Published in the January 17 – 30, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life


Bocce Ball

  • Seniors can play bocce ball from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at the Centennial Recreation Senior Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. Free for seniors and members. All other times are open to the general community.


Free guitar lessons

  • Gorden Gibson teaches free guitar lessons at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., from 11 a.m. 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 group meets

  • 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.


Ladies Golf Club

  • The Gilroy Ladies Golf Club is looking for new members. Details: (408) 779-0886 or (408) 776-7509.

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.

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 Wednesday

Indivisible South Valley meets

  • 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 Saturday

Flea Market

  • The Flea Market takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Martin Presbyterian Church, 13200 Lincoln Ave. Space available for $15.

First, third Sundays

Grief support group meets

  • 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

Jan. 18

Emergency preparedness meeting

  • The San Martin Neighborhood Alliance will host an Emergency Preparedness event for residents of San Martin and those living in unincorporated South County. This event is sure to be informative and an opportunity to get answers to questions and concerns you might have. The event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave.

Jan. 21

Play Duplicate Bridge

  • Join a group of other Bridge players who play the exciting game of Duplicate Bridge from noon to 4 p.m. at the Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. Facilitated by Winston Stone. The cost is $6. Details: (408) 782-1284.

Jan. 22

Building a raised vegetable bed

  • Learn various ways of creating a raised bed for vegetables from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Find out what might work for your space. UCCE Master Gardener Glenn Lattig will also discuss soil for this use and why compost is important.

Jan. 27

Father/Daughter Dinner Dance

  • Fathers and daughters are invited to spend an evening together enjoying a delicious dinner and dance from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. If a father is unavailable, a grandfather, uncle, family friend or other family member is welcome. Visit or call (408) 782-0008.

Jan. 29

“Don’t Be Fooled” author at the library

  • Former journalist, professor and media researcher John McManus shares research insights with timely examples and tips to better assess what is real from” fake news.” The discussion takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Details:

Jan. 30


Learn about Sister Cities

  • Interested in traveling to Italy this summer? The Sister Cities is expanding its cultural exchange with San Casciano, Italy. The program seeks interested Morgan Hill teens, 14 to 17, to travel to Italy in the summer of 2018 and host an Italian teen during the summer of 2019. A meeting will be held to give teens a chance to learn about an international experience, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Details: (408) 465-2412 or email

Feb. 3

Historical conversations

  • Join others at a conversation with a notable contributor to the community and its heritage from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Hiram Morgan Hill House at Villa Mira Monte. This is a monthly interactive series where you can participate in the conversation or just listen and learn. Light refreshments will be served with wine tasting ($5 tasting fee) at the house after the discussion.

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