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Saturday, June 9
Junction Park flea market
When: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Junction Park, corner of Railroad and Junction avenues, in Boulder Creek.
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: MacDorsa Park, 1 Civic Center Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: Scotts Valley Police Department will offer a bicycle skills course, bicycle licensing and inspections and a barbecue, all for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Children should register in advance and must be accompanied by an adult who can sign a liability waiver.
Info: Lt. John Hohmann, 440-5653; or www.scottsvalleypd.com
Second Saturdays in Boulder Creek
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Boulder Creek
Details: Merchants will have sales in downtown Boulder Creek and Felton as part of the valley’s Second Saturday event.
Dressage, festival in redwoods
When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Vigne Farms, 3675 Bonny Doon Road, in Bonny Doon
Details: Vigne Farms will host dressage and a festival to benefit Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire & Rescue. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and an equestrian exhibition will begin at 5 p.m.
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek
Details: Author Lisa Robinson will give a talk on her latest book, “Images of America: The San Lorenzo Valley.”
Info: 338-8382 or www.slvmuseum.com
Music benefit for VCUM
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Henfling’s Firehouse Tavern, 9450 Highway 9, in Ben Lomond
Details: Who’s Holdin’, Honest Mistake and My Stupid Brother will perform to raise money for Valley Churches United Missions.
Cost: $7 or $5 with three cans of food
Sunday, June 10
Seedlings Preschool open house
When: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Where: 275 Farmer St., in Felton
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Valley Oak Veterinary Clinic, 4650 Scotts Valley Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: A garage sale and bake sale will support the 14-and-under Trouble traveling softball team.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Chili Cook-off
When: Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 101 Riverside Ave., in Ben Lomond.
Details: This fundraiser includes chili sampling and judging, music and a raffle.
Cost: Donation of $10 for 10 tickets and a ballot; each ticket is good for a chili sample, salad or drink
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Scarborough Gardens, 33 El Pueblo Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Bonsai Kai Club member will answer questions and show attendees how to get started with bonsai.
Gray water system talk
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Quail Hollow Ranch, 800 Quail Hollow Road, in Ben Lomond
Details: Speakers will give an introduction to gray water systems in Santa Cruz County and explain how to place a mulch basin in one’s landscape.
For information: 335-9348
Vegetarian potluck, boating
When: 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Loch Lomond Reservoir, 100 Loch Lomond Way, in Felton
Details: Participants should take a plate, a cup, serving utensils and a dish to share. Boat rentals, $3 per person, will be available.
Info: Karen Kaplan, 335-3342
Henfling’s history talk
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Park Hall, 9370 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: As part of the 125th anniversary of Ben Lomond, Terese Henfling Paul will discuss the history of Henfling’s Inn in Ben Lomond and the development and growth of the town. Proceeds from admission donations will raise money for Park Hall.
Cost: $5, $3 seniors, children free
Thursday, June 14
Aviza liquidation sale
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 440 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: This ongoing sale includes office furniture, supplies, tools, shelving, ladders, computer and manufacturing equipment and half-off discounts on metal bookcases.
Info: ATI Sales Line, 439-6464; or www.aviza.com/sale
Saturday, June 16
Valley Women’s Club rummage sale
When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 12788 Highway 9 and Flat Street in Boulder Creek
Details: Proceeds of the annual rummage sale will go toward scholarship awards for San Lorenzo Valley students.
Info: Hilary, 338-2247
Summer crafter’s market
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Artisans parking lot, 230-D Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: This weekly crafter’s market featuring work from county artists will run every Saturday through Aug. 18, excluding July 28.
Info: 439-9094 or www.scottsvalleyartisans.com
Art center’s Sidewalk Saturday
When: Noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: Jewelry, wood and ceramics artists will give demonstrations and offer hand-crafted gifts for sale.
When: 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road
Details: The library will host a reception for the artists who are part of the newest Art in the Library installation, “Go Figure.” Light refreshments to be served.
Thursday, June 21
Museum fundraising dinner
When: 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Scopazzi’s, 13300 Big Basin Way, in Boulder Creek
Details: A fundraising dinner and auction to benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Museum and its programs. Auction items include family trips, gift certificates and more.
Cost: $40 in advance, $45 at the door
Info: www.slvmuseum.com or 338-8382
Summer solstice book reading
When: 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Luminescence, 13140 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek
Details: Novelist Margaret Murray will read from her coming-of-age love story “Dreamers” as part of a summer solstice celebration.
Saturday, June 23
Bonny Doon Art & Wine Festival
When: 1 to 6 p.m.
Where: Vigne Farms Equestrian Park, 3675 Bonny Doon Road, in Bonny Doon
Details: Admission includes unlimited wine tasting, gourmet food, artist demonstrations and sales, live and silent auctions, a raffle, live music by The MockUps and the Foundation Jazz Band, and classic cars. This event, for adults age 21 and older, benefits programs at Bonny Doon Elementary School.
Info: Meggin, 425-1934l; or www.bonnydoonartandwinefestival.com