THE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE OF MORGAN HILL, GILROY & SAN MARTIN
SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
A supplement to the Gilroy Dispatch & Morgan Hill Times
RENAISSANCE FAIRE GUIDE INSIDE
Bulb Relief Artist supports victims of tragic shooting P4
CALENDAR OF EVENTS P8 | WINE P15 | REAL ESTATE P19
111-15, 2019 Submitted photo
GARLIC FOR GILROY Gilroy native Spencer Silva is crafting glass garlic bulbs
to benefit victims of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting.
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13 Ren. Faire Guide 14 On Seniors 25 Wine 16 Gardening 17 Home 19 Real Estate
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Katherine Manlapaz Published by New SV Media Inc., Gilroy, CA Entire contents © 2019. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form prohibited without publisher’s written permission.
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IN THE STUDIO
Gilroy native Spencer Silva works on his craft at Garden City Glassworks in Alaska.
PROVIDING SUPPORT Spencer
Silva’s “Garlic for Gilroy” glass art benefits the shooting victims relief fund set up by the Gilroy Foundation.
GARLIC FOR GILROY
Gilroy native, now living in Alaska, crafts glass garlic bulbs for shooting victims’ relief BY WALLACE BAINE
SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
he echoes of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting sounded all over the world. And that includes far-away Skagway, Alaska where at least one local resident proudly sports a tattoo of a garlic bulb. His name is Spencer Silva, and he’s a professional glass artist who works at Jewell Gardens in Skagway, nicknamed the “Garden City of Alaska.” He’s also a native of Gilroy. At Jewell, the main attractions are flowers and glass sculptures. It’s the home of Garden City Glassworks, a public glassblowing studio open to anyone. Silva helps people make their own Christmas ornaments in glass, and does some production work in glassblowing as well. Now, in solidarity with the town where he grew up, Silva is offering up his own handmade glass garlic bulbs, with net proceeds going to the Gilroy Foundation to help the town heal from the shooting. “I definitely have garlic in my blood,” said Silva in a phone interview from Alaska. ➝ 6
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FOUNDATION HELP Spencer Silva sold more than $1,000 worth of glass garlic bulbs on the first day they were offered.
The glass bulbs come in pure white, or white with a purple base. They are in size somewhere between a standard bulb of garlic and a bulb of elephant garlic. They sell for $60 a piece with another $15 for shipping. And they are selling quite well. The first day he offered them for sale, he brought in more than $1,000. Silva, 31, grew up in Gilroy—Rod Kelley, South Valley Junior High, Gilroy High’s class of 2006. He is the son of Art and Cathy Silva, veteran teachers and coaches at Gilroy High. As a child, young Spencer visited the Garlic Festival every year, and as a teen he worked in a garlic-bread booth managed by his
parents on behalf of the GHS cross country and track teams. Even well after high school, the Garlic Festival was where Silva reunited with old friends each summer. “It’s always played a big role in my life,” he said of the festival. “Up until the last four years or so, I went every year.” Then came July 28. Silva was camping in Canada’s Yukon Territory at the time (Skagway is about a half hour’s drive from the Canadian border). He was out of cell phone range, but once back in civilization, he got a text from a friend informing him of the shooting. His parents had been at the festival that day. ➝ 6
OUT & ABOUT
SANTA CLARA VALLEY
FALL PASSPORT The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley will host a month of wine tasting along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail during Fall Passport 2019. Throughout the month of September, participants can meet winemakers and enjoy complimentary wine tasting, special perks and other surprises at the tasting rooms of more than 30 wineries along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail. Fall Passport 2019 runs Sep. 6-30. For information and online tickets or a list of local ticket sellers, visit santaclarawines.com.
BIKE PARTY Morgan Hill Bike Party presents its Beach Blowout, a community night ride. Riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes, bring music speakers and get out and ride. Helmets and bike lights are required. The ride is open to all ages, but riders must be able to share the road with cars, and parents are responsible for any children they bring. Friday, Sep. 6, 7:30-10 p.m., meet at Bike Therapy, 17540 Depot St. Roll out at 8 p.m. For information, visit facebook.com/MorganHillBikeParty.
BEER CRAWL The Downtown Morgan Hill Beer Crawl, presented by the Morgan Hill Downtown Association, returns for its eighth year. Attendees can sample rare craft brews and ciders, four bands performing live music and games across 20 tasting locations, all within walking distance. Tickets include beer samples, custom glass and passport. Quantities are limited. The Downtown Morgan Hill Beer Crawl will be held rain or shine, Saturday, Sept. 7, 1-5 p.m. in Downtown Morgan Hill. Attendees may check in as early as noon. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/y3o5mn84.
WINE MONTH Fall Passport
is back, offering wine tasting and specials at the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley throughout September.
