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Fun & Healthy Group Events

The events page lists fun and healthy group activities and events offered by organizations other than Bay Area Older Adults. This is a great way to try new things and meet other people with similar interests.

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April through June 2015


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

From April 11, 2015 onward

Event: Come view an exhibit of contemporary artists who use stitching and embroidery as their primary means of expression and mark making to create provocative and compelling fiber art.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $6.50.

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

From April 11, 2015 onward

Event: Come see Jose Clemente Orozcos figure drawings. One of the esteemed Los Tres Grandes Mexican muralists, Jose Clemente Orozco (1881-1949) is best known for monumental fresco cycles that present dramatic, epic narratives. Yet throughout his life, Orozco was also an avid draftsman who had a masterful understanding of the musculature and the inherent expressiveness of the human body. This exhibition includes more than twenty figure studies generously loaned by the Michael Wornick Collection. Many of them have never been exhibited before.

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 April 11, 2015 onward

Event: Come see the exhibit Beta Space by artist Diana Theater. Long interested in the mysteries of the night sky and of the natural world, internationally recognized artist Diana Thater will create a dramatic new video and light installation based on her fascination with the dung beetle and its relationship to our galaxy. Larger than life moving images of the jewellike insect will float through digital animations of the Milky Way on the barrel vaulted ceiling of the museums soaring skylight gallery.

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.

April 11, 2015 onward

Event: Guest curated by Dr. Peter Selz and Sue Kubly, Squaring the Circle investigates the recent work of British born Bay Area sculptor Brian Wall. For more than sixty years Wall has worked with steel to build compelling, abstract, large scale sculptures. Though created from simple forms, his works are far from simplistic. Composed of multiple parts welded together, some cantilevered, others balancing precariously on a single point, his pieces appear at risk of launching into motion at any moment.

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.

April 11, 2015 onward

Event: Over the last sixty years, de Saisset Museums holdings have grown substantially, and the vault now houses more than 11,500 objects. The Keep, Care and Collect On exhibit highlights the range of artworks that have come into the collection in the last four years. The selection of works on view includes pieces by Fletcher Benton, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and Jo Whaley.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by de Saisset art museum.

From April 11, 2014 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

April 11, 2015 onward

Event: The de Saisset Museum holds one of the most important collections of video art in the Bay Area. Comprised of rare videos and films, the collection represents a period in which the museum was a leader in commissioning and exhibiting video art. This exhibit, Rewind, presents a special opportunity to experience some of the museums rarely seen video works.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free.

Contact information: Organized by de Saisset art museum.

From April 11, 2015 onward

Event: Come see works about city life by American artists Chester Arnold, Karen Carson, John Gutmann, Lordy Rodriguez, Walker Evans, Rolfe Horn, Richard Shaw, and Weegee among others. The exhibit City Limits, City Life 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.

Friday April 17, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Sustainable Water Supplies in Silicon Valley. California has been experiencing record dry conditions for more than two years. During this time, we have met our supply demands from water stored in reservoirs. The reservoirs have now dropped to very low levels. A senior civil engineer will lead us through a special 90 minute walking tour of the Silicon Valley water purification center, a facility that has the promise of providing us with a sustainable water supply under drought conditions. You will see first-hand with interactive exhibits how we can cost-effectively transform waste water into drinking water for two million people living in Santa Clara County. We will learn each step of the cleansing process and the tests performed to guarantee water purity.

Location: Silicon Valley Water Purification Center in Santa Clara. 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 4 after you complete the registration form.

Fee: $7.50

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

Thursday April 23, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Did you know there are more than 2000 genetic tests available to aid in the diagnosis and therapy for over a 1000 different diseases? With the prevalence of genetic testing and the availability of direct-to-consumer genetic tests, this timely seminar will cover a range of issues. We will discuss how genetic testing can be used to predict the risk of disease, detect a disease before it causes symptoms and diagnose diseases in people with symptoms as well as improve disease treatment and patient outcomes. Challenges with using genetic information including ethical and privacy issues and the future of genetic tests will also be discussed. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. The seminar is presented by a scientist with more than 20 years of biotechnology experience. 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 4 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

From May 2, 2015 onward

Event: On view is the exhibit Textile Conversations in Glass, FiberSpace, by six accomplished glass artists. Beyond the common thread of materiality, the artworks also address issues related to the environment and ecology.

