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Saturday, May 5
Mount Charlie Challenge festival
When: Bike rides begin at 7 a.m., festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Skypark, 371 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: The 10th annual bike rides to raise money for Scotts Valley public schools will be accompanied by a festival with family and children’s activities, crafts, a barbecue and a concert.
Cost: $10 for barbecue lunch
Info: www.svef.net or 247-4805
Free family fun day
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Elite Martial Arts, 266 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: A jump house, martial arts and fitness classes, music games and food will be part of the demo day.
Wine and wet noses
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Skov Winery, 2364 Bean Creek Road in Scotts Valley
Details: Wine tasting, music and a barbecue will benefit Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and Unconditional Love Animal Rescue. Dogs on leashes are invited, too.
Cinco De Mayo dinner
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Proceeds from the evening, catered by Taqueria Los Gallos with a no-host bar, will help the charitable efforts of the Scotts Valley Kiwanis Club.
Cost: $25 adults, $12 for children age 12 and younger
Info: Peggie Lopez, 419-1678; or www.svkiwanis.org/CDMPoster5.pdf
Sunday, May 6
Handbell choir performance
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Boulder Creek United Methodist Church, 12855 Boulder St., in Boulder Creek
Details: The Bells of Joy handbell choir from Aptos United Methodist Church will share music during the worship service.
Tuesday, May 8
Free job seeker workshop
When: 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Gateway Bible Church, 5000 Granite Creek Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Three 15-minute workshops will be followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers, led by Ken Winters of Staffback Inc.
Wednesday, May 9
Paint town purple day
When: All day
Where: Santa Cruz County
Details: American Cancer Society Relay For Life organizers encourage community members to decorate their homes and businesses with purple and wear purple clothing and ribbons to show support for those affected by cancer. Relay For Life of Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley will be at Skypark on May 19.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 335-7109
SLV chamber mixer
When: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Bigfoot Discovery Museum, 5497 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: Felton Bigfoot museum curator Mike Rugg will give a presentation.
Thursday, May 10
When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Malone’s Grille, 4402 Scotts Valley Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a networking mixer with music and appetizers.
Saturday, May 12
‘Miss Representation’ screening
When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Valley High School multipurpose room, 7105 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: This award-winning documentary, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. A discussion will follow.
Info: George Wylie, 338-0578 or email@example.com
Picnic and politics event
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Skypark, 360 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Bill Smallman, candidate for the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors 5th District, will discuss local issues.
Tuesday, May 15
Incoming sixth-grade parent night
When: 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Valley Middle School gym, 7179 Hacienda Way, in Felton
Details: Parents of fifth-grade students can hear a presentation on the SLV Middle School sixth-grade program, meet teachers and ask questions.
Info: SLV Middle School office, 335-4452
Spring band, choir concert
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley High School Student Union, 555 Glenwood Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: The Scotts Valley high school and middle school bands will perform music by Queen, Adele, Rascal Flatts, The Blues Brothers and more.
Cost: Recommended donation of $5 per person or $10 per family
Thursday, May 17
Free introductory watercolor class
When: 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Artisans, 230-D Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Instructor Linda Curtis will lead this free class.
SLV High open house
When: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: Performances from the school band, a talent show, class showings and library walkthroughs will be open to community visitors.
Friday, May 18
Dolphin spring fest
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hilton, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: Wine and beer tasting, food pairings, music, a raffle and a silent auction will benefit Scotts Valley Middle School.
Saturday, May 19
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Highlands Park, 8500 Highway 9, in Ben Lomond
Details: A day for families will include pony rides, a petting zoo, a balloon twister, inflatable slides, face painting, games and a barbecue.
Info: Danielle O’Brien, 428-2196
Bonny Doon garden tour
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., continues Sunday
Where: Throughout Bonny Doon
Details: Proceeds from the annual Hidden Gardens of Bonny Doon Garden Tour will support art, music and science programs at Bonny Doon Elementary School.
Info: 469-0688 or 423-7728