Friday 6/24
Western Lifestyle art show
Marti Miller Hubbell will have an art exhibit,

Western Lifestyle of Yesterday and Today, at the Blak Sage
Gallery of Fine Arts, through June 28.

Friday 6/24


Western Lifestyle art show

Marti Miller Hubbell will have an art exhibit, “Western Lifestyle of Yesterday and Today, at the Blak Sage Gallery of Fine Arts, through June 28.

Kids Rule Theatre Camp performance

Kids Rule Theatre Camp, sponsored by the San Benito Stage Company, will present an outdoor finale program June 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart School. Before the show, the Kids Rule Rock Band will play at 6 p.m. The 6-13-year-old campers will be singing, dancing and acting in a broadway revival. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 801-1203.


Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo

The San Benito County Rodeo and Saddle Horse show continues June 24 will have a variety of events, including the Rodeo and Horse Show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for toddlers through 11-year-olds. The rodeo continues June 25 and 26, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $4 for kids. Other attractions include a Kids Corral, the Association Museum and a rodeo clown. For more information or a schedule of events visit www.SanBenitoCountyRodeo.com.


Summer movies series

A summer movies series will kick off June 24 at the San Juan Bautista Elementary soccer field, with a viewing of “Megamind.” All viewings are free and start at sunset. All children must accompanied by a parent or guardian. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. The series is a collaboration of the Plaza History Association of San Juan Bautista State Historic Park and the San Juan Elementary home and school club. Earthbound Farms is a sponsor. Other shows include “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on July 29, “Despicable Me” on Aug. 26 and “Vertigo” on Sept. 30.


Monterey Bay Blues Festival

The Monterey Bay Blues Festival is June 24, 25 and 26. Some of the performers include Dazz Band and the Barkays, Blues at Eleven, Ruthie Foster, Charlie Jene, Magic Slim, Sharon Lewis and JC Smith Band, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band and more. Local blues band The Bornia Boys will be playing June 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m., on the President’s Stage. For more information, visit www.montereyblues.com.

‘The Birdcage’

The Paper Wing Theatre Company presents “The Birdcage,” June 10 through July 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., at 320 Hoffman Avenue, in Monterey. The show tells the tale of Armand Goldman and his lover Albert, who own a drag night club in South Beach Miami. Chaos ensues when Armand’s son returns home with his fiancee, the daughter of a conservative senator. Tickets are $22 for general admission. For more information, visit www.PaperWingTheatreCo.com or call 905-5684.

Multiple shows open at Monterey Museum

The Monterey Museum of Art has several shows on display, including “The Art of California, 1880 to present,” “Adams & Weston and the masters of California Photography, “California Artists and Portraiture,” and more. The museum has locations at 559 Pacific St. and 720 Via Mirada. It is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for students and military and children under 12 are free. For more information, call 372-5477.

Saturday 6/25


‘Crumpled Classics’

Encore Theatre workshop will present “Crumpled Classics,” a dramatic comedy performed by 10-14-year-old actors June 24, at 7 p.m., at the LDS Church, on Cienega Road. The actors audition for the play on the first day of the week-long workshop and perform the play six days later. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 801-1203.


Early Days

The San Juan Bautista State Historic Park and the Plaza History Association will host Early Days June 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Step back in time and meet the people of early California, see craft and cooking demonstrations, ride in a horse-drawn wagon and drink old-fashioned sodas in the Saloon. Admission is $3 for adults or free for those 16 and under. Wagon rides and sodas are an additional charge. For more information, call 623-4881.


Ranger programs

Coyote-Bear County Park will host ranger programs June 25 and July 16. June 25, From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be an old-fashioned campfire program with games, songs, and activities at the Coyote Lake Campfire Center. Another event will be held July 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., entitled “Plan for Survival,” in which guests will learn how to overcome potential obstacles to surviving in the wild. The event is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and starts at the Ranger station. For ranger programs, bring sturdy shoes, water, sun protection and lunch or snacks. For campfire programs, bring a flashlight and warm clothing. A vehicle entrance fee of $6 is charged for the Coyote Lake section of the park. For more information, call 408-842-7800.


Festival in the Park

The fifth annual Festival in the Park, Where Wellness Meets Fun, is June 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Ave., in San Jose. The event includes a health, safety and recreation fair. Admission is free for adults and children. New this year will be Green Living exhibitions – demonstrations and hands-on activities focused on environmental health issues such as energy and water conservation, recycling and fuel-efficient cars. There will be free giveaways and a food court available for cash-only purchases. Parking will be provided at the Silver Creek Sportsplex, 800 Embedded Way, and a free shuttle bus will take visitors to the park. For more information, call 355-2201 or visit www.ParkHere.org.