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The eighth annual Garlic Cup polo tournament returns with three USPA Tournament games and a barbecue lunch. There will be several levels of play, with novices to professionals battling it out for the coveted Garlic Cup at South Bay Polo. Also enjoy a traditional Champagne Divot Stomp between matches. Sunday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at South Bay Polo Club, 1290 Masten Ave. For information, visit tinyurl.com/yywb62en.
O& A CALENDAR
SECOND CHANCE WEEK
SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
The 17th annual Second Chance Week features a full week of diverse and innovative Reuse, Resale and Repair activities throughout South County. Events begin with the Gilroy Citywide Garage Sale, Sept. 7 and 8 and will include Universal Waste Awareness Day on Monday, Sept. 9, a Freecycle Day on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and separate days dedicated to donating coats for kids and adults, used eyeglasses and old bicycles for reuse Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 11-13. Second Chance Week concludes with the Morgan Hill/San Martin Citywide Garage Sale Sept. 14 and 15. For information, visit secondchanceweek.com.
GILROY BENEFIT CONCERT A #GilroyStronger benefit concert will be held Sep. 7 from noon to
9 p.m. at the Gilroy Elks Lodge, 2765 Hecker Pass Highway. The event features a live auction, food and drinks, local bands, raffles and more. Proceeds will be donated to the Gilroy Foundationâ€™s Gilroy
Garlic Festival Victim Relief Fund. For information, visit gilroystronger.com. WELLNESS & YOGA Martin Ranch Winery is hosting a Wellness & Yoga Day. An hour of yoga is followed by wine tasting, a wellness boutique and a Plant Powered Talk with winemaker Therese Martin. Attendees can learn the benefits of a plantbased lifestyle and the small improvements that can be made in the kitchen that will lead to big changes in overall wellness. Saturday, Sep. 7, 9:15-11:30 a.m. at Martin Ranch Winery, 6675 Redwood Retreat Road. For tickets and information, visit martinranchwinery.com.
HISTORIC TOUR Learn about Gilroyâ€™s historic districts during Historic Walking Tours. Members of the Gilroy Historical Society will lead a free walking tour of Church, Rosanna and Hanna streets in Gilroy Saturday, Sep. 7, 10am-noon. Reservations are recommended but not required. Meet at the Gilroy Historical Museum, 195 Fifth St. For information, call the Gilroy Museum at (408) 846-0446. SIDEWALK SALES The Gilroy Downtown Business Association presents the Downtown Craft and Vendor Fair. More than 50 vendor and craft booths will set up shop at the free-admission event. Saturday, Sep. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Downtown Gilroy. For information, visit tinyurl.com/yylrs9on.
GET FIT RUN
The Annual Morgan Hill Get Fit Run & Family Fun Fest is designed for families to participate together, with a 5K, 10K or one-mile fun run. Participants will receive a race shirt and the top three male and female 5K and 10K finishers in each age group will receive a medal. Booths and activities for all ages will be at the finish line. Saturday, Sept. 14, 8-11 a.m. at Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill. Register at mhreconline.com or in person at the Centennial Recreation Center.
MORGAN HILL BRUSH LETTERING Learn brush lettering skills at Art of Yoga’s Basics of Brush Lettering workshop. Take-home supplies included in the workshop price consist of two
lettering pens, pencil, eraser, tool pouch and lettering worksheet and guides. Saturday, Sep. 7, noon-2 p.m. at Art of Yoga, 16165 Monterey Road. To register, visit tinyurl.com/ y2ocugxh.
SAN MARTIN FREE CONCERT Seeker Vineyard is continuing its Saturday Music Series with tributes to each decade of music from the ’50s to the 2000s including dance, country, classic rock and more with Moondance Band. Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Saturday, Sep. 7, 4-7pm at Seeker Vineyard, 11755 Turlock Ave. For information, visit seekervineyard.com.
Porchfest Gilroy, a free family-oriented musical walkabout, returns when Gilroyans open their porches and share music with passersby. This event is one of more than 40 Porchfests across North America and Canada and features local musical talent of all styles. Stroll from porch to porch throughout the afternoon at no charge, bring a chair, snacks and relax Saturday, Sept. 14, 10am-3pm on Hanna Street between Third and Sixth streets, Gilroy. For information, visit porchfestgilroy.org.
CIVIL WAR DAYS San Benito County Historical Park will be transformed into a battle camp at Civil War Days, hosted by the National Civil War Association. Hear myriad stories from US history and learn about the impact of the American Civil War while exploring a historic site with buildings dating back to the 1870s. The event features two skirmishes each day, military camps, a civilian town and more. Saturday and Sunday, Sep. 7-8, beginning at 9am each day at San Benito Historical Park, 8300 Airline Highway. Visit tinyurl.com/ y397mwp3.
