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Saturday, March 31

Gymnastics tournament

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.

Cost: $6

Info: 338-4144


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

Artist reception

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.

Info: 335-3611


Off-the-grid-living talk

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.



Contra dance

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


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


Candidates forum

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


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.

Cost:  $35

Info: 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


Friday, April 20

Blood drive

When: 1 to 6 p.m.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9, in Felton

Info: 800-733-2767 or


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.

Cost: $65



Tuesday, April 24

Parenting workshop

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.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-6600

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