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 is 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 www.foodaddicts.org.
Parenting Support Group
• Join other moms to learn, share and journey through parenting at 10 a.m. Details: (408) 847-8880.
Second, fourth Mondays
Lions Club Morgan Hill
• The Lions Club meets at Mama Mia’s, 275 E. Dunne Ave., at 7 p.m. They focus on worldwide programs and services for the blind and visually impaired and in many local programs. Details: (408) 723 1018.
Mondays & Thursdays
• 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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: www.gilroygators.org or email [email protected]
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.
• 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 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
• 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.
Tuesday, Thur. & Sun.
• Drop-in at from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday. Free for CRC members, $8 for non-member seniors. Balls and paddles provided Pickleball is easy to learn, provides a healthy workout, and is lots of fun. Details: www.usapa.org/what-is-pickleball.
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: LeTip-MorganHill.com.
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, Fourth Wednesday
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.
• 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 seeks new members: Details (408) 832-6372 or (408) 981-8551.
• Learn leadership and life skills at the Pacheco Pass 4-H meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Lion’s Club of San Martin, 12415 Murphy Ave. Details:[email protected]
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: www.svrchome.org.
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 www.GilroyUkuleleJam.com.
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 [email protected]
Home Composting Workshop
• Discover the benefits of gardening using compost and learn basic backyard techniques at this free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. A free compost bin will be given to one lucky participant. Preregistration required. Call (408) 918-4640 or visit www.sccgov.org/sites/rwr/hc/pages/cep.aspx
South County Health Fair
• Visit the Gilroy Center for the Arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the free 2nd Annual South County Health Fair. There will be vendors and health service providers, onstage demos, and more at the center, 7341 Monterey Road. Details: (408) 842-0005 or [email protected]
• A citizenship Workshop takes place at 9 a.m., at the Gavilan College (Morgan Hill Campus) 17060 Monterey Road. This workshop allows individuals to see if they are able to become United States citizens. Once eligibility is verified, the participant will have an opportunity to complete the Citizenship Application with an accredited representative from the Department of Justice and then later tutor participant and teach participant on how to submit the application to USCIS.
Art a la Carte
• The Art a la Carte children’s arts and crafts fair for children 2 to 10 takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Community and Cultural Center. Details: [email protected]
Wags ’n Wine
• Sip wine and watch local heroes escort adoptable tail wagers down the runway at the South County Tail Waggers 3rd Annual Wags ‘n Wine Rescues on the Runway, at 1 p.m. at Guglielmo Winery, 1480 E. Main Ave. Details and tickets: www.sctailwaggers.org/wagsnwine.
Birds, Bees and Beneficial Insects
• Learn about beautiful plants and flowers that attract birds, bees, and beneficial insects to your garden from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gilroy Library, 250 W. Sixth St. Turn your area into a healthy habitat while enhancing your landscape. Enjoy a side benefit as some pests will also be eliminated. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Joan Cloutier.
• The Morgan Hill Community Adult School is sponsoring a career expo open to all MHUSD students and parents from 6 to 8 p.m. at Central High School, 85 Tilton Ave. Child care available for ages 3 and older. Food for sale by Kiwanis Club beginning at 5:30 p.m.
• Learn to bring peace into your life through mindfulness meditation at the Morgan Hill AAUW branch-hosted workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St John the Divine Episcopal Church, 17740 Peak Ave. This day of instruction and practice offers both an introduction for beginners and teachings for more experienced practitioners. Ajahn Chandako, American Buddhist monk and abbot of a monastery in New Zealand, will present the basics of sitting, walking, and eating meditation, with an emphasis on integration into daily life. There is no charge; teachings are offered on a donation basis. Details: Carol O’Hare at (408) 782-9029 or [email protected]
Creating a Children’s Garden
• Learn how to make your garden attractive to children and easy to manage from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Robin Bastianelli.
May 6 & 18
Fire Awareness Seminar
• Community members are invited to attend this free seminar on Fire Prevention and Preparedness from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Topics will include protecting homes from wildfires, creating defensible space, registering for critical alert and warning messages and preparing for emergencies. Register at bit.ly/BePreparedMay6, bit.ly/BePreparedMay18 or visit www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1423.
Pop-A-Cork Benefits Rebekahs
• The 5th Annual Pop-A-Cork Celebration benefiting the 10-year anniversary of the Culinary Academy at Rebekah Children’s Services from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Clos LaChance Vineyards, 1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin. Tickets are $75 and available at www.rcskids.org/pop-a-cork.
• Enjoy wine, international food, world music, and views of the gorgeous foothills at this free event from 5 to 9 p.m. at Morgan Hill Cellars, 1645 San Pedro Ave. Proceeds benefit the creation of an artistic monument to celebrate peace, unity, and friendship. Experience the Taiko drums of Japan, Irish step dancers, Mariachi, Celtic and American music amongst the beautiful, green hills. Details: Janet Leach at (408) 221-9944 or [email protected] or visit www.mhpeaceproject.org.
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