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Almaden Community Center Spring 2024 Activity Guide

Almaden Community Center Spring 2024 Activity GuideThe Almaden Community Center Spring 2024 Activity Guide is now available, and it’s loaded with all kinds of exciting classes, workshops, break camps, summer camps, and more! See what classes are being offered in Arts & Crafts, Dance, Education & Enrichment, Health & Fitness, and Sports. There are so many great options to pick from, for preschoolers through Active Adults 50+. Spring 2024 season and 2024 summer camp registration will open Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10am. Early registration for scholarship eligible participants will be in person on Wednesday Feb. 14 at 10am. Registration for Active Adult members will begin online and in person on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 10am.

For additional information about any Almaden Community Center classes, camps, 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 Baseball and Softball Little League Registration Spring 2024

Almaden Baseball and Softball Little League Registration Spring 2024Almaden Baseball and Softball Little League Registration Spring 2024 is open now until Jan. 10!

Baseball Spring Season
Almaden Baseball and Softball Little League rec season runs from March through late May. The league offers as many divisions as demand allows. Historically that means they offer t-ball, coach pitch, machine pitch (A), kid pitch (AA), AAA, Majors, Juniors, and Seniors divisions. These teams play against each other and possibly other teams from other leagues in the same division. At the end of the regular season, teams in AA and above play a tournament to determine an Almaden Little League champion. The AAA and Majors championship teams will play in a tournament against the champions (of the same division) from other nearby leagues (i.e., Tournament of Champions).

Softball Spring Season
As with baseball, the softball rec season runs from March through late May. The league offers as many divisions as demand allows. Historically that means they offer 6u, 8u, 10u, and 12u teams. These teams play against each other and other teams from other leagues in the same division.

Registration for both baseball and softball is open until Jan. 10, so register now!

For more information, go to the Almaden Baseball and Softball Little League website or email the league at info@almadenll.org

Almaden Community Center Winter 2024 Activity Guide

Almaden Community Center Winter 2024 Activity GuideThe Almaden Community Center Winter 2024 Activity Guide is now available! See what classes are being offered in Arts & Crafts, Dance, Sports, and more. There are new LEGO® workshops and even a Robotics with LEGO Spike winter camp! There are so many great options to pick from, for preschoolers through Active Adults 50+. Most activities start in January, but the guide also has information about holiday events, so take a look and register now!

In addition to holiday events and winter classes, the Almaden Community Center Winter 2024 Activity Guide has registration information for the Valentine’s Day Painting Party (kids 3-5) and Camp San Jose Presidents Break Camp at Almaden Community Center that runs Tuesday-Friday 2/30-2/23. There’s also information about Citywide Fitness programs for ages 14-55+, which include drop-in volleyball, basketball, badminton, 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 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 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.

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.

Almaden Community Center 2023 Spring Activity Guide

Almaden Community Center Spring 2023 Activity GuideThe 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 place at the Almaden Community Center or at neighboring parks. Camp instructors are from Mad Science of the Bay, Play-Well TEKnologies, Dance Arts Academy, Young Rembrandts, Futsal Kings, Skyhawks Sports Academy, Engineering for Kids, and more.

Early registration for Active Adults 50+ begins online and in person on Wednesday Feb. 22 at 10am. From creative crafts to pickleball, there’s something for everyone!

The Almaden Community Center is located at 6445 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA 95120. For more information about classes, camps or health guidelines, call the Almaden Community Center at 408-268-1133.

Run Turkey Run is Back!

run turkey run 2022Happy 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 support various fundraising events to benefit Almaden’s public schools, and right now I am proud to be one of the Gold Sponsors for this event.

Runners can participate in the 10k race, which begins at 8:30 am, or the 5k race, which begins at 8:40 am. The event is open to participants of all ages, and the run begins and finishes at Leland High School.

T-shirts and registration packets are available for purchase at Bret Harte Middle School’s cafeteria until November 25th for $35, and for $40 on November 26th for late registration on the day of the event. Pre-race packet pickups will be held at Bret Harte on Wednesday, November 23rd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and on Friday, November 25th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Be sure to show your support for Bret Harte’s Booster Club by participating! Join in the fun!

For more information regarding Run Turkey Run 2022, click here or call Bret Harte Middle School at (408) 535-6270.

Drop-In-Sports Back at the Almaden Community Center

Drop in sports at almaden community centerGreat news for the community! Drop-in-sports are back at the Almaden Community Center. You can play Volleyball on Friday nights, and Basketball and Table-Tennis from 9am to 12pm on Saturday mornings.

Location:
Volleyball: at the Gym. Hours: Fridays – 6pm to 8pm.
Basketball: at the Gym. Hours: Saturdays – 9am to 12noon.
Table-Tennis: at the Community Room. Hours: Saturdays – 9am to 12noon.

Drop-in pricing:
Adults: $5.50 per session (Monthly: $27, Annual: $145)
Youth (14+), Seniors and Disabled: $2.75 per session (Monthly: $21, Annual $145)

For more information, call the Almaden Community Center at (408) 268-1133, or visit:
https://www.sanjoseca.gov/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/4/2028

Quicksilver History Hike – June 2022

Quicksilver History HikeThe 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. Dress in layers with sturdy shoes, sun protection, and bring plenty of drinking water. There are no bathrooms nor drinking fountains along the hike.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. This hike is offered once a month. Registration for the hike opens on the 1st of the month that the hike is offered. To reserve space on the upcoming History Hike, go to the Quicksilver History Hike page of the Santa Clara County Parks website.

Questions? Call 408-918-7700 or email interp@prk.sccgov.org.

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