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December 15, 2019

Local Scene: Holiday parade, Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

The South Valley Civic Theater will continue to present Steel Magnolias to local audiences through Dec. 7, at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, 17090 Monterey Road. Based on a 1987 play by Robert Harling—which was adapted into a hit 1989 film of the same name—the local production of Steel Magnolias is produced by Marianne Snook, and directed by Tiffany Goller and Bill Tindall. For more information, including how to purchase tickets, visit svct.org.  

Holiday Parade

Morgan Hill’s annual Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting will take place 5:30pm Dec. 7 in the city’s downtown. Events will start with the annual procession on Monterey Road, ending with a ceremonial tree lighting and a visit by Santa and his ship at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road. The parade, tree lighting and entertainment are sponsored by the Morgan Hill Kiwanis Club and the City of Morgan Hill.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The public is invited to the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession Sunday, Dec. 8 in downtown Morgan Hill. The procession will begin at the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, and continue to St. Catherine Church, 17400 Peak Ave., by way of Monterey Road and West Main Avenue. The procession is organized annually by St. Catherine Church in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas. 

History at the House

From 10 to 11:30am the first Saturday of every month, the Morgan Hill Historical Society invites the community to the Hiram Morgan Hill House at Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey Road, for “History at the House.” Attendees are encouraged to share their knowledge of local history and landscapes during the ongoing monthly conversation. The event is open to the public and free. 

Walk for fitness

The Morgan Hill Walking Group for Fitness meets for daily walks six days a week. Monday through Friday, the group walks from 6 to 7pm. On Saturdays, walks are from 9 to 10:30am. The group meets at the Morgan Hill Center parking lot at Hale and West Main avenues. The group walks at a moderate pace, rain or shine, year-round. Everyone is welcome, including pet dogs. 

Bingo fundraiser every weekend

The Live Oak Emerald Regime hosts bingo every weekend at the Britton Middle School Auditorium, 80 W Central Ave. On Saturday, doors open at 4:15pm., warm-ups begin at 5:45pm, and games begin at 6:15pm. On Sunday doors open at 11:45am, warm-ups start at 1:15pm, and games begin at 1:45pm. For more information, visit emeraldregime.org/bingo. 

Learn to breathe easy

An Explore Breath and Be Stress-Free workshop is held Sundays, 3:30-5pm, at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Morgan Hill. RSVPs are requested due to limited seating. For more information, call Krishna at 408.480.4493.

Bridge at the Rec Center

Bridge games are held Monday nights at the Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W Edmundson Ave. Open stratified games begin at 6:20pm. 

Pickleball

Play pickleball, a tennis-type game in which a whiffle ball is hit over a low net with a paddle, Mondays, 8:30-11pm, at the Centennial Recreation Center gymnasium, 171 W Edmundson Ave. Play is free for rec center members, $8 for non-member seniors. Equipment is provided. For more details, visit usapa.org/whatis_pball. 

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