Are you looking for something to do this weekend, as early as this weekend? No worries folks, with P.K.’s Weekend Roundup on Examiner.com, not only will you find activities that include the latest and greatest, but your favorites as well. We've compiled some of the hottest happenings from inland to the coast, from the exquisite to the slightly bizarre, from this weekend to the next and just a few days – and occasionally a few weeks beyond – so you can plan ahead. This wonderful year bestows upon us a year filled with good things and much luck so whether you desire some ooh-la-la romance with your sweetheart, quiet time alone or are in need of some much needed family time for catching up on some group hugs – just give it your all, be safe (and please, designate a sober driver if you plan to drink). Just remember to make the new memories count as they should be cherishable, charitable and magnificently unforgettable. Ciao for now.
This weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 11, 12 & 13, 2013
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11, 12 & 13, 2013
Santa Clara – The Home & Garden Show at the Santa Clara Convention Center has everything you need for home improvement from solar to remodel to all sorts of exhibits featuring what your home needs to be the best home it can be for you and your family. Show hours: Friday from noon until 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With show discounts on everything from security to cabinets to well over $20k in contests; with assorted valuable exhibitors you won’t want to miss. Don’t worry if you miss this one, come February 8, 9 and 10 there will be another one in San Mateo at the San Mateo Convention Center. Hosted by World Class Shows.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2013 – (event through Sunday)
San Jose – The Silicon Valley International Auto Show with over 100,000 car nuts coming downtown to view the latest and greatest hottest models at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose. Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; cost ranges between $7 and $10. Parking: Ranges $3/hour at $20/max. at the South Hall, Second & San Carlos, First Street & I-280 (free until after 6 p.m. Thurs, Friday and all weekend); Almaden & Balbach, Woz & 87. Closest public lot open to the public: Almaden & Woz (unknown rates).
Saturday, January 12 2013
Santa Clara – The Santa Clara Swim-a-thon is to be held at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara behind the library in Santa Clara. Start time: 8 a.m. Call 1-408-246-5050 for additional information. Bring families together and support this wonderful club!
Saturday, January 12, 2013 – (Saturday only)
San Jose – The Bay Area PetExpo 2013 will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose with Animal Planet, Just Paws Modern Dog, Dog Dipper and more. Get low cost vaccinations and microchipping; live entertainment, pet costumes and more. Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2013 – (event date: January 29)
San Jose – Broadway San Jose, A Nederlander Presentation in association with Team San Jose presents “Rock of Ages.” a spectacular show with mind-blowing musical hits from Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and many more.
Four additional shows in the 2012-2013 season include the South Bay debuts of “Rock of Ages,” theatrical phenomenon Blue Man Group,” Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Billy Elliot” and “Green Day’s American Idiot.” Beginning on January 29, the first of these wonderful four will be “Rock of Ages” on stage at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Dates, times and prices vary (stay tuned to Examiner’s Event section and P.K.’s reviews for additional information); and visit Broadway San Jose's website for details. For season ticket information, call 1-866-395-2929 or 1-408-792-4111.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Santa Clara – Yes, a Saturday’s market to offset the usual Sunday affair and this one in Santa Clara: The Santa Clara Farmer's Market is also a year-round event held in front (or back near the post office) at Franklin Square Mall in Santa Clara (at Jackson Street and Homestead Road), and happens to be quite the quaint little farmer’s market indeed – perfect for those Saturday shoppers who like to get it done and out of the way. From caramel corn to flowers and vegetables to fresh fruit you’re bound to find what you need (with many growers that are also at the Campbell’s Farmer’s Market); live entertainment, laughter, trades, goods and treats. Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
San Jose – A special Wednesday Farmer's Market in San Jose to catch up on grocery shopping for the family, and get a head start on the remainder of your holiday shopping. Add some ooh-la-la for that special recipe or enjoy a little time to yourself while the kids go off and do some of their own shopping – let them shop for dinner and cook one night, wouldn’t that be fun?! Whatever you do, just enjoy yourself for an afternoon at the Cambrian Park Farmer’s Market San Jose held at the lot at Camden and Union Avenues in San Jose on Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This market sponsored by the Cambrian Park Plaza Merchants Association.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Niles – Shopping and Saturday Silent Movie Night. Visit the town of Niles for shopping, from antiques to assorted uniques and artifacts at the Niles Depot Museum (with railroad signals, lanterns, tools and assorted artifacts from the old Niles Tower). Niles is always a great place to find that special gift you’ve been looking for, or, just a quaint little town to roam with all sorts of history – with lots of friendly folk. And don’t forget the “Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum” for silent movie night every Saturday night at the Edison Theater located at 37417 Niles Blvd. begins at 7:00 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. check the website for which silent film will be played. Silent movies are just $5 each.
