Thursday, November 27, 2014

Harvest Festival Original Arts and Craft Show - Nov 28,29,30, 2014

With 24,000 handmade American art & crafts in hundreds of booths, all day entertainment, and kids activity center, each Harvest Festival features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items including beautiful jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, original art, hand-turned wood, music, ceramics and much more.

Enjoy three fun-packed days of shopping, stage and strolling entertainment, and festival food all for the price of one ticket. Remember to get your hand stamped to return as many times as you want without paying again.

There's something for everyone in the family, including Kidzones with craft activities for the little ones in most venues - make a day of it.

San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA       

Fri Nov 28 (10am)
Sat Nov 29 (10am)
Sun Nov 30 (10am)
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 SJ Classic Chevy Club's Car Show & Toy Drive - Nov 22, 2014 - 10AM

The SJ Classic Chevy Club's Car Show & Toy Drive is not just a car show, it's an event for the entire family. Hot San Jose Nights brings together car guys & gals showing off an incredible array of custom Chevy's for a fun day in the sun.

The Cathedral of Faith

2315 Canoas Garden Ave, San Jose , CA 10AM

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

San Jose Museum Of Art - Community Day: El Día de los Muertos - Nov 1, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014
11 AM–5 PM
Free Museum admission

Celebrate El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a full day of live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and hands-on family fun. Decorate calaveras de azucar (sugar skulls) and make other traditional and not-so-traditional crafts inspired by this festive holiday.

Schedule of events

  • 11–11:15 AM: Opening ceremony led by Aztec Dancers Calpulli Tonalehqueh
  • 12–1:30 PM and 2–3:30 PM:  Roaming skeleton performers
  • 1:15–1:45 PM: Traditional Aztec music and dance by Calpulli Tonalehqueh
  • 1:30–4 PM: Ofrenda building demonstration by local artist Phyllis Carrasco

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

California Home, Garden & Design Show - Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT) San Jose, CA

The California Home, Garden & Design Show | October 24th, 25th & 26th at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds | World Class Shows

California Home, Garden & Design Show

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

San Jose, CA

SAVE BIG MONEY BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL SHOW DISCOUNTS. Kitchen & bath remodeling, landscape experts, HVAC, plumbing, solar, doors, windows, contractors, roofs, flooring, shutters, design, sliding doors, garage doors, organization, green living & more!

ENTER TO WIN  prizes

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The Commons at St. James Park: Wall of Sound - Oct 24, 2014

Join us for the second gathering of The Commons at St. James Park on October 24th at 6pm!
We have an exciting lineup that promises to be just as exciting as our last round.

Hosted by Santa Clara County Poet Laureate - David Perez and featuring:

Violinist Ilana Blumberg Thomas will be showcasing her virtuostic chops as innovative choreographer and dancer Jenny Stulberg creates a spontaneous dance performance.

San Jose duo Dreams Of June will be taking the stage to present their own original concoction pop, alternative rock and soulful blues.

cellojoe the international bicycle touring vagabond troubadour cellist beatboxer will be looping and layering beatboxing beats (vocal percussion) and funky cello to form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics AND

Cello Joe will be leading our "Wall of Sound" improvisers into synchronized chaos as they show off their chops and lead each other down the rabbit hole of effects and amplification! If you've ever wondered what could happen when you give concert hall musicians with the finest skills a chance to shred, now is the chance to find out!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival - October 18-19, 2014

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
World Pumpkin Capital Celebrates The Great Gourd
October 18–19, 2014 * 9am to 5pm
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California

Saturday, October 18

7 a.m.Pancake Breakfast, Mac Dutra Park, Main St. @ Kelly Ave.
9 a.m.Festival Opens
10 a.m.Costume Contest, HMB Library Parking Lot, 620 Correas St.
12 noonGreat Pumpkin Parade
2 p.m.Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot
2:15 p.m.Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot
5 p.m.Festival Closes

Sunday, October 19

7 a.m.Pancake Breakfast, Mac Dutra Park, Main St. @ Kelly Ave.
8 a.m.Pumpkin Run/Walk on Coastside Trail
5K Run + "Enhanced" 5K Run, 5K Walk, & Kids Fun Run
Starts at Hatch School (Kelly Ave. @ Hwy. 1)
Run Info-line: 650-712-7322 or
9 a.m.Festival Opens
10 a.m.Pumpkin Carving for Fun (not a contest), Bank of America lot
2 p.m.Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot
2:15 p.m.Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot
5 p.m.Festival Closes
Admission is free
No Pets Please
Info-Line: 650-726-9652

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Emergency Preparedness Fair Save the Date and JOIN US! - October 17, 2014

Cityscape at night
Office of Emergency Services from City of San Jose
WHAT: Great California Shake Out and Emergency Preparedness Fair
WHEN: Friday October 17th, 2014
TIME: 10 am to 4 pm
WHERE: City Hall Rotunda
WHY: Free to the public, informative, many vendors, and free starter kits!

