Silicon Valley Broomstick Ball

Broomstick BallThe fourth annual Silicon Valley Broomstick Ball is just around the corner!  This fun costume ball supports a number of Santa Clara County charities.  It includes a silent auction, casino, dancing & entertainment.  This year’s theme is “Old Hollywood Glam & Haunts”. There will be casino på nett options available for online gamers.

When: October 19th, 2013  7pm to midnight

Where: the “Haunted” Hayes Mansion 200 Edenvale Avenue San Jose

Cost: $125 per ticket or $1500 for a table for 10

Learn more at

408 226-3200

At the Pruneyard in Campbell July 27, Michael Jackson tribute band, Foreverland!

Portera Common Community CelebrationSilicon Valley residents, mark your calendars!  Plan to be at the Pruneyard in Campbell to listen to the Michael Jackson tribute band, Foreverland!

The band will be onstage Wednesday, July 27th, starting at 6pm, to help raise funds for Portera.  This is the 3rd annual event and it promises to be a lot of fun!

Since this is a fundraiser, donations of food, gently used clothing and cash are very welcome.  Please read all about the event on the downtown Campbell website.




St Martin of Tours School’s 15th Annual Rose Garden Home Tour

The St Martin of Tours School’s annual tour of beautiful homes in San Jose’s Rose Garden district is happening this weekend.  It’s a fabulous opportunity to see gracious homes, attractively decorated and remodeled, and to support the school.

If you’re new to Silicon Valley and are unfamiliar with the area, the school (and Church) are close to O’Connor Hospital (which is close to Valley Fair Mall).  The Rose Garden District is close by, surrounding the San Jose municipal park bearing the name of Municipal Rose Garden. It’s considered part of “central San Jose” and has the zip code 95126. This area, along with nearby Shasta-Hanchett, has some gorgeous older homes. Many of the streets are wide and tree lined. This neighborhood is convenient to both major nearby freeways (280 and 880) so is a great commute location. It’s an area with enduring popularity.


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For all the details, please see their Rose Garden Homes Tour website.