Upcoming Events & Meetings

Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce
Title: Thursday Promenades
Date: Thursdays, July 1 – August 12, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: N. Santa Cruz (from Main to Bachman), Los Gatos
More information: https://bit.ly/3xGBIzq

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Free Meals for Kids (Gilroy)
Date: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays (beginning Monday, June 7)
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th Street, Gilroy
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/5fb6ff5ce8526fb0096e33af

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Free Meals for Kids (Morgan Hill)
Date: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays (beginning Monday, June 7)
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Morgan Hill Library, 660 West Main Ave, Morgan Hill
More informationsccl.bibliocommons.com/events/5fb6fe0e547867c209d90230

Santa Clara County Fire Department
Title: Be Ready, Be Prepared for Disasters! (Los Gatos)
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Location: Online event
More information: https://bit.ly/35F0jIQ

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Summer 2021 Reading Colors Your World - Oceans Rock!
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/6081eed086c3fe2f00096391

Bay Area Older Adults
Title: Lecture – Conserving Water Inside your Home
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Location: Online event
More information: https://www.bayareaolderadults.org/bao-lectures

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Summer 2021 Reading Colors Your World - Virtual Trivia for Teens
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Time:  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/60720989bea1f718190772ce

Peninsula Open Space Trust
Title: Wildlife Tracking – Advanced Tracking and Wildlife Connectivity
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Online event
More information: https://bit.ly/2TA6FqI

​​​Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Book Sale of the Friends of the Gilroy Library
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Time:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/60b1610f0a20ac2f00b78d51

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Bookshare - What are YOU reading?
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/60cbb4d017df9637003b183d

Parents Helping Parents
Title: Time Management Workshop presented by SVILC
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Online event
More information: https://bit.ly/3AAhhpZ

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Summer 2021 Reading Colors Your World - Magic Workshop
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/6081ef4c86c3fe2f00096396

Peninsula Open Space Trust
Title: Meet the San Francisco Garter Snake
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Online event
More information: openspacetrust.org/event/meet-the-san-francisco-garter-snake/

Parents Helping Parents & Magical Bridge Foundation
Title: Presenting Camacu – “Music is Magical” Summer Concert
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Magical Bridge Playground, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
More information: https://bit.ly/3xU1yjm

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Summer 2021 Reading Colors Your World - Watercolor Tips + Techniques Workshop
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/60723b99998bd544009b457d

Gilroy Chamber of Commerce
Title: Coffee and Commerce
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2021
Time: 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Location: Gilroy Lodge on the Hill, 265 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy
More information: https://bit.ly/3gN1fRX   

Open Space Authority
Title: Sensory Sunday – A Multisensory Nature Walk Experience
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Ulistac Natural Area, 4901 Lick Mill Boulevard, Santa Clara
More information: https://bit.ly/3jaGCR1

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Meet Obi Kaufmann – Naturalist, Writer, and Illustrator
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/6071e7508d542d3a00c80206

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: STEAM Club – Make a Rainbow in a Jar
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/6081e4a9428df5450011e368  

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Summer 2021 Reading Colors Your World – “Figmentally” Imagination in Action!
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/6081efd28761ed3a00edced6

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Summer 2021 Reading Colors Your World - Henna Body Art for Teens
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/60720b73ba1629c503de00cd

Santa Clara County Fire Department
Title: Reducing Wildfire Risks in the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) Workshop
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Online event
More information: https://bit.ly/3j0nAg8

Open Space Authority
Title: Bat Walk and Nature Night Hike
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Little Uvas Open Space Preserve, 16541-16905 Uvas Rd, Morgan Hill
More information: https://bit.ly/2UsdbQ7

Greenbelt Alliance
Title: A Virtual Outing - Tarantula Trek
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Online event
More information: https://bit.ly/2TwuLmc

Gilroy Garlic Festival Association
Title: Gilroy Garlic Festival 2021
Date: July 23 – July 25 & July 30 – August 1, 2021
Time: Varies
Location: Varies
More information: https://gilroygarlicfestivalassociation.com/

Santa Clara County Library District
Title: Summer 2021 Reading Colors Your World - Jungle James Animal Adventure
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Online event
More information: sccl.bibliocommons.com/events/6081ef941aa7d52400e43fc0

San Jose Police Department
Title: National Night Out
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Citywide
More information: sjpd.org/community/crime-prevention/national-night-out

Gilroy Police Department
Title: National Night Out
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: TBD
More information: EMAIL [email protected]

Morgan Hill Police Department
Title: National Night Out
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: TBD
More information: EMAIL [email protected]

Silicon Valley Bike Coalition
Title: 11th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit
Date: Thursday, August 12 – Friday, August 13, 2021
Time: Varies
Location: Varies
More information:
https://bikesiliconvalley.org/summit/

Community Announcements

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Tobacco-Free Communities Program is releasing funding (up to $5000) to support community-based tobacco prevention activities focused on reaching populations who suffer disproportionately because of social conditions and aggressive tobacco industry marketing. CEA funding is available to organizations currently based in at least one city within Santa Clara County and primarily serving one or more populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases, including: African American/African-Ancestry/Black, Latinx, Asian-American and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, people with behavioral health conditions, uninsured/Medi-Cal populations, homeless or unhoused individuals, and/or military personnel/veterans. Applications are due Wednesday, July 14, 2021. For additional information to apply for CEA funding see the attached information, or please visit www.scctobaccocontrol.org.

On Thursday, July 15 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM the Santa Clara County Parks Department is holding a virtual public meeting to present the Martial Cottle Life Estate - Preferred Alternative Plan Draft. You are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about the project and next steps. Members of the public may provide public comment by emailing comments to Kimberly Brosseau, Project Manager, at [email protected] by 5:00 pm the day of the meeting. Below are the Zoom meeting details:

Join via Zoom meeting link: https://bit.ly/2TxJlJM
Meeting ID: 865 6767 2966 Passcode: 521404
Or, dial by location: +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 865 6767 2966 Passcode: 521404

Curious about the natural world in your own neighborhood? The Santa Clara County Parks’ Neighborhood Naturalists adult program is intended to introduce participants to the natural history of Santa Clara County. Each week will bring expert guest speakers who cover local geology, native plants, and common wildlife, as well as ‘homework’ activities including neighborhood walks, summer stargazing, and nature journaling. Click HERE to register, HERE to read an article about the course, or get more info by emailing [email protected].

Tuesday, August 3rd is National Night Out (NNO)! NNO is a nation-wide event intended to promote community partnerships and ensure safer and happier neighborhoods. This event will work towards heightening crime prevention awareness, generating support for, and participation in, local crime prevention efforts. From 5:00 – 9:00 PM on August 3rd, participating neighbors are asked to keep their front lights on and join the San Jose PD for some online music, crime prevention tips and other events. Registration will be required for this year's San Jose National Night Out event. The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 21. Find out more by clicking here.  


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