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: 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 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., Gilroy. 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, 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., Gilroy. No cover charge, instruction is free and all levels are welcome. Beginner dances take place 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 Club 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.

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. Details: Email [email protected].

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


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 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.

March 9

Planning Your Tomato Garden
• Now is the time to plan 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.

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

Art Exhibit
• Come see an extraordinary journey into “Colorful Contemplations: Abstract Realities” that combines a diverse collection of visionary artists. The exhibit runs through April, open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey Road, Gilroy. There will be a special artist reception from 1 to 4 p.m. March 16 featuring Jeanie Watson and Marianne Eichenbaum.

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.

March 13

Troops Host Open House
• Boy Scout troops 730 & 2730 will host an open house from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Masonic Center, 380 W. Dunne. Any youth age 5th grade to 17 is invited to an informational night of fun activities and see what scouting is about. When boys and girls join a scout troop, they can earn merit badges, learn leadership skills and achieve scouting’s most-coveted award, the rank of Eagle Scout. Troops 730 & 2730 meet every Wednesday at 7:30 pm, so if you miss this meeting, please come visit another week. Details: [email protected].

State of the City Address
• Mayor Mark Turner will give his annual State of the City Address at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Playhouse, 17090 Monterey Road. The address offers a chance for residents, businesses, and organizations to learn about Morgan Hill’s accomplishments and key initiatives for 2024. Join n person or streamed live on Facebook:

March 16

Gardening for Pollinators
• Pollinators and beneficials, such as birds and insects need help. One way we can help is to plant gardens of flowering plants that produce both flowers and seeds to sustain these organisms. Native and non-native plants will be discussed during an outdoor workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the South County Teaching and Demonstration Garden, 80 Highland Ave. You will be able to pot and take home a perennial plant. Rain cancels.

March 20

Sendoff Concert
• Ann Sobrato High School’s Wind Ensemble band will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m., including the set they’ll play at Carnegie Hall in New York, (on their upcoming trip, March 25). The free show takes place at the school.