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Campbell Recreation Winter-Spring 2022 Registration Begins December 7th!

Posted on December 3rd, 2021 by Campbell Recreation Events

Campbell Recreation Winter-Spring 2022 Registration Begins next week! Winter is approaching fast! Registration for the Winter-Spring 2022 classes begins on December 7th at 9 AM for Campbell Residents and December 8th at 9 AM for everyone else. Check out the classes we are offering and register before they are full! https://secure.rec1.com/CA/campbell-ca/catalog

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The Campbell Toy Program is an annual Campbell tradition of helping families in need share a more joyful holiday season. Many Downtown Campbell businesses will be hosting drop off barrels in their shops.

Please help by donating new unwrapped toys or games. You can also donate money or help the program in other ways.

Downtown Campbell Drop Off Locations

  • Bagel Bar - 519 E Campbell Ave.
  • The Bar Method Campbell - 2020 S. Bascom Ave.
  • Bombshell Boutique - 295 E Campbell Ave.
  • Campbell Chamber of Commerce - 267 E Campbell Ave., Suite C
  • Campbell Creamery - 267 E Campbell Ave.
  • Campbell Community Center - 1 W Campbell Ave.
  • Campbell Police Department - 70 N First St.
  • DaVinci Academy - 1 W Campbell Ave.
  • Khartoum Lounge - 300 Orchard City Dr.
  • Kyoto Palace - The Pruneyard
  • Recycle Book Store - 275 E Campbell Ave.
  • Simply Smashing - 241 W Campbell Ave.
  • Station X at Faux - 378 E Campbell Ave.
  • Steepers - 346 E Campbell Ave.
  • Therapy - 347 E Campbell Ave.

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If you have someone on your holiday shopping list who uses CBD products for health or pain management, introduce them to Cloud City Supply with a gift card.

Cloud City Supply is a wonderful family owned CBD shop in Downtown Campbell where the two cousins who own the shop pride themselves on giving each customer the personal service they need to understand their CBD options and find the products that are right for them.

Gift cards of various amounts are available directly from the store. Stop in or call (408) 777-6783 to inquire.

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Gift Tokens Available for Redemption

Posted on December 2nd, 2021 by REDEMPTION

What to give to a socially conscious friend who lives in the Bay Area and goes out of their way to support local makers and local businesses? Get a "gift card" token from Redemption and check off all the boxes at once while giving your friend and your community the gift of unique goods and apparel that were made right here in the Golden State.

Redemption gift cards must be purchased in person at the store or you can call 408.628.4877 and arrange for a gift card over over the phone. Gift cards can be redeemed at any of their three locations in Campbell, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz.

Everyday is Small Again for 2021

Posted on November 26th, 2021 by sheldon

Last year as we were entering the worst days of the Covid-19 pandemic after an already terrifying year for small businesses, we asked you to make every day Small Business Saturday because there were so many Mom and Pop shops that were on the brink of going under. Thanks to you, most of our shops made it through a year to forget.

2021 was supposed to be totally different wasn't it? Instead of the return to normal we all wanted, we got a year that carried its own set of incredible difficulties leading to yet another very nervous holiday season.

We need your support again this year so we're calling on you again in 2021 to make every day Small Business Saturday. When you're drawing up your gift ideas, please think of a locally owned Mom and Pop shop first before you look elsewhere.

If you're short on ideas and short on time, be sure to take advantage of our online gift cards directory with links to pages where you can purchase gift cards for many of your favorite businesses in Downtown Campbell.

In 2021, we thank you for thinking small. Thank you for shopping small. Thank you because once again, Every Day Is Small.

You may not be able to steal Christmas, but you're sure to want to steal this exclusive Grinchmas holiday bagels package available only as a special order on the Bagel Bar website.

  • 6 Grinchmas Rainbow Bagels
  • 1 heart bagel
  • 1 Grinchmas Tree Bagel
  • 1 4 oz spread
  • 2 Whoville Hot Chocolate Ornaments (designs may vary)

Must place all orders in advance, limited quantities available. Currently available for in-store pick-up only.


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Short on time? Stuck on gift ideas? Have someone who's impossible to shop for?

We've got the perfect solution for you. It's the Downtown Campbell Gift Cards directory. Get your favorite someone a gift that's more than any ol gift. It's a gift that they'll be able to apply toward something they'll really want while supporting a small locally owned "Mom and Pop" business that's so vital to the health of our community.

Here you go... holiday shopping made easy:
Downtown Campbell Gift Cards Directory

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Thanksgiving Break Camps

Posted on November 15th, 2021 by Campbell Recreation Events

Are you looking for plans for your child during the week of Thanksgiving? If so, we have a couple of camp options for you!

