Published in the April 11 – 24, 2018 Issue of Morgan Hill Life

 Ongoing

AARP Safe Driving Course

  • A refresher course for motorists 50 and older is taking place. Must call and register to get date and location. Participants will familiarize themselves with driver safety and new laws. No tests. Course, class materials and instructor provided by AARP. There is a minimal DMV certificate fee. A discount on auto insurance is available upon completion of this one-day class. Details and to register, call (408) 779-7117 between 1 and 7 p.m. only.

Women’s Support Group

  • An eight-week personal study with other caring women healing from post-abortion. These are individual or group sessions. Details: (408) 847-8880.

Mondays

Celebrate Recovery

  • Group meets at 6:30 p.m. at South Valley Community Church, 8095 Kelton Dr., Gilroy. Details: (408) 848-2363.

Food Addict Meetings

  • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings at 7 p.m., Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave. Details: 800-600-6028 or www.foodaddicts.org.

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

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

Last Monday

Parenting Support Group

  • Starting at 10 a.m. at Informed Choices. Join with other moms to learn, share and journey through parenting. Details: (408) 847-8880.

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 win.stone@charter.net.

Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.

Join the Gilroy Gators Masters

  • Workout 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: www.gilroygators.org or email gilroygatorsmasters@gmail.com.

Tuesdays

Ladies Golf Club

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

Meditation Class

  • Each class consists of a short introduction of the session, a 20-minute meditation, and a brief interactive discussion. It takes place from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. E-mail artofyogamorganhill.com, or drop by 16165 Monterey Road, Suite 200. Suggested donation $5. No one turned away.

Third Tuesday

Ukulele Fans Meet

  • The Library Ukulele Society of Morgan Hill meets from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library. All levels of players are welcome. Music is provided for all and/or you can get your music beforehand by letting us know you want to join the group and provide your email address so it can be sent to you. Contact Karen MacDonald at karenmacdmhca@gmail.com.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Community Closet

  • The St. Catherin Community Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the first Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Get gently used clothing and household items, at no charge. Visit 13570 Depot St., San Martin. Details: (408) 857-4516.

Every Wednesday

Recovering From Addiction

  • Thrive! exists to provide support, information and education for family recovery. Because addiction is a family disease this group is focused on how a family unit can move toward wellness with topical information relevant to well-being. They meet from 7-8:30 p.m. at Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 Dewitt Ave. Details: Karen at (408) 666-5533.

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.

Thursdays

4-H Meeting

  • Learn leadership and life skills at the Pacheco Pass 4-H meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Details: email pachecopass4hclub@gmail.com or call (408) 824-8201.

Every Friday

Late Evening Gym

  • Come to a safe space to play games and have fun from 6 to 9 p.m. at the El Portal gym, 222 I.O.O.F. Ave. Food is served. This program is for ages 13 to 19 though younger children are allowed if accompanied by a parent or sibling older than 18. Permission slip needed if attending for the first time. Details: (408) 846-0460 or (408) 846-0313.

Friday Night Bingo

  • Doors open at 4 p.m. with early bird games starting at 6 p.m. at the VFW, 74 W. Sixth St.

Celebrate Recovery

  • Group meets at 6 p.m. for food, 7 p.m. for large groups and 8 p.m. for small groups, at New Hope Community Church, 8886 Muraoka St. Details: (408) 398-5107.

Second Friday

Horsemen meet

  • The San Martin Horsemen’s Association meets at 7 p.m. at the San Martin Lion’s Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. Details: www.smhorse.org.

Second Saturday

Downtown History Walk

  • Take a tour from 10 a.m. to noon experience the history of downtown. Walk into the past and learn about the buildings and the characters who built and who operated them through the years. Tours are free, donations welcome. Meet at the 3rd Street Plaza outside Coffee Guys.

Poetry readings

  • Join the poetry fun with the longest running group in South County area from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Gilroy Public Library, 350 W. 6th St. All levels welcome.

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 platnumer@aol.com.

April 14

Learning and Loving Center Fundraiser

  • Celebrate the 2018 Morgan Hill “Nonprofit of the Year,” the Learning and Loving Education Center at the nonprofit’s annual fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m., at St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 17400 Peak Ave. Join them as they celebrate the rich history and abundance of Santa Clara Valley with community spirit, music, dance, silent auction, “Wine Heist” and farm to table dining. Bring two bottles of wine and get a ticket good for the “Wine Heist” drawing during the event. Tickets are $65 (dinner, beverage and entertainment) and available at learningandloving-valleyofheartsdelight.eventbrite.com, online at www.learningandloving.org, Booksmart, or at jfyinger@gmail.com. Details: christahanson@earthlink.net or (408) 776-1196.

April 15

Jake’sFest is Coming

  • Check out the inaugural Jake’sFest fundraiser and bring your craft beer, wine, and dog-loving friends. This indoor/outdoor benefit is hosted by The Grapevine and The Running Shop and Hops on Depot Street in downtown. There will be a silent auction, dog-related vendors, live music, food trucks, sales of beer and wine, and more. All proceeds help Jake’s Wish Dog Rescue save more shy, injured, abandoned, or otherwise at-risk dogs. All dollars raised help cover vaccinations, food, supplies, and spay/neuter. Tickets are $15 online ($20 at the door) and available at www.jakesfest.eventbrite.com. Details: cathy@jakeswishrescue.org or visit www.jakeswishrescue.org.

April 16

Flowers, Herbs for Your Garden

  • Learn how to add interest and color to your garden from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Many herbs and flowers are easy to grow and attract beneficial insects and pollinators. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Joan Cloutier.

April 19

Easy Beginning Bridge Lesson

  • Learn the popular 2/1 method. Six Thursdays starting April 19 through May 24 from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m., at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7871 Hanna St. The first lesson is free then $7 per lesson. Register with Patty Stone, ACBL Accredited Bridge Instructor at (408) 981-1043 or patty.stone@charter.net.

April 26

Audition for ‘Destination Oz’

  • If you like “Wicked,” “The Wiz,” and “The Wizard of Oz,” you’ll love “Destination Oz,” John Bisceglie’s original musical comedy that combines three classic musicals into one unforgettable journey down the yellow brick road. Casting local youth ages 5 to 18. Auditions are 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Community Center. Details and to sign up: www.gilroychildrensmusicaltheater.com.

April 27 to 29

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Coe Backcountry Weekend.

  • Once a year the chance to drive 11 miles into the southern part of Coe Park takes place. Come for the day, camp, or backpack. Bring your bike, horse, and fishing pole. Guided hikes and rides available. Kids activities. The number of entries are limited so visit www.coepark.net, and click on events for more information and to register.

April 28

Pancake Breakfast

  • “Band Cakes” Community Pancake Breakfast at Britton Middle School from 9 a.m. to noon includes pancakes, bacon and strawberries for $6 ($4 for kids). Cash only. All proceeds support Live Oak Emerald Regime Band and Color Guard. Carnival starts at noon. Details: www.emeraldregime.org.

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