SLV Museum Annual BBQ & More This Sunday!

2014-07-20 SLV playhouse

What:         San Lorenzo Valley’s Annual Community BBQ & More

When:        Sunday, July 20th 2014, 12noon – 7pm

Where:        San Lorenzo Valley Museum
12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Price:        $15 BBQ ticket 12 & up
Under 12 years old is free
Purchase tickets here http://www.slvmuseum.com/tickets_BBQ.html
San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their annual community BBQ, silent auction, horseshoe tournament and more this Sunday from 3pm – 7pm.

* Silent auction will have many items to bid on including this cute playhouse donated by Habitat for Humanity and Travelers Insurance Group.

* Horseshoes signups start at 11am and the games start at noon.

* Impromptu Exhibit, share your valley headgear, hat, or cap.

* A presentation of images from the newly released MAH history journal “Redwood Logging and Conservation in the Santa Cruz Mountains – A Split History” will also be happening. As companion book will be on sale for $24.95.

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4th of July Lineup

2014-07-04 Fire Department
Pancake Breakfast

When: 7:00am – 12:00 noon, July 4th
Where: Boulder Creek Fire Station
13230 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Cost: $8 adults, $4 children
Details: Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, fruit, juice, and coffee while you support our local volunteer Fire Department.

Website / Phone: https://www.facebook.com/BoulderCreekFireDepartment
(831) 338-7222

 

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Parade

When: 10:00am – 12:00noon, July 4th
Where: Highway 9 between Scarborough Lumber & Railroad Avenue

Website / Phone: http://campaign.vpweb.com/2a7eaf53-1efd-451f-8a56-cc5ac1bbfbcd/
(831) 338-6833

 

2014-07-04 BBQ & Concert
BBQ & Concert

When: 11:30am – 3:00pm, July 4th
Where: Junction Park         Map
Details: Enjoy the classics of a summer BBQ, beer, and wine while supporting our Park & Rec Department. There will be live music, jump house, and face painting.

Website / Phone: http://campaign.vpweb.com/2a7eaf53-1efd-451f-8a56-cc5ac1bbfbcd/
(831) 338-4144

 

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Farmers’ Market

When: 12:00noon – 4:00pm, July 5th & Every Saturday
Where: in the Oddfellows parking lot, corner of Forest & Pine Street        Map
Details: Make it a double day event, take in Lumberjack Days and our wonderful Farmers’ Market. It will be a full market with lots of venders and as always live music.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boulder-Creek-Farmers-Market/656430807707413

 

 

2014-07-04 Lumberjack Days
Lumberjack Days

When: 11:00am – 5:00pm, July 5th & 6th
Where: Behind Boulder Creek Hardware, in their parking lot        Map
13110 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Cost: Admission is Free
Details: Enjoy kids activities, lumberjack contests, and BBQ. Each year a new King and Queen of the Woods is crowned. Will you be crowned this year?

Website / Phone: https://www.facebook.com/bouldercreekhardware
http://www.bouldercreekhardware.com/lumberjack-days.html
(831) 338-6833

If you can volunteer for any of these events please call the phone number provided for each event.

TOMORROW A Split History: book release, signing, & reception

2014-06-08 Split History

What:        A Split History, book release, signing, & reception

When:       Sunday, June 8th 2014, 2pm – 4pm

Where:     Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Price:        $5 general admission
$3 students (with ID), teens, and seniors (65 and older)
Free museum members and children under 12

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is releasing their seventh history journal this Sunday, the reception and signing of the book is from 2pm – 4pm in the atrium. A Split History is about redwood logging and conservation in the Santa Cruz mountains, the book is written by 21 authors, has 34 articles, and 128 illustrations. It covers the first peoples to the present day and is split between the interests of loggers and conservationists alike.

The natives of the mountains saw redwoods as an integral part of their cultural landscape. While new settlers recognized the timber value of these same trees. An imaginative few realized redwoods were an irreplaceable treasure and fought to preserve them. With new research, previously unpublished materials from local authors, and 128 illustrations makes this book a wonderful read about our local history.

You can purchase your copy at MAH or the San Lorenzo Valley Museum. For all of you who love local history this is a must attend event and a must have book.

http://www.santacruzmah.org/event/mah-history-journal-book-signing-reception/

Election TODAY

Go Vote

Today is election day, the polls are open from 7am and close at 8pm. Please vote and make your voice heard. All ballots must be received by 8pm, that includes mail-in ballots.

