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Wed Dec 3 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
Leader:
Denise Vann msdleit@yahoo.com
Come join us for a bit of mid-week conditioning exercise. This brisk walk will be starting at 6:15pm from the parking lot behind Hotel California at California and Ash in Palo Alto. With several routes to choose from, we will travel in a different direction each week. This will be a medium-fast-paced walk of 5 miles along city streets and pathways. Portions will not be well lighted, so bring a flashlight or headlamp if you can. Some elevation on some of the routes. Light-medium rain will not cancel, but route may be modified. Heavy rain will just give us an excuse to go for an early dinner. Option to join us for a bite to eat afterwards at one of the several nearby restaurants. Leader: Denise Vann, msdleit@yahoo.com, cell: Meeting location: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto Directions: Google Ash & California, Palo Alto, CA. From 280, take the Page Mill exit East. Turn Left on El Camino Real. Turn right on California, go one block to Ash. Right on Ash. Parking lot is in middle of block on your left. Look for us under a light post on the Ash side of the parking lot

Sat Dec 6 @ 9:30 AM Sierra Vista Hike (9 miles/1,800 feet)
Leader:
Jay Michlin jay.michlin@gmail.com
Location: Sierra Vista Openspace, 5347 Sierra Road, San Jose, CA 95132, USA
Nestled in the Eastern foothills of Santa Clara County and perched atop San Jose's Alum Rock Park is the Santa Clara Open Space Authority's Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve. This beautiful and scenic Preserve is comprised of 1,676 acres of majestic oak woodlands, rolling grasslands and chaparral communities. We will hike a 9 mile/1,800 foot loop to an excellent vista point. A new trailhead and parking area opened on San Jose's Sierra Road last August, providing easy access.
Directions to the trailhead: Follow US-101 S to Oakland Rd in San Jose. Take the Oakland Rd exit toward 13th Street. Turn left onto Oakland Rd and then sharp right onto Mabury Rd; Turn left onto Berryessa Rd, and follow Berryessa Rd toSierra Rd. Turn right onto Sierra Rd and proceed 3.8 miles to the trailhead parking lot.

Sun Dec 7 @ 10:00 AM Windy Hill Hike
Leader:
Ms Sandra Winkler slwinkler19@gmail.com
Would you like gorgeous views of the Bay Area, combined with great exercise? If so, please join me for a trek up Windy Hill, from the parking lot on Portola Road to skyline and back. We will be taking the Ridge Trail to the Hamms Gulch Trail, right on the Lost Trail, and down the Spring Ridge Trail, which offers views of the Bay Area as you walk down the hillside. The Betsy Crowder Trail will take us back to the parking lot. Bring a lunch or snack for a break at the top of Lost Trail while we are at skyline. There are bathrooms there and a picnic table. Also bring plenty of water, hiking poles if desired, wear layered clothing, and a smile.
Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome; bring bags to pick up their waste and water for your dog.
The entire trip is 7.1 miles, with 1,000 feet elevation gain.
Rain cancels.
Meet: parking lot on Portola Road, in Portola Valley which is the main entrance to Windy Hill.
Directions: From 280 freeway, exit either Sandhill or Alpine Road, which ever is your preference, going west towards the ocean. Sandhill turns into Portola Road, and the entrance will be on your right, past a little shopping center on your left. From Alpine Road, turn right onto Portola Road, go past Willowbrook Drive, and the entrance to the park will be on your left.

Sun Dec 7 @ 1:45 PM 'The Star' comic opera
Leader:
Marilyn Stockdale Green msgca50@aol.com
Join us for an English language presentation of Emmanuel Chabrier's opera "The Star." Described as a "delightful mix of surreal, farce and poetry," this tale of King Ouf and his unusual birthday habit, beautiful princesses, a future seeing astrologer and the elixir of Green Chartreuse is put together in a fun opera buffa (comic opera) style with translation by Donald Pippin.
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com. Enter "The Star Belmont CA" in the "Find an Event" window. Buy one/get one free tickets are available by entering "Star" or "Star Senior" for senior tiecket pricing.
Meet: in front of the Taube Center on the Notre Dame de Namur campus at 1:45 pm with an optional meal at Hola! Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Carlmont Shopping Center, Belmont after the show.

Wed Dec 10 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
Leader:
Denise Vann msdleit@yahoo.com
Come join us for a bit of mid-week conditioning exercise. This brisk walk will be starting at 6:15pm from the parking lot behind Hotel California at California and Ash in Palo Alto. With several routes to choose from, we will travel in a different direction each week. This will be a medium-fast-paced walk of 5 miles along city streets and pathways. Portions will not be well lighted, so bring a flashlight or headlamp if you can. Some elevation on some of the routes. Light-medium rain will not cancel, but route may be modified. Heavy rain will just give us an excuse to go for an early dinner. Option to join us for a bite to eat afterwards at one of the several nearby restaurants. Meet: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto Directions: Google Ash & California, Palo Alto, CA. From 280, take the Page Mill exit East. Turn Left on El Camino Real. Turn right on California, go one block to Ash. Right on Ash. Parking lot is in middle of block on your left. Look for us under a light post on the Ash side of the parking lot

