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Friday, Jan. 18

Red Cross blood drive

When: 1 to 6 p.m.

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

Details: The American Red Cross is seeking blood donors. Donors can schedule an appointment by phone or online, using sponsor code FELTON.

Info: 800-733-2767 or www.redcrossblood.org

 

Art opening, artist gathering

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Details: A gathering of artists will share creative “resolutions” for the year.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-3513

 

Contra dance

When: 8 to 11 p.m.

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: A contra dance with music by The Santa Cruz Open Band Orchestra is being organized by the Traditional Dancers of Santa Cruz.

Cost: $10

Info: http://santacruzdance.org

 

Saturday, Jan. 19

Crab feed fundraiser

When: 5 to 9 p.m.

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

Details: Hosted by the Scotts Valley Rotary, this evening of food, music and auctions will raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Cost: $40 for adults, $15 for children

Info: 335-9000 or 246-0101

 

Sunday, Jan. 20

Pancake breakfast

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Highlands Senior Center, 8500 Highway 9, in Ben Lomond

Details: This monthly pancake breakfast raises funds for the senior center.

Cost: $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.

Info: 336.8900 or seniorcenterslv@cruzio.com

 

Fun with microscopes

When: 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Quail Hollow Ranch, 800 Quail Hollow Road, in Felton

Details: Naturalist Lee Summers will lead a group of 10 children, age 6 and older, using microscopes to learn about tiny creatures and plants. Reservations are required, as space is limited.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348

 

Thursday, Jan. 24

Political meet-and-greet

When: 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz County Government Building, Stes. 318-A, B and C, 701 Ocean St., in Santa Cruz

Details: Rep. Sam Farr, state Sen. Bill Monning and Assemblyman Mark Stone will host a reception in their Santa Cruz district offices.

Cost: Free

 

Thursday, Jan. 31

CHP Start Smart class

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room, 155 Center St., in Santa Cruz

Details: Teenagers and their parents can participate in an interactive driver-safety class.

Cost: Free

Info: 662-0511

 

Friday, Feb. 1

Free yard waste drop-off

When: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; also Saturday, Feb. 2

Where: Ben Lomond Transfer Station, 9835 Newell Creek Road, in Ben Lomond

Details: Residents of the 95005, 95006, 95007, 95018 and 95041 ZIP codes can dispose of their yard waste for no charge as an alternative to burning. The program is organized by Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District.

Cost: Free

Info: 647-9411

 

Saturday, Feb. 2

Ancestry database workshop

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Residents can learn how to use Ancestry.com’s Library Edition — a free database accessible at all 10 branches of Santa Cruz Public Libraries — during this hands-on workshop.

Cost: Free

Info: 427-7712

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Sons in Retirement luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.

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

Details: A catered luncheon will be followed with entertainment by Brent Gifford, who performs magic as The Great Blindini.

Cost: $16

Info: 336-8481

 

Saturday, March 2

Crab cioppino feed and dance

When: 6 p.m. to midnight

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

Details: An annual fundraiser event for the Scotts Valley Host Lions Club features drinks, dinner and dancing to support youth and community activities.

Cost: $45

Info: 594-7711

 

ONGOING

Toastmasters club

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays

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

Details: The Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters meets weekly to help members build confidence as public speakers and leaders.

Info: 435-9308 or http://8203.toastmastersclubs.org

 

Poetry circle, workshop

When: 2 to 4 p.m., third Saturday of each month

Where: Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Magdalena Montague, a local poet and teacher, will lead classes for prospective poets of all skill levels.

Cost: Free

Info: pro@santacruzpl.org or 427-7717

 

Job-seeker workshop

When: 6 to 7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month

Where: Gateway Bible Church, 5000 Granite Creek Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Ken Winters hosts a free workshop to help job seekers find work.

Info: www.hirewire.org

 

Women’s bible study

When:  9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

Where: Felton Bible Church, 5999 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: Beth Moore will lead a bible study of the book of Esther.

Cost: $15.50 for workbook

Info: 338-6214 or women@feltonbiblechurch.org

 

Creative Hands

When: 1 to 4 p.m., third Saturday of each month

Where: Felton Bible Church, 5999 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details:  Participants will learn new skills, such as sewing, knitting and crocheting.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6214 or women@feltonbiblechurch.org

 

Live music on Baldwin grand piano

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays

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

Details: Jan Hagge tickles the ivories in the lounge.

Info: 338-6441

 

Beginning ballet for fitness

When: 4:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays

Where: Agape Dance Academy, 104 Whispering Pines Drive, Room 5, in Scotts Valley

Details: This introductory beginner class emphasizes fitness through dance.

Cost: Free

Info: 359-0850

 

Line dance, weights

When: 9:45 to 11 a.m.

Where: Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 Highway 9, in Ben Lomond

Details: $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers

Info: 336-8900

 

Duplicate bridge group players wanted

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Info: 438-8666

 

Bingo

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: All adults are welcome. The game is sponsored by Project Scout (Senior Citizen Outreach).

