Street.

Sponsored by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, the festival will feature handcrafted items by 500 artists, children’s activities, live music on stage and in the streets, food vendors, beer, wine, cocktails, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, and an organic and green-products showcase.

Los Altos United Methodist Church schedules annual Compassion Week

Los Altos United Methodist Church has scheduled its sixth annual Compassion Week Sept. 24-30.

In lieu of attending regular worship services, congregants and local residents participate in volunteer service activities in the area.

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