Upcoming Events – GreenTown Los Altos

Posted on October 7, 2011 by  
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Every so often, I will include upcoming events of organizations I have previously written about. Back in 2009, I posed the following question in a post:  “Who is this group helping Los Altos think green, be green, and live green?” Of course, I was talking about GreenTown Los Altos.

GreenTown does good work, and is comprised of hard working and caring community members.  If you are interested in being green, I encourage you to swing by one of their upcoming events. There’s something for everyone.  Enjoy!

Shaped by Water: Past, Present and Future, Oct. 8, 2011-Apr. 15, 2012

The Los Altos History Museum will be featuring an exhibit about the history of water in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills opening October 2011 and running through the end of April 2012. The exhibit will examine four phases in our history:

* The native people, the Ohlone tribes, and their relationship to the water in our area

* The arrival of the European immigrants and the proliferation of agriculture and pumping of groundwater

* The present day with the development of large scale infrastructure such as the State and Federal water projects and waste water treatment plants and,

* A look towards the future and new ways to conserve and re-use the limited resource of water.

The exhibit will have an emphasis on fun and learning with hands-on interactive exhibits and programs such as films, engaging lectures and tours of watersheds and the wastewater treatment plant.

Oct. 27, 7pm: Community Meeting and Short Film, “Delta Blues”

Join GreenTown Los Altos for a Community Meeting.  The agenda will include recognition of several GreenTown volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions over the last few months.  They’ll also provide a brief update on some of our key programs and we will show the short documentary film, “Delta Blues,” by Sausalito director, Steven Johnson.

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.  Light snacks will be served.  Thursday, 10/27/11, 7-8:30 pm, Neutra House, 181 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Seating is limited so please register today by clicking here.

First Saturdays Bike Ride – November 5, 4pm-6pm

This is a family-friendly, leisurely bike ride through Los Altos. We’ll explore  “cut through” paths (bike and pedestrian only!), parks and some shopping areas. Meet at Second and Main Streets at 4:00pm.



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