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JANUARY

January 6 -- San Jose International Auto Show Charity Preview Gala. Local VIPs, auto industry executives and nonprofit organization supporters will gather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the San Jose International Auto Show with a preview gala set to benefit ten local nonprofit organizations. Guests are invited to enjoy an elegant evening of food, wine and live entertainment set amongst hundreds of new vehicles inside the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in downtown San Jose. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:00 p.m., followed by food, wine and live entertainment on the main auto show floor from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. For more information on the Charity Preview Gala call Chez Vous Entertainment at 408.277.0661.

January 6 - American Lung Association-s State of Tobacco Control Report Release. 1.800.LUNG.USA

January 8 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Corporate VC Outlook for 2004, featuring Eastman Kodak, Sony, Intel, Nokia and other leading Corporate Venture Capitalists. Dinner and panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

January 9 -- City of Sunnyvale Presents An Evening of Cultural Arts 2004. Four Shillings Short. In a single night, Four Shillings Short perform Traditional Irish tunes and airs, Indian Raga, folk Ballads, old-time songs, Medieval & Renaissance instrumentals and a cappella numbers as well as contemporary folk and original compositions. 8:00 p.m. 408.730.6611 or www.ci.sunnyvale.ca.us/Recreation

January 9 through 25 - American Musical Theatre of San Jose presents Dreamgirls, starring Frenchie Davis of American Idol Fame. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. 888.455.SHOW or www.amtsj.org

January 10 - City of Sunnyvale Presents an Evening of Cultural Arts 2004. Patrick Ball, one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating storyteller in the Celtic tradition. Patrick will be celebrating his 20th year of recording with this show and a new compilation CD Music on the Wind. 8:00 p.m. 408.730.6611 or www.ci.sunnyvale.ca.us/Recreation

January 10 through 12 -- USA Division I Junior Fencing. San Jose McEnery Convention Center. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

January 11 - San Jose Opera Guild Winter Party. Opera San Jose Singers will perform following brunch 11:00 a.m. champagne brunch. Plumed Horse, 14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. For further information call Elliot Swanson at 408.867.1225

January 14 -- Plant Trees! Help Green Silicon Valley! Become a Tree Amigo! The next Our City Forest Tree Amigo volunteer training course begins January 14. Those completing the 18-hour training will become certified to coach volunteers at neighborhood and school tree plantings sponsored by Our City Forest. Wednesdays: Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays: Jan. 24 and Feb. 7 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Our City Forest, 595 Park Ave. Suite 100,San José. 408.998.7337 or www.ourcityforest.org

January 16 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing, Art & Multimedia Awards Luncheon, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Summit Center, 88 S. 4th Street, San Jose. 408.286.9663 or www.nccjsv.org

January 16 through 18 -- USA Division I Junior Fencing. San Jose McEnery Convention Center. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

January 16 & 17 - Peninsula Symphony Orchestra presents An All-Gershwin Evening with Jazz Diva Wesla Whitfield & the Mike Greensill Trio, and the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra with Symphonic Picture of Porgy and Bess. Jan. 16, 8:00 p.m.at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City; Jan. 17, 8:00 p.m. at the Flint Center, De Anza College in Cupertino. 650.941.5291 or www.peninsulasymphony.org

January 19 -- Imagination Central. The timeless words and ideas of Martin Luther King, Jr. are incorporated into this joyous musical tribute, popular with Museum visitors, as a great way for the family to celebrate Dr. King¹s birthday. 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. at the Children-s Discovery Museum, San Jose. 408.298.5437 or www.cdm.org

January 21 -- The Commonwealth Club of California Presents: Dennis Prager - National Syndicated Radion Talk Host. Join us in our first program in our Taube Family American Valey Series as Prager shares his views on how each of us can lead better lives. 6:00 p.m. registration and light reception; 6:30 p.m. program. Rickey's Palo Alto, Camino Ballroom, 4219 El Camino Real. For reservations call 1.800.847.7730 or visit www.commonwealthclub.org

January 24 -- Resurrection School Open House from 2:00 to 4:45 p.m., 1395 Hollenbeck Ave., Sunnyvale. 408.245.4571 or www.resparish.org/School

January 24 - Italian American Heritage Foundation Inaugural Dinner Dance. Installation of president Salvatore Caruso and 2004 officers and directors. No host cocktail hour 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m., dancing at 9:00 p.m. Italian American Heritage Cultural Center, 425 No. Fourth Street, San Jose. 408.293.7122 or www.iahfsj.org

January 24 and 25 - KTEH/KCAH Celebrating Sharks Weekend at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 408.795.5400 or www.kteh.org

January 25 - San Jose Wind Symphony presents Invitation to the Dance concert. 3:00 p.m., West Valley College, Saratoga. 408.927.7597 or www.sjws.org

January 25 through 30 - Catholic Schools Week Open House at St. Justin School, 2655 Homestead Road, Santa Clara. 408.248.1094.

January 25 - Palo Alto Art Center presents Jim Campbell, Narrating Time. Campbell creates illuminated artworks with custom electronics on themes of time, memory, and perception. As a leading figure in the exploration of computer technology as an art form, Campbell has humanized digital works by referencing personal experiences. Narrating Time features 19th and 21st century photographs in which the specific exploration of time is central to the artist's body of work. Through April 25, 2004. 650.329.2366 or www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter

January 26 & 27 - St. John Vianney School Open House for anyone interested in attending St. John Vianney School. 9:00 a.m. to Noon, 4601 Hyland Avenue, San Jose. 408.258.7677 or www.sjvsj.org

January 26 - American Cancer Society Daffodil Campaign promotion begins. Daffodil orders due February 27. Distribution of Daffodils week of March 22nd. 408.688.0102 or [email protected]

January 27 -- San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles presents Capturing the Moment: The Art of Mary Merrill & Elizabeth Barton, an exhibit of weavings and quilt art that evoke landscapes and cityscapes in a painterly fashion. Through March 28 at Museum, 110 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. 408.971.0323 or www.sjquiltmuseum.org

January 27 -- Saratoga Foothill Club Public Lecture Series presents Dr. Leonard Shlain, physician, author, lecturer, will discuss his book, The Alphabet vs.The Goddess, The Conflict Between Word and Image. 10:00 am to Noon, 20399 Park Place, Saratoga. 408.867.3156

January 28 -- San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Power Report, the Chamber-s annual meeting featuring State Superintendent of Instruction Jack O-Connell. 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fairmont San Jose. 408.291.5250 or www.sjchamber.com

January 28 - St. Justin School Diocesan Scholarship Dinner. 408.248.1094.

January 31 through February 22 - Opera San Jose presents The Pearl Fishers. 408.437.4450 or www.operasj.org

January 31 - St. John Vianney School 11th Annual Crab Feed. Includes dinner, dancing, and silent and live auction. IES Hall, San Jose. 408.258.7677.