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center will be holding the 63rd iteration of California’s oldest annual Wine & Food Tasting Event. This year’s event features over two dozen wineries from world class vintners, more than 25 restaurants, a live auction, music and more. Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center will be raising funds to help support the foster and adoptive services in San Benito County. Saturday, Sep. 7, 4-7pm at Paicines Ranch, 13388 Airline Highway. For tickets and information, visit tinyurl.com/ yyty9o8t. ➝ 11
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WEDDING EXPO Brides, grooms and their friends and family are invited to attend the Ever After Gilroy Dream Wedding Expo to find everything needed to plan a wedding weekend. Brides get in free to this event featuring a range of exhibitors, music, tastings, contest giveaways and a fashion show. Sunday, Sep. 8, noon-4 p.m. at Gilroy Gardens, 3050 Hecker Pass Road. For information, visit gilroyweddingexpo.com.
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WORKING FOR GOOD Spencer Silva is using his glassblowing skills to help support those affected by the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting.
“I called my parents; no one was picking up,” he said. “I called my siblings, family friends. It was about an hour or hour and a half later when I finally heard from them. They were fine. But it was very stressful.” The shooting was on his mind the following week when he was called on to create a series of glass vegetables—tomatoes, turnips, pumpkins, etc.—for centerpieces at a special dinner at Jewell Gardens. “I had been wanting to make glass garlic bulbs for a couple of years,” he said. “But I never did.” Making the other glass vegetables inspired him. He went to the glassblowing studio and created some garlic bulbs. “They turned out fantastic,” he said. “I thought immediately, ‘I should do something with this.’” That something was selling them as a means to raise money for the Gilroy Foundation. He took a few photos, posted them online
and “suddenly, it just started blowing up.” Silva has been a glass artist for about nine years, having started as an undergrad at Cal State Chico and continued on with Bullseye Glass in Portland. He said that the glass garlic is a natural response to an unnatural act. “I just couldn’t believe it,” he said of the shooting. “It’s the Garlic Festival. Why would something like that happen there? It’s just families coming together to eat food and check out some art and music. I never could see why something like that could happen at the Garlic Festival. It was unbelievable to me. It broke my heart.” These days, he said, the glass bulbs are still selling well, and that the Gilroy Unified School District has put in a big order. “I’m just glad I’m able to give something back,” he said. To check out Spencer Silva’s “Garlic for Gilroy” glass art, visit garlicforgilroy.bigcartel.com.
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Welcome to Willingtown
illingtown is a small village in the countryside of western England inhabited by hard working farmers, crafters and merchants. The little village is well known for hosting one of the finest Market faires in all of England each year to celebrate the harvest. The small town is buzzing with excitement as they prepare to welcome Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth as she is scheduled to make an appearance at today’s festivities. Entertainers from throughout Europe fill the streets and stages with traditional music, dance and comedy. Hearty food and drink, unique handcrafted wares and romantic revelry await those who come to play.
Something Cold to Drink? Visit any of our fine Ale Stands:
Bell & Compass (just past the Main Stage)
Find your way to this pub run by Mercenaries and full of fyne ale.
Château d’If (next to the Joust)
Ales, ciders, meads and specialty drinks so good, it’s a crime.
The Drunken Monk (at the 21 & Over Stage)
Your prayers will be answered and your thirst quenched by the large selection of fyne drinks.
The Magik Toad Stool (in the Enchanted Garden) The premiere collection of ciders and meads presented by Rabbit’s Foot Meadery.
The Rusty Cutlass (in the Food Court)
Pirates abound at this village hotspot – knaves and saucy wenches will serve you.
These fyne beverages and more can be found at all of our ale stands: DRAFT BEERS Guinness, Harp, Bass, Stella Artois, Select Micro Brews RABBIT’S FOOT MEAD Sweet Mead, Raspberry Mead, Chocolate Love RED BRANCH CIDER Apple, Apricot, Black Cherry, Lemon, Peach, Pear, Raspberry
WINES Fine Selection of White & Red FOUNTAIN SODAS & DRINKS Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Mug Root Beer, Tropicana Pink Lemonade, Lipton Unsweetened Tea BOTTLED WATER Aquafina
A hearty huzzah and thank you to Rabbit’s Foot Meadery! Come try some of their select flavors only available at the Faire. New for 2019 is the Flor de Jamaica Cider!
Something Tasty to Eat?
There are many choices of traditional Renaissance-style food to choose from as well as more modern fare. For hungry travelers, the Food Court is a short walk from the front gate.
Pitas, Gyros, Chicken or Falafels. Athenian Greek Salad, Dolmas, Piroshkis, Spanakopitas, and Skordalia. Greek Yogurt with Honey, Baklava, Greek Ice Tea.
Cupcakes: Chocolate Chocolate, Vanilla Vanilla, Red Velvet Cream Cheese, Chocolate Oreo, Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. Brownies, Milk, Water.
BANGERS, BRATS, TRI-TIP & PULLED PORK, F-7 Bangers & Brats with Sautéed Onions & Peppers, Fresh Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwiches, Tri-Tip Chili, Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
CINNAMON BUNS F9
Cinnamon Buns, Brownies, Milk.
