Hot Ticket Sept. 4, 2015

Enjoy live Tejano music, good food and a car show at the Tamale Making Contest on Sept. 27.

New Limelight show opens Sept. 4
Limelight Actors Theater presents its first drama, the Tony Award winning “Other Desert Cities,” Sept. 4 through Sept. 26 at Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey Rd., Gilroy. For show times and ticket information go to or call (408) 472-3292.
Take the tamale challenge
Put your cooking skills to the test at the Second Annual Tamale Making Contest and Fundraiser hosted by CARAS and El Charito Market from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 between Third and Sixth streets in downtown Gilroy. A car show for low riders, hot rods, motorcycles and bicycles will also be held. All funds raised will go to CARAS, a nonprofit organization serving low income families in South County. For information call
(408) 842-7898.
Labor Day bingo marathon
The Live Oak Emerald Regime will host a bingo marathon with door prizes and raffle giveaways on Labor Day, Sept. 7. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. First session is at 10 a.m., second session at 2 p.m.  Catered lunch by Fuddruckers will be served at 1 p.m. For more information go to
Fill the boot for MDA
Cal Fire Santa Clara Unit firefighters in Morgan Hill will host the “Fill the Boot” fundraising event from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12-13. The firefighters will be in the intersections of Monterey Street and Tennant Avenue and Monterey Street and Main Street in Morgan Hill collecting money from drivers and pedestrians to benefit over 1,900 local families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more information call (415) 673-7500.
All season herb growing
Learn about herbs that can be planted and harvested in fall and winter at a presentation given by Master Gardener Joan Cloutier from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. and Sept. 15 at Gilroy Library, 50 W. Sixth St. For information call the Master Gardener hotline at (408) 282-3105 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Volunteers needed for Reading Hour
Join a group of community volunteers and read one-on-one with children at the El Toro Youth Center, the local site of the Boys & Girls Club, during an afternoon reading hour facilitated by Gamma Alpha Chapter on some Tuesdays. Orientation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and Sept. 15 at the clubhouse, 17620 Crest Ave., Morgan Hill. RSVP or request more information about this program by emailing [email protected]
Porch music at its best
The second annual Porchfest Gilroy will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 on Hanna and Dowdy streets. This is a free event. Volunteers are also needed to help. Sign up to volunteer at For more information, go to
State parks exhibit
Check out photographs of California state parks at the latest exhibition by the Morgan Hill Photography Club at Morgan Hill House-Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey St. The exhibit, featuring over 30 photographs from 18 artists, runs through Sept. 20.
Graffiti Nights Car Show
Take a ride to to check out some classic cars at the Graffiti Nights Car Show from 5 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of every month through October at Garlic World, 4800 Monterey Hwy., Gilroy. Legacy BBQ will have tri-tip, tacos, pulled pork and hot links
Under the harvest moon
Help raise funds for the Gilroy Compassion Center at the Harvest Moon Dinner and Dance from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Fortino Winery, 4325 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at For sponsorship and ticket information, call Shawn Weymouth at (408) 607-1284.
GHS classes of 1965-66
Catch up with former classmates of Gilroy High School 1965-66 at a reunion Sept. 12. For details call Suzanne Jaszewski
(408)-499-4445 or Barbara DeQuin (409) 710-2390.