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February April 1-26 5-8 The Morgan Hill Photography Club is presenting an exhibit at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. "Where in the World” exhibit features 56 photographs from 32 artists offering a diverse blend of interesting and unique images promising to leave the viewer guessing where they were taken. The general public is invited to the Artist's Reception on February 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. 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 film and cinematic arts. This four-day event is hosting filmmakers from around the globe who will showcase their work before local audiences and film industry professionals. —See pages 42-45. Poppy Jasper International Film Festival Photography Exhibit Events Shipwreck — photo by Gordon Thenemann — on display at Photography Exhibit 10 Chocolate and Wine for Valentine Teacher's Aid Coalition (TAC) will again host a fundraiser at the Community & Cultural Center to raise funds for classroom supplies in Morgan Hill schools. The event includes delectable foods from local restaurants, wines from nearby wineries and samplings of delicious chocolates. Additional info available at March 2-31 Passport Weekend The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley have expanded their Spring Passport to include the entire month of March. Kick off celebration on Friday night, March 2, at Coyote Creek Golf Club. Pick up passports at partici- pating SCV wineries all month long. For further information go to 3 25 16 18 Annually honors a community leader who is dedicated to improving the lives of others, and a current or former Community Solutions client who has triumphed over personal adversity and changed the course of their future. This sell-out event is held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm. Contact keri.gardner@, or 408-846-4704. Gilroy Day, March 17th marks the opening day for the 2018 season. The park features over 40 fun rides and attractions as well as multiple majestic gardens and world-famous Circus Trees. Gilroy Gardens is always offering new and exciting attractions as well as interactive learning exhibits throughout the park. For informa- tion or to purchase tickets, go to Helping Hands and Healing Hearts Awards 17 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner St. Joseph’s Family Center will host their annual dinner cel- ebrating St. Patrick. The event features a delicious corned beef dinner, a spirited raffle and silent auction. It’s held at St. Mary Auditorium; with a No Host Bar at 6 pm and Dinner at 7 pm. Information and tickets 408.842.6662. Gilroy Gardens Opening Day AAUW Wildflower Run The 34th AAUW Morgan Hill Wildflower Run (10K Run / 5 K Run/Walk/Stroller / Kids’ 2K / Senior 2K), is an annual event to fund scholarships for women and girls. Runner check-in begins at 7:30 am at Live Oak High School. Details and registration at 24 Gilroy Sister Cities Dinner Gilroy Sister Cities Association annual International Dinner will feature guest chefs from Sister City, Takko-Machi, Japan along with selections from each of Gilroy’s six sister cities. The event will be held at the Portuguese Hall, 250 Old Gilroy Street. Admission is $50. No host bar 6 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Auction 8 pm. For ticket information contact, Pinheiro Insurance, 408.842.4619. 29 Pop-a-Cork Rebekah Children’s Services will host the Third Annual Pop- a-Cork Celebration benefitting the Culinary Academy. Guests will enjoy a special selection of culinary delights prepared and served by students, sample award winning wines, and listen to live music at Léal Vineyards, Hollister. Info at 408.846.2100. Celebrate Morgan Hill 60th Annual Awards Dinner honoring businesses and community members who make a difference. Presented by the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce. Held from 6-10 pm at Britton Middle School Gym. The event, themed "Back 2 Prom” will feature a mystery box and silent auction. Funds from the raffle go to support events such as the Friday Night Music Series. Tickets available online at 22 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 li ve forever in their memories. Photos and a video of the 2017 event are available on shiningstarprom. Donations for the event are welcome and can be given at ShiningStarProm2018. 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 auction and is open to the public. Informa- tion at 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 at Opening Day Gilroy Gardens 2017 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018