Saturday, January 12, 2012
Santa Clara – Santa Clara Swim Club’s Annual Swim-A-Thon to support the historic club. Support the swimmers, count laps and keep track of time – all at the International Swim Center in Santa Clara located behind the Santa Clara Library on Homestead Road.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 – enlighten your soul and brighten your world with art and technology
San Jose – San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art is always a great afternoon visit, or schedule to go with your sweetheart or child on the weekend. Located at 560 South First in downtown San Jose and with a collection of amazing exhibits from very talented artists from all over the Bay Area, this is a great way to spend an afternoon with your sweetheart. Open Saturdays from Noon to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Visit their website or call 1-408-283-8155.
Santa Clara – The Triton Museum of Art is also another museum worth the visit and if you’re closer to Santa Clara, then maybe the Triton Museum might be on your list of museums to visit; located at 1505 Warburton Avenue at Don Avenue in Santa Clara. Showcasing all sorts of artwork from artists all over the Bay Area, with the recent (through Feb. 3) a statewide watercolor competition on exhibit; this is another museum worth spending an afternoon in. Parking is free. Visit their website or call 1-408-247-2136. Currently on exhibit: Karen Frey.
Santa Clara – Educate yourself and your children with the latest technology at The Intel Museum, the place where folks can "Journey through decades of Innovation." The Intel Museum truly is a place of wonder where technology is concerned, and where kids and adults alike can share the world of technology and a little tech knowledge. Discover the making of silicon chips or cruise the Intel Museum store for holiday gifts. Located at 2200 Mission College Blvd. in Santa Clara. Open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information or museum schedule, call 1-408-765-5053.
San Carlos – Carlos at the Hiller Aviation Museum located at 601 Skyway Road in San Carlos. This is not only a place where those interested in flight, exploration or flying – but children are always amazed by technology. Explore the wonderful world of aeronautics with your child, or what the heck, go by yourself. Call 1-650-654-0200 for additional information.
Anywhere – Art-o-mat – Truly fine art for an affordable price for collectors; smaller versions of the original artwork that artists create available in incredible, vintage cigarette machines renovated into art vending machines that are also pieces of art. Definitely one way to replace greeting cards and they are the same price! For just $5 people can own a piece of fine art and add to their collections; children can learn about fine art – there are simply no limitations when it comes to art.
Santa Clara – The de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University is also another great museum to check out; located at 500 El Camino Real in Santa Clara. For additional information visit their website or call 1-408-554-4528.
Oakland – Free first Sunday of the month is “free” admission day at the Oakland Museum of California located at 100 Oak Street in Oakland. Visit the website for additional information on exhibits, new hours of operations and event info.
Sacramento – Art by Michelle Cordova – her amazing Apple Hill-themed art greeting cards and Delta Landscapes available on small, easy to hang canvas (such as for Art-o-mat) are now available at Trezhers Gift Shop located at 3214 Riverside Blvd. (across from Vic’s Ice Cream, closed Sun. & Mon.).
