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., at 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 at the Morgan Hill Community Park, 171 W. Edmundson Ave., at 9 a.m. All levels are welcome. Come by yourself or with your 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:

San Martin Lions Club
• Play Bingo and help raise funds for the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. Doors open at 4 p.m., early bird games start at 5:45 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. They play 15 games and also have flash and Cherrybells available for sale. Buy in is a two pack for $30, extra packs are $5 and early birds are $5.

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.

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


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


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].

Nov. 2

Jazz at Gavilan
• The Sobrato High School Jazz Band with the Dahveed Behroozi Quartet featuring trumpeter Mike Olmos takes place at 7 p.m., at the Gavilan College Theater, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Tickets are $25, free for students and available at

Nov. 4

Free Gardening Class
• Learn how to grow onions, shallots, leeks and garlic from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the South County Teaching and Demonstration Garden, 80 Highland Ave., San Martin. These are easy to grow winter crops, even for the beginning gardener, if you follow a few basic tips. You will also plant seeds to bring home for your own garden. Presented by UCCE Master Gardeners of South County.

Book Sale
• The Friends of Gilroy Library book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 350 W. 6th St. Books will be sold for $5 per bag for members and $8 per bag for non-members. The Isabel Jewell Book Store is open Monday through Friday afternoons with hardbacks selling for $1, paperbacks .50 cents. Audio Books, DVD’s and CDs for $1 or $2. Children’s books are .50 cents for hardbacks and .25 cents for soft cover, with 25 percent off everything for members.

Nov. 4 & 5

Christmas at Villa Mira Monte
• The 29th Holiday Boutique at Villa Mira Monte takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan Hill House, 17860 Monterey Road. The free event includes holiday gifts and treasures. The event benefits the Morgan Hill Historical Society’s programs to enhance the community’s knowledge of its history and by being the keeper of Villa Mira Monte, a property that houses The Morgan Hill House, The Morgan Hill Museum, the 2006 Centennial History Trail (a landscaped spiral of 100 of the most important events in Morgan Hill’s and the nation’s history) and the Rose Gardens. Details:

Nov. 8

Chat With the Superintendent
• Get to know Dr. Carmen Garcia, superintendent of the Morgan Hill Unified School District during a chat from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Starbucks Coffee, 18585 Monterey Road.

Author Talk
• Hubert Yoshida, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Morgan Hill resident, will speak about his book “Operation Utah: The Die is Cast” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Admission is free. His book pays tribute to fellow soldiers who died in that battle, including 21 young men from South Valley.

Nov. 9 – 11

’12 Angry Jurors’
• The Live Oak Drama Guild presents “12 Angry Jurors,” a play adapted by Sherman L. Sergel. The shows take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 11 and at 1 p.m. Nov. 11, at the high school. Regular admission tickets are $12, 65 and older, 12 and younger and students with ASB cards are $10 and available at