Published in the May 11-25, 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. 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. 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 at (408) 234-6377 for details.

Every Saturday
Learn to communicate
• Having problems communicating with your significant other, trouble understanding each other, or just want tools to communicate effectively? Then this group that meets every Saturday at 11 a.m. at Discovery Counseling Center, 16275 Monterey Road is for you. 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. Saturday, doors open at 4:15 p.m., Sunday, doors open at 11:45 a.m. For more information visit

May 14, 21, 22, 28 & 29
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. Paradise Valley Vineyards will pour May 21 & 22. For more information, contact Kathy Sullivan at

May 14
Wings of History Open House
• Wings of History Air Museum and San Martin Airport open house and fly-in takes place from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 12777 Murphy Ave, San Martin and at the San Martin Airport. Free admission. Free Young Eagles airplane rides for kids 8 to 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free tethered balloon rides from 7 a.m., weather permitting. Antique airplanes and cars on display. Raffles for sail plane rides and parachutes jumps. Food available all day starting with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. For more information, visit or call (408) 683-2290.

May 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 21
History at the house
• Community members who have an experience level and a willingness to share their perspectives about local history and landscapes are invited to join the conversation. Robin Schaut of the Santa Clara County Parks Department will be the guest of the Morgan Hill Historical Society from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hiram Morgan Hill House at Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey St. Schaut is the interpretive director for the parks and with her Morgan Hill roots attendees will hear a wide ranging conversation about land preservation and recreation as well stories of growing up on Malaguerra Avenue.

Buy a mattress, help the band
• The Sobrato Music Association is holding a mattress fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ann Sobrato High School gym. Save up to 50 percent off of new, name brands with full warranties. They include firm, pillow-top, orthopedic, adjustable and memory foam. For more information, visit

May 22
Learn to meditate
• A half-day workshop, “Meditation in Everyday Life,” will be offered Sunday morning, at Villa Mira Monte. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced mediators, and will include teachings and instruction in sitting and walking meditation. The workshop will be led by Ajahn Chandako, an American Buddhist monk who is abbot of a monastery in New Zealand. There is no set fee; all teachings are offered on a donation basis. This event is sponsored by the AAUW Morgan Hill meditation group. For more information and to reserve a place, contact Carol O’Hare,

No One Left Behind race
• Join other runners for the Inaugural CalFire L2881 No One Left Behind 5k and 10k race beginning at 8 a.m. at the Target Shopping Center,, 1061 Cochrane Road. The race offers two different courses. Those running the 10k will leave the city behind for tree-lined streets and gorgeous farmland views. Those in the 5k will enjoy a fun, fast course with country views. To volunteer, donate or register, visit


May 24, 25 & 26
Estate Planning and Medi-Cal
Planning Seminars
• Join attorney Jim Ward for a 90-minute educational workshop, breaking down inheritance tax myths, inaccurate information regarding qualifying for Medi-Cal and the legal steps needed to protect assets with a sound living trust. The seminars are free to the public and are held 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 24, San Juan Oaks Golf Club, 3825 Union Road, Hollister; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 25, Ward Law Office, 7888 Wren Ave., Suite D-140, Gilroy; and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 26, the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road.

May 26
Broadway-Movie-Musical-imagAct in or work on a movie
• Director, producer, and filmmaker John Bisceglie seeks youth ages 8 to 21 to appear in “Broadway Movie Musical,” a salute to the American musical. Record in a professional recording studio, work on a movie set with a film crew, then see yourself on the silver screen when “Broadway Movie Musical” premieres in selected Bay Area movie theaters in January 2017. Morgan Hill auditions take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at the Community and Cultural Center. For more info or to sign up to audition, visit:, call (415) 580-1811, or email

May 27
Enjoy an Evening in Tuscany
• The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill’s annual Dazzle — a Celebration of Giving — an Evening in Tuscany takes place at 5 p.m. at Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin. The event raises funds for the local community and international opportunities to help those organizations and individuals in need. For more information or to make reservations, visit

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