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February 25, 2021

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Friday, Oct. 3
SLV Alumni Association’s Annual Golf Tournament
When: Tee off at 12:30 p.m. and Dinner at 6 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Golf Course; Hilton Drive in Boulder Creek and Scopazzi’s Restaurant; 3300 Big Basin Way in Boulder Creek
Details: An annual golf tournament held by the San Lorenzo Valley Alumni Association. All proceeds will go to scholarships for graduating seniors from SLV High School.
Cost: $110 for golf, car, prizes, dinner, and a silent auction or $40 for dinner only
Info: slvalumni.com to print out a signup sheet. Call Julie at 818-5768 or Joyce at 335-3534
Diane Rejman Photography
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Real Soap Studio Gallery; 6225 Hwy. 9 in Felton
Details: An exhibit of Diane Rejman’s photography.
Info: Preview exhibit at http://FirstFridayFelton.com
Saturday, Oct. 4
Brook Knoll Elementary E-Waste Collection Fundraiser
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Bailey Properties; 4788 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley
Details: Get rid of E-waste such as monitors, computers, cell phones, TV cables, keyboards, scanners, toner and ink cartridges, stereo equipment, small appliances, and MP3 players. Proceeds will go to support Brook Knoll Elementary.
Info: Erin Cassidy-Eagle at [email protected]
Pump Track Grand Opening at Skypark
When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Skypark; 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley
Details: Ribbon-cutting ceremony, demo by local pro dirt jumpers, youth ride for all ages, and a prize drawing.
Cost: Free
Info: Kristin Ard at 438-3251
Twilight Hike
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way in Boulder Creek
Details: Join Docent Norm Beeson for an easy and level walk for the whole family. Meet at park headquarters and bring a flashlight.
Cost: Free
Info: 335-6391
Sunday, Oct. 5
San Lorenzo Valley Museum historical walk along the Rincon Trail
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Call for meeting place.
Details: A historical walk along the Rincon Trail originally traveled by Henry Cowell’s ox teams connecting the Rincon Quarry with the Rincon Lime Kilns.
Cost: Free
Info: Lynda Phillips at 338-8382; space is limited to 25, call to reserve a spot.
Monday, Oct 6
New Babies Group – Redwood Babies
When: 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Center; 13333 Middleton Ave in Boulder Creek
Cost: Free
Info: 338-4144
Tuesday, Oct. 7
Tumbling Tutor
When: 2 to 3 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Center; 13333 Middleton Ave in Boulder Creek
Cost: Free
Info: 338-4144
Crosson North County Democratic Club
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Bruno’s BBQ (upstairs); 230 Mt. Hermon Road in Scotts Valley
Details: Assembly member Mark Stone will be discussing State Propositions 1 and 2.
Cost: Free
Info: Amanda Robinson at [email protected]
 
Wednesday, Oct. 8
Lompico Water Candidate Forum
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Zayante Fire Department; 7700 East Zayante Road in Felton
Details: A voter information forum with the candidates for the Lompico Water District board of directors sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Lompico Community Center, and the Lompico Zayante Women’s Social Club.
Cost: Free
Info: Rebecca Abraham at 335-2605
 
Thursday, Oct. 9
Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Mixer
When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Artisans; 230 Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley
Details: A meet-and-greet with the Scotts Valley business community.
Info: 438-1010
 
