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March 2011 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 (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 – 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: Exhibits at Intel Museum: Arti, an artificial intelligence robot, talks with museum guides to help tell the fascinating story about how Intel’s technology helps teachers and students in South Africa. Visitors can also catch a handful of binary rain, representing the data created by e-mails, cell phones, video, and more. You can also get digitized as your digital photo is snapped and a digital postcard is created. The museum provides maps in multiple languages that provide a quick review of each exhibit. In all, the museum features over 30 fun, interactive exhibits. FREE admission. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at 2200 Mission College Blvd. in Santa Clara. (408) 765-0503. Visit http://www.intel.com/about/companyinfo/museum/index.htm for more information.

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Through March 11 – de Saisset exhibit The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces The veiling of women, men, and sacred places has existed in countless cultures and religions throughout history. Veiling expands far beyond Islam and the Middle East, yet it is vastly misunderstood. And today it is a battleground for power and political agendas. An exhibit at the de Saisset Museum from Jan. 15 through March 11 explores the veil in its broadest and most universal contexts. The artists examine issues such as modesty, oppression, liberation, freedom of expression, spirituality, nature, and magic. They represent diverse backgrounds, spiritual practices, and points of view. Through their work, the artists challenge, condemn, embrace, and praise the veil. The exhibition features works in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and new media. The Veil also includes an interactive component called “What Does the Veil Mean to You?” where visitors are encouraged to share their responses on brightly colored silk headscarves that are displayed on laundry lines.
For more information, visit www.scu.edu/desaisset.

Through April The South Bay Blue Star Moms are in need of CARE Package Items
Getting ready for their April 2, 2011 packaging event at American Legion Post 564 located at 2120 Walsh Ave. Santa Clara, the SBBSM have a donation “Drop Zone” at AllSafe Self Storage, 3033 Lafayette St., Santa Clara 7 days a week, 8 am to 6 p.m., ask for Tom or Lee. For a list of items needed please visit www.southbaybluestarmoms.org. You can also donate by using the PayPal link.

March 11-13 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. Utah, vs. UW Milwaukee, & vs. UC Davis – Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament
Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament features Santa Clara University vs. Utah Friday, 3/11 at 6 p.m.; vs. UW Milwaukee, Saturday, 3/12 at 6 p.m.; vs. Utah, Sunday, 3/13 at 11 a.m., & vs. UC Davis, 3/13 at 3 p.m. All games at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

March 11-13 Bay Area Golf Show/ Varsity Communications
Throughout the day, local area professionals will be featured on our Main Stage providing tips on improving your golf game. Ticket Prices: Adults: $10, Seniors & Students (13-17): $8, Juniors (10-12): $5, Kids under 10 are Free. For more information, visit http://bayareagolfshow.com/

March 13 – Daylight Savings Time Daylight Savings Time begins on March 13. When you set your clocks forward one hour, please remember to replace your smoke detector batteries! Only working smoke detectors can save lives.

March 18-20 – Sounds of the Stage By popular demand, the Santa Clara Chorale brings you spectacular Broadway musical hits and opera choruses in concerts on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m. at Mission Santa Clara and on Sunday, March 20, 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Rd., Palo Alto. Be mesmerized by all-time favorites from Verdi, Puccini, Gilbert & Sullivan, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, Wicked and more. For ticket prices, purchasing and information, call 535-8636, visit www.scc.org/tickets, or see www.scc.org.

March 18-20 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. Minnesota
Santa Clara University vs. Minnesota in a non-conference weekend series. Friday, 3/18 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, 3/19 at 1 p.m., & Sunday, 3/20 at 1 p.m. at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

March 19 – Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Book Sale Each month thousands of fiction and nonfiction books are available for purchase at the Book Sales organized by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. Proceeds benefit the City Library. The events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cedar Room of the Central Park Library. For more information call 408-615-2987.

March 19 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake
Major League Soccer (MLS) opener for the San Jose Earthquakes as they take on Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

March 19-20 Onstage NY, LLC. at Santa Clara Convention Center A typical Onstage NY Competition is a 2-day event, Saturday and Sunday. Typically, we try to schedule all 12 & under entries on Saturday AM, some 13 & up entries on Saturday PM, and finish Sunday with the rest of the 13 & up entries. The optional master classes are always scheduled around the competition, and never occur concurrently. For more information, visit http://www.onstagenewyork.com/entry.htm

March 20 Custom Chrome Dealer Show at Santa Clara Convention Center This is a very special day where you have the opportunity to meet the manufacturers, designers and bike builders from all over the world showcasing their newest innovations and technology in an ideal environment. For more information, visit http://www.customchrome.com/dcm/cc/index.asp

March 25-27 My Fair Lady “My Fair Lady” is one of the most popular musicals ever with songs many people know — “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Young performers of the Roberta Jones Junior Theatre ages 8-18 will perform “My Fair Lady” on March 25-27, and April 1-3. Curtain time is 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $5 for children and $8 for adults. See www.RJJT.org for more information.