Cost: 50 cents per card; one card free with four or more

Info: 438-8666

 

Tai chi classes

When: 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays

Where: Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 Highway 9, in Ben Lomond

Cost: $3 members, $5 nonmembers

Info: 336-8900

 

Genealogical society meeting

When: 1 to 3 p.m., first Thursday of each month

Where: Central Branch Library meeting room, 224 Church St., in Santa Cruz

Details: Lectures for beginning to advanced genealogy enthusiasts.

Cost: Free

Info: 427-7707, ext. 5794; or Janine Charlton, ivclb@comcast.net

 

Senior exercise class

When: 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road

Info: The class incorporates strength, balance and coordination exercises for complete body conditioning for men and women age 50 and older, led by retired physical therapist Cherry Nittler.

Cost: $2 members, $3 nonmembers

 

Drop-in meditation group

When: 7 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays

Where: The Satellite, 6265 Highway 9, Felton 

Details: Beginning and experienced students of meditation will participate in 40 minutes of silent meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion by Carla Brennan

Info: http://bloomofthepresent.com

 

Free laughter yoga

When: 4:30 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Luminescence Day Spa and Tea Room, 13140 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Cost: Free

Info: Lizzie Lochner, 338-7546

 

Zumba for seniors

When: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Instructors describe this as a fun class for all levels of physical ability.

Info: 438-8666

 

Beginners’ line dancing

When: 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays

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

Details: For dancers age 8 and older

Cost: Free

Info: danceramber@sbcglobal.net

 

Water media art classes

When: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Participants will work with watercolor and acrylic paints. Adults of any age and all experience levels are welcome.

Cost: $7 for members, $8 for nonmembers

Info: Beverly Martin, 335-0425 or bevbcool@sbcglobal.net; or www.portrait-fineart.com.

 

Body Freedom qigong

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park, 122 Covered Bridge Road; on rainy days, The Satellite, 6265 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Qigong is similar to tai chi and is like a standing yoga with gentle, easy movements for flexibility, strength, health and relaxation.

Info: Bonnie Eskie, qigong instructor, 515-4144

 

SLV Community Band rehearsals

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays

Where: San Lorenzo Valley High School band room, 7105 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Dust off your instrument and try it out. The semester fee benefits school music programs in the San Lorenzo Valley.

Cost: $25 per semester

Info: Jon Christian, 335-3565

 

Bridge players wanted

Details: Intermediate and advanced bridge players are in demand for ongoing groups in the San Lorenzo Valley. Groups meet depending on availability.

Info: Shelby Charette, 335-5956

 

Advanced bridge players wanted

When: Noon Mondays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Participants can hone their skills against other highly skilled bridge players.

Cost: $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

 

Chair and gentle yoga

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays

Where: Balance Health of Ben Lomond, 231 Main St. Ste. A, in Ben Lomond.

Details: This gentle yoga program is intended to increase circulation, mobility, balance, strength, awareness and confidence.

Info: Ruth Caudell, 336-3560

 

Healing tai chi for seniors

When: 9 a.m. Fridays

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

Details: Gentle, easy movement for health promotion

Cost: $7 for members, $8 for nonmembers

Info: Mary Mulligan, 335-9390 or mary@marymulligan.com

 

Together in the Park

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays

Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park, Graham Hill and Mount Hermon roads, in Felton

Details: Parenting support, information and age-appropriate activities for children up to 5 years old.

Info: Cori Burt, 252-1137

 

Mindfulness meditation group

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays

Where: Satellite Telework Center, 6265 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Beginning and experienced students are welcome for silent meditation and talk.

Info: Carla, 336-0136

 

Basic yoga

When: 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Cost: $6

Info: 438-8666

 

Beginning line dancing class

When: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fridays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Cost: $2 members, $4 non members

Info: 438-8666

 

Belly dancing for women

When: 7 p.m. Mondays

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Experience the power of women dancing with women in a friendly atmosphere.

Cost: $40 for four consecutive classes, $13 to drop in.

Info: 335-4567

 

Life drawing classes

When: 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Details: Both beginners and pros are welcome to drop in. The class features a different model each week.

Cost: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers, $8 for students with ID

Info: 335-5000 or www.mountainartcenter.org

 

Raku classes

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays

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

Details: The class is weather-dependent, so attendees should call a day in advance. Participants may take bisqueware or purchase pots at the center.

Cost: $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers

Info: Dale Bates, 345-7565

 

Square dance classes

When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: German-American Hall, 230 Plymouth St., in Santa Cruz

Details: Go alone, take a partner or go with a group.

Cost: $5

Info: 763-9825 or 408-353-4766

 

Kidz Korner clothing exchange 

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m., third Saturday of each month

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

Details: The exchange is for children’s clothes for newborns through 5-year-olds. Those who don’t have clothes to donate may pick up what they need.

Info: Rebecca, 408-875-3450

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