by Mary Pope-Handy | Mar 24, 2023 | Events
Los Gatos High School’s Spring musical is Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical , with shows beginning tonight! It’s OPENING WEEKEND!
7pm tonight, Saturday AND Thursday, March 30 thru Saturday, April 1
About the Los Gatos High School’s Spring musical
This adaptation of the best-selling novel by Rick Riordan is an action-packed, mythical adventure for all ages featuring a thrilling original rock score. Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods. It will be an incredible night of live theater. Come join in the adventure!
When, where, and how much?
All Shows at 7pm
March 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1
Los Gatos High School Prentiss Brown Theater
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! https://lghstheatre.ticketleap.com/percy/
Seniors (55+): $12
General admission: $15
Reserved Seating: $20
by Mary Pope-Handy | Mar 22, 2023 | Events, Los Gatos Events
The Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 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! Cost is $50 advance, or $55 day of the event – same price as last year.
For more details and info on how to register, please see the Los Gatos Chamber’s website. Cheers!
Buy tickets online 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
by Mary Pope-Handy | Mar 9, 2023 | Events, Kids
The 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
June 12th through Aug 11th Monday – Friday (no camp July 3-7)
Full Day 9 am – 5 pm An immersive experience of Live TV, movie production, and podcasting Half-Day
(Morning Session) 9 am – 1 pm Focus on Live TV and studio production Half-Day
(Afternoon Session) 1 pm – 5 pm Focus on filmmaking, movie production, and podcasting All camps take place at KCAT TV15 Studio (Los Gatos High School Campus)
Learn more and register now:
• Morning: Live TV & Studio Camp – 9am-1pm
• Afternoon: Movie Making and Podcasting Camp – 1pm – 5pm
Cost per weekly session (scholarships may be available): $350 half day / $650 full day
Los Gatos High School’s Spring Musical
Black Cat Hats
by Mary Pope-Handy | Mar 8, 2023 | Events, Safety
Last night there was a Neighborhood Watch in the Belwood area in East Los Gatos. Much of what was shared will likely interest people throughout Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and nearby, so I wanted to share the info here also.
Highlights: Neighborhood Watch in the Belwood area
Sergeant Bill Hoyt from the Los Gatos Monte Sereno police department made a presentation and answered questions from residents regarding recent break ins and what can be done about it.
Most surprisingly, he shared that at least some of the crime is coming from a South American group which brings thieves up on tourist visas, puts them up in a safe house for a period of time, and then flies them back home before they can be identified and captured. They have a particular method of gaining entry and are careful about what they drive to blend in.
Several tips were given, as well as some tools the town is now using and may be suggesting that neighborhoods expand upon.
Please find all of the details of the Neighborhood Watch in the Belwood area on our Belwood Of Los Gatos Blog in this post: Neighborhood Watch.
by Mary Pope-Handy | Jan 18, 2023 | Events, Los Gatos Events
Each 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 2023 event is Saturday, Feb 4, starting at 5 pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070.
- Los Gatos Rotary Charities Foundation
- Provides grants for local and international non-profits
- Fund the Need: Project RACHEL – Literacy for Kids in Guatemala
- Crab, Crab, Crab, Crab
- Soup (vegetarian), Salad, Bread
- Pasta (vegetarian)
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, $40 for kids aged 6-12 (5 and under are free).
Get all the details and a link for purchasing tickets here:
by Mary Pope-Handy | Dec 14, 2022 | West Los Gatos, Events, Los Gatos Neighborhoods
The English Oaks and Oakwood neighborhood consists of two adjacent subdivisions set in a pretty area of west Los Gatos not far from Quito Road and just off of Bicknell Road.
Off the beaten path, the west Los Gatos subdivision or neighborhood named English Oaks offers younger homes with a woodsy, natural environment – including some oak groves which are “common areas” – on spacious lots with lots of elbow room. Immediately adjacent to it, with similarly sized lots and houses (but no common areas), is the Oakwood subdivision or neighborhood.
Below please find a map with approximate boundaries of these neighborhoods. Although I studied the plat maps at length, the county does not lay out the parcels neatly tied together in subdivisions, so ascertaining the boundaries means flipping from page to page and back again. Hence my disclaimer: these boundaries are not exact.
Where is the English Oaks subdivision?
It would be easy to miss the English Oaks neighborhood of Los Gatos as it requires traveling away from the main roads. This tidy subdivision is located generally off of Quito Road, accessed specifically from Bicknell Road and More Avenue. Streets include:
- part of Bicknell Road
- Shire Court
- Chippendale Court
- Ash Court
- Hepplewhite Court
- part of Montclair Road
If you drive along Montclair Road, especially, you will find lovely pockets of oak trees – they seem like a park, not part of someone’s back yard. These are the common areas, for which homeowners pay small fees each month. (And well worth it! They are lovely!)
Oak Grove in west Los Gatos part of English Oaks area
The Oakwood subdivision
A smaller subdivision, but with equally large lots and houses, Oakwood lines part of Bicknell toward the end of the road and all of Smith Creek Drive. (more…)