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Rock ‘n Roll Reunion
GILROY
– Don’t miss

Rock ‘n Roll Reunion,

a singing and dancing tribute to the ’50s and ’60s. The show is
a presentation of John Bisceglie and the City of Gilroy Community
Service Department. The annual Children’s Summer Theater production
will take place beginning Friday, Aug. 8, and run through Sunday,
Aug. 23 at the Gilroy High School Theater, 750 W. 10th St.
Show times are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings
at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each,
and proceeds benefit Kids Discover Art 2004.
Details: 846-8836.
Rock ‘n Roll Reunion

GILROY – Don’t miss “Rock ‘n Roll Reunion,” a singing and dancing tribute to the ’50s and ’60s. The show is a presentation of John Bisceglie and the City of Gilroy Community Service Department. The annual Children’s Summer Theater production will take place beginning Friday, Aug. 8, and run through Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Gilroy High School Theater, 750 W. 10th St.

Show times are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and proceeds benefit Kids Discover Art 2004.

Details: 846-8836.

Back-to-school shopping spree

GILROY – If you want to help children and like to shop, contact The Salvation Army Santa Clara County office and be a volunteer shopping chaperone at the 12th Annual Back-to-School Shopping Spree. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Volunteers can help at least two children shop for new clothes, uniforms, shoes and attend their “breakfast party.” For store locations and more information, contact Liwayway Gimenez, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 282-1165, ext. 218.

Garlicky poets

GILROY – The Garlicky Group of Poets will will hold its monthly open poetry reading on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Gilroy Public Library meeting room. Public participation is welcome and the event is free.

Details: 779-4999.

Business plan basics

GILROY – Good planning is the basis of any successful business start-up, and a necessity for a loan application. This workshop will help participants focus on a marketing plan, financial projections and strategic planning to put the new business on the road to success.

The “Writing Your Business Plan” workshop will be held on Aug. 18 from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at the Gavilan College Small Business Development Center’s new office at 8351 Church St., Building E.

The cost is $20 and advance registration is required.

Details: (800) 847-0373.

Training for CPAs and attorneys

GILROY – Roberta Jones, an Edward Jones investment representative in Gilroy, will host a course entitled “Entity Selection for Small-Business Owners” on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. at her office at 7877 Wren Ave., Suite A, in Gilroy. This program, broadcast via Edward Jones’ satellite system, will be produced by the firm’s Professional Education Network exclusively for area CPAs and attorneys.

Course topics include: entity formation issues, including admission of new equity investors to an existing business; payroll tax and income issues related to payments to owners; tax-efficient income distributions to owners of small businesses; and exit strategies and entity selection issues. This program is eligible for three CPE hours for CPAs and accountants, as well as three CLE hours for attorneys licensed in California. The enrollment fee is $50, which includes admission for one person and all course materials. Lunch will be served. Reservations are required.

Details: 842-6943.

Rebekah Children Services expands

SAN JOSE – Rebekah Children’s Services Compadres Wraparound program has expanded the service area with a satellite site at 1210 Bascom Ave., Suite 224, San Jose. An Open House will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Rebekah Children’s Services’ mission is to promote the social, emotional and physical well being of children and families.

Details: www.rchkids.org or contact Eleanor Villarreal at 846-2142.

Tennis tourney

GILROY – Gilroy Tennis Club will host a mixed doubles tournament Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. The club welcomes people who are new to town or new to tennis to come join in the fun at the tennis courts at Las Animas Park. All levels of tennis are played. Only members can play. Membership is $20 and can be paid on the day of the tournament. To register or for questions regarding the Gilroy Tennis Club, call Eileen at 782-9965.

Down home country fun

SAN MARTIN – The San Martin Neighborhood Alliance presents “Hot August 9th Down Home Country Fun” on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The event will feature a classic car show, food and family activities from 4 to 9 p.m. at the San Martin Pumpkin Patch Park on Monterey Road. Dance to your favorite oldies and country music.

Admission is $4 in advance or $5 at the gate. Details: visit www.smneighbor.org, e-mail [email protected] or call 683-2055.

