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Belwood Bingo and Movie Nights Coming Soon

Belwood Cabana Movie Night

Another  “Bingo and Movie Nights”  is planned for this summer for cabaña members and residents of Belwood, Surmont and Belgatos on Sunday, June 12th.  The movie is Zootopia.

Bring something comfy to sit on – blankets, sleeping bags, lawn chairs etc.  Popcorn and treats available for purchase!

For more information, keep an eye on the Belwood HOA website page for bingo and movie nights.

Belwood Cabana June 2016

Los Gatos summer music begins soon!

Los Gatos Free Music 2015“Free” is a good price for everyone, and in Los Gatos, there’s an abundance of free music every summer with the three series, each on different days of the week: Music in the Park, Jazz in the Plazz, and Vasona Vibrations (plus the Fiesta de Artes weekend)!.  Each year I compile a combined list of these three series in chronological order. I invite you to have a look and print it out!  You can find the entire list at my Live in Los Gatos blog:

Los Gatos Free Music Concert Series: Music in the Park, Jazz on the Plazz and Vasona Vibrations Schedule of Events and Performers

 

Belwood Cabaña Club Holiday Boutique

Check_it_outStop by the Belwood of Los Gatos cabaña is Saturday between 9am and 4pm this Saturday, November 15th, and take in the annual holiday boutique!  Find items for the holidays, including Thanksgiving, to enjoy yourself or to give as gifts.  A wide variety of offerings inclue jewelry, baked goods, photographs, Christmas decor, wine art and lighted wine bottles.  ALL ARE WELCOME!


Saturday November 15, 2014
From 9-4pm

Belwood of Los Gatos Cabaña Club
100 Belwood Gateway (cross street Blossom Hill Road)
Los Gatos CA 95032

Halloween Party at Belwood of Los Gatos

 Belwood of Los Gatos Halloween  PartyHalloween fun in the Belwood of Los Gatos Community!

Halloween is being celebrated at the Belwood of Los Gatos cabana club, Sunday Oct 26th 3- 6pm. Wear your costumes! Enjoy games, prizes,  popcorn & seeing everyone in the spirit. Spooky haunted house tours too – in years past they began at 5pm.

Volunteers needed! Here’s how to sign up to help:

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:http://vols.pt/5sWqqD

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.

Belwood Halloween

Belwood of Los Gatos July 4th Celebration

The Belwood of Los Gatos community is hosting its annual Independence Day or 4th of July celebration and the details are announced on the Belwood HOA website. (Quick note: A parade begins at Mulberry School (220 Belgatos Road) at 12:30.  The neighborhood festivities run from 1 – 5 at the cabaña.  Read all about it on the Belwood HOA site!)

Please note that since the weather is really hot and dry, the risk of fire danger is high right now.  A sign at Belgatos Park warns that viewing fireworks is strictly prohibited.

Belwood Cabaña is on FacebookGot Facebook? If so, you might consider “liking” the Belwood Cabaña page on Facebook.  They are great at keeping people updated on neighborhood events (this is not my page, btw).  That’s where I first learned that the holiday is being celebrated in traditional fashion.

Belwood Annual Halloween Party, Haunted House Events: Details & Request for Volunteers

Haunted RE Sign

Volunteers are needed on Saturday October 26th to set up the haunted house (for the next day) and also on Sunday beginning at 3pm.  Help on Saturday, then stay for the movie night, which begins at 7pm!

The annual Belwood Halloween Party is Sunday, October 27, from 3 – 6pm at the Cabaña.

Per the Belwood HOA website and the Bellringer newsletter:

3:00pm:  Games (and prizes) on the Cabaña lawn

3:30 Magic Mirror opens

4:00pm:  Pizza & drinks for sale

5:00pm:  Haunted house tours begin

6:00pm:  End of Party & Clean-up

Help is needed –  volunteers are sought to help with the games, haunted house actors and others to help with the food & drinks plus setup.  Teenagers can use this as an opportunity to accumulate Community Service hours.

If you’d like to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Michelle Heap at 356-8482 or garyandmichelle1@gmail.com.

Meeting at the cabana club March 26 2012 regarding explosion

Many thanks to Edwin Swartz for letting us know that there will be a meeting March 26th at 7:30 in the evening with representatives of PGE and town staff regarding the explosion at the corner of Westhill, and Belblossom Drive. The meeting will be at the cabaña club, and the neighborhood is invited to come with their questions.

Sound of explosion at Belblossom and Westhill, gardener injured, in east Los Gatos

Westhill at Belblossom after explosive sound - police neighbors PGE Update: 

It appears that turpentine was on the ground and there was some speculation that a spark from the electric tools seems to have caused this terrible explosion and injury. That assertion was retracted at a community meeting about the Los Gatos explosion March 26th 2012. Please click the link to read the full update.

Yesterday at around 2pm, a large, explosive sound rocked the Belwood, Belgatos and Surmont areas of east Los Gatos.  The thundering noise sounded to me like a transformer blowing out – but worse (I was walking down Bacigalupi with my dog at the time).  Neighbors wondered what caused it: gas explosion, rifle, transformer, or what? Several of us apparently called police.

When I phoned in, I was told that the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Dept was investigating.  They thought that a tree trimmer had hit a power line but weren’t sure at that time.

About an hour later, I came through the area after seeing a post on the Facebook group page for Belwood area residents that the noise originated from something happening in the “class d area” (meaning Surmont/Belgatos). Whatever it was came from a front yard of a house at the corner of Belblossom and Westhill.   P, G & E crews were investigating. A police officer was taking a report.  And neighbors gathered to share what they knew, thought or experienced with the big boom of two o’clock.

