Centennial Recreation Center
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July 2019  

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Morgan Hill that inspire happy and healthy lives.


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Facility Hours
M-F 4:30am - 10pm
Sat and Sun. 6:30am - 8pm 
Kids' Club
M-F 8am - 8pm
Sat. 8am - 2pm
Sun. 8am - 2pm
W ith the summer heating up, there's no better place to cool off than the Aquatics Center! Your CRC membership includes full access to the Aquati cs Center all summer long. You can splash around on the water playground, splash into the pool from one of our two large water slides, or race across the inflatable obstacle course with your friends while enjoying a break from the heat. The full summer schedule is available on our website!   
Facility 4th of July Hours:
Centennial Recreation Center and Community and Cultural Center will be closed Aquatics Center
Lap Swim: 5am-9am and 11:30am-1pm
Water Aerobics: 7:30am and 11am
Recreation Swim: 11:30am-5pm
We hope you and your family and friends enjoy a fun and save 4th of July.   

Please Note:
The CRC indoor pool will be closed Monday, July 8th from 8am until Tuesday, July 9 th at 4pm. We have a repair that requires us to completely shut down the system. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Remember, the Aquatic Center is open and your CRC membership includes the Aquatic Center.
Upcoming Events
July 3rd: Theme Friday!
Join us for our theme Friday!  The July theme will be RED, WHITE and BLUE!  So wear your favorite RED, WHITE and BLUE attire! Make sure you tag us on instagram @mhcrc.

Friday, July 12th: Resident Free Day!
Join us on Friday July 12th for resident free day at the Cent ennial Recreation Center!  Must bring in proof of residency for everyone in your party.     
Saturday July 20th, 8 PM - 10 PM
Bring your blankets and chairs, grab snacks, and join us to experie nce an enchanting evening under the stars! 
This family movie night will be held at the Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheater (17000 Monterey Road). For more information, please contact 408-782-0008 or email mariah.dabel@morganhill.ca.gov.
Presented by the Poppy Jasper International Film Festival and the City of Morgan Hill.

     Annual Summer Fun in the Park!
Thursday July 27th: Morgan Hill Neighborhood Night with the San Jose Eart hqua kes!  
  For more info rmation, check out the Quakes F acebook page here!
April 1st- Oct 31st: Watering Day Changes  
Water is always a precious resource in Morgan Hill and with this in mind, our permanent watering restrictions have been designed to best manage the City's potable water supply. These restrictions will help us avoid or minimize the effects of drought, climate change and the unreliability of the imported water infrastructure that serves the City of Morgan Hill.
From April 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019, watering is limited to three days a week.
  • Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for odd numbered addresses
  • Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for even numbered addresses
  • No watering on Wednesdays
  • Irrigation is allowed before 9 AM or after 7 PM
  • Watering is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station 
Guest Pass and 8 Punch Pass
With the summer season comes many vacations and visitors to our beautiful area!  Reminder that when using either the single use guest pass or the 8 punch guest pass, the physical card must be present to use and all guests must provide an ID.  The 8 punch pass can only be used when accompanying a member of our facility.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Jessica Redfield at Jessica.redfield@mhcrc.com .


The City of Morgan Hill is accepting applications from preschool teachers to join the Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool team this fall. Check out the job posting at http://bit.ly/mhrecreationpreschool

July Employee and Asset Builder of the month
Congratulations to Janet from the Welcome Desk for Employee of the month and Jasmin from Kids Club for Asset Builder of the month.  

Kid's Club

Looking for a fun activity for your child? 

Kids Club Hours
Mon - Fri 8AM - 8PM
Sat & Sun - 8AM - 2PM

We have many fun opportunities for all kids ages 3-12 to have fun, exercises and learn about healthy choices.  Take a peek at what we have scheudled for December  CRC Youth Calendar.   Call or sign up at the CRC Welcome Desk .

Kids Club July Programs  
Junior Asset Builder Club - July 5th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
This club is designed for boys and girls between 6 and 12 years of age. In addition to making new friends and a creative activity, we will learn about life skills and values, positive relationships, respecting yourself and others. One of the 41 Developmental Assets will be covered at each session. This is a drop off program.
Instructor: Kids' Club Staff
Location: CRC, Meeting Room #1
Jewelry Class - July 12th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children will be taught how to make beautiful jewelry including bracelets, bookmarks, or decorative pins. In each session they will come away with a unique treasure for themselves or as a gift for someone else. This is a drop off program.
Instructor: Kids' Club Staff
Location: Centennial Recreation Center, Party Room
Creative Food with Kids - July 20th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
This class is designed to introduce children to healthy food choices and learn different cooking techniques. They will learn to have "fun" in the kitchen using various cooking supplies and create a yummy lunch. This is a drop off program.
Instructor: Kids' Club Staff
Location: Centennial Recreation Center, Kitchen/Multipurpose Room
Parent's Night Out - July 27th
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Fun night filled with swimming, dinner, games and crafts. This is a night you can leave your child knowing he/she will be safe and have a great time while you have an enjoyable evening out! Your child will be in responsible hands with the Kids' Club staff. The children will do games, activities and food. This is a drop-off program.
Instructor: Kids' Club Staff
Location: Centennial Recreation Center, Kids' Club

