Thursday Nights are something to covet and the San Jose Museum of Art has an awesome event if you and your friends want to hang out in a very cool space ! Check out SJMade tonite starting at 5PM because the only thing cooler than a cup cozy made by you is when people ask about it when you are in line at the barista bar.
Did you know at one point I was going to be a horse rancher, yes at age 14 my Dad was starting to invest in horses and while that adventure was an experience in financial wizardry I did fall for the whole ranch seen ( I just never got my cowboy :( You can have a lot more fun this Saturday at the Pie Ranch starting at 1PM you can do a tour then have fun with the potluck and then dance the night away! Its in Pescadero so they know how to do this rodeo thing .
In Hayward at the library on Tuesday Jan 22nd check out at 1PM the Nonprofit Workshop Resource and learn about grants for nonprofits which is really cool because this event is Free!
After you attend that shindig find out about the History of Winegrowing in the Santa Clara Valley at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Saratoga starts at 7:30 and is only $15 :)
The Saratoga Historical Foundation presents "The History of Winegrowing in the Foothills of the Santa Clara Valley" by Wine and Viticulture Historian Charles Sullivan along with a wine tasting. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 22. The presentation and wine tasting will take place at the Immanuel Lutheran Fellowship Hall at 14103 Saratoga Avenue in Saratoga. The lecture will be free and begin at 7:30 PM. The wine tasting will cost $15 and begin at 6:30 PM. The event is open to the public.
A prolific author on California wine, Sullivan will focus on the history of winegrowing on the west side and in the foothills of the Santa Clara Valley with a special emphasis on the Saratoga area. Sullivan is well-known for his interesting stories and opinions about wine, winemaking and promises an entertaining evening.. Sullivan’s book, "Like Modern Edens" will be available for purchase and the author will autograph it.
Wine tasting will include the fine wines from Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, House Family Winery, Guglielmo Winery and The Mountain Winery. Charles Sullivan has been working for over thirty years in the vineyard of California wine history. Named by Leon Adams as "the modern historian of wine in California," Sullivan is the author of:
- A Companion to California Wine: An Encyclopedia of Wine and Winemaking from the Mission Period to the Present (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998)
- Napa Wine: A History from Mission Days to Present (San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1994)
- Wines and Winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains(Los Gatos: D. R. Bennion Trust, 1992)
- Like Modern Edens: Winegrowing in Santa Clara Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains 1798-1981(Cupertino: California History Center, 1982)
He has written over 100 articles for wine, food and history journals, including Wine Spectator, Wines and Vines, Vintage Magazine, California Historical Quarterly andthe Journal of the American Wine Society.
As you know I can walk and walk and walk but ask me to run and you will see me start laughing uncontrollably I mean all I hear after the word run is the theme song to the Jello commercials. So on Saturday January 26th you may actually find me on a race track for the Coyote Hills Half Marathon, now don't get your hopes up that I will do anything more than fast paced walking but come on this is such a fun event you have to join in!
So now you are properly in the "know" so to speak...