Published in the September 13 – September 26, 2017 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Walking program
• Join evening and Saturday morning walks. Meet at Main and Hale avenues from 6 to 7 p.m. They also take 90-minute walks every Saturday at 9 a.m. Details: (408) 779-7592 or e-mail [email protected]

Line dancing lessons
• Enjoy line dancing lessons from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave.

Every Tuesday
Kiwanis meet regularly
• The Morgan Hill Kiwanis Club meets at 7 p.m. at Mama Mia’s, 275 E. Dunne Ave. Details: (408) 659-0350.

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.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and first Saturdays
Free household items, clothes
• The Community Closet gives away free 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.

Every Wednesday
Breakfast at LeTip meetings
• LeTip is a group of business people who meet and trade leads while enjoying a free breakfast at 7 a.m. at Rosy’s at the Beach. Come visit and see if you would like to join the group. Details: (408) 410-4782.

First Wednesday
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

South Valley 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. The group meets at 7 p.m. in Morgan Hill. Details: visit

Every Thursday
Learn public speaking skills
• Check out the Morgan Hill Toastmasters Club’s weekly meeting at 7:30 a.m., at the MHUSD office, 15600 Concord Circle. Details: visit

Every Friday
Learn about history
• Meet others at 1 p.m. for a round table history conversation about Morgan Hill and the surrounding areas at Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey Road. Contact (408) 234-6377 in advance as other events can preempt the conversations.

Free Breastfeeding Support
• Join other new mothers and babies for help and support with breastfeeding from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Casa Natal, 50 W. Main St. Suite C, Morgan Hill.

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

Every weekend
Bingo benefits bands
• The Live Oak Emerald Regime holds bingo games at Britton Middle School, 80 W. Central Ave. Saturday, doors open at 4:15 p.m.; Sunday, doors open at 11:45 a.m. Details:

Sept. 14
Paint to support Sobrato Band
• Learn how to paint a forest path step by step at this wine and paint party from 7 to 9 p.m., at Mama Mia’s Restaurant. The cost is $35 and profits go to Sobrato Band. Food and drink available for purchase. For more information, call (408) 234-2442 or email [email protected]

Sept. 16
Founders’ Dinner
• The 48th Founders’ Dinner takes place at 5 p.m. at the Community Center. The cost is $65 and includes dinner and wine and is for those who have lived in Morgan Hill for at least 50 years. Those who have lived here for more than 70 years, will be given a complimentary ticket. Consider making a donation to sponsor a 70-plus year resident. Purchase tickets at

Pig roast
• The John Berger Annual Memorial Pig Roast to raise money for handicap children takes place beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on The Hill, 2765 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy. RSVP by Sept. 14 at (408) 842-9397. The cost is $20 each.
Farm to table dinner.

• The Santa Clara County Farm Bureau and the educational organization, Agri-Culture, are hosting the annual Farm to Table Dinner at Tilton Ranch in Morgan Hill. Tickets are $125. Reservations at or send a check for $125 to the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau office (605 Tennant Ave., Suite H, Morgan Hill, CA 95037). For more information: Call (831) 818-1193 or email [email protected]

Sept. 16 & 17
Citywide garage sale days
• Help promote the idea of reuse, conserve landfill space and avoid wasting valuable resources by having your own garage sale or shop at more than 100 garage sales in Morgan Hill and San Martin. Visit for a list of participating addresses or call (408) 310-4169 for more information. The Garage Sales “bookend” a full week of events known as “Second Chance Week.” Each day of the week is dedicated to making the public aware of all the different ways to reduce, reuse and recycle:
Sept. 13 – “Donate Coats for Kids & Adults Too Day” – Share your unwanted coats with underprivileged children and their parents.
Sept. 14 – “Second Sight Day” – Give your old eyeglasses a second chance to serve someone less fortunate.
Sept. 15 – “Recycle Your Cycle Day” – Donate your “gently used” bicycles and we’ll distribute them to local charities.

Sept. 17
Book Launch, author reading
• South County novelist Janneke Jobsis Brown will host an author reading from her first novel “Following Shadows,” which is the first book in her “Finding Home” series at 4 p.m. at BookSmart.
Brown, of Gilroy, who previously owned a private psychotherapy practice in Morgan Hill, writes of love, intergenerational trauma and the ultimate sacrifices a family makes spanning generations.

Author reading at BookSmart
• Janneke (Yonica) Jobsis Brown, author of the “Following Shadows, Book One of the Finding Home” series of books, writes of love, intergenerational trauma, and the ultimate sacrifices a family makes spanning three generations at 4 p.m. at BookSmart. A portion of all profits will be donated to the International Red Cross for its service.

Sept. 18
Leadership class graduates
• Celebrate the Leadership Morgan Hill Class of 2017 as students graduate from the nine-month program. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at Guglielmo Winery, 1480 E. Main Ave. Carl Guardino, chief executive officer of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, will be the guest speaker.

Ge a low-water landscape
• Learn how to replace your lawn with a low water landscape from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Techniques to eliminate your current lawn, site preparation, and planning your new landscape will be covered. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Les Krammer.

Sept. 20
Indivisible South Valley
• Join this grassroots movement as we discuss ways to participate and influence our local, state and nationally elected officials. We meet every other Wednesday at 7pm at the CRC. Our next meeting is Sept. 20. All are welcome! Email [email protected] for more information or visit

Sept. 23
Band fundraiser
• The Sobrato Marching Band is having a Goodwill Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sobrato High School, 401 Burnett Ave. Bring unwanted clothes, books, electronics, small appliances and exercise equipment in any condition. Help raise money for new instruments and additional uniforms. They cannot accept furniture or large appliances. No one item more than 50 pounds.


Sept. 30
Family Picnic Fun Day
• The newly-formed San Martin Chamber of Commerce is holding a Family Picnic Fun Day from noon to 3 p.m. at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave.

Through Oct. 7
‘Follies’ hits the stage
• South Valley Civic Theatre’s Production of “Follies,” plays at 8 p.m. Sept. 15, 16, 29, 30 and Oct. 6 and 7; and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, at the Community Playhouse, corner of Monterey Road and Fifth Street. Tickets are $16 to $25 and available at

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Robert Airoldi