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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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March through April 2015


Art&History:
    Theatre&Film  Art  Music  Dance  
Fitness:
    Exercise  
Outdoors:
    Walks  Outdoors Other  
Food:
    Food  
Educational Lectures:
    Educational Lectures  

From March 14, 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

Event: Drawing class. Come learn some basic skills to make your drawings of plants come alive. These same skills can be applied to anything you wish to draw from nature. Materials provided or bring your own. All skill levels and ages 8 and up with a parent welcome.

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

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 408.355.2201

March 14, 2015 onward

Event: Come view an exhibit of contemporary artists who use stitching and embroidery as their primary means of expression and mark making to create provocative and compelling fiber art.

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.

From March 14, 2015 onward

Event: Come see Jose Clemente Orozcos figure drawings. One of the esteemed Los Tres Grandes Mexican muralists, Jose Clemente Orozco is best known for monumental fresco cycles that present dramatic, epic narratives. Yet throughout his life, Orozco was also an avid draftsman who had a masterful understanding of the musculature and the inherent expressiveness of the human body. This exhibition includes more than twenty figure studies generously loaned by the Michael Wornick Collection. Many of them have never been exhibited before.

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 March 14, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit Beta Space by artist Diana Theater. Long interested in the mysteries of the night sky and of the natural world, internationally recognized artist Diana Thater will create a dramatic new video and light installation based on her fascination with the dung beetle and its relationship to our galaxy. Larger than life moving images of the jewellike insect will float through digital animations of the Milky Way on the barrel vaulted ceiling of the museums soaring skylight gallery.

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 March 14, 2015 onward

Event: Come see works about city life by American artists Chester Arnold, Karen Carson, John Gutmann, Lordy Rodriguez, Walker Evans, Rolfe Horn, Richard Shaw, and Weegee among others. The exhibit City Limits, City Life encourages audiences to think about urbanism in a larger context and coincides with collective efforts to enliven and transform downtown San Jose.

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.

March 14 to March 29, 2015

Event: Come see In the exhibition Metamorphosis by artist Joyce McEwen Crawford who takes us on a personal journey of overcoming adversity and the growth that is found through the introspective gaze. This painter uses vibrant color to communicate her stories.

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.

From March 14 to March 31, 2015

Event: Come see the art exhibit, Cuba, a View from the Street. Two fine art photographers in the long tradition of street photography sought to capture the polarities of the human condition in Cuba today. Their images depict the remarkable people of Cuba as seen from the streets, in community spaces, and through their lenses.

Location: Koch Gallery at the 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: None required.

Fee: FREE

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Simcha Moyal at 650.799.1854 or email Simcha@israelivisualarts.com

March 14 to March 29, 2016

Event: Come see In the exhibition The Impact of Language by artist Kathryn Arnold whose works are the outcome of inquiry investigating how language informs and creates visual experience and meaning. This oeuvre grew from a selection of poems, before, after or during herpainting.

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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Event: Join a generally over 50, singles group that is part of the Sierra Club on a moderate hike in Stevens Creek County Park with connection to Fremont Older Open Space Preserve. For more details about the hike including distance and difficulty, please use contact information below.

Location: Meet Stevens Creek Park parking lot, Stevens Cyn Road, 2 miles west of Interstate 280 exit Foothill Blvd West.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chapter Singleaires. For more information, please phone the hike leader Pat Saffir at 650.326.2429

Tuesday March 17, 2015 from Noon to 1:30 PM

Event: Come hear all star ensemble consists of six accomplished guitarists called The Pacific Guitar Ensemble. Their repertoire features original music written by composers like Brazilian guitar legend Sergio Assad, noted minimalist Belinda Reynolds, and the groups own brilliant steel string stylist Peppino DAgostino.

Location: 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 by March 15, 2015.

