Introduction to Mindfulness @ Aptos Branch Library
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

FREE, no registration and drop-ins welcome. Every Wednesday from September 12th to October 17th. This course introduces the student to the practice of mindfulness in daily life. It is informed by theories and practices that draw from contemplative traditions and the disciplines of medicine, psychology, and education. Six themes will be covered: mindfulness of the breath, body, thoughts and feelings; loving kindness and compassion; emotions, and integrating the practices. Each class will follow a similar format: welcome & check-in; short guided meditation; talk by the instructor; mindfulness exercise; processing the exercise (sharing) and Q&A; closing words, homework (not written), and short sit. Instructor: Sue Doherty Email:

Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Branch Library
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm

A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. Every Saturday until Dec. 15th.

Learn about the environment and local wildlife with local experts.
– Bird Watching
– Examine microscopic creatures
– Watercolor painting, printing, writing and reading.

Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children.

Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Sep 19 all-day

Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens

8:30am, Valley Gardens 263 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley

Feeling over par? So do we. The “Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens” invites you to join our affable group of senior citizens on Wednesdays at Valley Gardens, a beautiful 9-hole, par 31 course. Geezer Club membership is optional. Questions? Call Jim at 831.685.3829.

Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters Open House 12-1pm @ Scotts Valley Water District Santa Margarita Community Room
Sep 19 all-day

Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters
Open House
September 19th, 2018 12-1pm

Confidence. The Voice Of Leadership

Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Come join us and see how you can improve the following skills
Improve Your Communication Skills
Develop Leadership Skills
Sharpen your Listening and Thinking Skills
Build Your Self-Confidence
Effective Evaluations

2 Civic Drive, Scotts Valley, CA
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
(We meet in the lower parking lot/conference room of the Scotts Valley Water District)
E-mail: Phone: 831-246-3681 Ask for Lori
Visit us at:

Save our Schools Information Night on Measure A @ Brunos BBQ Upstairs
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come learn more about Measure A on the upcoming November ballot with Scotts Valley Educational Foundation President and Save our Schools Campaign Manager Derek Timm!

Did you know that Scotts Valley Schools rank among the top in the state and boast a 96% graduation rate, with more than 95% of those graduates going on to higher education?

And, did you know that there is a direct correlation to lower crime and higher property values in communities with great schools?

Did you know that all Scotts Valley schools (Vine Hill, Brook Knoll, SVMS and SVHS) are at risk of teacher and staff layoffs and school program cuts next year if Measure A is not approved? SVUSD already cut nine teaching positions this year, reduced class offerings and eliminated the middle school’s Academy Program. Measure A will prevent further cuts to our core programs and the loss of more teachers.

Learn all about Measure A and this critical campaign. The campaign team will start their overview at 6 p.m. and will be available to answer questions directly following.

Bring your kids, friends, neighbors or anyone in our community that is interested in learning more about protecting Scotts Valley’s exceptional schools.

ReGeneration Church Mid-week Service @ ReGeneration Church
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

ReGeneration Church Mid-week Service
7pm Worship and Bible Study

Join us for verse-by-verse teaching of the Old Testament every Wednesday night. for details

FabMo (Fabrics and More) Santa Cruz @ Harvey West Park Club House
Sep 20 all-day

Find sample designer fabrics, wallpaper, notions, tile and carpet plus patterns, notions and more for a mere donation. Great source of supplies for teachers, quilters, crafters, upcyclers, and sewers. Help keep good stuff out of the landfill!

Tech Talks @ Aptos Branch Library
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Special guest, Philip King, shares his favorite tech tools and tips that can enrich your life. Join as we explore and discuss the following topics:

9/10 – News and Entertainment
9/17 – Travel
9/24 – Health

Free! Coffee provided!

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Radical Reels Night @ Rio Theatre
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Radical Reels Night will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre on September 21 at 7 pm. Journey to exotic locations, cycle wild places, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.

The 2017/2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings adventure films from the 42nd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Formerly the Radical Reels Tour this year’s event is part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour and will showcase some of the best adventure films from the tour.

Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Reserve your tickets today. Please be advised that films will be listed approximately one month in advance. We strongly encourage you to check the film listings and ratings before you purchase if this is a concern. Although we try to show films that haven’t been screened previously we often include a film from the Reel Rock Tour that was presented at Banff and has wide audience appeal during a Radical Reels show.

For more information and tickets visit

Tannery World Dance Family Festival Days @ Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library
Sep 22 @ 11:30 am

This year the Tannery World Dance + Cultural Center celebrates the African Diaspora during the 2018 World Arts Festival on October 13th & 14th. Once again, we are lucky to have Festival artists join us at the library for free Family Festival Days workshops. All ages are invited to these free workshops.

Saturday, September 22nd / 11:30-12:30PM (Haitian Dance w/ Shawn Merriman Roberts)

Saturday, September 29th / 10:30-11:30AM (Congolese Dance w/ Vivien Boussamina)

Saturday, October 6th / 11:30-12:30PM (Senegalese Dance w/ Oumou Faye)