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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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Summer 2015


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

From June 13, 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 June 13, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit Maker Space to view artworks made of new materials in new ways, take a maker challenge, and rekindle your creative spark. The exhibit includes works by Clayton Bailey, Ray Beldner, Ruth Bernhard, Vik Muniz, and Gay Outlaw.

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.

Until July 20, 2015

Event: View an exhibition that explores the representation of trees across time and reveals important cultural differences in trees depictions while also celebrating similarities. Works, mostly on paper, range from the renowned tree diagram in a first edition of Charles Darwins Origin of Species to Ansel Adams 20th-century photographs of California forests. Viewed together, the artworks reveal how prevalent trees are in human thought and speech and how easily and powerfully they represent our emotions.

Location: Cantor Arts 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 Cantor Arts Center.

Until June 27, 2015

Event: Come see the play Urinetown with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann. This hilarious musical comedy with the eyebrow-raising title, took Broadway by storm when it opened in 2001. The winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, Urinetown is a social satire set in a fictional future where water is so scarce that the government enforces a ban on private toilets. A hero emerges to lead the people in the fight for their basic rights.

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. See box office contact information below.

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

From June 13, 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

Until August 17, 2015

Event: Photography was invented in France more than two decades before the Civil War erupted in America. By the 1860s, visual culture and fine art in the United States were profoundly affected by the new medium, and the Civil War rapidly became the first conflict thoroughly documented by photographers. This installation features photographs, primarily landscape views, from the Cantors permanent collection

Location: Cantor Arts 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 Cantor Arts Center.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 from Noon to 1:30 PM

Event: Come hear the International String Trio consisting of guitar, violin and bass as they perform a diversity of music from from Appalachian Folk to Gypsy Jazz, from Russian to Israeli tunes, from Tangos to Irish Jigs. Concert includes 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. Use information provided below to RSVP by June 14.

Fee: $15 includes buffet lunch.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information and to RSVP , please contact Michelle Rosengaus by phone at 650.223.8616 or email mrosengaus@paloaltojcc.org

Friday June 19, 2015 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Event: Come to the Opening Celebration for Walter Robinsons exhibit Home Grown. Statement from Mr. Robinson about his artwork: Working in a range of materials, wood, epoxy, metal, and found materials. I hand fabricate and assemble objects, signage and tableaux that investigate the mechanics of cultural and social anthropology. Using text and the strategies of appropriation, conflation, and dislocation, I uncover the subconscious and biological human imperatives hidden beneath social, political, religious, and capitalist packaging. Meet the artist, see his paintings and sculptures created spanning a decade, and participate in a range of hands on art making activities in the Adult Studios. Enjoy a cocktail from the cash bar and delicious food truck fare.

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 entrance.

Contact information: Organized by Palo Alto Art Center.

From June 30, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit Covert Operations, the first survey of a generation of artists who respond to the uncertainties of the post 9-11 world. The exhibit sheds light on the complicated relationship between freedom and security, individuals and the state, fundamental extremism and democracy. The exhibit showcases artists stylistic use of technology, gaming, and computer generated imagery. It will include works by Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0, Harun Farocki, and collaborators Anne Marie Schleiner and Luis Hernandez Galvan.

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.

Tuesday June 30, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: What We Have Learned from NASA Research and Exploration of the Planets in Our Solar System. Join other BAO members for a seminar about what we have learned about planets in our solar system from 50 years of space research The U.S spent more than three billion dollars to land the Curiosity rover on Mars and to enter NASAs Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft into Mars orbit. Next month, we will be learning about the results of the New Horizons venture to the planet Pluto. Using examples, Dr. Marek Cichanski, Professor of Astronomy, will describe what we have learned and what we hope to learn that can be applied to life on earth. Lunch will be served.

Location: San Jose CA 95133. Detailed directions to the seminar location 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 lecture 6 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10

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

Saturday July 1, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening concert featuring old school rhythm and blues dance music by Sage.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by City of Sunnyvale

Wednesday July 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Event: Strenuous 4-mile moonlight adventure to explore the nocturnal adaptations of our wildlife neighbors.

