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36th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

logo: Almaden Valley Art & Wine FestivalEnjoy the last weekend of Summer at the 36th Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. Voted one of the best festivals in San Jose, this event features something for everyone!

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival is the only community-wide event in the Almaden area that introduces the public to arts and culture, as well as local wineries and breweries.

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The Studio by Angi 2011 Holiday Bazaar

The Studio by Angi is holding a Holiday Bazaar. This event will feature live music, several great vendors, trunk shows, cash for gold, wine, holiday shopping and deals, and more.

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Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update – September 19, 2011

We saw a definite improvement between last week’s report and this week’s. The number of available homes in Almaden Valley decreased from 85 last week to 83 this week. In addition, the number of homes that are now under contract increased significantly, from 35% to 38%.  Traditional (ie non-distressed) listings posted even better numbers; available homes decreased from 79 to 76, and the percentage under contract increased from 26% to 31%.

Interest rates have remained low, school is back in session and buyers are now back on the market after summer vacations.   Open house traffic over the weekend was moderate.  The Almaden Art and Wine Festival may have taken some of the traffic.  But homes are still selling!!  I now have 29 closed sales for 2011 as well as 7 pending!

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

10th Annual Wine Tasting Benefit For Healthy Kids

Join the Santa Clara Family Health foundation on September 11, 2011 for their 10th Annual Wine Tasting Benefit for Healthy Kids. The Healthy Kids program provides medical, visual and dental care for low-income children in Santa Clara County. Enjoy fine dining and wine from over a dozen wineries. For more information, visit healthyfamilyfund.org

Rental Opportunities for Experienced Stylists at The Studio by Angi in Almaden Valley

logo: The Studio by AngiDo you know a great Stylist? The Studio by Angi — Almaden Valley’s newest, premiere full-service salon — is now offering two special rental opportunities to experienced Stylists.

The Studio’s progressive and upscale atmosphere offers amazing amenities for clients — including concierge reception service, skin care and brow bar, massage, exclusive hair and skin products, trend-forward gift and fashion boutique, gourmet espressos, wines and treats, and private parking!

Significantly growing clientele, ongoing marketing, and creative events make The Studio the hottest place in the South Bay for hair, skin, and cache!

Contact Krystal for more information: krystal@angiusa.com

35th Annual / 2011 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

logo: Almaden Valley Art & Wine FestivalThe 35th Annual / 2011 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival features something for everyone, so bring your family and friends.

The festival features 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. Check out the festival booth map.

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Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend

Sunset’s  14th annual Celebration Weekend on June 4th and 5th features tours of the gardens, seminars and more!  Sunset Headquarters, 80 Willow Road in Menlo Park from 10am to 5pm. For more information, visit http://www.sunsetwineclub.com/cwtickets

The Studio by Angi Grand Opening and Reception in Almaden Valley

logo: The Studio by AngiThe Studio by Angi is a new hair and skin salon, boutique, and espresso bar in Almaden Valley.

The salon offers the latest in hair design and rejuvenating skin treatments. The hair stylists and medical estheticians all have extensive background and expertise.

The boutique offers unique, affordable treasures from designer clothing and accessories to artisan home décor. The espresso bar offers eco-friendly coffees, gourmet sandwiches, and confectionary treats.

“Our goal is to offer Almaden Valley a hip, new design oriented hair and skin salon, coupled with a chic and trendy boutique. We want The Studio to be the ultimate experience,” says Krystal Woodworth, co-owner of The Studio and CEO of AngiUSA.

The Studio has an inviting atmosphere, from its Parisian-style street-front espresso bar to its creative and energetic ambiance that boasts a twist of stylish, “art-sy” décor, amazing artwork, and light and airy spaces adorned with ironwork and floor-to-ceiling windows, and great music.

The Studio’s official grand opening is Friday, May 20, 2011 from 10am-5pm, with a reception from 6-9pm. Special events are Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 10am-4pm. Guests will receive a personal tour of the salon, giveaways, wine tasting, and hors d’oeuvres. Plus an opportunity to enjoy free hair and skin consultations, preview new artists and designers, browse and shop.

The Studio is also promoting 20% discounts off all hair and skin care products for the weekend, featuring Bumble and Bumble and Pureology. To celebrate the grand opening, skin care services are 20% off through July 15, 2011.

The Studio by Angi is made up of a group of seasoned founders and Almaden Valley business professionals. The Studio is part of Artisans Network Galleria, Inc., AngiUSA, an Almaden Valley based social-entrepreneurial organization, focusing on creating positive change in communities by ensuring the empowerment of individuals and inspiring creative growth. AngiUSA also offers a dynamic Web site gallery with an extensive selection of amazing works by talented artisans and designers.

Almaden Valley Women’s Club Offering College Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

logo: Almaden Valley Women's ClubAlmaden Valley Women’s Club (AVWC) is once again offering college scholarships to graduating seniors who live in Almaden Valley.

These scholarships, funded through the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival, promote student service and academic achievement, and recognize high school students for outstanding leadership in service within our community.

AVWC has several scholarships to award to deserving students this year. Individual scholarships range from $500 – $2500.

Winners will be selected based on outstanding volunteer experience, academic performance, school activities, letters of recommendation, and personal essay.

Application and supporting documents must be returned by April 9, 2011. Check the Almaden Valley Women’s Club website for pre-requisites and the application packet.