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

 

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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/. 

 

 

Los Gatos Free Music Concert Series: Music in the Park, Jazz on the Plazz and Vasona Vibrations Schedule of Events and Performers

Los Gatos Free Music Concert Series Collage Summer 2022 small

Summer 2022 is just around the corner, and Los Gatos is gearing up for a season of music to remember! The last couple of years many of Los Gatos’ free concert series were canceled due to Covid, but this year they’re ready for a comeback.

Some of our old favorites, like Jazz on the Plazz, are back for the first time since 2019, some are gone for good, and some newfound favorites are returning! Most artists and schedules have been announced and, knowing that you are as excited about these as I am, I have compiled a calendar of free outdoor music events for us all!

Below please find a compilation of the FOUR different Los Gatos free musical concert series. As always, the information below is believed to be reliable, but as with any concert or outdoors event it is subject to change, so double check the website prior to going and always read the rules (especially if you plan to picnic). Hope to see you there!

2022 Summer Concert Series: Free Music and Fun in Los Gatos

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Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk

Los Gatos Wine WalkThe Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk will take place on Saturday, April 23 2022 from 1 pm to 4 pm- rain or shine!.

The tickets can sell out fast, so get yours today! Cost is $50 advance, or $55 day of the event.

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

The location will be

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

Cat’s Hill Classic Bicycle Race in Los Gatos

Cats Hill ClassicCath’s Hill Classic is back!

If you took Driver’s Ed in Saratoga or Los Gatos, you were probably made to park on the steepest hill around – Nicholson Avenue with its 23 degree grade. Positively frightening! But local bicycle enthusiasts take on Nicholson not with motor vehicles, but on their bikes in a race that has become a Los Gatos classic – the Cat’s Hill Classic bicycle race, which runs through the Almond Grove, Glenridge and Bachman Park neighborhoods of Los Gatos Saturday, March 26, 2022. There’s even a kid set too.

Please get the full scoop here on the organization’s website.

https://teamsanjose.org/section/catshill/

Housing Element

Housing Element Update Community MeetingHave you heard of the Housing Element in Los Gatos? That phrase refers to our “strategic plan for housing the Town’s present and future residents,” per the town’s website. (LOTS of info on that page also.)

The state requires us to prepare for both the current and future housing needs and the plan must be updated every 8 years.

This morning I was emailed about the community meeting which will take place at the end of the month, and asked to help spread the word. Most of us would like a say in what happens in our neighborhoods, so I’m very happy to communicate the meeting’s info to you. Here’s what was shared with me:

The Town of Los Gatos is updating the Housing Element and we are reaching out to interested members of the public to spread the word regarding an upcoming Housing Element Update Community Meeting.  This meeting will focus on the Site Selection process and assisting the Town in choosing where to focus future housing opportunities. The Town’s Housing Element is a strategic plan for housing the Town’s present and future residents.  This meeting will take place via teleconference (Zoom) on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Via Zoom:

Webinar ID: 893 4924 4451

Passcode: 623258

We ask that you share this upcoming community meeting with your colleagues, neighbors, friends, and family. If individuals are unable to attend the community meeting, a recording will be available at https://EngageLosGatosHousing.com/. We look forward to your participation and input.

For more information and engagement opportunities visit the Town’s Housing Element Update website at https://EngageLosGatosHousing.com/.

 

Los Gatos has some unique challenges since much of our town’s land is in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone, and except for the addition of ADUs, construction appears to be discouraged by CalFire in those areas. Even parts of town not in that precise zone are still in higher fire risk areas. It will be interesting to see how this is factored in to the long range real estate planning for our area.

Valentine’s Day in Los Gatos

Pink heart with graphic image of two cats and flowers symbolizing Valentine's Day in Los Gatos
Valentine’s Day in Los Gatos!

It’s February and, for couples, that means it’s time to plan your Valentine’s Day! And what better place to celebrate your love than in the Valley of Heart’s Delight (Silicon Valley’s old nickname), or more specifically, in the Gem of the Foothills – our very own LG! Here we’ll give you some ideas on how to celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day in Los Gatos.

Valentine’s Day on a tight budget: picnic with your sweetie

Los Gatos is filled with beautiful parks, and lately the weather has been in the 70s and 80s! If you want or need to be frugal, get a simple assortment of cheeses, crackers, grapes and wine and enjoy a picnic at Vasona Park or your favorite of any one of the lovely parks in town. It’s affordable, easy, and you can enjoy some romantic views.

How about an unhurried walking tour of Los Gatos?

Stroll through scenic downtown Los Gatos. The “village” area is full of neat shops with an enchanting feel. Head over to Old Town too, and while there, walk across the pedestrian bridge between Old Town and Forbes Mill. There is something about being still on this little bridge with the world passing by underneath that’s very special. Have a look at the old mill. This was the first commercial venture in Los Gatos – and it’s tucked away, off the beaten path. . . . But easy to find if you know what to look for.

You might also consider doing the “LOST Gatos” historic walking tour – just share a pair of earbuds or put it on speaker. Download the free app to enjoy the various self-guided tours.

Valentine’s Day Lunch in town

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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.