Location: Meet at the top of Lexington Reservoir Dam in Lexington Reservoir County Park in Los Gatos.
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 sturdy shoes, layered and warm clothing, water and a flashlight.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.356.2729

Wednesday July 1, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Come join other older adults for an Indepence Day BBQ lunch, picnic games, trivia, music, and raffle.

Location: Rengstorff Park BBQ area at 201 S Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $4 in advance and $6 at the door

Contact information: Organized by Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Saturday July 4, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Event: Take an easy two mile nature walk through the wetland marshes of this beautiful bayside park. Explore the fantastic views and unique wildlife that call this park home.

Location: Meet at the parking lot at Alviso Marina County Park in Alviso.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

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 contact 408.355.2240

Saturday July 4, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear the 10th Avenue Band play Dixieland and swing. With innovative arrangements that give new life to classic Jazz and Dixie standards, the 10th Avenue Bands high energy performances from Europe to Australia, from Russia to China and all points in between always leave them rocking.

Location: On the lawn near the Ranger Office of Vasona Lake County Park, just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required. Arrive early for seating.

Fee: If you park inside the park, there is a $6 parking fee. The concert is free. Food and cash donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted.

Other information: Bring a lawn chair, bring dinner and arrive early.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks.

Sunday July 5, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music under old trees with your friends and family.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Sunday July 5, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Event: Spend an hour doing gentle Hatha yoga in the park including postures, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and meditation. Through conscious breathing the body becomes revitalized and rejuvenated. The gentle stretches help the body to let go of any tension. The class is designed for adults of all levels.

Location: Meet at the Vasona Vibrations Lawn just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, reservation is required. Please use phone number below.

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

Other information: Bring your own yoga mat and water. A light snack half one hour before the class is okay.

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

Wednesday July 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: There are only 5 spots left for this hike through shady redwoods on a docent led, moderate to strenuous, two mile walk above Villa Montalvo. On the hike up to the Lookout Point for a panoramic view of San Jose, we will learn about Villa Montalvo that was built in 1912 by Senator James Phelan. This historic landmark was a center of artistic, political and social life in Northern California. Upon our return, we will enjoy a group lunch in the Bird Garden and then join others on an optional self led tour of the other three gardens and arboretum.

Location: Villa Montalvo County Park in Saratoga. 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 hike 11 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $15 for one hike. Discount for more.

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

Wednesday July 8, 2015 from 9:00 AM to Noon

Event: Enjoy a morning walk on the popular 2.4 mile paved and flat Martin Murphy Trail. Besides getting some exercise, learn the history of the area and enjoy seeing wildlife and interesting plants along the way.

Location: Meet at the Harvey Bear Ranch parking area off San Martin Ave in Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch 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

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

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

Wednesday July 8, 2015 from Noon to 4:00 PM

Event: Learn how to water ski with the Santa Clara County Water Ski Club. All equipment, lessons and other resources are provided.

Location: Meet at the boat launch area of Calero County Park in San Jose off McKean Rd north of Bailey Ave.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, reservation is required. Please use phone number below.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, water and snacks. Be prepared to get wet.

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

Saturday July 8, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening concert featuring danceable music by Night Fever.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by City of Sunnyvale

Thursday July 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Event: Join other older adults for Pub-style trivia games. Free popcorn and ice tea for participants.

Location: Social Hall at 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 July 10, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Event: Happy hour party and show featuring Constellation, an award winning barbershop quartet.

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: Free

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

Friday July 10, 2015 form 8:30 to 11:00 PM

Event: Enjoy the Muppets movie under the stars on a big screen with family and friends.

