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Upcoming Community Events and Meetings

Los Gatos Library: Tech Tutoring
Date: Saturdays, November 2 - 30, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave, Los Gatos
Appointment required. Please call (408) 354-6891 to make an appointment for free 1-on-1 tech help in one 20-minute session. You can ask questions about how to use your smart phone, computer/laptop, tablet, social media, email, word processing, uploading photos, and more. It will take place in the Technology Lab.
More information: https://www.losgatosca.gov/42/Los-Gatos-Library

Los Gatos Library: Crafternoon
Date: Wednesdays, November 6 – 27, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Los Gatos Library, 100 Villa Ave, Los Gatos
Explore hands – on arts and crafts. Please dress for a mess. This event is for accompanied children ages 3 through 7.
More information: https://www.losgatosca.gov/42/Los-Gatos-Library

San Jose: County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 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: LGBTQ Community Listening Forum
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill
The County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs is hosting the first ever LGBTQ Community Listening Tour to identify and discuss issues and concerns so that it can aim to improve the quality of life for people apart of the LGBTQ community. Please register using the link below that will also provide more information.
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-community-listening-tour-tickets-73487570301

Gilroy Library: ESL Conversation Club/Club de Conversacion de ESL
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy
Practice your English in a friendly, informal group that meets once a week for an hour.  English language learners of all levels of are welcome. Únase a nuestro club de conversación de ESL. Practique su Inglés  dentro de un grupo amistoso que se reúne una vez a la semana por una hora. Todos los niveles de estudiantes del idioma Inglés son bienvenidos. 
More information: www.sccld.org

San Jose: Know-A-Vet Veterans Resource Tent
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: San Jose Municipal Stadium, 588 E Alma Ave.  San Jose
All Veterans, active duty, and families are invited to meet your Santa Clara County Veteran Service Officers, and San Jose Vet Center and V.A. Counselors along with 80+ non-VA service providers. Learn how to maximize medical and financial benefits and services for you and your family. Free table space is available for Veteran service providers.
information: http://www.knowavet.info/convoyofhope/

San Jose: Quicksilver History Hike
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Wood Rd Trail, San Jose
Explore what remains of the once-bustling mining operations in the hills above New
Almaden on this 4 mile hike. Meet at the Wood Road entrance parking lot.
More information: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Pages/calendar.aspx

San Jose: County of Santa Clara Business Diversity Fair
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium, 70 West Hedding St, San Jose
Join Supervisor Wasserman at this event which will offer time for vendors to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities with the County by allowing for business matchmaking meetings with select County departments and agencies.
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/county-of-santa-clara-business-diversity-​fair-tickets-74873736361

Saratoga Library: Wreathmaking Workshop
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga
Make your own holiday wreath. Please bring items to decorate your wreath with such as pinecones, ribbons, bows, and ornaments. Space is limited so please signup online or in person at the Adult Reference Desk.
More information: http://sccl.evanced.info/signup/List?ag=all&df=list&private=0&do=1&nd=60&lib=999

Los Gatos: Holiday Tree Lighting
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Location: Town Plaza Park, N Santa Cruz Ave & W Main St, Los Gatos
Join Supervisor Wasserman at this free night of family fun will feature live music from Los Gatos school bands, choirs and local musicians along with appearances by the Los Gatos Town Council. Santa will arrive on a classic fire truck along with the Santa Clara County Fire Department and the Los Gatos Police Department. Once Santa arrives, you'll have the opportunity to take a photo with him while you enjoy free holiday treats, arts & crafts and play in the "snow," storm!
More information: https://www.losgatosca.gov/2510/Tree-Lighting 

Los Gatos: Children's Christmas/Holidays Parade
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Downtown Los Gatos
Join Supervisor Wasserman at the Annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas/Holidays Parade is sponsored by the Los Gatos Lions Club & LGS Recreation, in cooperation with the Town of Los Gatos and Los Gatos High School.
More information: http://www.lgsrecreation.org/community-programs/holiday-parade/

Gilroy: Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Downtown Gilroy
Santa returns to Gilroy on Saturday, December 1, with the annual Gilroy Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting. Come join the family atmosphere and watch Santa light the tree at the conclusion of the Parade!
More information: www.gilroywelcomecenter.org

Los Gatos: Fantasy of Lights walk Through
Dates: December 7 - 30, 2019
Times: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos
Walk through Vasona Lake Park in this whimsical evening of lights and enchantment. Drive-thru opportunities available at later dates as well. Please purchase tickets for either the Walk-thru or Drive-thru as early as possible.
Purchase tickets here: www.parkhere.org

San Jose: Mindful Walking in Nature
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave, San Jose
Learn how to be mindful and minimize your wandering thoughts while walking through nature. Relish the joy of being in the moment and fully aware of your body and mind. Meet at the Visitor Center with water, comfortable shoes and layers. Recommended for ages 12 and up. $6 vehicle entry fee inside park.
More information: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Pages/calendar.aspx

