Centennial Recreation Center
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October 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

It's official, fall is here!  We have many fun and exciting programs and activities planned this fall! Make sure to check them out in our Fall Recreation Activity Guide and scroll down to see all of our upcoming events!  Sign up  online or at the Welcome Desk at the CRC.

Monday October 7th- Friday October 18th: CRC pool closure 
The CRC pool will closed from Monday, October 7 th until Friday, October 18 th as we install new, less slippery pool decking. The AC will have an extended schedule for lap swimming and some additional Water Aerobics classes during this time period. Click  here to view the revised schedule.

Tuesday October 1st:New Group Fitness Schedule
Be sure to check out the new group fitness schedule!
Member Events  
Friday October 25th:  Annual Floating Pumpkin Patch! 
  Friday October 25th: Glow in the dark dance party!
Community Events 
2019 Healthy Aging Week & Senior Resource Fair!
Join us for the 4th Annual Senior Resource Fair and the 2nd Annual Healthy Aging Week from Monday, October 7th - Saturday, October 12th.  Adults 50+ and their families are invited to enjoy health and wellness classes, fitness activities, workshops, family fun, great food, giveaways, and much more!  Click here for more information.  
 Saturday October 12th:  National Coming out day
Saturday October 12th: FREE Zumba Event
Enjoy a fun outdoor Latin Zumba Master Class with local Zumba instructors. Bring your family and friends. Everyone is welcome! Also, you can bring your chairs, snacks, and water bottle. This event is FREE and no registration is required.
Friday October 19th:   Family movie night at  Downtown amphitheater 
Thursday October 31st:  CRC Halloween Theme-- TOY STORY!
Join us for a root'n, toot'n good time with Woody and the gang!  Come dressed in your favorite Toy Story character and make sure you tag us on Instagram and Facebook!   

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 scheduled on the  CRC Youth Calendar.   Call or sign up at the CRC Welcome Desk .

Calling all kids! Join us on Thursday October 31st in your Halloween costume for a fun trick or treat walk through the facility!  The kids will walk at 9:30am, 11:30am and 4:30pm.


Teen Center
  Join us as we celebrate National Coming Out Day on Saturday, October 12th! This FREE event welcomes the LGBTQ+ community, friends, family & allies. We'll have FREE food, community resources, guest speakers, performances & more exciting activities! RSVP here.
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.  
  More info: https://morgan-hill.ca.gov/yac
Questions? chiquy.mejia@mhcrc.com, 408-310-4253

Senior Center
All CRC Members:
  • 2019 Healthy Aging Week & Senior Resource Fair! 
    Join us for the 4th Annual Senior Resource Fair and the 2nd Annual Healthy Aging Week from Monday, October 7th - Saturday, October 12th.  Adults 50+ and their families are invited to enjoy health and wellness classes, fitness activities, workshops, family fun, great food, giveaways, and much more!  For events with locations and time, please see the schedule.
  • 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. 
October 7 - Hike at Rancho Canada Del Oro (CCC, 9am)
October 7 - Life Care Planning Workshop (Westmont of Morgan Hill, 2:30pm)
October 7 - Oktoberfest (Westmont of Morgan Hill, 4pm)
October 8 - Senior Bike Ride (Coyote Creek Trail, 9am)
October 8 - Social Meet Up (Bubbles and Brew, 3pm)
October 9 - Movie Screening "Quartet" (CCC, 2pm)
October 9 - Bocce Ball Tournament (CRC, 2pm)
October 10 - Senior Resource Fair (CCC, 9:30am)
October 10 - Documentary "Sue's Story" (CCC, 11am)
October 10 - Karaoke
October 10 - Older Adults Focus Group (CCC, 2pm)
October 11 - 50's Themed Older Adult Dance (CCC, 2pm)
October 12 - Community Volunteer Project (Community Park, 9am)
October 16 - Lunch with the Mayor
October 18 - Birthday Celebration
October 22 - "Bluer Than Blue" Bluegrass Band Performance
October 23 - SCLL "Getaway to the Azores" (CCC)
October 30 - Medicare Presentation by Sourcewise
November 1 - Blood Pressure Screening by Nursing Students at Evergreen College

October Employee and member of the Month

We LOVE to recognize our teammates AND members for being awesome!  Join us in congratulating them!  
October Member of the month: Alonso     
Community Corner

Tennant Avenue Sewer Main Upgrade Project
The City of Morgan Hill has contracted with K.J. Woods Construction, Inc. to install a new sanitary sewer main on Tennant Avenue between Monterey Road and Railroad Avenue. No interruption of sanitary sewer service is expected. Work on this project has begun and it is anticipated to be completed in approximately six months. First order of work is to pothole numerous utilities to verify their location and depth prior to installing the sewer pipeline. Approval of contractor's Traffic Control Plan has delayed the start of the project. Work will commence as soon as the Plan has been approved. Work will be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
During the work, traffic control devices will be set up and No Parking signs will be posted in advance. Access to residents, deliveries, and emergency services will be provided at all times during the roadwork. For your safety, please travel through the work zones/detours carefully or utilize alternative routes. Please plan for extra travel time when traveling through Tennant Avenue. The City appreciates your cooperation and apologizes for any inconveniences while construction is underway as there will be some construction noise, minor inconveniences, and traffic delays during the work.
For more information about this project and for ongoing updates, please visit the project page . For questions or additional information, please contact David Gittleson at david.gittleson@morganhill.ca.gov

Now- 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
 Morgan Hill Aquatics Center
On Saturday, October 5 th & October 26 th, lap swim from 5am to 7am only
On Friday, October 25 th no lap swim from 5pm to 9pm.
For updated pool schedules you can visit our website! 

The Magical Bridge Playground in Morgan Hill is coming to Community Park!   
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 #31
Parents tell the youth it is important to have good health habits and an understanding of healthy sexuality.
  • Limit TV, video games and computer time. Get active each day.
  • Choose water as a drink, and eat more fruits and Veggies.
  • Inform and guide your youth about their changes in their bodies according to their age. Search or consult with a professional in how to talk to them about healthy sexuality.

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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.

Thank you for reading. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email me.




Jessica Redfield

Associate Executive Director 

Centennial Recreation Center


(408) 782-2128