Campbell community briefs for the week of May 6 – The Mercury News

Campbell Fun Run

After two years, Campbell’s annual fun run is back as an in-person event on May 7. Usually held around Valentine’s Day, the 45th annual 5k and 250-yard Kids’ Dash is set for 9 am starting at Campbell Park.

Registration is $45 for adults, $25 for youth under age 21 and $10 for the Kids’ Dash at No race day registration will be available.

A 10K race is being planned for the 2022 Oktoberfest Fun Run.

‘Thumbelina’ at Heritage

The Academy of Classical Ballet California is staging an original interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale “Thumbelina” May 20-21 at Campbell’s Heritage Theater, 1 W. Campbell Ave. First published in 1835, “Thumbelina” describes the series of adventures experienced by a thumb-size girl as she finds her way back home to the flowers where she was born.

Performances of this family-friendly ballet are at 7 pm Tickets are $25 at 408-866-2700 or

Events for older adults

Bay Area Older Adults is hosting a museum tour and an entomology exploration this month.

A guided tour of the Los Altos History Museum is set for May 6, 10 am-1:30 pm, and will feature the photography and video exhibit “Every Wrinkle Tells a Story.” Register at

On a stroll at Hellyer County Park on May 11, 9 am-noon, participants will observe and learn about the insects that live around and in Cottonwood Lake and Coyote Creek, such as damselflies, moths, backswimmers, scuds, beetles, and those that live on the leaves and stems of oak trees, including differently shaped gall wasps. Register at

For more information, email or call 408-774-0593.

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