May 2022
Calendar of Events
So Close to Summer!
Summer Programs Detailed in the Recreation Guide
Looking for a Summer Job in Recreation?
Last Lifeguard Training Class Starts May 13!
The Month of May Is:
Bike Month

It’s time to get outside and ride your bike to celebrate Bike Month!
Scroll to May 6 for a County contest for students to decorate their schools' bike racks!
Scroll to May 20 for Morgan Hill's Bike to Wherever Day program info! 
Asian American & Pacific Islander
Heritage Month
Monday, May 2, 2022
Resilient Families Gilroy
Parent / caregiver classes start May 2 and continue through June 6 once per week.
In-person or virtual options free of charge.
Monday, May 2, 2022
Senior Center Weekday Lunches
Monday - Friday Every Week
Starting at 11:00 a.m. until meals run out.
Centennial Recreation Senior Center, 171 W. Edmundson

Providing older adults with boxed lunches for in-person pick up
with the option to dine on the CRC outdoor patio.
The Senior Center is working to transition its nutrition program
back to indoor dining at the Senior Cafe when possible.
Tuesday, May 3 & 17, 2022
COVID-19 Test at Council Chamber Building
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
17555 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill, 95037
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at CCC
First, Second, or Booster Shots ~ Appointments Available, Walk Ups Welcome.
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Morgan Hill Library
Hosts LGBTQ+ Safe Space Meeting
Safe Space Meeting for LGBTQ+ Youth Tuesdays, May 3 & 17, 4 – 6 p.m.
This in-person support group is for youth and young adults (ages 13-25).
Play games, participate in group activities and discussions and build community.
No registration necessary. 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Friends of the Morgan Hill Senior Center
Every Tuesday Night ~ Bingo at the CCC
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m., every Tuesday.
Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road
Contact: 408-219-4136
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Morgan Hill Kiwanis
Guest speakers share information regarding organizations, events, and interesting topics.

7:00 p.m. ~ Kiwanis Morgan Hill meets every Tuesday.
Mama Mia's Restaurant, 275 East Dunne Avenue
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Morgan Hill Rotary Club
Serving our community through philanthropy and fellowship
to make the world a better place at home and abroad.

12:15 p.m. Luncheon ~ Rotary Club of Morgan Hill meets every Wednesday.
Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Morgan Hill Photography Club
Photographers of all levels of experience are invited
to meet other local photographers and learn about photography.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Centennial Recreation Center Senior Center, 171 W. Edmundson
Thursday, May 5, 2022
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Register By: Friday, May 6, 2022
School Bike Rack Decorating Contest
Part of Bike to Wherever Days Program
Bike to School Day is May 4 and the County is hosting bicycling programs all month long.
Bike Rack Decorating Contest registration by May 6, winning school announced May 26.
Friday, May 6, 2022
South Valley Civic Theatre
Teen Production: Newsies Jr.
Show opens May 6 and continues through May 22.
SVCT is the resident theater company of the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse.
17090 Monterey Road
Deadline: May 6, 2022
Santa Clara County District Attorney
Poster Contest for High School Students
Justice For All Award Poster Contest - What is the Face of Fentanyl? 

First prize $1,500; second prize $1,000; third prize $500!
All Santa Clara County high school students are invited to submit their work by May 6.
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Help Your Local Parks and Trails!
There are many chances for volunteers and community groups to help keep
Morgan Hill's parks and public spaces looking clean, fresh, and attractive.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
May 7 Location: City Hall area and along Peak, Main & Dunne

Upcoming Dates: May 14 & 21
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Morgan Hill Farmers' Market
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ~ Morgan Hill Farmers' Market operates every Saturday.
Caltrain Station Parking Lot
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Shop Local with Sidewalk Saturdays
Outdoor retail market in Downtown featuring local small retailers, makers, and artists. Sidewalk Saturdays operates every Saturday through June 25.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
East 3rd Street Sidewalk in Downtown
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Connection Practice Workshop
Free, online workshops for champions of youth.
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Via Zoom
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Happy Mothers' Day!
Sunday, May 8, 2022
South Valley Symphony
Mothers' Day Concert: Fiesta Latina
3 p.m. ~ Guglielmo Winery, 1480 East Main Street, Morgan Hill
Deadline: Monday, May 9, 2022
Small Business Development Center
Second Phase of Microbusiness Grant Process Open
Saturday, May 14, 2022
City of Morgan Hill @ Sidewalk Saturdays
9 a.m. - noon
East Third Street, Downtown Morgan Hill
Featuring Summer Recreation, Water Conservation, City Budget

