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  • Were You Born For The World's Benefit?
    Were You Born For The World's Benefit?
    If you were born for the world’s benefit, the world may just benefit. Why deny the obvious preference of your soul’s intent for inhabiting the earth plane? Could it be that you hold back from acting upon the ‘natural and...
  • The setting at a past Mountain Winery crab feed
    Saratoga Mountain Winery hosts three crab feed benefits with live music
    The Mountain Winery in Saratoga is offering three Sunday crab feed benefits in January and February: January 25, Feb. 1, and Feb. 8. The cost is $75 for adults, $35 for kids 3-11, and free for kids under 3. Beverages will be sold separately, and...
  • Chocolate festival benefits UCSC scholarships
    Santa Cruz chocolate fest with restaurants & vendors benefits UCSC scholarships
    The 8th annual Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival on Sunday January 18, with lots of food and wine, benefits UCSC scholarships. The event is from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Cocoanut Grove by the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.The Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival...
  • YouthCare
    New Year's Eve benefit show for YouthCare
    Join local musicians at the Snoqualmie Brewery & Taproom for a benefit show to raise funds for Seattle's YouthCare organization. YouthCare provides outreach and basic needs, housing, and education and employment opportunities for homeless...
  • Joni Mitchell
    Joni Mitchell to receive SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award
    SFJAZZ has announced that it will bestow its Lifetime Achievement Award on singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell at a May 8 ceremony.The program will feature Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band, the award-winning SFJAZZ Collective, and special guests in...
  • Santana Row Holiday Wine & Dine
    Santana Row Holiday Wine & Dine benefits Second Harvest Food Bank
    Santana Row shops and restaurants are offering a fun holiday event over four Tuesdays in December, and you have two more opportunities before it’s over.The “Holiday Wine & Dine Around” is Dec. 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 6 to 8 p.m...
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    December at Shadowbrook: Mexico Sundays, UCSC Women’s Club/Holy Cross benefit
    Tuesday, Dec. 2From November through April, Capitola restaurant Shadowbrook hosts a “Community Tuesday” series benefiting local non-profit organizations. The restaurant donates one-third of sales on selected nights; usually two or more...
  • Luca Foglia Benefit
    Blessed by an Angel
    Truly amazing people cross our paths once in a lifetime perhaps. When you meet that one person who truly touches your soul and feels like home, how can you not be blessed? Have you ever met someone for the first time and felt like you knew them...
  • Surf city vintners bazaar
    Thanksgiving weekend wine tasting & holiday shopping in Santa Cruz & Carmel
    I've got details on two wine and holiday shopping events worth checking out this holiday weekend: one in Santa Cruz, and one in Carmel Valley.Santa CruzSurf City Vintners is hosting an art, wine and gift bazaar on Friday afternoon in Westside...
  • Rambo shows some holiday spirit
    How are your gift wrapping skills?
    How are you at gift-wrapping? You go all-out to find the perfect gift but its presentation leaves a lot to be desired.It’s OK. I, for one, still have not learned the fine art of gift wrapping either. But a group of volunteer gift-wrappers...
  • chk vegan squash soup
    Charlie Hong Kong restaurant news on soup, vet/farmers benefits
    Santa Cruz restaurant Charlie Hong Kong has news to share on two topics: soups, and benefits for veterans.First, the veterans’ benefits news. Restaurant owner Carolyn Rudolph was moved by a documentary viewing/panel discussion event that she...
  • Edible Schoolyard
    Edible Schoolyard NYC Toast & Taste Cocktail Party: 12/1 at Haven's Kitchen
    Edible Schoolyard NYC , a youth-focused charity that provides an "edible education curriculum" for children in kindergarten all the way up through high school, is hosting its holiday cocktail party on Monday, December 1st.The event,...
  • 2013 food "A Taste of Santa Cruz"
    A Taste of Santa Cruz 2014 features 30 restaurants, wineries and breweries
    The 10th annual “A Taste of Santa Cruz,” at the Cocoanut Grove on Thursday, Nov. 13, features approximately 30 participating restaurants, wineries, and breweries. The event runs from 5:30-9 p.m. and benefits first-time home buyers....
  • Celebrate the Roaring Twenties at the Pearls & Cufflinks Gala
    Clara White Mission celebrates 10th Pearls and Cufflinks gala
    Once again it’s time to get your best-dressed, 1920’s black ties and pearls out of the closet for the 10th “Pearls and Cufflinks” Gala, hosted by Citi; to benefit the Clara White Mission. This year makes the 110th...
  • Product Review: Benefit Fake Up Concealer
    Product Review: Benefit Fake Up Concealer
    Happy Tuesday!Every now and then, it’s nice to find a new product that works for you. After sampling Benefit Fake Up Concealer for a couple weeks, I discovered just that. This makeup has a concealing core, with an outer layer of hydrating...