FISH & CHIPS, F-19 Fried Calamari, Oysters, Shrimp, Fish & Chips, Oyster Shooters, Tuna and Salmon Poke.
FRUIT ICE, F-5 & 302 Delicious Fruit Filled with Creamy Sorbet: Coconut, Lemon, Mango, Orange, Pineapple, Strawberry.
Double Chocolate, Triple Espresso, Lemon Sorbetto, Chocolate Chip, Tahitian Vanilla.
HERITAGE MEAT PIES, F-11 Pies: Shepherd’s, Chicken, Steak & Mushroom, Cottage, Steak with Potato Carrots & Onions, Scottish Meat, Masamum Lamb, Haggis.
ICE CREAM, F-17
Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Mint Chip and Butter Pecan. Served in a Bowl or Waffle Cone, Kids Scoop available. Root Beer & Mocha Float, Strawberry Pound Cake with Ice Cream. Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Shortbread, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter & Gingerbread Men.
JAZLAS COFFEE HOUSE, 332
Hot & Iced Coffee, Cold Brew Coffee, Hot & Iced Chai, Hot & Iced Tea, Hot Chocolate, Hibiscus Cooler, Horchata, Lemonade, Pastries.
THE ROYAL NUTS, 234 Sweet & Savoury Almonds, Mixed Nuts.
PRETZEL & PICKLE, & COOKIE CARTS, 207A & 315B
Warm Pretzels: Salt, Mustard, or Cinnamon Sugar. Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Shortbread, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter and Gingerbread Men. Dill Pickles.
SWEET TREATS, 119
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Bananas and Bacon, Chocolate Fudge, Caramel Apple Slices, Water.
ROAST CHICKEN & ARTICHOKES, F-15
Chicken Thighs, Roasted Quail Artichokes, Cilantro Lime Rice, Chicken Wings, Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos, Fried Artichokes, Cauliflower & Zucchini, Scotch Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Cheese & Peach Fritters.
TOAD IN A HOLE, F-13
Steak and Chicken Sandwiches, Toad in a Hole, Baked Potato, Chocolate Covered Frozen Cheesecake.
TRATTORIA DI STROMBOLI, F-13
Pizza: Meat and Vegetarian.
TURKEY LEGS, F-19 Turkey Legs.
TEA WITH THE QUEEN, 232
Hosted by the Guild of St. Cuthbert, daily at 4:00 pm. Enjoy a delightful tea with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. Prix fixe menu including scones, tea sandwiches, dessert, and tea. $27 per adult $13.50 per child. Reservations strongly suggested.
-Check times for sign language interpreter.
The World Tournament of Champions presents jousting and armed combat in all its glory. Enjoy the Tournament of Games at 12:00 and watch the knights vie for Her Majesty’s favor at 3:00 in a full combat joust.
The Royal Equine Guild presents their rare collection of exquisite Gypsy Vanner horses and other magnificent breeds from across the land to Her Majesty the Queen. Just prior to each joust, at 11:45 and 2:45.
NEW! COMMEDIA PER TUTTI - RUMBLE IN THE CANALES!
When Pantalone makes plans to marry off his daughter, Viviana, to a man she’s never met, she must take matters into her own hands to ensure her happily ever after! Will she meet her true love along the way? Will Brighella make a mess of things? Will Arlecchino understand what’s happening at all? Find out as our NEW Commedia dell’arte troupe reprises this classic, comedic art form that was the foundation of the first Renaissance Faire. On the Royal Garden Stage three times daily. Run time 30 minutes.
NEW! WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR! CONDENSED. Come laugh at the wacky antics of the lecherous Sir John Falstaff in all his bawdy glory. Will he succeed in seducing good Mistress Page or Mistress Ford or getting his hands on their husband’s money? Or will these clever wives get the best of him? Find out as this classic comedy plays twice daily on the Royal Garden Main Stage. Run time, 30 minutes.
THE QUEEN’S ROYAL RECEPTION
The village dignitaries have been planning for Her Majesty’s arrival to celebrate the annual Harvest Faire. The Queen’s courtiers are busy competing for her favor when dignitaries from Spain arrive with another agenda. The Queen’s procession lands at 1:00 on the Main Royal Garden Stage.
NEW! CYDESHOW CY: SWORD SWALLOWER
A man of skill, a man of danger, and some would say.... a complete lunatic. Cy is a master of the blade. Witness him swallow a whole armory of swords of different shapes and sizes ranging from the smallsword to the curved scimitar. No two shows are the same. With variety, audience participation and comedy. Cy will leave you thrilled and entertained. Three times daily on The Coughing Sheep Stage.
Wet dirty women and good clean fun is what this show is all about. These hilarious wenches will teach the unsuspecting a thing or two about cleaning up their acts and how to dish dirt with the best of them. Three times daily on the Amethyst Arbor Stage.
