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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

 

 

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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
Los Gatos Tree Lighting Ceremony

Los Gatos Tree Lighting Ceremony

2023 Los Gatos tree lighting ceremony and events Two of the best attended and most celebrated holiday events in town are the Los Gatos tree lighting and the parade, both of which usually happen the first weekend in December.

Annual Los Gatos Tree Lighting

This year, the Los Gatos Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place Friday, December 1st, at the Town Plaza Park (located at Main & Santa Cruz).  Per the town’s website:

The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the lighting at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Free photos with Santa in the park will immediately follow the lighting until 7:00 p.m.

Normally there are snacks for sale and live music plays from local schools or from professional musicians. There aren’t many details on the town’s webpage, but no matter what, it is sure to be a very joyful event.

The annual holiday parade will take place the next morning. Details below.

The 67th Annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas/Holidays Parade!

On the morning following the tree lighting, return to the downtown area to watch the annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas/Holiday Parade travel down E Main Street and N Santa Cruz Avenue.

Date:  December 2, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (typically ends 1 – 1:15 pm)

 

It begins at 11am rain or shine December 2nd. Parking and seats go quickly so plan to arrive early!

Sponsors include LGS Recreation, Los Gatos Lions club, and the Los Gatos High School.

Learn more at the LGS Recreation official parade page or on the Los Gatos Chamber’s website.

 

Los Gatos holiday parade

Los Gatos holiday parade

Looking for more to do in town? Check out the festive Los Gatos Carriage Rides, too.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos - cornucopia and candlesThe annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service is a longstanding holiday tradition here in Los Gatos, and this year it’s both in person and virtual.

Thanksgiving Interfaith Service in Los Gatos: key info

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos
16575 Shannon Road, Los Gatos CA 95030

In recent years there has been a live stream of the service (that’s how we have been watching it) and I have been told that it will be live streamed again this year on the church’s YouTube page.

Attendance is free.

A charity or worthy cause is always supported at these events. In the past they’ve included food and clothing drives as well as cash. This year’s recipient is Los Gatos Community-wide Service project Guatemalan Schools Book Drive

This lovely event is organized by the Los Gatos Interfaith Clergy Association. All are welcome!

Participating Congregations Include

Congregation Shir Hadash
Jewish Silicon Valley
Los Gatos United Methodist Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos (host)
The Terraces of Los Gatos
West Valley Muslim Association
Skyline Community Church UCC

Many thanks to all of you: those on the committee, the volunteers at the houses of worship who make this possible each year, everyone who donates, and everyone who prays with a grateful heart this season and always.

We wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season!

 

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Vasona Park’s Fantasy of Lights (Light Festival)

Vasona Park’s Fantasy of Lights (Light Festival)

Fantasy of Lights 2023 graphicThe 25th annual Fantasy of Lights show at Vasona Lake County Park begins soon! Occasionally people call me to ask about it – please note that I do not run the event – I am only posting information about it. Full info can be found on the county’s park website, linked below.

25th annual Fantasy of Lights:

Get your tickets now, they sell out fast! Entry with prepaid tickets only!

What: The Fantasy of Lights

Walk-Thru

Fantasy of Lights Walk-Thru Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3  4:00pm – 9:00pm

Adult (13 and up) – $15
Youth (4-12) – $7.50
Child (0-3) – FREE

Please note that this year’s tickets will go on sale in 3 different phases:

Phase 1: Wednesday, November 1st, 8:00am
Phase 2: Sunday, November 5th, 12:00pm
Phase 3: Friday, November 10th, 6:00pm

Drive-thru Nights

Fantasy of Lights Drive-Thru Tuesday, December 5 – Friday, December 30
(Closed December 25)

Regular Vehicle (passenger capacity up to 12) – $30
Large Vehicle (passenger capacity of 13-20) – $50
Oversized Vehicle (passenger capacity of 21 and up) – $100

 

Open rain or shine. As always, the Fantasy of Lights is closed on Christmas Day (Dec 25).

Where: Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road (near University Avenue) Los Gatos, CA

How much: Tickets must be purchased in advance available online through EventBrite.

Walk through cost is $15 for ages 13 and up, $7.50 for ages 4 – 12, and free for 3 and under (tickets still required for free entry!)

Drive through cost is $20 per regular vehicle (up to 12 passenger capacity), $50 per oversized vehicle (13+ passenger capacity).

More details:

Please check the county’s page for this event.

More questions? PLEASE do NOT call me about this event. Please contact the SCC Parks Department and check out their website for the Fantasy of Lights! The Vasona phone number is (408) 355-2201.

Please visit Live in Los Gatos for year round events, neighborhood information, photos around the town, interesting real estate market data, haunted places and the occasional historical tidbit.

Los Gatos is a wonderful place to visit during the holidays, but it’s also a great place to live year round! If you are interested in buying a home in Los Gatos (or selling one), please contact me, Mary Pope-Handy (contact information in the sidebar). I’m both a Realtor based in the Town of Los Gatos and a resident myself, working full time in helping nice folks to buy and sell homes here and throughout the west valley and greater Silicon Valley communities.

If you aren’t familiar with the area, here are a few things to know!
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Los Gatos real estate market statistics & trends for houses
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Nutcracker – Los Gatos Ballet

Nutcracker – Los Gatos Ballet

Los Gatos Ballet presents The Nutcracker this holiday season - image of a nutcracker with the word Nutcracker next to itThe Los Gatos Ballet presents The Nutcracker once again! This is a wonderful event and is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!

Join Clara as she celebrates with friends and family, vanquishes the Mouse King, travels with her Nutcracker Prince through the magical realm of the Snow Queen on to the palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Through the music of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, you’ll experience exciting choreography, exquisite dancing and beautifully designed costumes,  props and sets. This event is perfect for families, connoisseurs, and those new to the ballet.  We invite you to be a part of our holiday tradition!

Dates, times, and location

December 19-21,  2023

All Performances at 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 19
  • Wednesday, December 20
  • Thursday, December 21

Location:
Saratoga High School
McAfee Performing Arts Center
20300 Herriman Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

Buy tickets here

LosGatosBallet.org

 

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