Los Angeles – Ki’i Boards Fine Art – Have you given up surfing and want to turn your surf board into fine art? Do you love the ocean and the theme and fine art and want to incorporate the two? The ideas are endless and so is the art by this extremely talented young lady – Tara Berger out of southern California
San Francisco – First Tuesday of every month comes the Conservatory of Flowers – a great place with a lot of incredibly beautiful flowers – no doubt as beautiful as you are, ladies. A great place to take a date gentleman, and a great place to take the kids – they have a good time, too. Current exhibits include Boomtown’s Barbary Coast’s Gold Rush Days through April 14, 2013. Check out the slide show photo of the San Francisco Conservatory, how beautiful just the architecture of the green house.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 – (Check for adoption fee specials)
San Jose and Sunnyvale – Adopt-a-pet, save a furry little life and provide a “forever’ home to that New Year’s gift for your family member with the Humane Society of Silicon Valley’s because everyone knows that HSSV is the best place to get a pet, with some of your pet’s favorite toys, food and other pet accessories available at Petco Sunnyvale and San Jose locations (off Saratoga Avenue near Westgate).
The adoption benefits of going through Humane Society of Silicon Valley include everything from spay/neuter surgery to all vaccines and routine de-worming – the benefits are as priceless as the felines or pooches awaiting your smooches – and your time is equally priceless, so don’t forget to tell a friend and remember, if you can’t adopt get those volunteer hours in to help these little munchkins feel loved. Petco San Jose is located at 500 El Paseo de Saratoga Avenue in San Jose; 1-408-370-2732; and Petco Sunnyvale is located at 160 East El Camino Real in Sunnyvale; 1-408-720-1419. Choose a new pet who is looking for a “forever” home and thank you to everyone who has shown their support and for giving the past almost dozen animals we’ve shown a loving home – your support is much appreciated. These purring and furry animals needed you and you came through! Be sure to check out the photo of “Jacq” who needs a forever home – are you his new parents?
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Ben Lomond – Towne & Country Antiques and Uniques is a unique antique store and quite frankly one of the best on our list, and one that will absolutely become one of your favorites – especially during the holidays when shopping needs to get done. From the outdoor garden area with iron structures and statues be it mermaids, angels or animals to various iron structures to the indoors where collections of sorts from dolls to houses to furniture and sorts covering every holiday from St. Valentine’s to Christmas with displays that will make you feel right-at-home. The owner, Jan, will also make you feel welcome and is very helpful, and one of the friendliest owners we've met in a long time. Be sure to add “Towne & Country Antiques and Uniques” to your list of antique shops and spend an afternoon browsing for that have-to-have treasure find. Towne & County Antique and Uniques is located at 9280 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond. For additional information and hours please call 1-831-336-5993.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 – or any day of the week
Your home –anytime – Don't feel like going out and just want to stay home? Why not go online and do a little holiday shopping or check out the latest music video – and hey, have you checked out the Examiner site recently? We have just about everything on every topic so check us out!
P.K.’s music video fav’s and picks of the week:
–Train – in previous weeks I mentioned “Drops of Jupiter” and Save Me San Francisco" but for those who haven’t yet listened to Train’s newest release, "50 Ways to Say Goodbye," it’s pretty hilarious so check it out.
–The Stragglyrs are a “rootsy” group who produce some of the best folk-rock and country rock music in the Bay Area who also write some quality songs that are nothing short of superb. Tom Thomson on lead and rhythm guitar and vocals; Bill Mishler on drums and vocals; Chris Purdum on bass, rhythm guitar and vocals; and the newest member, Hank Van Buren on rhythm and lead guitar and vocals. Check their website for a listen and their calendar for their next gig – you’ll be glad you did.
– Doc Roc and the Disorderlies – That’s right, there is a cure for what ails you with Doc Roc and the Disorderlies you get the hottest cover music in the nation or, some of their awesome originals. From good old-fashioned Rock & Roll, jazz and all sorts of mix of music that you can dance to or just listen to while surfing the web or sitting in that lovely Bay Area traffic. And a hot little piece of trivia for you, the drummer of the band really is a doctor. From private parties and local clubs to weddings and Bar Mitzvah because these guys are among the best – and their MySpace page is where you can give their new sound a listen.