Location: Meet at the Sandy Wool lawn by the lake at Ed Levin Park in Milpitas.
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 a flashlight, low lawn chair or blanket and warm clothes.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.262.6980

From July 11, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit Found-Made. Found includes vintage quilts from Roderick Kiracofes collection as well as pieces from Julie Silber and Marjorie Childress Collections. Made includes contemporary quilts often constructed with found materials as well as contemporary art based on quilt themes. Artists include Ben Venom, Luke Haynes, Joe Cunningham, Clay Lohmann, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Sarah Nishiura, Dana Hart Stone, among others.

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 July 11, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM

Event: Bring your dog on a sunset adventure. Learn about native canines that live in the park and talk about how to have a safe and enjoyable time with your dog. Enjoy a sunset hike through Halls Valley afterwards.

Location: Meet at the Rose Garden group area at 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: There is a $6 vehicle entrance fee to park your car inside the park.

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

Saturday July 11, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event: The 23rd Annual Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival is a free, fun filled celebration of clay and glass art which has the reputation of presenting the best work in ceramics and glass produced on the West Coast. Featuring both fine and functional art, it is the largest show of its kind, with 140 juried artists offering their work. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including daily clay and glass demonstrations, hands-on clay & art activities, and food for purchase.

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 entrance.

Contact information: Organized by Palo Alto Art Center.

Saturday July 11, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening music concert featuring The JurassiC, a future funk band.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by Sunnyvale Downtown Association

Saturday July 11, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM

Event: Enjoy a quiet walk along the stream bank while you explore the wonders of Coyote Creek. Discover abundant life along the creek channel under a shady canopy of water loving trees. Topics range from Native American presence to early cultivation of vineyards and orchards.

Location: Meet at the visitor center at Anderson Lake County Park in Morgan Hill.
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, water, snacks and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Binoculars are recommended.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.234.6377

Saturday July 11, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM

Event: Movie night at the park. Enjoy the evening twilight as the sun sinks behind the mountains. Learn about your local County Parks system and then sit back and enjoy the film Divergent on the big screen.

Location: Meet in the lower parking lot of Santa Teresa County Park in San Jose.
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 a low chair or blanket, flashlight and plenty of clothes to keep you warm.

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

From July 11, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit Recycled, Up Cycled, Re Purposed Clothing Design - A Slow Fashion Movement. Fast fashion, while its economic value is powerful, pollutes the environment with toxic wastes as well as mountains of discarded clothing, and fosters unsafe and unethical manufacturing practices. This exhibit illustrates an alternative to fast fashion. It showcases a collaborative collection of clothing and accessories produced locally by six California artists, using slow fashion methodologies. Come and celebrate the work of designers and artists Darcy Fowkes, Margot Silk Forrest, Destiny Carter, Jill Pillot, Angela Elsey, and Marirose Jelicich, and enjoy their unique creations.

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 July 11, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit Vern Trendade - Vistas and Dreams. Experience the visual poetry of Vern Trendade. He uses subtle variations of hues and texture juxtapose, to quietly shift the viewers moods and perspective.

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 July 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Event: Come see a model airplane airshow with turbine jets, helicopters, racing aircraft, aerobatics, giant scale warbirds, gliders and more. Try your hand at flying and a computer flight simulator. Food and refreshments on site.

Location: 10250 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill CA
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early because it is popular.

Fee: Free

Other information: There is limited seating and shade so bring your own folding chairs and umbrellas.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark. For more information please call 408.292.1212.

Saturday July 11, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear Jessica Johnson a soul, rhythm and blues and jazz vocalist. Jessica has been busy writing heart felt songs and performing around the Bay Area in hopes to spread love, peace, and inspiration through her music.

Location: On the lawn near the Ranger Office of Vasona Lake County Park, just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required. Arrive early for seating.

Fee: If you park inside the park, there is a $6 parking fee. The concert is free. Food and cash donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted.

Other information: Bring a lawn chair, bring dinner and arrive early.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks.

Sunday July 12, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event: The 23rd Annual Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival is a free, fun filled celebration of clay and glass art which has the reputation of presenting the best work in ceramics and glass produced on the West Coast. Featuring both fine and functional art, it is the largest show of its kind, with 140 juried artists offering their work. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including daily clay and glass demonstrations, hands-on clay & art activities, and food for purchase.

