Calendar and Briefs

State of the city

Morgan Hill Mayor Mark Turner will present the 2023 State of the City Address at 6:30pm March 8 at the Community Playhouse, 17000 Monterey Road. The event will also be recorded and live streamed on the City of Morgan Hill’s Facebook page. 

Apply for Community Funding

The City of Morgan Hill is currently accepting applications for City Council Community Funding from local nonprofit organizations that host community wide events, host community supporting events at City facilities, and provide services to the community.

To be considered for this annual funding the following criteria must be met, according to the city’s email newsletter:

– The organization requesting funding must be a nonprofit.

– The program, event or activity provides a direct benefit to the Morgan Hill community.

– Programs in alignment with the City Council’s Goals and Priorities shall be given priority. City Council priorities are established by the City Council in January of each year.

– Each organization must submit an inclusivity statement describing how the organization and/or the proposed activity is inclusive of the entire community.

– Existing programs and events may be given priority.

The City will accept applications through 5pm March 17.

Raincoats & Rubber Boots

Join Henry W. Coe State Park volunteers and kids of all ages on March 4 for the park’s annual Raincoats & Rubber Boots event at the Hunting Hollow entrance, located on Gilroy Hot Springs Road southeast of Gilroy. The event goes from 10:30am-3pm. 

Attendees will be invited to play, hike, float a boat or rubber duck (provided) in the creek; or go on a scavenger hunt to learn about plants, animals and rocks. 

Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes and helmets (a few loaner bikes and helmets will be available) and ride the Mountain Biking Challenge Course for Kids (weather permitting). Learn to navigate obstacles you might find on the trail under the supervision of experienced mountain bikers. 

For more information visit

CHP offering senior driver safety class

The Hollister-Gilroy California Highway Patrol Office is holding a free “Age Well, Drive Smart” senior driver safety class at the Gilroy Library on March 17 at 10:30am.

This program is designed as an educational tool for mature drivers. Topics of discussion will include:

• How to tune up driving skills

• Refreshing knowledge of the rules of the road

• Learning about normal, age-related physical changes and how to adjust to them

• When it may be time to limit or stop driving

• Understanding the alternatives to driving

This class is geared toward drivers age 65 and up, but is open to anyone interested in this safety information.

Space in this class is limited. The online event listing and registration can be found at 

For information, call the Hollister-Gilroy CHP Office at 408.427.0700.

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