–Phillip Phillips – the hot new sound is always at "Home" in your heart.
–Dream Music: Part 2 by Sean Michael Williams and a group of guys out of Los Gatos – you’ll enjoy this time lapse video as much as I did; check out their first, plus watch for their new one (stay tuned for the review coming out soon).
–Gary Allen “Every Storm Runs Out of Rain” – his website should have the video front and center; if not, search it, it’s well worth it. Word on the music strip is that those who donate to Hurricane Sandy victims can receive a free Gary Allen download; check out details here,
–Here’s a new one for the girls (and boys): “Mean Girls” by Rachel Crow – now this bullying just has to stop. Parents, kids, girls – everyone needs to give this song a listen – this is an important one to give a real good listen to, lyrics and all. The message is pretty clear…folks, in and out of school really ought to be nice to one another!
–Christina Perry “A Thousand Years” – from the movie, Twilight – their latest, where Edward "gets the girl." And, well, where us women realize that the one we love is worth fighting for, (as long as he fights back, that is). An absolutely great song; among the best – so do give it a listen.
–Christina Perri “A Jar of Hearts” – Ghosts must leave the building for this song is a definitive way to get over someone they’ve loved for a thousand years or more – once they’ve decided that person can’t hurt them anymore.
–Music video by the Queen of Country Music, Carrie Underwood, who sung this song, “Blown Away” with her amazing voice at the Billboard Music Awards 2012 – and while you’re there, heck out her new single, “Two Black Cadillacs.”
–P!nk is always in and it’s never complete without that one last kiss (isn't there a wine by that name?) so be sure to check out this song, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” by the extremely talented and beautiful P!nk.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 – (event time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Palo Alto – The perfect New Year mixer! Chamber of Commerce Mixer, the biggest one of the year with four cities (Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale) joining in for what promises to be a HUGE event. With over 300 attendees last year, this year promises to be more; with over 30 exhibitors be sure to bring extra business cards. Event will be held at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center located at 3921 Fabian Way in Palo Alto; register via Event Brite; $11.54 (passes furnished at the door). Chamber and non-Chamber member mixer event.
Friday, January 18, 2013 – (or any day of the week)
Since “living” is the theme for 2013, how about a “live” moon-rise or glow, or when was the last time you witnessed a sunrise, or watched the sunset in your pajamas? The “in” thing is to webcam-it from your home computer to somewhere you’d like to be. Check to see what the weather is (if you can see a blizzard, it might not be the best time to head to Tahoe) – or maybe you have an itch to see what the higher view of life looks like from the tops of Mt. Tam. Whatever your desired view, we have it here for you:
Mount Hamilton – The hamcam at Mt. Hamilton is a great thing to check out anytime, from home or office – just to check out what’s going on in the sky from where you are
Mount Tamalpais – not only is this one place you’ll definitely want to go check out for a morning or afternoon hike if not for the beautiful view, the webcam is a neat thing, too
Mount Umunhum – There is also the famous Mount Umunhum live webcam, at the foothills of the valley (although not many know the name of the mountain – but it’s the one that everyone looks to when they want to see if there is any snow)
Lake Tahoe – The ever beautiful Lake Tahoe webcam is a must when it comes to live cams so naturally we included it; with a special inclusion toward the bottom of the same page of Heavenly and Yosemite, so enjoy!
Friday, January 18, 2013
Friday & Saturday, January 18 & 19, 2013
Los Gatos – Are you looking for some of the best BBQ rub on the planet, or maybe you’re just crazy for good live entertainment on a weekend – whatever you're looking for be it Country & Western mood or the finest BBQ rub on the planet, The Cats Restaurant and Tavern is a good-time for all. And don't forget for those not wanting to drive that one or two exits up Hwy. 880/17 from San Jose they can always catch a free shuttle offered by The Cats. Catch the shuttle from the parking lot across from the Toll House Inn in downtown Los Gatos (free shuttle every 25 minutes, from 5 p.m. until midnight; every Friday and Saturday). Savings Tip for Examiner readers: Co-owner Mark Thomas said for those who "Like" The Cats on Facebook, they can receive a free "Cowboy Chip Platter" appetizer. The Cats is located at 17533 Santa Cruz Highway in Los Gatos. Call 1-408-354-4020 for additional information.
