When: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek Recreation Hall, 13333 Middleton Ave.
Details: Local talent, crafts, games, refreshments and caroling.
**‘Willy Wonka’ on stage
When: 7 p.m.; repeats at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 7105 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: San Lorenzo Valley Middle School students will perform in “Willy Wonka.”
Cost: $13 general, $10 seniors, $8 students
Saturday, Dec. 11
Holiday gift and craft faire
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; repeats Sunday
Where: Nature store at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 Big Trees Park Road
Details: Toy trains with animated holiday scenes will be on display.
For information: 335-3174 or 335-0782
**Free family gift-making workshop
When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center, 9341 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: Arts and crafts for age 6 and older, including teen card and box making, ornaments, sculptures and more
**Free concert with Amelia Hogan
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Air and Fire, 13124 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek
Details: This personal concert of Irish songs and histories will feature the a capella singing of Amelia Hogan.
Info: 338-7567 or www.airandfire.com
**Dog adoption event
When: Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Feed, 5470 Scotts Valley Drive
Details: The Center for Animal Protection and Education will have dogs on hand hoping to find homes.
Info: 336-4695 or www.capeanimals.org
Sunday, Dec. 12
**‘The Work of Byron Katie’
When: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek (call for details)
Details: Participants will participate in exercises related to self-inquiry.
Cost: Free, donations accepted
Info: email@example.com or 216-4777
Monday, Dec. 13
**Open mic and jam
When: 7 p.m.; repeats the second Monday of each month
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 101 Riverside Ave., in Ben Lomond
Details: Open mic night for local musicians
Tuesday, Dec. 14
**Dinner and talent show
WHEN: Dinner at 6 p.m., followed by talent show at 7
WHERE: Call for details
DETAILS: Delta Charter High School, and DHAPTS (Delta High Association of Parents, Teachers, and Students) and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will have a spaghetti dinner fundraising, followed by the second-year Dragon Idol Talent show. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, coffee, iced tea or water. There is no charge for admission.
COST: $7.50 per person, $25 for family of four, $30 for family of five
**Scotts Valley holiday concert
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley High School Student Union Building, 555 Glenwood Drive
Details: The middle school and high school band and choir will perform holiday music ranging from classical to pop.
Cost: $5 donation to music department
Info: Beth Hollenbeck, firstname.lastname@example.org or 439-9555, ext. 170
Wednesday, Dec. 15
**Club One open house
When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 100 Enterprise Way, in Scotts Valley
Details: People can take a class, learn holiday health tips and enjoy complimentary treats. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., local businesses will offer free samples, and from 3 to 7 p.m., Club One services and gear packages will be available.
Info: email@example.com or 431-2202
**SLE Day at Wix
When: 1 to 6 p.m.
Where: Wix, 218-E Mount Hermon Road (near Walgreens), in Scotts Valley
Details: The shop will donate 15 percent of its proceeds to support San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School when individuals and families make handmade candles and soaps as holiday presents.
**SLV winter concert
When: 7 p.m.; repeats Thursday
Where: San Lorenzo Valley High Performing Arts Center, 7105 Highway 9 in Felton
Details: Music students from the high school band, music workshop, high school and middle school choirs and more will present an evening of holiday-themed music.
Cost: Free admission with a canned food item, or $3 donation
Info: Dan Lingenfelter, 335-4425, ext. 209
Thursday, Dec. 16
**Christmas mixer and food drive
When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo, 100 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Participants should take canned food for Valley Churches United Missions to this Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce fundraiser mixer.
**Ugly holiday sweater or vest party
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Bruno’s Barbecue, 230-G Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: People are invited to wear their ugliest sweaters or vests to this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Scotts Valley-San Lorenzo Valley. The night will include prizes, a raffle, food and fun.
Cost: Free; donations accepted
Saturday, Dec. 18
**First aid, CPR class
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Felton Fire House, 131 Kirby St., in Felton
Cost: Free to Felton Fire Protection District residents or business employees; $36 for others
Info: www.feltonfire.com or 335-4422.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Glen Arbor Preschool, 9393 Glen Arbor Road in Ben Lomond
Details: Haircuts, arts and crafts for kids, a book fair, a visit from Santa and more
Sunday, Dec. 19
**‘Shadowbrook Stroll’ in Big Basin
Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, in Boulder Creek
Details: A four-mile, 3½ hour hike along Union Creek to Sempervirens Falls
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