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 May 2, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Event: Take an easy two mile nature walk through the wetland marshes of this beautiful bayside park. Explore the fantastic views and unique wildlife that call this park home.

Location: Meet at the parking lot at Alviso Marina County Park in Alviso.
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 408.355.2240

Saturday May 2, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Take a moderate to strenuous 3.6 mile loop hike to the highest point in the park. Enjoy views of rolling grasslands and secluded forest trails lined with wildflowers.

Location: Meet at the parking lot by the dam at Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch 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, snacks and sturdy hiking shoes.

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

Sunday May 3, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Event: Spend an hour doing gentle Hatha yoga in the park including postures, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and meditation. Through conscious breathing the body becomes revitalized and rejuvenated. The gentle stretches help the body to let go of any tension. The class is designed for adults of all levels.

Location: Meet at the Vasona Vibrations Lawn just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, reservation is required. Please use phone number below.

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

Other information: Bring your own yoga mat and water. A light snack half one hour before the class is okay.

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

Sunday May 3 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Event: Come hear the International School of the Peninsula Spring Music Concert. The International School of the Peninsula is an independent, coed nursery to 8th grade Chinese and French language immersion day school located in Palo Alto.

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. Arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Community School for Music and Arts. For more information, please phone 650.714.7308

Sunday May 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music under old trees with your friends and family. Johnny Neri and Luke Piro play classic rock.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Sunday May 3, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Event: Come celebrate the First Annual Silicon Valley Bikes Festival and Bicycle Show with displays of racing, road, recreational, mountain, custom, cruiser, fixed gear, vintage and low rider bicycles and kick off National Bike Month. See the unique and antique bicycles and hear historians, authors and champion bike racers talk about bicycle history and advocacy.

Location: History Park 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 $6 for parking.

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

Tuesday May 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: Have you heard of Ada Lovelace, the inventor of the first computer? Come hear a lecture by author Sydney Padua who tells a fictional story about the real inventor and how she uses the computer to do battle with the American banking system and the publishing industry. Sydney Padua is a graphic artist and animator who wrote this graphic novel based on thorough research on the biographies and correspondence of Lovelace and her accomplice Babbage.

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

Reservations: Registration required using the contact information below.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Computer History Museum. To register, please phone: 650.810.1010.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Event: Historic Tour of the Rengstorff House and Picnic Lunch. The Rengstorff House circa 1864 is Mountain Views oldest historic house and is one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West Coast. It was built by Henry Rengstorff who grew up in Germany and was lured to California by stories of the Gold Rush. Near where the house stands today, Rengstorff built a ship landing that played a significant role in the economic development of the Peninsula. We will take a one hour tour of the home to learn about the history of the Rengstorff family and what life was like in the Victorian era. After the tour, we will have an outdoors picnic lunch overlooking Shoreline Lake.

Location: Shoreline Park 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 event 5 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $10

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

Wednesday May 6, 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 May 6, 2015 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM

Event: Celebrate the artwork of children at the Palo Alto Art Centers spring exhibitions called Youth Art and Cultural Kaleidoscope with an evening reception.

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.

Thursday May 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear The Art of Crowdsourcing Everything With Lior Zoref, author, crowdsourcing researcher and international speaker. This talk explains how we can use social media and the power of big crowds to upgrade our brains, our thinking, and our lives. Mindsharing shows us how to use technology to tap into a collective wisdom that has the power to transform every aspect of our life from finance to romance to family to career.

Location: Freidenrich Conference Center, Room F 401 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.

Fee: $12 advance purchase and $15 at the door.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information and to RSVP , please contact Lee Strauss by phone at 650.223.8692 or email icc@paloaltojcc.org

Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Learn How to Lawn Bowl. Bay Area Older Adults and the San Jose Lawn Bowls Club invite you for a FREE lesson, game and lunch with their club members. Lawn bowls is easy to learn and a social game. The goal is to roll slightly asymmetrical balls, called bowls, as close as possible to a smaller white ball, called the jack. The closest bowl wins the points. Health professionals recommend people play bowls because it improves physical and mental fitness through improved balance, coordination and psychological well-being.

Location: Frank Bramhall Park in San Jose CA 95125. 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 12 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: Free

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

Thursday May 7. 2015 at 6:30 PM

Event: Join Nate Sloan, a Geballe Dissertation Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, discussing jazz music and the sounds and rhythms of the street in the context of the Harlem Renaissance. His talk will draw connections to Jacob Lawrences street and subway scenes from Promised Land.

