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Friday, Nov. 15

Art gallery opening

When: 3 p.m.

Where: The White Raven, 6253 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: Photographic artist Ron Lampi will be on-hand to open a gallery of his art pieces, which will run through December.

Info: 335-3611

 

Live music at Scopazzi's

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Details: Scopazzi's lounge will host live jazz music featuring Joy of Jazz.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6441

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

Art and Craft Fair

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District, 13333 Middleton Avenue in Boulder Creek

Details: A holiday gift fair featuring locally made arts and crafts for sale.

Info: 338-4144

 

Round Table Pizza 40th anniversary

When: 2 to 4 p.m.

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

Details: The Felton Round Table will host a celebration of 40 years in business with free wine and hors d'oeuvres.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-5344

 

Book series introduction

When: 3 to 5 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: Local author June M. Pace will debut and discuss her new book series The Benjamin McTish series.

Cost: Free

Info: www.benjaminmctish.blogspot.com

 

Sunday, Nov. 17

Orienteering for kids workshop

When: 2 to 4 p.m.

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

Details: Children ages 6 and older will learn the basics of how to set and follow a trail in this fun and active afternoon with naturalist Lee Summers and a park docent. Participants should register in advance.

Cost: $3

Info: 335-9348

 

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Medicare workshop for seniors

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: An educational forum for seniors to learn more about Medicare.

Cost: Free

Info: 462-5510

 

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Charter School Info Night

When: 6 to 7 p.m.

Where: SLV Middle School Library, 7179 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: An informational meeting for parents to learn about the charter school programs offered by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District.

Info: 335-0932

 

Saturday Nov. 23

VCUM Thanksgiving food drive

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley and Felton Safeways, 253 Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley and 6255 Graham Hill Road in Felton, respectively

Details: Volunteers will be on-hand accepting donations to benefit VCUM’s Thanksgiving Project.

Info: 336-8258 x 221

 

Firehouse craft faire

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues, Sunday, Nov. 24

Where: Felton Fire, 131 Kirby Street, in Felton

Details: More than 30 crafters, breakfast and lunch food items and a visit from Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days to benefit Felton Fire Auxiliary.

Info: 335-4422

 

Fungus Foray

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Details: Join the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz on a quest for mushrooms along the Quail Hollow Ranch trails. Learn about fungus identification and the habitats that they enjoy followed by a picnic of cooked mushrooms. Participants should register in advance.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-9348

 

Kirking O' the Tartans

When: 6 p.m.

Where:  St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 101 Riverside Avenue in Ben Lomond

Details: An annual Scottish tradition featuring a Kirking ceremony, followed by a Scottish dinner, bagpipes, and dancing.

Cost: Donations

Info: 336-5994

 

Sunday, Nov. 24

Quail Hollow Ranch house tour

When: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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

Details: Naturalist, Lee Summers will lead a tour through the Quail Hollow Ranch House. Learn about its history from Sun-Kissed Ranch to Sunset Magazine and beyond. Participants should register in advance.

Cost: $2

Info: 335-9348

 

Thursday, Dec. 5

VCUM Holiday Gala

When: 6 to 10 p.m.

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

Details: A dinner, auction and raffle event to benefit Valley Churches United Missions' holiday projects and Emergency Food Pantry.

Cost: $55 in advance, $60 at the door

Info: 336-8258

 

Thursday, Dec. 12

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Library, 251 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: Local actors will present selections from Charles Dickens' “Bleak House.”

Cost: Donations

Info: edwineigner@gmail.com or gillprops@comcast.net

 

 

ONGOING

 

Free yardwaste drop-off

When: Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23

Where: Ben Lomond Transfer Station, Newell Creek Road in Ben Lomond

Details: Free drop-off of yardwaste for SLV residents in ZIP codes 95005, 95006, 95007, 95018, and 95041.

Info: 647-9418 x 227

 

Valley Christmas Project Holiday Boutique

When: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Valley Churches United Missions, 9400 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Details: A boutique selling donated items to raise funds for VCUM’s Valley Christmas Project.

Info: 336-8258 x 221

 

Roaring Camp Holiday Lights Train

When: Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 29 to Dec. 21; and Sunday to Monday, Dec. 22 and 23 at 5, 6:30, and 8 p.m.

