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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.


Friday, Nov. 2

Elite Martial Arts new location grand opening

When: 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: Elite Martial Arts, 216 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley.

Details: A grand-opening celebration for Elite Martial Arts’ new location in the Kings Village Shopping Center will include food, drinks, live music, martial arts demonstrations and a raffle.

Info: 438-5425


First Friday Contra Dance

When: 7:40 p.m.

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

Details: A beginners workshop and dance will take place to the Celtic-infused tunes of Professor Spicer's Dance Tonic.

Cost: $10 general, $9 members, $6 students



Saturday, Nov. 3

Holiday Arts and Crafts Faire

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

Where: Bonny Doon School, 1492 Pine Flat Road, in Bonny Doon

Details: The fair will include a raffle, a chili cook-off and many vendors displaying their goods for sale.

Info: 426-0110


Sunday, Nov. 4

Beginning birding

When: 8 to 10 a.m.

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

Details: Eric Feuss from The Santa Cruz Bird Club will lead a walk for beginning birders.

Info: 335-9348


Wednesday, Nov. 7

Sons in Retirement Luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m.

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

Details: A catered luncheon will be followed by a talk by Robin Gysin on "Avoiding Con Artists and Assorted Scams."

Cost: $15

Info: 336-8481


Scotts Valley antibullying workshop

When: 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Brook Knoll Elementary School, 151 Brook Knoll School Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: Positive Parenting Program, aka Triple P, will teach attendees how to recognize different types of bullying, why bullying happens and how to tell if a child is being bullied.

Cost: Free

Info: Garret Conway, 335-6603


Thursday, Nov. 8

“Mentir” workshop

When: 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: A Spanish-language workshop will discuss lying and how it affects families. Spanish-speaking parents are invited to attend.

Cost: Free

Info: Garret Conway, 335-6603


Saturday, Nov. 10

Scarborough Gardens holiday open house

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Scarborough Gardens, 33 El Pueblo Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Visitors to a holiday open house can get ideas for holiday decorating and gifts. Free refreshments and gourmet food samples will be available. The open house will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-4106


Arts and Crafts Faire

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

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

Details: Handcrafted gifts — quilts, knits, gemstone jewelry, Christmas decorations, stuffed animals and artwork — will be for sale.

Info: 247-4206


First aid, CPR class

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Cost: Free for residents and employees in the Felton Fire District, $36 fee for all others

Info: 335-4422


Jewelry trunk sale

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Details: Local artists Judie Mountain and Wayne Robbins will display and sell their handmade jewelry and beads. The trunk sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Info: 439-9094


Business With Pleasure grand re-opening

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

Where: Business With Pleasure, 1 Victor Square, in Scotts Valley

Details: Business With Pleasure will celebrate its official opening at its new address with a free public event.

Info: 430-9711


Bonsai workshop

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Scarborough Gardens, 33 El Pueblo Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai members Rick Near and Pete Logan will answer questions and demonstrate how to change the direction of branches and trunks by using wire. They can also answer questions about repotting, pruning and other techniques.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-4106


Sunday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day dinner

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Scopazzi’s, 13300 Big Basin Highway, in Boulder Creek

Details: The San Lorenzo Valley Museum will present a dinner and program to honor veterans.

Cost: $40 in advance, $35 for veterans

Info: 338-8382 or


Tuesday, Nov. 13

Scotts Valley Performing Arts fundraising dinner

When: 5:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Where: Shadowbrook Restaurant, 1750 Wharf Road, in Capitola

Details: Shadowbrook Restaurant will donate a third of the evening’s proceeds to support Scotts Valley Performing Arts in this annual fundraiser. Participants can order from the regular menu.

Info: 475-1511


Thursday, Nov. 15

Jazz Music in the Lounge

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Details: Live jazz music will feature Joy of Jazz

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6441 or 246-0349


Saturday, Nov. 24

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center open house and gift sale

When: Noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St., in Ben Lomond

Details: The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center will be open to the public to show what’s planned for the next year. Local artists will sell unique handmade gifts.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-3513, or


Sunday, Dec. 2

Grind Out Hunger and music scholarship benefit concert

When: 1 p.m.

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

Details: A family-friendly concert will feature local bands and raise money for Grind Out Hunger and the Be Natural Music Scholarship Program.

Cost: $7

Info: or 515-8369

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