Saturday, Oct. 11
Community Garden grand opening at Community Center
When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Community Center Garden and Skypark; 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley
Details: The grand opening ceremonies for the community garden honoring the late Annette Marcum. After the ceremony, a reception will be held at the Skypark BBQ and Gazebo refreshments and a chance to meet Dave Mills, the new director of Valley Churches United Missions.
Cost: Free
Info: Kristin Ard at 438-3251
Mountain Parks Foundation lobster feed fundraiser
When: 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park; 101 Big Trees Park Road in Felton
Details: The 20th Annual Lobster Feed, which includes a full dinner of Maine lobster with fresh salad, corn-on-the-cob, garlic bread, beverages, and dessert. There will also be live bluegrass music performed by Sounds of Highway 1.
Cost: $75 for general admission and $100 for VIP tickets
Info: Purchase tickets in advance at 335-3174 or mountainparks.org
2nd Annual Scotts Valley Glass Pumpkin Patch
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center; Lawn & Gazebo; 370 King Village Road in Scotts Valley
Details: Hand-blown glass pumpkins in a glory of colors for holiday decorating and gifting – all by local artists. Fall-Themed Chocolates by Ashby Confections.
Cost: Free
Sunday, Oct. 12
2nd Annual Scotts Valley Glass Pumpkin Patch
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center; Lawn & Gazebo; 370 King Village Road in Scotts Valley
Details: Hand-blown glass pumpkins in a glory of colors for holiday decorating and gifting – all by local artists. Fall-Themed Chocolates by Ashby Confections.
Cost: Free
Wednesday, Oct. 15
Felton Library Read-A-Thon
When: 4 to 6 p.m.
Where: Felton Library; Gushee Street in Felton
Details: This event is dedicated to enjoying and celebrating the art of the spoken word. Sponsored by the Felton Library Friends, a chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
Cost: Free
Thursday, Oct. 16
Scotts Valley ADA access meeting
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley City Hall; 1 Civic Center Drive in Scotts Valley
Cost: Free
Info: Ellen Buckingham at 818-2557
Friday, Oct. 17
The Mountain Affair
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Bret Harte Hall at Roaring Camp; 5401 Graham Hill Road in Felton
Details: Art from Makers Market vendors, local beer and wine, a silent auction, live blue grass performance by Sugar by the Pound, and an elegant dinner catered by Café Carbonaro of Scotts Valley. All proceeds will benefit 600 local families and there will be one free glass of wine or beer included with the purchase of a ticket.
Cost: $55 one ticket; $100 two tickets; $475 table for ten
Info: 335-6603 or [email protected]
Free Movie at Skypark
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Skypark
Details: A free showing of Hotel Transylvania. Refreshments will be available for purchase, bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Cost: Free, refreshments available for purchase.
Info: Kristin Ard at 438-3251
Wednesday, Oct. 22
Santa Cruz County Job Fair
When: 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Cocoanut Grove; Beach Street in Santa Cruz
Details: A job fair.
Cost: $100 for employers
Info: Register at www.access2employment.com/register.cfm
Sunday, Oct. 26
Rose Pruning workshop
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Quail Hollow Ranch; 800 Quail Hollow Road in Felton
Details: Join master gardener Dawn Avery, for an afternoon of pruning tips, tricks, and techniques for a prosperous rose garden.
Cost: $3
Info: Register at 335-9348
ONGOING
Junior Rangers
When: Every Saturday in October at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Little Basin Group Campground and Cabins; 21700 Little Basin Road in Boulder Creek
Details: Explore nature, practice outdoor skills, and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This kids-only, one-hour program is for kids ages 7-12 only (sorry parents). Please register your child 15 minutes in advance, and be sure your child is dressed for active play in the outdoors.  Meet at the Nature Fun Zone
Cost: Free, pay to park
Info: www.WOLFSchool.org
 
Redwood Loop Walk
When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Details: Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Meet at park headquarters.
Cost: Free
Info: 338-8883
 
“Kreative Kids Musical Theater” fall session
When: Sept. 25 through Nov. 13
Where: Wilder Hall in Ben Lomond Park
Details: Kids ages five to nine can enroll in this fall session, which focuses on collaboration, creativity, and home made fun. Freesia Raine will help the children to produce their own play.
Info: [email protected]
 
Monty Python’s Spamalot
When: Oct. 3 to Oct. 25. See website for show times.
Where: Mountain Community Theatre; Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street in Ben Lomond
Details: A musical parody of the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
Info: www.mctshows.org or www.brownpapertickets.com for tickets
Embroidistry at Om Gallery
When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Where: Om Gallery; 1201 Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz
Details: Hand-embroidered interpretations of well-known masterpieces, album covers, and original compositions by Ben Lomond artist Mardeen Gordon.
Cost: Free
Info: Mardeen Gordon at 252-7446
 
