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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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WEST Performing Arts
Experience your favorite stories and characters through interactive theatre games, art projects, and creative play.
Date: 11/30/2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12 Admission Fees: $70
Special Instructions: Bring a sibling & receive $10 off of the second registration.

This is an official WEST tradition. Thanksgiving: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce...and a little visit to Hogwarts. We will have a different theme & activities each day! Build a Weasley Wizard Clock! Attend a Care of Magical Creatures Class! Register now for one day or both! All craft materials are supplied. Please bring a lunch and water. Teachers are Alissa Lund and Fiona Murphy.
(There will be loads of new activities for returning wizards more because there is simply never enough magic...)

Location: Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 425-9378 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Loma Day
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Peacock Christmas Tree Farm
Date: 12/06/2014 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Peacock Christmas Tree Farm Hosts the "Loma Day" Fundraiser

The Hoffner family will once again donate 25% of all proceeds to the Loma Prieta Education Fund (LPEF) when it hosts its annual "Loma Day" from 8 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the family-owned Peacock Christmas Tree Farm.

The Hoffners anticipate brisk post-parade business and will greet customers with saws, netting and free hot cider. LPEF members and volunteers will be there with refreshments and holiday treats. Wine Tasting will be provided by Loma Prieta Winery.

"It's a wonderful community event that benefits our favorite cause: our children," said Lisa Hoffner.

The Hoffner's support and the participation of school families helped the LPEF reach milestone goals in 2014, benefitting Loma Prieta Elementary and CT English Middle School.

The farm is at 17950 Mountain Charlie Rd., just off of Hwy 17 and Summit Road. For further information, please contact Lisa Hoffner at 408-353-6465 or see

All are welcome!!

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Location: 17950 Mountain Charlie Rd., Los Gatos Map
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Holiday Craft and Gift Fair
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Festive event full of holiday cheer includes crafts, folk art, antiques, collectibles, gift foods, delicious refreshments at the
Date: Every day (Dec 5-Dec 7)
Ages: All Admission Fees: $3, under 5 free

Heritage Holiday Craft Fair


The SCCFHF Heritage Holiday Craft & Gift Fair is quickly approaching! This years Craft and Gift Fair will be held at the fairgrounds December 5th, 6th, and 7th.


Nearly 100 vendors are lined up to provide a unique shopping experience, food and drink will be available, daily raffle prizes and even Christmas Tree sales onsite! Don't miss this three day opportunity to attend our Heritage Holiday Craft Fair.




Friday, December 5th  -  noon until 8pm


Saturday and Sunday  -  10am until 4pm



Admittance  - ONLY $5



There WILL be gift wrapping on site, with proceeds to go toward local 4-H! 







Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrou, 2601 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831)612-9118 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Hansel and Gretel Children's Opera
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Saratoga Civic Theater
Date: 12/14/2014 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Hansel and Gretel Children's Opera


Hansel and Gretel is a family friendly children's opera. Come join Hansel and Gretel on their adventures through the enchanted forest. A great way to enjoy the holidays.


Location: 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga Map
Phone: 408-868-1291 •website Saratogacreate a direct event link
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