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

Reservations: None rerquired.

Fee: Free

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

Friday May 8, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Event: Happy hour and social with Dick McConville Ensemble performing standards from the thirties and forties.

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 donation

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

From May 8, 2015 onwward

Event: View Ron Guzmans solo exhibition. He is a Professor of Art at West Valley College, and taught hundreds of young artists. His work tells stories in images that relate the viewers to a much broader 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.

Saturday May 9, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM

Event: Peg Conley returns for an enjoyable morning of watercolor painting on the Tea House Patio at Gamble Garden. You do not need to be an experienced watercolorist. Come to enjoy the garden using paper and paint.

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

Reservations: Registration is required using the contact information below. No refunds or exchanges.

Fee: $40 for members and $50 for non-members

Other information: Materials are included.

Contact information: Organized by Gamble Gardens. To register, please call 650.329.1356 extension 0

Saturday May 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Event: Take a 3.7-mile hike and learn outdoor photography techniques while enjoying breathtaking views.

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

Reservations: Register using the contact information below.

Fee: There is a $6 vehicle entrance fee

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

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

Saturday May 9, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Event: Visit Casa Grande, once the magnificent home of New Almaden mine managers for Living History Day. You will be guided by costumed docents and staff through Victorian period rooms and museum exhibits.

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 email below.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.323.1107

Sunday May 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music under old trees with your friends and family. The PS Duo plays acoustic classic rock and rhythm and blues.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Monday May 11, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Take a 4.5-mile moderate hike through diverse habitats and enjoy spectacular views near the historic mining camps of New Almaden.

Location: Mockingbird Hill park entrance to Almaden Quicksilver County Park in San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

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

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please call 408.918.7772

Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 2:30 to 5:00 PM

Event: Come join other older adults at the eighth annual Mountain View Senior Center Resource Fair. There will be workshops covering case management, transportation, fall prevention, cat foster care and more. In addition, there will be 50 senior service providers with resource tables at the fair.

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

Reservations: None required.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Mountain View Senior Center. For more information, please call 650.903.6330 or email seniorcenter@mountainview.gov

Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Event: Come hear a lecture about The Evolution of Science presented by The Commonwealth Club. The speaker is Leonard Mlodinow, a theoretical physicist and author of The Upright Thinkers. He offers an in depth look at the history of science from the birth of reasoning to the formation of the defined fields of physics, chemistry and biology. Hear about the great philosophers, scientists and thinkers who have shaped human thought and played integral roles in the evolution of science.

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. Use information provided below to RSVP.

Fee: $20

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Event: Birdwatching Walk and Picnic Lunch. Join us for a two-mile leisurely journey around Vasona Lake led by an expert guide from the Audubon Society. At this time of year, the lake is home to a variety of breeding birds including double crested Cormorants, Great and Snowy Egrets, Pied-billed Grebe and a diversity of ducks. Binoculars are available for your use. We end with a group picnic by the lake.

Location: Vasona County Park in Los Gatos. 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 7 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $15 for one hike. Discount for more.

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

Thursday May 14, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Event: Bring your friends and family and learn about four upcoming international trips in this free seminar about travel to Costa Rica, Italy, Ireland and the Canadian Rockies.

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 12 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

From May 16, 2015 onward

Event: The curators of the Triton Museum of Art have identified more than 20 emerging artists they feel are worthy of attention in the coming years. They are presented in an exhibit called Looking Forward.

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

Reservations: None.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Triton Museum of Art.

Sunday May 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music under old trees with your friends and family. Rich Kubec plays acoustic guitar.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Sunday May 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Event: Join a generally over 50, singles group that is part of the Sierra Club on a flat hike in Alum Rock park. Heavy rain cancels.

Location: Meet at first parking lot after the entrance booth that is about 1 mile in. Alum Rock Regional 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. Seniors pay $2

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

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chapter Singleaires. For more information, please contact Hedy Schwarzl by email hedischwarzl@yahoo.com

Sunday May 17, 2015 from Noon to 4:00 PM

Event: Join Stanford Archaeology Center students and conduct a mock excavation, screening, artifact identification, and artifact reconstruction. There will also be a celebration and dedication of the Lillian Gong-Guy Plaza.

