Around Gilroy: Top 5 things to do Jan. 8-9

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 Jan. 8-9 weekend.
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 Jan. 8-9 weekend.

Coyote Creek Bird Walk: Jane Haley, who worked as a National Park Service docent for 20 years and is a volunteer at the Wildlife Educaiton and Rehabilitation Center, will lead a bird walk along Coyote Creek from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. Participants will have an opportunity to observe migratory birds as well as discover an appreciation of local birds, their habitat and ecological importance. Due to the terrain, the walks are not recommended for young children. The programs are free, space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, contact WERC at 779-9372 or e-mail [email protected]

Auditions for ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’ The Community Service Department and Push Arts and Fitness will hold auditions for “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at 3:30 p.m. for 6- to 11-year-olds and at 5:30 p.m. for 12- to 17-year-olds Saturday at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St. Call-backs will be Sunday. Show dates are April 8-10 and 15-16. Details: 846-0460 or [email protected]

Take a stand with a mic: Perform stand-up comedy, read poetry, or just share your talents with friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave. in Morgan Hill. Details: 310-4273 or www.mhcrc.com.

D’vine music: Kat Parra performs from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at D’Vine Jazz & Wine 775 Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill to start the monthlong “Tribute to Bay Area Women in Jazz.” Event is 21 years and older.

D’vine music part 2: Enjoy jazz in the wine bar with D’Vine Jazz & Wine’s Sunday Jam Session. Musicians and vocalists are welcome in the session hosted by the Mark Richard Trio. Jamming starts at 1:30p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. for the 21 years and older event.

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