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Saturday, July 26

Community rummage sale

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 6011 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley

Details: A neighborhood rummage sale.

 

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

 

Kids Fun Night

When: 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Rec. Hall, 13333 Middleton Avenue in Boulder Creek

Details: A kid-friendly evening featuring a children's dinner potluck and other activities.

Cost: $20 per child, $35 for siblings

Info: 338-4144

 

Sunday, July 27

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

 

Music at Skypark

When: 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: The Houserockers and Funkranomicon will perform on outdoor stage. All food concessions support music programs in local public schools.

Cost: Free

Info: www.KiwanisoftheValleys.org

 

Monday, July 28

Vacation Bible School

When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: Summer Bible school for kids between kindergarten and entering 5th grade. The theme for the week is “Weird Animals.”

Cost: $20 (scholarships are available)

Info: http://feltonpresbyterian.org/ministries/children

 

Friday, Aug. 1

Art exhibition opening

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm Street in Santa Cruz

Details: Scotts Valley artist Peter Koronakos' newest art exhibition “Alphabet of Oddball Animals” will open at the Santa Cruz First Friday event.

Cost: Free

Info: www.peterkoronakos.com.

 

Saturday, Aug. 2

Pet adoption event

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

Where: Earthwise Pet Supply, 266 Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley

Details: An adoption event to find forever homes for shelter and foster pets.

Info: 708-1016

 

Sunday, Aug. 3

Scotts Valley Senior Center flea market

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

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

Details: A flea market to raise funds for senior activities hosted at the Scotts Valley Senior Center.

Cost: $15 for one space or $25 for two spaces

Info: 818-3107

 

Monday, Aug. 4

San Agustin's Serengeti Trek Camp

When: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: San Agustin Catholic Church, 257 Glenwood Drive in Scotts Valley

Details: A week-long children's Bible camp that includes games, music, crafts, snacks, drama, and stories. Participants must register by July 18.

Cost: $60

Info: 438-3633

 

Tuesday, Aug. 5

National Night Out in Boulder Creek

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: 13119 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: A family-oriented barbeque and street party. Meet and greet local law enforcement and members of fire department.

Cost: Free

Info: bcba.net or 338-4144

 

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Advance health care planning session

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

Where: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: Hosted by Hospice of Santa Cruz, the individual sessions help plan out advance health care directives and forms.

Cost: Free

Info: 430-3058

 

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 Mike Milward on hospice.

Cost: $17

Info: 336-8481

 

Friday, Aug. 8

Dulcimer documentary screening

When: 8 p.m.

Where: St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley

Details: A screening of “Hearts of the Dulcimer,” a documentary that features Felton residents Michael and Howard Rugg. A meet-and-greet with the cast and filmmakers will follow.

Cost: $10

Info: www.dulcimuse.com

 

Saturday, Aug. 9

Genealogy database workshop

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Branciforte Library, 230 Gault Street in Santa Cruz

Details: Residents can learn how to use Ancestry.com’s Library Edition — a free database available at all 10 branches of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries — during this workshop.

Cost: Free

Info: Pre-register at pro@santacruzpl.org or 427-7717

 

Monday, Aug. 11

Death Over Dessert

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: A casual discussion on end-of-life issues over coffee/tea and dessert.

Cost: Free

Info: Register at 234-4508

 

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Preschool open house

When: 9 to 11 a.m.

Where: St. Andrews Preschool, 101 Riverside Ave. in Ben Lomond

Details: An open house event for new students looking to enroll in the Fall 2014-15 school year.

Cost: Free

Info: 336-5157 or stapreschool@sbcglobal.net

 

Saturday, Aug. 23

Healing hike and bike event

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

Where: Roaring Camp Railroads and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton

Details: Hosted by Hospice of Santa Cruz, this family-friendly event raises funds for Hospice's programs with a day of fun hiking and cycling activities honoring the memories of those lost.

Cost: Donations

Info: www.hospicesantacruz.org

 

Monday, Aug. 25

SV 4-H Club meeting

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Community Covenant Church, 2700 El Rancho Drive in Scotts Valley
Details: Scotts Valley 4-H Club invites new members ages 5-18 to enroll. Participants can choose from more than 25 different projects to be a part of.

Cost: Free

Info: www.scottsvalley4h.org

 

ONGOING

'Little Mermaid: The Aqua-Terrestrial'

When: July 24 to Aug. 3

Where: Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street in Ben Lomond

Details: An original rock musical by Janinne Chadwick features children ages 8-14 singing and dancing to parodies of contemporary pop, and classic rock hits.

Cost: See website

Info: www.lprt.org

 

Tablet Engaged Active Minds

When: Mondays and Tuesdays in July at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: Senior-oriented training on the usage of tablet computers.

Cost: Free

Info: 427-7700 x 7615

 

Summer activities at Felton Library

When: Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.

Where: Felton Library, 6299 Gushee Street in Felton

Details: Hosted by the Felton Library Friends, a series of family friendly activities that include drop-in crafts such as clay art and suncatchers, as well as fun and educational activities.

