Aug. 9-11

Gilroy Rodeo

  • The Gilroy Rodeo takes place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For a complete schedule and more details, visit www.gilroyrodeo.com.

Aug. 10

Community Night of Peace

  • A Community Night of Peace will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Morgan Hill at the Community Cultural Center Amphitheater. The night has been on the calendar since last year, and with the recent shooting at the Ford Store and the Garlic Festival, it’s even more poignant now to come together. It will include live worship music, fellowship and prayer. Bring lawn chairs. Details: (408) 390-9012.

Aug. 15-17

Garlic City Car Show

  • The annual Garlic City Car Show event held in downtown Gilroy brings in hundreds of the area’s finest classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, and customs. This year “My Classic Car” with Dennis Gage will be filming for their television show. All week-long, take part in the following events: Aug. 15 – Parade of Cars with Downtown Live Music Series, Aug. 16 – Show and Shine at Gilroy Gardens, Aug. 17 – Garlic City Car Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To register, visit www.gilroy.org/garlic-city-car-show/. Details: Victoria Wright at vwright@

Ongoing

Women’s Support Group

  • Join an eight-week personal study session with other caring women healing from post-abortion. These are individual or group sessions depending on the needs of the participants involved. Details: (408) 847-8880.

AARP Safe Driving Course

  • A refresher course for motorists 50 and older is currently taking place. You must call and register to get the dates and location. Participants will familiarize themselves with driver safety and new laws. No tests. Course, materials and instructor provided. There is a minimal DMV certificate fee. Details and to register: Please call (408) 779-7117 between 1 and 7 p.m.

 

Mondays

Celebrate Recovery

  • Group meets at 6:30 p.m. at South Valley Community Church, 8095 Kelton Dr., Gilroy. Details: (408) 848-2363.

Food Addict Meetings

  • Food Addicts in Recovery, a 12-step program for those suffering from overeating, under-eating or bulimia, meet at 7 p.m., Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave. Details: 800-600-6028 or www.foodaddicts.org.

Line Dancing Lessons

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

Second Monday

Parkinson’s Support Group

  • Meet at the Merrill Gardens Activity Room, 7600 Isabella Way, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Details: Call Judy at (408) 607-8254.

Car Lovers Meet

  • The Valle del Sur region of the Antique Automobile Club of America meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Villa Mira Monte on Monterey Road. Details: www.valledelsur-aaca.com.

Active Living Programs

  • This group meets from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m. at Merrill Gardens, 7600 Isabella Way. Details: (408) 607-8254 or tech@livingco.com.

Monday & Thursday

Duplicate Bridge

  • Enjoy bridge games that begin 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 win.stone@charter.net.

Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat.

Join the Gilroy Gators Masters

  • Swim from 5 to 6 a.m. and most Saturdays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Gilroy High School. These sessions are for adults looking to get in or stay in shape, or for triathletes looking for more swim time and/or instruction. Details: www.gilroygators.org or email gilroygatorsmasters@gmail.com.

Tuesdays

Meditation Class

  • Class consists of a short introduction, a 20-minute meditation, and a brief discussion. It takes place from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. E-mail artofyogamorganhill.com, or visit 16165 Monterey Road, #200.

4-H Meeting

  • Learn leadership skills and life skills at the Adam’s 4-H meetings. Held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Gilroy Grange, 8191 Swanston Lane. Details: email: adams4hclub@gmail.com.

 

Tuesday  & Thursday

Community Closet

  • The St. Catherine Community Closet is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the first Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Get free, gently-used clothing and household items, at 13570 Depot St., San Martin. Details: (408) 857-4516.

 

Wednesdays

Student Recovery/Life Skills Class

  • “God Heals” is an eight-step program for middle and high schoolers providing life skills. Free classes take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Cathedral of Faith, 7250 Forest St. Details: Suzie at (408) 497-2494.

Alzheimer, Dementia Care Support

  • Find support, respite, and education 6:30 p.m. in the activities room at Merrill Gardens, 7600 Isabella Way. Details: Anne Seckinger at (408) 857-7811.

