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Alameda Family Funeral &Cremations AreaOwl Balloonatics Bijan Bakery Boudin Bakery Buca di Beppo Business Women of Silicon Valley with/Maggianno's Cake Expressions Cal Coast Kettle Corn Campbell Chamber of Commerce Canine Companions Cannella Spirits Catered Too! Celestial Face & Body Painting

Christmas in the Park Cinnabar Hills Golf Club Citti's Florist ComedySportz Corinthian Transporation Discover Silicon Valley Double Tree By Hilton Campbell Eastridge Center Equinox Winery Every Circle Fairfield Enterprise Fitz Place Fogo De Chao Fortino Winery Garden Court Hotel

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Gilroy Welcome Center Graphic Always Guglielmo Winery Hammer Theater Happy Hollow Zoo Hermitage Brewery Holiday Inn Silicon Valley Homewood Suites by Hilton San Jose North Hornblower Cruises & Events Hotel De Anza & La Pastaia Restaurant Il Fornaio San Jose Last Call Band LB Steak Magnolia Jazz Band Mineta San Jose International Airport Monopoly in the Park Mosaic Global Transportation Moving Green Today Rexford Winery Roaring Camp Railways Roudin-Smith Winery San Jose AV San Jose Downtown Association & Foundation San Jose Marriott Hotel & Arcadia Restaurant San Jose Museum of Art San Jose Theaters Santa Clara Convention & Visitors Bureau Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara Valley Brewing Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growers Association Sedona Pies See's Candies Silicon Valley Business Journal Starbright Theater Strike Brewery tacolicious TAPSNAP 1050 Testarossa Winery The Cocoa Exchange The Mountain Winery The Tech Museum of Innovation The Ultimate Benefit The Walt Disney Family Museum Tico Coffee Roasters Toll House Hotel Tony’s Caterers Uproar Brewery Visit San Jose (Team San Jose) Visit Santa Cruz What Up! Silicon Valley Winchester Mystery House Women's Networking Alliance Wright Station Vineyard & Winery


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MOONLIGHT TRAIN DINNER PARTY September 30 Treat the family to an evening of fun and relaxation at Roaring Camp’s Moonlight Train Dinner Party. Start with a delicious barbeque dinner in the moonlight followed by a leisurely train ride aboard vintage railway cars. The steam train stops atop Bear Mountain to a glowing campfire and hot cider. Upon returning to Roaring Camp, a live band and dancing await you. The Moonlight Train Dinner Party is scheduled for Saturday, September 30. The event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $56 adults, $41 children (ages 2-12 years). Parking is $10 per car. Advance reservations are required. For reservations or information, call 831335-4484 or visit www.roaringcamp.com.

Thomas™ and Percy’s™ Halloween Party October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 You’re in for a treat as America’s favorite No. 1 engine chugs into Roaring Camp alongside his pal Percy for a Halloween Party. Junior engineers are invited to wear their Halloween costumes, pick and decorate a pumpkin. Bring the entire family for a fun-filled day of Thomas™ and Percy-themed ™ activities. Entertainment includes Thomas & Friends™ storytelling, magician, juggler, bounce houses, an Imagination Station™ with face painting, temporary tattoos, and special Halloween activities. The roundtrip Thomas The Tank Engine™ and Percy™ train excursion travels along the scenic San Lorenzo Valley River Gorge and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Trains depart from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Tickets: $24 for guests ages 2 and up... This event is expected to sell out so advance ticket purchase is recommended. Log on to www.roaringcamp.com or call TicketWeb at 1-866-468-7630 or. For information and directions, contact Roaring Camp at 831-335-4484.

