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Upcoming Community Events and Meetings

San Jose: Downtown Ice
Date: November 15, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Time: Varies
Location: 120 South Market Street, San Jose
Come join in the holiday tradition that’s been around since 1994. Downtown Ice is the only ice rink that offers skating in and around a circle of 32 palm trees.
More information: https://www.downtownicesj.com/

San Jose: Christmas in the Park
Date: November 29, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Time: Varies
Location: 194 South Market Street, San Jose 
It doesn’t matter if you are human or elf, young or old, reindeer or polar bear, Christmas in the Park brings together a diverse community each holiday season with its magical displays and lively entertainment. For over 39 years, Christmas in the Park has brought over 750,000 visitors each holiday season to Downtown San José. Come join and partake in the festivities
More information: https://www.christmasinthepark.com/

Morgan Hill Library: Tiny Tot Jamboree
Date: Friday, January 3, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Location: Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill
Join for 20 minutes of interactive songs, finger puppet plays, stories and more for toddlers 1-2 years old followed by 20 minutes of Play & Learn time. 
More information: sccl.org

Morgan Hill Library: Itty Bitty Jamboree
Date: Friday, January 3, 2020
Time: 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill
Join for 20 minutes of interactive songs, finger puppet plays, stories and more for babies 0-12 months old followed by 20 minutes of Play & Learn time.
More information: sccl.org

Saratoga Library: Saturday Family Storytime
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga
Join the library in the Orchard Room for fun stories, finger puppet plays, and songs for the whole family!
More information: sccl.org 

Morgan Hill Library: Snack Break
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Avenue, Morgan Hill
Free snacks & activities! Snacks are served 3:00-4:00 p.m. for children 18 years old and under
Snacks are provided by the YMCA and must be eaten in the program room. 
More information: sccl.org

Morgan Hill Library: LGBTQ Youth Meetup and Safe Space
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Avenue, Morgan Hill
Come join for an LGBTQ Youth Meetup and Safe Space at Morgan Hill Library. This event is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth ages 13-25.
More information: sccl.org

Gilroy Library: Teen Tech Program – Adobe Premiere
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th Street, Gilroy
Teens, come learn the basics of movie making! With an introduction to Adobe Premiere you'll learn to take your video editing to the next level. Learn to import footage, select clips, assemble sequences, adjust audio and export video for uploading online.
More information: sccl.org

Gilroy Library: Photoshop for Adults
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th Street, Gilroy
Want to learn how to make your photo's look great?  
Make fantasy photo's a reality! Change colors, improve lighting, make a statement and make the impossible look real. Come join for an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. You will learn the basics of selecting and cutting images out, then arranging them in new places using principles of depth and design. This class is for photoshop beginners.
More information: sccl.org

Gilroy: Book Sale
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th Street, Gilroy
Come join the Friends of the Gilroy Library book sale!  The sale is held on the second Saturday of every month.  All ages are welcome to browse and find a great deal!  All purchases go toward supporting the collection and programs at the Gilroy Library.
More information: sccl.org

San Jose: Family Lunar New Year Night Hike
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Santa Teresa Park, 260 Bernal Road, San Jose
​Children and their families are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with paper lantern making and a short ¼ mile moonlight night hike. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Meet at Bernal Ranch. More information & Reservations: (408) 226-5453 

Gilroy Library: Open Poetry Readings with the Garlicky Group of Poets
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St, Gilroy
Everyone is welcome to read their own poetry or listen to some new poetry!
More information: Contact Ed Nauss at (408) 779-4999 

San Jose: County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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: sccgov.org  

Saratoga Library: Baby Storytime
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga
Calling all babies to Saratoga for songs, rhymes, and much merriment! Storytime from 11:30 to 11:50, then free play and socialization until 12:30. Please bring a blanket for the floor.
More information: sccl.org 

San Jose: Martial Cottle Park Experience
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Martial Cottle Park, 5283 Snell Avenue, San Jose
​Explore our agricultural history at 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: (408) 535-4060 

San Jose: Mysteries of the Cosmos
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Calero Park, 23205 Mckean Road, San Jose
Explore the mysteries of the cosmos from a County Park at night! Discover night phenomena with your family and friends in group activities designed to ignite your curiosity.  Ages 9-14 and up. Reservations required, rain cancels.
More information & Reservations: (408) 918-7779 

