Weekend Planner: Library Book Sale

A fun weekend awaits with a bargain sale on used books, a group walk at the nine-mile Alviso Slough trail, plus a fashion show and more.

Where/When: , starts Friday for members only, 7-9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. 

Why go: , plus you get to take books home.

Pricing: You can join Milpitas Friends of the Library on site for $5 for an individual or $10 for a family. The sale ($1.50 per inch of books) runs through Sunday afternoon when the clearance sale begins and remaining books can be purchased for $5 per brown paper bag. 


Where/When: , Saturday, 10 a.m.

Why go: Open house and city of Milpitas' Senior Advisory Commission’s Senior Health & Resource Fair. See presentations, visit resource tables and take a tour of the senior center.

Pricing: Free


Where/When:  Great Mall, Thursday through Sunday. See schedule for exact showtimes.

Why go: Watch one or a bunch. This festival showcases depicting hardships and triumphs in developing countries. The festival raises public awareness on critical global issues as well as how immigrants fare in the U.S.

Pricing: $10 for day pass; $25 for three-day pass; $25 for red carpet event Thursday night 6 p.m. at .


Where/When: , Saturday, 6 p.m.

Why go: This banquet is *sold out* but we thought it deserved mentioning. This year's theme is a celebration of South Indian culture and the spirit of service first ever Seva (service) awards. 

Pricing: sold out


Where/When: , Saturday, 2-4 p.m.

Why go: Executive Chef Brian Crump shows you how to make a delicious three-course meal.

Pricing: $58 per person


Where/When: , Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.

Why go: This 21+ pool party is the last one this summer. Soak up some rays and get some swimming in without hitting the beach. Young crowd with DJ music.

Pricing: $15 before 2 p.m.; $25 general; $300 for cabanas


Where/When: , Sunday,  2 p.m.

Why go: Want to learn more about dog behavior, training, learning, body language, and using positive training methods? Come meet other dog lovers in a fun, friendly environment to share all you've learned about your dog's behavior. Light refreshments and book discussions provided at each session.

Pricing: Free


Alviso Slough Trail – Nine mile loop

Where/When: Meet at , Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

Why go: Meet new people while getting fit. This is the 7th walk featured in the Refuge Rambler club. This trail in Alviso is a 9- mile loop, flat, and level. The walk is self-paced and you may turn back at anytime. Hats, water, and sunscreen are strongly recommended. There is no shade.

Pricing: Free


Bay Area Fashion Week

Where/When: San Jose State University Barrett Ballroom, Saturday, 8 p.m.

Why go: Hosted by Milpitas comedian , this charity fashion extravaganza features Riza Santos, Miss World (Canada), along with more than 40 fashion designs. Several charities are involved with the show, including the Second Harvest Food Bank. 

Pricing: General seating tickets are $45; $50 preferred seating and $60 for the front row. 


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