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- Submit Datebook items to 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.


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.

Info: 338-8883


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: 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.

Info: 336-8258


Wednesday, Oct. 3

Sons in Retirement lunch

When:  11:30 a.m.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St., at Coral Street, in Santa Cruz.

Details: A catered luncheon will be followed by a talk by Brian Liddicoat about the lost tunnels of Santa Cruz County.

Cost: $15


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 Saturday, 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.

Info: 335-6600


Free family movie night

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Siltanen Park Amphitheater, 121 Vine Hill School Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: “How to Tame Your Dragon,” will be projected on a big screen by the Vine Hill Elementary School PTA.


Leif Erikson Viking day

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Viking Hall, 240 Plymouth St., in Santa Cruz

Details: A presentation by The Vikings of Bjornstad, a living history and educational group, will explain who the Vikings were and their influence on the world.

Cost: $3 suggested donation



Saturday, Oct. 6

Flea market

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



Model train show opens

When: Noon to 4 p.m.

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Details: Model trains, cars, ships, dolls and dollhouses will be on display. The show will continue Wednesday through Sunday until Oct. 28.

Cost: Free admission; $5 family donation appreciated

Info: 338-8382 or


Sunday, Oct. 7

Blessing of the animals

When: 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. services

Where: St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive

Details: The congregation will observe an annual celebration celebrating St. Francis’ love for animals by blessing any animal that is taken to the church.

Info: 438-4360


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.

Cost: $4

Info: Joseph Jaynes, 476-3262 or


Saturday, Oct. 13

Fire team barbecue

When: 4 to 8 p.m.; dance 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: Bonny Doon Fire Station, 975 Martin Road, in Bonny Doon

Details: Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire and Rescue will serve skirt steak, vegetarian lasagna, hot dogs and side dishes. Music, a raffle, a bake sale and line dancing are planned.

Cost: $15 adults, $10 children

Info: Donita Springmeyer, 426-7933


Lobster feed

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

Info: 335-3174


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.


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