April 9 Rebekah Children's Services 3-7 Pop A Cork Poppy Jasper International Film Festival Fifth Annual Pop-a-Cork Celebration benefi tting the Culinary Academy on Thursday, May 9th. Guests will enjoy a special selection of culinary delights prepared and served by students, sample award winning wines, and listen to live music on the grounds of Clos LaChance Vineyards in San Martin. Info at 408.846.2100. Both Gilroy and Morgan Hill will once again 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 13 17 Gilroy Leadership Operation Freedom Paws Spring Fling Annual event at Fortino Winery amidst gorgeous vines and majestic redwoods. The event begins at 5 pm with dinner ca- tered by Kneaded Bakery, wine and beer, rockin’ music and live auction. Open to the public. Info at leadershipgilroy.org. 13 Gilroy Downtown Business Association and the Gilroy Center for the Arts Gilroy Art & Wine Stroll You're invited to stroll through downtown from 1-5pm. Stroll through Downtown Gilroy while sampling local wines, shopping and viewing local artists’ work. Event is 21+ and will be held rain or shine. gilroywelcomecenter.org. 21-27 Morgan Hill Downtown Association Wine Stroll Week A week of wine-themed events culminating with the Wine Stroll on April 27th. The week will feature a series of wine events created to bring wine lovers to the downtown. morganhilldowntown.org. 8 Golf Tournament May 10-11 Gilroy Assistance League Impressions Home Tour This year's tour is a walking tour of some of Gilroy's notable older homes. It is the perfect outing for Mother's Day weekend, complete with hors d'oeuvres and 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. 27 27 Treasures of the Sea Planet Earth Day Shining Star Prom Mount Madonna School The third annual “Shining Star Prom” will be held at the Gilroy Elks Lodge on the Hill from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Special needs high school students from Gilroy, Morgan Hill and Hollister are in- vited to a magical night that will live forever in their memories. Photos and a video of the 2019 event are available on facebook. com/shiningstarprom. Inter- ested students should contact their school instructor or Linda Estill, firstname.lastname@example.org, (408) 848-5092. 13th Annual Summit for the Planet Earth Day Celebration and Eco-Carnival, 11am -1:30pm, free admission. 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. Hosted by Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road. SummitForThePlanet.org. 27 South Valley Tail Waggers Gilroy Sister Cities Association International Fundraiser Diner & Auction Highlighting the cuisine of Gilroy's Sister City, Angra do Heroismo, prepared by visiting Chef from Angra, Sr. Paulo Rocha. Features a no-host bar, dinner and auction at I.F.D.E.S. Lodge-Portuguese Hall, 250 Old Gilroy Street, Gilroy. Contact Al Pinheiro at 408.483.3886 for further information. Tickets available at Pinheiro Insurance and Mafalda's Bridal Shop. 4 Community Law Enforcement Foundation of Morgan Hill Cops & Robbers Ball Fundraiser for the Police De- partment— 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. 4 28 Wags 'N Wine Annual fundraiser — Rescues on the Runway. South County police offi cers, fi refi ghters, and other community leaders will be escorting adoptable Tail Waggers down the runway at Guglielmo Winery. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers at various food stations, along with music, vendors, and a silent auction! sctailwaggers.org GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN May april/may 2019 Grab a friend or three and join Operation Freedom Paws out on the course at Eagle Ridge in Gilroy. Registration opens a 9am with a shotgun start at 10am. Enjoy a scramble-style round of golf, practice balls, goodie bag and BBQ tri-tip and chicken awards ceremony. Play hookie for a great cause. operation- freedompaws.org. AAUW Quilt Show Quilt enthusi- asts are invited to view and purchase local quilts at the I.F.D.E.S. Lodge in Gilroy. Proceeds from the event to ben- efi t the AAUW Educational Foundation Scholarship Fund which promotes educa- tion for woman and girls. Contact:email@example.com for further information. gmhtoday.com 18 Community Solutions Hearts of Gilroy Popular women's luncheon and auction will once again be held at Eagle Ridge Golf Club from 11am -2pm. The event is a local favorite and promises a day of fun, fashion and philanthropy. communitysolutions.org. 18 Gilroy Chamber of Commerce Paws in the Park Inaugural dog festival at Gavilan Community College Soccer Field, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. from 10 am to 3 pm. You and your four-legged best friend is invited to enjoy contests, demonstrations, and presenta- tions. Contact Victoria Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org for vendor information.