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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run

Girls on the run 5k 2024 - female runner cartoonThe annual Girls on the Run 5k Celebration event will take place on May 18th, 2024, at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos.

About Girls on the Run

If you are unfamiliar with Girls on the Run, you might enjoy checking out their website’s page on their programs for girls:

Instilling Life Skills in Every Girl
The Girls on the Run researched-based curriculum is structured around understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and recognizing how we can shape the world at large. Participants gain critical life skills that strengthen their potential at a time when societal pressures and conflicting messages about how to feel and act can cause doubt and uncertainty.

That same page dives into the different elements that they explore and nourish – it is very impressive sounding!

Event Info

Vasona Lake County Park is located at 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032.

Runners should arrive by 7 a.m., first wave is at 8 a.m.

Register and learn more about this 5k celebration at the event’s webpage.

Clair’s and my office, Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno, has a tent and will give out tickets for a raffle.  We have this year’s American Girl Doll of the Year for a prize. Stop by and get a raffle ticket while there!

Related Reading

Vasona and Oak Meadow Parks

Charter Oaks Townhome Community

 

 

 

The Annual Great Race

The Annual Great Race

The Annual Great Race, hosted by the Los Gatos Rotary Club, is back and in a new venue.

The Great Race: some new twists

Photo of runners - The Great Race in Los Gatos - annual run from Saratoga to Los GatosSince 1978, the Great Race was plotted along Highway 9 between Los Gatos and Saratoga. Beginning in 2022, it had become too costly to use that route, so it now happens at Vasona Lake County Park and Oak Meadow Park (which are connected).

This year’s main event will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

The Rotary Club’s website stated last year that “Another benefit of start/finish line in Vasona Park is that for the first time ever, we are offering a 1-Mile Kids Fun Run at 8:10am prior to the main event.”

While many participants do jog or run, others walk or stroll. It’s a family-friendly fundraiser sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Gatos and is open to all. That said, the Rotary Club’s website also describes the race as “fast”!

The Rotary club offers this fun event each year with the help of a number of sponsors. For many years in a row, Sereno, where I work, has been a major sponsor for years. Many other local business back this great fundraiser too. See the list of sponsors, a map of the route, and run information at the Rotary Club link below.

To get all of the details for the Great Race, including pricing and links to register early, visit the Los Gatos Rotary’s website page dedicated to this event.

 

Spring into Green in Los Gatos

Spring into Green in Los Gatos

Spring into Green Los Gatos“Spring into Green” returns on Sunday, April  21, 2024 at the Town Plaza Park. It will run from 10 am – 1 pm.

Spring Into Green details

Join us to celebrate Keep Los Gatos Beautiful Month, environmental sustainability, and Earth Day! The festivities include environmentally focused exhibitor booths, a tree planting ceremony, the weekly Los Gatos Farmer’s Market, family-friendly activities, live music and more!”

There will be kid friendly events as well as interesting and fun things to do for people of all ages. A tree planting will take place, too.

Full details can be found on the town’s website:

https://www.losgatosca.gov/2225/Spring-into-Green

 

 

 

 

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk

Los Gatos Spring Wine WalkThe Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 1 pm to 4 pm- rain or shine!

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk Tickets

    Tickets went on sale March first. They can sell out fast, so get yours today! Costs are as follows:

  • Early Bird General Admission $50 (valid until March 31)
  • $60 advance
  • $70 day of the event if any tickets remain to  be purchased.

There’s also a VIP experience for $120 or $150 at the door if available. This VIP Experience will be held on the lawn of the historic Victorian mansion at 115 N. Santa Cruz in downtown Los Gatos. Check the chamber’s website for more details.

For more details and info on how to register, please see the Los Gatos Chamber’s website. Cheers!

Tickets may be purchased here. No refunds for inclement weather.

 

The location will be

Downtown Los Gatos
N. Santa Cruz Avenue & Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030

 

Love Los Gatos events? Here are some other happenings around town:

Los Gatos High School’s Spring Musical (post on this site)

Los Gatos Cat’s Hill Classic annual cycling event

KCAT TV Summer Camp

KCAT TV Summer Camp

KCAT TV summer campThe KCAT TV Summer Camp for 9 to 14 year old campers is taking applications now.

Calling all future TV Producers, Filmmakers, Podcasters, Editors, and Creators! KCAT TV SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

KCAT TV Summer Camp Details

KCAT TV’s popular in-person multimedia camps for ages 9 – 14 year-olds are now open for registration! Experience live TV, movie making, podcasting, and more.

CAMP DATES, TIMES AND LOCATION:

Weekly summer camps
June 10 through Aug 9, Monday – Friday

(no camp July 1-5)

Full days (9-5p)

An immersive experience of both TV, movie, and podcasting

Half-day mornings (9-1p)

TV Studio production and Live Show

Half-day afternoons (1-5p)

Focus on movie production and podcasting

Camps are held at KCAT TV15 Studio on Los Gatos High School Campus.

Scholarships may be available.

Learn more and register now:

https://www.kcat.org/camp

 

Cost per weekly session (scholarships may be available): $350 half day / $650 full day

 

 

Related Reading:

Los Gatos High School’s Spring Musical

Oktoberfest LG

Black Cat Hats

Los Gatos Rotary Club Crab Feed

Los Gatos Rotary Club Crab Feed

Los Gatos crabfestEach year the Rotary Club of Los Gatos hosts an “all you can eat” crab feed and auction, the proceeds of which benefit the Los Gatos Charities Foundation.  The 2024 event is Saturday, Feb 3, starting at 5 pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070.

Benefits:
  • Los Gatos Rotary Charities Foundation
  • Provides grants for local and international non-profits
  • Fund the Need: Project RACHEL – Literacy for Kids in Guatemala
Food Served:
  • Crab, Crab, Crab, Crab
  • Soup (vegetarian)
  • Salad
  • Garlic break
  • Dessert

In addition to crab, there will also be pasta.  Beer & wine may be purchased too.

Los Gatos Rotary Club Crab Feed cost

The cost is $90 for adults, $45 for kids aged 6-12 (5 and under are free).

Get all the details and a link for purchasing tickets here:

https://www.losgatosrotary.org/

 

The majority of the proceeds come from the auction so PLEASE look at the catalog and bid! https://events.readysetauction.com/rotaryclublosgatos/crabfest2024/catalog/items