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July 22 The Squeeze 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. 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. 28-30 Gilroy Garlic Festival 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 cooking 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 com- pete in a Garlic Eating Contest to try and break the Guinness world record. For more informa- tion visit gilroygarlicfestival. com or call 408.842.1625. 10 August September On Going 12 16 Farmer’s Markets 23rd Annual Garden Railroad Tour Bay Area Garden Railway Society and South County Railroaders invite the public to tour ten stunning model rail- ways running through some of the most spectacular backyard gardens in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister and Aromas. Guests are asked to bring non- perishable food items to benefi t St. Joseph’s Family Center and the San Benito Food Bank. Hours are 9 am to 3 pm. For a Guide Book and more information, contact nigel@ candntractors.com Harvest Moon Gala Saint Louise Regional Hospital Foundation hosts its fi rst tribute and benefi t honoring George Chiala Sr. and the George Chiala Sr. Memorial Fund. Dancing in the Moonlight from 4-9 pm at the beautiful Guglielmo Winery at 1480 East Main Avenue in Morgan Hill. Information available at 408.848.4931 or AmandadaGraca@verity.org Paws With Patriots Wine Gala 16 PorchFest Gilroy A free family-oriented musical walkabout where musicians play on residents’ porches. Folding chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome. No alcohol. Sponsored by South Valley Symphony, from 12-6 on Hanna Street between 3rd and 6th Streets. Info available at porchfestgilroy.org. At the Train Depot parking lot (3rd Street & Depot Street) every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. More than thirty-fi ve farmers and vendors display their bounty for consumers. A family-friendly Kid’s Craft event provides fun educational projects to delight all ages. Cochrane Plaza also hosts a Champ’s Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm in their parking lot. . 12 A night of dining, wine, live music and auction begins at 5 pm. Fundraiser to benefi t the Operatoin Freedom Paws Canine Education Center in San Martin. Special Guest: KBAY’s Jona Denz-Hamelton. Seating is limited. Tickets online at ofp- winegala.eventbrite.com. Morgan Hill Gilroy The Gilroy Farmers Market has a new location on 5th Street. Support your local farmers and artisans while enjoying fresh produce and strolling through the various booths. Fea turing fresh produce from Gilroy’s Demonstration Garden Market will run from 3:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday evenings. Additional information is available at gilroydemonstrationgarden. org. 23-24 28th Annual Taste of Morgan Hill In Historic Downtown Morgan Hill (Monterey Street between Dunne & Main), sponsored by the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce. The Taste is a fun, free, family-oriented festival featuring local wines and craft beers, a kid’s zone, an array of vendors and entertainment on the main stage and throughout the event, A Classic & Custom Car Show featuring a wide vari- ety of awesome cars, from hot rods to classic fi re engines are on hand and again there will be an amazing quilt show in the Community Center. Info avail- able online at morganhill.org/ pages/TasteofMorganHill. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Concert Series’ Morgan Hill Enjoy the Friday Night Music Series in the downtown amphitheater, every Friday night through August 25th. Music from 6 –9 pm. For a band schedule and concert information, go to morganhill.org. JULY/AUGUST 2017 Gilroy Fifth Street Live Series in the downtown between Monterey and Eigleberry on Fifth Street. Features vendors, food, fun and music from 6 – 9 pm. For band info and schedule, go to gilroydowntownbusiness.org. Save The Date Annual Tee Off For Youth Golf Classic September 22 at Eagle Ridge, Gilroy TeeOffForYouth.com gmhtoday.com