Sunday, January 20, 2013 – (event: at Los Gatos boutique)
Campbell – Festa Gioia Open House to be held on January 20, 2013 at 16395 Roseleaf Court in Los Gatos where folks can do lunch and shop Italian-style. Sacramento – Venetian Mask Making Class with artist Carla Almanza de-Quant at the Sacramento Italian Cultural Society located at 6821 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Carmichael. Preregistration required; RSVP: 1-408-640-6628.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Campbell – Campbell Farmer’s Market – That’s right folks, Campbell’s Farmer’s Market is still one of the best Farmer’s Market’s around; attended by thousands so meet your old friends or heck, why not meet some new ones. Purchase some plants or pick out some fresh fruits and veggies and let the kids walk off some useless energy before heading home to do that book report; soak up some sun or a few drops of rain and let that good energy form beneath whatever sun you can find – just enjoy a little family time. Held on Sundays in downtown Campbell from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; find everything from bread to soup to nuts-or whatever your needs for the week ahead, including live entertainment, taste-testing and shops open downtown – this is one market that just can’t be beat.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Your home, with your sweetheart, televised – When was the last time you were a lounge lizard with your sweetheart and watched a little football? Get ready for 2013 in style by not only getting in a little cuddle time but how about preparing to save money by cuddling instead of shopping – not only will you save a return or two, but likely an argument and some “splainin’ Lucy” time. So check out your favorite team (mine just so happens to be the San Francisco 49ers …although years ago I also used to also follow the Redskins…) Check out your local TV Guide, newspaper or cable listings for game time; or check out your team’s website, such as the San Francisco 49ers for details and schedule (or, if you’re lucky, you’ll be at the game and can share photos with us!) Go SF!
Sunday, January 20, 2013 – (event dates: Jan. 20 and Feb. 8)
Los Gatos – Festa Gioia with Italian gifts galore for the new “lucky” New Year 2013, and for the upcoming masquerade Ball to be held at Ria in Campbell; as well as for the St. Valentine’s Day festivities to be February 8 – don’t miss these exciting events that are not only colorful, exciting, lucky – but also joyful and not to be missed in this new year 2013.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
San Jose – Twirl beneath the lit palms of downtown San Jose's Downtown Ice Rink, bring your own skates and get in for free – that’s right folks, on Tuesdays it’s BYOS “Bring Your Own Skates” night and admission is free night. Wednesday is college night (with college ID) and skate for $10 – and, the first 30 will receive a free coupon for a free donut at Psycho Donuts; now that’s a deal that can’t be beat. Also, Aloha Fridays – dress Hawaiian and skate for $10 (also register to win a Hawaiian getaway courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines and JW Marriotto Ihilani Resort. (See site for details.)
Thursday, January 31 and Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2, 2013
San Francisco – Zinfandel Advocates and Producers Festival to be held on January 31 through February 2, 2013 so prepare for one of the best in town. Event will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 31, February 1 & February 2, 2013, at the Fairmont Hotel at 960 Mason Street in San Francisco and at The Concourse located at 635 8th Street (at Brannan) in San Francisco. Make your reservations early for the best rates and availability.
A sneak peek into February 2013
San Jose – Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream will be at San Jose’s HP Pavilion with an all new ice skating production of Disney On Ice magic and merriment of three productions in one with “Tangled,” “The Princess and the Frog,” and Cinderella.” A class of world skater spectacular performers combine modern-day princesses and princes with humor, adventure, amazing talents and romance to bring to life more than stories filled with the modern-day fairytale that audiences will expect – from the variety of tales filled with charm and excitement such as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus who embark on an hilarious journey going beyond the normal seek-and-find to Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen’s magical and musical adventure leading to a fateful kiss to fanciful dreams of Cinderalla and her prince charming and that all-too-familiar glass slipper that makes an unforgettable fairytale come true with all sorts of beauty, sparkle and spirit on the ice when Disney On Ice presents “Dare to Dream” in February 2013 at the HP Pavilion. Tickets: FR $80, VIP $50, $27 and $20 with some opening night seats available for $15 (not premium seating). Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000; tickets to be subject to additional fees.
