Published in the May 8 – 21, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life


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



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, a 20-minute meditation, and a brief 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.

Every Wednesday

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.



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 seeks 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


May 9

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


Bike to Work Day

  • The city encourages the community to take part in Bike to Work Day. On your way, stop by the energizer station from 6 to 9 a.m. in front of the Community and Cultural Center. Get water, a treat and a chance to win a prize.


Bike Movie Night

  • Celebrate Bike Week and the 2019 Amgen Tour of California coming to Morgan Hill by watching the classic bicycle film, the Flying Scotsman from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, 17090 Monterey Road. This is a free event. The movie is PG-13.


May 10

Peace Project

  • Enjoy wine, food, 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 Taiko drums of Japan, Irish step dancers, Mariachi, Celtic and American music. Details: Janet Leach at (408) 221-9944 or [email protected] or visit


May 10 to June 15

Photo Exhibit

  • 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 St. The public is invited to attend the Artists’ Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday June 10. Details:


May 11

Compost Giveaway

  • Using compost improves the fertility and health of soils, helps with water retention and reduces run-off. Recology South Valley will give away up to two 32-gallon cans of compost per Morgan Hill resident from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morgan Hill Community Park on Edmundson Ave. No commercial customers. There is a limited supply, first come first served. Bring your own container and shovel.


Day Out on the Ranch

  • Enjoy rodeo event demonstrations, rodeo skills stations, bluegrass music, hot dog, chips and drinks, horseback rides and a petting zoo at this rodeo for adults and children with special needs. It takes place from noon to 3 p.m. at Thorson’s Arena, 2005 Hayes Lane, San Martin.


Downtown Historic Walking Tour

  • 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.


Sobrato Band Fundraiser

  • Donate unloved clothes, books, and other small goods from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sobrato High School parking lot, 401 Burnett Ave. Hazardous waste, trash, or any item heavier than 50 pounds cannot be accepted. Proceeds benefit local school music programs.


Sobrato FFA Fundraiser

  • The Sobrato FFA Family Fun Day & Plant Sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Sobrato High School parking lot, 401 Burnett Ave. Join them for a day dedicated to teaching the community about local agriculture and student enterprise projects. FFA team members will lead educational activities and garden plant sales. Face painting, petting zoo, and free food will also be available.


May 15

Keep Calm and Fish On, Part 2

  • Dr. Brian Allee talks about salmon and the sustainable seafood industry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. The cost is $10. Details: (408) 782-1284.


May 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 or visit


Care of California Native Plants

  • Once you have planted California native plants in your yard, what do they need to thrive? This talk takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the St. Louise Teaching and Demo Garden, 9400 No Name Uno, and will cover when and how to water, prune, fertilize and mulch. Master gardeners and California Native Plant Society members will answer questions. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Carol Peck.


May 22

No Bees, Honey, Work, No Money

  • Cera Malech has been keeping bees since 2012 and currently, she maintains nine apiaries in Morgan Hill, San Martin, and Gilroy. Join her as she shares the love of beekeeping from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. The cost is $10. Details: (408) 782-1284.


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Marty Cheek