From a “Chemistry” writer, to a dazzling holiday display to an art exhibit, there’s plenty on tap in this week’s calendar…
Online author talk
The Los Gatos Library will host an online author talk with Bonnie Garmus on Nov. 10 at 11am. Garmus will discuss her debut New York Times bestselling novel, “Lessons in Chemistry.” The novel is set in 1960s California and features the singular voice of Chemist Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes an unexpected detour. To register, or to watch at a later date, visit libraryc.org/losgatoscalibrary/20213.
Holiday Tree Lighting
The Annual Los Gatos Holiday Tree Lighting is scheduled for Dec. 2 at Plaza Park beginning at 5pm. For information, visit losgatosca.gov/2510/Tree-Lighting.
Los Gatos Lions, LGS Recreation and Los Gatos High School present the 66th Annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas/Holidays Parade on Dec. 3 at 11am in downtown. For information, visit lgsrecreation.org/parade.
Fantasy of Lights
Fantasy of Lights Walk-thru and Drive-thru tickets are on sale now. Fantasy Walk-thru runs Dec. 3-4 at Vasona Lake County Park. The Drive-thru runs nightly Dec. 6-30 (closed Christmas Day). For information, visit parks.sccgov.org/fantasy-lights-2022.
Tierra 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 four days a week. 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.
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.
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.