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Halloween Party at Belwood of Los Gatos

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

Put on a costume and celebrate Halloween at the Belwood of Los Gatos cabana club, Sunday Oct 27th from 3- 6pm. Enjoy games, prizes,  pizza, snacks & the spirit of All Hallows Eve. The featured event will be either a spooky haunted house or a movie, beginning at 6pm. Costumes highly encouraged!

Belwood residents and invited guests only, please. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Learn more at the Belwood Homes Halloween Party event page.

Volunteers needed! Find sign-up information through the link above.

Belwood Halloween Party - Halloween Party at Belwood of Los Gatos

Spring Craft Fair at the Belwood of Los Gatos Cabaña

Spring Craft Fair at Belwood of Los Gatos April 14 2019Sunday April 14, 2019 – spring craft fair at the Belwood of Los Gatos cabaña, 11 am to 5 pm!

Over 40 local crafters, makers, and artists coming together for a day of Spring shopping! Just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day! You’re sure to find just the right gift for the people in your life. Handmade gifts are always a great way to show them you care! There will also be my succulent arrangements there to purchase as well as a DIY booth where you can make your own succulent terrarium! You don’t want to miss this!

Many thanks to Sandra Miller for letting me know about this event.

My daughter and I stopped in earlier and were very impressed by the offerings, so I’d encourage anyone to swing by and see the goods! Here are a few photos taken at the Belwood of Los Gatos cabana today.

 

Belwood Craft Fair with many booths

It’s a perfect day for browsing and buying…

 Belwood Craft Fair with many stalls and booths

In addition to all of the outdoor tents or booths, there’s an indoor area also.

Belwood Craft Fair stalls with hills in the background

Items for sale include jewelry, home goods, and artistic creations of many kinds. There are snacks and coffee available for purchase also.

Belwood Craft Fair spider and scorpion closeup

Some of my favorite items on display were the spiders and scorpions from Linda’s Obsession (Linda Fussell). If you cannot get to today’s craft fair, you can find her goods on Etsy at Etsy.com/shop/lindasobsession.

Belwood Cabaña Club Holiday Boutique

Check_it_outStop by the Belwood of Los Gatos cabaña is Saturday between 10 and 6 on Saturday, November 10th, 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 10, 2018
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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

Holiday Boutique 2018

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 Cabana at 1pm.  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 warm, dry, and windy, 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 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 Tuesday, July 3rd will be Wonderwoman.  Friday July 20th will be a Bingo AND movie night, with the featured film being Black Panther.  There will be one more on Saturday, August 11th – the film is not yet announced.

Bring something comfy to sit on – blankets, sleeping bags, lawn chairs etc. Popcorn, cotton candy, and other treats are 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 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).

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

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and phone numbers for the Cabana or HOA, please visit
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