THE LORD MAYOR’S WEDDING? SHOW
Will he? Will she? It’s been two years since Mayor Willing has been trying to win the hand of the lovely Widow, Winifred. Is she ready and willing or is she having second thoughts? Confusion and mayhem rule the day as the loveable loons of Willingtown attempt to marry off another mayor. 11:30 on the Main Royal garden Stage.
With a wit drier than the Sahara, Broon will leave you giggling throughout the day. Broon doesn’t eat fire to impress the crowds, he just likes the taste of the kerosene. Four times daily on the Romany Camp Stage and 5:00pm on the Amethyst Arbor Stage.
THE MERMAID TAVERN NC
The sexiest splash in Willingtown. The Naughty and Notorious women of The Mermaid Tavern will steal your heart and maybe your wallet with songs and laughter over on the Dock side of town. Three times daily on the Salty Siren Stage (21 and over).
NC -Show NOT suitable for children. A -Same show edited for all ages.
THE WILLY NILLY SHOW
Part variety, part danger, all hilarious. Willy Nilly, a frolicsome fool, delivers laughs for the whole family as he risks his safety for your amusement. From his whip tricks to his One Man Shakespeare to his fruit-flinging finales, don’t miss this hilarious show that made the Queen say, “We ARE amused.” Three times daily on the Amethyst Arbor Stage.
THE SEA DOGS NC A
What do you do with a drunken sailor? These legendary masters of maritime music answer that age old question in song. Twice daily on The Salty Siren Stage for adults 21 and over, and also on The Coughing Sheep stage for all ages.
As their name suggests, full of magic and secrets, these dancers will entrance you with their passionate expression. Relax at Jazla’s Coffeehouse and get lost in the mystery of the dance. Four times daily on the Romany Camp Stage.
NEW! SHREWED & KNAVISHE - SHAKESPEARE THE PIRATE This dynamic duo cuts to the chase and showcases some of The Bard’s greatest characters while proving without a doubt that Master William Shakespeare is indeed a pirate! This family friendly comedic show pulls in the audience to participate and will leave them cheering for more. Family fun three times daily on The Coughing Sheep Stage. Run time 30 minutes
NEW! JESSE LINDER, BARD
Bard, is a singer and entertainer, specializing in the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and England . Accompanying himself on guitar, Jesse can captivate a crowd with his powerful voice and his repertoire of story songs. Whether singing a sea shanty, a song of battle, a love song, or a traveler’s wistful song of home, Jesse is a true shantyman. Three times daily on the Storybook Stage.
THE NAUGHTY MINSTRELS
Join your favorite Poets and Minstrels as they share lyrical tales of romance, adventure and gold! Their bawdy music and wit-filled comedy is guaranteed to have you laughing and singing along. Twice on the Coughing Sheep Stage and once on the Royal Garden Main Stage.
CLEVER KATE’S CURIOUS TALES
Bring your family to a place of fairytales & fantasy where your little ones will be part of the story. Tales of knights, magic & love will enrapture all ages. Cheer the hero, boo the villain & laugh your heart out. Especially for children. Storybook Stage.
NEW! DR. FAUSTUS & HIS POTENT POTIONS NC
Be astounded by the wonders of the Miracle Elixir and its degenerate disciple, Dr. Faustus. Feats of salacious sorcery, bizarre bewitchment, and hysterical hijinks, will either have you calling to burn him at the stake, or buy him another round. Bring an active imagination and a full tankard, but leave your virtue at the door. Two times daily on the Salty Siren Stage.
NEW! THE SCUPPERMONKEYS
The Scuppermonkeys are an Irish pub band with a pirate habit! Performing traditional tunes and drinking songs, Irish rebel and folk music, roaring sea shanties, stirring ballads, and much, much more! The Scuppermonkeys’ sound is characterized by foot-stomping rhythm and melodies you just can’t help but sing along to!” On Drake’s Corner Stage in the Food Court.
BARLEY BANE NC
What do you get when three Irish outlaws and a Spanish gigolo walk into a bar? Barley Bane! Join these notorious ne’er do wells as they sing about ale and adventures. The resident house band of The Mermaid Tavern. On the Salty Siren Stage for adults 21 and over.
SHELLY THE FIDDLER
Shelly, the village fiddler, loves to teach aspiring musicians as well as play. Enjoy her vibrant sets on the Storybook Stage and around the village. Three times daily.
PYE POWDER COURT NC
The longest running show on the Renaissance circuit, The Mongers Guild brings the bawdiest and most outrageous court of all time to The Salty Siren Stage on the Dockside for adults 21 and over, once a day.
A FAIRY’S TALE
Bring the wee ones to sit with Willingtown’s own Fairy Godmother as she spins tales of magic and wonder. Especially for children but big kids are welcome too. On the Storybook Stage. 9/14, 9/15 only.
