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Saturday Nov. 23

St. John’s Christmas Craft Fair

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: St. John’s Parish Hall, 120 Russell Avenue in Felton

Details: Local Crafters will be present, selling their arts, crafts, jewelry and more.

Info: 588-9223

 

VCUM Thanksgiving food drive

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley and Felton Safeways, 253 Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley and 6255 Graham Hill Road in Felton, respectively

Details: Volunteers will be on-hand accepting donations to benefit VCUM’s Thanksgiving Project.

Info: 336-8258 x 221

 

Firehouse craft faire

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues, Sunday, Nov. 24

Where: Felton Fire, 131 Kirby Street, in Felton

Details: More than 30 crafters, breakfast and lunch food items and a visit from Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days to benefit Felton Fire Auxiliary.

Info: 335-4422

 

Fungus Foray

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

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

Details: Join the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz on a quest for mushrooms along the Quail Hollow Ranch trails. Learn about fungus identification and the habitats that they enjoy followed by a picnic of cooked mushrooms. Participants should register in advance.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-9348

 

Kirking O' the Tartans

When: 6 p.m.

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

Details: An annual Scottish tradition featuring a Kirking ceremony, followed by a Scottish dinner, bagpipes, and dancing.

Cost: Donations

Info: 336-5994

 

Sunday, Nov. 24

Camp Joy wreath sale

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Camp Joy, 131 Camp Joy Road in Boulder Creek

Details: Camp Joy, a non-profit, family-run teaching farm, will have dried wreaths,

garlic and onion braids, candles, honey, and other goodies for sale

Info: campjoy@cruzio.com or 338-3651

 

Quail Hollow Ranch house tour

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Details: Naturalist, Lee Summers will lead a tour through the Quail Hollow Ranch House. Learn about its history from Sun-Kissed Ranch to Sunset Magazine and beyond. Participants should register in advance.

Cost: $2

Info: 335-9348

 

Restorative Yoga Workshop Fundraiser

When: 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Center for Healing, 6144 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: A relaxing, healing yoga practice, accessible to all, led by Joyce Anue. Proceeds will benefit Valley Churches United Missions.

Cost: Donations

Info: Register at
335-5776

 

Thursday, Nov. 28

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: Everyone is invited. Don't be home alone. Join your friends and make new ones.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-6900

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Boulder Creek holiday festival

When: 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Downtown Boulder Creek

Details: Community holiday celebration featuring dining, dancing, live music, children's activities, carriage rides and Santa.

Info: info@bcba.net

 

Large book sale

When: 12 to 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday

Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: The gift store for the SLV Museum will be offering a 15 percent discount on large books.

Info: 338-8382

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

The Nutcracker Ballet

When: 1 and 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Where: Crocker Theater at Cabrillo College, Lower Perimeter Road in Aptos

Details: Cabrillo theater's production of “The Nutcracker Ballet.”

Cost: $22

Info: www.IADance.com

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Sons in Retirement luncheon

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

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz

Details: A special Ladies' Day luncheon, featuring a catered lunch by Barbara & Co., and entertainment by the famous Bobbi Ward Singers.

Cost: $16

Info: 336-8481

 

Spring Lakes Park Choir Christmas concert

When: 7 p.m., and again Dec. 5 at 2 p.m.

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

Details: The Spring Lakes Park Choir will hold its annual Christmas concert, featuring traditional, classical, popular, sacred, secular and humorous selections.

Cost: Donations

 

Thursday, Dec. 5

VCUM Holiday Gala

When: 6 to 10 p.m.

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

Details: A dinner, auction and raffle event to benefit Valley Churches United Missions' holiday projects and Emergency Food Pantry.

Cost: $55 in advance, $60 at the door

Info: 336-8258

 

Saturday, Dec. 7

Symphony fundraiser

When: 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Where: Santa Cruz and Aptos

Details: Visit 5 unique and beautiful homes with a holiday theme in Santa Cruz and Aptos and experience beautiful gardens and breathtaking ocean views, browse through the Holiday Gift Boutique, and enjoy refreshments. Proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz County Symphony.