Sun Dec 14 @ 1:00 PM Welcome Walk
Leader:
Meredith Leonard 408-379-1737 meredithrl@aol.com
2960 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
This is our monthly walk to introduce prospective members to the Sierra Club's singles over 40 group. It is an approximately 4-5 mile flat scenic walk along the San Francisco Bay with excellent water and wild life views - binoculars recommended. All new, current and prospective members are welcome to join. Please DO tell your friends about it. After the walk we will retire to Michael's Cafe for food, drinks and more socializing. If you're interested in joining the Sierra Club on the day of this hike at a discounted price please bring along your checkbook. Dress to the weather and in layers, allowing for the bay breeze. Bring sun protection, water and a smile to share.
Rain will cancel.
Meet: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View Directions: From Hwy 101 take Shoreline Blvd exit and travel east toward the Bay. Continue on Shoreline for about 1 mile to the Park entrance (no entrance fee) and drive for less than a mile inside the park. Look for the signs for "Michael's Cafe".

Wed Dec 17 @ 6:15 PM Mid Week Walk in Palo Alto
Leader:
Denise Vann msdleit@yahoo.com
Come join us for a bit of mid-week conditioning exercise. This brisk walk will be starting at 6:15pm from the parking lot behind Hotel California at California and Ash in Palo Alto. With several routes to choose from, we will travel in a different direction each week. This will be a medium-fast-paced walk of 5 miles along city streets and pathways. Portions will not be well lighted, so bring a flashlight or headlamp if you can. Some elevation on some of the routes. Light-medium rain will not cancel, but route may be modified. Heavy rain will just give us an excuse to go for an early dinner. Option to join us for a bite to eat afterwards at one of the several nearby restaurants. Meet: Parking Lot off Ash between California and Sherman in Palo Alto Directions: Google Ash & California, Palo Alto, CA. From 280, take the Page Mill exit East. Turn Left on El Camino Real. Turn right on California, go one block to Ash. Right on Ash. Parking lot is in middle of block on your left. Look for us under a light post on the Ash side of the parking lot

Thu Dec 18 @ 6:15 PM Stanford Campus Art Walks
Leaders:

Bruce Lanyon 650-348-5873 brucelanyon@gmail.com
Meredith Leonard 408-379-1737 meredithrl@aol.com

A little hike, a little art and a little dinner. Please join us for an art walk on Stanford Campus. We will meet at P.F. Changs, and do a little hike to the Cantor Art Center/Anderson Exhibit for a little art. Then return to P.F. Chang's for a little dinner. We should have about an hour or so to spend in the art museum until it closes at 8:00pm. To check out what's happening at the Art Museum go to: http://museum.stanford.edu/calendar/ anderson.stanford.edu/exhibitions-programs Meet: 6:15 pm in front of PF Chang's (note new location for winter) at the Stanford Shopping Center Hike will be about two miles of flat.
Rain will not cancel. We will carpool to the museum if it's raining

Sun Dec 21 @ 10:00 AM Mt Tamalpais Circumnavigation
Leader:
John Ferreira ferreirajohn@msn.com
Meet at 10 am at the Mountain Home Inn trailhead parking lot. We go by a relic of WW II as we climb to a comfortable altitude to circumnavigate the mountain. We will experience a lush canopied forest, visits from Shakespeare and natural chaparral with a stop at West point Inn. 12 miles.

Tue Dec 23 @ 6:30 PM Holiday Lights Walk in San Carlos
Leader:
Denise Vann msdleit@yahoo.com
Join us on a yearly tradition and wonderful walk along the city streets of San Carlos to see Holiday Lights. San Carlos hosts one of the most extravagant streets to don lights and decorations on the Peninsula. I plan to make this about a 5 mile, flat surface brisk street walk to see the decorations and lights. The finale will be Eucalyptus Avenue, where the 2 block long street is blocked to allow only one-way auto traffic, so we will slow down to enjoy it going down one side of the street and back the other side at our leisure. Bring water; wear a warm coat and comfortable walking shoes. I recommend bringing a camera and possibly carrying a small amount of cash as some of the residents along Eucalyptus offer cookies and hot chocolate to those wandering by.

We will meet at the public parking lot at 619 Walnut Street, near the corner of San Carlos Avenue in San Carlos.

I would like to begin the walk at 6:30pm, so please arrive earlier to sign in. Light-medium rain will not cancel, but route may be modified. Heavy rain will prompt other options. Please also consider joining us for a bite to eat afterwards at one of the nearby restaurants. Leader: Denise Vann,, msdleit@yahoo.com

Thu Dec 25 @ 11:30 AM Christmas on the Coast: A Hike and a Feast
Leader:
Marilyn Green msgca50@aol.com
Join me for a beautiful 6 mile out-and-back hike on the bluffs above the beach approximately 3 miles south of Half Moon Bay. The hike begins at 11:30 am. The feast on the beach will begin at about 2 pm. The leader will provide a large ham and some two-burner camping stoves. Participants will bring their own plates, utensils & cups and side dishes & beverages to share.

If it rains, the Christmas feast will take place at a private home in San Mateo.

To attend and get directions to the trailhead & other details, contact the leader directly. msgca50@aol.com, 650.218.9986.

CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.