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March 17 Helping Hands and Healing Hearts Awards Luncheon Events Annually honors a community leader who is dedicated to improving the lives of others, and a current or former Community Solutions client who has triumphed over personal adversity and changed the course of their future. This sell- out event is held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm. Contact keri.gardner@, or 408-846-4704. Gilroy Sister Cities Dinner St. Patrick’s Day Dinner St. Joseph’s Family Center will host their annual dinner cel- ebrating St. Patrick. Proceeds help support St. Joseph’s Food Assistance Programs. The event features a delicious corned beef dinner, a spirited raffle and silent auction. It’s held at St. Mary Auditorium; with a No Host Bar at 6 pm and Dinner at 7 pm. Information and tickets 408.842.6662 and available at St. Joseph’s Family Center office, 7950 Church St. Suite A, Gilroy. Buy tickets online stjosephsgil- 17-19 Passport Weekend The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley host their Spring Passport from 12-5 pm. Admission price of $35 includes tastings from over 20 local wineries in South Santa Clara Valley. For further information go to, or 10 12-13 GAL’s Impressions Home & Garden Tour This year’s tour is a “Stroll- ing Tour through the Heart of Gilroy, featuring five distinctive homes.” It’s the perfect outing for Mother’s Day weekend, complete with hors d’oeuvres & no-host wine tasting with a Home & Garden Decor Boutique. 100% of all proceeds benefit local youth. Tickets: $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For information, contact Wine Stroll Morgan Hill 2016 25 18 May April Rotary Flower Sale Gilroy Sister Cities Association annual International Dinner and will feature guest chefs from Sister City, Takko-Machi, Japan as well as selections from each of Gilroy’s six sister cities. The event will be held at the Portuguese Hall, 250 Old Gilroy Street. Admission is $50. No host bar 6 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Auction 8 pm. For ticket information contact, Pinheiro Insurance, 408.842.4619. Gilroy Compassion Center hosts it’s first annual Spring It On Dinner and Dance at the Elks Lodge in Gilroy. Enjoy music by Entourage. Starts at 5 pm — featuring a no host bar, raffles, dinner and dancing. Tickets available at Fiesta Insurance of Gilroy, 751 First Street or call John Rubio 408.835.2465. 26 2 AAUW Wildflower Run The 34th AAUW Morgan Hill Wildflower Run (10K Run / 5 K Run/Walk/Stroller / Kids’ 2K / Senior 2K), is an annual fundraiser to fund scholarships for women and girls. Runner check-in begins at 7:30 am at Live Oak High School. Details and registration at Special Family and group rates are available. 30 Pop-a-Cork 20 8 1 Spring It On Event Gilroy Gardens Opening Day Gilroy Gardens opens on April 2nd and is open from early April through January. The park features over 40 fun rides and attractions as well as multiple majestic gardens and world- famous Circus Trees. Gilroy Gardens is always offering new and exciting attractions as well as interactive learning exhibits throughout the park. For more information or to purchase discount tickets, go to The annual Gilroy Rotary Flower Sale is held at Syngenta Flowers, 2280 Hecker Pass Highway from 8 am to 2 pm. This event offers the most beautiful flowering plants at discounted prices. All proceeds benefit local charities. Info at 22 Spring Fling Leadership Gilroy will hold its annual Spring Fling event at Sarah’s Vineyard. The event begins at 5:30 pm and offers an evening of bocce ball, dinner, dancing and a live auction and is open to the public. Information at 23-29 Wine Week Morgan Hill Morgan Hill Downtown Association will host a week of wine- themed events culminating with the Wine Stroll on April 29th. The week will feature a series of wine events created to bring wine lovers to the downtown . Info at Rebekah Children’s Services will host the Third Annual Pop- a-Cork Celebration benefitting the Culinary Academy. Guests will enjoy a special selection of culinary delights prepared and served by students, sample award winning wines, and listen to live music at Leal Vineyards, Hollister. Info at 408.846.2100. AAUW Wildflower Run 2016 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Gilroy Art & Wine Stroll Gilroy Downtown Business Association invites you to stroll through downtown on Saturday, May 20 from 2-6 pm. Sip, shop and stroll through Downtown Gilroy while sampling local wineries, viewing local artists’ work and shopping some of the best small businesses Gilroy has to offer.  Tickets are on sale now: MARCH/APRIL 2017 20 Hearts of Gilroy Community Solutions Hearts of Gilroy Women’s Luncheon and Auction will be held Saturday, May 20 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Gilroy. The event promises a day of fun, fashion and philanthropy. Funds raised are used to improve the lives of local children and families affected by abuse, violence and mental health issues. Prizes are awarded to the women wearing the best shoes and a guest is surprised with the Heart of Gilroy Award recognizing her active involvement in making Gilroy a better place to live, work and thrive. Event information at