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 entrance.

Contact information: Organized by Palo Alto Art Center.

Sunday July 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Event: Join a generally over 50, singles group that is part of the Sierra Club on a leisurely walk through coastal redwoods, including the nature trail. Light rain welcome.

Location: After you pass the park kiosk, make an immediate right to go to the lower parking lot. Meet at Peterson Grove in Sanborn County Park in Saratoga.
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. Seniors pay $2

Other information: Bring water and snacks, boots recommended, dress for variable weather.

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chapter Singleaires. For more information, please contact Hedy Dieter and Suzanne Fellenz at 408.379.8764

Sunday July 12, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Event: Come see a model airplane airshow with turbine jets, helicopters, racing aircraft, aerobatics, giant scale warbirds, gliders and more. Try your hand at flying and a computer flight simulator. Food and refreshments on site.

Location: 10250 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill CA
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early because it is popular.

Fee: Free

Other information: There is limited seating and shade so bring your own folding chairs and umbrellas.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark. For more information please call 408.292.1212.

Sunday July 12, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music of Danielle Taylor under old trees with your friends and family.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Wednesday July 15, 2015 from 11:30 to 1:30 PM

Event: Senior picnic BBQ on the front lawn of the town of Los Gatos Civic Center. Music, door prizes, good food and fun.

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: Donation requested

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

Wednesday July 15, 2015 from 7:30 to 10:30 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 July 15, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening concert featuring salsa, latin and funk music by Tortilla Soup.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by City of Sunnyvale

Thursday July 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Did You Know that the Bacteria in Your Gut Affect All Different Physical and Mental Aspects of Your Health? Learn about all the fascinating scientific studies and how you can improve and protect your gut health. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. The seminar is presented by a Ph.D. scientist with more than ten years of experience. Lunch will be served.

Location: San Jose CA 95133. Detailed directions to the seminar location 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 lecture 7 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10

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

Thursday July 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Event: Join other older adults for a Fashion Show with Fab Mo. Fine fashion, free refreshments and a raffle.

Location: Social Hall at 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 July 16 to August 23, 2015

Event: Come see West Side Story a story of two idealistic young lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs in a world of hatred, prejudice, and violence becomes one of the most breathtaking, relevant musical dramas of all time.

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 through the box office. For contact information, please see below.

Fee: $12 for seniors and $18 for other adults.

Contact information: Organized by City Lights Theatre Company. For reservations, please call the box office at 408.295.4200.

From July 17 to August 2, 2015

Event: Originally billed as the most phantasmagorical musical in the history of everything, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a fantastic musical adventure featuring an out-of-this world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. It tells the story of eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts who, with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima, and the ever-lovely Truly Scrumptious, sets about saving a former Grand Prix-winning race car from the scrap heap. Soon they discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight.

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. See box office contact information below.

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

Saturday July 18, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear the DTs who play an interesting blend of originals and sometimes obscure covers, they describe their music as eclectic power folk, Americana, and an acoustic blend of vocals and instruments.

Location: On the lawn near the Ranger Office of Vasona Lake County Park, just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required. Arrive early for seating.

Fee: If you park inside the park, there is a $6 parking fee. The concert is free. Food and cash donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted.

Other information: Bring a lawn chair, bring dinner and arrive early.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks.

Saturday July 18, 2015 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Event: Join a park historian on a leisurely walk to see the historic features of the park. Along the way you will learn about the history of Halls Valley from the Ohlone days to the recent past. The walk will end with a tour of the Grant Ranch House.

Location: Meet at the Ranch House at 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: There is a $6 vehicle entrance fee to park your car inside the park.

Other information: Bring sun protection.

