Published in the June 6 – 19, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life


AARP Safe Driving Course

  • A one-day course for 50 and older takes place periodically. Must call and register to get current date and location. No tests. There is a minimal DMV certificate fee. A discount on auto insurance available upon completion. 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.


Line Dancing Lessons

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

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.

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. They meet at 7 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave., Morgan Hill. Details: 800-600-6028 or

Second Monday

Parkinson’s support group

  • Meet at the Village Green Senior Living Center, 7600 Isabella Way, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Details: Judy at (408) 607-8254.

Second, fourth Mondays

Lions Club Meets

  • New meeting time and place. Lions Morgan Hill now meets at 7 p.m. Join us. Lions are known as “knights of the blind,” focusing on worldwide programs and services for the blind and visually impaired. We also participate in many local programs, such as scholarships for our Morgan Hill high school seniors.

Last Monday

Parenting Support Group

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

Mondays & Thursdays

Duplicate Bridge

  • Games are held 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

Mondays & Fridays

Get Moving Class for Healthier Aging

  • Join other older-than-50s in a special class to keep you mobile as you age. Ease your joints, gain strength, improve balance and posture, have fun and feel better. There is no membership fee. Your first class is free. Check out the special offer of $2 per class (normally $3). The class takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. at the historic Machado School, 15130 Sycamore Ave. Contact Alison at (408) 779 2399 or

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: or email


Ladies Golf Club

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

Meditation Class

  • Each meditation class consists of a short introduction of the upcoming session, a 20-minute meditation, and a brief interactive discussion. The class takes place from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Please e-mail, or drop by 16165 Monterey Road, Suite 200. There is a suggested donation of $5, but no one will be turned away.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Community Closet

  • The St. Catherine Community Closet is open from 10 a.m. to noon 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.

Third Tuesday

Ukulele Fans Meet

  • The Ukulele Society of Morgan Hill meets from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. All levels welcome. Music is provided or get yours prior by letting us know you want to join and provide an email address. Details: Karen MacDonald at

Every Wednesday

Recovering From Addiction

  • Thrive! provides support, information and education for family recovery. They meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 Dewitt Ave. Details: Karen at (408) 666-5533.

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:

Second, fourth Wed.

Indivisible South Valley

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


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.

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.

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.

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:

Every Saturday

Ukulele Sunrise Jam

  • Meet at 8:30 a.m. for an hour of early morning jamming at Café 152 Bread Company, 60 4th St. It’s a great deli-café at the corner of 4th and Eigleberry. They play songs from their past three songbooks, available at

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

June 9

Fun Run and Walk

  • The Henry W. Coe State Park 5K/10K Fun Run & Walk begins at 9 a.m. at the park. Fees range from $10 to $40 and include a T-shirt, bottled water and fruit. Register at or mail in. Details: David at or call (510) 324-9737.

Downtown Walking Tour

  • Come 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 that built, owned and operated them through the years. Docent led tours are free, donations graciously accepted.

June 11

Morgan Hill Tangle Club Meets

  • Bring focus and calm into your life with Zentangle®. Learn to relax and unwind as you put pen to paper while drawing beautiful, repetitive patterns. The next Morgan Hill Tangle Club is from 6 to 8 p.m., at The Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. Meetings are free and open to the public. Meet with certified Zentangle Teacher Nancy Domnauer and please bring your Micron 01 pen, pencil and sketchbook. Pre-registration is required. Details:

June 16

Author Signing at BookSmart

  • Local author Michael Brookman will be at BookSmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with co-author Ian Sanders to sign copies of their new book “The Madrone Soda Springs & Madrone’s Glen Wildwood.” BookSmart is located at 1295 E. Dunne Ave.

June 17


Classic Car Show

  • Mark your calendars and invite friends to Community Christian’s 8th Annual Father’s Day Classic Car Show. They are once again hosting this fun day with oldies music, food and cash prizes for first, second and third place. Register at

June 20

Learn the History of MH

  • This South County Lifelong Learning course presented by Michael Brookman, author of “Views of Morgan Hill” and “More Views of Morgan Hill,” and will cover pre-European population and Spanish colonization and a bit about how the Madrone and Burnett townships were established and morphed into Morgan Hill. It takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. The cost is $10 and tickets are available at Details: or at (408) 782-1284.

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