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Friday, June 21

Summer Solstice barbecue

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill Street in Ben Lomond

Details: A summer celebration featuring a potluck, drinks and raku pottery.

Cost: Free

Info: www.MountainArtCenter.org

 

Henry Cowell Astronomy Night

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Visitor’s Center, 101 Big Trees Park Road in Felton

Details: Moonlight hike followed by moongazing and a discussion led by NASA Moon Researcher Brian Day.

Cost: $10

Info: 335-7077

 

Saturday, June 22

Sustainable gardening fair

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: A celebration of sustainable organic gardening, focusing on the impact of individual actions on the community.

Cost: Free

Info: www.thegardenfaire.org

 

Garrahan Park Concert

When: 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: Garrahan Park, Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: Outdoor concert will feature Hoopty and Funcranomicon, as well as a BBQ and activities.

Info: 338-4144

 

Animal Shelter adoption event

When: 12 to 5 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter 2200 7th Avenue in Santa Cruz

Details: Summer adoption event will feature half-price adoption fees, live music, food and activities.

Info: www.scanimalshelter.org

 

Bonny Doon Art & Wine Festival

When: 1 to 6 p.m.

Where: Vigne Farms and Equestrian Center, 3675 Bonny Doon Road, in Bonny Doon

Details: Wine tasting, live and silent auctions, gourmet food, artist demonstrations and sales, beer tasting, live music to raise money for Bonny Doon Elementary School.

Cost: $50

Info: www.bonnydoonartandwinefestival.com

 

Sunday, June 23

Santa Cruz Wellness Center Open House

When: 1-4pm

Where: Santa Cruz Wellness Center, 501 Mission Street, Suites 100-107 in Santa Cruz

Details: A tour of a brand-new wellness center and a meet-and-greet with staff.

Info: santacruzwellness@yahoo.com

 

Community band performance

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Library amphitheater, 13390 West Park Avenue in Boulder Creek

Details: Live band performance, led by Jon Christian, will feature marches, folk tunes, and show tunes.

Cost: Free

Info: 427-7703

 

Thursday, June 27

Senior abuse prevention workshop

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: Author and senior advocate Chuck Molnar will lead a discussion on different forms of senior abuse, as well as resources and how to seek help.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-8666

 

Saturday, June 29

Customer appreciation party

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Knox Roofing/Knox Garden Box, 46 El Pueblo Road in Scotts Valley

Details: Knox Roofing/Knox Garden Box will host a customer appreciation event featuring food, entertainment, and gold panning.

Cost: Free

Info: 461-0634

 

Busy Bee Dogs

When: 11 a.m. in Boulder Creek; 2 p.m. in Scotts Valley

Where:: Boulder Creek Library, 13390 West Park Avenue in Boulder Creek; Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: A troupe of formerly homeless dogs will perform tricks and other feats of acrobatics.

Cost: Free

Info: www.santacruzpl.org

 

Wednesday, July 3

Sons in Retirement luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz

Details: Catered luncheon by Barbara & Co. followed by a talk by Ron Freund about electric cars.

Cost: $16

Info: 336-8481

 

Thursday, July 4

Independence Day celebrations

Boulder Creek: A large parade through downtown and the annual lumberjack days competition.

Ben Lomond: An old-fashioned celebration with games at Alba Schoolhouse on Alba Road.

Scotts Valley: A parade along Scotts Valley Drive followed by fireworks at Skypark in the evening.

Felton: At Roaring Camp Railroads on Graham Hill Road, a barbecue, along with free games, including sack races, hula hoop contests and more.

 

Friday, July 5

Live music at Scopazzi's

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Scopazzi's, 13300 Big Basin Way in Boulder Creek

Details: Scopazzi's lounge will host live jazz music featuring Joy of Jazz.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6441

 

Saturday, July 13

Water quality event

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Loch Lomond Recreation Area, 100 Loch Lomond Way in Felton

Details: Part of the Great American Secchi Dip-In, participants will learn about the importance of monitoring water quality

Info: tours@coastal-watershed.org or 464-9200

 

Monday, July 29

Vacation Bible Camp

When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Community Covenant Church, 2700 El Rancho Drive in Santa Cruz

Details: A weeklong artistic adventure for kids entering 1st through 5th grades. There will be music, games and time to create art each day, culminating in a showcase of each child's work.

