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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.


Friday, Nov. 16

Ivy’s Porch open house

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; continues Saturday

Where: 5311 Scotts Valley Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: Refreshments and a drawing for two $50 gift certificates will accompany the holiday festivities.

Info: 438-1228


Saturday, Nov. 17

‘Ladies of 545’ holiday boutique

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Where: Santa Cruz Moose Lodge, 2470 El Rancho Drive, in Santa Cruz

Details: Handcrafted gifts, crafts, jewelry, Christmas decorations and food items will be for sale at the lodge, which is just outside Scotts Valley city limits. 



Rail corridor ribbon-cutting

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Along the railroad tracks in Watsonville, Aptos, Capitola, Live Oak and Westside Santa Cruz

Details: A community event will commemorate public ownership of the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line with live music, history displays, refreshments and train rides.

Cost: Free

Info: or 460-3200


Feast of St. Andrew celebration

When: 6 p.m.

Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 101 Riverside Ave., in Ben Lomond

Details: The church will celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew with a traditional Scottish blessing of the tartans, followed by dinner, bagpipe music and Scottish dancing. Proceeds from the event will be given to Valley Churches United Missions.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, $25 for families

Info: 336-5994


Sunday, Nov. 18

Pancake breakfast

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon

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

Details: This weekend’s pancake breakfast will feature piano music and a holiday boutique.

Cost: $5 for adults, $2.50 for children

Info: 336-8900 or


Thursday, Nov. 22

Free Thanksgiving community dinner

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: An old-fashioned dinner with all the trimmings is open to the community.

Info: 335-6900


Friday, Nov. 23

Boulder Creek tree lighting, visit with Santa

When: 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Main stage behind Boulder Creek Hardware, 13110 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Details: Carriage rides, street musicians, face painters and a magic show will highlight the festivities, and Santa Claus will greet visitors at Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub, 13200-B Highway 9.

Cost: Free to attend; photos and rides cost extra

Info: 338-9355


Saturday, Nov. 24

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center open house, gift sale

When: Noon to 6 p.m.

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

Details: The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center will be open to the public to show what is planned for the next year. Local artists will sell unique handmade gifts.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-3513, or


Felton tree lighting

When: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Deck outside Felton Feed, 6221 Highway 9, in downtown Felton

Details: In addition to the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in downtown Felton, Santa will arrive by fire truck, and there will be caroling, refreshments and photo opportunities on the deck in front of Felton Feed.


Tuesday, Nov. 27

Relay For Life informational meeting

When: 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: Bruno’s Barbeque, 230 Mount Hermon Road, Ste. G, in Scotts Valley

Details: Organizers will explain how to get involved in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Info: 335-7109 or


Saturday, Dec. 1

Used book sale

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

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

Details: Friends of the Scotts Valley Library will be selling “gently used” books to raise funds for library expansion projects.

Info: 427-7712


Sunday, Dec. 2

Holiday dinner

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., in Santa Cruz

Details: California Grey Bears’ 39th annual holiday dinner will feature a home-cooked holiday dinner, local entertainment and an opportunity to share a joyful time with friends,

Info: 479-1055


Benefit concert

When: 1 p.m.

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

Details: A family-friendly concert will feature local bands and raise money for Grind Out Hunger and the Be Natural Music Scholarship Program.

Cost: $7

Info: or 515-8369


Wednesday, Dec. 5

Sons in Retirement lunch

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St. at Coral Street, in Santa Cruz

Details: A Ladies’ Day catered luncheon will be followed by entertainment by Bobbi Lynn Ward Singers.

Cost: $15 per person, $25 per couple

Info: 336-8481


Saturday, Dec. 8

Holiday boutique, book fair

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

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

Details: Local crafts will be sold, children can visit a craft center, Santa will pose for photos and a book fair will round out the offerings.

Info: 336-2932, 336-3448 or


Sunday, Dec. 9

Christmas concert

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk St., in Santa Cruz

Details: The concert will feature pioneer-themed Christmas music and storytelling. Donations of canned goods will be accepted.

Cost: Free

Info: 706-7360

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