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FEBRUARY

February 3 - Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Groundhog Job Shadow Day. At businesses throughout the region, students visit company sites to learn about careers and industries. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 408.988.8915 or www.jascc.org

February 5 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Winning with Open Source, featuring top executives from Microsoft, IBM, MySQL, Hewlett Packard and more. Dinner and panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

February 6 -- Annual Valentine Ball at Montalvo. A popular black tie affair held in the Villa, offers a lovely formal setting with cocktails, exquisite dining, dancing to live music, and both a live and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Montalvo's Education & Outreach program. 6:00 p.m. 408.961.5800 or www.villamontalvo.org

February 6 - Lights, Camera - Passion! Luncheon and dinner fashion show presented by Harker School and Santana Row. Luncheon show is at 11:00 a.m. and the Dinner Gala show begins at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Harker-s Scholarship Fund, Teachers Fund and new Math, Science and Technology Center. Fairmont San Jose. 408.345.0115 or www.harker.org

February 6 and 7 - City of Sunnyvale presents An Evening of Cultural Arts. Ancient Future Sitar and Guitar Jugalbandi. A Jugalbandi is a classical North Indian musical duet (literally "tied together"), in this case with the unusual configuration of sitar and guitar. Matthew Montfort's pioneering work on the scalloped fretboard guitar combined with Ustad Habib Khan's traditional techniques as well as his own imaginative inventions work to create a harmonious whole. 8:00 p.m. 408.730.6611 or www.ci.sunnyvale.ca.us/Recreation

February 7 -- Seasons of Life, A Women's Health Conference. This annual women's health conference provides keynote speakers, breakout sessions on health issues and health screenings. Admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and health screenings. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose. 408.599.5598 or www.healthtrust.org

February 7 - Cinderella Tea Party, fashion show and tea party, featuring designer gowns for the Cinderella Ball, presented by the Silicon Valley Charity Ball Foundation. 2:00 p.m., Fairmont San Jose. 408.260.0594 or www.svcb.org

February 7 - Children-s Musical Theater San Jose presents Cabaret Night - On Broadway. A gala benefit for the Children's Musical Theater San Jose - a non-profit arts organization. This black tie celebration of CMT 36th Season benefits the Children's Musical Theater's productions and arts education programs. A cabaret-style revue showcasing CMT's talented performers of the past and present highlights this special evening. The evening also includes dinner, drinks, enticing and distinctive silent and live auctions, and terrific music. 6:30 p.m. to Midnight, Villa Ragusa, 35 S. Second Street, Campbell. 408.288.5437 or www.cmtsj.org

February 7 -- Juggling For Joy. Jugglers love to juggle and don¹t mind that juggling takes a lot of practice! Come and watch as local jugglers work to perfect their art, and then give it a try! Jugglers- rehearsal: 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Audience participation: 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. They may also sneak in unannounced on other Saturdays, so check the theatre on any Saturday after 3:00 p.m. Children-s Discovery Museum, San Jose. 408.298.5437 or www.cdm.org

February 7 - Presentation High Schhol Crab Feed-"Polynesian Paradise.- 6:30 p.m. at Presentation High School, 2281 Plummer Avenue, San Jose. 408.264.1664 or www.pres-net.com

February 8 - Hospice of the Valley Taylor Eigsti Trio Benefit Concert. Location and time TBD. 408.947.1233 or www.hospicevalley.org

February 8 - Steinway Society of the Bay Area presents Young Artist Concert. 7:00 p.m. at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St., San Jose. 408.246.4200 or //www.steinwaythebayarea.com

February 8 - InnVision, the Way Home, Choir Concert Fundraiser. 12 church choirs will join together to raise funds for the InnVision Community Inns Program. 4:00 p.m. at Campbell First United Methodist Church. 408.292.4286 or www.innvision.org

February 12 - Friends of Guadalupe River Park and Gardens presents a Valentine-s event. Adopt-a-Rose for a loved one, then bring them to a reception to pick up the gift package, enjoy wine and food, mingle and enjoy the artwork on display. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose. 408.277.5998 or www.grpg.org

February 14 - National Latino Peace Officers- Association 30th Anniversary Scholarship Gala. Fine dining, entertainment, scholarship awards and dancing. Fairmont San Jose. 707.644.4218 or email: [email protected]

February 14 - El Camino Youth Symphony Sinfonietta Winter Spirit, featuring special guest artist Leonid Gesin, San Francisco Symphony Violist and professor at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 7:30 p.m., Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650.327.2611 or [email protected]

February 14 - Italian American Heritage Foundation Ballo Del Dolce Cuore (The Sweetheart Ball) fund-raising event. Social Hour 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. Music by Pasquale. All proceeds will be used to renovate the IAHF Hall. Italian American Heritage Cultural Center, 425 No. Fourth Street, San Jose. 408.293.7122 or www.iahfsj.org

February 14 -- Mission Chamber Orchestra presents Latin Romance concert of romantic music from South of the Border featuring guitarist Rodolfo Troncoso; Emily Ray, conductor. 8:00 p.m., Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. 5th St., San Jose. 408.293.6060 or www.missionchamber.org

February 21 - Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley Council, a volunteer fundraising arm of the professional dance organization, presents its Gala Celebration, Out of Africa. Festivities include a cocktail reception, fine dining, live and silent auctions and dancing. The theme for the event, Out of Africa, is taken from the title of the company's world premiere ballet by choreographer Flemming Flindt. The gala evening will be highlighted by Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley company dancers presenting brief scenes from the March 25-28 production. Proceeds support the performing artists of Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley. 6:00 p.m., Fairmont San Jose. 408. 288.2820 ext. 240 or www.balletsanjose.org

February 21 -- Patricia Shih In Concert. Don¹t miss your chance to see Patricia Shih live and in person! This nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter has a list of recording, radio, television, publication, and concert credits that would require its own insert! She has performed with such luminaries as Pete Seeger and Bonnie Raitt. Her album "Rainbow Sign" was honored with the American Library Association Notable Children¹s Recording Award, Parents¹ Choice Award, Parents¹ Prize, NAAPA Gold Medal, and the LA Times Best of the Year list. 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Children-s Discovery Museum, San Jose. 408.298.5437 or www.cdm.org

February 21 - 2nd Annual Wheelchair Foundation Charity Ball presents Safari for Mobility. A benefit for those deprived of mobility in Africa. 5:00 p.m. to Midnight, Blackhawk Auto Museum, Danville. 925.736.8234 or www.wheelchairfoundation.org

February 22 - El Camino Youth Symphony Benefit Recital with special guests Alexander Barantschik, violin; Michail Gelfandbein, cello; Melissa Huang, viola; and the Monokrome Flute Quartet. 7:00 p.m., Mountain Viwe Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. 650.903.6000 or www.mvcpa.com

February 26 -- The American Heart Association/Silicon Valley hosts the 2004 Legacy Luncheon, an educational, informational program that encourages women to become champions of heart health and stroke prevention. The Cilker Family will be honored for their commitment to community involvement and will be hosts to over 450 guests. In addition, an exciting expo will be held prior to the luncheon with informational booths as well as boutique vendors. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; lunch program 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose. 408.977.4950 or www.americanheart.org

February 26 - Sacred Heart Community Service Heart of Gold reception. 1381 S. First Street, San Jose. 408.278.2174 or www.shcstheheart.org

February 26 through 29 - Children-s Musical Theater San Jose presents Rising Stars performance of Guys & Dolls. Montgomery Theater, San Jose. 408.288.5437 or www.cmtsj.org

