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 Wings of History Museum is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a collection of exhibits which span the history. In addition, there are a number of military exhibits including original items from WW1 and WW2. The museum is located at 1277 Murphy Ave., San Martin.


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).

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.

Second Wednesday

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

Fourth Wednesday

Embroiderers Guild of America
• The Gavilan Hills Chapter seeks new members. They meet at 10 a.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Proof of vaccination is required. Masks required indoors. The mission of the EGA is to inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage.

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.

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. 24 & 25

Great Train Show
• Visit more than 200 tables of trains for sale,
exhibitors from across the country, a huge operating model train display, free workshops and demonstrations and a free test track to test run your trains at the show Plus much more. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose.

Feb. 26

Join a Dance Team
• The community-based Chiqlets Dance Team is having an orientation meeting for new members from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Library Community Room, 350 W. Main Ave. Led by Chiquy Mejia, the group performs at events around town such as the July 3 Street Dance, 50+ Ball at CCC, Friday Night Music, Neighborhood Night Out, and Magical Bridge Playground. Anyone who loves dancing is welcome to join. They are from all countries and backgrounds and are mostly ladies who’d rather not say their ages. Details: Paula Scotney-Castle at [email protected].

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].

March 2

Raincoats and Rubber Boots
• The annual event that allows children and adults to play, hike, and float a boat or rubber duck (provided) in a creek at Henry W. Coe State Park, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go on a scavenger hunt, learn about plants animals and rocks. Bring shorts and T-shirts (depending on the weather), lunch, snacks, drinks, towels and dry clothes for the ride home. Kids, bring your bikes and helmets (a few loaners will be available) and ride the mountain biking challenge course. The event is free, but there is a $6 parking fee. Bring exact amount. Details:, or (408) 683-2247.

Robotics Competition
• Dubbed a varsity sport for the mind this competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. It kicks off at 9 a.m., at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Teams of high school students raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, build and program a robot to compete. Each year this multinational competition reaches nearly 100,000 students in competitions held across the world.

March 3

SMMA Fundraiser
• Donate unwanted clothes, books, electronics, small appliances, and exercise equipment in any condition from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sobrato High School Parking lot. No items more than 40 lbs. The tax-deductible donations benefit the Sobrato Murphy Music Association.

March 9

Planning Your 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 at this UCCE Master Gardeners free class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St.

March 12

Growing Citrus Successfully
• Citrus is easy to grow and offers ornamental qualities to a landscape. Learn about varieties for our climate, planting tips, soil preparation, nutrient requirements, irrigation, pruning and managing pests at this UCCE Master Gardeners free class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave.

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