Location: History Park 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 $6 for parking.

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

Tuesday May 19, 2015 from Noon to 1:30 PM

Event: Come hear BELLA perform a recital of works by chamber musics favorite composers. BELLA was founded in 2009 and has become one of San Franciscos most exciting emerging ensembles. The members have studied at Juilliard, Yale, Harvard and the prestigious Indiana Jacobs School of Music. Concert includes buffet lunch.

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 June 14.

Fee: $15 includes buffet lunch.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information and to RSVP , please contact Michelle Rosengaus by phone at 650.223.8616 or email mrosengaus@paloaltojcc.org

Tuesday May 19, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Event: Enjoy a panel discussion and break out sessions with esteemed museum professionals from Stanford and the greater Bay Area who will offer personal accounts, insight and advice about pursuing a career in the museum world.

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

Reservations: None rerquired.

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Cantor Arts Center. For more information, please phone Ellen Oh at 650.723.4402 or email ellenoh@stanford.edu

Wednesday May 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: Springtime Hike to Deer Hollow Farm. Enjoy an easy three mile hike that takes us on the shady Lower Meadow Trail through Oak and Locust trees to the 150 year old Deer Hollow Farm. We may catch a glimpse of turkeys and deer along the way. We stop at the farm to see the newborn piglets, goats and sheep, learn about the history of the farm and for a picnic lunch. We return on an open fire road, passing a large grassy meadow and the States tallest and third largest California Bay Laurel tree estimated to be over 200 years old. If weather permits, wildflowers will be in bloom.

Location: Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve in 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 hike 8 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $15 for one hike. Discount for more.

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

Friday May 22, 2015 from 12:10 to 12:50 PM

Event: Come see a Flamenco demonstration by the Flamenco Society of San Jose. Flamenco is the art, music and culture of Analusia Spain.

Location: Caffe Frascati, 315 S First Street in downtown San Jose.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required.

Fee: $5 donation

Contact information: Organized by Silicon Valley Public Access Link. For more information, please call Tom at 408.505.6522 or email lunchtime@svpal.org

Friday May 22, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Come dance to the music of the 10th Avenue Band. Do the swing, waltzes and more.

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, May 23, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Event: In spite of drought, plant diseases, and insect pests, we all want to grow some of our favorite vegetables at home or in our community gardens this summer. Come join Master Gardeners to hear about ways to garden with these challenges and come out winning with a bountiful harvest. We will discuss best techniques for growing healthy summer vegetables with an eye on making every drop of irrigation count.

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

Reservations:

Fee: Free

Contact information: Organized by Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County.

Sunday May 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: See the South Bay Premiere of Working for the Mouse, written and performed by Trevor Allen and directed by Nancy Carlin. Trevor Allen once played Pluto and the Mad Hatter at Disneyland. He returns with tales of quirky coworkers, militant managers, and backstage debauchery in this unique coming of age tale. Working for the Mouse blows pixie dust in your eyes while offering a hilarious glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom. Voted Best of the SF Fringe Festival, it has garnered sold out houses and critical acclaim in San Francisco and Berkeley and around the Bay Area.

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

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased through the box office. For contact information, please see below.

Fee: $12 for seniors and $18 for other adults.

Contact information: Organized by City Lights Theatre Company. For reservations, please call the box office at 408.295.4200.

Sunday May 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Event: Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with a picnic and live music under old trees with your friends and family. Hootenanny plays eclectic rock and pop.

Location: Cooper Garrod Winery in Saratoga.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: None required but arrive early for seating.

Fee: Free

Other information: No outside alcoholic beverages.

Contact information: Organized by Cooper Garrod Winery. For more information please call 408.867.7116

Sunday May 24, 2015 from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Event: First time kayakers are invited to learn all about this challenging yet fun water sport at Vasona Lake. All equipment is provided.

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

Reservations: Reservation is required. Please use phone number below.

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

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

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Event: Join a generally over 50, singles group that is part of the Sierra Club on an 8 mile, 1800 elevation change hike. Hike up to the back side of Coyote Peak and stop for lunch, then follow the flowering ridge and loop back on the Stiles Ranch Trail.

Location: Stiles entrance of 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.

