Local events highlight family-friendly 'Fourth'

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Last year’s Los Altos Hills Fourth of July parade, above, draws a sizable crowd of residents.

Residents can celebrate Independence Day Thursday at a variety of local events.

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

Community Briefs - Week of July 3

Arts & Wine Festival set for July 13 and 14

The 40th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13 and 14 throughout downtown Los Altos.

The Los Altos Village Association-sponsored event will include more than 300 craft and arts booths, two food courts, three stages featuring live music and entertainment, and a free dance concert.

First Friday's patriotic theme salutes July

First Friday and Club 55 are set for a post-Fourth of July celebration with activities, live music and special promotions 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Attendees wearing red, white and blue may win prizes if the First Friday photographer captures their patriotic spirit. To spot the photographer, look for the person wearing a First Friday cap, carrying First Friday balloons and wearing a camera around his or her neck.

Local Arts Roundup : New Los Altos exhibitions revel in mystery, discovery

Courtesy of Viewpoints Gallery
Tinna Dinesen’s “Bright Blacksmith Anvil,” in oil and cold wax on wood panel, is among the works currently on display at Viewpoints Gallery.

Following is a roundup of local arts events and exhibitions.

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery presents “Transformation,” a new exhibition of work by Denmark native Tinna Dinesen, though July 28.

Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings Program creates community via music

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley’s Summer Sings Program, which brings together music-lovers to sing the works of the great composers under the baton of six top California conductors, is set to run 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 12 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The program is designed for anyone interested in learning about the choral masterpieces and singing with a community, and for those who want to learn about Schola Cantorum.

Westwind 4-H offers volunteer orientation

            Westwind 4-H Riding for the Disabled has scheduled a volunteer orientation/training session noon Saturday at Westwind Community Barn, 27210 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills.

            Volunteers care for the horses and assist in leading or side-walking horses during lessons.

            No previous experience is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

            Summer riding classes are slated 7-8 p.m. for the five Mondays in July: July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

            For the 2019-2020 riding schedule, visit westwind4h.org.

            For more information, leave a message on the 4-H phone line at 947-8680 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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