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Holiday Calendar Home For The Holidays November 18 The 14th Annual FESTIVAL OF TREES fundraiser benefiting Rebekah Children’s Services at the Corinthian Center in San Jose. For information: 408.846.2136 or November 18 Zuzu’s Petals is hosting it’s 10th Annual CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER from 6 – 10 pm, at Mama Mia’s Restaurant in Morgan Hill. This is a fun night to kick off the holidays with silent auction, raffle, appetizers and no-host bar. Tickets available at the door, free for those bringing an unwrapped gift appropriate for a child 1 year to 13 years old. Info at 408-930-6064. November 26 Shopping on Black Friday, November 25th at the outlets and big boxes is fine, but don’t forget that November 26th is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY — a day to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. 10 CATERED PARTIES FROM SYMPHONY TO ROCK Who doesn’t love a party? But if the idea of throwing a company or private party makes your head spin, there’s good news. You can leave the menu planning, cooking, serving and clean-up to one of South County’s fine local caterers and/or event planners. Take the family or make it a date night, and cel- ebrate the winter holiday season in grand style at a special South Valley Symphony performance on December 18th at Gavilan College Theater in Gilroy. Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Anthony Quartuccio, the Symphony will perform: Ancient Airs & Dances, Suite No. 1 (Respighi); March of the Toy Soldiers from Babes in Toyland (Herbert); Overture to Die Fledermaus (Strauss); Gloria (Vivaldi) per- formed by alumni of Gilroy and Christopher H.S. choirs with Phil Robb, Director; Sing We Now of Christmas (Bass), an Audience Sing-along; and Vocal Selections with Beverly Olivier Blount. Tickets are $25 for adults; students and children admit- ted free.  Concert series packages available. Gilroy’s Just in Thyme offers both catering and event planning with sample menus for anything from a formal sit-down dinner to a Roaring 20s cocktail party and beyond, customized to occasion, tastes, foods in season, and budget. Catered by Diana has catered many business and nonprofit events and private social functions in South County. The Morgan Hill-based company is known for quality fresh local ingredients. Hint: Ask for their caprese skewers. Party Rental Outlet provides event planning so you can focus on the event you envi- sion, and let them do the work. Laura and her team will monitor your event, making sure the logistics are handled while you and your guests enjoy the party. Boomers will love upcoming acts at The District in downtown Gilroy. Our money’s on Unauthorized Rolling Stones and Heartless: A Tribute to the Music of Heart, on December 3rd and 10th respectively. The bar serves premium wines and craft beers. The District provides a spacious venue for up to 300, complete with a stage, sound equipment, and dance floor, for private functions for adults and kids. Gilroy’s Fire 4 Hire Catering is known for its “restaurant on wheels” with tasty dishes served direct from grill to plate at corporate, community and private events large and small. Insider tip: The Snake River Farms Flank Steak melts in your mouth. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Downtown Morgan Hill’s GVA Café (Grinds Vines and Automobilia) hosts live music, dancing and feature Chris and Friends acoustic open mic nights every Wednesday. Check their website at for scheduled entertainment offerings. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016