Ultra Beginner Line Dance 12 week session
When: Thursdays from September 25 to December 18
Where: Boulder Creek Rec; 13333 Middleton Avenue in Boulder Creek
Details: This class teaches the basics of dance coordination, dance vocabulary, and dance rhythms.
Cost: $65
Info: Call Amber at (408) 712-2287, www.DanceBecauseYouCan.com register by email [email protected]
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
TOPS club meet
When: Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: Meeting room in back of the Felton Fire Department
Details: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a group dedicated to loosing weight by encouraging healthy eating and lifestyle habits.
Cost: First visit is free
Tai Chi & Chi Gong
When: Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m.
Where: Sky Park behind Parks & Rec.; 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley
Details: Gentle movement supporting balance, stress reduction, and strengthening.
Cost: $8 drop-in fee
Info: Mary Mulligan 335-9390
Valley Churches United Missions Food Pantry
When: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Valley Churches United Missions Food Pantry, 9430 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond
Details: School supplies and back packs for low-income families in need.
Cost: Free
Info: Preregister at 336-8258 x 221
Tablet Engaged Active Minds
When: Mondays and Tuesdays in July at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley
Details: Senior-oriented training on the usage of tablet computers.
Cost: Free
Info: 427-7700 x 7615
Summer activities at Felton Library
When: Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.
Where: Felton Library, 6299 Gushee Street in Felton
Details: Hosted by the Felton Library Friends, a series of family friendly activities that include drop-in crafts such as clay art and suncatchers, as well as fun and educational activities.
Info: www.feltonlibraryfriends.org or 335-1135
Scotts Valley Senior Center Book Worms
When: Third Friday of the month, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley
Details: A senior-oriented book club organized by the Scotts Valley Senior Center.
Cost: $2 for members, $3 for non-members
Info: 438-8666
Fridays at Five food distribution
When: Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m.
Where: GateWay Bible Church, 5000 Granite Creek Road in Scotts Valley
Details: Food distribution to those in need. Every Friday, tables of groceries will be set up near the carport at the church office.
Info: [email protected] or 438-0646
Line Dance classes
When: Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Center, 13333 Middleton Avenue in Boulder Creek
Details: Line Dance Instructor Amber Blavin will lead a weekly line dancing class. No partners are needed to attend.
Cost: $5 per class or donation
Info: (408) 712-2287 or [email protected]
SLV Museum exhibit
When: Wednesdays to Sundays 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek
Details: “Crystals, Caves, and Kilns” explores the natural and cultural history of limestone, lime, and marble in the Felton and Santa Cruz areas.
Cost: Donations
Info: 338-8382
Improv theater games and exercises
When: Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Center, 13333 Middleton Avenue in Boulder Creek
Details: Heidi Drew will lead two hours of improvisation theater classes. Beginners are encouraged
Cost: $5
Info: [email protected]
Live jazz at Casa Nostra
When: Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: 9217 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond
Details: Casa Nostra will host live jazz music.
Cost: Free
Info: 609-6132
Parent and Child play group
When: Wednesdays through October, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park
Details: Hosted by Mountain Community Resources, parents and their young children meet for play, group activities, music, and healthy snacks.
Cost: Free
Info: 335-6605 or [email protected]
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
Boulder Creek Zumba
When: Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District, 13333 Middleton Avenue in Boulder Creek
Details: Cecelia Kelly will lead a weekly Zumba class. Participants will get a great workout in a dance party atmosphere.
Cost: $10
Info: http://ceciliakelly.zumba.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
Free laughter yoga
When: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Luminescence Day Spa and Tea Room, 13140 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek
Cost: Free
Info: Lizzie Lochner, 338-7546
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: [email protected] or 427-7717
Senior line dancing
When: 12 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.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
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
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, [email protected]
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
Beginners’ line dancing
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek
Details: For dancers age 8 and older
Cost: Drop in by donation
Info: [email protected]
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 [email protected]; 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 [email protected]
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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