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Update on Sundown Cinema in Downtown Campbell for 2015

Posted on May 5th, 2015 by sheldon

This is Sheldon Chang, one of the organizers of Sundown Cinema. I’ve been putting off writing this message because it’s not the message that I wanted to be writing at this time of year.

We’re going to be without summer movies in Downtown Campbell for another year. The reason this year is mostly due to personal reasons for me. Sundown Cinema is a huge commitment as an organizer and I wouldn't be able to fulfill the role I would need to fill to make it happen and happen in a way that I want it to. This is especially the case since we would need to get used to running the movies series in a new location.

I can’t really say one way or another what the possibility for summer movies looks like next summer except that it’s something I still very much want to see happen and something that my co-organizer, Jim Aspinwall, would like to see happen. We face some pretty stiff challenges in getting the movies rolling again, but the desire is still there so we're not ready to say we're done yet.

A number of people have asked how they could help to increase the chances that we'll be able to do this next year. The main thing that we're missing are people who have the skills and the commitment to help with the technical end of things. These are things like setting up and running the sound and projection. The ability to commit for at least five or even all ten weeks of our usual ten week run is very important. It doesn't do us much good to have a core person drop in for one or two nights.

We'll also need to restock our list of volunteers for all positions so if you might be able to help as a greeter, concessions person, clean-up person, etc.; I'd like to invite you to sign up for the Sundown Cinema mailing list. When we want to call for volunteers, we'll hit up that email list to see what we've got.

The list of volunteers also extends to replacing or sharing the duties for both me and Jim. I'm the event organizer and administrative lead. Jim Aspinwall is the tech lead. If the idea of being one of our main organizers appeals to you, let us know directly at [email protected].

This will be our third summer without movies after there were nine straight years of a full summer movie schedule between us and the original organizer of Sundown Cinema. Keep your fingers crossed and hope that the stars line up right next year.

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Simply Smashing Super Sale!

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by SimplySmashing

At Simply Smashing Boutique, our amazing spring and summer styles keep coming and we need to make more room. So our spring sale just got real...Super Real!

Our crazy cool (not to mention sizable) selection of sale styles are now only $39-$89. That's up to 85% off! All seasons and most of our designers are represented in the sale. Our Super Sale starts April 29, 2015 and ends May 11, 2015. Don't miss it.

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Canvas Nights in Downtown Campbell!

Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by TheArtBeat

The Art Beat is pleased offer Canvas Nights the second weekend of every month! Our instructor will guide you step by step to create an amazing masterpiece! Absolutely no experience is necessary. So grab a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor and come down to an actual art studio for a relaxing evening with art and music.

$35 per person for the evening.
Reservations are required.

Family Night is ages 7 & up. Children under 15 are $25!

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The Downtown Campbell Business Association would like to congratulate all Downtown Campbell businesses who won Metro’s Best of Silicon Valley 2015!

23 Skidoo
Best Thrift Shop

A Bellagio
Best Italian Fine Dining

Aqui Cal-Mex
Best Margarita
Best Dining Value
Best Family Restaurant

Blue Line Pizza
Best Happy Hour - West Valley

Bombshell Boutique
Best Clothing Boutique

Boogie on the Bayou - Campbell Chamber of Commerce
Best Local Festival - West Valley

Campbell Historical Museum
Best Small/Quirky Museum

Cardiff Lounge
Best Dive Bar - West Valley

Best Hair Salon - West Valley

Heroes Comic Books
Best Comics Store

The Jewel Box
Best Jewelry Store

Katie Blooms
Best Irish Pub
Best Karaoke - West Valley

Best Karaoke - West Valley
Best Dive Bar - West Valley

Oktoberfest - Campbell Chamber of Commerce
Best Holiday Celebration
Best Local Festival - West Valley

Best Dining Value
Best Restaurant Patio
Best Mediterranean/Greek Restaurant

Best Hair Salon - West Valley

Psycho Donuts
Best Donuts

Recycle Bookstore
Best Independent Bookstore

Sushi Confidential
Best Sushi
Best Happy Hour - West Valley

Tessora’s Barra di Vino
Best Wine Bar
Best Wine Shop - West Valley

Best Gift Shop for Funny Bone Amputees

Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt
Best Frozen Yogurt

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The City of Campbell’s Civic Improvement Commission has recently announced its new “Art Outside the Box” utility box art program. Modeled after San Jose’s program, this unique street art program allows artists to showcase their artwork on City-owned traffic control utility boxes located throughout Campbell.

