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.
Sundays Through October 30 – Santana Row Farmer’s Market Santana Row’s California Farmers’ Market – more than 20 farmers and other vendors offering the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods, artisan olive oils, specialty Asian produce and even dog treats. Live music throughout Market hours. Asian greens, asparagus, bell peppers, cherries, kiwifruit and strawberries are in-season in April. Santana Row’s Farmers’ Market is certified by the non-profit Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association. Sundays, May 29 through October 30; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; rain or shine. Park Valencia, Santana Row, located on Olin Avenue just east of Winchester Blvd. For more information call 408-551-4611 or visit santanarow.com.
Ongoing: Modern Dance Class -Intermediate At Ariel Dance Studio, 2385 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA. Tuesdays and Thursdays, (9:30am – 11am) first class $5/10 class card $100/drop-in $14. Call: 408-753-9004 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing – Tuesday Bluesday Pro Jam 6 to 9 p.m every Tuesday, Live band and karaoke every Friday 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. and live music 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Neto’s Market & Grill, 1313 Franklin St. www.netosmarketandgrill.com for additional information.
Ongoing – Mommy & Me on the Row – second Tuesday of each month starting May 10 Free kid’s club on the second Tuesday of each month through December, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“The Cat in the Hat,” featuring Dr. Seuss’ mischievous character and a performance by Ballet
San Jose’s Silly Simon kicks off Santana Row’s popular Mommy & Me On the Row season of free entertainment, interactive games, crafts and educational activities designed for parents and their pre-school aged children.
Families will enjoy arts And crafts, face painting, balloon art, Story time and Yoga for parents and kids.
Park Valencia, Santana Row, located on Olin Avenue just east of Winchester Boulevard. For More information, call 408-551-4611 or visit santanarow.com.
Through September 30 – 6th Annual Indoor Sculpture Exhibition
The 6th Annual Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, sponsored by the City of Santa Clara’s Cultural Advisory Commission, opens in April and runs through September at City Hall, 1500 Warburton Ave. This juried exhibition will feature sculptures from artists throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, call (408) 615-2219.
July 24 – Concerts in the Park – Sidesaddle and Co FREE Concerts in the Park series continues with the Bluegrass sounds of Sidesaddle and Co. from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Central Park Pavilion at Kiely and Homestead
July 25 – Hiking and Backpacking in Hawaii: Tropical forests, tumbling waterfalls, volcanic peaks, gorgeous beaches… Come experience the wild beauty of Hawaii on foot. Tonight, award-winning travel journalist and former national park ranger Sara Benson will give a digital presentation of her favorite trails and campsites in the islands, with special emphasis on destinations featured in her new guidebook, “Top Trails: Maui”. Join Sara as she clambers into the craggy Koolau Range on Oahu, meanders along the river through Kauai’s Grand Canyon of the Pacific, summits Mauna Kea on the Big Island, and treks to waterfalls in Maui’s lush forests. Find out key safety and travel tips for making the most of your next Hawaiian adventure. call (408) 871-8765 for more information. REI, 400 El Paseo de Saratoga in San Jose.
July 26- Stock & Option Solutions Aspirations 2011 Conference focusing on helping emerging private companies meet the equity compensation challenges of an IPO is set for July 26 at Santa Clara Marriott. The all-day conference for executives and stock plan staff from private companies targeting a liquidity event, such as an IPO, in the next year to three years, will be held on July 26th at the Santa Clara Marriott. This pioneering conference features panels and general sessions bringing together national equity compensation thought leaders from legal, consulting, accounting, taxation, and domestic & international stock plan management practices. Conference attendees will learn about the best practices, participant communications, , and transitioning strategies companies have used and are using to prepare their equity compensation programs for the post-IPO arena. The conference will feature two general sessions and 11 break-out sessions. Topics include stock plan vendor selection, equity plan design, international considerations, equity accounting practices, participant communications, stock plan tracking & data management, and an overview of the complete IPO process for company equity plans. There is also a lunch and networking/cocktail reception scheduled. For more details, including scheduled speakers and sessions, please visit the Aspirations 2011 at www.sos-team.com/screens/SOS-Solutions/SOS-Aspirations-Conference.aspx For more information about Stock & Option Solutions, please visit http://www.sosteam.com.
July 26-28 – “Dear Edwina Junior” – Mission City Center for Performing Arts
Follow the adventures of advice-giver extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the kids in the neighborhood in production number after hilarious production number in her “Advic-A-Palozzza” extravaganza. All performances at 7 p.m. at Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St. Tickets: Adults: $8; Children: $5. For more information, call (408) 615-3161.
July 30 – Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. D.C. United at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
July 31 – Concerts in the Park – Shabang Steel Drum Band FREE concert in Santa Clara’s Central Park Pavilion by “Shabang,” steel drum band featuring Calypso, Reggae, Zouk, and Soca music. Hours are from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
August 6 – Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Portland Timber at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
August 7 – Concerts in the Park – Cool Under Pressure FREE concert in Santa Clara’s Central Park Pavilion featuring the group “Cool Under Pressure.” Hear songs like U2’s Mysterious Ways, Wild Cherry’s Play That Funky Music, & KC & The Sunshine Bands “That’s the Way.” Hours are from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
August 12 – Street Dance Featuring The Silicon Valley Houserockers The Franklin Square Street Dance is from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jackston Street between Homestead Road and Benton Street. Admission & parking are FREE. The Houserockers are a 10-piece Rock & Soul band that play the greatest songs ever recorded, covering bands such as The Rolling Stones, Earth Wind, & Fire, Springsteen, Van Morrison, & others. For more information, call (408) 615-2219.
August 12-13 – Scrapbook Expo at Santa Clara Convention Center
Scrapbook EXPO works hard to provide to you the very best workshops teaching new and exciting techniques as well as using the hottest products. Workshops range from $20 to $50 and are available from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit http://www.scrapbookexpo.com/SJ-11/
August 13 – Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
August 14 – Concerts in the Park – The Boy Scout Band Crew 357 FREE concert in Santa Clara’s Central Park Pavilion. Hours are from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
August 21 – Concerts in the Park – The LyraTones – FREE concert in Santa Clara’s Central Park Pavilion featuring “The LyraTone” and their 17-piece ballroom dance orchestra who play songs from big band and jazz favorites like Sinatra, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. Hours are from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
August 26 – PrimeXpo Jewelry & Gift Show/ PrimeXpo, LLC at Santa Clara Convention Center Trade show features exhibitors from around the globe offering virtually every type of jewelry and gift imaginable. Whether you are looking for loose diamonds and colored gemstones, finished pieces in contemporary to antique, estate, costume, custom designed, gold, silver, titanium, finished beaded jewelry or beading supplies, specimens for mineral collectors or a wide variety of gift items-PrimeXpo is the one-stop shop to meet all your needs. Show hours: Friday 12 to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For more information, visit http://www.primexpousa.com/
September 10 – Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
September 17-18 – Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival Annual festival in the City of Santa Clara’s Central Park. Festival features hundreds of exhibit booths, food booths, live entertainment, a children’s play area, and much more.
October 1 – Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Sporting KC at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
October 22 – Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
December 10-11 – Santa Clara Ballet Nutcracker
Artistic Director Josefa Villanueva presents the full-length traditional version of this holiday classic. Guest artists will join local dancers. Santa Clara Convention Center’s Elizabeth A. Hangs Theatre. Check back for performance times, or visit http://www.santaclaraballet.com/