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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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September through October 2014





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

From September 14, 2014 onward

Event: View the first exhibition of the self-taught and emerging artist Vel Garrick. Garrick uses conversational prints and novelty fabrics to create charming supersized florals, landscapes or scenes. From a distance, the whole piece is observed, but up close, the details and juxtaposition of images are dizzying and magical.

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 September 14, 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.

From September 14, 2014 onward

Event: Come see International TECHstyle Art Biennial 3 exhibit where artists use techniques of digital jacquard weaving, digital printing, digital photography, manipulation of imagery using various computer programs, laser engraving, or computerized embroidery. Thirty nine works are included by 36 artists from the United States, Canada, France, Hungary, Lithuania, New Zealand, and South Korea.

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 September 14 onward

Event: Come see Pop Art from SFMOMA’s Anderson Collection. The Cantor presents an exhibition of 10 spectacular Pop Art works originally part of the Andersons donation to SFMOMA. They include a silkscreen self portrait by Andy Warhol, a sculpture and two other major works by Roy Lichtenstein; Funeral Heart by Claes Oldenburg; Robert Indiana#146;s iconic Love painting; and important paintings by Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.

From September 14, 2014 onward

Event: View Salma Arastu’ works that blendthe vibrancy of contemporary abstraction with the written calligraphy of sacred texts speaks to people of all beliefs.

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.

Through September 28

Event: Robert Arneson revolutionized the medium of clay, transforming it from a craft into fine art. Over a career of more than 40 years he explored ideas for art that were outside the conventional repertory, including those involving physical pain and psychological expression. Moreover, he did not flinch at sensitive topical subjects, including many that were sexual, racial, or political in character. Works in this exhibition include the 1964 Funk object His and Hers, which irreverently explores sexual and scatological subject matter and Assassination of a Famous Nut Artist, Splat, and Flip and Flop.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.

From September 14 2014 onward

Event: Karim Alwali is one of the most celebrated contemporary artists in Iraq and Jordan. His abstract paintings are exhibited here. They reflect on the relationships, memories, and similarities of peoples on opposite sides of the world.

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.

From September 14 onward

Event: Come see the Pomegranate Art Exhibit by Linda Tapscott. Linda Tapscott has exhibited her artwork in the bay area over the past 17 years. In her new show, Linda focuses on the cycle of the pomegranate, from flower to fruit to seed. This small tree or shrub was first cultivated in Jericho in modern day Israel in 2000 BC. It is said to have 613 seeds, which corresponds with the 613 mitzvot or commandments of the Torah.

Location: Goldman Sport and Wellness Complex 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. For more information, please phone Simcha Moyal 650.799.1854 or email sim@clay-artisan.com

From September 14 to September 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM Weekdays and 3:00 PM on Sunday

Event: Come see The Great American Trailer Park Musical based on a book by Betsy Kelso with music and lyrics by David Nehls. This campy, caustic musical fable is ripe with adultery, hysterical pregnancy, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco and the Ice Capades. Complete with a trashy Greek chorus of trailer park divas, Armadillo Acres is Floridas most exclusive mobile home community. But when a hot young stripper on the run comes between an agoraphobic housewife and her tollbooth collector husband, the hurricane of laughter begins to brew.

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. Click the link above to get box office contact information.

Fee: $18 to $36 per ticket.

Contact information: Organized by Los Altos Stage Company. For the box office please call 650.941.0551 or email boxoffice@losaltosstage.org

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Learn how to grow vegetables in your garden all year round. Join Master Gardener Karen Schaffer to learn about the wide variety of vegetables that thrive in our cool season: broccoli, kale, peas, lettuce, and many more. You will also receive hands-on experience sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings and will take home a flat of seedlings for your winter garden.

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

Reservations: Yes registration is required.

Fee: $25

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Master Gardeners.

Sunday September 14, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Event: Come to the 14th Annual Antique Autos in History Park. This event fills History Park with 200 antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes and models from the late 1800s to 1945. Kids will especially enjoy building and racing their own race cars.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 parking and $5 entrance fee

Other information: There will be food for sale.

Contact information: Organized by History Park. For more information please phone Allan Greenberg at 408.997.0879 or email allang@pacbell.net

Wednesday September 17, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: Wine Tasting Hike. Join us for a four-mile tour of Picchetti Ranch Open Space on the Zinfandel trail with views of Stevens Creek Reservoir. We will learn about the history of wine making in California on the gradual, two-mile uphill route to Picchetti Winery. At the winery, we will eat a leisurely lunch and partake in wine tasting (optional). Our return is a downhill stroll.

Location: Alviso Marina County Park in Alviso.
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 9 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $15 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 September 18, 2014 7:00 PM

Event: What if almost everything we know about learning was wrong? With our brain sensitive to mood, timing, location and environment, how do we absorb and retain information? Find out more about whether repetition is necessary, why sleeping and daydreaming can be important to the learning process, and hear Benedict Carey's tips for the best techniques to remember more. Carey has been with The New York Times as a science reporter for 10 years and writes about neuroscience, psychiatry, neurology and everyday psychology.

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: Required using the contact information below.

