Published in the November 22 – December 5, 2017 issue of Morgan Hill Life


Free guitar lessons

  • Gorden Gibson teaches free guitar lessons at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., from noon to 1 p.m. Details: (408) 846-0414.

Line dancing lessons

  • Enjoy line dancing lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave.

Last Monday

Parenting Support

  • Starting Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at Informed Choices. Join with other moms to learn, share and journey through parenting. Nutrition, postpartum and breastfeeding are discussed as well as other topics. Details: (408) 847-8880.

Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.

Join the Gilroy Gators Masters

  • Workout hours are from 5 to 6 a.m. and most Saturdays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Gilroy High School. Masters swimming is for adult swimmers looking to get in or stay in shape, or for triathletes looking for more swim time and/or instruction. Details: or email

Mondays, Thursdays

Duplicate Bridge

  • Games at 1:20 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St. Details: (408) 921-8512 or email

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. The Closet is located at 35 Peebles Ave. Details: (408) 670-0266.

Tues., Thurs., & first Sat.

Free household items, clothes

  • The Community Closet gives away clothes, shoes and household items to those in need in South County. The free giveaways take place from 10 a.m. to noon at The Community Closet, 13570 Depot St., San Martin.

Second Wednesday

SV Woodworkers meet

  • If you are a woodworker or enjoy working with wood you might enjoy joining the South Valley Woodworkers, serving South San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Hollister. Group meets at 7 p.m. in Morgan Hill. Details:

Flower Lovers meet

  • The Morgan Hill Flower Lovers Club meets from 12:15 to 2 p.m. in the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center’s El Toro room. No dues are paid but a donation of $1 is requested to defray refreshment costs. Details: contact Suzanne Barrett at svbarrett683

Second, fourth Wednesdays

Indivisible South Valley

  • Indivisible South Valley is a grassroots effort, aligned with the national Indivisible Movement, working to protect democracy and core values, with a focus on local communities. Meetings are from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W Edmundson Ave.


4-H meeting

  • Learn leadership and life skills at the Pacheco Pass 4-H meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Details: email or call (408) 824-8201.

First, third Sundays

Grief Support Group

  • This group provides a safe and respectful place to share grief. It meets at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 17175 Monterey St. Details: (408) 607-5779 or email

Now through Dec. 9

‘Inspecting Carol’ coming to Gilroy

  • Limelight Actors Theater presents “Inspecting Carol,” a holiday comedy at the Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey Road. Tickets are $20. Available at There is a raffle and door prizes at each performance as the show is a fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Nov. 27

Laugh Out Loud

  • Don’t miss Laugh Out Loud from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Enjoy a hysterical evening with Steve Mittleman. For the entire family.

Nov. 30

Audition for play

  • The Gilroy Children’s Musical Theater seeks local youth ages 5 to 18 to star in “Rock The Mic!” This high-energy youth pop concert features a parade of chart-busting hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and today. Auditions are from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Community Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Details or to sign up:

Dec. 1

Custom-made omelet, pancake supper

  • The cheapest, yet most delicious breakfast you will ever eat for supper will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gilroy Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 6000 Miller Ave. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. An omelet will be prepared with your choice of ham, sausage, cheese, pepper, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes by Lions and friends of the Gilroy Lions Club. One hundred percent of the profits will be used for sight conservation in South County. Details: (408) 847-5564.

Dec. 2

South Bay Singers

  • Revisit warm holiday memories with the South Bay Singers as they present their seasonal concert entitled “Holiday Friends Forever.” It will an afternoon filled with music sure to warm your heart. Holiday Friends Forever will be presented at 3 p.m., at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy. Tickets are $20 (children younger than 12 are free) and are available from choir members, at the door or at

Dec. 9

Donate a coat or toy

  • Coldwell Banker real estate agent Margo Sparks is spearheading coat and toy drive for the Edward Boss Prado. Please bring a warm coat and/or toy to donate and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and cookies. Any child who brings a handmade ornament will be entered in a drawing to win $50 gift cards donated by local businesses. There will be Christmas trees to hang the ornaments for all to enjoy. The tree’s will then be donated to local families in need of a Christmas tree this year. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m., 14915 Seymour Ave, San Martin. Details: Margo Sparks at (408) 375-4052 or

Holiday Boutique

  • Check out the Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sobrato High School. There will be many local vendors and crafts, pictures with Santa’s Magic Ship of Christmas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hourly door prizes and face painting/crafts for kids. Proceeds benefit Sobrato Music Association. Details:

Downtown Historic Walking Tour

  • Take a journey back in time with knowledgeable docents and learn about historic buildings, their owners and the businesses that have operated in them throughout the years from 10 a.m. to noon. The walk is mostly flat and spans the five blocks of downtown Morgan Hill. Meet in the plaza in front of the parking garage on Third Street. No fee, but donations to the Historical Society are appreciated.

Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Meeting

  • Learn about the Amah Mutsun Tribe’s history and current issues from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. College and high school students are encouraged to attend. Anticipate an informative 60- to 75-minute presentation followed by 30 to 45 minutes for Q & A. Details: Valentin Lopez, Chairman Amah Mutsun Tribal Band at (916) 743-5833

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