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December 11, 2023
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A Lunar New Year celebration is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Saratoga (calendar)

For more events, visit the dynamic calendar at losgatan.com/events-calendar

Lunar New Year

The Chinese celebration of Lunar New Year includes lion dance, Tai Chi, Chinese dance, Chinese costume show, children’s costume parade, and Shaolin. The event will be held Jan. 29 from 11am to 3pm at 21000 Big Basin Way in Saratoga. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. For information, visit bit.ly/3IRyVwd.

Mystery Lover’s Book Club

The Los Gatos Library’s Mystery Lover’s Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month. The next meeting is Feb. 1 at 5pm in person and on Zoom. The club will discuss “Ophie’s Ghost” by Justina Ireland. For information, visit losgatosca.libcal.com/event/9775155.

Cioppino Dinner

The Los Gatos Lions Club Annual Club Cioppino Dinner will be held on Feb. 4 from 6-10pm at St. Mary’s Church, Howley Hall, 219 Bean St. in Los Gatos. The four-course dinner features wine on the table and no host bar available. Proceeds benefit Los Gatos Lions Club charities for sight, scholarships and community programs for all ages. For information and tickets, visit wklys.us/LionsDinner.

Terra Firma art exhibit

New Museum Los Gatos presents “Terra Firma,” an art exhibition about our relationship to the land, on view through March 19. “Terra Firma,” a group show organized by guest curator Marianne K. McGrath, brings together work by 15 artists, working in diverse media including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, installation and sound. For information, visit numulosgatos.org.

Live jazz music

Live jazz performances at the Tasting House, 368 Village Lane, take place Fridays and Saturdays from 6-9pm, and Sundays from 11am-2pm.

Entertainment at Gardino’s

Gardino’s, 51 N. Santa Cruz Ave., features entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, along with Sunday afternoons. For information, visit bit.ly/3OSvPHS.


Los Gatos Farmers Market

The Los Gatos Certified Farmers’ Market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables from Santa Clara County year-round. More than 40 local farmers and food producers sell their wares Sundays from 9am to 1pm at Town Park Plaza on Main Street and N. Santa Cruz Avenue. For information, visit cafarmersmkts.com/losgatos-farmers-market.

Campbell Farmers Market

The Downtown Campbell Farmers Market is held Sundays, rain or shine, from 9am to 1pm. For information, visit uvfm.org/campbell-sundays.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos

The club meets the first three Thursdays of the month at noon at Double D’s, 354 N. Santa Cruz Ave. First two Thursdays of the month feature guest speakers. For information, visit lgkiwanisgives.org.

Rotary Club of Los Gatos

The Rotary Club of Los Gatos meets Tuesdays from noon to 1:30pm at Shir Hadash Synagogue, 20 Cherry Blossom Lane. For information, visit losgatosrotary.org.

The Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club

The Club meets every Wednesday morning 7:30-8:30am at Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road. Program includes featured guest speakers.

Los Gatos Lions Club

The Los Gatos Lions Club meets every Wednesday. A breakfast meeting is held at Moore Buick, 15500 Los Gatos Blvd., at 8am and a noon meeting at Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road, with a guest speaker. The club has been active since 1946.

Public Meetings

Town Council

The Los Gatos Town Council meets virtually on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7pm. For information, visit losgatosca.gov/16/Town-Council.

Planning Commission

The Los Gatos Planning Commission meets virtually on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm. For information, visit losgatosca.gov/189/Planning-Commission.

Santa Clara County Supervisors

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meets virtually on Tuesdays at 9am. For information, visit bit.ly/3oy2Zmq.

Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District

The board meets every other Tuesday at 5pm. For information, visit bit.ly/3DaJRi9.

Los Gatos Union School District Board of Trustees

The board meets monthly at either 6:30pm or 4pm. For a schedule, visit bit.ly/3oywlRA.

Other Town commissions

The Town of Los Gatos has various committees that serve as advisory bodies for the Town Council. For information and a schedule of meetings, visit losgatosca.gov/12/Boards-Commissions-Committees.

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Drew Penner
Drew Penner
Drew Penner is an award-winning Canadian journalist whose reporting has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Good Times Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times, Scotts Valley Press Banner, San Diego Union-Tribune, KCRW and the Vancouver Sun. Please send your Los Gatos and Santa Cruz County news tips to [email protected].


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