Published in the November 21 – December 4, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life


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.


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.


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.


Food Addicts 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


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.


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.


Car Lovers Meet

  • The Valle del Sur region of the Antique Automobile Club of America in Morgan Hill meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Villa Mira Monte on Monterey Road. Details:


Last Monday

Parenting Support Group

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


Second, fourth Monday

Lions Club Morgan Hill

  • The Lions Club Morgan Hill now meets at Mama Mia’s, 275 E. Dunne Ave., at 7 p.m. Lions focus 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.


Mondays & Wednesdays

Training Program

  • Upgrade your skills and attend a training program or school at no cost by joining Work2Future’s employment program. They meet at 2 p.m. at 379 Tompkins Court, Gilroy. Details: (408) 758-3339.


Mondays & Thursdays

Duplicate Bridge

  • 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 for Healthier Aging

  • Join other older-than-50s in a class to keep you mobile as you age. The first class is free. Check out the special offer of $2 per class (normally $3). This class takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. at 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.


Bingo at the CCC

  • Doors open at 4:15 p.m., early bird games start 5:45, regular games at 6:30 in the Hiram Morgan Hill room, at Community and Cultural Center. Must be 18 to play.


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.


Third Tuesday

Ukulele Fans Meet

  • The Ukulele Society meets from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. All levels welcome. Details: Karen MacDonald at


Tuesday & Thursday

Community Closet

  • The St. Catherine Community Closet is open from 10 a.m. to noon. Get free gently used clothing and household items. Visit 13570 Depot St. Details: (408) 857-4516.


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.


Wind Symphony

  • The Morgan Hill Wind Symphony meets from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 Dewitt Ave. No auditions needed, and there are openings in all sections. Any musicians who plays a wind symphony instrument and have at least one year of experience can join.


LeTip Morgan Hill

  • LeTip meets from 7:01 a.m. to 8:31 a.m. at Rosy’s at the Beach, 17320 Monterey Road, to exchange qualified leads, build business relationships and learn to promote each other. Join them for breakfast, some serious networking in a fun environment, and the opportunity to highlight your business. Details:


First Wednesday

MH Flower Lovers meet

  • The Morgan Hill Flower Lovers meeting will resume at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center from 12:15 to 2 p.m. LCFF gardener Joan Cloutlier will discuss planning fall and winter vegetable gardens.


Second Wednesday

South Valley Woodworkers Meet

  • If you are a woodworker or enjoy working with wood you may enjoy joining the South Valley Woodworkers. 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 democracy and core values. Meetings are 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the clubhouse on Montoya Circle.



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.


Naranon Meeting

  • These meetings are for family and friends affected by a loved one’s drug abuse. They meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Gilroy First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Ave.



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.


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:



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 popular 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 and experience the history of downtown Morgan Hill. Learn about the buildings and the characters who built and operated them. Tours are free, donations are welcome. Meet at the Third Street Plaza.


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


Through Dec. 8

‘Mom’s Gift’ Opens at Limelight

  • Limelight Actors Theater’s 2018 comedy and annual fundraiser for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research plays at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Nov. 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30, and Dec. 7 & 8; and at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. Tickets are available at


Nov. 23

Hike Mummy Mountain

  • Meet at the Mendoza Ranch entrance of Harvey Bear/Coyote Lake County Park at 9:30 a.m. Support the “Opt Outside” movement inspired by REI. Details: Mike (408)234-6377.


Nov. 23 – 25

Harvest Festival

  • Enjoy handmade arts and crafts at hundreds of booths, all day entertainment and a Kidszone at the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St. See their $2 off coupon on page 16. Details:


Dec. 1

Holiday Lights Parade

  • The Morgan Hill Kiwanis Club’s 2018 Holiday Lights Parade takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in downtown Morgan Hill.


Dec. 4

Veterans Resource Fair

  • The Gilroy Veterans Memorial Hall is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hall, 74 W. Sixth St. The event will include medical professionals, counseling, benefits assistance, and some local businesses with services specifically for veterans. Flu shots will also be available for veterans, who need to bring either their VA card or a DD214 for proof of service. California Veterans Service Officers will educate veterans on benefits, help file claims and discuss education assistance. Details: email or call (408) 842-3838.


Dec. 8, 2018

Learn About the Wright Brothers

  • An illustrated Power Point presentation of the Wright Brothers and their accomplishment takes place from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Wings of History Air Museum, 12777 Murphy Ave. The presentation will be followed by a docent-led tour of the museum’s full scale replica of the Wright Flyer. Details:


Dec. 9

Book Sale

  • A special book sale with holiday books, media and miscellaneous items takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. They will also be celebrating expanded Sunday hours. Details: 408-782-9029, or visit


Dec. 11


Celtic Winter Concert

  • Free Friends of the Library program with music from a collection of world instruments, plus stories and folklore celebrating the season from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Returning duo Four Shillings Short entertains all ages. Details:


Dec. 15 & 16

2nd Annual Holiday Boutique

  • Help the Sobrato Music Association at the 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Sobrato High School gym, 401 Burnett Ave. Two days of local artisans, food, music, crafts, and photos with Santa Claus. Proceeds benefit the Sobrato Music Association. Details:


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