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December 5, 2022

Calendar of events – Jan. 15 – Feb. 27

Friday 1/15
Art 102
The Art 102 show, which features 102 works of art by advanced
art students at San Benito High School, will be on display through
Jan. 28 at the Black Sage Gallery of Fine Art on 727 San Benito St.
The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. An artists’ reception is set for Saturday, Jan 23 from 3 p.m.
until 5 p.m.

Friday 1/15


Watercolor Art Show

A watercolor art show featuring works by Francene Markle will be on display at Mars Hill Coffeehouse at 610 San Benito St., through Feb. 26. An artist reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with refreshments served.

Art 102

The Art 102 show, which features 102 works of art by advanced art students at San Benito High School, will be on display through Jan. 28 at the Black Sage Gallery of Fine Art on 727 San Benito St. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. An artists’ reception is set for Saturday, Jan 23 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.


‘La Factoria’

“La factoria,” an original play by Rebecca Perez Ochoa, will be playing at the El Teatro Campesino Playhouse, 705 Fourth St., in San Juan Bautista through Jan. 24. Friday and Saturday shows are $12 and start at 8 p.m. Sunday shows are $10 and start at 2 p.m. The play mixes English and Spanish for a comedy about women achieving their dreams.


‘Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding’

“Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding” is playing Friday and Saturday nights at the Swiss Louis Italian and Seafood Restaurant at Pier 39 in San Francisco, at 7 p.m. The show is an interactive comedy where the audience members play the roles of invited guests at a wedding. The evening begins with the nuptials, a wedding reception and is followed by a full Italian dinner, wedding cake and dancing. Tickets are $88.50 to $115.50, and include the show, dinner, wedding cake and dancing. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 866-811-4111.

Saturday 1/16


SBC Chamber Dinner Dance

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce’s 89th Annual Dinner Dance is to be held Saturday, January 16, at San Juan Oaks Golf club at 6 p.m. Tickets are now available for $50 which includes dinner, the awards ceremony and dancing to the band Local Groove. There will be a no-host bar, pictures and a live auction and raffle. For tickets or for more information please call the chamber at 637-5315 or go to 650 San Benito St., suite 130.

Gold Coast Poultry Show

The Gold Coast Poultry Show will be at the Bolado Park fairgrounds Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Judging begins at 9 a.m., with a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch is $8 for the general public. Showmanship by 4-H and FFA members begins at 1 p.m. and there will be a raffle at 3 p.m. In addition there will be a bird sales area, books, supplies a snack bar and Junior poultry showmanship competition in the main showroom. For more information, call Donald Barger at 915-8918.

New Harvest youth class

New Harvest Church, of Hollister, is inviting young adults to its youth class Jan. 16, at 11 a.m., at 372 Fourth St. The class will be covering important issues that affect young people daily. For more information, call 637-0643.

A Dinner for Jessica

A Dinner for Jessica fundraiser will be held Jan. 16 at the Ridgemark Golf and Country Club, in Hollister, at 6 p.m., with a no-host bar and dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and are limited to the first 200 people. RSVP by Jan. 10. The dinner will support the family of Jessica Huse, who has been in a coma since Aug. 2 when she was in a car accident on the way to services at Twin Oak Church in San Jose. She has been unconscious at Valley Medical Center, where she is listed in critical but stable condition. Tickets or details: Martha Wasler at 636-8536, Jennifer Kivlehan at 252-1196, or Diane Guthery at 636-6396.


Winery Passport weekend

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association will kick off its 2010 passport weekend series on Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Passports are $40 and can be purchased at the SCMWA office, 7605-A Old Dominion Court, Aptos, or at any of the participating wineries. Other upcoming passport weekends include the third Saturday of April, July and November. For more information on participating wineries, visit or call 831-685-8463.

Friday 1/22


‘Li’l Abner’

South Valley Civic Theatre is presenting “Li’l Abner” Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. and will have performances through February, including: Jan. 23, 29, 30 at 8 p.m. Jan 31 at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8 p.m. and on Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. The show is a broad spoof, but it is also a pointed satire taking on any number of topics ranging from an incompetent United States federal government to standards of masculinity. The show will be performed at the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse at 17090 Monterey Road.

Saturday 1/23


Annual stage awards

The San Benito Stage Company will be hosting its annual awards ceremony Jan. 23, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the awards at 7 p.m. The event will honor those involved in 2009 productions. More details are to follow. For more information, visit or call 636-0122.