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

Saturday July 18, 2015 from 7:30 to 8:45 PM

Event: Bring along beach chairs, picnic baskets and wine to enjoy an outdoor carefree summer evening with music and friends. Do not forget your dancing shoes because the 18 piece JCC Big Band Ensemble will perform the jazz music of the thirties and forties moving you to the sounds of Benny Goodman, Ted Heath, Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington.

Location: Jessica Saal Town Square 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 Boris Vladimirsky at 650.223.8609 or email bvladimirsky@paloaltojcc.org

Saturday July 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening music concert featuring blues and jazz of Legally Blue.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by Sunnyvale Downtown Association

From July 18, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the Barry Mastellar exhibit Abstractions - Bridges and Echoes. The artist uses abstracted layers of color to interpret the light so that he may know more of it, and, in turn, to discover more of himself.

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 July 18, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Join Master Gardener Karen Hurst to learn about vegetables that grow during the cool season. The talk includes tips on growing them from seed and which do well in containers.

Location: Charles Street Community Gardens in Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations:

Fee: Free

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

Sunday July 19, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music of Johnny Neri and Luke Piro under old trees with your friends and family.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Wednesday July 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Travel through shady redwoods on a docent led, moderate to strenuous, two mile walk above Villa Montalvo. On the hike up to the Lookout Point for a panoramic view of San Jose, we will learn about Villa Montalvo that was built in 1912 by Senator James Phelan. This historic landmark was a center of artistic, political and social life in Northern California. Upon our return, we will enjoy a group lunch in the Bird Garden and then join others on an optional self led tour of the other three gardens and arboretum.

Location: Villa Montalvo County Park in Saratoga. 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 hike 12 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $15 for one hike. Discount for more.

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

Friday July 24, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Come dance to the music of the 10th Avenue Band. Do the swing, waltzes and more. Light refreshments are 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 donation

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

Saturday July 25, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear Bean Creek play heart felt, award winning, traditional bluegrass. Vocal harmonies and fine pickin places Bean Creek in the top echelon of the California traditional bluegrass scene.

Location: On the lawn near the Ranger Office of Vasona Lake County Park, just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required. Arrive early for seating.

Fee: If you park inside the park, there is a $6 parking fee. The concert is free. Food and cash donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted.

Other information: Bring a lawn chair, bring dinner and arrive early.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks.

Saturday July 25, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening music concert featuring jazz and blues by Pamela Rose.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by Sunnyvale Downtown Association

Sunday July 26, 2015 from 10:30 AM to Noon

Event: Join the Black Mountain Bowmen and learn how to shoot a compound or recurve bow, fletch arrows and make a bow string. A mandatory safety class will be given prior to shooting a bow. Equipment is provided.

Location: Meet at the archery range on Avenida Espana at Santa Teresa County Park in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, reservation is required. Please use phone number below.

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

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

Sunday July 26, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music Groovy Judy Trio under old trees with your friends and family.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Event: Crime Scene Investigation Bay Area. Are you fascinated with forensic TV shows like CSI and Dexter? Have you always wondered what its like to work in a REAL crime lab? This virtual tour of the Santa Clara County Crime Lab walks through all the different areas of the lab via photographs and stories from real cases. The presentation is given by a criminalist with over 15 years of experience who has worked on many different kinds of cases, from crime scenes to shoeprints to bloodstain patterns. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: San Jose CA 95110. Detailed directions to the seminar location 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 7 after you complete the registration form.

Fee: $10

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

Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Event: Join other older adults to watch the Academy Award winning film Seabiscuit, a true story of a champion racehorse.

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: Free

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

Saturday July 22, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening concert featuring dance music by Smash City.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by City of Sunnyvale

Friday July 31, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Event: Join other older adults to watch the Academy Award winning film Still Alice about a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease.

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: Free

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

Saturday August 1, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM

Event: Movie night at the park. Enjoy the evening twilight as the sun sinks behind the mountains. Learn about your local County Parks system and then sit back and enjoy the film Jupiter Ascending on the big screen.

Location: Meet in the lower parking lot of Santa Teresa County Park in San Jose.
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 a low chair or blanket, flashlight and plenty of clothes to keep you warm.