March 28 to 31 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. Brown
Santa Clara University vs. Brown in a non-conference weekend series. Saturday, 3/26 DH at 1 p.m.; Sunday, 3/27 at 1 p.m., & Monday, 3/28 at 6 p.m. at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

March 30 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. UC Davis
Santa Clara University vs. UC Davis in a non-conference game at 6 p.m. at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

April 1-3 36th Annual CalChess State Scholastic Championships/ Bay Area Chess For tournament registration information, visit http://bayareachess.com/events/index.php

April 1-3 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. CSU Bakersfield
Santa Clara University vs. CSU Bakersfield in a non-conference three game series. Friday, 4/1 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, 4/2 at 1 p.m.; & Sunday, 4/3 at 1 p.m. All games at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

April 2 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders FC at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

April 8 to 11 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. Loyola Marymount
Santa Clara University vs. Loyola Marymount in a West Coast Conference (WCC) three game series. Friday, 4/8 at 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 4/9 at 1 p.m.; & Sunday, 4/10 at 1 p.m. All games at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

April 9 – Major League Soccer (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC
Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

April 9-10 Model Train Show Model trains and railroad artifacts are the focus of the Spring Model Train Show at the historic Santa Clara Depot on Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Two museum-quality model railroad layouts and a collection of railroad artifacts – many provided by local families steeped in railroad history – will be on display.  The HO and N-scale model train displays at the Santa Clara Depot are works in process.  The HO-scale layout is undergoing a transformation more in keeping with its theme of local railroading and numerous scenes on the layout have been updated recently.  The layout operates in an era ending in 1959, meaning that scenery (structures, industries and businesses) and vehicles are consistent with real railroad operations of that era.  The N-scale layout operates in roughly the same era.

Another focus of the train show is the organization’s Company Store, which sells used model railroad trains, and railroad memorabilia, books, magazines and videos.  Also, the former Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation business car, acquired by the organization in 2009, will be open for tours hosted by on-board docents.

The South Bay Historical Railroad Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to restore and maintain the historic former Southern Pacific Santa Clara Depot and to maintain a museum and a library of railroad-related information.  

The Edward Peterman Museum of Railroad History includes a collection of railroad lanterns and many historic trackside and grade crossing signaling devices, as well as memorabilia that celebrates the heritage of local railroad workers.    

A donation of $5 for adults will be collected at the entrance to the depot.   Admission for those under 18 is free.  For more information, visit the SBHRS website at sbhrs.org or leave a recorded message at 243-3969.

April 12 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. Cal Poly
Santa Clara University vs. Cal Poly in a non-conference game at 6:00 p.m. at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

April 13 – President’s Speaker Series – David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer at Google Santa Clara University’s (SCU) President’s Speaker Series presents David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer at Google. Event starts at 7:30 p.m. in SCU’s Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University. For tickets and more information, call (408) 554-4400 or visit http://www.scu.edu/visitors/speakerseries.cfm

April 15-17 Coin, Stamp and Collectible Show at Santa Clara Convention Center
There are over 1,000 dealers and 5,000-8,000 public attendees each show from around the world. The expo also provides a venue for Dealers, Mints, Collectors, and Numismatic and Philatelic Organizations to gather, do business, market new products, present educational exhibits. Representatives of the American Numismatic Association and the Professional Numismatists Guild along with many other prominent authorities in their collectibles fields are featured speakers at educational forums and club meetings. In conjunction with every Santa Clara Expo you are sure to find the United States Postal Service and an Online Auction complete with onsite lot viewing by Teletrade. For more information, visit http://www.exposunlimited.com/

April 15-17 – Move Productions LLC at Santa Clara Convention Center

April 16 – Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Book Sale Each month thousands of fiction and nonfiction books are available for purchase at the Book Sales organized by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. Proceeds benefit the City Library. The events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cedar Room of the Central Park Library. For more information call 408-615-2987.

April 19 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. Stanford
Santa Clara University (WCC) vs. Stanford (Pac 10) in a non-conference game at 6 p.m. at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

April 23 – Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day The Countywide Household Hazardous Waste Program will conduct a household hazardous waste drop-off event in Santa Clara on April 23. Items that can be disposed of include household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, paint products, car and household batteries, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, solvents, waste oil, automotive products, and Sharps containers. Ammunition, explosives, and radioactive materials will not be accepted. Other drop-off events are scheduled throughout the County during the year. Call 299-7300 or go to www.hhw.org to make an appointment to attend any of the household hazardous waste drop-off events.

April 23 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA
at 1 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

April 26 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. Pacific
Santa Clara University vs. Pacific in a non-conference game at 6 p.m. at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660.

April 29 – Arbor Day/Earth Day An award to Santa Clara as a “Tree City, U.S.A.” will highlight the annual Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Triton Museum grounds at 1505 Warburton Ave.

