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Holiday Ice Skating
Ice skate by the beach, on real ice!
Every day (Nov 11-Jan 7)
Location: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map

Boardwalk Holiday Ice
Presented by Dignity Health Medical Network

November 11, 2017- January 7, 2018

Celebrate this holiday season with a new family tradition - ice skating at the Boardwalk!

Festivities Include:

  • Ice Skating by the Beach - on Real Ice!
  • Holiday Lights and Decorations
  • Boardwalk Rides* & Games
  • Indoor Arcades, Mini Golf, and Laser Tag
  • Classic Holiday Movies

Schedule

November 11 - December 24, 2017, and January 2 - 7, 2018

Fridays-Sundays: 12pm-9pm

Mondays-Thursdays: 4pm-9pm

December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018

12pm-9pm

Ice Skating

Our new 40' x 60' covered ice skating rink is open rain or shine!

Each 1-hour session includes ice skate rental.

$12

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Reserve your ice skating session before you arrive!

(Online reservations coming in November)

 

*Please call (831) 423-5590 the day of your visit to confirm which rides and games are open.

 

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Boulder Creek FLEA MARKET
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St. Michaels Catholic Church
Find or sell treasures!
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 8:00am to 3:00pm


Flea Market. This is a charity event and takes place the first Saturday of every month in Boulder Creek behind St. Michaels Catholic Church parking lot on the corner of Oak and Harmon.

 

Call us at 831-332-6321 for more information. Sellers please call. Vendors welcome. $15 a space.

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Location: Oak St, Boulder Creek Map
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Living History Days
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San Juan Bautista State Park
Bring the family and enjoy our 1st Saturday Living History Days
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: The cost for entrance to the museum, stables and buildings is only $3 each for anyone over 16 .

Living History Days, 1st Saturdays

Step back to the early days of San Juan and meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. (Even One-Eyed Charley has been spotted a few times.) Watch games, crafts and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables as well as Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.

There is much to do and see for FREE.
The cost for entrance to the museum, stables and buildings is only $3 each for anyone over 16 years of age. (So kids are FREE.)

 

The park includes several structures built in the 1800s. The four main historic museums are the Plaza Hotel, the Zanetta House/Plaza Hall, the Plaza Stables, and the newly reopened Castro-Breen Adobe. Many of the interiors are arranged as furnished vignettes or with colorful and informative exhibits that help create a unique learning environment for people of all ages. The park also features a blacksmith shop, theh istoric jail, and an early American settler’s cabin.

 

Tours
The park is open Tuesday through Sunday for self guided visits and also offers guided walking tours by advanced reservation. The park is closed on Mondays. Call 831-623-2753 for information.


Location: Second St, San Juan Bautista Map
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Bittersweet Harvest The Bracero Program
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Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum
Bittersweet Harvest Cultural Community Celebration
Date: 06/01/2013 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Bittersweet Harvest, a bilingual exhibition, explores the bracero program, the largest guest worker program in American history. Between 1942 and 1964, millions of Mexican nationals came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts, which offered them much-needed work and economic opportunity. Their dramatic story reveals an important but overlooked chapter in our nation's history-which remains highly relevant today.

Join the Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

For a Cultural Community Celebration
Saturday, June 1, 2013
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Admission includes Cultural Dancers, Live Music, Movie,
Art Display, Family Activities, Food & Beverages


Location: Monterey County Agricultural & R, 1160 Broadway, King City Map
Phone: (831)385-8020 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Contra Dancing
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Santa Cruz Dance
Contra couples dancing for beginners and experienced dancers
Date: The 1st Su of every month at 7:00pm
Ages: 7+ Admission Fees: $6-$10
Special Instructions: Usually First Friday, Check website.

BEGINNING IN AUGUST, OUR REGULAR SCHEDULE WILL BE:

The 2nd Friday of each month

7:00-10:00 PM

at the Live Oak Grange Hall

 

Please join us Friday, June 20th at 7:00 pm at the Live Oak Grange Hall for a fun evening of contra dancing!

 

Admission donation is $12, with a discount for members and students. 

 

Music will be provided by The Whoots http://www.reverbnation.com/thewhoots Violinist Dorota Szuta, just returned from a six-week Europe tour with the Zoe Boekbinder band, joins Michele Levy (violin) and Jim Oakden (everything else) to bring you the exuberant sound of The Whoots, a contra dance band born in the desert heat and dust of Black Rock City three years ago.

