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Save the Date

Sept. 16

Los Altos Wine Walk, 2-6 p.m. in downtown Los Altos. Information: downtownlosaltos.org.

Sept. 17

Polo for Lyme, fundraiser for the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, noon to 4 p.m. at the Menlo Circus Club, Atherton. Information: bayarealyme.org.

Los Altos residents visit Japan for Friendship Force exchange

Courtesy of Dee Gustavson
Los Altos residents Dee and Dave Gustavson sample beer with their home-host Kishiko Otaki, center, of Sapporo, Japan, at the Sapporo Beer Museum.

Los Altos residents Dave and Dee Gustavson, members of the San Francisco Bay Area Friendship Force Club, recently visited the home of Kishiko Otaki of Sapporo, Japan, whom they hosted in Los Altos last October.

The Gustavsons were among 21 Bay Area members the Sapporo Friendship Force Club hosted in June. On the visit, the Bay Area contingent wore kimonos, sampled Japanese specialties, rode the bullet train and visited museums and flower shows. Sapporo club members also introduced their visitors to cultural activities, including origami, ikebana, calligraphy and a Japanese tea ceremony.

Los Altos High grads share big ideas at TEDxFargo event


Two Los Altos High School alumni recently participated in the eighth annual TEDxFargo event – one as a musician and the other as a speaker.

Software engineer Kevin Wang, Class of 1998, discussed the importance of computer science education and presented Technology Education and Literacy for Schools (TEALS), a program he founded in 2009. Musician James Lanman, who graduated in 2002, debuted “Ride or Die,” a song he completed only four days prior to the July 27 event in North Dakota.

Rotarian spotlights local club's contributions around the world

Chuck Lindauer/Rotary Club of Los Altos
Wendy Walleigh

Rotary Club of Los Altos members fund and participate in service projects around the globe, aiding people in Nepal, Peru, Liberia, Haiti and other developing nations.

Wendy Walleigh, chairwoman of the club’s World Community Service committee, highlighted recent international achievements at the club’s Aug. 17 meeting.

SF Opera Guild's SV chapter hosts performance previews


The Peninsula chapter of the San Francisco Opera Guild, whose members include Los Altos and Los Altos Hills residents, has scheduled a series of opera previews beginning next week.

Live music, store promotions highlight First Friday event

Courtesy of Brad Pejack
Monthly First Friday events include activities for children at Veterans Community Plaza, left, located at Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos. Friday’s event will feature a roving “Wheel of Fortune” that participants can spin to win prizes from downtown stores and restaurants.

September’s First Friday festivities are scheduled 6-9 p.m. Friday along Main and State streets in downtown Los Altos.

First Friday will feature live entertainment, extended store hours, special promotions, discounts on merchandise and services, restaurant happy hours, artist receptions at Gallery 9 at 143 Main St. and Nature Gallery at 296 State St. and children’s activities at Veterans Community Plaza at the intersection of Main and State streets.

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