Fee: $15

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC and the Commonwealth Club. For more information, please phone Kara Iwahashi 408.280.5145 or email kiwahashi@commonwealthclub.org

From September 18 onward

Event: Come see Robert Henri’s California Portraits - Realism, Race, and Region from 1914 to 1925. American artist Robert Henri , one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, made the first of his three trips to California in 1914. Henri was enchanted by the light, landscape, and the people he encountered during his sojourns her and was compelled by the cultural diversity that has come to define California. This closely focused exhibition of approximately a dozen works reveals his fascination with the nations’ growing diversity.

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 September 18 to October 19, 2014

Event: Come see ART, the 1998 Tony Award for best play, by Yasmina Reza. With gut-busting hilarity and biting poignancy, ART tells the story of three men whose years-long friendship is put to the test when one buys an all-white painting by a trendy artist at an exorbitant price. As Serge, Marc, and Ivan square off over the canvas, lines are drawn, sides are taken, and the bonds that tie each man to the others are stretched to the breaking point. Only a pointed act of self-sacrifice can save a friendship from destruction - proving that there is, indeed, a limit to what one might pay for art.

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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Join Master Gardeners for a discussion on maintaining CA native plants in your garden. Our CA natives tend to be low maintenance plants but do need some care to keep them looking their best in the home garden. Following the talk, learn hands-on how to prune some selected natives in our garden.

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 September 20, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

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

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

Reservations: Registration is required by using the contact information below.

Fee: $10 fee.

Other information: Bring a bag lunch.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For reservations, please call 408.918.7773 or email

Sunday September 21, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: Search for glimpses of hawks, falcons and golden eagles that soar the skies as we explore the park and surrounding terrain on a 3-mile hike. Find out why they fly like they do and what helps them thrive in this area.

Location: Meet at the Sandy Wool dog park 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: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

Other information: Bring sturdy hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun protection, layered clothing and binoculars or spotting scope.

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

September 26 through December 14, 2014

Event: See the exhibit "I Will Show You Mine" that examines the unique ways that artists portray family, through drawings, paintings, sculptures, textiles, digital media, and photographs. Each of the dozen exhibiting artists explores the often deeply personal nature of their own sibling, parent-child, partner, and chosen family relationships, inviting all of us to reflect on our own familial ties.

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.

Friday September 26, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Tenth Ave Band dance party with swing, waltz, latin and more. Light refreshments are served.

Location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $5

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

From September 26 2014 onward

Event: The Creative in Common exhbit explores family by bringing together the work of artists who share a familial connection—partner to partner, parent to child. Through the work of ten artists, the exhibition aims to open a dialogue about the myriad definitions of family in our contemporary age.

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.

Saturday September 27, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Event: Enjoy a morning yoga class in the park.

Location: Meet on the lawn by the boat center in Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration required using the contact information below.

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

Other information: Bring your own yoga mats and water and wear appropriate clothing.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. To make reservations, please call 408.355.2201

Saturday September 27, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Senior Health and Resource Fair. Come learn about the health resources in Santa Clara County and stay for the entertainment, including music and dance, and refreshments.

Location: CareMore Care Center located on 4855 Atherton Ave in San Jose 95130. The fair will be in the back parking lot.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by CareMore. For more information, please call Georgette Silver at 408.687.9240 or email Georgette.Silver@caremore.com

Sunday September 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Event: One of Africa’s greatest musicians, Toumani Diabate is the Malian master of the kora, the 21-string West African harp whose shimmering tones have been plucked by generations of griots, or cultural storytellers. The innovative Diabate simultaneously plays bass, rhythm, and melody, making mesmerizing Malian music flavored with American soul. Sidiki Diabate joins his father Toumani for this special performance.

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: Ticket prices range from $30 to $60.

Contact information: Organized by Stanford Live.

From October 1 to October 26, 2014

Event: The Rainmaker is a play written by N. Richard Nash in the early 1950s. Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the West in Depression era America, the play tells the story of a pivotal hot summer day in the life of spinsterish Lizzie Curry. Lizzie keeps house for her father and two brothers on the family cattle ranch. As their farm languishes under the devastating drought, Lizzie’s family worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle. A charming confidence trickster named Starbuck arrives and promises to bring rain in exchange for ’100. His arrival sets off a series of events that enable Lizzie to see herself in a new light.

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

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

Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: If you love jazz, come hear a jazz jam at the Hedley.

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.

From October 2, 2014 onward

Event: See the exhibition Momentum that sets out to disrupt the status quo and show that art is anything but just an inanimate object. SJMA invited creative movers and shakers from the realms of design, comedy, performance, music, writing, and dance to disrupt this exhibition of its permanent collection with their personal artistic responses to the art on view. Come see what they have done.

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.

Friday October 3, 2014 from Noon to 2:00 PM

Event: Celebrate the beginning of autumn with food and fun at the Harvest Hoedown. BBQ lunch is followed by a line dancing demonstration and participation. Next enjoy the music of Peninsula Banjo Band.

Location: Campbell Adult Center
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Required

Fee: $15

Contact information: Organized by Banquet Hall at the Campbell Adult Center. For more information, please call 408.866.2146.