February 27 - Annual Via Ball: Celebrating the Love of Children. Sumptuous gourmet dinner prepared by Mark Tabak of 71 Saint Peter and Stratta Grill & Bar, and including delicacies from the Valley-s finest chefs. Dance to the music of the Joe Sharino Band. Proceeds go toward programs for children with disabilities, including early intervention services for children up to the age of three, and Camp Costanoan, a recreational facility in the Santa Cruz Mountains that serves over 1,600 individuals with special needs annually. 6:00 p.m. to Midnight, Villa Ragusa, Campbell. 408.243.7861 or www.viaservices.org

February 28 - Palo Alto Philharmonic Concert: Tribute to Great Russian Composers. Rueibin Chen, Soloist. 8:00 p.m., Cubberly Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www.paphil.org

February 28 -- Silicon Valley Intergroup of Overeaters Anonymous presents Celebrating Unity Day with 7 speakers with over a decade of recovery and abstinence focusing on Sponsoring Thru the 12 Steps. Steps 4 and 5 will be a writing workshop and Step 11 will be a guided meditation. Also featuring a silent auction of handmade, unique items plus services, a 50-50 drawing, beverages and literature will also be sold. Registration at 12:30 p.m. and Program from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Holy Redeemer Church, 1948 The Alameda at McKendrie, San Jose. 408.268.7243 or www.oasv.org

February 28 -- Cleo Eulau Center presents an educational seminar for professionals called Diagnosing and Treating Bipolar Disorders in Children and Adolescents. All day event in Palo Alto. 650.328.2380 or www.cleoeulaucenter.org

February 28 & 29 -- Peninsula Childrens Theatre Association presents Cinderella and Tizzi Twinkle. Canada College, Farm Hill Road, Redwood City. 650.299.8459 or www.penchi.org

February 28 through March 21 -- KTEH Spring On-Air Membership Drive. 408.795.5400 or www.kteh.org

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March

March 3 - Hospice of the Valley Service League Card Party. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., La Rinconada Golf Club, Saratoga. 408.947.1233 or www.hospicevalley.org

March 3 through 14 - Cinequest, a 12-day festival of films, film artists and film technology. Full program information available online after February 4, 2004. Over 53,700 people attended Cinequest in 2003. 408.995.5033 or www.cinequest.org

March 3 through 28 -- TheatreWorks presents Arthur Miller-s impassioned saga of wartime greed and personal responsibility, All My Sons. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650.903.6000 or www.theatreworks.org

March 4 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Distribution Wizards, how to succeed in all distribution channels - OEM, retail, direct marketing, licensing and more. Dinner and panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

March 5 -- An evening with the resident artists of Opera San Jose. No host cocktail hour and strolling musicians 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m., Opera benefit at 8:30 p.m. Raffle prizes. Italian American Heritage Cultural Center, 425 No. Fourth Street, San Jose. 408.293.7122 or www.iahfsj.org

March 5 through 8 -- State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament. HP Pavilion at San Jose. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

March 5 through 14 - Children-s Musical Theater San Jose presents Mainstage performance of Little Shop of Horrors. Montgomery Theater, San Jose. 408.288.5437 or www.cmtsj.org

March 6 - Community School of Music and Arts Gala Opening of the Center for Music and Arts Education. Art exhibit featuring Enrique Chagoya and special performance by David Benoit. 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. 650.961.0342 ext. 314 or www.arts4all.org

March 6 -- The Junior League of Palo Alto.Mid Peninsula presents its 2004 Viva Las Vegas! Spring Gala; an evening of fine dining, dancing, casino entertainment as well as spectacular live and silent auctions. 7:00 p.m. to Midnight at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. 650.321.5026 or www.thejuniorleague.org/spring_gala

March 6 - Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Banker-s Bowl. Bank of America teams compete to raise money and company spirits. Afternoon at Moonlight Bowl, Santa Clara. 408.988.8915 or www.jascc.org

March 6 - Oscar Night at the Capital Club. 408.971.9300 or www.sanjoseclub.com

March 6 - Dancing Through the Decades, San Jose Rotary Auction. Rotary Summit Center, San Jose. 408.297.6100 or www.sj-rotary.net

March 7 - San Jose Wind Symphony presents Basically British concert. 3:00 p.m., Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. 408.927.7597 or www.sjws.org

March 11 -- Entrepreneurs Foundation Corporate Community Involvement Seminar: Building Stronger Companies and a Stronger Community. 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Adobe Systems Incorporated. 408.616.4270 or www.efbayarea.org

March 11 - Special Olympics of Northern California, Silicon Valley Region Breakfast With Champions. 7:30 to 9:00 a.m., Capital Club Athletics, San Jose. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

March 11 - Women-s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater San Jose presents Connections 2004 and the 21st Annual Women of Distinction Ceremony. This year-s theme is Tapestry of Life: Women Weaving the Fabric of Community Together. 6:00 p.m. at Fairmont San Jose. 408.358.3033 ext. 33 or email: [email protected]

March 12 and 13 - City of Sunnyvale Presents An Evening of Cultural Arts. Nikolai Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival. Enjoy Russian instrumental soloists and Russian dancers in an evening with Nikolai. Experience the essence of Russia and it's people through music, dance and song. The last time we had Nikolai Massendoff and his Russian Folk Festival both evenings were sold out to very enthusiastic audiences. 8:00 p.m. 408.730.6611 or www.ci.sunnyvale.ca.us/Recreation

March 13 - St. Justin School Monte Carlo: South of the Border. Silent and live auction, casino gaming, premium wine tasting. 408.248.1094.

March 13 - Celebration to open the new Santa Clara City Library. Central Park, Santa Clara. 408.615.2987 or www.library.ci.santa-clara.ca.us

March 13 - Special Olympics Basketball Competition, Santa Clara University. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

March 13 - 38th Annual Golden Circle Theatre Party. Annual black tie theatre party and dinner/dance to raise funds for the Golden Circle Endowed Scholarship Fund at Santa Clara University. St. Joseph-s Cathedral and San Jose Center for Performing Arts. 408.554.2787 or www.scu.edu/goldencircle

March 13 - Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Inc. Spring Bowlathon. Teams from multiple companies compete to raise money and company spirits. Afternoon at Fourth Street Bowl, San Jose. 408.988.8915 or www.jascc.org.

March 13 -- 17th Annual Denim to Diamonds, dubbed the "best party on the Peninsula." Benefit for Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. A Black-tie/Glitzy Western wear gala attended by Silicon Valley's Best and Brightest. Featuring: Silent & Live Auctions, Champagne Reception, Gourmet Dinner, Diamond Champagne, Casino, The Galleria, Wheel of Fortune! Bay Meadows Racecourse, 6:30 p.m. to Midnight. 650.470.6000 or www.ronaldhouse-stanford.org

March 13 and 14 - El Camino Youth Symphony Annual Benefit Concerts with special guest artist Jon Nakamatsu, gold medalist of the 10th Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Redwood City and March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at San Jose Civic Auditorium. 650.327.2611 or www.ecys.org

March 19 - Italian American Heritage Foundation St Joseph's Table. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., Mass at 11:00 a.m. Italian American Heritage Cultural Center, 425 No. Fourth Street, San Jose. 408.293.7122 or www.iahfsj.org

March 19 & 20 - Peninsula Symphony Orchestra presents Around the World in 80 Minutes. Travel the world through the musical genius of seven great composers! Marimba soloist Evangelina Estrada guests. March 19, 8:00 p.m. at San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware; March 20, 8:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. 650.941.5291 or www.peninsulasymphony.org

March 20 through April 18 -- San Jose Repertory Theatre presents Rounding Third. San Jose Rep, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. 408.367.7255 or www.sjrep.com

March 21 - Steinway Society of the Bay Area presents Ursula Oppens. 7:00 p.m. at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St., San Jose. 408.246.4200 or //www.steinwaythebayarea.com

March 24 - World TB Day. 1.800.LUNG.USA

March 24 - Santa Clara University Catala Club presents Fashion Plates. Designer Tables, Silent Auction, Raffle, Luncheon and Fashion Show by Designer's Corner of San Jose. Doors open at 11 a.m. for table viewing and bidding; luncheon at 12:30 with Fashion Show to immediately follow. Market Square in Benson Memorial Center, located on the Santa Clara University Campus. Proceeds to benefit the Catala Club Endowed Scholarship Funds. 408.292.7556.

