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Cartooning & Comic 6 Week Class

Posted on November 24th, 2015 by TheArtBeat

Students will create their own characters and comic books about themselves and the world around them. Using humor, jokes, real life situations and of course, superheros, they'll learn the history and style of comics.

Monday 11/30/15 to 1/11/16

Beginning Comic Class:3:30-4:30 pm, Ages 5-9

Advanced Comic Class: 4:45-5:45 pm, Ages 11 & Up

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Drop-Off Art Care in Downtown Campbell

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by TheArtBeat

The Art Beat is pleased to offer drop-off care for your child! Take a little time to go shopping, have lunch, get some holiday errands done! Your kiddo will get to make an awesome art project and take it home that day! Drop-off hours are anytime while studio is open, it includes materials and is only $40 for 2 hours (minimum time so project can be completed and taken home same day). No appointment needed, although some notice will give us time to prepare a wonderful activity!


  • $40 for 2 hours
  • $5 off sibling discount
  • Ages 4 and up


  • Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m-6:00 p.m (drop off must no later 4:00 p.m)
  • Sunday- 11:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m (drop off must be no later than 3:00 p.m.)

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Campbell Con inks a Historical Footnote, Returning for 2016

Posted on November 18th, 2015 by DCBA

People think of the Campbell history as a showcase of wagon carts, canning technology, and orchard photos. Well, those things have a lot to do with Campbell history, but then there's this... Congrats to Campbell Con and its director Marina for becoming part of Campbell lore. And she just announced that the convention is going to be back for 2016. The date for Campbell Con 2016 is October 29th, 2016.

On Friday The Campbell Historical Museum was presented with an exclusive Campbell Con print with autographs of all the...

Posted by Campbell Con on Sunday, November 15, 2015

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Greg "G" Williams at the Wine and Comedy Showcase

Posted on November 18th, 2015 by DCBA

Wine and Comedy Showcase, This Friday at Rendezvous! This month's headliner for the Wine & Comedy Showcase at Rendezvous Wine Bar is Greg “G” Williams, who is working diligently to be a breath of fresh air by taking a different path into the world of comedy. His comedic style arises from his day to day life as a male nurse. Raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina “G” joined the Army where he served for five years during Desert Storm. After the Army “G” became a Registered Nurse, specializing with premature infants. After discovering life in a hospital can be hilariously entertaining, “G” developed his act in the comedy clubs of Atlanta.

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We posted photos last week of the first "Con" to setup in Campbell. It's been getting good reviews and I can attest that I think this reviewer with Shortboxed got it right. It was a cute bite sized con with a little of everything. It was a perfect Con for Campbell folks who want to check out the scene to see what the fuss is all about without having to plunk down a hefty multi-day entrance fee on top of a hotel room 12 hours down the road. It was their first year and they were encourage by how things went so they've already said they're going to be back for 2016! Be sure to keep your eye out for the 2016 date via the Downtown Campbell site or the Campbell Con site.

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Campbell Creamery has been introducing a line of new treats from Dole recently. Pictured here is a vegan, dairy-free, gluten free, and fat free soft serve! Wow! They also recently announced some new soft serves that are made with real fruit juice if you just want a healthier option on your favorite frozen treats.

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Sponsorship Packages for the Carol of Lights

Posted on November 11th, 2015 by sheldon

The annual “Carol of Lights” festival will be held on Saturday December 5, 2015 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, the Downtown Campbell Business Association invites you to the streets of Historic Downtown Campbell for this free event. This non- commercial, family oriented event brings people in the Campbell community together for an evening of Holiday fun. There are a variety of attractions for the children, including; real snow, bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting, etc.

After the passing of our beloved Sally Howe, a group of community members and volunteers have taken on this event in her honor. In the past, Sally’s fundraising efforts have been through recycling, community dinners, personal donations, bunco nights, and so on. Since this event has become more popular, the committee is seeking more donations from individuals, local businesses and corporate level sponsors. We need your help in order to carry on this festive downtown tradition!

The sponsorship amounts and benefits are as follows:

  • $1,000 Sponsorship: Full banner with business logo and information in a populated area during the festival. Prominent recognition on website, social media sites, event poster and brochure.
  • $500 Sponsorship: Business logo on smaller banner with business logo in a populated area during the festival. Recognition on website, social media sites, event poster and brochure.
  • $100 Sponsorship: Business listed on poster and printed materials.

Please make check payable to “Campbell Parks and Recreation Foundation”. This foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation and any donation made is fully tax-deductible.

The Carol of Lights Event Committee
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The 2015 Quickbooks Connect Conference was held on November 2-4th in Downtown San Jose this year. The conference brings together small business owners, entrepreneurs, accounting professionals, and developers for QuickBooks expert talks, training, hands-on workshops, networking, and more.

Downtown Campbell was well represented at the conference. Andrea Parks and Randy Musterer, the owners of Frost Cupcake Factory and Sushi [confidential] were on the scene and helped lead a breakout session on managing employees in a small business. Even more cool was that Oprah Winfrey was there giving the keynote address and Sushi Randy got a special shout out by Oprah and got to meet with Oprah one on one after the keynote!

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Well, this isn't really Downtown Campbell news, but it's about one of our guys, Randy Musterer, aka Sushi Randy of Sushi Sushi [Confidential]. Thanks to the great success of the Campbell location, there'll be a second location opening up in Downtown San Jose. Silicon Valley Business Journal wrote a wonderful article summarizing Randy's journey from doing the biotech life of a cancer researcher through his apprenticeship under master sushi chefs and eventually to launching one of the most talked about sushi restaurants in the South Bay. It's well worth the read. Congratulations Sushi Randy!

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