5 Things You Need to Know Today, Sept. 30

Busy Saturday for Los Gatos! Don't miss the community garage sale.

1. The 23rd annual West Valley College Pow Wow takes place noon to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 1, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. The free event offers the public a fun-filled day of drumming and dancing while broadening your understanding of Native American culture. Details: 408-741-4029. Donations benefit the college's Donald M. Johnson Native American Scholarship.

2. The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Garage Sale takes place 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 1. To see a list of registered sales, click here. Printed Shopper's Guides are also available for pick up today, Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Town Hall, Los Gatos Library, LGS Adult Recreation Center, Coffee Roasting Company and Whole Foods. On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Town of Los Gatos and Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation will hold its annual Second Chance Day Donation Drive at the Adult Recreation Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to encourage sellers to give away unsold items for local shelters and nonprofit organizations. Details: http://www.LosGatosCA.gov/SecondChance, www.losgatosca.gov, or 408-354-6834.

3. The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Los Gatos High School. A holiday icon, the event attracts more than a 1,000 people from the Bay Area each year. Proceeds benefit the high school and local artists. Details: http://www.magicalglasspumpkinpatch.com/

4. The nonprofit organization Los Gatos Youth Park, Inc. will present its "Youth Citizen of the Year Award" to five local youths who have made significant contributions to the community during a ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Youth Park, behind Los Gatos High School, next to the tennis courts. The honorees are Joe Chadwick, Jordanne Sanford, Michael Daboll, Michaela Jose, and Ruth Cormier. The youth will participate in the Los Gatos holiday tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 2, and will start the Los Gatos Children’s Holiday parade with a whistle on Dec. 3. Details: Chris Miller, 408-395-7949.

5. will be providing flu shots to help local residents prepare for the winter flu and cold season. Shots will begin at 10:30 a.m., Monday. Oct. 3 at the Loma Prieta Community Room,, 23800 Summit Rd. There is no charge for those enrolled in Medicare Part B (bring your card), $25 if you are a member of another plan. The Mountain Program will be open for table games or, just stop by for some coffee and conversation! Bring a bag lunch. Details: 408-354-1514


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