Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Jane’s Walk San Jose 2017

Walks are May 5-7 at various times.

“Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighborhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.”

Walks include:

Illuminating Downtown — May 5, 8:00 PM, 1.5 Hours
The walk includes interacting with illuminated artworks.
Meet at the east side of the parking lot under the 87 underpass along Santa Clara. The walk will begin at 8pm.

Capitancillos California Native Plant Demonstration Garden — May 6, 10:00 AM, 1.5 Hours
A .6 mile walk along Capitancillos Drive in South San Jose viewing a demonstration garden of mostly California native, chaparral plants.
Meet at 1448 Oak Canyon Place, San Jose
RSVP required at: https://170605_janeswalk.eventbrite.com

A beginner’s guide to downtown San Jose — May 6, 2:00 PM, 1 Hour
A walk that starts at the Diridon Station, past the Shark Tank, and through downtown, to check out restaurants, bars, and other interestingl places.
Meet outside the train station near the car turnaround.

I Wish Downtown San Jose Had…
May 6, 10:00 AM, 1 Hour
May 6, 4:00 PM, 1 Hour
May 7, 1:00 PM, 1 Hour
Walk around downtown and discuss the opportunities, potential and future of what you wish downtown had.
Meet at the base of the San Pedro Square sign.

Free Skating Downtown Ice San Jose

downtowniceBring your own skates to get free admission on Monday January 9 and 16, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Downtown Ice in San Jose.

Children 13 and under must be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian 18 or older.
No lockers or secure storage on site.

Parking garages include: Market and San Pedro Square, Second and San Carlos, Third Street and Fourth Street.

Downtown Ice
120 S. Market St.

San Jose, 95113
(408) 610-4055

LEGO Extravaganza

legoThe Annual Holiday LEGO Extravaganza at The Museum of American Heritage has been underway since early December 2016. The last day is upcoming Sunday, January 15, 2017.

LEGO creations include train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities, sculptures, portraits, and more.

The exhibit is weekends (11:00 am to 3:45 pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).

Admission is $3.00; The Museum of American Heritage members and the Bay Area LEGO User Group members, admission free.

There is street parking, or take Caltrain.

Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, 94301

Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration

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Saturday December 31, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm is the Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration at the Children’s Discovery Museum.
Celebrate the arrival of 2017 with “countdown to noon across time zones” and the Museum’s version of the famous Ball Drop in Times Square.
Purchase your tickets in advance and get a free Celebration Fun Pack while supplies last, including a hat, noisemaker, and other items to help you ring in the New Year.  Adult & kids: $13; Senior: $12

Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, 95110

Saturday December 31, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Museum closes at 4:00 p.m. on December 31
Admission: $13; Seniors: $12

Public parking info.

Public Transit (VTA) :

Light Rail: Take the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa line to the Discovery Museum station.
Bus: Take County transit bus lines to stops on Almaden Boulevard.

Halloween Spooktakular Family Fun Fest

halloween02For pre-school aged children and their parents, the 2016 Halloween Spooktakular Family Fun Fest, Tuesday, October 25th from 10am to noon at Park Valencia, Santana Row.
The Halloween Fun Fest features free entertainment, interactive games, hands-on activities and educational activities. Wear your costume and trick or treat The Row. There will be arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin decorating, halloween photos at more.

Park Valencia, Santana Row
368 Santana Row, San Jose
408.551.4611.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Free

Saratoga Blossom Festival

Saratoga Blossom Festival
This Saturday, March 19, 2016 the Saratoga Historical Foundation presents the Blossom Festival featuring music of the 30’s – 40’s, antique cars, vintage motors, craftspeople, art, poetry, along with crafts and activities for kids.
The event is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
There will be food trucks for those who get the munchies.

Saratoga Blossom Festival 2016
20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road
Saratoga, 9507
408.867.4311

LEGO Fun for Kids

legoKids supply the creativity. Library supplies the LEGO of all sizes, this Monday (2/22/2016) from 4:00 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 1st floor Children’s Room.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, 95112

408-808-2000

2015 Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run

heroesOn Saturday, November 7, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and the Valley Medical Center Foundation will be out again for a family-friendly 2015 Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run at the Cupertino Civic Center.

Prizes are given for the best kid’s costumes and best family costumes (Dress as your favorite hero/super hero, optional).

Deputy Jeremy Jones: “I have been with the County Sheriff’s Office for over five years. A few years ago, I responded to a call that involved a mother and small child. The mother was suffering from a mental illness while caring for her nine-month-old son. Due to her illness, her son was lacking proper care and was admitted to Valley Medical Center. I was the Deputy to chaperone the child while in the hospital. As hours passed, I held this little boy and became emotionally attached. I spoke with the staff at Valley Medical and learned that they are one of the largest pediatric centers in California and was in dire need of improving their kid-friendly atmosphere. I visited the center and met children who had sustained injuries that no child should ever have to endure. No matter their circumstances, each child smiled as I walked around to each of them asking who their hero was. One child responded that cops and firefighters were because they kept him safe…and they drive cool cars. I realized at that moment that the children were the true heroes. This experience has left a lasting impression on my life and a passion to help children. Shared experiences like these are the reason the Heroes Run was created.”

Register here

Registration Types:

5K Run/Walk (all ages)
Sales End Nov 4, 2015
Price $30.00
Fee $2.64

Fun Run (ONLY for children Ages 2-7)
Sales End Nov 4, 2015
Price $15.00
Fee $1.82

Heroes 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run
Cupertino Civic Center

Saturday, November 7, 2015
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (7:30 AM Race Day Packet Pick Up Opens)

Winchester Mystery House Flashlight Tours

Winchester
Tour the rambling mansion at night with only the moonlight and a souvenir flashlight on October 23, 24 or 25.

It is recommend you purchase your tickets ahead of time as these events will sell out.

There are also Flashlight Tours in months with Friday the 13th.

Winchester Mystery House
525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose
(408) 247-2101

Friday (23) & Saturday (24) 6:30 pm to 12 am
Subday (25) 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Tickets $49.95

Bay Area Pet Expo 2015

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The 5th Annual Bay Area Pet Expo at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds is Saturday January 17, 2015. Admission is free (Parking $8.00) and pets are welcome — all pets must be on a fixed lead or in a carrier with proof of appropriate vaccinations.
You will be required to sign a pet waiver at the entrance or you may fill your pet waiver form out in advance here (pdf).

Don’t have a pet? Well, pets are available for adoption (Rescue Groups and a Mega-Adoption Event).

The Expo features pet-friendly exhibitors, pet care tips, grooming, pet behavior & training, along with free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, microchipping, Heartworm and flea preventatives.

Bay Area Pet Expo

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road, San Jose 95111
Saturday January 17, 2015

10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Admission: Free
Parking: $8.00

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