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This calendar features City of San José-sponsored events, community meetings and classes. You may view the calendar by list, week or month, and by date and category.

Visit the Master Calendar for upcoming City Council and Boards & Commissions meetings.

Arts, Entertainment & Events

  1. DEADLINE for FY 2017-18 Festival, Parade & Celebration Grants

    December 5, 2016 - January 23, 2017

    Festival, Parade and Celebration Grants support community festivals, parades and celebrations by San José nonprofit organizations. Fundraising events are not eligible. Deadline is January 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The next Pre-Application Workshop is December 8 at 5:30 p.m. at San José City Hall, Room T-1446.

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  2. DEADLINE for FY 2017-18 Operating Grants

    December 5, 2016 - January 30, 2017

    Operating Grants support professionally-managed San José arts organizations that operate year-round programs. Deadline is January 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pre-Application Workshops are December 5 at 1:00 p.m. and December 14 at 10:00 a.m. at San José City Hall Room, T-1446.

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  3. DEADLINE for FY 2017-18 take pART grants

    December 5, 2016 - February 6, 2017

    take pART Grants support publically-accessible arts activities by San José organizations. Fundraising events and school-based projects are not eligible. Deadline is February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pre-Application Workshops are December 6 at 5:30 p.m. and December 13 at 12:00 p.m. at San José City Hall, Room T-1446.

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  4. The Journey of Táo (Kitchen God)

    January 20, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ San Jose City Hall - Rotunda

    Come attend the Journey of Táo, a lunar year-end celebration of the Vietnamese American Arts. Twenty artists with diverse backgrounds and styles will participate in the exhibition to present their artwork, greet, and share their experience with the attendees. Talented local musicians, singers, and dancers will also perform at the event. The event is FREE and open to the public.

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  5. Women's March Bay Area -San Jose

    January 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ City Hall to Plaza de Cesar Chavez via S. 4th Street through Paseo de San Antonio

    The Women's March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. It is a gathering in community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion. All people are welcome to join in to unite locally and nationally.

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District 5

  1. Community Trust in Policing Forum

    January 21, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Mexican Heritage Plaza

    Join your fellow community members and the San José Office of the Independent Police Auditor to kick-off an 18-month project to strengthen relations between communities of color and law enforcement in our city. Come share your thoughts about the challenges and propose solutions to keep building a stronger and safer San José. This FREE EVENT will include a welcome by 49er's CEO Jed York and the Mayor of San José, Sam Liccardo. The Independent Police Auditor, Walter Katz, Chief Edgardo Garcia, and Community Advocates, will present in panels. Community members will have the opportunity to raise concerns and propose solutions in facilitated breakout sessions. Registration begins at 8:00am / Event begins at 9:00am This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Independent Police Auditor, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, San José Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the general support of the San Francisco 49ers.

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  2. Councilmember Carrasco's First Community Pancake Breakfast

    January 28, 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM @ San Jose Job Corp

    Come join us for a pancake breakfast with your neighbors and learn about issues impacting District 5.

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Housing

  1. Public Meeting for Mobilehome Park Closure Ordinance

    January 30, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Seven Trees Community Center

    The Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement and the Housing Department are preparing a mobilehome park closure ordinance and will be discussing the approach to the new ordinance and to obtain stakeholder input.

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Immigrant Resources

  1. Community Trust in Policing Forum

    January 21, 9:00 AM @ Gallery at Mexican Heritage Plaza

    The launch of an 18-month community project to strengthen relations between communities of color and law enforcement in San José will be held on Saturday, January 21. Prior to the start of the community forum, the San José Independent Police Auditor and San José Mayor San Liccardo will hold a pre-event news conference to discuss the challenges and goals of this project. Please register to participate at the community forum here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-trust-in-policing-forum-tickets-30312824474

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Library

  1. Beautify Your Branch at Our First SJPL Service Day

    January 21, 10:15 AM - 3:00 PM @ All SJPL locations

    Beautify Your Branch and Eliminate your Library Fees – The community is invited to participate in San José Public Library’s (SJPL) first-ever Service Day in honor of the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. By volunteering on Saturday, January 21, at any of the 24-branch locations, people will have the opportunity to reduce, or even eliminate, their library fines at a rate of $20.00 per hour, while helping to beautify their local branch library. People will be able to help clean books, dust shelves, and organize library materials. This system-wide event has two sessions volunteers can register for: 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM and/or 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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  2. Meditation Workshop

    January 24, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library

    Come and learn wellness tips on meditation. Research indicates that meditation may reduce stress and improve health. A simple technique practiced for as few as 10 minutes per day can help you control stress, decrease anxiety, improve cardiovascular health, and achieve a greater capacity for relaxation. Research also show that when parents are stressed so are the children, which in many cases affects the ability to perform at their academic best.

