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Wednesday, August 15

The Benefits & Dangers of Fire | Morgan Hill
Wednesday, August 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
The Benefits & Dangers of Fire | Morgan Hill

Ever wondered what it takes to be a guardian of the Open Spaces? This August, the next series in the Junior Open Space Explorers Program will be introduced.
This engaging summer day program is for kids and adults to meet the field staff and learn about …

National Breastfeeding Month: Donating Breast Milk, Music & Fun | San Jose
Wednesday, August 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gardner Health Services
National Breastfeeding Month: Donating Breast Milk, Music & Fun | San Jose

Stop by the office to celebrate breastfeeding. Enjoy fruit, music and friends. Donate breast milk. The mother’s milk bank will join in for a milk drive.

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018
Wednesday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. 2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 22, 2018 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (downloads begin at midnight on ...

Final $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Milpitas
Wednesday, August 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| Great Mall of the Bay Area
Final $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Milpitas

From May through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or PG. ...

Free Movies on the Beach: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, August 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" | Santa Cruz

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. Each ...

Thursday, August 16

2018 Quakes Free Summer Movie Nights “Moana” | San Jose
Thursday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
| Avaya Stadium
2018 Quakes Free Summer Movie Nights "Moana" | San Jose

Featured Film: Moana
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Friday, August 17

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: The English Beat | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 15 ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

  San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s ...

Saturday, August 18

Meet The Mysterious Oak Trees | Morgan Hill
Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
Meet The Mysterious Oak Trees | Morgan Hill

Some of the oldest and most majestic living beings in Santa Clara Valley are the wonderful oak trees.
Come and enjoy a shady walk through the trees and learn about the inner workings and incredible importance of these trees we see so often but may not know …

Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area

The Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival, August 18th and 19th, showcases over 50 vendors, from crafts to food, while volunteer musicians provide all day live entertainment, including Rock’n’Roll, bluegrass, and folk, and features the “Only in Pescadero” fan favorite, the South Coast Children’s Services comedy ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Coco” | San Jose
Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Coco" | San Jose

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2018. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. Typically about an hour before the film are movie-related ...

Sunday, August 19

Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area

The Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival, August 18th and 19th, showcases over 50 vendors, from crafts to food, while volunteer musicians provide all day live entertainment, including Rock’n’Roll, bluegrass, and folk, and features the “Only in Pescadero” fan favorite, the South Coast Children’s Services comedy ...

2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz’ Hawaiian connections continue to this day via the 26th annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival.
2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival
Sunday, August 19, 2018 | Festival: 11 am to 5 pm; Races: 9 am
Santa Cruz Wharf
FREE
2018 Performance Line Up:

11:00 am – Kalae Miles Davis …

Kutz 4 Kidz 6th Annual: Free Haircuts & School Supplies | San Jose
Sunday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| The Barbers Inc. Barbershop
Kutz 4 Kidz 6th Annual: Free Haircuts & School Supplies | San Jose

On Sunday August 19th, elementary, junior high and high school children in the San Jose and surrounding communities can receive a free haircut and a free backpack to help start the school year off with confidence. this is event is free and open to all …

Monday, August 20

Sewing 101: Simple Projects & Techniques | San Jose
Monday, August 20 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Joyce Ellington Branch Library
Sewing 101: Simple Projects & Techniques | San Jose

Come join the fun of learning to sew cloths, bags, robes, and other fun projects. Fabrics and sewing equipment provided.
Sewing 101,
Techniques, and
Simple projects
www.sjpl.org
Joyce Ellington Library, 408-808-3043,  email je.sjpl@sjlibrary.org
Sponsored by the Friends of Joyce Library.

Drag Queen Cooking Showdown | Campbell
Monday, August 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PY Kitchen + Wine Garden
Drag Queen Cooking Showdown | Campbell

Celebrate Silicon Valley Pride Week by joining the first ever Drag Queen Cooking Showdown. Alina Maletti Galore and WooWoo Monroe will be trading in sequins for spatulas as they whisk away their own fabulous recipes in creating and plating the super top secret ingredient.
Drag Queen Cooking …

Agile & Scrum Methods: Job Seekers Tool | Santa Clara
Monday, August 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Northside Branch Library
Agile & Scrum Methods: Job Seekers Tool | Santa Clara

Searching for a job can be daunting if you are disorganized. Learn how to stay organized with your job search by using the principles of agile and scrum.
Why it is important to use agile and scrum in your job search.
Tracking your contacts and job search …

Friday, August 24

Music in the Park 2018 Finale: Malo | San Jose
Music in the Park 2018 Finale: Malo | San Jose

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2018 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Individual general admission tickets are just $10 until the day of the show, ...

Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Boardwalk Concert: Starship featuring Mickey Thomas | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 15 ...

Saturday, August 25

RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, August 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

2018 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free. Festival admission is $5 per day.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2018 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 43rd annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2018 Silicon Valley Pride ...

38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 38th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2018 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 25, 2018 ...

Sunday, August 26

2018 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free. Festival admission is $5 per day.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2018 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 43rd annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2018 Silicon Valley Pride ...

38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose

The 38th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2018 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 25, 2018 ...

Monday, August 27

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, August 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...