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Around Town Briefs: social events, fundraisers and senior health

Chamber business social

The Saratoga Chamber of Commerce is hosting its monthly business social on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m., at Claudine’s Wine Experience. Member businesses can enjoy wine and networking at this free event. Register at

Senior health fair

Seniors can get free flu shot or health and hearing check-ups with their Medicare Part B cards at the Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council’s health fair on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Joan Pisani Community Center.

West Valley Community Services will be an on site with a mobile food pantry and case-management unit, and there will be activities, resource tables and a raffle. The new senior transportation pilot program, RYDE, launches at the event.

Art across cultures

Flamenco Fungama, a new event created by Saratoga resident Usha Srinivasan, blends Bollywood and flamenco to help build strong intercultural connections. The event is hosted by Sangam Arts, a Silicon Valley visual performing arts nonprofit. Attendees are invited to dress up in black and red. Cocktails and tapas will be served.

The event will be held at a Saratoga home on Oct. 21, 7-9:30 p.m. Location is provided upon ticket purchase. Tickets are $100 at

Dementia talk

Geriatric medicine practitioner Dr. Elizabeth Landsverk will be facilitating a discussion called “Living in the Moment: Spotlighting Undiagnosed Dementia” on Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m., at the Joan Pisani Community Center. Resource tables at the event will provide information for families and elder care professionals who aid in dementia care.

The event is free with registration at or by calling 650-357-8834, ext. 4.

Kindness Spells 

The Bella Vista League is hosting its 12th annual Wonderful Witchy Women With a Cause luncheon on Oct. 27. The organization, led by Saratoga resident Cheryl Bailey, is 53 women from Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell and Alamaden Valley. Their aim is to serve local charities.

The “Casting Spells of Kindness” lunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel San Jose, and tickets are $135 each. The funds support the Heritage Home, which serves single mothers and their babies; Family Supportive Housing, which helps homeless families; and Operation Freedom Paws, which allows veterans and people with disabilities to train service dogs.

Ticket sales close on Oct. 24. Visit

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