GUILDS AND VILLAGERS
The Constables of Saint Bernard, Saint Cuthbert’s Guild, The Royal Court of Gloriana, The Yeomen of the Guard, Peasants of Saint Helena, Gentlemen Adventurers, Saint Martin’s German Mercenaries, The Guild of Saint Luke, The Mermaid Tavern, The Court of Misrule, Mongers of Saint Swithin, The Puritans Guild, The Town Criers of Saint Blaise, The Witch of Willingtown Woods, Washerwomen of Saint Hunna, Danse Macabre, The Playfaire Regents and Friends of Faire.
Adorn Thy Hair, 259 Bawdy Braids, 121 Dogberry’s School of Fencing, 247 Dragonflylola, 123 Fools Maze, 207 Funny Farm Petting Zoo, 251 Hospitaliers of St. John, 245 Maharani Mehendi, 325 Past-Times Garden, 253
The Heart and the Skull, 111 Creative Fairy Memories, 224
GAMES & RIDES
Bone Pins, 311
CERAMICS & SCULPTURE Amsbury’s Beads, 113 Hennig Studios, 219 Schulps Pottery, 202 Yanna Porcelain Sculpture, 243
CLOTHING Alter Egos Bazaar, 343 Hearts Delight Clothiers, 347 Off Kilter Kilts, 307 Pandoras Kloset, 239 Pendragon Costumes, 345 Steven Overstreet Designs, 326 Tickle Thy Fantasy, 351 The Shirtmaker, 349
COSTUME RENTAL Belrose Costume Rental, 112
Pysanka by Adriana, 339
Hooks and Chains, 309 Pennons & Pirates, 102 St. Cuthbert’s Wool, 232 Archery, F-8 Axe Throw, 263 Big Swing, F-0 Earth Darts, F-4 Giant Strike, 207 Good Shepherd Games, 303 Javelins, 261 Knife Throw, 115 Maypole Carousel, 312 Pistol Bows, F-6 Small Strike, 207 Starz, 117 Vertigo, F-12
Abelman Art Glass, 344 Dragonfly Stained Glass, 338
GOURMET FOOD & TEAS Clove & Hive, 104 Salt Pedlars, 128 Spice Traders Tea, 322
HATS, GARLANDS & ACCESSORIES
Bad Hatter Dude, 134 Big Hat Pirate, 120 Diva Dreads, 330 Enchanted Garlands, 206 Farthingale Tailor Supplies, 108 Greenman Florals, 109 Piuma Mia, 244 The Crown & Griffin, 127 Tudor Rosettes & Garlands, 116
Ancient Amulets, 217 Artofactory, 221 Benitez Jewelers, 215 Coco Loco, 220 Crystal Winds Jewelry, 216 Knight on the Town, 321 Mythica Metalwork’s, 305 Pale Moon Enterprises, 337 Puzzle Rings/Astrolabes, 213 Puzzle Ring Cart, 306 Shani Drake Creations, 327 Singletree Celtic Spirals, 132
Cindi’s Sheep Shack, 129 Earthwalkers, 311 Kraken Whip, 136 Mischief Masks, 202A NativEarth Olde Soles, 122 Stronghold Leather, 342 Sun Leather, 242 Tower of London, 255
Copper Feel, 214 Fellowship Foundry Pewter, 110 McPherson’s Knives, 131 Quick Silver Coinstrike, 106
Artemisia, 331 Blue Moon, 335 The Sea Gypsy, Love Magic, 329
PERFUME, OILS, SOAP & INCENSE
Belle Star Perfume, Oils & Incense, 223 Blue Moon Perfume, 335 Blythe Spirits, 128 House of Wormwood, 248
Ocarina Shoppe, 118 Root & Twig, 202 Swords & Shields, 114
Casbah Caravan to Asylum Down, 328 Hmong Arts and Crafts, 324 Sea Gypsy Gallery, 329 Shakti Blue, 323
As Wood As It Gets, 209 Broom Magic, 249 Dangerous Puppets, 208 Madera Cup Company, 218 Wild Vines Woodworking 124 Whirlwood, 222
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Love the Faire? Really get involved! Take a workshop with a non-profit organization dedicated to Renaissance arts. We offer early morning, In-Depth Workshops, and shorter Dabbler Workshops all afternoon for adults, families, and children. Learn from artists, craft specialists, teachers, and volunteers. Schedules posted in the Faireâ€”from chain mail to archery to blackwork embroidery to making peasant dolls, and more in-between!
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9 9:30pm at Pepper Tree Ranch, 500 John Smith Road, Hollister. For information and tickets, visit hollisterconcerts.com. MOONLIGHT RIDE Equestrians are invited to bring their horses to Henry W. Coe State Park for a Moonlight Ride at Hunting Hollow. Participants begin the evening with a potluck dinner and will ride six miles to the end of the hollow and back. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and their own drink, place setting, chair and a jacket. Saturday, Sep. 14, 6 p.m. at Henry W. Coe State Park Hunting Hollow Entrance and Parking Lot, Gilroy. Horse manure in the parking lot must be picked up and hauled out. For information, visit coepark.net.
