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Fun & Healthy Group Events

The events page lists fun and healthy group activities and events offered by organizations other than Bay Area Older Adults. This is a great way to try new things and meet other people with similar interests.

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2014 Holiday Season


Art&History:
    Theatre&Film  History  Art  Music  Dance  
Sciences:
    Science Museums  
Outdoors:
    Walks  
Food:
    Food  
Educational Lectures:
    Educational Lectures  

From November 7, 2014 onward

Event: Come see Pop Art from SFMOMAs Anderson Collection. The Cantor presents an exhibition of 10 spectacular Pop Art works originally part of the Andersons donation to SFMOMA. They include a silkscreen self-portrait by Andy Warhol, a sculpture and two other major works by Roy Lichtenstein, Funeral Heart by Claes Oldenburg; Robert Indianas iconic Love painting and important paintings by Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist.

Location: Cantor Arts Center in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.

From November 7, 2014 onward

Event: Come see Robert Henri's California Portraits - Realism, Race, and Region from 1914 to 1925. American artist Robert Henri , one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, made the first of his three trips to California in 1914. Henri was enchanted by the light, landscape, and the people he encountered during his sojourns her and was compelled by the cultural diversity that has come to define California. This closely focused exhibition of approximately a dozen works reveals his fascination with the nations’ growing diversity.

Location: San Jose Museum of Art.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Museum admission is $5.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Museum of Art.

From November 7 to December 5, 2014

Event: The Creative in Common exhbit explores family by bringing together the work of artists who share a familial connection—partner to partner, parent to child. Through the work of ten artists, the exhibition aims to open a dialogue about the myriad definitions of family in our contemporary age.

Location: de Saisset art museum in Santa Clara.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by de Saisset art museum.

From November 7 to November 23, 2014

Event: Karim Alwali is one of the most celebrated contemporary artists in Iraq and Jordan. His abstract paintings are exhibited here. They reflect on the relationships, memories, and similarities of peoples on opposite sides of the world.

Location: Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Triton Museum of Art.

November 7 through December 14, 2014

Event: See the exhibit "I Will Show You Mine" that examines the unique ways that artists portray family, through drawings, paintings, sculptures, textiles, digital media, and photographs. Each of the dozen exhibiting artists explores the often deeply personal nature of their own sibling, parent-child, partner, and chosen family relationships, inviting all of us to reflect on our own familial ties.

Location: Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Palo Alto Art Center.

From November 7, 2014 onward

Event: Come see a contemporary portraiture that explores the aesthetic, psychological, and emotional implications of the gaze in photography today. The power of the gaze is blurred the moment the sitter becomes a partner in the art making process. Included in the exhibition are works by Nicholas Albrecht, Caitlin Atkinson Richard Avedon, Charles Berger, Jim Campbell, Kelli Connell, Gohar Dashti, Beth Yarnelle Edwards, Katy Grannan, Elizabeth Heyert, r.r. jones, Henrik Kerstens, Miguel Angelo Libarnes, Lesley Louden, Jana Marcus, Shirin Neshat, Catherine Opie, Aline Smithson, and Larry Sultan.

Location: San Jose Museum of Art.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Museum admission is $5.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Museum of Art.

From November 7 to November 18, 2014

Event: Come see the Pomegranate Art Exhibit by Linda Tapscott. Linda Tapscott has exhibited her artwork in the bay area over the past 17 years. In her new show, Linda focuses on the cycle of the pomegranate, from flower to fruit to seed. This small tree or shrub was first cultivated in Jericho in modern day Israel in 2000 BC. It is said to have 613 seeds, which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot or commandments of the Torah.

Location: Goldman Sport and Wellness Complex at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Simcha Moyal 650.799.1854 or email sim@clay-artisan.com

From November 7, 2014 onward

Event: Come see a new exhibit at the museum called Executive Order 9066. Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942. It led to the incarceration of over 120,000 people of Japanese descent.This new exhibit explores what Japanese American life was like before Executive Order 9066, how life was forcibly disrupted by incarceration, and how people tried to recover their lives when they returned to their communities.

Location: Japanese American Museum in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None rerquired.

Fee: $5 general admission and $3 for adults age 65 and older.