This is the 23rd year that the City of Santa Clara will be presented with a Tree City U.S.A. award from the National Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing Santa Clara for its effective tree care program, which includes an integrated pest management system, increased tree plantings, continuing education for City tree crews, and computerized irrigation for all landscaping throughout the City in public rights-of-way and medians. In past years, Santa Clara’s tree programs have also resulted in the City receiving additional awards: a Gold Leaf Award from the Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, one of only three awards given in California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii; and a Tree City USA Sterling Community Award recognizing participation in the Growth Award program for 10 years.

The Arbor Day/Earth Day event will include guest speakers, information on tree care, and ideas on how everyone can help preserve the earth’s natural resources. VIPs on hand will include members of the City Council, the Parks & Recreation Commission, and children from local schools. For more information, call 615-3080.

April 29 to May 1 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. Gonzaga
Santa Clara University vs. Gonzaga in a West Coast Conference (WCC) three game series. Friday, 4/29 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, 4/30 at 1 p.m.; & Sunday, 5/1 at 1 p.m. All games at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

April 29 Through May 21 – “Squabbles” – Santa Clara Players This hilarious play pits a father in law against a mother in a comedic succession of squabbles. Jerry Sloan is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the not so happy Abe Dreyfus, Jerry’s curmudgeon of a father in law. This play is one hilarious confrontation after another. April 29, May 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. and April 30, May 8, 15 at 2:30 p.m. Champagne opening- $18 Other performances – $16. Senior and student discounts available. Triton Museum Hall Pavilion, Warburton Avenue & Don. For more information, visit www.scplayers.org

April 30 through September 30 – 6th Annual Indoor Sculpture Exhibition
he 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.

April 30 – Resource Faire High school students are invited to talk to college representatives, participate in financial aid workshops, and get answers to all their questions about college at a Resource Fair on Saturday, April 30, at the Santa Clara Teen Center. For more information, call the Teen Center at 615-3740.

April 30 – Fish Derby Children age 3-11 can try their luck at fishing at the annual Fish Derby on Saturday, April 30. This free event will be held from 6-11 a.m. at the Santa Clara Civic Center Plaza, near El Camino Real and Lincoln Ave., 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 office at 615-2260 for more information.

May 3 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. California
Santa Clara University (WCC) vs. California (Pac 10) in a non-conference game at 6 p.m. at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

May 7 – Pet Adoptathon Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority will hold its 5th annual Adoptathon on Saturday, May 7. See the website www.svaca.com for more information.

May 7 – Santa Clara Spring Gardens Tour The Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara is hosting a tour of Santa Clara gardens on Saturday, May 7, 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 Museum after touring the gardens and the Museum Gift Shop will be open. For more information or garden tour tickets, call the Harris-Lass Museum message line at 249-7905. Advance ticket purchase is required.

May 11 – Major League Soccer (MLS) 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

May 14 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. Columbus Crew at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

May 20-22 – NCAA Division 1 Baseball – Santa Clara University vs. San Diego
Santa Clara University vs. San Diego in a West Coast Conference (WCC) three game series. Friday, 5/20 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, 5/21 at 1 p.m.; & Sunday, 5/22 at 1 p.m. All games at Stephen Schott Stadium. For tickets and information, call (408) 554-4660 or visit www.santaclarabroncos.com.

May 21 – Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Book Sale Each month thousands of fiction and nonfiction books are available for purchase at the Book Sales organized by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. Proceeds benefit the City Library. The events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cedar Room of the Central Park Library. For more information call 408-615-2987.

May 21 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

May 14 – G. F. Handel’s Israel in Egypt In its orchestral season finale, the Santa Clara Chorale presents Israel in Egypt, G. F. Handel’s most widely acclaimed oratorio on Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. at Mission Santa Clara. With massive double choruses, dramatic solo arias, and stunning orchestral composition, this awe-inspiring experience is an absolute must for music aficionados and novices. For ticket prices, purchasing and information, call 535-8636, visit www.scc.org/tickets, or see www.scc.org.

May 20 – Celebrate Santa Clara with Chamber street dance Good friends, great music, delicious food and beverages. That’s what’s in store on May 20, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Franklin Square for the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau Celebrate Santa Clara street dance. This community event will open with the Ambassador Band from Buchser Middle School, and then a well-known headliner will play popular rock n’ roll to classic R&B into the evening. Food will be available for purchase from local restaurants and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit the Chamber website at www.santaclaraca.gov or call 244-8244.

June 4 – Major League Soccer (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

June 12 – Santa Clara Spring Garden Tour The tour includes the beautiful gardens at the Harris-Lass Historic Museum at 1889 Market St., plus the lovely gardens of several private homes in Santa Clara. Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call the Harris-Lass Museum at (408) 249-7905.

June 12 – Kala Vandana Dance Company at Santa Clara Convention Center

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 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 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 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 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

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