P, G & E Trucks parked on Westhill Drive, Los Gatos

A Belblossom home owner there told me that a gardener was doing something when the explosive sound occurred, that it put him in shock and that his ankle was broken.  I was very relieved that he was still alive, as was everyone else there.

On Belblossom - Los Gatos Monte Sereno police, P G & E crew, neighbors

At that time, it remained unclear what happened exactly.  P, G & E crews were still on scene, investigating.

Today I’m not seeing anything in the news about this, so wanted to share what I had heard (and seen) so far.  Wishing a very speedy and easy recovery to the person who was injured.  I hope that the P,G & E crews can figure out what happened so that it never happens again.

Investigating behind yellow tape on Belblossom in east Los Gatos

St. Mary’s Country Fair in Downtown Los Gatos

The annual St. Mary’s Country Fair is next weekend, Oct 7 – 9th, 2011 (beginning Friday at 5pm and ending Sunday at 5pm).  It’s always the 2nd weekend in October and is a huge fundraiser for both the school and parish programs. All are welcome!  Free admission, great food, entertainment, dancing on Saturday night to live music and of course rides and activities too. Click on the link above to get more information.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church is located at 219 Bean Avenue in downtown Los Gatos (a block or two in from North Santa Cruz).  The fair can be accessed via Bean or by Lyndon (off of Main).

Three free summer music concert series in Los Gatos

Summer 2011 is around the corner &  now’s a great time to schedule your enjoyment of the fabulous, free musical venues which are coming our way!  Below please find a compilation of the THREE different Los Gatos free musical concert series!  Hope to see you there! (Info deemed reliable but not guaranteed – please double check the websites prior to going & always read up on the rules – things may have changed.)

Vasona Vibrations Logo (Los Gatos Free Musical Concert Series)(1) Vasona Vibrations 5-7pm every Saturday June & July at Vasona Park: http://www.southbayfolks.org/vasona/ Schedule of who plays what week:

http://www.southbayfolks.org/vasona/#psched Performances are held every Saturday in June and July from 5-7pm, on the lawn near the Ranger Office, and just down the hill from the pedestrian entrance at University Ave and Pepper Tree Lane.  Referenced in the list below as VV. Please note that a fee is charged for parking within Vasona.

Los Gatos Music in the Park (Los Gatos Free Musical Concert Series)(2) Music in the Park Los Gatos Civic Center campus lawn Sundays 5-7 pm from June 19 – Aug 28

Get more information (rules, date, location)

http://www.town.los-gatos.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=350

Music in the Park site: http://www.lgmip.com/ Schedule info (who plays which day) http://www.lgmip.com/miperformers.asp Referenced in the list below as MIP.

Jazz on the Plazz (Los Gatos free musical concert series)(3)  Jazz on the Plazz http://www.jazzontheplazz.com/ Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 8:30pm, June 22nd through August 24th. (No blankets on the lawns.) The Los Gatos Town Plaza is on West Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue near the post office in downtown Los Gatos.  Schedule of who’s playing what: http://www.jazzontheplazz.com/jazz_artists.asp Referenced in the list below as JP.

Schedule of performers, where and when in chronological order for the free musical concert series in Los Gatos:

Date Day Series Time Performer & link (to performer’s website)
4-Jun Sat VV 5PM-7PM Scott T. Miller and the Old Shoes Blues Band
11-Jun Sat VV 5PM-7PM 10th Avenue Band
18-Jun Sat VV 5PM-7PM Tip of the Top
19-Jun Sun MIP 5PM-7PM Livin’ in the USA – A Cross-Country Music Trip
22-Jun Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Spencer Day
25-Jun Sat VV 5PM-7PM Golden State Ramblers
26-Jun Sun MIP 5PM-7PM Foreverland
29-Jun Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Pamela Rose
2-Jul Sat VV 5PM-7PM Kitchen Help
3-Jul Sun MIP 5PM-7PM Bruce Gwynn & Big Rain
6-Jul Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Claudia Villela
9-Jul Sat VV 5PM-7PM Red Hot Chachkas
10-Jul Sun MIP 5PM-7PM Aja Vu
13-Jul Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Nellie McKay
16-Jul Sat VV 5PM-7PM The Amazing Dr. Zarcon’s Breathing Machine
17-Jul Sun MIP 5PM-7PM The Best Intentions
20-Jul Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Kendra Shank
23-Jul Sat VV 5PM-7PM Jessica Johnson
24-Jul Sun MIP 5PM-7PM Take 2
27-Jul Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Barbara Morris
30-Jul Sat VV 5PM-7PM Celtic Heart
31-Jul Sun MIP 5PM-7PM Petty Theft
3-Aug Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Blue Wednesday featuring John Németh
7-Aug Sun MIP 5PM-7PM The Shanks
10-Aug Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Giacomo Gates
13-Aug Sat MIP 5PM-7PM Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos “Fiesta de Artes”
14-Aug Sun MIP 5PM-7PM Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos “Fiesta de Artes”
17-Aug Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Monterey Jazz Festival High School All Stars
21-Aug Sun MIP 5PM-7PM Jukebox Heroes
24-Aug Wed JP 6:30-8:30PM Jack Jones
28-Aug Sun MIP 5PM-7PM Journey Unauthorized

 

Los Gatos is a fantastic place in which to live and recreate, but no time more than the summer. Enjoy!

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This website is provided by Mary Pope-Handy, a Belwood resident and real estate agent.

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