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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, March 25

Relay for Life community rally

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Bruno’s Barbecue, 230 G, Mt. Hermon Road in Scotts Valley

Details: Free family portraits, a cakewalk, raffle, food, games and more to support the upcoming American Cancer Society Relay for life Scotts Valley/San Lorenzo Valley. Bring a can of food to support Valley Churches United Missions

Info: 335-7109; or

Saturday, March 26

Fourth annual Boulder Creek Fire Crab Feed

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Fire Department, 13230 Central Avenue

Details: The meal will include fresh crab, pasta, salad and bread, with wine available for purchase. Proceeds will help buy medical equipment, supplies and firefighting equipment.

Cost: $40

Info: 338-7222, ext. 29

California budget town hall meeting

When: 10:30 to noon

Where: Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz

Details: Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) will address issues related to the governor’s proposed 2011-12 budget and answer questions.

Info or RSVP: 425-1503

Redwood Mountain Faire poker night

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Golf and Country Club, 16901 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek

Details: Music, appetizer buffet, poker and full bar to support the Redwood Mountain Faire, scheduled for June 4 and 5.

Cost: $20 entry ($25 at door) and $25 buy-in for Texas Hold ‘em

For information:, 216-6535

23rd Santa Cruz Bonsai Show

When: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; repeats Sunday

Where: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road

Details: Katsumi Kinoshita will lead demonstrations both days at 2 p.m. The weekend will also include plant sales, drawings, door prizes, refreshments and more.

Info: 429-5202 or 469-0688

Book signing

When: 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Brewery and Café, 13040 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: Author Joyce Oroz will sign her new mystery novel, Secure the Ranch, to benefit the SLV Home School fund.


Sunday, March 27

Bats! Gentle masters of the night

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Details: Learn about the world of bats and see live, tame bats up close.

Cost: $5, under 5 free

Info: 335-9848

Tuesday, March 29

SLV Chamber meets

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Satellite Telework Center, 6265 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: Eugene Trak, founder of Webstrim Design group will talk about social media integration and getting a business to the top of internet search results.


Youth Shakespeare info meeting

When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: St. Phillips Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley

Details: Sign ups and information for youth actors ages 5 to 19 to perform in “The Tempest: Revisited” and “Fantastic Journey: Poetry in Motion.”

For appointment and info: 566-9411 or e-mail

Wednesday, March 30

13th annual Dine for Hospice at Scopazzi’s

When: Reservations begin at 4 p.m.

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

Details: A meal and fun-filled evening including raffle prizes to support Hospice of Santa Cruz County.

Info: Janet Gluch, 430-3086 or 338-4444 for reservations

Saturday, April 2

Reflections and connections on Last Chance Trail

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way (off Highway 236), in Boulder Creek

Details: A 4-mile, 3 hour hike, requiring a river crossing with docent Lou Wolner. Bring food and water. Children not recommended.

For information: 338-8883

Ben Lomond Park ribbon cutting and 3-on-3 basketball tourney

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Ben Lomond Park, Mill Street in Ben Lomond

Details: The SLV Chamber and the Press-Banner will host a basketball tournament and Mark Stone will be present for a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.

Info: Thomas Wynn, 222-2120 or

Sunday, April 3

Compost tea

When: 2 to 4 p.m.

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

Details: Join Angus Mills from Bio Tech to discover how to make compost extracts and teas into a nutritious delight for your houseplants and gardens.

Info: 335-9848

Cost: Free

Wednesday, April 6

Community Emergency Response Class begins

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Felton Fire house, 131 Kirby Street in Felton

Details: Learn about forming a CERT team

Info: or 335-4422

SIR Sons in Retirement luncheon

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

Where: Portuguese Hall 216 Evergreen St. in Santa Cruz (3 blocks past COSTCO)

Details: Senior men will have a catered lunch and hear Sherri Dang speak about coming from Vietnam to becoming an American citizen.

Cost: $15

Info: Dave, 336-8481

Saturday, April 9

SV senior center pancake breakfast and silent auction

When: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

Details: Pancakes, Ham, Eggs, Juice, Coffee. Proceeds benefit the Scotts Valley Senior Center.

Cost: $5.00, all you can eat pancakes

Info: 438-8666

Wednesday, April 13

1776: The Drama

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road

Details: With direction from Scotts Valley Performing Arts, Scotts Valley Middle School 8th graders will tell the story of the second continental congress with a staged reading.

Cost: Free

Info: e-mail

Thursday, April 14

Happy hour networking

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Malone’s Grille, 4402 Scotts Valley Drive

Details: A relaxed networking evening. Bring business cards and enjoy food and drinks.

Info: 438-1010

Wine fundraiser for SV science

When: 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Bargetto Winery, 3535 N. Main Street in Soquel

Details: Light snacks, tasting and winery tour showing the science of winemaking to raise money to replace science lab stools at Scotts Valley High.

Info and tickets: Mike Rein, 440-9835 or or the high school office, 555 Glenwood Drive.

Cost: $10 per adult

Saturday, April 16

SLV Grad Night wine, chocolate tasting

When: 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Bruno’s BBQ, 230 Mount Hermon Road, Ste. G, in Scotts Valley

Details: A chocolate and wine tasting and silent auction will support San Lorenzo Valley High School’s Grad Night. Tickets will be sold in advance or at the door.

Cost: $15; includes crystal wine glass

Info: 295-3169, or

First Aid/ CPR Class

Where: Felton Fire house, 131 Kirby Street in Felton

Info: or 335-4422

Cost: Free for Felton residents, $36 for others

Saturday, April 30

SV Senior center flea market

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

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

Cost: $25.00 per space (paid in advance – refund if rained out)

Details: 30 + spaces, approx. 10 x 20, (bring your own tables). Set up 6:30 a.m.

Info: John Kiegelis, 438-8666
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