APRIL: on April 3, the Santa Cruz Valley chapter will host Jeff Babcock. He lived in Alaska while he and his wife raised their family of four children. He has written articles for The Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Magazine. His book Should I Not Return has been a labor of love and sorrow for the better part of his adult life, after having survived a terrible climbing accident in 1967 on Alaska's Denali (Mount McKinley) at the age of twenty. Jeff will talk of the step-by-step process of turning this true-life story into a fascinating adventure read.

MAY: on May 1, the SSA Santa Cruz Valley group will host Bonnie Papenfuss. Have you taken an amazing trip or attended a special celebration but your only record of it is a few scrawled notes? Do all your beautiful photos remain captive on your phone or computer? If so, come to this innovative seminar where writer, traveler and fellow procrastinator Bonnie Papenfuss will show you how to turn those minimal notes (or none at all) and an abundance of pictures into a keepsake book you will cherish and show off to your friends. Using a popular web site, Bonnie will demonstrate how easy and fun—seriously—it is to build a beautiful, lightweight, easy-to-store memory book in a fraction of the time and monetary investment of true scrapbooking. It might even be something your children will keep and hold dear when you're no longer around. You think? Well, anything's possible!

Monthly programs are usually held at the Joyner Green Valley Library from 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Bonnie Papenfuss at 520-625-3764 or

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