Fee: $15.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information and to reserve your space, please phone Lee Strauss at 650.224.8005 or email leestrauss1785@gmail.com

Thursday March 19, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come hear Alejandro Agag in conversation with Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar in a conversation about the nuts and bolts of how racing electric vehicles really works and the larger sustainability mission driving Agag. They will also talk about the challenges involved in raising the 100 million dollars necessary to launch, and in recruiting ten teams and drivers. Also about the technology that is incorporated into the cars, and how Formula E is using social media to enhance the fan experience.

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

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Thursday March 19, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear a panel moderated by Iranian Canadian artist Sanaz Mazinani which features two artists whose photographs are included in She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.

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

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center. For more information, please contact Michelle Ho by phone at 650.723.3469 or email michelleho@stanford.edu

Saturday March 21, 2015 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.

Location: Meet at the visitor center at 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 March 21, 2015 from 9:00 AM to Noon

Event: Take a 5 mile hike to look for spectacular wildflowers, rare plants and threatened butterflies that inhabit the parks serpentine environment.

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.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

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

Other information: Bring sun protection, layered clothing, water, lunch, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes and magnifying glass (optional).

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.842.7800

Sunday March 22, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Event: Experience how olive oil enhances the flavor of food with an entertaining and informative afternoon with Carol Firenze, author of The Passionate Olive, and Jeff Martin, owner of Frantoio Grove. Carol will present olive oil facts and tips for using olive oil in the kitchen and for health and beauty. Jeff will talk about growing olive trees and the production of local olive oil. The afternoon will feature food and oil pairings will give you the opportunity to see what different oils add to the tasting experience.

Location: Carriage House at Gamble Garden in Palo Alto.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration is recommended to guarantee a place.

Fee: $35 for members and $45 for non-members

Contact information: Organized by Gamble Gardens.

Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Event: Enjoy a free event highlighting your fellow seniors showing off their talents at the Senior Center Talent Show including singing, dancing, and more. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Friday March 27, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Event: Come enjoy live music from a five piece combo band to dance swing, waltz, latin and more. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $5.

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

Saturday March 28, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Hula Hoop Fitness Class (3/28/2015 @ 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM) Join a group of adults for a low impact yet energizing Hula Hoop fitness class. Using adult-size hoops, learn the basics of moving a hoop around your torso as well as incorporating your feet and arms. For all skill levels and hoops provided.

Location: Meet at Spring Valley Pond at Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Reservations are required via the phone below.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.355.2201

Sunday March 29, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Event: Come hear pianist Chia Lin Yang in her recital.

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: $15

Contact information: Organized by Community School for Music and Arts. For more information, please phone 650.213.7111

Sunday March 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Event: Come see Firebird Dance School perform inventive, complex and well executed choreography based on traditional steps from around the world. The school was founded by world renowned teacher and choreographer Roza Lysaya after her immigration to the US from the USSR. Her focus is on traditional folk dances from Russia and around the world.

Location: Schultz Cultural Arts Halll 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 using the contact information below.

Fee: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers in advance and $$25 at the door.

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Event: Galaxy, Super Nova, Star Cluster and Planet Viewing. Take a journey throughout our galaxy and beyond to see planets, star clusters, orange stars and super novas through the 16-inch computer-controlled solar telescope at Foothill College Observatory. At this time of year, we can see the famous Beehive Cluster, M44, the giant orange star Aldebaran, the Pleiades star cluster, the planet Jupiter and its moons, the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies (2.5 million light-years from Earth) and other celestial bodies. Our host is Rick Baldrige, a senior engineer who works for companies that design and build satellites and spacecraft systems and a member of the Peninsula Astronomical Society. Rick will teach us all things astronomy and answer any question you may have.

Location: Foothill College in Los Altos. 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 3 after you complete the registration form. Detailed directions will be sent two weeks before the event.

Fee: $10

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

From April 1 to 26, 2015

Event: Come see the play Death of a Saleman, based on Arthur Millers 1949 Pulitzer Prize winning book. It is a quintessential American tragedy. A scathing critique of capitalism and the failure of the American Dream to bring true happiness, the play follows aging salesman Willy Loman as he and his family confront their dreams and failures, hopes and fears.

