Briefs: Learn about Young Astronauts program

Relay for life readies for all-night party

The American Association of University Women, Gilroy Branch,
will hold their Fall Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Westside Grill, 8080 Santa Teresa
Blvd.
Learn about Young Astronauts program

The American Association of University Women, Gilroy Branch, will hold their Fall Membership Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Westside Grill, 8080 Santa Teresa Blvd.

Sarah Houts, a Ph.D. candidate in aerospace engineering at Stanford University, will speak about the Young Astronauts Program and also about her research with the Monterey Bay Aquarium involving the use of robots for underwater navigation. Prospective members are cordially invited to take the opportunity to meet the members and learn more about the activities of the Gilroy Branch. Membership in AAUW is open to anyone with a BA, BS, AA or AS degree. For more information about the Gilroy branch, visit GilroyAAUW.org.

The lunch costs $25 and includes salad, dessert, beverage, tax and tip. Menu choices include herb-crusted chicken, portobello ravioli or bistro steak. RSVP by Oct. 10 to 847-0451.

‘Walk and Roll’ to school

Parents and students are encouraged to walk to school Wednesday as part of the Gilroy Unified School District’s annual “Walk and Roll” event. District officials said they hope the event is only the beginning of a trend to have students walk and ride to school on a regular basis. Created by the Partnership for a Walkable America in 1997, this energizing event reminds everyone of the simple joys of walking and bicycling to school, the health benefits of regular daily activity, and the need for safe places to walk and bike, officials said. The event encourages youth to walk or bicycle to school to improve health, traffic safety, educational achievement and the environment.

$75 mammograms at Saint Louise

Saint Louise Regional Hospital of Gilroy is offering a $75 special for mammograms in October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“We serve all who enter our doors, regardless of their ability to pay,” said President and CEO Joanne Allen in a press release.

Saint Louise, which is partnering with Central Valley Imaging Medical Associates, Inc. for the $75 mammograms, also works with the American Cancer Society to teach women how to conduct self-breast examinations and offers free breast cancer support groups from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of every month at the Saint Louise Conference Room in Gilroy.

For more information about Saint Louise Regional Hospital Breast Care Center or to schedule a mammogram appointment, call 848-8640 or go to SaintLouiseRegional Hospital.org.

Details: Priti Zielinski at 848-8608.

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