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This calendar features City of San José-sponsored events, community meetings and classes. You may view the calendar by list, week or month, and by date and category.

Visit the Master Calendar for upcoming City Council and Boards & Commissions meetings.

Arts, Entertainment & Events

  1. 2015 Outdoor Special Events Brown Bag Lunch Series

    March 4, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 200 E. Santa Clara Street

    The Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to host the second weekly Outdoor Special Events Brown Bag Lunch Series beginning on February 18 and continuing until March 25. This year, a presentation from the City’s Risk Management Office has been added. Bring your lunch and enjoy an interactive meeting with City and County staff and other event producers. Attend as many sessions as you'd like to learn the newest information and tips for coordinating events in San Jose - new event coordinators and season presenters are welcome.

  2. 2015 Outdoor Special Events Brown Bag Lunch Series

    March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 200 E. Santa Clara Street

    The Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to host the second weekly Outdoor Special Events Brown Bag Lunch Series beginning on February 18 and continuing until March 25. This year, a presentation from the City’s Risk Management Office has been added. Bring your lunch and enjoy an interactive meeting with City and County staff and other event producers. Attend as many sessions as you'd like to learn the newest information and tips for coordinating events in San Jose - new event coordinators and season presenters are welcome.

  3. 2015 Outdoor Special Events Brown Bag Lunch Series

    March 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 200 E. Santa Clara Street

    The Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to host the second weekly Outdoor Special Events Brown Bag Lunch Series beginning on February 18 and continuing until March 25. This year, a presentation from the City’s Risk Management Office has been added. Bring your lunch and enjoy an interactive meeting with City and County staff and other event producers. Attend as many sessions as you'd like to learn the newest information and tips for coordinating events in San Jose - new event coordinators and season presenters are welcome.

  4. 2015 Outdoor Special Events Brown Bag Lunch Series

    March 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ 200 E. Santa Clara Street

    The Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to host the second weekly Outdoor Special Events Brown Bag Lunch Series beginning on February 18 and continuing until March 25. This year, a presentation from the City’s Risk Management Office has been added. Bring your lunch and enjoy an interactive meeting with City and County staff and other event producers. Attend as many sessions as you'd like to learn the newest information and tips for coordinating events in San Jose - new event coordinators and season presenters are welcome.

District 8

  1. 2015 San Jose State of the City Celebration

    March 14, 9:30 AM @ Independence High School Gym

    Mayor Sam Liccardo is proud to announce that he is taking his first State of the City Celebration into the community and holding it on Saturday so more residents can attend. The Mayor's 2015 State of the City Address will outline key initiatives, budget priorities, and opportunities for residents to get engaged to make San José a safer, smarter city. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and program begins at 10:00 a.m. A resource fair with information about City services and employment will follow after the program.

  2. Naming of the New Library at Evergreen Village Square

    March 26, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Evergreen Branch Library

    Join Vice Mayor Rose Herrera and the San José Public Library staff at a community meeting to share your ideas and input on the naming of the new library at Evergreen Village Square before the City Council votes on the final name.

    The new branch library is currently being constructed at 4001 Evergreen Village Square in San José and is set to be completed in Spring 2016.

District 9

  1. Neighborhood Associations and Youth Commission 2015-2016 Budget Meeting

    March 7, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ City Hall - Wing Rooms 118 & 119

    Members of the public and neighborhood leaders from throughout San Jose will have the opportunity to discuss and provide input on priorities for the City's 2015-2016 Operating Budget and also participate in an exercise designed to provide ideas and feedback on future community engagement activities for the City Budget. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe this discussion. The meeting will also be available for viewing online.

Economic Development

  1. Drop-In Business Counseling

    February 25, 5:30 PM - March 25, 7:30 PM @ Almaden Branch Library

    Have small business questions regarding, business tax, zoning, doing business in San Jose? Come get answers at this drop in counseling. A representative from the City of San Jose and SCORE will be available to assist you.

  2. Simple Steps for Growing Your Business

    March 4, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Bascom Community Center

    You are a busy entrepreneur. We can help you see beyond the day to day. Gain the fundamentals, tools and strategies you need to get in growth mode.

  3. Drop-In Business Counseling

    March 10, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ MLK Library

    Have small business questions regarding, business tax, zoning, doing business in San Jose? Come get answers at this drop in counseling. A representative from the City of San Jose and SCORE will be available to assist you.

  4. Drop-In Business Counseling

    March 11, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Almaden Library

    Have small business questions regarding, business tax, zoning, doing business in San Jose? Come get answers at this drop in counseling. A representative from the City of San Jose and SCORE will be available to assist you.

