Local scene: Veterans Day ceremony

The ceremony will take place 9am Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Morgan Hill, in the median of Monterey Road at First Street

Coffee With the Mayors

For Mayor Steve Tate’s final “Coffee With the Mayor” session before he retires, he has invited whoever wins the Nov. 6 election to fill his seat as his special guest. The informal coffee meeting with the mayor will take place 10 to 11:30am Nov. 10 at BookSmart, 1295 E. Dunne Ave. Attendees are welcome to join the mayors for coffee and ask questions, provide input or submit comments about city business. All three mayoral candidates in the Nov. 6 election—Kirk Bertolet, Rich Constantine and Greg Sellers—have agreed to join the mayor as his special guest should they win.

Veterans Day

Remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the annual Veterans Day ceremony in downtown Morgan Hill 9am Nov. 11. The ceremony will include a flag raising, reading of the names of locals who died in combat, patriotic songs by local students and a playing of Taps. The event takes place at the downtown Veterans Memorial in the median of Monterey Road at First Street.

Veterans Run

The fourth annual Morgan Hill Veterans Run 5k and 10k run will be held 9:45am Nov. 11. This will take place right after the downtown veterans ceremony. Proceeds from the run will go to five veterans organizations. Visit morganhillveteransdayrun.com for additional information and to sign up. Veterans and those now serving in the armed forces get a greatly reduced entry fee. Call (408) 779-6686 and ask for Charles.

Holiday Parade

The Morgan Hill Kiwanis Club presents the annual Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting from 5:30 to 8pm Dec. 1 in downtown Morgan Hill. The parade will go south on Monterey Road, from First to Fifth street, followed by a ceremonial tree lighting, live performances and visits with Santa Claus. The event is free.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

St. Catherine Parish will host its annual Our Lady of Guadalupe procession from 11am to noon Dec. 9 in downtown Morgan Hill. The procession, honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, will start at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, and conclude at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, 17400 Peak Ave. For more information, visit stca.org.

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