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May 16 GAL’s Impressions Home & Garden Tour Enjoy touring four homes and a garden at this year’s GAL’s Tour. Check-in is between 10 am -1:30 pm. The perfect outing for Mom complete with hors d’oeuvres & no-host wine tasting with a Home & Garden Decor Boutique. 100% of all proceeds benefi t local youth. Tickets: $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For information, contact gilroyassistanceleague.org. 14 Wings of History Air Museum 16th Annual Open House & Fly In A day of fun and excitement celebrating the spirit of fl ight. Admission to museum and displays is free. Hot air balloons, airplanes of all varieties, antique cars, antique farm equipment, steam engines, a yard sale and kids’ activities that include rib building, model-making, and a maze. Food available all day from 8 am -3:30 pm. Located at 12777 Murphy Avenue, San Martin. Fun starts at 7 am. Contact: 408.683.2290 20 Operation Freedom Paws 6th Annual Golf Tournament Support our veterans at the OFP annual tournament and awards ceremony at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Gilroy. Registration at 12 pm. Details available 408.642.7137 or OFP Golf. eventbrite.com. 21 Gilroy Art & Wine Stroll Stroll through Downtown Gilroy while enjoying wine tasting, art and special dining. Tickets available at the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce or at DowntownGil- roy.com or EventBrite.com (2016 Gilroy Art and Wine Stroll). For information, call 408.842.0005. Events Morgan Hill Mushroom MardiGras Morgan Hill will again turn Memorial Day (May 28-29) weekend into a celebration of the mushroom in the downtown area. Two days of family fun with live entertainment, arts and crafts, gourmet food, mushroom education, strolling musicians and a Munchkinland to captivate the kids with rides, games and continuous entertainment. Saturday 10 am - 7 pm and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm. Admission and parking is free. Information available at mhmmg.com or call 408.778.1786. 4 28 Historic Walking Tour Dazzle A Celebration of Giving, Evening in Tuscany hosted by the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill at Clos La Chance Winery in San Martin at 5 pm. For information and reservations, visit dazzle.morganhillrotary.org. 30 Memorial Day Car Show and Parade Remembrance ceremony at Gavilan Hills Cemetery at 9 am Parade start time is 11 am. Car show starts at 8 am at Christmas Hill Park. Family Fun Day starts immediately after parade at Christmas Hill Park. Jump houses, Rock wall, live music, face painters, balloon artists, all for the kids. Free to the public. Food vendors available for food purchases. For parade route and more info visit gilroycommunity.org June 28 3 Chldren are invited to tour Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs from 9am to 4:30 pm. Enjoy docent and staff tours, displays, activities for the family, and entertain- ment. Bring a picnic and friends; parking on site. Reservations: call 408.314.7185 or email at info@glroyyamatohotsprngs.com. Opening night for Friday Night Music Series in the downtown amphitheater, each Friday night to August 26th. Music from 6 pm to 9 pm. Entourage, playing Todays Favorites and Yesterdays Classics, kicks-off the season. For the complete band line-up, go to morganhill.org. Children Through History 10 Morgan Hill Concert Series Join members of the Gilroy Historical Society as they guide you through Gavilan HIlls Memorial Park Cemetery at 1000 First Street, Gilroy. Regular tours through Gilroy’s historic districts are given on the fi rst Saturday of each month from 10 am to noon. Reservations are recommended but not required. Information at 408.846.0446. 17 Gilroy Concert Series Opening night for Friday Night Music Series in the downtown between Monterey and Eigleberry on Fifth Street. Featuring vendors, food, fun and music from 6 pm to 9 pm. For the complete band line-up and schedule, go to gilroydowntownbusiness.org. 26 Concours at Kirigin Valley An exclusive automobile event held at the historic Kirigin Cellars from 11 am to 4 pm at 11550 Watsonville Road, Gilroy. Experience a day of delicious wine, food, and beautiful cars on display across ten acres of cricket lawns as part of the winery’s Centennial Celebrations. Registration and spectator info and tickets are available at folks@kirigincellars.com. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN MAY/JUNE 2016 July c Ameri a MY HOM E S W EET HO M E 2-4 A spectacular festival of light celebrating 2,000 years of Chinese culture and tradition with over 30 colossal light sculptures and displays. Includes gigantic reproductions of historic landmarks like the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, and Terra Cotta Warriors, as well as playful pandas, Chinese “Qilin”, and a huge dragon constructed entirely of porcelain plates and bowls all carefully tied together by hand. This cultural festival also includes a bustling artisan marketplace and live performers from China. As visitors stroll through the 26 acres of Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park at night, they will witness the splendor and mystic beauty of over 30 dazzling light displays, all hand-crafted by master artisans from Zigong, China. Each display is composed of hundreds or even thousands of individual pieces, from traditional hand-crafted silk lanterns to tiny glass bottles fi lled with colored water. These intricate light sculptures are fascinating by day and absolutely breathtaking at night. Information at gilroygardens.org. Morgan Hill Freedom Fest Annual events include the Patriotic Sing, Family Street Dance, Freedom Run, Parade, Freedom Car Cruise and Show followed by a spectacular fi reworks and entertainment show entitled Fireworks on the Green. Celebrated in the historic downtown core, the Community and Cultural Center as well as the Outdoor Sports Center, six events deliver a spectacular, fun-fi lled family set of events every July 4th holiday. Visit morganhillfreedomfest.com for details. 4-10 US Women’s Open The 2016 U.S. Women’s Open is the premier women’s golf championship in the world, with 150+ of the best golfers all striving to hoist the game’s ultimate trophy. Hosted by Corde Valle in San Martin, the 71st U.S. Women’s Open is only being held in California for the third time in its illustrious history and the fi rst time ever in the Bay Area. Infor- mation at sanjose.org/events/ the--2016-us-womens-open/ gmhtoday.com 29-30 Gilroy Garlic Festival Known as the world’s greatest summer food festival, this Gilroy event has drawn visitors from around the world to enjoy great garlicky food, live cooking competitions and lots of fun for the whole family. Gourmet Alley, the heart of the festival, features a gigantic outdoor kitchen where wold famous “pyro chefs” put on a spectacular fl ame-up. Live entertainment can be found on three stages and visitors enjoy strolling through the arts & crafts area, wine tastng and cooking contests and demonstrations. Info at gilroygarlicfestival.com. SHEPHERD Gilroy Gardens 2016 Lumination 6-7