• Where were you in 1989 when the big quake hit the Bay Area?
• If you work for the City, County, or State do you know what DSW means?
• Want to find out how to be prepared at home, work, school, or the office?
• Want to find out how to help your neighbors when a disaster strikes?
• Want to find out how to help emergency first responders?
• What is RACES, and what is CERT?
• How can you be involved to help your community?

We would love to help answer some of these questions so please join us.
It takes all of us working together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from whatever comes our way.

Sponsored by your San Jose Fire Department Office of Emergency Services
Approved for Posting by Division Chief Colleen Mulholand Harrison

Call us at 408-794-7055

Shared with City of San Jose in Crime & Safety

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

OneBeat Music Festival at Montalvo - October 19, 2014 - 11-4PM

15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
OneBeat is an international cultural exchange initiative that brings together musicians from as far away as Turkey, Colombia, Zimbabwe, and Russia to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music. This year, Montalvo Arts Center is OneBeat's first-ever West Coast host.
Join us on Sunday, October 19, from 11am-4pm for a FREE outdoor festival - the culmination of OneBeat's residency at Montalvo. Showcasing brand new work the musicians have created, the afternoon will feature small group performances staged throughout Montalvo's scenic grounds. Guests are invited to mingle among the musicians as they perform, and later gather in the Garden Theatre for an ensemble performance.

In addition to the musical performances, enjoy music-making activities and gourmet food trucks. RSVP today, and invite your friends: it's an afternoon you won't want to miss!

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Go Behind the Scenes at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley The 75th anniversary open house and walking tours are Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Go Behind the Scenes at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley
News from NASA Ames Research Center:
NASA is inviting the Bay Area behind the gates for its 75th Anniversary. Attendees can take a two-mile walking tour through the Center and visit with Ames engineers and scientists in booths set up in front of their facilities.
After the walking tour, they can join on the plaza to learn about NASA missions.
Food, drinks and NASA gift shop merchandise will be on sale.
  • Event Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entry gates open 8:15 a.m. Lines may be expected.
  • Ames will have staggered entry times from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to observe their ticket time.
The NASA Ames 75th Anniversary Open House is a unique event, and expected to be many times larger than other recent Ames public events. Ames is working with local law enforcement to address traffic impacts in the area on October 18.
Along with observing the staggered ticket timings, NASA Ames recommends walking, biking and public transportation for the thousands attending. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., the Moffett Boulevard off-ramps on U.S. Highway 101 will be closed. The South-bound Highway 101 on ramp will remain open. Manila Road will also be closed to vehicles from Enterprise Way to Ellis Street.

On Site Parking is Extremely Limited
NASA Ames has approximately 10,500 on-site parking spaces (accessible through the Ellis Street gate) for an estimated 120,000 attendees – so parking is not guaranteed.
If you have questions regarding ADA accommodations, please contact Dana Bolles at Alternative forms of transit are recommended.
NASA will provide shuttle buses every 15 minutes from two public transit locations:
  1. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Light Rail’s “BayShore/NASA” station, and
  2. VTA Light Rail’s “Downtown Mountain View” station and CalTrain “Mountain View” station.
For more information about the VTA’s Light Rail, visit: more information about CalTrain, visit: more information about bike trails in Mountain View, see our Bicycle Map PDFor Getting Around Mountain View webpage
Vehicles may only enter Ames through the Ellis Street gate until parking is filled, but pedestrians, bicyclists and shuttle riders may arrive at either the Moffett Boulevard or Ellis Street gates. Bicycle self-locking areas available at both the Moffett Boulevard and Ellis Street gates.
For additional information, visit:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

7th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival Saturday, September 27, 2014 12-8pm Downtown Redwood City

Redwood City is going to be sizzling during its 7th annual Salsa Festival, on Saturday September 27th, 2014. Multiple stages featuring a variety of Latin Music, including Salsa and Jazz, will fire up Redwood City with music and dancing all day long. Plus, this year we’ve expanded our cultural offering with an additional Reggae Stage. Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun, prizes and Salsa Glory, at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Public tasting is from 12-5pm, but come early to be sure to sample the most popular! Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day. The festival features public Tequila Tasting, FREE hands-on art projects, a Children's Play Area complete with bounce houses, and much more. Redwood City's Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tongue-tingling salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family from noon until 8 pm.

