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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

hellyer velodrome bike racers

Watch the exciting track bike racing season at Hellyer County Park Velodrome. Races are held every Wednesday night through Sept 21. Come out and watch up to two hours of non-stop racing action under the lights!

The track opens around 6pm and racing starts promptly at 6:45pm. The racers consist of various groups: women and men, beginners through experts. See different types of track events, each about 15 minutes in length. For the full Hellyer County Park Velodrome event calendar, visit hellyervelodrome.com/calendar

Event Type:
Public Programs
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

985 Hellyer Ave
San Jose, CA 95111
United States

Friday, August 12, 2022

Nature Exploration at Vasona | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Come explore the park on a ~1 mile guided walk and practice your observation skills as we discover the wildlife that calls this place home.  Best for ages 3+. Meet at the fishing pier (Pier Parking Lot). 

Advanced registration encouraged: https://forms.gle/jak7KeQCSJKdMDBL9.

Questions? email [email protected]

A landscape photo of Vasona Lake with a large tree on the left and grassy field with lake in the background
Event Type:
Public Programs
Friday, August 12, 2022
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

15294-15298 Garden Hill Dr
Los Gatos, CA 95032
United States

Salt Marsh Safari boat tour

Explore the community of animals, plants, and people that call San Francisco Bay home on this 1 1/2 hour boat ride. Discover our region’s natural history and how we have shaped – and protected – our shoreline over time. Minimum age 8. 

Sorry, this event is full.

Event Type:
Public Programs
Friday, August 12, 2022
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

1195 Hope St
San Jose, CA 95002
United States

Summer Movie Night | 8:45 PM - 11:00 PM

Watch "Jungle Cruise" at Field Sports County Park tonight. Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars. 
Parking is $6 per vehicle and movie starts after sundown. Note: Dogs are not allowed on movie nights.

listing of 2022 summer movie nights events
Event Type:
Special Events
Friday, August 12, 2022
8:45 PM to 11:00 PM

9580 Malech Rd
San Jose, CA 95138
United States

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Junior Shoot | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The San Jose Zouaves Juniors Program is held on the second Saturday of every month, and all shooters must be signed in by 8:30 AM. Depending on group size, you can expect the day to complete anywhere from 11:30 AM - 1PM. The program is open to children from 10-20 years of age and is free to all. However if you wish to donate to the Program we will gladly accept a contribution of $5 per shooter to help cover ammunition and target costs.

Click on their website to learn more: San Jose Zouaves Rifle Club

Registration is desired, click below to sign up.

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Jr Shoot Event-Rifles
Event Type:
Public Programs
Saturday, August 13, 2022
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

9580 Malech Rd
San Jose, CA 95138
United States

Hellyer Weeding Parties! | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 If you are looking to get outside and connect with new people right in your backyard, this is the opportunity for you! California native plants play an important role in the health of our parks. To help them thrive, we have to work together to remove non-native and invasive plants.

This event is in partnership with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful.

Vaccination verification will not be required for volunteer events that are outside and one-time or short-term in nature. If you wish to apply as a Long Term volunteer (18 and older), or volunteer working indoors, you will be required to show proof of vaccination and all boosters for which you are eligible. Regardless of your vaccination status, do not attend a volunteer event if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19. Click here for Santa Clara County's COVID-19 Guidelines. Please contact the volunteer office with questions: [email protected]

Minimum age: 12

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Father and son at Hellyer County Park weeding party
Event Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, August 13, 2022
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

985 Hellyer Ave
San Jose, CA 95111
United States

Saturday, August 13th | 6:00p-7:00p

Location: Coyote Lake Amphitheater (near campsite #8) at Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park. Enter through "Coyote Lake Entrance". 

Coyote Lake Campfire Center

Come meet a wild nocturnal neighbor that goes bump in the night! Featuring a guest speaker from WERC-Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center. 

Questions? Email [email protected]

Park Map and Campground Map

Make a weekend of it! For County Parks camping information and reservations, click here.

Saturday, August 13, 2022
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Calaveras Trail
Gilroy, CA 95020
United States

Bats: Heroes of the Night | 7:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Bats: Heroes of the Night

Myotis Bat

"Campfire" program (no actual campfire)

Saturday, August 13th | 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Joseph D. Grant County Park Campground Amphitheater

Some people say Batman is their favorite superhero, but what about the bats that inspired his costume? Join Park Interpreter Rob to learn about the superpowers of bats in Santa Clara County Parks.

Questions? Email r[email protected]

Make a weekend of it! For County Parks camping information and reservations, click here.

Saturday, August 13, 2022
7:45 PM to 8:30 PM

Yerba Buena Trail
San Jose, CA 95127
United States

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

hellyer velodrome bike racers

Watch the exciting track bike racing season at Hellyer County Park Velodrome. Races are held every Wednesday night through Sept 21. Come out and watch up to two hours of non-stop racing action under the lights!

The track opens around 6pm and racing starts promptly at 6:45pm. The racers consist of various groups: women and men, beginners through experts. See different types of track events, each about 15 minutes in length. For the full Hellyer County Park Velodrome event calendar, visit hellyervelodrome.com/calendar

Event Type:
Public Programs
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

985 Hellyer Ave
San Jose, CA 95111
United States

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Neighborhood Naturalists

Sunset over the green hills of Ed Levin County Park, with Milpitas in the distance below.

A beginner's natural history course for adults

Thursdays, August 18, August 25, and
September 1 | 6:00-7:30 pm

Optional In-Park Culminating Session, details to be announced in class

Location: Milpitas Library
160 North Main Street, Milpitas

New to the area or curious about the natural world in your own backyard? This three-session educational program for adults will introduce participants to the natural history of the Santa Clara Valley, with a focus on the Milpitas region's geology, geography, flora, and fauna.

Evening sessions will include nature journaling, brief presentations, and group discussions. 

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

Questions? Contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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Event Type:
Public Programs
Thursday, August 18, 2022
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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