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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, Dec. 1

Used-book sale

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.

Info: 427-7712


Craft fair

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.

Info: 338-4144


Scotts Valley tree lighting

When: 5 p.m.

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

Details: This annual event includes music, crafts, soup, Santa and the lighting of a community Christmas tree.

Cost: Free


Silent auction

When: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Beauregard Vineyards, 10 Pine Flat Road, in Bonny Doon

Details: Wine tasting and a silent auction will benefit Bonny Doon Community Preschool.

Cost: Free



Ben Lomond tree lighting

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Ben Lomond Fire Protection District, 9430 Highway 9, in Ben Lomond

Details: The Ben Lomond Business Association is hosting a tree lighting event featuring refreshments, live music and a visit with Santa.

Cost: Free


Sunday, Dec. 2

Holiday dinner

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.

Info: 479-1055


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: or 338-8382.


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


Holiday wreath-making

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.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348


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

Info: 336-8481


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


SLE Night at Boulder Creek Brewery

When: 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Brewery, 13040 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Details: Fifteen percent of the night’s proceeds will be donated to support San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School programs.

Info: 338-7882


Thursday, Dec. 6

Science lab dedication

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Bonny Doon Elementary School, 1492 Pine Flat Road in Santa Cruz

Details: A ceremony will dedicate Bonny Doon Elementary School’s new science lab. Those who plan to attend should RSVP.

Info: 427-2300 or


Friday, Dec. 7

Holiday open house

When: 2 to 6 p.m.

Where: New Families, 6062 Graham Hill Road, Ste. D, in Felton

Details: An open house hosted by the foster family agency will include hors d’oeuvres, goodies and holiday activities; RSVP by Dec. 6.

Info: 335-8380


Art gallery reception

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: The White Raven Coffee and Tea House, 6253 Highway 9, in Felton.

Details: An open reception for artist Wendy Golden will feature live music, crocheted art pieces and scarves for sale.

Info: 246-0226


Contra dance

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.

Cost: $10



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


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: Nature-themed gifts will be sold and refreshments will be served during Mountain Parks Foundation’s 20th annual holiday fundraiser. Proceeds will pay for environmental and cultural education in local state parks. The fundraiser will run both Saturday and Sunday.

Info: 335-3174 or


Sunday, Dec. 9

Gift-making workshop

When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Details: Families can make artistic gifts during this three-hour workshop.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-3513


Christmas concert

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.

Cost: Free

Info: 706-7360


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 of the Felton fire district; $36 for others

Info: or 335-4422

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