Cupertino: LGBTQ Community Listening Forum
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Community Hall at Cupertino City Hall, 10300 Torres Ave, Cupertino
The County of Santa Clara Office of LGBTQ Affairs is hosting the first ever LGBTQ Community Listening Tour to identify and discuss issues and concerns so that it can aim to improve the quality of life for people apart of the LGBTQ community. Please register using the link below.
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-community-listening-tour-tickets-73487570301

San Jose: County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 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 

Campbell: SCCLD Distinguished Authors Series: Susan Orlean, Author of The Library Book
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Campbell Heritage Theatre, 1 W Campbell Ave, Campbell
A rare chance to listen to an author about her process for researching and writing. Orlean is a journalist currently working for The New Yorker since 1992, but has also contributed articles to many magazines such as Vogue, Rolling Stone, Esquire and more!
More information: https://www.sccl.org/Locations/Gilroy/staff-posts/September-2019/Distinguished-Author-Series

Gilroy: Breakfast with Santa
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St, Gilroy
Includes breakfast, crafts and photo opportunity for children ages 3-12 years. Pre-registration is required. Everyone attending must be a paid participant. Space is limited. $20 for residents and $25 for non residents.
More information: https://apm.activecommunities.com/gilroy/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=3807&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

 Los Gatos: Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos Almaden Road, San Jose
Come join Supervisor Wasserman in remembering and honoring our fallen veterans. If you would like you can donate by purchasing wreaths so they can be placed upon the graves of our fallen veterans.
More information: http://www.waalosgatos.org/ 

San Jose: Victorian Holiday Living History
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Almaden Quicksilver, 21350 Almaden Rd, San Jose
Learn about the Victorian era at Casa Grande while participating in activities from the 1880s with costumed staff and docents. There will be demonstrations, crafts, and guided tours of the museum. Fun for the whole family. 
More information: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Pages/calendar.aspx

San Jose: County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 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 

San Jose: The Martial Cottle Park Experience
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Ave, San Jose
Explore the agricultural history of Santa Clara County’s newest park. Meet at the visitor center to see the Cottle family items, then take a short walk to learn about the rich family history. Meet at the Visitor Center.
More information: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Pages/calendar.aspx

San Martin: Town Hall Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: San Marin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin
The Hollister – Gilroy CHP Area’s Commander, Captain Chris Armstrong, invites you to join him along with other community stake holders in a conversation focused on the community. This is an informational public meeting designed to give all community members an opportunity to discuss existing traffic safety issues and share ideas concerning the community so that possible strategies can be created to mitigate the identified issues.
More information: CMiceli@chp.ca.gov​
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First Installment of Santa Clara County’s 2019/2020 Property Taxes Due
The County of Santa Clara Department of Tax and Collections has mailed out the 2019 – 2020 property tax bills to all property owners at the addresses shown on the tax roll. Tax payments are due starting on Friday, November 1, 2019 and unpaid property taxes will become delinquent if not paid by 5 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. There are free and easy options for making property tax payments such as using the SCC DTAC mobile app on the County of Santa Clara Department of Tax and Collections website.

San Jose Art Museum Docent Recruitment
San Jose Museum of Art is recruiting for its 2020 “Let’s Look at Art” docent class.  Give back to your community in a meaningful way by becoming a part of the largest arts education program in Santa Clara County.  Docents are trained to take portfolio art into K-5 classrooms or digital art into 6-12 classrooms and give FREE presentations that foster communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. No previous art experience is required. Email vol4llaa@sjmusart.org for more information or call 408-291-5393.

Santa Clara County Library District Holiday Food Drive
From Nov 4, 2019 - Jan 10, 2020 all SCCLD locations including the Services and Support Center are hosting a food drive. All food donations go to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. Please bring non-perishable canned and boxed items you can spare to any one of our libraries, including the Bookmobile, to help those less fortunate enjoy the holiday season. A list of the most needed items is available at http://bit.ly/2JmWltH/. ​

Santa Clara County Library District Wins Two Major Awards for Major Initiatives
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) has received a pair of major honors for the innovative efforts that its staff has embarked on over the past year. The accolades come from the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) which represents 150 North American libraries, and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC). The ULC award is for SCCLD’s “Lending Mindfulness: A Mental Health App Pilot” which gained the reward in the Wellness, Safety & Sustainability category for showcasing out of the box thinking and creative applications of library resources. The CSAC reward granted to SCCLD was the Challenge Award in Administration of Justice & Public Safety because of the Rise up partnership that is a multi-pronged intervention program aimed at helping parents of youth who have been involved in the criminal justice system.  

Last updated: 11/19/2019 4:51 PM