Sunday 6/26


Team Challenge car wash

A Team Challenge car wash will be held June 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of Memorial Drive and Sunnyslope Road. All proceeds from donations will benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Thursday 6/30


Story time in San Juan

Julie Engelhardt will be hosting free story times at the San Juan Bautista Library, 801 Second St., June 30, July 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. The programs run 45 minutes long. For more information, call 635-9674.


Friday 7/1


Pat’s Place anniversary

Pat’s Place, a thrift store that benefits the Community Food Bank, is celebrating its second anniversary July 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 101 Fifth St. Drop by for a piece of cake and a beverage. For more information, call 637-5500.


‘Once Upon a Mattress’

The Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Company, in association with the Forest Theater Guild, will present “Once Upon a Mattress,” July 1-24. Performances are July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees scheduled July 3, 10 and 17. There will be a half-price preview June 30, at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit www.mpctheatre.com, www.foresttheaterguild.org or call 646-4213.

Saturday 7/2


All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

The Hollister United Methodist Church is holding its 14th annual patriotic “All You can Eat” Pancake breakfast July 2 and 3, from 8 a.m. to noon., at Fifth and Monterey streets. The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for youth (12 years and younger.) For more information, call 637-4240. The money raised by the church goes to charity.

Sunday 7/3


Back to School Run

The Hollister Sabbath Keepers Motorcycle Ministry will be hosting the Back to School Run for San Benito County foster youth. The loop ride will be held July 3, with registration in the Grillin’ and Chillin’ parking lot, 3650 San Juan Road, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost for the ride is the donation of one backpack with school supplies for all grades, per bike. A raffle will also be held with money going to help local foster kids. For more information or to donate, call Mindy Redondo at 537-5052 or e-mail her at [email protected].

Monday 7/4


Kiddie Parade

The annual Fourth of July Kiddie Parade is July 4, at 10 a.m. The parade begins at the Park and Ride Lot at Veterans Memorial Park, on Memorial Drive and goes to Marguerite Maze Middle School, on Meridian Street. Children are invited to come in decorated bikes, strollers, wagons, tricycles or on foot. Costumes and decorations are welcomed, but not required. Every participant receives an American flag. For more information, call the Fourth of July Celebration Committee at 636-4300, ext. 16.

Friday 7/15


Memorial Golf Tournament

San Juan Oaks and Hollister Relay for Life are sponsoring the Kelly Freitas Memorial Golf Tournament July 15, with a shotgun start at noon. The event will benefit Hollister Relay for Life. The format will be a four-person scramble. It includes a steak and chicken barbecue dinner buffet immediately following the tournament. A silent auction will be held during the dinner. The cost for the tournament is $115 per player, and includes green fees, cart, range balls, on course contest and dinner. The price for dinner alone is $35 for adults and $15 for children 5-12. Those interested in signing up for the tournament can call Manny Freitas at San Juan Oaks, 636-6113, ext. 15 or e-mail [email protected].

‘The Music Man’

San Benito Stage Company presents Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man,” July 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 at 7 p.m. and July 17, 24 and 30 at 2 p.m., at the Granada Theatre, 336 Fifth St., in Hollister. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for student/senior or $42 for a group 4-pack (available through advance purchase only.) Tickets are available at Postal Graphics and Pinnacle Floor Coverings. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Save the Music Drive. For more information, visit www.sanbenitostage.org.

Saturday 7/16


Downtown Street Festival

The 25th annual Street Festival and Car Show is July 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Hollister. Admission is free and guests can also partake in a free slice of watermelon. Live entertainment will be provided by Vocal Variations, Crimson, Beer Nuts, Fender Benderz, DJ Rori G. Nelson, and local bands and youth performers. There will be merchant sales and vendors, food concessions, a kids’ zone, a poker walk and plenty of cars on display. For more information, call 636-8406 or visit www.downtownhollister.org.

Saturday 7/23


Jazz Under the Stars

The Sixth annual Jazz Under the Stars outside of St. Benedict’s Church, July 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will feature the Magnolia Jazz Band, food, wine and a silent auction. Guests must be 21 and over. Presented by the Homeless Coalition of San Benito County, tickets are $50 each. A table for 10 can be reserved for $500 and diamond sponsor tables for 10 are $1,000. RSVP to Doug Emerson by July 18, at 637-8399. Make checks payable to: Homeless Coalition: P.O. Box 2710, Hollister, CA 95024.

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