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Saturday, Oct. 23
Vine Hill beautification day
When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Vine Hill School, 151 Vine Hill School Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Volunteers are needed to help weed, paint and trim bushes and trees, preferably in shifts of an hour or more.
Info: [email protected]
SV High baseball yard sale
When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: iBike, 4865 Scotts Valley Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: All proceeds will benefit Scotts Valley High School baseball. Donated items will be accepted during the sale.
Info: 438-3251
Proposition 21 support night
When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park nature store, 101 N. Big Trees Park Road, in Felton
Details: Roast s’mores with Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and Mountain Parks Foundation to show support for Proposition 21, a statewide ballot measure that will create stable funding for California State Parks.
Info: or 466-6589.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
Scotts Valley Exchange Club election forum
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road
Details: Three candidates for Scotts Valley School Board, Art Bubb, Steve Smith and John Abel, will talk about themselves and answer questions from the audience.
Info: 462-3293
Dialogue on environment
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: Assemblyman Bill Monning will lead a discussion about environmental topics in and beyond the San Lorenzo River Watershed.
Info: Nancy Macy, 338-1728; or
Thursday, Oct. 28
Coffee house book reading
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Higher Grounds Coffee House, 7065 Bonny Doon Road, in Bonny Doon
Details: Local author Nancy Lynn Jarvis will read from her newest book, “Buying Murder.” The book begins with nonfictional references to the 2008 Martin Fire and 2009 Lockheed Fire but quickly moves to murder and mystery.
Info: 427-1320 or
Joint networking mixer with Campbell, Los Gatos
When: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona, in Scotts Valley
Details: This is the place to make lasting connections and get advice from other business people from the valley and over the hill.
Cost: $5
Info: 438-1010
Scotts Valley Haunted House opens
When: 7 p.m.; repeats Oct. 29 and 30
Where: Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Drive.
Details: Proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of Erick Murai, a junior at the school who was diagnosed with leukemia in September. Not recommended for children younger than 10.
Cost: $8
Info: 439-9555
San Lorenzo Valley Emergency Network meeting
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Felton Fire Station, 131 Kirby St, in Felton
Details: This is an opportunity for those interested in citizen emergency preparedness and disaster response to discuss CERT and local disaster issues.
Info: Carla Williams, Mountain Community Resources, 335-6606
Saturday, Oct. 30
St. Philip’s holiday fair
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive
Details: The fair will feature handmade crafts and quilt displays, along with face painting, pumpkin decorating, baked goods and a raffle.
Info: 438-4360 or
Lompico Community Center Halloween Bash
When: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Zayante Fire Station, 7700 E. Zayante Road, in Felton
Details: A free Halloween costume ball and carnival with music, a haunted house, games prizes and raffle
Info: Gail Jones, 335-4084; or Linda Bennett, 435-3545
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6 and 7
Craft, gift fair
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center and Community Center, 360 and 370 Kings Village Road.
Details: Crafters of all ages will showcase their treasures. All proceeds will benefit the senior center.
Info: 438-8666
Tuesday, Nov. 9
Relay For Life volunteer meeting
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Bruno’s BBQ Restaurant and Catering, 230-G Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Those interested in starting a team, volunteering or helping plan the event to benefit the American Cancer Society are encouraged to attend.
Info: [email protected] or 335-7109
Wednesday, Nov. 10
Scotts Valley financial planning clinic
When: 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: This is a one-on-one chance for the public to address specific financial questions with local professional financial planners.
Info: Joye Breton, 438-1010
Friday, Nov. 12
Art night
When: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Recreation Hall, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek
Details: Families are invited for a night of free art projects and crafts, hosted by Recreation Hall staff and local artists. Artists are welcome to showcase their work.
Info: 338-4144
Saturday, Nov. 13
Craft fair
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Recreation Hall, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek
Details: Attendees can explore work by local artists and crafters and enjoy baked goods and beverages, along with music from local bands. The Rec Hall is still looking for artists to participate.
Info: 338-4144
Community forum on school parcel tax
When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road
Details: The forum will discuss a parcel tax for Scotts Valley schools, including how the state budget crisis has affected schools in the community and possible solutions.
Info: Jondi Gumz, 461-1120 or [email protected]
Scotts Valley Community Awards Dinner
When: 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber will present silent and live auctions, food and entertainment.
Info: Joye Breton, 438-1010
Thursday, Nov. 18
Ribbon cutting, networking mixer
Where: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Bruno’s BBQ Restaurant and Catering, 230-G Mount Hermon Road., in Scotts Valley
Details: Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce will celebrate a ribbon cutting and mixer at the new home of Bruno’s BBQ in Scotts Valley. Attendees are invited to take raffle donations to showcase their businesses.
Info: Joye Breton, 438-1010
Friday, Nov. 26
Trail talk
When: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Sempervirens Room at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, in Boulder Creek.
Details: Learn about activities and trails at the park.
Info: 338-8883

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