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Ongoing

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 motorists 50 and older takes place periodically. Must call and register to get the current date and location. There are no tests and there is a minimal DMV certificate fee. A discount on auto insurance is available upon completion. Details and to register call: (408) 779-7117 between 1 and 7 p.m. only.

 

Mondays

Line Dance 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 Meeting

  • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave., Morgan Hill. Details: 800-600-6028 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.

Al-Anon Discovery Group Meets

  • This group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave. Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem. Details: Call (757) 563-1600, email wso@al-anon.org or visit www.al-anon.org.

 

Line Dance Lessons

  • Get some exercise, have some food and drinks and a lot of fun with free line dance lesson from JMJ for beginners from 7 to 8 p.m. and intermediate lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. at Sinaloa Café, 17535 Monterey Road.

 

Second Monday

Car Lovers Meet

  • The Valle del Sur region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets at 7:30 p.m. at Villa Mira Monte 17860 Monterey Road. Details: www.valledelsur-aaca.com.

 

Last Monday

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 Morgan Hill 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 many other local programs. Details: (408) 723 1018.

 

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 win.stone@charter.net.

 

Mondays & Fridays

Get Moving for Healthier Aging

  • Join other older-than-50 adults in a class to keep you mobile. The first class is free. Check out the 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 alison.macmillan@btinternet.com.

 

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 gilroygatorsmasters@gmail.com.

 

Tuesdays

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.

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: karenmacdmhca@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Tues., Thurs. & Sun.

Play Pickleball

  • Drop-in 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. Equipment provided. Pickleball is easy to learn and provides a challenging workout. Details: www.usapa.org/what-is-pickleball.

 

Wednesdays

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 and there are openings in all sections. Anyone who plays a wind instrument and has at least one year of experience are free to join.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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: www.southvalleywoodworkers.org.

 

Thursdays

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.

 

Second Thursday

4-H Meeting

  • 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: pachecopass4H1@gmail.com.

Fridays

Friday Night Bingo

  • Doors open at 4 p.m. with 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: www.smhorse.org.

 

Saturdays

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. Starts at 7:30 a.m. at Bike Therapy, 17540 Depot St.

 

Ukulele Sunrise Jam

  • 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.

 

Second Saturday

Downtown History Walk

  • Take a tour from 10 a.m. to noon and experience the history of downtown Morgan Hill. Tours are free, donations are welcome. Meet at the Third Street Plaza.

 

Sundays

Al-Anon Meets

  • The Al-Anon Sunday Seekers of Serenity Group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Bible Church, 15055 Monterey Road. Families and friends have the chance to learn from the experiences of others who faced similar problems with someone’s drinking that bothers them. Details: Call (757) 563-1600, email wso@al-anon.org or visit www.al-anon.org.

 

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 platnumer@aol.com.

 

Aug. 29

End of Summer Party

  • If you enjoyed the senior center’s Lifelong Learning class about sustainable fishing then join them as they celebrate the end of summer, play a little Bocce Ball and watch a cooking demonstration on how to cook salmon from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. Brian Allee, who has presented these classes, will discuss how he grills salmon and share some of his favorite recipes. Bring a side dish to share and a healthy appetite. The cost is $5. Please RSVP at (408) 782-1284 so they can plan on the correct amount of salmon.

Aug. 30

Intro to Zentangle

  • Ready to learn how to Zentangle? An Introduction to Zentangle class will be taught by Nancy Domnauer, Certified Zentangle Teacher, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road.. Details: www.linedotcalm.com or nancy@linedotcalm.com.

 

Sept. 1

Owl to be Released

  • Visit Aver Family Vineyards, watch a rehabilitated barn owl get released into the wild and raise money for the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center. Bring a picnic and enjoy this special moment and support wildlife education and rehabilitation in the process. The event begins at 5 p.m. with the owl release at twilight. There is a recommended $10 per person donation at the door to support WERC. There will also be a raffle. Wine by the glass and/or bottle available for purchase with 20 percent donated to WERC.

 

Sept. 4

Flower Lovers Meet

  • The Morgan Hill Flower Lovers meet at 12:15 p.m. in the Morgan Hill Community Center. A master gardener will speak about planting a fall garden. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Sept. 6

Music Under The Stars

  • Enjoy wonderful music with the Classic Echoes from 6 to 9 .m. at P&V Winery, 10155 Dougherty Ave. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated the victims and families of the Garlic Festival shooting. Email them at info@pandvwinery.com to RSVP attendance.

 

Sept. 7 through 15

Second Chance Week

  • Citywide garage sales Sept. 7 and 8 in kickoff a week full of events and designed to give stuff a second chance. Visit www.secondchanceweek.com for a full schedule of “Second Chance Week” events and a list of participating garage sale addresses or call (408) 310-4169 for more information. Deadline to apply is Aug. 30 and online applications can be found on the website. Morgan Hill/San Martin citywide garage sale days take place Sept. 14 and 15. Deadline to apply is Sept. 6 and online applications can be found on the website. The garage sales “bookend” a full week of events. Each day of the week is dedicated to making people aware of different ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • Monday Sept. 9: “Universal Waste Awareness Day” – Properly dispose of consumer electronics, batteries, fluorescent lighting and other mercury containing devices.
  • Tuesday Sept. 10: “Freecycle Day” – Keep your unwanted goods out of the landfill by giving them to those who may need them.
  • Wednesday Sept. 11 “Donate Coats for Kids & Adults Too Day” – Share your unwanted coats with underprivileged children and their parents.
  • Thursday Sept. 12 “Second Sight Day” – Give your old eyeglasses a second chance to serve someone less fortunate.
  • Friday Sept. 13: “Recycle Your Cycle Day” – Donate your “gently used” bicycles and they will be distributed to local charities.

 

Sept. 18

Responding to Bias and Bigotry

  • Attend this interactive presentation for adults and teens about responding to bias and bigotry, from 7 to 8:30 at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. This program, brought to Morgan Hill by the ADL, a leading anti-hate organization, will teach participants:
  • The causes of the upsurge in hate in our community and country
  • How to stand up for yourself and vulnerable people
  • How to be an ally and “up stander”
  • What you can do to fight hate for good

Details: tikkunolam@emeth.net.

 

Sept. 21

Coastal Cleanup Day

  • California Coastal Cleanup Day in Morgan Hill takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. This is an opportunity to enhance the health of West Little Llagas Creek and its wildlife. They will concentrate on picking up litter. Gloves, bags, litter grabbers and water will be provided. Bring a water bottle and meet at the city corporation yard, 100 Edes Court at 9 a.m. Participants younger than 18 need to bring a volunteer waiver signed by their parents. Call (408) 310-4169 for details and to get a waiver form.

 

Oct. 5

Help Plant Trees

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  • The city of Morgan Hill has partnered with and received a grant from CalFire to increase tree canopy and provide environmental benefits to our community at the Butterfield Basin, located on the corner of Maple and Railroad avenues. Become a volunteer and help plant 157 trees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day includes a barbecue lunch and light refreshments. Bring a water bottle. To register as a volunteer, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c48ada82babfe3-volunteers. Details: www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/77/Environmental-Services.

 

Oct. 11

Cops for Kids Golf Tournament

  • It’s time for the Morgan Hill Police Officers Association’s annual golf tournament. Proceeds from this tournament will be used for various outreach programs to connect officers with Morgan Hill youth. Last year, they raised enough money to send 125 fourth graders on a $100 shopping spree at Target. Details and to sign up, visit www.mhcopsforkids.com.

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