Find out what’s happening in the South Valley with our community calendar


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 that come from losing a loved one. The group meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the San Martin Presbyterian Church, 13200 Lincoln Ave. Details: (831) 236-1015.

Al-Anon Meeting
• Meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave. This meeting is a hybrid – in person. Drive to the back of the church to the far northeast corner, or via Zoom: meeting ID is 990 720 146; passcode: 999.

Newcomer Meeting
• For anyone who is new to Al-Anon, meet from 6:30 to 6:50 p.m. then the main meeting begins at 7 p.m., at Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave., Morgan Hill. Al-Anon members are people who are worried about someone with a drinking problem. Details:

Learn About Scouts
• Scout Troops 799 and 2799 invite interested boys and girls ages 10 1/2 to 17 to join them to learn important scout skills, leadership, good citizenship, and to have some fun. Meetings are held at 7:15 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Hill Church, 16970 Dewitt Ave.

Second Monday

Parkinson’s Support Group
• Supports those affected by Parkinson’s disease, including family members and caretakers. Group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at Merrill Gardens in Gilroy. Details: please call (408) 691-5982.

Dementia Support Group for Caregivers
• Group meets from 11 to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave., and is a free, with no reservations required and for non-professional caregivers. It is a safe space to speak about the challenges faced and everything is kept confidential. Do not bring the person you are caring for to the meeting.


• Have fun playing Bingo. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road.

Meditation, Yoga Sutra Study
• Join others for meditation and inspiration from 1 to 2 p.m., 8347 Church St. New and experienced students are welcome. Required reading: “The Science of Self-Realization. Session is free, though donations are accepted. Details: (408) 842-0208.

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].

Line Dance Lessons
• Learn to line dance with JMJ Line Dance from 5:45 to 8 p.m., at Tracy’s Ranch in San Martin. The cost is $5. All levels welcome. Beginner dances the first hour. Details: Janet at (408) 313-4028

First, Third Tuesday

San Martin Lions Club
• Meetings are at 7 p.m. virtually and occasionally on-site at 12415 Murphy Ave. The group supports local and global activities. Details: [email protected].

Tuesday and Thursday

Gilroy Historical Museum Open
• The Museum, 195 Fifth St., open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesdays & Saturday

Wings of History
• The San Martin Wings of History Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, at 1277 Murphy Ave. There is a collection of exhibits which span the history of aviation from a replica of the Wright Flyer to a prototype Kittyhawk Heavyside H2 (experimental, unmanned aircraft). In addition, there are a number of military exhibits including original items from WW1 and WW2. Details:


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:

work2future Orientations
• Attend orientations at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., at 379 Tomkins Court, Gilroy. work2future helps Santa Clara County residents acquire skills and coaching needed to find a job, get a promotion, or start a career. Details: (408) 758-3477 or

Line Dance Lessons
• Learn to line dance with JMJ instructor, Janet, and DJ Music by Alyssa from 6 to 9 p.m. at Old City Hall Restaurant, 7400 Monterey St. No cover, instruction is free and all levels are welcome. Beginner dances from 6 to 7 p.m. Details: Call or text (408) 313-4028 (Janet) or (408) 201-2506 (Alyssa).

Second Wednesday

South Valley Wood Workers
• Club meets at 7 p.m., 9598 Ruth Lane, Morgan Hill. Details: (408) 463-9030.

First, Second, Fourth Wednesday

Learn About Scouts
• Troop 730 meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Masonic Center on W. Dunne Avenue. Boys and girls interested in learning more about scouting are invited to drop in to meet the troop. Details


Duplicate Bridge
• Bridge games are held at 10 a.m., at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St. Details: (408) 921-8512 or email [email protected]. Also, Stone’s online duplicate game are held Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:25 p.m. on BBO.

Gilroy Ladies Gavilan Niners
• This golfing group seeks new members. Details (408) 832-6372.

Grief Support Group
• This Bible-based meeting supports parents who lost a child. They meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Email [email protected] for details.

Second Thursday

Pacheco Pass 4-H Club
• Meets at 7 p.m., at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. Serves youths 5 to 19. They also need adult volunteers. Details: [email protected] or (408) 472-6952 or visit

Third Thursday

Women in Touch ll
• Meetings are held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. include lunch and entertainment at the Elks Lodge, 2765 Hecker Pass Highway. Price is $35 and reservation required. Details: [email protected]


Farmer’s Market
• Enjoy local fresh produce, food, and crafts at the Gilroy Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Louise Regional Hospital, 9400 No Name Uno, Gilroy. Details: Please visit

First, Third Friday

Veteran Benefit Days
• The Gilroy Veterans Memorial Hall, 74 W. Sixth St., is hosting Veterans Benefit Days with new extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Veterans should bring their discharge papers (DD214), but if they don’t have them the documents can be ordered when they attend. No appointments necessary. For more information about the Hall email [email protected], visit or call (408) 842-3838.


