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Friday Dec. 13

Fundraiser dinner and Neverland holiday show

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Details: An evening including dinner, music, variety show and a theatrical performance of Neverland.

Cost: $15

Info: 338-4144 or www.bcrpd.org

 

Live music at the Trout Farm

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Trout Farm Inn, 7701 East Zayante Road in Felton

Details: The Trout Farm Inn will host live jazz music featuring Paul and Joe.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-4317

 

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, Dec. 14

Grand opening and holiday party

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Awaken Massage Therapy, 5353 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste. E in Scotts Valley

Details: Dual celebration will include refreshments, gift sale, and a raffle.

Cost: Free

Info: 461-1731

 

Boomeria carol sing-along

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Boomeria, 60 Verde Drive, Santa Cruz (Bonny Doon)

Details: Pipe organist and organ builder Bill Visscher will lead carols, followed by apple cider and cookies. Dress warmly.

For information: Preston Boomer, 426-2617

Info: http://home.comcast.net/%7epqboom/tour/carolinvite.pdf

 

Sunday, Dec. 15

Birding for Beginners

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground, Graham Hill Road in Felton

Details: Join a park naturalist on an early morning stroll to spot the different birds of the park.

Cost: $10 for parking

Info: 335-7077.

 

Ghost Mountain Riders food drive

When: Noon

Where: The Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz

Details: The 3rd Annual Bikers Food Drive will collect canned goods for those in need.

Cost: $10 donation and all the cans you can carry

 

Messiah Sing-Along

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street in Santa Cruz

Details: Santa Cruz Stake Choir and guest organist James Welch will lead a singing of Handel's classic oratorio, The Messiah, with scriptural text from the King James Bible.

Cost: Free

Info: 706-7360



Christmas tree trimming and chili cook-off

When:  10 a.m.

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

Details: A festive advent service followed by tree trimming, a friendly chili cook-off, and carol singing.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-4360

 

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Holiday Concert

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

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

Details: The
SVMS and SVHS Band and Choir's annual holiday concert.

Cost: Donations

Info: www.svhsmusicdept.wordpress.com

 

Thursday, Dec. 19

Winter concert

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Camp Redwood Glen, 3100 Bean Creek Road, in Scotts Valley

Details: The SLV Middle School bands combined middle and high school choir, the high school band and Music Workshop students perform their winter concert.

Cost: A canned food item or a suggested $2 donation

 

Friday, Dec. 20

Red Cross blood drive

When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: The Red Cross will be accepting donations of blood. Use sponsor code: FELTON to schedule an appointment.

Info: 1-800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org

 

“The Nutcracker” ballet

When: 8 p.m., continues Dec. 21 and 22 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Where: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, in Santa Cruz

Details: A classic performance of the Nutcracker ballet.

Cost: $15 and up

Info: www.scbt.org

 

Saturday, Dec. 21

Holiday Redwood Loop Walk: The Nutcracker

When: 1 p.m.

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

Details: A festive ½ mile walk while listening to the Nutcracker Suite in the famous old-growth redwoods at Big Basin with docent Karen DeMello.

Cost: Free

Info: 338-8860

 

Photo exhibit reception

When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Cruz’n Cellular, 266 Mt. Hermon Road, Ste. Q in Scotts Valley

Details: A reception featuring an exhibition of photographer Ron Lampi's collections “Studies in Ice” and “Plant Compositions.”

Cost: Free

Info: 430-0663 or 251-0225

 

Sunday, Dec. 22

"Christmas in Heaven" children's pageant

When: 5 p.m.

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

Details: A pageant for children and adults written and directed by Shelley Phillips, followed by a festive meal and children's Christmas crafts. 

Cost: Free

Info: 438-4360

 

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Christmas eve services at many churches in the valley.

 

Thursday, Dec. 26

Red Cross blood drive

When: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Scotts Valley Hilton, 6001 La Madrona Drive in Scotts Valley

Details: The Red Cross will be accepting donations of blood. Use sponsor code: HILTONSV to schedule an appointment.

Info: 1-800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org

 

New Year's Eve gala

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

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

Details: Sponsored by Friends of the Boys & Girls Club of the Valleys, the event will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a raffle for a BMW.

Cost: $35

Info: 246-3081

 

ONGOING

Holiday gift-wrapping

When: Fridays through Sundays, and Dec. 20 to 24

Where: Kmart, 270 Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley

Details: Holiday gift-wrapping to support SLV High's Grad Night.

Cost: Donations

 

MCT’s It’s A Wonderful Life

When: Nov. 22 to Dec. 15, Fridays and Saturdays 8p.m., Sunday matinees at 2p.m.

Where: Park Hall, 9525 Mill Street in Ben Lomond

Details: A fully staged production and adaptation of the Frank Capra holiday classic.

Cost: $20 general admission; $17 for students and seniors; $10 for 12 and under

Info: www.mctshows.org or www.brownpapertickets.com

 

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 8p.m.

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

Details: 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

 

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 ext. 221

 

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

 

Senior pinochle game

When: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

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

Details: An open game of pinochle.

Cost: $2 for members; $3 for non-members

Info: 438-8666

 

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: 12 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.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 to confirm

 

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

 

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: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays

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

Details: For dancers age 8 and older

Cost: Drop in by donation

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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