Contact information: Organized by Japanese American Museum. For more information, please call 408.294.3138 or email PublicPrograms@jamsj.org

From November 7, 2014 onward

Event: See the exhibition Momentum that sets out to disrupt the status quo and show that art is anything but just an inanimate object. SJMA invited creative movers and shakers from the realms of design, comedy, performance, music, writing, and dance to disrupt this exhibition of its permanent collection with their personal artistic responses to the art on view. Come see what they have done.

Location: San Jose Museum of Art.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Museum admission is $5.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Museum of Art.

From November 7 to November 30, 2014

Event: In his exhibit Make Believe, photographer David Levinthal creates scenes staged with toy figures and miniature dioramas to explores history and pop culture, from the Wild West and baseball to pornography and the horrors of the Holocaust. This collection traces Levinthal’s career from 1975 to the early 2000s.

Location: San Jose Museum of Art.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Museum admission is $5 and cost of reception is $15

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Museum of Art.

From November 7,, 2014 onward

Event: Sleight of Hand showcases some of the publics longtime favorite works from the Museums permanent collection, in celebration of SJMAs forty fifth anniversary. Sleight of Hand asks visitors to look carefully at the allure of style and to further explore artists use of mesmerizing detail and similitude.

Location: San Jose Museum of Art.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Museum admission is $5.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Museum of Art.

November 12 through December 7, 2014

Event: Come see A Weekend with Pablo Picasso. Three years ago the actor and writer Herbert Siguenza from Culture Clash had the audacity to write an original play and star as Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist in modern history. With a skill that will amaze you, the actor draws and paints onstage, in real time during every performance. Go back to 1957 and spend three days with a genius inside his private studio on the southern coast of France.

Location: San Jose Stage Company in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased by using the contact information below.

Fee: Prices range from $25 to $50. Ask for senior discount.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Stage Company. Purchase tickets through the box office by calling 408.283.7142

Thursday November 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Event: Join distinguished Stanford scholars for an in depth discussion of the Cantor Arts Centers special exhibition, Robert Frank in America. Each panelist will engage audience members in close looking and analysis of select photographs from the exhibitions treasure trove of images.

Location: Cantor Arts Center Auditorium in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.

Friday November 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Event: Join Master Gardener Roberta Barnes to learn some tips on making flower arrangements. The focus will be on using material from your gardens while augmenting with purchased material. Roberta Barnes will demonstrate how to make two seasonal arrangements: one using fall plant material and another using evergreen plant material.

Location: Avenidas Senior Center in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None rerquired.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Master Gardeners.

Friday November 14, 2014 at Noon

Event: Holiday pie giveaway for Medicare eligible seniors. Come learn about the variety of CareMore Medicare health plans and get a tasty pie in preparation for the holidays.

Location: CareMore Care Center in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Must be Medicare eligible.

Contact information: Organized by CareMore. For more information, please contact Roslyn Jacobs by phone 408.476.5114 or email Roslyn.Jacobs@caremore.com

From November 15 onward

Event: Come see what Amish made Modern looks like. Three Bay Area Modern Quilt Guilds-East Bay Modern, Bay Area Modern and South Bay Area Modern-present a juried exhibition of quilts made by MQG members who were inspired by Amish quilt makers. Juror San Francisco artist Joe Cunningham has chosen almost twenty quilts that best represent a 21st century interpretation of late 19th and early 20th century Amish quilt making traditions.

Location: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6.50.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

Saturday November 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Enjoy a leisurely walk along the paved Coyote Creek Trail. Discover the many different animals that live in or near the creek habitat. Meet live snakes and feel the real animal fur of raccoons, bobcats, foxes and rabbits. Meet at the visitor center.

Location: Hellyer County Park in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

Other information: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes appropriate for the days weather.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.225.0225.

Saturday November 15, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Event: Come visit New Almaden to check out Casa Grande, once the magnificent home of New Almaden mine managers. Costumed docents and staff will guide you through Victorian period rooms and museum exhibits. Children may participate in a seasonal craft activity to take home.

Location: Casa Grande in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.323.1107.

Sunday November 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Event: Learn about digital preservation of your life in this free lecture. Longtime Palo Alto resident and board member of the Palo Alto Historical Association, Brian George will showcase the importance of media in preserving family and community history.

Location: Meet at the Meeting Room at the Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Palo Alto Art Center.

Monday November 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Come hear Stanford Percussion Ensemble.