March 26 - Bright Lights Benefit presents Una Notte Bella. This benefit raises money via silent and live auction of items generously donated to Hillbrook School. Funds raised from the event benefits Hillbrook-s financial aid program as well as its unique academic and arts programs. 5:00 p.m. to Midnight, Fairmont San Jose. 408.356.6116 or www.hillbrook.org

March 26 - Williams Elementary School PTA presents Rock the Boat: Adventure on the High Seas! Festivities will include a Captain's Dinner, Gaming on Deck, Treasure Auctions, Buccaneer Bingo, Prizes and more! Lou's Village, San Jose. Proceeds benefit the William's Elementary PTA. 408.535.6196 or www. Williamselementary.com

March 27 - El Camino Youth Symphony Sinfonietta Concerto Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650.327.2611 or www.ecys.org

March 27 -- The Concert Choir and the Consort Singers of Loyola Marymount University will present a concert under the direction of Dr. Mary Breden. They will be joined by the St. Victor School Senior Choir and Honor Choir. 8:00 p.m. at St. Victor Church, 3108 Sierra Rd., San Jose. 408.251.1740 or Http://sv.ca.campusgrid.net/home

March 27 -- American Cancer Society Spring Preview and Fashion Show. 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Los Gatos Discovery Shop, 39 E. Main Street, Los Gatos. 408.354.5917.

March 28 - Assistance League® of Los Gatos-Saratoga 4th annual Antique Show -N Tell. Local antique dealers informally evaluate your treasures. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Saratoga Community Center. 408.867.3862

March 30 - Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Inc. 18th Annual Business Hall of Fame Dinner, honoring local business icons: Craig Barrett, Irwin Federman, Bill Krause, Dan and Charmaine Warmenhoven and Colleen Wilcox. 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Fairmont San Jose. 408.988.8915 or www.jascc.org

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APRIL

April - Cancer Control Month

April - National Donate Life Month (Organ and Tissue) www.donatelife.net

April 1 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) TiE High Tech Job Fair: 50 hiring companies, dinner and panel presentations. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

April 2 - Celebrating America: Presentation High School Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show. Luncheon at 11:00 a.m. and Dinner Show at 6:00 p.m. Benefiting student scholarships. San Jose Convention Center. 408.264.1664 or www.pres-net.com

April 2 & 3 - City of Sunnyvale presents An Evening of Cultural Arts. Adrian Legg. Finally a musician who truly honors the contours of a melody, and in the compositional process, explores every musical genre. His astonishing instrumental virtuosity, combined with unbounded creativity and grace, has led him to be voted Best Fingerstyle Guitarist four years straight (1993 - 1996) by the readers of Guitar Player magazine. 8:00 p.m. 408.730.6611 or www.ci.sunnyvale.ca.us/Recreation

April 3 -- YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a national event taking place at Ys across the country. Kids and families are invited to come to their local YMCA to participate in fun activities and games, and learn about all the resources and classes available at the Y. Times vary, but most activities will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 408.298.3888 or www.scvymca.org

April 3 - Palo Alto Philharmonic Chamber Music Concert. 8:00 p.m., Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. www.paphil.org

April 4 - Steinway Society of the Bay Area presents free concert, community outreach featuring Pianist Irina Prilipko-Morgan with Soprano Barbara Divis. 2:30 p.m. at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St. San Jose. 408.246.4200 or //www.steinwaythebayarea.com

April 5 - Sacred Heart Community Service Yan Can Cook event. Time and location TBA. 408.278.2174 or www.shcstheheart.org

April 10 through May 2 - Opera San Jose presents Die Fledermaus. 408.437.4450 or www.operasj.org

April 17 - Viva Sevilla! Annual Night at the Opera Gala of West Bay Opera, reputed to be the second oldest opera company in California! Enjoy a dramatic evening while you support opera in our community. Champagne and tapas, silent and roving auctions, dinner and wine, live auction and operatic entertainment. 6:00 p.m. at Grand Auditorium of the Sun Santa Clara campus (formerly Agnews Developmental Center), Leonard Stocking Drive, Santa Clara. 650.843.3901 or www.wbopera.org

April 17 - St. Lawrence Academy Comedy Night. 7:30 p.m. 408.296.3013 or www.saintlawrence.org .

April 18 - Palo Alto Philharmonic concert, featuring Elena Yarritu, soloist. 3:00 p.m., Cubberly Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www.paphil.org

April 18 - Steinway Society of the Bay Area presents Yin, Cheng Zong. 7:00 p.m. at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St., San Jose. 408.246.4200 or //www.steinwaythebayarea.com

April 18 - San Jose Wind Symphony From Russia with Love concert. 3:00 p.m., San Jose State University. 408.927.7597 or www.sjws.org

April 18 -- The Eighth Annual Rivers of Chocolate Festival, benefiting Social Advocates for Youth. This year's theme is California's very own Napa River, a great fit as many of the vintners who will be pouring wines that afternoon are from the Napa Valley. In seven years, Rivers of Chocolate has established itself as the premier chocolate-tasting event in Northern California. Each year finds additional restaurants creating confections to fit the theme. The 500 guests, many of whom come year after year, delight in the rich chocolate creations and savory delights prepared and donated by leading chocolatiers and chefs. With sweeping views of the Santa Clara Valley and mountains surrounding the event, guests are treated to big band music, cooking demonstrations and a live auction called by Pete DeVries, the Cowboy Auctioneer, a favorite of the crowd. 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. 408.956.8034 or www.sayscc.org

April 22 - American Heart Association-s research Roundtable Luncheon. Attendees include executives from local venture capital firms, law and accounting firms, investment banking firms and medical device and life science companies. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto. 408.977.4950 or www.americanheart.org

April 23 through 25 - San Jose Taiko Rhythm Spirit 2004 Concert. Three hometown concerts featuring premiere works by company members, plus favorite repertory works that have entertained audiences for over 30 years. Experience the heart-pounding sounds of San Jose Taiko! April 23rd & 24th at 8:00 p.m., April 25th at 3:00 p.m., San Jose Repertory Theater 408.293.9344 or www.taiko.org

April 23 through 25 -- Serenity Retreat. Co-sponsored by the Silicon Valley and We Care Intergroups of Overeaters Anonymous. Our speaker has 18 years of OA recovery with 12 years of abstinence from Canada, presenting The Big Book Comes Alive for OA. The cost of the retreat includes two nights lodging plus six abstinent meals that will be eaten in the cafeteria that overlooks the ocean. 50% scholarships are available. Villa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz. 408.268.7243 or www.oasv.org For registration forms, contact Shirley at [email protected]

April 24 - March of Dimes WalkAmerica. Vasona Park, Los Gatos. 408.260.7629 or www.marchofdimes.com

April 24 - Cinderella Ball, presented by the Silicon Valley Charity Ball Foundation. An 18-year tradition of benefiting Silicon Valley public-benefit agencies. Fairmont San Jose. 408.260.0594 or www.svcb.org

April 24 - San Jose State University 2004 Tower Award Dinner honoring Chuck Davidson. SJSU Student Union Ballroom. 408.924.1472.

