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Deadline today for Garlic Festival poster
Gilroy – Today is the last day to turn in submissions for the
Gilroy Garlic Festival Association entries for the 2005 Art Poster
Deadline today for Garlic Festival poster

Gilroy – Today is the last day to turn in submissions for the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association entries for the 2005 Art Poster Contest.

A $750 first prize will go to the entry which is judged to best capture the spirit and essence of this premier food festival. In addition, the first place winner shall receive ten posters and one of each souvenir item produced with their artwork. The second place winner will receive $400 and third place $200. The winning entry will be reproduced as a high quality, limited edition poster to be sold at the 27th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 29, 30 and 31.

The deadline for entries is 5pm today and winners will be notified by March 31.

Entry forms and complete contest rules are now available from the Gilroy Garlic Festival office, 7473 Monterey St.

Details: 842-1625.

Flower lovers meet Wednesday

Morgan Hill – Morgan Hill Flower Loves’ Club, including Gilroy and San Martin, will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, March 2 at noon in the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road.

Demonstration of oil paintings by artist Mary Hiller, who served as director of Gallery Morgan Hill for two terms, will be featured.

Dual language info night Thursday

Gilroy – Dual Language Immersion Program Informational meetings in English are from 9 to 10am or 6 to 7pm, Thursday, March 3. Meetings conducted in Spanish are from 7 to 8pm, Thursday, March 3, or from 9 to 10am, Friday, March 4. Classes take place at Las Animas School, 8450 Wren Ave., Room 8.

Childcare will be offered at the evening meeting.

Details: 842-6414.

Enjoy ‘An Evening of Mexican Music’

Gilroy – The South Valley Symphony is pleased to sponsor an upcoming concert with the Mariachi Santa Cecilia ensemble in a program, consisting of Mexican music to be held at St. Mary’s Church, Saturday at 8pm.

Comprised of 12 musicians, the group has previously appeared with the orchestra, but this time will be featured separately, performing traditional Mexican music. They are well known throughout the central coast area, performing regularly at the Berryessa Flea Market on weekends, as well as many other venues.

Due to the requirements of two generous grants received, one from the Calpine Gilroy Energy Center, and the other from the Raymond Family Foundation, the South Valley Symphony is able to present this concert at a reduced price of $5 per ticket.

Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: In Gilroy at Rosso’s Furniture, 6881 Monterey St.; Porcella’s Music, 7357 Monterey St.; Estate Furniture Gallery, 7565 Monterey St.; Carole’s Hallmark, 779 First St., and at the St. Mary’s Catholic Parish office, 11 First St. In Morgan Hill at Rosso’s Furniture, 212 Tenant Station; BookSmart, 17415 S. Monterey Road; and The Music Tree, 17470 S. Monterey Road. In Hollister at Dorothy McNett’s Place, 800 San Benito St. In San Juan Bautista at Mission Gallery in downtown San Juan Bautista.

Put your business on road to success

Gilroy – Good planning is the basis of any successful business start-up, and a necessity for a loan application.

This workshop will lead you to focus on a marketing plan, financial projections and a strategic plan to put your business on the road to success.

The workshop will be held on Monday, March 7 from 6 to 9pm at the Gavilan College SBDC offices in the Dry Creek Village Center, 8351 Church Street, Building E.

Please note that registration begins at 5:45pm The cost for this three-hour workshop is $30 (includes price of workbook) payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please call in advance to pre-register 847-0373.

Fashion show slated for March 12

Gilroy – The Gilroy Elks will hold their 42nd annual “Fashion Show” March 12.

Tickets are $25 each at 2765 Hecker Pass Highway in Gilroy.

Details: 842-9397.

South Valley Singles Reunion and Revival

Gilroy – South Valley Singles Reunion and Revival at South Valley Community Church, 8095 Kelton Drive on Saturday, March 5 at 5:30pm.

Open to all those who have come in the past or someone looking to find Christ-centered fun activities to do with other Christian singles.

Come for the great food and fellowship.

Details: Annette 930-8684.

Prepare for FAA pilot exam at Gavilan

Gilroy – A fast-paced class designed for those considering seeking a pilot’s license or currently taking flight training to be prepared to take the written portion of the FAA Private Pilot Exam.

This course is required to obtain your private pilot’s license. It will be held Tuesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 17, from 6 to 9pm at Gavilan College Room CJ500. Cost: $120

Send news items to City Editor Robert Airoldi. FAX to 842-2206, mail to Gilroy Dispatch, 6400 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020, or e-mail [email protected]

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