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Friday, Oct. 5

Italian Affaire fundraiser

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., in Santa Cruz

Details: A silent auction and live dinner auction with music will benefit Mountain Community Resources.

Info: 335-6600


Free family movie night

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Siltanen Park Amphitheater, 121 Vine Hill School Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: “How to Tame Your Dragon,” will be projected on a big screen by the Vine Hill Elementary School PTA.


Leif Erikson Viking day

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Viking Hall, 240 Plymouth St., in Santa Cruz

Details: A presentation by The Vikings of Bjornstad, a living history and educational group, will explain who the Vikings were and their influence on the world.

Cost: $3 suggested donation



Saturday, Oct. 6

Flea market

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: St. John’s Catholic Church, 5953 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Spaces are $15 in advance for Valley Churches United Missions’ annual flea market.

Info: 336-8258, ext. 221


Garrahan Park community meeting

When: 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Garrahan Park, 15501 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: Boulder Creek Recreation & Park District officials will lead a walking tour and discuss a grant proposal to build outdoor fitness equipment at the park. A community survey is available at

Info: 338-4144


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.

Cost: Daytime events, $10 adults, $5 children; nighttime events, $10 adults



Library book sale

When: Noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Branch Library, 13390 W. Park Ave., in Boulder Creek

Details: Proceeds from the sale of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be used for programming at the library.



Model train show

When: Noon to 4 p.m.

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum, 12547 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Details: Model trains, cars, ships, dolls and dollhouses will be on display. The show will continue Wednesday through Sunday until Oct. 28.

Cost: Free admission; $5 family donation appreciated

Info: 338-8382 or


Sunday, Oct. 7

Blessing of the animals

When: 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. services

Where: St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive

Details: The congregation will observe an annual celebration celebrating St. Francis’ love for animals by blessing any animal that is taken to the church.

Info: 438-4360


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


Monday, Oct. 8

Campaign meet-and-greet

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Malone’s Grille, 4402 Scotts Valley Drive

Details: A meet-and-greet with Santa Cruz County Supervisor candidate Bruce McPherson.

Cost: $10, hors d’oeuvres will be served


Scotts Valley 4-H new member meeting

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Community Covenant Church, 2700 El Rancho Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: Scotts Valley 4-H’s Youth Development Program is open to young people throughout the area.

Info: or


Wednesday, Oct. 10

BCE family dinner night

When: Evening hours

Where: Taqueria Los Amigos, 13070 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Details: The taqueria will donate 20 percent of the night’s proceeds to Boulder Creek Elementary School to help pay for a field trip to the Johnson Farm. Takeout orders can be placed by phone.

Info: 338-2841


Saturday, Oct. 13

Second Saturday flea market

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

Where: Junction Park, Middleton and Junction avenues in Boulder Creek

Details: Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $15.

Info: Boulder Creek Recreation, 338-4144


Scotts Valley appliance collection

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

Where: Erba Lane, across from Scotts Valley Fire District

Details: Scotts Valley residents can drop off unwanted refrigerators, washers, dryers, water heaters and other metal appliances free of charge. No TVs, computers, tires or furniture will be accepted.

Info: 438-0732


Fire team barbecue

When: 4 to 8 p.m.; dance, 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: Bonny Doon Fire Station, 975 Martin Road, in Bonny Doon

Details: Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire & Rescue will serve skirt steak, vegetarian lasagna, hot dogs and side dishes. Music, a raffle, a bake sale and line dancing are planned.

Cost: $15 adults, $10 children

Info: Donita Springmeyer, 426-7933


Lobster feed

When: 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 100 Big Trees Road, in Felton

Details: This annual fundraiser for Mountain Parks Foundation will star fresh lobster and sides, accompanied by live bluegrass music.

Cost: $60 with reservation

Info: 335-3174


Sunday, Oct. 14

Firefighters pancake breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Scotts Valley Fire District Station 1, 7 Erba Lane, in Scotts Valley

Details: The fundraiser breakfast will include engine tours, a jump house, face painting and demonstrations.



Thursday, Oct. 18

Jazz Music in the Lounge

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Details: Joy of Jazz will provide live jazz music

Cost: Free entry

Info: 338-6441


Saturday, Oct. 20

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


Thursday, Oct. 25

Pizza fundraiser

When: 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Round Table Pizza, 6267 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School will receive 15 percent of proceeds from food and drinks to support programs. Takeout orders can be placed by phone.

Info: 335-5344

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