Neighborhood Notes

WILLOW GLEN>>Hicklebee’s is inviting teachers and librarians to the bookstore’s first Educators’ Night since 2019. Attendees at the Sept. 29 event will be introduced to authors and to new books for the classroom, and will receive a $10 coupon good for any purchase at Hicklebee’s and valid through Oct. 31.

Other giveaways include books, posters, bookmarks and other book-related material. There will be drawings for special prizes, as well as wine and refreshments.

Hicklebee’s is limiting attendance for the event, set for 6:30 p.m. at the store at 1378 Lincoln Ave., and requiring everyone to mask indoors for COVID safety.

Tickets are $15 at While Educators’ Night is for teachers and librarians who are currently employed, Hicklebee’s is set to host Valerie’s Preview later this fall for the public to get a peek at the season’s new books.

ROSE GARDEN>>After a summer hiatus, Playful People Productions is bringing back its Taiko drumming class with San Jose Beat Institute instructor Rome Hamner. In addition to this four-session outdoor class for ages 10 and up, there will also be a concurrent “Percussion Explorers” class for children ages 6-9. Both classes begin Oct. 8 and meet every other Saturday at San Jose’s Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave.

Hamner will take 6-14 students for her Taiko drumming class, while percussion explorers classes will have 4-10 students. Cost is $70-$115 per participant. To register or for more information, visit or call 408-878-5362.

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Source:: The Mercury News


San Jose community briefs for the week of Sept. 23

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