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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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January through February 2015


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

From January 17, 2015 to February 14, 2015

Event: Holly Van Hart, the winner of last year's statewide painting competition, will showcase her work in a solo exhibition. Van Hart is an artist who is absorbed and inspired by the idea of the limitless opportunities we have in our lives. In her "Possibilities" series of oil paintings, larger than life eggs and nests are used to symbolize the promise of our own capabilities, to be nurtured and explored and stretched to their fullest potential. Each painting is designed to captivate the eye and the mind with its large size, richness of the oil paints, and surprise of unusual colors.

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 January 17 to March 15, 2015

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.

From January 17, 2015 onward

Event: Come see Medieval Art from the Cantor Collection. Medieval icons, funerary portraiture, and textiles from Byzantium, the Latin West, and Islam evoke the sensually saturated spaces of religious and secular ceremonies.

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

Other information: Closed Tuesday.

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.

Saturday January 17, 2015 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. Meet live snakes and feel the real animal fur of raccoons, bobcats, foxes and rabbits.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

Other information: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes appropriate for the days weather.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.225.0225.

From January 17, 2015 to February 8, 2015

Event: Come see the expanded annual art competition that includes all 2D media such as painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography.

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 January 17, 2015 to March 1, 2015

Event: On view is the exhibit Two Color Wonders, a selection from the permanent collection of 19th and early 20th century quilts and woven coverlets that graphically illustrate just how powerful a limited color palette can be. Soak in the stark contrast of red and white, dynamics of complementary colors placed side by side or the harmony of analogous colors.

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 January 17, 2015 onward

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

From January 17, 2015 onward

Event: Bear Walker Society, an Explorations in Global Modernism. Until recently, Picasso and his American and European peers have dominated discussions of 20th century modernism.This exhibit focuses on the work of leading Canadian, Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau and explores how conventional Anishnaabe beadwork and early interactions with Picasso impacted the development of his characteristic style.

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

Other information: Closed Tuesday.

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.

From January 17, 2015 to February 22, 2015

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.

From January 17, 2015 onward

Event: City life has fascinated artists for hundreds of years. Early 20th century artists in the United States often depicted the physical and social realities, as well as the potential emotional disconnect, that can accompany urban density. In recent decades, artistic focus shifted to the ramifications of climate change, localism, and globalization. The City Limits, City Life exhibit encourages audiences to think about urbanism in a larger context and coincides with collective efforts to enliven and transform downtown San Jose.

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 January 17, 2015 to February 22, 2015

Event: The Sleight of Hand - Painting and Illusion exhibit showcases some of the publics longtime favorite works from the Museums permanent collection, in celebration of SJMAs forty-fifth anniversary. Sleight of Hand asks visitors to look carefully at the allure of style and to further explore artists use of mesmerizing detail and similitude.

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 January 18, 2015 at 7:00 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: Call to make reservations.

Fee: Ticket prices range from $30 to $75.

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

Tuesday January 20, 2015 from Noon to 1:30 PM

Event: Come hear South American Music for Violin and Guitar performed by Marc Teicholz won first prize in the 1989 International Guitar Foundation of America competition and violinist Ian Swensen who came from a musically gifted family of Norwegian and Japanese Hawaiian descent who studied at The Juilliard School. Get your fill of spicy Latin music with selections including pieces by Astor Piazzolla, Sergio Assad, Heitor Villa Lobos and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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: Tickets must be purchased. Use information provided below to RSVP by January 18.

Fee: $15 includes buffet lunch.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC.

Wednesday January 21, 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.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Join us for a guided hike with spectacular views of the surrounding hills, the sprawling city of San Jose, Mount Hamilton and the Santa Cruz Mountains on new trails opened just this past summer. This is a moderate, three mile hike with a 500 foot elevation change. Our hike leader will teach us about the Calaveras Fault that runs through the park and the wildlife that calls the park home including the magnificent trees and majestic birds. We hope to catch glimpses of hawks and golden eagles. Lastly, we enjoy a picnic lunch with a 360 degree view of Silicon Valley.

