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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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April through June 2014





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

Through April 27, 2014

Event: Come see the world premiere of Love, Laughter, and Linguine. You will be treated to stories and celebrations seasoned with generous portions from the American songbook and a buffet of new tunes like When Sara Lee Met Jenny Craig. A tasty treat for your heart and soul, this show will make you feel glad to be alive.

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

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased.

Fee: $28 for age 65 and over and $30 for other adults.

Contact information: Organized by Tabard Theatre.

Until April 27, 2014

Event: The Tasty, too is an exhibit offers a whimsical exploration into the intersection of some of our most basic needs–food, warmth, community–showcasing food inspired quilts and textiles from a private collection, contemporary artists, and the community. It also highlights a few of the remarkable quilts from the 1999 exhibit and catalog Women of Taste, A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs . Included are Alice Beasley’s Bette’s Diner, Mary Mashuta’s Mixed Greens, and Cherries 3 by Miriam Nathan–Roberts. One large wall is completely covered with over 80 vintage to new pot holders. Culled from a private collection these utilitarian objects each with a food related subject provide a glimpse into our collective delight on the subject of food, eating, and cooking.

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 April 10, 2014 onward

Event: This exhibition explores the fascinating work of Bay Area artist Mirang Wonne, whose art is rarely as it seems. Rich with complexity and surprising dichotomy, her pieces weave together art and industry in unique and compelling ways.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by de Saisset art museum.

From April 10, 2014 onward

Event: Composed of more than twenty pieces, the New Passages exhibition explores the latest work of Bay Area artists Mari Andrews and Ann Holsberry. Using a range of materials and investigating themes of navigation, migration, and movement, each artist gives form to the notion of passage. For Andrews, the concept embodies transition, directionality, and time; while Holsberry draws inspiration from the earths migratory movements.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by de Saisset art museum.

Through April 28, 2014

Event: This art exhibit focuses on a group of women who represent the manner in which Jewish women contended with the extreme realities of life that were imposed upon them during the Holocaust.

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: None required.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC.

From April 12 to May 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Event: Come see Harold and Maude, the classic love story of the ages. Harold is a morbid young man obsessed with death and dying. Octagarian Maude is a bright and shinning soul, filled with a zest for life. When the pair strike up a friendship, Maude teaches Harold how to make the most of his time on earth. Together, they make the most unusual pair.

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.

Fee: $18 to $32 per ticket.

Contact information: Organized by Los Altos Stage Company.

Until April 20, 2014

Event: You are what you eat. The exhibit Around The Table explores the role that food plays in our lives. Examples include our cultural diversity, food trucks and the science of food. What we eat also has social, economic and political implications.

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 May 4, 2014

Event: View Katherine Meyer’s exhibit Territories of Experience that features charcoal drawings of landscapes.

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.

Until April 27, 2014

Event: Share Seeds is an art project by the activists collective Eating in Public. It is a do–it–yourself seed–sharing station. Help yourself free of cost to non–genetically modified seeds to plant at home. Please add to the supply by collecting non–hybrid seeds from your own garden and leaving them at the Share Seeds station for other visitors.

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.

Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Event: Join other astronomy lovers for a Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture called Lifting the Cosmic Veil– A Decade of Highlights from the Spitzer Space Telescope by Dr. Michael D. Bicay, Science Director at the NASA Ames Research Center. The lectures is an illustrated, nontechnical talk on some of the most exciting discoveries about the universe specifically the world of dust and gas from which stars from, which our eyes cannot see, but our instruments in space can.

Location: Smithwick Theater at Foothill College in Los Altos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $3 for parking.

Contact information: Organized by Foothill College. For more information, please call 650.949.7888.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Event: Protect your loved ones from the pain of indecision or conflicts over your medical care by learning what you can do to prepare for unexpected events. This hands–on workshop will give you all the tools, including handouts and forms, you need to understand and complete an Advance Directive form. Anyone who does not have an advance directive or has an advance directive but has not updated it in years should attend. Presented by Karen Storey, a certified Respecting Choices instructor and facilitator. Breakfast will be served.