The program will be funded through sponsorships and individual donations. Individuals, families, neighborhood groups, businesses, and local civic and other non-profit organizations are welcome and encouraged to sponsor the painting of artwork on a utility box. An online donor site has been established for donations and sponsorships.

The City is currently seeking local artists interested in displaying their art by painting up to ten utility boxes scattered throughout Campbell. Interested artists are asked to fill out an application, located on the City’s website. Application deadline is April 3, 2015 at 5pm.

Information on artist eligibility, guidelines, utility box locations, and sponsorships may also be found here. For questions, contact Oscar Murillo at [email protected] or 408-871-5304.

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We'll be holding the 17th Annual Bunnies and Bonnets Parade in Downtown Campbell this year and your group or organization can join in on the fun! Applications are now open for any family friendly themed group or float to be in this year's parade.

To apply, please see our online application form for this year's parade. You may also print out and mail in your application if you prefer to do it the old fashioned way.

If you had problems accessing the online form previously, please try again. We had some technical difficulties.

Apply Here: Bunnies and Bonnets Parade Application Form

Please note, all entries must be submitted by Friday, March 20th, 2015. Your participation in the parade is subject to approval from the Downtown Campbell Business Association board and you will be notified of the status of your application by e-mail.

For profit organizations will be subject to a $50 parade entrance fee that will be due upon acceptance into this year's parade.

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2 FREE Trial Karate Classes, PLUS a Free Uniform!

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by downtowngong

PRO Martial Arts is about much more than kicking, punching and karate workouts. We are passionate about helping our students build confidence and character that stays with them long after their time with us. PRO Martial Arts aims to prepare the children in our communities to grow into the next stages of their life by developing essential character development skills. Our students take away a potent blend of strength, flexibility, coordination and balance while learning effective and proven self-defense techniques in a fun and energizing environment.

PRO Martial Arts also offers classes catered to children as young as 3 years of age! Our Little Rhinos program is specially designed to teach pre-school-aged kids the basic moves, curriculum and protocol to begin their journey in martial arts. The classes are energetic, kid-friendly and always inspiring!

In addition to a full body workout, PMA offers a unique enrichment program that teaches children how to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous world. The program is comprised of 12 weekly lessons on Bullying Prevention and 12 separate lessons on Predator Prevention. Every lesson is stand-alone, ensuring students can enter the course at any time.

CLICK Here for our schedule

Simply Smashing Clearance Sale Continues!

Posted on January 14th, 2015 by SimplySmashing

The Simply Smashing Clearance Sale continues for our bargain-hunting fashionistas!

Simply Smashing Boutique's New Year Clearance Sale was a success, but the savings aren't quite over yet... Take a gander at our fully loaded $59 Sale Rack (original prices up to $300+) now through Wednesday, January 21, 2014.

And, while you're in the neighborhood, check out our 50% off sale on select clothing and 20% off sale on select jewelry, handbags, hats and scarves!

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Olive Oil Classes at The Olive Bar

Posted on January 6th, 2015 by DCBA

The Olive Bar is now hosting classes where you can taste and learn about olive oils from all over the world. Get your group together and call for a date. Classes must be a minimum of 16 adults. The charge is only $5 a person. You can bring your own wine and appetizers. It is lots of fun and you will get a discount that day or night on all products you buy. Call 408-370-1901 and ask for Didi, our manager.

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Don't Let that Christmas Tree Ruin your Hardwood Floor!

Posted on December 16th, 2014 by slaughterbeckHW

Christmas trees can damage your hardwood floor with scratches, sap stains and water spots. Follow these handy tips to make sure you don't have to hire Slaughterbeck Floors to sand and refinish your whole floor for the New Year!

- Before bringing the tree into your home shake it, gently, to help get rid of some of the loose needles that could be stepped on causing scratching.

- You may drag the tree on an upside down bathmat rather than carry the tree to minimize needles dropping on your floors.

- On the tree's location : put down an old folded sheet or blanket first to protect the floor. Then put plastic (such as a cheap plastic tablecloth) over the old sheet/blanket to protect from water damage. Finally, put the Christmas tree stand on top of the plastic.

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Frost Cupcake Factory's Flavor Calendar for Winter 2014 is now available on our website, and do we have some special treats for you! One of our winter flavors is...

Santa's Velvet: Peppermint vanilla cake swirled with red velvet cake and topped with peppermint cream cheese frosting.

For more information, please visit our website or phone us at 408-866-YUMM.