It’s that time of year again, where the streets from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach are filled with the most beautiful classic and exotic automobiles you’ve ever seen. After a long afternoon of walking the city of Pacific Grove, drooling over antique shops and classic cares we felt the need to take a seat, enjoy a drink and recharge. Located in the historic Holman Building on the corner of Lighthouse Avenue and Fountain Avenue, the environment is all clean lines and an open invitation to relax and breath. You can take your choice of sitting in the restaurant portion of the room or take a couple steps up into the bar area. We were immediately greeted when we sat by the bartender, an extremely personable and knowledgeable mixologist and a very efficient waiter. There is an extensive wine selection, but no hard alcohol. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a cocktail. They make them with Soju. Soju is a clear, colorless distilled beverage of Korean origin. The alcohol content varies from about 16.8% to 53% alcohol by volume. Those at Jeninni are flavored so that you have some that taste of vodka, bourbon, scotch, etc. The mixologist then combines them with herbs, spices, mixers and voila. These are truly delightful concoctions. I can say that because I tried three different ones. My understanding is that the cocktails change (as does the menu) so attempting to tell you about my choices won’t do anything but get your mouth watering for something that may or may not be available when it’s your turn. On the afternoon we were enjoying wine by the glass and Soju cocktails along with a selection of tapas (they specialize in Mediterranean and Andalusian cuisine) we met Thalmin Saleh, the owner. We had a great time hearing the story about the restaurant and we are really looking forward till our next opportunity to visit.

Chao, Bella

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There is plenty going on in September, and we are sharing some of our top picks. For a complete calendar, see our online September issue of Discover Silicon Valleyor, for a full guide to the area, visit dineshopplay.com. CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE Subtitled “The School for Lovers,” Cosi Fan Tutte (Sept 9-24) is Mozart’s beloved opera that takes a probing, and often comedic, look into romantic relationships. Presented by Opera San Jose, this opera is the epitome of sophisticated, thought-provoking entertainment. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. For performance schedule visit operasj.org. RENAISSANCE ADVENTURES Renaissance-era adventures abound at the Northern California Renaissance Faire (weekends, Sept 16Oct 15)—witness full-contact jousting, peruse the marketplace, eat meaty turkey legs, drink hearty ale, and check out the Celtic Rock Concert Series every Saturday night (free with admission). Attend the event in traditional costume or rent one there. For schedule visit norcalrenfaire.com.

LAUGH OFF There’s plenty of laughs to be had this month when a slew of comedic acts make their Silicon Valley rounds—the Calamari Sisters (Sept 1-17) sing Italian, pop and show tunes as they dance and joke through a special cooking lesson [sanjosetheaters.org]; the cigar-smoking, scotchdrinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon, Ron White (Sept 9) takes the stage at the Mountain Winery, as well as award-winning ventriloquist and stand-up comedian, Jeff Dunham (Sept 29) and Sebastian Maniscalco (Sept 30), whose specialty is saying what we’re all thinking [mountainwinery.com]; Jim Gaffigan (Sept 17) has earned a reputation as a family-friendly comedian, and his show delivers just that [mountainviewamphitheater.com]; and from his hit television series “The Carbonaro Effect”, magician Michael Carbonaro (Sept 30) brings his signature blend of bizarre antics, audience interaction and mind-blowing magic to the stage. [sanjosetheaters.org] BAY 101 CASINO OPENING ITS NEW DOORS SEPTEMBER 29 Bay 101 has been Silicon Valley’s premier locale for 24/7 gaming, food and fun since 1994. On September 29, the popular Bay Area casino will ramp its action up a notch further by opening the doors to its spectacular new location in San Jose at 1788 N. First Street. With a contemporary design theme both inside and out, the new building will sport a classy, modern, and distinctly Silicon Valley vibe. Next door, The Province—the latest restaurant from the well-established Chris Yeo Group of Straits, Sino and Roots and Rye—promises an equally spectacular experience with its Asian-inspired menu and chic interior. [www.bay101.com/]

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Learn, explore and taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced by legendary winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Pinot Paradise Saturday, September 23 / Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15

On Friday August 26, 2017, Robert Robledo, Director of Audience Development and Events for the Silicon Valley Business Journal, (and board member of the Silicon Valley Concierge Association) received an award for Leadership in Business in honor of Silicon Valley Pride. Assembly Member Ash Kalra from the 27th Assembly District held his first Assembly District 27 Pride Celebration. Five people from the community were recognized; leadership in business, legacy award, community service award, public service award, and community advocacy award. This was all in honor of gay pride in Silicon Valley and was the first annual Pride Celebration. Pictured is Assembly Member Ash Kalra with Robert Robledo

Passport Celebration Days to the Santa Cruz Mountains was introduced in 1993, by the Winegrowers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Over the last 20 years the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy wines produced by our legendary, artisan winemakers all within the idyllic Santa Cruz Mountains. With the purchase of a Wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains Passport wine enthusiasts can visit the participating wineries all year round.