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

Saturday August 1, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening music concert featuring rhythm and blues and contemporary jazz of Tony Lindsay.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by Sunnyvale Downtown Association

Sunday August 2, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music of PS Duo under old trees with your friends and family.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Sunday August 2, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Event: Spend an hour doing gentle Hatha yoga in the park including postures, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and meditation. Through conscious breathing the body becomes revitalized and rejuvenated. The gentle stretches help the body to let go of any tension. The class is designed for adults of all levels.

Location: Meet at the Vasona Vibrations Lawn just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, reservation is required. Please use phone number below.

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

Other information: Bring your own yoga mat and water. A light snack half one hour before the class is okay.

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

Sunday August 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Event: Join a generally over 50, singles group that is part of the Sierra Club for mostly level, 4 mile walk on the paved trail Los Gatos Creek trail from the park to Old Town Los Gatos and back.

Location: Meet at the first lot on the left after the kiosk entrance on Blossom Hill Road at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.
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.

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

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chapter Singleaires. For more information, please call Caroline Houston at 408.247.1952. On the day of the hike, call her at 408.393.0853

Tuesday August 4, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: How to Conserve in the California Water Crisis. Please join a Santa Clara Valley Water District Water Conservation Specialist to learn about the drought in California, rules and regulations that you need to know, and programs and rebates that can help you become as water efficient as possible. This workshop will cover landscaping for a dry California and review how to apply and fill out the forms for a rebate on water efficient changes to your home. Refreshments will be served.

Location: San Jose CA 95133. Detailed directions to the seminar location 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 lecture 13 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10

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

August 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Event: Come see The Prince of Rikers Island, a story about John Zeleznik, famous actor of the stage and screen, has been sentenced by court mandate to direct a production of Hamlet with the inmates of Rikers Island prison. After he learns of the wardens heinous correctional policies, Zeleznik must choose between helping the prisoners he barely knows and his chance for a future outside of the prisons walls.

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 through the box office. For contact information, please see below.

Fee: $12 for seniors and $18 for other adults.

Contact information: Organized by City Lights Theatre Company. For reservations, please call the box office at 408.295.4200.

Saturday July 29, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening music concert featuring funk, top 40 music by Too Smooth.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by City of Sunnyvale

Friday August 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: A triple threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. Lending contemporary flair to mainstream stylings, Thiroux carries on the hard swinging tradition of bass masters Ray Brown and John Clayton, while channeling the buoyant vocal finesse of iconic singers including Anita O Day, Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald.

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.

Friday August 7, 2015 form 8:30 to 11:00 PM

Event: Enjoy The Hobbit movie under the stars on a big screen with family and friends.

Location: Meet at the Sandy Wool lawn by the lake at Ed Levin Park in Milpitas.
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 a flashlight, low lawn chair or blanket and warm clothes.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.262.6980

Friday August 7, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Come to a 1940s Dance Party and dance to the sounds of The Swing Solution big band. Free swing dance lesson. Enjoy a large dance floor and local food.

Location: History Park 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 $6 for parking.

Contact information: Organized by History Park. For more information, please call 408.287.2290.

Saturday August 8, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening music concert featuring rhythm and blues by Joint Chiefs.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by Sunnyvale Downtown Association

Saturday August 8, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM

Event: Enjoy a quiet walk along the stream bank while you explore the wonders of Coyote Creek. Discover abundant life along the creek channel under a shady canopy of water loving trees. Topics range from Native American presence to early cultivation of vineyards and orchards.

Location: Meet at the visitor center at Anderson Lake County Park in Morgan Hill.
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, water, snacks and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Binoculars are recommended.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.234.6377

Sunday August 9, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Step back in time and experience what life was like back in the mining heyday. Ride by van to various historic sites and enjoy your brown-bag lunch in the park.

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

Reservations: Reservations are required via the phone below.

