Saturday, Sept. 10
Scotts Valley Community Day
When: All day
Where: Stores, restaurants, government offices and yard sales in Scotts Valley
Details: Proceeds from participating merchants’ sales and yard sales will be given to local public schools. Local police, fire crews and sewage department representatives will offer tours.
Info: 334-1640 or www.svef.net
E-waste collection event
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 7 Erba Lane, Scotts Valley
Details: Computers, monitors, fax machines, printers, TVs, stereos, VCRs and cell phones will be accepted free during the ninth annual Scotts Valley e-waste collection. No appliances or tires will be taken.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 Big Trees Park Road, in Felton
Details: Participants can celebrate the cultural ways of the Ohlone Indians at this annual festival.
Cost: $10 parking fee
Open studio music, dance
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: 4637 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley
Details: Shuffles Dance Studio, Parrish Piano Studio and Kasdorf Voice Studio will host a free open house to educate prospective students.
Info: Susan Parrish 438-8081 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Luau dinner show
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk St., in Santa Cruz
Details: The evening will include traditional luau food and entertainment, including Polynesian fire dance.
Info: Elder Bleer Fultz, 325-7131
Sunday, Sept. 11
Santa Cruz Post Card & Paper Collectibles Show
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: This annual show, dating to the 1980s, was previously held in Santa Cruz.
Cost: $4 admission
Info: Mike Rasmussen, 759-0259 or email@example.com
Sept. 11 memorial
When: Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave., in Watsonville
Details: Hosted by Santa Cruz County first-responders, this is an event to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of terrorist attacks on the East Coast. The afternoon will include music, food and sharing.
Bethany University celebrated
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Craig Chapel at Olivet University, 800 Bethany Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: People will gather to celebrate Bethany University’s heritage. Former President Dick Foth will share stories, and the Ambassadors alumni will sing.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 101 Riverside Ave., in Ben Lomond
Details: Prayers for healing after violence of all kinds will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
Introduction to the work of Byron Katie
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Satellite, 6265 Highway 9 in Felton
Cost: Suggested donation, $10
Details: This gathering includes instruction and practice in a process of self-inquiry.
Friday, Sept. 16
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: A barbecue potluck and an animated movie by ceramic artist Wesley Anderegg will kick off a three-day ceramics festival.
Info: www.mountainartcenter.org or 336-3513
Senior center Italian dinner
When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Dinner, entertainment and free raffle.
Cost: $10 members, $12 non-members
Saturday, Sept. 17
First aid, CPR class
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Felton fire house, 131 Kirby St., in Felton
Cost: Free for Felton residents, $36 for others
Info: www.feltonfire.com or 335-4422
Sunday, Sept. 18 Bean Creek Run
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road
Details: A 5-mile run will raise money for a new field at Scotts Valley High School. Children can run around the track for a small fee.
Cost: $30 at www.active.com; $10 for kids 10 and younger
Vine Hill Elementary door painting
When: 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: School office, 151 Vine Hill School Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Volunteers can help paint the doors at Vine Hill Elementary School.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
When: 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Zayante Depot, 6060 Graham Hill Road, in Felton
Details: JMI Construction and Edward Jones Investments hosts a networking mixer with the Chamber of Commerce.
Thursday, Sept. 22
Alternative transportation day
When: All day
Where: To school or work
Details: Transition SLV and Safe SLV Streets invite local residents to take part in a Walk, Bike, Bus, or Carpool to School or Work Day. The goal is to decrease traffic, reduce vehicle emissions, and increase physical activity.
Sunday, Sept. 25
Young Life fundraiser dinner
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Mission Springs Frontier Ranch, 25 Frontier Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: This western-themed fundraiser will raise money for Young Life of Santa Cruz's work with kids in Santa Cruz County.
Cost: Free admission
Info: Young Life office, 423-5478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Sept. 26
PETA founder in Scotts Valley
When: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hilton, Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive
Details: Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, will speak during a discussion organized by the Center for Animal Protection & Education, a local animal advocate.
Cost: $20, $10 for seniors and students; $25 at the door
Thursday, Sept. 27
doTerra Essential Oils Party and Colon Health Information
When: By appointment
Where: Aqua Body Cleansing in Felton. Call for location.
Details: Learn how to use essential oils in daily life, about digestive health and colon cleansing. Registration necessary. Space Limited.
Info: Michelle, 252-4199
Saturday, Oct. 1
Valley Churches flea market
When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: St. John’s Catholic Church, 5953 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: Vendor space is available for the 25th annual Valley Churches United Missions flea market.
Cost: $15 per vendor in advance, $20 same-day
Info: 336-8258 ext. 221