Los Gatos Youth Theatre summer musicals

The amazing Los Gatos Youth Theatre has two productions being presented this month:

  • The Sound of Music, Youth edition (ages 7 – 14) and
  • Disney’s Freaky Friday, Encore group (high school students ages 14-19).

The actors and crew have been working hard for weeks to make these shows spectacular!  All the details are below.

 

Los Gatos Youth Theater summer productions 2022

 

Los Gatos Youth Theater 2022 lineup, dates, ticket prices, and location

 

The Sound of Music – Youth Edition

Reprise group: ages 7-14

July 14th 7:00pm

July 15th 7:00pm

July 16th 2:00 and 7:00p

July 17th 1:00pm

Disney Freaky Friday – a New Musical

Freaky Friday – Encore group

High School students age 14-19

July 21st 7:00pm

July 22nd 7:00pm

July 23rd 2:00pm, 7:00pm

July 24th 12:00pm, 5:00pm

Purchase tickets at www.Lgyt.net

 

This year, the performances will be at the R. J. Fisher auditorium, an indoor theater.  Masks are required in the audience.

Ticket prices
Children: $10 (10 yrs and under, section is the first 4 rows and smaller kid seats)

Student: $17
Adult: $20

 

Los Gatos Youth Theatre logo

Tickets on sale @ https://lgyt.seatyourself.biz

marketing@lgyt.net

The Los Gatos Youth Theater is nearly 13 years old and is a non-profit. Interested in participating? Reach out at marketing@lgyt.net

Learn more about Los Gatos Youth Theatre at https://LGYT.net/. 

 

 

JCC Community Day

The Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos is hosting a Community Day, open to all and at no cost, on Thursday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Community Day at the JCC offers include

  • Get a FREE InBody™ Body Scan

  • Enjoy lap swimming,  or hit the indoor and outdoor fitness centers

  • Take a guided tour of the facility

  • Enjoy one of our scheduled group fitness classes (See Schedule)

  • And more! (Please use the link below for all of the details.)

 

Community Day at the JCC in Los Gatos CA

 

There are loads more offerings, so please check out the details at the JValley website.

The APJCC is located at 14855 Oka Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (off Lark Avenue)
https://apjcc.org/

 

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. Apparently it has become too costly to use that route, so this year, 2022, it will happen at Vasona Lake County Park and Oak Meadow Park (which are connected).

This year’s main event will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

The Rotary Club’s website states 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.” And Sharkie will be in attendance, too!

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

Usually each Spring, Los Gatos hosts a “Spring into Green” event. Due to the Covid pandemic, though, the annual event has been on hiatus. We’re delighted that it’s back, though, with the next one being on Sunday, April  24, 2022 at the Town Plaza Park.

 

Spring Into Green Los Gatos 2022

 

The town’s website states “We are  happy to announce that after a two-year hiatus, we’re back! Join us this April 24th at Town Plaza Park, 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.

Full details on Spring into Green on the town’s website:

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

 

Los Gatos High School’s Spring Musical

Los Gatos High School's Spring Musical Little Women  - memo with dates and timesLos Gatos High School’s Spring musical is Little Women, with shows beginning late this month. It’s not too early to buy tickets! And please help to spread the word!

This morning I received a note with some promotional wording for the event, which I’m happy to share:

After two long years, we are thrilled to announce a new Los Gatos High School’s Spring Musical: Little Women. The literary classic has been musically adapted for the stage with a score about personal discovery, heartache and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice  –  as we follow the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. Come join us for an uplifting night of musical theater!

 

March 25, 26 and 31 and April 1 and 2

All Shows at 7pm

Tickets on sale at https://lghstheatre.ticketleap.com/

Virtual WineFest: Tasting Fundraiser by the Los Gatos Rotary!

Los Gatos Rotary Club Virtual WineFest & Auction 2022While the annual CrabFest is postponed another year, the Rotary Club of Los Gatos is continuing a new tradition with their 2nd annual Virtual WineFest & Auction! Save the date for Saturday, January 29th at 5pm!

This year’s event centers around gourmet bites and Argentinian wines (or try the non-alcoholic selection) guided by sommelier Joe Chiodo. Tickets include a Wine Tasting Kit for 2 with curbside pick-up from Rootstock Wine Bar prior to the event. Evening entertainment includes a live performance by Lavender Fields.

And as always, the main event is the charity auction! Proceeds benefit the Rotary Charities foundations, and this year the “Raise the Paddle” auction item benefits Los Gatos House of Hope, West Valley Community Services, and Peninsula Food Runners to help fight hunger and food insecurity locally.

Virtual WineFest & Auction

For ticket sales, event details and updates, contact the event team, or donate directly check the Los Gatos Rotary website and Virtual WineFest & Auction event page. Each ticket is for a 2-person tasting experience at a cost of $150.

The event is also posted on the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce event calendar with easy links to save the date on your virtual calendar and view a video promotion for the event.

Holiday Promenade in Downtown Los Gatos

The tree December tree lighting ceremony is back, the parade is not, and the Holiday Promenade steps in to add some festivity to Los Gatos on the first Saturday of December this year.

On Saturday, December 4th, North Santa Cruz Avenue will be shut down to motor vehicles while town residents are treated to music, dance, and more at the Holiday Promenade.

The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce shared this about the Holiday Promenade:

 

Presented by Linda L. Lester, Lester Square Los Gatos

The Promenade is a street festival that will combine the flair of the Los Gatos Summer Promenades, with a few elements of the holiday parade and a European-style artisan and crafts market. Delight in the performances of local youth groups on two stages, such as Los Gatos Ballet, Los Gatos Youth Theatre, the LGHS band, R.J. Fisher band and more. Holiday giveaways and activities courtesy of Los Gatos Lions Club and Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation. Festivities will begin around noon and run until 9pm. Stay tuned for a performance schedule.

N. Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed for the day from Bachman to Main Street.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Linda L. Lester, Lester Square Los Gatos. Her generosity and love for Los Gatos is truly one of the best holiday gifts of all.

 

Please check for updates and info on other sponsors at the webpage for this event on the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s site.