Registration is required for events as noted. Drop-ins are welcome at all other events. Rain may cancel. Some hikes are several hours long. Please bring water and snacks and dress for the weather. No pets, please. For more information or directions, call Teri Rogoway at 408-224-7476.
Healthy People Healthy Parks—Japanese Friendship Garden Walks
Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Kelley Park, Japanese Friendship Garden
1300 Senter Road, San Jose
Join us for a gentle, healthy walk around the beautiful and serene Japanese Friendship Garden. We will be meeting every Wednesday in January to get some exercise and learn about the culture behind this amazing place. Children of all ages welcome. Please bring $10 for parking in the lot near Happy Hollow, or $6 if you park south of the garden in the History Museum Parking. Please meet us at the top of the garden.
Healthy People Healthy Parks–Tai Chi in the Park
Saturday, January 7, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge
1751 Grand Boulevard, Alviso
Come enjoy gentle and peaceful exercise in the park’s fresh air with Morning Crane Healing Arts Center. This class will be sponsored through June 2017.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Alum Rock Park Mineral Springs
15350 Penitencia Creek Road, San Jose
Join Dr. Hein, a world traveler and renowned Geologist, as he teaches us about the local geology’s fascinating facts! Please wear closed toe shoes and bring $6/car for parking. We will meet in the innermost parking lot of Alum Rock Park, near the Youth Science Institute. Rain will cancel.
Akoma Arts and Drums Class
Monday, January 16, 2017
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Martial Cottle County Park
5283 Snell Road, San Jose
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join us for a family friendly, fun, and enriching experience with Akoma Arts and Drums! Their classes and workshops integrate traditional and modern approaches to music, rhythms, movement, and sound to promote physical, mental, and emotional balance. Don’t miss the chance to have this exceptional interactive experience. There will be plenty of drums for everyone. Come dance, sing, and drum with us! Parking is $6 and the class is free.
Starry Nights in Open Space
Saturday, January 21, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve
4289 Casa Loma Road, Morgan Hill
Join astronomers from the San Jose Astronomical Association for a peaceful and cool evening out under the stars. Feel all your stress melt away as you look at the Milky Way from our parking lot. We have lots telescopes so no gear of your own is needed. Please dress warm and bring water to drink and a flashlight if you like. Rain or clouds cancel. This is a family friendly event, but probably best for children 5 years and older. Please, no touching the telescopes or eyepieces. No smoking, pets, or photography are allowed at this event.
PHOTO CREDITS: Garden - Ron Horii; Tai Chi - Morning Crane Healing Arts Center; Alum Rock - cc Elaine; Drums - Dorothy Holford; Stars - Tamer Sherif.