Event 5 WAIT LIST ONLY: Kirigin Winery Tour, Tasting & Picnic Lunch

Thursday June 2, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Did I mention this event includes a free bottle of wine from a choice of 17 wines? Join us for a 90 minute tour and tasting at Kirigin Cellars, one of Californias oldest wineries, established in 1916 by the Bonesio Family as Uvas Winery. Since then, they have used the techniques and wisdom that Nikola Kirigin brought from his familys ancient wine making processes in Croatia. The current owner has modernized the facilities and handcrafts wines from 11 different wine grapes grown on 33 acres of vineyards. We will tour their historic buildings, learn about their wine making process and taste six wines on their outdoor patio including their to die for Vino de Mocca dessert wine. After the tour, we will picnic in an area surrounded by aromatic wine barrels and beautiful flowers. Space is limited so reserve your spot now.

Location: Kirigin Cellars in Gilroy
Additional Benefits: picnic lunch, wine tasting and wine bottle included

Hike 9 **CLOSED** Mt Umunhum Descent

Wednesday June 8, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

We start the day at one of the highest peaks in the Santa Cruz mountain range, where we will learn about the significance of Mt. Umunhum to the Ohlone community and visit their Ceremonial Circle, and the historic importance of the Radar Tower that was once part of our missile defense system. Next, we will enjoy the panoramic views from nearly 3,500 feet above the valley floor and a social picnic lunch. Last but not least, it is time to explore more of the park by journeying down the three mile, mostly shady and cool Mt. Umunhum trail through varied habitats including coast live oak, foothill pine, California bay, interspersed with Pacific madrone and finally shrubs such as chamise, big berry manzanita, birch leafed mountain mahogany. Of course, along the way there are striking views of the valley, ridgelines and neighboring peaks. This special program is hosted in partnership with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Image by Jitze Couperus from Los Altos Hills, California, USA, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Level of Difficulty: : Easy to Moderate
Number of Miles: : 3.7
Location: Mt Umunhum Preserve in San Jose
Additional Benefits: Bus transportation to the park from Saratoga and picnic lunch are included.

Lecture 6 Seven Types of Bird Feathers

Thursday June 9, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

From the fluffy down of a young chick to the colorful tails of a peacock, feathers are amazing engineering marvels that have evolved into different shapes, sizes and colors based on their function. Every bird has seven different types of feathers based on their structure and location on their body. Our speaker is a naturalist who will discuss different types of feathers and their functions.

Location: Virtual via YouTube streaming

Day Trip 4 Wait List Only: Redwood Walk & Art Extravaganza

Tuesday June 14, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Stay cool this summer with a shady walk in the redwoods, an outdoor lunch with a cool beach breeze and a visit with local artists. For more details and to register, please use this link www.bayareaolderadults.org/BAO-June2022-day-trip

Level of Difficulty: : Easy
Number of Miles: : 3.0

Hike 10 CLOSED: Journey thru Quarry Park

Wednesday June 22, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us for a one-way walk from Sanborn County Park to Quarry Park on part of the Saratoga to Skyline trail. The BAO advantage is that the direction we will go is mostly downhill! The park is so named because it was a former site for two quarries. Along the way, we will pass through a redwood and fern habitat, over five bridges and cross over Saratoga Creek, be protected by oak woodlands and view the valley at scenic overlooks. Along the way we will learn about the history of the park. We end this rejuvenating day with a social picnic lunch. This special program is hosted in partnership with Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee.

Level of Difficulty: : Moderate
Number of Miles: : 4.5
Location: Quarry Park
Additional Benefits: Bus transportation to the park from Saratoga and picnic lunch are included.

Event 6 Wait List Only: Private Moffett Field Museum Tour

Thursday June 23, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

On this 75 minute private tour, we will split into two groups to be guided by Moffett Field Historical Society Museum docents through exhibits that are organized by eras. The museum portrays the history of NASA Moffett Field from the early '30s and the Lighter-than-Air period, to the current time with the Air National Guard and their search and rescue aircraft. In between, are the WW-II, Korean, Viet Nam and Cold War stories. There are some historic aircraft to view, some cockpits for those agile enough to get into (including a P-3 Orion Sub-hunter cockpit), an extensive collection of Navy Women's uniforms from WW-II to the present and so much more. The museum is wheelchair accessible. Tour size will be limited so reserve your spot now.

Location: Moffett Field Museum in Mountain View CA