Radical raptors

GILROY – Explore birds of prey up close with a park ranger, staff of the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center and special guest live raptors. Discover, in person, what makes these birds so cool. Meet at the Coyote Lake Visitor Center at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. The program lasts until noon. Details: 842-7800.

Old-fashioned fun

SAN JOSE – Santa Teresa’s Historic Bernal Ranch will host an afternoon of Wash Day and Old Time Games from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Come on out for a fun-filled afternoon at the ranch. Experience what granny called her “weekly affliction” and play games from 100 years ago. The afternoon will feature lots of fun for families with kids. The ranch is located at the corner of Camino Verde and Manila Drive in San Jose, near Santa Teresa Hospital.

Details: 226-5453.

Giddy up pony

SAN MARTIN – Bright Ranch will hold an open house on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring the entire family for an afternoon of pony rides, photo booth, free popcorn and more. New students save 10 percent on pony and horse lesson packages. The ranch is located at 11695 Turlock Ave. Details: www.brightranch.com or call, 683-2041.

Redwood hike

GILROY – Join a park ranger on a moderately strenuous hike to explore the redwood forest of Mt. Madonna County Park. Discover how plants and animal thrive in this unique habitat. Meet at the Park Office/Visitor Center at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, wearing comfortable hiking shoes and clothing. Appropriate for hikers ages 6 and older. Hike will last until noon. Bring sun protection & water. No reservations required, dogs OK, $4 vehicle fee. Details: 842-2341.

Learn to swing

MORGAN HILL – Put on your dancing shoes! All are welcomed to the Morgan Hill Grange Hall at 40 E. Fourth St. on Tuesday nights to learn swing and country dances. Beginning West Coast Swing is offered at 7 p.m. and is followed by Country Two-step lessons at 8 p.m. No partners needed. Details: 686-0772.

Full moon paddle

MORGAN HILL – Discover local history and wildlife with park staff on a late night tour of Anderson Reservoir. Meet at the Woodchoppers Picnic Area on East Dunne Avenue at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, with your kayak or canoe, life jacket & glow stick. Tour will last until 10 p.m. Reservations are required, and space is limited.

Details and reservations: 846-8902.

Voter registration drive

GILROY – Gilroy First will hold a registration drive kick-off event on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. at 6901 Church St. The public is invited to register to vote, help fellow citizens register and learn more about Gilroy issues. Volunteers will also help people apply for a permanent absentee ballot.

Details: Rose Barry 848-8138.

Hangin’ with the MRU

GILROY – Meet the Mounted Ranger Unit with Coyote Lake Ranger Griggs on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8 to 9 p.m. Learn what it takes to be a Ranger who rides horses. You’ll also get to roast marshmallows while listening to a spooky horse story. Meet at the visitor center. For more information on these programs, or if you’d like to schedule a Ranger Program for you or your group, call 842-7800.

‘Right bed, wrong husband’

GILROY – Pintello Comedy Theater will present “Right Bed, Wrong Husband,” Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. on Aug. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, Sept. 5, 6, 12 and 13. This is the latest production at the new live theater venue at 8531 Church St. Tickets are $15 each. To reserve table-seating email [email protected] or call 776-8004.

Free movie under the stars

MORGAN HILL – The Chamber of Commerce will host a free screening of “The Sandlot” at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 6, at dusk.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a family funfest featuring dance, martial arts and gymnastics demonstrations. Food, microbrew beers and local wines will be available. Kids’ activities including a three-story slide, jump house and crafts will also be on hand.

“The Sandlot”is rated PG.

Details: 779-9444.

Ohlone life tour

GILROY – Discover how the native Ohlone People lived and used the natural resources along Uvas Creek for their everyday needs. Meet at the Chitactac-Adams County Park exhibit shelter on Watsonville Road in Gilroy for a guided tour with activities. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 9. It promises fun for all ages. There are reservations reuired or fees to participate.

Details: 323-0107.

News Items: Please fax local news items to City Editor Jodi Engle at 842-2206, e-mail to [email protected] or mail to 6400 Monterey St. Gilroy.

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