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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 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

Cat’s Hill Classic Bicycle Race in Los Gatos

Cat’s Hill Classic Bicycle Race in Los Gatos

Los Gatos Cat's Hill Class annual cycling eventCat’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 25, 2023. There’s even a kid set too.

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

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

 

 

 

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 2023 event is Saturday, Feb 4, 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, Bread
  • Pasta (vegetarian)
  • 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, $40 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/

Vasona Park’s Fantasy of Lights (Light Festival)

Vasona Park’s Fantasy of Lights (Light Festival)

2022 Fantasy of Lights in Los GatosThe 24th 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.

24th annual Fantasy of Lights:

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

What: The Fantasy of Lights

When:

Walk-thru Weekend Dec 3 & 4, 2022 from 4 to 9 pm

Drive-thru Nights Dec 6 – 30, 2022 with 30 minute slots from 6pm to 9:30pm

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 $10 for ages 13 and up, $5 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 visit the Santa Clara County Parks page for the Fantasy of Lights to get more information and updates on this event.

Please check the county’s page for this event.

More questions? PLEASE do NOT call me about this event. Please contact the SCC Parks Dept 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!
Buy a home in Los Gatos (info on neighborhoods, school districts, homes for sale to browse online, links to important local sites & info)
Relocating and buying a house in Los Gatos
Los Gatos real estate on Facebook
Monthly Los Gatos real estate market update
Los Gatos real estate market statistics & trends for houses
Los Gatos realty trends and stats for condos & townhouses

 

 

 

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 17, 2022
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
In Person Location: Los Gatos United Methodist Church
111 Church Street – Los Gatos, Ca. 95030

Live stream link for the service.

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 Recovery Café – more on that below.

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

Recovery Café

The worthy cause being supported this year is Recovery Café. There will be a message shared about the vital work that they do during the service. Donations can be given in person or online. Here’s the link to donate to them. It’s not too early to chip in!

“A healing community for those traumatized by addiction, homelessness, and mental health challenges.”

Learn more about Recovery Café in San Jose here.

Participating Congregations Include

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

The participating communities change a little from year to year. In the past, this also included Faith Lutheran Church (ELCA), The Baha’i Faith of Los Gatos, chaplains from Good Samaritan Hospital, and Stanford Health Care.

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.

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

 

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See other Los Gatos events  (or nearby) written about on this site

Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk

Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk

Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk - graphic with beverages plus Leo in the middle - Los Gatos catThis weekend will be the first Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk, and it promised to be a popular event! We’ve had Spring Wine Walk and Fall Wine Walk, but this is the first such event in town that includes beer.

Particulars of the Los Gatos Beer and Wine Walk 2022:

  • Date is Saturday October 15, 1 – 4 pm
  • Location is downtown Los Gatos
  • Tickets are $50 each if paid in advance, or $55 the day of the event if not sold out
  • The event will be on, “rain or shine”
  • Must be 21 to participate

For all of the details, please see the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s website

 

 

Related:

Los Gatos Wildcat Theatre – presentations in October 2022
Visit the Los Gatos farmer’s market!
List of Los Gatos neighborhoods – list with links to articles on each
OktoberFest LG