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Swim for $2
Where/When: , Fridays, 2-5 p.m. and weekends 1-4 p.m. (includes Monday, July 4)
Why Go: The offers summer drop-in swimming July 1-August 27. Meet your neighbors while cooling off.
Pricing: $2. on Fridays as part of the activities organized by the Milpitas Teen Center.
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Where/When: Alviso Adobe (approximate location 130 Piedmont Rd next to Calvary Bible Church), street parking on Piedmont Road or Alviso Adobe Ct., Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Why Go: The Milpitas Historical Society sponsors a “community tour".
At 9:30 a.m., join Greg Armendariz, city of Milpitas Public Works Director, at the historic Alviso Adobe on Piedmont Road for an informational talk.
At 10 a.m., meet at the Silva apricot ranch at 891 Piedmont Road where owner Kelly Silva will demonstrate how apricots are cut and processed at the last working apricot farm in town.
At 10:30 a.m., Joanne Sousa, will lead a walking tour of St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 651 Old Piedmont Road. Established in 1902, originally the parish cemetery for St. John the Baptist church in Milpitas, it is the resting place of many pioneer Milpitas families.
At noon, bring a picnic lunch to Big Dog Vineyards. Sample the wines and enjoy the view from the foothills.
Where/When: , Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Why Go: Two wines are half off this weekend, 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Cinc Cheveau Estate and the 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. On Saturday, gourmet food truck Mogo BBQ serves up Asian fusion tacos and BBQ.
Pricing: Free to sample the wines
Where/When: , 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Why Go: Each donor will receive a complimentary coupon for a Baskin-Robbins pint of ice cream and a movie ticket, courtesy of LifeScan. Read about the being a blood donor.
Where/When: Visitor Center of the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, 9500 Thornton Avenue, Fremont/Newark, Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m.
Why Go: Stretch outdoors to the view of nature and salt marshes. Bring a mat or beach towel (a few are available to borrow).
Pricing: Free. RSVP required. Call 510-792-0222 ext. 363
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