Datebook
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Saturday, Jan. 25

Red Cross blood drive

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

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

Details: The Red Cross will be accepting donations of blood. Use sponsor code: GWBCBLOOD to schedule an appointment.

Info: 1-800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org

 

French Broom removal day

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Details: The CNPS Habitat Restoration Program is seeking volunteers to help eradicate the invasive French Broom plant from park trails.

Info: 335-9348

 

Genealogical Society Workshop

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Library, 13390 West Park Avenue in Boulder Creek

Details: A genealogy workshop will cover how to create an ancestral tree using Ancestry.com Library Edition.

Cost: Free

Info: Registration at pro@santacruzpl.org or 427-7717.

 

Sunday, Jan. 26

Grand opening

Ashby Confections and Chocolate Shoppe

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: 16-C Victor Square, in Scotts Valley

Details: A new chocolate shop will give free samples, 20 percent off all purchases and a chance to meet the owner.

Info: 454-8299

 

Tuesday, Jan. 28

SLV Museum Community Day

When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Ristorante Casa Nostra, 9217 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Details: Casa Nostra is sponsoring a Community Day in support of the San Lorenzo Valley Museum and its programs. Fifteen percent of the day's proceeds will benefit the museum.

Info: 338-8382

 

Friday, Jan. 31

Ukulele Spaghetti Extravaganza

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: SLV Middle School gym, 7179 Hacienda Way in Felton

Details: A spaghetti dinner, silent raffle, auction, and ukulele jam session to support the music programs in San Lorenzo Valley schools.

Cost: $15 for adults; $8 children

Info: tom.g.mckay@comcast.net or 704-7027

 

Saturday, Feb. 1

Relay For Life pancake breakfast

When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Felton Fire Protection District, 131 Kirby Street in Felton

Details: A pancake breakfast to kick off fundraising for the annual Relay For Life, set for June 7 in Scotts Valley.

Cost: Donations

Info: 588-2355

 

Camp Harmon crab feed

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Camp Harmon, 16403 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: A crab feed dinner to benefit the Farm and Garden for children and adults with disabilities.

Cost: $45

Info: http://campharmon.org

 

Super Bowl crab feed

When: 5 p.m.

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

Details: A crab dinner to support the nonprofit Aurelia Rose, which supports families suffering from fetal or early infant loss.

Cost: $40 adults; Children 10 and under are free.

Info: www.aureliarose.org

 

SLV athletics crab feed

When: 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Zayante Fire Protection District, 7700 East Zayante Road in Felton

Details: The SLV Athletic Boosters club is holding their annual crab feed fundraiser to support the athletics programs at SLV schools.

Cost: $45

Info: http://slvcrabfeed.org

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5

SLV Grad Night benefit

When: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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

Details: Boulder Creek Brewery will donate a percentage of sales to support the SLV High School Grad Night.

Info: 338-7882

 

Sons in Retirement luncheon

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

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz

Details: A catered lunch by Barbara & Co., followed by a talk by Jim Fullerton: “My African Safaris.”

Cost: $17

Info: 336-8481

 

Friday, Feb. 7

4-H quilt exhibit

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Sue Dee's Sewing Center, 222 Mount Hermon Road, Ste. K in Scotts Valley

Details: A reception to celebrate the young quilters of 4-H, and see the quilts.

Cost: Free

Info: www.scottsvalley4h.org

 

First Friday Felton Art Walk

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Participating Downtown Felton venues

Details: Felton businesses will host community artist receptions and exhibits.

Cost: Free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/FirstFridayFelton

 

Saturday, Feb. 8

How to become invisible hike

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way in Boulder Creek

Details: Docent Steve Stolper will lead a 3-mile, 4-hour hike to practice techniques to increase our nature awareness and reduce our disturbance in the forest.

Cost: Free (parking not included)

Info: 338-8860

 

Thursday, Feb. 13

'The Tye More Binding: Letters of John and Abigail Adams'

When: 7 p.m.

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

Details: Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents a theatrical portrayal of the relationship between John and Abigail Adams.

Cost: Donations

Info: suzansturn@sbcglobal.net or gillprops@comcast.net

 

Friday, Feb. 21

SVHS Fashion Show

When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Drive in Scotts Valley

Details: SVHS student designers will be demonstrating and auctioning off their original clothing items. Proceeds go to the World Wildlife Fund.

Cost: $4 for students, $8 for adults, and $6 for seniors

Info: 439-9555

 

Sunday, April 13

Collectibles show

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Details: The Santa Cruz Post Card and Paper Collectibles Show will feature rare and historical postcards and other collectibles.

Cost: Free

Info: josephemra@cruzio.com or 476-3262

 

ONGOING

 

Free Positive Parenting workshops

When: Jan. 23 and 30; 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9 in Felton, Vine Hill Elementary School Music Room, 151 Vine Hill School Road in Scotts Valley

Details: A workshop to help parents address and cope with their children's fears, as well as instill confidence, competence, and resilience.

Cost: Free

Info: 465-2217 or http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

 

SLVHS bingo fundraiser

When: Mondays, 4 p.m.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz

Details: A weekly 18-game bingo program to benefit the athletics programs at San Lorenzo Valley High School.

Info: 335-4425

 

Big Basin Trail Crew volunteer day

When: 9 a.m., second Saturday of each month

Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way in Boulder Creek

Details: Volunteers (18 years of age or older) will meet at Park Headquarters to spend a day — rain or shine — working to maintain and preserve the park’s trails.

Info: www.bigbasintrailcrew.org

 

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

 

Senior pinochle game

When: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

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

Details: An open game of pinochle.

Cost: $2 for members; $3 for non-members

Info: 438-8666

 

Free laughter yoga

When: 10:30 a.m. Sundays

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

Cost: Free

Info: Lizzie Lochner, 338-7546

 

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: 12 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.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 to confirm

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Beginners’ line dancing

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

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

Details: For dancers age 8 and older

Cost: Drop in by donation

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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