Community Bulletin


Jan. 10: Democratic Party Grand Opening
‘The San Benito County Democratic Party will hold their Grand
Opening on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Monterey
Business Plaza @ 910 Monterey St.
Contact Nancy Knops at 831-634-0233
Jan. 10: Democratic Party Grand Opening

‘The San Benito County Democratic Party will hold their Grand Opening on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Monterey Business Plaza @ 910 Monterey St.

Contact Nancy Knops at 831-634-0233

Jan. 12: Adopt a German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California is having a Meet N’ Greet Saturday, January 12 from 11 – 2 at the Gilroy Petsmart at 6755 Camino Arroyo Bldg 5. Details are at Meet adoptable German Shepherds and find out about volunteering including fostering.

Jan. 12: YLI Baby Shower/ Luncheon

At 11:30 a.m. at the St. Benedict’s Church the YLI is having a baby shower/luncheon for the Compassion Pregnancy Center. Chairpersons are Viv Medina and Cassie Arballo.

For more information contact Viv Medina at 637-1567

Jan. 13: Church play auditions

First Presbyterian Church will hold auditions for their Easter play on Sunday, Jan 13 at 11:30 a.m. and Monday Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.

For more information contact Vanessa at 714-618-8191.

Jan 15: Guiding Good Choices

A free five-week interactive workshop is offered for the parents of 9- to 14-year-olds to help you and your family learn the skills to work together. Take action now to prevent your child(ren) from using alcohol or drugs. It will be at Esperanza Center, 327 Fifth St., on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. – Jan 15, 22, 29, and Feb 5 and 12. Childcare will be provided.

To register, please contact Renee Hankla at 636-4020 prior to Jan 8.

Jan. 22: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Community Solutions is providing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Volunteer Advocate training. Training lasts six weeks beginning Jan 22, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and three full-day Saturdays at 6980 Chestnut St. in Gilroy. Community Solutions provides crisis intervention, shelter and legal advocacy.

For more information, call Emma Lucas at (408) 776-6288 or e-mail [email protected]


Brain Injury Support

The Brain Injury Support Group meets from 6-8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at Poblanita Restaurant, 313 Third St. in San Juan Bautista. Anyone who has had a brain injury, stroke or aneurism is welcome to attend, along with caregivers, family and friends.

For more information call Maggie at 623-9271.

Republican Party meeting

The San Benito County Republican Party has changed its monthly meeting to the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Pacific Coast Bank Community Room, 260 Tres Pinos Road, Hollister. The location is across Rancho Drive from the San Benito Bank.

For information, call 638-0938 or check our Web page at

VFW meetings

The VFW Post 9242 meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Building on the second floor in Room 204. The group welcomes all veterans to call and inquire about joining and serving the community at the same time.

For more information call 637-6015.

Weight loss meeting

ObesityHelp Weight Loss Surgery Support Group will be held on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Room next to Pacific Valley Bank on the corner of Tres Pinos Road and Rancho Drive.

For more info contact: Lori at 831-206-2216 or e-mail [email protected]

Hollister Lion’s Club

Servicing the community for vision care needs, we meet on the second and fourth Thursday each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunne Park Club House at the corner of Sixth and West streets. We accept donations of eye glasses and hearing aids.

For more information, call 801-8811 or 636-3852.

Young Ladies Institute

The Gabilan Chapter of the Young Ladies Institute No. 172 meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. The first Tuesday is the business meeting with the third Tuesday being a social gathering. Applications for new membership are welcome.

For more information, call Julie Martin at 637-3281 or Vivian Medina at 637-1567.

I.O.O.F. Lodge meetings

I.O.O.F. Lodge #166 meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 330 C Fourth Street. Social hour is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The meetings begins at 7pm. Applications for new membership are welcome.

For more information call: 637-3688.

SJB Library Books

The San Juan Bautista Library invites the public to check out new bestselling books, which are arriving weekly.

For more information call 623-4687.

Join Team Women

Team Women is a ‘women-only’ network with a chapter in Hollister. This person-to-person networking chapter is for women in business who are looking to actively increase sales, form lasting relationships, share business tips, discuss current business issues and have fun while doing it. Meets at 1 p.m. every other Tuesday at 1582 San Benito St.

For more information call Darcy Stevenson at 831-261-4130.

Democrat Meetings

The San Benito County Central Democratic Committee meets at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the YMCA, 339 5th St. in Hollister. All are welcome.

For more information call 888-740-4432 or write For mor e P.O. Box 921, Hollister, CA 95023.

RPEA Meetings

The Retired Persons Employment Association meets at 1 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Methodist Church at Fifth and Monterey streets in Hollister.

For more info. call 637-4655 or 637-4716.

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous Meetings

Compulsive Eaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at 1149 Powell St. (on the corner of Nash and Powell) in Hollister.

For more information call Nena at 801-4396.

Elks Lodge meetings

The Hollister Elks Lodge #1436 meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month. Social meetings occur every Tuesday. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. with lodge meetings at 8 p.m. The lodge is located at 351 Astro Drive at the Hollister Airport.

Parkinson support group

A Parkinson Support Group patients, caregivers and others meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Presbyterian Church on Cienega Road from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Emmaus House seeks volunteers

Emmaus House, a safe shelter for women and their children that are victims of domestic violence is seeking additional volunteers to assist the staff and clients. Openings are available for transportation of clients, general housekeeping, children’s activities, bookkeeping, general office work and assisting house management with other necessary operations. Experienced counselors, teachers and health service personnel are also needed on a volunteer basis. Applications can be obtained by calling 831-636-7224 or by email to: [email protected]

Anyone wishing to adopt a family for Christmas or donate food or gifts for the families that are staying at Emmaus House, please contact us at 831-636-7224.

Crafters needed

The Ladies Auxiliary, VFW, Post #9242 is looking for crafters for the spring craft show March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Vetrans Memorial Building, 649 San Benito St., Hollister. Cost for vendors is $4 for an 8-foot by 10-foot space. A table and two chairs will be availible if needed.

For more information or an application call Dolly at (831) 637-1980 or Geri at (831) 524-1459.

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