Running Group, Club Run
• The South Valley Running Club hosts a group run at 8 a.m. Various distances. All levels welcome. Membership is 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 Farmers’ Market unites 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 projects to delight all ages. Parking is available at the Caltrain depot, 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. The Villa Mira Monte grounds are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors can enjoy the Centennial History Trail and the rose garden at leisure.

Gilroy Ukulele Jam
• Meets at 8:30 a.m., at Cafe 152 Bread Co., 60 4th St., corner of 4th & Eigleberry streets, Gilroy. All levels of players welcome. Play and sing and have fun. Don’t be shy and don’t wait.

Weekly Bike Ride
• Join others at 8 a.m., for a 22-mile bike ride. Meet at Off the Chain bike shop, 101 McCray St., #101, Hollister. They ride out Santa Ana Road to Tres Pinos. Drop down onto Southside Road, back to the shop. Moderate to fast pace. They do regroup. Details: [email protected], (831) 636-0802 or

First, Second Saturday

Gilroy Museum
• The Gilroy Museum has added hours and is now open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Second Saturday

Downtown Walking Tours
• Enjoy a free historic tour of downtown Morgan Hill hosted by ambassadors from the Morgan Hill Historical Society from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Morgan Hill Parking Garage (3rd Street off Monterey Road). No reservations required. Details:

Daughters of the Amer. Revolution
• Members from Hollister, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Morgan Hill meet at 10 a.m. (through May). The DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. Visit them at Details: [email protected].

Garlicky Group of Poets
• This group meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. Come and read your favorite poems or just listen in as others read. All levels are always welcome.

Now Through Feb. 29

Art Exhibit and Celebration
• Visit an Art Exhibit and Celebration of African American Art at the Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey Highway. The exhibit features the art of Louise Shields; the Steven Pattie Collection of Black Folk Art featuring Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Lonie Holley.

Feb. 10

Environmental Program
• As part of Silicon Valley Reads “A Greener Tomorrow Starts Today,” join the Gilroy branch of the American Association of University Women at 2 p.m., at the Gilroy Library 660 W. Sixth St. for “Climate Change Is Here — What Can We Do About It?” Get tips on water-saving landscaping, how to get free trees for your yard, and how you can get rebates by replacing your lawn with beautiful, drought-tolerant plants. The panelists are Karen Aitken-Bernosky, a well-known local landscape architect, Ashley Shannon, senior water conservation specialist from Valley Water, Kenneth Gabbard of the U.C. Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County, and Our City Forest. Learn how to make a difference while saving money on your water bills, to boot!

Crab Feed
• Join Operation Freedom Paws for a fun-filled night of great food, live music, a silent auction, and hidden treasure drawings in the spirit of our seafaring theme from 5 to 9 p.m., at Old City Hall Restaurant. Operation Freedom Paws is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all proceeds will help fund lifesaving service dog teams that empower veterans, first responders, children and other individuals with disabilities — at no cost to them. A crab dinner is $75, chicken cordon bleu or vegetarian polenta is $50. To-go dinners are $65 and $40, respectively. Reservations and details:

Attracting Pollinators
• Top rated flowers and flowering shrubs that attract pollinators and other beneficial insects will be discussed from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St. Many are California native plants that offer benefits for nature, as well as being drought tolerant. Plants for sun and shade that provide flowers for each season will be covered. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Joan Cloutier.

Book Sale
• The Friends of Gilroy Library will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 350 W. Sixth St. Books are $5 per bag for members and $8 per bag for non-members. Membership starts at $5. The Isabel Jewell Book Store is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays.

Feb. 13

Planning a Tomato Garden
• Now is the time to plan for your tomato garden. Increase your success by learning how correct planting methods, pest control, irrigation, soil management and fertilizer can produce healthy and productive plants from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Discover varieties that are easy to grow. Tomatoes grown in containers will also be covered. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Joan Cloutier.

Feb. 21

A Legacy of Laughter
• As part of the South County Lifelong Learning Series Whitney Pintello will share how her family opened the Pintello Comedy Theater with the mission of bringing meaningful productions and lots of laughter to the community, and walk through the Pintello family’s creative process to bring each production successfully to the stage. Presented by the Morgan Hill Senior Advisory Committee the talk takes place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road.

Feb 24

Winter Book Sale
• The Friends of the Morgan Hill Library Book Sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MH Library Program Room, 660 W. Main Ave. Friends members and those who join from 9 to 10 a.m. that day may enter the Early Preview before 10 a.m. Members also receive half off any book each month in the Friends Bookstore at the library. At the sale, children’s books are 10 cents. Other books and media for all ages are $1 or less, with some special sets included. The bag sale starts at 2 p.m. with grocery or equivalent-sized bags of books specially priced at $4 a bag. Details: (408) 779-3196 or

Feb. 28

Horsemen Meet
• The San Martin Horsemen’s Association meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at Saddles and Treasures, 7641 Monterey St., Gilroy. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a shopping opportunity. Details: Kathy Madlem at [email protected].