Published in the April 26 – May 9, 2017 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Daily 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. First


Flower Lovers meet • The Morgan Hill Flower Lovers meet from 12:15 to 2 p.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. No dues are paid but a dough basket donation of $1 is requested to defray refreshment costs. For more information, contact Suzanne at svbarrett683

Every Thursday

Indivisible South Valley • Join this growing grassroots movement that discusses 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.

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

April 25, 26 & 27

Estate planning an Medi-Cal seminars • Join attorney Jim Ward for a free 90-minute educational, seminar, 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. Seminars are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at San Juan Oaks Golf Club, 3825 Union Road, Hollister; 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Law Office of Jim Ward, 7888 Wren Ave., Gilroy; and 11 a.m. Thursday at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill. Call (408) 847-4800 for reservations.

April 26

Veteran speaks at CCC • Hear Capt. Ron Fry’s authentic tale of modern warfare in one of the world’s most volatile regions from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Community and Cultural Center. This third generation veteran will share his story of a Green Beret team waging an unconventional and successful war in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley. Register at or in person at the CCC or the Centennial Recreation Center. The $10 per class supports Older Adult Services in Morgan Hill. For more information, email or call (408) 310-4254.

April 28

It’s Tiki Time! • Support Nordstrom Elementary’s Ninth Annual Spring Auction from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. Live/silent auction and raffle prizes. Ticket includes a welcome cocktail, dinner, dessert and live entertainment. No host bar. Proceeds benefit Nordstrom school. Tickets are $60 and available at

April 29

South Bay Singers Concert • The South Bay Singers will present a choral concert of spiritual and gospel music at 3 p.m., at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy. Featured artists are local favorite Beverly Blount and San Jose singer Orlando McCorkle. Tickets can be purchased from choir members, at the door or at

Warm season planting • Plan your summer garden now. Learn about easy to grow vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers and squash from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Louise Hospital Teaching and Demonstration Garden, 9400 No Name Uno Way. You’ll harvest fresh vegetables from your garden all summer long. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Bette Lloyd.

Home composting workshop • Discover the benefits of gardening using your own compost from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community and Cultural Center. A free compost bin will be given to one lucky participant. Pre-registration is required. Please call (408) 918-4640 or visit to register.

Watch dog trainers • Paula Piva, Santi Piva and Stuart Bettencourt invite the public to watch them put their dog training skills to work from 9 a.m. to noon at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave., San Martin. For more information, email

Art a la Carte • The Morgan Hill Community Foundation’s El Toro Culture and Arts Committee and Morgan Hill’s Recreation and Community Services Department host the 17th annual Art a la Carte, a children’s art fair scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Community Center. This year’s theme is “Outdoor Fun: Parks, Pools, Picnics!” and will feature a range of crafts, Heroes4Hope superhero visits, and musical performances.

May 1

Native American gardens • Want to try a project as old as Native American gardening? Learn about the “Three Sisters”— dent corn, shell beans and winter squash — how they support each other in the garden and how to grow them. The history and process will be explained and questions answered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave.

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. Tickets are $100 and available at

May 10

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, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

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