  5. Simple Steps for Growing Your Business

    March 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Bascom Community Center

    You are a busy entrepreneur. We can help you see beyond the day to day. Gain the fundamentals, tools and strategies you need to get in growth mode.

  6. Drop-In Business Counseling

    March 24, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ MLK Library

    Have small business questions regarding, business tax, zoning, doing business in San Jose? Come get answers at this drop in counseling. A representative from the City of San Jose and SCORE will be available to assist you.

  7. Drop-In Business Counseling

    March 25, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Almanden Branch Library

    Have small business questions regarding, business tax, zoning, doing business in San Jose? Come get answers at this drop in counseling. A representative from the City of San Jose and SCORE will be available to assist you.

Holiday Closures

  1. Cesar Chavez Day

    March 31, All Day

    San José City Hall and other City offices will close for the holiday and reopen on Wednesday, April 1. The Police and Fire Departments, along with other critical City services, will remain unaffected by the closure.

Immigrant Resources

  1. Acción Diferida y el Fraude Notarial

    March 5, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sacred Heart Community Service

    ¡Infórmense, eviten fraudes y abusos! ¡NO FALTEN! ¿Quieren saber de la Acción Diferida (DACA/DAPA)? ¿Quieren saber si calican para DACA o DAPA? ¿Conocen los requisitos para aplicar para DACA o DAPA? ¿Quieren prevenir un fraude notarial?

  2. Acción Diferida y el Fraude Notarial

    March 5, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sacred Heart Community Service

    ¡Infórmense, eviten fraudes y abusos! ¡NO FALTEN! ¿Quieren saber de la Acción Diferida (DACA/DAPA)? ¿Quieren saber si calican para DACA o DAPA? ¿Conocen los requisitos para aplicar para DACA o DAPA? ¿Quieren prevenir un fraude notarial?

  3. Acción Diferida y el Fraude Notarial

    March 8, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ St. John Vianney Parish

    ¡Infórmense, eviten fraudes y abusos! ¡NO FALTEN! ¿Quieren saber de la Acción Diferida (DACA/DAPA)? ¿Quieren saber si calican para DACA o DAPA? ¿Conocen los requisitos para aplicar para DACA o DAPA? ¿Quieren prevenir un fraude notarial?

  4. Acción Diferida y el Fraude Notarial

    March 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Seven Trees Community Center

    ¡Infórmense, eviten fraudes y abusos! ¡NO FALTEN! ¿Quieren saber de la Acción Diferida (DACA/DAPA)? ¿Quieren saber si calican para DACA o DAPA? ¿Conocen los requisitos para aplicar para DACA o DAPA? ¿Quieren prevenir un fraude notarial?

  5. Citizenship Day 2015 (English)

    March 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ San Jose City College, Tech Building

    RECEIVE FREE ASSISTANCE FROM TRUSTED EXPERTS CITIZENSHIP ORIENTATION • ELIGIBILITY SCREENING • LEGAL REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT APPLICATION ASSISTANCE • INFORMATION ON ENGLISH & CITIZENSHIP CLASSES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • STUDY MATERIAL FOR USCIS INTERVIEW (Money order or check for $680 payable to "US Department of Homeland Security". To apply for fee waiver provide 2014 Tax or proof of Public Benefits)

  6. Citizenship Day 2015 (Mandarin)

    March 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ San Jose City College, Tech Building

    RECEIVE FREE ASSISTANCE FROM TRUSTED EXPERTS CITIZENSHIP ORIENTATION • ELIGIBILITY SCREENING • LEGAL REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT APPLICATION ASSISTANCE • INFORMATION ON ENGLISH & CITIZENSHIP CLASSES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • STUDY MATERIAL FOR USCIS INTERVIEW (Money order or check for $680 payable to "US Department of Homeland Security". To apply for fee waiver provide 2014 Tax or proof of Public Benefits)

  7. Citizenship Day 2015 (Spanish)

    March 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ San Jose City College, Tech Building

    RECEIVE FREE ASSISTANCE FROM TRUSTED EXPERTS CITIZENSHIP ORIENTATION • ELIGIBILITY SCREENING • LEGAL REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT APPLICATION ASSISTANCE • INFORMATION ON ENGLISH & CITIZENSHIP CLASSES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • STUDY MATERIAL FOR USCIS INTERVIEW (Money order or check for $680 payable to "US Department of Homeland Security". To apply for fee waiver provide 2014 Tax or proof of Public Benefits)

  8. Citizenship Day 2015 (Vietnamese)

    March 28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ San Jose City College, Tech Building

