Youth Mental Health
The City of Morgan Hill and Momentum for Mental Health present a mental health first-aid series that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in adolescents. To find a course or contact an instructor in your area, visit mentalhealthfirstaid.org or email [email protected] You can also contact Lisa Mena, (408) 207-0070, extension 5525 for registration information. Courses are held at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. The next class date is scheduled for 8:30am-5pm March 6. Registration is required. Other class dates through May are available.
Be On The Civil Grand Jury
The County of Santa Clara is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2020-21 Civil Grand Jury. It is important to the community that the grand jury is diverse and representative of the county population, and to ensure that the grand jury is equipped with a mixed set of skills and abilities so that we can assemble the deep reservoir of knowledge necessary in this broad oversight role. More information is available on the City of Morgan Hill’s website, at morganhill.ca.gov.
Civic Engagement Grants
The Santa Clara County’s Office of Women’s Policy is offering $75,000 worth of civic engagement mini-grants to local residents who want to organize their communities to promote civic engagement and participatory democracy in honor of the legacy created by the women who fought for the 19th amendment. The deadline for the round two grant cycle is Feb. 28. The grants are being awarded as part of the commemoration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage movement. Details and a link to the application are available at sccgov.org/sites/owp/engagement/Pages/home.aspx. Applications are available in multiple languages and can be emailed, mailed or delivered to: County Executive Office, c/o Office of Women’s Policy, 2460 North 1st Street, Suite 220, San Jose, CA 95131
Helping Hands, Healing Hearts
The Helping Hands & Healing Hearts awards luncheon annually honors a community leader dedicated to improving the lives of others and a former Community Solutions client who has triumphed over personal adversity and changed the course of his/her future. For tickets and more information, visit communitysolutions.org. The 2020 luncheon will take place 11:15am to 1:30pm March 20 at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road.
Oakwood School Open House
Morgan Hill’s Oakwood School will host an open house from 10am to 12pm March 21 for parents and kids to tour preschool, elementary, middle school and high school programs with the help of a student guide. Visitors will have the opportunity to review the school’s curriculum, watch performances, chat with parents and connect with faculty. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Register beforehand or walk in. For more information, visit oakwoodway.org/.
The 2020 Wildflower Run, an annual fundraiser for the AAUW, will take place 7:30 to 11am March 29, starting at Live Oak High School, 1505 East Main Ave. Register online at wildflowerrun.org. All proceeds will benefit local community grants, scholarships, leadership programs and other efforts that support equality for women and girls.
South Valley Flag Football
Registration is underway for the 2020 spring season of South Valley Flag Football. Dedicated to providing a high-quality NFL Flag program for boys and girls age 4-14, South Valley Flag Football has been running leagues in the Morgan Hill area since 2004. Cost is $150 per player, for 10 games plus the player combine, end of season Jamboree, NFL logo jersey and flags, t-shirts, shorts, socks and more. NFL Flag is a 5-on-5, no-contact game that emphasizes skill development, equal playing time, life lessons and teamwork. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to play! Registration is open now through March 29. The player combine is scheduled for March 29, and the first games will take place April 26. The season ends June 14. To register, and to find more information about South Valley Flag Football, visit svflagfootball.net.
Camp Cinder is a free camp run by CalFire, designed for young women age 14 to 18. Participants can learn leadership and team building, water rescues, helicopter operations, aerial ladders, nutrition, rope rescues and much more. There is an application process, which has an April 26 deadline. Submit your application to: fire.ca.gov/camp-cinder/.
Valley Water’s Landscape Rebate Program is available to all Santa Clara County homeowners, apartments and commercial sites that make qualifying water efficient upgrades to their landscape. Rebates of up to $3,000 for residential sites and $60,000 for commercial/multi-family sites are available. The program is designed to encourage residents and businesses to convert approved high water use landscape to low water use landscape, and to retrofit existing irrigation equipment with approved high efficiency irrigation equipment. Sites wishing to participate in the rebate program must complete a pre-inspection and submit an online application for approval before beginning any work on their project. Visit https://www.valleywater.org/landscaperebateprogram for complete details.