Published in the March 29 – April 11, 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.

First Wednesday
Flower Lovers meet
• The Morgan Hill Flower Lovers meet from 12:15 to 2p.m. in the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center’s El Toro room. The group was organized in April 1925 and continues to this day. They will celebrate their 92nd birthday with cake and ice cream followed by a discussions of plants and planting tips to improve our homes landscapes. Committees will be formed and they will plan for the Annual Flower & Plant Sale held April 22 and 23 will occur. No dues are paid but a dough basket donation of $1 is requested to defray refreshment costs. For more information, contact Suzanne at svbarrett683

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 other Wednesday
Indivisible South Valley
• Join this growing grassroots movement that discuss ways to participate and influence local, state and national elected officials. They meet at 7 p.m. in The Granary building All are welcome. Email for more information.

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

April 1
History conversation
• The Morgan Hill Historical Society welcomes Ian Sanders and Michael Brookman, authors of “More Views of Morgan Hill,” who have collected an extensive gallery of photos and postcards. They will be at Villa Mira Monte at 10:30 a.m.

April 1 & 2
Wine taste at Villa Mira Monte
• Taste wine from Mann Cellars and Paradise Valley vineyards, from noon to 5 p.m. Bring a picnic snack and buy a bottle and enjoy the ambiance. This is a great starting point for exploring history, regional wineries as well as shopping and dining in our quaint and charming downtown. A $5 tasting fee at each winery applies to bottles purchase.

April 3
Master Gardener free class
• Beautify your yard or patio with annual and perennial flowers that grow well in our climate, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. The emphasis will be on “easy to grow” colorful flowers that use less water and attract pollinators and beneficial insects.

April 5
Morgan Hill Tangle Club
• Meet with other Zentangle artists from 6 to 8 p.m. at BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave., and learn this easy-to-learn,m relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

April 6
BookSmart Art
• Children can have fun with watercolors and pens as they decorate keepsake wooden Easter eggs from 10 a.m. to noon at BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave. The cost is $5 per child. Parent participation is requested for children 5 and younger. Parents of older children are asked to stay in the store during the workshop. Drop-in welcome if space and supplies are available. Please RSVP to (408) 778-6467 to ensure space.

April 8
Meet the author
• Meet best-selling author Richard Kadrey and learn about his weird and wonderful world of angels, demons and cultish freaks from 4 to 6 p.m. at BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave. Kadrey will talk about his book “The Wrong Dead Guy.” For more information, call (408) 778-6467.

Historic Walking Tour
• Come experience the rich history of the buildings in downtown Morgan Hill from 10 a.m. to noon. Docent led tours are free, donations graciously accepted. Meet at the Third Street Plaza at Monterey Road and Third Street.

April 11
30 tips in 30 minutes
• Former Morgan Hill Community Librarian Peggy Tomasso returns with “insider” info in a fast-paced program that can save time and money by accessing little-known library services, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library, 660 W. Main Ave. Share some refreshments, wish Peggy well in her current role as Campbell Community Librarian, and welcome new Morgan Hill Community Librarian Heather Geddes.

April 13
Future of Food Production
• California Retired Teachers are hosting an informational presentation by students of the Morgan Hill Unified School District’s Future Farmers Of America Program at 4 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Information covering food production as related to Monsanto, GMO, Heirloom Seeds, Climate Factors In Farming, Future of Farming and the status of Future Farmers.

May 6
Jackson fundraiser
• Island JAMM: Jackson Academy of Math & Music’s 5th Annual Dinner & Auction takes place at 5 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Early bird tickets are $75 before April 7. After that date they are $100. Tickets available at

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