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Friday, August 16
Loma Prieta Community Foundation
presents a free summer movie under the stars.
will be shown at the Redwood Amphitheatre
behind the Loma Prieta Playfield,
23845 Summit Road.
The show begins at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., depending on sunset.
Saturday, August 17
95033Free Swap Meet
9 a.m to Noon
Loma Prieta Community Center
Bring useful and clean items to share for free.
If you have nothing to share, donate $5
to pick up things for personal use.
Sunday, August 18
Pippa's House and Garden Concert
Join Pippa for a potluck and refreshments at 6 p.m.
followed by music from the New World String Project
folk music quartet at 7 p.m.
Pippa's home is located next to Mountain Bible Church
on Summit Road.
For information and reservations, email Pippa
Wednesday, August 21
Santa Cruz County supervisor John Leopold
meets with constituents, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.,
at the Loma Prieta School Community Room,
23845 Summit Road
Saturday and Sunday,
August 24 and 25
will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at the Building Blocks Preschool parking lot,
23845 Summit Road.
Proceeds benefit the C.T. English Home and School Club.
Saturday, September 7
Loma Prieta Museum
annual farm-dinner benefit at 5 p.m.
at the Mason-Taylor Ranch, 22849 Summit Road.
For more information,
or email LomaPrietaMuseum@gmail.com.
Mountain Jam, a free musical festival and picnic,
returns to the Loma Prieta Playfield and Gazebo,
23845 Summit Road, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy family-friendly activities, food, and live music from
Soul Majestic, the Summit Sisters, Blue Summit, and others.
To find out more, visit www.santacruzmountainjam.org.
Saturday, September 14
Skyland Community Church hosts
the 74th-annual Harvest Festival,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 25100 Skyland Road.
Shop for gently used books, clothing, and housewares,
and enjoy a luncheon and live music.
Sunday, October 20
Fall Play Day and costume contest.
Arena opens at 7:30 a.m.
First game is at 9 a.m., with a costume contest after lunch.
Barbecue will be available for purchase.
Visit www.summit-riders.com for
membership and show registration information.
Everyone is invited.
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Protecting Your Home from Fire
Here’s a checklist on how to improve your landscaping from
CalFire at www.fire.ca.gov:
Create a defensible space of one hundred feet around your home.
It is required by law.
Create a "lean, clean, green zone" by removing all flammable
vegetation within thirty feet surrounding your home
Create a "reduced fuel zone" in the remaining seventy feet or to
your property line.
You have two options in this area:
A. Create horizontal and vertical spacing between plants. The
amount of space will depend on how steep your property is and
the size of your plants.
B. Large trees do not have to be removed as long as all of the
plants beneath them are removed.
Remove lower tree branches at least six feet from the ground
Landscape with fire resistant plants
Maintain all plants with regular water, and keep dead braches,
leaves, and needles removed.
When clearing vegetation, use care when operating equipment such
as lawnmowers. One small spark may start a fire; a string
trimmer is much safer.
Stack woodpiles at least thirty feet from all structures and
remove vegetation within ten feet of woodpiles.
Locate LPG tanks (butane and propane) at least thirty feet from
any structure and maintain ten feet of clearance.
Remove all stacks of construction materials, pine needles,
leaves, and other debris from your yard.
For other ways to protect your home from fire, visit www.fire.ca.gov