Info: www.ccsv.org or 438-4276

 

ONGOING

 

CERT training class

When: Three Saturdays:  June 29, July 6 and July 13

Details: Bonny Doon Fire and Rescue is sponsoring a Community Emergency Response Team training class.   

Info: CERT@bonnydoonfire.org or (415) 531-8271.

 

Musical murder mystery

When: Wednesdays, June 12, 19, and 26 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Details: Theater troupe Elf Empire will perform a series of dinner murder mysteries, written and performed by local thespians.

Cost: $50

Info: 603-2294

 

MCT presentation of “Kimberly Akimbo"

When: June 6-8, 14-15 at 8 p.m.; June 9 at 2 p.m.

Where: Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street in Ben Lomond

Details: Mountain Community Theater presents "Kimberly Akimbo," a dark comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of "Rabbit Hole."

Cost: $20

Info: www.mctshows.org

 

First aid-CPR class

When: Third Saturday of each month

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

Details: Ray Soler will lead a class for First Aid and CPR certification for community members. Times and registration details are available online or by phone.

Cost: Free for district residents and employees of businesses within the district; $36 for all others

Info: 335-4422 or www.feltonfire.com

 

Toastmasters club

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: The Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters meets weekly to help members build confidence as public speakers and leaders.

Info: 435-9308 or http://8203.toastmastersclubs.org

 

Poetry circle, workshop

When: 2 to 4 p.m., third Saturday of each month

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

Details: Magdalena Montague, a local poet and teacher, leads classes for prospective poets of all skill levels.

Cost: Free

Info: pro@santacruzpl.org or 427-7717

 

Senior line dancing

When: Noon Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Fridays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Biweekly line dancing and lessons are offered by the Scotts Valley Senior Center.

Cost: $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

 

Zumba for seniors

When: 6 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: An instructor-led Zumba class encourages exercise in a fun, rhythmic environment.

Cost: $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

 

Job-seeker workshop

When: 6 to 7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month

Where: Gateway Bible Church, 5000 Granite Creek Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Ken Winters hosts a free workshop to help job seekers find work.

Info: www.hirewire.org

 

Women’s Bible study

When: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

Where: Felton Bible Church, 5999 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: Beth Moore leads a Bible study of the book of Esther.

Cost: $15.50 for workbook

Info: 338-6214 or women@feltonbiblechurch.org

 

Creative Hands

When: 1 to 4 p.m., third Saturday of each month

Where: Felton Bible Church, 5999 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: Participants will learn new skills, such as sewing, knitting and crocheting.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6214 or women@feltonbiblechurch.org

 

Beginning ballet for fitness

When: 4:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays

Where: Agape Dance Academy, 104 Whispering Pines Drive, Room 5, in Scotts Valley

Details: This introductory beginner class emphasizes fitness through dance.

Cost: Free

Info: 359-0850

 

Line dance, weights

When: 9:45 to 11 a.m.

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

Details: $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers

Info: 336-8900

 

Duplicate bridge group players wanted

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Info: 438-8666

 

Fitness, sport classes

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek

When: Various

Details: Fitness classes are being offered at the rec center, including belly dance, cardio kickboxing, dodgeball, pilates, yoga, volleyball and tai chi.

Info: 338-4144 or www.bcrpd.org

 

Bingo

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: All adults are welcome. The game is sponsored by Project Scout (Senior Citizen Outreach).

Cost: 50 cents per card; one card free with four or more

Info: 438-8666

 

Tai chi classes

When: 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays

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

Cost: $3 members, $5 nonmembers

Info: 336-8900

 

Genealogical society meeting

When: 1 to 3 p.m., first Thursday of each month

Where: Central Branch Library meeting room, 224 Church St., in Santa Cruz

Details: Lectures for beginning to advanced genealogy enthusiasts.

Cost: Free

Info: 427-7707, ext. 5794; or Janine Charlton, ivclb@comcast.net

 

Senior exercise class

When: 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road

Info: The class incorporates strength, balance and coordination exercises for complete body conditioning for men and women age 50 and older, led by retired physical therapist Cherry Nittler.