Location: Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve in San Jose. 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 1 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

January 22 through February 22, 2015

Event: Come see the Bay Area Premiere of Build by Michael Golamco. Meet the current hotshots in video game design. Will is the sellout, a well attired, Ferrari driving office hound; Kip is keeping it real, working from home in a bathrobe and three day beard. Together, they are working on the sequel to their virally popular video game, but Kip is more interested in the creative potential of his game engine, and in the female Artificial Intelligence that he has developed on the sly. This play explores the conflicting perceptions of engineering as art, and engineering as business and the overriding notion that love is, after all, the code that makes sense of it all.

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 January 22 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Event: Join other older adults for a free workshop covering What You Should Know About Breast and Cervical Cancer.

Location: Meeting Room at the 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

Friday January 23, 2015 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Event: Come to the opening celebration for the Winter 2015 exhibition. Mingle with friends and sonic artists, enjoy a curated cocktail, and explore the interstection of sound and art. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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 entrance.

Contact information: Organized by Palo Alto Art Center.

Saturday January 24, 2015 from 8:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: El Camino Youth Symphony Presents the Divisa Ensemble with ECYS Chamber Ensembles

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: Please call to confirm location

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Community School for Music and Arts. For more information, please phone 650.213.7111

Saturday January 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event: Come hear a lecture by Esther Wojcicki, Distinguished Visiting Scholar at MediaX at Stanford, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Creative Commons, who has been involved in the Open Education initiative since 2005 and has worked extensively on the Open Textbook initiative. She presents her recently released book Moonshots in Education in which she encourages transformation through the concepts of trust, respect, independence, collaboration and kindness.

Location: Albert and Janet 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: Tickets must be purchased.

Fee: $10 in addvance and $15 at the door.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Jennifer OLeary 650.223.8664 or email joleary@paloaltojcc.org

Saturday January 24, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Event: Drawing class. Come learn some basic skills to make your drawings of plants come alive. These same skills can be applied to anything you wish to draw from nature. Materials provided or bring your own. All skill levels and ages 8 and up with a parent welcome.

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

Reservations: Reservations are required via the phone or email below.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.355.2201

Sunday January 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Take a moderate two mile hike to discover the history and geology of the reservoir and surrounding area. See and touch a mix of ancient geologic evidence along the Calaveras Hayward Fault and Diablo Range, including preserved volcanic lava.

Location: Meet at the parking lot at the top of Anderson Dam at Anderson Lake 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 to park your car inside the park.

Other information: Bring sun protection, water and snacks. Dress in comfortable clothes that can get dirty and wear sturdy hiking shoes for walking on rocks, sand and clay.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.779.3634

Tuesday January 27 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Event: Join fellow older adults for a reading, reception and reception for a collection of memoirs contributed by members of the Mountain View Senior Center. Collection of memoirs are published in a iterary journal and free copies will be available.

Location: Social Hall at the 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

Wednesday January 28, 2015 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM

Event: Mindfulness Stress Reduction Workshop. The way you breathe affects your whole body. Breathing exercises are a good way to relax, relieve stress, and improve focus and memory. They are easy to learn and you can do them whenever you want. In this one hour class, you will learn simple breathing and hand gesture techniques that you can use on your own. Our instructor is Shubhangi Kulkarni, a yoga instructor who focuses on mental wellbeing.

Location: San Jose CA 95129. 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 1 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

Thursdsay January 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear composer and cellist Philip Sheppard in conversation with Will Travis. Sheppard says that, for him, creativity is like oxygen. The museum has invited him to bring his cello to help illustrate exactly why that is so. Expect an inspiring and illuminating evening.

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

Reservations: Registration required. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

From January 29 to February 22, 2015

Event: Come see the play Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison. Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors, and they themselves, are willing to sacrifice for happiness.

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 $34 per ticket.

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

Friday January 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Event: Cantor Arts Center docents provide background on the architecture, carvings, mosaics and stained glass windows of the Memorial Church and its restoration after the earthquakes of 1906 and 1989.

