Almaden Valley Art and Wine Festival: All proceeds from the festival are donated to nonprofit organizations and schools and also support merit-based scholarships to deserving students. Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Almaden Lake Park, 15652 Almaden Expressway.
Bark in the Park San Jose: This tail-wagging event is touted as the largest convergence of canine festivities in the U.S. Dog lovers and their best friends partake in games and a dog/owner lookalike contest. Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. William Street Park, S. 16th and William streets. 408-295-1691.
Luna Park Chalk Art Festival: The 11th annual festival brings together thousands of artists, art students and art lovers from a slew of cultural and artistic backgrounds. Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Backesto Park, 13th and Empire streets. 408-205-4287.
Lantern Festival: At Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose’s sixth annual Lantern Festival, children and adults can create lanterns, rockets, mask and playdough mooncakes. The evening is capped off with a parade around Discovery Meadow led by a lion dance troupe. Sept. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way. $10-$12. www.cdm.org.
Rose Garden Farmers Market: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lincoln High School parking lot, 577 Dana Ave.
Farmers Market: Willow Glen’s market operates year-round. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Willow Glen Community Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave., San Jose.
Senior Day Trip to Sausalito: Take a tour of the Marine Mammal Center to see how the staff cares for injured, sick, abandoned seals, sea lions, otters and other sea mammals so they can return to the sea. Sept. 20. Sign up Monday-Wednesday, 9:30 am-11:30 a.m., at Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Ave. $45. For more information, call Sally at 408-826-9618 or Rich at 408-219-8641.
Diwali Celebration: Celebrate the Indian “Festival of Lights. Festivities include a multi-course Indian lunch, Bollywood dances (audience participation encouraged), Indian folk dances, and a drawing for gift baskets and gift cards. Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m. Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Ave. $14 senior center members, $17 non-members. For more information, call 408-268-1133.
Senior Tennis: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-11 a.m. Bramhall Park, 1320 Willow St., San Jose. Contact Barb Jarvis at 408-286-9369.
Willows Cafe: Lunch is served Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The menu usually includes entree, vegetables, side dish, salad, fruit and milk for a suggested donation of $3 for adults 60 and older/$6 for guests under 60. Willow Glen Community and Senior Center, 2175 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. Reservations required 48 hours in advance to 408-265-0915.
Kirk Café at Camden: Seniors are invited to enjoy lunch and make friends at this program offered every weekday. Enjoy special events, birthday parties and guest speakers. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon. Suggested donation is $3 for adults 60 years and older. Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave, San Jose. Reservations are required (24 hours in advance). 408-371-2888.
Beatitude Mass for the Homeless: Local composer Henry Mollicone will conduct the San Jose Symphonic Choir and the Beatitude Mass Choir. . Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, 80 S. Market St. Both concerts are free; donations will be accepted, and all proceeds will be directed to local organizations that provide support and services to local homeless people.
God of Carnage: In a stylish Brooklyn apartment, two sets of parents meet for a talk about a playground fight between their children, and it doesn’t take long for the gloves to come off. This sharp comedy won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play. Through Oct. 4. City Lights Theater, 529 S. Second St. $19-$42. Cltc.org,408-295-4200.
Another Roll of the Dice: Tabard Theatre presents a new musical takes audiences to “Runyonland,” first introduced on stage in the musical “Guys and Dolls,” and answers the question, “What else happened at Mindy’s Deli before Sky and Nathan wagered over strudel and cheesecake?” Through Oct. 7. Theatre on San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro St. $15-$35. https://www.tabardtheatre.org, 408-679-2330.
Zlata Chochieva: Opening Steinway Society-The Bay Area’s 24th season, Russian pianist Zlata Chochiev performs works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Liszt. Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. Trianon Theatre, 72 N. Fifth St. $40-$60. www.steinwaysociety.com, 408-990-0872.
Santa Clara County Rose Society: The society’s monthly meeting features a question-and-answer forum about any rose issues. Sept. 14, 7:30-9 p.m. O’Connor Hospital Medical Office Building Auditorium, 2101 Forest Ave. www.sccrose.org.
Financial Wellness Group: Share information about financial wellness and investing. Some of us are newbies and some of us have years of experience. For more information about meetings, email email@example.com, southbaybogleheads.com.
Willow Glen Lions: The Lions meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in support of brain injury programs, Santa Maria urban ministry, Second Harvest Food Bank, Teen Challenge, and other programs. Denny’s, 1140 Hillsdale Ave., San Jose. For more information, contact Dave Parkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-998-2139.
Pancake Breakfast: The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosts a breakfast fundraiser benefiting veterans and their families and scholarships for local students. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee/tea and juice. First Sunday of the month, 8:30-11 a.m. American Legion Veteran’s Hall Post 318, 1504 Minnesota Ave., San Jose. Suggested donation $6/$5 students and active duty military.
Voices in Harmony: The men’s chorus is seeking new members. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Comunidad Cristiana, 1748 Junction Ave., San Jose. vihchorus.org.
T.O.P.S. Meeting: Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group for weight loss. Thursdays. 9:30-11 a.m. The Church of God, 937 Minnesota Ave., San Jose. Contact Daniel Kionka, 408-486-2357, or Katy Haselden, 408-335-3110.
Sons in Retirement: Retired men’s luncheon club features fellowship and guest speakers. Meets the third Tuesday of the month. Elks Lodge, 444 Alma St., San Jose. For more information, contact Rich Peterson at Rick69bird@sbcglobal.net.
Square Dance Class: The Committee to Promote Square Dancing hosts classes for singles and couples. Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave., San Jose. First three nights free, $5/class thereafter. Call Jackie at 408-663-1477. c-p-s-d.org.
Ballroom Dancing: Ballroom dancers of all ages are welcome. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. DJs and bands provide the music. Air conditioning, wood floor, light refreshments and convenient parking. $6 per person. Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave., San Jose. 408-559-6209.
Military Officers Association of America: The Silicon Valley chapter holds a luncheon meeting on the third Thursday of the month. siliconvalleymoaa.org, 408-245-2217.
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