Sunday, October 1
Los Gatos Community Concerts presents pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, performing at 2:30 p.m., at the Los Gatos High School Theatre. Tickets and information are at www.lgcca.org.
Monday, October 2
Mountain-area 55-plus program meets at the Loma Prieta Community Center, 23800 Summit Road, at 10:30 a.m., for games, puzzles, and conversation.
Wednesday, October 4
Lakeside fundraiser at Chipotle, 640 Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos, from 4 to 8 p.m. To participate, print out a flier at www.lakesiderocks.org.
Saturday, October 7
95033free swap meet is from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Loma Prieta gymnasium, 23800 Summit Road.
Friends of the Los Gatos Library bookstore hosts three Irish author presentations. For more information, search for Los Gatos Irish Writers Festival at www.eventbrite.com.
The Loma Prieta Education Fund gala and auction starts at 4 p.m. at Maison du Lac, on Summit Road.
Enjoy food, beer, and music at Nonno’s Oktoberfest, 21433 Broadway, Redwood Estates. A $30 advance ticket buys you a souvenir glass, all-you-can-eat German and Italian foods, and live music by Burnin’ Vernon and the Aftermath.
Saturday, October 9
Bear Creek Stables open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 19100 Bear Creek Road. Enjoy pony and horse rides, a petting zoo, and stable tours.
Tuesday, October 10
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform Celtic music at Skyland Church, 21500 Skyland Road. Potluck dinner is at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Saturday, October 14
Recycled paper-making workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $85 covers materials and instruction. Call 408-353-3921 to reserve your spot, or send a check payable to Jeanne Tillman, 15000 Old Ranch Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033.
Sunday, October 15
San Jose Wind Symphony will perform Basically Bernstein at 3 p.m. at the McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga High School, 20300 Herriman Avenue. Tickets for adults, $20, seniors, $15. Children under twelve are free with a paid adult ticket.
Monday, October 16
Mountain-area 55-plus program meets at the Ulistac Natural Area, 4901 Lick Mill Boulevard in Santa Clara, for a docent-led tour. To reserve your spot, call Lynnette Vega at 650-747-0605, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday and Tuesday,
October 16 and 17
Auditions for Theatre in the Mountains’ 6th- through 8th-grade production of Shrek. More information is at www.theatreinthemountains.org.
Wednesday, October 18
Meet and Eat for Loma Prieta and CTE at Willow Street Pizza and Main Street Burger, in Los Gatos. To participate, print and bring the flyer on the LomaPrietaHSC.org webpage.
Saturday, October 21
Boo Bash at Loma Prieta Elementary School is from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy climbing structures, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and games.
Saturday, October 28
Annual Adult Halloween Dance, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Redwood Estates Pavilion. Live music by the Joint Chiefs Band. Ages 21 and over. Beer, wine, and soda for sale. Hosted by Redwood Estates Services Association Recreation Department. For more information, call 408-353-1866.
Lakeside School Harvest Festival is noon to 4 p.m. at 19621 Black Road.
Sunday, November 5
Las Cumbres holiday bazaar, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Las Cumbres Community Center, 18260 Las Cumbres Road.