Friday, September 6
Cub Scouts Pack 509 hosts a root-beer float social,
at 6:30 p.m.,
at the Loma Prieta Playfield and Gazebo,
23845 Summit Road.
Find out more about your local Cub Scout pack or sign up for the upcoming year.
Saturday, September 7
a free musical festival and picnic,
returns to the Loma Prieta Playfield and Gazebo,
23845 Summit Road,
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy family-friendly activities, food,
and live music from
Soul Majestic, the Summit Sisters, Blue Summit, and others.
To find out more, visit www.santacruzmountainjam.org.
Loma Prieta Museum annual farm-dinner benefit
is at 5 p.m.
at the Mason-Taylor Ranch, 22849 Summit Road.
For information, visit www.facebook.com/LomaPrietaMuseum.
Skyland Community Church
hosts the 74th annual Harvest Festival,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 25100 Skyland Road.
Shop for gently used books, clothing, and housewares.
Enjoy a luncheon and live music.
Los Gatos Birdwatcher
hosts a wildlife art show featuring local artists,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at 792 Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos.
Friday and Saturday
September 27 and 28
The Lace Museum’s semi-annual sale
is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
552 South Murphy Avenue, in Sunnyvale.
Sunday, September 29
performs at the Los Gatos High School Theatre,
20 High School Court (off East Main Street),
at 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.
Refreshments available, For tickets, visit www.lgcca.org.
Sunday, October 20
Summit Riders Fall Play Day and costume contest.
Arena opens at 7:30 a.m. First game is at 9 a.m.,
with a costume contest after lunch.
Barbecue will be available for purchase.
Visit www.summit-riders.com for membership
and show registration information. Everyone is invited.
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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