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Updated on: 2/8/2019 3:19 PM
Upcoming Events 


San Jose: Lunar New Year-Tet Festival 2019
Date: Friday – Sunday, February 8 – 10, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Fri); 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (Sa/Su)
Location: Eastridge Mall (Sears Parking)
Join UStar Productions for the Vietnamese New Year Festival in San Jose. The annual events features live music and entertainment, lion and dragon dancing, talent contests, Miss Viet Nam California, carnival rides, games, food booths, business vendors and much more. Free entry and free parking.
More information: www.facebook.com/events/259068311464506/?active_tab=about

Morgan Hill: Coding for Kids
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019  
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library Program Room
Python Programming, Chat-Bots & Artificial Intelligence. How do computers think? Like humans or differently? Find this out and also learn what is a chat-bot. Get an introduction to the computer science concept of AI (Artificial Intelligence). Create your own interactive chat-bot using Python. No prior programming or Python experience required. 
More information: www.sccl.org

Los Gatos: Los Gatos Lions Club Cioppino Dinner
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: St. Mary's Church, Howley Hall, 219 Bean St., Los Gatos
Join the Los Gatos Lions Club Annual Club for their 27th Annual Cioppino Dinner featuring a live and silent auction and raffle. Feast on a sumptuous 4 course dinner with wine on the table and no host bar available. Proceeds benefit Los Gatos Lions Club Charities for sight, scholarships and community programs for all ages. Tickets are $65 each.  
More information: http://lglions.org/

Gilroy: Friends of the Library Book Sale
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Gilroy Library
Support the Friends of the Library & get a great deal at the Gilroy Library book sale! The sale is held on the second Saturday of every month. All ages are welcome to browse and find a great deal! All purchases go toward supporting the collection and programs at the Gilroy Library.
More information: www.sccl.org

Gilroy: Black History Celebration
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019 
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Gilroy Center for the Arts
Celebrate Black History Month at the Gilroy Center for the Arts. 
More information: www.gilroyartsalliance.com/calendar.html

Los Gatos: Human Trafficking Awareness
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Los Gatos Library
Come learn about human trafficking and what it is, how you can be more aware and/or become involved. A representative from the Freedom House, a non-profit organization that works to rescue victims, provide care and safety, and restore hope in their lives, will be here at the library to give a presentation on the topic.
More information: www.losgatosca.gov/42/Los-Gatos-Library

San Jose: County Parks Living History Day
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Visit Casa Grande, once the magnificent home of New Almaden mine managers. Tour the Victorian-era rooms with costumed docents and participate in a seasonal craft activity to take home.
More information: (408) 918-7770​ www.parkhere.org

San Jose: Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am 
Location: Board Chambers, 70 West Hedding St, San Jose
The public is invited to attend the regular meeting of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
More information: www.sccgov.org

Morgan Hill: Learn to Write the Story Burning Inside of You
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019  
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library Program Room
Join local journalist Jordan Rosenfeld, author of six books on writing craft and three novels, for a free and fun night of writing exercises and craft discussion. You do not need to have a manuscript in process or even call yourself a writer to come and have a blast. We'll talk about the key elements of great storytelling: scenes, tension, Character development, and play with writing prompts.
More information: www.sccl.org

San Jose: Black History Month: Film Screening: Black Panther
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Almaden Branch Library, Community Room
Celebrate Black History Month with a film screening of  Disney’s “Black Panther”.
More information: www.sjpl.org

San Jose: County Park Partners Open House 
Date: February 16, 2019 
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Martial Cottle Park, San Jose
Explore the gardens, attend a workshop or tour the Master Gardeners Parcel. Learn from youth 4-H members about their livestock animals. Purchase and learn to plant native drought-tolerant trees at the Our City Forest Parcel. 
More information: (408) 535-4060​ www.parkhere.org

Los Gatos: Wildcats Show and Tell
Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: NUMU New Museum of Los Gatos
Calling all Wildcats! Show what you've got and Tell your stories. Bring your treasured Los Gatos High School memorabilia to NUMU and share the stories behind them. The museum is still looking for new items to display as the exhibition evolves.
More information: www.numulosgatos.org

