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Saturday thru November 20

Scholastic Book Fair

When: Sat. 11- 3:00 p.m. (1 to 2 p.m. Story Hour/visit from Clifford, the Big Red Dog);

Where: MU Room, San LorenzoValleyElementary School, 7155 Hwy 9, Felton

Details: This year’s theme is “Under the Sea – Explore the Ocean of Books”

Info: Stephanie Strudley 535-3787; Bobcatclub@hotmail.com

Sunday, November Nov. 22

Open Spa Days celebrating 12 years in business

When: All day

Where: Balance Studio Spa, 912 Lakeside Dr., Felton

Details: Free 10-minute massage or upgrade options, health talk each day at 3:00 p.m.

For more info., www.BalanceStudioSpa.com

Cost: Free 10-minute massage

Info: Melissa @ 335-8335; melissa@balancestudiospa.com

Monday, November 23

Salvation Army Traditional Red Kettle Kickoff

Special guests: Jim Vanderzwaan and Willie Elliott-McCrea

When: Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch

Where: 170 High Street, Santa Cruz @ Holy Cross Parish Hall

RSVP call 426-8365 or email Magaly.Laubach@usw.salvationarmy.org

Monday, November 23 (1st & 3rd Mondays)

Writers’ Group

When: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Where: Peet’s Coffee Shop, on Mt. Hermon Rd., next to Walgreen’s

Cost: Free

Details: Drop-in writers’ group led by local writer Jennifer Pittman

Thursday, December 3

Valley Churches United Missions’ Gala Celebration

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Scopazzi’s Restaurant, Boulder Creek

Details: Champagne, appetizers, prime rib, salmon, or vegetarian dinner, wine & dessert. Silent & live Auction. Limited seating. Party attire. Proceeds benefit VCUM food pantry and emergency assistance programs for those in need in San LorenzoValley, Scotts Valley & Bonny Doon.

Cost: $130 couple; $70 individual. To make a donation, please go to www.vcum.org.

Info: 336-8258, Ext. 222

Thursday, December 3

Citizen Science Program Talk on California Moray Eels (for Teens & Adults)

When: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: ScottsValley Library,251 Kings Village Road

Details: Science-focused presentation by a local expert followed by a Q & A session.

Cost: Free

Info: Jennifer Murray, 515-2802, jennifer@millermaxfield.com

Saturday, December 5

Tree Lighting Festival

When: To be announced

Where: S.V.Community Center, 361 Kings Village Rd., SV

Info: info@scottsvalleychamber.com

Saturday, December 12

Dinner and a Christmas at The Heavenly Cafe

When: Doors open 5:30; Dinner at 6:00 p.m.; show at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Heavenly Cafe, 1210 Mt. Hermon Rd., SV

Details: Holiday Dinner & Fabulous Cabaret Christmas Show with local stars

Cost: $50 per person tax & tip included; advance purchase only

Info: www.theheavenlyroadsidecafe.com; Heavenlychristmas.brownpapertickets.com,

Or call Kathy at 415.269.8699

Wednesday, January 21

Open House: Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters

When: 12:00 to 1 p.m.

Where: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Dr., SV

Details: Learn presentation and leadership skills. Come early to mingle, for refreshments.

Cost: Free

Info: 8203@toastmastersclubs.org

ONGOING

 

First Tuesday of the Month – Volunteer to help Veterans

Potluck Meeting for Volunteers

When: 6:00 p.m.

Where: VeteransMemorialBuilding, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz

Details: New volunteer opportunities to support veterans

Info: Dean Kaufman, SC CountyVeteran Advocate, 420-7348

Concerts

Where: Don Quixote’s InternationalMusic Hall

Details: Reservations available online. Under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.

Info: www. donquixotesmusic.com

Saturday, September 26 – December 12, 2015

Ageless Art Project by Brookdale Residents

When: September 26 – December 12, 2105

Where: ScottsValley Library, 251 Kings Village Road, S.V.

Info: 459-8917 x208

Mountain Community Theater

Park Hall in Ben Lomond

Tickets: www.mctshows.org

Info: 336-4777

Vegan Potluck

When: First Friday of month at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Saint Michael’s Community Hall in Boulder Creek

Details: We are the only location around trying to save all life on earth

Info: 338-3544 to RSVP or email TamaraLynnScott@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 20 & Thursday, October 22 & Ongoing

Family History Workshop

When: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: San LorenzoValleyMuseum, 12547 Hwy. 9, Boulder Creek

Details: Learn how to build your family tree using well-known genealogy software apps.

Bring your laptop.

