1. Los Gatos Patch blogger Cassie Maas has been named as the 2012 chair of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, Los Gatos/Saratoga District. Maas was recognized during a Dec. 8 gala at the in Los Gatos. "I'm excited," Maas said about her appointment. "I'm the first woman in this position in many years." Maas was appointed by a SILVAR nominating committee, she said.
2. The American Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 22, at the 's multi-purpose room, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. Details: 800-RED-CROSS, or 1-800-733-2767. Sponsor code is APJCC to schedule an appointment.
3. and the present the 17th annual Los Gatos Resolution Run 5-mile race at 9 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 1, at the Los Gatos High School track. Kids' distance starting at 200 yards, all age divisions welcome. Registration is $15 and $30 before Dec. 29 without and with long-sleeve T-shirt, respectively. Registration after Dec. 29 is $15 without T and $20 after Dec. 2 without T. Kids' Race entry fee is $5 and includes ribbon. Special division awards will be presented to top finishers. After race refreshments will be available. Details: 408-354-7365.