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January 2012 Calendar

Ongoing: Need to shed holiday pounds?
Try chasing your new foster child around – excellent exercise! And providing a home for a child in need. Seeking foster parents for 13 y/o Marco. Removed from troubled home, he’s grown up too quickly. Enjoys reading, videogames, animals – needs guidance and love to thrive and learn to be a kid again. Contact 888-922-5437 or inquiries@billwilsoncenter.org: Learn more about Marco and youth like him. Informational meetings first Thursday each month, 6-8pm, 1671 The Alameda Suite 201, SJ.

Ongoing – Farmers Market Every Saturday morning The Downtown Santa Clara Farmers Market continues its popular year-round engagement every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jackson Street between Benton and Homestead. Each season brings in new crops of fruits and vegetables (look for greens, winter squash, and late berries in the autumn). Check out colorful bouquets of cut flowers for your home, or plants for your patio and garden. Call 408-241-1281 for more information.

Ongoing – Fifty Years Young! 50 years already? Yes! This year is Adrian Wilcox High School’s 50th birthday! With this year being such a remarkable landmark in Wilcox history, the WHS yearbook staff needs your help. We need all of you Charger and even WARRIOR alumni to pull out those photo albums and search for those high school memories. We would love to incorporate the past five decades of charger life. Every graduating class, every change, every student is important. We want to see what the quad looked like when you were a student, how you remember the hallways, the teachers, the dances, the games, EVERY aspect of Wilcox history. If you have any photos, memories or any stories you would like to share and be a part of this year’s yearbook, please send your submissions to wilcoxhigh.yearbook@gmail.com.

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Through March 31 – City of Santa Clara’s Biennial Indoor Sculpture Exhibition
The City of Santa Clara’s Biennial Indoor Sculpture Exhibition has dozens of pieces of art on display at City Hall, 1500 Warburton Ave., through March 2012. The public is encouraged to tour this free exhibition, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call (408) 615-2210.

Ongoing – Karaoke contest at Neto’s Market & Grill – every Monday evening
Neto’s Market & Grill, 1313 Franklin St. www.netosmarketandgrill.com for additional information.

Ongoing – Pro Jam – every Tuesday Bluesday at Neto’s Market & Grill 6 to 9 p.m.
Neto’s Market & Grill, 1313 Franklin St. www.netosmarketandgrill.com for additional information.

Ongoing – Live Event Trivia – Every Wednesday at Neto’s Market & Grill 
Neto’s Market & Grill, 1313 Franklin St. www.netosmarketandgrill.com for additional information.

January 7 – Miss Santa Clara & Miss Santa Clara’s Outstanding Teen Competitions
The Miss Santa Clara Competition, an official preliminary of the Miss California and Miss America Programs, will showcase the talents and accomplishments of local college, high school and middle school students in our community. Two competitions will be held on Jan. 7 – the Miss Santa Clara Competition (for women ages 17-24) and the Santa Clara’s Outstanding Teen Competition (for girls ages 13-16).

This year, the Miss Santa Clara Auxiliary will award more than $15,000 in educational scholarships. Contestants are guaranteed a minimum scholarship regardless of their standing at the end of the competition. There is no fee to enter the competition.

The competition will be held at the Mission City Center for Performing Arts, located at 3250 Monroe St. The Teen competition begins at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) and the Miss competition begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Tickets are $21 for each show with $1 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Mary McCaman at 408-858-9364 or by email at dmccama@pacbell.net. For more information, go to the Miss Santa Clara website – misssantaclara.org.

January 7-8 – Wedding Faire & Symposium at Santa Clara Convention Center
The 2012 Wedding Faire will feature a series of classes called “The Wedding Symposium”. Four of the top Celebrity Wedding Planners will share their expertise and teach both Brides & Industry Professionals about their style, innovation and an up close and personal view of how they create amazing Weddings! This is an unparalleled experience that includes workshops, designer decor, mentoring sessions, a Wedding Luncheon and book signing. For more information, visit http://www.wedding-faire.com/

January 18 – Bishop Robert McElroy – Catholicism, Conscience, and American Politics: Reflections by a Catholic Bishop
Are there “Catholic” positions on issues in American politics? What is the role of Catholic Church authorities and what is the role of the conscience of the individual Catholic in assessing and voting on these issues? Bishop Robert McElroy, one of the Auxiliary Bishops of the San Francisco Archdiocese, will offer his reflections on these crucial matters. January 18, 2012, 12 p.m. at the Arts & Sciences Building at Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real. Free to register, call 1-800-847-7730 or register online at http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2012-01-18/bishop-robert-mcelroy-catholicism-conscience-and-american-politics

January 21 – Sister Cities Association “Second Annual Fundraiser Tea” at the Santa Clara Senior Center to help fund activities with Santa Clara’s two sister cities, Coimbra, Portugal and Izumo, Japan. 1 p.m., Tickets for the tea party are $25, or $200 for a table for eight. To reserve space, call Debi Davis at 408-687-0331 or email debid56@comcast.net.

