Free baby expo
The Bellies, Birth & Babies Expo will be at Santa Cruz Elks Lodge, 150 Jewell St., in Santa Cruz, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 10.
The event is free and allows people to connect with local doulas, massage therapists, breastfeeding specialists and other professionals.
Demos on baby carrying and labor positions, and discussions on birth and life with a newborn, will also be presented.
Exhibits open at 7 p.m.
For information: 425-3373 or www.birthnet.org
Grant application opens
Scotts Valley High School students are invited to apply for the inaugural Lynn Beebe Counseling Grant.
Selected students will be awarded financial assistance to pursue a degree in professional counseling and guidance at a two- or four-year college.
The grant is named for Lynn Beebe, who was a longtime teacher, counselor, coach and athletics director at Scotts Valley Middle School who died Jan. 22, 2012, at age 47.
Applications, due by April 15, are available in the Scotts Valley High School College and Career Center.
For information: 439-9555
Author releases second kids book
Scotts Valley author Anita Telle has released her second book, “Always Time for Kindness.”
The second installment of the Gnomy and the Boo Boo Bears series is focused on Gnomy, a good-hearted mystical gnome who lives under a magical redwood tree in California.
Through his stories, Gnomy shares life lessons with his magical friends, the Boo Boo Bears. “Always Time for Kindness” teaches children what friendship means and valuable life lessons about selflessness.
Telle’s first book, “A Little Different All Perfect,” was released in fall 2012.
For information: www.boo-boobear.org
Highway 9 work continues
Final grinding and paving as part of a viaduct project on Highway 9 just north of Glen Arbor Road in Ben Lomond is scheduled for April 4 and 5.
The work on a quarter-mile stretch of highway began Sept. 4 when a stoplight was installed for one-way traffic control. The control is expected to be removed by the end of April.
The project will continue through summer 2014 as landscaping is installed. No lane closures are expected for that portion of the project.
For information: 423-0396 or www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upscr.htm