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  3. Hillview Branch 10 Year Anniversary!

    January 28, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hillview Branch Library

    Join the festivities as the Hillview Branch celebrates 10 years serving the community in its current location! We will be having Aztec and balloon twist performances, musical storytime, family games and crafts, and more. Hope to see you there!

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Main Calendar

  1. Family Camp at Yosemite Open Registration

    January 29, 12:00 PM - June 10, 12:00 PM

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One Day Volunteer Events

  1. Volunteers Needed: Almaden Winery Rose Park

    January 21, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ Almaden Winery Park

    Pruning help is needed! The rose bushes at the Almaden Winery Rose Park require individualized trimming, in order to produce big, beautiful flowers in the spring. Please come and help us keep this local park blooming! Training provided--we greatly appreciate your time and energy! No pre-registration is needed. Simply show-up and help-out! Tools and training provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring a filled water bottle. Teens--community service hours will be given. Families--come volunteer together! Generally, all our events are held, rain or shine. Please call (408) 595-3483 after 7:00 AM on the 21st, for an updated message on the status of the event.

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

  1. Winter Registration Now Available

    December 3, 10:00 AM, 2016 - February 1, 2017, 10:00 AM

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  2. Hathaway Park Community Meeting

    January 23, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Council member Chappie Jones and the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department invite you to a community meeting to discuss future park improvements at Hathaway Park. The community meeting will be held on January 23, 2017, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., at West Valley Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Rd, San Jose, CA 95117. For more information, please call David Gomez (408) 535-4901 or email www.sjdistrict1.com . To arrange an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act please call Jason Condit (408) 793-4189 or the TTY number, (408) 294-9337, at least 48 hours before the event

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  3. Japanese Friendship Gardens Walking on Wednesdays

    January 25, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Kelley Park

    Japanese Friendship Garden at Kelley Park Wednesday Jan 4, 18, and 25th at 12:00 noon Join us for this Healthy People, Healthy Parks activity of walking through the Japanese Friendship Garden at noon. You are invited to sign in with us and then you may walk at your own pace, or you are welcome to join us for a guided tour of the various features of the garden. There are two parking lots nearby. Please park in the lot south of the garden, nearest Phelan on Senter Road, for a $6 fee per car. Or you can park in the lot nearest Story Road, for a fee of $10 per car. This is an accessible and child friendly activity. Come get healthy with us! Meet us at the upper entrance to the garden off Senter Road.

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  4. Family Camp Fire-up and Friendraiser 2017

    January 28, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Leininger Center

    The Friends of San Jose Family Camp present the second annual Family Camp Fire-up and Friendraiser 2017! Join us Saturday night, January 28, 2017 at Leininger Center for a camp-styled evening featuring food, drinks, and activities for children and adults alike. Visit with friends, family, and fellow campers as we kick off the 2017 season! Standard Camp registration begins Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 12:00AM(noon). Event attendees will receive a special Early-Reservation Code allowing campers to begin registration at 9:00AM instead of 12:00AM(noon). Ticket price includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverage. Beer and wine are available.

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  5. Family Camp at Yosemite Open Registration

    January 29, 12:00 PM - June 10, 12:00 PM

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Planning

  1. Student Housing Tower, Community Meeting, H16-036

    January 23, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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  2. Samaritan Medical Center, Community Meeting, PD14-013 & PD16-023

    January 23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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  3. Winchester Corridor Advisory Group Meeting # 19

    January 25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cypress Community Center

    The focus of this meeting will be on draft Urban Design and Streetscape/Circulation Chapters of the Urban Villages.

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Planning - Urban Village Planning

  1. Winchester Corridor Advisory Group Meeting # 19

    January 25, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cypress Community and Senior Center

    The focus of this meeting will be on draft Urban Design and Streetscape/Circulation Chapters of the Urban Villages.

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