Find out what’s happening in the South Valley with our community calendar
Learn About Scouts
• Scout Troops 799 and 2799 invite interested boys and girls ages 10 1/2 to 17 to learn important scout skills, leadership, good citizenship, and to have some fun. Meetings are at 7:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Hill Church, 16970 Dewitt Ave.
• Enjoy line dancing from 6 to 8 p.m., at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave., San Martin. Beginners start at the beginning of the hour. Cost is $5. Details: Denise Vaccaro, [email protected], (650) 400-6944.
• The Visiting Nurses Association Hospice support group helps people deal with emotions from losing a loved one. Meets 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the San Martin Presbyterian Church, 13200 Lincoln Ave. Details: (831) 236-1015.
Parkinson’s Support Group
• Group supports those affected by Parkinson’s disease, including family members and caretakers. Meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Merrill Gardens, Gilroy. Details: please call (408) 691-5982.
Second, fourth Mondays
Lions Club Morgan Hill
• The club meets at Mama Mia’s, 275 E. Dunne Ave., at 7 p.m. They focus on programs and services for the blind and visually impaired, and many other programs. Details: (408) 723-1018.
Monday – Saturday
• Drop-in play on outdoor courts at the Morgan Hill Community Park, 171 W. Edmundson Ave., starting at 9 a.m. All levels are welcome. Come by yourself or with friends. Never played? Contact Morgan Hill CRC to sign up for lessons. Questions? Email [email protected].
• Play at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games at 6:30 p.m.
• The Morgan Hill Kiwanis Club meets at 7 p.m. at Mama Mia’s Restaurant, 275 E. Dunne Ave. Details: Margaret Graham at [email protected].
Meditation, Yoga Sutra Study
• Join others for a time of meditation and inspiration from a foundational yoga and meditation text, from 1 to 2 p.m., at 8347 Church St. New and experienced students welcome. Required reading: “The Science of Self-Realization. The session is free, though donations are accepted. Details: (408) 842-0208.
First, Third Tuesdays
San Martin Lions Club
• Lions Club meetings are at 7 p.m. virtually and in person at 12415 Murphy Ave. Details: [email protected] or call (669) 437-1767.
• Attend a work2future orientation at 2:30 p.m. at the facility, 379 Tomkins Court. work2future helps Santa Clara County residents get the skills and coaching they need to find a new job, get a promotion, or start a new career. Details: (408) 758-3477 OR work2future.org.
Wind Symphony Meets
• The Morgan Hill Wind Symphony meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Grace Hill Church, 16970 DeWitt Ave. Bring your instrument. Details: www.mhws.org.
• Discover the benefits of regular meditation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at 8347 Church St. Beginning and experienced meditators welcome. Free, donations accepted. Details: (408) 842-0208.
• Join the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. at the Community & Cultural Center in the Hiram Morgan Hill Room. There is a $15 charge if you wish to purchase lunch but there is no charge to visit. Please check their website to confirm they are meeting on the date you want to visit — occasionally they have meetings at different locations or reschedule a meeting for some holidays. Details: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/6773.
Flower Lovers Meet
• The Flower Lovers meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. This month features guest speaker Cathy Hartley, a certified Herbalist, speaking on growing Lavender for use in homes.
Morgan Hill Photography Club
• Monthly meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Hill Community Recreational Center multipurpose room, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. Meet local photographers, share your photos, and improve your photography skills. Guests are always welcome. For more information, please visit the photo club online at www.morganhillphotographyclub.org.
First, second, fourth Wednesday
Learn About Scouts
• Troop 730 meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Center on W. Dunne Ave. Boys and girls interested in learning more about scouting are invited to drop in to meet the troop. Details www.troopwebhost.org/Troop730MorganHill.
Embroiderers Guild of America
• The Gavilan Hills Chapter seeks new members. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Proof of vaccination required. Masks indoors. The mission of the EGA is to inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage.
Grief Support Group
• This monthly Bible-based meeting supports parents who have lost a child. Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Email [email protected] for location and details.
Pacheco Pass 4-H Club
• The club meets at 7 p.m., at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. It serves youth 5 to 19. Need adult volunteers. Details: pachecopass[email protected], (408) 472-6952 or www.facebook.com/PachecoPass4H.
Women in Touch ll
• Join the meetings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They include lunch and entertainment at the Elks Lodge, 2765 Hecker Pass Highway. Cost is $35 and reservation required. Details: [email protected]. Visit www.womenintouchll.org.
Running Group, Club Run
• The South Valley Running Club hosts a run at 8 a.m. All levels welcome. Membership not required. Details: www.svrchome.org.
Morning Bike Ride
• Weekly co-ed, no-drop ride averaging 25 miles. Meet at Bike Therapy, 17540 Depot St. at 7:30 a.m. in Morgan Hill. Road bike and drop handlebars required.
• The Morgan Hill Certified Farmers’ Market brings together farmers, food producers and consumers from Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and Hollister from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Third and Depot streets. A family-friendly Kids Craft is included with fun educational projects to delight all ages. Parking is available at the Caltrain depot, accessed via Butterfield Boulevard.
Tour Morgan Hill Museum
• The Morgan Hill Museum and Hiram Morgan Hill House are open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with docents giving tours. Learn about the city’s history and see some new additions to the museum. The Villa Mira Monte grounds are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, where visitors can enjoy the Centennial History Trail and the rose garden at leisure.
Historic Downtown Walking Tours
• Free docent-led tours hosted by the Morgan Hill Historical Society from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet in front of Coffee Guys, 50 E. Third St. No reservations required. Donations are welcome. Learn more at www.morganhillhistoricalsociety.com.
Daughters of the Amer. Revolution
• Members from Hollister, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Morgan Hill meet at 10 a.m. (through May). It is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. Learn if there is a patriot ancestor in your family. Visit www.gilroy.californiadar.
org. Details: [email protected].
Cops and Robbers Ball
• The Community Law Enforcement Foundation presents the annual Cops and Robbers Ball from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. The theme is Jailhouse Rock so dress the part or black tie optional. Special awards will honor retired Sgt. Troy Hoefling and board member Craig van Keulen. Event will feature dinner by Mama Mia’s, a silent and live auction, DJ and dancing. Tickets are $125 each. Contact Brian Sullivan at (408) 230-7875 or [email protected].
Mental Health Access
• The Santa Clara County Library District is holding a series of events to educate and empower South Valley residents around mental health care. The goal is to provide crucial information about accessing mental health care services. The event takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave.
Living Above the Influence
• A free “chill out” hang out for teens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZKJK2ZL
• One of Morgan Hill’s best-known and longest-running traditions is back and better than ever with several surprises in store. The 54th Annual Founders Dinner brings together families and friends to enjoy good food and wine, watch Morgan Hill Historical Society’s latest film, and share favorite Morgan Hill memories as they celebrate founding families and their unique local history. This year’s event returns to the Community and Cultural Center ballroom. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and dinner is served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $95 and available through Aug. 28 at www.morganhillhistoricalsociety.org/founders-dinner.
Leadership Award Dinner
• Mario Banuelos will be honored at Leadership Morgan Hill’s Leadership Excellence Awards dinner at Guglielmo Winery. Tickets on sale now at www.leadershipmorganhill.com. This year’s lively program will reflect Mario’s lifelong multi-cultural community service.
• Leadership Morgan Hill Class of 2023 invites the public to their mural celebration from 10 to 11 a.m., on the stage near the Magical Bridge Playground at Community Park, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. There will be a presentation of the gift to the city, a ribbon cutting, and entertainment.
• Robert Butler will perform a one-man show at 7 p.m. at Gilroy’s Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey St. It will feature covers by Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, EWF, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight, and Michael Buble. Tickets are $30 and available at Eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit the Gilroy Compassion Center. Food and drinks will be available.
‘Fire and Ice’
• The Gilroy Foundation proudly presents “Fire and Ice”— an unforgettable evening in support of their Annual Fundraiser, Day In The Country at 5 p.m. at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill. This event will warm your heart, ignite your spirit, and inspire you to make a difference. Get ready to be captivated by an evening of artistic performances, delectable cuisine, and delightful conversations. Your support contributes to the Gilroy Foundation’s mission of empowering local initiatives, supporting education, and fostering a thriving future for the community. Tickets at www.gilroyfoundation.org/events/
Sept. 23 & 24
• Piece by Piece Quilters of Morgan Hill will have a quilt show (formerly held by South Valley Quilt Association) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church. The theme is Through the Needle’s Eye. Entry forms are available at piecebypiecequilters.com. Admission is free.
Food Truck Fly-In
• The Santa Clara County Airports, South County Airport Pilots Association and Gilroy Rotary Club present the Food Truck Fly-In at the San Martin Airport from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 13030 Murphy Ave., San Martin. Admission is free and the day includes aircraft flyovers, live music, food truck fare, wine and beer garden, aircrafts on display, RC airshow, skydiving, classic car show, aviation museum and a raffle.