Published in the February 13 – 26 2019 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: (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 meets at 7 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave., Morgan Hill. Details: 800-600-6028 or

Free Guitar Lessons
• Free guitar lessons at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., from noon to 1 p.m. Details: (408) 846-0414.

Second, fourth Mondays
Lions Club Morgan Hill

• The Lions Club 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 and in many local programs, such as scholarships. Details: (408) 723 1018.

Mondays & Wednesdays
Training Program

• Upgrade your skills and attend a job training program or school at no cost by joining Work2Future’s employment program. They meet at 2 p.m., 379 Tompkins Court. 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. 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. Details: or email

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
• Class consists of an 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, 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:

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Community Closet

• The St. Catherine Community Closet is open from 10 a.m. to noon. Get free, gently used clothing and household items. 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 Meets
• The Morgan Hill Wind Symphony meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Presbyterian Church, 16970 Dewitt Ave. No auditions needed, openings in all sections. Anyone 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 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:

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.

Gilroy Ladies Gavilan Niners
• The Gilroy Ladies Gavilan Niners Golf Club is looking for new members: Details (408) 832-6372 or (408) 981-8551

Friday Night Bingo

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

Running Group, Club Run

• The South Valley Running Club is hosting a group run at 8 a.m. Various distances. All levels welcome. Membership is not required. Details:

Weekly Bike Rides
• Join others for a no-drop 15- 25-mile road ride around Morgan Hill. Ride starts at 7:30 a.m. at Bike Therapy, 17540 Depot St.

Ukulele Sunrise Jam
• Players meet at 8:30 a.m. for an hour of jamming at Café 152 Bread Company, 60 4th St. Songs available at

First & Third Sundays
Grief Support Group

• This group provides a safe and respectful place to share your grief. It meets at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 17175 Monterey St. in downtown Morgan Hill. Details: (408) 607-5779 or email

Through Feb. 25
Photo Exhibit

• The Morgan Hill Photography Club presents an exhibit at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, themed “Photography 2018.” These diverse and interesting images are representative of a number of different genres. The general public is invited to attend the Artists’ Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Feb 6. Details:

Feb. 15
Scholarship for Young Girls
The Morgan Hill branch of the American Association of University Women is offering students in their sophomore or junior year the chance to earn a scholarship to attend the premier conference for current and aspiring women college student leaders. The grant includes conference registration and all travel expenses. Applications available at Deadline is Feb. 15. Details: Marji at

Feb. 16
Working for our Father Workshop

• Men and women of all Christian denominations are invited to the Working for our Father Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old City Hall Restaurant, Gilroy. A continental breakfast, full lunch and workshop materials are included for $20 if registered by Feb. 12; $25 afterward. Register at or call (408) 375-7746.

Feb. 20
Create Share Connect Art Group

• Meet with South County creatives at the Create Share Connect Art Group meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center. Meetings are free and open to the public. Please bring something for show and tell time. Meet talented local artists, craftspeople and creative types from Morgan Hill and South County area. To RSVP, contact

Tule Elk on Coyote Ridge
• Join Michael Hundt as he takes you into the fascinating world of the California Tule Elk and the beautiful ridge they inhabit. The Tule Elk is found only in California, ranging from the grasslands and marshlands of the Central Valley to the grassy hills on the coast. The discussion takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. The cost is $10. Register at the CCC, CRC, call (408) 782-1284 or online at

Feb. 27
A Day at the Museum

• Join other seniors on an afternoon adventure at the Rosicrucian Museum, home to the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts on exhibit in Western North America. Meet at the Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Senior Center at 11:45 a.m. The bus will return about 5 p.m. and water and snacks will be provided but bring your own lunch. The cost is $42 and tickets are available at (408) 782-1284 or register online at

Feb. 28
Workshop for Parents

• “Raising Well,” an interactive workshop for parents on creating effective boundaries for children, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community Center. It is free and open to parents of all ages. RSVP online at

March 1 – 31
Passport Month is Here

• Follow the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail during Spring Passport and wine taste in 32 tasting rooms. Many will have food, music and other activities during the month. Kick it up a notch, and join them March 1 for the Kick Off Party with wineries and local restaurants providing small bites and live music. Use your Passport book to visit 29 Passports Partners before, during or after your wine tasting for exclusive discounts (estimated at more than $350). Get your tickets early at

Mar 2 & 3
Wine Tasting

• Taste wine from Mann Cellars & Paradise Valley Vineyards from noon to 5 p.m. at the Hiram Morgan Hill House at Villa Mira Monte. Bring a picnic snack and buy a bottle and enjoy the ambiance. Two wineries to taste from. The $5 tasting fee applies at each winery.


March 6
History Conversations

• Alan Leventhal, San Jose State University Information Technology Consult, College of Social Sciences, will speak about the Native American tribes of Chitactac, Amah Mutsun and Muwekma in Santa Clara County. The talk takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hiram Morgan Hill House at Villa Mira Monte.

March 9
Downtown Historic 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 characters who built, owned and operated them through the years. Tours are free, donations accepted. Meet at the Third Street Plaza.

March 13
State of the City Address

• Mayor Rich Constantine, who was elected in November, will give his first State of the City address at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Hill City Council chambers, 17575 Peak Ave.

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Robert Airoldi

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