Your Time: Get Prepared, Know the Scams, Then Relax and Enjoy

A holistic health fair, a conference on elder abuse, a yoga class, a book club meeting and a class on getting your email skills up to speed are our suggestions for Your Time, in and around Los Altos this week.


Where/When:   70 W Hedding St, San Jose, (County of Santa Clara Government Center) Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Why Go: We wish there was no need to have a conference on this topic, but this is one good place to find out the latest in senior scams and financial abuse, safe ways to delegate control over major decisions, and advice in aging gracefully. Think of this as good way to tap the intelligence of government officials and experts in identifying, preventing and stopping elder abuse. Santa Clara County's activities is one of many  events happening around the nation, and parts of the world.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 13 S San Antonio Rd.

Why Go: We advised you about this book club meeting last week so you could have time to borrow or buy the book. The discussion today will be about the book, "Dreams of My Russian Summers" by Andrei Makine. But go, even if you haven't read the book. You will sit in on an interesting discussion and find out what the reading will be for next month.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 377 1st St, Los Altos, Friday, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Why Go: This is one of many yoga classes, offered around in Los Altos and Loa Altos Hills. But we choose this one to spotlight this time for beginners. If you haven't done yoga before, or just dabbled in it, this is a good place to begin. This class gives you basic poses and what to expect in a yoga class.

Pricing: Check with studio for price of one or a series of classes


Where/When: , 250 Hamilton Ave. (University Ave., King Plaza and surrounding streets, Sunday, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Why Go: You could go to a concert, but how interesting is this event of world and American music being played out in the open? And what sounds more serendipitous than strolling the street and discovering different music being played at every corner? Amateurs and professionals will perform a variety of genres on street corners and plazas— jazz, blues, classical, pop, rock, choral, Celtic, Klezmer, Greek, Balkan, French, Chinese, and more.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: , 111 Main St. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Why Go: It's described as a day of "healing, insight and fun" and why not have fun while you learn? Firefly Willows is bringing together holistic health practicioners and psychic healers. You can try out intuititive massage, reflexology or acupuncture, have a tarot card reading or get some shamanic guidance and much, much more. The added bonus, of course, is the people you may meet.

Pricing: Free to attend, some fees for services.


Where/When:  Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave, Mountain View, Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Why Go: If you could use some help learning how to make better use of email, this is the class for you. Monica Lipscomb leads a workshop on maximizing one's email use. She asks that all attendees have basic computer skills and an active Google or Yahoo email account.  

Pricing: Free


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