Fee: $15

Other information: Bring a bag lunch, water and wear sun protection.

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

Sunday August 9, 2015 from Noon to 4:00 PM

Event: Celebrate the Spirit of 45 Day with live big band music, swing dancing, a fashion show, WWII vehicles, homecoming parade and tent city, vintage cars, food and more.

Location: History Park 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 $6 for parking.

Contact information: Organized by History Park. For more information, please call 408.287.2290.

Sunday August 9, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music of Trevor and Friends under old trees with your friends and family.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Saturday August 12, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening concert featuring classic rock by Steel Horse and OTR.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by City of Sunnyvale

From August 12, 2015 onward

Event: This exhibition traces the meaning and practice of empathy through artistic representations of Buddhist compassion; Christianitys commandment to love our neighbor; Enlightenment moral philosophy; and Civil Rights era photography.

Location: Cantor Arts 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 Cantor Arts Center.

Saturday August 5, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening concert featuring pop and dance music by Ascension.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by City of Sunnyvale

Friday August 14, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Event: Come learn how to improve your propagation skills. Master Gardener Roberta Barnes will talk about different ways to propagate plants. Seeding, cuttings, and division will be covered. Bring your questions.

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

Reservations:

Fee: Free

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

Saturday August 15, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening music concert featuring urban jazz by Times 4.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by Sunnyvale Downtown Association

Saturday August 15, 2015 from 9:00 AM to Noon

Event: Enjoy a moderate 2 mile hike in the beautiful redwoods while learning how to create and capture nature through journaling and using natural objects to create artistic masterpieces.

Location: Meet at Ohlone Group Area at Sanborn Park in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, reservation is required. Please use phone number below.

Fee: $5 material fee and $6 vehicle entrance fee

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

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

Saturday August 15, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:30 PM

Event: Take a pleasantly bouncy ride to the Bat Inn where you can visit but cannot stay. Discover why these creatures are so important and then watch as thousands of bats emerge from their sleep. Bring a small chair or blanket, closed toe shoes, bug spray, layered warm clothing and flashlight.

Location: Meet at the Calero Park office off McKean Rd., south of reservoir.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $15

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

Sunday August 16, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music Don Nick and Tony Martinez under old trees with your friends and family.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Tuesday August 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Event: Ira Flatow, the host of NPRs Science Friday will led a discussion of Catalysts of Creativity, the inspirations for new ideas. From the telephone to computer mouse, from Hedy Lamarr to Radar OReilly, one does not have to be an Einstein or a Steve Jobs to be creative. Searching through inventions and patents of the last hundred years, Flatow digs out some of the more unusual, interesting and humorous sparks of imagination.

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

Reservations: Call about reservations.

Fee: $10 senior admission.

Contact information: Organized by The Tech Museum. For more information, please call 408.294.8324

Tuesday August 18, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Genetic Engineering Your Food. It is estimated that at least 70% of food products in U.S. retail stores contain genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. Have you ever wondered why companies like Monsanto spend billions making genetically modified crops and how they are made? This seminar covers these issues and the risks associated with genetic modification so you can make educated decisions about what you eat and whether it is important for our food to be labeled. We will discuss the Monsanto perspective, what other scientific researchers are creating and what activist groups like Greenpeace are saying and why. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. The lecture is presented by Ph.D. scientist who worked directly with academics and agriculture companies creating GMOs. Lunch will be served.

Location: San Jose CA 95129 near Cupertino. 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 lecture 8 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10

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

Wednesday August 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Bakery Tour, Tasting and Lunch. Did you know that LeBoulanger bakery was established in 1922 by Paul Brunello, an Italian immigrant who opened the first bakery in a little Northern California town called Weed? Today, the regional bakerys facility produces 110,000 pounds of dough per week for retail stores throughout the Bay Area. We will learn more about the history of this successful family-run bakery as well as the craft and technical aspects of large-scale production with a behind the scenes, special 75 minute tour led by the operations manager. We will go inside the production facility for a close look at the bakers mixing dough and batters, hand-shaping the loaves of specialty breads, and the finished products from their ovens. We end with a baked good tasting and social lunch (not included) at the cafe.

