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 20-22 weekend.
Jeramy Ailes Memorial Fishing Derby
Test your fishing skills for a good cause during the Jeramy Ailes Memorial Fishing Derby and Scholarship Fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at McAlpine Lake, 900 Anzar Road San Juan Bautista. There will be a barbecue lunch following. No fishing license is required. $300 will be awarded for the heaviest fish caught by adults, and $100 will go to the child who catches the heaviest fish. Cost: $40 for adults, $30 for teens and $20 for children. Sponsors and donations are welcome. Details: Mokie at 722-8942 or [email protected]com.
Fifth annual Tequila Tasting Fundraiser
The Latino Family Foundation will hold its fifth annual Tequila Tasting Fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Willey Cultural Center, 140 Fifth St. Details: Annie Tomasello at 848-1599 or [email protected] To purchase tickets: eventbrite.com/event/1213245851.
Extreme Youth event at Skate Park
Meet local skate pros, win prizes and listen to local bands during the free Extreme Youth event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Gilroy Skate Park at Las Animas Park, 400 Mantelli Drive. The event is developed to support and showcase local BMX and skateboarding talent. Details: Mark Tarasco at 846-0517 or [email protected]
Duckie Derby and Paddle Boat Race
Gilroy Gardens will hold its second annual Duckie Derby and Celebrity Paddle Boat Races at 2 p.m. Saturday. The rubber duckies will be let loose over Bonfante Falls to race to the finish line. The grand prize is a vacation for four to Disneyland including airfare and hotel. Other prizes include local gift certificates. You don’t need not be present to win. Duckies may be purchased for $30 each. $20 of each purchase goes directly to support Leadership Gilroy programs. At 4 p.m., head down to Paddle Boat Dock and bet on your favorite local celebrities. Details: leadershipgilroy.org or gilroygardens.org.
Art, Wine & Chocolate Festival
Fernwood Cellar will hold an Art, Wine & Chocolate Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the winery at the end of Redwood Retreat Road. Details: fernwoodcellars.
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