Your Time: Art, Music and the Fourth of July

Create doodles in community, attend a master gardening class, check out an art exhibit, and listen to an open air concert, all coming up this week.

Where/When: Firefly Willows, 111 Main St., Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Why Go:  The visual image of this activity is very appealing. Picture a paper covered table, loads of art supplies, and the opportunity to collaboratively create a masterpiece.  Imagine what you can do. Creativity Coach Annette Wagner will guide you through the process.  All are welcome - no previous skills or experience necessary.

Pricing: $20 (includes all materials)

Where/When: , 13 S San Antonio Rd,(Program Room)Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Why Go:  If you wanted to get some tips on succulents, this introductory class is for you. Master gardener Laura Balaora will describe habits and conditions of many varieties and give you tips on what to do.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: , 1570 Holt Ave. (and Hillview Soccer Field 97 Hillview Ave. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Why Go: Another outdoor music event that is part of the 2011 Summer Concert series. This concert features Phil 'n the Blanks doing classic rock and roll.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: , 143 Main St., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, (Exhibit closes July 2) 

Why Go: See the works of Sue McCall and Cherise Thompson in this final week of their exhibit at the gallery. McCall's watercolors feature travel to Europe and New Mexico. Thompson's exhibit shows her painterly, party-themed monotypes. 

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 26379 W Fremont Rd. Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. , 400 University Ave, Los Altos 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Why Go: It's the Fourth of July and you cant' miss our communities celebrations. Come yourself and bring your grandkids, too. Meet at Los Altos Hills Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. The parade starts at 1o a.m and marches off to Gardner Bullis School. There are light refreshments there, but think about heading down hill for the 's "Glorious Fourth" celebration in Shoup Park. There's lunch, music and activities on the lawn. Ye Olde Towne Band plays, and everything from a petting zoo to a dunk tank awaits. Bring a picnic or purchase at the park from .

Pricing:  Free

Where/When: , 600 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, Monday, 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Why Go: You may be getting hungry after your morning parade. Palo Alto has a solution. A summer festival and chili cookoff! A team of chefs is battling for the title and winning chili and you can take a taste for a small fee. Beside the chili thought, there will be music, line dancing and food and activities for all.

Pricing: Free, small fee for tasting chili.


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