Pop-up parties: Club 55 gathers seniors for drinks, snacks, conversation

Photo by Adele Hennig/special to the Town Crier
Local residents mingle at Club 55 on the patio of the Costume Bank.

Visitors who stroll onto the back patio of the Costume Bank on State Street may find themselves guests at a pop-up party.

Club 55 social gatherings are open to anyone age 55 and up, and it’s unlikely that those a year or two shy of that would be turned away.

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• 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1: Summer of Love with Gary Holloway. Participants will tour San Francisco’s “Summer of Love” sites and visit the California Historical Society exhibition “On the Road to the Summer of Love.” The trip includes transportation from the Senior Center, museum admission and lunch in San Francisco.

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Pauline and Jay Siedenburg, center, and Paul and Ellen Gonella, left, dance to the 17-piece De Anza College Jazz Ensemble at the Los Altos Senior Program’s 40th anniversary celebration, “A la Soirée,” held June 22 at the Los Altos History Museum. Approximately 30 people attended the event, which included hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and dancing. Costumes provided by the Los Altos Theater Group and Senior Program staff members enabled partygoers to “dress up” before a visit to the photo booth. Participants received coffee mugs, lapel pins and reusable bags as gifts.

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Los Altos Senior Program displays 'Art on the Patio'

Seniors wishing to expand their artistic knowledge and discover what local artists are creating can attend “Art on the Patio,” scheduled 2 p.m. July 19 in the quad outside the Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Los Altos Senior Program is located at Hillview Community Center. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.

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