Where: Neptune’s Kingdom, Beach Street in Santa Cruz

Details: The annual holiday lights train features a 60-minute, fully decorated train ride featuring hot cider, Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa.

Cost: $28 for adults, and $22 for children between 2 and 12

Info: 335-4484 or www.roaringcamp.com.

 

SLVHS bingo fundraiser

When: Mondays, 4 p.m.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz

Details: A weekly 18-game bingo program to benefit the athletics programs at San Lorenzo Valley High School.

Info: 335-4425

 

Big Basin Trail Crew volunteer day

When: 9 a.m., second Saturday of each month

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

Details: Volunteers (18 years of age or older) will meet at Park Headquarters to spend a day — rain or shine — working to maintain and preserve the park’s trails.

Info: www.bigbasintrailcrew.org

 

First aid-CPR class

When: Third Saturday of each month

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

Details: Ray Soler will lead a class for First Aid and CPR certification for community members. Times and registration details are available online or by phone.

Cost: Free for district residents and employees of businesses within the district; $36 for all others

Info: 335-4422 or www.feltonfire.com

 

Toastmasters club

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays

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

Details: The Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters meets weekly to help members build confidence as public speakers and leaders.

Info: 435-9308 or http://8203.toastmastersclubs.org

 

Poetry circle, workshop

When: 2 to 4 p.m., third Saturday of each month

Where: Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Magdalena Montague, a local poet and teacher, leads classes for prospective poets of all skill levels.

Cost: Free

Info: pro@santacruzpl.org or 427-7717

 

Senior line dancing

When: Noon Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Fridays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Biweekly line dancing and lessons are offered by the Scotts Valley Senior Center.

Cost: $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

 

Zumba for seniors

When: 6 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: An instructor-led Zumba class encourages exercise in a fun, rhythmic environment.

Cost: $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

 

Job-seeker workshop

When: 6 to 7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month

Where: Gateway Bible Church, 5000 Granite Creek Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Ken Winters hosts a free workshop to help job seekers find work.

Info: www.hirewire.org

 

Women’s Bible study

When: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

Where: Felton Bible Church, 5999 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: Beth Moore leads a Bible study of the book of Esther.

Cost: $15.50 for workbook

Info: 338-6214 or women@feltonbiblechurch.org

 

Creative Hands

When: 1 to 4 p.m., third Saturday of each month

Where: Felton Bible Church, 5999 Graham Hill Road, in Felton

Details: Participants will learn new skills, such as sewing, knitting and crocheting.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-6214 or women@feltonbiblechurch.org

 

Beginning ballet for fitness

When: 4:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays

Where: Agape Dance Academy, 104 Whispering Pines Drive, Room 5, in Scotts Valley

Details: This introductory beginner class emphasizes fitness through dance.

Cost: Free

Info: 359-0850

 

Line dance, weights

When: 9:45 to 11 a.m.

Where: Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 Highway 9, in Ben Lomond

Details: $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers

Info: 336-8900

 

Duplicate bridge group players wanted

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Info: 438-8666

 

Fitness, sport classes

Where: Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District, 13333 Middleton Ave., in Boulder Creek

When: Various

Details: Fitness classes are being offered at the rec center, including belly dance, cardio kickboxing, dodgeball, pilates, yoga, volleyball and tai chi.

Info: 338-4144 or www.bcrpd.org

 

Bingo

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: All adults are welcome. The game is sponsored by Project Scout (Senior Citizen Outreach).

Cost: 50 cents per card; one card free with four or more

Info: 438-8666

 

Tai chi classes

When: 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays

Where: Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 Highway 9, in Ben Lomond

Cost: $3 members, $5 nonmembers

Info: 336-8900

 

Genealogical society meeting

When: 1 to 3 p.m., first Thursday of each month

Where: Central Branch Library meeting room, 224 Church St., in Santa Cruz

Details: Lectures for beginning to advanced genealogy enthusiasts.

Cost: Free

Info: 427-7707, ext. 5794; or Janine Charlton, ivclb@comcast.net

 

Senior exercise class

When: 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road

Info: The class incorporates strength, balance and coordination exercises for complete body conditioning for men and women age 50 and older, led by retired physical therapist Cherry Nittler.