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Holistic Arts Fair in San Jose on Sep 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 7 PM

The 16th annual HOLISTIC ARTS FAIR happens the weekend of September 27 and 28, from 10 AM to 7 PM, at Community of Infinite Spirit, 1540 Hicks Ave. in San Jose (take Highway 17 to Hamilton Ave., east 2 miles to Hicks Ave.; left about 3 blocks). Experience dozens of life-changing events. Discover today’s leading trends in visionary arts, holistic health, human potential, spiritual and psychic awareness, and future alternatives. Receive readings, healings and guidance on the path to health and wholeness. Admission is free to all exhibits and events, and parking is free behind the center and on Hicks Ave. The Fair is produced by Holistic Arts Fair Association, a non-profit educational organization. Some proceeds will be donated to charities. Hear lectures and panels by recognized experts in holistic fields, and sacred music. Speakers include Dr. Bernd Friedlander on controlling inflammation and restoring energy, Seth channel Mark Allen Frost, an "interview with God" by Sonia Sneed, Lynn Rogers on the female Edgar Cayce, and Robert Perala on the Divine Blueprint for a new world. Over 60 exhibitors will offer products and services covering the full range of today's holistic alternatives. Visit our web site at for the latest updates, or call (408)448-6726
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Summer in St.James Park - San Jose Ca - Sept 19, 2014

Print Page"Classic Sounds for Cool Kids"

The Commons, an art and performance collective, and Summer in St.James Park presents an evening showcase of music and performance at historic St. James Park in downtown San Jose. Join the Commons on Sep 19th at 6:00 p.m. as they bring you an eclectic line­up of musicians from across the Bay Area performing a repertoire that ranges from the great classical composers to original indie­folk ballads.

Hosted by Santa Clara County poet laureate, David C. Perez, the festival features the cool workings of:

Awesöme Orchestra Collective feat. soloist Rachel Larsen playing works by Mozart, Copeland, and "Everything Is Awesome!" from THE LEGO MOVIE

Dirty Cello featuring the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area's most exciting cross­over cellists

Narrators a fixture on the local music scene with a signature sound incorporating glossy vocal harmonies into genre­-bending originals

Classical Revolution an organization of musicians dedicated to performing high­ quality chamber music in non­traditional settings feat. violinist Ishtar Hernandez and pianist Naomi Stine

and DJ Coco

The Commons in St. James Park is open to all ages and free to the public. There will be lawn seating, so feel free to bring blankets or lawn chairs!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival - Aug 30-31, 2014

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival - The Last Blast of Summer, Labor Day Weekend on Broadway

The Last Blast of Summer
Aug. 30-31, 2014 * 10am to 5pm
Broadway Avenue, Millbrae, California
Let the good times roll for #44 … the festive spirit and flavor of the “Big Easy” is coming to the Bay Area! For some sun-splashed, Mardi Gras-style fun this Labor Day weekend, head to lively, pulsating downtown Millbrae for the city’s annual big bash—the 44th Art & Wine Festival, August 30-31. Every year, the last unofficial weekend of summer brings massive crowds to this peninsula city, that could easily serve as a typical small town movie set, for the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend bash, transforming its charming downtown streets into a resplendent sea of people and colorful tents

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12th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights - Cupertino CA - Sept 27, 2014

  • 12th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights Photo #1

12th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights

The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and its Asian American Business Council (AABC) is proud to present its 12th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This year we are presenting a new expanded entertainment program from 10 am to 5 pm. This FREE event brings over 12,000 people to our beautiful Memorial Park, (Stevens Creek Blvd/Mary) in Cupertino, and is a showcase of multicultural music, dance, fun kids zone, workshops, arts and crafts, fun, frolic and food. The purpose of this festival is to get together and celebrate intercultural understanding that promotes economic prosperity.

