When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: The 418 Project, 418 Front St., in Santa Cruz
Details: San Lorenzo Valley reggae and rock band Love Eternal is one of four bands featured at this New Year’s celebration for all ages.
Monday, Jan. 1
Free reptile hike
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Quail Hollow Ranch, 800 Quail Hollow Road, in Felton
Details: Herpetologist Paul Haskins will lead a hike along the pond and meadow in search of reptile and amphibians, as well as their favorite hangouts and resting places.
Tuesday, Jan. 3
Free children’s music class
When: 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Valley School District office, 325 Marion Ave, Room 29, in Ben Lomond
Details: Infants, toddlers and preschool children and their caregivers or parents may attend a free demonstration class of Music Together, an early-childhood music enrichment program.
Info: www.musicalme.com or 438-3514
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Sons in Retirement luncheon
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St., in Santa Cruz
Details: Lunch will be served, followed by speaker Luke Rizzuto’s talk about the longest auto race from New York to San Francisco in 1908
Info: Dave, 336-8481
Moms in Touch International prayer meeting.
When: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: Local mothers and grandmothers will meet and pray for children, schools, teachers and administrators at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.momsintouch.org
Thursday, Jan. 5
Genealogical society meeting
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Central Branch Library meeting room, 224 Church St., in Santa Cruz
Details: This meeting will include a Celtic roots ancestry lecture. The group meets the first Thursday of each month, with lectures for beginning to advanced genealogy enthusiasts.
Info: 427-7707, ext. 5794; or Janine Charlton, email@example.com