May 22 Events Leadership Morgan Hill Excellence Awards Gala event honoring this year’s recipient, Lisa DeSilva will be held at Guglielmo Winery. The Leadership Excellence Award recognizes the vision and leadership that advance the spirit of community and charity and is given out each year by the Leadership Morgan Hill Program. Information: leader- ship morganhilll.org. 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 communitysolutions.org. 20 Wings of History Air Museum Open House A day of fun celebrating the spirit of fl ight. Free admission to the museum and displays. Hot air balloons (weather permitting), airplanes of all kinds, antique cars and farm equipment. Kids’ activities include rib building, model- making and a maze. Lunch is 11 am to 2 pm. Located at 12777 Murphy Avenue, San Martin. Fun starts at 7:30 am. Contact: 408.683.2290. 20 Gilroy Art & Wine Stroll Stroll through downtown Gilroy while enjoying local wine tasting and the talent of local artists. Tickets available online now and at the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, Gilroy Welcome Center, and Gilroy Center for the Arts. Information, call 408.842.0005. 10 Farmer’sMarket Returns To Gilroy 20 Ghana Gala Fundraiser Benefi ting Awaso Hope Foundation at St. Catherine’s Parish Center, 17400 Peak Drive, Morgan HIll. Info at: email@example.com . 20 produce and strolling through the various booths. Market will run from 3:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday. Additional information is available at gilroydemonstra- tiongarden.org. 2 Operation Freedom Paws 7th Annual Golf Tournament Support our veterans at the OFP annual golf tournament and awards ceremony at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Gilroy, CA. Registration at 9 am. Details: OperationFreedomPaws.org or 408.683.9010. 27-28 Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras This is a two-day family fun festival that showcases arts and crafts, gourmet offerings, mushroom education, strolling musicians, street performers and a variety of unique booths. Music is performed on two stages and children have their own entertainment and rides in Munchkinland. Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. Admission and parking is free. Information avail- able at mhmmg.com or c all 408.778.1786. June Morgan Hill Concert Series Opening night for Friday Night Music Series in the downtown amphitheater, every Friday night to August 25th. Music from 6 pm – 9 pm. Forejour – Foreigner and Journey Tribute Band, kicks off the season. For more concert information, go to morganhill.org. 10 Henry Coe 5/K, 10/K Fun Run & Walk Fifth Street Farmer’s Market Celebrate the return of the Gilroy Farmers Market in its new location on 5th Street. Support your local farmers and artisans while enjoying fresh Gilroy Garlic Festival 21 Farm-To-Table Dinner Celebrate Summer Solstice in the Demonstration Garden, Gilroy. Enjoy a wonderful meal, good company and live music in the lovely downtown garden setting that is the Demonstration Garden. Tickets at gilroydemonstration.org. July 2 Concours at Kirigin Valley Experience a wonderful day full of aromatic wines, deli- cious food and beautiful cars on display across ten acres of cricket lawns. This is held at the historic Kirigin Cellars at 11550 Watsonville Road, Gilroy. Registration and spectator info and tickets are available at firstname.lastname@example.org. The beautiful Hunting Hollow Valley is the location for this years event. The course is fairly fl at from the start to the turn- around. The Coe Park Hunting Hollow entrance is located on Gilroy Hot Springs Road. For information and to obtain an application, go to PRA Event – Henry Coe 5/K 10/K Fun Run & Walk. 3-4 16 22 Opening night for Fifth Street Live Series in the downtown between Monterey and Eigleberry on Fifth Street. Features vendors, food, fun and music from 6 pm – 9 pm. For band info and schedule, go to gilroydowntownbusiness.org. Dance to the music of Nashville’s recording artist, Ryan Scripps. Enjoy beer, wine, food trucks, line dancing and a mechanical bull. From 7 to 11 pm at Uesugi Farms.Proceeds benefi t Rebekah Children’s Services. Info at rckids.org. Gilroy Concert Series 2 28-30 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Food Network Superstar Giada De Laurentiis will appear at the Festival on Sunday to emcee the Garlic Showdown and then prepare one of her own dishes on the Cook-Off Stage. Master Chef Season 7 Winner, Shaun O’Neale, will be at the Festival on Friday and Saturday. He will be judging the Great Garlic Cook-Off as well as doing his own cook- ing demonstration. Offi cial representatives from Guinness World Records will be on hand to certify the Gilroy Garlic Festival as the World’s Largest Garlic Festival. On Friday, contestants will compete in a Garlic Eating Contest to try and break the Guinness world record. For more information visit gilroygarlicfestival.com or call 408.842.1625. Morgan Hill Freedom Fest Annual events include the Patriotic Sing, Family Street Dance, Freedom Run, Parade, and Freedom Car Cruise fol- lowed by a spectacular fi rework display. Six events deliver a fabulous, fun-fi lled family July 4th holiday. Visit morganhill- freedomfest.com. The Squeeze MAY/JUNE 2017 gmhtoday.com On Going Historic Walking Tour Join members of the Gilroy Historical Society as they guide you on free walking tours through Gilroy’s historic districts. Meet at the cemetery at 1000 First Street, Gilroy. Tours are given on the fi rst Saturday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call the Gilroy Museum at 408.846.0446 for more information.