    RECEIVE FREE ASSISTANCE FROM TRUSTED EXPERTS CITIZENSHIP ORIENTATION • ELIGIBILITY SCREENING • LEGAL REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT APPLICATION ASSISTANCE • INFORMATION ON ENGLISH & CITIZENSHIP CLASSES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • STUDY MATERIAL FOR USCIS INTERVIEW (Money order or check for $680 payable to "US Department of Homeland Security". To apply for fee waiver provide 2014 Tax or proof of Public Benefits)

  9. Citizenship Day 2015 (Cantonese)

    March 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ San Jose City College, Tech Building

    RECEIVE FREE ASSISTANCE FROM TRUSTED EXPERTS CITIZENSHIP ORIENTATION • ELIGIBILITY SCREENING • LEGAL REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT APPLICATION ASSISTANCE • INFORMATION ON ENGLISH & CITIZENSHIP CLASSES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • STUDY MATERIAL FOR USCIS INTERVIEW (Money order or check for $680 payable to "US Department of Homeland Security". To apply for fee waiver provide 2014 Tax or proof of Public Benefits)

Library

  1. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 3, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Alum Rock Branch Library

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita. Preinscripción comienza a las 4:30 PM.

  2. AARP Tax Help

    March 4, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Willow Glen Branch Library, Community Room

    Residents 60 years and older with low and moderate income can register for free assistance on their personal tax preparation. e-File is available. The AARP Tax Aide program is available at other locations throughout the country.

  3. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 4, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Alum Rock Branch Library

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Preregistration begins at 4:30PM. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita. Preinscripción comienza a las 4:30 PM.

  4. New Tutor Orientation for Partners in Reading

    March 4, 6:30 PM @ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, PAR Office - First Floor

    Do you want to help an adult read better and meet goals such as filling out applications and writing letters? Become a volunteer tutor with Partners in Reading. Please visit sjpl.org/partutor link for information about the orientation and training and to sign up.

  5. Free Notary Services for Seniors

    March 7, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Evergreen Branch Library

    Free notary services for ages 50 and up. All signers must be present and provide photo ID. No loan documents. No appointment necessary. If you have any questions, please email: nathan@nathannotary.com.

  6. Free Tax Preparation Assistance (VITA)

    March 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Classroom

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help.

  7. VITA Tax Preparation

    March 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Valley Branch Library

    VITA offers free tax help to hard working individuals and families whose income is less than $53,000. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at most locations. All locations provide e-File. Volunteers are trained to prepare basic 2014 Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040 with Schedule A, B, limited Schedule CEZ, C and California Income Tax Returns ONLY! You also CANNOT be filing as "Married, Filing Separate returns".

  8. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 7, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hillview Branch Library, Family Literacy Center and Fireplace area

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Help is available in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita.

  9. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 10, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Alum Rock Branch Library

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Preregistration begins at 4:30PM. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita. Preinscripción comienza a las 4:30 PM.

  10. AARP Tax Help

    March 11, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Willow Glen Branch Library, Community Room

    Residents 60 years and older with low and moderate income can register for free assistance on their personal tax preparation. e-File is available. The AARP Tax Aide program is available at other locations throughout the country.

  11. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 11, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Alum Rock Branch Library

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Preregistration begins at 4:30PM. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita. Preinscripción comienza a las 4:30 PM

  12. Free Tax Preparation Assistance (VITA)

    March 14, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Classroom

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help.

  13. The South Bay Business Builders

    March 14, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Santa Teresa Branch Library, Community Room

    The South Bay Business Builders is a community of small business owners, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals who gather to network and share small business ideas and resources. Please bring your promotional material (flyers, brochures, business cards, and samples) and join us to learn and network!

  14. Happy 10th Birthday, Berryessa Library!

    March 14, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Berryessa Branch Library

    Everyone's invited to Berryessa Branch's 10th Anniversary Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment presented by Zhiping Shi Dance School, Bay Area Hula Entertainment, Warm the World, Line Dancing Group, Roy Wong's Tai Chi Class, and Butterfly Youth Group. There will also be plenty of fun crafts, face painting, and balloon artistry for teens and children. Plus, everyone will have a chance to enter to win great prizes, thanks to the generous sponsors.

  15. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 14, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hillview Branch Library, Family Literacy Center and Fireplace area

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Help is available in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita.

  16. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 17, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Alum Rock Branch Library

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Preregistration begins at 4:30PM. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita. Preinscripción comienza a las 4:30 PM

  17. AARP Tax Help

    March 18, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Willow Glen Branch Library, Community Room

    Residents 60 years and older with low and moderate income can register for free assistance on their personal tax preparation. e-File is available. The AARP Tax Aide program is available at other locations throughout the country.

  18. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 18, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Alum Rock Branch Library

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Preregistration begins at 4:30PM. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita. Preinscripción comienza a las 4:30 PM.

