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Saturday, Sept. 1
Potluck party, clean-up day
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Garrahan Park, 15501 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek
Details: Residents may bring a picnic lunch or a potluck item, work gloves, shovels and knee pads to help maintain the park. A jump and house and toys for kids will be available.
Info: 338-4144, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall campaign kickoff party
When: 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Call for location
Details: Wine and sweets will be served in the woods during a campaign event for Eric Hammer, a candidate for 5th District Santa Cruz County Supervisor.
Sunday, Sept. 2
Shumei Open Farm event
When: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: 6040 Bonny Doon Road, in Bonny Doon
Details: This free event will include music, organic food and vendors.
Info: www.shumeisantacruzfarm.org or 427-2672
Wednesday, Sept. 5
When: 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Trout Farm Inn, 7701 E. Zayante Road, in Felton
Details: A barbecue fundraiser will support San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School. Fifteen percent of proceeds from purchases will be donated to SLE programs.
Friday, Sept. 7
When: 8 to 11 p.m.
Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, in Felton
Details: A contra dance night will feature the band Uncle Farmer, with Ben Schreiber on fiddle and Michael Sokolovsky on guitar. All dances will be taught, and no experience is necessary.
Saturday, Sept. 8
Parking lot sale
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Glen Arbor School, 9393 Glen Arbor Road, in Ben Lomond
Details: Spaces are available for $10 each. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit preschool.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 100 Big Trees Road, in Felton
Details: Attendees will experience Ohlone cultural, social and everyday life through games, crafts, music, stories and other activities.
Sunday, Sept. 9
Boulder Creek church reunion
When: 10 a.m. worship, followed by a luncheon
Where: Boulder Creek United Methodist Church, 12855 Boulder St.
Details: Everyone who has had a connection with the church is invited for a service, followed by a barbecue and potluck luncheon and swimming to celebrate new carpet and painting at the church. Participants should take something for the grill and to share.
Friday, Sept. 14
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: A Ceram-A-Rama potluck and slideshow with Arthur Gonzalez will be followed by clay demos and workshops from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: Free to attend Friday; charges apply for Saturday’s demos
Saturday, Sept. 15
Annual river clean-up
When: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park, in Felton
Details: Citizens group SLV CORE is partnering with Save Our Shores to clean up the San Lorenzo Valley River. Volunteers can register online or at the bridge that morning.
Free painting workshop
When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Scotts Valley Artisans, 230-D Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley
Details: Maxine Stahl will lead an introductory class about how to paint artwork on “challenging surfaces,” such as 3-D objects.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Agape Dance Academy talent search
When: 3 p.m.
Where: Agape Dance Academy, 104 Whispering Pines Drive, in Scotts Valley
Details: Auditions will be held in search of students with a natural aptitude and desire for classical ballet training. A one-year, full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to one boy and one girl between the ages of 8 and 10.
Info: 359-0850 or email@example.com
Saturday, Sept. 29
Ben Lomond 125th anniversary celebration
When: 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Park Hall, 9370 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: Historical videos, slides and photos will be on display and a surprise guest is expected during a celebration hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ben Lomond Fire Protection District and Valley Churches United Missions.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Day in the Park, Night in the Hall
When: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: Ben Lomond Park, 9525 Mill St., and Park Hall, 9400 Mill St., in Ben Lomond
Details: The day will be filled with a barbecue, live music, dancing and events for children, followed by a night of live music and dancing to benefit the Ben Lomond Firefighters association. Evening events are for adults age 21 and older only.
Cost: Daytime events, $10 adults, $5 children; nighttime events, $10 adults