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Saturday, April 27

Job fair

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: The San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a job fair for those seeking local employment.

Cost: Free

Info: www.slvchamber.org

 

St. Andrew's Preschool rummage sale

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: St. Andrew's Preschool, 101 Riverside Ave., in Ben Lomond

Details: Proceeds from a rummage sale will support the programs at St. Andrew's Preschool.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-5157

 

Positive Parenting Program, part three

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: 127 Vine Hill School Road in Scotts Valley

Details: This is the conclusion of a three-part series of workshops to help parents create positive learning and living experiences for their children.

Cost: Free

Info: www.first5scc.org/families-are-strong/triple-p

 

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: Interpretive hikes, tours, family activities, games and live music are on tap during the This Land Is Your Land Camping and Recreation Festival.

Cost: Free; $10 for parking

Info: 338-8018 or www.littlebasin.org

 

Sunday, April 28

Redwood Riders Gymkhana

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Stables, 15405 Bear Creek Road, in Boulder Creek

Details: Riders of all ages and skill levels are invited to take their horses for a fun competition.

Cost: Free for spectators, $45 for participants.

Info: http://redwoodriders.org

 

Children’s camp dessert fundraiser

When: 3 to 6 p.m.

Where: 755 Blair Ranch Road in Scotts Valley

Details: A vintage car show, a silent auction and a dessert fundraiser will benefit the Royal Family Kids’ Camp, a summer camp for foster children ages 7 to 11 in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

Cost: Free

Info: rfkc.santacruz@yahoo.com

 

Tuesday, April 30

Google Plus workshop

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Satellite Telework Center, 6265 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Business owners can learn ways to use Google Plus to reach customers.

Cost: $5

Info: 345-5972

 

Wednesday, May 1

Sons in Retirement luncheon

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

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St., in Santa Cruz

Details: A catered luncheon by Barbara & Co. will be followed by a talk by Dr. John Garza of the NOAA Molecular Ecology Team.

Cost: $16

Info: 336-8481

 

Toastmasters open house

When: Noon to 1 p.m.

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

Details: Special guest speaker and humorist Dave Empey will highlight the Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters’ 22nd anniversary celebration.

Cost: Free

Info: 435-9308

 

Spring Lakes Choir performance

When: Shows at 2 and 7 p.m.

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

Details: The Spring Lakes Park Choir will present a choral concert of patriotic, traditional, sacred, secular, classical, popular and humorous music.

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Info: larrymarilyn@att.net

 

Thursday, May 2

Genealogical Society meeting

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church St., in Santa Cruz

Details: Guest speaker Christine Bell Green, Ph.D, will discuss “Researching Probate Records and Death Duties in the UK.”

Cost: Free

Info: www.scgensoc.org or 427-7707, ext. 5794

 

Friday, May 3

Contra dance

When: 8 to 11 p.m.

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Nationally known dance caller Fred Park will lead an evening of contra dance.

Cost: $10 donation

Info: http://santacruzdance.org

 

Saturday, May 4

Animal rescue benefit event

When: 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: MJA Winery, 328 Ingalls St., in Santa Cruz

Details: An event featuring wine tasting, food, dessert, a raffle and an animal fashion show will raise money for the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and Unconditional Love Animal Rescue.

Cost: $15

Info: 421-9380

 

Sunday, May 5

Mother’s Day gift workshop

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Details: Children and fathers are invited to team up with master gardeners to create a fun, garden-themed surprise for mothers. Participants should register in advance.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348

 

Saturday, May 11

Mother’s Day Eve Arts and Crafts Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Artisans, 230 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Shoppers can browse for one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gifts made by local Santa Cruz artists.

Cost: Free

Info: 439-9094

 

Sunday, May 12

Mother’s Day pancake breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to noon

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

Details: The Felton Fire Auxiliary’s annual event will feature pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausages, French toast and coffee to support the Felton Volunteer Fire Department.

Cost: $8 adults, $5 children

Info: 335-4422

 

Mother's Day concert

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: A family-friendly concert will raise money for the scholarship program at the Be Natural Music school. Three children’s bands will perform, and a raffle is planned.

Cost: $7

Info: http://benaturalmusicsantacruz.com

 

Tuesday, May 14

Pinterest for businesses workshop

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

Where: Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce, Next Media 360 and Wilkins Consulting will host a seminar for owners of local businesses to learn how to use Pinterest.

Cost: $35, $30 for chamber members who register before May 1

Info: 438-1010

 

Sunday, May 19

Water-conscious gardening workshops

When: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Details: Local water conservation experts will host three discussions on topics of making the most efficient usage of water. Topics include gray water harvesting, rainwater harvesting and planting drought-resistant gardens. Participants should register in advance.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-9348

 

Saturday, May 25

Memorial Day celebration

When: 10 a.m. to sunset, continues Sunday and Monday

Where: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: The 32nd Civil War re-enactment at Roaring Camp, featuring cavalry charges, musket fire and artillery barrages, will be accompanied by a barbecue and rides on the camp’s famous steam engine.

Cost: Re-enactment admission, $5 per person with an $8 per-car parking fee; steam train excursions, $26 for adults, $19 for children ages 2 to 12

Info: 335-4484 or www.roaringcamp.com

 

Saturday, June 8

SLV-Scotts Valley Relay For Life

When: 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 9

Where: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: A 24-hour event will raise funds to support cancer research.

Cost: Donations

Info: 408-688-0087

 

Saturday, June 22

Bonny Doon Art & Wine Festival

When: 1 to 6 p.m.

Where: Vigne Farms and Equestrian Center, 3675 Bonny Doon Road, in Bonny Doon

Details: Wine tasting, live and silent auctions, gourmet food, artist demonstrations and sales, beer tasting, live music and more are on tap at an event to raise money for Bonny Doon Elementary School.

Cost: $50

Info: www.bonnydoonartandwinefestival.com

 

ONGOING

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

 

Free yard-waste cleanup days

When: April 26 and 27

Where: Ben Lomond Transfer Station, 9835 Newell Creek Road, in Ben Lomond

Details: San Lorenzo Valley residents in ZIP codes 95005, 95006, 95007, 95041 and 95018 may take clean, sorted yard waste for free disposal.

Cost: Free

Info: 647-9418

 

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: 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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