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- Submit Datebook items to or drop off press releases or photos at 5215 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste. F, Scotts Valley 95066. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Entries are subject to editing, and publication is not guaranteed.


Friday, Sept. 14

Ceramics festival

When: 6 p.m.

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

Details: A Ceram-A-Rama potluck and slideshow with Arthur Gonzalez will be followed by clay demos and workshops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Cost: Free to attend Friday; charges apply for Saturday’s demos



Saturday, Sept. 15

Annual river cleanup

When:  9 a.m. to noon

Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park, in Felton

Details: Citizens group SLV CORE is partnering with Save Our Shores to clean up the San Lorenzo Valley River. Volunteers can register online or at the bridge that morning.


First aid, CPR class

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Felton firehouse, 131 Kirby St., in Felton

Details: The class includes pediatric first aid; adult, child and infant CPR; and use of automatic external defibrillators.

Cost: Free for Felton residents, $36 for others

Info: or 335-4422


Free painting workshop

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

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

Details: Maxine Stahl will lead an introductory class about how to paint artwork on “challenging surfaces,” such as 3-D objects.

Info: 420-8248


Sunday, Sept. 16

Senior center pancake breakfast

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon

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

Details: A pancake breakfast will benefit the senior center. Piano music will be provided by Char.

Cost: $5 for adults, $2.50 for children

Info: 336-8900 or


Fun with succulents

When: 10 a.m. to noon

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

Details: Master Gardener Bonnie Pond will teach attendees, age 10 and older, how to develop miniature succulent gardens.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348


Wednesday, Sept. 19

Agape Dance Academy talent search

When: 3 p.m.

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

Details: Auditions will be held in search of students with a natural aptitude and desire for classical ballet training. A one-year, full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to one boy and one girl between the ages of 8 and 10.

Cost: $8

Info: 359-0850 or


Saturday, Sept. 22

Art in the park

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

Where: Spring Lakes Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 225 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Seventeen artists will have artwork on display, including watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photography and jewelry.

Info: Maryanne, 600-7142


Organ recital

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9545 Love Creek Road, in Ben Lomond

Details: Concert organist James Welch will perform a free recital.



Sunday, Sept. 23

Plant propagation workshop

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Details: A master gardener will teach how to divide plants and other tricks of propagation.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348


Tuesday, Sept. 25

Public safety workshop

When: 9 a.m.

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

Details: Smart on Crime Santa Cruz County and the Community Corrections Partnership will host a workshop to learn facts about the criminal justice system that affect the community and find out about existing resources.

Cost: Free

Info: or 465-2207


Back-to-school social

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Glen Arbor School, 9393 Glen Arbor Road, in Ben Lomond

Details: Families can meet with the school staff, find out what programs are offered and learn about plans for the school year.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-2932 or


Thursday, Sept. 27

Health screenings

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: MCR staff members will offer screenings for glucose, blood pressure and body mass index during a free event.

Info: 335-6600


Chamber networking mixer

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: La Madrona Athletic Club, 1897 La Madrona Drive, in Santa Cruz

Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a business networking opportunity and a tour of the La Madrona Athletic Club

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for prospective members.


Saturday, Sept. 29

Big Basin Founders’ Day

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Details: A special all-day event to celebrate California's oldest state park will feature a melodrama, hikes, games for children and an evening campfire.

Info: 338-8883


Santa Cruz Mountains Harvest Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Downtown Boulder Creek

Details: A community celebration of the harvest season, in its second year, will feature local artists, wineries, breweries and musicians.

Cost: Free admission; cost of alcohol and children’s activities not included

Details: or 588-5628


Ben Lomond 125th anniversary celebration

When: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Park Hall, 9370 Mill St., in Ben Lomond

Details: Historical videos, slides and photos will be on display and a surprise guest is expected during a celebration hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ben Lomond Fire Protection District and Valley Churches United Missions.

Info: 336-8258


Friday, Oct. 5

Italian Affaire fundraiser

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., in Santa Cruz

Details: A silent auction and live dinner auction with music will benefit Mountain Community Resources.

Info: 335-6600


Saturday, Oct. 6

Day in the Park, Night in the Hall

When: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Ben Lomond Park, 9525 Mill St., and Park Hall, 9400 Mill St., in Ben Lomond

Details: The day will be filled with a barbecue, live music, dancing and events for children, followed by a night of live music and dancing to benefit the Ben Lomond Firefighters association. Evening events are for adults age 21 and older only.

Cost: Daytime events, $10 adults, $5 children; nighttime events, $10 adults



Sunday, Oct. 7

Paper collectibles show

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

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

Details: Attendees can receive free appraisals of postcards and other paper collectibles.

Cost: $4

Info: Joseph Jaynes, 476-3262 or


Saturday, Oct. 13

Lobster feed

When: 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 100 Big Trees Road, in Felton

Details: This annual fundraiser for Mountain Parks Foundation will star fresh lobster and sides, accompanied by live bluegrass music.

Cost: $60 with reservation

Info: 335-3174

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