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Friends of Santa Teresa Park Events Archive 2019-2020

The following are archived calendar events from our homepage, from 2019-2020.

After 3/16/20, most in-person events were canceled due to COVID-19. Look for links to virtual events.

2019-2020 Santa Teresa Park Events:
  • Friday, January 18, 2019, Lunar New Year Night Hike • Santa Teresa • 6pm-8pm. The moon brings people from all over the planet together for celebrations. Join us for a reflective night hike celebrating the moon in each of our lives.Recommended 9+ years. Meet at the chicken coop with a large mouth cup and water or tea. Reservations (408) 226-5453.
  • Saturday and Sunday March 2-3, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cleanup event at the Curie Drive property (see above in News). In case of rain, alternate dates are March 23-24. Meeting location is the Bear Tree Lot at Santa Teresa County Park located across from the address 279 Curie Dr., San Jose, CA 95119. Here is the flyer for the event. Sign up here on Samaritan.
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:00 pm at the Santa Teresa Golf Course Upper Clubhouse: A Taste of Santa Teresa History 2019 Speaker Series. Ranger Lisa Pappanastos will talk about the Grant Ranch and the Bernal Connection. See above in News.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, Intro to Outdoor Photography, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM, Santa Teresa's Bernal Ranch. Learn how to choose and use a camera, how to take better outdoor pictures and about photo composition and lighting. The workshop begins with an indoor slideshow, followed by a moderate wildflower photo hike up in the hills. Meet inside the west barn. Bring a sunscreen, water, and sturdy shoes. For ages 14+. Bring a camera, any kind will do, including smartphones. Reservations online​ or call 408-355-2201.​
  • Saturday, May 4, 2019, Untold Stories: Asian Pacific Islander Environmentalists, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Santa Teresa's Bernal Ranch. Celebrate the tenacity of Asian Pacific Islander Environmentalists during API Heritage month. We'll redefine the stereotypical environmentalist and inspire one another to be truth seekers. Ages 13+ years welcome. Meet at the Bernal Ranch. Reservations (408) 226-5453.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, Pre-Mother’s Day Wildflower & History Hike, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM, Santa Teresa Park Stile Ranch/Fortini Trail Trailhead. Join the Friends of Santa Teresa Park for a moderate 2.5-mile hike on the Stile Ranch, Mine and Fortini Trails. View spectacular wildflower displays, take in the gorgeous views, and learn about the rich history of the area. Meet at the Stile Ranch Trailhead  with sturdy shoes, snacks and water.  Questions? (408) 355-2240.
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019, Origami for Kids, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Santa Teresa's Bernal Ranch. Celebrate API Heritage month through origami. Learn to fold recycled paper into toys. This family event includes story telling and origami instruction. 3 + years recommended. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bernal Ranch. Questions? (408) 226-5453. 
  • Saturday, June 15, 2019, Santa Teresa: In The Park After Dark Movie Night, 8:45 PM - 10:30 PM, Santa Teresa's Pueblo Group Area. Enjoy a FREE feature-length movie ("Madagascar 3") under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about the park and talk to a Ranger. Meet in the Pueblo Group Area parking lot with a chair or blanket, flashlight and snacks. No dogs please. Questions? (408) 225-0225
  • Thursdays, June 20, 27, & July 18, Youth Volunteer days, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch, 372 Manila Drive. Middle school student community service days this summer! Projects include gardening, yard maintenance, and barn upkeep. Closed toed shoes and outdoor clothing are required. Snacks and all work tools are provided. Parent or guardian permission required to participate. For more info, contact Park Interpreter Kelsi Ju. Call (408) 226-5453 or email kelsi.ju@prk.sccgov.org.
  • Saturday June 29, Sunday July 21, Sunday August 4, Sunday August 18, 2019, What's "Shaking" in Parks? 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Santa Teresa's Pueblo Day Use Area.Trek to the highest peak in the park to view fantastic vistas and explore local geology formations. Meet in 2nd parking lot (on left by yellow call box) with hiking shoes, layered clothing and water. Questions? (408) 225-0225.
  • Friday July 12, 2019, Movie Night Campout, 7:00 PM - 08:00 AM, Santa Teresa's Pueblo Day Use Area. Join us for a family-friendly movie and overnight campout in the park. The evening begins with a feature-length movie under the stars, followed by a campfire and 2nd movie. Bring your own tents, chairs, bedding and food. $15 fee for each tent or RV and $6 per vehicle. Fee collected upon arrival. No dogs please. Reservations (408) 535-4060.
