Free Movie in the Park
Come watch DC League of Super-Pets in El Quito Park on Friday, June 16! These free, family-friendly Movie Nights will continue throughout summer on the third Fridays of June, July, and August. Movies begin at sundown, but come early to enjoy food trucks, pre-movie activities, and set up your spot!
Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival will be held this Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Valley College in the Kirkorian Pavilion. Enjoy the dragon boat drumming demonstration, dance performances, live music, crafts, activities, and more. Admission is free.
Youth in Government Program
High school students who live in Saratoga are invited to learn about local government during the Youth in Government Program, a 1-week summer internship that provides students with the chance to learn about local government, gain hands-on experience, and earn 34 hours of service credits (including 12 hours spent outside of class on assignments). The program cost is $75 per student. Spaces are very limited. Register by July 9 at www.saratoga.ca.us/yig
2023 Community Harvest
Interested in collecting fruit in the Saratoga Heritage Orchard? Saratoga residents can learn about harvest opportunities by completing the Community Harvest Interest Form on the City website at www.saratoga.ca.us/orchard. Saratoga residents will be notified by email at least 24 hours in advance of Community Harvest opportunities. This email will include registration information. Advanced registration is required, and fruit in the orchard may only be collected as part of City-sanctioned harvest events or activities.
Residents can also become a Village Harvest volunteer to pick fruit from local orchards that will be donated to local food banks at www.villageharvest.org
Saratoga Safety Fair
Meet with representatives of Saratoga's public safety organizations during the Saratoga Safety Fair on Saturday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Saratoga Senior Center at 19655 Allendale Avenue. Attendees will have the chance to discuss important topics with safety experts, like crime prevention and wildfire preparedness. No registration is required.
Free Tree Removal Permits
Permits to remove blue gum eucalyptus trees are free for all property owners in Saratoga through June 30, 2023 and may be submitted to the City Arborist by email. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/trees to learn more on the City website. This temporary waiver of fees was adopted by the City Council after community concerns were expressed during the late winter and early spring storms. Property owners in the Wildland Urban Interface can submit a free permit to remove Monterey pine or blue gym eucalyptus trees any time.
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