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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, Dec. 14

Holiday variety show

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

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

Details: A bake sale and soup sale will precede music and carols and a short play and variety show about Boulder Creek in the late 1800s.

Info: 338-4144 or


Live piano music at Scopazzi’s

When: 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Scopazzi's Restaurant, 13300 Big Basin Way, in Boulder Creek

Details: Jan Hagge will be playing live music on the Baldwin grand piano in the restaurant’s lounge.

Info: 338-6441


Saturday, Dec. 15

First aid, CPR class

When: To be determined

Where: Felton Fire Protection District, 131 Kirby St., in Felton

Details: Ray Soler will lead a community first-aid and CPR certification class.

Cost: Free to residents and employees of the Felton fire district; $36 for others

Info: 335-4422 or


Wildflower walks

When: 10 a.m.; also Sunday

Where: Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, in Boulder Creek.

Details: Docent Scott Peden will lead a four-mile hike on Saturday and a five-mile hike on Sunday to help people learn to identify local flowering plants.

Info: 338-8860


Pipe organ carols

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Boomeria, 60 Verde Drive, in Bonny Doon

Details: Preston Boomer invites the community to his home to sing carols with Bill Visscher, organ builder and organist. Apple cider and cookies will be served afterward.

Info: 426-2617 or


Tuesday, Dec. 18

School band, choir concert

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley High School Student Union, 555 Glenwood Drive, in Scotts Valley

Details: The Scotts Valley High School and Scotts Valley Middle School bands and choir will perform holiday music.

Cost: Free, donations accepted



Thursday, Dec. 20

What: Jazz music at Scopazzi’s

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Scopazzi's Restaurant, 13300 Big Basin Way, in Boulder Creek

Details: The Joy of Jazz will perform live jazz music at Scopazzi’s lounge.

Info: 338-6441


Friday, Dec. 21

Light Up the Valley Awards reception

When: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Satellite Telework Center, 6265 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: The San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor the participants and winners of the annual Light Up the Valley contest.

Info: or 222-2120


Saturday, Dec. 22

Agape Dance’s ‘Nutcracker’

When: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Agape Dance Academy will present its interpretation of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker Ballet.”

Cost: $12.50

Info: or 359-0850


Tuesday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day critter safari

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Nature Store, 525 N. Big Trees Park Road, in Felton

Details: Docents will lead a two-hour, 1.5-mile leisure walk suitable for families to uncover the tracks and hidden lives of deer, hawks, ducks, bobcats, lizards and other creatures.

Info: 438-2396


Redwood Loop walk

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, in Boulder Creek.

Details: Guides will lead an easy, half-mile stroll through an old-growth redwood grove.

Info: 338-8860


Wednesday, Jan. 2

Sons in Retirement lunch

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St., at Coral Street, in Santa Cruz

Details: A catered luncheon will be followed by speaker Larry Tartaglino discussing “Cape Horn: The Passage of Fear.”

Cost: $16

Info: 336-8481

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