AN EVENING OF HOPE: Boutique de Lingerie will be hosting the 4th
Annual Evening of Hope Fashion Show and Dinner on October 16, 2004.
The event will take place at Leal Vineyards beginning at 5pm.
Proceeds from this event will be to provide educational
scholarships to children who have lost a parent or grandparent to
Volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, call
Boutique de Lingerie at 635-0722.
AN EVENING OF HOPE: Boutique de Lingerie will be hosting the 4th Annual Evening of Hope Fashion Show and Dinner on October 16, 2004. The event will take place at Leal Vineyards beginning at 5pm. Proceeds from this event will be to provide educational scholarships to children who have lost a parent or grandparent to cancer.

Volunteers are needed for the event. For more information, call Boutique de Lingerie at 635-0722.

WATER UTILITY TRAINING: A Water Treatment Plant Operation class will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 11 and run eleven consecutive Saturday mornings at San Juan Bautista City Hall, 311 Second Street. The course will introduce conventional water treatment plant operation processes and prepare students for the Grade 2 Water Treatment Plant Operator exam in Spring of 2005. The cost is $445 and graduates will receive a certificate of completion from CSU – Sacramento. Class size is limited. Call Mike Smith for more information at 831-297-2929.

BYGONE YEARS: Submissions deadline for the September issue of the Time Capsule is Wed. Aug. 11. Send information to The Time Capsule c/o Bygone Years P.O. Box 273 San Juan Bautista, CA 95045.

BOLADO CHARITY RODEO: Entry forms for the Bolado Charity Rodeo are now available at local feed stores or at Entry forms must be postmarked by Aug. 13. All rodeo proceeds benefit youth programs in San Benito County. Call 831-673-1399 for more information.

Wiz of OZ Free Tickets: Wear your S.T.A.R. t-shirt to “The Wizard of Oz” and get in free! The Gavilan College Summer Theater Arts Repertory will present the show Friday August 6 at 7 p.m.; Saturday August 7 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Gavilan College Theater, Gilroy campus 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children under 12. Purchase tickets online at or call S.T.A.R. at (408)848-4717.

Fall BALL: The Hollister Little League will hold Fall Ball sign-ups Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at at the Little League fields at Veteran’s Memorial Park. The cost is $40. The season begins Sept. 1 and runs for eight weeks.

Public Transit Hearing: The San Benito County Local Transportation Authority will host a public hearing on August 5 at 5:30 p.m. to provide information and receive comments from the public regarding proposed modifications to Fixed Route and Dial-a-Ride transit services. The public is encouraged to attend. The hearing will be held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 481 4th Street in Hollister. For more information contact Mary Dinkuhn at (831) 637-7665.

COUNTY FAIR MEETING: In accordance with the association by-laws, the San Benito County Fair Board will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 11 in Bolado Park. Call 628-3421 for more information.

Republican Party Meeting: The San Benito County Republican Central Committee will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Hollister Library, 470 Fifth Street. Plans for the Aug. 14 Street Festival and fall election activities will be discussed. Call 637-9111 for more information.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TRAINING: The San Benito Office of Education is providing a substitute teacher training course from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10 – 11 with a follow-up session from 3:30 – 6 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the San Benito County Office of Education, 460 Fifth Street in Hollister. Participants will learn classroom management techniques, teaching strategies, how to develop a substitute kit, and receive a copy of “The Substitute Teacher Handbook.” The cost is $75. Call Madeline Ruvalcaba at 831-637-5393 ext 111 to register or Liz Talbot ext 134 for more information.

FLEA MARKET: The 41st Annual Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market returns to San Juan Bautista on Sunday Aug. 8. Main Street between Muckelemi and Franklin will be closed at 2 a.m. on Sunday Aug. 8 and Muckelemi, Polk, Mariposa and Washington will be closed from 2nd to 4th. Call 831-623-2454 for more information.

