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Bicycle safety day approaches

Cub Scout Pack 608 in partnership with the Scotts Valley Police Department will have a community bicycle safety day from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at Gateway Bible Church, 5000 Granite Creek Road, in Scotts Valley.

The event is open to the community, and the police will register bikes for free and give traffic safety instruction. There will also be bike maintenance and basic tire repair stations and an obstacle course. 

The pack will also host one-mile supervised rides throughout the afternoon.

For information: Tim Johnson,

Co-op seeks propane quotes, members

The Boulder Creek Propane Buyers Co-op seeks proposals from propane suppliers in the San Lorenzo Valley. The group of San Lorenzo Valley residents announced this week that it is in the process of sending letters to propane suppliers in the San Lorenzo Valley requesting proposals from each.  

The group seeks responses from interested propane suppliers by March 22. The responses may be sent to Boulder Creek Propane Co-Op, PO Box 381, Boulder Creek, CA 95006.

The co-op also continues to solicit Boulder Creek area residents to join a Google group showing interest in the co-op. By joining the group, members will help the steering committee get an idea of how many people are interested and also communicate with the other local residents regarding propane issues. No names or email addresses of those joining will be shared, according to the group’s steering committee.

For information: or email


Bowling fundraiser on tap

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County is hosting the 30th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser in Santa Cruz.

The organization seeks teams of five or more to participate in the two-day fundraiser, April 20 and 21, at Boardwalk Bowl, 115 Cliff St., in Santa Cruz.

Bowlers of all ages are invited, and each person on a team must raise $120 to participate.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will put all proceeds toward building mentor relationships between children and adults.

As of this week, 60 teams had signed up. The fundraiser has room for 200.

For information: 464-8691 or


Original food poetry wanted

The Felton Library Friends has invited San Lorenzo Valley residents to submit poems on the theme of food for the ninth annual SLV Poetry Reading.

Entries must be submitted by March 29. Entries can be sent via email to or standard mail to Felton Library Friends, PO Box 1245, Felton, CA 95018.

One poem per poet may be submitted and must include the author’s name, age category, email address and phone number. The age categories are 4 to 8 years old, 9 to 12, 13 to 17, and adult. 

Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate David Swanger will select the poems that will be read at the SLV Poetry Reading at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, in Felton.

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