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Updated on: 2/15/2018 1:44 PM
Upcoming Events 

Los Gatos: Chamber of Commerce Networking Quad-Mixer

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Mountain Winery

Join friends at the Mountain Winery for a Quad-Chamber mixer with Santa Clara Chamber, Sunnyvale Chamber, Mountain View Chamber & Los Gatos Chamber. Network while enjoying some good wine.
More information:
www.losgatoschamber.com

San Jose: County Airport Updates Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Hank Lopez Community Center, 1694 Adrian Way, San Jose
Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department is hosting public meetings to discuss the process for updating the business plans for the Reid-Hillview Airport, and to seek feedback from airport users, surrounding neighbors and the public.

More information: www.countyairports.org  

 

San Jose: When Nature Bites Back

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Hellyer Park, 985 Hellyer Ave, San Jose

The wild world of parks has numerous wonders to explore, but in the event of an accident, are you prepared? Explore nature and recreation at the Visitor Center while being trained in hands-only CPR and basic first aid by Park Rangers. All practice equipment is provided; space is limited.
Reservations required:
www.parkhere.org or (408) 355-2201​​

Gilroy: 
Disaster Preparedness Workshop at Gilroy Library
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 
7:00 pm - 8:00 Ppm
Location: 
Gilroy Library Quiet Study B

What will you do if you can’t return to your home after a fire or flood? How will you reconnect with your family and friends following a major disaster? How do you create a disaster kit? Do you know what to do to protect yourself in an earthquake? Come find out. 

More information: (408) 842-8207


Los Gatos: NUMU Coffee Tawk: "Can art change your life?"

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) 106 E. Main Street, Los Gatos

Join the casual conversation about art, life and how they intersect, with NUMU Executive Director, Lisa Coscino. Besides your favorite cup of joe (or chai) bring your thoughts and ideas about what is important and of interest to you.
More information:
www.numulosgatos.org

San Jose: Community Meeting on Housing
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Southside Community Center, 5585 Cottle Rd, San Jose
Learn about the 2016 Measure A Housing Bond initiatives funded by Santa Clara County, presented by Supervisor Mike Wasserman. 
More information: www.sanjoserhs.org​ 

San Jose: Senior Winter Walk and Resource Fair

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 

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 Don Rocha and Councilmember Sergio Jimenez Present the 11th Annual Senior Winter Walk and Resource Fair.

More information: www.sjd10.com 

 

Los Gatos Library: Author Mark Lukach - Silicon Valley Reads

Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Avenue, Los Gatos

Join the visit with Bay Area author Mark Lukach, whose book "My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward" was chosen as one of the Silicon Valley Reads 2018 selections. Mark Lukach will speak at the Los Gatos Library for a free event.  All are welcome.

More information: www.losgatosca.gov/42/Los-Gatos-Library 


Los Gatos: History Bike Ride
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: 15298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos

Join a Park Ranger on an 11-mile mountain bike ride through history. Ride along the scenic Los Gatos Creek Trail, continue to Lexington Reservoir, and climb St. Joseph's Hill (900 foot climb). Helmet and properly functioning mountain bike required. Meet in the Pier parking lot.
More information:
www.parkhere.org or (408) 356-2729​

Gilroy: The Trails and You: What to Know Before You Go
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Mendoza Ranch, Gilroy
Learn how to explore trails in your community safely while having fun and enjoying the natural beauty parks have to offer. Gain knowledge about shared-use trails and regulations that help protect trail users and park resources. This is a drop-in event at the Mendoza lot on Roop Rd.
More information:
www.parkhere.org or (408) 842-7800

San Jose: Board of Supervisors Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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: CHP Senior Driver Education Class
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Community Center, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill
Take part in the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Age Well, Drive Smart senior driver education class. Age Well, Drive Smart was developed to assist senior drivers, 65 years of age and older, to continue to drive safely. This is a FREE class is taught by a CHP Officer and co-taught by a CHP Senior Volunteer. The curriculum addresses such topics as aging and its effects on safe driving, maintaining good physical health, self-assessment, and more.
Confirm you class registration: Officer Chris Miceli 408-848-2324 x211

South County: Winery Passport Month
Dates: March 2- 31, 2018
Locations: Various Wineries
Follow the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail and wine taste at 30+ 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 wines.
More information:
www.santaclarawines.com

Morgan Hill: 60th Annual Celebrate Morgan Hill
Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Britton Middle School Gym
The Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce presents the 2018 Celebrate Morgan Hill Awards Dinner to celebrate the Chamber honoree's with a formal dinner, silent auction and dance.
More information:
www.morganhill.org

