Sunday, November 4
The Los Gatos Community Concert Association presents Five Sax, at 2:30 p.m., at the Los Gatos High School Theatre, 20 High School Court in Los Gatos. Doors open at 2 p.m. Individual tickets cost $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $5 for students.

Monday, November 5
through Saturday, November 10

Goodwill collection drive at Lakeside School, 19621 Black Road. Donate your lightly used clothes, household items weighing less than twenty pounds, e-waste, electronics, and books.

Tuesday, November 6
Election Day. Don’t forget to vote.

Wednesday, November 7
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District will host a public meeting about Highway 17 wildlife and regional trail crossings, at 7 p.m., at the Los Gatos United Methodist Church, 111 Church Street in Los Gatos.

Saturday, November 10
Chick n bees honey-tasting event, from noon to 4 p.m., at 15695 Los Gatos Boulevard. Check out an observation hive, meet local beekeepers, and taste and purchase delicious local honey and gifts.

Sunday, November 11
Las Cumbres holiday bazaar, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Las Cumbres community center, off Skyline Boulevard at 18620 Las Cumbres Road.

Wednesday, November 14
Dine-in fundraiser for Lakeside School at Willow Street Pizza in downtown Los Gatos, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mention Lakeside when you place your order, and a portion of the proceeds will go to our school.

Friday, November 16
Patrick Ball, reknowned storyteller and Irish harpist, will hold a final concert before he moves to Galway, Ireland. This special concert will be held at Pippa’s home next to Mountain Bible Church, 23946 Summit Road. Potluck begins at 6 p.m., music at 7 p.m. For information and reservations, email or call 408-529-5610.

Friday, November 16
through Sunday, November 18
Theatre in the Mountains Stars-to-Be in grades three through five perform Beauty and the Beast JR. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, and at 1 and 7 pm. on Saturday and Sunday, at the Loma Prieta Community Center main stage, 23800 Summit Road.

Saturday and Sunday,
December 1 and 2

C.T. English Home and School Club hosts the 26th annual Loma Prieta Holiday Craft Faire, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at the Loma Prieta Community Center, 23800 Summit Road.

Saturday and Sunday,
December 8 and 9

The community is invited to a free event, Bethlehem: Where Christmas Began, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Mountain Bible Church, 23946 Summit Road.

Goodwill donation and e-waste collection drive will be at the Building Blocks Preschool parking lot, 23845 Summit Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details will be in the December issue of MNN.

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