  • Friday, July 12, 2019, In The Park After Dark Movie Night, 8:45 PM - 10:30 PM, Santa Teresa's Pueblo Group Area. Enjoy a FREE feature-length movie ("Ralph Breaks the Internet") under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about the park and talk to a Ranger. Meet in the Pueblo Group Area parking lot with a chair or blanket, flashlight and snacks. No dogs please. Questions? (408) 225-0225.
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019, A Taste of Archery, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Santa Teresa Park Archery Range. Join the Black Mountain Bowmen to learn how to shoot a compound or recurve bow, fletch arrows and make a bow string. Ages 6 and up with parent. A mandatory safety class and equipment are provided by Predator's Archery. Reservations online or (408) 355-2240​.​​​
  • Saturdays July 27, August 24, September 21, 2019, The Impact of Fire, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Santa Teresa's Bernal Ranch.Take a 2-mile walk with park staff through the site of 2018’s Curie Fire while exploring our community’s relationship with wildfire in the 21st-century. Young adults encouraged to attend. Minimum age 12. Bring water and sun protection. Meet at the Bernal Ranch on Manila Drive. Questions? (408) 918-7779.
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019, Light Life Night Hike, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Santa Teresa Park, Bernal Road. This moderate 2-mile night hike will investigate the role of light in the life cycles of animals and humans. Bring a flashlight. Meet at the top of Bernal Rd, parking lot on left before IBM gate (GPS coordinates: 37.214513, -121.796560). Reservations (408) 226-5453.
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019, National Night Out, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Santa Teresa's Bernal Ranch. The second Tuesday in August is National Night Out (NNO) Day. Neighbors and neighborhood organizations all over the country hold meet-and-greet events where members of the community can meet each other and with public service agencies. The purpose is to promote public safety and reduce crime. The Friends of Santa Teresa Park will be organizing this event at the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch. It will be similar to last year's event. See here for pictures.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2019, Movie Night Campout, 7:00 PM - 08:00 AM, Santa Teresa's Pueblo Day Use Area. Join us for a family-friendly movie and overnight campout in the park. The evening begins with a feature-length movie under the stars, followed by a campfire and 2nd movie. Bring your own tents, chairs, bedding and food. $15 fee for each tent or RV, and $6 per vehicle. Fee collected onsite. No dogs please. Reservations (408) 225-0225.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2019, In The Park After Dark Movie Night, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Santa Teresa's Pueblo Group Area. Enjoy a FREE feature-length movie ("How to Train Your Dragon") under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about the park and talk to a Ranger. Meet in the Pueblo Group Area parking lot with a chair or blanket, flashlight and snacks. No dogs please. Questions? (408) 225-0225.
  • Satuday, August 31, 2019, A Taste of Archery, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Santa Teresa Archery Range at Avenida Espana and Bayliss Drive. Join the Black Mountain Bowmen to learn how to shoot a compound or recurve bow, fletch arrows and make a bow string. Ages 6 and up with parent. A mandatory safety class and equipment are provided by Predator's Archery. Reservations online or (408) 355-2240.
  • Saturday, September 7, Saturday, October 12, Saturday, November 2, 2019, Raptor 101 • Santa Teresa • 9:00am-11:00am. Learn how to identify birds of prey just in time for raptor migration season! Meet at the Bernal Ranch. Reservations (408) 226-5453
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019, Full Moon Hike, 7:00 PM - 09:00 PM, Santa Teresa's Pueblo Day Use Area. Join a Park Ranger on a moderate hike to see the moon rise. Learn about local park wildlife and how to use your senses in the dark. Meet in the Pueblo Day Use parking lot with layered clothing and sturdy hiking shoes. Questions? (408) 225-0225.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, La Fuente, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Santa Teresa's Bernal Ranch. La fuente means "the source" or "the origin" in Spanish. Celebrate la fuente of the rich community histories from the past, present, and future at the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch. This afternoon event will feature cultural presentations, local community organizations, family activities, and children's games. Free and fun for all ages. Question? Call (408) 226-5453 or email interp@prk.sccgov.org.
  • Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Join Docent Ron Horii for a free outdoor photography workshop for all experience levels. You will learn about the types of cameras and how to choose and use them, how to take outdoor pictures, photo composition, lighting, photo editing, advanced techniques, and Internet publishing! Meet at the ranch house for a demonstration and slideshow. Afterwards will be a short photo shoot tour of the historic ranch. Bring your own camera - any kind will do, including phones! For ages 14+. Registrations required. To register or for more information, call: (408) 355-2240 or visit www.parkhere.org for online reservations.
  • Friday, January 10, 2020, Lunar New Year Night Hike • Santa Teresa • 6:00pm-7:30pm. Celebrate the opening of the Lunar New Year with good wishes and a short 1/4-mile moon light night hike to reflect on the closing of the year. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Meet at the Bernal Ranch. Reservations (408) 226-5453.
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020, Family Lunar New Year Night Hike • Santa Teresa • 5:00pm-6:00pm. Children and their families are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year with paper lantern making and a short 1/4-mile moon light night hike. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Meet at Bernal Ranch. Reservations (408) 226-5453.
2019-2020 Events in Other Nearby Parks:
  • For events at Almaden Quicksilver, see www.newalmaden.org.
  • County Parks Summer Virtual Programs
  • See here for Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority activities.
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019, Mysteries of the Cosmos • Calero • 5:30pm-7pm. Explore the mysteries of the cosmos from a County Park at night! Discover night phenomena with your family and friends in group activities designed to ignite your curiosity. Ages 9-14+. Reservations required, rain cancels. Reservations (408) 918-7779.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, Spring Celebration, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM, Martial Cottle Park. Celebrate the spring planting season and our shared connection to Santa Clara Valley's agricultural past, present anMalech Fire, Coyote Ridge, 6/9/19Malech Fire, Coyote Ridge, 6/9/19Malech Fire, Coyote Ridge, 6/9/19d future. Enjoy kids' farm activities, shop for plants, take a gardening workshop or go on a farm tour. Event volunteers needed! Questions? (408) 535-4060.
  • Saturdays, May 11 @ 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM, July 13 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM,  August 10 @ 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM, Oak Trees! What are they good for? Martial Cottle Park. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to see and celebrate the park's majestic heritage oak trees. Meet at the Visitor Center. Questions? (408) 535-4062
  • Saturdays May 11, August 10, 2019, Life on the Farm, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Martial Cottle Park. Come have some fun on the farm. Discover what ranch children experienced in their daily lives performing chores while learning life lessons along the way. Meet at the Visitor Center. Questions? (408) 535-4052.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, When Nature Bites Back, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Hellyer County Park. The wild world of parks has numerous wonders to explore, but in the event of an accident are you prepared? Come discover nature and recreation while being trained in hands-only CPR and basic first aid by Park Rangers. All practice equipment is provided. Meet at the Visitor Center. Reservations online? or (408) 355-2240.
    When Nature Bites Back (9/14/2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Saturday, May 18, July 20, August 17, Park Partners Open House, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Martial Cottle Park. Explore the gardens, attend a workshop or tour the Master Gardeners Parcel. Learn from youth 4-H members about their livestock animals. Purchase and learn to plant native drought-tolerant trees at the Our City Forest Parcel. Questions? (408) 535-4060.
  • Saturday, June 18, Hellyer Amazing Race,  10:00 AM - 01:00 PM. Hellyer County Park. ​Anyone can participate in this fun outdoor challenge! Register with your team to compete for great prizes by completing challenges and games. Learn some cool skills along the way! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. More info and registration online​ or (408) 355-2255​.
  • Friday, June 21, 2019, In The Park After Dark Movie Night, 8:45 PM - 10:30 PM, Martial Cottle Park. Enjoy a FREE feature-length movie under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about the park and talk to a Ranger. Meet on the lawn with a chair or blanket, flashlight and snacks. No dogs please. Questions? (408) 535-4060.
  • Saturday, June 22, 2019, Intro to Fishing for Kids, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Hellyer County Park Visitor Center. Learn to fish from a Park Ranger! Explore the Coyote Creek waterway and discover how you can be a steward for our watersheds. Meet at the Visitor Center. Fishing equipment provided or bring your own. Reservations (408) 225-0225.
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019, Chitactac Family Day,11:00 AM - 02:00 PM, Chitactac-Adams County Park. Celebrate the culture and heritage of the Amah Mutsun people who once lived at this ancient village site. Participate in hands-on activities, play traditional games and make unique crafts. This event is free and appropriate for families and all ages. Questions? (408) 918-7770.