Cost: $30

Info: 427-0760 or www.slscc.org

 

SV Tree Lighting

When: 5 p.m.

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

Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday kickoff will feature Santa Claus, carols, hot chocolate and cookies, and the lighting of Christmas trees.

Info: 438-1010

 

Sunday, Dec. 8

Felton Presbyterian Church's annual Christmas Program

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: The program will include special music by the choir, worship team, and various soloists, and will also include congregational carol singing, a Christmas play, and a free soup dinner after.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-6900

 

Thursday, Dec. 12

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater

When: 7 p.m.

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

Details: Local actors will present selections from Charles Dickens' “Bleak House.”

Cost: Donations

Info: edwineigner@gmail.com or gillprops@comcast.net

 

Sunday, Dec. 15

Messiah Sing-Along

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street in Santa Cruz

Details: Join the Santa Cruz Stake Choir and guest organist James Welch in the singing of George Frideric Handel's classic oratorio, The Messiah, with scriptural text from the King James Bible.

Cost: Free

Info: 706-7360

 

Friday, Dec. 20

Red Cross blood drive

When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: The Red Cross will be accepting donations of blood. Use sponsor code: FELTON to schedule an appointment.

Info: 1-800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org

 

Saturday, Dec. 21

Holiday Redwood Loop Walk: The Nutcracker

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way in Boulder Creek

Details: A festive walk in the famous old-growth redwoods at Big Basin with docent Karen DeMello. We'll listen to The Nutcracker Suite and imagine the forest performing the ballet along the easy, level, half-mile Redwood Loop.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-8860

 

Thursday, Dec. 26

Red Cross blood drive

When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Hilton, 6001 La Madrona Drive in Scotts Valley

Details: The Red Cross will be accepting donations of blood. Use sponsor code: HILTONSV to schedule an appointment.

Info: 1-800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org

 

ONGOING

 

Free yardwaste drop-off

When: Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23

Where: Ben Lomond Transfer Station, Newell Creek Road in Ben Lomond

Details: Free drop-off of yardwaste for SLV residents in ZIP codes 95005, 95006, 95007, 95018, and 95041.

Info: 647-9418 x 227

 

MCT's It's A Wonderful Life

When: Nov. 22 to Dec. 15, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Where: Park Hall, 9525 Mill Street in Ben Lomond

Details: A fully staged production and adaptation of the Frank Capra holiday classic.

Cost: $20 general admission; $17 for students and seniors; $10 for 12 and under

Info: www.mctshows.org or www.brownpapertickets.com

 

Valley Christmas Project Holiday Boutique

When: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Valley Churches United Missions, 9400 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Details: A boutique selling donated items to raise funds for VCUM’s Valley Christmas Project.

Info: 336-8258 x 221

 

Roaring Camp Holiday Lights Train

When: Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 29 to Dec. 21; and Sunday to Monday, Dec. 22 and 23 at 5, 6:30, and 8 p.m.

Where: Neptune’s Kingdom, Beach Street in Santa Cruz

Details: The annual holiday lights train features a 60-minute, fully decorated train ride featuring hot cider, Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa.

Cost: $28 for adults, and $22 for children between 2 and 12

Info: 335-4484 or www.roaringcamp.com.

 

SLVHS bingo fundraiser

When: Mondays, 4 p.m.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz

Details: A weekly 18-game bingo program to benefit the athletics programs at San Lorenzo Valley High School.

Info: 335-4425

 

Big Basin Trail Crew volunteer day

When: 9 a.m., second Saturday of each month

Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way in Boulder Creek

Details: Volunteers (18 years of age or older) will meet at Park Headquarters to spend a day — rain or shine — working to maintain and preserve the park’s trails.

Info: www.bigbasintrailcrew.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

 

Senior pinochle game

When: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

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

Details: An open game of pinochle.

Cost: $2 for members; $3 for non-members

Info: 438-8666

 

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: 9 a.m. Tuesdays, 12 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 to confirm

 

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

 

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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