 

Dances will be called by Andy Wilson, who has been calling contra and barn dances for many years, and is the regular house dance caller for the monthly barn dances at Pie Ranch, as well as the organizer and caller for a bi-monthly family contra dance at the Live Oak Grange Hall.

 

Arrive by 6:40 for an introductory workshop, or by 6:00 if you can help set up.  If you can stay afterward to help clean up, that would be awesome!

 

Feel free to bring friends, family, neighbors, or just yourself.  Please bring soft-soled, non-marking shoes to help protect the floor and your feet, and a water bottle to help you stay hydrated.

 

There will be a snack potluck at about 8:30 - if you have snacks to share, please bring them (but be aware we don't have access to a refrigerator or freezer on site).

 

This is an all-ages event.  Bring your joyful enthusiasm along with a sensibility toward care and consideration for your fellow dancers.

 

Please minimize your use of artificial fragrances at these events because some of our dancers are affected by these chemicals, which makes it hard for them to dance.  

 

Other upcoming dances in our area:

 

Saturday, June 21st - Monterey Contra Dance in Monterey

Thursday, June 26th - English Country Dancing in Santa Cruz

Saturday, July 5th - Monterey Contra Dance in Monterey

Thursday, July 10th - English Country Dancing in Santa Cruz

 

More information about upcoming dances in our area is online at the links below:

 

Contra dances in Santa Cruz County: http://santacruzdance.org/drupal/

English Country Dance in Santa Cruz County: http://www.englishcountrydancing.net/

Contra dances in Monterey: http://montereycdc.webs.com/

 

 


Location: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton Map
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10th Annual Cannery Row Block Party
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Cannery Row
Live music, entertainment, food and more
Date: 06/02/2013 from 11:00am to 5:00pm


This free family fun event is a great way to kick off the arrival of summer. From 11 am to 5 pm, Steinbeck Plaza is transformed into a haven for live music, entertainment, food and more! Live music begins promptly at 11 am featuring the music of local bands. Kids will enjoy animal shows, balloon artists and plenty of crafts and contests for all.

 


Location: Steinbeck Plaza, Cannery Row, Monterey Map
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Contra Dancing
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Santa Cruz Dance
Contra couples dancing for beginners and experienced dancers
Date: The 1st Su of every month at 7:00pm
Ages: 7+ Admission Fees: $6-$10
Special Instructions: Usually First Friday, Check website.

Dancers!

We've moved our First Friday dance to First Sunday!  And we're starting it an hour earlier so we can all get our beauty sleep and be ready for Monday morning!

 

Please join us SUNDAY February 2nd at 7:00 PM for a fun evening of contra dancing at the Felton Community Hall, 6191 Highway 9.  Music will be provided by Wildcat Canyon (Art Peterson on accordion, Stephanie Costanza on fiddle, and Peter Persoff on piano.  Dances will be called by Andy Shore.  Wildcat Canyon plays superb contra dance music with a strong influence of Western Swing.

 

 Andy Shore http://andyshore.com/ is an accomplished squaredance and contradance caller who has been calling contra dances since 2007, and recently moved to our area; we are so lucky and excited to have him call our dance!

 

Arrive by 6:40 for an introductory workshop, or by 6:00 if you can help set up.  If you can stay afterward to help clean up, that would be awesome!

 

Admission donation is $10, with a discount for members and students.

 

Feel free to bring friends, family, neighbors, or just yourself.  Please bring soft-soled, non-marking shoes to help protect the floor and your feet, and a water bottle to help you stay hydrated.

There will be a snack potluck at about 8:30 - if you have snacks to share, please bring them (but be aware we don't have access to a refrigerator or freezer on site).

 

This is an all-ages event.  Bring your joyful enthusiasm along with a sensibility toward care and consideration for your fellow dancers.

 

More information about upcoming dances in our area is online at the links below:

Contra dances in Santa Cruz County: http://santacruzdance.org/drupal/

English Country Dance in Santa Cruz County: http://www.englishcountrydancing.net/

Contra dances in Monterey: http://montereycdc.webs.com/


Location: Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton Map
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Pro-Am Beach Soccer Tournament
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Beach Boardwalk
Beach Soccer all day long for two days!
Date: Every day (Jun 1-Jun 2)
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Pro-Am Beach Soccer's 9th Annual Santa Cruz Open
June 1-2, 2013

More than 100 youth, amateur, and professional beach soccer teams play on the beautiful Santa Cruz Main Beach, right in front of the Boardwalk.


