Patch says Pop-Up Dinner energizes downtown

From Los Altos Patch:

Courtesy of Los Altos Patch

Inspired by 10,000 people in France participating in a flash-mob style lunch, the Los Altos Community Foundation called upon residents to meet in the Los Altos Village Plaza for dinner.

Residents had signed up for the event in advance, but the location and time of the dinner was released only three hours before the dinner began– the goal was spontaneity.

The Foundation worked in conjunction with the police department to use the area as well as to allow open alcohol downtown.

“It’s meant to keep downtown dynamic despite the construction,” said Roy Lave of the Los Altos Community Foundation. The event is meant to draw people out of their homes and to build a community.

Lave shrugged when asked when the next POP-UP would be: “We’ll do it irregularly,” he said.

GreenTown Los Altos Community Meeting

GreenTown Los Altos Community Meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 from 7-8:30 PM at Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave. Los Altos.

Please join GreenTown for a GreenTown Los Altos Community Meeting.  The meeting agenda will include recognition of several GreenTown volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions over the last few months.

They will also provide a brief update on some of their key programs and we will show the short documentary film, “Delta Blues,” by Sausalito director,Steven Johnson.  The director will be on hand! The film presents the disparate needs and interests of farmers, fishermen, environmentalists and water consumers and highlights the challenge of coming to decisions about water in the Sacramento River Delta.  The film will be followed by an informal group discussion.

Event is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited

Please register at:  http://greentownlosaltos27oct2011.eventbrite.com

GreenTown Los Altos is a grassroots initiative of residents and businesses in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Our mission is to educate and inspire the people of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills to take action that will make our communities more environmentally healthy and vibrant today and for future generations.

 

 

 

LACF Members Praise Gala

Karen Duncan poses with a 20's car

[dropcap1]C[/dropcap1]ongratulations for an oustanding community event! You have to be very proud of your 20th Anniversary Gala as it was done as well as any I have seen.  It was a great affair and fun!

Kudos to all of you who worked so hard on this.
Dr. Richard L. Henning
Professor/Dean/Vice-President, Emeritus
Foothill College
[dropcap1]I[/dropcap1]t was an amazing, very special event.  Memorable for its charm and thoughtfulness, rich in variety.  It’s one for the books!
 Congratulations.
Karen Duncan
The PrimeTime Project

LACF 20 Years of Giving Covered by Town Crier

Without the identifying sign out front, the well-kept, historical house at 183 Hillview Ave. could be mistaken for just another quiet neighborhood residence. But the old abode is headquarters for a foundation with a diverse lineup of community-building services – from nurturing and funding non-profit groups, to offering mediation and leadership classes.

The Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF), in its 20th year, manages local residents’ donor-advised funds and disburses most of its annual $200,000 allocation from the Los Altos-based David and Lucile Packard Foundation to non-profit groups.

 

Gala Makes Patch “Get Out” section

 

It’s Thursday, and if you have no idea what you’ll do for the weekend, Patch is coming to the rescue.

 

We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.

 

1. ‘ROARING 20’S GALA’

 

Where/When: Stonebrook Court, Los Altos Hills; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

Why Go: Don your 1920s regalia and head to the “Roaring 20’s Gala” for a night of extravagant fun including casino play and a silent auction. Hosted by the Los Altos Community Foundation, Event begins with a cocktail reception and follows with a sit-down dinner, music and dancing. Proceeds will support LACF’s mission to build community through grants to local programs that address community needs.

 

Price: Bids are $175 per person; table for 10 is $1750; email mdavis@losaltoscf.org for tickets

http://losaltos.patch.com/articles/get-out-los-altos-roaring-20s-art-hiking

 

 

 

 

Step into the 20’s at Los Altos Costume Bank

The Assistance League Costume Bank is the perfect place to get that look from the 20’s whether you’re a flaggper or a gangster! They have many Roaring 20’s items in stock now, some for rent and some for purchase. Get down there quickly for the best selection – they will hold it for you for Gala weekend.
You may even call them for a personal fitting and style guidance at 650-941-2610 and the Costume Bank is generously donating $5 of every rental back to LACF.
The Costume Bank is a nonprofit business owned and operated by Assistance League of Los Altos, an autonomous chapter of the National Assistance League.