  • Friday, June 7, 2019, Boating Safety 101, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Calero Reservoir. Learn about required equipment and how to stay safe while boating on Santa Clara County waterways. A Park Ranger will be on hand to answer any questions and to help you have a fun and safe day on the water. This is a drop-in event. Questions? (408) 268-388.
  • Saturday, June 15, 2019, Owl Hike, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Martial Cottle Park. Come enjoy an easy hike around the park at night. Learn about flying nocturnal predators within the city limits. See where owls live and how the park encourages these interesting birds of the night. Meet at the Visitor Center with sturdy shoes, snacks and water. Flashlights not needed. Questions? (408) 535-4060.
  • Friday July 19  @ 8:45 PM - 10:30 PM, Friday August 30 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Saturday September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, In The Park After Dark Movie Night, Hellyer County Park. Enjoy a FREE feature-length movie under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about the park and talk to a Ranger. Meet on the lawn by Cottonwood Lake with a chair or blanket, flashlight and snacks. No dogs please. Questions? (408) 225-0225.
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019, The Revolving Door, 8:00 PM - 09:00 PM, Martial Cottle Park. Enjoy an evening sunset walk as we explore how vital wildlife corridors are to the health and survival of wildlife. Meet at the Visitor Center. Questions? (408) 535-4052.
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019, A Taste of Water Skiing, 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM, Coyote Creek Parkway. Learn how to water ski with the Santa Clara County Water Ski Club. All equipment, lessons and other resources will be provided. It's a great time for ages 8-17! Bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, water and snacks. Reservations online or (408) 355-2240?. Coyote Creek Parkway entrance, enter the parkway at Metcalf Rd.
  • Saturdays, August 17, August 24, 2019, Tule Elk, The Story of Their Comeback, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Anderson Lake Visitor Center. Learn about tule elk and their epic journey back from the brink of extinction. Look and listen for a local herd in its native habitat on a guided tour with a Ranger. Meet at Anderson Lake Visitor Center.  Bring binoculars and wear hiking shoes. Reservations (408) 918-7981.
  • Saturday, August 31, 2019, Night Hike on the Farm, 7:30 PM - 09:30 PM, Martial Cottle Park. Join a Ranger to explore the farm after dark! Discover the history of farming from the past to the present in this urban agricultural park. Bring snacks, water and sturdy shoes. No flashlights needed. Meet at the Visitor Center. Questions?  (408) 535-4060.
  • Saturday, September 7, 2019, Saturday, October 5, 2019, Friday, February 7, 2020, Friday, March 6, 2020, Cattle in Calero • Calero • 2:00pm-3:00pm. Learn about cattle and how they are benefiting our County Park system. Discuss tips on how to share the trails and stay safe on your trail adventures. Meet at the Rancho San Vicente parking lot. Questions? (408) 535-4070.
  • Sunday, September 8, 2019, A Dog’s Life on the Farm • Martial Cottle • 6:30pm-8:00pm. Bring your fur baby to the farm for a leisurely walk around the Cottle Ranch. We will tell tales of dogs from the past and learn about their jobs on the farm. Meet at the Visitor Center. Questions? (408) 535-4060.
  • Friday, September 13, 2019, Moonlight Paddle at Calero • Calero • 6:45pm-9:15pm. Discover the natural and cultural history of the area on a paddle tour of the reservoir. Experienced paddlers only. No instruction or equipment is provided. Meet at the boat launch parking lot. Reservations online or (408) 355-2240.
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019, When Nature Bites Back • Hellyer • 10:00am-12:00pm. The wild world of parks has numerous wonders to explore, but in the event of an accident are you prepared? Come discover nature and recreation while being trained in hands-only CPR and basic first aid by Park Rangers. All practice equipment is provided. Meet at the Visitor Center. Reservations online or (408) 355-2240.
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019, Saturday, March 7, 2020, The Revolving Door • Martial Cottle • 6:00pm-7:00pm. Enjoy an evening sunset walk at Martial Cottle Park as we explore how vital wildlife corridors are to the health and survival of wildlife. Meet at the Visitor Center. Questions? (408) 535-4062.
  • Saturdays, September 21, 2019, October 19, 2019, Sunday, November 16, 2019, Saturdays, December 21, 2019, January 18, 2020, February 15, 2020, March 21, 2020, Park Partners Open House • Martial Cottle • 10:00am-12:00pm. Explore the gardens, attend a workshop or tour the Master Gardeners Parcel. Learn from youth 4-H members about their livestock animals. Purchase and learn to plant native drought-tolerant trees at the Our City Forest Parcel. Questions? (408) 535-4060.
