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Bay Area Glass Institute Ornaments in Santana Row Park

Tue, Dec 6  -  Sun, Dec 11, 2016   |  Times Vary

Santana Row

377 Santana Row, San Jose (Map)

It’s that time of year again when you can find that unique Christmas decoration while supporting local artisans. The Bay Area Glass Institute will be offering a spectacular array of heirloom-quality ornaments for a second year in Santana Row Park across from Santana Row. We will be offering a large selection of standard round glass ornaments, candy canes of various colors and patterns, ornate teardrops, and a selection of unique patterns. Our glassblowers will be out making holiday ornaments all weekend! Come see the magic of molten glass as it gets transformed into a beautiful ornament.

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The Preservation Game

Wed, Dec 7, 2016   |  12:00pm - 1:30pm

Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View (Map)

The destruction of cultural heritage sites cannot always be avoided, but for every instance of nature devastating a historical landmark there are easily as many cases where mankind knowingly and willfully destroys its own history in the name of progress, profit, or real estate. Losses like that can be averted, and often are thanks to the efforts of historically-minded individuals that galvanize populations and decision makers into rethinking plans for redevelopment of landmarks. In those cases, there’s usually a good story to go along with it. That’s the case with Sue Black and Bletchley Park. Black, a single mother of three, began taking math courses while living in a women’s refuge. Those classes led to an undergraduate degree from South Bank University and, eventually, a PhD from the same institution. After becoming a Senior Research Associate at University College London, Black organized a web and social media campaign, making exceptional use of Twitter and Facebook, to preserve Bletchley Park, the headquarters for British decryption programs during World War II. Her book, Saving Bletchley Park, details the preservation initiative and was the fastest crowdfunded book of all time.

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Art After Dark: Handmade Holiday Gifts on a Budget

Wed, Dec 7, 2016   |  6:30pm - 8:00pm

Central Park Library - Redwood Room

2635 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara (Map)

Come and create some adorable, creative, fun and inexpensive holiday crafts for your loved ones. For Adults only! Generously sponsored by the Santa Clara Library Foundation and Friends.

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Care Kit Pack-a-Thon

Thu, Dec 8, 2016   |  6:30pm - 8:30pm

San Jose Public Library - Bascom Avenue Branch

1000 S Bascom Ave, San Jose (Map)

Join us in packing up care kits to be donated to the outreach teams working with our homeless population. As the teams are out in the field identifying what services each person needs, working to connect people to those services and enroll them in programs, providing the homeless with basic hygiene supplies allows that work to go a little easier.

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Holiday Sing-Along!

Thu, Dec 8, 2016   |  7:00pm - 9:00pm

San Jose Clubhouse

15480 Union Ave, San Jose (Map)

Join Opera Cultura for our First Annual Holiday Sing-Along! Soprano Alexandra Sessler and pianist Bob Sunshine will be leading the Sing-Along, which will include Spanish and English holiday classics. Special performances by Emcee Infinite and Hector Armienta. Enjoy some refreshements while you learn about our upcoming programs, including the Rap Opera Workshop!

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Candy Cane Lane: Drama Winter Fair

Thu, Dec 8  -  Fri, Dec 9, 2016   |  Times Vary

Monta Vista Theatre Arts

21840 McClellan Rd, Cupertino (Map)

Can't get enough of the holiday spirit? Come out to the blackbox during lunch for MV Drama's Winter Fair! Pay $1 per ticket or donate a lightly used toy for 3 tickets! Tickets will earn you admission inside to play games, get drinks, take photos and more! All donated toys will go towards children in need with Toys for Tots.

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Fiesta Navideña 2016

Fri, Dec 9, 2016   |  5:00pm - 9:00pm

School of Arts & Culture @ MHP

1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose (Map)

Join us for our annual holiday celebration! This is a free event that celebrates the sights and sounds of Mexican holiday traditions with a distinctive San Jose flair. Our gathering will include student performances, a vendor market, children’s activities, community resources, and a tree lighting.

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The Wondrous Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball! (Log into Facebook to View Event Page)

Fri, Dec 9, 2016   |  7:00pm - 8:00pm

Barnes & Noble @ Eastridge Mall

2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose (Map)

Share far and wide! Our Magical Holiday Ball is Fri Dec 9th at 7pm. The Mt Pleasant High School Band and Choir are our special guests. We'll have a special ornament and owl fan crafts, coloring and activity sheets and more!

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Winterdance Celtic Christmas Show

Fri, Dec 9, 2016   |  7:00pm - 9:30pm

Trinity Cathedral

81 N 2nd St, San Jose (Map)

Molly's Revenge, starring David Brewer, John Weed and Stu Mason stunning vocalist Christa Burch of the Syncopaths, and the award winning Rosemary Turco Irish Dancersand special guests Charmas, will present an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist, and something new for our regulars.

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Cukui Presents: Pokemon GO Collective Art Show

Fri, Dec 9, 2016   |  7:00pm - 10:00pm

Cukui

229 Jackson St, San Jose (Map)

For our last show of the year we gathered some of our friends to honor this series with a collection of original pieces interpreting the elements and icons that make the Pokémon series much more than a game, but a culture to fans and enthusiasts from all around the world. So join us for an exciting night of Pokémon Go, community connection, and vibrations here at our flagship store in San Jose’s Japantown. We will have some new drops to showcase and plenty of good music to go around this holiday season. Always remember to keep those less fortunate in your thoughts and actions during this time of family and cheer. We grow stronger if we are together. See you all soon!

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