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Updated on: 7/31/2018 10:58 AM
Upcoming Events


San Jose: County Fair
Dates: Friday, August 2 – 5, 2018
Time: Varies
Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd, San Jose
The Fair is a celebration of your community and this year’s Fair is going to be a great time with new features. Jump into the celebration by enjoying the rides, games, and animal encounters. Don’t forget to rock out to the live entertainment and indulge in the local food.
More information: www.thefair.org​

Morgan Hill: 2018 Free Friday Night Music Series
Date: Fridays through August, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheater
Invite a friend to the family-friendly free event. Bring a lawn chair and dance the night away. 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. Hosted by the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce and sponsors.
More information: https://business.morganhill.org/events/details/2018-friday-night-music-series-41006 

Countywide: 34th Annual National Night Out
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Countywide
Your neighborhood is invited to participate with many other neighborhoods across the country in celebration of National Night Out for crime prevention awareness. Residents in neighborhoods throughout the County and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend an evening outside with neighbors and police. Neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of events ranging from small potlucks and BBQs to large block parties. 
More information: bit.ly/2tTpEuC 

Gilroy: Beginning Drawing with Charcoal and Pastel
Date: Thursday, August 9 and August 30, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Location: Gilroy Library Community Room, 350 West Sixth Street, Gilroy
Beginners and artists of various levels of experience are welcome. For Ages 13 and Up. Space is limited. Sign up on online at: www.sccl.org/events. The Class is taught by David Hofstad, a self-taught artist who has painted and ​drawn commissioned art for clients for 25 years in Gilroy.
More information: www.sccl.org 

Morgan Hill: Human Library
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library Program Room, 660 West Main Ave
The aim of the Human Library is to explore, move beyond stereotypes, and learn more about each other through stories. All ages are welcome to check out human “books” to read through one-on-one 20-minute conversations.
More information: www.sccl.org 

Gilroy: Gilroy Rodeo
Date: Saturday August 11 - Sunday August 12, 2018
Time: Varies
Location: 2365 Dunlap Ave, Gilroy
The Gilroy Rodeo is back from the first time in 62 years. Families can attend to celebrate our county's heritage. The many event​s include a rodeo competition, dances, food, a cowboy church, music and a display of what cowboy life is all about. Tickets: $20 - $25. Kids under 12 are Free. Free parking. 
More information: www.gilroyrodeo.com​​​

Los Gatos: 2018 Fiesta de Artes
Date: Saturday, August 11 – Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Civic Center, downtown Los Gatos
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 20,000 of your friends at the annual Fiesta de Artes, sponsored for 22 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  

Saratoga: College Essay Workshop with UC Focus

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Saratoga Library Community Room, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga
A great college essay communicates all the necessary information about you as a person. Learn what colleges are looking for and get help writing the essays that best showcase you.  A parent can attend the first hour of this workshop with their student. Only students can attend the second hour practicing writing essays. Bring your own laptop. This workshop is for the class of 2019.
More information: www.sccl.org

San Martin: OFP Paws with Patriots Wine Gala 2018
Date: August 11, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: The OFP Canine Education Center, 13920 Llagas Ave., San Martin
Support Operation Freedom Paws’ mission of matching military veterans, disabled adults and children with rescue dogs and certifying service dog themes by enjoying dinner, wine, auctions. Don’t miss special guest, Jona Denz-Hamilton of KBAY as well as live music from classic rock band, The Iconics. Dinner tickets are $75 or $95 at the door and $980 for a VIP table with 10 seats and special perks. All proceeds benefit Operation Freedom Paws.
More information: www.operationfreedompaws.org 

Gilroy: Pajama Story Time
Date: Monday, August 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Gilroy Library Children’s Activity Room, 350 West Sixth Street, Gilroy
Pajama Storytime is open for the whole family. Bring your favorite stuffed animal, pillow or blanket and your PJs!
More information: www.sccl.org

Saratoga: Paws to Read
Date: Tuesdays, August 14 and August 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm August 14, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm August 28
Location: Saratoga Library Orchard Room, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga
Read to a patient and quiet therapy animal from Growing Guides. This event can help K-5th graders improve their pronunciation skills while gaining self-confidence. Register in person at the Children’s Desk. 
More information: www.sccl.org 

Los Gatos: Senior Fraud Prevention Seminar
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: LGS Adult Recreation Center, 208 E. Main St., Los Gatos
Join 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

Los Gatos: 3rd Thursday Block Party
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Downtown Los Gatos
Attend the 3rd Thursday Block Party! The Chamber and local businesses are throwing a party. There will be music at Town Plaza Park, on Grays Lane with Loma Brewing Company and at Old Town with Federal Realty. There will be fun and games for the whole family, the shops will stay open late. Come down and have some fun!
More information: www.losgatoschamber.com 

San Jose: 5th Annual District 2 Village Fest
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Village Oaks Shopping Center, Coronado Avenue, San Jose
Join Councilmember Sergio Jimenez for this free, family-friendly event that builds community partnerships by connecting residents to over 45 local businesses, groups, organizations, government departments, and more. Village Fest is an action-packed day filled with information, resources, giveaways, games, activities, and live entertainment throughout the day.
More information: http://sanjoseca.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=5851 

Morgan Hill: Planning Your Fall and Winter Vegetable Garden
Date: Monday, August 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library Program Room, 660 West Main Ave
There are so many types of vegetables you can grow in fall and winter after your tomatoes are gone! Leafy greens, root vegetables, broccoli and other cool season crops will be covered. Learn how to grow them successfully and enjoy fresh salads all year with UCCE Master Gardener, Joan Cloutier. 
More information: www.sccl.org

Morgan Hill: South County Senior Fraud Prevention Seminar
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:
CRC Senior Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill
Join 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 

Saratoga: Pain Relief without Medications
Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Saratoga Library Community Room, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga
Dr. Li Yang will demonstrate simple hand techniques to relieve pain in this interactive workshop in English and Mandarin. The English workshop is at 10:30 am. The Mandarin workshop is at 12:30 pm. Dr. Yang is a licensed acupuncturist who has worked with patients in the Bay Area and in remote regions of Asia and India.
More information: www.sccl.org 

San Jose: 12th Annual Celebrate Cambrian Festival
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Avenue San Jose, CA 95124
The Celebrate Cambrian Festival is a FREE, family festival hosted by Councilmember Donald Rocha with support from Camden Community Center, City departments, local organizations and businesses, and community volunteers. The festival will showcase local food, live music and entertainment, a community resource fair, a photo booth, children’s activities and games, jump houses, and more. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome!
More Information: https://www.valleywater.org/news-events/events/celebrate-cambrian-festival 

South County: Fall Passport at the Wineries
Dates: Friday, September 7 –  Sunday 30, 2018 
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   

Los Gatos: Free Personal Emergency Preparedness (PEP) class
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 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 work place preparedness, fire safety, treating life-threatening conditions, and how to build a disaster supply kit. Note that parking is limited, so please find parking on the street in front of the Los Gatos Police Operations Building, or in the Rite Aid parking lot closest to the back side of the Police Operation Building for convenience. Space is limited, so register soon.
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-personal-emergency-preparedness-pep-class-los-gatosmonte-sereno-tickets-39997519658?aff=ehomecard​

San Jose: Veterans Benefit “Remember When”
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
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

 Community Announcements

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” https://www.sccgov.org/sites/rwr/Pages/RecycleRight.aspx#linktovideos 

Volunteers Drivers Needed! RYDE (Reach Your Destination Easily) is a curb-to-curb transportation service for adults 55+ living in the West Valley. Volunteers are needed to help this program succeed. For more information, call (408) 892-9739.
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