Local digest: Blood drive today at the Baptist church

 

To have your event listed in the digest, www.BeADonor.com.
(Code: GILROY) to schedule an appointment.
Gav presents fine art display
Gavilan College Fine Arts Gallery presents Art Is Essential: The
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Member Artists Invitational. Come and
enjoy the variety of paintings, sculptures and ceramics now on
display at the gallery in the Gavilan College Library, 5055 Santa
Teresa Boulevard.
The exhibit is on display from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The free exhibit is
closed Saturday and Sunday. It runs through May 9.
Details: 848-4724.
Horsemen hold monthly meeting
San Martin Horsemen’s Association will hold its monthly general
membership potluck meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, at the San Martin
Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Avenue. Lon Davis will present a program
about the Teri Davis-Patane Memorial Horse Camp for Kids.
Details: 842-0777 or visit www.santaclaravalley.redcross.org.
You can also download a PDF of the nomination form from the Web
site and mail the completed form to Real Heroes Breakfast Selection
Committee, American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter, 2731
North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134 or fax the completed form to
(408) 577-2050.
Frank Sanchez named marshal
The Gilroy Memorial Day Committee announced Frank Sanchez as the
2008 Grand Marshall. He served as a member of the U.S. Army. The
theme,

Your Freedom, Their Lives

for the 11th annual Memorial Day Parade, May 26. All community
groups, businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate
in commemorating those who fell in the line of duty.
A ceremony will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gavilan Cemetery,
followed by a parade along 10th Street from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
From 1 to 4 p.m., a Family Fun Day will be held at Christmas Hill
Park. It will include music, food, bounce houses for children, a
climbing wall, face painting and more.
In addition, a car show will be held at the park following the
parade. Car participants may drive their vehicle in the parade and
then show them from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Or, just show it at the park.
There will be awards given out and there is no entry fee.
Get an application at www.gilroyscouting.org
On it you will find contact information and pictures from recent
adventures, as well as on-line forms for our flag retirement
service and joining.
ThursdaysNarateen meeting in Gilroy
For the children of families and friends of addicts 13 to 20,
narateen meetings take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, at
First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Ave., Room 202
Details: 836-7549, or [email protected]
Conservative Republicans discuss politics
Conservative Republicans and others are invited to attend the
monthly
meeting of the California Republican Assembly the first Thursday
of each month at 7 p.m. Please RSVP for location and directions.
The objective of the local CRA chapter is to raise political
sophistication and keep abreast of politics in the state and the
country.
Details: 327-6451.
Brain Injury Support
The Brain Injury Support Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every
second and fourth Thursday of the month at Poblanita Restaurant,
313 Third St. in San Juan Bautista. Anyone who has had a brain
injury, stroke or aneurysm is welcome to attend, along with
caregivers, family and friends.
Details: Maggie at 623-9271.
FridaysRock to reggae at winery
The popular Reggae Nights series continues Friday at Hecker Pass
Winery’s new event center, La Vigna. Find Your Roots, a Santa
Cruz-based band, will highlight an evening of entertainment for the
younger set. The show begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. DJ Dread
will keep the music driving. Food and drinks will be available.
There’s an $8 cover charge, and youth 16 and older are welcome.
Wrist bands are given to everyone upon entrance. Hecker Pass Winery
is located at 4605 Hecker Pass Highway.
Details: Carlo Fortino at 930-6777 or visit
To have your event listed in the digest, www.BeADonor.com. (Code: GILROY) to schedule an appointment.

Gav presents fine art display

Gavilan College Fine Arts Gallery presents Art Is Essential: The Pajaro Valley Arts Council Member Artists Invitational. Come and enjoy the variety of paintings, sculptures and ceramics now on display at the gallery in the Gavilan College Library, 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard.

The exhibit is on display from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The free exhibit is closed Saturday and Sunday. It runs through May 9.

Details: 848-4724.

Horsemen hold monthly meeting

San Martin Horsemen’s Association will hold its monthly general membership potluck meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, at the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Avenue. Lon Davis will present a program about the Teri Davis-Patane Memorial Horse Camp for Kids.

Details: 842-0777 or visit www.santaclaravalley.redcross.org. You can also download a PDF of the nomination form from the Web site and mail the completed form to Real Heroes Breakfast Selection Committee, American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter, 2731 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134 or fax the completed form to (408) 577-2050.

Frank Sanchez named marshal

The Gilroy Memorial Day Committee announced Frank Sanchez as the 2008 Grand Marshall. He served as a member of the U.S. Army. The theme, “Your Freedom, Their Lives” for the 11th annual Memorial Day Parade, May 26. All community groups, businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate in commemorating those who fell in the line of duty.

A ceremony will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at Gavilan Cemetery, followed by a parade along 10th Street from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 1 to 4 p.m., a Family Fun Day will be held at Christmas Hill Park. It will include music, food, bounce houses for children, a climbing wall, face painting and more.

In addition, a car show will be held at the park following the parade. Car participants may drive their vehicle in the parade and then show them from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Or, just show it at the park. There will be awards given out and there is no entry fee.

Get an application at www.gilroyscouting.org

On it you will find contact information and pictures from recent adventures, as well as on-line forms for our flag retirement service and joining.

Thursdays

Narateen meeting in Gilroy

For the children of families and friends of addicts 13 to 20, narateen meetings take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, at First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Ave., Room 202

Details: 836-7549, or [email protected]

Conservative Republicans discuss politics

Conservative Republicans and others are invited to attend the monthly

meeting of the California Republican Assembly the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Please RSVP for location and directions. The objective of the local CRA chapter is to raise political sophistication and keep abreast of politics in the state and the country.

Details: 327-6451.

Brain Injury Support

The Brain Injury Support Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at Poblanita Restaurant, 313 Third St. in San Juan Bautista. Anyone who has had a brain injury, stroke or aneurysm is welcome to attend, along with caregivers, family and friends.

Details: Maggie at 623-9271.

Fridays

Rock to reggae at winery

The popular Reggae Nights series continues Friday at Hecker Pass Winery’s new event center, La Vigna. Find Your Roots, a Santa Cruz-based band, will highlight an evening of entertainment for the younger set. The show begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. DJ Dread will keep the music driving. Food and drinks will be available. There’s an $8 cover charge, and youth 16 and older are welcome. Wrist bands are given to everyone upon entrance. Hecker Pass Winery is located at 4605 Hecker Pass Highway.

Details: Carlo Fortino at 930-6777 or visit

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