April 24 -- National Rebuilding Day. With the support of businesses, skilled trades, community volunteers and contributors, Rebuilding Together Peninsula will repair over 70 homes and community facilities of neighbors in need from Sunnyvale to Daly City. 650.366.6597 or www.rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org

April 24 - St. Victor-s Second Annual Dinner/Auction to benefit the St. Victor School Science Lab Capital Campaign. 6:00 p.m. in the hall of St. Victor Church, 3108 Sierra Road, San Jose. 408.251.1740.

April 24 - Mission Chamber Orchestra presents Spring Romance concert featuring Pip Clarke, violinist; Emily Ray, conductor. 8:00 p.m., Le Petit Trianon, 72 N. 5th St., San Jose. 408.293.6060 or www.missionchamber.org

April 24 & 25 -- The City Connections Committee of the Silicon Valley Capital Club welcomes your donation of clean, gently worn business apparel (preferably on hangers) during its semi-annual Working Wardrobe In-Gathering. Donations will be distributed to Sacred Heart Community Services and City Team Family Services. We are providing curbside drop-off in front of the Capital Club Athletics building. Tax-deductible receipts will be provided.11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 196 North Third and St. James streets, San Jose. [email protected]

April 25 -- Montalvo Celebrates the Culinary Arts. A celebration of food and wine from some of California's premier chefs including David Kinch from Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos and wineries including Mt. Eden Vineyards, Testarossa, Bernardus and Coyote Canyon. The event supports Montalvo's Education & Outreach programs. Villa Montalvo, Saratoga. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 408.961.5800 or www.villamontalvo.org

April 25 - Lupus Foundation Northern California 10th Annual 5k Run & Walk. 8:00 a.m. at West Valley College campus, Saratoga. 408.954.8600 or www.balf.org

April 26 -- The Junior League of San Jose presents the 35th annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (VRL), Honoring Community Spirit. Santa Clara Marriott. 408.264.5917 or email: [email protected] www.jlsj.org

April 29- American Lung Association-s State of the Air Report Release. 1.800.LUNG.USA

April 29 - American Lung Association Clean Air Awards Luncheon. San Francisco. 650.994.5864

April 30 through May 2-- USA Wrestling California Festival. San Jose McEnery Convention Center. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

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MAY

May - American Lung Association-s Clean Air Month. 1.800.LUNG.USA

May - InnVision, The Way Home, Garden Gala, Palo Alto. Wine tasting and auction to support InnVision Urban Ministry of Palo Alto. Date, time and location TBA. 408.292.4286 or www.innvision.org

May - San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Building Your Business: Small Business Conference and Expo, featuring seminars, speakers, luncheon, mixer and expo. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., McEnery Convention Center, San Jose. 408.291.5250 or www.sjchamber.com

May -- REACH Youth Scholarship Awards Breakfast. San Jose Marriott. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

Mid-May -- Then, Now & Always, 4Cs' 3rd Annual Spring Celebration. Join us to celebrate the achievements of local visionaries in children's issues and to support the services 4Cs provides for parents, the early childhood education workforce and the community. Features dinner, awards (including the Mary Elizabeth Griffin Children's Award), silent auction and more! Date, time and location TBD. 650.655.6770 or www.thecouncil.net

May 2 - Special Olympics of Northern California, Silicon Valley Region - Wine & Food Gala. 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Hayes Mansion, San Jose. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

May 2 -- Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Auction, Wine with Heart. Fundraiser for the American Heart Association and Stanford Vascular Research. Only opportunity to taste all 58 Santa Cruz Mountains Wines in one location! Wine tasting paired with local restaurants will accompany a silent and live auction. Auction items include rare wines, getaways to world class resorts, overseas trips, unique private winemakers' dinners and much more. Crowne Plaza, Palo Alto. 831.479.9463 or www.scmwa.com

May 2 -- Saratoga Rotary Art Show featuring great art, entertainment, food, Kid's Korner. A great family event; our 44th year. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., West Valley College, Saratoga. www.saratogarotary.org

May 3 -- The ALLIANCE for Community Care Inaugural Golf Tournament. Putting contest, golf clinic, million dollar hole-in-one contest, $1,500 certificate from Pebble Beach. Hooked on Golf creator Mitch Juricich will be on hand to improve your golf and overall tournament enjoyment. 9:30 a.m. registration; 10:45 a.m. golf clinic; 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. La Rinconada Country Club, Los Gatos. 408.254.6828 or www.alliance4care.org.

May 4 - World Asthma Day. 1.800.LUNG.USA

May 4 - Tribute to Women & Industry Awards (TWIN). YWCA in Santa Clara Valley-s 20th Annual Awards & Fundraising Dinner honoring the top executive women in the Valley and the companies that employ them. 7:00 p.m., Fairmont San Jose. 408. 295.4011 ext. 216 or www.ywca-scv.org.

May 4 - St. Lawrence Academy Golf Tournament at Coyote Creek Golf Course, playing the Tournament Course. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 12:00 p.m., followed by dinner. 408.296.3013 or www.saintlawrence.org

May 5 - Human Race. Shoreline, Mountain View.

May 6 - EMQ-VIP League presents the 3rd Annual Entertaining Throughout the Seasons luncheon. Featured are decorator-designed table settings and guest speaker Dan McCall, party planner, of McCall & Associates. Proceeds will support the agency-s Addiction Prevention Program, which serves students and families in middle and high schools. 10:30 a.m. at the Fairmont San Jose. 408.335.1832.

May 6 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Famous Pioneers of Computer Networking, featuring founders of Jupiter Networks, Network Appliances, Cisco and more. Dinner and panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

May 6 through 9 - Children-s Musical Theater San Jose presents Rising Stars performance of Cinderella. Montgomery Theater, San Jose. 408.288.5437 or www.cmtsj.org

May 7 - Presentation High School Annual Golf Tournament. Scramble format. 10:00 a.m. at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. 408.264.1664 or www.pres-net.com

May 7 -- Silicon Valley Arts and Business Awards (ABBYs). This premier philanthropic event for the arts honors local corporations and individuals who have made significant contributions to the arts in Silicon Valley during the past two years. The proceeds will benefit the PARTNERS grants program of the Arts Council, which annually supports more than 130 local arts and cultural organizations. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., San Jose Marriott, 301 South Market St., San Jose. Visit www.artscouncil.org/abbys.htm or contact Lisa Cole at [email protected] or 408.998.2787 ext. 204.

