Calendar

April 2018

6     Friday  Armchair Adventures.  70th Visit to Serengeti – Presented by Doug Cheeseman.   You will note that we will be welcoming back Doug Cheeseman who will be presenting a program on Tanzania, one of his favorite places in the world.    “The Serengeti and surrounding eco- system are my favorite for all wildlife areas in the world for wildlife and photography.  The predator population, such as cheetah, leopard, hyena, wild dogs, lions, etc., is amazing.  It is the glory of the Pleistocene.  Love IT and can hardly wait to go back for our 70PLUS trip this February when Gail and I will be spending about 32 days there this coming February and March”.

12 Thursday  The Faces of Genocide Conference and Social Justice Fair at West Valley College.  For more information, see the attached flyer, or contact  Marilyn Fuller.

21  Saturday 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. “Hop Into Spring ” English Tea and Silent and Live Auctions.  The tea is held at Joan Pisani Community and Senior Center. 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070.  Doors open for Auction Viewing at 1:00.  Tea Served at 2:00.  Please see attached flyer.

May 2018

1   Tuesday   Conversations in Spanish. Meets 1:30-3:00 pm at Nancy Anderson’s home (1639 Daphne Dr, San Jose). Join us to develop, maintain, or improve your conversational skills. RSVP to Nancy Anderson, (408) 348-3427. Chair: Sharon Kelkenberg, (650) 962-1656. New Members and Visitors are Welcome.

7   Monday       Board Meeting. Meets 3:00 pm at the Saratoga Fire Station, Community Room (corner of Saratoga Ave & Saratoga/Los Gatos Rd.)

4     Friday   Travel – Armchair Adventures. A Photographic Journey to the Galapagos. Presented by Jim Katzman, who will be taking you on a photographic journey mainly of the animal life on the Galapagos Islands. My wife, Sylvia, and I went on a National Geographic/Lindblad expedition to the Galapagos with my sister and brother-in-law for 8 days. We lived aboard the Lindblad Islander and had adventures in the water and on the islands, where 50% of the animals are endemic to the Galapagos. You will hear about the animals being culturally naïve and the 16 rules for visiting this national park of Ecuador. This is the first half of our trip that ended in Machu Picchu that I presented to you last year.

8      Tuesday   Committee for Homeless Women and Children. Meets 3:30-4:30 pm at Nancy Anderson’s home (1639 Daphne Dr, San Jose). RSVP: Chair, Nancy Anderson, (408) 348-3427. Visitors are Welcome. 

10    Thursday     Scenic Hikes and Walks. Mindego Hill—off Alpine road north of Russian Ridge. On newly acquired open space, a recently completed trail brings us gently to the hill top for spectacular views. Bring lunch. Meet promptly 9:00 am in Saratoga, at Argonaut Shopping Center, way out front of the CVS Pharmacy, away from shops and banks. Questions? Jane Bishop, (408) 356-7796 or Kay Duffy, (408) 867-0508. 

15   Tuesday   PM Book Group. Meets 7:30 pm, Saratoga Retirement Community (14500 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga). Book: The Dark Wave, by Eric Larsen. RSVP: Marilyn Lenormand, (408) 741-7820). Chair: Marlene Lamb, 408-497-1555 

16    Wednesday  Let’s Do Lunch. Meets at 12:30 pm at VIVA Neighborhood Eatery, 15970 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, at corner with Blossom Hill Road. RSVP Barbara Allen, 408-354-8208. Chair, Joanna Yates, 408-395-2950. Join us for friendship and lively conversation.

18    Friday    AM Book Review. Meets at 9:30 am. Bring a book (good or bad) you would like to talk about. For meeting location, contact chair Margaret Bard (408) 377-6625 or margaretbard@gmail.com. Come and Find Your Next Great Read

22    Tuesday    Conversations in Spanish. Meets 1:30-3:00 pm at Nancy Anderson’s home (1639 Daphne Dr, San Jose). Join us to develop, maintain, or improve your conversational skills. RSVP to Nancy Anderson, (408) 348-3427. Chair: Sharon Kelkenberg, (650) 962-1656. New Members and Visitors are Welcome. 

24    Thursday     Back by Noon Hike. Meet promptly 9 am. Los Gatos—free limited parking north side lot. Questions? Jane Bishop, (408) 356-7796 or Kay Duffy, (408) 867-0508.

29   Tuesday      Film Buffs. Meets 1:30 pm. Call for information about meeting place.     Chair, Marlene Lamb, 408-497-1555. 

31    May     TRAIL CLEAN-UP. Meet promptly 9 am Los Gatos—free limited parking north side lot. Questions? Jane Bishop, (408) 356-7796 or Kay Duffy, (408) 867-0508.

June 2018

4      Monday        Board Meeting.  Meets 3:00 pm at the Saratoga Fire Station, Community Room (corner of Saratoga Ave & Saratoga/Los  Gatos Rd.)

5      Tuesday  Conversations in Spanish. Meets 1:30-3:00 pm at Nancy Anderson’s home (1639 Daphne Dr, San Jose). Join us to develop, maintain, or improve your conversational skills. RSVP to Nancy Anderson, (408) 348-3427. Chair: Sharon Kelkenberg, (650) 962-1656. New Members and Visitors are Welcome. 

12    Tuesday   Committee on Homeless Women and Children. . Meets 3:30-4:30 pm at Nancy Anderson’s home (1639 Daphne Dr, San Jose). RSVP: Chair, Nancy Anderson, (408) 348-3427. Visitors are Welcome. 

14    Thursday     Hikes and Walks. Wilder Ranch coastal hike. An easy hike on the cliffs above the coast north of Santa Cruz. We will see seals, birds, wildflowers, and maybe even a whale! Climax the day with coffee and pastry at Kelly’s yummy bakery. Meet promptly! 9:00 am, Saratoga. Questions? Jane Bishop, (408) 356-7796; Kay Duffy, (408) 867-0508. New Hikers Welcome!