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

Contact information: Organized by Loma Prieta Chapter Singleaires. For more information, please email Jim Huffman at jim@jimrhuff.com

Tuesday May 26, 2015 from 9:00 AM to Noon

Event: Take a short walk to visit Los Cerritos Pond and enjoy its birds, reptiles and mammals that rely on the pond for water, nesting and foraging purposes.

Location: Meet at the Calero Park office off McKean Rd., south of reservoir.
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.

Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event: Come hear 541, a concert series dedicated to performances of challenging music by students and faculty at Stanford University. Composers in the Stanford community produce pieces that reflect a broad range of aesthetic issues, including fragmentation of structure, complex layering of musical time, narrative vs. nonnarrative discourses, and the relationship of image and sound.

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: Free

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

May 28 through June 27, 2015

Event: Come see the play Urinetown with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann. This hilarious musical comedy with the eyebrow-raising title, took Broadway by storm when it opened in 2001. The winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score, Urinetown is a social satire set in a fictional future where water is so scarce that the government enforces a ban on private toilets. A hero emerges to lead the people in the fight for their basic rights.

Location: the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased. See box office contact information below.

Fee: $18 to $36 per ticket.

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

Thursday May 28, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: More than fifty percent of adults in the United States take at least one dietary supplement such as vitamins and minerals, which supports a 30 billion a year supplement industry. Most people take these supplements without a doctors recommendation because they believe it will improve or maintain their health as they age. In this seminar, you will learn what nutrients and vitamins the human body needs to function properly and why. We will also discuss how this changes as we age and how to choose the best quality dietary supplements. The information will be presented in simple terms to make it easy to understand. The seminar is presented by a Ph.D. scientist with a background in chemistry and enzymology. Lunch will be served.

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 lecture 5 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: Free

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

Friday May 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: Come hear Long Train Runnin, a South Bay collective that spans the entire Doobie Brothers catalogue. Hear your favorite songs.

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.

Sunday May 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Event: See the South Bay Premiere of Working for the Mouse, written and performed by Trevor Allen and directed by Nancy Carlin. Trevor Allen once played Pluto and the Mad Hatter at Disneyland. He returns with tales of quirky coworkers, militant managers, and backstage debauchery in this unique coming of age tale. Working for the Mouse blows pixie dust in your eyes while offering a hilarious glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom. Voted Best of the SF Fringe Festival, it has garnered sold out houses and critical acclaim in San Francisco and Berkeley and around the Bay Area.

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

Reservations: Tickets must be purchased through the box office. For contact information, please see below.

Fee: $12 for seniors and $18 for other adults.

Contact information: Organized by City Lights Theatre Company. For reservations, please call the box office at 408.295.4200.

Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event: Whether we love or hate the father figures in our lives, there comes a time when we must make war or peace with him. Be prepared for an evening that is as often brutal as it is amusing with a play called Reckoning with Dad.

Location: Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Halll 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: $25 advance purchase and $30 at the door.

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

June 6, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM

Event: Enjoy a quiet walk along the stream bank while you explore the wonders of Coyote Creek. Discover abundant life along the creek channel under a shady canopy of water loving trees. Topics range from Native American presence to early cultivation of vineyards and orchards.

Location: Meet at the visitor center at Anderson Lake 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 sun protection, water, snacks and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Binoculars are recommended.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.234.6377

Saturday June 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Event: Our tango parties are an OFJCC tradition, held twice a year with Come to hear some fabulous live music, spectacular demonstrations and a free lesson by tango instructor Igor Polk. Music is byTangonero is an international, San Francisco based ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. Bring your favorite food to share for the potluck. Wine and light snacks are provided.

Location: Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Halll 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 for general public.

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

Sunday June 7, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

Event: Spend an hour doing gentle Hatha yoga in the park including postures, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and meditation. Through conscious breathing the body becomes revitalized and rejuvenated. The gentle stretches help the body to let go of any tension. The class is designed for adults of all levels.

Location: Meet at the Vasona Vibrations Lawn just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

Reservations: Yes, reservation is required. Please use phone number below.

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

Other information: Bring your own yoga mat and water. A light snack half one hour before the class is okay.

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

Tuesday June 9, 2015 from Noon to 1:00 PM

Event: California Water - from drought to dams to desalination, what does the future hold? Learn the latest information on the water situation in California, how we got here and what can be done to solve a complex problem from Paul Rogers. Mr. Rogers is the Natural Resources and Environment Writer at the San Jose Mercury News. He also serves as managing editor of the Science Unit at KQED. Lecture includes lunch.

