Save the Date – Week of Aug. 28

Sept. 7 and 8

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 on Castro Street. Information:

Sept. 14

Santa Clara Corvettes’ annual Corvette Spectacular car show, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Los Altos. Information:

Midpen district awards first community grants

The Los Altos-based Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District recently awarded its first community grants as part of a new program aimed at expanding partnerships.

“We are excited for this opportunity to build deeper connections and strengthen and diversify our community partnerships,” Midpen general manager Ana Maria Ruiz said.

Community Briefs – Week of Aug. 21

Carbon Bootcamp open to local residents

The GreenTown Los Altos-sponsored Carbon Bootcamp aims to make it easy and compelling for people to make choices that have a positive impact on the climate.

Participants in the six-week bootcamp will receive boxes full of gear and challenges conducted via a text-messaging platform. The bootcamp is free for the first 300 people to register from Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View (ZIP codes 94040 and 94042) by Aug. 28.

YMCA's inaugural Tour de Hope deemed a success


The El Camino YMCA’s inaugural Tour de Hope cycling fundraiser Aug. 1 generated $4,800 for the nonprofit Hope’s Corner in Mountain View.

Six teams participated in the event, which involved a stationary bike competition among two- and three-person teams trying to pedal the most miles over 90 minutes. The names of winners Vin Wolff and Chris MacAskill will appear on the Tour de Hope Cup, an oversized stainless-steel measuring cup.

A magical family: Chans showcase talents at Los Altos Farmers' Market

Courtesy of The Chan Family
The Chan family performs magic locally and regionally.

Four nights a year, a small garage in Fremont becomes a theater for magicians – including a family that performs regularly in the Los Altos area.

St. Simon choir concert supports social justice night Voices of Hope concert

St. Simon Catholic Parish has scheduled a concert featuring the Voices of Hope Humanitarian Choir 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church, 1860 Grant Road, Los Altos.

The evening also will include players from the Cal Arte Ensemble performing works by George Frideric Handel and composer Henry Mollicone’s “Beatitude Mass for the Homeless.”

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