January 21 – Friends of the Libray Book Sale Add to your private book collection, find a bargain and support the Santa Clara City Library. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Park Library Cedar Room, 2635 Homestead Road. Visit lovethelibrary.org for more information about the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends or call 408-615-2936.

January 20-22 – South Bay Home & Garden Show
For over 31 years the South Bay Home and Garden Show has assembled the finest Bay Area based Home Remodeling and Home Improvement Experts under one roof for you to shop. Tickets are $10 Adult, $6 Senior 65+, Children under 16 Free with parent or guardian. Time: 12 noon to 7pm Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.southbayhomeshow.com/

January 26 – SCU President’s Speaker Series – Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak
Santa Clara University’s President’s Speaker Series presents Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist, Steve Wozniak at Mayer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products. In 1976, Wozniak & Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. For more information, visit http://www.scu.edu/visitors/speakerseries/2012/

January 26 – Sramana Mitra – Founder of 1M/1M Mitra discusses how Capitalism 1.0 has been hijacked by speculators and why entrepreneurial hubs should be democratized to increase the distribution of capitalism. She insists that the framework for capitalism needs to change and provides an overview for Capitalism 2.0. Mitra is the founder of the 1M/1M global initiative, a program to help mentor a million entrepreneurs reach a million dollars in annual revenue, build $1 trillion in global GDP, and create 10 million jobs by the year 2020. Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:30 p.m. check-In; 7 p.m. program, Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara. Price: $12 Members; $20 Non-Members; $7 Students (with valid ID). For tickets call 1-800-847-7730 or register online at http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2012-01-26/sramana-mitra-capitalism-20

February 4 – 13th Annual Santa Clara High School Crab Feed
All you can eat salad, garlic bread, pasta and crab!
Raffle prizes, Silent Auction, Music and Dancing!
San Jose Scottish Right Center, 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Ticket price: $50 per person- credit card, check or cash accepted (pre-purchase only – no purchase at door). For more info or to purchase tickets contact: Patrice Anderson at 408-423-2639 or panderson@scusd.net
Donations for Silent Auction please contact: Peg Tushak at 408-423-2610 or ptushak@scusd.net

February 11 – Baby Boomer Senior Expo 2012 at Santa Clara Convention Center
Attend this full-day Expo with informative seminars: Affordable housing for independent living. Anti-aging products/services Assisted living, skilled care facilities, residential facilities, Automobiles, Clothing and accessories, Entertainment, Empty Nest – solutions and ideas for empty nesters, In Home care assistance, Home improvements – room additions, painting, modifications, wheel chair access, Insurance, Landscape & gardening, Long Term Care, Managing chronic disease and services available and Medical equipment. For more information, visit http://myneighborhoodbiz.com/show.htm

February 18 – Friends of the Libray Book Sale Add to your private book collection find a bargain and support the Santa Clara City Library. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Park Library Cedar Room, 2635 Homestead Road. Visit lovethelibrary.org for more information about the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends or call 408-615-2936.

February 18-19 – Bay Area Travel &; Adventure Show at Santa Clara Convention Center
This two-day event is your ticket to discover authentic travel experiences, snap up the deals and win trips and giveaways, and be entertained and delighted at this amazing travel extravaganza. You’ll hear travel tips from the experts including travel legend Rick Steves, Patricia Schultz and more. Experience scuba diving, ride camels, and see cultural performances. And, test your taste buds at the fiery foods challenge. Hours: Saturday, February 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.adventureexpo.com/Default.aspx?id=d35b9d5d-461c-4323-9b7a-0efdc904fe51

February 24 to 28 – Stitches West 2012 at Santa Clara Convention Center
STITCHES Knitting Expo offers something for everyone – from the curious to the obsessed, knitting newbie to fanatic. The event brings thousands of knitters, top designers, authors and educators together for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, special presentations. Time: Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.knittinguniverse.com/Stitches/West

February 24 to March 17 – Santa Clara Players’ Dial M for Murder
Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Dates: Feb. 24, March 2-3, 8-10, 15-17 at 8 p.m. Triton Museum Hall Pavilion. For more information, visit http://www.scplayers.org/

February 25-26 – 71st Annual Camellia Show
The 71st Annual Camellia Show, sponsored by the Camellia Society and the Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department, will be held on February 25 and 26, at the Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd.