Info: 338-8382, www.slvmuseum.com

Together in the Park

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Felton Covered BridgePark

Details: Parenting resources, craft projects, music, stories and healthy snacks. Parents, family members or caregivers, and their children meet for play and group activities

Cost: Free

Center for Animal Protection & Education (CAPE)

Recruiting foster families for dogs

Details: recruiting new foster volunteers for dogs awaiting permanent homes

Info: Nancy Eaton at 684-2421

Sound Meditation

When: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. First Sunday of month

Where: Mountain Spirit, 6299 Hwy 9, Felton

Details: Discussion, practice on the use of sound in meditation with Bruce Manaka

Cost: Free

Info: Shelby at 335-7700

Gratitude Wednesdays

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. First Wednesday of month

Where: Mountain Spirit, 6299 Hwy 9 in Felton

Details: Mountain Spirit will donate 10% of sales to a local non-profit

Info: Shelby at 335-7700

Mountain Spirit’s Writing Group

When: 5 to 7 p.m First Wednesday of month

Where: Mountain Spirit, 6299 Hwy 9 in Felton

Details: Creative writing class led by Wendy Ledger

Info: Shelby at 335-7700

Kids’ Fun Night at Boulder Creek Recreation

When: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays

Where: BoulderCreekRecreationCenter, 13333 Middleton Ave., Boulder Creek

Details: Potluck - Please bring a dish to share. Fun filled evening for kids 2-11years. Movie, crafts, games, and fun

Cost: $20 per kid

Cooking and Homestead Class for Kids

When: Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: BoulderCreekRecreationCenter

Cost: $15 per kid

“Bloom of the Present” Weekly Monday Evening Meditation

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays except for Federal holidays

Where: The Satellite, 6265 Hwy 9, Felton

Info: 212-6641 or bloomofthepresent.org

Touch Team iPad Memory Classes at the Library

Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Where: ScottsValley Public Library, 251 Kings Village Rd., S.V.

Details: Supportive social setting, for a series of innovative workshops that use iPads to engage the mind and activate memory. No experience necessary and iPads are supplied by the library.  Individual coaches are present to help with activities

Info: Call to Register 427-7700 x 7615

Wilder Ranch Tours and Living History Demonstrations

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

Where: WilderRanchState Park, 1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz

Details: Visit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s. Play Victorian games or bring a picnic to enjoy on the front lawn. Visit the farm animals and see what activities are taking place on the ranch this weekend. You may learn about hand quilting, watch blacksmithing, or see wood stove baking techniques.

Info: 426-0505

Redwood Loop Walk

When: Saturdays, 1 p.m. - Meet at park headquarters

Where: Big BasinRedwoodsState Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek

Details: Fun and informative guided 1/2-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.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-8883

Old-Growth Redwood Walks

When: Saturday at 1 p.m.

Where: HenryCowellRedwoodState Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Rd., Felton

Details: Guided forest docent-led walk through the magnificent old-growth coast redwood forest. An .8 mile stroll of about 1.5 hours. Trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-7077

Embroidistry at Om Gallery

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

Where: Om Gallery, 1201 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz

Details: Hand-embroidered interpretations of masterpieces, album covers, and original compositions by Ben Lomond artist Mardeen Gordon

Cost: Free

Info: Mardeen Gordon at 252-7446

First Aid-CPR class

When: Third Saturday of the month

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

Details: Ray Soler leads First Aid and CPR certification classes for community members. Times/registration details online or by phone

Cost: Free for district residents, employees of businesses in the district; $36 for all others

Info: 335-4422 or www.feltonfire.com

TOPS Club Meet

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday

Where: Meeting room in back of Felton Fire Department

Details: Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is dedicated to losing weight by encouraging healthy eating and lifestyle habits

Cost: First visit is free

Tai Chi and Chi Gong

When: 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays

Where: Skypark behind Parks and Rec., 361 Kings Village Rd., S.V.

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: VCUM Food Pantry, 9430 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond

Details: School supplies and backpacks for low-income families.

Cost: Free

Info: Pre-register at 336-8258 x 221

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 Rd., S.V.

Details: 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 Rd., S.V.

Details: Food distribution to those in need. Every Friday, tables of groceries will be set up near the carport at the church office

Info: 3Guy@comcast.net or 438-0646

Line Dance Classes

When: Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Center, 13333 Middleton Ave., B.C.

Details: Line Dance Instructor Amber Blavin leads class. No partners needed to attend.

Cost: $5 per class or donation

Info: (408) 712-2287 or danceramber@sbcglobal.com

SLV Museum Exhibit

When: Wednesday through Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek

Details: “Crystals, Caves, and Kilns” explores natural & cultural history of limestone, lime, & marble in the Felton/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 Ave., B.C.

Details: Heidi Drew leads two hours of improv theater classes. Beginners are encouraged.

