Almaden Senior Association Events for Fall 2023

From monthly dinner and luncheon events, to trips and special interests – the Almaden Senior Association has something year-round for everyone. Here is a list of upcoming Almaden Senior Association events for Fall 2023.

Afternoon Mystery TheaterAlmaden Senior Association Mystery Theater

Murder is a Fine Art

Saturday, September 23, 2023

A catered buffet lunch will be served at 12pm followed by mystery theater. The play takes place in an art gallery. Actors will portray the murder mystery and then you’ll participate with those at your table to figure out “Who Done It?”

Price: $22

Tickets are available MWF from 8 – 10am in the Almaden Community Center lobby.

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Cache Creek CasinoCache Creek Casino

Take a bus ride to Cache Creek Casino. $20 free play with players card

Travel time: 2hrs

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Depart: 9:00am

Return: Around 6:30pm

Cost: $50

If interested, call Rich, 408-219-8641

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Diwali, the Festival of LightsAlmaden Senior Association Diwali

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of India’s most important and colorful celebrations.

On Saturday, October 21, 2023, the Almaden Senior Association will host their Diwali Celebration from 4 – 7pm at the Almaden Community Center.

Festivities will feature beautiful decorations, a flavorful multi-course Indian dinner, Bollywood dances, and drawings for gift baskets and gift cards.

Ticket sales begin September 27 and are available MWF from 8 – 10am in the Almaden Community Center lobby. Tickets are $22 ACC members and family, $25 non-members. A table can be reserved with a purchase of 8 tickets.

For more information, call Narender 408-623-3106 or Jeanne 408-425-5723.

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About the Almaden Senior Association

The Almaden Senior Association is an all-volunteer organization of Active Adults (50+) which initiates, supports and promotes programs and activities for the active adult population at the City-operated Almaden Community Center. The Association works in collaboration with City staff responsible for operating the Center. The Association meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month. Find out more on their website here.

July 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

The Almaden Valley single family market continues to show strength as inventory remains tight and buyer demand sustains. When compared to June 2023, we DID see a bit of a drop in the number of homes on the market, listings that sold and listings that went under contract, but when compared to the same time last year, sales were much higher. This is likely due at least in part to the fact that inventory remains critically low. We have had less than one month’s inventory since spring of this year, varying slightly from .9 months to .6 months.

The average price per square foot has retracted slightly from June 2023 and is also slightly lower than it was the same time last year. This indicates that the market is in somewhat of a balance between sellers and buyers. Although inventory is tight, buyers appear to be a bit more discerning. However, well marketed homes are still finding buyers. If you are thinking about selling YOUR home, call me and let me show you how I can help sell your home in our challenging market!

Almaden Community Center 2023 Fall Activity Guide

Almaden Community Center 2023 Fall Activity GuideThe Almaden Community Center 2023 Fall Activity Guide is now available! See what classes are being offered in Arts & Crafts, Dance, Education & Enrichment, and Sports. There are so many great options to pick from, for preschoolers through Active Adults 50+. Most activities start in September, so register now!

In addition to fall classes, the Almaden Community Center 2023 Fall Activity Guide has registration information for 2023-2024 school year programs including San Jose Recreation Preschool and R.O.C.K. Afterschool. You can also register for Fall Break Camp, which runs from October 2-6, as well as for Citywide Fitness programs for ages 14-55+, including drop-in volleyball, basketball, and table tennis.

For additional information about any of these classes and programs, call the Almaden Community Center at 408-268-1133. The Almaden Community Center is located at 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA 95120.

Almaden Cabana Club Junior Lifeguard Program

Almaden Cabana Club Junior Lifeguard ProgramRegistration is now open for the Almaden Cabana Club Junior Lifeguard Program! There will be two sessions this summer, which are open to all youth 11-14 years old. Session 1 is July 24 ­– July 28, and Session 2 is July 31 – August 4. Both sessions are from 9am-12pm Monday through Friday. Participants will learn water rescue skills, first-aid techniques, leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. Go to www.almadencabana.com/jlp for more information and to register.

Almaden Valley Summer Concert Series 2023

Almaden Valley Summer Concert Series 2023The Almaden Valley Summer Concert series 2023 returns to Greystone Park this month with another excellent lineup!

July 6, 2023: The Houserockers

July 13, 2023: Knee Deep

July 20, 2023: First Call

July 27, 2023: Snarky Cats

Concerts start at 6:30pm and are free entry. Bring your own lawn chairs, drinks, and snacks and enjoy a great evening with your friends and family!