Senior Center
All CRC Members:
  • Volunteer Drivers Needed!  Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Do you have a couple hours a week and a safe vehicle to help Morgan Hill Seniors get to appointments, run errands, or get their groceries? The Get'n Around Town Volunteer Driver Program is looking for volunteers to participate in the Volunteer Driver Program. You can help seniors in Morgan Hill make the connection to the community! Call Denise Melroy (408) 310-4255 or email denise.melroy@morganhill.ca.gov for more information.
  • Volunteer Riders!  If you are a senior who needs rides to local doctor appointments, hair and nail appointments, the grocery store, or any other errands, please contact our Senior Center Welcome Desk at 408-782-1284 for more information about joining our Get'N Around Town program. 
  • The Morgan Hill Library invites you to try out our new Lending Machine at the CRC.  Simply bring your library card and conveniently borrow and return library books from the machine whenever you visit the Senior Center.  For  more information on how the machine works please ask staff at the Senior Center.  Coming soon, a contest and opportunity to win a prize for any member that borrows a book from the lending machine.
July 2 - Haircuts by Cherisse
July 3 - 4th of July Celebration in the Café
July 4 - Senior Center Closed for the Holiday
July 11 - Papercrafting workshop
July 12 - Karaoke with Chris
July 12 - Dementia Support Group
July 16 - Anthem/Caremore Resource Table
July 17 - Astronomy, Scaling the Universe       (CCC)
July 17 - Lunch with the Mayor
July 19 - Birthday Celebration
July 23 - Sourcewise Resource Table
July 23 - Baseball Day in the Café
July 25 - Papercrafting workshop
July 26 - Road Trippin' with the Tarvins

Youth/Teen Corner

Teen Center
The Teen Center offers a safe and engaging environment for teens to make friends, participate in fun programs and activities or just chill and hang out. Membership to the Teen Center is FREE to all Morgan Hill residents ages 12-18. Live outside Morgan Hill? Teen Center membership is only $10 a year for non-residents.
Want to see what's happening in the Teen Center? Click here 
Check out the new clubs in the teen center! Want more info?  Contact Dan Thompson at Daniel.Thompson@mhcrc.com.
Youth Action Council (YAC)  
YAC meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Teen Center. All teens are welcome to attend.  
Thank you to our Youth Action Council members for your service to the Morgan Hill community in 2018-2019!
Do you know a teen age 12 to 18 who wants to serve with YAC 2019-2020? All students interested in becoming YAC members must complete Youth Leadership Morgan Hill, a week-long leadership training program the week of July 22, 2019. Registration for Youth Leadership Morgan Hill is open NOW.
More info: https://morgan-hill.ca.gov/yac
Questions? chiquy.mejia@mhcrc.com, 408-310-4253
 Morgan Hill Aquatics Center
Use of the Morgan Hill Dennis Kennedy Aquatics Center
is included with your CRC Membership!
Recreation swim is every weekday from 11:30am to 4pm with the recreation pool staying open until 6:30pm.
Weekend recreation swim is from 11:30am to 6:30pm with the Competition pool closing at 6pm.
Friday July 19th is Morgan Hill resident free day at the Aquatics Center!  Must provide proof of residency for everyone in your party.  
Schedule Change: Saturday, July 20 th there is a large swim meet. Lap Swim will only be from 5am to 7am and Masters from 6am to 7am.  The Competition pool will be closed the remainder of the day due to the swim meet.


The Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill is coming to Community Park! Construction of the playground is planned to begin in June of 2019. It's estimated that the $4.2 million playground will be open to the public in early 2020.  
You can still be part of the magic by making a contribution in any amount at: https://www.classy.org/give/200763/#!/donation/checkout.  
Donations in the amount of $300 or more will receive a tile dedication for the donor wall. More information about the Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill and how to get involved can be found at:  http://www.magicalbridge.org/morgan-hill 

Developmental Asset of the Month

Asset #27
Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty
  • Discuss with your youth and give your opinion about different equality and social justice topics, such as: Racial, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class and age discrimination, poverty, hunger, or human rights.
  • Promote tolerance and acceptance.
  • Advocate for people with disability.
Support candidates who takes a stand on equality and social justice. 
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This article was provided courtesy of Project Cornerstone's Asset-a-Month program. For more information, visit www.projectcornerstone.org.  

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Morgan Hill Community Asset Builders Meeting


Join us for our Morgan Hill Community Asset Builder Meetings on the 3rd Friday of each month starting at 12pm at the Community & Cultural Center. The purpose of these meetings is to provide opportunities for youth serving organizations and individuals to meet and collaborate on youth serving programs and initiatives and to educate our community on the Developmental Assets and other tools that can be used to help youth thrive.

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Jessica Redfield

Associate Executive Director 

Centennial Recreation Center


(408) 782-2128