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March 2024 Calendar



We have several events on the calendar for March. Come check them out!


Time & Location

Mar 04, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Taura JR station, 1 Chome Tauracho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237-0075, Japan

About the event

All those asking for a "real" hike, we heard you! This is a certified leg burner. We will head out right at 9 towards the Plum Grove. There are stairs, steep inclines, and even two rock rope pulls! There are two options for this hike: go to the plum grove then head immediately back to Taura station (about 2 hours) or keep going towards Higashi Zushi and hike through some beautiful bamboo and forest (about 3 hours). I did this hike with my 35 lb toddler on my back and it was a WORKOUT! It is not stroller-friendly and not suitable for younger kids. I don't mean to scare you, just want to give realistic expectations. It is a great hike with wonderful scenery! We can't wait to see you all on the 4th!


This family-friendly event is open to members and qualified non-members.


Time & Location

Mar 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kanazawa Zoological Gardens, Kamariyahigashi, Kanazawa Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0042, Japan

About the event

Enjoy a morning roaming through the zoo with friends! Kanazawa Zoological Gardens is small but mighty with four distinct sections: North and South America, Eurasia, Oceania, and Africa. The zoo is located within the Kanazawa Nature Park. Admission is 500 yen per adult and children under elementary school age are free. It is stroller friendly and there are strollers available to rent for 300 yen. Pack some snacks or a lunch as there are several spots to enjoy some food, including a heated indoor space with a cup noodles vending machine!  After the zoo, head to the playground at the bottom of the hill for some fun roller slides!


Directions:  From Jimmuji, board the 0923 Airport Express to Kanazawa-Bunko station.  From Yokosuka-chuo, board the 0923 Sengakuji Limited Express to Kanazawa-Bunko station. Head to Bus Stop #1 via the West Exit. The bus leaves Bunko at 0946. Exit at Natsuyama Sakaue. We will arrive at the zoo by 10:00.


This kid-friendly event is open to members and qualified non-members.


Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

2 Chome Honcho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 238-0041

About the event

Join OSAY for an authentic Japanese cooking class! During this session, we will be led by two Japanese instructors who will teach us [in English] the art of making and enjoying soba and tempura and cooking Menu Soba Tempura -shrimp, eggplant, 2 additional vegetables Tea. Items to bring: Apron, washcloth/dish towel,  pen/paper for notetaking, and a water bottle (personal use). Students will receive recipes translated into English with notes from the instructors.


OSAY members are encouraged to park in the 12-hour lot near the Main Gate and to walk to the Community Center. It is located between Main Gate and Coaska Mall. 2 Chome Honcho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 238-0041 Google Map Link to event

This event has limited availability and will sell out quickly.

This event is only open to members. 


Time & Location

Mar 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

14 Vandergrift (Main Base)

About the event

Please join us at 14 Vandergrift (Cherise Menard's House) from 7- 9 p.m. Please feel free to come even if you're a little late or haven't finished (or, ahem, read) the book! We will be wrapping up our meet and greet portion and launching into a discussion of the book starting at 7:30 p.m.  This month we will be reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. We will provide a charcuterie board. Please BYOB!   


The summary:  Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?  Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.  Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story nears its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.  


Link for purchase:  https://a.co/d/2sfvwP3


Time & Location

Mar 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mount Kobo, 4765 Soya, Hadano, Kanagawa 257-0031, Japan

About the event

Hike Mount Kobo and view the famous Sakura of Hadano! Starting at the base of Mount Sengen, we'll wind past Koboyama Park and a Fuji observation deck before reaching the summit. There are over 2000 cherry trees along the route and is one of the "100 Famous Flower Spots of Kanagawa." Don't forget to bring a snack to enjoy a traditional Ohanami under the trees! The trail is easy and gradual, but not stroller-friendly. Bring the kids and have them burn off some energy during Spring Break!


Carpooling opportunities are available.  


This family-friendly hike is open to members and qualified non-members. 

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