Los Gatos Community Briefings for the week of June 10 – The Mercury News

South Bay Music Camp

South Bay Music Camp — the new iteration of Kiwanis of Cambrian Park’s summer music camp — is hosting a day camp at Union Middle School, located at 2130 Los Gatos Almaden Road in San Jose, June 20-July 1 . The camp was restarted by local teachers Roberta Howe, Chris Kay and Joe Maguire after the Kiwanis club disbanded.

The two-week day camp is open to elementary and middle school students. Lessons will include a jazz band, beginner guitar, choir and more. The camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with optional afternoon sessions in advanced woodwind and brass ensembles. To register, visit www.SouthBayMusicCamp.com.

State Honors 55 Plus Program

Last month, Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation was recognized by the California Parks and Recreation Society. The community center’s 55 Plus program, which provides a myriad of services to the city’s older residents, received the Key to the Community award. The 55 Plus program has operated continuously during the pandemic with virtual and socially distanced services, one of the few such programs to do so in the Bay Area.

The center has also partnered with the City of Los Gatos and the New Los Gatos Museum to establish programs to advance the Forbes Mill Walkway Mural Project. The programs teach children art skills and allow them to create paintings for the project. These contributions earned LGS an Award of Excellence.

Summer walks begin

Los Gatos’ Thursday Night Concert Series on the Promenade kicks off next week, with performances by local favorites the Summit Sisters, Paul Kent and Legally Blue. The free performances will start at 5:30 p.m.

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