Greystone Park is located at Camden Avenue and Mt. Carmel Drive, San Jose, CA 95120

May 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

The May single family market in Almaden continued a trend of tight inventory, with the number of pending and sold listings outpacing the number of homes on the market. Although the number of homes that sold in May retracted slightly from April numbers, the number of pending transactions has continued to trend upwards.

In short, the Almaden Valley market appears to be in a stable mode with market control somewhat more favoring sellers than buyers. We see this in the increase in the average sale price of $923 in May versus $818 in April. As we enter the summer, we expect to see the market cool off a bit, with lower inventory, sales and prices, but buyer interest is remaining keen.

Although the real estate market looks favorable, it has slowed down compared to the same time last year. Buyers are still craving inventory, but we are not seeing sellers absolutely dominating as we have the past few years. We are seeing a bit more balance between buyers and seller.

If you are thinking about selling YOUR home, contact me and let me show you how The Swan can help you make the most of our ever-changing market.

May 2023 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market

4th of July Fireworks Festival at Almaden Lake Park

4th of July Fireworks Festival at Almaden Lake ParkGet ready for the 8th Annual 4th of July Fireworks Festival at Almaden Lake Park!

DATE: July 4th, 2023

TIME: Festival starts at 3:00 PM – Fireworks will begin approximately 9:15 PM

LOCATION: Almaden Lake Park

In addition to fabulous fireworks by Devastating Pyrotechnics, there will be a Fun Zone, a Food Court, and an Entertainment Lineup including music by The Snarky Cats, a magic show by PY Magic, and a Costume Contest!

This community event depends on volunteers to make it a success. Everyone interested in volunteering must register at least 3 weeks before the event, sign a volunteer service agreement, and go through a brief overview/training. Volunteer sign-ups will not be accepted on July 4th.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE AGREEMENT

CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER SIGNUP

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION

Note: All persons under 17 must have a parent’s signature on the Volunteer Service Agreement. Community service hours are given for middle and high school students.

Contact the District 10 office with any questions: district10@sanjoseca.gov.

Almaden Community Center 2023 Summer Activity Guide

Almaden Community Center 2023 Summer Activity GuideThe Almaden Community Center 2023 Summer Activity Guide is now available! See what classes are being offered in Arts & Crafts, Dance, and Sports. You can also register for Camp San Jose, Camp San Jose Jr., F.I.T. Camp, and a number of other summer camps. There are offerings for all ages, from preschoolers through Active Adults 50+. Most camps start in June, so register now!

In addition to summer programs, the Almaden Community Center 2023 Summer Activity Guide has registration information for 2023-2024 school year programs including San Jose Recreation Preschool and R.O.C.K. Afterschool.

For more information about upcoming classes, camps, and school year programs, call the Almaden Community Center at 408-268-1133. The Almaden Community Center is located at 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA 95120.

Mother’s Day Events in Almaden Valley

Mother’s Day Events in Almaden ValleyMother’s Day is Sunday May 14, 2023. Thinking about a gift or how to celebrate? Consider one of these Mother’s Day events in Almaden Valley!

Britannia Arms Mother’s Day Royal Tea

Seating at 1:30
Served Tableside at 2:00
Raffle prizes and a free gift for moms!

For more information and reservations, call (408) 266-0550 or email info@britanniaarms.com.

Britannia Arms of Almaden Valley
Robertsville Square
5027 Almaden Expy
San Jose, CA 95118

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

9:30am – 2:00pm
For more information and reservations, call (408) 323-7828.

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club
23600 McKean Road
San Jose, CA 95141

Mother’s Day Boutique at Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC)

Haven’t decided yet on a gift for that special mom in your life? Stop by the AVAC Lobby & Poolside Cafe May 5-8 where there will be a celebration of Mother’s Day with special vendors!

For more information, call (408) 445-4900 or email membership@avac.us

Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC)
5400 Camden Ave (at Kooser Road)
San Jose, CA 95124

BioBlitz at Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Bioblitz at Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Photo by Merav Vonshak

When: Sunday, April 30, 2023, 9 – 11am

Where: Almaden Quicksilver County Park
19535 Mockingbird Hill Lane (Mockingbird Hill Lane entrance)
San Jose, CA 95120

Located in the western part of San Jose, the Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a safe haven for many species of plants and animals. Join Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful and BioBlitz.club at Almaden Quicksilver County Park in cataloging and documenting all of the living things that reside there. Experts in various fields will be available to help guide participants through all the various plants and wildlife.

Participants are asked to bring a smart phone with the iNaturalist app. Click here for more information and to reserve a spot.

*Community service hours available*

Hosted by Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, Bioblitz.club, and Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society.

Supported by Santa Clara County Parks.