  • Sunday, September 22, 2019, Bats - Superheroes of the Night • Calero • 6:00pm-7:30pm. Join a park interpreter for this family friendly program that investigates the mysteries and myths of bats. Activities will include a short walk in search of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Reservations (408) 918-7738.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Take a Ride With a Ranger • Calero • 9:00am-11:00am. Learn bike handling skills, bike safety, and trail etiquette, all while you learn about the wildlife at Calero Park. Meet at the Rancho San Vicente parking lot with your mountain bike and helmet. Questions? (408) 268-3883.
  • Sunday, September 29, 2019, Take a Ride With a Ranger • Calero • 9:00am-11:00am. Learn bike handling skills, bike safety, and trail etiquette, all while you learn about the wildlife at Calero Park. Meet at the Rancho San Vicente parking lot with your mountain bike and helmet. Questions? (408) 268-3883.
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019, Martial Cottle Fall Festival • Martial Cottle • 10:00am-3:00pm. Come celebrate the legacy and significance of your valley’s rich agricultural heritage at this fun day on the farm! Family friendly activities, food and organic produce for sale, music and much more. Volunteers needed, check parkhere.org for details. Questions? (408) 535-4060.
  • Monday, October 7, 2019, Ron Horii will be leading a hike for the Morgan Hill Senior Center's El Toro Social Club on 10/7/19 at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve. Meet at the Centennial Recreation Center at 171 W. Edmundson Avenue in Morgan Hill at 9:00 am to carpool to the preserve. Call 408-782-1284 to sign up or register in person at the CRC. Here are details: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/75d2fe_9826c2543cd842ed87f5594332a1be29.pdf
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019, Day on the Bay • Alviso Marina • 10:00am-3:00pm. Supervisor Dave Cortese and the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up once again for the 10th annual Day on the Bay Multicultural Festival. This fun-filled festival along the South Bay shores of Alviso features a health resource fair and festive celebration of our diverse cultures. FREE activities include pumpkins for kids, music, entertainment, kayak rides, food, and the Cortese Zucchini Car Derby. Also, for the 3rd year in a row, we will host ‘Bike to the Bay,’ an 8.5-mile community bike ride along the Guadalupe River Trail from downtown to Day on the Bay! For information on the 2019 Day on the Bay festival or for vendor, sponsor, entertainment, volunteer opportunities, or to sign up for the bike ride, please call (408) 299-5030 or go to sccgov.org/dayonthebay.
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019, Bats - Superheroes of the Night • Calero • 6:00pm-7:30pm. Join a park interpreter for this family-friendly program that investigates the mysteries and myths of bats. Activities will include a short walk in search of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Reservations (408) 918-7738.
  • Saturday, October 26, 2019,Saturday, March 14, 2020, Wildlife Detective • Calero • 10:00am-11:00am. Have you ever wanted to be a Wildlife Detective? Come join a Park Ranger at Calero County Park and learn about clues that animals leave behind. Meet at the Calero Park Office parking lot. Questions? (408) 535-4070.
  • Saturday, November 2, 2019, Paint in the Park – A Watercolor Plein Air Experience, Martial Cottle • 12:30pm-2:30pm. Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint outdoor scenes in watercolor? Please join us in this pastoral setting at Martial Cottle. We will provide all the painting supplies-bring a chair! Registration is limited. Meet at the Visitor Center. Reservations online or (408) 355-2240.
  • Saturday, November 9, 2020, Raptor Fest • Calero • 12:00pm-4:00pm. Join Santa Clara County Parks and Peninsula Open Space Trust for a family-friendly celebration of raptors and the unique habitat for birds of prey at Rancho San Vicente. The event will feature live raptors, guided bird walks, arts and crafts, and educational activities for all ages. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Learn more at ParkHere.org or openspacetrust.org.
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020, Mysteries of the Cosmos • Calero • 6:00pm-7:30pm. Explore the mysteries of the cosmos from a County Park at night! Discover night phenomena with your family and friends in group activities designed to ignite your curiosity. Ages 9-14 and up. Rain cancels. Reservations required (408) 918-7779.

    Created 1/10/21, by Ronald Horii, secretary of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park