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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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June through August 2014





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

Until June 15, 2014

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

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by de Saisset art museum.

Until August 17, 2014

Event: Unleash your inner music maker at The Techs new exhibition called Reboot. Explore what it means to make music in the digital age. Interact with unexpected musical interfaces and visualizations of sound that enable you to create and inspire.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $10 for adults age 65+ and $10 for other adults.

Contact information: Organized by The Tech Museum of Innovation.

Until June 15, 2014

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

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by de Saisset art museum.

Until August 3, 2014

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

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

Reservations: None.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Triton Museum of Art.

Until July 20, 2014

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

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6.50.

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

From June 15, 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.

Until August 10, 2014

Event: Come see the 2014 Statewide Photography Competition Exhibition.

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

Reservations: None.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Triton Museum of Art.

Until June 28, 2014

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

Location: the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos.
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 $32 per ticket.

Contact information: Organized by Los Altos Stage Company.

Until June 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

Contact information: Organized by City Lights Theatre Company.

June 4, 2014 onward from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event: See nine sensational works by five important artists, Andy Warhol, Donald Sultan, Alex Katz, Willie Cole, and Tom Wesselmann which focus on flowers. Flowers took on new connotations when Beat poet Allen Ginsberg coined the term flower power in the mid 1960s, encouraging activists against the Vietnam War to offer flowers to policemen and politicians and turn threatening protests into a form of peaceful street theater. Artists have continued to represent flowers, exploring their formal properties as well as their political and social connotations.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.

From June 15 to July 27, 2014

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

Location: San Jose Stage Company in San Jose.
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

From June 5, 2014 onward

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

Location: San Jose Museum of Art.
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.

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

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

Location: Located in San Jose, CA 95127. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
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 7 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

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

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

Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Event: Summer music series in downtown Sunnyvale.

Location: Intersection of N. Murphy Ave and W. Washington Ave in downtown Sunnyvale
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Sunnyvale Downtown.

From June 21 to June 29, 2014

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

Location: The Montgomery Theatre in downtown San Jose.
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

From June 25 to September 1

Event: The exhibition, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, is a collection of innovative, critically acclaimed photographs taken by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold and his team. The photographs illuminate the accessible science at work every day in our kitchens.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $10 for adults age 65+ and $10 for other adults.

Contact information: Organized by The Tech Museum of Innovation.

Thursday June 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Event: ll You Wanted to Know About Prescription Drugs. Learn why it is estimated to cost up to one billion dollars to get a drug to market, why drugs have side effects, the difference between brand and generic, how drug development is regulated, why patents are important and other important information about how prescription drugs are developed in the United States. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. Our speaker is Dr. Anne Ferguson, a scientist who has more than 20 years of experience. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Located in San Jose, CA 95127. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
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 6 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10 includes refreshments

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

Every Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 PM starting July 5

Event: Come hear a variety of jazz outdoors every Saturday this summer.

Location: Intersection of N. Murphy Ave and W. Washington Ave in downtown Sunnyvale
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Jazz and Beyond.

Every Saturday in July from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Event: Vasona Vibrations is a free outdoor music series on the lawn overlooking Vasona Lake and Los Gatos Creek. Family friendly concerts feature local artists performing a variety of acoustic music including jazz, blues, bluegrass, folk and more.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free. Donations are welcome to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Other information: Bring a blanket or low chair for seating and dress warmly.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please phone 408.356.2729

Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM

Event: Join docents Strether Smith and John Wertzler for a fun and educational hike along the San Andreas Fault. On this 2 to 3 mile stroll, you will learn about the wonder of plate tectonics, examine remnants left by thousands of major earthquakes, and learn how to prepare for future earthquakes.

Location: Meet at the Los Trancos Preserve in Los Altos parking lot on Page Mill Road across from Monte Bello Preserve.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

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

Contact information: Organized by Midpeninsula regional open space district.

Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Noon

Event: Come hear award winning photographer Doug Menuez share eyewitness stories of the unknown sacrifice, insanely hard work, and relentless optimism of a secretive, brilliant tribe of Silicon Valley innovators during the early and transformative days of the digital revolution. There are significant lessons from this era that are relevant and inspiring for todays innovators as we attempt to catch the next big wave of transformational technology development. Menuez photographed the leading innovators of Silicon Valley during the digital revolution as they invented the technology that would change our world forever. Menuezs project, Fearless Genius, began in 1985 with Steve Jobs as Jobs was starting over after losing a boardroom battle and leaving Apple.

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 April 22. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

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

Other information: Bring your own lunch to eat during the lecture.

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Thursday July 10, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Event: Crime Scene Investigation Bay Area. Are you fascinated with forensic TV shows like CSI and Dexter? Have you always wondered what it is like to work in a REAL crime lab? This virtual tour of the Santa Clara County Crime Lab walks through all the different areas of the lab via photographs and stories from real cases. The presentation is given by a criminalist with over 15 years of experience who has worked on many different kinds of cases, from crime scenes to shoeprints to bloodstain patterns.

