Silicon Valley Wanderings – Upcoming Events in and Around Santa Clara

By Robert Haugh

Saturday, March 31
The Great Rose Garden Ladybug Release 2018
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, Dana Ave & Naglee Ave, San Jose
9 a.m.

The Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden will be releasing about 80,000 ladybugs into “America’s Best Rose Garden.” The first 200 kids that present a weed that was pulled from a rose bed will get a dixie cup of ladybugs. Ladybugs sponsored by Park Station Hashery.

Monday, April 2
Donuts with the Deputy
Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue
8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Triton Museum Deputy Director Preston Metcalf takes guests on a journey through art history, looking at art that celebrates life, and at the symbols and ideas associated with springtime images.

Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7
G-50 Global Smart City Summit
Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy.

This is the first Global Smart City Summit in Silicon Valley where cities (including Santa Clara), private industries and academic institutions from around the world will work together to discuss issues they face in their sectors. The goal is to reduce the problems encountered in each city, while also creating new business opportunities to improve the overall lives of millions.

Organizers include Cupertino Council member and former Mayor Barry Chang, Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor, Santa Clara Vice Mayor Kathy Watanabe and Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul. Topics include transportation, energy, healthcare, financial tech, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and big data.

Saturday, April 7
Silicon Valley Roller Girls Season Opener
City Beach Volleyball Club, 2911 Mead Ave.
5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls host their first home game of 2018. Fans are encouraged to come dressed in Star Wars themed attire. There will be a costume contest.


Saturday, April 7
Meet Bachelor Series TV Star Corinne Olympios
Milo’s Collectibles, 63 Washington St.
2:30 p.m.

Meet controversial Bachelor reality TV star Corinne Olympios. She has appeared on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and many other TV shows following her appearances on the hit ABC reality TV shows.


Saturday, April 7
Wildflower Day
Ulistac Natural Area, 4901 Lick Mill Blvd.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ulistac Natural Area Restoration & Education Project (UNAREP) invites the community to Wildflower Day, a celebration of nature and the environment. Event features booths, tours, music and crafts.

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