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Saturday, March 31
When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: Vargas Gymnastics is hosting a tournament. An open gym with trampoline will follow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1.
Cost: $10 for Saturday tournament, $5 for Sunday open gym
Sunday, April 1
April Fools foolish fun day
When: 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek
Info: The day will include crafts, face painting, games, music and a parade through town at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4
Sons in Retirement Luncheon
When: 11:45 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St., in Santa Cruz
Details: Senior men from the San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz County will hear speaker Dr. Bob Burmeister, who will talk about advanced research and development in Silicon Valley.
Info: Dave, 336-8481
Friday, April 6
When: 5 p.m.
Where: The White Raven, 6253 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: Attendees can meet artist Bev Martin, whose work will be on display, accompanied by folksy-bluesy music from the Brightside Band.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Zayante Fire Station, 7700 E. Zayante Road, in Felton
Details: Donald Turner will explain fully functional solar living, including his amateur radio station.
When: 8 to 11 p.m.
Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: All dances are taught, and no partner is needed.
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Saturday, April 7
Free Easter egg hunt
When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Loch Lomond Reservoir, 100 Loch Lomond Way, in Felton
Details: Candy and prize donations still needed. They can be dropped off at Zayante Fire Department, 7700 E. Zayante Road, in Felton.
Info: 335-4084 or email@example.com
Wednesday, April 11
Relay for Life meeting
When: 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Bruno’s BBQ, 230-G Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Attendees can sign up a team or volunteer for the 24-hour American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Info: Jackie Maurer, 335-7109 or www.relayforlife.org/scottsvalleyca
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 7105 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: Candidates for the 5th District seat on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will present their platforms and answer questions from the audience. The event is sponsored by the Valley Women's Club, the League of Women Voters and Community TV of Santa Cruz County.
Info: Nancy, 338-1728
Saturday, April 14
Postcard, collectibles show
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: Free appraisals of postcards and collectibles will be offered.
Info: Joseph Jaynes, 476-3262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dinner theater in SLV
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Park Hall, 9400 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: A murder mystery by Rita Wadsworth and Carolyn Hyatt, "Crime Comes to College," will exhibit music, mayhem, and mirth. Proceeds will benefit Mountain Community Theater.
Info: www.mctshows.org or 336-4777
Sunday, April 15
Dinner club membership-drive brunch
When: Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Ben Lomond
Details: Men and women age 21 and older who are interested in becoming members of the Santa Cruz Mountains Gourmet Dinner Club are invited for brunch. Those who wish to attend should inquire for directions.
Info: Colly Gruczelak, 336-8098 or email@example.com
Friday, April 20
When: 1 to 6 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9, in Felton
Info: 800-733-2767 or www.redcrossblood.org
Monday, April 23
Operation Surf fundraiser dinner
When: 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., in Santa Cruz
Details: A Hawaiian-style dinner buffet with a no-host bar will benefit Operation Surf, a group that helps wounded members of the armed services rehabilitate through surfing. Guests can meet this year’s participants during the evening, hosted by Blue Star Moms of Santa Cruz County.
Tuesday, April 24
When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: This parenting workshop will address how parents can deal with fighting and aggression. Food and child care are included.