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April 5-8 10-11 Back and better than ever, this event is being heralded by Morgan Hill and Gilroy, both of which will be rolling out the red carpet to celebrate the fi lm and cinematic arts. This four-day event is hosting fi lmmakers from around the globe who will showcase their work before local audiences and fi lm industry professionals. pjiff.org This year’s tour is a “A Driving Tour of beautiful, expansive homes that embrace Family, Culture and the Community.” It’s the perfect outing for Mother’s Day weekend, com- plete with hors d’oeuvres & no- host wine tasting with a Home & Garden Decor Boutique. 100% of all proceeds benefi t local youth. Tickets: $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Info: gilroyassistanceleague.org. Impressions Home & Garden Tour Poppy Jasper International Film Festival 7 Gilroy Art & Wine Stroll Gilroy Downtown Business Association and Gilroy Center for the Arts invite you to stroll through downtown from 1-5 pm. Sip, shop and stroll through Downtown Gilroy while sampling local wineries, viewing local artists’ work and shopping. Event is 21+ and will be held rain or shine. gilroywelcomecenter.org 14 April in Paris The second annual "Shining Star Prom” will be held at the Gilroy Elks Lodge on the Hill. Special needs students from Gilroy, Morgan Hill and Hollister are invited to a magical night that will live forever in their memories. Photos and a video of the 2017 event are available on facebook.com/ shiningstarprom. Donations for the event are welcome and can be given at youcaring.com/ ShiningStarProm2018. 14 Valley of Heart's Delight The Learning and Loving Education Center of Morgan HIll is holding their annual fundraiser 5-9 pm at Saint Catherine's Parish, Morgan Hill. The event is a celebration of the area rich history and abundance and features music, dance, silent auction, "Wine Heist” and farm to table dining. Tickets are available online at learn ingandloving.org or at by emailing jfyinger@gmail.com. 11 Events of Morgan HIll will be raising funds for the Police Department at a fun-fi lled event complete with optional (Cops and Robbers) or Black Tie dress. Fun starts at 5 pm at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center at 17000 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill. Info: 408.710.1832. 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 auc- tion and is open to the public. Info at leadershipgilroy.org. 23-29 Wine Week Morgan Hill Morgan Hill Downtown Association hosts 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: morganhilldowntown.org. 21 28 Once again the Community Law Enforcement Foundation Annual Gilroy event will be held at a new location this Cops & Robbers Ball 10 South Valley Wine Auction Rotary Flower Sale year: First Street And Kelton, in front of South Valley Community Church from 8 am to 2 pm. Features beautiful fl owering plants at discounted prices. All proceeds benefi t local charities. Info: gilroyrotary.org 28 Planet Earth Day Summit Mount Madonna School will host their 12th Annual Celebration and Eco-Carnival from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Admission is free. See kids' solar vehicle races, eco- carnival games, face painting, pony rides, live wildlife and reptile exhibits. Enjoy organic foods, live music, learning expo and a Trash Fashion show. 491 Summit Road (near Mount Madonna Park). Info: summitfortheplanet.org May 5 Hearts of Gilroy Community Solutions Hearts of Gilroy Women’s Luncheon and Auction will be held Saturday, May 5 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Gilroy. The event is a local favorite and promises a day of fun, fashion and philanthropy. Info:communitysolutions.org GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN APRIL/MAY 2018 Morgan Hill Community Foundation is presenting the 20th Anniversary Wine Tasting and Charity Auction, a premier food and wine event for South Valley. Event will be held at the Morgan Hill Community Center. A VIP Wine Tasting is scheduled for 5 pm with general admission at 6 pm. For information: southvalleywineauction.org. 14 Tee Off For Cops & Kids Charitable Golf Classic put on by the Gilroy Police Foundation. This year's event will be held at CordeValle's Private Golf Course. Information is available on the foundation's website: teeoffforcopsandkids.com golf, practice balls, goodie bag and BBQ tri-tip and chicken awards ceremony. Play hookie for a great cause. Info at: operationfreedom- paws.org. 19-20 South Valley Relay-for-Life Gilroy and Morgan Hill have combined efforts in support of the American Cancer Society. National fundraiser encompasses communities throughout the nation raising money to help. The party starts at 10 am on the 19th and ends at 10 the following morning at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Complex at 16500 Condid Road. Contact: nicholas.pauliuko- nis@cancer.org. 25 Dazzle Jump start your Memorial Day weekend at the all-new Dazzle —Rotary Club of Morgan Hill's benefi t event of the year, to be held at Clos LaChance Winery, featuring Notorious in concert on the patio stage. Dinner and/or party tickets online at dazzlemorganhill.org. 26-27 16 Race of Truth The City of Morgan Hill hosting Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California — Men's Time Trials. World-class cyclists will speed along a scenic 21.6-mile course that begins and ends in downtown Morgan Hill. Two pro competitive teams sponsored by Specialized Bicycle Components of Morgan HIll will be included in the line-up. Bike route and additional info available at amgentourofcalifornia.com. 18 Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Two-day family fun festival that showcases arts and crafts, gourmet offerings, mushroom education, strolling musicians, street performers and a variety of unique booths. Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. Admission and parking is free. Information available at mhmmg.com. 27 Day on the Ridge OFP Golf Tournament Grab a friend or three and join Operation Freedom Paws out on the course at Eagle Ridge in Gil- roy. Registration opens at 9 am with a shotgun start at 10 am. Enjoy a scramble-style round of gmhtoday.com Imagine six top bands from around the state, poolside concert seating, gorgeous views, an open bar, and dinner — all for St. Joseph's Family Center. brendachez@gmail.com