Cost: $5

Info: cheididrew@gmail.com

Live Jazz at Casa Nostra

When: Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Casa Nostra, 9217 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

Details: Live jazz music

Cost: Free

Info: 609-6132

SLVHS Bingo Fundraiser

When: Mondays, 4 p.m.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street, 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 month

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

Details: Volunteers (18 yrs. of age/or older) meet at Park HQ to spend a day (rain or shine) working to maintain and preserve trails

Info: www.bigbasintrailcrew.org

Boulder Creek Zumba

When: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District, 13333 Middleton Ave., B.C.

Details: Cecelia Kelly leads weekly class - great workout in dance party atmosphere

Cost: $10

Info: http://ceciliakelly.zumba.com

Senior Pinochle Game

When: 2 p.m. Tuesdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Rd., S.V.

Details: An open game of pinochle

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

Info: 438-8666

Free Laughter Yoga

When: Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Lizzie Lochner, 831-338-7546

Toastmasters Club – Redwood Ramblers

When: Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Dr., SV

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

Info: 831-435-9308 or http://8203.toastmastersclubs.org

Poetry Circle, Workshop

When: 3rd Saturday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Rd., S.V.

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

Cost: Free

Info: pro@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7717

Senior Line Dancing

When: 12 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Rd., S.V.

Details: Biweekly line dancing and lessons

Cost: $2 members, $3 nonmembers

Info: 831-438-8666 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 Rd., S.V

Details: Instructor-led class encourages exercise in a fun, rhythmic environment

Cost: $3 members, $5 nonmembers

Info: 831-438-8666

Beginning Ballet for Fitness

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

Where: Agape Dance Academy, 104 Whispering Pines Dr., Room 5, S.V.

Details: Introductory beginner class emphasizes fitness through dance

Cost: Free

Info: 831-359-0850

Line Dance, Weights

When: 9:45 to 11 a.m.

Where: Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 Hwy 9, 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 Rd., S.V.

Details: All adults welcome. Game sponsored by Project Scout (Senior Citizen Outreach)

Cost: 50 cents per card, one card free with purchase of 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, Ben Lomond

Cost: $3 members, $5 nonmembers

Info: 831-336-8900

Genealogical Society Meeting

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

Where: Central Branch Library meeting room, 224 Church Street, 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 Rd., S.V.

Info: Strength, balance, and coordination exercises for persons 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 Hwy 9, Felton

Details: Beginning/experienced students 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., B.C.

Details: For dancers age 8 and older

Cost: Donation; drop in

Info: danceramber@sbcglobal.net

Water Media Art Classes

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

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Rd., S.V.

Details: Watercolor/acrylic paints. Adults any age, all experience levels 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 Rd., Rainy days @ The Satellite, 6265 Hwy 9, Felton

Details: Similar to Tai Chi; 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 Hwy 9, Felton

Details: Dust off your instrument and try it out. 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/advanced bridge players in demand for ongoing groups in the San Lorenzo Valley. Groups meet depending on availability. Please call.

Info: Shelby Charette, 335-5956

Advanced Bridge Players Wanted

When: 12 p.m. Mondays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Rd., S.V.

Details: Hone skills against other highly skilled bridge players.

Cost: $2 members, $3 nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

Chair and Gentle Yoga

When: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays

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

Details: Gentle yoga 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 Rd., S.V.

Details: Gentle, easy movement for health promotion

Cost: $7 members, $8 nonmembers

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

Together in the Park

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park, Graham Hill & Mount Hermon Roads

Details: Parenting support, info. & age-appropriate activities for kids 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 Hwy 9, Felton

Details: Beginning, experienced students welcome for silent meditation and talk

Info: Carla, 336-0136

Basicoga

When: 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Rd., S.V.

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 Rd., S.V.

Cost: $2 members, $4 non members

Info: 438-8666

Belly Dancing for Women

When: 7 p.m. Mondays

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9

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

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

Info: 335-4567

Life Drawing

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

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

Details: Beginners/pros welcome to drop in. 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., Ben Lomond

Details: Class weather-dependent, call a day in advance. Participants may take bisque ware or purchase pots at the center.

Cost: $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers

Info: Dale Bates, 345-7565

Kidz Korner Clothing Exchange

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m., 3rd Saturday of the month

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

Details: Exchange for children’s clothes newborns through 5-year-olds. Don’t have clothes to donate? Come pick up what you need.

Info: Rebecca, 408-875-3450

Overeaters Anonymous

A 12-Step group for those who wish to stop eating compulsively. Please see our website for current times and locations: www.santacruzoa.org. Or call our Hotline at 429-7906.

Santa Cruz Woodcarvers

When: Every Tuesday

Where: 222 Market St. Senior Center, S.C.

Details: New/experienced carvers welcome

Info: luckyclarke@aol.com, 336-3021, 425-5467

Cost: $2.00

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