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End of Year 2015 Events


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

From October 17, 2015 onward

Event: The exhibit, Mining the Ancient, presents the work of six contemporary artists who take their cue from the language of the ancient and find inspiration for their sculptural practices in fragments of the past. This group exhibition explores the ways in which some of the most recent art practice of today creates fantastic dialogues with some of the oldest art objects in our civilizations history.

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.

From October 17, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit A Subtle Edge, which features the work of noted Monterey artist, Christopher Winfield. The exhibit showcases the geometric abstractions that have defined him as one of the leading contemporary inheritors of the tradition begun more than a century ago. Through the subtle use of color and deceivingly simple design, Winfield brings forth metaphors of human intellect and connectedness that serve as inspirations for individual contemplation.

Location: Triton Museum of Art 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 Triton Museum of Art.

From October 17, 2015 onward

Event: The exhibit, What the Triton Means to Me, will feature paintings and sculptures by 5 artists whose careers have been enhanced and influenced by their relationship with the museum. Each artist will show recent work, along with interview explanations of what the Triton Museum of Art has meant to them personally and the role it played in their careers. Among the featured artists are Patricia Bengston Jones, David Middlebrook, Leroy Parker, Nabeela Sajjad, and George Rivera.

Location: Triton Museum of Art 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 Triton Museum of Art.

Saturday October 17, 2015 Any time of day

Event: Join us for a FREE online seminar about two upcoming BAO trips to Italy and Croatia. We will send you a link via email that you can use to watch the video at any time on Saturday in the comfort of your own home.

Location: In the comfort of your own home.
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 16 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: FREE

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

Until October 26, 2015

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 November 16, 2015

Event: Nationally recognized during his time but largely forgotten in our own, painter Astley D. M. Cooper used a faux Egyptian temple as a studio, paid off bar debts with paintings, and threw the wildest parties that San Jose, California had ever seen. His landscapes, portraits, and wild western scenes aimed to both please and astonish. This exhibition explores Coopers life as well as the Bay Area bohemia out of which he first emerged.

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.

From October 17, 2015 onward

Event: Fashion is a form of language. What we wear broadcasts critical information about us and serves as a visible indicator of social rank, profession, ethnicity, or status. This exhibition of Asian textiles demonstrates how costume and objects of personal adornment functioned as a method of identification and display from the late 18th century to today. Ranging from Qing court costumes to Indonesian textiles, the selection on view spotlights visual symbols while showcasing rarely displayed garments.

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 December 4, 2015

Event: Come see the exhibit Crossing Cultures by Belle Yang, A Story of Immigration. Yand was born in Taiwan and is now living in Santa Cruz County. She shares the story of her familys journey from China to America through vibrant paintings, illustrations, and graphic novels. Told with a mix of insight, humor, and wit, Yangs story of immigration is at once uniquely personal and universal.

Location: deSaisset 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 deSaisset Museum.

From October 17, 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 September 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.

Until December 13, 2015

Event: Come see the exhibit Front Yard Backstreet which explores the connections between people and their communities. These artists encourage us to see our communities in new ways, by showcasing unique and unexpected features of our landscapes, neighborhoods, blocks and parks, and the businesses and people who inhabit them. Featuring works in a wide range of media, the exhibit explores themes of mapping, landscape, and population, ultimately encouraging us to reconsider our relationships to the places in which we live work, and play.

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. For more information please call 650.329.2366

From October 17, 2015 onward

Event: William Wegman is best known for his heartwarming and amusing photographs of his Weimaraner dogs. In his new exhibit, Artists Including Me, Wegman introduces another very personal side. With his signature quick wit, Wegman reflects on his life as an artist and on his artistic heroes. He reimagines arthistorical masterpieces and art world scenarios. HIs alternative versions are part homage, part visual pun, and part parody.

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 October 17, 2015 onward

Event: View a collection of ceramic sculptures that are wildly inventive expressions of the human figure ranging from earthy abstractions to larger than life busts and whimsical characters.

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 October 17, 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.

Sunday October 18, 2015 from from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Enjoy magnificent views as we meander through fields and oak woodlands above Calero Reservoir. Find tranquility in the scenery and opportunities for birding and experiencing the beauty and peace of nature. Hike may be 5 to 8 miles depending on the group.

