Fifth Street Live kicks off Friday night
• Gilroy – A new downtown music series kicks off Friday, June 24
from 7-8:30pm on Fifth Street between Eigleberry and Monterey. The
concerts are free, but they are BYOC – Bring Your Own Chair. The
presenters, the Gilroy Downtown Business Association and Theater
Angels Art League, would like to a
nnounce a revised band list for the 10-week music series.
Fifth Street Live kicks off Friday night
• Gilroy – A new downtown music series kicks off Friday, June 24 from 7-8:30pm on Fifth Street between Eigleberry and Monterey. The concerts are free, but they are BYOC – Bring Your Own Chair. The presenters, the Gilroy Downtown Business Association and Theater Angels Art League, would like to announce a revised band list for the 10-week music series.
June 24: Triplex – Dance Rock
July 1: Damien Carter Band – Rock
July 8: Shiloh – Rock Pop
July 15: Tommy Bro’s Dixieland Band – Dixieland Swing
July 22: JJ Hawg – Classic Rock
July 29: South Bay Swing Band – Big Band Swing
Aug. 5: South Valley Wind Symphony – Brass Ensemble
Aug. 12: Rio – Latin Rock
Aug. 19: Interstate – Rock Show
Aug. 26: Candace Fazzio & Friends – Pan American Serenade
See the stars at Harvey Bear Ranch
• Gilroy – Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch staff, along with the San Jose Astronomical Association (SJAA) and members of The Astronomy Connection (TAC) will be hosting a star party from 9:30 to 11pm July 2 at the Lakeview Picnic Area. Rangers will provide marshmallows for roasting and stories about the wonders of the universe while telescopes focus on stars, planets and more.
Details: 842-7800 or visit www.sjaa.net.
Dog walk among Coyote Creek trails
• Gilroy – Coyote Creek Trail hosts a dog walk among Coyote Creek’s trails and trees from 10am to noon July 9. Participants should meet at the park office at the end of Malaguerra Avenue in Morgan Hill and bring a leash, water and sun protection. Details: 779-3634.
Looking for members of class of ’65 and ’66
• Gilroy – Where are you Gilroy High Class of 1965 and 1966? We are looking for you! We are planing our 40th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Hispanic Chamber looking for volunteers
• Gilroy – The Hispanic Chamber is looking for volunteers to help in all shifts during the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
To volunteer, call Martha at 842-8415.
Bowling alley to re-open in Tennant Station
• Morgan Hill – A pair of local entrepreneurs are hoping their latest business endeavor strikes a chord with Morgan Hill residents and gets the ball rolling for local bowlers to head back to the Morgan Hill Bowl. Early last week Steven Serchia and his partner signed a lease for the Morgan Hill Bowl in Tennant Station next the Cinelux movie theater with hopes local residents will want to bowl a few frames after they renovate the bowling alley that has been closed for the last four years.
Serchia said he hopes to open this fall, possibly by Labor Day.
“We want to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.” Serchia said.
The plan calls for a complete refurbishing of the 25,851 square-foot property and the 32 lanes, including merging neighboring Betsy’s Lounge with the alley. Serchia said they are also eying an additional 2,000 square feet for future expansion. Serchia said he wants to move the bar into the site formerly occupied by the French Cleaners, which closed in February. The area would then become a billiards hall and snack bar.
The existing 32 lanes will be torn out and completely replaced. But the wood will be recycled: Serchia said he will make the old lanes into tables and counter tops to keep a nostalgic feel.
MH film festival seeking entries
• Morgan Hill – Poppy Jasper Film Festival is accepting entries of short films in a variety of genres for the second Poppy Jasper Film Festival Nov. 11 to 13.
Submissions are taken only from California residents or students enrolled in California schools. Films must be no more than 30 minutes in length.
Categories to be judged include: drama, documentary, music, comedy and open. The latter category is meant to encompass all avant-garde films or submissions that defy traditional classification. The Morgan Hill Experience category will once again feature films that focus on the people, history or environment of the festival host city.
The submission deadline for all films is Aug. 1. Early entries are highly encouraged. There is a late deadline of Aug. 15 but with an additional fee.
Standard entry fee is $30 ($10 for students). Late submissions are $50 ($15 for students). Information on how to submit a film for consideration can be found at the festival Web site, www.poppyjasperfilmfest.org.
The inaugural PJFF, held last November, featured some 30 films, five workshops and 1,000 attendees.
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