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Updated on: 8/19/2019 9:28 AM
Upcoming Events 

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​Morgan Hill: 2019 Free Friday Night Music Series
Date: Fridays in August, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Community and Cultural Center Amphitheater, 17000 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill
Beer, wine, food, and more available for on-site purchase. Kiwanis Morgan Hill and Morgan Hill Grange donate 100% of food proceeds back into the community for youth scholarships. This is a free family event. Invite a friend, bring a lawn chair, and dance the night away!
More information: https://www.morganhill.org/

San Jose: City Dance 2019 Series
Date: Every Thursday August 15 - October 3, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose
Dancers of all abilities are invited to enjoy a complete evening downtown of socializing, music and dancing to a variety of music genres. Admission is free.
More information: http://www.sanjoseculture.org/DocumentCenter/View/85918

Gilroy: Virtual Lawyers 
Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St, Morgan Hill
As part of the Pro Bono Project, they will be hosting a 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. They will use video and internet technology to connect participants for a free 20-minute legal consultation with an attorney. Space is limited - make your appointment today by signing up.
More information: www.probonoproject.org/virtual-clinics/

Morgan Hill: Virtual Lawyers 
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill
As part of the Pro Bono Project, they will be hosting a 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. They will use video and internet technology to connect participants for a free 20-minute legal consultation with an attorney. Space is limited - make your appointment today by signing up.
More information: www.probonoproject.org/virtual-clinics/

Los Gatos: Wildland Fire Resiliency
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Location: 208 E Main St, Los Gatos
Join Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to learn more about how Midpen Open Space is expanding their Wildland Fire Resiliency Program and comment on program components. Their partners from local fire departments and fire safe councils will also be joining them to share fire safety information and resources with residents.
More information: www.openspace.org/fire

Morgan Hill: Game Night at the Community Center
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: El Toro Room, Morgan Hill Community Center, 17000 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill
Come compete at games of skill and logic. Have fun and meet new people. The game of the night will change each month so come try a new game or show your skill at an old favorite. The Game Night program is for local families in the Morgan Hill area who enjoy having fun and playing games of skill and logic. Open to everyone, but most games will be appropriate for children 8 to adult. 
More information: business.morganhill.org/events/details/game-night-at-the-community-center-05-21-2019-19880

Morgan Hill: South County Lifelong Learning
Date: Wednesday, August 21 & Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Community and Cultural Center, El Toro Room, 17000 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill
South County Lifelong Learning (SCLL) is a dynamic community of 50+ adults who thrive on acquiring new knowledge, sharing ideas and building a social connection with other like-minded individuals. Rekindle your passion for learning through classes, lectures, and discussions! Engage in discussions, explore new subjects, make new friends, develop new interests, and have fun!
More information: https://www.eltorosc.com/lifelong-learning

Gilroy: High-Speed Rail
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Presentations Start @ 6pm)
Location: IFDES Lodge-Portuguese Hall, 250 Old Gilroy St, Gilroy

The California High-Speed Rail Authority invites you to attend an open house to learn about the staff-recommended State’s Preferred Alternative for the San Francisco to San Jose and San Jose to Merced project sections. In September 2019, staff will present their recommendation to the Authority Board of Directors. Community feedback is important and will be shared with the Authority Board as it considers the staff-recommended State’s Preferred Alternative.
More information: www.hsr.ca.gov​

San Jose: Italian Family Festival
Date: 
Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location: History Park San Jose, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA
Share the day with friends and family, savor authentic Italian foods, fantastic live entertainment, experience our cultural village, and stroll the many wonderful arts and crafts merchants. Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and come for a day of fun and festivities!
More information: https://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

San Jose: Silicon Valley Pride Festival and Parade 2019
Date: Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: Varies  
Location: Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, San Jose
Bring the family and friends to celebrate Silicon Valley Pride. The event gives everyone an opportunity to celebrate the diversity within the San Jose GLBT community and celebrate allies within the community. Come watch a parade, enjoy a family garden and all of the festivities. 
More information: https://www.svpride.com/

