Now you're cooking: Classes set for July

The history and future of food is the focus of the Los Altos History Museum’s latest exhibition, “Silicon Valley Eats: A Taste for Innovation.” Expanding on the theme, the museum has scheduled a series of cooking classes in July to bring adults together while deepening their relationship to food as they learn cooking skills from award-winning chef Joni Sare.

Inspired by the “Slow Food” movement, Sare, a leader of Slow Food South Bay, will share her passion for growing, cooking and eating food, as well as help people become organized and competent in the kitchen. Slow Food South Bay is a 20-year-old chapter of Slow Food, an international food and agriculture nonprofit group that supports good, clean, fair food for the planet.

Community Briefs - Week of June 26

Glorious Fourth set for Shoup Park

The city of Los Altos’ Recreation and Community Services has scheduled its annual Glorious Fourth picnic 10:30 a.m. July 4 at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

Activities will include live music from Ye Olde Towne Band and the Unicorns, and children’s games. Food will be available for purchase.

Serving up a tradition: Church's Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast helps foster kids

For nearly half a century, people have been lining up for homemade hotcakes on the Fourth of July at Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos, and this year’s Independence Day will serve up another stack.

Scheduled 8:30-11 a.m. in the church’s Bailey Hall at 858 University Ave., the 47th annual breakfast is free. Donations collected will support Help One Child’s Signs of Hope Camp, enabling 60 children to attend the camp in Scotts Valley.

SF Symphony, fireworks highlight 4th of July concert at Shoreline

The San Francisco Symphony is scheduled to headline the 33rd annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular, 8 p.m. July 4 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View.

With the theme “To the Moon and Back,” the event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Scoutmaster touts opportunities for girls

Photo courtesy of Stephen Wu/Troop 4201
Boys Scouts of America now offers programs for girls. Girls in Los Altos Scouts BSA Troop 4103, above, raft down the river during a camping trip in Fairfax.

Girls can now participate in programs sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. Local Scoutmaster Stephen Wu outlined opportunities in the Los Altos area.

Thanks to a policy enacted in February, elementary-school-aged girls can join Cub Scouts in all-girl dens, and older girls can join all girl-troops in Scouts BSA, rebranded from the former Boy Scouts of America.

Sunday's STEM Fair at museum combines apricots and science

Town Crier File Photo
Last year’s Apricot STEM Fair proved a big hit for the Los Altos History Museum, drawing more than 700 visitors.

Blending past and present, a free event that combines Los Altos’ agricultural roots with its current role as an area of innovation is scheduled Sunday at the Los Altos History Museum.

The second Apricot STEM Fair is slated 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

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