Entries by Therese Swan

Quicksilver History Hike – June 2022

The next Quicksilver History Hike will be on June 25, 2022 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Join a Park Interpreter to explore what remains of the once-bustling mining operations in the hills above New Almaden. This moderate, 3-4 mile hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park leaves from the Wood Road parking lot off Hicks Road in San Jose. […]

Almaden Community Center and Happy Hollow Celebrate Seniors

Almaden Community Center Courtyard Carnival May is Older Americans Month and the Almaden Community Center is celebrating Almaden’s seniors this week with a special event: the Almaden Community Center Courtyard Carnival. Seniors over 50 are welcome to enjoy activities and games with prizes. Those in need can also access resources for seniors. Date: Thursday, May […]

April 2022 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

Almaden Valley single family homes are still in high demand, although supply is beginning to catch up. April saw 32 single family homes offered on the MLS, a number we haven’t seen since the summer of 2020. This represents a big jump in listings in April, up from 12 in March. The 34 single family […]

Performance Night at Leland Speech and Debate

It’s the most awaited end of the academic year event for Leland High School’s Speech and Debate team – the annual Performance Night – where the team, after performing at competitions – and winning accolades – near and far, perform on their home turf before their friends, families and neighbors. Leland’s Speech and Debate team […]

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Almaden Valley

This Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8, 2022, treat your mom or significant other to some celebratory treats in and around Almaden Valley. Mother’s Day Brunch at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club Enjoy a sumptuous menu overlooking the pristine rolling greens at The Grille @ Cinnabar Hills, which includes prime ribs, blackened pork loin, smoked salmon eggs benedict […]

Summer Wine Tasting at Alamitos Vineyards

The Alamitos Vineyards Estate in the heart of Almaden is opening its doors for summer wine tasting season on May 1, 2022. It is located in the English, Spanish and Hacienda villages within the Quicksilver County Park, New Almaden, that were once inhabited by the miners in the 1800s. The vineyard was planted in 2014 with […]

Quicksilver History Hike – April 2022

The next Quicksilver History Hike will be on April 24, 2022 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Join a Park Interpreter to explore what remains of the once-bustling mining operations in the hills above New Almaden. This moderate, 3-4 mile hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park leaves from the Wood Road parking lot off Hicks Road in San Jose. […]

Virtual 5K Art & Wine Community Event

The Almaden Valley Women’s Club will be hosting its 2nd annual Virtual 5k Art & Wine Community Event from June 26-July 3, 2022, in place of the annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. The Virtual 5K Art & Wine Community Event is fun for the whole family. Participants can follow a suggested mapped route […]

Water Lantern Festival at Almaden Lake Park 2022

Tickets are selling fast for the Water Lantern Festival at Almaden Lake Park! This popular family friendly event will take place this year on Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, 2022. Early bird tickets are on sale now until March 31. Along with entry to the festival, each ticket comes with a floating lantern […]

Almaden Community Center 2022 Spring Activity Guide

The Almaden Community Center 2022 Spring Activity Guide is now available! Registration for community center classes, spring break camp and a wide variety of summer camps begins Feb. 26 at 10am. You can register in person at Almaden Community Center or online at www.sjregistration.com. Spring break camp for ages 5-12 will be held at the […]