Gilroy: High School Student Volunteer Opportunity
Date: Tuesday, February 19 - Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: Varies
Location: Gilroy Library 
High school seniors can sign up for a volunteer session at Gilroy Library. Visit the upstairs information desk for more information and to sign up.
More information: www.sccl.org

Morgan Hill: Virtual Lawyers in the Library
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019  
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library
Attend the Virtual Legal Advice Clinic offering free legal advice on a variety of subjects including immigration, civil law, divorce, child custody, consumer law, elder issues and small claims court. There will be video and internet technology to connect participants for a free 20-minute legal consultation with an attorney. Space is limited. 
Appointment required: www.probonoproject.org/virtual-clinics

San Jose: Senior Winter Walk and Resource Fair
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Westfield Oakridge Mall – Macy’s Court 925 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose
The Offices of Councilmember Johnny Khamis, Councilmember Pam Foley, and Councilmember Sergio Jimenez Present the 12th Annual Senior Winter Walk and Resource Fair.
More information: www.sjd10.com

San Jose: Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 am 
Location: Board Chambers, 70 West Hedding St, San Jose
The public is invited to attend the regular meeting of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.
More information: www.sccgov.org

South County: Wineries Spring Passport Weekend
Dates: March 1 – 31st 2019
Time: Varies
Location: Various wineries 
Follow the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail and wine taste at all 32 wineries. As a Passport holder, you have the opportunity to meet the talented winemakers and staff and learn how they produce some of the world’s finest award-winning wines. Participating wineries may have food and entertainment, pour special select or library wines, offer barrel samples and attractive discounts during the month.
More information: www.santaclarawines.com​

Gilroy: South County Senior Fraud Prevention Seminar
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 10:05 am – 11:05 pm
Location: Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St, Gilroy, CA 95020Join Supervisor Wasserman for a Fraud Prevention Seminar led by experts from the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations. The seminar will cover Elder Fraud, Auto & Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud. All members of the public are invited to attend this free, informative event. No RSVP required. Come learn about various insurance fraud schemes impacting our County, how to avoid being a victim, how to detect and report fraud.
More information: 408-299-5010

San Martin: Trash Bash
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Sig Sanchez Government Center, 80 Highland Ave, San Martin
Join us in cleaning up illegally dumped trash and litter in San Martin and local waterways. Registration will be open to all volunteers 16 years of age or older. Liability waivers must be signed by all volunteers or legal guardians. (This event will happen, rain or shine.) Registration begins at 8:30 am. Community service hours available for students. Clean up supplies and safety gear will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm.
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trash-bash-spring-2019-tickets-55735371998?aff=erelexpmlt

Community Announcements

Friends of Martial Cottle Park wants to recruit you! As a member of FOMCP, you will be helping to support projects that directly impact Martial Cottle Park and the people it serves. These projects, which may include interpretive elements within the park, restoration projects on the life estate, agricultural and environmental awareness and education programs, and park facilities are not only deserving of our support but will not be accomplished without the help of Friends like you, so please consider joining. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation to Friends of Martial Cottle Park is tax deductible (Federal Tax ID #83-1055927). Watch for the membership application form available soon.  For more information, please visit www.fomcp.org ​

Do you know a hero? The Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Board (SCCBHB) is seeking nominations for the 8th annual Community Heroes Awards to recognize community members who have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with behavioral health challenges. The nomination deadline has been extended until February 28, 2019. Awards recipients will be recognized at the 8th annual SCCBHB Community Behavioral Health Heroes Awards Luncheon on May 1st, 2019. More information: www.sccgov.org/sites/bhd/info/mentalhealthboard/pages/default.aspx 

#PixInParks Challenge! Start the new year by getting out of your routine and try a new trail (or seven). With 28 regional parks encompassing 52,000 acres, Santa Clara County Parks is full of hidden hiking gems. Enjoy magnificent hiking adventures and experience new terrain and spectacular vistas. Hike all seven selected County Park trails and take a photo at the designated spot. To entice you to hike the Magnificent 7, a commemorative t-shirt or bandana awaits those who complete the #PixInParks challenge! Learn more at the County Parks website: www.parkhere.org 


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