Location: Downtown 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 Event 8 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

Friday July 11, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: The Full Spectrum Jazz Band is a full 18 piece big band that plays traditional and modern jazz. Performance styles range from laid back Count Basie swing to poly rhythmic modern Latin. They play original compositions and venerable jazz standards.

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

Reservations: Arrive early to get good seating.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Jazz.

Saturday July 12, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Event: Come hear and dance to the Westley Jazz Ensemble. Light refreshments will be 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 suggested donation

Other information: Must be age 55 or older.

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

Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event: Come celebrate at the Clay and Glass Festival featuring both fine and functional art. It is the largest show of its kind, with 150 juried artists displaying their work. Meet the artists and learn about their art. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including hands on pottery making and wheel throwing demonstrations.

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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM to Noon

Event: Take a leisurely 1.5 mile walk to enjoy late spring wildflowers and drought resistant trees, shrubs and plants that thrive in serpentine grasslands.

Location: Meet at the Calero Park office off McKean Rd at Calero 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: None required.

Fee: Free

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

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

Sunday July 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Take a short hike through a riparian area to identify animal signs, look for wildlife, and explore how we all fit into the ecosystems web of life.

Location: Meet at the Toyon picnic area at Anderson Lake County Park in Morgan Hill.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes please call the number below to make reservations.

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

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

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.918.7982

Sunday July 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy the day viewing traditionally styled hot rods and customs, cooking up some BBQ with your friends, and checking out all of the original art in vendor row, including artists, pinstripers, and metal fab. This show is open to all 1964 and earlier American made hot rods and customs. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Please, no motorcycles or muscle 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 $3. entrance fee

Other information: You are encouraged to bring in your own food and cook up alongside a bunch of strangers.

Contact information: Organized by History Park.

From July 18 to August 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Event: Los Altos Stage Company presents The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.

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 $32 per ticket.

Contact information: Organized by Los Altos Stage Company.

Saturday July 19, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Learn how to efficiently water your vegetable or ornamental garden. Master Gardeners will demystify irrigation systems and show you how to setup a drip system that attaches to an existing hose bib. You will also receive tips on how to deal with the current drought.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Master Gardeners.

Saturday July 19, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Take a short walk along the foothills above Coyote Lake and learn how to identify our local birds and how they play a part in our environment.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6 vehicle entrance fee.

Other information: Bring sturdy hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun protection, layered clothing, binoculars and favorite bird guide.

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

Sunday July 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Event: Come hear the Grammy Award winning La Santa Cecilia, named Best Alternative Band of the Year by L.A. Weekly. La Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist, bassist, percussionist and lead vocalist. Bay Area favorites Los Cenzontles will open the show.

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 $15 to $35.

Contact information: Organized by Stanford Live.

Tuesday July 22, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Travel to Remote Places Around the World. This seminar will virtually take you on expeditions to remote places such as Borneo, New Guinea, the Sahara Desert, Turkey, Peru, Siberia, Java in Indonesia, India, Tarawa in the South Pacific and the Aleutian Islands where Dr. Jacques Guertin has travelled over the past 50 years to see solar eclipses. Lunch will be served. Dr. Guertin has more than 25 years experience in environmental science and is author of more than 70 technical publications.

Location: Located in San Jose, CA 95128. 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 7 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

From July 24, 2014 through August 31, 2014

Event: Monty Pythons Spamalot. Book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

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.

Friday July 25, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Come hear Joice Walton with her jazz, blues, soul, rock, and pop influences who is well known to fans in the U.S. and Europe. Walton was born and raised on a farm in Downsville, Texas, singing gospel hymns in the church choir. She is joined by regional group The Walter Bankovitch Quartet.

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

Reservations: Arrive early to get good seating.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Jazz.

From July 26, 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 July 26, 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.

Saturday July 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Come and see the PiCycle from PiMobility, a classic electric bike from Vintage Bikes in Los Gatos, and several models from Faraday in San Francisco. You can also test ride the bicycles.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Los Altos History Museum.

Saturday July 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM and Sunday July 27 at 2:00 PM

Event: Here is a theatre production called the Prince of Pilsen. Widowed brewer Hans Wagner and his daughter travel to Nice to visit his son. Hans, however, is immediately mistaken for Carl Otto, the true Prince of Pilsen. When the prince finds out, he decides to take advantage of the mistake, and all are caught up in a series of romantic escapades and intrigues.

Location: Mountain View Center for Performing Arts.
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

Wednesday July 30, 2014 from 5:45 to 10:00 PM

Event: Spend the evening with 16 of the worlds leading marine biologists, who received the Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Investigators Awards. The biologists will interact and converse with guests over food and drinks. Professor Kay Bidle will give a 30 minute lecture on How Earths Smallest Living Things Have the Biggest Impact on How Our Ocean Works.

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

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased.

Fee: $15

Other information: Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Contact information: Organized by The Tech Museum of Innovation.

Saturday August 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Come here singer and guitarist Shawn Colvin. In her 25 year career, she has released ten albums, won three Grammy Awards, and published a book of memoirs, Diamond in the Rough.

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.