Hundreds of delicate blooms of different sizes and colors will be on display. There is a camellia to fit any size garden or patio, and experts will be available at the show to help gardeners decide what camellia would be best for their yards, decks or terraces. The Santa Clara Art Association will display horticultural-related art.

The free show is open for viewing on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2:30 to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Entries will be accepted Saturday, Feb. 25 from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Novices and children are encouraged to enter their camellias. Camellia Society members will be on hand to help identify and place your entry. For more information, call 408-615-3080.

March 2-4 30th anniversary of Showtime melodrama
It’s the 30th anniversary of Showtime, the annual production of an original melodrama by local talent that raises money to support the Senior Center’s Health and Wellness program. This year’s performance is called “Penelope of Pruneyard Patch” and it’s scheduled for March 2, 3 and 4 at the Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd. Curtain time is 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open 90 minutes before the show.

“Penelope of Pruneyard Patch was the original melodrama penned by Cleo Stuckrath for the first Showtime produced in 1982. Cleo, a long-time Santa Clara resident, championed this evening fundraiser of fun and entertainment. Audiences are encouraged to be part of the action by cheering for the hero and booing and hissing when the villain takes the stage. The evening also includes an olio of local talent, refreshments and raffle prizes.

Beginning Jan. 3rd, tickets and can be purchased from the Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont St., and at the Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd., during regular business hours. Tickets are $7 for Saturday and Sunday performances, and $5 for Friday’s performance (the 1982 ticket price!). For more information, call 408-247-5927 or visit the website santaclarawomensleague.org/.

March 3 – Recycle on Environmental Day
Recology will hold an Environmental Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, to provide Santa Clara residents with the opportunity to recycle e-waste (computers, monitors, printers, etc.), clothing, u-waste (batteries, cell phone, CFL’s and fluorescent light tubes), and children’s plastic play structures and toys. In addition, residents can bring confidential documents for shredding (limit of two boxes). In order to participate, residents must bring their Santa Clara utility bill and photo I.D. to the Recology facility at 650 Martin Ave. For more information, call Recology at 408-970-5100.

March 16 – “Music of the Americas” Santa Clara Chorale
This exciting program explores the musical styles and traditions of the New World, from Canada’s Cape Bretton Island to Argentina. Like last March’s popular “Sounds of the Stage,””Music of the Americas” features Broadway favorites and jazz standards. Enjoy the best of North America with mesmerizing Appalachian and Canadian folk favorites, bluegrass, and spirituals. As we head to the south, you’ll tap your toes to the infectious rhythm of Latin America’s best dance beats, such as the tango, and works by Argentinian composers Ariel Ramirez, Oscar Escalada, and others. Performance time: 8 p.m. Location: Mission Santa Clara de Asis on the campus of Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 883-4722 or visit http://www.scc.org/#concerts

March 17 – Friends of the Library Book Sale Add to your private book collection, find a bargain and support the Santa Clara City Library. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Park Library Cedar Room, 2635 Homestead Road. Visit lovethelibrary.org for more information about the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends or call 408-615-2936.

March 18 – Silicon Valley Reads Presents a showing of the film “Allah Made Me Funny – Live in Concert” that follows three comedians, Mo Amer, Azhar Usman and Preacher Moss, on stage and off as they reveal the humorous truth of what it’s really like to be Muslim in America. 2 p.m., Santa Clara City Library. The event is part of Silicon Valley Reads’ is 10th anniversary in 2012 with programs focused on the theme “Muslim and American: Two Perspectives.” Santa Clara City Library will be an active participant, thanks to a grant from the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. Featured books are: The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing by Sumbul Ali-Karamali, and The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. Companion books for children are: It’s OK To Be Different by Todd Parr, One Green Apple by Eve Bunting, My Name is Bilal by Asma Mobin-Uddin, and Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim.