May 8 - St. Elizabeth-s Day Home Be An ANGEL Benefit Dinner & Charity Auction. The event includes hosted beverages, a gourmet dinner, and an exquisite dessert. In addition to engaging entertainment all night long, we also present silent auction tables, a rousing live auction, and numerous raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit various projects at the Day Home, including facility improvements, program upgrades, and Scholarship assistance. 408.295.3456 or www.StElizabethsDayHome.org

May 8 - El Camino Youth Symphony-s Annual Ice Cream Social Concert, Talent A La Mode. 6:15 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center Auditorium, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650.327.2611 or www.ecys.org

May 8 through June 6-- San Jose Repertory Theatre presents No Time for Comedy. San Jose Rep, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. 408.367.7255 or www.sjrep.com

May 10 - Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Golf Marathon. Limited to 40 golfers who play non-stop golf (can do 100+ holes!) to raise money. 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Villages Golf & Country Club, San Jose. 408.988.8915 or www.jascc.org

May 12 - Friends of Guadalupe River Park and Gardens presents Window on the River Park. 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Location TBD. 408.277.5998 or www.grpg.org

May 12 -- Springboard Forward's Evening of Inspiration, honoring Don Kennedy. 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m., Frances C. Arrigalla Alumni Center, Stanford University. 650.968.6600 or www.springboardforward.org

May 14 -- Shining Stars: The Rising Above Stigma Leadership Awards. ALLIANCE for Community Care's 7th Annual Benefit. In support of National Mental Health Month, the awards luncheon will offer a stunning educational forum and will recognize individuals and corporations who have helped reduce the stigma of mental illness. Featuring Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, as the Keynote Speaker. Also featuring a book-signing with Ms. Nasar. 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel. 408.254.6828 or www.alliance4care.org

May 14 - Hospice of the Valley 25th Anniversary Western Gala. 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, San Jose. 408.947.1233 or www.hospicevalley.org

May 14 - 3rd Annual St. Justin Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament. 408.248.1094.

May 14 through 23 - Children-s Musical Theater presents Mainstage performance of Once on This Island. Montgomery Theater, San Jose. 408.288.5437 or www.cmtsj.org

May 15 -- Resurrection School's annual golf tournament to support the school! The event will be held at Eagle Ridge. The day includes green fees, cart and dinner at Eagle Ridge. Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Paul Kavanagh at [email protected] or check the school's website at www.resparish.org/School.

May 15 - St. Victor School First Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting the school-s Science Lab Capital Campaign. Location TBA. 408.251.1740.

May 17 -- St. Elizabeth Seton School's 9th Annual "Scramble for Kids" Golf Tournament. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund for students. It features putting and chipping contests, a 4-ball scramble format; a box lunch; heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine and the Magnolia Jazz Band; and an auction, awards and prizes. Seton School's doors are open to all students from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of their faith or ability to pay. Scholarships will give these children a chance to succeed, so please join the golfers for a fun-filled day! Registration at 9:00 a.m.; shotgun start at 11:00 a.m.; wine, food, music and auction at 4:00 p.m. Stanford Golf Course, 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford. 650.326.1258 or //seton.ca.campusgrid.net

May 20 -- Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Fourth Annual Golf Tournament. Details TBA. 408. 408.279.7550 or www.nextdoor.org

May 20 -- Humane Society Silicon Valley is proud to present the first annual "Fur Ball" on Saturday, March 20 from 7 pm - 11 pm. The event will feature appetizers, cocktails, dinner, big band music, a silent auction, and an award ceremony recognizing outstanding pets. All proceeds directly benefit the shelter. Admission is $75 per person. For details, contact Joe Romagna, Special Events Manager, 408.727.3383 ext 883.

May 21 - 2nd Annual Special Olympics Golf Classic. Silver Creek Valley Country Club, San Jose. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

May 21 & 22 -- Peninsula Symphony Orchestra presents Young Virtuoso-Winner of 2003 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, Eric Nowlin, an exquisitely expressive Julliard violist solos. Elgar's Enigma Variations with Maestro Mitchell Sardou Klein conducting. May 21, 8:00 p.m. at San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware, and May 22, 8:00 p.m., at the Flint Center, De Anza College in Cupertino. 650.941.5291 or www.peninsulasymphony.org

May 22 - Special Olympics Northern California, Silicon Valley Region presents Silicon Valley Spring Games. Athletics, Aquatics & Tennis Tournaments. Stanford University. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

May 22 -- NCCJ Silicon Valley Exemplary Community Leadership Awards Gala, 6:00 to10:00 p.m., San Jose Fairmont Hotel, Imperial Ballroom. 408.286.9663 or www.nccjsv.org

May 23 - San Jose Wind Symphony presents Mostly Marches! Concert. 3:00 p.m., Milpitas Community Center. 408.927.7597 or www.sjws.org

May 23 -- El Camino Youth Symphony Sinfonietta Spring Dance. 3:00 p.m. at Cubberley Auditorium, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650.327.2611 or www.ecys.org

May 24 - W.L. Butler/March of Dimes Golf Classic. Stanford Golf Club. 408.260.7629 or www.marchofdimes.com

May 27 - Sacred Heart Community Service Enduring Hearts Breakfast. Time and location TBA. 408.278.2174 or www.shcstheheart.org

May 30 - El Camino Youth Symphony Season Finale. 2:00 p.m. at Spangenberg Theatre at Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. 650.327.2611 or www.ecys.org

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JUNE

June 3 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Global Trends in Biotech Entrepreneurship. Dinner and panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

June 5 -- USA Olympic Trials, Judo and Taekwondo. San Jose Event Center. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

June 5 - Lupus Foundation Northern California Annual Spring Vacation Drawing. 408.954.8600 or www.balf.org

June 5 -- Heart's Delight MONOPOLY Game Night. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Hotel Valencia, Santana Row. 408.977.4950 or www.americanheart.org

June 6 - Special Olympics Northern California, Silicon Valley Region Law Enforcement Power Ride. Scenic motorcycle ride from Santa Clara to Monterey areas. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

June 6 - American Lung Association-s Centennial Celebration. Sacramento. 916.444.5864

June 6 & 7 -- The 20th Annual Randy Cross Invitational Golf and Tennis Tournament to benefit Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Tennis on Sunday at The Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University. Golf on Monday at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club and Stanford Golf Course followed by a cocktail and awards party. 650.470.6000 or www.ronaldhouse-stanford.org

June 19 through July 18 -- San Jose Repertory Theatre presents The Underpants, a comedy by Steve Martin. San Jose Rep, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose. 408.367.7255 or www.sjrep.com

June 21 - Advent Group Ministries 6th Annual Golf Classic. CordeValle Golf Course, San Martin. 408.281.0708 or www.adventgm.com

June 22 -- Jewish Family Service Annual Meeting. 7:00 p.m. Location TBA. 408.556.0600 or www.jfssv.org

June 26 -- Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Fundraiser, Passport to Brazil. 650.329.2366 or www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter

June 27 - Steinway Society of the Bay Area presents free concert, community outreach featuring Pianist Li-shan Hung with violinist Mimi Dye. 2:30 p.m. at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N. 5th St. San Jose. 408.246.4200 or //www.steinwaythebayarea.com

Late June - Palo Alto Art Center presents From Brazil: Mano o Mano. Through early September, 2004. 650.329.2366 or www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter

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JULY

July -- San Jose Golf Classic hosted by Mayor Ron Gonzales. Date & location TBA. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

