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Updated on: 4/9/2018 3:12 PM
Upcoming Events 

Gilroy: Movie Night

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:50 pm

Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy

Join the community for a showing of the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi

More Information: www.sccl.org

 

Sunnyvale:  Healthier Kids Foundation's Annual Symposium

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Microsoft Corporation, 1020 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale

Healthier Kids Foundation is hosting their 8th Annual Symposium on the Status of Children’s Health that will focus on how we can pioneer smart solutions to remove children's health barriers.

Tickets & Information: http://bit.ly/2HTlSZ4

 

San Jose: 13th Annual West Valley Senior Walk

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Location: Westfield Valley Fair Mall, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

Join Councilmembers Chappie Jones and Dev Davis at Westfield Valley Fair for the 13th Annual West Valley Senior Walk. This fun-filled event includes a walk around the mall and the chance to learn about the resources available to you from various city and non-profit vendors. Enjoy free registration, a free breakfast, raffle prizes, exercise stations, and more!

More information & Registration: https://bit.ly/2G0lmLL

 

San Jose: Spring Garden Market

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave, San Jose

UC Mater Gardeners bring you their yearly garden market - purchase tomato, pepper, herb, flowers seedlings and succulents! All vegetables and flowers are tested varieties grown from seed by UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County. Don’t miss the sale of gently used gardening items, educational gardening talks and children’s gardening activities. Come to get all your gardening questions answered!

More information: mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu

 

Saratoga: Coding Club

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Time: 1:30 – 3:30

Location: Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

Come work on your coding projects or learn Python using an online learning environment or signup to be a mentor and share your knowledge. The Coding Club meets most third Sundays of the month.

More information: www.sccl.org

 

San Jose: Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 9:30am
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 

 

Gilroy: Legislative Summit

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn – Gilroy, 6070 Monterey Road, Gilroy

The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is holding their yearly legislative summit and will be welcoming prestigious guests: US Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren, US Congressman Jimmy Panetta, State Senator Bill Monning, State Assembly Member Anna Caballero, County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, Water District Board Director John Varela,  Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco, and Morgan Hill Mayor Steve Tate. $45/ticket

Purchase Tickets: http://bit.ly/2GUnz7p

 

Morgan Hill: Diabetes, What You Should Know, Plus a FREE Health Screening

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill

Foothill clinic will be providing information about Diabetes and FREE health screenings.

More Information: www.sccl.org

 

Los Gatos: A ‘Bigger Bash’ History Weekend

Date: Saturday April 21 – Sunday April 22, 2018

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is excited to announce plans for Celebrate History Weekend events including the Los Gatos Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, April 21st and A Bigger Bash on Sunday, April 22nd at History Club of Los Gatos. Bigger Bash revelers will be treated to a fun and festive evening celebrating local history, arts and culture.

More information: www.numulosgatos.org

 

San Jose: Great American Litter Pick Up

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Citywide

Join with hundreds of neighbors of all ages to celebrate earth day in San Jose by coming out to help clean up our communities (rain or shine!).

More information: www.sanjoseca.gov/Calendar.aspx?year=2018&month=4&day=21

 

Los Gatos: Wine Walk

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Downtown Los Gatos (N. Santa Cruz & Main Street)

Fine Wine, Live Music, Great Shopping, and Charming Downtown. Sip tastings from dozens of local wineries. Stroll through Downtown Los Gatos to enjoy wine tasting and food samples at local shops and restaurants. Must be 21 or older to participate. Event will be held rain or shine.
More information: bit.ly/2tbtCCw

 

San Jose: 9th Annual International Children’s Festival

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Location: Discovery Meadow Park, 180 Woz Way, San Jose

International Children’s Festival unites world cultures in the Bay Area through food, fun and dance. Join in and explore a variety of cultures from your neighborhood! Pony Rides, petting zoo, cultural dances of more than 20 different countries, ethnic foods, and more!

More information: www.childrensfest.org

 

Morgan Hill: Cops & Robbers Ball

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Location: Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

The 7th annual Cops & Robbers Ball, presented by the Community Law Enforcement Foundation will benefit the Morgan Hill Police Department. The event will feature a reception, dinner, presentation of the Public Safety Award, silent & live auctions and dancing.

Tickets & Information: www.morganhillclef.org/copsrobbersball.html 

 

Morgan Hill: Breaking Down Brick Walls and Tracing Female Lines

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill

Learn about records and creative techniques that you can use to help trace those illusive ancestors in your family tree. Karen Abel has been conducting genealogy research for 18 years. She has extensive experience researching early American, German and German-Russian families.

More information: www.sccl.org 

 

San Jose: San Jose Giants 'Education Days'

Date: April 25 & 26, 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Location: San Jose Municipal Stadium, 588 E Alma Ave, San Jose

San Jose Giant are hosting their 2nd annual EDUCATION DAYS, complete with S.T.E.A.M.! The San Jose Giants are running 2 field-trip days for dozens of schools.  They expect about 1300+ total students to attend, on both days, for fun in the sun, baseball and lunch. Free table space for anybody with hands-on S.T.E.A.M exhibits are available.

More information: www.regathon.com/sjgiants

 

Campbell: Child Abuse Prevention Council Symposium

Date: Friday, April 27, 2018

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Villa Ragusa, 35 South 2nd Street, Campbell

Join professionals and community members from across the Bay Area for a day-long symposium on the impact of child abuse, how our community is working to address child abuse, and new approaches in prevention and treatment services.

