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Saturday, Mar. 1

UCSC Arboretum Hummingbird Days

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Where: UCSC Arboretum, Empire Grade Road in Santa Cruz

Details: Two days of hummingbird-themed activities as the tiny birds converge on the arboretum's tasty flowers.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids

Info: 427-2998 or http://arboretum.ucsc.edu

 

Redwood Loop Walk

When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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

Details: A docent-led, wheelchair and stroller-friendly, 90-minute hike through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest.

Cost: $10 for parking

Info: 338-8860

 

Introductory Yoga Class

When: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Agape Dance Academy, 218 Mount Hermon Road, Suite E, in Scotts Valley

Details: Instructor Shannon McQuaide will lead an introductory yoga class.

Cost: Free

Info: http://shannonmcquaideyoga.com

 

Crab Cioppino feed

When: 6 p.m. to midnight

Where: C.P.D.E.S. Hall, Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz

Details: The Scotts Valley Host Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat crab cioppino feed and dance party to benefit youth and community activities.

Cost: $50

Info: 818-8224

 

Sunday, Mar. 2

Beginning Birding

When: 8 to 10 a.m.

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

Details: Eric Feuss from the Santa Cruz Bird Club will lead a hike the park in search of fine, feathered friends.

Cost: Free

Info: 335-9348

 

Wednesday, Mar. 5

Sons in Retirement luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen Street in Santa Cruz

Details: A catered lunch by Barbara & Co., followed by a lecture by Michael Hemp on the history of Cannery Row.

Cost: $17

Info: 336-8481

 

Thursday, Mar. 6

Town Hall meeting

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

Where: Aptos High School, 100 Mariner Way in Aptos

Details: A community Town Hall Meeting to discuss Alcohol and Drug Treatment for Santa Cruz County residents, along with thoughts on early intervention, treatment and recovery needs, and available resources.

Info: 454-5483

 

Death Over Dessert

When: 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: A casual discussion on end-of-life issues over coffee/tea and dessert.

Cost: Free

Info: Register at 234-4508

 

Friday, Mar. 7

Star and Moon gazing

When: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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

Details: Learn about the moon, planets, stars, nebula and other celestial neighbors of the night with stellar views through the telescopes of the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club. Rain or cloudy skies cancels the program.

Cost: $2

Info: 335-9348

 

First Friday Felton Art Walk

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Felton

Details: Downtown Felton venues host community artist receptions and exhibits.

Cost: Free

Info: www.facebook.com/FirstFridayFelton

 

Saturday, Mar. 8

Financial Planning Clinic

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

Where: Scotts Valley Library’s Fireside Room, 251 Kings Village Road in Scotts Valley

Details: The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual financial planning clinic will offer community members tips on planning for their financial future.

Cost: Free

Info: 438-1010

 

Tuesday, Mar. 11

Teen driver workshop

When: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive in Aptos

Details: Hosted by the California Highway Patrol, the workshop is aimed at helping future and newly licensed teenage drivers become aware of the responsibilities that accompany the privilege of being a licensed California driver.

Cost: Free

Info: Register at 662-0511.

 

Thursday, Mar. 13

Affordable Care Act meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: SLV Elementary School Multi-purpose room, 7155 Highway 9 in Felton

Details: The Monterey Bay Central Labor Council and the SEIU 521 will host a workshop discussion about eligibility for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Cost: Free

Info: 435-9329

 

Wednesday, Mar. 19

American Red Cross volunteer orientation

When: 12 p.m.

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

Details: The American Red Cross Northern California Blood Services Region will be holding volunteer orientations to learn how to help greet, serve and thank blood donors.

Cost: Free

Info: 408-202-1896 or mary.woodill@redcross.org

 

Thursday, Mar. 20

Fabric postcard workshop

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Boulder Creek Library, 13390 West Park Avenue in Boulder Creek

Details: Barbara Lockwood will lead a class in which you can make your own mailable fabric postcard.

Cost: Free

Info: 427-7703

 

Friday, Mar. 21

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

 

Saturday, Mar. 22

Red Cross blood drive

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

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

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

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

 

Monday, Mar. 24

Community River Forum

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

Where: Highlands Park, 8500 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond

Details: The San Lorenzo River Alliance invites the community to present thoughts and ideas that will help shape the work and the priorities of the Alliance for the future of the San Lorenzo River.

Info: www.SanLorenzoRiver.org

 

Saturday, Mar. 29

KBCZ Dance Party

When: 7 to 11 p.m.

Where: I.O.O.F. Building, 13119 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek

Details: An all-ages dance party, featuring a raffle and silent auction, to benefit the new Boulder Creek community radio station KBCZ.

Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for kids under 12

Info: 359-1000 or www.kbcz.org

 

Sunday, April 13

Collectibles show

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

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

Details: The Santa Cruz Post Card and Paper Collectibles Show will feature rare and historical postcards and other collectibles.

Cost: Free

Info: josephemra@cruzio.com or 476-3262

 

ONGOING

Free Yard Waste Clean-Up Days

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

When: Feb. 21-22; April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26.

Details: San Lorenzo Valley residents (95005, 95006, 95007, 95018 and 95041) can drop off clean, sorted yard waste.

Cost: Free

Info: www.mbuapcd.org

 

MCT presents 'The Beaux' Stratagem'

When: Feb. 14 to Mar. 2, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; 2 p.m. on Sundays

Where: Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street in Ben Lomond

Details: MCT presents a hilarious and ribald farce, featuring two young guys, two rich girls, and one jealous husband.

Cost: $20 General; $17 Student/Senior

 

'Murder & All That Jazz'

When: Feb. 23, Mar. 2 and Mar. 9, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Trout Farm Inn, 7701 E. Zayante Road in Felton

Details: Elf Empire Productions, known for dinner theater, promises an evening of music, mirth and mayhem.

Cost: $45 (includes performance, dinner, tax, and tip)

Info: 335-4317 or http://heirofthedog.brownpapertickets.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

 

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

 

Boulder Creek Zumba

When: Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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

Details: Cecelia Kelly will lead a weekly Zumba class. Participants will get a great workout in a dance party atmosphere.

Cost: $10

Info: http://ceciliakelly.zumba.com

 

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

 

Free laughter yoga

When: 10:30 a.m. Sundays

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

Cost: Free

Info: Lizzie Lochner, 338-7546

 

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

 

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

 

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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