Cost: $2 members, $3 nonmembers

 

Drop-in meditation group

When: 7 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays

Where: The Satellite, 6265 Highway 9, Felton

Details: Beginning and experienced students of meditation will participate in 40 minutes of silent meditation, followed by a dharma talk and discussion by Carla Brennan

Info: http://bloomofthepresent.com

 

Free laughter yoga

When: 4:30 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Luminescence Day Spa and Tea Room, 13140 Highway 9, in Boulder Creek

Cost: Free

Info: Lizzie Lochner, 338-7546

 

Beginners’ line dancing

When: 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays

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

Details: For dancers age 8 and older

Cost: Free

Info: danceramber@sbcglobal.net

 

Water media art classes

When: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Participants will work with watercolor and acrylic paints. Adults of any age and all experience levels are welcome.

Cost: $7 for members, $8 for nonmembers

Info: Beverly Martin, 335-0425 or bevbcool@sbcglobal.net; or www.portrait-fineart.com.

 

Body Freedom qigong

When: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park, 122 Covered Bridge Road; on rainy days, The Satellite, 6265 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Qigong is similar to tai chi and is like a standing yoga with gentle, easy movements for flexibility, strength, health and relaxation.

Info: Bonnie Eskie, qigong instructor, 515-4144

 

SLV Community Band rehearsals

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays

Where: San Lorenzo Valley High School band room, 7105 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Dust off your instrument and try it out. The semester fee benefits school music programs in the San Lorenzo Valley.

Cost: $25 per semester

Info: Jon Christian, 335-3565

 

Bridge players wanted

Details: Intermediate and advanced bridge players are in demand for ongoing groups in the San Lorenzo Valley. Groups meet depending on availability.

Info: Shelby Charette, 335-5956

 

Advanced bridge players wanted

When: Noon Mondays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: Participants can hone their skills against other highly skilled bridge players.

Cost: $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers

Info: 438-8666

 

Chair and gentle yoga

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays

Where: Balance Health of Ben Lomond, 231 Main St. Ste. A, in Ben Lomond.

Details: This gentle yoga program is intended to increase circulation, mobility, balance, strength, awareness and confidence.

Info: Ruth Caudell, 336-3560

 

Healing tai chi for seniors

When: 9 a.m. Fridays

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

Details: Gentle, easy movement for health promotion

Cost: $7 for members, $8 for nonmembers

Info: Mary Mulligan, 335-9390 or mary@marymulligan.com

 

Together in the Park

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays

Where: Felton Covered Bridge Park, Graham Hill and Mount Hermon roads, in Felton

Details: Parenting support, information and age-appropriate activities for children up to 5 years old.

Info: Cori Burt, 252-1137

 

Mindfulness meditation group

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays

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

Details: Beginning and experienced students are welcome for silent meditation and talk.

Info: Carla, 336-0136

 

Basic yoga

When: 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Cost: $6

Info: 438-8666

 

Beginning line dancing class

When: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Fridays

Where: Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley

Cost: $2 members, $4 non members

Info: 438-8666

 

Belly dancing for women

When: 7 p.m. Mondays

Where: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9, in Felton

Details: Experience the power of women dancing with women in a friendly atmosphere.

Cost: $40 for four consecutive classes, $13 to drop in.

Info: 335-4567

 

Life drawing classes

When: 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays

Where: Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St., in Ben Lomond

Details: Both beginners and pros are welcome to drop in. The class features a different model each week.

Cost: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers, $8 for students with ID

Info: 335-5000 or www.mountainartcenter.org

 

Raku classes

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays

Where: Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St., in Ben Lomond

Details: The class is weather-dependent, so attendees should call a day in advance. Participants may take bisqueware or purchase pots at the center.

Cost: $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers

Info: Dale Bates, 345-7565

 

Square dance classes

When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Where: German-American Hall, 230 Plymouth St., in Santa Cruz

Details: Go alone, take a partner or go with a group.

Cost: $5

Info: 763-9825 or 408-353-4766

 

Kidz Korner clothing exchange

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m., third Saturday of each month

Where: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 101 Riverside Ave., in Ben Lomond

Details: The exchange is for children’s clothes for newborns through 5-year-olds. Those who don’t have clothes to donate may pick up what they need.

Info: Rebecca, 408-875-3450

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