Community briefs: Gilroy High School 1970s class reunion

GALs tour benefits local programs

Gilroy High School 1970s class reunion
Gilroy High School will hold its class reunion for anyone who
graduated in the 1970s from 5 p.m. to midnight May 29 at the Gilroy
Gardens Event Plaza, 3050 Hecker Pass Highway. Cost is $65 and
includes parking, admission to the park, dinner and entertainment.
Details: [email protected]
Gilroy High School 1970s class reunion

Gilroy High School will hold its class reunion for anyone who graduated in the 1970s from 5 p.m. to midnight May 29 at the Gilroy Gardens Event Plaza, 3050 Hecker Pass Highway. Cost is $65 and includes parking, admission to the park, dinner and entertainment. Details: [email protected]

Gilroy High School chamber choir to hold farewell concert

The Gilroy High School Chamber Choir will be holding a farewell concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gilroy Arts Alliance Center for the Arts at 7341 Monterey St.GHS choir instructor Phil Robb is taking the chamber singers on a European singing tour April 1-9, where they will stop in such exotic destinations as Budapest to perform with other groups.

“I’ve never left the country,” said senior and GHS Chamber Choir member Katrina Uribe, 17. “I’m so excited to go to Vienna.”

Garlic Festival Queen Pageant at Gavilan

The annual Garlic Festival Queen Pageant, which will decide this year’s winner, will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gavilan College Theater, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. The queen and her court represent Gilroy at various festivities leading up to the Garlic Festival July 29-31. Tickets for the pageant are $10 and are available at the Gilroy Garlic Festival office, 7473 Monterey St., or at the door. Details: 842-1625.

Blue and White Gala Benefit Auction

St. Mary School will hold its 24th annual Blue and White Gala Benefit Auction Saturday at Eagle Ridge Country Club, 2951 Club Drive. The community is invited to this semiformal event. Proceeds from the auction will pay for textbooks and resources. Cost: $65. Details: Kelly Barbazette at 842-0172, [email protected] yahoo.com.

Corduroy Jim comes to 9Lives

Americana Soul Rock artist Corduroy Jim will perform at 8 p.m. today at 9Lives, 7430 Monterey St. Powder Train will be the opening act. Cost: $10-$12. 21+. Details: 337-1799 or ninelivesclub.com.

‘Murder on the Mary Dear’ plays at Solorsano

Ascencion Solorsano Middle School presents a weekend of shows starting at 6:30 p.m. today at 7121 Grenache Way. Cost is $10. Saturday performances at 1 p.m. for $6 and at 6:30 p.m. for $10.

GALS Home and Garden Tour May 6 and 7

The Gilroy Assistance League will be holding its seventh annual signature fundraiser, “Impressions” Home and Garden Tour featuring country homes of Gilroy this weekend.

The walking/driving tour will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 10748 Green Valley Drive in Gilroy. Tours will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m., with final check in at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting local children’s programs.

Participants will enjoy complimentary appetizers and a no-host wine bar, along with a Home and Garden Boutique at the conclusion of the tour.

This year the league will showcase three distinctive homes and landscapes, including a French manor, a Santa Barbara style home that’s owner-designed and energy efficient, plus a contemporary country home.

For additional information and tickets visit gilroyassistanceleague.org or call 706-6235.

Historical walking tour will explore bungalows

From 10 to 12 a.m. Saturday, April 2 the Gilroy Historical Society will hold its monthly historic walking tour beginning at the Gilroy Museum at 195 Fifth Street.

April’s tour will explore the “widespread use of bungalows in Gilroy,” a popular style “nearly universal between 1905 and 1930,” according to Connie Rogers, president of the Gilroy Historical Society.

Reservations are appreciated by calling the museum at 846-0446.

Pacheco State Park to celebrate 8th Wildflower Day

Pacheco State Park will host its 8th Wildflower Day from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at 38787 Dinosaur Point Road in Hollister.

Personnel from State Parks, the California Native Plant Society, the Central Valley Bird Club and many others will be on hand to answer questions. There will also be free Wildflower Day crafts for kids.

A Birding Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. and a Wildflower Hike will depart at 10 a.m. Tours are for a limited number of people. Sign-ups for these are first-come, first-served the day of the event. Later tours may also be available.

Visitors may come any time during the to enjoy the flowers, information tables and picnic area. Los Banos’ Hot Dog Heaven will have lunch and beverages available from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. All Wildflower Day visitors will receive a free Pacheco State Park Button.

The only fee for this event is the $5 state park day use fee per car.

Facilities at Pacheco State Park are limited so bring your own water, layered clothing, sunscreen or hat and sturdy footwear. Visitors may also want food, binoculars, folding chairs and cameras.

Pacheco State Park is located at the top of historic Pacheco Pass: Take the Dinosaur Point Road Exit off of Highway 152, 25 miles west of Los Banos and 23 miles east of Gilroy, and follow the signs. The park is at 38787 Dinosaur Point Road, Hollister. Visit parks.ca.gov/events and choose Pacheco State Park for details. For more information or to request aids or services for people with disabilities, please call (209) 826-1197 or 826-8283 or write Jennifer at [email protected] with Subject ‘Wildflower Day.’

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