Location: Located in Sunnyvale, CA 94087. 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 4 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $5 donation.

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

Friday April 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Event: Come hear the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

Location: Memorial Church
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 Stanford Live.

Sunday April 20, 2014 from 9:00 AM to Noon

Event: Enjoy scenic views and spectacular spring wildflowers as you hike 4 miles through majestic oak forests and grasslands.

Location: Meet at the launch ramp parking lot in Coyote Lake–Harvey Bear County Park in Gilroy.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

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

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. Please reserve a place by calling 408.842.7800.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from Noon to 3:00 PM

Event: Spend the afternoon with the Save the Bay team transplanting native seedlings so they can grow big and strong and re-establish acres of wetlands. This important work supports a sustainable ecosystem for generations to come. We will work in the nursery and learn about native plants. All restoration tools and gloves, educational instruction with maps, other materials, water and granola bars will be provided.

Location: Palo Alto Baylands Park. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration is required. Please click here Then click the register button toward the top of the page and scroll down to Event 5 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $5 donation.

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

Friday April 25, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Live Swing music by the 10th Avenue Band, for listening and dancing.

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

Other information: Must be age 55 or older.

Contact information: Organized by Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center. For more information please call 408. 354.1514 or email info@lgsrecreation.org

From April 27 to May 18, 2014

Event: Come see an annual showcase of children’s artwork by K12 students from the Palo Alto Unified School District. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with an annual Cultural Kaleidoscope exhibition, featuring artwork by children that was inspired by cultures across the globe.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Palo Alto Art Center.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:000 PM

Event: Bicycling enthusiasts–come to a reception of wacky wonderful, and workhorse bicycles from around the Bay Area. From nostalgic high wheelers and classic Sting Rays to early mountain and road racing bikes, and bikes used by soldiers and police officers, you are sure to find many that pique your interest and inspire you to take a ride.

Location: Los Altos History Museum.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Los Altos History Museum.

Sunday April 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Event: Come to a unique food festival that offers a taste of the Jewish Food Movement. A day long conference with dozens of sessions to choose from, Bay Area foodies, beekeepers, rabbis, nutritionists, chefs, farmers, vegans and omnivores come together to explore the dynamic interplay of food, sustainability, Jewish traditions and contemporary life.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: TBD

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Rebecca Siegel at 650.223.8605 or email rsiegel@paloaltojcc.org

From April 29, 2014 onward

Event: For the exhibit, Imagine, ten artists have created works that are interpretive or reflect the spirit of John Lennon’s song, namely that global harmony is within our reach, but only if we reject the mechanisms of social control that restrict human potential.

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 May 3, 2014 from 9:30 to 11:00 AM

Event: Take a leisurely stroll along the nature trail toward the historic Malaguerra Winery property while you learn about native plants, animals and early agriculture of the area.

Location: Anderson Lake County Park Visitor Center in Morgan Hill.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

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

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.918.7980

From May 3, 2014 onward

Event: Come see a selection of 48 of the winners of the 18th biennial juried national quilt exhibition that showcases contemporary art quilts. It presents a current representation of the art quilt medium in all of its range of styles, techniques, and multifaceted contemporary expressions.

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.

Sunday May 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Event: In support of the Smithsonian’s Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America event, local photographers Curt Fukuda and Jim Nagareda, along with filmmaker Duane Kubo, will host a workshop to share their favorite documentary photos from their upcoming book on the history of San Jose Japantown, as well contemporary photos taken in the Asian American communities.

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

Reservations: Reservation is required. Please use contact information below.

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

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

Sunday May 4, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Event: Learn about the first people to live in this area and how things changed over time as European settlers came and impacted the land. Hike two miles to explore various features and discover how the namesake of the park played a pivotal role in the settlement of California.

