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February 28, 2021

Local Digest

Grant to help reduce wild fires
San Jose
– The Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council will receive an
$87,5000 federal grant for education programs to cut down on wild
Grant to help reduce wild fires

San Jose – The Santa Clara County Fire Safe Council will receive an $87,5000 federal grant for education programs to cut down on wild fires. The purpose of federal Fire Prevention and Safety Grants is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The primary goal of the grants is to reach high-risk target groups in order to mitigate the high incidences of death and injuries.

Dual Immersion info meetings

Gilroy – Dual Language Immersion Program Info Meetings will be held in English on Thursday, March 2, from 9 to 10 am or 6 to 7 pm. Meetings conducted in Spanish will be held on Thursday, March 2, from 7 to 8pm, or on Friday, March 3, from 9 to 10am. Meetings take place at Las Animas School, 8450 Wren Ave., Room 8.

Details: 842-6414

Vocational training available

Gilroy – Are you between the ages of 19 and 21 and a Santa Clara County resident? Then opportunity is knocking. The Center for Employment Training in Gilroy is pleased to offer free vocational training. Receive a certificate in just three months.

Details: Kristina or Yariela, 7800 Arroyo Circle, Suite C, or call 842-6484.

Live music series

Gilroy –  Sue’s Coffee Roasting Company presents Trusting Lucy on Friday. The concert will run from 7 to 9pm. This free concert is a part of Sue’s Friday Night Live Music Series.

Details: 842-4220, or

Give blood, save a life

Gilroy – A community blood drive will be held Thursday, March 9, from 1:30 to 6:30pm at First Baptist Church, 8455 Wren Ave.

Details: 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or

Ragtime pianists

Gilroy – Ragtime piano duo performers Jack and Chris Bradshaw will be playing on the “Music Alive at Fourth and Church” series at the United Methodist Church in Gilroy, at 7pm Friday. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Uvas Valley Chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association for their scholarship fund

Kindergarten registration begins

Gilroy – The school district’s kindergarten registration begins Saturday, March 11, from 8am to noon at all eight elementary school sites.

Neighborhood Academy 2006

Gilroy – The City of Gilroy presents the Gilroy Neighborhood Academy. Free workshops will be held at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St., Gilroy from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

March 14: Methamphetamine Crisis “The Unwanted Neighbor”

March 21: Learn about the Hidden Treasures in Gilroy

March 28: Business Growth in Gilroy “Now who’s coming to Gilroy?”

Call to reserve a seat.

Details: Rachel Munoz, GPD, at 846-0524.

‘Narnia’ festivities

Morgan Hill – South Valley Civic Theatre is pleased to announce that local artists Diane Wallace and Sandra Marlowe will be participating in the opening night of its young performers’ production of ‘Narnia.’

Wallace will be exhibiting works throughout ‘Narnia’s’ four-week performance schedule.

Marlowe will be performing for the opening-night audience beginning at 7:30pm. Marlowe is a beloved entertainer that has been an audience favorite for a number of years. She is a featured artist at the ‘Bach to Blues’ festival.

Pianist, Marilyn Guerin, will be performing the ‘Narnia’ musical compositions for each of the 10 shows.

‘Narnia’ opens at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse on March 17 and runs through April 8. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. Tickets will be available at the Gilroy Visitor’s Bureau, Morgan Hill Community Center and at Booksmart in Morgan Hill.


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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