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.
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