Local digest: Shop at and support Antonio Del Buono school tonight

 

Tour the Antonio Del Buono campus and shop to support school
programs. Dozens of vendors selling jewelry, candles, popcorn,
housewares, clothing, swim lessons, cooking classes and more.
Vendor spaces are available.
The fair takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the school,
9300 Wren Ave.
Details: Lisa Andrade at 848-2837.
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Tour Antonio Del Buono

Tour the Antonio Del Buono campus and shop to support school programs. Dozens of vendors selling jewelry, candles, popcorn, housewares, clothing, swim lessons, cooking classes and more. Vendor spaces are available.

The fair takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the school, 9300 Wren Ave.

Details: Lisa Andrade at 848-2837.

Bridge groundbreaking slated

A formal ground breaking for the Camino Arroyo Bridge will take place at 9:30 a.m. this morning in front of Costco on Camino Arroyo at Linsteadt Way.

The bridge will connect east Gilroy’s big box stores and shopping outlets, and the first car should drive across in November. There will also be bike lanes and sidewalks in each direction, as well as access to city trails.

The total cost is about $9 million. The Valley Transportation Authority has put up $6.7 million.

During the upcoming construction phase, sections of Camino Arroyo to the north will be improved, according to city staff.

Who’s your hero? American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley to host Local Real Heroes Award Breakfast

American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter is calling on Silicon Valley residents, companies and organizations to nominate individuals, who reside or work in Santa Clara County and whose extraordinary acts of courage or kindness make them a hero to be honored at the 2nd Annual Santa Clara Valley Real Heroes Breakfast this morning 2008 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose.

“A hero can be someone who bravely acts in a time of immediate need or someone who simply lives his or her life in a way that shows they care for those around them. Real heroes are ordinary people whose actions demonstrate the potential that is in all of us. If someone is a hero in your eyes, I encourage you to nominate them'” says Honorary Event Chair, Peter Hero, a senior advisor to the CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Nominations for the heroics act of local residents that took place between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2007 for the following categories:

Animal Rescue Hero – An animal that has protected a human or another animal in a time of need, or a person who has rescued an animal from a traumatic situation.

Education Hero – An adult or youth who used life-saving skills to save or attempt to save the life or lives of others in a school or other educational setting.

Good Samaritan – Adult (21 years old and up) – An adult who used life-saving skills to save or attempt to save the life or lives of others.

Good Samaritan – Youth (Under the age of 21) – A youth who used life-saving skills to save or attempt to save the life or lives of others.

Law Enforcement Hero – A professional law enforcement officer (Sheriff, Police, FBI, Highway Patrol, etc…) whose life-saving action went beyond the scope of their job to help another in critical need.

Medical Professional Hero – A medical professional (doctors, nurses, EMT/paramedics, hospital/clinic staff, etc…) whose life-saving action went beyond the scope of their job to help another in critical need.

Military Hero – A member of the armed forces (active, reserve, retired, commissioned or non-commissioned) whose life-saving action during active duty status went beyond the scope of their job to help another in critical need.

Professional Rescuer Hero – A professional rescuer (firefighter, lifeguard, etc…) whose life-saving action went beyond the scope of their job to help another in critical need.

Workplace Hero – An individual who used life-saving skills to save or attempt to save the life or lives of others at his or her place of employment or on a job site.

Real Hero Award recipients will be chosen by a selection committee of leading members of the Silicon Valley community. Heroes are selected based on the degree to which their acts of heroism uphold the values of the American Red Cross and leave a lasting and positive impact on the residents of Silicon Valley. All nominees must work or reside in the Santa Clara County; the heroic acts may have occurred elsewhere.

‘The Wizard of Oz’ at GHS

Under the direction of Drama Director Sara Klopp, Gilroy High School students will perform the musical “The Wizard of Oz.” The play will show at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Tickets cost $5 for students, $7 for adults and $3 for children younger than 4.

Details: 847-2424, ext. 8226.

Friday night concerts continue

Sue’s Coffee Roasting Company Friday night concerts continue in May with a variety of musicians.

All shows from 7 to 9 p.m., at 7501 Monterey St.

Details: Sue at 842-4220, or [email protected], www.gilroyparade.com

Shakespeare comes to ADB

The Antonio Del Buono Performance Group under the artistic direction of Katie Larsen, presents Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday May 28 and Thursday May 29 in the ADB multipurpose room.

Live music at Westside Grill

Westside Grill presents live music Fridays from 10 p.m. to midnight.

May 30: 4 of Hearts

June 6: In The Red

June 13: The Blue Sky Band.

Details: 846-9339.

Honor Post Senior graduates

Parents, families, friends and supporters are invited to the Santa Clara County Office of Education South County Gilroy Post Senior Program’s 6th Annual Graduation Banquet, held June 5, at Fortino Winery. The event will include dinner.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. The cost is $18 for an evening of food, entertainment and of course honoring the graduates. Guests and former students who found success as a result of the SCCOE education will speak. All reservations must be in and paid by Friday.

Details: Steve Fortino at 842-3247.

Class of 1958 plans reunion

The Gilroy High School class of 1958 is planning a 50th reunion, June 27 at Eagle Ridge Golf Club.

Details: 842-5357.

Class of ’98 plans reunion

Gilroy High School Class of 1998 will celebrate its 10-year reunion Aug. 9 at La Vigna, at Hecker Pass Winery.

Details: [email protected]

Ongoing Events

Discover joy of a foster family

Learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent.

Details: Shelda Reynolds at 846-5028, or at [email protected],or stop by the Gilroy Family Resource Center, 8833 Monterey Road., Suite. G, Gilroy.

Free table tennis

Enjoy a game of table tennis with seniors 55 and older at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St.

Details: 846-0414.

Scouting in Gilroy

If you’re interested in Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, please visit their new Web site at heckerpasswinery.com.

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