You can lookup your polling place here:
http://www.votescount.com/jun14/root0603/

If you have a mail-in ballot you can drop it off at any polling place in the county. Boulder Creeks polling places are:

Boulder Creek Fire Station
13230 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Redwood Elementary School
16900 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Other information about what is on the ballot or other voting related issues can be found here.
http://www.votescount.com

So get out there and rock the vote.

SLV Museum – Crystals, Caves, & Kilns

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SLV Museums’ new exhibit Crystals Caves & Kilns is now open and will be on display through November 30th 2014. It explores the natural and cultural history of limestone, lime, and marble in our area. By visiting you will learn about the geologic history of our area and how marble caves form. The exhibit includes mineral and crystal specimens, 19th century artifacts, local historic photographs, and activities for the kids.

The exhibit was previously on display at Santa Cruz Natural History Museum, and is sponsored by that museum as well as SLV Water District and the Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District.

At the entrance of the exhibit is a reading cave for the kids with books about cave life. Kids can also add their cave story or drawings with materials that are provided. There is a rock and minerals lab table in the back of the museum, allowing kids to examine and make their own discoveries.

The exhibit also includes information about our local marble quarry, making cement, production of lime, getting lime to market, and the legacy lime has left behind. There is a video playing that talks about a recently discovered cave that is one of the largest in California, as well as the kind of life you find in caves. There are calcite crystals, limestone, marble, travertine, and tufa samples for you to look at up-close and personal. As well as how lime is part of our everyday lives, maps, and how caves need our help to preserve them.

This exhibit has a little bit for everyone and is packed with information. The museum is open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:00noon till 4:00pm.

Where:    San Lorenzo Valley Museum
12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

When:    April 26th – November 30th 2014
Wednesdays 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Fridays 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Saturdays 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Sundays 12:00noon – 4:00pm

Website
http://www.slvmuseum.com

Film about the Lime industry in Santa Cruz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWXxDxfLW2I

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BC Town Sweep & other events

2014-05-10 Town Sweep

It’s that time of year again, help us clean up downtown and socialize at the same time. This Saturday, May 10th from 8am – 12noon is the annual BC Town Sweep. So bring your shovels, brooms, rakes, power tools, and pride for Boulder Creek and help us make our downtown shine.

This year is a little different, due to the drought there will be no power washing or use of hoses.

Info on the event
http://bcba.net/news-events/

Pictures from last years sweep
http://bcba.net/photo-gallery/?cat=27

 

Other events happening this Saturday are

Logo-FleaMarket&Concert2nd Saturdays in the Park Flea Market & Concert

When:      May 10th from 8:30am – 2:30pm, music is from 12noon – 3pm
Where:     Junction Park, MAP

Space rental is $15, to sign up for a space call (831) 338-4144 or email bcrpd2@gmail.com

Check out the flea market, find new treasures, and stay for live music. It should be a real blast.

Website:
http://www.bcrpd.org/#!concerts/c1bue

This is the first one this year, the schedule for 2014 is

May 10th
June 14th
July 12th
August 9th
September 13th
October 11th

Logo-FarmersMarketBoulder Creeks Farmers Market

When:      Saturdays from 12noon – 4pm
Where:     in the Oddfellows parking lot, corner of Forest & Pine Street, MAP

So after you have helped with the Town Sweep or checked out the Flea Market come by the Farmers Market and get some wonderful fresh produce for the week. There are going to be many venders there, and many things to buy besides just produce. Also there will be live music.

Website:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boulder-Creek-Farmers-Market/656430807707413

THIS THURSDAY Fundraising Lecture for SLV Museum

Hear the untold local story of who and how Big Basin was saved.

2014-05-08 SLV Museum Lecture

What:         Fundraising Lecture for San Lorenzo Valley Museum

When:        Thursday, May 8th, 7pm – 9pm, Doors open at 6pm

Where:       Historic Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond

Price:         $25 per person ($20 for SLV Museum members, students with ID, seniors 65+)

SLV Museum is having a fundraising lecture this Thursday from 7pm – 9pm at the Historic Park Hall in Ben Lomond.  Doors open at 6pm, so come on by and help support our local museum, and learn something about our local pride at the same time.

You will hear about a female writer who In the winter of 1900 sent a bold letter to the Santa Cruz Sentinel urging citizens to preserve the old growth redwoods in Big Basin. Just fifteen months later, the first California Redwood State became a reality. Dr. Traci Bliss will combine social, political, and family history to provide a fresh perspective on the Park’s creation, with emphasis on the unsung role of women. The Bliss family settled in Santa Cruz in the 1870’s. Jennie Bliss, the sister of Traci’s great grandfather, married William T. Jeter, lawyer, bank president and the first Democrat to be elected mayor of Santa Cruz. Through Jennie’s persistent urging, Jeter embraced the campaign to save the Big Basin Redwoods. Together with Andrew P. Hill, he forged a preservationist coalition of women’s groups, businessmen and academics.

