See Migrating Newts in Almaden Quicksilver Park

Migrating Newts in Almaden Quicksilver ParkThe Almaden Quicksilver Park will be hosting an informational hike on December 15, 2012 from 9am to 12pm. Come and learn about one of the most interesting natural phenomena to occur in the area on an easy 2.6 mile hike through the park.

Guides will explain how thousands of California newts will migrate to their hereditary breeding ponds, facing distance and danger. This migration takes place annually from November to March.

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New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum to Host Living History Day

Ore cart at Casa Grande in New Almaden

Photo by Ronald Horii

The New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum will be presenting a special event on Saturday, November 17th from 11am to 3pm. “Living History Day” will take place at the Casa Grande in New Almaden.

This spectacular home was once occupied by the managers of the New Almaden mine and its Victorian heritage has been maintained by the staff.

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Casa Grande Yuletide Bazaar in New Almaden

Casa Grande in New AlmadenCasa Grande at the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum will be offering a Yuletide Bazaar on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 10am to 4pm. Local artists and artisans will be selling their crafts and goodies – it’s a great place to pick up some unique holiday gifts for family and friends.

The staff at the Casa Grande will “deck the halls” with festive decorations and docents will be sporting period garb for the occasion. Call (408) 323-1107 for more information about this event.

New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum Hosts Living History Day

Spanishtown, March 1876, Public Domain Image

The New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum will be presenting a special event on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 11am to 3pm. “Living History Day” will take place at the Casa Grande in Almaden Quicksilver Park.

This spectacular home was once occupied by the managers of the New Almaden mine and its Victorian heritage has been maintained by the staff.

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Almaden Quicksilver Park History Tour by Van

Almaden Quicksilver Park will be hosting a history tour by van on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9am to 1:30pm. Adults and children (6 years and older, must weigh at least 60 pounds) alike will love the opportunity to step back in time and discover the area’s rich mining history on this tour.

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6th Annual Almaden Harvest Festival & Holiday Boutique

Bring the entire family for a day of fun at the 6th Annual / 2012 Almaden Harvest Festival & Holiday Boutique. Children will enjoy picking from the pumpkin patch, getting spooked in the scream-inducing Haunted House, making crafts, playing games, and being entertained with a holiday story time and puppet show.

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Almaden Valley Counseling Service Parenting Programs this Fall 2012

logo: Almaden Valley Counseling ServiceJoin Almaden Valley Counseling Service (AVCS) for its popular parenting programs. Two different programs are being offered this Fall: S.T.E.P. Positive Parenting and Cooperative Parenting and Divorce.

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Almaden Valley’s Montevideo Neighborhood 44th Annual 4th of July Parade

image: American Flag - 4th of July ParadeLooking for something to do for 4th of July and want to stay in Almaden Valley? Montevideo Homeowners Association is holding its 2012 / 44th Annual 4th of July Parade.

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New Almaden Quicksilver Mines and Town Field Trip

New Almaden Smelting Works, 1863. Photo by Carleton Watkins.

The Milpitas Historical Society is sponsoring a field trip tour of the New Almaden town and New Almaden mines on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 10am. For details and to sign up, you can call the Milpitas Historical Society at (408) 320-9587.

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Presentation on the History of New Almaden Quicksilver Mines

The New Almaden Quicksilver Mines and Museum will be the subject of the next presentation at the Milpitas Historical Society meeting.

Doug Bergtholdt will speak on the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine and its background, geology, and the fascinating social history of the town of New Almaden, with photos and stories that make the area come alive. A film about the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines will also be shown.

The presentation is at the Milpitas Library in the Community Room (auditorium) on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7pm. Read more about the event and see videos of New Almaden at Milpitas Historical Society.