A full listing of Silicon Valley Reads events can be found on the website siliconvalleyreads.org.

March 22 – Silicon Valley Reads Presents an appearance by author Sheba Karim for teens. 4 p.m. Santa Clara City Library. The event is part of Silicon Valley Reads’ is 10th anniversary in 2012 with programs focused on the theme “Muslim and American: Two Perspectives.” Santa Clara City Library will be an active participant, thanks to a grant from the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. Featured books are: The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing by Sumbul Ali-Karamali, and The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. Companion books for children are: It’s OK To Be Different by Todd Parr, One Green Apple by Eve Bunting, My Name is Bilal by Asma Mobin-Uddin, and Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim.

A full listing of Silicon Valley Reads events can be found on the website siliconvalleyreads.org.

March 23 through April 1 – “Hello Dolly!” – Mission City Center for Performing Arts Join us on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, as we follow the adventures of America’s most beloved matchmaker– Dolly Levi! “Hello, Dolly!” is full of memorable songs. The winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Hello, Dolly!” is a Broadway classic that delights audiences of all ages! Location: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St., at corner of Calabazas. Tickets: $8 Adults, $5 Children (ages 18 & younger). 3/23-24, 3/30-31 at 7 p.m. 3/25 & 4/1 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=239

April 5 – SCU President’s Speaker Series – James McLurkin
Santa Clara University’s President’s Speaker Series presents James McLurkin at Mayer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. McLurkin thinks swarm robotics is the future. The group of robots in his lab have worked together to navigate new terrain and cooperated to play music using these very techniques. Applications of this technology could be far-ranging, according to McLurkin, including the exploration of planets. For more information, visit http://www.scu.edu/visitors/speakerseries/2012/

April 14-15 – Train Show at historic Santa Clara Depot
Operating model trains on two museum quality displays, numerous historic artifacts, and a preserved historic depot all provide focal points for the Train Show and Open House at the Santa Clara Depot on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

This program is one of two fundraisers held each year to support the operations at the Edward Peterman Museum of Railroad History. The museum is housed in the former Southern Pacific Depot, built in 1863, adjacent to the Caltrain tracks.

Meanwhile, the model railroads – one HO-scale (1:87) and one N-scale (1:160), demonstrate western railroading. Each layout, set in timeframes ending about 1960, illustrate structures, businesses, industries and motor vehicles typical of the era. Many of the operating trains are typical of that era and others are more contemporary trains.

Another feature of the show is the Company Store, where guests can purchase a variety of used model railroad locomotives and rolling stock, books, videos and DVDs about real and model railroading, and various artifacts.

A donation of $5 for adults will be collected at the entrance to the depot. Admission for persons under 18 is free. More information at 408-243-3969 or visit the website sbhrs.org.

April 21 – Fish Derby for ages 3-11
On Saturday, April 21, children age 3-11 can try their luck at fishing at the annual Fish Derby. This free event will be held from 6-11 a.m. at the Santa Clara Civic Center Plaza, where the reflection pool will be transformed into a fishing pond filled with active, healthy trout for the children to catch. Rods and bait will be provided. The Santa Clara Kiwanis Club, Santa Clara Elks Club, Santa Clara Lions Club, Mission City Community Fund, and Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department sponsor this event, with support from a variety of local community groups. Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 408-615-2260 for more information.

April 21 – Friends of the Library Book Sale Add to your private book collection, find a bargain and support the Santa Clara City Library. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Park Library Cedar Room, 2635 Homestead Road. Visit lovethelibrary.org for more information about the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends or call 408-615-2936.

April 22 – Silicon Valley Reads Presents ., an appearance by author Todd Parr for young children and families 3 p.m. Santa Clara City Library. The event is part of Silicon Valley Reads’ is 10th anniversary in 2012 with programs focused on the theme “Muslim and American: Two Perspectives.” Santa Clara City Library will be an active participant, thanks to a grant from the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. Featured books are: The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing by Sumbul Ali-Karamali, and The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. Companion books for children are: It’s OK To Be Different by Todd Parr, One Green Apple by Eve Bunting, My Name is Bilal by Asma Mobin-Uddin, and Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim.

A full listing of Silicon Valley Reads events can be found on the website siliconvalleyreads.org.

April 27 – Arbor Day/Earth Day!
On Arbor Day, April 27, the City of Santa Clara will be presented with its 24th Tree City U.S.A. award from the National Arbor Day Foundation that recognizes the City for its effective tree care program. The community is invited to participate in the celebration at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Triton Museum, 1505 Warburton Ave.

