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Silicon Valley Wanderings

By Robert Haugh

It’s a new year and there’s a lot of interesting events taking place in the Mission City.

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Friday, January 5
Central Park Nights – Happy Bright Kids Puppet Show
Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd. 6 p.m.

Central Park Nights is a free Friday night showcase of local cheer, dance and music groups at Central Ice, Outdoor Ice Rink located in Central Park.

Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7
Grand Prix Santa Clara – Team Trios Constructed
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway
http://gpsantaclara.cfbevents.com/

Grand Prix Santa Clara – Team Trios Constructed is a team Magic The Gathering competition that features acclaimed gust players, Magic the Gathering artists and much more.

Teams of three players will compete in the main event, with each player playing a different format – Standard, Modern, or Legacy. There will also be loads of competitions throughout the weekend.

Sponsored professional Magic players and influencers include The Professor from Tolarian Community College on his Pauper Tour, Denis Stranjak from Windmill Slam and Scrub Club and Dana Fischer.

Saturday, January 6
Bake n’ Booksale Fundraiser for the Santa Clara City Library
Northside Santa Clara Library, 695 Moreland Way, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Support the Santa Clara City Library by purchasing some baked confections. All proceeds benefit the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends which supports a majority of the library programs and collections at the Santa Clara City Library.

Sunday, January 7
49ers EA Madden Club Championship Series
Levi’s Stadium United Club, 1 to 5 p.m.
Tickets:

The San Francisco 49ers will host the second EA Madden Club Championship Series, where they crown the best EA Madden 18 player among the 49ers Faithful. The free event will also feature free admission to the 49ers Museum, NFL Wild Card game broadcasts, photo opportunity with the 49ers’ five Lombardi Trophies, appearances from the 49ers Gold Rush and Sourdough Sam, surprise guest appearances and a raffle.

Thursday, January 11
City of Santa Clara Blood Drive
City Council Chambers, 1500 Warburton, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, January 12
Central Park Nights – Magician Spencer Grey and Teen Zone Ice
Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd., 6 p.m.

Central Park Nights is a free Friday night showcase of local cheer, dance and music groups at Central Ice, Outdoor Ice Rink located in Central Park.

Saturday, January 13
Koo Koo Kanga Roo at the CA Kindergarten Conference
Hyatt Santa Clara, 5 to 7 p.m.
Tickets:
http://www.californiakindergartenassociation.org/x-stream-saturday-night/

This 18+ comedy and music show is the Saturday night attraction of the California Kindergarten conference.

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