Top 5 things to do around Gilroy

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. Full article
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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 May 6-8 weekend.

Impressions Home and Garden Tour

The Gilroy Assistance League will hold its seventh annual signature fundraiser, Impressions Home and Garden Tour, featuring country homes of Gilroy May today and Saturday at 10748 Green Valley Drive. 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. Details: 706-6235 or

Divos and Divas perform ‘On Broadway’

Divos and Divas will perform “On Broadway” Saturday at the La Vigna Event center, Hecker Pass Winery, 4605 Hecker Pass Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. “On Broadway” will feature the talents of Beverly Blount, Carol Harris, Alan Hoshida, Patti Lemon, Sandra Marlowe, Karen McConachie, Paul Myrvold, Don “Elvis” Prieto, Phil Robb, Ted Sanchez and The Martan Mann Trio. A benefit for the GAA, the evening will include a silent and live auction, hors d’oeuvres, wine and a no host bar. Details: (408) 842-6999.

‘Kitchen Witches’ is tasty theater serving

Pintello Theater presents “Kitchen Witches” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Gilroy Grange Hall, 8191 Swanson Lane. Cost: $18. Details: 337-1599 or [email protected]

View the hidden gems of east Gilroy

The monthly historic walking tour will explore the architectural gems of Gilroy’s east side on Saturday. Many are beautiful, some are in the process of restoration and a few are waiting to be rescued. Meet at the Gilroy Museum, 195 Fifth St. at 10 a.m. for the tour that will last approximately two hours. Reservations for the free tour are appreciated by calling the Gilroy Museum at 846-0446.

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.

Mother’s Day events

Mother’s Day cards and soapmaking

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:

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 omelets, 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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