More information & Registration: www.symposium2018.brownpapertickets.com 

 

Morgan Hill: Art A La Carte

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterrey Road, Morgan Hill

The City of Morgan Hill and Morgan Hill Community Foundation is holding their yearly Art a la carte event for children ages 2 - 10. This year’s theme is “the environment – it’s easy being green”!

More information: LibraryCulturalArts_Commission@morganhill.ca.gov

 

Gilroy: 12th Annual Hearts of Gilroy Women’s Luncheon and Auction

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Location: Eagle Ridge Golf Club, 2951 Club Drive, Gilroy

Join Community Solutions for a day of fun, fashion and philanthropy. Each year, community members, donors and volunteers join together to raise funds to provide critical services for local children and families affected by abuse, violence and mental health issues.  Prizes are awarded to the women wearing the best shoes and a guest is surprised with the Heart of Gilroy award to recognize her active involvement in making Gilroy a better place to live, work and thrive.

Tickets & information: www.communitysolutions.org


San Jose: Martial Cottle Park Spring Celebration
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave, San Jose
Take a taste of the Valley of Hearts Delight! Experience the County's agricultural past, present and future on land the Cottle Family farmed for over 150 years. Local arts, crafts and food items; Meet farm animals up-close; Urban forest demonstration; Vintage farm equipment; Gardening demonstrations; Spring planting activities; Fresh organic produce; Garden workshops; Jacobs Farm tours; Live music. FREE Admission! ($6 Parking) Bike or take public transit.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1725122160890376/  ​

Gilroy: Tee off 4 Cops & Kids

Date: Monday, May 14, 2018

Time: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Location: CordeValle Golf Club, 1 Cordevalle Club Drive, San Martin

The Gilroy Police Foundation, is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) that works to redirect gang affiliated and at-risk youth through education, prevention, and intervention programs. Tee off 4 Cops & Kids will help fund highly needed equipment and programs where funding is not available in the police department budget. 100% of funds raised goes to support these programs

Register online: www.teeoffforcopsandkids.com 

 

Morgan Hill: National River Cleanup Day

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Location: City of Morgan Hill Corporation Yard, 100 Edes Court, Morgan Hill

Groups and individuals are invited to come to this great event to help improve the health of Morgan Hill's creeks and wildlife while enjoying a morning outside with friends and family! This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals, families and groups to enhance the health of West Little Llagas Creek and its wildlife. Gloves, bags and litter grabbers will be provided. Participants under 18 will need to bring a volunteer waiver signed by their parents.

Pre-registration & more information: 408-310-4169.

Community Announcements
Fourth of July Fireworks Grant Funding Opportunity
. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations planning to hold 2018 Fourth of July fireworks events in Santa Clara County may benefit from the County's grant program established to fund safe and legal fireworks displays. The County is allocating a total of $25,000 to sponsor up to two fireworks events in each of the five supervisorial districts ($5,000 per district). Interested organizations must complete an application. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., April 6, 2018. Fireworks Events must be open to any resident in Santa Clara County, be family-friendly, and consider public/fire safety educational elements. A County panel will review and evaluate submissions. The Board of Supervisors will review the panel's recommendations in May 2018. Sponsorship recipients will be notified and receive funds following Board approval. www.sccgov.org/sites/ceo/Pages/fsi.aspx 


Dispose of unwanted medications responsibly, and easily. Medicines help treat diseases, manage chronic conditions, and improve health and well-being for millions of Americans. It’s vitally important that patients take their medicines as prescribed by their health care provider. However, if you have expired or unwanted medication, proper disposal is important and easy. MED-Project Program (Medication, Education, and Disposal) provides many opportunities for proper disposal. Community kiosk drop-off sites allow residents to bring expired or unwanted medicines to a convenient, centralized location for proper disposal. Find locations here:  https://med-project.org/locations/santa-clara/

Be informed with AlertSCC. The County's Office of Emergency Services offers two simple steps you can take to help prepare for disasters and protect your family. The first is to sign-up for the County's emergency alert system, which is AlertSCC.  Second, create a family disaster preparedness plan with the new ReadySCC app. ReadySCC helps you create a plan, put together a kit, and know what to do and where to go in an emergency.  You can download ReadySCC for free from the App Store or Google Play. https://www.sccgov.org/sites/alertscc/Pages/home.aspx

Board of Supervisor meetings now on YouTube. Public meetings of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors are always open to the public and available to watch online, both live and recorded. Now the public can also view meetings on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF4DoI6Shq5PtVGaQRrAerw. Agendas, minutes, videos and proceeding summaries are still available on the County’s website: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx?frame=no 

Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance Available to Santa Clara County Taxpayers
. Assistance to Benefit Low Income, Elderly, Disabled, Limited English Speaking Taxpayers. The free annual nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), coordinated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and supported by hundreds of IRS-certified volunteers, is ready to assist in multiple languages. The IRS is partnering with United Way Silicon Valley, the County of Santa Clara, churches, nonprofits and other local organizations to offer tax help at nearly 50 VITA Tax Assistance sites throughout Santa Clara County. More information: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/scc/Pages/vita.aspx​​

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