Where/When: 300 Main St, Los Altos, (Meet at the corner of 2nd St. and Main - downtown Los Altos.) Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Why Go: Get to know Los Altos as a family, and from a completely different perspective—your bicycle! Guided bike tours allow you to see what the city looks like, up close and personal. This family-friendly, leisurely bike ride through Los Altos is sponsored by GreenTown Los Altos.
Where/When: , 250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why Go: Palo Alto has the right idea. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Keep circulating the good items that have plenty of life, and don't send them to the landfill. The Palo Alto Citywide Yard Sale is giving people a chance to repurpose the things they are just tired of ... and get a chance to see if somebody else's old belongings are just what they have been seeking. So join in the fun and the hunt. There are bound to be some terrific bargains. This is a city-wide sale and a map of sites for sales will be available starting today by going to this website: http://www.zerowastepaloalto.org/yardsale/
Where/When: , 12345 S El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why Go: The Foothill Observatory is open for public viewing every clear Saturday morning. Visitors to these daytime programs can view details of the sun through special safe solar filters. Check out the sun from a different perspective. (Please note that the observatory is closed when the weather is cloudy, and we admit that it may be wishful thinking on our part to think the weather is going to be clear).
Where/When: , 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Hear this performance by El Camino Youth Symphony and you will be astounded by just how well these youth musicians can play. The program includes solo performances from Pavitra Rengarajan and Timothy Yu.
Pricing: $6 to $12
Where/When: , 901 Ames Ave. Milpitas, Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Why Go: Usually pets put up for adoption are dogs and cats. But the Humane Society of Silicon Valley reminds us there are more animals out there that need our help. They invite you and your children to come out and meet the variety of birds and bunnies they are sheltering and think about taking one of them home.