Location: Meet at the Calero Park office off McKean Rd., south of reservoir at Calero County Park.
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 snacks, sun protection, water and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 831.600.6625

Thursday October 22, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: According to the FDA in 2013, more than 1.3 million people experienced harmful side effects from prescription and over the counter drugs. This resulted in more than 100,000 deaths. Using real examples, this seminar will teach you how medications are processed by your body and why this processing can result in side effects that range from nausea and muscle aches to liver damage and heart problems. We will also review how drugs are tested for side effects, diagnostics that can be used to determine whether you may have problems processing drugs and useful resources for finding drug drug interactions and common drug side effects. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. The seminar is presented by a scientist with many years of experience in developing drugs in academia and pharmaceutical companies. 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 10 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, October 28, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: Enjoy a four mile strenuous hike on sunny fire roads and shady forested single track trails past sandstone boulders, meadows, wildflowers, Oak trees and Bay Laurels. We will travel the Mummy Mountain Trail that climbs up 500 feet to the highest point in the park and offers panoramic views of the area. During our travels, we learn about Oak woodlands and serpentine soils. Our descent on Coyote Ridge Trail affords views of the Coyote Lake, Gilroy and San Martin. We stop for a picnic lunch by Coyote Lake before the leisurely walk back.

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 18 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

From October 29, 2015 onward

Event: The exhibit, Spirits Return, Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive is a multicultural look at how we remember our loved ones who have passed on. Human beings all over the world follow traditions by which they honor and celebrate their ancestors. These traditions help us stay connected and cultivate a sense of identity and nurture values of family loyalty and pride.

Location: Los Altos History Museum in Los Altos.
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 November 1, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM

Event: Exhibit Reception with Mexican ballet folklorico, Taiko drummers and Obon dancers. The exhibit, Spirits Return, Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive is a multicultural look at how we remember our loved ones who have passed on. Human beings all over the world follow traditions by which they honor and celebrate their ancestors. These traditions help us stay connected and cultivate a sense of identity and nurture values of family loyalty and pride.

Location: Los Altos History Museum in Los Altos.
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.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 11:00 AM to Noon

Event: Will Travis, award winning environmentalist, writer, and educator will speak about climate change, sea level rise and the Bay Area. Free Peet's Coffee.

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. For more information please call 650.329.2366

Thursday November 5, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Event: Bring your friends and family and learn for a FREE seminar about travel to the Majestic Peaks of the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park, the Enchanting Lands of Croatia and Slovenia, Five National Parks and Other Remarkable Sights in America and Americas Music Cities. Coffee and water 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 15 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: FREE

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

From November 6, 2015 onward

Event: Earth Stories celebrates the stories of people and projects that enhance the planet, make a significant difference in restoring and protecting the environment, increase sustainability and otherwise enhance the earth we all occupy. Juror Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi chose 24 artists from around the world to interpret a story of their choice and highlight the positive effects of individual and collective actions.

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.

Friday November 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Event: Come see the play Agatha Crusty nd the Murder Mystery Dinner. It is a take on the familiar murder mystery but with a twist of comedy. The play is performed in an intimate venue.

Location: Hall Pavilion at Triton Museum in Santa Clara.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

Fee: Ticket prices are $13 for adults age 55 and over.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara Players. For phone and email to contact the theater, please use link above.

From November 6, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit Quilted Conversations where communication is seen through exchange of ideas in fabric.

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 November 6, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit The Russian River Watershed in Fabric. by the Pointless Sisters Art Quilt group. They celebrate our environment in fiber art, focusing on the beauty of the Russian River watershed in Northern California. Each participating member of the group has created a representational or abstract fiber art piece inspired by the Russian River and its watershed.

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 November 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Event: Come see the play Agatha Crusty nd the Murder Mystery Dinner. It is a take on the familiar murder mystery but with a twist of comedy. The play is performed in an intimate venue.

Location: Hall Pavilion at Triton Museum in Santa Clara.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

Fee: Ticket prices are $13 for adults age 55 and over.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara Players. For phone and email to contact the theater, please use link above.

Saturday November 7, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Event: Join a group for a slow paced walk around the Alviso Marinas flat dirt trails and enjoy the local weather and bayside wildlife.

