Event 4 Walk & Wine

Friday May 3, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Did I mention this event includes a free bottle of wine from a choice of 17 wines? Join us for a 2-mile leisurely walk at Mt. Madonna, followed by wine and cheese pairing at Kirigin Cellars, which is one of California’s 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 family’s ancient wine-making processes in Croatia. Currently, they handcraft wines from 11 different grapes grown on 33 acres of vineyards. They are famous for their to die for Vino de Mocca dessert wine. After the tasting, enjoy lunch in an area surrounded by aromatic wine barrels and beautiful flowers. Space is limited so reserve your spot now.

Level of Difficulty: : Easy
Number of Miles: : 2.0
Location: San Jose CA 95120
Additional Benefits: Transportation, lunch, wine & cheese tasting and bottle of wine included

Hike 8 California Agriculture Walk

Wednesday May 8, 2024 from 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Canoas Creek runs through Martial Cottle Park and supplies water for agriculture and is the southern most American river that has a salmon run (Chinook) as well as other game fish that make it popular with anglers. We will take a leisurely walk around this agriculture park and learn about its place in history. We pass by and visit the UCCE composting education and UC Master Gardener sites as well as the community garden. We end the afternoon with a social picnic lunch. This special program is hosted in partnership with Valley Water.Image by Open Space Authority.

Level of Difficulty: : Easy
Number of Miles: : 2.0
Location: Meeting location is San Jose, CA 95118
Additional Benefits: Transportation and a large hearty sandwich included.

Event 5 Guadalupe River Cleanup Day

Thursday May 9, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Come show your support for our native fish and keep our drinking water clean by joining this FREE social volunteering event! Six of our drinking water reservoirs are part of Guadalupe Watershed. The watershed also supports warm and cold water native fish such as Pacific lamprey, Chinook salmon, threespine stickleback and prickly sculpin. All activities will be standing up and supplies and tools are provided in addition to snacks, lunch and a bottle of water. This program is hosted in partnership with Valley Water. Image by Ron Horii.

Location: Guadalupe River Park, San Jose
Additional Benefits: Transportation, large hearty sandwich, snacks and water are included.

Waitlist Only Hike 9 Natural and Cultural History of Mt Umunhum

Wednesday May 22, 2024 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

We start the day at one of the highest peaks in the Santa Cruz mountain range with panoramic views from nearly 3,500 feet, 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 journey down the four mile, mostly shady and cool Mt. Umunhum trail through varied habitats. Of course, along the way there are striking views of the valley, ridgelines and neighboring peaks. We end the afternoon with a social picnic lunch. This special program is hosted in partnership with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Image by Anne Ferguson.

Level of Difficulty: : Easy-to-moderate
Number of Miles: : 4.0
Location: Meeting location is Saratoga CA 95070
Additional Benefits: Transportation to and from the preserve and picnic lunch are included.

Day Trip 4 Walnut Creek History Day Trip

Friday May 24, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

If you enjoy learning about our local history, join us for a full day learning about the history of Walnut Creek in the 1800s and 1900s - including a walking tour of the downtown area and a tour of one of their historic homes. We will learn about this communitys agricultural, commercial, and cultural heritage with a break for a homestyle Peruvian lunch! For more details and to register, please use this link www.bayareaolderadults.org/BAO-May2024-day-trip

Level of Difficulty: : Easy
Number of Miles: : 1.5
Location: Bus pickup in Cupertino, CA 95014
Additional Benefits: Fee includes transportation, lunch, activities, gratuities and two tour leaders.