AAUW fall luncheon
– Prospective, current and at-large members of the American
Association of University Women (AAUW) are invited to the fall
membership luncheon at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in San Juan Bautista
on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11:45 a.m.
AAUW fall luncheon

GILROY – Prospective, current and at-large members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) are invited to the fall membership luncheon at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in San Juan Bautista on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11:45 a.m.

Guest speaker Rebecca Hall will present “Not Killing Me Softly: African American Women in Slave Revolts.” Hall is an AAUW Educational Foundation fellow and a Ph.D. candidate in history at University of California at Santa Cruz. She has worked extensively with homeless people, survivors of domestic violence and asylum seekers. She taught law students how to represent low-income people in housing law, as well as tenant’s rights workshops throughout the Bay Area. Her career change from law to history was motivated by her realization that the answers she sought were to be found, not in litigation, but in structured patterns of race, class and gender.

There will be a sandwich express buffet with salads, brownies, coffee or tea for $18, including tax and gratuity. RSVP to Connie Doty at

842-4790 or Gloria Mendivil at 848-6489.

Prospective members unable to attend the luncheon but who would like to find out more about AAUW and Gilroy branch activities are invited to call Carol Smith at 848-2475, Connie Rogers (Public Policy Chair) at 842-8494 or co-membership chairs Doty or Mendivil.

Have a say in farm issues

SANTA CLARA COUNTY – The USDA Farm Service Agency is accepting nominations for 2003 county committee elections. Nomination forms are due by Friday, Sept. 5.

If you have an interest in providing guidance on federal farm program issues impacting local farmers and ranchers, then you are encouraged to submit a nomination. All landowners, operators and tenants of legal voting age on farms within Santa Clara County are eligible to serve on the FSA Committee and vote in the election.

For nomination forms or more information, contact the FSA office at (831) 637-4360.

Scouts welcome barbecue

GILROY – All boys from first-grade through fourth-grade and their families are invited to join the Boy Scouts of America in the Cub Scouting program. Their annual barbecue will be Saturday, Sept. 6, at Mt. Madonna County Park at the West Deer Pen Youth Site beginning at 4 p.m. Join in overnight camping if you would like. Details: Mike Monroe at 848-5624.

Local artists exhibit work

GILROY – Gilroy Community Services Department will hold the Gilroy Art and Culture Exhibit Sept. 11 through 14, at the Willey Cultural Center, 1400 Fifth St.

All entries are due to the Willey Cultural Center on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. The Artists’ Award Reception will be help on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 11 and 12 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14. Pieces can be picked up on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Exhibits will be painting, drawing, printmaking, 3-dimensional, watercolor, mixed media, digital art, photography and textiles. All artists 18 years and over living in the Gavilan District are invited to enter the exhibit. Details: Gilroy Community Services at 846-0460.

Right bed, wrong husband

GILROY – Pintello Comedy Theater will present “Right Bed, Wrong Husband,” Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. through Sept. 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.

Toast to the harvest

GILROY – Fortino Winery’s annual harvest dinner is Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled night under the stars. A traditional Fortino-family barbecue will be paired with great wines, music and friends. The all-inclusive price is $35 for club members; $40 for non-members. Reservations are required. Details: Janine Kaloczy at

842-3305 ext. 16.

Learn about rock art

GILROY – The Bay Area Rock Art Research Association (BARARA) and the American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA) will sponsor a workshop at Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be an opportunity for teachers to learn to develop a classroom module utilizing the rock art and interpretive information at the park. Educational materials will be provided. Hands-on activities and park tours will be available. The public is invited. There is no fee. Details: Chris Carson at 323-0107.

Writing your business plan

GILROY – The Gavilan College Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop on Monday, Sept. 15 from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at the Dry Creek Village Center, 8351 Church St., Building E. Learn a marketing plan, financial projections and a strategic plan to set your business on the right track. The cost is $20. Advanced registration is required. Details: (800) 847-0373.

CMAP seeks nominations

GILROY – Community Media Access Partnership, the community TV station for Gilroy, Hollister and San Juan Bautista, is currently looking for board members to fill three elected positions.

CMAP’s board of directors is comprised of city and school representatives, as well as interested residents, who make crucial decisions as to how CMAP is run. CMAP’s board meets the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in Hollister, Gilroy and San Juan Bautista.