Giving Thanks (5-10 YRS) - This is a 1 day Workshop. You will be able to take home your project the same day. Come have some fun with us during turkey week, take home a project to wow your family members. Lunch will not be provided. You may bring a snack, lunch and a drink. $40 Material Fee will be required at drop off. Resident activity discount does not apply.

Everything But The Turkey (6-14 YRS) - Your child will not want to miss out on learning how to make yam soufflés; grilled peaches and goat cheese croquettes with lavender honey sauce, salted caramel apple pie cookies, rosemary-maple cornbread muffins, pumpkin cheesecake swirl cupcakes…. and more! A $30 Material Fee will be collected by Cooking Round the World.

For more information or to register click the links below.

NEW Cooking Classes starting November 30th!

Mac and Cheese Me (6-14 YRS) - The days of plain old mac and cheese are over! This class explores various pastas, numerous cheese sauces, sweet and savory additions to the mac and cheese… it’s all about transforming the tried and true into something unexpected and sensational! A $30 Material Fee will be collected by Cooking Round the World.

For all upcoming classes for Youth classes, click here.

For all upcoming Adult classes, click here.

For all upcoming Adult 50+ classes, click here.

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Santa Claus will take time out of his busy holiday schedule to make this special annual event at the Campbell Community Center! Parents participate with their child/children. Santa will read a holiday story and children will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa. This activity is popular and spaces are limited, so please register early! For more information or to register, visit www.campbellca.gov/santa.

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Have you noticed the (not so) new Strike Brewing Company Taproom just outside of Downtown Campbell? They arrived in late 2019 and barely managed to celebrate its grand opening before 2020 happened so we're finally getting around to giving them the welcome they deserve.

Strike Brewing Co is a local brewery that produces delicious classic and modern American beer styles and is distributed throughout California. Their Campbell taproom has the honor of being their first location to open away from their San Jose brewpub. On any given day, they'll have 16 rotating taps of Strike Beer for you to try (including seltzers and sours). No matter what kind of beer lover you are, you're sure to find something for you here.

Strike's Campbell Taproom's is here for you if you want a place to hold a birthday party, watch the game, or just relax with a beer from the tap. It's family friendy, dog friendly, and has outdoor patio seating so you can enjoy a cold beer and fresh air at the same time. They sometimes also invite exciting local food vendors that go well with their beers.

If you haven't checked them out yet, please go and give them a warm belated Downtown Campbell welcome! They're located near the light rail tracks at 469 E. Campbell Ave. and are open Saturday through Wednesday (M–W: 3-8pm, Sat: 12-8, Sun: 12-6pm).

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Upcoming November Campbell Recreation Classes & Camps

Posted on October 22nd, 2021 by Campbell Recreation Events

Creepy Crawly Halloween Trick or Treating Canceled for 2021

Posted on October 3rd, 2021 by sheldon

Halloween is coming and people are asking if we're going to be doing our annual Trick or Treating event in Downtown Campbell. We don't want to disappoint, but it's still too soon for that. We'd love nothing more than to return to being one of the most festive Halloween street events in the Bay Area again, but it can wait for one more year.

We hope you get all of the good scares you crave this Halloween, but please err on the side of safety so that we can all get together next year and make up for lost time and roll the clock back to 2019.

The annual Carol of Lights festivities will also take another year off, but that too should be back with gusto in 2022.

This is news that a lot of people have been waiting for. The Campbell Farmers' Market will be returning to its usual location in Downtown Campbell starting on Sunday, October 24th. Until then, the Farmers' Market will continue to operate in its normal Sunday hours at its temporary location at the Campbell Community Center.

Welcome back!

The Campbell Farmers' Market was suspended due to Covid-19 safety concerns in early March 2020. It remained suspended until arrangements could be made to temporarily relocate it to the Campbell Community Center in November of the same year. It has remained at the Community Center since then.

When the Campbell Farmers' Market returns to its traditional home in Downtown Campbell, it'll be after over 19 months since it was last in Downtown Campbell and with 11 of those months operating in exile at the Community Center.

The Farmers' Market will co-exist with parklets in Downtown Campbell for the rest of 2021, but after the new year, it should have the street all to itself again or mostly to itself. The Parklets Program will be ending on January 3rd, 2022, but it's not yet known if there will be a modified parklets program that will replace it.

Parklets in Downtown Campbell Extended to January 3, 2022

Posted on October 3rd, 2021 by sheldon

Earlier in the month, the Campbell City Council voted to extend the Parklets Program in Downtown Campbell out to January 3rd, 2022. The program was scheduled to end on September 30th unless extended.

This is expected to be the final extension of the Parklets Program in Downtown Campbell, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the parklets or some version of expanded outdoor seating is going away entirely. The Campbell City Council will be considering permanent options for a more limited parklet program to replace the current one instituted in 2020 as a Covid-19 pandemic measure.