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.
June 16-19 – 44th Santa Clara International Grand Prix Swim Meet will once again welcome the world’s top swimmers. George F. Haines International Swim Center, 2625 Patricia Drive. For more information, visit the site below or call (408) 246-5055.
June 19 – Annual Father’s Day BBQ at Parcel 104 Parcel 104 at the Marriott Santa Clara Annual Father’s Day BBQ. $29 plus tax and gratuity for adults; half price for children under 12; & children under 5 are FREE. Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Complimentary self-parking. For reservations, call (408) 970-6104.
June 20 – American Red Cross Blood Drive at Biltmore Hotel & Suites – Receive VIP meet and greet to VANS Warped Tour ’11 The Biltmore Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara is hosting its annual blood drive Monday, June 20th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. All donors will receive a VIP meet and greet voucher to VANS Warped Tour ’11 scheduled to appear in Mountain View on July 2nd. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit the website below. http://www.redcrossblood.org/
June 20 – Multicultural Monday Concert in the Park – Onye Onyemaechi The second of five multicultural Concerts in the Park features drumming, dancing, and music from Africa. Onye Onyemaechi brings the joy and soul of African culture, music, and the celebration of village life. 7 to p.m. at Central Park Pavilion. FREE http://www.villagerhythms.com/
June 25 – Heart of the Valley Parking Lot Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors, Inc. will be holding a Parking Lot Rummage Sale on June 25th from 9-2 at 1550 El Camino Real, Santa Clara (across the street from the St. Clare Statue). Bargain prices for gently used items. All proceeds from the sale will benefit seniors in need within the West Santa Clara Community served by Heart of the Valley. For more information call the HOV office at 408-241-1571. For more information about HOV services for seniors in the community, see www.servicesforseniors.org
June 25 – South Bay Blue Star Moms E-waste drop off fundraiser at Custom Pad & Partitions parking lot, 1100 Richard Ave., Santa Clara, from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. The BSM will get a percentage of the money raised and it will go towards supporting the troops. BSM will also be having a bake sale, to support the troops.
June 25 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
July 26 to July 28 – “Dear Edwina Junior” – 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 or visit http://santaclaraca.gov/index.aspx?page=239
June 27 – Multicultural Monday Concert in the Park – Palabuniyan Kulintang Ensemble The third of five multicultural Concerts in the Park features traditional music and dance from the Maguindanao, Maranao, and Tausug peoples of Mindanao Island, Southern Phillippines. Concert from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Park Pavilion. FREE. http://www.kulintang.com/index.html
June 29 – Bay2Brooklyn 2011 Chevy’s Fundraiser Noon to 9 p.m., Chevy’s, 550 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose Come join us for some great Mexican food from Chevy’s. 25 percent of all proceeds will be donated back to Bay2Brooklyn2011. You need to present a flyer when you eat in or pick up. Visit the Bay2Brooklyn2011 website at bay2brooklyn2011.org for the flyer or contact Stephanie Sales at email@example.com or 408-476-0935 for more information.
July 2 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. New York Red Bulls at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
July 5 – Reverend Horton heat, Avalon Night Club, 777 Lawrence Expwy 408-241-0777
July 5 – Camp Cooking Basics Do you want to make good meals at camp but feel unsure how to cook them? Would you like tips on what to bring and how to make the most of cooking in the outdoors? Join REI camping specialist Mark Abbott for an introductory class on campsite cooking. He’ll teach you how to boil and braise your way to tasty eating outside. No experience necessary! REI, 400 El Paseo de Saratoga in San Jose. Call (408) 871-8765 for more information.
July 6 – San Francisco Giants’ Firefighter Appreciation night at AT&T Park Come out for a great night at the ballpark. There will be some pre-game activities as well for you to enjoy some discounted food & music. Ticket costs: $25 per person, Bleacher Seating. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated back to Bay2Brooklyn2011. To purchase tickets contact Stephanie Sales, firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-476-0935.
July 9 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
July 9 – Legendary Masters and Black Belt Testing Fundraiser at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds go to Save the Children Emergency funds for children in US Tornadoes and Japanese Tsunami. See event detail and video http://jsw.com.
July 11 – Multicultural Monday Concert in the Park – The Prairie Rose Band The fourth of five multicultural Concerts in the Park features cowboy songs of the Old West, bluegrass, and traditional American favorites by The Prairie Rose Band. 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Park Pavilion. FREE. http://www.myspace.com/theprairieroseband
July 13 – Antiques Appraisal Luncheon, 11 am to 3 p.m. Do you have an antique or collectable that you think might be valuable? Do you envy the people that are selected to have a family heirloom evaluated on Antiques Roadshow? If so, buy a ticket for the Harris-Lass Museum’s “Antiques Appraisal Show & Tell.” Each ticket holder may bring one item only, which will be appraised by an antiques specialist. Tickets are $15 each and will include a box lunch. The event is limited to 50 people, so buy your tickets early. Mail your ticket order to: Antiques Appraisal Luncheon Coordinator, 1983 Harrison St., Santa Clara, CA 95050. For more information, call Anita Marencia at (408) 296-5949 or leave an inquiry on the Harris Lass message line. See the Harris-Lass Museum website at: http://harrislass.org/
July 18 – Multicultural Monday Concert in the Park – Hala Dance Company The fifth and final multicultural Concert in the Park features the Hala Dance Company’s traditional music and dance from Egypt and the Middle East. 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Park Pavilion. FREE. http://www.haladance.com/
July 18 – Search and Rescue 101 We’ve all heard the stories … hikers lost in the wilderness; children separated from their parents in a State Park; or climbers stranded by bad weather. Hopefully you’ll never have one of these experiences. If you did, would you know what to do? Join John Mandish, member of Bay Area Mountain Rescue Unit (BAMRU), for a presentation on staying safe outdoors. Learn what you should do if someone you know goes missing, and what to do if you’re the one who needs help. An all-volunteer search and rescue organization based in San Mateo County, BAMRU has served the Bay Area and the State of California for 40 years. Its mission is to look for, and help, people lost or stranded in the California outdoors. It operates safely and effectively, night or day, in all terrain, in all weather, in all seasons. Visit www.bamru.org for more information or call (408) 871-8765 for more information. REI, 400 El Paseo de Saratoga in San Jose.
July 20 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 7 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule
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 26-28 – “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.
August 5 – Franklin Square Street Dance
Annual “Street Dance” at Franklin Square features live music, food and refreshment booths, and much more. Hours: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Homestead and Benton Street at Franklin Square.
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.
December 3 – Santa Clara Historic Home Tour
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/