Location: Bing Concert Hall Studio at Stanford.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Call to make reservations.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Stanford Live. For more information, please call 650.724.2464 or email bingboxoffice@stanford.edu

Tuesday November 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come hear IBMs Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty in conversation with museum CEO John Hollar. IBM is at the center of computings history and future like few other enterprises in the world. Under her leadership, IBM is embarking on a bold transformation agenda to lead in a new era of computing, where unprecedented amounts of data are being generated every moment, powerful business and technology services are accessed via the cloud, and people are connecting in new ways through mobile and social networks, placing new demands on security.

Location: Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration required. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

Fee: Free with museum admission of $12 for adults 65 and over.

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Tuesday November 18, 2014 from 5:30 to 9:30 PM

Event: Come hear the Pinewood School Concert.

Location: Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Community School for Music and Arts. For more information, please phone 510.368.4906

Wednesday November 19, 2014 from 11 AM to 4:00 PM

Event: Luncheon and dance for those whose birthdays are in November or whomever want to celebrate with them. Lunch is served at noon and the dancing begins afterwards with a DJ.

Location: Chavez Hall at Mayfair Community Center in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Please use the contact information below to reserve your place.

Fee: For lunch the fee is $3 for adults age 60 and over and $6 for adults under age 60. For the dance the fee is $3 for adults age 60 and over and $5 for adults under age 60.

Other information: There is street parking on Kammerer in front of the Center. There is also some parking at the school across the street. Outreach also drops off at our Center. Unfortunately they are quite a walking distance from any bus stop (on King Road or San Antonio).

Contact information: Organized by Mayfair Community Center. For more information please call Janine or Yolanda at 408.794.1060.

Thursday November 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Event: Explore the Universe. Take a special tour of the NASA Ames Exploration Center led by one of NASAs Education Specialists. We begin with a presentation on their high definition, 40 foot wide screen covering the international space station. See the new exhibits such as Science on a Sphere which gives you a look at the planets in the Universe with a large, spherical projection system. Check out the NASA mission data describing all we have discovered thus far about the moon, learn about the microgravity research performed at the International Space Station, and the variety of technologies, spacecraft and probes used to explore the universe.

Location: Mountain View CA. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration is required. Please click here. Then click the register button toward the top of the page and scroll down to Event 12 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $7.50

Contact information: Organized by Bay Area Older Adults. For more information, please phone 408.774.0593 or email share@bayareaolderadults.org

November 20 through December 21, 2014

Event: Come see A Christmas Wish from the Great War, a world premiere commission by Kit Wilder and Jeffrey Bracco. Commemorating the centennial of the "Christmas Truce" - in which World War I troops on both sides of the lines staged an impromptu cease fire on the battlefields of France on Christmas, 1914 - this world -premiere commission tells the story of the truce through scenes, vignettes, live music and song, letters and documents from the period, and other historical accounts. Truce extends to audiences the Christmas wish of so many who fought and died in World War I and in all wars before and since: that mankind may one day lay down his weapons and, in the true spirit of the season - and in courageous defiance of those who would have it otherwise - be proponents of Peace on Earth, and Goodwill toward Men.

Location: City Lights Theatre Company in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased by calling the box office at 408.295.4200.

Fee: $25 for seniors and $30 for other adults.

Contact information: Organized by City Lights Theatre Company.

November 20 through December 14, 2014

Event: Come see the play The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig. This play takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over the top romantic shenanigans, it is a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and mans eternal love affair with golf. With rave reviews from The Examiner.

Location: the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased. Click the link above to get box office contact information.

Fee: $18 to $36 per ticket.

Contact information: Organized by Los Altos Stage Company. For the box office please call 650.941.0551 or email boxoffice@losaltosstage.org

Friday November 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco, composed of talented young musicians aged 10 to 18, perform Latin jazz classics and original compositions at a level that has landed them gigs at the KCSM Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF Museum of Modern Art and Yoshis. The ensembles mission is to preserve the traditions of Latin jazz and Afro Cuban music by teaching it to youth and to create role models for aspiring student musicians.

Location: San Pedro Square Market in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Arrive early to get good seating.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Jazz.

Saturdays November 22 at 7:30 PM

Event: Tango the night away with live music, spectacular demonstrations, a free lesson by tango instructor Igor Polk, wine, potluck dinner and light snacks. With members from Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United States, Tangonero is a San Francisco based ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. Their arrangements cover the broad scope of tango history. Overflowing with intense passion, lust and sorrow, their performance captures the fire of the dance and the essence of a culture. Bring your favorite food to add to our scrumptious potluck. Wine and light snacks provided.