For more information visit www.proambeachsoccer.net


Location: Main Beach, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831)423-5590 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Cabrillo Youth Chorus Spring Concert
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Cabrillo Youth Chorus
Come to a joyful musical concert!
Date: 06/02/2013 at 2:00pm
Admission Fees: Donations at the Door
Special Instructions: one of the new buildings, on the corner, across from the gym

(Photos General) CabrilloYouthChorusKids2.jpgCabrillo Youth Chorus Spring Concert for all choirs.

Directed by Cheryl M. Anderson, the Cabrillo Youth Chorus provides a comprehensive vocal music program for children 8-18 years of age. We provide a wonderful ensemble experience that incorporates beautiful singing tone and music-reading fluency, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and joy.

 

The program involves making music with excellent professional musicians using the best of literature. Our young singers experience the rewards of dedication to the craft.


Location: Barbara Samper Recital Hall in t, Cabrillo College, Aptos Map
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Pay What you Wish Day
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Cartoon Art Museum
First Tuesday "Pay What You Wish" Day
Date: The 1st Tues of every month


Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday "Pay What You Wish" Day
Hours 11am to 5pm

 

The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the museum's premises. In addition to seven major exhibitions a year, the museum has a classroom for cartoon art and a bookstore.

 

Normally $6 admission, the first Tuesday of every calendar month is "Pay What You Wish" Day.

 

 

 


Location: 655 Mission St, San Francisco Map
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Volunteer in California's Oldest State Park!
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State Park Big Basin
We need volunteers!
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 9:00am to 3:00pm


Volunteer with the Trail Crew

Saturday, November 10 (must be 18 years of age or older)


Since 1969 the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of our park. The Trail Crew meets the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine. A typical workday lasts until mid-afternoon. Please bring your own work gloves, lunch and water. Join us for a unique perspective of Big Basin, a lively and productive experience with others who share a love of these redwood forests, and the satisfaction of participating in a vital part of the park's ability to educate and inspire the public! Meet at Park Headquarters.


Location: 21600 Big Basin , Boulder Creek Map
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Military Appreciation Day
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Del Monte Center
Date: 06/08/2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm


Del Monte Center invites members of the military and their families to a special day of celebration on Saturday, June 8 from 10 am to 2 pm.

 

The event begins at 10 am with free coffee and donuts, activity tables with crafts, games and giveaways, live music entertainment and more. Military families get free pizza ($3/slice for civilians).

 

Learn more at www.delmontecenter.com.

 


Location: Hwy 1 at Munras Ave, Monterey Map
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Pancake Breakfast!
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Senior Citizen's Opportunities
Date: The 2nd Su of every month from 8:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Adults:$5.00, Children under 10: $3.00

Come enjoy our wonderful monthly breakfast!

The cooks, wait-staff and kitchen helpers are all part of our vibrant Senior community, and all proceeds go to the Center.

 

Second Sunday Every Month*

Adults: $5, Children under 10: $3

*No Breakfast in September.


Location: Market Street Senior Center, 222 Market Street, Santa Cruz Map
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World Oceans Day Celebration
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
Learn about the treasures of the ocean and the threats they face
Date: Every day (Jun 8-Jun 9)


World Oceans Day is an international observance that's recognized by the United Nations and commemorated at aquariums, zoos, schools and conservation organizations across the globe.

 

Join your friends at the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a celebration of the amazing ecosystem that covers 70 percent of our planet. You'll learn about the treasures of the ocean, the threats it faces and what we can do to keep it healthy.

 

FREE with Aquarium admission.

 

Learn more at www.montereybayaquarium.org.

 

 


Location: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey Map
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Santa Cruz Scottish Festival
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Loch Lomond Celtic Society
Enter into a 16th century Scottish market fair in the Scottish Renaissance Festival...Over 40 Clans and Societies will welcome v
Date: Every day (Jun 15-Jun 16) from 8:00am to 9:00am
Ages: All

Santa Cruz Scottish Festival


(Special Event Images / Graphics) Scottish_Festival_SC.jpgEnter into a 16th century Scottish market fair in the Scottish Renaissance Festival.
Shop for unique arts & crafts, enjoy live theatre and stage shows, interact with hundreds of costumed entertainers in the streets, and don't miss the chance to meet Her Royal Majesty, Mary Stuart.

