Published in the March 15 – 28, 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

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 16
Emergency Preparedness Seminar
• With the recent flooding that affected so many people, the city is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Seminar at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Hill City Council Chambers, 17555 Peak Ave. Learn how to prepare for an emergency and some ways the city has prepared. Attendance is open to all citizens who reside within the city of Morgan Hill area. Need not register to attend, however all pre-registered participants will have the chance to win one of five Automobile Emergency Kits ($95 value). Register 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

March 17
Lucky Stars Casino Night
• Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while supporting the Hip Hop Craze Youth Program from 6 to 10 p.m., at Guglielmo Winery, 1480 E Main Ave. Tickets are $40 each or $70 per couple and available at For more information, call (408) 612-7105.

March 17, 18 & 19
Passport Weekend
• The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley present Passport Weekend, which begins 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Weekend times are noon to p.m. at participating wineries, many of which will offer food, music and other more. Tickets are available at

March 18
From Seeds to Plants
• Learn how to grow healthy vegetable seedlings and get a start on a bountiful summer garden at this class from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Louise Hospital Teaching and Demo Garden, 9400 No Name Uno Way.

Book Launch Party
• Come meet Lynn Carthage, author of “Avenged,” at 2 p.m., at BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave. Carthage will discuss the book, sign books and answer questions. Refreshments will be served. BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave. For more information, call (408) 778-6467, or visit

March 20
Grow warm season vegetables
• Plan your summer garden now. Easy to grow vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers and squash will be discussed. At this class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Joan Cloutier.

March 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 and other 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 23
Patriots meet
• The Gilroy Morgan Hill Patriots will host a representative from the new start up,”Silicon Valley Clean Energy,” who will give a presentation and answer questions at 7 p.m. at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave., San Martin. The objective of the group is to raise political sophistication,keep abreast of politics, and items of interest in our cities, county, state and country.

March 25
South Valley Wine Auction
• Sample fine local wines and gourmet foods while bidding on unique wine items, gourmet dinners, prestigious golf packages, winery tours, artwork, and lifestyle items from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door and are available at

March 25
Author to visit BookSmart
• Did you know that vampires have a secret society? Want to learn more? Meet the author C. S. Wolfe who knows all about the society. At 2 p.m. at BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave., she will talk about her debut novel, “Fire & Ice — The Secret Vampire Society.” For more information, call (408) 778-6467.

Trail work in Coe Park
• Want to earn community service hours and help make Coe Park look better? Volunteer from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. For more information, email

March 26
AAUW Wildflower Run
• The 34th Annual Wildflower Run benefiting scholarships for young women and girls takes place at 8:30 a.m. at Live Oak High School, 1505 E. Main Ave. Tickets are available at

March 28
Annual Bunco Luncheon
• Gamma Alpha Chapter’s annual Bunco Luncheon takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Fourth Street in downtown Morgan Hill. Reserved tickets are $30 and includes salads and dessert luncheon, several rounds of Bunco and prizes. No tickets sold at door. Reserve spots before March 7. For more information, call (408) 776-7116.

March 29
MHUSD Band Concert
• The Morgan Hill Unified School District Band Concert will feature bands from Sobrato, Live Oak, Martin Murphy, Britton and Jackson. The Jazz Band takes place at 6 p.m., the concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Food provided by Jimmy P’s Pizza and Kona Ice,and raffle tickets available for purchase prior to the event starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is hosted by Sobrato Music Association at Sobrato High Gym, 401 Burnett Ave. Admission is free.

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