Community Briefs: Mother’s Day events

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Here is a roundup of Mother’s Day events.
Mother’s Day cards and soap making

Children can learn how to create a handmade Mother’s Day card or handmade soap during a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at BookSmart, 80 E. Second St., Morgan Hill. Cost: $5. Parent participation is required for children 5 years and younger. Parents of older children are asked to stay in the store during the workshop. Details and to RSVP: 778-646.

Mother’s Day in the park

Celebrate moms at Henry W. Coe State Park from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Have a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, biscuits, fried potatoes, and assorted beverages. Enjoy the amazing wildflowers, food, activities for kids, and live old-time music. Tickets are available at and usually sell out early. Details:

An afternoon of music at the mission

South Valley Symphony, under the direction of Anthony Quartuccio, Jr., will present its final concert this year at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Mission San Juan Bautista. General admission is $35, children and students are $15. Cost includes a reception following the concert in the Mission Gardens. Tickets can be purchased at southvalley or Porcella’s Music, 7357 Monterey St.; First Street Coffee Exchange, 1211 First St.; Booksmart, 80 E. Second St., Morgan Hill; PostalGraphics, 1760 Airline Highway, Hollister and Mission Gallery, 106 Third St., San Juan Bautista.

Mothers Day breakfast at Elks Lodge

Celebrate Mothers Day with a champagne breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Gilroy Elks Lodge, 2765 Hecker Pass Highway. There will be omlets, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, hash browns, pancake, fruit and drinks. Cost: $15 for adults and $8 for kids. Open to members, their families and guests. Details: 842-9397.

AAUW quilt show and luncheon

The AAUW Quilt Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in a private garden at 727 Fifth St., Gilroy and will feature a wide variety of beautiful handmade quilts. From old-fashioned geometric designs to contemporary fabric art, the colorful quilts will display the talents of local women. The festive spring event will include light gourmet luncheon. Raffle tickets for a special Opportunity Quilt made by Marianne Peoples will be sold. Proceeds benefit local scholarships awarded by the Gilroy Branch of the American Association of University Women. Cost: $15. Ticket are available at the Nimble Thimble, 7550 Monterey St. Detals: Susan Patereau at 981-2799.

Hear author’s story

Doris Gerber, author of “Makin’ Do” struggled to attend school and was a victim of abuse from a young age. Come hear her story from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, at BookSmart. 80 E. Second St. Details: 778-6467.

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