The City of Morgan Hill is looking forward to meeting you in person!
Now through October on the second Saturday of the month, we will host a booth at Sidewalk Saturdays and/or the Morgan Hill Farmers' Market where we'll feature
topic-specific information each month, such as budget, transportation, housing,
water resources, recreation programs, and more.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Recology South Valley Compost Giveaway
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Morgan Hill Corporation Yard, 100 Edes Court

Limits: one 32 gallon can per resident,
no commercial customers, first come, first serve, bring your own shovel and container.
Call 408-310-4169 or email for Info.
Deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022
American Association of University Women
Re-Entry / Deferred Entry Scholarship
 Scholarships are for 2022-2023 Academic Year.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
CERT Basic Training Course
 The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is a 20-hour, all hazard training offered to all by the City's Office of Emergency Services.
First class starts May 17 and continues through June 11.
Combination online and in-person.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
City of Morgan Hill Open House
Topic: Fiscal Years 2022-2024 Recommended Operating and CIP Budget
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ~ Refreshments will be served.
Downtown Morgan Hill, Community & Cultural Center Amphitheater

Open House is scheduled before the City Council regular meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Morgan Hill's Energizer Station
Bike to Wherever Day
 Bike to Wherever Days are May 20-22.
Stop by Morgan Hill's Energizer Station on Friday, May 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., located at the bike sculpture, Community and Cultural Center in Downtown Morgan Hill.
Explore Local Trails, Paths, and Bike Lanes
Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the green hills and wildflower blooms.
Whether you go for a walk or hop on your bike, there is so much to explore in Morgan Hill on the many paved, multi-use trails and bike lanes throughout the City.

Don’t forget to take our bicycling safety pledge and commit to being safe out there!
Friday, May 20, 2022
Rotary Club of Morgan Hill
 Dazzle 2022 Fundraiser
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fortino Winery and Event Center, 4525 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Morgan Hill Creek Clean Up
Part of National River Clean Up Day

9:00 a.m. - Noon
Meet at Morgan Hill Corporation Yard, 100 Edes Court
Call 408-310-4169 or for info, a waiver form, or to register.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Sister Cities of Morgan Hill
Sister Cities is an all-volunteer, membership organization formed in 2002.
We currently host relationships with five international cities in
Italy, Turkey, Mexico, Japan, and Ireland.
Bi-monthly meeting always welcomes the general public.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Centennial Recreation Center, 171 Edmundson Ave., Room 1
Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 2022
Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Entertainment Saturday night extends until 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Morgan Hill Amphitheater

Annual event funds local scholarships for graduating high school students.
Monday, May 30, 2022
Happy Memorial Day!
Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
American Association of University Women
Healthcare & STEM Scholarships
 Two different scholarships for 2022-2023 academic year, both with a June 1 deadline:
(1) Laura Jenkins Healthcare Profession Scholarship
(2) Fritts Family Stem Scholarship
Save the Date in June!
June 5 - Morgan Hill Historical Society
"Stories from the Past" Film Screening & Reception

June 13 - Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
Registration is now open for summer programs that start June 13
City of Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool
Registration Open for September 2022
For more information on the program and how to register please visit our website.
City Council & Commission Meetings
Check City Calendar for Cancelations and Schedule Updates.
Meetings are virtual until further notice.
City Council
1st, 3rd, & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
7:00 p.m.
Library, Culture & Arts
1st Tuesday of the Month
6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the Month
7:00 p.m.
Parks & Recreation Commission
3rd Tuesday of the Month
7:00 p.m.
Agency Links & Contacts