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Saturday, Nov. 10

Scarborough Gardens holiday open house

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Scarborough Gardens, 33 El Pueblo Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Visitors to a holiday open house can get ideas for holiday decorating and gifts. Free refreshments and gourmet food samples will be available. The open house will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-4106


Health Fair for Older Adults

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Dominican Hospital Education Center, at the back of the Dominican Hospital campus, 1555 Soquel Drive, in Santa Cruz

Details: Aging Young, a health and wellness event for residents 55 years and older, will present mini seminars on health topics for the aging adult and provide a variety of free health screenings and assessments.

Cost: Free

Info: 465-7818


Arts, crafts fair

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Spring Lakes Clubhouse, 225 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Handcrafted gifts — quilts, knits, gemstone jewelry, Christmas decorations, stuffed animals and artwork — will be for sale.

Info: 247-4206


First aid, CPR class

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Felton Fire Protection District, 131 Kirby St., in Felton

Cost: Free for residents and employees in the Felton Fire District, $36 fee for all others

Info: 335-4422


Business With Pleasure grand reopening

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Business With Pleasure, 1 Victor Square, in Scotts Valley

Details: Business With Pleasure will celebrate its official opening at its new address with a free public event.

Info: 430-9711


Jewelry trunk sale

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Artisans, 230 Mount Hermon Road, Ste. D, in Scotts Valley

Details: Local artists Judie Mountain and Wayne Robbins will display and sell their handmade jewelry and beads. The trunk sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Info: 439-9094


Bonsai workshop

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Scarborough Gardens, 33 El Pueblo Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai members Rick Near and Pete Logan will answer questions and demonstrate how to change the direction of branches and trunks by using wire. They can also answer questions about repotting, pruning and other techniques.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-4106


Financial planning clinic

When: 2 to 6 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual community financial planning clinic. Local professional financial planners will be on hand to address specific financial questions and concerns.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-1010 


Sunday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day dinner

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Scopazzi’s, 13300 Big Basin Highway, in Boulder Creek

Details: The San Lorenzo Valley Museum will present a dinner and program to honor veterans.

Cost: $40 in advance, $35 for veterans

Info: 338-8382 or


Tuesday, Nov. 13

Scotts Valley Performing Arts fundraising dinner

When: 5:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Where: Shadowbrook Restaurant, 1750 Wharf Road, in Capitola

Details: Shadowbrook Restaurant will donate a third of the evening’s proceeds to support Scotts Valley Performing Arts in this annual fundraiser. Participants can order from the regular menu.

Info: 475-1511


Wednesday, Nov. 14

Health care workshop

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz

Details: Karen Calcagno will lead a workshop about preparing for health care in the event of illness or accident. Sister Veronica Kelly will lead a talk about advance care directives.

Cost: Free

Info: 475-4479


Rozalia Project presentation

When: 3 to 4 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Hall, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek

Details: Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean will host a presentation and provide games for children to promote its mission to find and remove marine debris.

Cost: Free

Info: or 338-4144


Boulder Creek Elementary family dinner night

When: 4 to 9 p.m.

Where: The Red Pearl Chinese Cuisine, 13151 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: The Red Pearl will donate 20 percent of the evening's proceeds to Boulder Creek Elementary School science program and will be used to purchase supplies and equipment for the new science lab.

Info: or 338-9800


Thursday, Nov. 15

Jazz Music in the Lounge

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Scopazzi's Restaurant, 13300 Big Basin Way, in Boulder Creek

Details: Joy of Jazz will provide live jazz music.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6441 or 246-0349


Friday, Nov. 16

Ivy’s Porch open house

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., continues Saturday

Where: 5311 Scotts Valley Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: Refreshments and a drawing for two $50 gift certificates will accompany the holiday festivities.

Info: 438-1228


Saturday, Nov. 17

‘Ladies of 545’ holiday boutique

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Where: Santa Cruz Moose Lodge, 2470 El Rancho Drive, Santa Cruz (just outside Scotts Valley city limits)

Details: Handcrafted gifts, crafts, jewelry, Christmas decorations, and food items will be for sale. 



Rail corridor ribbon-cutting

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Along the railroad tracks in Watsonville, Aptos, Capitola, Live Oak and Westside Santa Cruz

Details: The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is hosting a community event to commemorate public ownership of the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. Five Whistle Stops are scheduled along the route, featuring live music, history displays and refreshments. The Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railway will offer free train rides up the north coast from the Santa Cruz stop.

Cost: Free

Info: or 460-3200


Feast of St. Andrew celebration

When: 6 p.m.

Where: St. Andrews’ Episcopal Church, 101 Riverside Ave., in Ben Lomond

Details: The church will celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew with a traditional Scottish blessing of the tartans, followed by dinner, bagpipe music and Scottish dancing. Proceeds from the event will be given to Valley Churches United Missions.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, $25 for families

Info: 336-5994


Thursday, Nov. 22

Free Thanksgiving community dinner

When: 2 p.m.

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

Details: An old-fashioned dinner with all the trimmings is open to the community.

Info: 335-6900


Saturday, Nov. 24

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center open house, gift sale

When: Noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St., in Ben Lomond

Details: The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center will be open to the public to show what is planned for the next year. Local artists will sell unique handmade gifts.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-3513, or


Sunday, Dec. 2

Benefit concert

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: A family-friendly concert will feature local bands and raise money for Grind Out Hunger and the Be Natural Music Scholarship Program.

Cost: $7

Info: or 515-8369

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