Discover all the fun events happening in the South Valley


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.

Line Dancing
• 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.

Grief Counseling
• 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.

Second Mondays

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

Play Pickleball
• 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.

Kiwanis Club
• 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.

Tuesdays, Thursdays

work2future Orientations
• 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


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:

Meditation Classes
• 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 Rotary
• 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:

First Wednesday

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

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

Fourth Wednesday

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

Third Thursday

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


Running Group, Club Run
• The South Valley Running Club hosts a run at 8 a.m. All levels welcome. Membership not required. Details:

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.

Farmers’ Market
• 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.

Second Saturday

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

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].

Sept. 9

Founders Dinner
• 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

Book Sale
• The Friends of Gilroy Library monthly book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 350 W. Sixth St. The Book Store needs teen fiction and children’s books. The books will be sold by the bag at $5 a bag for members and $8 a bag for non-members. Members may join for $5 per year. The Book Store regularly charges $1 for a hardback book and $.50 for a paperback. The Book Store hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

Sept. 16

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 This year’s lively program will reflect Mario’s lifelong multi-cultural community service.

Mural Celebration
• 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.

Planning Gardens

• Attend a “hands on” workshop on how to successfully grow a fall and winter vegetable garden and see how soil is prepared and seeds are planted from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South County Teaching and Demonstration Garden, 80 Highland Ave., San Martin. There will be planting demonstrations followed by planting seeds in containers to take home. Learn which vegetables thrive in a fall/winter garden. Pest management and diseases will also be discussed. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Joan Cloutier.

Sept. 20

Meditation Workshop
• “Serenity and Insight” mindfulness meditation workshop takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Morgan Hill House, Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey Road. Led by James Morrison, a Buddhist monk for more than 30 years, the workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners. Teachings are offered on a donation basis. Participation is limited. For details and to reserve a spot, contact Carol at [email protected].

Sept. 23

‘Fire and Ice’
• The Gilroy Foundation presents “Fire and Ice”— an evening in support of their annual fundraiser, Day In The Country at 5 p.m. at Guglielmo Winery. This event will warm your heart, ignite your spirit, and inspire you to make a difference. It includes performances, cuisine, and conversations. Your support contributes to Gilroy Foundation’s mission of empowering local initiatives, supporting education, and fostering a thriving community. Tickets at