Location: Meet in the Marina parking lot near the restroom.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

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

Contact information: Organized by Open Space Authority. For more information, please call Teri at 408.224.7473

Saturday November 7, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Join a Ranger from the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail on a 3.7 mile loop to hear about the challenges and triumphs of the first nonnative families to travel overland into California and colonize the Bay Area in 1776.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

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

Contact information: Organized by National Park Service. For more information, please call 415.623.2351 daniel_s_sanchez@nps.gov

November 7 to December 5, 2015

Event: Come see the musical comedy Nice Work if You Can Get It. Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and book by Joe DiPietro. They play is currently touring the country. Get ready for this 1920s feel good musical, complete with great dance numbers, beautiful costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This sparkling madcap tale includes many great popular Gershwin tunes that combine laughter, romance and high stepping Broadway magic for your enjoyment.

Location: West Valley Light Opera in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

Fee: Opening Night is $36 Friday and Saturday nights $34 and Saturday and Sunday Matinee is $32. Adults age 65 and over receive $2 discount. Per ticket fees are $2.20.

Contact information: Organized by West Valley Light Opera.

From Saturday November 7 onward

Event: For The Night Before Christmas holiday exhibit, a tree of lace covered ornaments will preside over vintage dolls that wear vintage lace clothing and make hand made laces.

Location: The Lace Museum and Guild 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 The Lace Museum and Guild.

Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Event: Join the Loma Prieta Singulaires for a strenuous hike in Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

Location: Meet in Los Altos Hills at Laura Court and Kate Way.
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, lunch and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Singulaires, a part of the Sierra Club for adults age 50+. For more information, please call the hike leader, Marcia Seyler at 650.947.0286 or email mseyler@sbcglobal.net

Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event: Stanford Jazz Orchestra is performing with Carl Allen on drums.

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

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased.

Fee: $15 per person.

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

Thursday November 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Event: Come see the play Agatha Crusty nd the Murder Mystery Dinner. It is a take on the familiar murder mystery but with a twist of comedy. The play is performed in an intimate venue.

Location: Hall Pavilion at Triton Museum in Santa Clara.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

Fee: Ticket prices are $13 for adults age 55 and over.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara Players. For phone and email to contact the theater, please use link above.

Saturday November 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Event: Come see the play Agatha Crusty nd the Murder Mystery Dinner. It is a take on the familiar murder mystery but with a twist of comedy. The play is performed in an intimate venue.

Location: Hall Pavilion at Triton Museum in Santa Clara.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

Fee: Ticket prices are $13 for adults age 55 and over.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara Players. For phone and email to contact the theater, please use link above.

Saturday November 14, 2015 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Before the arrival of Europeans, Californias native people developed a life style wholly dependent on their environment. In addition to wildlife, Californias diverse ecological zones supported a multitude of trees, shrubs and plants used by native people as food, medicine or construction material. This one hour slide show, followed by a group discussion, highlights native plant use and features trees, shrubs and plants found in Santa Clara Valley.

Location: Meet in the AV room on the basement floor of the Casa Grande Quicksilver Mining Museum in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee:

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.918.7770

Saturday November 14, 2015 from 5:30 to 10:00 PM

Event: Join the Halls Valley Astronomical group for a night of star gazing. Drop in for a short time or stay for the duration. Knowledgeable volunteers will provide you with the chance to look through a variety of telescopes and answer questions about the night sky. Park entrance gates close at 6:30 PM.

Location: Meet at Telescope Row 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: Free

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

Saturday November 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event: The Stanford Philharmonia performs symphony music with Anna Wittstruck as conductor.

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

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased.

Fee: $20 per person.

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

From November 15 to December 6, 2015

Event: Before the NFL came to the Bay Area, before the 49ers were a household name, there were the Santa Clara Broncos. Able to fill San Franciscos Kezar Stadium with more than 60,000 fans on a Sunday afternoon, Bronco football was a powerhouse in Bay Area sports entertainment. And, it was just one of a few sports where Santa Clara Broncos excelled. On Top of the Game traces nearly 100 years of Santa Clara sports history, beginning with the establishment of the school in 1851 and ending with an impressive Orange Bowl victory in 1950.

