- Submit Datebook items to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off press releases or photos at 5215 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste. F, Scotts Valley 95066. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Entries are subject to editing, and publication is not guaranteed.
Friday, Sept. 21
‘Miracle’ auditions begin
When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.; also 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23
Where: Park Hall, 9400 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: Auditions for a new production of “Miracle on 34th Street” will consist of readings from the script. Details and a cast list can be found on Mountain Community Theater’s website. Callbacks are from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24.
Saturday, Sept. 22
Green building, sustainable living open house
When: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Phillips sustainable living home, 310 El Alamein Road, in Felton
Details: A workshop and fall equinox tour will highlight green building, passive solar design and sustainable living concepts.
Info: 359-0828 or www.phillipssustainableliving.com
Art in the park
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Spring Lakes Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 225 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Seventeen artists will have artwork on display, including watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photography and jewelry.
Info: Maryanne, 600-7142
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9545 Love Creek Road, in Ben Lomond
Details: Concert organist James Welch will perform a free recital.
Sunday, Sept. 23
Plant propagation workshop
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Quail Hollow Ranch, 800 Quail Hollow Road, in Felton
Details: A master gardener will teach how to divide plants and other tricks of propagation.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Public safety workshop
When: 9 a.m.
Where: The Satellite Telework Center, 6265 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: Smart on Crime Santa Cruz County and the Community Corrections Partnership will host a workshop about public safety resources and aspects of the criminal justice system that affect the community.
Info: email@example.com or 465-2207
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Glen Arbor School, 9393 Glen Arbor Road, in Ben Lomond
Details: Families can meet with the school staff, find out what programs are offered and learn about plans for the school year.
Info: 336-2932 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, Sept. 27
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: MCR staff members will offer screenings for glucose, blood pressure and body mass index during a free event.
Chamber networking mixer
When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: La Madrona Athletic Club, 1897 La Madrona Drive, in Santa Cruz
Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a business networking opportunity and a tour of the La Madrona Athletic Club
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for prospective members.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Big Basin Founders’ Day
When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Details: A special all-day event to celebrate California's oldest state park will feature a melodrama, hikes, games for children and an evening campfire.
Santa Cruz Mountains Harvest Festival
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Boulder Creek
Details: A community celebration of the harvest season, in its second year, will feature local artists, wineries, breweries and musicians.
Cost: Free admission; cost of alcohol and children’s activities not included
Details: www.santacruzmountainsharvestfestival.com or 588-5628
Ben Lomond 125th anniversary celebration
When: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Park Hall, 9370 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: Historical videos, slides and photos will be on display and a surprise guest is expected during a celebration hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ben Lomond Fire Protection District and Valley Churches United Missions.
Friday, Oct. 5
Library book sale
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Branch Library, 13390 W. Park Ave., in Boulder Creek
Details: Gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks may be donated at the library until Sept. 29 for the sale. Proceeds will be used for programming at the library.
Italian Affaire fundraiser
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., in Santa Cruz
Details: A silent auction and live dinner auction with music will benefit Mountain Community Resources.
Saturday, Oct. 6
When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: St. John’s Catholic Church, 5953 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: Spaces are $15 in advance for Valley Churches United Missions’ annual flea market.
Info: 336-8258, ext. 221
Day in the Park, Night in the Hall
When: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Ben Lomond Park, 9525 Mill St., and Park Hall, 9400 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: The day will be filled with a barbecue, live music, dancing and events for children, followed by a night of live music and dancing to benefit the Ben Lomond Firefighters association. Evening events are for adults age 21 and older only.
Cost: Daytime events, $10 adults, $5 children; nighttime events, $10 adults
Sunday, Oct. 7
Paper collectibles show
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: Attendees can receive free appraisals of postcards and other paper collectibles.
Info: Joseph Jaynes, 476-3262 or email@example.com
Saturday, Oct. 13
When: 4:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 100 Big Trees Road, in Felton
Details: This annual fundraiser for Mountain Parks Foundation will star fresh lobster and sides, accompanied by live bluegrass music.
Cost: $60 with reservation
Sunday, Oct. 14
Firefighters pancake breakfast
When: 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Scotts Valley Fire District Station 1, 7 Erba Lane, in Scotts Valley
Details: The fundraiser breakfast will include engine tours, a jump house, face painting and demonstrations.