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beach hotspot, so if you’re looking to escape the crowds, or if your pup is a little wary of others, this might not be the spot for you. On the other hand, if you’re a San Francisco native and you and your pooch need some fresh air, then Baker Beach is the perfect option for a sunny Saturday.Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach if you’re north of Lobos Creek, but they must be on a leash south of Lobos Creek. And fair warning: Baker Beach is also a nude beach, but I doubt your dog will mind.

CRISSY FIELD (SAN FRANCISCO)

See Spot Swim: The Bay Area’s Best Off-Leash Dog Beaches By Kaitlyn Webster It’s getting hot in here — literally. After a long and chilly winter, the Bay Area is finally warming up in a big way. Some of us even saw temperatures above 90 degrees this week, which means beach weather has arrived. My neighborhood pool is packed, the line for CREAM was insane, and our poor pups are feeling the heat with their heavy winter coats. Escape this intense heat wave and take your canine sidekick on a mini road trip to one of the Bay Area’s dog-friendly beaches. You can work on that summer tan while Fido plays in the water and has a grand old time. There are more than a few dog-friendly beaches in the Bay, but here are some of our favorite off-leash locations. (Get out of the city and let your dog stretch his legs.)

BAKER BEACH (SAN FRANCISCO)

For more views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz, and even Marin, Crissy Field is a scenic spot that also happens to be a dog-friendly beach. Let your water-loving pup splash and play in the surf while you lay out on a beach blanket with a good book or — let’s be honest — your phone. You’ll see dogs of all shapes and sizes at Crissy Field, especially on the weekend when it tends to get pretty crowded. After your dog cools off in the ocean and plays in the sand, rinse him off in the convenient doggy shower area located next to the restrooms. The hardest part will be convincing your dog to get back in the car to go home!

(I’m not sure what he’s looking for, but he’s determined to find it.)

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ESPLANADE BEACH (PACIFICA)

POINT ISABEL DOG PARK (RICHMOND) Point Isabel is a canine utopia. In fact, it’s one of the largest off-leash dog parks in the entire country, so your canine companion is sure to make a friend or two while you’re there. If your dog is in desperate need of some exercise, there’s really no better place to let him run and play. Head over to Sit & Stay Cafe — the cleverly named beach concession stand — while you’re there for some sandwiches, coffee, and maybe some ice cream you can share with your pup.

While you’ll find plenty of pups at the beaches that stretch along the Pacifica coastline, Esplanade is the only dog-friendly beach that is “officially” leash-free. This scenic hideaway is located just twenty minutes from San Francisco, which is perfect if your dog isn’t a fan of the car. Enjoy the peace and quiet and maybe even spot a whale or two while you take in the breathtaking views of the ocean. One of the best parts about this beach is that it’s pretty enclosed, so your dog is somewhat fenced in if he or she likes to roam. Be sure to pack a jacket, especially if you’re there late to take in the incredible sunset views.

BUCHANAN DOG BEACH (ALBANY) If you have a water dog, Buchanan is the Bay Area dog beach for you. This beach might be on the small side, but it’s a great pit stop for your dog that’s getting bored with those daily neighborhood walks. Take Fido off-leash and let him socialize and swim while you take in views of San Francisco on a clear day. There’s also plenty of sand for your dog to roll and play in, so be sure to bring some towels for the car. If your dog still has energy after his swim, follow the trail over to the Albany Bulb, an artsy, dogfriendly area which used to be a former landfill, and explore this Bay Area hidden gem with your canine companion.

