Digest 6.8.05

Phil Robb directs the GHS Chamber Singers during a recording of

Attend the Academy Awards Gilroy style
• Gilroy – Attend the Academy Awards Gilroy style, Thursday, as
the Gilroy High School Choirs present their final concert of the
year. The annual Pops Concert is a favorite for all.
Attend the Academy Awards Gilroy style

• Gilroy – Attend the Academy Awards Gilroy style, Thursday, as the Gilroy High School Choirs present their final concert of the year. The annual Pops Concert is a favorite for all. This year’s theme will be Academy Award winning songs from the past 73 years. The five choirs will take turns performing some of the great favorites that extend back to 1934 when the seventh Academy Awards handed out its first “Best Song.” Since then such familiar songs as “High Hopes,” “Moon River,” “The Shadow Of Your Smile,” “You’ll Be In My Heart” and 66 others have won the coveted title.

The concert will be held at Gavilan College in the theater beginning at 7:30pm with doors opening at 7:10pm for seating. The box office will open at 6:30pm for tickets which cost $5.

The annual concert also will honor the graduating seniors.

Students will be dressed for the Academy Awards or as their favorite character from one of the featured songs.

The audience is invited to also dress accordingly and join in the evening’s fun.

Housing committee needs additional volunteers

• Gilroy – An advisory board tasked with reviewing housing policies and programs and making recommendations to City Council on housing-related matters needs nine volunteers.

Officials are looking for city residents, local and regional non-profit and for-profit housing developers, affordable housing and homeless advocates, and renters and property owners.

A term on the advisory board lasts two years.

Applications for the positions are available online at www.ci.gilroy.ca.us or at the planning department in City Hall, 7351 Rosanna St.

To have an application mailed to you call Regina Brisco at 846-0242.

Learn all about small business accounting

• Gilroy – QuickBooks 2005 is one of the most widely used small business accounting software programs available to small business owners. Learn to manage and reconcile business accounts, write and print checks, keep track of income and expenses, accounts payable and receivable, invoicing, inventory, payroll, purchase orders, estimating and many other bookkeeping tasks that are relevant to run a successful business.

This course is a three-week progressive course that takes you through the very basics of getting your business started to learning how to synchronize your QuickBooks contacts with other contact management programs such as Outlook.

The dates for this workshop series are Thursday, June 9, 16 & 23, from 6 to 8pm at the Gavilan College SBDC, 8351 Church St., Bldg. E.

The cost for this six-hour workshop is $90, payable in advance.

Due to limited space pre-registration is required. Details: 847-0373.

Donate the gift of blood and save a life

• Gilroy – The American Red Cross and the community of Gilroy will host a blood drive Thursday, June 9, at First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Ave., from 1:30 to 6:30pm.

To make a life-saving appointment to give blood at the Gilroy drive, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit www.BeADonor.com (sponsor code: GILROY).

In order to give blood, you must be 17 years or older, weigh no less than 110 pounds and enjoy general good health. Identification, such as a driver’s license, is also needed.

Evers to speak on education reform

• San Jose – Dr. William Evers of the Santa Clara County Board of Education will deliver an address on education reform at the GOP public meeting Wednesday.

Evers currently serves as co–chairman of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Coalition for Education Reform.

The meeting is at 7pm at the County Administration Building, Isaac N. Senter Auditorium in San Jose.

Details: Elizabeth Sanforf at 246–6600.

Send news items to City Editor Robert Airoldi. FAX to 842-2206, mail to Gilroy Dispatch, 6400 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020, or e-mail [email protected]

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