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- Submit Datebook items to, or drop off press releases or photos at 5215 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste. F, Scotts Valley 95066. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Entries are subject to editing, and publication is not guaranteed.



Saturday, May 5

Mount Charlie Challenge festival

When: Bike rides begin at 7 a.m., festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Skypark, 371 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: The 10th annual bike rides to raise money for Scotts Valley public schools will be accompanied by a festival with family and children’s activities, crafts, a barbecue and a concert.

Cost: $10 for barbecue lunch

Info: or 247-4805


Free family fun day

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

Where: Elite Martial Arts, 266 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: A jump house, martial arts and fitness classes, music games and food will be part of the demo day.

Info: 438-5425


Wine and wet noses

When: Noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Skov Winery, 2364 Bean Creek Road in Scotts Valley

Details: Wine tasting, music and a barbecue will benefit Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter and Unconditional Love Animal Rescue. Dogs on leashes are invited, too.

Cost: $15

Info: 438-4374


Cinco De Mayo dinner

When: 6 to 10 p.m.

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

Details: Proceeds from the evening, catered by Taqueria Los Gallos with a no-host bar, will help the charitable efforts of the Scotts Valley Kiwanis Club.

Cost: $25 adults, $12 for children age 12 and younger

Info: Peggie Lopez, 419-1678; or


Sunday, May 6

Handbell choir performance

When: 10 a.m.

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

Details: The Bells of Joy handbell choir from Aptos United Methodist Church will share music during the worship service.

Info: 338-6232


Tuesday, May 8

Free job seeker workshop

When: 6 to 7 p.m.

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

Details: Three 15-minute workshops will be followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers, led by Ken Winters of Staffback Inc.



Wednesday, May 9

Paint town purple day

When: All day

Where: Santa Cruz County

Details: American Cancer Society Relay For Life organizers encourage community members to decorate their homes and businesses with purple and wear purple clothing and ribbons to show support for those affected by cancer. Relay For Life of Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley will be at Skypark on May 19.

Info: or 335-7109


SLV chamber mixer

When: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Bigfoot Discovery Museum, 5497 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Felton Bigfoot museum curator Mike Rugg will give a presentation.



Thursday, May 10

Networking mixer

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Malone’s Grille, 4402 Scotts Valley Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a networking mixer with music and appetizers.

Info: 438-1010


Saturday, May 12

‘Miss Representation’ screening

When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Details: This award-winning documentary, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. A discussion will follow.

Cost: Free

Info: George Wylie, 338-0578 or


Picnic and politics event

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

Where: Skypark, 360 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Bill Smallman, candidate for the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors 5th District, will discuss local issues.



Tuesday, May 15

Incoming sixth-grade parent night

When: 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Middle School gym, 7179 Hacienda Way, in Felton

Details: Parents of fifth-grade students can hear a presentation on the SLV Middle School sixth-grade program, meet teachers and ask questions.

Info: SLV Middle School office, 335-4452


Spring band, choir concert

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

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

Details: The Scotts Valley high school and middle school bands will perform music by Queen, Adele, Rascal Flatts, The Blues Brothers and more.

Cost: Recommended donation of $5 per person or $10 per family



Thursday, May 17

Free introductory watercolor class

When: 1 to 4 p.m.

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

Details: Instructor Linda Curtis will lead this free class.

Info: 439-9094


SLV High open house

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Details: Performances from the school band, a talent show, class showings and library walkthroughs will be open to community visitors.

Info: 335-4425


Friday, May 18

Dolphin spring fest

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

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

Details: Wine and beer tasting, food pairings, music, a raffle and a silent auction will benefit Scotts Valley Middle School.



Saturday, May 19

Children’s carnival

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

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

Details: A day for families will include pony rides, a petting zoo, a balloon twister, inflatable slides, face painting, games and a barbecue.

Info: Danielle O’Brien, 428-2196


Bonny Doon garden tour

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., continues Sunday

Where: Throughout Bonny Doon

Details: Proceeds from the annual Hidden Gardens of Bonny Doon Garden Tour will support art, music and science programs at Bonny Doon Elementary School.

Cost: $20

Info: 469-0688 or 423-7728

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