Los Gatos Weekly Times
Billy Jones Day
Billy Jones' legacy is hard to miss at his eponymous Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad; his name is painted on the side of the conductor's car and appears above a grinning wildcat on the park's logo. But on July 23, the park will dedicate the entire day to celebrating its founder with Billy Jones Day at Oak Meadow
Park. From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., attendees will get to name their own price for a ride on the
train and carousel.
Hot weather safety
Earlier this month,
Los Gatos residents got a taste of what will likely be a sweltering summer. Santa Clara County has resources available online for residents to help understand the risks of hot weather and stay safe during heat waves. The website, www.preparescc. org/heatsafety, includes information on cooling centers, which the town opens to the public during extreme weather, and is available in five languages. The Los Gatos Library is always available as a cooling center during business hours.
Gouache art classes
Aspiring artists looking to master a new medium can learn how to paint using gouache, an opaque watercolor, at LGS Recreation starting next week. Instructor and local artist Elvira Rascov will teach three classes on the technique, during which participants of all levels can follow along. The classes will take place July 20, July 27 and Aug. 3. To sign up, visit www.elviragallery.com.
Music in the Park
Los Gatos' free Music in the Park series is starting back up on July 23. The concert series takes place Sundays, 5-7 p.m., with a rotating slate of headliners. The series will kick off with a performance by the Traveling Wilburys Revue, a tribute to the supergroup. Concerts will be held on the Civic Center Lawn at 110 E. Main St.