5 events worth checking out in San Jose this week

From volunteer opportunities to a wine walk, there's plenty to enjoy in San Jose this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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First, University of California Santa Cruz professor William Kao presents this free talk about the latest advances in artificial intelligence in sectors like the automotive, retail, healthcare and agriculture industries. The event is sponsored by the Bay Area chapter of the Chinese Institute of Engineers.

When: Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Road, Suite 140
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

San Jose Bacon and Beer Classic Volunteer Sign-up

Next, the organizers of the San Jose Bacon and Beer Classic, which takes place at Avaya Stadium on April 13, are looking for volunteers to set up and take down the festival structures. For your troubles, you'll get a t-shirt, a souvenir cup and a free ticket to attend the event.

When: Friday, April 12, 7 a.m.- Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Where: Avaya Stadium, 1145 Coleman Ave.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to sign up

Group Volunteers – Greenhouse to Market Plant Movers

Another opportunity for the volunteer-minded can be found at the UC Master Gardener Program's annual Spring Garden Market. You'll help transport plants from the greenhouses to the grounds of Martial Cottle Park, and help set up for Saturday's main event. Participating will earn you access to a volunteer-only plant pre-sale event.

When: Friday, April 12, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Martial Cottle Park, Market located off Chynoweth near Vauxhall Circle, 5283 Snell Ave.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

San Jose State Youth Football Camp

Then, there's this free football camp designed for youth aged five to 12. Players and coaches of the San Jose State Spartan will offer their expertise to the players, and there'll also be other fun activities including an Easter egg hunt.

When: Saturday, April 13, 12-1 p.m.
Where: 1257 S 10th St, 1257 S. 10th St.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Downtown Willow Glen Spring Wine Walk 2019

Finally, Willow Glen hosts this wine walk on Saturday. Taste wines from winemakers like Bargetto, Clos LaChance Vineyards and Tank House Winery, alongside food from area restaurants.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Willow Glen
Admission: $40 (Advance Ticket); Additional ticket options available.
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

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