Almaden Valley Thanksgiving Day Run & Shoe Drive

Grab your running or walking shoes and join the AVRTR Thanksgiving Day Run & Shoe Drive at Leland High School. This event benefits Soles4Souls, a group that collects shoes for those in need. Thursday, November 24, 2011. Visit avrtr.org for times, registration and more.

Almaden Valley News Round-up for October 2011

Today we are pleased to announce a new feature here on AccessAlmaden called Almaden Valley News Round-Up.

We are now curating interesting and relevant local news covering Almaden Valley and New Almaden, and publishing a weekly round-up. If you want to receive the news in near real-time, as it is published, you can follow us on Twitter.

For now, enjoy the round-up of recent local news for the month of October 2011…

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2011 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival: Interview with Volunteer Edesa Bithadal

Watch Edesa Bithadal, Volunteer for Almaden Valley Women’s Club, talk about this year’s Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. Almaden Valley Women’s Club is focused on stimulating interest in social, civic, and cultural improvement in the Almaden Valley community. All proceeds from the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival are donated to 
non-profit organizations, local schools, and merit
-based scholarship programs for local students.


Video brought to you by Therese Swan in Almaden Valley.

2011 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

The 35th Annual / 2011 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival featured a wide variety artwork and hand-crafted items from local artists, wine and beer tasting, food booths, live music and entertainment, and children’s play area. This beautifully produced video features views of Almaden Lake Park, festival entertainers, booths and displays, and various recreational activities.


Video brought to you by Therese Swan in Almaden Valley.

Healthy Tails Dog Hike

Almaden Valley neighbors, leash up your dogs and join the Healthy “Tails” dog hike at Quicksilver Park on Saturday, November 5 from 9am to 11am. A guide from California K9 Solutions will be teaching participants how to enjoy outdoor activities as they and their dogs hike the 2.5 mile Wood Road Trail. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet long, and registration is required. Call (408) 355-2240 or register online at Santa Clara County Parks.

Almaden Community Center’s Harvest Festival and Holiday Boutique

If you are looking for a fun event with holiday shopping possibilities, mark your calendar for the Almaden Community Center’s 5th Annual Harvest Festival and Holiday Boutique on October 22nd. The fun starts at 11am, with haunted houses, costume parades, a holiday boutique and more! For more information visit http://www.sanjoseca.gov/prns/communitycenters/almaden/default.asp

Silicon Valley Broomstick Ball

Put on your best costume and join Silicon Valley Cares for the Silicon Valley Broomstick Ball on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Enjoy dinner and dancing, a silent auction and a casino at this fund-raising event. For more information visit www.siliconvalleycares.com/

Sitar performance by Cliff Winnig

Attend a free performance by musician Cliff Winnig at the Almaden Branch Library on October 1. Learn about this unique instrument as well as enjoying the music played by this accomplished artist. For more information visit http://www.sjpl.org/almaden

35th Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

Mark September 18 on your calendars to celebrate the end of summer at the 35th Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. Held at Almaden Lake Park, this popular event offers activities for everyone. To learn more, visit www.almadenwine.com