Location: deSaisset 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 deSaisset Museum.

Sunday November 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Event: Join the Loma Prieta Singulaires for a strenuous 9-mile hike at Alum Rock Park hiking up to Sierra Vista Open Space for an 1800 ft gain. Have your lunch at the Interpretive Overlook which has a spectacular view of the Santa Clara Valley and San Francisco Bay. Heavy Rain cancels.

Location: Meet at the main entrance parking lot of Alum Rock Park in San Jose.
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, lunch and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Singulaires, a part of the Sierra Club for adults age 50+. For more information, please call the hike leader, Mieko Kawabata 408.644.3395

Sunday November 15, 2015 at noon, 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM

Event: Enjoy a one hour traditional tea ceremony hosted by a Tea Master.

Location: Hakone Japanese Gardens in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, you need to call ahead to make arrangements. It may be canceled without notice, so please check with them using the contact information below before leaving.

Fee: There is a $6 entrance fee and $7 for the event.

Other information: Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to sit on the Tatami floor or ask for a chair ahead of time.

Contact information: Organized by Hakone Japanese Gardens. For more information, please call 408.741.4957 or email events@hakone.com

Sunday November 15, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Enjoy remnants of the historic mining camps of New Almaden on this 5 mile hike through diverse habitats and great views.

Location: Meet at the Hacienda Park entrance to Almaden Quicksilver County Park in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

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

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 831.600.6625

Sunday November 15, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Event: Visit Casa Grande, once the magnificent home of New Almaden mine managers. Costumed docents and staff will guide you through Victorian period rooms and museum exhibits between the hours shown above. Children may participate in a seasonal craft activity to take home.

Location: Casa Grande Quicksilver Mining Museum in San Jose.
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 Parks. For more information, please call 408.918.7770

Monday November 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Event: Screening of the movie The Genius of George Boole followed by a panel discussion moderated by museum CEO John Hollar. The movie covers the life and legacy of George Boole, an English mathematician, philosopher, and logician who specialized in differential equations and algebraic logic, and is now best known as the author of The Laws of Thought. A discussion with three distinguished guests, Dr. Michael Murphy, president and chair of University College Cork; Nick Kent, founder and creative director of Oxford Film and Television; and Dr. Kieran Drain, CEO of the Tyndall National Institute will follow.

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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Event: Join a discussion with Stanfords Studio Art Faculty about Enrique Chagoya, Professor in Stanfords Department of Art and Art History, as he discusses his own artistic process as it relates to themes in the exhibition. Drawing from experiences living on both sides of the US Mexico border in the 70s and in France in the 90s, his work juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols in order to highlight ongoing cultural clashes in global society.

Location: Cantor Arts Center Auditorium 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.

Wednesday November 18, 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.

November 19 through December 19, 2015

Event: Come see Man of La Mancha. Out of a dungeon of despair, the story of knight errant Don Quixote rises in triumphant transformation in the classic musical Man of La Mancha. Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, it tells the story of the mad knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Don Quixote is an aging nobleman who embarrasses his respectable family by his mad adventures. Backed by his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza, he duels windmills and defends his perfect lady Dulcinea. Dare to dream the impossible dream with this timeless, tough, and tuneful celebration of the human spirit.

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

November 19 through December 20, 2015

Event: Come see the Bay Area Premiere of Handle with Care by Jason Odell Williams. In this heartwarming comedy about love, nostalgia, cross cultural communication, and the importance of GPS tracking devices, a young Israeli woman with little command of English and a young American man with little command of romance are brought together on Christmas Eve under the most bizarre circumstances.

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 November 21, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Event: Come join other older adults for Mountain View Senior Center's Holiday Bazaar. The center will be transformed into a winter wonderland with over 45 handicraft tables, live entertainment, a free raffle, snacks for sale, a DIY ornament table, and more.

Location: 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

Saturday November 21, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Event: Celebrate San Joses 238 birthday with candle-making, dress up in period costumes and create adobe bricks and corn husk dolls. Tour the Victorian era Fallon House.

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

Reservations: None rerquired.

Fee: $6 for parking.