The inaugural Sip and Celebrate Beer & Wine Stroll will celebrate San Juan Bautista’s 150th anniversary as a city. Stroll among participating businesses paired with a local winery or brewery, enjoy a taste of wine or beer and meet representatives from local nonprofit organizations spotlighted throughout the stroll. Tickets include a souvenir collectible tasting glass, wristband, gift bag and passport with map. Sunday, Sept. 8, 1-5 p.m. in Downtown San Juan Bautista. For information, visit tinyurl.com/y3mf32dv.
AC/DC TRIBUTE Bonfire, a high-energy tribute to AC/DC, is coming to Hollister Concerts. The band performs the music of early AC/DC from the Bon Scott years to the more current Brian Johnson era. The opening performance will be by Fast Times Ultimate ’80s Tribute. Barbecue items, beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase. Saturday, Sep. 14, 6:30-
RENAISSANCE FAIRE Step back in time to Renaissance Europe and enjoy hearty ales, fine foods and handmade crafts. Hundreds of costumed performers roam the streets and act on five different stages. The faire includes the Tournament of Horses, Saturday Night Concert Series and themed weekends. The Northern California Renaissance Faire at Casa de Fruta will be held Sep. 14-Oct. 20 on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 10021 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister. For information and tickets, visit norcalrenfaire.com. PARK OVERNIGHT The family is invited to Morgan Hill Community Park for a night under the stars. Guests can enjoy roasted s’mores, a screening of “The Secret Life of Pets 2” and breakfast. Each
COMEDY THEATER Pintello Comedy Theater’s production of the musical comedy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change explores dating, love, sex and marriage, but not necessarily in that order. This production offers Friday and Saturday evening performances through Sep. 22 at 8 p.m., and one Sunday matinee, Sep. 8 at Pintello Comedy Theater, 8191 Swanston Lane, Gilroy. For tickets and information, visit pintellocomedy.com. CHANGE MAKERS Youth Alliance’s marquee fundraising event, 2019 Change Makers, features entertainment, raffles, auctions and opportunities to support the youth in the community. This year’s event will also include a celebration of Change Makers and a special recognition of a nominated community member for their work. Saturday, Sep. 21, 5:3010pm at The Barn by Leal Vineyards, 6971 Airline Highway, Hollister. For tickets and information, visit site.youthall.org. PETTING ZOO The Gilroy Gardens Petting Zoo has returned with mini creatures to delight guests of all ages. Meet goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits and pigs, all the right size for the little ones. Admission to the petting zoo is $5 per person, not included with park admission or memberships, with proceeds go toward the care of all the animals. The petting zoo is open weekends through Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Gilroy Gardens, 3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy. For information, visit gilroygardens.org.
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5K WAGATHON The South County Tail Waggers will hold its third annual 5K Walking Wagathon. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund through the Gilroy Foundation, and the remaining proceeds will benefit ongoing efforts to create a free monthly Spay & Neuter Clinic for South County. Pet owners are invited to participate in this family event with their pets. Participants will enjoy a complimentary Wagathon t-shirt, music by DJ Mistik,
vendors, giveaways, snacks, water, face painting and more. Saturday, Sep. 14, 8-11am at Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave, Gilroy. For tickets and information, visit tinyurl.com/y3cvo4rk.
CHICKEN FESTIVAL The family is invited to the 2019 San Juan Bautista Chicken Festival featuring live music, dancing and a Chicken King and Queen competition. The festival also includes live chicken displays, a crowing contest, children’s activities, vendor and merchant booths, raffles and more. Sunday, Sep. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown San Juan Bautista on Third Street. For information, call Krisuan Rosalejos at (408) 661-1310.
family should bring a tent to sleep in, picnic dinner, chairs, sleeping bags, flashlights and warm clothing. Cost is $15 per person. The overnight will be held on Friday, Sep. 20 at 5 p.m. and wrap up the next morning at 9 a.m. at 99 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill. To register, call (408) 7820008 or visit mhreconline.com and use activity code #FSY001.
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PORCH PERFORMANCE Alpine Duo were one of the performers during a previous Porchfest Gilroy. The event returns on Sep. 14.
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Sponsors of Porchfest include South Valley Symphony and the Gilroy Downtown Business Association. Last year’s event featured 16 groups performing on 13 porches along Hanna Street, playing everything from blues, jazz, rock, pop, folk, bluegrass and more. Porch hosts and musicians are still being sought for the event. For information, visit porchfestgilroy.org.