American Sewing Guild

  • If you love to sew and work with fabric, you’ll enjoy meeting a group of sewing enthusiasts who challenge and teach each other sewing skills. Meet at 10 a.m. in the Jackson Oaks area of Morgan Hill. Details: www.asgsanjose.org.

2nd & 4th Wednesday

Indivisible South Valley

  • Indivisible South Valley, a grassroots effort aligned with the national Indivisible Movement, works to protect democracy and core values, focusing on local communities. Meetings are from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the clubhouse on Montoya Circle.

Thursdays

Alanon Family Meeting

  • An Alanon meeting for family and friends of alcoholics takes place at 7 p.m. at Gilroy First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Ave.

4-H Meeting

  • Learn leadership and life skills at the Pacheco Pass 4-H meetings from 7 to 8 p.m. Details: email pachecopass4hclub@gmail.com or call (408) 824-8201.

Creative Writing Class

  • No experience required, meets at 2 p.m. for 13 weeks, Merrill Gardens, 7600 Isabella Way. Details: (408) 621-5114.

Line Dance Lessons

  • Get some exercise, have some food and drinks and a lot of fun with free line dance lesson from JMJ for beginners that take place from 7 to 8 p.m. and intermediate lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. at Capos Night Club, 7588 Monterey Road, Gilroy.

Second Thursday

4-H Meeting

  • Learn leadership skills and life skills at the Pacheco Pass 4-H meetings. Held at the Lion’s Club of San Martin, 12415 Murphy Ave., from 7 to 8 p.m. Details: email: lanto1@sbcglobal.net.

Third Thursday

Women in Touch

  • Women in Touch II invites others to renew friendships and make new ones. Meetings, which include lunch and entertainment, take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Gilroy Elks Lodge. The cost is $23, reservations required. Call 408) 847-1964 or email msaccullo@aol.com.

Fridays

Friday Night Bingo

  • Doors open at 4 p.m., early games start 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 groups and 8 p.m. for small groups, at New Hope Community Church, 8886 Muraoka St. Details: (408) 781-4498.

Late Evening Gym

  • Come to a safe space and have fun from 6 to 9 p.m. at the El Portal gym, 222 I.O.O.F. Ave. Food is served. Program for ages 13 to 19 though younger children are allowed if accompanied by a parent or sibling older than 18. A permission slip is needed if attending for the first time. Details: (408) 846-0460 or (408) 846-0313.

Second Friday

San Martin Horsemen Meet

  • The San Martin Horsemen’s Association meets at 7 p.m. at the San Martin Lion’s Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. Details: www.smhorse.org.

Saturdays

Ukulele Sunrise Jam

  • Players meet at 8:30 a.m. for an hour of jamming at Café 152 Bread Company, 60 4th St. They play songs from their past three songbooks, which are available at www.GilroyUkuleleJam.com.

Second Saturday

Gilroy Poetry Fun

  • Join the Gilroy Garlicky Group of poets for poetry fun from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Gilroy Public Library, 350 W. 6th St. This is very low key with all levels welcome.

First & Third Sundays

Grief Support Group

  • This group meets at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 17175 Monterey St. It provides a safe place to share grief. Details: (408) 607-5779 or email platnumer@aol.com.

Aug. 9-11

Gilroy Rodeo

  • The Gilroy Rodeo takes place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For a complete schedule and more details, visit www.gilroyrodeo.com.

Aug. 10

Community Night of Peace

  • A Community Night of Peace will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Morgan Hill at the Community Cultural Center Amphitheater. The night has been on the calendar since last year, and with the recent shooting at the Ford Store and the Garlic Festival, it’s even more poignant now to come together. It will include live worship music, fellowship and prayer. Bring lawn chairs. Details: (408) 390-9012.

Aug. 15-17

Garlic City Car Show

  • The annual Garlic City Car Show event held in downtown Gilroy brings in hundreds of the area’s finest classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, and customs. This year “My Classic Car” with Dennis Gage will be filming for their television show. All week-long, take part in the following events: Aug. 15 – Parade of Cars with Downtown Live Music Series, Aug. 16 – Show and Shine at Gilroy Gardens, Aug. 17 – Garlic City Car Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To register, visit www.gilroy.org/garlic-city-car-show/. Details: Victoria Wright at vwright@

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