From October 4 to October 12, 2014

Event: Come see Gilbert & Sullivan’s Utopia, Limited. The play is about what happens when the inhabitants of a tropical island of Utopia out-English the English.

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

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

Saturday October 4, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Event: Explore the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden - the Magic and the Myths. During the summer of 1994, 10 master carvers from the Middle Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea worked in residence at Stanford. They created a permanent outdoor sculpture garden of wood and stone carvings of people, animals and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths. Join us for a docent-led tour of this ground-breaking exhibition and the complementary landscape of Yuccas, Dracaenas, Lion’s tail, Aloe, New Zealand Flax and large Silk Oak.

Location: Stanford Campus Palo Alto 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. hen click the register button toward the top of the page and scroll down to Event 11 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $7.50 fee

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

Saturday Octobert 4, 2014 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come hear Habib Khan Saraswati in a sitar concert.

Location: Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $10 to $20 suggeted donation.

Contact information: Organized by Community School for Music and Arts. For more information, please phone 510.368.4906

Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Event: Come to the Fall Garden Market Harvest Fair and enjoy the harvest of the fall season while preparing for a bounty of winter vegetables. They offer a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that thrive in our cool winter conditions and will keep your garden producing year round. Winter vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, mustard, beets, chard, many varieties of lettuce and other salad greens.

Location: Emma Prusch Farm 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 Master Gardeners.

Wednesday October 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: A Santa Clara County Park Interpreter will lead us on a four-mile, round-trip hike. Learn about the mining history that helped to shape the landscape of historic Almaden Quicksilver County Park. This park is a National Historic District because of its ruins from more than 130 years of mining. We start at the Woods Road entrance and walk gradually uphill (300-foot elevation change)., visiting the rotary furnace that produced more than a million flasks of mercury. We leisurely hike down to the ruins at English Camp, where we will enjoy a social lunch, and an optional tour around the ruins, before heading back.

Location: Almaden Quicksilver County Park in San Jose.
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 10 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $15 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

Friday October 10, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Event: Come and listen to Dizzy and Grover perform songs from the great American Songbook. Light refreshments are included.

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

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

Saturday October 11, 2014 from 9:00 AM to Noon

Event: Explore the Calaveras Fault with a Park Ranger on a 3-mile hike and discover how our geologic landscape came to be. Explore the ingredients that make up the park’s "rock soup".

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

Reservations: Registration required using the contact information below.

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

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

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408. 842.7800

Saturday Octobert 11, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:30 PM

Event: Come hear the Hyun-Ju Sung recital.

Location: Tateuchi Hall at the Community School of Music and Arts 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 Community School for Music and Arts. For more information, please phone 510.368.4906

Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Event: Join museum CEO John Hollar for an in-depth conversation with Author Walter Isaacson on this new book, which continues his exploration of innovation and genius, from Jobs to Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

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

Reservations: Registration required and opens October 1. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

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

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Wednesday October 15, 2014 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Event: Enjoy a 17--piece big band performing classics and popular tunes. Light refreshments and door prizes included.

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

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

Wednesday October 15, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Don’t miss this rare screening of Cocksucker Blues, an unreleased documentary film directed by the still photographer Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones’ American Tour 1972 in support of their album Exile on Main St.

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 but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.

Thursday October 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Event: All you need to know about social security and more. Learn tips that enable you to take full advantage of your social security benefits and retirement strategies. Handouts will be provided. Presented by a 13-year veteran of the financial services industry who holds a California State Life and Health License and numerous security licenses including series 6, 7, 24, 51, 63 and 66. Food and beverages will be served.

Location: Located in Mountain View. 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 10 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10 includes lunch

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

Saturday October 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Enjoy a leisurely walk along the paved Coyote Creek Trail. Discover the many different animals that live in or near the creek habitat. such as snakes, raccoons, bobcats, foxes and rabbits.

Location: Meet at the visitor center at Hellyer County Coyote Creek Parkway Park in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration required using the contact information below.

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

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

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408. 225.0225

Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: The key to a successful garden is soil preparation appropriate to the plants you plan to grow. This workshop will discuss how to support the soil ecosystem and physical structure that will ensure the health of your plants. Learn about soil amendments, fertilizers, and mulches for vegetables from Master Gardener Candace Simpson. Topics also include cover crops to improve soil fertility and structure, and proper digging technique.

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.

Sunday October 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Event: Stanford's resident St. Lawrence String Quartet, one of the premier chamber ensembles of its generation, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a sensational series of concerts, including the world premiere of a new commissioned work written for the quartet by America’s foremost contemporary composer, John Adams, and new works by Stanford composers Jonathan Berger and Jaroslaw Kapuscinski.

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: Ticket prices range from $30 to $75.

Contact information: Organized by Stanford Live.

Friday October 24, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Tenth Ave Band dance party with swing, waltz, latin and more. Light refreshments are served.

Location: Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $5

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

Saturday October 25, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Event: Enjoy a morning yoga class in the park.

Location: Meet on the lawn by the boat center in Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration required using the contact information below.

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

Other information: Bring your own yoga mats and water and wear appropriate clothing.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. To make reservations, please call 408.355.2201