Info: www.feltonlibraryfriends.org or 335-1135

 

Scotts Valley Senior Center Book Worms

When: Third Friday of the month, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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

Details: A senior-oriented book club organized by the Scotts Valley Senior Center.

Cost: $2 for members, $3 for non-members

Info: 438-8666

 

Fridays at Five food distribution

When: Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m.

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

Details: Food distribution to those in need. Every Friday, tables of groceries will be set up near the carport at the church office.

Info: 3Guy@comcast.net or 438-0646

 

Line Dance classes

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

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Center, 13333 Middleton Avenue in Boulder Creek

Details: Line Dance Instructor Amber Blavin will lead a weekly line dancing class. No partners are needed to attend.

Cost: $5 per class or donation

Info: (408) 712-2287 or danceramber@sbcglobal.com

 

SLV Museum exhibit

When: Wednesdays to Sundays 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: “Crystals, Caves, and Kilns” explores the natural and cultural history of limestone, lime, and marble in the Felton and Santa Cruz areas.

Cost: Donations

Info: 338-8382

 

Improv theater games and exercises

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

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Center, 13333 Middleton Avenue in Boulder Creek

Details: Heidi Drew will lead two hours of improvisation theater classes. Beginners are encouraged

Cost: $5

Info: cheididrew@gmail.com

 

Live jazz at Casa Nostra

When: Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: 9217 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Details: Casa Nostra will host live jazz music.

Cost: Free

Info: 609-6132

 

Parent and Child play group

When: Wednesdays through October, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park

Details: Hosted by Mountain Community Resources, parents and their young children meet for play, group activities, music, and healthy snacks.
Cost: Free
Info: 335-6605 or corib@cbridges.org

 

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

 

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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Kiwanis of the Valleys

Kiwanis of the Valleys was a big part of Scotts Valley’s Fourth of July celebration. The club partnered with Leland’s Automotive to participate in the annual parade down Scotts Valley Drive.

Club members handed out flyers along the route to promote the upcoming Music at Skypark concert series, which will debut on Sunday, July 27 at 3:30 p.m., featuring the bands Funkranomicon and The Houserockers.

The show is free, and 60 percent of the proceeds from food and beverage sales will be donated to the music programs in Scotts Valley schools.

During the fireworks show at Skypark, the club partnered with Boy Scout Troop 623 to provide games, prizes, and light-up novelties. The record-breaking revenue that the Scouts generated at this event will go toward helping the scouts attend their Boy Scout camp.

The club recently treated Elisa Bargetto from Scotts Valley High School and Erinna Woo from Pacific Collegiate School — winners of the $2,500 Mike Smith Scholarship and $1,000 Grabill Scholarship, respectively — to a dinner where the pair was awarded their scholarships.

The Kiwanis of the Valleys meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday Bruno's BBQ. An evening meeting is scheduled at Bruno's on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Valley Women’s Club

The Valley Women’s Club is planning a candidates’ forum for local voters to see, hear and question candidates seeking election to important local offices — including the SLV Water District's Board of Directors — before the Nov. 4 election.

The forum will take place early in October, in time for those voting by mail or at the polls to evaluate the candidates. (Note: as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the VWC does not endorse individuals running for office. As allowed under the law, the Club does take stands on issues that relate to its mission.)

The VWC also announced that the County of Santa Cruz has awarded the contract to continue operating the three local drop-off recycling centers. The SLV Redemption/Recycling Centers have been operated by the club since the late 1980s.

The club's Women’s Issues Committee is urging support for the “Seeking Safety” program for military women at Walnut Avenue Women’s Center, and is joining the County Women’s Commission in requesting that the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors “take a stand to Bring Back Our Girls; to support the International Violence Against Women Act; and to restate … previous support for full Senate ratification of CEDAW, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

For more information, visit http://valleywomensclub.org/

Scotts Valley Rotary Club

The Scotts Valley Rotary Club enjoyed slicing up watermelons provided by the City of Scotts Valley and giving them away for free at the Fourth of July Celebration at Skypark again this year.

The club has been collecting money for school supplies to provide to the Scotts Valley Middle School. Before the school year ended, club members asked teachers what supplies they usually spend their own money on.

So far, the club has $3,125 to buy the needed supplies.

The club recently enjoyed a farewell party for outgoing President Carrie Birkhofer at Malone's and welcomed in new President Laureen Yungmeyer.

Plans have been made to support many local charities, schools and groups, including: Scotts Valley Senior Center, Scholarships and Student Awards Dinner for local students, Welcome Back to School Breakfast for teachers, Lynda and Kidz Backpack Project, The PIF Project (Pay It Forward/random acts of kindness), Cub Scouts, Santa's Workshop for the Rebele Family Homeless Center, and the Rotocare Health Clinic — which supplies free medical care for those with the most need and least access to care.

Scotts Valley Rotary is also involved in several international projects, including Polio Now, which is very close to eradicating polio in the world.

The club meets every Monday at 12:15 p.m. upstairs at Bruno's BBQ.

n Contributors to this column include Jim Melehan, Kiwanis of the Valleys, Nancy Macy, Valley Women's Club and Jackie Maurer, Scotts Valley Rotary.

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