Speaker Traci Bliss, an Emerita Professor and award winning educator holds a BA, MA, and PhD from Stanford and an MPA from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves as the President of the History Forum at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH). With San Lorenzo Valley historian, Randall Brown, she is the author of three chapters in the forthcoming MAH History Journal: Redwood Logging and Conservation in the Santa Cruz Mountains—A Split History. Bliss has been a docent at Henry Cowell Redwood State Park since 2009.

Purchase your ticket today
http://www.slvmuseum.com/tickets_lecture.html

RADIO UPDATE, Fundraiser Tally, & Volunteers Needed

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KBCZ first fundraising event was a huge success, more then 200 attended the Dance Party in March and they raised $4500 to help build the Radio stations infrastructure. They are still waiting for the FM license to be assigned to them by the FCC.

Their tech support guru Logan was able to configure the Internet stream and it soon will be live. They are now in the process of cataloging local music, interviews, and radio dramas for broadcast. This is going to be a large job because most local music is not in the Gracenote database, so all of this information is going to have to be labeled. Liner notes about local artist and other relevant information also needs to be added. They are currently in the process of getting a programming group together who can help with these tasks, so if you want to help contact KBCZ.

They also need more local music, so if you know musicians in the SLV or even Santa Cruz county who have good quality recordings, please ask them to deliver uncompressed CDs (no mp3s unless they are very high quality, ie 320kbps) to the station. They can drop them in the mail slot at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bulletin where they share space.  They are also looking for other types of programming like radio plays, comedies, educational programs, and so on.  It would be helpful if the artist could note any explicit tracks and include any liner note info they would like to share (ie. Boulder Creek harmonica player George Galt also plays with legendary guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson).

If your interests are in other areas like operations, fundraising, outreach, and so on they need volunteers in those areas as well. Other tasks include putting together the station guidelines, contacting people, putting together the community calendar for broadcast, etc.  They also want to connect with the local schools.

The plan is to start pre-programming the automated software with content for broadcast on the Internet starting now and then, start adding live DJ’s, talk shows, etc.  The radio station is primarily an educational format as designated by the FCC.

Another focus is to stream traffic and weather via an RSS feed so it is available on mobile devices. The plan is to have people text or call them from the road and let them know where trees are down, roads are closed, and so on. This will also stream on their website.  Eventually, they will want someone to do live updates over the FM broadcast.   This could be the DJ or someone else.

Progress is also being made on the production studio which will be in the back of Barry Tanner’s BC Music Works studio (the old post office behind The Odd Fellows Building). If you have interest in doing any kind of show, Sam Peacock will be getting together with people in the production studio to do an air-check (a short demo), again contact KBCZ.

90.1 KBCZ
Boulder Creek Community Radio

Address
13090 Central Avenue, Suite 3
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Email
Tim Welch, Director
tim@kbcz.org

Website

http://kbcz.org

LAST DAYS – SLV Museums’ Special Smithsonian Exhibit

SLV - 2014-03 Way We Worked

The exhibit has been extended for one more day, so if you have not seen it yet catch it before it’s gone. The last days is this Saturday and Sunday from 12:00noon – 4:00pm.

SLV Museum’s exhibit “The Way We Worked”, is a Smithsonian exhibition which have exhibits all over the United States. Our exhibit is from March 9 – April 12 now till April 13, 2014. The Way We Worked, is adapted from the original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the Archives’ rich collections to tell this compelling story. The exhibition invites visitors to hear workers tell their own stories, or view films of various industries. Interactive components convey the experiences of multiple generations of families involved in the same industry. So go see it before it’s gone!

http://www.slvmuseum.com

The Bar is Open – Boulder Creek Brewery

From Winslow, the head brewer:

The bar is back open! We have completed our brewery floor renovation and we’re celebrating with extended happy hour, a fresh batch of Dragon’s Breath IPA, and a very special beer. “The Trapper” is our Brettanomyces conditioned pale ale inspired by our favorite Brett. finished Trappist ale. Herbal hop aromas are complimented by a delicate fruitiness from wild yeast, creating a subtle ale with an unsurpassed depth of flavor. 

Boulder Creek Brewery Winslow

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