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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, 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 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.


Sunday, Nov. 25

Ranch house tour

When: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Details: Naturalist Lee Summers will lead a tour through the Quail Hollow Ranch House. This informative tour will allow visitors to learn about its history and its secrets.

Cost: $2



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


Craft fair

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Details: Local artists will display and sell their artwork both Saturday and Sunday.

Info: 338-4144


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


Children’s Christmas tree trimming

When: Noon to 4 p.m.

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Details: Children age 3 and older are invited, along with their parents, to create holiday-themed arts and crafts.

Cost: Free; a $5 donation will be accepted

Info: or 338-8382.


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


Holiday wreath-making

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Details: Master Gardener Bonnie Pond will lead an afternoon of wreath-making. Participants should take pine or fir boughs and wire.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348


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


Christmas choir concerts

When: 2 and 7 p.m.

Where: Spring Lakes Park clubhouse, 225 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Two annual concerts by Spring Lakes Choir will include traditional, classical, and humorous music of the season, as well as an audience sing-along.

Cost: Free; donations accepted


Friday, Dec. 7

Contra dance

When: 8 to 11 p.m.

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: The evening will include dance lessons and live music by the band Peak Nouveau.

Cost: $10



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


Gift, craft fair

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

Where: Gift shop, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 2592 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: Mountain Parks Foundation’s 20th annual holiday fundraiser will feature nature-themed gifts for sale, along with refreshments. Proceeds will pay for environmental and cultural education in local state parks. The fundraiser will run both Saturday and Sunday.

Info: 335-3174 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 for Valley Churches United Mission’s Valley Christmas Project.

Cost: Free

Info: 706-7360


Saturday, Dec. 15

First aid, CPR class

When: To be determined

Where: Felton Fire Protection District, 131 Kirby St., in Felton

Details: Ray Soler will lead a community first aid and CPR certification class.

Cost: Free to residents and employees within the Felton Fire District. $36 fee for all others.

Info: or 335-4422

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