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Friday, May 3

Contra dance

When: 8 to 11 p.m.

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

Details: Nationally known dance caller Fred Park will lead an evening of contra dance.

Cost: $10 donation

Info: http://santacruzdance.org

 

Saturday, May 4

Animal rescue benefit event

When: 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: MJA Winery, 328 Ingalls St., in Santa Cruz

Details: An event featuring wine tasting, food, dessert, a raffle and an animal fashion show will raise money for the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and Unconditional Love Animal Rescue.

Cost: $15

Info: 421-9380

 

Sunday, May 5

SLVHS Grad Night benefit at the Tyrolean Inn

When: 12 to 9 p.m.

Where: The Tyrolean Inn, 9600 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Details: The Tyrolean Inn will be donating 15% of proceeds to SLVHS Grad Night when patrons say "SLV Grad Night."

Info: For reservations, call 336-5188

 

Mother’s Day gift workshop

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Details: Children and fathers are invited to team up with master gardeners to create a fun, garden-themed surprise for mothers. Participants should register in advance.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348

 

Friday, May 10

Wildlife and landscape photography show

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz County Art Gallery, 10295 Riverside Drive in Ben Lomond

Details: Meet the artists and view the wildlife and landscape photography of Dan Tracy and Frank Leonard.

Cost: Free

Info: 421-1877

 

Art gallery reception

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Details: Meet-and-greet with local artists to celebrate "Imagine" the newest art exhibition at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-3513 or info@mountainartcenter.org

 

Saturday, May 11

Mother’s Day Eve Arts and Crafts Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Artisans, 230 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Shoppers can browse for one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gifts made by local Santa Cruz artists.

Cost: Free

Info: 439-9094

 

Garden tour and tea

When: 11:30 a.m.

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

Details: A self-paced tour of some of Scotts Valley’s most beautiful home gardens includes a high tea luncheon.

Cost: $35

Info: www.stphilip.sv.org

 

Art gallery open house and sale

When: 12 to 6 p.m.

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

Details: Local artists will be selling one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother's Day.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-3513 or info@mountainartcenter.org

 

Hula Hoop fitness workshop

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Balance Studio Spa, 912 Lakeside Drive in Felton

Details: A fitness workshop to demonstrate the health benefits of using a Hula Hoop.

Cost: Free

Info: To register, call 335-8335

 

Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day pancake breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to noon

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

Details: The Felton Fire Auxiliary’s annual event will feature pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausages, French toast and coffee to support the Felton Volunteer Fire Department.

Cost: $8 adults, $5 children

Info: 335-4422

 

Mother's Day concert

When: 1 p.m.

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

Details: A family-friendly concert will raise money for the scholarship program at the Be Natural Music school. Three children’s bands will perform, and a raffle is planned.

Cost: $7

Info: http://benaturalmusicsantacruz.com

 

Tuesday, May 14

Pinterest for businesses workshop

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce, Next Media 360 and Wilkins Consulting will host a seminar for owners of local businesses to learn how to use Pinterest.

Cost: $35, $30 for chamber members who register before May 1

Info: 438-1010

 

Wednesday, May 15

Student spring concert

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley High School Student Union

Details: Music students of Scotts Valley Middle and High schools will be performing a variety of musical selections, including a combined choir of 50 students.

Cost: Free, with donations accepted.

Info: www.svhsmusicdept.wordpress.com or www.svmsmusicdept.wordpress.com

 

Friday, May 17

Live jazz at Scopazzi's

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Details: Live music performance in the lounge at Scopazzi's featuring Joy of Jazz.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6441

 

Saturday, May 18

Redwood logging history hike

When: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Boy Scout Reservation, 250 Scout Ranch Road in Boulder Creek

Details: Rangers will lead a 3.5-mile hike through the site of a former logging operation and will discuss the history of the logging industry of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The loop trail is steep in portions and is not wheelchair or stroller friendly.

