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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, Oct. 14

Aging workshops with Dr. Amy Hanson

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Twin Lakes Church, Monschke Hall, 2701 Cabrillo College Drive, in Aptos

Details: Two workshops related to aging will be sponsored by Scotts Valley-based Young Enough to Serve. The sessions are titled “Not What You Thought: Embracing God’s Plan for the Second Half of Life” and “Passion & Purpose: Sharing Your Life with Future Generations.”

Cost: Free


Free joint pain seminar

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Dominican Hospital Education Center, 1555 Soquel Drive, in Santa Cruz

Details: Physical therapists and pharmacists will discuss the latest in treatment and medication options for joint pain. No registration is required.

Cost: Free

Info: 462-7706

Vine Hill family fun night

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Vine Hill Elementary School amphitheater, 151 Vine Hill Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Families are invited to watch “Meet the Robinsons.”

Cost: Free

Info: 438-1090

Saturday, Oct. 15

Appliance, tire collection

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Across from the fire station on Erba Lane, in Scotts Valley

Details: Scotts Valley residents may drop off refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters and other metal appliances for free. Scrap metal and tires will also be accepted, but no TVs or computers will be taken.

Info: 438-0732

Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai meeting

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Live Oak Grange Hall, 1700 17th Ave., in Santa Cruz

Details: Attendees can learn from experts how to mix soil, trim small trees for planting and wire the tree for bonsai design.


First aid, CPR class

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

Where: Felton fire house, 131 Kirby St., in Felton

Cost: Free for Felton residents, $36 for others

Details: The class includes pediatric first aid; adult, child and infant CPR; and use of automatic external defibrillators.

Info: or 335-4422

Preschool open house

When: 10 to 11 a.m., repeats Sunday, Oct. 16

Where: Seedlings Preschool, 275 Farmer St., in Felton

Details: This art- and nature-based preschool for children 18 months to 5 years old will host an open house for parents.


‘Poe-ish’ magic show

When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Details: The Great Blindini and Yankee, his Wonder Dog, will present a magic show for families to celebrate the work of Edgar Allan Poe with the library system.

Cost: Free


Dog adoption event

When: Noon to 2 p.m.

Where: ACE Hardware, 218 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: The Center for Animal Protection and education will host a dog adoption fair for friendly dogs in foster homes.

Info: 336-4695 or

Monning to speak on environment

When: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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

Details: Assemblyman Bill Monning will discuss environmental issues and other community concerns during a public talk organized by the Valley Women’s Club.


Sunday, Oct. 16

Pancake breakfast

When: 8:30 a.m. to noon

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

Details: The breakfast will include pancakes and piano styling by Char.

Cost: $5 adults, $2.50 children

Info: 336-8900

Ohlone-style acorn cookery

When: 2 to 4 p.m.

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

Details: Participants age 6 and older will shell, pound and leach acorns and prepare a traditional, nutritious Ohlone dish. Space is limited.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348

Thursday, Oct. 20

Halloween crafts

When: 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: South Street Centre, 12685 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Details: Children who attend will make corn seed necklaces, masks, spiders and ghosts.

Cost: $10 per family

Info: 338-2540 or

Friday, Oct. 21

Henry Cowell video screening

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park visitor center, 101 Big Trees Park Road, in Felton

Details: Fred and Roberta McPherson will show their video, “The Natural Wonders of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.” Those who wish to attend must call for reservations.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-3174

Diversity Center casino fundraiser

When: 7 to 11 p.m.

Where: Peachwoods, 555 Highway 17, in Santa Cruz

Details: This annual casino night is a fundraiser for the Diversity Center of Santa Cruz.

Cost: $25 to $75


Saturday, Oct. 22 Free art day

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek.

Details: Local artist Dennis Gobets will work on art projects with children.

Info: 338-4144

Sunday, Oct. 23

It's a Small World microscope viewing

When: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Details: Residents will learn about small creatures using a microscope with naturalist Lee Summers. Space is limited.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Community forum on underage drinking

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Simpkins Swim Center, 979 17th Ave., in Santa Cruz

Details: Community members, school representatives, business owners, law enforcement, government officials and people from faith-based and community groups are invited to share their questions and comments related to underage drinking.

Info: Sarah Jackson, California Highway Patrol, 662-0511

Friday, Oct. 28

Fall Festival, Day of the Dead potluck

When: 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: South Street Centre, 12685 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Details: Attendees will make seasonal crafts, decorate a sugar skull and more. Those who go should take food to share.

Cost: Donations will be accepted

Info: 338-2540 or

Saturday, Oct. 29

SLV job fair

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Felton Presbyterian Church, Taylor Hall, 6090 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Valley employers will be on hand with job opportunities for locals. The event is organized by the SLV Chamber of Commerce, and businesses are invited to sign up to participate.

Info: Beth Hollenbeck,

Lompico Community Center Halloween bash

When: 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Zayante Fire Station, 7700 E. Zayante Road, in Felton

Details: The party will include carnival games, a cake walk, a raffle, a silent auction and more.

Cost: Free

Info: Gail Jones, 335-4084 or
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