Location: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall and Friedenrich Conference Center at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Tickets are required and can be purchased at the door.

Fee: $15 General Public

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Boris Vladimirsky at 650.223.8609 or email bvladimirsky@paloaltojcc.org

Saturday November 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Event: Join other older adults in making charms for necklaces and bracelets using polymer clay.

Location: Morgan Hill Library in Morgan Hill.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Morgan Hill Library. For more information please contact Nichole King by phone 408.779.3197 ext. 3712 or email nking@sccl.org

Saturday November 22, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Join other older adults for a free Thanksgiving lunch with all the trimmings, door prizes and lots of good cheer. Lunch is supplied by CB Hannigans. Doors open at 11 AM and there is limited space so arrive early.

Location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: RSVP recommended to guarantee your space. See contact information below.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Los Gatos Adult Recreation. For more information, please call 408.354.1514

From November 23 onward

Event: Holly Van Hart, the winner of last year's statewide painting competition, will showcase her work in a solo exhibition. Van Hart is an artist who is absorbed and inspired by the idea of the limitless opportunities we have in our lives. In her "Possibilities" series of oil paintings, larger than life eggs and nests are used to symbolize the promise of our own capabilities, to be nurtured and explored and stretched to their fullest potential. Each painting is designed to captivate the eye and the mind with its large size, richness of the oil paints, and surprise of unusual colors.

Location: Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Triton Museum of Art.

Monday November 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Enjoy a glass of wine and a free concert directed by acclaimed musician and innovative band leader Adam Theis.

Location: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Arrive early to get good seating.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Jennifer OLeary 650.223.8664 or email joleary@paloaltojcc.org

Tuesday November 25, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Come by for a Thanksgiving lunch to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with trimmings and dessert.

Location: Chavez Hall at Mayfair Community Center in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Please use the contact information below to reserve your place.

Fee: $3 for adults age 60 and over and $6 for adults under age 60.

Other information: There is street parking on Kammerer in front of the Center. There is also some parking at the school across the street. Outreach also drops off at our Center. Unfortunately they are quite a walking distance from any bus stop (on King Road or San Antonio).

Contact information: Organized by Mayfair Community Center. For more information please call Janine or Yolanda at 408.794.1060.

Saturday November 29, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Event: Join Almaden author and bottle collector Tobin Gilman as he provides an historical overview of daily life and commerce in San Jose in the 1800’s, told through the prism of historic glass bottles from the area.

Location: Casa Grande in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.918.7771.

Sunday November 30, 2014 at 11 AM

Event: Join a generally over 50, singles group that is part of the Sierra Club on a mostly flat hike in Alum Rock Park.

Location: Meet at first parking lot after the entrance booth about 1 mile into Alum Rock Regional Park in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration required using the contact information below.

Fee: There is a $6 vehicle entrance fee to park your car inside the park.

Other information: Bring sun protection, water and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chapter Singleaires. For reservations, please phone Hedy Schwarzl at 408.263.0642.

Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Join the Jazz Jam at the Hedley, led by drummer Stephen Marley. If you are a musician, bring your instrument and get in the groove. If you are not a musician, sneak in to witness the Jazz artists jamming the night away.

Location: Hotel De Anza’s Hedley Club in San Jose
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Arrive early to get good seating.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Jazz.

Thursday December 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Come hear Ron Carter and his trio. Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of musics greats including Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery and Bobby Timmons. Carter earned a masters degree in double bass from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He was the 2002 recipient of the prestigious Hutchinson Award from the Eastman School at the University of Rochester.

Location: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased.

Fee: $45 general seating.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Jennifer OLeary 650.223.8664 or email joleary@paloaltojcc.org

Saturday December 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Event: Join other older adults in making charms for necklaces and bracelets using polymer clay.

Location: Morgan Hill Library in Morgan Hill.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Morgan Hill Library. For more information please contact Nichole King by phone 408.779.3197 ext. 3712 or email nking@sccl.org

Saturday December 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Get ready for the holidays by making your own wreath. Master Gardeners, led by Milli Wright, will show you how to look through your gardens to find unusual items that can be incorporated into the wreaths. After a design lesson, you will be ready to create your own wreath for your home. All basic materials will be provided.

