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Saturday, Mar. 22

Red Cross blood drive

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

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

Details: The Red Cross will be accepting donations of blood. Use sponsor code: GWBCBLOOD to schedule an appointment.

Info: 1-800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org

 

Wine and Chocolate Tasting fundraiser

When: 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: An afternoon of wine, music, and chocolate to benefit 2014 SLV Grad Night.

Cost: $15

Info: 801-2206 or 295-3169

 

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

When: 6:30 to 11 p.m.

Where: Bruno's BBQ, 230 Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley

Details: A community poker tournament to raise funds for the athletics programs at Scotts Valley High School.

Info: http://svhstexasholdem.eventbrite.com

 

Sunday, Mar. 23

Microscope Viewing

When: 2 to 4 p.m.

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

Details: Learn about the small creatures of the park through a microscope with Naturalist Lee Summers.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348

 

Monday, Mar. 24

Community River Forum

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

Where: Highlands Park, 8500 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Details: The San Lorenzo River Alliance invites the community to present thoughts and ideas that will help shape the work and the priorities of the Alliance for the future of the San Lorenzo River.

Info: www.SanLorenzoRiver.org

 

Tuesday, Mar. 25

Mayor's Pancake Breakfast

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Oak Tree Villa, 100 Lockewood Lane in Scotts Valley

Details: A pancake breakfast followed by a presentation by Scotts Valley Mayor Jim Reed on the future of the city.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-7533 or karmoore@brookdaleliving.com

 

Wednesday, Mar. 26

Neighborhood Night at Casa Nostra

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: 9217 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

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

Cost: Free

Info: 609-6132

 

Thursday, Mar. 27

Senior scam prevention workshop

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: Robin Dyson, consumer affairs coordinator for the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office, will lead a workshop on how to spot and avoid scams that target seniors.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-8666

 

Boys and Girls Club fundraiser

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: 5060 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley

Details: Heatwave Jazz and Show Band, comprised of Boys and Girls Club members from Coachella Valley, will perform a live benefit show for the Boys and Girls Club of the Valleys.

Cost: Donations

Info: 234-9287

 

Friday, Mar. 28

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

 

Saturday, Mar. 29

SLV Chamber Job Faire

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

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

Details: Representatives with current hiring opportunities from several local companies will be present, along with resume workshops to help with resumes and other job placement strategies.

Cost: Free

Info: info@slvchamber.org

 

New Age Vision Lecture Series

When: 6 p.m.

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

Details: Ron Lampi will begin offering the first of his five-part lecture series on the New Age Vision.

Cost: Donations

Info: 251-0225 or ral@sasquatch.com

 

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, March 30

Quail Hollow Ranch house tour

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Details: Naturalist Lee Summers will lead a tour through the Quail Hollow Ranch House. Learn about its history and about the six families who made the ranch their business, home, and haven.

Cost: $2

Info: 335-9348

 

Wednesday, April 2

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 artist Michael MacKinnon.

Cost: $17

Info: 336-8481

 

Thursday, April 3

Genealogical Society guest speaker

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Downtown Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church Street in Santa Cruz

Details: Guest Speaker Martha Wallace will lead a discussion on onomastics – the study of the origins and forms of proper names.

Cost: Free

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

 

Saturday, April 5

Genealogical Society beginner's workshop

When: 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church Street in Santa Cruz

Details: Introductory workshop is aimed towards those interested getting started with their family genealogy.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-0591

 

Sunday, April 6

Book and media sale

When: 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Downtown Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church Street in Santa Cruz

Details: The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will be selling CDs, DVDs, and books for your summer reading.

Cost: Whatever you buy

Info: 427-7716 or friends@santacruzpl.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

 

Arbor habitat hike

When: 12 p.m.

Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 North Big Trees Road in Felton

Details: Docent Barry Grimm will lead a 4-hour, 5-mile hike exploring four amazingly different habitats.

Cost: $10 for parking

Info: 335-7077

 

Thursday, April 17

Marketing workshop

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

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

Details: A free monthly workshop to help business owners connect to the clients and customers

Cost: Free

Info: 222-2100 or lbooth@thesatelliteinc.com

 

Saturday, April 26

Little Basin Camping and Recreation Festival

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

Where: Little Basin Group Campground and Cabins, 21700 Little Basin Road in Boulder Creek

Details: A celebration of camping and getting outside, celebrating the Earth, nature, and the great outdoors. The event will feature hikes, tours, family activities, games and art for kids, live music, outdoor classes and demonstrations, educational booths, displays and vendors.

Cost: Free

Info: www.WOLFSchool.org or 338-8018

 

ONGOING

Free Yard Waste Clean-Up Days

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

When: Feb. 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 Mar. 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, Mar. 2 and Mar. 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

 

Boulder Creek Zumba

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

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District, 13333 Middleton Avenue in Boulder Creek

Details: Cecelia Kelly will lead a weekly Zumba class. Participants will get a great workout in a dance party atmosphere.

Cost: $10

Info: http://ceciliakelly.zumba.com

 

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

 

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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