Event organizers seek volunteers for mural project
The Regional Artisans Association (also known as the Scotts Valley Artisans) is coordinating its second Mural-in-a-Day community event beginning at 9 a.m. May 18. Up to 50 artists and community volunteers will paint the winning mural design on the side of the Nob Hill building.
UC Santa Cruz art major Aidan McCarthy created the design for the theme, "Remembering Kings Market, Circa 1968," an homage to a key part of Scotts Valley history.
George and Emily Ow, who have called Santa Cruz County home since the 1930s, bought the 33-acre Dettling Dairy Farm and opened Kings Market (where Nob Hill sits), one of the first "supermarkets" in the county and the first business in the Kings Village Shopping Center.
Anyone interested in helping as an artist or a community volunteer should email email@example.com.
Festival kickoff party May 16
Tickets are available for the Capitola Art & Wine Festival Kickoff Party, "Carnivál Capitola," on the patio at Bargetto Winery from 6-9 p.m. May 16.
Guests will receive the 2013 Capitola Art & Wine Festival glass, and enjoy wine tasting from 22 festival wineries, hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auction, art auction, raffle, costume contest, unveiling of the festival poster and music by Music Now DJs.
Tickets at $35 per person and are at the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce. For information, call 831-475-6522.
Cindy's Celebrations holds BBQ
The fifth annual Cindy's Celebrations tri-tip/chicken barbecue will be 3-7 p.m. May 18 at 220 Peaceful Oaks Lane.
The event will feature live music from the Sparkletones, a '50s band. Tickets are $30 per adult and $15 for children and can be purchased in advance by calling 831-722-6780. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
All proceeds will go to support Cindy's Celebrations' outreach to seniors in the community.
Cindy's Celebrations is a nonprofit serving seniors throughout Santa Cruz County. It offers day outings, which includes transportation, lunch and socialization, three days a week.
It provides a special day for the senior as well as a day of respite for the family caregivers. For information, call 831-479-7509.
Spring book sale coming up
The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will host a Spring Book Sale noon to 5 p.m. May 18 outside the Downtown Library, 224 Church St.
There will be refreshments from The Penny Ice Creamery and Pleasure Pizza. Coffee Zombie Collective will play lively music.
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History will host a Pop-Up Museum called "Altered Books." Patrons can bring a book they've painted, sculpted, re-written or reshaped.
Boulder report ready May 22
A panel of community leaders will present a report on its visit to Boulder, Colo., at a Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 22 at the Museum of Art & History courtyard, 705 Front St.
Government executives and business owners who visited Boulder and Fort Collins, nationally recognized as centers of innovation, will talk about what they learned and what the next steps might be.
Luncheon attendees will receive a copy of the report summarizing key observations from each of the sessions.
Cost is $37.50 for members and $50 for nonmembers. To register, go to www.santacruzchamber.org.
Nominations sought for awards
The Aptos Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the Aptos Man, Woman, Business and Organization of the year for 2013.
Nominees should be a person or business who has shown exemplary community support through giving or volunteering. Winners will be recognized at the Aptos Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Oct. 25 at Seascape Beach Resort.
The nominations deadline is June 14. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the chamber website, www.aptoschamber.com, or by calling 831-688-1467.
Economic summit set for May 30
A summit on the Monterey Bay economy is planned for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 30 at Embassy Suites Seaside, 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd. There is no cost to attend.
The forum is an opportunity to help shape the future of California's economy by participating in the California Economic Summit, in collaboration with California Forward and the California Stewardship Network.
Support group begins for women with depression, bipolar disorder
A support group for women with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder will start 3-5 p.m. May 18 at Boulder Creek Methodist Church, 12855 Boulder St.
The group will be facilitated by Dyane Leshin-Harwood and Linda Lininger and will be offered every third Saturday of the month. Child care will be free. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.