Santa Clara Around Town
By Carolyn Schuk

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Open House and Tour

Friday, Feb. 17th 6 p.m.-9 p.m.: UC Santa Cruz Games and Playable Media MS is an intensive course that prepares students for successful and innovative careers in game development. Come and see the facility, meet the faculty and students and play the 2017 games. www.gpm.soe.ucsc.edu UC Santa Cruz Games and Playable Media–3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara.

Harry Potter Prom

Friday, Feb. 17th 8 p.m.-10 p.m.: Hogwarts Class of 2017 cordially invites you to its Winter Prom. Come dressed to celebrate with the friends of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. Dinner and dessert will be served. Visit the fortuneteller to see into your future. Make your own potions and wands. There will be music, dancing, trivia, photos and raffle prizes. Dress code: Semi-formal to formal. Harry Potter inspired outfits strongly encouraged. There will be a prize for best dressed. Register at www.scclharrypotterprom.eventbrite.com. For High School Students Only. Admission is free. Central Park Library, Redwood Room–2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara.

Funky Souls Post-Valentine Dance

Saturday, Feb. 18th 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: Bask in the afterglow, because they know you love to eat, drink, dance and have a good time. Join the Funky Souls at Mariani's in our passion for the groove. No cover charge. Mariani’s Inn & Restaurant–2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.