July 1 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Main Event. Topic/speakers to be announced. Dinner & panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

July 10 - Classics & Hot Rods for Hospice. 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elk-s Lodge. 408.947.1233 or www.hospicevalley.org

July 10 & 11 - Palo Alto Art Center presents the 12th Annual Clay & Glass Festival. Featuring over 180 prominent clay & glass artists with the Association of Clay & Glass Artists. 650.329.2366 or www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter

July 11 -- Vintage Affaire, an elegant picnic and auction of fine wines in an estate setting, benefiting Peninsula Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 2:30 p.m. in Atherton. 650.858.0202 or www.pcbvi.org

July 16 - Special Olympics of Northern California, Silicon Valley Region golf tournament. Palo Alto Golf Course. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

July 16 through 25 - Children-s Musical Theater San Jose presents Rising Stars performance of The Wiz. Montgomery Theater, San Jose. 408.288.5437 or www.cmtsj.org

July 18 -- Summer Symphony 2004. The Summer Symphony concert has been the primary event fundraiser benefiting the Children's Health Council for the past 44 years. Past performers include Peter, Paul and Mary, Burt Bacharach, Ben E. King, Bernadette Peters, Ella Fitzgerald and Roberta Flack. 4:30 p.m., Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University. 650.326.5530 or www.chconline.org

July 20 - Concert in the Park. Free Summer Pops Concert on the lawn at Oak Creek Apartments, 1600 Sand Hill Rd., Palo Alto. Bring the whole family and picnic on the lawn at this favorite annual event by the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. 650.941.5291 or www.peninsulasymphony.org

July 24 - Special Olympics of Northern California, Silicon Valley Region Law Enforcement Power Pull. Fire and cement truck pull. Paramount-s Great America. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

July 24 -- American Cancer Society Silent Auction, featuring art work, collectibles and artifacts. Los Gatos Discovery Shop, 39 E. Main Street, Los Gatos. 408.354.5917.

July 28 through August 1 -- Pacific Swimming Long Course Championship. Independence High School, San Jose. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

July 30 -- Children-s Musical Theater San Jose presents Mainstage performance of Miss Saigon. Montgomery Theater, San Jose. 408.288.5437 or www.cmtsj.org

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AUGUST

August - San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce COMPAC Barbeque, Silicon Valley-s -must attend- political event of the year. 5:30 p.m., History Park San Jose. 408.291.5250 or www.sjchamber.com

August - KTEH Summer On-Air Membership Drive. 408.795.5400 or www.kteh.org

August 3 through 8 -- Menlo Charity Horse Show, benefiting Peninsula Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Menlo Circus Club, Atherton. 650.858.0202 or www.pcbvi.org

August 5 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Main Event. Topic/speakers to be announced. Dinner & panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

August 12 through 15 - Children-s Musical Theater San Jose presents Rising Stars performance of The Velveteen Rabbit. Montgomery Theater, San Jose. 408.288.5437 or www.cmtsj.org

August 14-- 23rd Annual MacArthur Park Wine Festival to benefit the American Red Cross. Wine! Food! Music! Fun! Fine California wines and fabulous food from MacArthur Park. 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pre-Festival Dinner Friday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. 650.688.0438 or www.paarc.org

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SEPTEMBER

September - San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon, premier women-s networking event. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location TBA. 408.291.5250 or www.sjchamber.com

September - KTEH Travel & Leisure Auction. Dates and times TBA. 408.795.5400 or www.kteh.org

September 2 -- Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration with special guest, Jon Nakamatsu, pianist (Van Cliburn Winner). Nakamatsu performance, dinner, special honorees, silent and live auctions. Benefit for programs for seniors such as senior day care and daily lunches. San Jose Fairmont Hotel, 6:00 p.m. 408.294.2505

September 9 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Main Event . Topic/speakers to be announced. Dinner & panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 .pm., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

September 11 -- 50th Anniversary of St. John Vianney School (1954-2004) with a Mass followed by a family style celebration with food, school tours, class reunions, and much more to take place at St. John Vianney Church, with celebration to follow in the school courtyard, 4601 Hyland Avenue, San Jose. 408.258.7677 or www.sjvsj.org

September 12 - American Heart Association American Heart Walk. A walk through the scenic West Valley College campus to raise funds to fight heart disease and stroke. Food, drink and entertainment provided for all walkers. Walk starts at 9 a.m. 408.977.4950 or www.americanheart.org

September 16 & 17 - Junior League of San Jose presents Fashion Show 2004. Luncheon and fashion shows on the 16th and 17th; gala dinner and fashion show on the 17th. Fairmont San Jose. 408.264.3058 or email: [email protected] www.jlsj.org

September 17 through 19 -- Holy Family Parish Annual Festival. Carnival rides, games, international food, beer, wine, silent auction, boutique, trinkets & treasures, bingo, Cherry Bells, raffles, Joe Sharino Band 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday; The Garage Band 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Saturday. Festival hours: Sept. 17, 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.; Sept. 18 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sept. 19, Noon to 6:00 p.m. Holy Family Parish, 4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose. 408.265.4040 or www.holyfamilyfestival.org.

September 18 - 2004 Cattle Baron-s Ball, presented by Grand View League, a fund-raising branch of the American Cancer Society. Time and venue TBA. www.cbbsiliconvalley.org

September 18 through October 3 - Opera San Jose presents The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart's greatest operatic masterpiece. Opera San José's first production in the magnificently restored California Theatre on South First Street in downtown San Jose. Performances at 8:00 p.m., except for 3:00 p.m. Sunday matinees. 408.437.4450 or www.operasj.org

September 20 - Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Golf Classic. Great golf, food, and contests with dinner and auction. 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Silver Creek Valley Golf & Country Club, San Jose. 408.988.8915 or www.jascc.org

September 25 -- The Morgan Center Autism Conference. The Autism Epidemic: an update on current available information - research, education, etc. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara. 408.241.8161 or www.morgancenter.com

September 25 - Special Olympics of Northern California, Silicon Valley Region 7th Annual Walk for the Gold. Almaden Lake Park, San Jose. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

September 26 -- The 28th annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival will be held at its new location, Almaden Lake Park. This free, family oriented festival includes a juried arts and crafts show, premium wine and beer tastings, entertainment on two stages, and a special children's area! All festival proceeds are donated back to the community as contributions to schools, charities, and scholarships for local students. //www.almadenartwinefestival.com

September 29 & 30 -- employmentAccess2004 (eA'04) 6th Annual National Conference. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Microsoft Conference Center. www.employmentaccess.org

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OCTOBER

October -- RAFT's Showcase of Creativity. Details TBA. 408.451.1425 or www.raft.net

October - San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Legends & Leaders, the Chamber-s signature event featuring legendary speakers and Excellence in Education awards. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fairmont San Jose. 408.291.5250 or www.sjchamber.com

October - St. Elizabeth-s Day Home Be An ANGEL Golf Tournament. Golf for San Jose's oldest and most respected children's charities. A fun day on the golf course isn't too bad, either. 408.295.3456 or www.StElizabethsDayHome.org

October -- InnVision Gala Event, San Jose. Dinner and auction to support InnVision programs. Date, time and location TBA. 408.292.4286 or www.innvision.org

October 1 -- Community Foundation Silicon Valley 50th Annual Meeting & Luncheon featuring Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 408.278.2200 or www.cfsv.org