Cost: $2 members, $3 nonmembers

 

Drop-in meditation group

When: 7 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays

Where: The Satellite, 6265 Highway 9, Felton 

Details: Beginning and experienced students of meditation will participate in 40 minutes of silent meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion by Carla Brennan

Info: http://bloomofthepresent.com

 

Free laughter yoga

When: 4:30 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Luminescence Day Spa and Tea Room, 13140 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Cost: Free

Info: Lizzie Lochner, 338-7546

 

Zumba for seniors

When: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Instructors describe this as a fun class for all levels of physical ability.

Info: 438-8666

 

Beginners’ line dancing

When: 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays

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

Details: For dancers age 8 and older

Cost: Free

Info: danceramber@sbcglobal.net

 

Water media art classes

When: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Participants will work with watercolor and acrylic paints. Adults of any age and all experience levels are welcome.

Cost: $7 for members, $8 for nonmembers

Info: Beverly Martin, 335-0425 or bevbcool@sbcglobal.net; or www.portrait-fineart.com.

 

Body Freedom qigong

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park, 122 Covered Bridge Road; on rainy days, The Satellite, 6265 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Qigong is similar to tai chi and is like a standing yoga with gentle, easy movements for flexibility, strength, health and relaxation.

Info: Bonnie Eskie, qigong instructor, 515-4144

 

SLV Community Band rehearsals

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays

Where: San Lorenzo Valley High School band room, 7105 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Dust off your instrument and try it out. The semester fee benefits school music programs in the San Lorenzo Valley.

Cost: $25 per semester

Info: Jon Christian, 335-3565

 

Bridge players wanted

Details: Intermediate and advanced bridge players are in demand for ongoing groups in the San Lorenzo Valley. Groups meet depending on availability.

Info: Shelby Charette, 335-5956

 

Advanced bridge players wanted

When: Noon Mondays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Participants can hone their skills against other highly skilled bridge players.

Cost: $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

 

Chair and gentle yoga

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays

Where: Balance Health of Ben Lomond, 231 Main St. Ste. A, in Ben Lomond.

Details: This gentle yoga program is intended to increase circulation, mobility, balance, strength, awareness and confidence.

Info: Ruth Caudell, 336-3560

 

Healing tai chi for seniors

When: 9 a.m. Fridays

Where: SV Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Gentle, easy movement for health promotion

Cost: $7 for members, $8 for nonmembers

Info: Mary Mulligan, 335-9390 or mary@marymulligan.com

 

Together in the Park

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays

Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park, Graham Hill and Mount Hermon roads, in Felton

Details: Parenting support, information and age-appropriate activities for children up to 5 years old.

Info: Cori Burt, 252-1137

 

Mindfulness meditation group

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays

Where: Satellite Telework Center, 6265 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Beginning and experienced students are welcome for silent meditation and talk.

Info: Carla, 336-0136

 

Basic yoga

When: 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Cost: $6

Info: 438-8666

 

Beginning line dancing class

When: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fridays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Cost: $2 members, $4 non members

Info: 438-8666

 

Belly dancing for women

When: 7 p.m. Mondays

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Experience the power of women dancing with women in a friendly atmosphere.

Cost: $40 for four consecutive classes, $13 to drop in.

Info: 335-4567

 

Life drawing classes

When: 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays

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

Details: Both beginners and pros are welcome to drop in. The class features a different model each week.

Cost: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers, $8 for students with ID

Info: 335-5000 or www.mountainartcenter.org

 

Raku classes

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays

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

Details: The class is weather-dependent, so attendees should call a day in advance. Participants may take bisqueware or purchase pots at the center.

Cost: $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers

Info: Dale Bates, 345-7565

 

Square dance classes

When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: German-American Hall, 230 Plymouth St., in Santa Cruz

Details: Go alone, take a partner or go with a group.

Cost: $5

Info: 763-9825 or 408-353-4766

 

Kidz Korner clothing exchange 

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m., third Saturday of each month

Where: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 101 Riverside Ave., in Ben Lomond

Details: The exchange is for children’s clothes for newborns through 5-year-olds. Those who don’t have clothes to donate may pick up what they need.

Info: Rebecca, 408-875-3450

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