YOUTH SOCCER: Hollister Recreation is still accepting registration for Fall Youth Soccer and Youth Winter Basketball. The soccer season begins on Aug. 21 and basketball begins on Oct. 16. The fee is $48 for residents and $53 for non-residents. Volunteer coaches are also needed. Call Hollister recreation at 636-4390 for more information.

DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: The AARP will hold a driver improvement course for drivers age 50 and older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.on Monday and Tuesday Aug. 9 and 10 at the Elks Lodge at the Hollister Airport. Call 831-636-8595 for more information or to register.

NAWIC MEETING: The National Association of Woman in Construction Pinnacles Chapter 363 will hold a dinner meeting on at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Jardines de San Juan in San Juan Bautista. Dr. Slater of San Benito Joint Union High School will host a discussion on trade school education. The cost is $25 and reservations are needed. Call 831-637-1517 for more information.

Pop Warner: Due to a number of drops, Hollister Pop Warner now has a limited number of openings for 10 to 15 year olds for football. Participants must weigh between 80 and 145 pounds. Please contact Tom Vivian if interested at 726-1747. Applications can be downloaded at

DEMOCRATIC PARTY: The San Benito County Democratic party will hold a meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12 in Gavilan extension classroom 1 in the Briggs Building in downtown Hollister.

RALLY RAFFLE: The Hearts on Crusade Relay for Life Team will hold a raffle each hour of the event on Aug. 6 – 7 with the chance to win any of 34 prizes. Buy tickets for one dollar, 6 for $5, or 15 for $10 at the Hearts on Crusade booth beginning at 5 p.m. on Aug. 6.

PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT: The Presbyterian Cooperative Preschool is now enrolling students, ages, 3,4 and 5 for fall 2004 a.m. and p.m. classes, two, three or four days a week. Call 831-630-1234 ext. 201 for more information.

CAREGIVER SOCIAL: A caregiver social will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, August 19 with a nature boat tour of Elkhorn Slough and a picnic lunch at Moss Landing Park. All caregivers from Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required to the free event and donations are welcome. Call the Health Projects Center for more information at 831-424-4359.

DONATIONS FOR RUMMAGE SALE:  Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter (FOSMAS) is preparing for their third annual rummage sale to be held in September. We are now accepting donations of usable household goods, clothing, pet supplies, etc. Tax-deductible donations may be dropped off at the San Martin Shelter, 12370 Murphy Avenue, San Martin Monday-Saturday, 12:00-5:00 p.m. (closed Tuesday). 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: The First Presbyterian Vacation Bible School will take place on Aug. 9-13. “Lava Lava Island, where God’s love flows,” is the theme for this week of Bible fun, crafts, games, food and music. A mission project of bibles for Latin America is also part of the week’s activities. The school runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Kindergartners through fifth grade are welcome. Registration is occurring now. Call 831-637-4350 for more information.

COASTAL CLEANUP DAY: Help clean up the California coast from 9 a.m. to noon September 18, 2004. Last year volunteers collected 571,722 pounds of trash. Call 800-COAST-4U of visit the web site

FOSTER PARENTS: ASPIRA Foster and Family Services will hold a foster parent orientation at the Hollister ASPIRA office located at 615 A San Benito Street. The orientation is free and open to anyone interested in becoming a foster parent. Call 831-637-1632 or 408-848-8128 to reserve a spot or for more information.

RANCH DOG TRIAL: Paicines Ranch will hold a Ranch Dog Trial focusing on the practical ranch and feedlot work, stockmanship and teamwork between dog, horse and owner on Aug. 14 and 15. Call 831-375-6586 for more information. Registration closes July 26.

MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL: The 47th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival will be held Sept. 17-19 at the Monterey Fairgrounds. Tickets begin at $30. Call 925-275-9255 or visit on the web.

STREET FESTIVAL: The Hollister Downtown Association is looking for local artists to show their work in the courtyard of the Veterans Building during the 18th Annual Street Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 14. Volunteers are also needed for the event. Call the HDA at 831-636-8406 for more information.

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