Centennial Recreation Center
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September 2019  

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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

Summer is gone and the school year routine is settling in. September is a great month to make sure that regular exercise and healthy eating are a part of you and your loved ones regular routine.  
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.

Labor Day Hours: Monday, September 2nd  
The CRC will be open 6:30am-2pm. Please note the Senior Center and the Community and Cultural Center will be closed.  Check our CRC app for update d Group Fitness schedule.
The Aquatics Center will be open on Labor Day:
Lap Swim: 5am-9am and 11am-1:30pm
Water Aerobics: 8am and 11am
Recreation Swim: 11:30am-5pm
Saturday September 14th our annual Get Fit and Family Fun Fest!
You may notice the annual Get Fit Event, on September 14, is a little different this year.  We will be holding a 10k, 5k, and 1 Mile Fun Run for the entire family! These will be followed by a Family Fun Fair with active and informative booths. Registration available online.  Refreshments will be provided by Trader Joes.

Upcoming Events
September 1st-30th: Back to school fitness challenge 
The kids are back in school and it's time to recommit to your fitness routine.  This September, join our Back to School, Back to Fitness Attendance Challenge.  Every participants get a prize! Straight A Members receive a special gift, and a final raffle prize will be announced on October 1 st.  Ask a Wellness Coach at the Fitness Desk for more details.
Saturday September 14th: FREE College Workshop 
It's never too early to start preparing for college! Come join us for this FREE College Workshop and learn how to navigate the college system. FAMILIES welcome to attend! LUNCH will be provided! ONLY 40 spots available! Please RSVP 
Friday, September 20th: Family Overnight
Calling campers of all skill level! Families are invited to set up their campsite at the Community Park Baseball fields and enjoy a movie night under the stars. Breakfast will be served in the morning. View the flyer for more information!
$15 per person - children 1 and under are free. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more info: contact 408.782.0008 or jose.garcia@morganhill.ca.gov.
Saturday, September 21st: Latin Cultural Show & Outdoor Concert  
Join us from 3PM - 7:30PM at the Community and Cultural Center Amphitheater.
Enjoy an afternoon Latin music and dancing with the live band Edgardo & Candela! Salsa-Bachata-Cumbia-Bolero-Merengue and more! Featuring dance performance from different Latin-American countries: Mexico, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Brazil. Bring your blankets, chairs, and snacks and enjoy an evening. This is a FREE event.
September 27th: Theme Friday!
Join us for our theme Friday!  The September theme will be SPORTS DAY!  So wear your favorite team or sports attire! Make sure you tag us on instagram @mhcrc.
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.
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. The revised schedule for the AC will be available soon!
September Employee and Member of the Month
We LOVE to recognize our teammates AND members for being awesome!  Join us in congratulating to Joseph, Employee of the month, Ben, Asset Builder of the month and Noor our September member 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 scheduled on the  CRC Youth Calendar.   Call or sign up at the CRC Welcome Desk .

Kids Club September Programs
Junior Asset Builder Club - September 6
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, leadership, 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 - September 13
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 - September 21
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 - September 28
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, swimming, crafts, and activities. Dinner is provided.
This is a drop-off program.
Instructor: Kids' Club Staf


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.
  • Senior 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. 
September 2 - Senior Center Closed for Labor Day
September 5 - Paper Crafting Workshop
September 10 - Energy Assistance Program Presentation
September 12 - Paper Crafting Workshop
September 13 - Karaoke with Chris
September 13 - Grandparent's Day (bring your grandchildren for free!)
September 13 - Dementia Support Group
September 14 - Get Fit Family Run
September 17 - Haircuts by Cherisse (by appt)
September 18 - Lunch with the Mayor
September 19 - Paper Crafting Workshop
September 20 - Birthday Celebration
September 23 - Welcome Fall Celebration
September 24 - Caremore/Anthem Resource Table
September 24 - Nutrition Education Presentation (Santa Clara County)
September 25 - SCLL, "Infection and Immunity" at City Council Chamber (different location)
September 26 - Paper Crafting Workshop

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.  
  More info: https://morgan-hill.ca.gov/yac
Questions? chiquy.mejia@mhcrc.com, 408-310-4253

Community Corner

Tuesday September 3rd: Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool begins
We are currently enrolling for the Afternoon class (Tues/Wed/Thurs 12:30-3:30pm) and taking wait-list students for Little Learners (Tues/Thurs 9:00-11:30am) and Kinder Learners (Mon/Wed/Fri 8:30-11:30am) classes. For more information,  visit our website

September 7th & 8th: 17th Annual Second Chance Week  
The Annual Second Chance Week events including the Citywide Garage Sale, Universal Waste Awareness Day, Freecycleâ„¢ Day, Donate Coats for Kids & Adults Too Day, Second Sight Day and Recycle Your Cycle Day and you'll be helping both the community and the environment. For a complete schedule of Second Chance Week events visit www.secondchanceweek.com or call 408-310-4169. 

Saturday, September 21st: California Coastal Cleanup Day: Morgan Hill Creek Cleanup Join over 60,000 Californians as we come together to clean up our State's waterways. We're looking for individuals, families and groups to help us clean up West Little Llagas Creek. We'll meet at the Corporation Yard at 9am and pick-up litter until noon. Call 408-310-4169 for more info, to preregister or to get a volunteer waiver.
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
Recreation Swimming is available on weekends until September 15th. 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 #21
Young person is motivated
to do well in school .
  • Ask your youth for their report cards and follow up with their teachers on those classes with low grades and ask for tips in how you can support them.
  • Get involve intheir school parent meetings and events and volunteer to be a tutor, coach, or mentor.
Offer a reasonable reward to increase or maintain their grades, such as: Cook his favorite food, or take them to the movies, or favorite place.
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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