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

Wednesday April 1, 2015 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.

Saturday April 4, 2015 from Noon to 3:00 PM

Event: Join Friends of the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association on a wildflower scavenger hunt through various stations along the Wood Road Trail.

Location: Meet at the Wood Road Parking lot at Almaden Quicksilver County Park.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Reservations are required via the phone below.

Fee: Free

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

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.355.2201

Monday April 6, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:40 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of Clue, the 1985 American mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film is a murder mystery set in a Gothic Revival mansion.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Monday April 6, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:20 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of Death on the Nile, the 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name. The film features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, played by Peter Ustinov, plus an all star cast.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Tuesday April 7, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come hear authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli in conversation with Computer History Museum CEO John Hollar about their book Becoming Steve Jobs. The book breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half-genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike.

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

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Tuesday April 7, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:20 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of All About Eve, starring Bette Davis, a 1950 American drama film based on the 1946 short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, although screen credit was not given for it.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Tuesday April 7, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of Now, Voyager, 1942 American drama film starring Bette Davis that is based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Olive Higgins Prouty.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Tuesday April 8, 2015 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of Stand By Me, 1986 American coming of age drama film directed by Rob Reiner. The film tells the story of four boys who go on a hike across the countryside to find the dead body of a missing child.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Tuesday April 8, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:40 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of Dead Poets Society, a 1989 American drama film starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the northeast United States in 1959, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

From April 9 to May 3, 2015

Event: Come see Who is Afraid of Virginia Woof? Marital strife has never been so wickedly fun. George and Martha, a sharp tongued and dysfunctional couple, invite a new young professor and his wife over for cocktails following a late night faculty party. Over the course of the evening, the unwitting guests are drawn into a tour de force of humiliation, frustration and manipulation that will leave everyones cards face up on the table and a marriage in tatters.

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 $34 per ticket.

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

Tuesday April 9, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of MASH. a 1970 American satirical black comedy film based on Richard Hookers novel. The film depicts a unit of medical personnel stationed at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital or MASH during the Korean War.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Tuesday April 9, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:40 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of Doctor Strangelove, a 1964 black comedy film that satirizes the cold war fears of a nuclear conflict between the USSR and the US. The film was directed, produced, and cowritten by Stanley Kubrick and stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Tuesday April 10, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of Charade, a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy, mystery film starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn and a host of other famous actors.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

April 10, 2015 onward

Event: Brian Wall: Squaring the Circle Guest curated by Dr. Peter Selz and Sue Kubly, Squaring the Circle investigates the recent work of British-born Bay Area sculptor Brian Wall. For more than sixty years Wall has worked with steel to build compelling, abstract, large-scale sculptures. Though created from simple forms, his works are far from simplistic. Composed of multiple parts welded together with some cantilevered, others balancing precariously on a single point, his pieces appear at risk of launching into motion at any moment.

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.

Monday April 10, 2015 from 3:00 to 2:40 PM

Event: Come for a free showing of His Girl Friday, a 1940 American screwball comedy film starring stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. It has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Location: Social Hall at the Mountain View Senior Center 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 Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

April 10, 2015 onward

Event: Over the last sixty years, de Saisset Museums holdings have grown substantially, and the vault now houses more than 11,500 objects. The Keep, Care and Collect On exhibit highlights the range of artworks that have come into the collection in the last four years. The selection of works on view includes pieces by Fletcher Benton, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and Jo Whaley.

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.

Saturday April 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Come toMaster Gardeners of Santa Clara County annual Spring Garden Market It is a huge plant sale with educational talks, information tables, vendor fair, food trucks, and more. The event is on rain or shine.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 for parking. Cash or check for purchasing plants.

Contact information: Organized by Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County.

Sunday April 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Event: The celebrated string ensemble, Australian Chamber Orchestra, which calls itself a product of Australias vibrant, adventurous, and enquiring spirit, is known for its stylistic range and all out verve. Founded in 1975, the flexible ensemble plays classical music, electro acoustic pieces, and new music by Australian composers it champions.

