Silicon Valley Wanderings

By Robert Haugh


Friday, December 8

Central Park Nights – Wilcox High Dance and Daffy Dave’s Balloon Art & Magic

Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd.

6 p.m.

Central Park Nights is a free Friday night showcase of local cheer, dance and music groups at Santa Clara Ice in Central Park.
Saturday, December 9

Toys for Tots Benefit & Car Show

Vex Motorsports, 3233 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite E

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come out and enjoy live music, food truck, car show, and participate in a sponsored raffle. There is no entry fee but it is encouraged you to bring a children’s toy for donation. Presented by ADUS, AGSV, Vex Motorsports and Beroundup.

Sunday, December 10

Firehouse Run

Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real

Stevens Stadium, Buck Shaw Field

8:30 a.m.

The Firehouse Run is a Santa Clara community 5k family walk or run and 10k running event established by the Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation to support Santa Clara Unified schools.

All proceeds of will be donated to the Santa Clara Schools Foundation.
Sunday, December 10

Hugh Acheson – The Chef & The Slow Cooker Book Tour

Whole Foods Santa Clara, 2732 Augustine Drive, Suite 160

12 p.m.

Hugh Acheson hosts an interactive taco making demonstration using All-Clad slow cookers and ingredients provided by Whole Foods Market and Cholula Hot Sauce. Tacos from the demonstration will be sold to benefit Seed Life Skills, a non-profit that Acheson started to help get kids cooking and connect science to real life problems. Attendees can ask questions and will have the opportunity to enter to win an All-Clad Slow Cooker, signed cookbook and Cholula Hot Sauce.

Saturday, December 16

The Joy of Dancing Holiday Extravaganza

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway

Shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and are first come, first served.




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