Location: Meet at the entrance to the Memorial Church at 450 Serra Mall Stanford, CA 94305.
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

Sunday February 1, 2015 at Noon

Event: Join a generally over 50, singles group that is part of the Sierra Club on a 5 mile flat round trip walk along Alamitos Creek to Almaden Lake. Trail is flat and paved. Have lunch at the lake on a picnic table. Rain Cancels.

Location: Meet in the Leland High School parking lot at 6695 Camden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120.
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, rain gear, water and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chapter Singleaires. For more information, please phone Steve Conaway at 408.219.0343 or email steve@conaway.com

Tuesday February 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Event: Fasten your seat belt and plan to join us for an inspiring and educational ride as we learn more about how FIA Formula E is revolutionizing the world of racing with the worlds first fully electric racing series.

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

Reservations: Registration required. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

From February 4 to March 1, 2015

Event: Come see the play Venus in Furs. A playwright and director cannot find the right woman to star in his adaptation of the 19th century erotic power exchange novel. He auditions one last actress who seems to embody all the flaws he decries but whose almost innate understanding of the character sweeps them into an experience that blurs the lines between real life and the script they are reading.

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 February 4, 2015 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Travel to U.S. National Parks and Costa Rica. Bring your friends and family for a free seminar about travel to three national parks and a national forest to view majestic red and white sandstone formations, canyons, mesas and cliffs as well as exhilarating lakes, rivers, forests and valleys. Along the way, learn about the history and culture of the Native Americans that lived in Arizona and Utah. We will also learn about an exclusive exploration of Costa Ricas natural beauty, exotic culture, food and crafts with a special, small group adventure. Discover the spectacular tropical ecosystems of Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiqui Rainforest and Manuel Antonio National Park. This tour showcases tropical rainforests with abundant rivers, mountain vistas, dormant volcanoes and crater lakes and highlights the diversity of wildlife that inhabits this Caribbean paradise.

Location: San Jose CA 95133. 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 11 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

Sunday February 8, 2015 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM

Event: Angela Lai Performance.

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.

Sunday February 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Event: Join a generally over 50, singles group that is part of the Sierra Club on a 7.6 mile, 1,700 foot elevation change loop. Be prepared for a 700 foot climb in the first mile. This is a waterfall viewing hike with lunch at creek crossing. There is bathroom at the trail head. Light rain is okay.

Location: Meet at first parking lot at Uvas Canyon County Park in Morgan Hill.
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 to park your car inside the park.

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

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chapter Singleaires. For more information, please phone Jennifer Busam at 408.234.2609

Sunday February 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: Talisman is an a cappella group dedicated to the sharing of stories through song. Originally founded to sing music from the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, Talisman has since expanded to include music from cultural traditions from all around the world. The concert features performances of Stanford alumni from the past 25 years and the South African touring company of Madibaness.

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: Age 65 and up $15 and general admission $25.

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

Tuesday February 10, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Civil Rights and the California Public Education System. The right to a public education in California is a fundamental right fully guaranteed and protected by the California Constitution. Recognizing the central role that education plays in our society, the California Legislature has enacted numerous laws designed to promote equality in educational opportunities and to safeguard students against discriminatory practices in public schools. In this seminar, a civil rights attorney will review inequity in Bay Area schools including discrimination, differential punitive policies that drive more students of color into the criminal justice system and the lack of transparency in education funding. Lunch will be served.

Location: San Jose CA 95133. 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 2 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

Tuesday February 10, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Enjoy a 2.8 mile loop hike with a park docent to discover the incredible beauty and variety of lichen that thrive in serpentine grasslands. Learn ways these organisms benefit both wildlife and the environment.

Location: Meet at the Stile Ranch park entrance off Fortini Rd at Santa Teresa 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 to park your car inside the park.

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

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.918.7771

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Event: Join a generally over 50, singles group that is part of the Sierra Club on a hike with a few small hills, part in shade, part open meadow in Arastradero Preserve.

Location: Meet at the Palo Alto Park & Ride lot at intersection of Hwy 280 and Page Mill Road.
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, rain gear, water and sturdy hiking shoes.

