Engage in neighborhood leadership activities, take your kids to a spring parade, enjoy an evening of contemporary music and shop for good and healthy food, all right here in Mountain View. Check out what's happening in and around the city during the next couple of days, and don't forget to add your own suggestions in the comments section below.
- Are you one of those people for whom public speaking is your No. 1 fear? Learn to overcome your apprehensions about oration by joining the Orbiters Toastmasters during its at the (South Rengstorff Avenue and Central Expressway) from 6:30-8:30 p.m, Thursday. Toastmasters is meant for those interested in self improvement through communication and meets on the first and third Thursday of each month. Call 408-623-3543 for more information.
- The meets next Friday, the fourth Friday of the month, at , 201 Castro St. The Bootstrappers is a gathering of like-minded business people who meet to have serious conversations about growing a business based on internal cash flow and organic profit. Members meet at 9 a.m. over breakfast, introduce and share concerns about their businesses.
- Celebrate the arrival of spring with the on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Mountain View gets into the spirit of renewal with a parade followed by a festival with crafts, games and music. The parade begins on Castro Street at Villa Street and continues to Pioneer Park. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the city’s website or call 650-903-6331 for more details.
- Spend Saturday night at , 201 Castro St., with folk singer/songwriter Brad Sanzenbacher. The evening, 7:30-10:30 p.m., will center around a set of original songs drawn from the artist’s own experience growing up and growing old on the edge of the Rust Belt. It's guaranteed to be a night of prison songs, ghost stories and lonesome journeys. The night will also feature Bay Area native singer/songwriter, Brendan Getzell, a talented multi-instrumentalist with a thundering voice, who performs equally brilliantly at the piano or guitar.
- Start a new Easter morning tradition by shopping at the , found on the Caltrain Station parking lot at 600 W. Evelyn Ave. Check out the endless stalls of fresh-from-the-farm seasonal fruits, vegetables and other edibles every Sunday from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Call 800-806-3276 for further information on the market.