Interested candidates must be CMAP members in good standing and must submit a nomination by petition form (available at the CMAP office and online at www.mycmap.org), obtaining 10 signatures of current CMAP members. This form, as well as a candidate statement (200 words maximum) must be delivered to CMAP by Thursday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m.

Details: Executive Director Suzanne St. John at 846-4983, ext. 6.

Home and garden event

GILROY – Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park will host the Home, Garden and Lifestyle Event Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21. More than 100 vendors will be present in the park displaying products and services for homeowners, gardeners and families that celebrate how we live and play in the South Valley area.

During the Home, Garden and Lifestyle Event, park attendees will be able to enjoy rides, gardens and food as usual and will also be able to meet local businesses and shop for unique products for South Valley homes, gardens, personal entertainment, health and fitness and much more.

Businesses may still apply for booth space by calling

682-4700. Details: www.svexpo.com or www.bonfantegardens.com.

Class of 1973 reunion

GILROY – The Gilroy High School Class of 1973 will hold a Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 11. All interested classmates should contact Gloria (Mondelli) Pollock at

847-5558, Dennis Barroza at 847-3308 or Nancy (Chiado) Clarkson at (952) 829-5554 or visit Classmates.com.

Saddle up with Range Riders

GILROY – The Gilroy Range Riders Cowboy Mounted Shooters are holding practice on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Horse Discovery Center located at 2440 Dryden Road, Gilroy. Practice will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Monthly practices are normally held on the first Saturday of each month. They will also be having additional practices in La Honda/Highway 84 at the Coastside Rodeo grounds/Driscoll Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 13. Details: www.gilroyrangeriders.com.

A day in the country

GILROY – The Gilroy Foundation will hold its annual charity event at CordeValle Country Club on Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at

4 p.m. Enjoy wine and appetizers as while bidding on the silent auction items. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction and dessert. Some auction items include a summer house in the Tahoe Keys with private dock; tickets to all major Bay Area team events including Warriors, Sharks, 49ers, Raiders, Giants; an overnight stay in a CordeValle bungalow for two with a round of golf for two. Tickets cost $200 per couple and can be purchased through the Gilroy Foundation Office at 842-3727 or online at www.gilroyfoundation.org. Guests can reserve tables for eight people. Purchase tickets by Monday, Sept. 1.

4-H Enrollment Night

SAN MARTIN – Join 4-H during an enrollment night on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave. All the projects will be display plans for the year and members will have to opportunity to sign up. Details: Kim McPherson at 686-0806.

Buy one, get one free

MORGAN HILL – The Friends of the Morgan Hill Library will have a special, back-to-school book sale on Saturday, Sept. 6. All regularly priced books will be buy one, get one free. The sale of used books will take place in the meeting room of the library, 17575 Peak Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A preview of the “buy one, get one free” sale will be held on Friday, Sept. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for members of the Friends. New members may join at the door that night. Refreshments will be served.

The Friends book sales are held the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the third Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 6 p.m. Money raised at the sale of used books and tapes goes to support the Morgan Hill Library and its activities.

Donations of books and tapes in good condition are always needed. Old textbooks, outdated computer books and magazines, however, cannot be used. You may bring your donations to the library during regular hours.

Details: Beverley Williams at 782-1425.

Join the midnight ride

MORGAN HILL – A moonlight guided horse ride and potluck will take place at Henry Coe Park on Saturday, Sept. 6. Bring water, a dish to share and your own horse and explore the southern end of Coe Park under the light of the silvery moon. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by the horse ride at 7 p.m. Meet at Hunting Hollow Entrance. Reservations required. Call Chere Barger at 683-2247 or Kitty Swindle at 842-6215 to sign up and get more information. Rain will cancel the outing.

Tickets for ‘Blithe Spirit’

MORGAN HILL – South Valley Civic Theatre presents “Blithe Spirit,” a farce in three acts. Performances are running Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Sept. 13. There will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. The play will be performed at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, corner of Dunne Avenue and Monterey Street. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. Tickets can be purchased at California Music in Gilroy or at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 842-SHOW or visit www.svct.org.

Free movie under the stars

MORGAN HILL – The Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual “Movie Night Under the Stars” at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 6, at dusk.

The free 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 movie, “The Sandlot,” is rated PG and will be projected on an outdoor screen at dusk. The Community and Cultural Center is at Monterey and Dunne Avenue at 17000 Monterey Road in the downtown Morgan Hill.

Details: 779-9444.

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.