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Events September 22 Gilroy Police Foundation Tee Off for Youth Annual event at Eagle Ridge Golf Club. Funds go to benefi t at-risk youth education, prevention & intervention programs. Participants may participate in a golf clinic with professional golfer Dave Stock- ton. A box lunch, green fees and cart, trophies for winning team followed by BBQ dinner with raffl es and live auction are also included. Register for golf and/ or become a sponsor at TeeOffForYouth.com. Fall Passport Weekend October 7 Gavilan Jazz Fest 22 Hecker Pass Winery Annual Harvest Dinner Join the Hecker Pass Winery family as they celebrate the 2017 Harvest. Authentic Italian cuisine, wine,and the traditional sounds of Mike Zampiceni on the accordian. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of, or hit the dance fl oor with Jeff and Juli Strametz as they play a variety of hits. An adults only event. 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Info available at: heckerpasswinery.com 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. It features 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. 10 30 Gavilan Jazz Festival Held in the Gavilan College Theatre in Gilroy at 2 pm featuring four different ensembles. The ensembles will include the Gilroy High School Jazz Band, the San Jose State University Latin Jazz Band, the Dahveed Behroozi Quartet and also Nate Pruitt’s Primary Colors. Tickets can be purchased at brownpa- pertickets.com, the Gavilan College Bookstore, Booksmart in Morgan Hill, and the Gav ilan College sites in Morgan Hill and Hollister. 30 Morgan Hill Rotary Club Grant Submission Deadline Local organizations may apply for an estimated $30,000 to help fund their philanthropic projects or programs. Two categories will be considered: Community Grants (for tangible items that provide enduring benefi t to many) and Hearts of Rotary which are limited to 501©3 nonprofi t organizations (for program operating expens- es such as staffi ng, facility expenses and non-tangible items). Applications available at morganhillrotary.org. Gilroy Foundation A Day In The Country Celebrating its 28th year, this year’s theme “Run for the Roses,” gives a nod to the colorful Kentucky Derby. Held in the Gilroy Gardens Event Pavilion. A silent auction, wine tasting, a Southern-themed dinner and live auction are highlights of the evening — along with complimentary mint juleps. This year’s Getaway Raffl e is to Lexington, Kentucky, the Thoroughbred Capital of the World, featuring a tour of Taylor Made Farms, the home of Cali- fornia Chrome and a VIP Tour of Woodford Reserve Distillery. Derby hats are encouraged! For tickets: gilroyfoundation.org. 7 Fall Tarantula Festival At Coe Park, honoring some fuzzy, friendly eight-legged guests. The event will be held at the headquarters camp- ground, which has breathtaking views across the ridges and canyons of the back country. Featuring home-cooked BBQ food, leisurely nature walks with a volunteer naturalist and search for tarantulas, a geocaching hike, and live music by a jug band of musical Coe Park volunteers and friends. Or just hang out at the kids’ activi- ties table and create Tarantula Fest keepsakes. More info at coepark.net/pineridgeas- sociation/programs-events/ annual-event GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN 13-14 November . Fall Passport Weekend 4 Santa Clara Valley Wineries Curious tasters and adept connoisseurs will get to experience each unique winery as they meander along Santa Clara Valley’s Wine Trail. Wineries will provide guests with live music, barrel tastings, winery tours, new blend releases, special discounts, and souvenir wine glasses. There are 25+ participating Wineries of Santa Clara Valley in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and San Martin. Purchase your passport in advance at the Gilroy Welcome Center or online at santa- clarawines.com . 14 Morgan Hill Downtown Assoc. Halloween Beer Crawl Features some great breweries for the ultimate beer connoisseur! Enjoy your own self-guided tour of Morgan Hill and join in the fun. From 1-5 pm. Info at morganhill- downtown.org. Gilroy Historical Society Old St. Mary Cemetary Walking Tour Tours are given on the fi rst Saturday of each month from 10 am-12pm. Reservations are recommended but not required. Contact the Gilroy Museum at (408) 846-0446 for more information. Meet in front of St. Joseph Family Center, 7950 Church Street in Gilroy. Info at gilroyhistoricalsociety.org. 7 Community Solutions Black White & Bling The Sixth Annual Gala will be held from 6 - 10 pm at the Granada Theatre in Morgan Hill. This elegant evening event gives donors, volunteers, and community supporters the opportunity to don their best bling to shine a light on the needs of local children, youth, and families affected by abuse, violence, and mental health issues. Tickets go on sale mid- September through their web- site, communitysolutions.org. 17 Rebekah Children’s Services 21 Festival of Trees Come out for a day of costumes, craft beer, great shopping and an over-21 crowd, all happening the weekend before Halloween from 2 - 6 pm! Enjoy Downtown pour stations featuring great craft beer. Costumes are encouraged! Info at gilroywelcomecenter.org Paint the night away with David Garibaldi and enjoy a dining experience by execu- tive chef Mark Johnson at the Granada Theater in Morgan Hill. Event begins at 6 pm and features holiday trees. For additional information: 408.846.2100 or rcskids.org/ event/22 24 17 Gilroy Downtown Association Halloween Beer Crawl Gilroy Presbyterian Church Second Annual Fall Festival Second annual event complete with a Trunk or Treat, Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo — all at no charge — 5:30-7:30 pm. A safe and fun event for all ages. Food trucks will be on site for food purchases. Costumes are encouraged. Info at gilroypresby- terianchurch.com SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 gmhtoday.com Morgan Hill Community Foundation Philanthropy Celebration Local nonprofi ts are invited to honor an outstanding philan- thropist or volunteer. Several individuals will be honored at this year’s event. See additional information on their website at morganhillcf.org