October 2 - American Lung Association Asthma Walk. The Asthma Walk-a-thon is a non-competitive 5-kilometer morning walk through West Valley College. Participants will enjoy music, refreshments, and learn about asthma. 8:30 a.m. registration begins; 10:00 a.m. Walk starts. West Valley College, Saratoga. www.asthmawalk.org

October 2 & 3 -- San Jose Museum of Art 35th Anniversary Gala. Join the San Jose Museum of Art in celebrating their 35th anniversary with an extraordinary gala dinner celebration on Saturday Oct. 2 and again on Sunday Oct. 3 for a founder's brunch, guest artist lecture and community Kids Art Sunday. 408.271.6840 or www.sjmusart.org

October 2 & 3 - Italian American Heritage Foundation Family Festa 2004. Great entertainment, bocce ball, grape stomping contests, Italian dancing, Children's corner, delicious Italian food, arts and crafts, etc. Discovery Meadow, San Jose. 408.293.7122 or www.iahfsj.org

October 3 -- Franklin McKinley Education Foundation Golf Classic, a golf tournament benefiting San Jose's inner-city youth through youth education and youth development programs. CordeValle. 408.283.6153

October 7 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Main Event. Topic/speakers to be announced. Dinner & panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

October 7 - Rebuilding Together Peninsula Noel Boutique. Start your holiday shopping early! Portion of all sales benefit Rebuilding Together Peninsula. 1910 Noel Drive, Los Altos. 650.366.6597 or www.rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org

October 9 -- The 15th Annual Hispanic Charity Ball. The premier Hispanic philanthropic event of the year. 6:00 p.m.reception; 7:00 p.m. dinner and program followed by dancing the night away! Fairmont San José. 408.881.0560 or www.hispanicfoundation-sv.org

October 10 -- 4th Annual St. John Vianney Golf Tournament. San Jose's Los Lagos Golf Course. 408.258.7677 or www.sjvsj.org

October 12 through 17 - Palo Alto Art Center presents the 9th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. Featuring over 6,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins of different colors, sizes and textures. 650.329.2366 or www.cityofpaloalto.org/artcenter

October 15 - Sacred Heart Community Service Golf Classic. Time and location TBA. 408.278.2174 or www.shcstheheart.org

October 15 & 16 - Peninsula Symphony Orchestra presents Grand Opening Concert - An All-Russian program featuring Van Cliburn Medalist Maxim Philippov with Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto. Oct. 15, 8:00 p.m. at San Mateo Performing Arts Festival, 600 N. Delaware, and Oct. 16, 8:00 p.m., at the Flint Center, De Anza College, Cupertino. 650.941.5291 or www.peninsulasymphony.org

October 17 -- The Harker School's 54th Annual Family and Alumni Picnic. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Harker School, 500 Saratoga Ave., San Jose. For more information, contact Nancy Reiley at 408.345.0108 or [email protected]

October 18 -- Silver Creek Valley Country Club Memorial Golf Tournament. A fun day of golf with silent and live auction. Includes lunch on the course and dinner. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Silver Creek Valley Country Club, San Jose. 408.964.3954

October 23 - Star Chefs of Silicon Valley, a benefit for March of Dimes South Bay Division. Tastings from major chefs and vintners, live auction and dancing. Fairmont San Jose. 408.260.7629 or www.marchofdimes.com

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NOVEMBER

November - Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 17th Annual Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration. Date, time and venue TBA.

November - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. 1.800.LUNG.USA

November -- 10th Annual San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner. HP Pavilion at San Jose. 408.288.2930 or www.sjsa.org

November -- Candlelight Auction: Once Upon a Time. Date, time and location TBA. 408.264.1664 or www.pres-net.com

November - KTEH Holiday Auction. 408.795.5400 or www.kteh.org

November 4 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Main Event. Topic/speakers to be announced. Dinner & panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

November 6 - St. Justin School Autumn Elegance Tea & Luncheon. 408.248.1094.

November 9 -- YWCA in Santa Clara Professional Women's Luncheon (PWL). This event has earned the reputation as the most powerful, nonprofit luncheon in the Valley. It also serves as the YWCA's largest annual fundraiser. Funds are used to support the organization's community programs and services that annually serve more than 28,000 women and families. Noon to 1:30 p.m., San Jose McEnery Convention Center. 408. 295.4011 ext. 216 or www.ywca-scv.org.

November 12 -- The Mothers' Guild of Bellarmine College Preparatory presents the 50th Annual Fashion Show for Financial Aid. Fairmont San Jose. Contact Bellarmine College Preparatory at 408.294.9224.

November 12 & 13 -- Only the Best: A Spectacular 6th Annual event featuring a vast array of designer clothing and accessories. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Los Gatos Discovery Shop, 39 E. Main Street, Los Gatos. 408.354.5917.

November 18 - Santa Clara County Sheriff-s Advisory Board 3rd Annual Sheriff's Fall Gala, Partnering Community Safety with Philanthropy. Dinner, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Rolls Royce Drawing. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this fun event! Location TBA. 650.245.9682 or www.sccsab.org

November 19 - St. Justin School Jump Rope for Heart, a benefit for the American Heart Association. 408.248.1094.

November 20 through December 5 -- Opera San Jose presents Tosca, Puccini's powerful drama. California Theatre, South First Street in downtown San Jose. Performances at 8:00 p.m., except for 3:00 p.m. Sunday matinees. 408.437.4450 or www.operasj.org

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DECEMBER

December - Special Olympics of Northern California Law Enforcement Polar Plunge. Chilled souls plunge into the Monterey waters for pledges. Monterey Pier. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

December 2 -- SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) Main Event. Topic/speakers to be announced. Dinner & panel presentation. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at TechMart, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. 650.592.0421 or www.svase.org

December 2 - Sacred Heart Community Service Enduring Hearts Breakfast. Time and location TBA. 408.278.2174 or www.shcstheheart.org

December 2 - Lupus Foundation Northern California 14th Annual Mercedes-Benz Grand Give-Away. 7:30 p.m. at Smythe European, San Jose. 408.954.8600 or www.balf.org

December 5 - Hospice of the Valley Tree of Life. 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., Sun Microsystems, Santa Clara Auditorium. 408.947.1233 or www.hospicevalley.org

December 7 through 17 - St. Justin School Christmas Advent Novena, supporting the school-s Community Ministry Food Program. 408.248.1094.

December 7 through 10-Valle Monte League Christmas Tree Elegance. Beautiful parties with lavishly decorated Christmas trees with gifts, fashion shows at five day events and the Holiday Office Party. Silent auction at the Holiday Office Party and silent and live auctions at the Grand Ball. Santa, gifts and a show at the Children's Party. December 7: Brunch at 10:30 a.m.; Holiday Office Party from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. December 8: Coffee at 9:45 a.m.; Tea at 1:45 p.m. December 9: Coffee at 9:45 a.m.; Tea at 1:45 p.m.; Children's Party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. December 10: Grand Ball at 6:30 p.m. All events at DoubleTree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose. 408.278.8001.

December 9 - Special Olympics of Northern California, Silicon Valley Region Spirit of the Seasons. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Hayes Mansion, San Jose. 408.392.0170 or www.sonc.org/regions/siliconvalley

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