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Spring Fest 2011: Get Ready for a Hopping Good Time!

March 25th, 2011

Little girl with Easer basket

Don’t miss Spring Fest 2011!

Were you able to join Councilmember Ash Kalra at the 11th Annual Great American Litter Pick Up on Saturday, March 19th? Did you have a great time? Here is another local community event that you should mark on your calendar: Spring Fest 2011!

Spring Fest 2011 will take place on Saturday, April 2nd from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Southside Community & Senior Center. There will be an egg hunt for children between the ages of 2-12. (The entry fee is only $3 per child) Your kids will love the bounce house and craft fair! You’ll love all the information you’ll get at the free health fair!

The Southside Community & Center is located at 5585 Cottle Road in San Jose. For more information about Spring Fest 2011, please contact Stacie Shih at 408-629-3336. You can also contact the Southside Community & Center at 408-629-3336 for additional information.

Photo Credit: Buba69

Events at the San Jose Museum of Art

March 23rd, 2011

The San Jose Museum of Art

Take a trip to the San Jose Museum of Art!

When is the last time you’ve taken a trip to the San Jose Museum of Art? Even if you took a trip several months ago, you should think about taking another trip since things change all of the time at the museum! Plus, there are new events taking place almost every night. For instance, there is a ticketed event on Friday, March 25th from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. This event will include dancing, music, and a sensational fashion show of women’s apparel from India. Other upcoming events include:

Gallery Talk
Thursday, March 31 @ 12 p.m.
This free event (with museum admission) will include an intuitive tour with the associate curator, Kristen Evangelista.

Lunchtime Lecture
Wednesday, April 6 @ 12 p.m.
This free event will survey Indian Modern Art with Santhi Kavuri-Bauer, teacher of Asian Art history at San Francisco State University.

The San Jose Museum of Art is located at 110 South Market Street. General admission is only $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

Photo Credit: Don DeBold

Club One Fitness: Put the Spring Back in your Step!

March 17th, 2011


Get your running shoes ready!

The sun is out and the birds are chirping, what could be better, right? How about complimentary guest admission to Club One?

Member Appreciation Spring Training & Open House will take place on Wednesday, March 23rd at Club One Fitness.  This is the perfect opportunity for you to wipe the cobwebs off of your running shoes and spring back in step! On the other hand, if running is in your blood and you sleep with your running shoes on, there will be resources available to help you improve your running time. Furthermore, Club One will have specialty classes and demonstrations available to assist in keeping your workouts effective, efficient, and fresh! Oh, there will also be prizes, raffles, and treats!

Grab a friend and head over to Club One on March 23rd! You will be entered to win an iPod Nano if you bring a guest. Plus, you and your guest will both receive a complimentary song download! Visit the Club One website for more information about this event.

Photo Credit: Lululemon Athletica

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Palm Valley

March 14th, 2011

Beer in a glass

Join us on March 17th for Beer Tasting!

How are you planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Are you planning to go out and paint the town red, I mean green? If you don’t have any plans, you should celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here at Palm Valley with your fellow neighbors. In fact, we have an awesome beer tasting event planned just for you!

We are having a fabulous Happy Hour on Thursday, March 17th from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!  Plus, we are planning to have this special event in the new resident center! Don’t miss the fun!

WHAT: St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour (Beer Tasting)

WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 6-7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30)

WHERE: In the new Resident Center!

WHY: Because we LOVE our residents!

For questions or more information about this event, please contact the office. Check our Facebook page for more details!

Photo Credit: Epic Beer

Calling All Photographers!

March 9th, 2011

Woman taking a photograph

Do you love taking pictures?

Do you have a passion for photography? If so, why not share your work with your fellow San Jose neighbors? In fact, Councilmember Ash Kalra is asking that you submit your amazing photographs to his office!

If selected, your photo could be featured in the monthly District 2 newsletter! Every month the newsletter will feature a photo taken by someone just like you. The photos can be of anything that truly represents District 2. This month’s photo was taken by Ron Horri. It is a beautiful picture of a double rainbow right before sunset at Santa Teresa County Park. If you haven’t’ already seen it, you can find it on Page 3 in this month’s newsletter.

If you would like to submit your photographs, please send them to Stacie Shih. Don’t forget to provide a short description of the picture and your name. Someone will contact you if your picture will be featured in the newsletter!

Get your camera in focus and starting snapping!

Photo Credit: Mike Baird

The 11th Annual Great American Litter Pick Up in San Jose

March 7th, 2011

Bags full of trash

Join us for the Great American Litter Pick Up!

Do you have plans on Saturday, March 19th? Would you like to do something with your fellow neighbors that will really make a difference? If so, how about going out and picking up some trash? Seriously!

The 11th Annual Great American Litter Pick Up will take place on March 19th at Oak Grove High School. People all over San Jose will be lending a helping hand on Saturday. In fact, last year District 2 picked up more trash than any other district. Let’s do it again this year! There will be a prize giveaway as well as free breakfast and lunch for all volunteers. Who would have thought that picking up trash could be fun?

Oak Grove High School is located at 285 Blossom Hill Road. (Old Quad off of Eagles Lane) Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the event starting at 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. For more information or to sign up, please contact Steve Aponte or Stacie Shih at 408-535-4902.

Photo Credit: Tamworth Council

iPad2: Find out what the Buzz is about!

March 3rd, 2011

iPad2 on the table

This can be yours for only $499!

I’m sure you’ve been hearing the chatter all day about the big announcement, right?  In case you haven’t heard, the iPad2 will be available on March 11th! With that said, are you planning on going out to purchase this new device? If so, be prepared to shell out at least $499! Although it’s expensive, many people argue that it’s worth every single penny.

If you don’t know much about the iPad2, you can learn a great deal if you visit the Apple website. They explain all the amazing new features, built-in apps, and capabilities. For example, the new iPad2 has a really cool photo booth feature that allows you to take unconventional and crazy photos. You can use this feature at small parties or even if you’re sitting at home bored out of your mind!

You can purchase the new iPad2 at your local Apple retail store located at 925 Blossom Hill Road in San Jose. (Get there early on March 11th!)

Are you planning to purchase the new iPad2?

Photo Credit: Masayuki Igawa