Location: Guadalupe River Park Visitor and Education Center in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes registration is required.

Fee: $45

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Master Gardeners. Call 408.298.7657 to reserve your place.

From December 6 onward

Event: Come see the expanded annual art competition that includes all 2D media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography.

Location: Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Triton Museum of Art.

Saturday, December 6th 2014 from 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Event: Enjoy a traditional tea with scones, finger sandwiches and sweets, featuring exclusive blends by Satori Tea, champagne by Guglielmo Winery, and served by the players of Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company. Later tour historic houses decorated for the holidays. There are two seatings, one at 11 AM and one at 2 PM.

Location: History Park in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Reservation is requiired using contact information below.

Fee: $6 parking and $45. entrance fee

Contact information: Organized by History Park. For more information please phone Junita Lara at 408.918.1045 or email jlara@historysanjose.org

Saturday December 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Enjoy a leisurely walk along the paved Coyote Creek Trail. Discover the many different animals that live in or near the creek habitat. Meet live snakes and feel the real animal fur of raccoons, bobcats, foxes and rabbits. Meet at the visitor center.

Location: Hellyer County Park in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

Other information: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes appropriate for the days weather.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.225.0225.

Saturday December 6, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Event: Enjoy a holiday breakfast with pancakes, sausage, egg, coffee and juice. There will also be holiday music, and arts and crafts.

Location: Chavez Hall at Mayfair Community Center in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Please use the contact information below to reserve your place.

Fee: $3 for adults age 60 and over and $6 for adults under age 60.

Other information: There is street parking on Kammerer in front of the Center. There is also some parking at the school across the street. Outreach also drops off at our Center. Unfortunately they are quite a walking distance from any bus stop (on King Road or San Antonio).

Contact information: Organized by Mayfair Community Center. For more information please call Janine or Yolanda at 408.794.1060.

Saturday December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Come hear a free concert highlighting the cultural diversity we have in the Bay Area - the Peninsula Womens Chorus, Chinese Performing Arts of America, and Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance and Drum.

Location: Bing Concert Hall Studio at Stanford.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Call to make reservations.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Stanford Live. For more information, please call 650.724.2464 or email bingboxoffice@stanford.edu

Sunday December 7, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Event: Come hear Mary Dunkel's Piano Recital to celebrate the holidays.

Location: Reay Recital Room at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Community School for Music and Arts. For more information, please phone 510.368.4906

Sunday December 7, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Come on a holiday historical open house tour of the Grant Ranch House that is all dressed up for the holidays. Enjoy a complimentary hot beverage and snack while you relax and recharge your spirits with history and nature.

Location: Joseph D Grant County Park in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.274.6121.

Sunday December 7, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event: Last chance enrollment party and complimentary gift wrap. Come learn about the variety of CareMore Medicare health plans while up to five of your gifts are wrapped.

Location: CareMore Care Center in San Jose.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Must be Medicare eligible.

Contact information: Organized by CareMore. For more information, please contact Roslyn Jacobs by phone 408.476.5114 or email Roslyn.Jacobs@caremore.com

Monday December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Event: Celebrate the holidays with a holiday movie and pizza dinner.

Location: Morgan Hill Library in Morgan Hill.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Morgan Hill Library. For more information please contact Hylary Locsin by phone 408.779.3197 ext. 3711 or email hlocsin@sccl.org

Tuesday December 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Theranos Founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes in Conversation with KQEDs Michael Krasny. Holmes believed from an early age that starting her own company would afford her the greatest opportunity to make change in the world. She left Stanfords School of Engineering in 2003, at the age of 19, to found Theranos, a new paradigm of diagnosis designed to detect the onset of disease in time to do something about it, without having to wait for the emergence of physical symptoms. It is now worth more than 9 billion dollars, with just under 700 employees, and is headquartered in Palo Alto. She is a named inventor on 98 U.S. and 205 foreign patent applications.

Location: Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
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Reservations: Registration required. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

Fee: Free with museum admission of $12 for adults 65 and over.

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Friday December 12, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Celebrate the holidays with lunch, songs and holiday music. There is plenty of time to socialize.

Location: Chavez Hall at Mayfair Community Center in San Jose.
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Reservations: Please use the contact information below to reserve your place.

