Silicon Valley Wanderings

By Robert Haugh

Thursday, March 22
3rd Annual Culinary Competition
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mission College, 3000 Mission College Blvd.

Santa Clara Unified and Fremont Union school districts compete in the 3rd Annual Culinary Competition. An industry panel and tours of Mission College will also be featured.

Friday, March 23
2018 Mexican National Team U.S. Soccer Tour

Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. deBartolo Way

The Mexican National Soccer Team returns to Levi’s Stadium for the third time, as part of the 2018 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour. They will take on Iceland.

Saturday, March 24
Meet NFL Star Vernon Davis

Milo’s Collectibles
63 Washington Street (in the Merry Mart Center)
1 p.m.

Meet Super Bowl champion NFL Tight End Vernon Davis. The former 49ers star returns to the Bay Area for a meet-n-greet and autograph signing.

Vernon Davis
Former 49ers star Vernon Davis appears at Milo’s Collectibles on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Saturday, March 24
Lam Research Heart & Soles Run

Santa Clara University (start and finish)
7 a.m.

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation and the Santa Clara County Office of Education produce the Lam Research Heart & Soles Run. The scenic 6K and 10K Courses start at Santa Clara University/Mission Santa Clara and features a loop through Avaya Stadium, home to the San Jose Earthquakes. The event then returns to Santa Clara University where participants can enjoy a post race festival at Santa Clara’s Franklin Square. The course features The Health Trust 6K, San Francisco 49ers 10K  and Sutter Health/PAMF Kids Fun Run with dash distances.

Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25
California’s Great America Opening Day

Great America, 4701 Great America Parkway

California’s Great America opens its 2018 season. Throughout the opening weekend, the theme park celebrates the 25th anniversary of Flight Deck. Special activities throughout the weekend include a free commemorative anniversary dog tags for all riders, Top Gun screening continuously in Theatre Royale all day, a working scale model of Flight Deck on display in the Theatre Royale lobby, Flight Deck-inspired menu items at Pizza Orleans, photo ops with a familiar looking “Naval Aviator”and the Top Gun soundtrack playing in the midways near the ride.

Sunday, March 25
Cars Expo 2018

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

California’s largest traditional, performance and truck show has more than 150 vendors, hundreds of new items and a large car show. Door prize giveaways worth thousands of dollars including several giant TVs with a  grand prize cruise to the Caribbean.

Cars Expo 2018 is Sunday, March 25 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

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