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Local artists sought for second mural of 2013

After a successful Mural-in-a-Day was completed on the side of Nob Hill Market on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, the call has gone out for artists to design a second mural in Scotts Valley.

Scotts Valley Mural-In-A-Day Project seeks artists in Santa Cruz County to design a mural for the north side of the new Scotts Valley library. The theme for the mural is “Remembering Sky Park Airport.” 

Proposals are due at 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 21.

Those interested should send email to notify the Regional Artisans Association of interest and to receive detailed instructions. Artists will be required to send a color drawing to scale of their mural along with a list of material to be used, their resume, contact information, examples of other works, background information, a statement of your design, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of materials. Mail items to Scotts Valley Artisans, c/o Dawn Teall, 230-D Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. Fax or email are not accepted. The winning design artists will receive of stipend of $2,000 when the mural is completed. For more information: 439-9094, or 


Local author releases yoga book

Scotts Valley author and illustrator Ellen Allen released her first children’s book, “Yoga Mom.”

On each page, Allen illustrates the different physical and behavioral qualities that yoga practice brings about. Allen said in a press-release that she hopes to inspire an encourage non-yoga-practicing moms to begin yoga for the physical and mental health benefits.

The book shows the qualities and benefits that yoga brings including a flexible spine, patience, confidence, physical strength, and a healthy heart.  The book is for sale for $9.99 on

For information: 421-2684 or email


Summer reading to launch at library

The Santa Cruz Library System’s annual summer reading program is set to begin June 10. All ten branches in the system, including Scotts Valley, Felton and Boulder Creek will participate in the program themed “Reading is delicious.”

Children and teens can track their reading and earn summer reading dollars and attend programs all summer long. For information, contact a local branch or visit Sign-ups begin June 10 and the program concludes July 28 with the annual Festival of the Book, from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 28 at Harvey West Park, 326 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz.


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