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

Reservations: Reservations are required. See box office information below.

Fee: Ticket prices range from $50 to $100.

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

Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event: This hot Ukrainian folk, punk quartet, DakhaBrakha whose name means give and take in old Slavonic, stirs up a mesmerizing sound that melds traditional Ukrainian folk music, African grooves, Eastern colors, and a contemporary sensibility the band calls ethno-chaos. The hit of last years globalFEST, the dramatic singers in DakhaBrakha accompany themselves on cello, accordion, percussion, and other instruments, mixing everything from punk pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures, raved National Public Radio.

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

Reservations: Reservations are required. See box office information below.

Fee: Ticket prices range from $30 to $60.

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

Friday April 17, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Walking Tour to Learn about Sustainable Water Supplies in Silicon Valley. California has been experiencing record dry conditions for more than two years. During this time, we have met our supply demands from water stored in reservoirs. The reservoirs have now dropped to very low levels. A senior civil engineer will lead us through a special 90 minute walking tour of the Silicon Valley water purification center, a facility that has the promise of providing us with a sustainable water supply under drought conditions. You will see first-hand with interactive exhibits how we can cost-effectively transform waste water into drinking water for two million people living in Santa Clara County. We will learn each step of the cleansing process and the tests performed to guarantee water purity as well as get a look behind the scenes at how the process is monitored.

Location: Silicon Valley Water Purification Center in Santa Clara. 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 4 after you complete the registration form. Detailed directions will be sent two weeks before the event.

Fee: $10

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

Saturday April 18, 2015 from Noon to 3:00 PM

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.

Location: Meet at the visitor center at 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.

Sunday April 19, 2015 from 1:30 to 5:30 PM

Event: Come hear Suzuki Music Association Recital.

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.

Tuesday April 21, 2015 from Noon to 1:30 PM

Event: Come hear Jaffe Road, an award winning world music group, made up of some of Canadas most exciting and innovative interpreters of intercultural music. Their music stems from the worlds of sacred and secular Jewish songs, Arabic and Indian music, modern jazz, rock and dub. Among the five players, the band consists of guitars, an oud, a baglama, synthesizers, vocals, bass, percussion and a saxophone. Their songs have won them the Lennon Award in the John Lennon Song Writing contest and Best World Music Artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. Concert includes a buffet lunch.

Location: 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 by April 19, 2015.

Fee: $15.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information and to reserve your space, please phone Lee Strauss at 650.224.8005 or email leestrauss1785@gmail.com

Thursday April 23, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: The Potential of Genetic Testing. Did you know there are more than 2000 genetic tests available to aid in the diagnosis and therapy for over a 1000 different diseases? With the prevalence of genetic testing and the availability of genetic tests that you can buy over the counter, this timely seminar will cover a range of issues. We will discuss how genetic testing can be used to predict the risk of disease, detect a disease before it causes symptoms and diagnose diseases in people with symptoms as well as improve disease treatment and patient outcomes. Challenges with using genetic information including ethical and privacy issues and the future of genetic tests will also be discussed. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. The seminar is presented by a scientist with more than 20 years of biotechnology experience. Lunch will be served.

Location: San Jose CA 95133. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
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Reservations: Registration is required. Please click here . Then click the register button toward the top of the page and scroll down to lecture 4 after you complete the registration form. Detailed directions will be sent two weeks before the event.

Fee: $10

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

Tuesday April 28, 2015 from 5:30 to 9:30 PM

Event: Come hear Pinewood School students in concert.

Location: Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Community School for Music and Arts.

Thursday April 30, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Event: Members of the Brown Institute, a team of journalists, filmmakers, and engineers from Columbia University and Stanford University, present the stories and work of 40 Iranaian artists through high resolution photographs and immersive, virtual reality video.

Location: Cantor Arts Center in Palo Alto.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.