Subject Matter First Word Candidate Forum (Council Seats 3, 6 & 7)- Thursday, September 22nd, 6-10 pm: This year, four seats on the Santa Clara City Council are on the ballot, with several candidates seeking election. There are two administrative positions, City Clerk and Police Chief, also on the ballot, with multiple candidates. Subject Matter Forums are designed to elicit from candidates their understanding of and views on major functions of municipal government, specifically in the City of Santa Clara. This may include discussions of budget, land use, levels of services and enterprise functions. To submit questions email SCVotes@santaclaraca.gov. Location: Santa Clara City Hall Council Chambers 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara.
Santa Clara City Library Comic Con- Saturday, September 24th, 10 am- 4 pm: Central Park Library 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara. The library is bringing together Bay Area artists, comic book shops, enthusiast groups, makers and authors to create a free event that will inspire literacy and creativity in our community. The library is hosting speakers and panels on topics such as costume creation, great graphic novels, women in comics and offering fun activities such as tabletop gaming, anime showings, a Gunpla build contest and unique crafts for kids and adults. For more information visit www.santaclaraca.gov.
Northside Health Kid Snacks with Chef Laura Stec- Monday, September 26th, 7-8 pm: For kids ages 5 and up. Local author and Chef Laura Stec is back to share some of her health kid snacks for those after school bites between lunch and dinner. Eventbrite registration is required. Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara.