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.

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 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: [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 Details: [email protected].

Through Oct. 14

Virtual Photo Exhibit

  • The Morgan Hill Photography Club is presenting a virtual photographic exhibition through Oct. 15. The exhibit is entitled “People” and consists of 28 images by 11 artists who have photographed people in a manner that captures their moods or personalities, or shows them engaging in a variety of activities and unique situations. The exhibition can be viewed online at: For more information about the Morgan Hill Photography club visit

Sept. 22

Uplift Concert

  • Robert Butler will perform his first one man show at 7 p.m. at Gilroy’s Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey St. It features 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 Proceeds benefit the Gilroy Compassion Center. Food and drinks will be available.

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

Author Talk

  • Local author William Briggs will tell the tale of Hipolito Bouchard and his international exploits in his latest book “That Pirate, Bouchard – Revolutions, Redemption and the Plunder of Old California,” from 10:30 a.m. at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. The book tells the epic true story of Bouchard, who became the hero of three South American nations.

Emergency Preparedness Fair

  • The public is invited to the Emergency Preparedness Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the County of Santa Clara Animal Services, 12425 Monterey Road, San Martin. In response to this urgency, Community Preparedness Month is back in Santa Clara County to help prepare community members with essential skills and resources for when emergencies and disasters occur. This year’s fair will feature partner agencies, including the American Red Cross, Silicon Valley Independent Living Center, Community Health Partnerships, County of Santa Clara Animal Services, County of Santa Clara Health System, Department of Family and Children’s Services, and the San Martin Homeowners Alliance. Details: visit

Sept. 26

After-Hours Mixer

  • The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce’s After-Hours Mixer takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mod Movers, 8880 Forest St. Bring business cards and a raffle prize.

AAUW Showcase

  • AAUW Morgan Hill, proud Chamber of Commerce nonprofit of the year is sponsoring an AAUW Showcase from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library. Learn about the many opportunities and activities that support the mission of the AAUW Morgan Hill Branch.

Sept. 30

Recycle Drop Off

  • Save the date for the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce’s next Electronic Waste Recycling Drop-Off event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce (parking lot off of Eigleberry), at 7471 Monterey St. This is a free contactless drive-thru event. Batteries, lightbulbs, refrigerators, ovens/stoves, washers/dryers, large household appliances are not accepted.

Oct. 7

Book Sale

  • The Friends of the Morgan Hill Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Friends Bookstore in the library, 660 W. Main Ave. Current members or those who join may enter early from 9 to 10 a.m. A 15-month membership through Dec. 2024 is $10. Members also receive half off any book each month in the bookstore. Children’s books are 10 cents. Other books and media for all ages are $1 or less, with some special sets included. The popular bag sale starts at 2 p.m. with grocery or equivalent-sized bags of books are $4. Details: (408) 779.3196,

Oct. 14

Growing Vegetables

  • Learn how to grow a successful and productive vegetable garden from fall through spring from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. Find out how many cool season vegetables are easy to grow. Soil preparation, watering, fertilizing, disease and pest management will also be discussed.

OFP Annual Bowling Event

  • Whether you like to bowl for fun or competitively, this event is right up your alley. It benefits Operation Freedom Paws and lifesaving service dog teams. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Bowl. The cost is $38 for three games for both fun and tournament play. The USBC Tournament is $55 for three games and includes a $17 prize fund. Tickets available from Donna Morales at [email protected] or (408) 246-3956. See for rules.