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Saturday and Sunday,
April 28 and 29
Loma Prieta Winery donates 50 percent of the weekend’s proceeds to the Loma Prieta Education Fund.
Sunday, April 29
Two on Tap performs at the Los Gatos High School Theatre at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 for seniors, and $5 for students. Tickets are available online at www.lgcca.org.
Saturday, May 5
Open House at Bear Creek Stables from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free pony rides. Horseback riding demonstrations, Stable tours. A petting zoo. See ex-racehorses rehabilitated by Neigh savers. Learn about our riding school, pony co-op, and summer camp. Enjoy tasty barbecue. To learn more, call Pam at the stable, 408 354-1787.
Monday, May 7
The mountain-area 55-plus program meets at the Loma Prieta community room, at 23845 Summit Road, at 10:30 a.m. We will host a readers’ theater reading of A Shot in the Dark.
Sunday, May 13
Mother’s Day Sunday brunch at the Summit House. Breakfast buffet and mimosas. For reservations, call 408-353-2700. Summit House is at 23123 Santa Cruz Highway (Highway 17) at the Summit.
Friday, May 18
LPEF annual Fore The Kids! golf tournament at DeLaVeaga Golf Course. Box lunch, on-course refreshments, prizes, and dinner are included. Purchase tickets at lpef.org.
Saturday, May 19
Local author Cheryl McKenzie presents a Young Writers' Workshop at the Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center, 208 East Main Street in Los Gatos, from 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. To register (ages 8 to 12), visit the Los Gatos Library circulation desk, go to www.friendsoflglibrary.org, or call 408-399-5700.
The Blessing of the Hot Rods car show and wine tasting is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ Child Catholic Church, 23230 Summit Road.
Saturday and Sunday,
May 19 and 20
Goodwill donation and E-waste fundraiser at the Building Blocks Preschool parking lot, 23845 Summit Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, May 21
The mountain-area 55-plus program meets at the Loma Prieta community room, at 23845 Summit Road, at 11 a.m. Learn about June ballot propositions from representatives of the League of Women Voters of Santa Clara County.
Sunday, May 27
Meet your neighbors to see kites, rockets, and drones, at the Loma Prieta Elementary School field, from noon to 3 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch and a flying object. For more information, call John at 408-353-2302, or email MountainBible@gmail.com.
Saturday, June 2
The Los Gatos Lions Club hosts Date Night, from 7 to 10 p.m., at 985 University Avenue in Los Gatos. Enjoy music, food-, wine-, and beer-tasting, and shop at the silent and live auctions. Tickets are $75. To get yours, call Craig at 408-395-7900, or go to brownpapertickets.com and search for Los Gatos Lions.
Sunday, June 3
Loma Prieta Volunteer Fire and Rescue hosts its 55th annual fundraiser barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Loma Prieta Playfield and Gazebo, 23845 Summit Road. Enjoy delicious food, games and activities, and fire-department demonstrations.
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Protecting Your Home from Fire
Here’s a checklist on how to improve your landscaping from
CalFire at www.fire.ca.gov:
Create a defensible space of one hundred feet around your home.
It is required by law.
Create a "lean, clean, green zone" by removing all flammable
vegetation within thirty feet surrounding your home
Create a "reduced fuel zone" in the remaining seventy feet or to
your property line.
You have two options in this area:
A. Create horizontal and vertical spacing between plants. The
amount of space will depend on how steep your property is and
the size of your plants.
B. Large trees do not have to be removed as long as all of the
plants beneath them are removed.
Remove lower tree branches at least six feet from the ground
Landscape with fire resistant plants
Maintain all plants with regular water, and keep dead braches,
leaves, and needles removed.
When clearing vegetation, use care when operating equipment such
as lawnmowers. One small spark may start a fire; a string
trimmer is much safer.
Stack woodpiles at least thirty feet from all structures and
remove vegetation within ten feet of woodpiles.
Locate LPG tanks (butane and propane) at least thirty feet from
any structure and maintain ten feet of clearance.
Remove all stacks of construction materials, pine needles,
leaves, and other debris from your yard.
For other ways to protect your home from fire, visit www.fire.ca.gov