Friday, February 8 through
Sunday, February 10
Theatre in the Mountains presents
Once Upon a Mattress, featuring our sixth- to eighth-grade performers. Tickets are available at www.theatreinthemountains.org. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Saturday, February 16
Comedian Paula Poundstone performs at the Rio Theatre for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Buy tickets at www.riotheatre.com.
Friday, February 22
Mountain resident Oliver Klink presents a slideshow about his recently published book of photographs from around the world, Cultures in Transition: Spirit, Heart, Soul. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Redwood Estates Pavilion. RSVP at email@example.com.
Saturday, February 23
Friends of Los Gatos Library hosts Anna Yen, local author of Sophia of Silicon Valley, at the Los Gatos Library, beginning at 2 p.m.
Friday and Saturday,
March 8 and 9; and
Thursday through Saturday,
March 14 through 16
LGHS presents Les Misérables at the Los Gatos High School Theatre, 20 High School Court, at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20
Mark Hylkema, RPA, Santa Cruz district archaeologist and tribal liaison, 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. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/lomaprietamuseum.
Friday, March 22 through
Saturday, March 23
Semi-annual sale at The Lace Museum and Guild, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 552 South Murphy Avenue in Sunnyvale. For more information, call 408-730-4695, or visit www.thelacemuseum.org.
Saturday, March 23
The Lakeside School Foundation hosts a Ladies’ Paint Night, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Las Cumbres Community Center. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Saturday, April 27
Lakeside Elementary School holds its annual auction and fundraiser at Black Ridge Vineyards, 18570 Black Road. Email email@example.com for tickets and more information.
Thursday, May 16
The Loma Prieta Museum hosts local railroad historian Brian Liddicoat, who will present the history of early railroads in the Santa Cruz Mountains, at 7 p.m., at Loma Prieta Elementary School.
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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