Calendar of Events – Published in the October 4 – 17, 2017 issue of Gilroy Life


Women’s Support Group

  • An eight-week personal study with other caring women healing from post abortion. These are individual or group sessions. Call 408-847-8880 for more information.


Free guitar lessons

  • Gorden Gibson teaches free guitar lessons at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call (408) 846-0414.

Line dancing lessons

  • Enjoy line dancing lessons from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave.

Second Monday

Parkinson’s support group

  • Meet at the Village Green Senior Living Center, 7600 Isabella Way, from noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Judy at (408) 607-8254.

Mondays, Thursdays

Duplicate Bridge

  • Games takes place at 1:20 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St. Details: (408) 921-8512 or email


Ladies Golf Club

  • The Gilroy Ladies Golf Club is looking for new members. For more information, call (408) 779-0886 or (408) 776-7509.

Tuesday Nights Together

  • Enjoy programs for all ages that includes dinner from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave. They offer fun, age-specific programs for children and youth, as well as five-week parenting and spiritual gifts classes for adults. For more information and to register, visit

Second Wednesday

SV Woodworkers meet

  • Enjoy working with wood and sharing your woodworking knowledge? Then join the South Valley Woodworkers, serving South San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Hollister. The group meets regularly at 7 p.m. in Morgan Hill. For more information, visit


4-H meeting

  • Learn leadership and life skills at the Pacheco Pass 4-H meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Details: email or call (408) 824-8201.

Every Friday

Friday Night Bingo

  • Doors open at 4 p.m. with early bird games starting at 6 p.m. at the VFW, 74 W. Sixth St.

Celebrate recovery

  • Group meets at 6 p.m. for food, 7 p.m. for large group discussion and 8 p.m. for small groups, at New Hope Community Church, 8886 Muraoka St. Details: (408) 398-5107.

Late evening gym

  • Come to a safe space to play basketball, dodge ball, video games and other games, activities, food and fun from 6 to 9 p.m. at the El Portal gym. This is for ages 13 to 19 though younger children are allowed if accompanied by a parent or sibling older than 18. Bring a parent or guardian to get a permission slip if you are attending for the first time. For more information, call (408) 846-0460 or (408) 846-0313.

Second Friday

Horsemen meet

  • The San Martin Horsemen’s Association meets at 7 p.m. at the San Martin Lion’s Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. For more information, visit

Every Saturday

Poetry readings

  • Join others for an open poetry reading from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St.

First, third Sundays

Grief Support Group

  • This group provides a safe and respectful place to share grief. It meets at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 17175 Monterey St. For more information, call (408) 607-5779 or email

Oct. 6

Spaghetti Dinner

  • St. Mary School’s Annual Fall Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school. Take-out orders begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Enjoy dining in the gym or picnic-style out on the field with live DJ music, or take advantage of the take-out service. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, dessert, punch, coffee and wine. Ticket prices are $8 for children and seniors (15 and younger and 65 and older) and can be purchased at the school office, from a student, or on the night of the event at the door. Details: (408) 842-2827.

Oct. 7

Visit William Weeks’ legacy

  • The monthly historic walking tour will visit Gilroy’s legacy of William Weeks buildings. This prolific Central Coast architect gave the city a variety of design in homes, commercial buildings, a hospital and an orphanage. Meet at the Gilroy Museum, 195 Fifth St. at 10 a.m. for the two-hour free walking tour. Reservations are appreciated by calling the museum at (408) 846-0446.

Oct. 8

Holiday Harvest Bazaar

  • A holiday shopping event with all your favorite local craft and direct sales vendors takes place from 2 to 7 p.m. at Old City Hall Restaurant, 7400 Monterey St. Grab your friends and enjoy this fun event with complimentary mimosas and appetizers.

Oct. 14

Olive Festival

  • The Fourth Annual San Benito Olive Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the San Benito County Historical Park. This one-day fresh culinary event will delight visitors with samples offered by award-winning olive growers, world-class vintners and craft brewers. Festival-goers can enjoy a wide variety of entertaining activities, such as cooking demonstrations, hands on crafts, live bands and cultural dance performances. Visit for tickets.

Garlic City Classic

  • The 25th Annual Gilroy Field Competition begins at 5 p.m., at Gilroy High School. It features 18 high school marching bands and color guards from throughout Northern California. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students, active uniformed military and children younger than 5 are free. Parking is $5. Details: Text or call (669) 500-BAND.

Oct. 17

Support Miller Red Barn

  • Visit Victoria’s Mexican Restaurant, 757 First St., from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for Taco Tuesday and support the Miller Red Barn Association restoration fund. Details: (408) 848-1052.

Oct. 20

Pancake breakfast fundraiser

  • The Live Oak Adult Day breakfast fundraiser will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the center, 651 W. Sixth St. It features all-you-can-eat pancakes, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. There will be door prizes and live entertainment, all for the price of a donation at the door.

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