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

Saturday November 21, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Come enjoy the documentary movie To Be Takei, a very funny and insightful film about George Takei. Takei is probably most widely known for his role as Sulu in the television series Star Trek. The two main themes of the film revolve around Takei being a former Tule Lake incarceree and his being gay. The talented producer, Jennifer Kroot, will be available for a Questions and Answer session after the showing.

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

Reservations: RSVP is required using contact information below.

Fee: $10 nonmembers and $5 for members.

Other information: Come early to get a good seat.

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

Sunday November 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Event: Join the Loma Prieta Singulaires for a strenuous hike in Wunderlich County Park up to Skyline Drive.

Location: Meet at Wunderlich County Park in Woodside.
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, lunch and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Singulaires, a part of the Sierra Club for adults age 50+. For more information, please contact the hike leaders, Eleanor Hertzler or Christine Farrell by email myelvnc@yahoo.com

Wednesday December 2, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Event: Dance the night away to the sounds of Jerry Jays Quartet. Refreshments will be served.

Location: 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

December 4 through December 31, 2015 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Event: See the Fantasy of Lights, a 1.5 mile drive through of holiday lights and display entertainment extravaganza around Vasona Lake County Park.

Location: Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Pre-paid tickets are required to drive thru.

Fee: See park website.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.918.4930

Sunday December 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: See how nature decorates for the holidays on a short hike. Afterwards, make your own ornament out of buckeye seeds.

Location: Meet at the Ranger Station 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 sun protection, water, snacks and comfortable shoes.

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

Sunday December 6, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Come on an historical open house tour of the Grant Ranch House all dressed up for the holidays. Enjoy a complimentary hot beverage and snack while you relax and recharge your spirits with history and nature.

Location: Meet at the Grant 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

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

Wednesday December 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Event: Join the Loma Prieta Singulaires for a moderate hike in Arastradero Preserve.

Location: Meet at Arastradero Preserve parking lot in Palo Alto.
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, lunch and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Singulaires, a part of the Sierra Club for adults age 50+. For more information, please call the hike leader, Karen Sundback at 650.494.0356or email sundback@gmail.com

Thursday December 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Event: Join the Loma Prieta Singulaires for a moderate hike in Arastradero Preserve.

Location: Meet at Arastradero Preserve parking lot in Palo Alto.
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, lunch and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Singulaires, a part of the Sierra Club for adults age 50+. For more information, please call the hike leader, Dee Baily at 650.854.8039 or email diette3@earthlink.net

Saturday December 12, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Enjoy magnificent views as you meander through fields and oak woodlands above Calero Reservoir. Find tranquility in the scenery and opportunities for birding, journaling and experiencing the beauty and peace of nature. Depending on the group, the hike may be 5 to 8 miles..

Location: Meet at the Calero Park office off McKean Rd., south of reservoir at Calero County Park.
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 sun protection, water, lunch and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 831.600.6625

Saturday December 12, 2015 from 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Event: Holiday Champagne Tea celebration with traditional tea and scones, finger sandwiches, sweets and champagne from Guglielmo Winery served by the Shady Shakespeare Theater Company players. Afterwards, tour the historic sites decorated for the holidays.

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

Reservations: Yes, purchase tickets.

Fee: $6 for parking and $45 per person before November 20 and $50 per person after November 20.

Contact information: Organized by History Park. For more information, please call Allan Greenberg at 408.997.0879

Wednesday December 16, 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.

Sunday December 20, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Learn about the history of the Almaden Air Force Site, see key artifacts and enjoy a slide show of amazing historic photos of the radar station when it was in operation between 1958 and 1980. Presented by Basim Jaber, an Historian and Archivist and founder of the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron Veterans Association.

Location: Casa Grande Quicksilver Mining Museum 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 or email below.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.533.8107 or email info@almadenafs.org

Sunday December 20, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Join a Park docent for a 3.6 mile moderate loop hike to the highest point in the park. Enjoy views of rolling grasslands and secluded forest trails.

Location: Meet at the Meet at the Coyote Lake Dam parking lot 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 sun protection, water, lunch and comfortable shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408 918.7770

Sunday December 20, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Come on an historical open house tour of the Grant Ranch House all dressed up for the holidays. Enjoy a complimentary hot beverage and snack while you relax and recharge your spirits with history and nature.

Location: Meet at the Grant 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

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