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Saturday, March 2
A backyard poultry workshop will be at Emma Prusch Farm Park Multicultural Center, 647 S. King Road, in San Jose, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register at

Sunday, March 3
Financial journalist Bill Griffeth will talk about his memoir The Stranger in My Genes at the Los Gatos Library, upstairs in the Grand Reading Room, beginning at 2 p.m.

Christ Child Catholic Church and Mountain Bible Church invite the community to help assemble “care packages” for our troops overseas, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at Mountain Bible Church, 23946 Summit Road. To find out more, visit

Friday and Saturday,
March 8 and 9

LGHS presents Les Miserables at the Los Gatos High School Theatre, at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 14 through
Saturday, March 16

LGHS presents Les Miserables at the Los Gatos High School Theatre, at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20
Mark Hylkema will present the history of the early Native Americans of the Santa Cruz Mountains, at 7 p.m., in the forum at Loma Prieta Elementary School.

Friday, March 22 through
Saturday, March 23

Semi-annual sale at The Lace Museum, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 552 South Murphy Avenue in Sunnyvale. For more information, visit

Saturday, March 23
The Lakeside School Foundation hosts a paint-night event, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Las Cumbres Community Center, 18260 Las Cumbres Drive. Tickets are $55 and include painting materials, wine, and food. Purchase tickets at, or email for more details.

Saturday, March 30
The Annual Young Writers Workshop for aspiring young authors, ages 9 through 12, will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the community room of the Los Gatos Adult Education Center, 208 East Main Street.

Sunday, March 31
NUMU offers the workshop Curiously Strong: Collage Bookmaking in an Altoids Tin with Kit Davey, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students must be 14 years of age or older. Admission fee is $120, or $100 for members.

Friday, April 12
The Los Gatos Lions Club hosts its 22nd annual golf tournament on at the Coyote Creek Golf Club in Morgan Hill. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. To find out more, visit

Saturday, April 27
Lakeside Elementary School holds its annual auction and fundraiser at Black Ridge Vineyards, 18570 Black Road. Email for tickets and more information.  

Lexington School holds its Mardi Gras-themed gala at the Lexington Ridge Inn, 18501 Bear Creek Road, in Los Gatos.

Saturday May 4
Sudden Oak Death Blitz training will be at 10 a.m., at CalFire Saratoga Summit Fire Station. For information, email

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Create a defensible space of one hundred feet around your home. It is required by law.

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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

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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.

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