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chapter Singleaires. For more information, please phone Katharine Kleinke at 408.739.5268 or email kleinke@comcast.net

Tuesday February 17, 2015 from Noon to 1:30 PM

Event: Come see Fanny Ara, an internationally renowned Flamenco dancer and choreographer perform a recital of traditional and contemporary flamenco dance alongside respected Flamenco musicians. She began her dance studies at age three, studying Ballet and Contemporary Dance at the Irene Popard school in the French Basque country. She has regularly performed in tours across Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.

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: Tickets must be purchased. Use information provided below to RSVP by February 15.

Fee: $15 includes buffet lunch.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information and to RSVP , please contact Lee Strauss by phone at 650.234.8005 or email leestrauss1785@gmail.com

Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Chinese New Year Celebration with entertainment including music, dance performances and more.

Location: Evergreen Community Center located at 4860 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration required at least two days before the event.

Fee: $3 for age 60 plus, all others $6

Contact information: Organized by Evergreen Community Center. For more information please call 408.270.1244

Wednesday February 18, 2015 at Noon

Event: Come hear Believer Author David Axelrod in conversation with museum CEO John Hollar in an engaging conversation with a man who, after 40 years in politics, is still a believer, and is working to help inspire and train the next generation of leaders.

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

Reservations: Registration required. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event: A pan African percussion section drives the potent music of the Nile Project, a group focused on the ecological sustainability of that critical, history rich waterway. Californians concerned about water related issues will relate to these musicians from Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and other Nile River Basin lands, who sing their new songs about the worlds longest river and the people it sustains. Playing ancient and modern instruments, the group includes the beguiling voice of Ethiopian American singer Meklit Hadero.

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

Reservations: Call to make reservations.

Fee: Ticket prices range from $30 to $60.

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

Saturday February 21, 2015 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. Meet live snakes and feel the real animal fur of raccoons, bobcats, foxes and rabbits.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

Other information: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes appropriate for the days weather.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.225.0225.

Saturday February 21, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Join a nationwide bird census effort, learn about our local migratory, wintering and resident birds as you help look for and count species along the oak studded trails and tranquil lake shores.

Location: Meet at the campfire center by the RV campground at 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: There is a $6 vehicle entrance fee to park your car inside the park.

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

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

Sunday February 22, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Join a nationwide bird census effort, learn about our local migratory, wintering and resident birds as you help look for and count species along the oak studded trails and tranquil lake shores.

Location: Meet at the campfire center by the RV campground at 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: There is a $6 vehicle entrance fee to park your car inside the park.

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

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

Wednesday February 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: Did you know that San Jose is the site of Californias oldest and most valuable mine that produced $70 million in mercury back in 1845? Our guide will lead us on a moderate four-mile roundtrip hike to the rotary furnace that produced more than a million flasks of mercury, and to the ruins of English Camp where we will enjoy a picnic lunch. Along the way, we will see expansive views of the valley and eastern slopes, and learn about the history and culture of the area which was home to Mexican, Chilean, Chinese and English immigrants.

Location: Almaden Quicksilver County Park in San Jose. 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 2 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

Thursday February 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event: The Treat Social Club is an experimental arts venue based in San Francisco that features local musicians, dancers, visual artists, makers and game designers. The event includes an all-star jazz orchestra, aerial artists and food and drinks available for purchase. Events are curated by Jazz Mafia founder Adam Theis, Go Game CEO Finn Kelly and dance coordinator Danielle Sandia Langlois.

Location: Albert and Janet 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: Tickets must be purchased.

Fee: $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers in advance and $$45 at the door.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information, please phone Jennifer OLeary 650.223.8664 or email joleary@paloaltojcc.org

Friday February 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Event: Cantor Arts Center docents provide background on the architecture, carvings, mosaics and stained glass windows of the Memorial Church and its restoration after the earthquakes of 1906 and 1989.

Location: Meet at the entrance to the Memorial Church at 450 Serra Mall Stanford, CA 94305.
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