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June 2012 Calendar

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. 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 – Did you know Superman was a foster child?
That’s right! And having caring individuals who took him into their home made all the difference! Bill Wilson Center is seeking foster parents for 12 y/o David. Removed from an unsafe home, he’s been through a lot. Needs guidance and love to thrive. Contact 888-922-5437 or inquiries@billwilsoncenter.org to learn more. No obligation informational meetings first Thursday each month, 6-8pm, 1671 The Alameda Suite 201, SJ.

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

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June 2-10 – Ninevah Outreach 9-Day Yard Sale
1232 Las Palmas Drive, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday June 2 through Sunday June 10.
Ninevah Outreach provides free food and clothing on a weekly basis for the homeless and disadvantaged in Santa Clara.

June 7 – Former U.S. Secretary of State; Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Author Colin Powell Speaks at Santa Clara Convention Center presented by Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley
Throughout his decades of service to the country, General Powell has kept his private life out of the limelight. Now, in his new book, It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, Powell is opening up to reveal the important principles that guided his journey from being the son of Jamaican immigrants to becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first African-American secretary of state. He will reveal the foundations for achievement and leadership that worked for him and can help make others’ dreams come true, too. Cost: $25 standard, $15 members, $10 students (with valid ID). Premium (includes book and priority seating in front) $55 standard, $45 members. For more information, visit www.commonwealthclub.org/events/filter/all/20120607

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.

June 17 – Father’s Day on the Patio
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $29 for Adults, $15 Kids, Children under three eat free.
Complimentary self-parking, 2700 Mission College at the corner of Great America.
Call 408-970-6104 for details.

June 20 – Concerts in the Park Season Begins With Legally Blues 6:30 p.m.
The City of Santa Clara’s Concerts in the Park series offers free performances on two Wednesday evenings and seven Sunday afternoons at Central Park Pavilion. The series is sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. For more information, call 615-2210. Central Park is located at 909 Kiely Boulevard (between Homestead Road and Benton Street).

June 23 – Beauty and the Beast presented by Liberty Dance Company at Santa Clara Convention Center
12 p.m. and 6 p.m. performances. Call 408-629-1870 or E-mail libertydancecompany@gmail.com for more information.

June 26 – PACIFIC PROCESSION – An Evening of Spectacular Music Performances featuring host Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, Boston Crusaders, Pacific Crest, and Blue Devils
The Excitement of Drum Corps returns to Santa Clara for “PACIFIC PROCESSION, An Evening of Spectacular Music Performances.” Scheduled to perform are the Santa Clara Vanguard and Vanguard Cadets, Phanton Regiment, Rockford, Illinois; Boston Crusaders, Boston, MA; Pacific Crest, Diamond Bar, CA; and Blue Devils B, Concord, CA. Performances begin at 6:00 p.m. at Santa Clara High School Stadium, 3000 Benton St. Tix: $20 in advance; $25 at gate. Group rates available. For more information, visit http://www.scvanguard.org/ or call (408) 727-5532 x 18.

June 27 – Concerts in the Park – Tom Rigney & Flambeau 6:30 p.m.
The City of Santa Clara’s Concerts in the Park series offers free performances on two Wednesday evenings and seven Sunday afternoons at Central Park Pavilion. The series is sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. For more information, call 615-2210. Central Park is located at 909 Kiely Boulevard (between Homestead Road and Benton Street).

June 29-20 – Silicon Valley BBQ Championships
Sponsored by the Santa Clara Rotary Club, this event features Live bands, classic car show, games, eating contests, fun zone for kids, beer & wine and promises to be the best BBQ Silicon valley has ever tasted. “Meat” & Greet June 29 from 4 to 8 p.m., event on June 30 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mervyn’s Plaza (corner of El Camino & Scott). For more information, visit http://www.svbbq.com/.

July 8 – Concerts in the Park – Fog City Stompers – New Orleans Jazz 2:30 p.m.
The City of Santa Clara’s Concerts in the Park series offers free performances on two Wednesday evenings and seven Sunday afternoons at Central Park Pavilion. The series is sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. For more information, call 615-2210. Central Park is located at 909 Kiely Boulevard (between Homestead Road and Benton Street).

July 13 – 2nd Annual “Celebrate Santa Clara”
Franklin Square 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and features live music, food booths, and more.

July 15 – Concerts in the Park Mission College Symphony – Symphony 2:30 p.m.
The City of Santa Clara’s Concerts in the Park series offers free performances on two Wednesday evenings and seven Sunday afternoons at Central Park Pavilion. The series is sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. For more information, call 615-2210. Central Park is located at 909 Kiely Boulevard (between Homestead Road and Benton Street).

July 22 – Concerts in the park – Sparkletones – Rock-n-Roll 2:30 p.m.
The City of Santa Clara’s Concerts in the Park series offers free performances on two Wednesday evenings and seven Sunday afternoons at Central Park Pavilion. The series is sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. For more information, call 615-2210. Central Park is located at 909 Kiely Boulevard (between Homestead Road and Benton Street).

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

July 29 – Concerts in the Park – Cool Under Pressure – Classic 2:30 p.m.
The City of Santa Clara’s Concerts in the Park series offers free performances on two Wednesday evenings and seven Sunday afternoons at Central Park Pavilion. The series is sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. For more information, call 615-2210. Central Park is located at 909 Kiely Boulevard (between Homestead Road and Benton Street).

August 5 – Concerts in the Park – Sidesaddle & Co. – Bluegrass 2:30 p.m.
The City of Santa Clara’s Concerts in the Park series offers free performances on two Wednesday evenings and seven Sunday afternoons at Central Park Pavilion. The series is sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. For more information, call 615-2210. Central Park is located at 909 Kiely Boulevard (between Homestead Road and Benton Street).

August 12 – Concerts in the Park – The 357’s – Classic/Pop Rock 2:30 p.m.
The City of Santa Clara’s Concerts in the Park series offers free performances on two Wednesday evenings and seven Sunday afternoons at Central Park Pavilion. The series is sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. For more information, call 615-2210. Central Park is located at 909 Kiely Boulevard (between Homestead Road and Benton Street)

August 19 – Concerts in the Park – Daze on the Green – Classic & 80’s Rock 2:30 p.m.
The City of Santa Clara’s Concerts in the Park series offers free performances on two Wednesday evenings and seven Sunday afternoons at Central Park Pavilion. The series is sponsored by the City’s Cultural Advisory Commission. For more information, call 615-2210. Central Park is located at 909 Kiely Boulevard (between Homestead Road and Benton Street).

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