Weekend on Tap: CSMA Open House, Library Book Sale

Update: The quarterly book sale run by the Friends of the Los Altos Library was just added.



1. Friday Night Movies Downtown (The Nutty Professor - Jerry Lewis)

Where/When: Downtown Los Altos / Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m. showtime (get there earlier)

Why Go: The Village Association's popular Friday night movie continues its journey through 1960s favorites with Jerry Lewis in the "The Nutty Professor" (1963). Boomers, relive your childhood! Kids, this is how your grandparents yucked it up at the movies.


2. Sunnyvale Farmers Market

 Where / When: Murphy and Washington streets, Sunnyvale / 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Why Go: Late meetings? Schedule conflicts? Did you miss the Downtown Los Altos Farmers Market? Rather look for farm fresh produce and veggies on Saturday? We've got the answer Sunnyvale's bustling Murphy Street boasts a Saturday morning farmers market and laid back atmosphere.

3. Jazz & Beyond

 Where/When: Murphy and Washington streets, Sunnyvale / 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Why Go: Make it a Sunnyvale Saturday! If summer music is more your thing, there's two more weekends of Jazz & Beyond. Saturday's performer is Wally Schnalle, who plays jazz fusion. The restaurants are open and it's a good way to listen to music and dine. Veterans say treat it as a picnic and bring your own utensils and wine glasses if you don't like eating with plastic forks, knives and cups.

4.  Friends of the Los Altos Library Book Sale

Where/When: Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. / Aug. 17-19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why Go: If you haven't gone to one of these, you just gotta try. Great deals on a large assortment of books, DVDs and CDs, all lovingly sorted and catalogued by the Friends of the Library. Here's what they say are the highlights from this third sale of the year: "Special items for this sale are a large collection of vintage and valuable 100+ year old PRINTS including folios from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Also a large collection of Asian Art Books and bound albums of Chinese Brush Paintings, the complete 69 volume set of the Scientific American Library, an enormous collection of puzzles (many new), and a comprehensive and diverse collection of foreign language including a lovely collection of Russian children’s books." For more information on how this well-run sale runs see the Friends of the Library website.


5. The Community School of Music and Arts Open House

 Where/When: CMSA / Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Why Go: If you've ever wanted to check out CMSA's facilities here's a chance to kick the tires, and then some. You can hear live student performances, meet the teachers, munch on free Hobee's coffee cake, veggies and fruit. And then you get to participate — learn songs from around the world and sing them in multi-part harmony under the direction of Daniel Steinberg. They've even got speedy one-day workshops (or three hours during the open house) to learn how to create manga (Manga Mania) or your own fashion item (Fashion Design)

6.  Friends of the Los Altos Library Book Sale

Where/When: Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. / Aug. 17-19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why Go: See Saturday's listing for the book sale.



Where/When: Los Gatos Civic Center Lawn, 110 E. Main St./ Sunday, Aug. 19, 5-7 p.m.

Why Go: Los Gatos' 25th annual summer music series is worth a Sunday drive to the West Valley. Blues guitarist and singer Chris Cain is slated for this weekend's performance, and the summer's lineup is eclectic. Check Los Gatos website for rules on everything from reserving lawn space to parking. 

randy albin August 18, 2012 at 09:48 PM
these seem to be ok things to look into. the schools may have already begun for the autumn. try to stay busy, finish out the summer, await cooler weather and season. keep your eye on these postings, maybe something will work out-who knows?


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