Almaden Valley’s Montevideo Neighborhood 2013 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 2013 / 45th Annual 4th of July Parade.

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The Fratello Marionettes Performing The Vaudeville Follies in Almaden Valley

FrogPrincessThe Fratello Marionettes will perform their entertaining “Vaudeville Follies” in Almaden Valley. Experience the Artistry of Kevin Menegus and his marionettes. This variety show is in the spirit of the old time music hall, with experienced puppeteers performing in full view of the audience. The shows are filled with wonderful, high-quality marionettes that range in size from one foot to three feet tall! You’ll see singers, dancers, a clown that blows up a balloon, and even a trapese artist.

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Almaden Valley Summer Concert Series in the Park for 2013

almaden-valley-concert-in-parkAlmaden Valley Summer Concert Series for 2013 offers a great evening of Summertime musical enjoyment. The 2013 Concert Series will be held every Thursday, July 11 through August 1 from 6:30-8:00pm.

This year’s line-up of bands will play Top 40, R&B, Motown, Big Band, Party Music, Classic Rock, and the Beatles. Relax and listen to some great music. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and ice coolers. Fun for the whole family! The concerts are free for everyone to enjoy.

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History of Almaden Air Force Station Atop Mount Umunhum

Mount-Umunhum-4Learn about the history of the fascinating Almaden Air Force Station Atop Mount Umunhum. See actual key artifacts from the site, and enjoy a slide show of amazing historic photos of the radar station when it was in operation during the Cold War between 1958 and 1980.

Presented by Basim Jaber, Historian & Archivist and founder of the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron Veterans Association.

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Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice for District 10 Residents

The San Jose Downtown Association will present their third year of the Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice event for District 10 residents on December 10, 2012 from 5 to 9pm.

Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi and her Always Dream Foundation will be at the event. District 10 residents will have the opportunity to see her and skate under the stars and palm trees at the Circle of Palms off of Market Street between the San Jose Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel.

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Christmas Lights Synchronized to Holiday Music in Almaden Valley

Christmas Lights Almaden ValleySince 2010, the residents of 1437 Camino Robles Way have built one of “those houses” during the holidays. Every year they create a spectacular display of lights synchronized to holiday music. They call is Christmas Out Loud.

This year, they have added ten 3-foot tall trees and new colors to their show. The “performance” can be seen nightly from December 1st until December 31st from 6 to 9pm (10pm on Fridays and Saturdays).

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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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