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Library grand opening celebration

The City of Gilroy will celebrate the grand opening of the new library Saturday at 350 W. Sixth St. From 10 a.m.  to 11:30 a.m., the dedication and ribbon cutting will be held. From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be an open house and festivities. Details: 846-0491. 

10 a.m.Honor Guard presentation/Pledge of Allegiance by Dave Galtman

10:10 a.m.Invocation by Chaplain Malcom McPhail

10:15 a.m.Mayor Al Pinheiro

10:30 a.m.Tom Haglund, city administrator

10:35 a.m.Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero

10:45 a.m.Melinda Cervantes, Santa Clara County librarian

10:50 a.m.Lani Yoshimura, Gilroy head librarian

11:15 a.m.Ribbon cutting

11:30 a.m.Open house and festivities

Noon to 12:45 p.m.Capulli Tonalequeh Aztec Dance Group – Paseo outdoors

Noon to 1 p.m.Storybook character visit – Courtyard

Noon to 3 p.m.Friends of the Library book sale – Friends Area

Noon to 3 p.m.Playaway Demonstrations, learn about audio/video players you can borrow – The Nest 

Noon to 4 p.m.Electronic Library, learn about eBooks – Training Room

Noon to 5 p.m.Reading Program, county’s adult and family literacy service – Reading Program Office

1 p.m.Bilingual Storytime – Storyroom

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Professional roving magician – Courtyard

2 p.m.Meet Author G. Willow Wilson, author of “The Butterfly Mosque” – Community Room

3 p.m.Children’s Storytime – Storyroom

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.Storybook character visit – Courtyard

4 p.m.Meet Author G. Willow Wilson, author of “The Butterfly Mosque” – Community Room

Future Farmers of America open house

The Gilroy High School Future Farmers of America Club will host its farm open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gilroy FFA Farm, located at 9110 Kern Ave. The event will feature games that focus on agriculture education and family-oriented activities. There will also be sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, rabbits and a horse to pet. Details: 847-2424.

 ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

Gavilan College presents “The Taming of the Shrew” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 12 at the school theater, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. There will also be a 2 p.m. show May 12. “The Taming of the Shrew” is written by William Shakespeare, adapted for Gavilan College stage by Randall Stuart of “Upon These Boards” and directed by Gavilan College theater instructor John Lawton Haehl. The play is a romantic comedy raising serious questions about roles within marriage. It includes such Shakespearean elements as a play-within-a-play, disguises and mistaken identity. Cost: $12 for general admission, $8 for students. Details: gavilan.edu/pio/Theater.html.

 Gilroy Prep Carnival and Rummage Sale

Gilroy Prep School will hold two fundraising events Saturday at 277 IOOF Ave. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a carnival with games, food and music by La Kermes. And from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the school is holding a rummage sale. They encourage the community to donate gently used toys, CDs, accessories, books, furniture out other household items during the collection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the school. GPS is also selling spaces for $20 each for people to sell their own items. Details: 432-5750 or gilroyprep.com.

Spring Wine Stroll

Stroll through shops while tasting wines from around the valley during the Spring Wine Stroll from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Morgan Hill. Cost: $25 per ticket in advance or $35 at the event. You may purchase your tickets at downtown businesses, the MHDA office or online.  Tickets will not be mailed one week prior to event and will only be available for will-call pick up only. Check-In in front of the Granada Theatre. Details: [email protected]




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