The San Jose Challenge Urban Adventure Race, Sunday, March 23rd!

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Get ready for the best race ever! The San Jose Challenge urban adventure race is returning to Silicon Valley for our fifth season on Sunday, March 23rd! The Challenge is a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race” style competition packed into one incredible day. Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other Challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city.Think of it like a 5K that tests your brains as much as your legs, with bigger prizes and a whole lot more fun–we guarantee you’ll have a blast! Visit Facebook page here.

  • An amazing, active way to get outdoors on a Sunday and explore your city with friends and family in San Jose!
  • Don’t worry—fitness is a plus, but you’ll need a blend of smarts AND speed to win this race!
  • At the finish line, we’ll welcome you back with cash prizes for our winners, cold water for all, food and drink specials from our venue, finishing with our our crazy costume contest and awards ceremony!
  • Take it to the next level: the top 50 teams from this race will qualify for our Challenge Championship event at the end of the season in Las Vegas–with a grand prize of $5,000 at stake!

If you’re ready to take the Challenge, grab some friends, pick a clever team name and sign up right below! For more information, read our FAQ or contact us with any questions.

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4th of July, Santa Clara County Events

abc7news.com - KGO Bay Area News California’s Great America http://www.cagreatamerica.com/events/events.cfm Saturday Night Fireworks – note: NO FIREWORKS ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH, 2012 Fireworks on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Great America hosts fireworks show every Saturday during July and August 2012. Park open 10am – 10pm with Planet Snoopy, rides, rollercoasters, live shows and many dining options. 4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054. (408) 986-5866.
Gilroy http://gilroywelcomecenter.org//events City of Gilroy’s Annual Fireworks! – Fireworks start at approximately 9:15pm. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 750 West 10th Street, Gilroy, CA 95020. (408) 846-0419.
Gilroy Gardens http://www.gilroygardens.org/visit/ Independence Day Weekend BBQ – All-You-Can-Eat BBQ includes: Tangy BBQ Chicken, All Beef Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Western Style Chili Beans, Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls, Fresh Cut Watermelon, Ice Cream Novelties and Cola-Cola Soft Drinks. June 30 – July 4, 2012. 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020.
Milpitas Sports Center http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/_pdfs/_event_July4Flyer.pdf hhttp://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/_pdfs/rec_activity_guide.pdf Red, White & Boom! – Water fun at the Milpitas Sports Center pools, an evening of music, and fireworks. Pool party 1pm – 4pm , concert gates open at 6pm and fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the celebration! Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 1325 E. Calaveras Blvd. (408) 586-3210.
San Jose Municipal Stadium http://sanjose.giants.milb.com/ San Jose Giants Fireworks Extravaganzas – Get tickets for Wednesday, July 4, 2012 or Thursday July 5, 2012. Postgame Fireworks Extravaganzas on both nights. 588 East Alma Avenue, San Jose, CA. (408) 297-1435 ext. 15.
San Jose, The Alameda Avenue http://www.rosewhiteblueparade.com/ Rose, White, and Blue Parade – Parade through Rose Garden neighborhood. Live music, arts & crafts booth, Antique & Classic Car Show and Picnic on the Alameda. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Parade starts 10am at W. San Carlos and Shasta Ave. Festival located at The Alameda between Hanchett and Hester Ave. (408) 436-8581.
Shoreline Amphitheatre http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=58258 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with the San Francisco Symphony – Gold medal
music, sonic gymnastics, and fireworks accompanied by the Orchestra.

King Library Docent Tours, San Jose Ca

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, California 95112 Get Directions

Explore the Wit and Whimsy of Mel Chin’s Recolecciones. Where in one place can you see a revolving secret door, a low-rider table complete with hydraulic lifts, or a set of tables shaped like the seven continents?

These and more comprise over thirty individual public art installations placed throughout the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library designed to pay homage to the Library’s collections. These artworks are designed to provoke your interest and curiosity, encouraging exploration and circulation throughout the library. Read More…

Celebrate 7-Eleven’s Birthday with a Free Slurpee, 7-11-2011

What better way to cool down on a hot July day than with a Slurpee from 7-Eleven? Better yet a free Slurpee from 7-Eleven?

Today only, 7-Eleven is celebrating their 84th birthday and all customers get to help celebrate. While supplies last and limit one per customer, five million free 7.11 ounce Slurpees well be given away at participating 7-Elevens in the United States and Canada.

“Even without the five million free Slurpee drinks, July is the biggest month of the year for Slurpee sales,” said Jesus Delgado-Jenkins, 7-Eleven’s senior vice president of merchandising, marketing and logistics in a news release. “What better drink for the hottest month of the year.”

Summer Pops Festival, San Jose California, July 30-August 7, 2011

Target Summer Pops 2011

All performances held on the green at San Jose State University.

        • Enter at 4th Street and San Carlos Street.
        • Plentiful parking available nearby.
        • Bring a picnic lunch or supper and your beach chair.
        • Relax on the campus lawn well away from the din of traffic.
        • Enjoy the music of summer!

Target Summer Night Symphony
Saturday 7:00pm July 30, 2011

Target Family Concert
Sunday 5:30 pm July 31, 2011

Ritmo Caliente: Target Latin Night
Friday 7:00pm August 5, 2011

Target Big Band Hits
Saturday 7:00pm August 6, 2011

Target Night In Hollywood
Sunday 5:30pm August 7, 2011

A Special Evening With Actor/Humanitarian Whoopi Goldberg at San Jose Civic, June 18, 2011

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Whoopi Goldberg is a multi-talented entertainer, political activist and humanitarian. Her powerful portrayals of both comedic and dramatic characters in films such The Color Purple and Ghost have won her a shelf full of awards. She is a co-host of popular talk show The View and works tirelessly on behalf of the LGBT community and other human rights efforts. Whoopi Goldberg brings her enthusiasm, humor and commitment to San Jose Civic for a personal appearance.

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Mamma Mia, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, June 7-12, 2011

255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA, 95113
(408) 792-4111

June 7-12, 2011

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including

“Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,”

Mamma Mia is a musical based on the songs from ABBA.  The story takes place on a Greek island.  On the night before the daughters wedding, there comes a question to who her father could really be.  This is because  Shopie comes to reading about three men from her mothers past.  This story enhances love, laughter, and frienship.  Every night is a great night!

Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!