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The Gilroy Library is located at 350 West Sixth St. Photo: Erik Chalhoub
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Free meals available for children at libraries

Free lunches are now available to children ages 0-18 and their caregivers at the Morgan Hill and Gilroy libraries. 

These meals must be eaten at the library, as the grab-and-go service is no longer being offered due to federal Covid-19 waivers expiring.

No registration is necessary and meals are available while supplies last.

The Santa Clara County Library District, the Silicon Valley YMCA and Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley partner every year to offer the free meals.

The summer months can be difficult for families who rely on school breakfasts and lunch to feed their children. According to a Summer Meals report by SHFB, “families usually spend an additional $300 per month on food during the summer, which can be a significant financial strain.”

Meals will be served Monday through Friday from noon to 1pm through Aug. 4 at the Morgan Hill Library Program Room, 660 West Main Ave. At the Gilroy Library, 350 West Sixth St., meals will be served Monday through Friday from 1-2pm in the Children’s Activity Room through Aug. 11.

Gilroy Arts Roundtable meets June 28

The Gilroy Arts Roundtable will hold its monthly meeting on June 28 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Gilroy Library.

The roundtable, presented by SVCreates, aims to create a network of artists, local residents, and community leaders to build Gilroy’s arts community and establish trust between communities in the city. 

As a peer support network, artists, civic leaders, business owners and others come together to understand each other’s strengths and challenges, build relationships, share resources, establish partnerships, and raise a collective voice for the arts. 

For information, visit svcreates.org/2023/04/gilroy-arts-roundtable.

Santa Clara County Fair to make full-scale return 

The Santa Clara County Fair is back to full-scale for the first time since 2019, running July 26-Aug. 6.

From early 2020 through late last year, the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, managed by the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation, served as the County’s emergency response center, providing Covid-19-related services to thousands of residents on a daily basis including testing, vaccines and booster shots. 

In the interim, the SCCFMC staff made investments in the Fairgrounds facilities equipment and kept a reserved section of the Fairgrounds active for hosting smaller scale events and a Junior Livestock fair and auction.

“We are proud of the programming we have been able to provide the community these past couple years and even more thrilled to be able to bring the full Fair back this year,” Executive Director Abraham Andrade said.

Included activities with the admission ticket are:

• Four stages featuring a variety of free entertainment; including a mix of music from different genres and eras

• Comedy hypnosis show starring Terry Stokes

• The Canine Show from “America’s Got Talent”

• Exotic animals at Safari Encounter

• Daily livestock shows

• Little Hands on the Farm, where kids will have access to interactive ag education activities

• Home Arts displays

• Fair foods, including Angelo’s Pepper Steaks, Silva’s Linguini Sandwiches and others

The County Fair will be open daily July 26-Aug. 6 except for July 31 and Aug. 1, located at 344 Tully Road in San Jose.

Tickets are on sale now and available at thefair.org.

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