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2011 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

The 35th Annual / 2011 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival featured 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. This beautifully produced video features views of Almaden Lake Park, festival entertainers, booths and displays, and various recreational activities.

Video brought to you by Therese Swan in Almaden Valley.

2nd Annual / 2011 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Fundraiser in Almaden Valley – UPDATED 2022

logo: Scleroderma FoundationThe Northern California Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation is pleased to announce its Second Annual / 2011 Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Fundraiser.

This event includes a 2-Mile Walk / Fun Run, 10K Competitive Run, and fun for the entire family with silent auction, food, and music.

For families who enjoy getting outside, the 2-Mile flat distance is perfect for a morning walk. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome.

For individuals who are training for late Spring and Summer events, the 10K distance is an excellent way to kick start the racing season. New for 2011, the course is professionally managed so the distances will be accurately measured, well marked, and timed.

The course also has a new starting point that sets the walk and run courses off in opposing directions so runners can focus on being competitive and families won’t have to dodge runners.

Lastly, don’t forget your wallet because once the finish line is crossed there will be raffle and silent auction items to browse. All proceeds go towards supporting the Scleroderma Foundation, the leading non-profit supporter of Scleroderma research and patient support in the United States.

In 2010, an impressive 600 people came out for the inaugural Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Fundraiser, and the Northern California chapter hopes to double that number this year.

The event is at Almaden Lake Park on Sunday, May 15, 2011. Registration will begin on race day at 8:00am, and the walk/run will start at 9:00am. You can register online before race day. [EVENT IS CLOSED] Entrance fee for the 10K is $40, 2-Mile is $30 for adults and $20 for youth. Ages 4 and under are free.

When you register online be sure to check out the online raffle. Purchasing raffle tickets will give you a chance to win the “San Jose Sharks Experience” or tickets to see World Series Champs, San Francisco Giants!

Become a member of Jane Johnson’s fundraising team. Jane is a resident of Almaden Valley.

For more information about this event, view the press release or call 916-832-1102.

4th Annual Walk for Thought at Almaden Lake Park – UPDATED 2022


The Brain Injury Association of California (BIACAL) is holding its 4th Annual / 2011 Statewide Walk for Thought fundraiser.

The event promotes brain injury awareness, provides information and resources, and raises critical funds for BIACAL and local host organizations that provide programs and services to persons with brain injuries. The event will also feature music, food, exhibits, and resources.

Local organizations hosting the event include Santa Clara Valley Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Research Center, Services for Brain Injury, and City of San Jose Head Injury Recreation and Leisure Network. All three host organizations will share a percentage of the proceeds from the walk.

Pre-registration is $25 for adults ($30 on event day), $15 for people with brain injuries, and $15 for children ages 5-16. You can register for the event or make a donation online. Walk-up registration is available but participants are urged to sign-up and raise funds ahead of time.

The Brain Injury Association is a non-profit group that uses advocacy, education, and research to bring help, hope, and healing to thousands of Californians living with brain injuries, their families, and the professionals that serve them.

The San Jose Walk for Thought is at Almaden Lake Park on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

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