Location: Meet at the Ranger Station at the north entrance of Stevens Creek County Park off of Stevens Canyon Rd in Cupertino.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration is required by calling 408.867.3654

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

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

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

From May 7, 2014 onward

Event: The exhibit Northern California Inspirations reflects the visions of twenty Northern California textile artists as they interpret the physical and the ephemeral, the massive and the minuscule, through the medium of the art quilt. The diverse, visually rich region of Northern California where we live influences and inspires this art.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6.50.

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

Wednesday May 7, 2014 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Event: Take a leisurely 1.5-mile nature walk around the slough to catch views of migratory and breeding birds while learning about our wetlands, local wildlife, bird identification, adaptation, land use and more. Binoculars and bird guidebooks are loaned to you and a bird checklist is provided. Our knowledgeable leaders are from the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society.

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

Reservations: Registration is required. Please click here Then click the register button toward the top of the page and scroll down to Event 6 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10 fee includes use of binonculars and guidebooks and a bird checklist to take home.

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

Thursday May 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Event: The artist, Hung Liu talks about her work. She was born in Changchun, China in 1948, growing up under the Maoist regime before immigrating to the US in 1984. In her work, Liu challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting while working to uncover the cultural and personal narratives fixe, but often concealed, in the photographic instant. She turns old photographs in to new paintings.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by de Saisset art museum.

From May 8, 2014 onward

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

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

Reservations: None required.

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

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Museum of Art.

Friday May 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Event: Clint Baker’s New Orleans Swing Band mixes the music of New Orleans with jumping Kansas City swing like Bennie Moten, Count Basie. They combine a loose celebratory style with a tight musical riffs, and keep the music fresh and exciting.

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 May 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Event: Join moderator Stephen Hinton, Faculty Director at the Stanford Arts Institute. The panel discussion is about the the ethics of wealth in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins.

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

Reservations: Reservations are required using the link above.

Fee: None

Contact information: Organized by Stanford Live.

Friday May 9, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Event: Take a Spring Garden Watercolor Class offered by Peg Conley. No experience or supplies necessary.

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

Reservations: Registration is required. Please click here to register online

Fee: $50 for nonmembers and $40 for members.

Contact information: Organized by Gamble Gardens.

Saturday May 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: The Stanford Philharmonia performs Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins, conducted by Anna Wittstruck with guest soprano Ute Gfrerer. The program opens with Mozart’s Symphony No. 31.

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

Reservations: Reservations are required using the link above.

Fee: $20 General Admission.

Contact information: Organized by Stanford Live.

From May 10, 2014 onward

Event: Come see the 2014 Statewide Photography Competition Exhibition.

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.

Sunday May 11, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Take a moderate, shady three–mile loop hike led by docents Keith Johnsgard and Harry Cornbleet beneath the towering forest canopies of the Franciscan and Lost Creek Trails. This is a wonderfully silent space filled only with fresh forest fragrances and occasional bird songs. They will stop at the low halfway point for creek side lunch (bring your own), and pass by the reclusive trailside Buddha on the ascending return trip.

Location: Los Trancos Pagemill parking lot in Los Altos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

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

Contact information: Organized by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

Wednesday May 14, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: Join us for journey on the Mummy Mountain Trail that climbs up 500 feet to the highest point in the park and offers panoramic views of the area. Along the way, we will learn about the Ohlone Indians and stop at the summit to taste some of the food they ate for thousands of years. We travel back down along Coyote Ridge Trail with views of the lake, Gilroy and San Martin. This is a four–mile strenuous hike on sunny fire roads and shady forested single track trails past sandstone boulders, meadows, oak trees, bay laurels and flowers. Socialize during a group picnic lunch at the end of the hike.

Location: Harvey Bear–Coyote Lake Park in Gilroy. 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 5 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10 fee includes picnic lunch.

