Datebook
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Friday, Feb. 14

Valentine's Day at Malone's

Where: Malone's 4402 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley

Details: Special menu items and song dedications by Chris Kelly on the piano for a fun night with your significant other.

Info: 438-2244

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

Romance in the Redwoods Weekend

When: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16

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

Details: Celebrate Valentine’s weekend in the romantic Big Basin redwoods with complimentary coffee and cocoa, followed by a day of hikes to Big Basin's most romantic areas.

Info: www.bigbasin.org.

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

Senior Center pancake breakfast

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

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

Details: Hosted by the Highlands Senior Center, guests will be served hot pancakes and other breakfast treats to support the center’s programs.

Cost: $5 for adults and $2.50 for children

Info: 336-8900 or seniorcenterslv@cruzio.com

 

VCUM benefit event

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Green Hills Event Center, 1500 Green Hills Road in Scotts Valley

Details: A benefit concert featuring Lacy J. Dalton to benefit the programs of Valley Churches United in honor of Annette Marcum.

Cost: $15

Info: 335-9000

 

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Parenting workshop

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

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary, Multipurpose Room, 7155 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: First 5 Santa Cruz County will host a seminar on raising resilient children.

Cost: Free

Info: http://first5scc.org

 

Thursday, Feb. 20

Archaeological Society meeting

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Cabrillo College's Sesnon House, 6500 Soquel Drive in Aptos

Details: Shannon Mahoney, Ph.D. will discuss her dissertation project on African-American community-building efforts during Reconstruction to the Santa Cruz Archaeological Society.

Info:www.santacruzarchsociety.org/

 

Friday, Feb. 21

Live music at Scopazzi's

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Details: Scopazzi's lounge will host live jazz music featuring Joy of Jazz.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6441

 

SVHS Fashion Show

When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

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

Details: SVHS student designers will be demonstrating and auctioning off their original clothing items. Proceeds go to the World Wildlife Fund.

Cost: $4 for students, $8 for adults, and $6 for seniors

Info: 439-9555

 

Saturday, Feb. 22

ACT Practice Exam

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

Where: Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Road, Room C-402 in Scotts Valley

Details: The Higher Standards Academy will offer students a free practice ACT test.

Cost: Free

Info: Register at 461-9300

 

Guided astrological meditation

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Satellite Telework Center, 6265 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: “Through The Labyrinth,” is an hour-long guided astrological meditation featuring musical accompaniment by Christopher Cohn.

Cost: Donations

Info: 251-0225 or ral@sasquatch.com

 

Sunday, Feb. 23

Valley Women’s Club annual meeting

When: 11:30 to 2 p.m.

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

Details: A potluck lunch and meeting with members and guests to discuss programs and issues for the SLV community.

Info: 338-7074

 

Mad Science Experiments

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Details: Interpreter Lee Summers will lead children on a fun journey through science with hands-on experments.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-9348

 

Thursday, Feb. 27

Grad Night support day at New Leaf

When: All day

Where: Felton and Boulder Creek New Leaf Community Markets

Details: New Leaf Community Markets will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to support the SLV High Grad Night.

 

Friday, Feb. 28

Live music at Casa Nostra

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Casa Nostra, 9217 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Details: Casa Nostra will host live jazz music featuring Joy of Jazz.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6441

 

Saturday, March 1

UCSC Arboretum Hummingbird Days

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Where: UCSC Arboretum, Empire Grade Road in Santa Cruz

Details: Two days of hummingbird-themed activities as the tiny birds converge on the arboretum's tasty flowers.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids

Info: 427-2998 or http://arboretum.ucsc.edu

 

Crab Cioppino feed

When: 6 p.m. to midnight

Where: C.P.D.E.S. Hall, Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz

Details: The Scotts Valley Host Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat crab cioppino feed and dance party to benefit youth and community activities.

Cost: $50

Info: 818-8224

 

Wednesday, March 5

Sons in Retirement luncheon

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

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz

Details: A catered lunch by Barbara & Co., followed by a lecture by Michael Hemp on the history of Cannery Row.

Cost: $17

Info: 336-8481

 

Saturday, March, 29

KBCZ Dance Party

When: 7 to 11 p.m.

Where: I.O.O.F. Building, 13119 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: An all-ages dance party, featuring a raffle and silent auction, to benefit the new Boulder Creek community radio station KBCZ.

Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for kids under 12

Info: 359-1000 or www.kbcz.org

 

Sunday, April 13

Collectibles show

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Details: The Santa Cruz Post Card and Paper Collectibles Show will feature rare and historical postcards and other collectibles.

Cost: Free

Info: josephemra@cruzio.com or 476-3262

 

ONGOING

Free Yard Waste Clean-Up Days

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

When: Feb. 14-15, 21-22; April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26.

Details: San Lorenzo Valley residents (95005, 95006, 95007, 95018 and 95041) can drop off clean, sorted yard waste.

Cost: Free

Info: www.mbuapcd.org

 

MCT presents 'The Beaux' Stratagem'

When: Feb. 14 to March 2, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; 2 p.m. on Sundays

Where: Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street in Ben Lomond

Details: MCT presents a hilarious and ribald farce, featuring two young guys, two rich girls, and one jealous husband.

Cost: $20 General; $17 Student/Senior

 

'Murder & All That Jazz'

When: Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Trout Farm Inn, 7701 E. Zayante Road in Felton

Details: Elf Empire Productions, known for dinner theater, promises an evening of music, mirth and mayhem.

Cost: $45 (includes performance, dinner, tax, and tip)

Info: 335-4317 or http://heirofthedog.brownpapertickets.com.

 

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

 

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

 

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: 10:30 a.m. Sundays

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: pro@santacruzpl.org 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

 

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

 

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, 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

 

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: 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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