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Full Moon Madness
This astronomy-based evening is perfect for the whole family with kids' crafts, guided night hikes, and a special astronomer gu
07/27/2018 at 6:00pm
Location: 101 Big Trees Park Rd, Felton Map

Full Moon Madness
Friday July 27; events start at 6pm

Experience Henry Cowell in a completely new way... at night! This astronomy-based evening is perfect for the whole family with kids' crafts, guided night hikes, and a special astronomer guest speaker. To wrap up the evening, the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club will bring their telescopes out for stargazing. Event is in the day use area of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, located off Hwy 9 in Felton. Event is free; parking is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

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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
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
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