Sunday August 3, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Learn about the history of the Almaden Air Force Station, 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 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: Free

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

Tuesday August 5, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Smart Cooking How to Make Easy and Healthy Meals. If you are on a budget and short on time, this hands on class is perfect for you. Make easy, tasty meals that you can eat right away and reheat when you need it. In this class, Mariel Balderas, Culinary Center Director will show you how to prepare veggie burger patties, butternut squash mac-n-cheese and the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. End with eating the tasty creations with the rest of your classmates. Take home the recipes.

Location: 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 Event 9 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 August 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Event: Come hear the cofounder and CEO of Akamai, the leading cloud platform for media and content delivery, application performance, and Web security.

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 April 22. Please phone: 650.810.1010.

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

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum.

Saturday August 9, 2014 from Noon to 5:00 PM

Event: Celebrate the Spirit of 1945 the annual day of remembrance to honor the values and accomplishments of the generation who endured the hard times of the Great Depression and fought to defeat the greatest tyranny in history during WW II.

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 except for veterans and age under 10

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

Saturday August 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Event: Take an easy 2 mile hike to look for winged hunters in the sky. Learn about a raptors role in the environment and how you can become involved in the study of hawks, falcons and eagles.

Location: Stevens Creek Reservoir Dam in Cupertino.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: There is free parking outside on the road, otherwise there is a $6 vehicle entrance fee.

Other information: Bring you field guides and binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun protection and layered clothing.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.867.9959

Saturday August 9, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM

Event: Come see the Belly Dancing Group. Light refreshments will be 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 suggested donation

Other information: Must be age 55 or older.

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

Sunday August 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Event: Join a group of people age 50 and over on a four mile 300 foot elevation gain hike on the Stevens Creek Tony Look Trail.

Location: Meet at the parking lot by the Stevens Creek reservoir at Stevens Creek County Park.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: It is recommended that you contact the hike leader using the contact information below.

Fee: Free

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

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chp Singleaires. For more information, please contact Caroline Houston by phone at 408.247.1952 or email cehatsv@yahoo.com

Thursday August 14, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Learn the Latest About Climate Change. Learn what the science says about global warming. Are humans causing it? Is it bad or good? Should we try to stop it? The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. Lunch will be served. Presented by Jacques Guertin, who earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from McGill University, Montreal. He has more than 25 years experience in environmental science and is author of more than 70 technical publications.

Location: Located in San Jose, CA 95127. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Registration is required. Please click here. Then click the register button toward the top of the page and scroll down to Lecture 8 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

Friday August 15, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Born in San Diego, California, multilingual jazz vocalist Allison Adams Tucker began singing before she could speak. She studied piano, flute, violin, dance and voice from elementary school and currently holds a BA in Linguistics and Music Vocal Performance and an AA in Italian. Her music reflects her passion for world cultures with rhythms, melodies, and lyrics of Brazil, Italy, France, Latin America, Japan, and the US.

Location: San Pedro Square Market in San Jose.
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Reservations: Arrive early to get good seating.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by San Jose Jazz.

Sunday August 17, 2014 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM

Event: If you love reading books, come mix and mingle with great authors, discuss ideas and enjoy provocative conversation. There will be a variety of intriguing topics from thrillers to memoirs to cross cultural writing.

Location: Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

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

Wednesday August 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Join us for a guided three mile loop of the Alviso Slough Trail. Enjoy views of the wetlands, migratory birds and other wildlife, and the mountains surrounding the bay. Observe Californias smallest butterfly, the Western Pygmy Blue, during its breeding season. Learn how it thrives in a harsh, alkaline environment. We end the day with a social picnic.

Location: Alviso Marina County Park in Alviso. 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 8 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

August 21 through September 7, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event: Experience Edo period Japan 1615 to 1868 through archival maps, prints, and paintings of the capital and surrounding provinces. This exhibition explores the shift that came with Japans unification at the start of the period in how the ruling shogunate and commercial enterprises visualized and presented early modern Japan. Included on view are selections from Utagawa Hiroshiges One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series, maps of provincial castles, and images of famously beautiful places and venerable historical sites. Approximately 20 works on display.

Location: Cantor Arts Center Auditorium in Palo Alto.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center.

Friday August 22, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: Search for glimpses of hawks, falcons and golden eagles that soar the skies. Find out why they fly like they do and what makes them thrive in this area.

Location: Meet at the Sandy Wool dog park at Ed Levin Coutny 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 lunch, binoculars or spotting scope, sturdy hiking shoes, water, sun protection and layered clothing.

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

Saturday August 23, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: Join Master Gardeners for a discussion of growing and caring for succulents of all types. Succulents are wonderful low water garden companions that do well in the ground and in containers, and are easy to propagate from cuttings. Watch a demonstration of how to make a small succulent arrangement.

Location: Charles Street Community Gardens in Sunnyvale.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Master Gardeners.

Saturday August 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Event: Outdoor Summer Concert Series introduces the Stanford Klezmer Band that started in 2006 and is made up of past and present Stanford students and Alumni, performing traditional and contemporary Yiddish, Israeli, and Klezmer repertoir.

Location: Cultural Hall Courtyard at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.
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Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Other information: Bring along beach chairs, picnic baskets and wine to enjoy the outdoor summer evening with jazz music and friends.

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