Published in the June 20 – July 3, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life

 Ongoing

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.

Mondays

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 www.foodaddicts.org.

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 Morgan Hill

  • The Lions Club Morgan Hill now meets at Morgan Hill Mama Mia’s at 7 p.m. Lions are known as “knights of the blind,” focusing on worldwide programs and services for the blind and visually impaired. They also participate in many local programs, such as scholarships for Morgan Hill high school seniors. Details: (408) 723 1018.

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 win.stone@charter.net.

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 alison.macmillan@btinternet.com.

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 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 artofyogamorganhill.com, 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 karenmacdmhca@gmail.com.

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: www.southvalleywoodworkers.org.

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 clubhouse on Montoya Circle.

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.

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: www.smhorse.org.

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 GilroyUkuleleJam.com.

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.

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.

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 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. Tickets are $10 and available at history.brownpapertickets.com. Details: debbie.vasquez@mhcrc.com or at (408) 782-1284.

June 23

Coffee with the Mayor

  • The next Coffee with Mayor Steve Tate will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at BookSmart (corner of Dunne and Murphy just east of the freeway). His guest will be Councilmember Rene Spring. The coffees offer an opportunity for the public to have an open dialog in a casual, relaxed environment. The mayor buys the coffee and encourages attendees to bring questions, concerns, suggestions, and criticisms.

Wine Dine & Equine 2018

  • Supporting the therapeutic horsemanship programs of Dreampower Horsemanship the Country Summer Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. will feature live music from the Country Cougars, dancing, a scrumptious dinner catered by Thyme Catering LLC, a live auction, a silent auction and lots more. Tickets are $75 each or table of eight for $575. To purchase go to www.Dreampowerhorsemanship.com and click on Eventbrite link. No tickets will be sold at the door.

June 25

Beer and Paint Party

  • Learn to paint a beautiful beach scene step by step from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Running Shop and Hops, 17500 Depot St. You will receive your canvas, paint, brushes, apron, and two hours of instruction. The cost is $35 per person and profits go to Sobrato Band. Tacos Loco Truck will be serving great grub. Details and reservations: Jodi Gonzales at (408) 234-2442 or email jodi69.gonzales@gmail.com. Make checks payable to Patty Curtis.

June 27

Southern Ice, Northern Lights

  • Come listen to an exciting presentation by local attorney Laura Perry from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. She has traveled to Antarctica, Iceland and Greenland and will talk about her experiences and present photos and videos. Tickets are $10 and available at the Centennial Recreation Center , Community Center, in person at the door or at iceandlights.brownpapertickets.com. Details: (408) 782-1284.

June 28

Let’s all go to the Park

  • The Annual “Summer Fun in the Park” and family fitness activities takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Galvan Park, 17666 Crest Ave., Morgan Hill.

June 29

Photo Exhibit at Villa Mira Monte

  • The Morgan Hill Photography Club, in cooperation with the Morgan Hill Historical Society, is presenting a photography exhibition at the Morgan Hill House-Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey Road, through Saturday Aug. 4. This exhibit, themed “T,” features 29 photographs from 15 artists who attempt to define the meaning of “T” through unique and interesting imagery. The general public is invited to attend the Artists’ Reception Friday June 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. Details: www.morganhillphotographyclub.org/exhibitions.

June 30

MHCF Accepting Applications

  • The Morgan Hill Community Foundation is accepting applications for its annual grant cycle, which disburses awards to local, qualifying nonprofits. This year, the foundation will offer two super grants of $3,000, as well as numerous grants up to $1,000. Submission requirements and application information are available at www.morganhillcf.org/. Send completed applications to MHCF, Attn: Grants, P.O. Box 1974, Morgan Hill, CA 95038. Please use the current application posted on the website; applicants using outdated forms will be disqualified. Details: Amy Whelan, amy.whelan@morganhillcf.org.

July 6

Free Day at Recreation Center

  • Morgan Hill residents are welcome to spend the day from 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. Take a group exercise class, workout or swim in the indoor pool. You will need to show proof of residency in Morgan Hill.

July 16

Pathways’ Links to the Heart Golf Tournament

  • Be among the first to enjoy the newly-renovated Stanford University golf course while supporting Pathways. Located in the hills above the Stanford University campus, this course is consistently rated one of the finest in the world. Space is limited so register now. The driving range opens at 7:30 a.m. The shotgun start begins at 11:30 a.m. Details: (408) 730-1200, or email events@pathwayshealth.org, or www.pathwayshealth.org/golf. Register online at www.bit.ly/2CgwkKs.

July 18

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Lifelong Learning Class

  • South Bay Anthropologist for Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park, Robyn Houts, will discuss Native American Tribes from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Community and Cultural Center. Class fee is $10 and supports Older Adult Services in Morgan Hill. Details: Debbie Vasquez at (408) 310-4254 or debbie.vasquez@mhcrc.com

July 22

Get Your Dog Washed

  • Bring your dog to Cherisse’s Hair Salon, 84 W. Second St., for a wash from noon to 3 p.m. and donate money to Operation Freedom Paws and South County Tail Waggers. Donations should be in cash or check only. There will also be a raffle. They need raffle donations, volunteers and sponsorships. Details: (408) 778-6662 or concierge@cherisseshairsalon.com.

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