Other information: Bring sun protection, water and sturdy hiking shoes. Camera is optional. Dress in layers. If you need a ride, please contact us.

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

Thursday May 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Event: Join a panel of distinguished Stanford faculty, curators, and scholars as they discuss the enduring impact of Watkins’ photographs and Carleton Watkins in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

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

Friday May 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear the Maikel Garcia Quartet that combines jazz, bossanova and funk to create a unique fusion of modern rhythms. Maikel founded several successful bands in Cuba and Belize, such as TGMay and Banda Cubana.

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 May 17, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: California is in a drought and our cities are asking us to conserve water. During this class, a Master Gardener will teach us how to use water wisely in the garden. Learn how to efficiently water your vegetable or ornamental garden. Master Gardeners will demystify irrigation systems and show you how to setup a drip system that attaches to an existing hose bib. You will also receive tips on how to deal with the current drought.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Master Gardeners.

Saturday May 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Tango with live music by the Redwood Tango Quintet, two dance floors and a free lesson. Join the potluck by bringing your own to share. Wine and light snacks are provided.

Location: Jessica Lynn 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: It is recommended to buy your tickets early.

Fee: $15 for nonmembers and $10 for members.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone 650.223.8699 or email boxoffice@paloaltojcc.org

Saturday May 17, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Event: The Bay Area Printers Fair and Wayzgoose celebrates letterpress printing and allied arts. Tour a 1900s print shop, see a demonstration of hand papermaking, print your own keepsakes on several vintage presses from handset metal type and more.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Admission is free. Parking is $6

Contact information: Organized by History Park.

Saturday May 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Come hear Stanford Symphony Orchestra play Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

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

Reservations: Reservations are required using the link above.

Fee: $20 General Admission and $15 for seniors.

Contact information: Organized by Stanford Live.

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Event: Join an active group of older adults on a nine mile, 1400 foot gain hike up the PG&E trail. Stop for lunch at the top of the hill. The hike starts out very steep and has lots of ups and downs all the way.

Location: Meet at the Horse Trailer Parking at Rancho San Antonio Park. Take the first left to get to the parking lot.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring your lunch and plenty of water. Dress in layers with sturdy shoes

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chp Singleaires. For more information, please contact Helga Campbell by phone at 408.274.3838 or email helgacampbell@yahoo.com

Sunday May 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Event: Each spring, the historic home of Fremont and Cora Older, is opened for public docent–led tours providing local history enthusiasts an opportunity to learn more about the legacy of Fremont Older and tour the historic home and gardens. Fremont Older was an unconventional local newspaper editor and his wife Cora was an author and historian. The unique house was designed and built by architect Frank Delos Wolfe. The Olders hosted many literary, artistic, and political guests during their years in the home.

Location: Fremont and Cora Older Historic House in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: There is lmited space and registration is required by calling 650.691.2153 on April 18 at 10 AM or later.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Please reserve a place starting on April 18 by calling 650.691.2153

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Event: Do you have trouble with snails, aphids, mites, mildew, mold and blight in your garden? Join us for a workshop about environmentally friendly ways to manage these and other pests and diseases. The workshop is presented by a Santa Clara County Master Gardener. She will answer all your questions, teach you prevention techniques, pest and plant symptom identification and sustainable management methods. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Located in San Jose, CA 95127. 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 5 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10 includes refreshments

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

Wednesday May 21, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Celebrate Older Americans month at the Active Adult Health and Wellness Fair. There will be fitness demonstrations, a one mile walk in the park, health resources and free lunch. There is free parking in dirt LOT 1 off of Phelan Rd.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free parking and no entrance fee.

Contact information: Organized by City of San Jose Parks and Recreation. For more information please phone 408.535.5659 or email angelina.pascual@sanjoseca.gov

May 23 through June 8, 2014

Event: Showing The Assemblywomen by Aristophanes and directed by Tom Gough.