 

Or perhaps you'll enjoy the culture and heritage represented by the Santa Cruz Highland Games & Celtic Gathering, where bagpipe music permeates the air, men and women compete in traditional Highland athletics, and modern clans share their rich and extensive knowledge of Scottish culture and heritage.

 

Or simply settle down and watch some of the finest modern and traditional Celtic bands and soloists at the Santa Cruz Celtic Music Festival.

 

No matter what your pleasure may be, there's something for everyone.

Scottish Renaissance Festival
Stuart Royal Theatre Stage
Minstrel's Stage
Mercat Cross Stage
Storyteller's Stage
Guilds & Re-enactors On The Greens

 Santa Cruz Highland Games
Scottish Heavy Athletics
Children's Glen Stage
Clan Row
Piping Competition
Highland Dance Competition

 

 Santa Cruz Celtic Music Festival
Amphitheater Stage
Fiddler's Hall
Whisky Pub Stage
Country Dance Stage

 

 

Online Ticket Prices:
Adult - One Day $13 ($15 at the gate)
Adult - Two Day $24 (not available at the gate
Child - One Day** $8 ($10 at the gate)
Child - Two Day** $14 (not available at the gate)
** child ticket ~ 5 to 12 years [under 5 free]


Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds , 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 457-6716 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
5K River Run & Family Health Expo to Benefit Grind Out Hunger!
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Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab
Sports gear, health providers, martial arts, bikes, facials, food, live music, face painting, dunk tank, massage, spinal screeni
Date: 06/22/2013 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: ALL Admission Fees: FREE

Grind Out Hunger and Santa Cruz CORE Launch 5k River Run & 1ST Annual FAMILY HEALTH EXPO

Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab is on course to raise over $10,000 to fight hunger. They are partnering with Grind Out Hunger to organize a fundraiser on June 22nd, the first ever Santa Cruz CORE 5k River Run. Santa Cruz CORE and Grind Out Hunger are inviting the community to join the fun scheduled for the 4th Saturday in June by signing up for this 5k River Run along the beautiful San Lorenzo River and fight hunger at the same time. The run is followed by a day of family fun at the 1st Annual FAMILY HEALTH EXPO.

"We have sponsors and vendors from sports gear, health providers, martial arts, bikes, facials, food, live music, face painting, dunk tank, massage, spinal screenings, acupuncture, healthy lifestyle choices, raffle prizes and more at the Family Health Expo,"said Jaimi Ellison of Santa Cruz CORE. "Plus, all the raffle ticket proceeds support Grind Out Hunger."

 

The EXPO IS A FREE FAMILY EVENT!

Runners can sign up online for $35 to secure their place in this fun event and benefit Grind Out Hunger. Visit http://www.outrunninghunger.org . More info @ www.santacruzcore.com or 831-425-9500


Location: Santa Cruz CORE Fitness + Rehab, 317 Potrero St. Ste. C, Santa Cruz Map
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2nd Annual Father Daughter Dance
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PAPAS
Music, snack & dance lessons
Date: 06/22/2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: Father & daughter or son $35. Additional son or daughter $5. Additional adult (grandpa, uncle) $10

2nd Annual Father Daughter Dance 5-8pm. Presented by PAPAS. Music, snack and dance lesson provided. Give her your undivided attention. Includes a keepsake photo.

 

Father & daughter or son $35. Additional son or daughter $5. Additional adult (grandpa, uncle) $10. Held at Museum of Art & History (MAH), 705 Front St, Santa Cruz.

 

For tickets; papassfi@sccc.org or 763-3123


Location: MAH, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.763-3123 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Monterey Americana Festival
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Music + food and beverage booths, arts, crafts, jewelry and apparel booths, activities for kids and families
Date: Every day (Jun 22-Jun 23) from 10:30am to 7:00pm
Admission Fees: $45 per day, $20 children ages 9-17; 8 and under free

Monterey Americana Festival
Saturday, June 22 ~ 10:30 am - 7 pm
Sunday, June 23 ~ 10:30 am - 7 pm


The first Monterey Americana Festival will feature artists such as Todd Snider, Carrie Rodriguez and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, as well as finalists on the current season of NBC-TV's "The Voice." Attendees will also be treated to food and beverage booths, arts, crafts, jewelry and apparel booths as well as activities for kids and families.