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Luna Park Chalk Art Festival - Sept 20, 2014

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival 2014

Thirteenth Street & Empire
San Jose, California 95112

Now in its seventh year, the Luna Park Chalk Art festival bring together thousands of artists, arts students, and art lovers from all cultural and artistic backgrounds for a day of community celebration in a beautiful downtown San Jose park.
See art created live throughout the event while artists create works of art. Listen and dance to Live music, and savor the delicous food provided by the various themed food trucks.

The 2014 chalk art/art festival will kick-off on the morning of Friday the 19th.  On Friday, we highly encourage all chalk artists to start on their murals. The festival main event is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th from 10am-5pm! This is a RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!!!  Yipee!!!
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Russian Fair: Arts, Crafts, Enterprise & Entertainment - Palo Alto CA - Sept 7, 2014

Russian Fair: Arts, Crafts, Enterprise & Entertainment

Join us for a colorful, artistic and fun event for the whole family and help us celebrate the achievements, successes and rich cultural heritage of the Russian-speaking community in Bay Area. Enjoy delicious food, fiery dances, creative vendors, arts and entertainment for children and a festive atmosphere.

We’ll feature talented members of the creative Russian-speaking community: performers, artists and local business owners. The event has been a tradition for more than two decades in Palo Alto.

Enjoy giving back to the community? We are looking for awesome volunteers, sponsors and vendors! Please contact Lilia at

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Fiestas Patria - San Jose CA - Sept 14, 2014

180 Woz Way
San Jose, California 95110
September 14, 2014
Sunday  12:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The outdoor El “Grito” brings families and friends together to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon/evening in San José. The Festival will feature two stages with live music and entertainment from local and national mariachi, folkloric and band groups as well as many other acts will take place at Discovery Meadow. Expected attendance will be approximately 5,500-6,500.
The Mexican Independence is celebrated annually to remember the bravery of Miguel Hidalgo. To this day, the church bell that was used 203 years ago hangs in the National Palace in Mexico City and is rung at mid-night of 15th September each year by the President of Mexico.

The Fiestas Patrias “El Grito” Festival, will showcase a multi-cultural selection of food vendors, as well as cultural, local community service, business vendors placed throughout the festival area. (See attached park map layout). Epicentro Advertising, Marketing & Production, under the direction of Maria F. Schabbing, has presented event productions services to chambers of commerce, merchant associations, and various city agencies, corporations and non-profits throughout the Bay Area & Northern California for the past 25 years. Partnered for this event is the local non-profit, Teatro Nahual. Proceeds from this event will support youth dance/theater scholarships and future cultural programs

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Santa Clara Corvettes Spectacular Car Show - Downtown Los Altos - Sept 21, 2014

  • Santa Clara Corvettes Spectacular Car Show Photo #1

Santa Clara Corvettes Spectacular Car Show

Santa Clara Corvettes presents our 38th Annual Corvette Spectacular on Sunday, September 21st on Main Street, Los Altos. Registration begins at 8 AM and awards are scheduled at 3:30 PM.
Live band, vendors & raffle prizes. FREE for spectators and one of the largest collections of Corvettes on the West Coast. or

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Campbell's 6th Annual Egyptian Festival - August 22, 23 and 24, 2014.

This year’s event will be held on August 22, 23 and 24, 2014.

Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The event will again be held at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church located at 395 W. Rincon Ave., Campbell, CA 95008

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Silicon Valley Pride Festival: Honoring our Past, Securing our Future - August 17, 2014

Silicon Valley Pride Festival: Honoring our Past, Securing our Future

Join in the fun and festivities and celebrate the diversity of our community! The Silicon Valley Pride Festival is a one-day event taking place Sunday, August 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Discovery Meadow in San Jose. Headline performances by international recording artist Kristine W, RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Raven, chart-topping rap artist Cazwell, Deepa Soul, Movin' 99.7 DJ St. John, DJ Matth and many more. The festival features local and national entertainers, vendors, food and fun!

