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  • 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...
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    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...
  • Flavors of Pacific Grove
    Flavors of Pacific Grove features local chefs, restaurants, wineries
    The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce hosts “Flavors of Pacific Grove: A Celebration of the Great Chefs of Pacific Grove” on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Inn at Spanish Bay.The event is $50 per person and attendance is...
  • Taste for Literacy
    Library fundraiser provides food, fun and entertainment
    Friends of Crestline Library held their 6th annual Taste for Literacy fundraiser last Saturday. More than 20 restaurants offered samples of their food, ranging from a bowl of chili with a square of cornbread to salads, sandwiches and more. Live...
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    Cruzin’ Courses offers women’s progressive wine dinner and benefit
    The ninth annual Cruzin’ Courses is Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in downtown Santa Cruz, from 4 to 10 p.m.Participants are encouraged to park their cars at Hotel Paradox, where the evening begins. It’s a women’s evening of strolling,...