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Check out the events that take place at our Vineland Branch Library or click here for the Library Event Calendar. 

The schedule for the Story Times at Vineland Branch you can find here!

For community events please check the AWNA Calendar in Yahoo Groups at:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awna/calendar

What's happening in Downtown San Jose?  Silicon Valley's Ultimate Guide to Arts and Culture.  Check also the Event Calendar for San Jose.


 Past Events


Pictures from the 11th Annual Halloween Party & Parade, Sunday, October  29th, 2006.

Here are some pictures from our annual Halloween Party and Parade.

"The Endless Summer" AWNA Picnic & Potluck on Saturday, August 27th!

You're invited to thee traditional "The Endless Summer" AWNA Picnic & Potluck organized by the Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association.

When: Saturday, August 27th, 2005
Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Upper Level of the Almaden Winery Park

We need volunteers for planning, shopping, coordinating the set-up, clean-up and grill chefs. Please contact Jim directly if you like to volunteer.

More details in the Flyer, click link below.

E Pick up the Flyer

May 12, 2005 - AWNA Girlfriend Time

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

at the
50 University Ave #220 in Los Gatos

Refreshments & snacks served

For more information and RSVP for you & your friend(s) please contact:

Phone: (408) 981-1176 or ChristineLavazza@comcast.net

August 28, 2004 - AWNA Community Picnic Back On

The community picnic previously scheduled for June 26th was canceled due to a lack of volunteers to help plan the event. Several members from our community have stepped forward to help plan the event - so it is back on!
The new date is August 28th from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Location - Almaden Winery Park

Planned activities/events include:

  • a jump house with a slide

  • swimming pools in the park (2 blow up type, 1 small and 1 large)

  • sprinkler spray activities

  • a DJ

  • San Jose Mounted Police

  • a fire truck on display

  • various games for children are being organized

  • a grill will be rented

  • this will be a potluck: bring your own grill item and something to share (more details to follow on the something to share item)

  • display board for the new Youth Lot

  • raffle for the Youth Lot project...

... and more!

But - we do need a "little more help" from the community. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event for helping to set up tables and chairs, cleanup, etc. So, if you can spare 30 minutes, or an hour or two on just the day of the event - Aug 28th- please volunteer! Again - just on the day of the event - no other commitment is required. If you can help, contact Nancy Sakal.

Also, we are looking for a "Head Chef" to assist in grilling duties. Contact Nancy as well.

More details will follow. So, be on the lookout for these here on the AWNA Website and in the July newsletter and flyers in August. This community-wide picnic is open for all families located within the 3 developments at the Almaden Winery. I look forward to seeing you all there!  Be sure to tell your neighbors.

Finally, this event will not be open for display tables for people promoting their business interests. This is a commercial-free event!

Michael Kubiniec,  President, Almaden Winery Neighborhood Association


Wednesday, June 2, 2004 - The City of San Jose invites you to attend a public hearing on the naming of the new Almaden Branch Library

Time: 7:00PM

Location: Vineland Branch Library, Community Room

             1450 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA


For more information, please call 408-794-1400 or visit www.newsanjoselibraries.com

Saturday, March 13, 2004  (10:00a - 2:00p) -  Community Planting Day 

The AWNA is organizing a planting day to improve the area of the park along the Chambertin Drive entranceway. We are seeking volunteers from the community to assist - including members of our Youth Committee. Tentative date for the planting is Saturday, March 13, 2004, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Point of contact is: Nancy Sakal. If you are able to volunteer, even for just a short time, please contact Nancy as soon as possible.

Thank you!


Saturday, February 28, 2004 - Vice Mayor Pat Dando invites you to attend the opening of the Guadalupe Trail from Blossom Hill Road to Chynoweth.

Time: 1:00 PM

The ceremony will take place between Blossom Hill and Chynoweth. There will be signs directing you where to go. For more information, contact the District10 office at 408-277-5251 or via email: pat.dando@cs.sj.ca.us

Saturday, February 28, 2004 - Grand Re-Opening of Community Policing Center at Westfield Shoppingtown Oakridge Mall

The ceremony will be held 12:00 Noon at the Westfield Oakridge Mall 947 Blossom Hill Road located next to Linen N' Things

Bring your children!!! Westley the Kangaroo will make an appearance as well as the San Jose Mounted Police Unit. The Sharky Fire Truck will also be there. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on the above events, contact the office of Pat Dando, 277-5251.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004  -  Meet the New Chief of SJ Police

Join us in a Neighborhood Meeting to meet new Chief of Police

Vice Mayor Pat Dando will be hosting a neighborhood meeting to introduce our new Chief of Police, Rob Davis, to the community. Chief Davis is a District 10 resident and is very familiar with San Jose, This will be your opportunity to greet our new chief and ask any questions you may have. The meeting will be held on:

Wednesday, February 25, 2004, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vineland Branch Library at 1450 Blossom Hill Road

Saturday, January 17, 2004  -  Grand Opening of the Vineland Library

Come and celebrate the Grand Opening of the Vineland Branch Library. The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th, at approx 11:00 AM. Get this on your calendar. This is an event you won't want to miss! If you are interested in more information about the new Vineland Branch Library, click here.

Stay tuned, more details about the opening will follow.

Friday, December 19, 2003  -  House Decorating Contest

The results are in for the Annual Almaden Winery Holiday House Decorating Contest and we have a winner - actually two winners! This year, we have a tie and the winners are:

Gary Chiotti - 1505 Touraine Drive

Michael Tyler - 1512 Touraine Drive

Both Gary and Michael have been winners in previous years and they battled it out once again this year. They engaged in holiday light proliferation and escalation as they each eyed each other's display from across the street. As one increased with yet another string of lights, the other matched and exceeded the other. Go and see for yourself!

The judging committee had a very difficult job determining the winner with votes split down the middle! Therefore, both Gary and Michael each earned a $50 cash prize. They will also pass the winner's sign back and forth to each other over the next several weeks. Detente has settled in!

Well done to Gary and Michael! They have certainly raised the bar for holiday spirit in our neighborhood. For those not selected, better luck next year! Next year, we may include another category of indoor decorations as seen from the street. Many homes offered a wonderful display and are a terrific sight to see.

The best decorated street was Bordelais Drive. Well done and thank you for all those that participated.

This year's judging committee consisted of: Joe and Cathy Cassetta, Bryan and Shelly Shisler, Jay and Anne Gabany, Jim Graham (his wife Carmella had to stay at home sick!) and Mike and Michele Kubiniec. The judges had to endure the cold and drizzling rain as they walked through the neighborhood, but it was worth it!



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