For almost 40 years Silicon Valley Pride has honored the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and its allies. Held annually, festival attendees come from all over the Bay Area to participate in the festival and related events. It is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay and each year thousands of guests attend.
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Italian Art and Products at San Jose Festa - August 23-24, 2014

  • Italian Art and Products at San Jose Festa in August Photo #1

Italian Art and Products at San Jose Festa in August

Gioia Italian Art and Products showcases Brigantino Organic Olive Oil, Artisan Italian Masks, Murano Glass Jewelry, Italian Ceramics and more at the Italian Family Festa in Guadalupe Park and Little Italy San Jose. Visit our Booth! This Festival is put on by the Italian American Heritage Foundation San Jose and is in its 34th year and draws over 30,000 attendees. Share the day with great friends and family, enjoy all that is Italy. Mark Your Calendar. No entrance fee.
W Taylor and W Santa Clara Streets
San Jose, California 95110

August 23 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August 24 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Mountain View To Celebrate 43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival - Sept 6-7, 2014

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

Silicon Valley's World-Class Art & Music Festival is "A Festival Like No Other"
New: “Wine Haven, Taste of the Mountains Passport Days” Premium Wine Tasting Tent
Turning Up the Heat With the Return of Big Hit "Salsa Sunday

Festival insiders know the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is the crème de la crème on the Bay Area festival scene. Voted “Best Festival in the South Bay” multiple times by readers of Metro and still hitting on all cylinders better than ever, this year’s 43rd annual festival, September 6-7 promises to be a “festival like no other.”

The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View, California. Admission is free.

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Viejitos Car Club presents Juvenile Diabetes Car Show Fundraiser - Saturday, August 23rd 2014

Starts: Saturday, August 23rd 2014 at 10:00 am
Ends: Saturday, August 23rd 2014 at 4:00 pm

Location: History Park
Admission: $5/person $25/show car

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14th Annual Antique Autos in History Park - Sunday, September 14th 2014

14th Annual Antique Autos in History Park

Antique Autos

Starts: Sunday, September 14th 2014 at 11:00 am
Ends: Sunday, September 14th 2014 at 4:00 pm

Location: History Park
Admission: HSJ members free; kids 2 and under free; $5 all others
Welcome to the Largest Annual Antique Auto Show on the West Coast!
Join us for the 14th Annual Antique Autos in History Park presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San José. This event fills History Park with 200 antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes and models from the late 1800s to 1945. Kids will especially enjoy building and racing their own race cars.
In addition, our trolley will be running and you will be able to see demonstrations at the Print Shop. Visit the Fruit Barn, Umbarger House and One Room School House, and take in our two exhibits at the McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House, and the Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel.
Peggy Sue’s will offer food for sale, as well as O’Briens Candy Store & Ice Cream Parlor.

For more information about the event contact Allan Greenberg at or call 408.997.0879

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Santa Cruz Mountain Sol - August 9 & 10, 2014 • Roaring Camp Meadows • Felton, CA


August 9 & 10, 2014 • Roaring Camp Meadows • Felton, CA

Noon – 8pm // GATES OPEN AT 11AM
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Celebrate the Spirit of '45 at History Park - San Jose CA - August 8th & 9th, 2014

Celebrate the Spirit of '45 at History San Jose! August 8th & 9th
August 8, Friday
1940s Dance Party 7:00pm-10:00pm

Dance under the Light Tower to the tune of the big band era, featuring The Swing Solution. Free swing dance lessons by Dance Boulevard. 21x21 ft Dance Floor! And food! ...
Period attire encouraged. Admission $10

August 9, Saturday
Living History Day 12:00pm-4:00pm
Live '40s Big Band music, swing dancing, fashion show, '40s hair & make-up, Victory Parade, civilian & military vintage vehicles, hands-on exhibits, WWII Tent City, kids
activities, food and MUCH MORE!

Admission $5, City Parking $6,
History San José members, children ages 2 and under,
Active Military & WWII Veterans FREE

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Games at St. James

FYI - Starting Aug. 5 – The Games at St. James
The San Jose Downtown Association is excited to engage downtown businesses for a series of competitive events named the GAMES at ST. JAMES on Tuesday evenings, beginning Aug 5.
GAMES will allow downtown businesses to compete against one another in fun, picnic-game type activities in St. James Park. Participants will have a chance at ultimate downtown bragging rights, prizes will be awarded and this setting will provide an oppor...tunity to connect with new downtown colleagues.
Rally 10 of your co-workers to participate in the GAMES at ST. JAMES.
5:30 – 7:30pm, St. James Park, N Second St., email to indicate your interest to participate to, “Games at St. James: [your company]” in the subject line by Friday, July 18.
Please include the name of the lead contact of your company/organization, email address, phone number, and the top two Tuesdays your company would like to compete.

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