Saratoga Library: CoderDojo Coding Club
Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga
CoderDojo Coding Club is an open learning environment featuring a different coding language at each table. Collaborate with others interested in the coding language you are interested in.  Bring a project or start something new. Help each other with projects. Adult mentors are available for assistance. Events are open to students from 11 - 17 years of age. Bring your own laptop or borrow one from the library.
More information: sccl.org

San Jose: 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn, 1350 North 1st Street, San Jose
The African American Community Service Agency Presents the 40th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon Celebration. The MLK Luncheon unites a combination of community and trade organizations, corporations, philanthropists, and students for a one-of-a-kind affair. In addition to the highly marketable opportunities in our Program Guide and Exhibitor Space, the MLK Luncheon provides an array of cultural and civic pride in the Silicon Valley. Tickets start at $50.
More information: https://bit.ly/36ibdTo

Morgan Hill Library: Library Ukulele Society

Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Morgan Hill Library, 660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill
The ‘Lukes of Morgan Hill meet on the third Tuesday of every month to play music together.  All ages are welcome to come and practice.  Bring your uke and music stand.
More information: sccl.org​ 

Gilroy: Age Well, Drive Smart
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna Street, Gilroy
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.
More information: Officer Chris Miceli 408-848-2324 x211 

San Martin: Town Hall Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
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: Officer Chris Miceli 408-848-2324 x211 

Los Gatos: CrabFest & Auction
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: St. Andrews, 13601 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga
Rotary Club of Los Gatos holds its 19th Annual All-You-Can-Eat CrabFest Fundraiser! Proceeds will support local youth, Rotary Charities and Scholarship recipients.
More information: https://bit.ly/2EGXbPh 

San Jose: County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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

Saratoga Library: Mandarin/English Storytime
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga
Children's Librarian Jean will read story books, lead children with songs, flannel board story, finger play, games and craft projects.  Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents and caretakers are welcome.
More information: sccl.org

Gilroy: Spice of Life Awards
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Granada Theatre, 17440 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill 
The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spice of Life Awards honor the people and businesses that make Gilroy a better place for everyone to live and work!
More information: https://www.gilroy.org/

Los Gatos: Police Officers Ball
Date: March 14, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Testarossa Winery, 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos
Please join Supervisor Wasserman for the 4th annual Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation’s Police Officer’s Ball! The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation is committed to supporting our community by providing funding for public safety tools and educational outreach programs for our Police Department.
More information: http://lgmspf.org/

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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.

Office of Women’s Policy Civic Engagement Mini-Grants – Round 2 now open!
A second round for applications is open as of December 16, 2019 through February 28, 2020. As part of the commemoration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage movement, the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy (OWP) will offer $75,000 in mini-grants to Santa Clara County residents who want to organize their communities to promote civic engagement and participatory democracy in honor of the legacy created by the women who fought for the 19th amendment. Find the link to the application on the Office of Women’s Policy site page. The deadline to submit application is February 28, 2020.

Helping Homebound Library Users 
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is making it easier for homebound County library district residents to receive items from the Library. Those who find themselves confined at home for three or more months, for any reason, can now designate a person to pick up items for them at their local library or the SCCLD Bookmobile. Homebound persons can specify a Designated Borrower by filling out an application on SCCLD’s new website: https://tinyurl.com/qn9rmjo​

Hiring Blitz!
The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters has more than 1800+ openings throughout the County. With the upcoming March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary just around the corner, they need staff for the 110+ New Voters Choice Act-Vote Centers. Apply Now! sccgov.org/sites/rov/Volunteer

Drive Safe on Highway 17
Santa Clara County Fire Department is proud to partner with five fire agencies in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties to launch their annual 'Safe on 17' highway safety campaign. The Highway 17 corridor was identified as a high collision corridor in 1998 as a result of collision data analysis and recommendations of local, regional, county and state agencies. Collision reduction strategies, including enforcement and road improvements have made some positive impact. However, in recent years, Highway 17 from Los Gatos to the Summit has seen a steady rise in collisions. How can you stay safe? Find out at: sccfd.org/safeon17

Last updated: 1/1/2020 3:20 PM