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Added THU, APR 28TH 2016

Show Mom some love at Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch

It's your last chance to reserve your spot in our annual Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 8, because...

Reservations must be received
by this Sunday, May 1

Three seating times are available: 11am (inside the historic Villa); 12pm (in the Spanish Courtyard); and 1:15pm (outside on the veranda). There are still seats available at each time, so choose the one that suits you best. After your meal, spend the afternoon with us exploring the beautiful grounds and gardens!

Our buffet-style menu includes New York strip beef, honey baked Virginia ham, and roasted breast of turkey carved to order; hot selections including a vegetarian frittata, Eggs Benedict, breakfast burritos, and prawn kebobs; a variety of salads, cheeses, and pastries; and your choice of champagne, mimosas, sparkling apple cider, tea, or coffee.

Click here to see the full menu on our website. This luxurious brunch is provided by our friends at Pat Smith's Extravaganza Catering.

Reservations are just $84 per adult ($44 for children 10 & under), and all proceeds go toward the the Montalvo Service Group and their efforts to preserve and restore our beautiful historic Villa.

To reserve your spot, click below or call our box office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. 

reserve your seat at the table >>

April 28, 2016

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Last chance: ceramics class
Hand Built Ceramics

There's still time to register for our Hand Built Ceramics class beginning next Monday, May 2, in our Creekside Studio space. This 4-session weekly evening course (6-8pm each Monday) concludes May 23.

Explore working with clay off the wheel with instructor Charlee Wagner —a ceramicist, woodworker, photographer, and Education Director at Montalvo Arts Center. Students will learn to create ceramic forms with their hands, moving from flat to three-dimensional works. Building, glazing, and surface design techniques will also be demonstrated. 

No previous experience is required. Participants will each receive 20 pounds of clay and a variety of glazes, including Raku glaze. You'll be amazed by what you can create!

Click below to register today, or call the box office at 408-961-5858.


click here to register >>
Only a few spaces left!


Help save the trees at
Sudden Oak Death Blitz

Sudden Oak Death Blitz

Join UC Berkeley faculty member Dr. Matteo Garbelotto and Montalvo Garden Assistant Kris Prince for a free Sudden Oak Death Blitz workshop this Saturday, April 30, at 1pm

What is Sudden Oak Death?

Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a serious exotic disease, is threatening the survival of tanoak and several oak species in California. With each passing year, the swath of infection continues to become more contiguous. SOD blitzes get locals involved in detecting the disease and produce detailed local maps of its distribution. Maps can then be used to identify areas where the infestation may be mild enough to justify proactive management.

Why should you attend?

With 2016 rain levels the highest they have been in four years for California, SOD spread is expected to be on the rise. With so much at stake, researchers are calling for this season's SOD Blitzes to be the most well attended to date.

Watch the video below giving an overview of the SOD Blitz survey project, and then RSVP today!


Click here to RSVP >>


at a glance:

Sat, April 30, 3pm & 7:30pm
The Capitol Steps 

Sun, May 1, 11am
The Frog Prince 

Tue, May 3, 4-6pm
Artists Connect

Thu, May 5, 7:30pm
Laurie Rubin with PureLand

Sun, May 8, 11am, 12pm, or 1:15pm

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

Wed, May 11, 7:30pm
Reduced Shakespeare CompanyThe Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

Thu, May 12, 9:30am & 11:30am
Doktor Kaboom!
Look Out! Science is Coming!

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



On view through May 29:
James Gouldthorpe's Particles: A Painting in Ten Chapters



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