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Folk Dancing!
Check out these folk dancing events! Balkan, Israeli, International
Every Tues and Fri from 7:30am to 11:00pm
Location: Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map

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Time: 8:00-11:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30)
Cost: $15.00 (sliding scale) + tips for the band.
Bring: Snacks to share--finger food only, please.Dancing in Santa Cruz for 48+ years.

Join us on Friday evenings...


Live music parties will usually happen at the Live Oak Grange in Santa Cruz--depending on availability of the facility and bands. Occasionally we will party at Park Hall in Ben Lomond or at our regular venue, Market Street Senior Center.

Questions? Send email to:
(Be patient--answers may take a few days... Thanks!)


FRIDAY: Cabrillo Folk Dancers--Balkan & International

TUESDAY: Alan Rothchild's Israeli Dance class

Time: Friday, 7:30-10:00 p.m.
(Dancing starts about 7:45...)
EVERY Friday, except on (or near) national holidays. For the health and comfort of members with asthma and allergies, the class is "fragrance-free".
Any schedule changes will be announced on this web site, whenever possible.
Cost: $7.00
MARKET STREET SENIOR CENTER, 222 Market Street, Santa Cruz, CA

In a residential neighborhood, on the surrounding streets. Please be considerate of the neighbors, and don't block driveways.

New to folk dancing or haven't danced in 10-40 years?
Come at the beginning of class, when easier dances are taught.

LIVE MUSIC: Check the Calendar of Events page for the schedule of live music parties and other parties/events of interest.

Questions? Email: - (answers may take a couple of days...)

This class has been taught by Alan Rothchild for over 25 years.
Every Tuesday evening, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Peace United Church of Christ (formerly First Congregational, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz


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Friends of Hospice
Family friendly event: food, music, a drawing for cash prizes, silent and live auctions
Date: 10/01/2016
Ages: All

Brats, Beer, and Big Hearts!

Oktoberfest is a favorite community event for all ages-put on your lederhosen and come see for yourself.

Join us for a fun, authentic Oktoberfest theme with traditional food, music, and a biergarten. Oktoberfest offers a tremendous array of specialty wines, art, gifts, trips, exceptional dining experiences, and much more through both live and silent auctions.

Stop by to join the fun, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and purchase a raffle ticket that all supports a great cause.


Saturday, October 1st
noon - 4:00 pm
Scotts Valley Community Center
Free. Family Friendly. Fun.


Location: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 430-3000 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
World Pumpkin Celebrates The Great Gourd
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Half Moon Bay
It's Pumpkin Time in Pumpkin Town! Get Your Orange On! Annual Art & Pumpkin Festival
Date: Every day (Oct 7-Oct 16)
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Main Street (between Miramontes and Spruce Streets)

World Pumpkin Celebrates The Great Gourd


Celebrate Good Times ... Pumpkin Festival Marks 46 Years!

Autumn is a spectacularly special season on the fertile, scenic coast around Half Moon Bay where the entire Coastside area bursts into a brilliant sea of orange and buzzes with excitement and activity to celebrate its bountiful and beautiful fall harvest. The dazzling journey is its own reward ... the tunnel through Devils Slide is a sight to behold plus the breath-taking views of seaside farm country dotted with vast, rolling fields of orange, scarecrows, barns, and pick-your-own pumpkin patches...


2016 Schedule of Events


Friday, October 7

5-7 p.m. Pumpkin Festival Logo Design Contest Opening Reception
Pasta Moon Restaurant Music Box Gallery, 315 Main Street in Half Moon Bay. 2017 contest entries on display, complimentary beverages and small bites. Free admission

Sunday, October 9

5 p.m. Growers VIP Welcome Party and Media Preview for the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Cameron's Inn, 1410 South Cabrillo Highway

Monday, October 10

7 a.m. Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off,
IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street

Saturday, October 15

7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, Mac Dutra Park, Main St. @ Kelly Ave.
9 a.m. Festival Opens
10 a.m. Costume Contest, Cunha School lot, Church & Correas Streets
12 noon Great Pumpkin Parade
2 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot
2:15 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot
5 p.m. Festival Closes

Sunday, October 16

7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, Mac Dutra Park, Main St. @ Kelly Ave.
8 a.m. Pumpkin Run/Walk on Coastside Trail
5k & 10k Run, 5K Walk, & Kids Fun Run (under age 12) and
Pumpkin Power 5k Obstacle Challenge
Starts At Hatch School (Kelly Ave. @ Hwy. 1).
Run Info:  650-712-7322 or
9 a.m. Festival Opens
10 a.m. Pumpkin Carving for Fun (not a contest), Bank of America lot
2 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 11 and under), Bank of America lot
2:15 p.m. Pie Eating Contest (age 12 and over), Bank of America lot
5 p.m. Festival Closes
Admission is free
No Pets Please
Info-Line: 650-726-9652

Location: Main St, Half Moon Bay Map
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