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Los Altos Weekend on Tap: Crafts Fair, Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Native plants go on sale at Hidden Villa, the Harvest Craft Fair is rolling, plus a gem show at the Youth Center ... and that's just Saturday. Sunday, get a wiener whistle and enjoy the opening reception of 'Bear in Mind.'

 


What will you do with your weekend? Plenty, right here. Did you lose your wiener whistle long ago? Sunday's another chance to get one.

SATURDAY

1. Native Plant Sale at Hidden Villa

Where/When: Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Rd. / 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why Go: Come early for the best selection among scores of species of hard-to-find native plants, seeds, and bulbs suitable for California gardens. Speak to experts about lawn alternatives such as native perennials, wildflowers, and grasses, and peruse the native plant books, posters, and note cards for sale too. Organized by the California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter. Bring boxes in which to carry purchases home. Cash or check only. For more information, click on the link above, visit www.cnps-scv.org, or call (650) 941-1068. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit Hidden Villa.

Price: Free admission, no parking fee, no registration needed

2. Picture Book Story Time & 1st Anniversary sale 

Where/When: Linden Tree Books, 265 State Street / 10-10:30 a.m., sale all day

Storytime is every Saturday at Linden Tree Books, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., reading from both new and classic picture books. And, get started on your holiday list, since all items will be 20 percent to celebrate Linden Tree’s first year of operation in its big, beautiful space. 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Price: Story Time is free

 

3. Fall "Sell"abration & Harvest Produce Market

Where / When: Downtown Los Altos, market at Bank of the West, 176 Main St. /10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Why Go: Lots of good going on here. The "Sell"-abration gets in full swing with merchant promotions, music, fun, and a special Harvest Produce Market 12:00 - 4:00 in the Bank of the West driveway. Saturday, also is Small Business Saturday, so it’s well-timed. It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, too, and Apricot Lane is hosting a "Pink Party" to benefit the Breast Cancer Association, by donating 10 percent of proceeds and giving 10 percent off to customers, plus refreshments! Get there and support your Los Altos small businesses.

 

4. Yikes Tikes Children's Halloween Carnival

 Where/When: Yikes Tikes, 1577 Carob Lane / 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat.

Activities, food, a bouncy house and face-painting sponsored by Yikes Tykes non-profit at Loyola Corners.

 

5. Peninsula Gem & Geology Show

Where / When: Los Altos Youth Center, 1 North San Antonio Rd. / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Why Go: "Recreation with Rocks" is the theme. The 5th annual gem show features 14 dealers on hand selling hand-crafted jewelry, gemstones, fossils, mineral specimens and other items. Raffle and door prize drawings. More information at pggs.org/show

Price: Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2 for juniors, free for those under 12 years

 

6. Harvest Craft Fair

Where / When: Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdelena Ave. / 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday

This fundraiser for local charities started Friday and continues Saturday, featuring a huge selection of high quality, hand-crafted items from 70 artisans. The Garden & Gourmet shops offer special holiday decor and delicious pies, bakery and treats. Vintage collectibles and small antiques. Snacks and lunch available both days in the Harvest Café. This event benefits local charities and is sponsored by Los Altos United Methodist Women. For more details, click here.

 

SUNDAY

7. Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Visit

Where/When: Lucky Supermarket, 2175 Grant Rd. / 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday

Why Go: Maybe you lost that Wienermobile whistle you got when you were a kid and need a replacement. Maybe just the sight of a giant hotdog mounted on a bun of a car makes you giggle. Whatever cuts your mustard. We know we're going. 'Nuff said. For all things wienermobile, consult: hotdoggerblog.com

 

8. Opening Reception for "Bear in Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly"

Where/When: Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Rd. / 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday

Why Go: Enjoy the exhibit at the kickoff reception. The story of the California grizzly bear, which was hunted into extinction by 1900, is told through interactive exhibits, and material borrowed from the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley. Want to know the best part of the exhibit? A bear cave for the kids! 

Price: Free

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