(This is what happiness looks like)

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The Tabard Theatre Company presents Symphony Silicon Valley Opens 2017-2018 Season with Beethoven’s 7th

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Who: Symphony Silicon Valley presents What: Opening Night: Beethoven’s 7th When: Saturday, September 30th at 8:00pm Sunday, October 1st at 2:30pm Where: California Theatre, 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 Why: This is Symphony Silicon Valley’s 2017 - 2018 Season Opening program. Tickets: 408.286.2600 or www.symphonysiliconvalley.org Single Tickets: $45 - $90 Discounts available for seniors and students Symphony Silicon Valley and A-Sharp Chorus present a World Premiere Oratorio Who: Symphony Silicon Valley and A-Sharp Chorus present What: "Patch the Sky” A World Premiere oratorio based on ancient Chinese mythology sung in Mandarin When: Saturday, October 14 at 8:00pm Sunday, October 15 at 2:30pm Where: California Theatre, 345 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 Why: This World Premiere oratorio is based on ancient Chinese mythology. It tells the story of the goddess Nüwa, who created human beings, how the battle between the Spirit of Water and the Spirit of Fire plunged the world into darkness, and how Nüwa patched the sky and saved humanity. Composer: An-lun Huang Librettist: Guo Ke Tickets: 408.286.2600 x2 or www.symphonysiliconvalley.org Single Tickets: $35 - $65. VIP: $120

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September 15–October 8 Ever wonder how Peter Pan became Peter Pan or what Captain Hook's backstory is? Well, wonder no more! Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 engaging and unforgettable characters, through this play with music we learn how Peter Pan earned his flight credentials and how a mustachioed pirate became Captain Hook.

Winner of five Tony awards and based on the bestselling novels, Peter and the Starcatcher upends with panache, whimsy, and adventure the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

Written by Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Based on Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's novel Peter and the Starcatchers Tony Award-winning play. Directed by Jay Manley

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October 2017 EVENTS TheatreWorks Silicon Valley The Prince of Egypt Music and Lyrics by Stephan Schwartz October 6 - November 5 October 6, 7 & 8 previews at 8 pm Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7:30 pm Thursdays & Fridays at 8 pm Saturdays at 2 & 8 pm Sundays at 2 & 7 pm A soaring celebration of the human spirit, The Prince of Egypt features a dazzling, multi-ethnic cast in one of the greatest stories ever told: the saga of Moses and Ramses, his Pharaoh brother, and the indomitable people who changed them both forever. Inspired by the beloved DreamWorks Animation film and featuring a score that includes the Academy Award-winning “When You Believe” by the composer and lyricist of Wicked, this breathtaking journey of faith and family is the must-see event of the season. MainStage | $45-$105 Adults; discounts available for seniors, students, educators and children TheatreWorks' ticket prices are subject to change and include a $3 Facility Use Fee Tickets & Information: 650-903-6000 or mvcpa.com Peninsula Youth Theatre Stories on Stage: Creepy Carrots Friday, October 13 at 9:30 and 11 am Saturday, October 14 at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm There’s something lurking in the garden… What happens when you start to suspect that the veggies you love to eat might be following you? Find out in this stage adaptation of the book by Aaron Reynolds, adapted for PYT by Dexter Fidler. A world premiere that is perfect to get your young bunnies in the Halloween spirit. SecondStage | Friday $8; Saturday $10 Saturday ticket price includes $2 Facility Use Fee Tickets & Information: 650-903-6000 or mvcpa.com Upstage Theater The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Friday, October 20 at 7:30 pm Saturday, October 21 at 2 and 7:30 pm Sunday, October 22 at 7:30 pm Can a few teens really cover 37 Shakespearian plays in less than two hours? This fastfiring comedy does just that as it parodies each of Shakespeare’s plays (plus the sonnets!). Full of energy with players running across the stage, this show will always keep you guessing how they will pull off such a feat (and in 90 minutes, no less). SecondStage | $22 Adults; $17 students Ticket price includes $2 Facility Use Fee Tickets & Information: 650-903-6000 or mvcpa.com _______________________________ Susannah Greenwood Marketing Outreach Coordinator Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 650-903-6558 Susannah@MVCPA.com Partner with MVCPA! Follow us on Facebook _______________________________________

Southwest Airlines Adds Eight New Nonstop Cities, Including Its First-Ever International Service, from Silicon Valley's Airport Summer travel is coming to a close at Mineta San José International Airport (SJC), but things are just beginning to heat up with Southwest Airlines’ announcement this week of eight new nonstop cities for Silicon Valley business and leisure travelers to begin as early as March 8, 2018. For fares and bookings, visit Southwest.com. The carrier will offer its first-ever international service from San José to Mexico via Cabo San Lucas. Also of significance, Southwest announced first-ever nonstop service from San José to Orlando, New Orleans, Houston-Hobby and Albuquerque, along with new service to St. Louis, Spokane and Boise.

