Around Gilroy: Top 5 things to do Oct. 23-24

Top 5 things to do around Gilroy

The Gilroy Dispatch presents its picks for the five local things
to do for the weekend warrior. Music, food, or fun, South Valley
has it all. Have another event in mind? Feel free to comment to
tell your fellow Gilroyans what’s going on. Here are some
interesting options for the Oct. 23-24 weekend.
For a full list of calendar items, click here.
The Gilroy Dispatch presents its picks for the five local things to do for the weekend warrior. Music, food, or fun, South Valley has it all. Have another event in mind? Feel free to comment to tell your fellow Gilroyans what’s going on. Here are some interesting options for the Oct. 23-24 weekend.

Get the band back together: The Garlic City Fall Classic comes to Gilroy High as talented musicians from 20 of the top marching bands throughout California – including the 80-member Gilroy/Christopher Alliance Marching Band and Color Guard – will compete beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Garcia Elder Stadium. Cost: $12 and $8 for students and seniors: Details: Paula Goldsmith at 804-3178 or [email protected]

Bountiful harvest: The Gilroy Demonstration Garden will hold its Healthy Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be harvest crafts and activities, a healthy cooking demonstration by Lizarran Tapas Restaurant’s Chef Jonathan and organic gardening classes. The garden also features Health Alley, which has local professionals and organizations providing information and demonstrations on everything from prenatal care to safe exercise for seniors.

It’s all the way live: Enjoy Gilroy’s only live Flamenco venue where the Bay Area’s best dancers, singers and guitarists come down to wow the crowd from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Lizarran Tapas Restaurant in Gilroy. Melissa Cruz, Mike Masuda, Juan Moyoli, Alberto Marquez and Cesar Moyoli will perform. Cost: $15. Details: (408) 842-2095 or www.lizarran-ca.com/locations/gilroy.

Let’s here it for the boy: Does the movie “Footloose” ring a bell? It is the struggle of a young man who just wants to dance amid the backdrop of a small town … wait, forget that. Multiple Grammy Award winner Deniece Williams, who had her song in “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” in the aforementioned movie, will perform at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan Hill Community Center, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill.

Grab a pizza and hit a homer: The fourth annual Central Coast Softball Home Run Derby will features some of the area’s best men and women hitters Saturday at Christmas Hill Park. There may also be a seniors division. Warm-ups are from 10 a.m. to noon, and the derby follows on the Major Field. The home run fence is 270 feet for men and about 225 feet for women. There will be a party and award ceremony afterward at Dutchman’s Pizza, 6940 Chestnut St., where all constants can redeem their tickets for free food and beverages. Cost: $35. Details: Jim Shuster at 857-0475 or [email protected]

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