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This calendar features City of San José-sponsored events, community meetings and classes. You may view the calendar by list, week or month, and by date and category.

Visit the Master Calendar for upcoming City Council and Boards & Commissions meetings.

Environmental Events

  1. Be a Hero on National River Cleanup Day!

    May 19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Various locations in Santa Clara County.

    You are the solution to creek pollution! Bring: long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves (water proof), sunscreen, hat and sunglasses, dust mask (if sensitive to dust), and a signed "Waiver of Liability". Minors who are dropped off at a cleanup site without a signed waiver will not be allowed to participate. Download a form at Forms are available in English and Spanish. Volunteering at a cleanup event helps to keep these natural parts of our county beautiful for everyone to enjoy. These events also give volunteers an opportunity to meet new people, to get outside, and to volunteer in a stress-relieving, natural setting. Our cleanup days are also a great way to fulfill your community service requirements. Individuals, clubs, and classes are welcome and encouraged to come out and participate in our cleanup events.

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  2. Native/Drought Tolerant Plants Installation and Maintenance

    May 19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Fire Station 4

    Discover how and why native plants need less water, and how to plant and care for them. Learn how to prune parts of native plants, such as branches, buds, and roots to improve or maintain their health. Dress for the elements! Wear closed-toed shoes, a hat, and bring water. Tools and light refreshments will be provided. Instructor: Frank Niccoli

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  3. Worm Composting Workshop

    May 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Emma Prusch Park, Meeting Hall

    Step-by-step fundamentals of composting using red wiggler worms. Create a worm habitat with a worm bin, and use your valuable worm castings.

    Workshops are brought to you by the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County and the City of San José. Funded by the cities and the County of Santa Clara.

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  4. SJSU Swap, Drop, or Donate 2018

    May 19, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ San Jose State University

    Got junk? Keep it out of the landfill and in the hands of those that need it!

    FREE food and tote bags for the first 100 people!

    Trade unwanted clothing, small appliances (e.g. microwaves and mini refrigerators), and household items (e.g. office supplies, books and bedding), for items swapped by others. Please ensure items are clean and emptied.

    Drop or Donate:
    All usable items not taken during the "Swap" will be donated to charity.

    Other items to swap, drop, or donate:
    Working and non-working electronics, general recycling and waste, hazardous waste* (batteries, printer ink, light bulbs, medication, cleaning products, etc..).

    *To dispose of all other hazardous waste, such as paint and used motor oil and filters, make an appointment for a free drop off at or call: (408) 299-7300.

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Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

  1. Flea Market at Gardner Community Center

    May 19, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Gardner Community Center

    The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Gardner Community Center will host the Gardner Flea Market until September 15. Community members can sign up to sell items by contacting the center at 408-279-1498.

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  2. Farmer's Market, Willow Glen Community Center Parking Lot

    May 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services sponsors the Willow Glen Farmers Market , where shoppers will find fresh produce, food vendors, local artisans, and live music.

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  3. Volunteer to Restore Habitat at Alum Rock Park, third Saturdays of the month

    May 19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Alum Rock Park

    The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, in collaboration with the California Native Plant Society, is hosting volunteer events at Alum Rock Park every third Saturday. Volunteers learn how to plant and identify native plants, remove invasive species and enjoy a hike up to Inspiration Point or Todd Quick Memorial Trail. Arrive early at the Penitencia Creek entrance and follow the “Volunteer Event” signs to the parking lot. Participants are encouraged to bring a filled water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes, hat, dress in layers, and wear sunscreen. For more information, please contact 408-259-547.

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  4. Grand Opening of Del Monte Park Sport Field

    May 19, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Del Monte Park

    The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services and Councilmember Dev Davis invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the two-acre sport field adding to the existing two-acre park. This Phase II improvement includes one adult and two overlapping youth soccer fields. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate the City’s agricultural history and its status as a healthy city.

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  5. Kristi Yamaguchi’s Reading Adventures at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    May 19, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

    Discover your own reading adventures at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) with celebrity book readings, including Olympic champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. Enjoy art stations, stage shows, and books galore. Families can enjoy all the HHPZ fun, including rides, puppet shows, and animal meet and greets. Kristi Yamaguchi’s Reading Adventures is included with the price of admission to the park. For more information, please visit

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