Location: Lohman Theater at Foothill College in Los Altos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, required.

Fee: $3 for parking. Call boxoffice for ticket prices

Contact information: Organized by Foothill College.

Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Event: With a degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from Cal State Long Beach, and a DownBeat award for Outstanding Undergraduate Jazz Vocalist as well as the Ella Fitzgerald Scholarship, Ren Geisick has shown her love for music that goes beyond genre to the heart and soul of the experience. Her greatest influences are two women: Nina Simone and Eva Cassidy. This performance will showcase the depth of Ren’s style, featuring new arrangements and original material born from the diversity of her musical life.

Location: Lobby lounge at the Farimont Hotel 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.

From May 29 to June 29, 2014

Event: The Language Archive by Julia Cho is about a man named George who is consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far flung cultures. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. He does not know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he does not recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him.

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

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

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

Contact information: Organized by City Lights Theatre Company.

Thursday May 29, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Event: Dr. Jim Chang offers insight into the role of art in a medical education and discusses his collaboration with the Cantor to develop Inside Rodin’s Hands, a special exhibition presenting Rodin’s sculptures through the lens of hand surgery. Dr. Chang is Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a professor at the Stanford Medical Center.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

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

From May 29 to June 28, 2014

Event: The play Company is Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Stephen SondheimÂ’s Company is the story of Bobby, a 30–something bachelor, and his inability to commit to a long-term relationship, even with himself. Witnessing the trials and tribulations of his friends-five married, once married, or soon to be married couples-Bobby struggles to understand the reason for couplehood. Eventually, he comes to believe that while relationships are far from perfect, they are a necessary part of Being Alive.

Location: the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos.
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Reservations: Tickets must be purchased.

Fee: $18 to $32 per ticket.

Contact information: Organized by Los Altos Stage Company.

Monday June 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Stories from sacred texts are reinterpreted for the modern age. Any preconceptions are sure to be upended with this hilarious and provocative show of newly commissioned pieces. Performed by the Jewish Women’s Theatre.

Location: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
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Reservations: It is recommended to buy your tickets early.

Fee: $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members. $30 at the door.

Other information: Doors open at 7:00 PM

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

From June 4 to July 27, 2014

Event: On stage is Bonnie and Clyde. At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small time nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the regional premiere of their electrifying story of love, adventure and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country.

Location: San Jose Stage Company in San Jose.
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Reservations: Tickets must be purchased by using the contact information below.

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

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

From June 5, 2014 onward

Event: Emily Fisher Landau collected works by prominent artists such as Richard Artschwager, Jasper Johns, Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol before they become famous. This exhibit is in essence a survey of American art since the 1960s.

Location: San Jose Museum of Art.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Museum admission is $5.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Museum of Art.

Saturday June 7, 2014 at Noon

Event: Come hear high school and college students in a blues competition hosted by San Jose Jazz and Silicon Valley Blues Society.

Location: Poor House Bistro in San Jose.
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Reservations: Arrive early to get good seating.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Jazz.

Tuesday June 10, 2014 from 11:00 AM to Noon

Event: The author Laurel Corona speaks about her historical novel The Mapmakers Daughter, a sweeping saga of faith, family and identity that shows how the past shapes our map of life. The novel is set in 15th century Spain, exploring the history of the medieval Sephardic community and the human toll of the Spanish Inquisition.

Location: Room E104 at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: $35 at the door.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Michelle Rosengaus at 650.223.816 or email mrosengaus@paloaltojcc.org

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: Take a leisurely three-mile walk along Vasona Lake to observe nesting Snowy Egrets, Great Herons and other wildlife. Binoculars are available for close–up views. We end with a picnic lunch by the lake.

Location: Vasona County Park in Los Gatos. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
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Reservations: Registration is required. Please click here Then click the register button toward the top of the page and scroll down to Hike 6 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10 fee includes picnic lunch.

