Published in the Aug. 5-18, 2015 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Walking program
• Join others in evening and Saturday morning walks. Meet at the Morgan Hill Shopping Center (Main and Hale avenues) for walks from 6 to 7 p.m. They also walk for 90 minutes Saturdays beginning at 9 a.m. The walks are at a moderate pace and include hills. For more information, call (408) 779-7592 or e-mail

Every Tuesday
Bingo benefits seniors
• Bingo is played at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, to raise funds to benefit the Morgan Hill Senior Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. with games at 6:30 p.m. For ages 18 and older. There is a $20 buy-in, $30 electronic and paper buy-in. For more information, call (408) 782-1284 or visit

Every Friday
Breastfeeding support group meets regularly
• Join other women at 10 a.m. at the Casa Natal Birth Center, 50 W. Main St., Suite D. For more information, call (408) 778-7583.

Happiness workshop
• Breathing techniques and meditation are effective tools to bring out our best and enhance our overall quality of life. Join this free workshop to learn about these techniques from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at BookSmart, 80 E. Second St. RSVP at

Open air flea market
• Visit an open air flea market from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Andrade Country Meadows, 13755 Monterey Road, San Martin. Those interested in selling call (408) 825-3684 for reservations costing $25.

Every weekend
Bingo benefits bands
• The Live Oak Emerald Regime holds bingo games at the Britton Middle School Auditorium, 80 W. Central Ave., to support band programs. Saturday, doors open at 4:15 p.m., games start at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, doors open at 11:45 a.m., games start 1:15 p.m. For more information visit Special July 4 hours: doors open at 1:15 p.m., warm-ups at 2:45, regulars begin at 3:15.

Aug. 5
Photo Club meets monthly
• The Morgan Hill Photography Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Centennial Recreation Senior Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. , in the Senior Center multipurpose room. Bring a photo for “image sharing.”
Aug. 6
Networking mixer
• Business owners are invited to attend a Business-to-Business Networking held at noon every other Thursday at Rosy’s at the Beach. Admission is free. Call (408) 465-7401 to reserve a spot.

Aug. 7, 8, 14 and 15
‘Shakespeare Under the Stars’
• See the Bard’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This classic tale will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Christopher High School amphitheater. Odyssey Theatre Company is located at 1464 Blackwing Way, Gilroy. Contact Jim McCann at, at (408) 710-9625 or visit

Aug. 8
Tate,-Steve-wbCoffee with the Mayor
• The next Coffee with the Mayor will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at BookSmart, 80 E. Second St. Mayor Tate’s guest will be Councilmember Marilyn Librers. Enjoy a cup of coffee (on the mayor, of course) and enjoy dialog in a relaxed, informal setting. They will answer questions and entertain any suggestions or (constructive) criticism you would like to offer. Many attendees just come to hear what others think are the issues of the day and the ensuing dialog and that is certainly fine also.

Aug. 11 and 17
Grow cool-season vegetables
• Now is the time to plan a fall/winter garden. Find out how many different vegetables can grow this time of year while using less water at this class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. 6th St. The second class takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Learn about the cultural requirements needed to grow these crops successfully. Controlling winter pests will also be covered.  Presented by Master Gardener Joan Cloutier.

Aug. 15
Meet the author
Kondazian,Karen-web• Meet Karen Kondazian, the author of “The Whip,” at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. at 2 p.m. “The Whip” is inspired by the true story of Charley Parkhurst, a famous stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo during the California Gold Rush days. It wasn’t until after Charley’s death in 1879 that it was discovered that Charley was actually a woman. She is buried in Watsonville pioneer cemetery. Kondazian is an award-winning stage, film and TV actress. “The Whip” is available at BookSmart. For more information, call (408) 782-9029.

Family Fun Nights
• Family Fun Nights at the Pool are here. Bring the entire family to a night of games, music, prizes and lots of splashes from 7 to 9 p.m. All ages are welcome and members are free.

Aug. 16
Photography exhibit
• The Morgan Hill Photography Club, in conjunction with the Morgan Hill Historic Society, is presenting a photo exhibit at the Morgan Hill House, Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey St., through Sept. 20. The Morgan Hill House is open Fridays and Saturdays. The general public is invited to attend the Artists’ Reception Friday, Aug. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.. For more information visit

Aug. 22
Master-Gardeners-VSummer pruning of fruit trees
• Learn the basics of pruning your fruit trees in summer and why summer pruning is so important from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Saint Louise Hospital’s Teaching and Demo Garden, 9400 No Name Uno. They will demonstrate how to “summer prune” and encourage participation. Presented by South County Master Gardeners.

Sept. 7
Labor Day Bingo Marathon
• Two sessions of bingo hosted by the Live Oak Emerald Regime at Britton Auditorium, 80 W Central Ave, Morgan Hill. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. First session at 10 a.m., 2nd session at 1:30. Catered lunch served to all players at 1 p.m. Can play one session or both. For more information visit

Sept. 13
British classic car show
• The Fourth Annual British Fall Classic automobile show takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in downtown Morgan Hill. Monterey Road will be closed from Dunne to Main avenues r. On Sept. 12 there will be an organized car tour through the scenic Morgan Hill wine country. Saturday evening registered show participants are invited to a wine reception hosted by sponsor On the Road Again Classics, from 4 to 7 p.m. Registration fees are $45 per car until Aug. 31, 2015. Late registration (Sept. 1 and after) is $60. For more information, visit

Oct. 4
It’s Oktoberfest time
• Celebrate “Oktoberfest” with the Learning and Loving Education Center from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Learning and Loving Education Center, 16890 Church St., Suite 16. Tours will be provided, serving traditional German fare, wine tasting, great entertainment, a silent auction and chances to win an exciting “Wine Heist. Tickets are $50. For more information, call Christa Hanson, executive director at (408) 776-1196 or email

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