Entries by Therese Swan

Pioneer High School Drama Presents Newsies

Pioneer High School Drama presents Newsies on March 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 & April 1, 2023, at 7pm at the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Center, 1290 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose. Reserved seating is available at phsdrama.ludus.com. General seating will be sold at the door. Students $8, Seniors (62+) $15, Adults $20.

Water Lantern Festival at Almaden Lake Park 2023

Tickets are on sale now for the Water Lantern Festival at Almaden Lake Park July 21-23, 2023. Along with entry to the festival, each adult and youth ticket comes with a floating lantern kit, commemorative drawstring bag, and more. Gates open at 5:30, when you and your family can enjoy food trucks, music and fun! […]

Almaden Community Center 2023 Spring Activity Guide

The Almaden Community Center 2023 Spring Activity Guide is now available! General registration for community center classes, spring break camp and a wide variety of summer camps opens Feb. 25 at 10am. You can register in person at Almaden Community Center or online at www.sjregistration.com. Dozens of week-long full- and half-day summer camps will take […]

Almaden Valley Market 2022 in Review

The Almaden Valley single family residential market ended 2022 on a quiet note. The beginning of the year showed dramatic price increases but the gains were given back by the end of the year. Increasing interest rates and the economic climate also affected buyer enthusiasm. Although inventory increased quite a bit from 2021, we did […]

Almaden Baseball and Softball Little League

Almaden Baseball and Softball Little League registration is still open until January 15, 2023. From Tee Ball to Senior League, the Almaden Baseball and Softball little league program includes divisions for all children ages 4–16. Little League is an all-volunteer organization. The board of directors, managers, coaches, field crews, and umpires are all unpaid volunteers. […]

October 2022 Almaden Valley Real Estate Market Update

Almaden Valley real estate has entered the more leisurely holiday period, when we expect the market to slow as the holidays progress. In looking over the previous several months, we can see that the frantic pace of 2021 was not repeated in 2022. In fact, the market appears to be much more in alignment with […]

Run Turkey Run is Back!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! Almaden’s annual Thanksgiving “leftovers” Run Turkey Run event is finally back after the pandemic! The event will be held on Saturday, November 26th, at 8:30 AM. Run Turkey Run is a Thanksgiving-themed fundraiser which supports Bret Harte Middle School’s Booster Club. As many of you know, each year I […]

Almaden Valley Halloween 2022

Trick or Treat? Halloween is here. Almaden residents, are you ready for the spirit of Halloween this year? If you are giving out candy, do consider putting yourself on the Nextdoor neighborhood treat map so the little tricksters don’t miss your home. Almaden neighborhoods are promising to be spooktacular this weekend. In the Graystone neighborhood, look […]

Harvest Festival at Almaden Community Center

The Almaden Community Center is hosting its 15th Annual Harvest Festival this weekend, on Saturday, October 15th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is an event that you can enjoy with the entire family, but it’s extra special for kids. Create beautiful harvest themed arts and crafts items at the arts-n-crafts area, play carnival […]

Leland Dandiya Raas Night 2022

Leland High School’s hugely popular annual fundraiser, the Leland Dandiya Raas Night, is happening this weekend on Saturday, October, 15th, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Leland gym. This fun, colorful music and dance event is hosted by The Leland High School Parents’ Club. Patrons can dance to live music performances by Asim and […]