New Orleans – Not that there s much to prepare for with the SuperBowl XLVII, however, there’s always BBQ fixin’s, munchies, football jersey’s from the official NFL store – and so much more! Get your football gear and goodies now and be prepared because the Superbowl is almost here; and while we are on the subject, good luck SF 49ers!
February 2013 (St. Valentine’s Day)
Those looking for a Disneyland adventure, it’s always a grand time for a weekend or week getaway – especially with St. Valentine’s just around the corner (ehem, gents – it’s always a grand time). Stay tuned for P.K.’s update on which Disneyland hotels, as well as which nearby hotels rate. Whether for the holidays, special occasions or anytime, Disneyland is your kind of place. Disneyland truly is the happiest place on earth with all its new attractions
Thursday, February 7, 2013 – (event time: from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm.)
Mountain View – Big Wig Luncheon State of the City Luncheon with Assembly member Rich Gordon, 24th District, for an informative discussion about California. This BigWig Luncheon and YIPEE State of the City/State event with will be held at Michael’s at Shoreline in Mountain View located at 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Campbell – The 18th Annual VIA Masquerade Ball to be held at Villa Ragusa in Campbell – event begins at 5:30 p.m. Shop for your mask at Gioia Company Italian Art & Products
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Los Gatos – Festa Gioia Open House Valentine Celebration from noon to 8 p.m. located at 16395 Roseleaf Court in Los Gatos. Lunch and shop Italian-style. For Limoncello Making or Venetian Mask Making classes, contact Kathy at 1-408-640-6628. A glass of wine, a cup of tea and Gioia Italian Art & Products; a formula for a relaxing evening.
Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & February 24, 2012
Santa Clara – Don’t miss the 72nd Annual Camellia Show in Santa Clara at the Community Center located at 969 Kiely Blvd. in Santa Clara. Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with over 70 exhibitors and 3000 bloom varieties, including miniature and dinner-plate size varieties. As a special bonus for this event, the Santa Clara Art Association will be participating with a horticultural-inspired art show with a variety of art on display at the Camellia Show. Don't miss this spectacular event co-sponsored by the Camellia Society of Santa Clara and Santa Clara Parks & Recreation. Admission is free.
“Believe you can and you are halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt
“Happiness is not something postponed for the future; it is something designed for the present.” –Unknown
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Stay tuned for more of the creative and behind-the-scene goodness as P.K. researches, unfolds and shares a little of that sweetness with everyone for what everyone hopes will be a spectacular year (and you know it will be). And remember, support the arts, music and education as it feeds the brain and calms the soul; we strive to balance life by opening our hearts to new experiences so stay tuned to the Examiner.com for more ways to stay healthy, alternatively-wealthy and wise – with much more excitement to come.
Answer to last week’s “Lost World” photo: Last week’s question was: “Does anyone remember what used to fill this "Lost World" that used to sit in Scotts Valley, now moved somewhere else in the area?” Answer: Technically, it’s really Fiberglass dinosaurs, however, there were also “Circus Trees” so if you guessed either, we’ll give it to you. Both no longer exist, although “one” of the Circus Trees does still remain on Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley. The dinosaurs were purchased by Michael Bonfante in the late 80s and moved to – you guessed it, Gilroy Gardens. As for the Circus Trees, they were first brought from Hilmar, CA, to the area in the mid 1940s by Axel Erlandson; Erlandson then sold “Tree Circus” and “Lost World” was created, with huge fiberglass colorful dinosaurs built, visible from Hwy. 17.
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