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Your Comfort is Key in Silicon Valley Hotel When it comes to travelers to Palo Alto, there is a high demand for hotel space as well as the myriad of questions and needs that must be met during the visitors’ stay in Silicon Valley. However, there is one hotel on El Camino Real that has found a viable solution to help their guests get their needs met, in style. That would be the Comfort Inn Palo Alto (http://www.paloaltoci.com/), a member of Choice Hotels, and one of the 10 hotel brands under Choice. (https://www.choicehotels.com/) General Manager Denise Wallace says her hotel, with 69 rooms, is one of the busiest in the area with average occupancy rate in the high 90 percent range. She attributes her success to competitive rates as well as the location, which attracts a wide variety of travelers. Variety of travelers The Bay Area is a high target destination for business as well as tourism and college visitation. When it comes to finding a hotel in the Silicon Valley, there are many choices for style, amenities and budgets. Meeting the needs of her guests can be a challenge, though. Not only does she receive business travelers, but many people with medical needs who are patients themselves, or have family members at Stanford Hospitals or VA Hospital and want to stay nearby. Then there are the visiting faculties at Stanford, parents of Stanford students, as well as those who are here to compete in, or watch, athletic games. All of these guests have one thing in common: They all have questions about where to eat, shop, mail packages, make copies and learn how to get around. More pressure on staff Just fielding questions can be a challenge, as often, there is only one person at the desk at a small hotel. This is where Wallace says that AreaOwl is so important to her and her guests. AreaOwl.com is an online tool to help visitors with a range of local information. When the, often tired and hungry, guests complete their check-in process, the AreaOwl tablet is right there on the counter showing a slideshow of delicious looking dishes from local restaurants. Very few guests can resist asking where these dishes are served. By tapping the tablet screen, visitors can quickly find what they are looking for, or browse the other local choices on their own PC or smartphone in the comfort of their room. Information on local places to eat, play, shop, take care of personal or business needs, or even get emergency help, all in one place - just a few clicks away. “Without question, we constantly refer our guests to AreaOwl, the online concierge service,” says Wallace. Wallace says her staff can’t give her guests the details AreaOwl provides. “We are a small hotel, so to try and answer all of these questions is a huge challenge. Front desk people in a small hotel are answering phones, making reservations, checking people in and out all at the same time. AreaOwl answers questions in a way that staff just can’t. Besides, not all our staff has eaten at all the local restaurants, so they don’t know what kind of food is served at every place. And, we don’t know what each guests’ preferences are. If a guest is looking for a restaurant, AreaOwl can show pictures of the food, menus, hours of operation, and an interactive map that shows its location.”

