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Friday, Nov. 23
Boulder Creek tree lighting, visit with Santa
When: 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Main stage behind Boulder Creek Hardware, 13110 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek
Details: Carriage rides, street musicians, face painters and a magic show will highlight the festivities, and Santa Claus will greet visitors at Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub, 13200-B Highway 9.
Cost: Free to attend; photos and rides cost extra
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 art center will be open to the public to show what is planned for the next year. Local artists will sell unique handmade gifts.
Info: 336-3513, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mountainartcenter.org
Felton tree lighting
When: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Deck outside Felton Feed, 6221 Highway 9, in downtown Felton
Details: In addition to the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in downtown Felton, Santa will arrive by fire truck, and there will be caroling, refreshments and photo opportunities on the deck in front of Felton Feed.
Sunday, Nov. 25
Ranch house tour
When: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, 800 Quail Hollow Road in Felton
Details: Naturalist Lee Summers will lead a tour through the Quail Hollow Ranch House. This informative tour will allow visitors to learn about its history and its secrets.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Relay For Life informational meeting
When: 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Bruno’s Barbeque, 230 Mount Hermon Road, Ste. G, in Scotts Valley
Details: Organizers will explain how to get involved in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
Info: 335-7109 or email@example.com
Saturday, Dec. 1
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Friends of the Scotts Valley Library will be selling “gently used” books to raise funds for library expansion projects.
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Hall, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek
Details: Local artists will display and sell their artwork both Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday, Dec. 2
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., in Santa Cruz
Details: California Grey Bears’ 39th annual holiday dinner will feature a home-cooked holiday dinner, local entertainment and an opportunity to share a joyful time with friends.
Children’s Christmas tree trimming
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek
Details: Children age 3 and older are invited, along with their parents, to create holiday-themed arts and crafts.
Cost: Free; a $5 donation will be accepted
Info: www.slvmuseum.com or 338-8382.
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.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-8369
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, 800 Quail Hollow Road, in Felton
Details: Master Gardener Bonnie Pond will lead an afternoon of wreath-making. Participants should take pine or fir boughs and wire.
Wednesday, Dec. 5
Sons in Retirement lunch
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St., at Coral Street, in Santa Cruz
Details: A Ladies’ Day catered luncheon will be followed by entertainment by Bobbi Lynn Ward Singers.
Cost: $15 per person, $25 per couple
Christmas choir concerts
When: 2 and 7 p.m.
Where: Spring Lakes Park clubhouse, 225 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Two annual concerts by Spring Lakes Choir will include traditional, classical, and humorous music of the season, as well as an audience sing-along.
Cost: Free; donations accepted
Friday, Dec. 7
When: 8 to 11 p.m.
Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9 in Felton
Details: The evening will include dance lessons and live music by the band Peak Nouveau.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Holiday boutique, book fair
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Glen Arbor School, 9393 Glen Arbor School Road, in Ben Lomond
Details: Local crafts will be sold, children can visit a craft center, Santa will pose for photos and a book fair will round out the offerings.
Info: 336-2932, 336-3448 or www.glenarborschool.org
Gift, craft fair
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Gift shop, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 2592 Graham Hill Road, in Felton
Details: Mountain Parks Foundation’s 20th annual holiday fundraiser will feature nature-themed gifts for sale, along with refreshments. Proceeds will pay for environmental and cultural education in local state parks. The fundraiser will run both Saturday and Sunday.
Info: 335-3174 or www.mountainparks.org
Sunday, Dec. 9
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk St., in Santa Cruz
Details: The concert will feature pioneer-themed Christmas music and storytelling. Donations of canned goods will be accepted for Valley Churches United Mission’s Valley Christmas Project.
Saturday, Dec. 15
First aid, CPR class
When: To be determined
Where: Felton Fire Protection District, 131 Kirby St., in Felton
Details: Ray Soler will lead a community first aid and CPR certification class.
Cost: Free to residents and employees within the Felton Fire District. $36 fee for all others.
Info: www.feltonfire.com or 335-4422