  19. Free Tax Preparation Assistance (VITA)

    March 21, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Classroom

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help.

  20. VITA Tax Preparation

    March 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Valley Branch Library

    VITA offers free tax help to hard working individuals and families whose income is less than $53,000. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at most locations. All locations provide e-File. Volunteers are trained to prepare basic 2014 Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040 with Schedule A, B, limited Schedule CEZ, C and California Income Tax Returns ONLY! You also CANNOT be filing as "Married, Filing Separate returns".

  21. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 21, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hillview Branch Library, Family Literacy Center and Fireplace area

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Help is available in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita.

  22. AARP Tax Help

    March 25, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM @ Willow Glen Branch Library, Community Room

    Residents 60 years and older with low and moderate income can register for free assistance on their personal tax preparation. e-File is available. The AARP Tax Aide program is available at other locations throughout the country.

  23. SIREN's Mobile Legal Clinic

    March 26, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Tully Community Branch Library

    SIREN will have an attorney and a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) certified representative to give free legal consultation to people with immigration issues/concerns. We can help you read documents, check for eligibility for immigration benefits, and explain the immigration process and how to navigate it. Drop ins are always welcome. It’s first come, first serve.

  24. Free Tax Preparation Assistance (VITA)

    March 28, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Seven Trees Branch Library, FLC Classroom

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help.

  25. VITA Tax Preparation

    March 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ West Valley Branch Library

    VITA offers free tax help to hard working individuals and families whose income is less than $53,000. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese at most locations. All locations provide e-File. Volunteers are trained to prepare basic 2014 Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040 with Schedule A, B, limited Schedule CEZ, C and California Income Tax Returns ONLY! You also CANNOT be filing as "Married, Filing Separate returns".

  26. Free Tax Preparation Help (VITA)

    March 28, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hillview Branch Library, Family Literacy Center and Fireplace area

    IRS certified volunteers are available to provide free tax preparation help. Help is available in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS estén disponibles para ayudar con la preparación de impuestos gratuita.

Main Calendar

  1. Community Meeting - Municipal Code Changes

    March 2, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ City Hall Tower, 3rd Floor, Room 332

    The City of San José Planning Division would like to invite you to an upcoming community meeting to discuss proposed changes to the City of San Jose Municipal Code, including Title 20 (Zoning Code), Title 23 (Sign Code) and historic preservation provisions of Title 13.

  2. Community Meeting on Southeast Branch Library Renaming

    March 2, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Evergreen Branch Library

    Attend this community meeting to share your input on the proposed name for the Southeast Branch Library: John J. Montgomery Village Square Library. This is a community meeting to gather input before the City Council votes on the proposed name in March.

  3. 2015 State of the City

    March 14, 10:00 AM @ Independence High School
    1776 Educational Park Drive
    San José, CA 95133

    The State of the City event will be held Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at Independence High School in East San José. Mayor Sam Liccardo’s 2015 State of the City Address will outline key initiatives, budget priorities and opportunities for residents to get engaged to make San José a safer, smarter city. The event will be open to the public and include a Resource Fair with information about city services and city employment.

  4. Happy 10th Birthday, Berryessa Library!

    March 14, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Berryessa Branch Library

    Everyone's invited to Berryessa Branch's 10th Anniversary Celebration! Enjoy live entertainment presented by Zhiping Shi Dance School, Jessica Amores, Line Dancing Group, Roy Wong's Tai Chi Class, and Butterfly Youth Group. There will also be plenty of fun crafts, face painting, and balloon artistry for teens and children. Plus, everyone will have a chance to enter to win great prizes, thanks to the generous sponsors.

One Day Volunteer Events

  1. Be The Solution: Volunteer in Almaden to Help Save Water!

    March 7, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ TJ Martin Park

    As the drought continues, San Jose Parks are re-creating landscapes to more efficiently deal with water cutbacks. Various sections of parkland are changing from grass to native plants and/or mulch. Help is needed to transform 6 sections of the Martin/Fontana Parks system into an oasis that is drought-tolerant and beautifully manicured! Please meet near the playground at TJ Martin Park where training and tools will be supplied. We will then move from section to section as the work progresses. Please bring your own filled water bottle. Wear closed-toe shoes.

Planning

  1. Community Meeting - Municipal Code Changes

    March 2, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ City Hall Tower, 3rd Floor, Room 332

    The City of San Jose Planning Division would like to invite you to an upcoming community meeting to discuss proposed changes to the City of San Jose Municipal Code, including Title 20 (Zoning Code), Title 23 (Sign Code) and historic preservation provisions of Title 13. For additional information please visit the Planning Division's Zoning/Sign/Municipal Code web pages at http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=1750