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Saturday, Dec. 1
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.
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.
Scotts Valley tree lighting
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: This annual event includes music, crafts, soup, Santa and the lighting of a community Christmas tree.
When: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Beauregard Vineyards, 10 Pine Flat Road, in Bonny Doon
Details: Wine tasting and a silent auction will benefit Bonny Doon Community Preschool.
Ben Lomond tree lighting
When: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Ben Lomond Fire Protection District, 9430 Highway 9, in Ben Lomond
Details: The Ben Lomond Business Association is hosting a tree lighting event featuring refreshments, live music and a visit with Santa.
Sunday, Dec. 2
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.
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: www.slvmuseum.com or 338-8382.
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.
Info: email@example.com or 515-8369
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.
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
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
SLE Night at Boulder Creek Brewery
When: 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Brewery, 13040 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek
Details: Fifteen percent of the night’s proceeds will be donated to support San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School programs.
Thursday, Dec. 6
Science lab dedication
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Bonny Doon Elementary School, 1492 Pine Flat Road in Santa Cruz
Details: A ceremony will dedicate Bonny Doon Elementary School’s new science lab. Those who plan to attend should RSVP.
Info: 427-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Dec. 7
Holiday open house
When: 2 to 6 p.m.
Where: New Families, 6062 Graham Hill Road, Ste. D, in Felton
Details: An open house hosted by the foster family agency will include hors d’oeuvres, goodies and holiday activities; RSVP by Dec. 6.
Art gallery reception
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: The White Raven Coffee and Tea House, 6253 Highway 9, in Felton.
Details: An open reception for artist Wendy Golden will feature live music, crocheted art pieces and scarves for sale.
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.
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 www.glenarborschool.org
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: Nature-themed gifts will be sold and refreshments will be served during Mountain Parks Foundation’s 20th annual holiday fundraiser. Proceeds will pay for environmental and cultural education in local state parks. The fundraiser will run both Saturday and Sunday.
Info: 335-3174 or www.mountainparks.org
Sunday, Dec. 9
When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St. in Ben Lomond
Details: Families can make artistic gifts during this three-hour workshop.
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.
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 of the Felton fire district; $36 for others
Info: www.feltonfire.com or 335-4422