 

Tickets are $45 per day, $20 for children ages 9-17. Children 8 and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.montereyamericanafestival.com.


Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd, Monterey Map
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Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours
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State Park Wilder Ranch
Experience the Victorian era!
Date: Every Su and Sa from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Weekends from 11:00am-3:00pm, tours of the ranch houses at 1:00pm

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours
Monday, September 5 from 11 am to 3 pm
Weekends from 11 am to 3 pm
Tour of the ranch houses at 1 pm

Discover what life was like a century or more ago on this innovative dairy ranch.  The hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1856 Gothic Revival farm house, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. You can also play Victorian games or bring a picnic to enjoy on the front lawn, visit the farm animals and see what activities are taking place on the ranch this weekend; You may learn about hand quilting, watch blacksmithing, or wood stove baking techniques.

 

Call (831) 426-0505 for more details.

 

 


Location: 1401 Old Coast Road, Santa Cruz Map
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Calling all parents!
Date: Every Mon from 10:30am to 11:20am
Ages: 6 months - 6 years old Admission Fees: FREE

Are you curious about Luma and eager for a chance to check out our space? Feeling isolated at home all day with your child? Wondering how to help your child transition into a childcare situation? Just hungry for some adult conversation? Drop in to a FREE Luma Playgroup and connect with our childcare staff, other parents & your child. No reservations required!


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 325-2620 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Felton Farmers Market
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Felton Certified Farmers Market
Date: Every Tues from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: Open May through November

The Felton Certified Farmers Market offers produce and fruit, fish, bread, wine, and an array of prepared foods, a community table and entertainment by local artists.

 

    Felton Certified Farmers' Market provides a community marketplace offering fresh seasonal produce sold by those who grow it, a variety of nonagricultural products and  creates a lively, educational and informative meeting place for the entire San Lorenzo Valley. The market offers fresher food at prices normally lower than retail. We carry a wonderful variety of produce, plants, flowers, bread, deserts, fish, prepared foods and there's always fun to be had.


Location: Hwy 9, St. John's Church parking lot
Phone: 425-3331 •website Felton create a direct event link
Birth Center Tour
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Dominican Hospital
Tour of family birth center
Date: Every Tues at 6:30pm
Admission Fees: Free

Birth Center Tour 

Learn more about your options for birth, as well as learning how Dominican provides comfortable, safe, and secure care for mom and babe. Visit our private birthing Rooms and Postpartum Rooms where mom, babe an partner can stay together. Also, peek in to see the sweetest and smallest patients in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

 

Dominican is pleased to offer midwifery care as well as care for high risk moms and babies.

Make an informed choice for you and your baby.

 

Registration is requested.

 For information call 462-7741 or e-mail cynthia.hornbeak@dignityhealth.org

Register only the expectant mom.  DO NOT add Partner or Family Member. 

Your family is welcome to attend.


Location: 1555 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 462-7709 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Infant Feeding Circle
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Date: Every Tues from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Ages: Mothers and babies Admission Fees: Recommended donation of $5 to $10


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 325-2620 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
FREE Playgroup
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Calling all parents!
Date: Every Mon and Th
Ages: 6 months - 6 years Admission Fees: FREE

(Photos General) Luma_Playgroups.jpgAre you curious about Luma and eager for a chance to check out the space? Feeling isolated at home all day with your child? Wondering how to help your child transition into a childcare situation? Just hungry for some adult conversation?

 

Drop in to a FREE Luma Playgroup and connect with our childcare staff, other parents & your child. No reservations required!

 

Mondays 11:00 am - 11:50 am


Thursdays 10:30 am - 11:20am

 


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Four O'Clock Friday Yoga Classes for Kids and Adults!
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Come enjoy Luma yoga classes for parents and children on Friday afternoon!
Date: Every Fri from 4:00pm to 5:20pm
Ages: Kids (3 and up), Adults all ages Admission Fees: $15 drop in, class cards, and memberships available

Adults

Vinyasa yoga is the traditional form of yoga in which the coordination of movement with breath is integral. Postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Additional breathing techniques and meditation are also commonly practiced. Each of our instructors shapes the focus, pace, and structure of the practice with their unique teaching style.