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t seems like barely a day goes by before we read of yet another tragedy in our community, state or country. As people wonder why and wonder how to heal, I turned to our seniors here at Live Oak Adult Day Services to hear their views. Over the years we have met countless seniors at this center who have experienced grief, violence, wartime combat, racism, and loss of every kind. I am always amazed by the stories they tell, and marvel at their equanimity in the face of adversity. How did they manage
to go on? The same coping mechanisms are mentioned over and over: family, faith and the kindness of others, even strangers. Barbara tells of a childhood accident that left her burned and hospitalized for months on end. She remembers what seemed like endless pain and loneliness, and says that it was the kindness of hospital volunteers who visited and comforted her that helped her heal the most. “They didn’t know me at all, but they could sense that I needed their presence,” she said. “Ever since then
I have tried to pay them back by always being kind to someone else.” Other seniors here have survived the deaths of their children, sometimes even very young children, experiences I can barely fathom. It is their reliance on other family members for support, and their spiritual faith that they credit with allowing them to even want to get out of bed in the face of such grief. And we have seen an increase in the number of retired military seniors who remain traumatized by their experiences in battle. One man was a prisoner of war who escaped imminent death. They often do not want to discuss the past, but visibly rely on the presence of their families and other veterans. When I listen to their stories of loss and heartache, I marvel at their emotional strength. I sometimes credit them with almost superhuman strength. Yet they see themselves as ordinary, and their experiences as no worse than others had to bear. They see the common humanity of each member of the community, an attitude of “we’re all in this together.” It is what spurs Barbara to pass along the kindness she received when she needed it most. In each newspaper article about violence there is always a line or two about someone who stepped forward to help. Our first responders are incredibly brave and appreciated. So, too, are the “ordinary” people in the community who reach out to the grief-stricken and the traumatized. Our Live Oak seniors have felt that kindness themselves over the years and now they hope to inspire each of us to follow their example and pay it back by being kind to someone else. Family, faith, and acts of kindness are powerful healers. Cheryl Huguenor is the program director at Live Oak Adult Day Services in Gilroy. For information, visit liveoakadultdaycare.org.
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It is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Geoff and Chantal Mace of Calerrain have relocated their tasting room from The Stomping Ground to their vineyard in Gilroy, where they are open from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. They have 1,000 vines of cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese and merlot. Sounds like a Super Tuscan in the making, doesn’t it? “We are farming it organically; you’ll see the weeds,” Geoff Mace said. Mace is moving his production, beginning with Pierce Ranch Grenache Rosé, to Blended. He’ll then move barrels and tanks to Eden Rift. “A lot of road time this year,” he said. Turns out Sarah’s Vineyard is also moving crush and fermentation to Blended, with wines finishing up at Eden Rift.
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GARDEN RESIDENT Local reptiles will feed on ants, beetles, wasps and other garden pests.
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Lizards, snakes feed on garden pests
By KATE RUSSELL
eptiles in gardens? Let’s hope so! You may see a lizard scurrying for cover under your lettuces, or a snake slithering across your strawberry patch, but what are they doing in your garden? Are they pests or helpers? And what’s the difference between reptiles and amphibians? Reptiles and amphibians are both cold-blooded. If you want to attract reptiles and amphibians to your garden, this is helpful information. The difference between reptiles and amphibians is seen
in their skin. Reptiles have dry, scaly skin, while amphibians have smooth, moist skin. Also, amphibians start their lives in water, breathing through gills, while reptiles do not. The reptile clan includes lizards, snakes and turtles. Most reptiles hatch from eggs, while some give live birth. Reptiles shed their skin as they grow, so you may find signs of a resident lizard, even if it is too shy to let you catch it out in the open. Most reptiles are carnivores or insectivores, though there are a
few exceptions. This is what makes (most of ) them so useful in the garden. Local reptiles will feed on aphids, ants, beetles, flies, wasps, grasshoppers, slugs and snails, smaller reptiles, baby voles, mice and rats, sowbugs, earwigs and practically anything else they can grab, including beneficial spiders and worms. Creating habitat for native reptiles in or near your garden is an easy way to limit pest populations without any chemicals or effort on your part. Just be sure that you do not release an invasive pet reptile into your yard; it is against the law and can lead to serious problems. In California, native lizards may not be captured or sold, so you can’t buy them. What you can do is create a welcoming habitat. Sooner or later, they will find it. Use these tips to provide healthy habitat for reptiles and their prey: install native grasses, groundcovers and nectar- or berry-producing plants; mulch; leave leaf litter on the ground; allow vines or creepers to grow up fences; provide a variety of sun and shade; provide rocks, logs and large pieces of bark as hiding and sunning locations; provide fresh, clean water in a protected spot; avoid using chemical fertilizers, pesticides and snail bait; and keep cats indoors. Nearly all reptiles found in this area are harmless, with the exception of rattlesnakes, Mexican bearded lizards, gila monsters and a handful of others. Since reptiles are mostly shy, conflicts are rare. Creating habitat for these elusive garden helpers is a great way to cut back on your workload, while increasing biodiversity in your garden. Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener in Santa Clara County. For information, visit mgsantaclara. ucanr.edu or call (408) 282-3105 between 9:30am-12:30pm, Monday through Friday.
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