Almaden Valley Women’s Club Hosting Women’s Safety Seminar

logo: almaden valley women's clubAlmaden Valley Women’s Club is featuring the Laugh Yourself Safe seminar during its March 2011 general meeting.

Laugh Yourself Safe is a dynamic, educational, and entertaining program that addresses the safety of women and their families. The seminar is presented by Crime Stop USA.

You will learn how to get to and from your car safely, how to identify red-flag behavior, how criminals pick their victims, how to stop home invasion, and what every woman should know about sexual assault and rape.

“Almaden Valley Women’s Club is dedicated to the personal and professional growth of its members and is grateful to Crime Stop USA for presenting this informative seminar. In a time of increasing crime, it is important to empower people, especially women, to know how handle any situation,” said club President, Sharon Townsend.

This special program is at Almaden Valley Joint Venture Churches (6581 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA, 95120) on Tuesday March 1, 2011, at 7:00pm.

Almaden Valley Women’s Club is currently accepting new members. Club members coordinate and participate in the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival, attend social events and make new friends, and help make a difference in the Almaden Community. Almaden Valley Women’s Club was established in 1965.

To find out more about the Almaden Valley Women’s Club membership and programs, contact the group’s Membership VP, Angela Kelly, at

La Foret in New Almaden Presenting Special Five-Course Prix Fix Menu for Valentine’s Day 2011

logo: La Foret in New AlmadenLa Foret restaurant situated in New Almaden is presenting a special five-course prix fix menu for its 2011 Valentine’s Day dining experience. You will choose one item from each of the following five courses:

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UNWINED Wine Tour to Napa Valley Wineries

logo: UNWINEDJoin Cesar from UNWINED for a tour of select Napa Valley wineries. You will go by bus to a variety of wineries, including Alpha Omega, Silver Oak, Turnbull Wine Cellars, and V. Sattui Winery.

The wine tour is Saturday, November 6, 2010, from 10am to 6pm. Meet in the parking lot at UNWINED in Almaden Valley.

Breakfast will be provided prior to the bus departure, which will be at 10:30am. Lunch will be available for purchase at the V. Sattui Winery.

The price is $75 per person. Wine tasting fees are an additional $15-$20 at each winery and applied towards any wine purchase. Register online to reserve your seats (the tour bus accommodates 54 passengers).

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

Well, today is the day for annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. If you have never been, you really need to go. Local artists. Great food. Entertainment for adults and kids. Something for everybody. For more information:

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

$10 Off Any Purchase of $30 or More at UnWined – Valid Until 9/30/2010

Get $10 off any purchase of $30 or more at UnWined Wine Bar & Shop in Almaden Valley. Offer valid until September 30, 2010. (Limit one per customer. May not be used with any other offer.)

More information about what’s happening at UnWined this month:

TurningWheels for Kids Fundraiser at UNWINED Wine Bar & Shop

Turning Wheels for KidsTurningWheels for Kids is a local non-profit organization that provides new, sturdy, and safe bikes and helmets to local children who would otherwise not have their own.

A bike is a rite of passage for a child. Beyond the fun and smiles, a bike provides many benefits such as the lifelong habits of exercise and outdoor activity. TurningWheels for Kids has distributed over 8,000 bikes since 2003, and plans on hitting its annual goal again in 2010.

The TurningWheels fundraiser event is $40 per person, which includes some great wine, food, and desert from local chef Ivan Barnes.

The event is at UNWINED on Sunday, June 6 from 4-7pm. Walk-ins are welcome. The bar and shop will be open for regular business during this event.

CreaTV San Jose’s 2010 Party – “A Taste of Things to Come”

[post card: a taste of things to come] CreaTV San Jose, a non-profit, public benefit corporation serving the City of San Jose, invites you to attend its 2nd Annual May Party – A Taste of Things to Come.

This is an evening that will tickle your taste buds and whet your appetite for exciting things to come to CreaTV San Jose.

The party will feature award‐winning local wines, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, decadent chocolate, inspired music, great company and a few surprises.

All proceeds for this event will help support CreaTV San Jose’s mission is to inspire, educate, and connect San Jose communities, using media to foster civic and social engagement.

The party is at Sonoma Chicken Coop in Almaden Valley on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 5:30 to 8:00pm. The price is $25 per person in advance, and $35 per person at the door. You can purchase tickets online.

Fundraiser for San Jose Jazz at UNWINED in Almaden Valley

San Jose Jazz (Logo)Come support San Jose Jazz, a 22 year old public benefit organization dedicated to promoting jazz music through performance and education. San Jose Jazz finds itself short on funding this year and may not survive long enough to put on this year’s San Jose Jazz Festival.

If you have attended any of the more than 200 weekly Jazz performances at UNWINED, please consider purchasing a ticket to this event to help support this very worthy cause. An “All-Star” Jazz band will be performing. Tickets are $30 per person and include wine tasting and light appetizers.

The fundraiser is at UNWINED in Almaden Valley on Sunday, May 16, 2010, 4-7pm. For more information about the event and to purchase tickets please send an email to

Ballroom Dancing at Almaden Yoga on Saturday Nights

Ballroom Dancing at Almaden YogaLooking for something to do on Saturday nights that is close to home? Go to Ballroom Dancing class at Almaden Yoga.

Learn a new elegant dance each week. The Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing, Hustle, Meringue, Night Club Two Step, and West Coast Swing.

The class is taught by Daniel, an experienced, fun-loving social ballroom teacher. Bring a partner or come by yourself, either way you’ll have a blast! Tell your friends and spread the word.

Almaden Yoga is next to UNWINED Wine Bar and Elements Restaurant. After dancing enjoy 50% off your first glass of wine at UNWINED. Or have dinner at Elements Restaurant – bring this coupon for up to $10 off.

Ballroom dancing at Almaden Yoga starts Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7-8pm. $15 drop-in per person.

Candidates for Santa Clara County District One Supervisor Coming to Almaden Valley

Almaden Valley Community Association

The Almaden Valley Community Association (AVCA) is sponsoring an Election Forum for Santa Clara County District One Supervisor Candidates. The candidates are on the campaign trail and their stopping in Almaden Valley. Come hear each candidate’s statements and answers to your questions.

Five candidates will be participating in the forum, including: Teresa Alvarado, Peter Arellano, Tom Kruse, Mike Wasserman, and Forrest Williams. The position is currently held by Don Gage, whose term ends December 31, 2010.

The forum will be moderated by Ron Blake, AVCA President. The forum is being held at the Almaden Community Center, Community Room, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 7-9pm. More…