All Levels is an intermediate paced class that is also appropriate for students who have been practicing for at least one year. Alternative poses will be suggested during class so that students can tailor the practice to match their comfort and level of experience.

 

Children 3-7

This class offers kids a fun opportunity to combine the calm of yoga with the energizing creativity of dance. Each class offers a mixture of art, yoga, reading, music, and dance, with an emphasis on play and imagination. Students are given opportunities to both relax their bodies with breathing and relaxation techniques as well as to move their bodies creatively and freely.


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Calling all parents!
Date: Every Fri from 10:30am to 11:20am
Ages: 6 months - 6 years Admission Fees: FREE

Are you curious about Luma and eager for a chance to check out our space? Feeling isolated at home all day with your child? Wondering how to help your child transition into a childcare situation? Just hungry for some adult conversation? Drop in to a FREE Luma Playgroup and connect with our childcare staff, other parents & your child. No reservations required!


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Wilder Ranch Farm Animal Program Volunteers Needed
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State Park Wilder Ranch
We're looking for volunteers to help feed and tend to the resident animals. Families are welcome!
Date: Every day


Wilder Ranch Farm Animal Program Volunteers Needed!

Do you love Wilder Ranch and have a big heart for animals? Then do we have the opportunity for you! The Wilder Ranch Farm Animal Program is looking for volunteers to help feed and tend to the resident animals.

  Families are welcome! Children between the ages of 6-18 are encouraged to volunteer as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering.

This is a long term volunteer position as the animals grow very fond of their caretakers, with the minimum commitment being 6 months. There are several shifts available with morning and afternoon feedings.

Prior animal experience is a plus, but you will be thoroughly trained by Animal Program Coordinator Sunny Schacher on your duties as a caretaker, and introduced to the goats, sheep, chickens and other animals that reside on the ranch.

 

For more information, please contact Sunny at the
Wilder Ranch Visitor Center at (831) 426-0505.

If there is nobody available to pick up the phone, please leave a message for Sunny and she will return your call as soon as she is able.

 


Location: Hwy 1, Santa Cruz Map
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Movies - Imax at The Tech
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The Tech Museum
Now Showing at The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater
Date: Every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm


Now Showing at The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater

 

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Location: 201 S. Market St, San Jose Map
Phone: (408) 294-8324 •website San Josecreate a direct event link
Santa Cruz County Fair Entry Guides
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Santa Cruz County Fair
Plan ahead for entering the county fair -all ages!
Date: Every day (Jun 1-Aug 31)


(Ads 2013) SCCF_2013.jpgSanta Cruz County Fair Official Entry Guides  You can process most entries online.

 

We can use your help!
We are looking for volunteers for this year's fair. If you work at least one four hour shift, you will receive free admission to the Santa Cruz County Fair. Fill out this short form if you're interested and someone will contact you directly. Thanks!

 

Fair Horse Show Update

Horse show entries are open! You can also post most shows the day of the event. Please call the Fair Office at 831.724.5671 for more information.

 

 

Downloads for All Entry Guides

 

Contests

2013 Apple Pie Baking Contest Entry Form

2013 Diaper Derby / Toddler Contest

2013 Senior Contest

 

Education Days Applications

2013 Education Days Application

2013 Panel Entry Application

 

Departments

 

2013 Ag & Hort Department
2013 Amature Winemaking Department
2013 Collections & Hobbies
2013 Education Department
2013 FFA Department
2013 Fine Arts Department
2013 Floriculture Department
2013 Handsupn / Handwoven Department
2013 Homebrew Department
2013 Interactive Science Department
2013 Horseshow Department

2013 Junior Home Arts Department
2013 Lego Department
2013 Livestock Department
2013 Photography Department
2013 Poetry Department
2013 Poultry Department
2013 Senior Home Arts Department
2013 Youth Organization Department     

 

 

 

 


Location: 2660 East Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
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Monterey Bay Farmers Markets
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Monterey Bay Farmers Markets
You will find an unmatched selection of locally grown fresh produce, flowers & artisan products.
Date: Every Su, Tues, Fri and Sa
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets, Serving the Central Coast for over 36 years!


Locals, chefs and tourists love to shop at our four markets in Aptos, Monterey, and Carmel - the premier farmers markets on the Central Coast.

