Festa Returns to Guadalupe River Park Aug. 24-25
Nature Inspired Yoga in the Park
Session 2: July 18th through August 8th
Thursdays 6:15 to 7:15 pm
$25/members, $30/non-members, $10 drop in
Join our favorite yoga instructor Kristin Strellis for a gentle yoga class designed to improve your flexibility, balance and relaxation. All necessary equipment is provided. All you need to bring is yourself, dressed in comfortable clothing, and any stress or worries that have accumulated throughout the week to release outdoors in the beautiful Guadalupe Park. This class is taught outside. More info.
Bike Ride to Alviso
Sunday, August 4th
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
$10 members, $15 non-members
Been wanting check out the trail to Alviso but reluctant to go on your own? Join GRPC Executive Director Leslee Hamilton for a leisurely roundtrip ride to check out the trail's interpretive plazas and other destinations. Bring water, helmet and a sack lunch. More info.
Family Workshop: River Science
10:00 to 11:30 am
$15/members, $20/non-members for families of four
$10/members, $15/non-members for a parent and one child
Have you ever wondered what lives in the Guadalupe River? Bring your family and learn about the Guadalupe watershed and the federally endangered salmon and trout that call it home. Participating families will collect aquatic insects and do water quality testing to help us make sure the river is healthy. Have fun as a family and learn about your river! More info.
Summer Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, August 10th
9:30am to 12:30pm
Ages 18 and Up
Summer is an ideal time to train young trees and encourage optimal fruit production. Using demonstrations and hands-on practice, professional landscaper Sean McGrail will teach you how to slow down growth, increase light and remove disease from trees. Bring pruning equipment if you have it, and dress in long sleeves and closed toe shoes suitable to walk the spectacular orchard. More info.
Silicon Valley Kids Climate Club
1:30 to 3:00 pm
Do you know a child who is interested in environmental stewardship? Are you interested in hearing how we can make an impact on climate change? Join County Supervisor Dave Cortese as he introduces the Silicon Valley Kids Climate Club. Supervisor Cortese will talk about the impact that humans are having on our planet and will help us find simple environmentally friendly changes in our own lives that will lead to bigger changes on a global scale. More info.
River Explorers Special Needs Field Trip
Saturday, August 17th
10:00 to 11:30 am
River Explorers is a hands-on, outdoor program for children with special needs. Participants will learn about the wildlife community at the Guadalupe River and the biological adaptations of certain species. The field trip culminates in an actual river exploration, where students enter the water to get an intimate appreciation for the Guadalupe and the life it supports. Siblings of children with special needs are also invited to attend. Pre-registration is required. More info.
Foolproof Flower Arranging
10:00 am to 12:00pm
Summer is underway, and you've gathered a marvelous bundle of colorful summer flowers and foliage. Now what? Join Master Gardener Milli Wright and her other talented Flower Floozies for a workshop showing creative ways of combining colors, unique foliage fillers, tips and tricks for harvesting, preserving and showing your flower arrangements. Bring your own vase or use ours. More info.