April 29 – Silicon Valley Reads Presents the closing event of Silicon Valley Reads with authors Sumbul Ali-Karamali and Willow Wilson interviewed by Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro. 2 p.m. Santa Clara City Library. The event is part of Silicon Valley Reads’ is 10th anniversary in 2012 with programs focused on the theme “Muslim and American: Two Perspectives.” Santa Clara City Library will be an active participant, thanks to a grant from the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. Featured books are: The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing by Sumbul Ali-Karamali, and The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. Companion books for children are: It’s OK To Be Different by Todd Parr, One Green Apple by Eve Bunting, My Name is Bilal by Asma Mobin-Uddin, and Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim.

A full listing of Silicon Valley Reads events can be found on the website siliconvalleyreads.org.

May 4 – “Carmina Burana” Santa Clara Chorale – 50th Anniversary Grand Finale
For a spectacular grand finale concert and gala, this concert features all four of the Chorale’s artistic directors, founder David Wilson, Lynn Shurtleff, Thomas Colohan, and Ryan James Brandau. Revel in the glory of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Brahms’ Schicksalslied, and the work more beloved by Chorale patrons than any other, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The Symphony Silicon Valley, a longtime partner of the Chorale, accompanies the Chorale in this unforgettable evening of celebration and song. Performance time: 8:00 p.m. Location: Mission Santa Clara de Asis on the campus of Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. For more information, call (408) 883-4722 or visit http://www.scc.org/#concerts

May 12 – Santa Clara Spring Garden Tour
The Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara is hosting a tour of Santa Clara gardens on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour includes the beautiful gardens at the Harris-Lass Historic Museum at 1889 Market St., plus the lovely landscaped gardens of several private homes in Santa Clara. You may also take a free home tour of the Harris-Lass House at a future date. The Museum Gift Shop will be open. For more information or garden tour tickets, call the Harris-Lass Museum message line at 408-249-7905. Advance ticket purchase is required.

May 18 through June 3 – Santa Clara Players’ The Nerd
Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, whom he has never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you” so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly. Delight soon fades as Rick stays on and on, his continued presence leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence, a dire development which is staved off by the surprising ending. Dates: May 18, 25-26, 31 & June 1-2, 7-9 at 8 p.m.; May 20, 27 & June 3 at 2:30 p.m. Triton Museum Hall Pavilion. For more information, visit http://www.scplayers.org/.

May 19 – Friends of the Library Book Sale Add to your private book collection, find a bargain and support the Santa Clara City Library. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Park Library Cedar Room, 2635 Homestead Road. Visit lovethelibrary.org for more information about the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends or call 408-615-2936.

May 28 – Santa Clara Aquamaids Synchronized Swimming Exhibition
The renowned Santa Clara Aquamaids will take to the pool for a Synchronized Swimming Exhibition at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

May 31 through June 3 – Santa Clara International Grand Prix Swim Meet
The USA Swimming Grand Prix Series wraps up in Northern California once again at the George F. Haines International Swim Center. This is a major tune-up for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. For more information, visit http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2062&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

June 10 – Tea & Fashion Show
The lovely, shaded garden of the Harris-Lass Historic Museum at 1889 Market St. will be the setting for an Afternoon Tea & Vintage Fashion Show from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Guests will be served tea, scones, finger sandwiches, fruit and pastries, and will enjoy a vintage hat and fashion show. Attendees will also receive a pass to return at a later date for a private tour of the beautifully appointed Harris-Lass House. Tickets for this fundraiser are $25 in advance. Purchase early as seating is limited. Please contact Maria at 408-246-3822 for more information or to reserve tickets for this fun event. Or leave an inquiry on the message line of the Harris-Lass House Museum at 408-249-7905.

July 24-26 – “Gulliver’s Travels” – Mission City Center for Performing Arts
“Many, many years ago there lived a man named Gulliver. The spirit of adventure burned deeply within him. He longed to sail the seven seas in ships with masts as high as the eye could see”. Join us as we bring this delightful adaptation of the classic Jonathan Swift novel to life in a hilarious and thoughtful musical for all ages. Location: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St, corner of Calabazas. 7/24-26 at 7 p.m. Tix: $8 Adults, $5 Children (ages 18 and younger). For more information, visit http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=239

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