, 800 Blossom Hill Rd., will celebrate the groundbreaking gala and live/silent auction 7-9 p.m., Saturday, April 21, for its new memory support building. The event will include desserts, champagne and wine. To view auction items to benefit the nonprofit retirement community, please click here. Details: 408-357-1111.
Poetry Los Gatos presents Poetry Movie Night: Il Postino, 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 20. An Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to Pablo Neruda. Neruda's work read pre- and post- film; popcorn served! Open to poets, writers and non-writers. Bring a friend! , 208 East Main St. Details: 408-354-8700.
Open Mic at e. The public is invited to an open microphone event sponsored by Los Gatos poet laureate, Parthenia M. Hicks, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 at Great Bear Coffee, 19 No. Santa Cruz Ave. Open to poets, writers, and non-writers. Read a poem of your own or read one of your favorite poets!
Sign up for the 35th annual Great Race at 9 a.m., Sunday, April 29. The event is a 4-mile scenic footrace/walk down Highway 9 from Saratoga to Los Gatos. It's presented by the . Register online by clicking here.