Monday, October 1
The League of Women Voters provides nonpartisan explanations
of the November 2018 ballot measures,
at 11 a.m., in the Loma Prieta Community Room, 23845 Summit Road.

Thursday and Friday,
October 4 and 5
Los Gatos Lions will accept donations of eyeglasses
in front of Lunardi’s, Nob Hill,
and the Los Gatos Post Office, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 6 
A 95033free swap meet
is 9 a.m. to noon
in the Loma Prieta Gymnasium, 23800 Summit Road.

Oktoberfest at Nonno’s Italian Café and Wine Bar
in downtown Redwood Estates, from 2 to 9 p.m.
For more information, call 408-353-5633.

LPEF Annual Gala at Maison du Lac
from 4 to 10:30 p.m.
Order tickets at the LPEF website. Individual ticket: $140.

Saturday, October 13
The Summit Toastmasters presents tax expert Brooks Griffin,
who will explain how new income-tax laws affect you.
The presentation will be held in the community room
at Mountain Bible Church, 23946 Summit Road, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Reserve a seat by emailing

Tuesday October 16
Hear seven candidates running for the Loma Prieta Joint Union School District
school board speak about the issues facing our district at 7 p.m.,
in the Loma Prieta Forum, 23800 Summit Road.
Sponsored by the
Loma Prieta Community Foundation and the Loma Prieta Club.

Wednesday, October 17
John Leopold
holds a constituent’s meeting
at the Loma Prieta Community Room,
23845 Summit Road. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20
The Friends of Los Gatos Library
hosts Joe Galiardi, the author of Hooked on Autographs,
from 11 a.m. to noon,
at the Friends of Los Gatos Library Bookstore,
110 E. Main Street in Los Gatos.

Lakeside Elementary School
celebrates its annual harvest festival,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at 19621 Black Road.

The group Les Poules a Colin
performs in a house concert
at Pippa Siersema’s home,
located next to Mountain Bible Church,
23946 Summit Road.
Potluck begins at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday,
October 24 and 25
Lexington School presents the play,
Around the World in 80 Day
Tickets and more information at

Saturday, October 27
The Boo Bash
returns to the Loma Prieta Elementary School forum
, 2 to 6 p.m.
This year, we will show movies at the Gazebo at 5:30 p.m.

Redwood Estates
hosts its adult Halloween dance from 7 to 10 p.m.
Live music by the Joint Chiefs Band.
Beer, wine, and soda available for purchase.
$15.00 per person, 21 years or older.
For more information,
call the Redwood Estates Services Association
at 408-353-1866.

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