San Jose: Healthy Parks, Healthy People Walk
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave, San Jose
Join park staff for a walking tour to learn about ranch history and organic farming at the park. Afterwards, play at the Discovery Farm or shop for organic produce at the Farm Stand. Meet at the Visitor Center. More information:
www.parkhere.org or (408) 535-4060  

San Jose: Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 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 

San Jose: Hop 'N Vine 2018
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd. San Jose
Hop 'N Vine 2018 will be featuring over 30 participating wineries and breweries - ALL from within Santa Clara County. Drink Local - Celebrate Wineries and Breweries from Santa Clara County.
More information:
https://hopnvinesj.com/

San Jose: Fundraiser for Foster Children
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Club Auto Sport, 521 Charcot Avenue, San Jose
Attend the Saturday Night Fever Fundraiser for a fun night of groovy hits, dancing and raising funds for foster children in Silicon Valley!
More information:
http://cadvocates.org/

Morgan Hill: 15th Annual Helping Hands & Healing Hearts Awards Luncheon
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 11:15 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center
Community Solutions annually recognizes a community leader dedicated to improving the lives of others and a former Community Solutions client who has triumphed over personal adversity to positively change the course of his or her future. This sell-out event is a treasured tradition for community members, and supports programs and services creating positive change for children, families and individuals in our local community.
More information:
www.communitysolutions.org.

San Jose: Strong Girls Strong Women Conference
Date: Saturday, Sat, March 17, 2018
Time: 
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave. San Jose
The purpose of the Strong Girls, Strong Women (SGSW) high school girls’ leadership conference is to empower, inspire and enrich high school girls and their allies to be strong members and committed leaders of their communities.
Registration: www.eventbrite.com​

Palo Alto: Racing Hearts 5k/10k Challenge
Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Downtown Palo Alto
Join Racing Hearts for their 5th Annual community event as they celebrate active living, heart wellness and heart safety, and helping to place more AEDs in our community. Get educated and join the fun.
More information:
www.racinghearts.org 

San Martin: Trash Bash Litter Pick Up
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 12:00 noon
Location: Sig Sanchez Government Center, 80 Highland Ave, San Martin
Volunteer to help clean up illegally dumped trash and litter along public roadways and waterways in San Martin. This event will happen, rain or shine. Registration will be open to all volunteers 16 years of age or older. Liability waivers must be signed by all volunteers or legal guardians.
• Community service hours available for students.
• Clean up supplies and safety gear will be provided.
• Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 
• RSVP required for headcount. Complimentary lunch for all volunteers at 12 PM  
Community Announcements 

Stay Informed About Martial Cottle Park. Four years ago, the first walking trail at Martial Cottle Park was opened to the public. Since then, that park has grown into a favorite community treasure, visited by thousands of residents each week. Sign up to receive the “Martial Cottle Park Almanac” to stay informed about the Park’s many programs, special events, volunteer opportunities, and latest changes.
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/parkfinder/Pages/Winter%202018.aspx

2017 Gilroy Rotary Grant Awards. Kudos to the Gilroy Rotary for awarding over $51,000 to over 30 local school, community and non-profit organizations. A sampling of grant money recipients includes Child Advocates of Silicon Valley for laptops for foster youth; Rebekah Children's Services for hardware and equipment in their Culinary Academy; the Shining Star Program for Prom for Special Needs High School Students; Rod Kelley Elementary School for Chromebooks; and the City of Gilroy's Recreation Department for patio tables with umbrellas for the Senior Center. Learn more at
www.gilroyrotary.org/

Citizen Oversight Opportunity Available. The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2018 – 2019 Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury, an arm of the Superior Court, is a part of the Judicial Branch of government. It serves as the County’s civil watchdog agency and may examine all aspects of the County and city governments, special districts, and school districts. The Grand Jury may also inspect jails and juvenile detention facilities. Grand Jury service affords citizens the unique opportunity to contribute to the efficiency of local government and to play an integral part in ensuring that government officials are accountable to residents. Candidates must be willing to dedicate this year of service to keep careful watch over various aspects of County government, and the one-year term of the 2018-19 panel will begin on June 21, 2018. Application deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2018. More information:
www.scscourt.org  CGJ@scscourt.org (408) 882-2721.

Coyote Highlands – Coyote Canyon Interim Management Plan. The County Parks and Recreation Department has begun the planning process for the Coyote Highlands – Coyote Canyon properties that were acquired in 2016. An interim use plan will be developed to open the property to public access and address natural resource needs; which informs the interim use as well as any future master plan. A master plan will occur sometime in the future. The primary goal of the planning effort will be to investigate the properties to determine existing conditions, opportunities and constraints, and to present recommendations that facilitate opening the properties to public access immediately following plan adoption, ideally by Spring/Summer 2019. More information:
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/PlansProjects/introduction/Pages/coyote-highlands.aspx​


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