Fee: $3 for adults age 60 and over and $6 for adults under age 60.

Other information: There is street parking on Kammerer in front of the Center. There is also some parking at the school across the street. Outreach also drops off at our Center. Unfortunately they are quite a walking distance from any bus stop (on King Road or San Antonio).

Contact information: Organized by Mayfair Community Center. For more information please call Janine or Yolanda at 408.794.1060.

Saturday December 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Event: Celebrate the holidays with a craft day.

Location: Morgan Hill Library in Morgan Hill.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Morgan Hill Library. For more information please contact Hylary Locsin by phone 408.779.3197 ext. 3711 or email hlocsin@sccl.org

Sunday December 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Learn about the history of the Almaden Air Force Station, the concrete tower at the top of Mt Umunhum. See see key artifacts and enjoy a slide show of amazing historic photos of the radar station when it was in operation between 1958 and 1980. Presented by Basim Jaber an historian/archivist and founder of the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron Veterans Association.

Location: Casa Grande in San Jose.
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Reservations: Reservations are required via the phone or email below.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.533.8107 or email info@almadenafs.org

Monday December 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Event: Celebrate the holidays with a holiday movie and pizza dinner.

Location: Morgan Hill Library in Morgan Hill.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Morgan Hill Library. For more information please contact Hylary Locsin by phone 408.779.3197 ext. 3711 or email hlocsin@sccl.org

Wednesday December 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Defy Ventures Catherine Hoke in Conversation with NPRs Laura Sydell. Defy Ventures is an entrepreneurship, employment and character training program that recognizes that many former drug dealers and gang leaders can become successful, legal entrepreneurs. Defy offers intensive leadership development, business plan competitions, executive mentoring, financial investment and startup incubation. She will tell you how visiting a prison in Texas transformed her life and ultimately showed her the value of investing in the margins.

Location: Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
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Reservations: Registration required. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

Fee: Free with museum admission of $12 for adults 65 and over.

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Wednesday December 17, 2014 from 11 AM to 4:00 PM

Event: Luncheon and dance for those whose birthdays are in December or whomever want to celebrate with them. Lunch is served at noon and the dancing begins afterwards with a DJ.

Location: Chavez Hall at Mayfair Community Center in San Jose.
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Reservations: Please use the contact information below to reserve your place.

Fee: For lunch the fee is $3 for adults age 60 and over and $6 for adults under age 60. For the dance the fee is $3 for adults age 60 and over and $5 for adults under age 60.

Other information: There is street parking on Kammerer in front of the Center. There is also some parking at the school across the street. Outreach also drops off at our Center. Unfortunately they are quite a walking distance from any bus stop (on King Road or San Antonio).

Contact information: Organized by Mayfair Community Center. For more information please call Janine or Yolanda at 408.794.1060.

Saturday December 20, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Event: Join other older adults in making charms for necklaces and bracelets using polymer clay.

Location: Morgan Hill Library in Morgan Hill.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Morgan Hill Library. For more information please contact Nichole King by phone 408.779.3197 ext. 3712 or email nking@sccl.org

Sunday December 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Join a park docent for a 3.6 mile moderate loop hike to the highest point in the park. Enjoy views of rolling grasslands and secluded forest trails.

Location: Meet at the Coyote Lake Dam parking lot by taking the Coyote Lake Entrance to the Coyote Lake Harvey Bear County Park in Gilroy.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: There is a $6 vehicle entrance fee to park your car inside the park.

Other information: Bring sun protection, water, lunch, snacks and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408. 918.7771.

Monday December 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Event: Celebrate the holidays with a holiday movie and pizza dinner.

Location: Morgan Hill Library in Morgan Hill.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Morgan Hill Library. For more information please contact Hylary Locsin by phone 408.779.3197 ext. 3711 or email hlocsin@sccl.org

Wednesday December 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Dinner and Comedy Night. The guest comedian is the award winning Cathy Ladman, who draws laughter from exposing personal neuroses. She has appeared on The Tonight Show nine times, made four appearances thus far on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was awarded the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand Up Comic. A buffet style Chinese dinner will be provided by Hunan Garden Restaurant.

Location: Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Halll at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
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Reservations: Required using the contact information below.

Fee: $60 for general public.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Boris Vladimirsky at 650.223.8609 or email bvladimirsky@paloaltojcc.org