 

You'll appreciate the unmatched selection of top quality produce, flowers, specialty foods, and the opportunity to connect with the people who produce our food. Our farmers markets are ranked in the top ten farmers markets in California. Meet old friends and make new acquaintances - come to the markets and become a part of our friendly community!

 

Aptos Farmers Market  Saturdays, 8am - 12pm, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Year-round

Upbeat and relaxed atmosphere, a great way to start your weekend! 80 farmers and vendors and many special events.


Monterey Farmers Market   Fridays, 10am - 2pm  Monterey Peninsula College, 930 Fremont St, Monterey   Year-round

A bustling market with a bountiful selection of produce and specialty items, flowers and plants.


Carmel Farmers Market  Tuesdays, 9 am - 1 pm The Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel  May - September

Take a scenic drive to this intimate market nestled in the charming Barnyard Shopping Village just off Hwy 1


Del Monte Farmers Market   Sundays 8 am - 12 pm The Del Monte Shopping Center, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey  May through October

Enjoy the easy relaxed pace of this friendly Sunday market - feast your eyes on beautiful produce, flowers, and plants and...


Location: Cabrillo College , 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 728-5060 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Nature Walks
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City of Watsonville
Bring the peace and beauty of nature into your life!
Date: Every Su at 1:30pm


Guided exploration walk in the wetlands. Meet at the Nature Center. Binoculars provided. Great for all ages! Weather permitting. FREE


or Learn While You Walk

Thirteen interpretive trail signs have been installed along the Wetlands of Watsonville. These trail signs teach about the natural and cultural history of our wetlands and address local conservation issues. Several more will be developed to convey litter, pet waste and environmentally friendly car wash practices.

 


Location: Wetlands of Watsonville, 30 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831.768.1622 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
...take a walk on the"Wild Side
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Wild Things, Inc
A special tour of Wild Things - retired animals, young up and coming animals and even feed the elephants
Date: Every day at 1:00pm
Admission Fees: $10.00 per adult $8.00 children 14 & under
Special Instructions: (831)612-0072

(Photos General) WildThings_KidsFeedingElephants.jpg...take a walk on the"Wild Side

Daily Public Tours: "Every Day"(yes, 7 days weekly - including all holidays except Christmas and Thanksgiving) 1:00 PM and 3pm tour in the months of June, July and August ONLY

 

Just Show Up. No need to call, no reservations needed. We'll meet you at the gate and take you on a 1 hour tour of our facility.  On our daily tour, you'll enjoy a video presentation followed by a walking guided tour of the outdoor animal compound. You'll see most of our inventory, all that are housed in the outdoor portion of the compound to include all our cats, bears and elephants as well as many of our misc. oddballs, our larger alligators and any birds and small mammals that are temporarily being sunned that day...

 

After tour "Meet and Greets" - after our daily tour, guests are invited to return to our elephant playpen where you'll have an opportunity to feed one of the elephants housed in our African elephant sanctuary. A wonderful opportunity for human and elephant alike.

Cost: Additional $5 per person


Location: 400 River Road, Salinas Map
Phone: 831.455.1919 •website Salinas create a direct event link
Union Pacific - Building America for 150 Years!
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California State Railroad Museum
150 years of railroading history!
Date: Every day (Sep 29-Aug 31) from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

Sept, 2012 Thru Aug 2013 -- California State Railroad Museum -- "Building America" Exhibit

 

Attention railroad and history enthusiasts of all ages...it's time to celebrate 150 years of railroading history! Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Union Pacific Railroad this year, the California State Railroad Museum is proud to debut a new exhibit titled "Building America: Abraham Lincoln, California and the Union Pacific Railroad." The retrospective exhibit will include photos, maps, artifacts and memorabilia covering 150 years of railroad history.

 

The powerful new exhibit will begin with the early history of President Abraham Lincoln and his steadfast support of the railroad, culminating with the signing of the Pacific Railroad Act in 1862. The exhibit will highlight the construction of this - the world's very first transcontinental railroad - and continue on to showcase how the Union Pacific Railroad has helped with "Building America" through natural disasters, wars, and a changing transportation industry. This is one history-rich exhibit railroad enthusiasts won't want to miss!

 

Open daily from 10am - 5pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day


Location: 125 "I" St, Old Sacramento Map
Phone: (916) 445-6645 •website Sacramentocreate a direct event link
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