Local Digest 11/4

Grand opening of Eliot

Gilroy – The public is invited to attend the grand opening of Eliot Elementary Friday from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

The dedication ceremony was originally scheduled for Oct. 21 but was delayed to honor the late TJ Owens. Owens was serving as president of the Gilroy Unified School District board at the time of his death.

Visitors can check out the new facility. Refreshments will be served.

CMAP to host PSA Day

Gilroy – CMAP is hosting it’s quarterly PSA Day Friday. You can make a free public service announcement in the studio and it will air on Channel 20. Only a few spaces left.

Details: 846-4983 ext. 6.

Christmas Arts & Craft Fair

Gilroy – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will be hosting it’s 5th annual Christmas Arts & Craft Fair Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.

Hand made dolls, quilts, pottery, jewelry, knitted baby gifts, and more all made by local craftspeople, will be available for purchase.

St. Stephen’s will host a country store selling home made breads, cookies, jams, and other goodies. The kitchen will open at 10am to offer coffee, lunch and soft drinks.

Take a tour through cemetery

Gilroy – Meet your ancestors in Gilroy’s oldest cemetery Saturday morning.

The walking tour will meet at 10am in front of the Serra Cottage at 7950 Church St. and progress across the street to Old St. Mary cemetery.

Details: Reservations to the Gilroy Museum at 848-0470.

Breakfast benefits charities

Gilroy – Branch 28 of the Italian Catholic Federation presents it’s semi-annual Scholarship Breakfast on Sunday. Breakfast will be served 7:30 to 11:30am at Cullen Hall, St. Mary Church, 11 First St.

Adults $5; Children under 12 $3. Proceeds benefit Branch 28 Scholarship Programs and other ICF Charities.

Details: 683-2214 or 842-0145.

Get tips at health workshop

Gilroy – Gilroy Presbyterian Church Health Ministries invites the public to a workshop led by church member and attorney Ken McDonald, who will answer questions about the Advance Health Care Directive that replaces the older methods of making medical care decisions. The workshop will be held Sunday at 10:30am at the church. There is no charge, but reservations are required.

Details: 842-9110.

Give blood and save a life

Gilroy – Join in a community blood drive on Monday, Nov. 7, from 1:30 to 6:30pm at the First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Ave.

Details: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or www.BeADonor.com.

Help companions in need

Morgan Hill – The Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter need help to find families for the homeless animals at the shelter and in foster homes. Come to the pet fair Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5pm, at Petco in Morgan Hill.

Details: 683-4186 or www.fosmas.org.

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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