Published in the April 14-26, 2016 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Walking program
• Join others in evening and Saturday morning walks. Meet at Main and Hale avenues for walks from 6 to 7 p.m. They also take 90-minute walks every Saturday at 9 a.m. These walks are at a moderate pace and include some hills. For more information, call (408) 779-7592 or e-mail

Second Monday
Cookbook book club
• Join the Cookbook Book Club from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library, 660 W. Main Ave. Each month will feature a different theme and participants can select a cookbook/recipe within the theme and share it with the group. They are also planning a potluck-style sharing of the recipes each meeting.

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

Kiwanis meet regularly
• The Morgan Hill Kiwanis Club meets at 7 p.m. at Mama Mia’s, 275 E. Dunne Ave. For more information, call (408) 659-0350.

South Bay Singers meet
• A new season has started for the South Bay Singers and the group invites new members to join. They meet at 7 p.m. in the LDS Church, 1790 E. Dunne Ave. The group is rehearsing for its spring concert. Those interested in joining can simply come to a rehearsal. New singers can try one or two meetings to see if it’s something they enjoy before actually joining. For more information, visit

Second Wednesday
South Valley Woodworkers meet
• If you are a woodworker or enjoy woodworking and would like to share your skills and experience you might enjoy the South Valley Woodworkers. They meet at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Every Thursday
Learn public speaking skills
• Are you interested in building your public speaking and leadership skills? If so, come and check out the Morgan Hill Toastmasters Club’s weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m. at GVA Cafe, corner of Second Street and Monterey Road. For more information, visit

Every Friday
Breastfeeding support group
• Join others at 10 a.m. at the Casa Natal Birth Center, 50 W. Main St., Suite D. Call (408) 778-7583.

Learn about history
• Meet others at noon for a round table history conversation at Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey Road, Contact Mike (408)234-6377 for details.

Every Saturday
Learn to communicate
• If you are having problems communicating with your significant other, having trouble understanding each other, or just want more tools to communicate effectively then this group is for you. The group meets every Saturday at 11 a.m. at Discovery Counseling Center, 16275 Monterey Road. For more information call (408) 778-5120.

Every weekend
Bingo benefits bands
• The Live Oak Emerald Regime holds bingo games at Britton Middle School, 80 W. Central Ave., to support bands. Saturday, doors open at 4:15 p.m., Sunday, doors open at 11:45 a.m. For more information visit

April 14 to 24
Cinderella Kids comes to the stage

Carol Romo

Carol Romo

• The city of Gilroy’s Recreation Department and Director Carol Romo present Disney’s “Cinderella Kids” performed at the Gilroy High School Theater, 750 West 10th St. Show times and dates are: 7 p.m. April 14, 15, 22 and 23; 2 and 7 p.m. April 16 and 23; and 1 and 4 p.m. April 17 and 24. Tickets are $10 each and available at or at the Gilroy High School Theater Box Office prior to each performance (cash only please).

April 16
Gospel and bluegrass fundraiser
• Listen to gospel and bluegrass music and help feed the hungry in South County at the same time at the Third Annual Gospel/Bluegrass Fundraiser for Reach Out/Food pantry featuring local favorites Bluer Than Blue. The show takes place at 7 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave. Bring a few cans of non-perishable food or cash donation to support St Catherine’s Reach Out Food Pantry. For more information, call (408) 779-0254 or (408) 316-4745.

April 16 & 17
Wine tasting in the midst of history
• Looking for something deliciously fun and educational? Visit Villa Mira Monte’s regional wine tasting room at the historic Hiram Morgan Hill House, from noon to 4 p.m., 17860 Monterey Road. Paradise Valley Vineyard’s Cabernet and Merlot will be served for a tasting fee of $5 that applies to bottle purchase. Taste the wines, bring a picnic, or buy a bottle and enjoy the ambiance. For more information, email

April 17
New 50-plus social club
• Interested in meeting others, attend a local concert with great musicians, tour estates and ranches in the area, learn a new skill, hike/explore Morgan Hill and the surrounding community in a social environment? Join an informational meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. where attendees will discuss ideas for this new 50-plus El Toro Social Club. Appetizers and beverages provided. The meeting takes place at Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey Road. For more information, contact

Zentangle by the Sea — Tints on Tan
• Love the ocean? Combine your prior Zentangle experience with the “Tints on Tan” highlighting and shading method to draw shells, starfish, and sand dollars! This technique combines basic Zentangle tools with colored pencils and gel pens to produce beautiful sea life images. The Tints on Tan method, added to Zentangle, is an easy way to take your artwork to the next level. Prior Zentangle experience required for this class, which takes place from 1 to 4 p.m., at BookSmart, 80 E. Second St. The cost is $39 to register and a $15 material fee due at the class. To register, please call BookSmart at (408) 778-6467.

April 20
Tour Mount Madonna
• If you’re looking for a school with small classes and learning that goes beyond the classroom walls, come find out more about the nurturing, Montessori-influenced Pre/K program, and college preparatory 1st–12th grade curriculum. MMS features a 355-acre campus, hands-on science labs, outdoor adventure, national and international travel, marine biology studies on Catalina Island, mixed-grade buddy program and visual and performing arts. The tour takes place at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (408) 847-2717 or email

April 23
Summit for the Planet
• The 10th Annual Summit for the Planet, featuring a walk-a-thon and eco-carnival, takes place beginning with registration at 9 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. The event benefits local educational and environmental organizations. A free celebration follows with solar vehicle races, eco-carnival, live music, organic foods, “green” businesses, learning expo and Trash Fashion show. Mount Madonna School is located at 491 Summit Road. For more information visit

April 23 & 24
Purchase your spring flowers
• Morgan Hill Flower Lovers hosts its 91st annual Flower Show, tea room, raffle, plant sale and Hidden Treasures Boutique from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Special guest is Monterey News columnist Steve Yvaska who will provide antique appraisals Saturday only from noon to 3 p.m. A maximum of three appraisals per person. The first appraisal is $5, additional appraisals are $10 each. For more information, email

April 24
Indie Market Series kicks off
• The downtown Indie Market is a community centric market place for home-based artisans to promote, engage and grow their independent business. It takes place the fourth Sunday of every month through August from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monterey Road in downtown. There will be unique crafters and artists showcasing hand made jewelry, bath and beauty products, accessories, art, gifts and more.

April 25
Zentangle and Open Studio
• Enjoy ‘Lunch & Learn’ Zentangle class and Open Studio at from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at BookSmart , 80 E. Second St. This class is for returning Zentangle artists. There is a $20 drop-in fee; bring your own lunch. RSVP to Certified Zentangle Teacher Nancy Domnauer at

April 26
Author visits library
• Caroline Paul will talk about her newly-published book, The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. Paul will share her advice on how to be “gutsy” based on her own adventures, world travels, and job as a San Francisco firefighter. The talk begins at 7 p.m. with a book signing to follow., at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave.

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