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Saturday, March 16

Henry Cowell bird walk

When: 8 to 10 a.m., also Sunday

Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Details: Park naturalists will lead a hike along the park's river and meadow ecosystems in search of birds.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-7077

 

Winter wildflower walk

When: 10 a.m., also Sunday

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

Details: Docent Scott Peden will lead a four-mile hike where participants will learn to identify flowering plants.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-8860

 

Cottage Food Law workshop

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Mountain Feed and Farm Supply, 9550 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Details: Registered Environmental Health Specialist Phillip McCauley will lead a workshop on the new Cottage Food Law and how to bring your homemade product to market.

Cost: Free

Info: 345-5972. RSVP at info@slvchamber.org

 

Financial planning clinic

When: 2 to 6 p.m.

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

Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a financial planning seminar open to the public.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-1010 or www.scottsvalleychamber.com

 

Sunday, March 17

Senior center pancake breakfast

When: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

Details: A monthly pancake breakfast to benefit the activities hosted by the Highlands Park Senior Center.

Cost: $5 for adults, $2.50 for children

Info: 336-8900 or seniorcenterslv@cruzio.com

 

Tuesday, March 19

Felton Town Plan meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: Supervisor Bruce McPherson, Planning Director Kathy Previsich and Economic Development Director Barbara Mason will lead a discussion on continuing projects detailed in the 1987 Felton Town Plan.

Info: www.slvchamber.org

 

Wednesday, March 20

Teen stress forum

When: 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley High School Student Union, 555 Glenwood Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: A forum for parents hosted by the SVHS Parent Club will cover ways to help teenagers deal with stress.

Info: 439-9555

 

Friday, March 22

VCUM Easter food distribution for seniors

When: 9 to 11 a.m.

Where: Valley Churches United Missions Food Pantry, 3400 Love Creek Road, in Ben Lomond

Details: This food distribution event caters exclusively to seniors for the Easter holiday.

Info: 336-8258 

 

SLV student fashion show

When: 7:30 p.m.; also 7:30 p.m. March 23 and 2:30 p.m. March 24

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

Details: The ninth annual fashion show at the high school, with a theme of “Starry, Starry Night,” will showcase work designed by students.

Cost: $7 general, $5 seniors and students

 

Saturday, March 23 

VCUM Easter food drive

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Felton Safeway, 6255 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: Donations of food will be accepted to support Valley Churches United Missions, under the direction of San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club.

Info: 336-8258

 

Mat framing workshop

When: 12:30 to 2:30 pm

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

Details: Led by Anouk Johanna, this workshop will focus on learning to select mats when framing artwork.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-3513 or info@mountainartcenter.org

 

Family Easter celebration

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek United Methodist Church, 12855 Boulder St., in Boulder Creek

Details: A family-oriented Easter celebration will feature an Easter egg hunt and sing-along.

Cost: Free

Info: 535-9895

 

Sunday, March 24

VCUM Palm Sunday food distribution

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Valley Churches United Missions Food Pantry, 3400 Love Creek Road, in Ben Lomond

Details: Pre-registration is required for this free food distribution for adults and families with children.

Info: 336-8258 

 

Composting workshop

When: 10 a.m. to noon

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

Details: Landscaper Otis Johnson, a master gardener, will discuss composting and how it can improve the soil for healthy plants and vegetables. Register in advance.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348

 

Women’s club membership meeting

When: 11:30 a.m.

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

Details: The annual membership meeting for the Valley Women’s Club is open to the community. Those who go should take a potluck dish to share.

Info: www.valleywomensclub.org

 

Vermiculture workshop

When: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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

Details: Master Gardener and landscaper Otis Johnson will discuss ways to use worms to aid composting. Ages 16 and up are welcome.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348

 

Bicycle safety day

When: 2 to 5 p.m.

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

Details: Cub Scout Pack 608, in conjunction with Scotts Valley Police, will be hosting a community bicycle safety and maintenance instruction event.

Cost: Free

Info: tcraigjohnson@gmail.com

 

Thursday, March 28

Affordable Care Act panel

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz Police Department, 155 Center Street in Santa Cruz

Details: A panel of politicians will discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Santa Cruz.

Cost: Free

Info: openup@ucsc.edu

 

Saturday, March 30

Community egg hunt

When: 11 a.m.

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

Details: A carnival-style community Easter egg hunt will include games, activities, vendors and age-specific egg-hunting zones.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-0646 or office@gatewaybible.org

 

Saturday, April 6

Child abuse awareness walk

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Watsonville Plaza, Beach and Main streets in Watsonville

Details: In honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Survivors Healing Center will host its 7th annual Walk to Stop the Silence event.

Cost: Free

Info: www.walktostopthesilence.org or 423-7601

 

Sunday, April 7

Pruning workshop

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

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

Details: Certified arborist Peter Quintanilla will lead a workshop to teach how to properly prune small trees and shrubs. Register in advance.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348

 

Saturday, April 27

Little Basin camping festival

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Little Basin cabins and campgrounds, 21700 Little Basin Road, in Boulder Creek

Details: In its second year, the "This Land is Your Land" Camping and Recreation Festival will include interpretive hikes, tours, family activities, games and live music.

Cost: Free; $10 for parking

Info: 338-8018 or www.littlebasin.org

 

Saturday, April 20

School bus awareness day

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Felton Faire shopping center, Graham Hill Road in Felton

Details: A meet-and-greet event for parents and children with the bus drivers of the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-2223

 

ONGOING

MCT's "Moon Over Buffalo"

When: March 29 to April 14: 8 p.m. shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays.

Where: Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street in Ben Lomond

Details: Mountain Community Theater's production of the backstage farce that brought Carol Burnett back to Broadway in 1995.

Cost: $20 general admission, $17 for students and seniors. The Thursday, April 11 show will be a "2 for 1" at $20.

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

 

Study of Galatians

When: 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays through March 17

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

Details: Dr. Jeremy Gabrielson will lead a study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Child care is available.

For information: 438-4360

 

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 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

 

Live music on Baldwin grand piano

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays

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

Details: Jan Hagge tickles the ivories in the lounge.

Info: 338-6441

 

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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