Recreation

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

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.

Little Free Library in Belwood of Los Gatos!

Little Free Library in Belwood of Los GatosA couple of nights ago, I was out walking in the neighborhood with my daughter when we noticed a “Little Free Library” stand at 100 Belhaven Drive (at the corner with Harwood Road).  It had a few books inside and said “take a book, return a book”.  Apparently there are little free libraries all over the place, but it was the first we’d learned of it.

The website for Little Free Library says that their mission is

  • To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
  • To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
This appears to be a new phenomena.  Navigating around the website, there’s a link to a map with their sites. This new one in Belwood isn’t shown, but there’s one in Almaden, 2 in Cambrian, 1 in Campbell, and another in West San Jose. Kudos to our neighbors for getting it started here!
For more information, please see www.LittleFreeLibrary.org.

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).

Cardboard Hill in Belgatos Park: Remember to Clean Up After You Play!

“Cardboard Hill” is a much beloved spot in Belgatos Park, but sometimes it looks more like “big trash hill” when the cardboard sledders neglect to clean up after themselves.  Pack it in, pack it out! This is true for all the wonderful parks and trails in Los Gatos.

Here are a few shots from a couple days ago – typical fun on a sunny September afternoon.

About a half dozen kids gather to slide down "cardboard hill" at Belgatos Park in Los Gatos

About a half dozen kids gather to slide down “cardboard hill” at Belgatos Park in Los Gatos.

What goes up with some work comes down with some fun at Cardboard Hill.

What goes up with some work comes down with some fun at Cardboard Hill.

Sliding down "cardboard hill" at Belgatos Park in the Belwood neighborhood of Los Gatos.

Sliding down “cardboard hill” at Belgatos Park in the Belwood neighborhood of Los Gatos. Continue reading

Trails near Belwood, Belgatos, Surmont and Heritage Grove neighborhoods

The town of Los Gatos has a trail map for the Heinz Open Space Preserve and also one for the  Belgatos Park Trails and the Santa Rosa Open Space Preserve Trail.

My husband, Jim Handy, drew out the local trails on Google Maps and this provides a much better sense of what’s where. Enjoy!


View Blossom Hill Trails in a larger map

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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