Neighbors near a San Jose park were recently delighted to find a "fairy door" at the base of one of the park's many oak trees. I'm not saying which park in hopes of keeping the magic alive a little longer.

Inside the little hinged door, people have found notes, poems and even bubble-making solution with a wand. The door's origins may remain shrouded in mystery, but its existence brought to mind the San Jose Fantasy Faire taking place at the Guadalupe River Park this weekend.

There'll be ogres, goblins, mermaids and princesses -- Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, for sure -- inhabiting the park right next to HP Pavilion. There'll be dancing and sword fights and puppet shows, too. It's being produced by the same folks who do the annual Renaissance Fair in San Jose, so it should be quite a spectacle.

The fantasy starts at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, ending at 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 to $12, but kids under 6 are free. Go to www.sjfantasy.com for more details.

WILDFLOWER RUN GROWS: There's still time to take place in the 30th annual AAUW Wildflower Run on Sunday at Live Oak High School.

Carol O'Hare of the American Association of University Women in Morgan Hill reports that business sponsors and members have contributed nearly $21,000 toward the group's goal of raising $30,000 to commemorate three decades of providing scholarships for women and girls. A good turnout Sunday could put them over the top.

Details can be found at www.wildflowerrun.org.

IT'LL BE A BALL WITH BOCCE: The Catala Club, a women's service group at Santa Clara University that's been around for 83 years, has its spring fundraiser coming up April 22 at Campo di Bocce in Los Gatos. The Monday evening affair, which starts at 5:30 p.m., includes a buffet dinner, wine, silent and live auctions and, of course, bocce.

Tickets are $85 a person, with proceeds going to the Catala Club Endowed Scholarship Fund for undergraduates at SCU. To make a reservation, contact Katy Kelly at katykelly@sbcglobal.net.

Contact Sal Pizarro at spizarro@mercurynews.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/spizarro.