Monterey Symphony presents ‘Sizzle from Iceland’

The Monterey Symphony will be performing the third concert in their 2009-10 season Jan. 23-25. The concert includes music by Rossini, Barber and Beethoven. Tickets for the final rehearsal at Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main St., in Salinas, are available for $15, for the 2 p.m. rehearsal Jan. 23. The first performance will be at Sherwood Hall Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39 for premium seats and $20 for unreserved seats. Other performances include a Jan. 24 concert at 3 p.m. and a Jan. 25 concert at 8 p.m., both at the Sunset Theater, at Ninth and San Carlos streets, in Carmel. Tickets are $67 for premium, $50 for regular and $37 for economy tickets. Tickets for school groups are available in advance by call Diane Cadei at 645-1126. For all other tickets, call 646-8511 or visit


West Side Theatre presents Lady Bianca

The West Side Theatre Foundation will present Lady Bianca at the West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., in Newman, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 for general admission or $20 for reserved seating. Bianca was born in Kansas City and now resides in the Oakland Bay Area. Her music is rooted in gospel and Rhythm and Blues.

Friday 1/29


Lou and Peter Berryman concert

Musical humorists Lou and Peter Berryman will be hosting a concert at the Aromas Community Grange, on the corner of Rose Avenue and Bardue Street, in Aromas Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. The two began their musical partnership in high school in Wisconsin in the ’60s. They have performed on public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and NPR’s Weekend Edition. They have made 12 recordings and three songbooks. The suggested donation for adults is $12 and $6 for children. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Money raised will benefit the Aromas Community Grange. For more information, call Doug Clark at 726-2322.


Tuesday 2/2


YMCA Health Seekers workshop

The YMCA Health Seekers workshop on “Real Food, Quick, Inexpensive and Healthy” will be Feb. 2, at 7 p.m., at the YMCA office on Fifth Street in Hollister. The speakers will include moms who are on a mission to feed their families healthy foods. Samples and recipes will be shared. Workshops are the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Upcoming workshops include alternative approaches, how mind, body and spirit affect one’s health and why we should eat fresh, local foods. For more information, call Rochelle Callis at 637-8600 or e-mail [email protected]

Saturday 2/6


Ritchie Valens tribute concert

A Tribute to Ritchie Valens concert will be held Feb. 6 at the Henry J. Mello Center for Performing Arts in Watsonville, 250 E. Beach St. Lobby doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the show to start at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Ray Anthony as Valens and the Backyard Blues Band, featuring Valens’ brother Mario Ramirez. Tickets are $20 for balcony, $25 for orchestra, $75 per couple for gold circle seating or $40 a person for gold circle seating. Tickets are available at the Santa Cruz Civic Box Office, 307 Church St., in Santa Cruz, or by calling 420-5260 or online at The concert will benefit Guitars Not Guns.

Saturday 2/20


Native Daughters Centennial Celebration

The San Juan Bautista Parlor No. 179 Native Daughters of the Golden West will be hosting the open celebration of its Centennial and its official visit of Grand President Alice Forbes Feb. 20, at San Juan Oaks, 3825 Union Road, in Hollister. The social will start at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. RSVPs are requested by Feb. 10. Tickets are $30 each and include a choice of roasted pork loin, salmon, chicken marsala or vegetarian lasagna. A mass will be held Feb. 21, at 10 a.m., at the Mission San Juan Bautista, and will be followed by a dedication and open house at the Native Daughters of the Golden West Adobe Home, 203 Fourth St., in San Juan.

Saturday 2/27


‘Path of the Padres’

The “Path of the Padres” hikes will be held on some Fridays and most Saturdays and Sundays starting on Feb. 27 and will continue through April 18. The hikes are open to the public, ages 6 years and older by advance reservation only. School group hikes may be arranged during the week. School group reservations and general public reservations are now open. At least 10 people must be involved in the hike to be able to conduct a tour. The hike begins at the Los Banos Creek Reservoir boat launch ramp at 8 a.m. and returns to the ramp at about 3:30 p.m. To make a reservation, call (209)-826-1197 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be a reservation fee of $12 per person 12 years old, and $7 per child age 6-12. A family of 5 may reserve space for 2 adults and 3 children for $30. On the day of the hike visitors must pay the State Park day use parking fee of $10 per car upon entry. For more information, call 209-826-1197.

Calendar items for events in and around San Benito County are accepted via e-mail to [email protected], fax to 637-8174 or at the Pinnacle office, 350 Sixth St., Ste. 102, in Hollister. Calendar items are run on a space available basis, and priority is given to events within San Benito County. The deadline for calendar items is Monday at noon for Friday publication.

Melissa Flores
A staff member edited this provided article.

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