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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, Sept. 7

Contra dance

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

Second Saturday flea market

When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Middleton and Junction avenues in Boulder Creek

Details: Spaces are available for $15. Music will be provided by Karie Hilary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Info: 338-4144


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.

Info: 336-3448


Ohlone Day

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.

Info: 335-7077


Campaign picnic

When: 3 to 6 p.m.

Where: Loch Lomond Reservoir, 100 Loch Lomond Way, in Felton

Details: Members of the community are invited to a campaign kickoff picnic for Lois Henry, Rich Harrington and Bill Smallman, who will run for re-election to the Lompico County Water District board.

Info: or


Sunday, Sept. 9

Grandparents’ day pancake breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 361 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Pancakes, ham, eggs, juice and coffee will be served.

Cost: $6.50 adults, $4 children, free for those younger than 5

Info: 438-8666


Boulder Creek church reunion

When: 10 a.m. worship, followed by luncheon

Where: Boulder Creek United Methodist Church, 12855 Boulder St., in Boulder Creek

Details: Anyone 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.

Info: 338-6232


Fun with succulents

When: 10 a.m. to noon

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

Details: Master Gardener Bonnie Pond will teach attendees, age 10 and older, how to develop miniature succulent gardens.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348


Thursday, Sept. 13

Happy hour networking

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Where: Stonehouse Bar & Grill, Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: This event is hosted by the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Info: 438-1010


Friday, Sept. 14

Ceramics festival

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 cleanup

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.


First aid, CPR class

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

Where: Felton firehouse, 131 Kirby St., in Felton

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

Cost: Free for Felton residents, $36 for others

Info: or 335-4422


Free painting workshop

When: 10 a.m. to 1 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.

Info: 420-8248


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.

Cost: $8

Info: 359-0850 or


Sunday, Sept. 23

Plant propagation workshop

When: 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Details: A master gardener will teach how to divide plants and other tricks of propagation.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348


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.

Info: 336-8258


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



Sunday, Oct. 7

Postcard, paper collectibles show

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: Attendees can receive free appraisals of postcards and other paper collectibles.

Cost: $4

Info: Joseph Jaynes, 476-3262 or

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