Published June 7 – June 20, 2017 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Walking program

Photo by Marty Cheek
Moveable Feast patrons enjoy cuisine from the food trucks on Third Street. The event returns this month.

• 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.

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 ID 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 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 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

June 7, 14, 21 & 28
Moveable Feast
• Back this year is the Downtown Morgan Hill Moveable Feast, which takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Third Street.

June 9, 10 & 11
Mt. Madonna’s ‘Ramayana!’
• Tickets are available for Mount Madonna School’s 39th annual hit musical theater production, “Ramayana!” at the Mexican Heritage Theater in San Jose. “Ramayana!” features 180 student actors, accompanied by a choir and adult musicians. The show plays at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-$85 and available at All seats reserved.

June 10
Downtown walking tour
• Experience the rich history of the buildings in downtown Morgan Hill from 10 a.m. to noon. Walk into the past and learn about the buildings and the characters who built, owned and operated them. Docent led tours are free, donations graciously accepted. Meet at the Third Street Plaza at Monterey Road.

Learn how to write grants
• Want to attract grants and money to your organization? Learn how at this free grant writing seminar co-hosted through the Morgan Hill Community Foundation and Rotary Club of Morgan Hill from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. There is no cost if registered in advance. $20 at the door without a reservation. Mail reservation to MHCF, P.O. Box 1974. Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Forms available at For more information or to register by phone, call Diane at (408) 201-0186.

June 16
Art class at BookSmart
• Create, print and explore gelli printing basics in this introduction to printmaking class using a gelli plate. The class takes place from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave. Class fee is $25 and includes instruction and supplies and is for ages 8 to 88. Register at (408) 778-6467.

June 17
Volunteers to plant trees
• Our City Forest, the leading urban forestry nonprofit in the San Jose, is looking for about 60 volunteers to help plant 22 trees from 8 to 11 a.m. at Paradise Park, 445 La Crosse Drive. Experienced tree planters are encouraged to sign up to coach other volunteers. Registration is required. To register, contact Lauren at or (408) 998-7337 ext. 108. Volunteers between the ages of 13 and 17 without a parent or guardian present must fill out a waiver form and bring it to the event. (Form will be emailed upon registration.) Volunteers 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. Bring water, snacks, sun protection and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Closed toed shoes required.

June 20, 21 & 22
Estate planning and 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.

June 21
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.

What’s Going on in MH?
• Learn what’s happening in Morgan Hill as City Manager Steve Rymer shares how tax dollars are spent, the internal workings of the city, new developments, priorities and more. The free talk takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Register at, in person at the CCC or the CRC, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. For more information, contact or (408) 310-4254.

June 24
Prohibition Party Fundraiser
• Experience the former country home of Hiram and Diana Hill as it’s transformed into a speakeasy with a secret password for entry. Dixieland jazz performed by the Zinfandel Stompers, Prohibition era cocktails, food and dancing under the stars are some of the highlights. Tickets are $59 and available at For more information, email or call (408) 888-1260.

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