Celebrate fall cowboy style
Dress in your best cowboy gear and celebrate fall with dancing, art, mechanical bull riding, games for all ages, a bouncy house, face painting and dinner choices from a variety of food trucks at Harvest Hoedown from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Las Animas School, 6550 Cimino St., Gilroy. This free event is open to the public.
Ride for veterans
Join DreamPower Horsemanship and Operation Freedom Paws as they ride for veterans in the Hoofs and Woofs Poker Run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17, 13920 Llagas Ave., San Martin. Call (408) 641-7137 or go to hwpokerrun.eventbrite.com.
A night of Flamenco
Gavilan College Music Department presents international flamenco dancer Lakshmi, “La Chimi,” and Jose Mendez in concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Gavilan College Theater, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy. The Spanish Flamenco troupe will perform with local flamenco guitarist Albert Marques. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students/seniors, in advance at Booksmart Morgan Hill and Porcella’s Music in Gilroy or at the door Oct. 18.
Contribute to a good cause and treat yourself to all-you-can-eat pancakes, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, live music and door prizes at Live Oak Adult Day Care’s pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at Live Oak Adult Day Care, 651 W. Sixth St., Suite 2, Gilroy. Donations accepted at the door. For information call (408) 847-5491.
Hot Springs celebration
Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs will celebrate 20 years with guided tours, exhibits, activities and entertainment from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24. $15 admission helps protect, preserve and restore this historical landmark. For information go to gilroyyamatohotsprings.org.
Native plants class
Learn how to garden with native plants to save ager, lower maintenance, reduce pesticides and attract wildlife to landscape in a class presented by master gardeners Tina Geyer and Sue Van Stee from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at the South County Teaching and Demonstration Garden at Saint Louise Regional Hospital, 9400 No Name Uno, Gilroy.
African band performs
Experience the contemporary Christian music of Africa with a concert by the New Life Band from Tanzania, East Africa, at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and at worship services Oct. 25 at Advent Lutheran Church, 16870 Murphy Ave., Morgan Hill. New Life Band is a nonprofit ministry focused on youths and students in East Africa. For information, call (408) 779-3551 or go to advent-lutheran.org.
Purse, accessories sale
Saint Louise Regional Hospital volunteers will host a purse, jewelry and accessories sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26-27 in the hospital cafe area, 9400 No Name Uno, Gilroy. Proceeds benefit the volunteer scholarship program.
Senior craft items for sale at senior center
Gilroy Senior Craft Store located inside the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., features handcrafted items made by seniors. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Celebrate fall cowboy style