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 June 14.

Fee: $15 includes buffet lunch.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information and to RSVP , please contact Michelle Rosengaus by phone at 650.223.8616 or email mrosengaus@paloaltojcc.org

Friday June 12, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Event: Happy hour and social.

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 donation

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

June 13, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM

Event: Enjoy a quiet walk along the stream bank while you explore the wonders of Coyote Creek. Discover abundant life along the creek channel under a shady canopy of water loving trees. Topics range from Native American presence to early cultivation of vineyards and orchards.

Location: Meet at the visitor center at Anderson Lake 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 sun protection, water, snacks and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Binoculars are recommended.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.234.6377

Saturday June 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Event: In June, Americans of Portuguese heritage join together with others throughout the world in a celebration of Portuguese culture for Dia de Portugal. Enjoy a day of entertainment, savor a variety of Portuguese foods and watch a traditional Portuguese parade.

Location: History Park 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 $6 for parking.

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

Tuesday June 16, 2015 from Noon to 1:30 PM

Event: Come hear the International String Trio consisting of guitar, violin and bass as they perform a diversity of music from from Appalachian Folk to Gypsy Jazz, from Russian to Israeli tunes, from Tangos to Irish Jigs. Concert includes buffet lunch.

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 June 14.

Fee: $15 includes buffet lunch.

Contact information: Organized by Oshman Family JCC. For more information and to RSVP , please contact Michelle Rosengaus by phone at 650.223.8616 or email mrosengaus@paloaltojcc.org

Tuesday June 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Event: Experience the San Jose Mining Era. The small village of New Almaden was once a world famous quicksilver mining community. The mine produced mercury beginning in 1845, making it Californias oldest and most valuable mine, used to process gold in the California Gold Rush. Immigrants and Americans worked together to extract the mercury from cinnabar. Experience the diverse history of New Almaden, mining technology and the lifestyle of the mining families through a one hour tour of the Mining Museum. Break for a picnic lunch in the garden and then continue with a two mile walking tour of the village that takes us to more than 20 historic sites.

Location: San Jose CA 95120. Detailed meeting place directions will be provided once you register.
For directions, facilities, fees, contact information, a map and other important information click here

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

Fee: $10

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

Friday June 19, 2015 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Event: Come to the Opening Celebration for Walter Robinsons exhibit Home Grown. Statement from Mr. Robinson about his artwork: Working in a range of materials, wood, epoxy, metal, and found materials. I hand fabricate and assemble objects, signage and tableaux that investigate the mechanics of cultural and social anthropology. Using text and the strategies of appropriation, conflation, and dislocation, I uncover the subconscious and biological human imperatives hidden beneath social, political, religious, and capitalist packaging. Meet the artist, see his paintings and sculptures created spanning a decade, and participate in a range of hands on art making activities in the Adult Studios. Enjoy a cocktail from the cash bar and delicious food truck fare.

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.

Wednesday, June 24, 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 10 after you complete the registration form After you register, we will send you detailed directions.

Fee: $15 for one hike. Discount for more.

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

Friday June 26, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Event: Come dance to the music of the 10th Avenue Band. Do the swing, waltzes and more.

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

June 27, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM

Event: Enjoy a quiet walk along the stream bank while you explore the wonders of Coyote Creek. Discover abundant life along the creek channel under a shady canopy of water loving trees. Topics range from Native American presence to early cultivation of vineyards and orchards.

Location: Meet at the visitor center at Anderson Lake 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 sun protection, water, snacks and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Binoculars are recommended.

Contact information: Organized by Santa Clara County Parks. For more information, please contact 408.234.6377

Tuesday June 30, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Event: Planetary Research and Exploration. It has been more than half a century since Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon. Fifty years of human activity in space have produced valuable new technologies with social benefits that improve the quality of life on Earth. We have also acquired new perspectives on our place in the Universe as well as fostered peaceful connections among nations. More recently, the U.S spent more than three billion dollars to land the Curiosity rover on Mars and to enter NASAs Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft into Mars orbit. Using examples, Dr. Marek Cichanski, Professor of Astronomy at DeAnza College, will describe the benefits to society of planetary research and exploration including what we have learned and what we hope to learn that can be applied to life on earth. 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 6 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