Almaden Valley Thanksgiving Day Run & Shoe Drive

Grab your running or walking shoes and join the AVRTR Thanksgiving Day Run & Shoe Drive at Leland High School. This event benefits Soles4Souls, a group that collects shoes for those in need. Thursday, November 24, 2011. Visit for times, registration and more.

Healthy Tails Dog Hike

Almaden Valley neighbors, leash up your dogs and join the Healthy “Tails” dog hike at Quicksilver Park on Saturday, November 5 from 9am to 11am. A guide from California K9 Solutions will be teaching participants how to enjoy outdoor activities as they and their dogs hike the 2.5 mile Wood Road Trail. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet long, and registration is required. Call (408) 355-2240 or register online at Santa Clara County Parks.

Italian Family Fest

The Italian American Heritage Foundation is sponsoring the 31st annual Italian Family Fest on Saturday, August 27th and 28th at Guadalupe River Park. Join in the festivities that include food vendors, live entertainment, culinary demonstrations at more! For more information, visit