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“When we first started using AreaOwl over 2 years ago, it was still on a desktop PC and guests could only use it in the lobby. It listed only a limited number of restaurants in our neighborhood. Now, it’s all on the web so guests can use it in on their own phone, anytime, anywhere. It also lists much more than just restaurants, and it covers all the cities in Silicon Valley. It’s getting better every day!” “Common questions from guests are transportation, copy and printing services, post office, grocery stores, drugstores, and of course, restaurants. We help them find some of the local choices on AreaOwl using our tablet; but it doesn’t take long for them to want to look around themselves. They are very happy when we tell them they can go to AreaOwl.com to access the same information, right on their phone, right in their room, right at their fingertips.” Wonderful Time Wallace also tells a story about a compliment she received from a guest who had a wonderful time, thanks to AreaOwl. With a few hours to kill, the guest found the Cantor Arts Center (https://museum.stanford.edu/) as she was browsing the Local Interests section on AreaOwl. Just a stone’s throw away from the Comfort Inn Palo Alto, the guest was able to spend a few enjoyable hours at this little gem on the Stanford campus. Wallace admits, “If it wasn’t listed on AreaOwl, I don’t think our staff would have thought about suggesting the Cantor Arts Center to her. AreaOwl really helps improve our guest service.” For hotels, AreaOwl is a free guest service platform that can help your guests have a better time while take some pressure off your guest-service staff. For local businesses, AreaOwl is an effective way to promote your business to travelers staying at local hotels. Sign up for a free business owner account so you can create and list your free local promotion page today! https://www.areaowl.com/user/signup AreaOwl supports hotel Direct Booking Hotels are encouraged to list your properties on AreaOwl with a link to your own reservation page to attract more direct bookings of your rooms! Guide your travelers to AreaOwl for local information, so AreaOwl can guide them back to your reservation page to book their next stay! For more information on AreaOwl, contact us at 866-543-0123 or info@areaowl.com.

Comfort Inn Palo Alto is hiring front desk associates! If you, or anyone you know, is interested in serving our wonderful Palo Alto guests as a front desk associate at the Comfort Inn Palo Alto, a member of the Choice Hotels group, one of leaders in progressive hotel management, please contact Denise Wallace at 650-493-6313.

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MAGNOLIA JAZZ BAND So here's that Tip I promised: How well do YOU prepare? More would be better. And usually LOTS more wouldn't hurt. For me and the band, thorough preparation precedes every performance. First, many conversations set the scene. Where, when, what's the occasion, what mood do you want, and any special requests? We scout out the best location for the band, plan to pace ourselves with the event's timeline, and coordinate with the planner, caterer, DJ, and photographer, to assure that everything will go smoothly as planned. When we arrive we've already practiced the tunes we'll be playing -- our familiar old favorites as well as the new special songs. Once we're finally at the location, we greet our colleagues, set up our equipment, tune up, and make a quick sound check. We talk about similar events we've entertained at in recent years, and we're ready for "show time". And all this careful preparation always pays off. So the next time you see us at a wedding or a party, realize that we've already been preparing for you. And now that we're talking about wedding & party music... Labor Day and Halloween are just a few weeks away. You might be involved in planning a holiday party. And if you or a friend are engaged to get married, you might also be involved with planning the wedding. Where can you preview us? Here (see details below, and call 408-245-9120 about last-minute additions.) Thursday, September 14, 5:30-8:00pm "Fall Festival of Wine & Food" Winchester Mystery House, 525 S Winchester, San Jose

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Just another Hoot & Howl!

This year we proudly introduce a night of French Pop! presented by Linda Lee Lester and a host of generous San Jose zoo sponsors. The Hoot & Howl classics that blow up your social media posts paired with new surprises, too.

This is a fundraising benefit unlike any other. A secret back entrance to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo through Danny the Dragon's cave into a magical land featuring a Tiki Lounge, complete with 18 foot tall Tiki Bar, DIY Cirque, Linda Lee Lester’s Pollinator Pavilion and stage shows at our Puppet Castle Theater. And that’s not all — signature cocktails and deluxe foodie stations with a "French Pop!" flair by Catered Too, up close animal encounters featuring David Jackson and his Conservation Ambassadors (you've seen them on Late Night shows, come meet them in person), complimentary photo booth by SJ Photobomb, dancing to our hometown zookeeper by day/EMD star by night DJ John Beaver and of course the legendary sake bar by Yuki Sushi at the top of the Redwood Lookout. Plenty of other delights and surprises await to once again make this the most buzzed about gala in Silicon Valley.

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VALLEY ACCESS ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE - CONTRIBUTORS EDITOR/PUBLISHER Executive Board Members Mori Mandis, President svconcierge@comcast.net Christopher Citti, V.P. Communication/Events Chair siliconvalleycon@aol.com Robbie Schlosser, Director of Administration Robbie@MagnoliaJazz.com Marianna Khienkina, Director of Finance mkhienkina@gmail.com Michael Mulhern, Director of Sponsorship mmulhern@sanjose.org

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