Published in the April 27 – May 10, 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

Play Pickleball
• Join other active adults for drop-in Pickleball games every week at the Centennial Recreation Center (CRC). Mondays from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sundays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Pickleball is the fastest growing adult sport in America. It’s addictive fun and a great work-out. All levels are welcome. Balls and paddles provided. The games are free for CRC members, $8 for non-member seniors. Never heard of the game? Check it out at:

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.

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. For more information, 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 29
MH FFA Spring Auction
• The 13th Annual Morgan Hill Future Farmers of America Spring Auction takes place at 5:30 p.m. at Guglielmo Winery, 1480 E. Main Ave. Advance tickets are $20 or $25 at the door.

April 29 to May 7
‘Smile’ coming to Sobrato
•”Smile,” a satirical musical set in the 1985 Young American Miss Beauty pageant, will be performed by the Ann Sobrato High School Theater Society. Performances are 7 p.m. April 29, 30, May 6 and 7 with a 2 p.m. matinee the 29th. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and children and are available at the Ann Sobrato Performing Arts Center box office before the show, or at

April 30
Cops and Robbers Ball
• The 5th Annual Cops and Robbers Ball in support of the Morgan Hill Police Department takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight, at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. The cost is $95. For more information, visit

Fun, fashion and philanthropy
• Join Community Solutions for a day of fun, fashion and philanthropy at the 10th Annual Hearts of Gilroy Women’s Luncheon & Auction from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Eagle Ridge Golf Club. Enjoy the afternoon with friends while raising funds to provide critical services for local children and families affected by abuse, violence and mental health issues. For tickets and more information visit

Home Composting Workshop
• Discover the benefits of gardening using your own compost from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Learn basic backyard composting techniques at this free workshop taught by a Santa Clara County Master Composter. A free compost bin will be given to one lucky participant! Pre-registration is required. Please call (408) 918-4640 or visit to register.

May 2
Zen Drawing Club of Morgan Hill
• The Zen Drawing Club meets from 6 to 8 p.m., at BookSmart, 80 E. 2nd St. Zen Drawing Club is free and open to the public. Zentangle is a simple to learn way to create images by drawing structured patterns. Tickets are available at For more information, call (408) 778-6467.

May 4 & 18
Great Decisions discussions
• Great Decision is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs and provides background information and policy options on the eight most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country. They take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. For more information, visit

May 7
Bike for glasses
• The 25th Annual I CARE Classic Bike tour includes four beautiful routes through Santa Clara County for every level of rider – a 100 mile, 100k, 50k, and 20 mile. Registration includes continental breakfast, topnotch SAG support, well supplied rest stops, dri-fit T-shirt, barbecue lunch, ice cream, sundaes and raffle prizes. Proceeds go toward eye glasses for needy children and adults. Tickets are $60 and available at For more information, email

South Bay Singers present Jukebox Hits
• Join the South Bay Singers for a walk down memory lane as they present “Jukebox Hits” at 3 p.m. at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy. The group will perform songs from the early ’50s to the early ’60s. Tickets are $16 and available online at or at the door.

May 7 & 8, 14 & 15
Silicon Valley Open Studios
• The 30th Annual Silicon Valley Open Studios is a chance to visit local artists in their studios. Five local artists will be participating. They are Satu Viitanen, Jerri Kuehn, Marge Regan, Renee Filice and Christine Oliver. Viitanen will display her art from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at her home studio, 3465 Oak Hill Court, Morgan Hill. Kuehn and Regan will display their art from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 & 8, at 9511 Via Del Oro, Gilroy. Filice, Kuehn, Oliver and Regan will display their art from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 & 22 at 950 Kennard Way, Sunnyvale.

May 8
Mother’s Day breakfast in the park
• Once again, the event will be held at the Ridge View camp site at Henry W. Coe State Park, which is about a mile and a quarter walk from the parking area. Upon arrival, sit down to a delicious western-style breakfast of scrambled eggs, pork link sausage or vegetarian patty sausage, hot-off-the-grill homemade drop biscuits, country fried potatoes, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and incredibly yummy fresh local strawberries dusted with powdered sugar. Entertainment by Cactus Bob and Prairie Flower. The breakfast takes place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $9.75 to $16 and available at For more information, call (408) 779-2728 or email

May 8 & 14
Wine tasting at Villa Mira Monte
• Enjoy fine wines from Mann Cellars from noon to 5 p.m. at Villa Mira Monte’s historic Hiram Morgan Hill House, 17860 Monterey Road. The $5 tasting fee applies to bottle purchase. Taste — or — bring a picnic snack, buy a bottle and enjoy the ambiance. This is a great starting point for exploring history, regional wineries, as well as downtown shopping and dining. For more information contact Kathy Sullivan at

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