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Blackhawk Museum

The mission of the Blackhawk Museum is to stimulate interest in, and understanding of, art, technology, culture and history through exhibitions and programming that engage, educate and inspire humankind of its diverse world.

The Blackhawk Museum's exhibition of International Automotive Treasures presents and displays historically significant and artistically inspired automobiles from the very earliest to the contemporary for public enjoyment and educational enrichment.

In every era there have been cars of special artistic and historic significance built to illustrate new ideas in styling, engineering or performance, or to satisfy a famous celebrity's individual taste. Many cars are one-of-a-kind rolling sculptures” conceived by the world's leading designers and crafted by the most respected coachbuilding artisans. The exhibition presents over 90 of these great cars as individual works of art.

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Museum Store are located in the gardens of beautiful Rosicrucian Park, amidst buildings inspired by ancient Egyptian temples. Papyrus-lined paths lead visitors past walls carved with hieroglyphs, clustered lotus columns, elaborate fountains, and colossal statues of Egyptian gods.

Area Wineries & Vineyards

Bargetto Winery

Bargetto Winery has produced hand-crafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933. They focus on cool climate varietals that reveal an intensity of fruit flavor and natural acidities. The family invites you to taste their award-winning wines and experience the long tradition and dramatic beauty of this internationally-acclaimed appellation. They welcome you to visit the winery in this distinctive region of mountain vineyards and coastal breezes.

Picchetti Winery

Located on a historic ranch a short drive from the Silicon Valley, Picchetti Winery is one of the oldest wineries in California. Picchetti offers a variety of award winning wines from various regions, specialty foods and wine accessories. The winery complex is open daily from 11 to 5PM for wine tasting, private events, and picnics as well as visitors interested in the history or a beautiful hike on the nearby trails.

The Picchetti Winery produces approximately 9000 cases of hand crafted wine a year. Drawing from a multitude of vineyards that include 3 acres of over 110 year old Zinfandel vines, Leslie's Estate Chardonnay and Estate Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on Montebello Road as well as other commercial vineyards located throughout the state.

Clos LaChance

In addition to being one of the most beautiful places in California, the Santa Cruz Mountains also grows some of the state's finest grapes. The rugged topography of the region limits the size of individual vineyards. In addition, the costs associated with planting mountain vineyards limits the overall acreage devoted to grapes in this cool, coastal appellation. Clos LaChance currently produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Merlot and Zinfandel.

Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers' Association

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San Jose Symphony

The San Jose Wind Symphony (SJWS) presents concerts in a variety of settings (concert halls, schools, churches); provides opportunities for individual musical expression and growth; assists in music education through concerts, clinics, festivals and scholarships. The SJWS serves fans of wind ensemble music from all ethnic groups and income levels. Their audience comes from the South Bay primarily, but they also perform in the East Bay and the Peninsula. In past years, they have also performed in Long Beach, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Portland Oregon, and Lucerne Switzerland!

Ballet San Jose

Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley's mission is to provide the South Bay with theatrically produced ballet and professional dance education in a manner that honors the vision of the artists, meets the highest technical and artistic standards, contributes to the fulfillment of the cultural needs of the community, and is accessible to as wide an audience as possible. The Ballet School's free Education Outreach programs are dedicated to serving the thousands of disadvantaged and at-risk children in our region.

San Jose Repertory Theatre

San Jose Rep's mission is to stimulate, celebrate and enhance understanding of ourselves and others through the shared experience of live theatre by producing new plays and classics marked by innovative interpretations and a reflection and inclusion of our community and the world in which we live.