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. They meet 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.


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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.


• 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 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. View a collection of exhibits which span history. In addition, there are multiple military exhibits including original items from WW1 and WW2. The air 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 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).

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

First, Third Wednesday

Exchange Club Meets
• The Gilroy Exchange Club meets at Mama Mia’s Restaurant, 1360 1st St. They meet from 12 to 1 p.m., the first Wednesday and from 6 to 7 p.m. the third Wednesday.

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.


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

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 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.

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.

Fourth Sunday

LBD Caregivers Support Group
• Caring for a family member with Lewy body dementia? Meetings are held 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Senior Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. This is a safe space for caregivers to share and learn, guided by a licensed nurse and experienced LBD caregiver support group facilitator. Registration required. Email [email protected].

May 17

Blood Drive
• Help save lives by donating blood and get a chance to win an ultimate San Jose Earthquakes VIP experience, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Each registered donor will receive a $20 e-card with many options. Register at sponsor code 2721. Details: Monica at [email protected].

May 18

Parking Lot Sale
• The Woodland Estates Parking Lot Sale takes place from 8 a.m. to noon in the clubhouse at Woodland Estates, 850 W. Middle Ave.

National River Cleanup Day
• Join the Environmental Services team for its biannual creek cleanup in Morgan Hill. Meet at 100 Edes Ct., 9 a.m. to noon to keep our environment healthy and clean! Register in advance, and we’ll see you out in the field!

Growing Succulents in Containers
• Create interesting and beautiful containers using succulents. Learn how to incorporate and arrange them in containers that will look like a piece of art, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the South County Teaching and Demonstration Garden, 80 Highland Ave. Tips on propagation, soil mixes and conditions for growing them successfully will be covered. Presented by UCCE Master Gardener Ginny Christopher.

Coyote Lake Shoreline Cleanup
• Pick up trash, litter and debris along Coyote Lake shoreline from 9 a.m. to noon, at 10840 Coyote Lake Road, Gilroy. The shoreline at the Coyote Lake Dam is not ADA accessible, so let them know if accommodation is needed. Details: Jesse Baptista (408) 842-7800. Park here:

Children’s Art Exhibit
• The children’s art exhibit features expressions about Palestine, and takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Peace Monument on the Civic Center lawn, 17575 Peak Ave., Morgan Hill. Details:

Resource Fair
• The 2024 Family Health and Resource Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community and Cultural Center. Activities include workshops, a blood drive, health screenings, family resources, performances, raffles, giveaways, prizes and food and drinks for purchase. Details: [email protected].

May 22

Public Works Week Event
• Learn about the role public works professionals play from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Morgan Hill Corporation Yard, 100 Edes Court. Meet the employees, see equipment demonstrations, and ask questions about projects, facilities and routine maintenance.

MH Tangle Club
• Relax as you put pen to paper and create Zentangle® art at 6 p.m. at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center. Meetings are free and open to the public. To RSVP, please visit

Horsemen Meet
• The San Martin Horsemen meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Longhouse Restaurant, 8195 Monterey St. in downtown Gilroy. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. if you want to order dinner on your own. Details:[email protected].

May 26

Day on the Ridge
• Mark your calendars for a day of music, garlic-infused dishes and community spirit as Day on the Ridge rocks back for its sixth year, from 2 to 10 p.m. This year’s bands are the Kings of Chaos, You Should Be Dancing (Bee Gees Tribute), and Morgan Hill’s own Neverland. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph’s Family Center. Tickets available at

May 27

Memorial Day Ceremony
• Honor those who gave their all at 9 a.m. at the downtown veterans memorial. The flag that will be flow is from Dude Decker. Karen Crane and children will sing patriotic songs. Honor roll will be read by Paul Nietert. Charles Bowers and Brian Cleborne will lay wreaths and Steve Johnson will close the ceremony with “Taps.” The event is organized by U.S. Army veteran Eddie Bowers.

May 29

Homebuyers Workshop
• Join the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy and the Housing Trust Homebuyer team to learn how the County of Santa Clara’s down-payment assistance program can help buy your first home. This in person event from 6 to 7 p.m. is in Spanish at the Gilroy Council Chambers, 7351 Rosanna St. It offers downpayment assistance of up to 30 percent. With a minimum 3 percent down payment required from the buyer, a 33 percent down is possible. Details: (408) 703-3837, ext. 301 or email [email protected].

May 30

Homebuyers Workshop
• Join the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy and the Housing Trust Homebuyer team to learn how the County of Santa Clara’s down payment assistance program can help you buy your first home. This is a one-hour in person event from 6 to 7 p.m. in English at the Morgan Hill Council Chambers, 17555 Peak Ave. St. The program offers down payment assistance of up to 30 percent. With a minimum 3 percent down payment required from the buyer, a 33 percent down payment is possible. Details: (408) 703-3837, ext. 301 or email [email protected].

May 31

Pride Flag Raising Ceremony
• Celebrate Morgan Hill’s LGBTQIA+ community for a free celebratory and educational event open to all from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, 17575 Peak Ave.

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