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Friday, Oct. 5
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.
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
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
Garrahan Park community meeting
When: 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Garrahan Park, 15501 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek
Details: Boulder Creek Recreation & Park District officials will lead a walking tour and discuss a grant proposal to build outdoor fitness equipment at the park. A community survey is available at www.bcrpd.org.
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.
Cost: Daytime events, $10 adults, $5 children; nighttime events, $10 adults
Library book sale
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Branch Library, 13390 W. Park Ave., in Boulder Creek
Details: Proceeds from the sale of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be used for programming at the library.
Model train show
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 www.slvmuseum.com
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.
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
Monday, Oct. 8
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Malone’s Grille, 4402 Scotts Valley Drive
Details: A meet-and-greet with Santa Cruz County Supervisor candidate Bruce McPherson.
Cost: $10, hors d’oeuvres will be served
Scotts Valley 4-H new member meeting
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Community Covenant Church, 2700 El Rancho Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: Scotts Valley 4-H’s Youth Development Program is open to young people throughout the area.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.scottsvalley4h.org
Wednesday, Oct. 10
BCE family dinner night
When: Evening hours
Where: Taqueria Los Amigos, 13070 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek
Details: The taqueria will donate 20 percent of the night’s proceeds to Boulder Creek Elementary School to help pay for a field trip to the Johnson Farm. Takeout orders can be placed by phone.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Second Saturday flea market
When: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Junction Park, Middleton and Junction avenues in Boulder Creek
Details: Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $15.
Info: Boulder Creek Recreation, 338-4144
Scotts Valley appliance collection
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Erba Lane, across from Scotts Valley Fire District
Details: Scotts Valley residents can drop off unwanted refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters and other metal appliances free of charge. No TVs, computers, tires or furniture will be accepted.
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 & 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
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.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Jazz Music in the Lounge
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Scopazzi’s Restaurant, 13300 Big Basin Highway, in Boulder Creek
Details: Joy of Jazz will provide live jazz music
Cost: Free entry
Saturday, Oct. 20
First aid, CPR class
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Felton firehouse, 131 Kirby St., in Felton
Details: The class includes pediatric first aid; adult, child and infant CPR; and use of automatic external defibrillators.
Cost: Free for Felton residents, $36 for others
Info: www.feltonfire.com or 335-4422
Thursday, Oct. 25
When: 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Round Table Pizza, 6267 Graham Hill Road, in Felton
Details: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School will receive 15 percent of proceeds from food and drinks to support programs. Takeout orders can be placed by phone.