Art, music and wine are flowing in Saratoga – The Mercury News

Saratogan Marilyn White, 96, has long been a fixture in the city, volunteering, holding positions in numerous organizations and receiving numerous awards and accolades, including Citizen of the Year. She will exhibit her paintings in the new Saratoga Rotarian Art booth at the 63rd Saratoga Rotary Art Show. One painting has already been sold to longtime friend and fellow super volunteer Gay Crawford, who said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to honor Marilyn and her incredible contributions over many years at Saratoga.

His daughter Gayle White Simpson said, “The only painting my mother will ever sell is ‘The Gopher’, sort of a fond memory of my father.”

Art show co-chair Alba Alamillo said, “The show is going to be great! After a two-year hiatus, the show will return, with proceeds going to charities and nonprofits. »

The Rotary Art Show will run from April 30 to May 1 at West Valley College.

Before heading to the Rotary Art Show, the Saratoga Music Boosters encourage you to join in the fun at their May Day Pancake Breakfast, starting at 8 a.m. at Saratoga High School, where 500 student performers will be entertained. Organizers report that 650 tickets have been pre-sold.

An interesting video perspective on “The History of African Americans in Santa Clara County” is available from the Saratoga Historical Foundation. You can watch this video, along with past lectures and presentations, on the Saratoga Historical Foundation YouTube channel.

Wine Lovers: The Saratoga Spring Wine Experience will be held Saturday, May 21, from 2-5 p.m. The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce says merchants and restaurants will be open and encourages tasters to dine in the village. Tickets are limited and are available at

Music lovers are invited to the grand opening of Diamond Music on April 30. The Village’s new guitar shop is open for sales and guitar lessons. Saratogan Tyler Diamond, third generation, is passionate about guitars and has played and collected over 60.

The grand opening is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. at 14506 Big Basin Way.

Do you have a ukulele in your closet? Join the ukulele class at the Saratoga Senior Center, Mondays, 2-3 p.m. All levels are welcome.

Mark your calendar for a great fundraiser to be held in person after two years on Zoom. Planning for the CarePoint Cancer Garden Party is underway with the event scheduled for August 28 at 2505 Samaritan Drive in San Jose. The organization provides cancer services free of charge to patients and their families, regardless of where they receive medical care or their type of cancer.

Saratoga’s Mountain Winery has announced its summer concert lineup. Talents coming to town include Sarah McLachlan, Smokey Robinson, Chicago, Abba Tribute, The Beach Boys, Tom Jones and Chelsea Handler.

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