Published in the March 1 – 14, 2017 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Walking program
• Join others in evening and Saturday morning walks. Meet at Main and Hale avenues 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

Line dancing lessons
• Enjoy line dancing lessons from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. Just show up and dance.

Every Tuesday
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.

Free clothing
• Cecelia’s Closet, a program under the Edward Boss Prado Foundation, will provide free clothing to families in need. No identification required and no questions asked. Supply is subject to availability based on inventory. The Closet is located at 35 Peebles Ave., Morgan Hill. For more information, call (408) 670-0266.

Every Wednesday
Breakfast at LeTip meetings
• LeTip is a group of business people who meet and trade leads while enjoying a free breakfast at 7 a.m. at Rosy’s at the Beach. Come visit and see if you would like to join the group. For more information, call (408) 410-4782.

Second Wednesday
SV Woodworkers meet
• If you are a woodworker or enjoy woodworking and would like to share your skills and experiences you might enjoy joining the South Valley Woodworkers, serving South San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Hollister. The group meets at 7 p.m. in Morgan Hill. For more information, visit

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. It takes place at the Morgan Hill Unified School District office, 15600 Concord Circle. For more information, visit

Every Friday
Learn about history
• Meet others at 1 p.m. for a round table history conversation at Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey Road. Contact Mike at (408) 234-6377 in advance as other events at the historic home can preempt the conversations.

Second Friday
Horsemen’s Association meets
• The San Martin Horsemen’s Association meets at 7 p.m. the San Martin Lion’s Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. For more information, visit

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

Through March 18
SVCT presents ‘Footloose: the Musical’
• Join South Valley Civic Theatre’s talented teens for this exuberant musical, coming to the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse. SVCT will offer 12 performances, including one designated as “sensory friendly.” Group rates available. Additional details and tickets at

March 4
Raincoats and Rubber Boots.
• Fun activities in the creek, mountain bike course for children and more. Take the Hunting Hollow entrance (Gilroy) in Coe Park. Free, with $6 parking fee. For more information, visit

History at the House
• Community members who have an experience level, a range of knowledge, and a willingness to share their perspectives about our local history and landscapes are invited to join in the conversation from, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Bev Stenehjem, author of Images of America Wineries of Santa Clara Valley. S Come hear her share the real stories and pick up one of her signed books. Wine tasting immediately following.

March 4 & 5
Wine tasting at Villa Mira Monte
• Sample some great wines the first weekend of each month at the Hiram Morgan Hill House at Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey Road from noon to 5 p.m. There is a $5 tasting fee that can be applied to a bottle purchase.

March 11
Downtown Walking Tour
• Come experience the rich history of the buildings in downtown Morgan Hill from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the 3rd St. Plaza at Monterey Road and take a walk into the past and learn about the buildings and the characters that built, owned and operated them through the years. Docent led tours are free, donations graciously accepted.

March 14
Buddhist nun to speak at Morgan Hill Library
• Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi’s talk, “A Life of Simplicity,” has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Chogkyi, a Buddhist nun, is the resident teacher at Vajrapani Institute, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center near Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The program is co-sponsored by AAUW and the Friends of the Library.

March 15
Tour Mt. Madonna campus
• With a program focusing on positive character development, creative self-expression and academic excellence for students preschool through grade 12, Mount Madonna School offers a unique educational experience that prepares students for college and career. Come to a Campus Tour at 9:30 a.m. To RSVP contact Benná Dimig at (408) 846-4042 or

March 15 & 22
Lifelong Learning
• Rekindle your passion for learning during the South County Lifelong Learning discussions, education, lectures, workshops and more from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. This presentation will divulge little known facts about street names and other fascinating information about the history of Morgan Hill. The cost is $20 and includes both days. Tickets are available at www. For more information, contact Debbie Vasquez at (408) 310-4254 or at

March 17
Helping Hands & Healing Hearts Award Luncheon
• Join Community Solutions for the 14th annual Helping Hands & Healing Hearts Awards Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. Community Solutions recognizes a community leader dedicated to improving the lives of others and a former client who has triumphed over adversity to positively change the course of his or her future. Proceeds support programs creating positive change for children, families and individuals. For tickets, visit

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