Get A Clue: A Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a neighborhood scavenger hunt. Get your magnifying glass and get ready to hunt clues and solve puzzles.

Saturday, April 27th

  • Start your adventure in Mercy-Bush park.
  • Clues will take you to several locations in Old Mountain View
  • There will be two levels of clues and puzzles to solve the hunt.
  • Sure to be fun for neighbors of all ages.
  • Access to the challenges will be given at check-in at the park 4/27.


  • Come as a team or individual.
  • Choose your level
    Scooby-Doo or Sherlock
  • Use clues and solve puzzles
  • Take pictures of the “answer” at the location or of the item as indicated
  • Costumes are encouraged
  • Final check out at 3:15pm
  • Prizes and awards available

Bring your phone for the best experience.
Access to the clues and puzzles will be online.
Check-in at Mercy-Bush Park on Saturday to receive the access password.


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First Edition of Downtown Digest.

Sharing with you the first issue of the Downtown Digest.  This will be a monthly newsletter, so please let me know if there are topics that should be included in future issues.

Jamil Shaikh, OMVNA Community Liaison 

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February 2024 Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter. Hand-delivered to your doorstep over the weekend of February 11.

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Neighborhood Egg Crawl – Saturday, March 30th

If you have not participated in the past, you will not want to delay another year. Neighbors can hide eggs in their yard, sign up as a Hunter or both! It is a delightful morning for everyone involved. Full details on the website. Advance registration is required, with a deadline of Thursday, March 28th, 2024 – 9PM. NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.


Registered HIDERS provide treat filled plastic eggs and hide them in their front yard or parking strip. (more details below)

Registered HUNTERS will receive an EGG MAP Saturday morning. Maximum of 1 egg per hunter, per location. (more details below)

Teen Helpers will look for the eggs that the previous hunters missed! (more details below)


Sign Up Today!

You MUST REGISTER in advance to participate in the
Neighborhood Egg Crawl! Deadline is Thursday, March 28, 9pm

A small fund has been established to assist a limited number of neighbors who would not be able to participate as a HIDER otherwise. Contact for complete details.

   A community event of the Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association (OMVNA)

Detailed Instructions for HIDERS

  • Register by THURSDAY, March 28 @ 9pm
  • Commit to 48 (4 dozen) treat filled plastic eggs
  • Hide wrapped candy or toy filled plastic eggs Saturday morning BEFORE 10am.
  • Only hide eggs in area you allow people to walk/hunt
  • Idea for small yards – Hide some eggs and refill as needed.
  • Your address will be supplied to registered HUNTERS only
  • Sit on your porch and enjoy (maybe give HOT or COLD hints)
  • HUNTERS are allowed 1 egg per yard (May change depending on number of participants)
  • This event is RAIN or SHINE

Detailed Instructions for HUNTERS

  • Register by THURSDAY, March 28 @ 9pm
  • EGG MAP with your color route will be emailed by 10am Saturday morning.
  • Kindly respect yards and don’t trample or go in unmarked areas.
  • HUNTERS are allowed maximum of 1 egg per yard per registered hunter
  • Total number of eggs and locations will vary depending on neighborhood participation
  • This event is RAIN or SHINE
  • There may be multiple route colors, depending on neighborhood participation. Every effort is taken to make the routes as clustered as possible. Stick to your assigned route color on your map. Otherwise yards may not have enough eggs for all the HUNTERS. HIDERS are volunteers from the neighborhood. We encourage you to be hiders and to recruit neighbors to be HIDERS too! 

Detailed Instructions for Teen Helpers

  • Register by THURSDAY, March 30 @ 9pm
  • Kindly respect yards and don’t trample or go in unmarked areas.
  • Total number of eggs will vary depending on neighborhood participation
  • No guarantee of how many eggs will be remaining
  • This event is RAIN or SHINE
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Ava’s presents a Taste of Love

You are invited to Ava’s Downtown Market & Deli for a complimentary
Spanish Wine & Cheese Tasting.
You are encouraged to drop by for a sample and to shop the market for your upcoming meals and parties. Ava’s hosts several events and pop-ups annually.

Friday, February 9th
6pm – 8pm

Complimentary tastings and pairings.
Quantities may be limited.

No RSVP is required.

Enter free in drawing for a Seasonal Valentines Basket by becoming a Friend of Ava’s. You can also fill out a “ticket” inside Ava’s.

Stop by and see what we have in store for you today!


Ava’s is open daily from 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Located on Castro Street in the heart of Old Mountain View between Dana and California Streets. Parking structure available behind the Market on Bryant St.

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