Location: Sunnyvale CA 94085. Detailed directions to the seminar location 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 9 after you complete the registration form.

Fee: $7.50

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

Friday August 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: In 2006, vocalist Kat Parra quit her job as a graphic designer at Cisco Systems to pursue her passion for music. It was the right choice; since then, the award-winning composer has released four critically acclaimed CDs produced by Grammy-nominated Wayne Wallace, she has performed in Amsterdam, Brazil and Mexico as well as top-tier venues throughout the United States, earned the designation Best Latin Jazz Vocalist of 2010 and 2008. Kats latest project pays tribute to women composers of the Americas.

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.

Saturday August 22, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening music concert featuring vocal jazz by Yvonne Flores.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by Sunnyvale Downtown Association

Saturday August 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Discover some beginning fishing tips that will help make you a more successful angler. This indoor session is for beginner anglers. You will learn about basic equipment, rules and regulations, and local hot spots. No equipment necessary.

Location: Meet at the Visitor Center Rangers Office in Stevens Creek County Park in Cupertino.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, reservation is required. Please use phone number below.

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

Other information: Bring lunch and water.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.867.3654

Sunday August 23, 2015 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM

Event: Come hear author Noga Niv discuss her novel, Inside the Bubble, a captivating tale of the high tech world, the Israeli community in Silicon Valley and female friendship. Noga Niv is a clinical psychologist in a private practice in Palo Alto, CA. She holds an MA in psychology from Tel Aviv University and a PhD in psychology from PGSP.

Location: Freidenrich 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: Arrive early to get good seating.

Fee: Free

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

Sunday August 23, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music Dolce Musica under old trees with your friends and family.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: There are only 3 spots left for this leisurely, four-mile roundtrip hike to Ranch Lake. The wide trail follows the side of cliffs produced by the San Andreas Fault, passing by ancient Redwoods that provide plentiful shade, Douglas-firs and small waterfalls. Along the way, we will learn about redwood ecology from a Save the Redwoods expert. We stop at Ranch Lake for a picnic lunch before heading back.

Location: Sanborn County Park in Los Gatos. 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 hike 14 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $15 for one hike. Discount for more.

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

Saturday August 26, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening concert featuring the Hitman.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by City of Sunnyvale

Saturday August 19, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening concert featuring old school rhythm and blues dance music by Double Funk Crunch.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by City of Sunnyvale

Thursday August 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear author John Markoff in conversation with John Hollar. Hollar evaluates the present state of the artificial intelligence (IA) versus IA debate. He goes deep inside the science fiction worlds of Battlestar Galactica, Terminator, and the Jetsons, which are fast becoming a reality, and talks to the insiders, scientists, entrepreneurs, ethicists, hackers and others, who are shaping the future.

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

Reservations: Registration required using the contact information below.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum. To register, please phone: 650.810.1010.

Friday August 28, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Come dance to the music of the 10th Avenue Band. Do the swing, waltzes and more. Light refreshments are 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 donation

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

Saturday August 29, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come enjoy a free evening music concert featuring jazz and blues by Ron E Beck Soul Review.

Location: Murphy Ave in downtown Sunnyvale.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring a seat and/or your own food to sit out in the closed street and listen to the music. Arrive early to get a space.

Contact information: Organized by Sunnyvale Downtown Association

Saturday August 29, 2015 from Noon to 2:00 PM

Event: Take an easy 2-mile hike to look for winged hunters in the sky. Learn about a raptors role in the environment and how you can become involved in the study of hawks, falcons and eagles.

Location: Meet at the equestrian parking lot in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve in Cupertino.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring your field guides and binoculars, sun protection, water, snacks and sturdy hiking shoes. Eat lunch before you arrive.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.867.9959

Sunday August 30, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music Hotenanny under old trees with your friends and family.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116