Summer music still playing in Saratoga

Summer music still playing in Saratoga

Summer’s not over in Saratoga: There are plenty of music and events to still enjoy in the city this weekend.

Nigel and Clive’s British Invasion arrives at Savannah Chanelle Winery Saturday, Aug. 19. The Brit boys will perform their favorite British Invasion songs. $20 cover charge. www.savannahchanelle.com

Also on Saturday, another concert in Wildwood Park. Sponsored by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, it’s a full afternoon of rock, starting at 12:30 p.m.  Wine, beer and food are available. The theme of the concert is sunglasses: Wear your cheapest, ugliest, coolest or most fabulous shades to the show to compete in the Sunglass Selfie contest. www.saratogachamber.org

There is still time to enjoy a Saratoga tradition. The Montalvo Service Group hosts its last Montalvo Summer Luncheon of the season on Aug. 23. Dine al fresco on the veranda of the historic villa, with proceeds benefiting the maintenance and preservation of the villa and grounds at Montalvo Arts Center. Montalvo Executive Director Angela McConnell said, “Montalvo’s summer luncheons are a beloved tradition. I thank Montalvo’s inspiring and dedicated service group members, with support from the National Charity League mothers and daughters, for their generous spirit and hard work.”

Coming up Sunday, Sept. 10, is Montalvo’s annual Art of Food and Wine event. Sample savory and sweet fare from some of the most celebrated restaurants in the Bay Area, and enjoy tastings from the region’s finest wineries. www.montalvoarts.org

There’s a new exhibit at Hakone’s Cultural Exchange Center, “The Art of Origami.”  It features a collection of paper art by June Sakamoto and will run through December. The gardens are open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.hakone.com/events

Mark your calendar for the State of the City on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in Wildwood Park. This year’s event will feature activities and games, treats and commemorative t-shirts for the first 100 guests. Mayor Kookie Fitzsimmons will share city updates and present community awards.

The pickleball fad sweeping the country has touched down in Saratoga. Two new pickleball courts are now open at El Quito Park, 19855 Paseo Presada. Visit www.saratoga.ca.us/pickleball to learn more and reserve time on a court.

The annual Cancer CAREpoint Garden Party is a sellout, but you can support this worthwhile organization by bidding on silent auction items beginning Wednesday, Aug. 23, at www.cancercarepoint.org.

“We have two new businesses in the Village,” reports Jill Hunter of the Saratoga Village Development Council. “Please stop in and say hello to Marjan Najafi on Third Street. Marjan does microblading and hair services. Near the new Darla’s restaurant is our new art gallery 1UV. And the former Blue Rock Shoot will now be a Japanese donut shop.”

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