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Four Things to Do in Los Gatos This Weekend

Donate blood today and then enjoy a relaxing Los Gatos Creek watershed tour Saturday.

ADDISON-PENZAK JCC BLOOD DRIVE

The American Red Cross sponsors a blood drive 12 noon-6 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, 14855 Oka Rd. Donation types needed are double red cells and blood. To make a blood donation appointment, please click here.

GEORGE RIVERA: A JOURNEY OF FAITH AND HOPE

The Art Museum of Los Gatos, 4 Tait Ave., presents the exhibition George Rivera: A Journey of Faith and Hope 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 11. The show is designed to illustrate Rivera’s artistic evolution through the last 30 years. Rivera utilizes a monochromatic palette and dramatic illumination in his large-scale portraits where, under different lighting, the human figure evokes inward unrest and emotion. Through various aesthetic developments during his career, the artist has developed a captivating body of work retaining a unifying and universal theme: the human condition. Today is the exhibit's last day.  Suggested donation is $5 per person. Details: 408-395-7386.

LOS GATOS CREEK WATERSHED TOUR

What is our Los Gatos Creek story? Find out when you explore the Los Gatos Creek Watershed by bus with several stops in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and San Jose, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 4 Tait Ave. in Los Gatos. Tickets are $35. Participants must be older than 18. Expert speakers and lunch are included. Tickets are available here. The program is hosted in collaboration with the Committee for Green Foothills and is related to the current exhibition, Shaped by Water: Past, Present & Future on view at the History Museum from Aug. 1-Dec. 31, 2012. Details: 408-395-7386

PARENTING CONTINUUM LECTURE

The Parenting Continuum, a Los Gatos alliance that supports K–12 parents, presents Dr. Michael J. Bradley 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Los Gatos High School's auditorium, 20 High School Court. Bradley is the author of “Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!” and “Yes, Your Parents are Crazy.” Learn what you can do to have mutual trust and respect with your teens. This event is for parents with children in grades fifth through 12th only and admission is free. Admission is free and no children will be allowed. Details: Marina Barnes at marina@marinabarnes.net, or Helena McCombie at helenamccombie@gmail.com.

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