Other information: Bring sun protection, water and sturdy hiking shoes. Camera is optional. Dress in layers. If you need a ride, please contact us.

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

Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Event: DARPA Director, Dr. Arati Prabhakar will join New York Times’ John Markoff for a conversation about her remarkable career, the DARPA’s history and impact, initiatives, and new breakthrough technologies like self–destructible computer chips. We will also learn more about her vision for DARPA’s future and ways to keep the engine of innovation running in the face of fiscal constraints and other threats.

Location: Computer History Museum in Mountain View.
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Reservations: Registration required and opens April 22. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

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

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: A Japanese Paper Craft Specialist will combine history, storytelling and Japanese paper folding in this hands–on class. Origami paper and other materials are included. Take home instructions are provided for the models you build. Share your experiences during a social lunch after class.

Location: Located in San Jose, CA 95127. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
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Reservations: Registration is required. Please click here Then click the register button toward the top of the page and scroll down to Event 7 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $20 fee includes lunch and all origami materials and take home instructions.

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

From June 19 to July 13, 2014

Event: See the American Premiere of Landscape with Weapons by Joe Penhall and directed by Rick Lombardo. Are scientists morally responsible for the uses of their intellectual property? Ned, a genius aerospace engineer, wrestles with this question when he develops drone aircraft technology that claims to revolutionize modern combat, eliminate human error and lessen civilian casualties. Ned begins to suffer a crisis of conscience as his relationships deteriorate because of his invention. It is not long before the conflict between profit and ethics causes him to question his beliefs about the wages of war.

Location: San Jose Repertory Theatre in San Jose.
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Reservations: Tickets must be purchased by using the contact information below.

Fee: Prices range from $29 to $49 with $6 discount for adults age 65 or older.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Repertory Theatre. Purchase tickets through the box office by calling 408.367.7255 or email boxoffice@sjrep.com

From June 21 to June 29, 2014

Event: See one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most successful operettas, The Mikado had the longest original run of all the Savoy operas, was the quickest to be revived, and is one of the most popular and frequently performed musical theater pieces in history. A prince in disguise, three little maids, an executioner threatened with execution, and a dragon lady looking for her lost love come to life in this exotic comic opera. It is fully staged, in English, with orchestra and supertitles.

Location: The Montgomery Theatre in downtown San Jose.
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Reservations: Tickets must be purchased by using the contact information below.

Fee: Regular price is $37 and adults over age 60 is $34

Contact information: Organized by The Lyric Theatre. Purchase tickets through the box office by calling 408.986.1455 or email boxoffice@lyrictheatre.org

Sunday June 22, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Join Pascal Lee in conversation with Angie Coiro. The first human mission to Mars will be humanity’s greatest undertaking in space exploration in the 21st century. Pascal Lee will discuss progress being made around the world, from the Arctic to Antarctica, from basement labs to the International Space Station, to achieve the first human voyage to Mars. Dr. Pascal Lee is a senior planetary scientist at the SETI Institute and the director of the NASA Haughton Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center.

Location: The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose.
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Reservations: Tickets must be purchased.

Fee: $10

Contact information: Organized by The Tech Museum of Innovation.

Thursday June 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Event: Have you ever wondered why it costs one billion dollars to develop a drug for a disease like cancer or arthritis? This seminar will teach you the legal, economic and technical aspects of the complex and highly interrelated activities involved in bringing a pharmaceutical drug from discovery to human clinical testing to final FDA approval. Learn why it is estimated to cost up to one billion dollars to get a drug to market, why drugs are sometimes taken off the market and other important steps in the process of developing and approving drugs for important diseases like cancer, heart disease and arthritis. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. Our speaker is Dr. Anne Ferguson, a scientist who has more than 20 years of experience. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Located in San Jose, CA 95127. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
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Reservations: Registration is required. Please click here Then click the register button toward the top of the page and scroll down to Lecture 6 after you complete the registration form. After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10 includes refreshments

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