San Jose: Burn Survivor Picnic
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Almaden Lake Park, Arroyo Picnic Area, 6099 Winfield Blvd, San Jose
For burn survivors, families, nurses, doctors, staff, firefighters, and friends to come together to enjoy each other’s company outside of the hospital setting. Casual event – sponsored by the San Jose Firefighters Burn Foundation – to celebrate survivorship, recovery, family, and friends. Food and drinks as well as a handful of entertainment activities for kids will be provided.
More information: Benita McLarin at (408) 885-4010

Campbell: 2019 Los Gatos Creek Cleanup
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Time: 8:45 am – 11:00 am 
Location: Campbell Park E Campbell Ave &, Gilman Ave, Campbell
Senator Jim Beall is hosting his annual Creek Clean-Up. Local organizations and community members will participate to give back to the environment and keep our local creek clean. Trash bags, pick-up sticks, and gloves will be provided. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities and wear sturdy footwear. No RSVP is required but please you register if you know you will be attending. 
More information: https://bit.ly/2YFT79U

San Jose: 14th Annual Celebrate Cambrian Festival 
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave, San Jose
The 14th annual Celebrate Cambrian Festival is coming up! They have plenty of fun activities and entertainment planned for you. They will have music by the blue band, Pearl Alley, bounce houses and slides, a community resource fair, and a beer garden.
More Information: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=6535

San Jose: March and Rally for 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote
Date: Monday, August 26, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Steps of the MLK Library, 150 E. San Fernando St, San Jose
Put on your walking shoes and join the march and rally to kick-off a year-long campaign leading up to the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote on the steps of the MLK Library in downtown San Jose. You can stand on a soapbox like women did 100 years ago and give speeches! In Santa Clara County, the focus of the anniversary will be registering people to vote and getting accurate Census 2020 numbers.
More information: www.sccgov.org/sites/owp/board/womensequality2020/pages/home.aspx

Morgan Hill: Women’s Week 
Date: Monday, August 26 - Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Events will include a “Half the Sky” documentary movie night, an AAUW event, a Powerful Women’s Panel, and a “Ladies’ Night” as part of the Friday Night Music Series. 
More information: info@morganhill.org

San Jose: Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time: 9:30am
Location: Board Chambers, 70 West Hedding Street, 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: Blues Festival
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location: Community and Cultural Center Amphitheater, 17000 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill
Come visit the Community and Cultural Center for a FREE family day of Blues. Please do not bring cooler or alcohol on site. There will be plenty of food and drinks!
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2464915640210031/

Gilroy: Bystander Intervention Training
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
​Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Gilroy Library, 350 West Sixth St, Gilroy
If you saw someone being harassed or facing discrimination, would you know how to safely intervene? SCCLD is hosting Bystander Intervention Training to coincide with Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month. The training will be presented by the Council of American Islamic Relations – San Francisco Bay Area office (CAIR – SFBA). Participants will learn specific de-escalation techniques to defuse potentially tense situations where someone is being targeted for harassment. The trainings will also provide tips on how to record incidents and when to involve law enforcement.
More information: 
www.sccl.org​

Morgan Hill: Parents’ Night Out
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
Location: Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave, Morgan Hill
A fun night filled with swimming, dinner, games and crafts. This is a night you can leave your child knowing he/she will be safe and have a great time while you have an enjoyable evening out! Your child will be in responsible hands with the Kids' Club staff. This is a drop-off program. Fees range from $35-$45 depending on Morgan Hill residency and Centennial Recreation Center membership.
More Information: https://business.morganhill.org/events/details/parents-night-out-08-31-2019-41607

Morgan Hill: Night Hike on the Farm
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Martial Cottle Park, 19245 Malaguerra Ave, Morgan Hill
Join a Ranger to explore the farm after dark! Discover the history of farming from the past to the present in this urban agricultural park. Bring snacks, water and sturdy shoes. No flashlights needed. Meet at the Visitor Center. 
More information: (408) 535-4060

South County: Fall Passport at the Wineries
Dates: Friday, September 6 – Monday, September 30, 2019 
Times: Varies
Locations: Participating South County Wineries
Follow the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail and wine taste at all 32 wineries. As a Passport holder, you can meet the talented winemakers and staff and learn how they produce some of the world’s finest award-winning wines. You can expect up to three, one-ounce pours at each winery you visit during the month. Participating wineries may have food and entertainment, pour special select or library wines, offer barrel samples and attractive discounts during the month. Tickets: $45.
More information: www.santaclarawines.com