Cost: $5 donation per family

Info:  338-8382 or www.slvmuseum.com

 

BCE carnival and silent auction

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

Where: Boulder Creek Elementary School, 400 W. Lomond Street in Boulder Creek

Details: Family friendly carnival and silent auction will feature food, games, and activities to support Boulder Creek Elementary.

Cost: Donations

Info: BCEPC.EXECS@gmail.com

 

Sunday, May 19

Water-conscious gardening workshops

When: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Details: Local water conservation experts will host three discussions on topics of making the most efficient usage of water. Topics include gray water harvesting, rainwater harvesting and planting drought-resistant gardens. Participants should register in advance.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-9348

 

Student music performance

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Details: Students will perform original compositions to raise funds for equipment for SVHS' recording studio.

Cost: $7

Info: www.svhsmusicdept.wordpress.com

 

Saturday, May 25

Memorial Day celebration

When: 10 a.m. to sunset, continues Sunday and Monday

Where: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: The 32nd Civil War re-enactment at Roaring Camp, featuring cavalry charges, musket fire and artillery barrages, will be accompanied by a barbecue and rides on the camp’s famous steam engine.

Cost: Re-enactment admission, $5 per person with an $8 per-car parking fee; steam train excursions, $26 for adults, $19 for children ages 2 to 12

Info: 335-4484 or www.roaringcamp.com

 

Saturday, June 8

SLV-Scotts Valley Relay For Life

When: 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 9

Where: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: A 24-hour event will raise funds to support cancer research.

Cost: Donations

Info: 408-688-0087

 

Saturday, June 22

Sustainable gardening faire

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: A celebration of sustainable organic gardening, focusing on the impact of individual actions on the community.

Cost: Free

Info: http://TheGardenFaire.org

 

Bonny Doon Art & Wine Festival

When: 1 to 6 p.m.

Where: Vigne Farms and Equestrian Center, 3675 Bonny Doon Road, in Bonny Doon

Details: Wine tasting, live and silent auctions, gourmet food, artist demonstrations and sales, beer tasting, live music and more are on tap at an event to raise money for Bonny Doon Elementary School.

Cost: $50

Info: www.bonnydoonartandwinefestival.com

 

ONGOING

SLVHS theater production of "Dialogues of the Gods"

When: 8 p.m. May 2-4, 9-11. 2 p.m. May 5, 12

Where: San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 7105 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: A student-directed comedy that puts a modern twist on Greek mythology.

Cost: $10 General; $8 Students/Seniors/Staff; $7 ASB

Info: http://tinyurl.com/slvhsdrama

 

First aid-CPR class

When: Third Saturday of each month

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

Details: Ray Soler will lead a class for First Aid and CPR certification for community members. Times and registration details are available online or by phone.

Cost: Free for district residents and employees of businesses within the district; $36 for all others

Info: 335-4422 or www.feltonfire.com

 

Free yard-waste cleanup days

When: April 26 and 27

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

Details: San Lorenzo Valley residents in ZIP codes 95005, 95006, 95007, 95041 and 95018 may take clean, sorted yard waste for free disposal.

Cost: Free

Info: 647-9418

 

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, leads classes for prospective poets of all skill levels.

Cost: Free

Info: pro@santacruzpl.org or 427-7717

 

Senior line dancing

When: Noon Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Fridays

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

Details: Biweekly line dancing and lessons are offered by the Scotts Valley Senior Center.

Cost: $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

 

Zumba for seniors

When: 6 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays

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

Details: An instructor-led Zumba class encourages exercise in a fun, rhythmic environment.

Cost: $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

 

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 leads 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

 

Fitness, sport classes

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek

When: Various

Details: Fitness classes are being offered at the rec center, including belly dance, cardio kickboxing, dodgeball, pilates, yoga, volleyball and tai chi.

Info: 338-4144 or www.bcrpd.org

 

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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