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Campbell Showroom is pleased to have decorated the dining room of Campbell’s historic Ainsley House for the holidays!

The dining room decor was inspired by the Ainsley's love of entertaining. At each place setting of elegant gold rimmed service for six. Large bronze deer flank the buffet and rest under the tree. A spectacular hydrangea-inspired wreath beckons from the front window. Kelly Loughran of The Garden's Consultant handcrafted the hydrangea wreath and the arrangements on the dining table, sideboard, and buffet.

View the San Jose Mercury News article about the decorations this year here.

Tours of Ainsley House, decorated in its holiday finest, are held Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-4pm, December 3-18. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4.50 for youth ages 7-17; admission for children and museum members is free.

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Campbell Community Toy Drive 2014

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by DCBA

The Santa Clara County Fire Department, the City of Campbell, Campbell Rotary, the Campbell Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations have joined forces to sponsor the Campbell Community Toy Program, an annual toy drive to bring holiday cheer to children in need in Campbell.

Please consider donating new, unwrapped toys, games, books, balls, school supplies, art supplies for kids ages infant through teens. There are many drop-off locations in Downtown Campbell! We also accept monetary donations - please make checks payable to "Campbell Chamber of Commerce / Campbell Community Toy Program."

Toys may be dropped off at the following locations: Campbell Library; Campbell Community Center; Santa Clara County Fire Stations in Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Cupertino; Bombshell Boutique; Palazzi Salon; Toys Toys Toys; and Frost Cupcake Factory.

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Give the Gift of Confidence this Holiday Season!

Posted on November 13th, 2014 by downtowngong

Give your little one the gift of confidence this holiday season! A $500 Value for $169! Holiday Package includes your 4th month free and a free uniform at sign-up. Plus, after your 90 day membership, you'll receive a pizza party for your child and 15 friends, a great idea for birthday parties, mommy-and-me days and play dates.

At PRO Martial Arts, every class focuses on building confidence, staying safe and character development. PMA exclusively offers the ARMOR program, an anti-bullying and predator prevention program, which teaches children how to stay staff of bullying and predator activity both online and in their daily lives.

Little Rhinos Classes are perfect for little ninjas (ages 3+) and our Basic Classes for children 6-plus.

Call PRO Martial Arts of Campbell at (408) 628-4699 or email them at [email protected] for more details.

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The annual Carol of Lights festival will be held on Saturday December 6, 2014. From 2:00pm until 6:00pm, we invite you to the streets of Downtown Campbell for this FREE event. This non-commercial, family oriented, and free event brings people in the Campbell community together for a day 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, and etc.

The Carol of Lights is entirely volunteer based and relies heavily on monetary donations. In the past, 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 local businesses and corporate level sponsors.

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. Recognition on website, social media sites, and all marketing materials.

$500 Sponsorship: Business logo on banner with all sponsors at this donation level. Recognition on website, social media sites, and some marketing materials.

The “Carol of Lights” is a 501(c)(3) corporation and any donation made is fully tax-deductible.

The Carol of Lights Event Committee
Non Profit EIN:20-3969195
334 E. Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 408-374-9700

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Holiday Tours of Ainsley House 2014

Posted on October 20th, 2014 by DCBA

In beautiful, historic Ainsley House, all of its 15 rooms will be transformed into a warm, inviting home for the holidays. The entire house will be decorated by local interior designers, house decorators, florists, and volunteers and will feature a special holiday boutique, full of unique delights such as seasonal gifts, ornaments, tea accessories, scarves, and more.

Docent-led tours of Ainsley House will be offered Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-4pm, November 20-30 and December 3-18. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4.50 for youth ages 7-17; admission for children and museum members is free. Proceeds from the tours as well as sales at the holiday boutique will benefit the non-profit Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House Foundation. For more information, please phone the Campbell Historical Museum at 408-866-2757.

If you missed the Campbell City Council Candidates' Forum on September 8, 2014, you can now view a video of the forum online from the comfort of your home! Please click here to view the video on the City of Campbell's video website.

City council decisions affect Campbell residents in ways great and small. It's important that we learn about each of the six candidates so we can make an informed decision, and that all of us vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in the General Municipal Election, when three of those six candidates will be elected to four-year terms on Campbell City Council.

The six candidates running for Campbell City Council are: Celeste Flores, Liz Gibbons, Jeff Cristina, Paul Resnikoff, Phil Reynolds, and Rich Waterman. For more information on the Campbell City Council, please click here.

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