San Jose: Veterans Benefit “Remember When”
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm 
Location: San Jose Elks Lodge #522, 444 W Alma Ave, San Jose
Attend the 6th Annual Benefit “Remember When” in support of the Wounded Warriors Project, the Independence Fund, Paws for Purple Hearts and HomeFirst. The special event includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction, raffle, door prizes, TapSnap photo booth and special guests.  In cooperation with the Elks Lodge, San Jose #522. 
More information: www.simplygoodworks.org

San Jose: A Night to Remember Gala
Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Sullivan Center, 366 St. Julie Dr, San Jose
Come to the Sullivan Center for a festive evening of fun, games, great food and exciting live and silent treasures! This year’s ‘Fund A Need’ proceeds will top up the parish’s Next Generation Endowment Fund managed by the Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara. Annual grants from this endowment have been designated to be used to support the youth and young adult programs at St. Julie Billiart Parish.
More information: https://conta.cc/2GJzFSV

San Jose: Mental Health First Aid Trainings (English)
Dates: Friday, September 13 & Friday, September 20, 2019
Times: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm  
Location: 1075 E. Santa Clara Street, 2nd Floor, San Jose
This class is in English. This training is free for all who live or work in Santa Clara County. A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help! You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. Anyone 18 or older can take Mental Health First Aid. Please register online one week beforehand. 
More information: www.sccbhsd.org/eccac

Los Gatos: 2019 Fiesta de Artes
Date: Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Los Gatos Civic Center (E Main St & Villa Ave)
This year’s Fiesta will be back at the Civic Center in downtown Los Gatos! All your favorite features will be there, including artist booths, food, wine, beer, and live music. And bring the kids and treat them to Kids Zone with rides, games and hands-on kids crafts. Join your friends at the annual Fiesta de Artes, sponsored for 23 years by the Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos. Don’t miss the town’s one and only art and wine festival. The Fiesta is free and open to the public.
More information: www.lgfiesta.com

Los Gatos: Free Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm 
Location: Police Operations Building, 15900 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos
When a disaster strikes it may be several days before emergency services arrive in your neighborhood. This free 3-hour training class is designed for individuals and families to be able to survive the first 72 hours following a disaster. This class includes information on types of disasters, home and workplace preparedness, fire safety, treating life-threatening conditions, and how to build a disaster supply kit. Space is limited, so register soon.
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-personal-emergency-preparedness-pep-class-los-gatosmonte-sereno-tickets-50760278359?aff=erelexpmlt

Saratoga & Palo Alto: 28th Annual Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Date: Sunday, October 27th - Sunday, November 19th
Time: Varies
Location: Varies 
The Opening Night Event will begin at the OFJCC with a screening of the film "Picture of His Life" with special guests at 6:30 pm. Check out the schedule to see all the great events!
More information: https://www.svjff.org/​

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Election Plan Released. ​The Registrar of Voters has released a draft Election Administration Plan (EAP), which outlines how the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) will be implemented. The draft plan comes after a series of community meetings to gather feedback on the new voting model coming to Santa Clara County starting in 2020. The document -- available for review at sccvote.org/voterschoice -- covers topics including how the process will change for voters, with extensive information about the operation of the new Vote Centers that will replace traditional Polling Places. It also outlines details about the Vote-by-Mail process – under the new model, all voters will receive a ballot in the mail – as well as ballot drop-box options.

Recycle Right. It's more important than ever to put only the right stuff into your recycling cart here in Santa Clara County. And it's equally important to keep out the things that can't be recycled. When the recycling is full of trash, the recyclables can't be processed into new products...what a waste! Think you an expert on your city’s recycling program? Click here to see if you are “recycling right”  

California’s three largest energy companies have announced a coordinated wildfire safety and awareness campaign to prepare Californians for the threat of extreme weather and power outages during times of increased wildfire danger. The statewide Power of Being Prepared campaign is being led jointly by San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison (SCE) and PG&E, at the direction of the California Public Utilities Commission. The multimedia and multilingual campaign includes radio ads, preparedness resources and a new website, prepareforpowerdown.com. It is a call to action for all Californians to take important steps to get ready before the 2019 wildfire season, such as creating a thorough emergency plan and updating their contact information with their energy company.

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