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River Health Day
Volunteer and make a difference in the San Lorenzo River ecosystem!
The 2nd Sa of every month (Jul 23-Dec 8) from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Santa Cruz Riverwalk, 107 Dakota Ave., Santa Cruz Map

Every second Saturday of the month you can join the Coastal Watershed Council in improving habitat conditions along the lower San Lorenzo River.

During these River Health Days, we will be planting and watering beneficial native seedlings, as well as removing invasive plants along the river to improve biodiversity and habitat complexity.

Events occur along the banks of the lower San Lorenzo River near the Santa Cruz Riverwalk. Equipment, gloves and refreshments are provided.

All ages and abilities welcome. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit to learn more and sign up. Call (831) 464 9200 x104 with any questions.

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Star Party
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Santa Cruz Astronomy Club
Date: 12/11/2015 from 6:00pm to 11:59pm

Special Instructions: Sunset

Have you ever wanted to get a good look at the nighttime sky but didn't have good enough equipment? Borrow the Santa Cruz Astronomy ClubÊs amazing telescopes and enjoy breathtaking view of planets, stars, nebula and other celestial neighbors. YouÊll learn all about our stellar neighbors as club members explain what youÊre seeing through the eye-piece. Mars will be high in the sky with a conjunction of Mercury, Jupiter and the crescent moon. Dress warmly. Rain or cloudy skies cancels the program. All ages are welcome to attend.

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015


Santa Cruz Gardens School - student star party Friday, Dec 4

Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary School, 8005 Winkle Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

We will setup on the field at the south end of campus, just south of the multipurpose building. sunset is around 5pm, so it shoudl be dark after 6pm. details with school need to be determined.


Quail Hollow Star Party Friday, Dec 11

Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, 800 Quail Hollow Rd, Felton, CA 95018

sunset 4:51pm (brrrr, Solstice is almost here!). no moon.

Location: Quail Hollow Ranch , 800 Quail Hollow Rd, Felton Map
Phone: 831-335-9348 Felton create a direct event link
Guided Redwood Grove Walks
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State Park Henry Cowell
Amazing forest adventure - ask any questions you may have
Date: Every Su and Sa at 11:00am
Admission Fees: Day-use parking fee is $10
Special Instructions: Saturdays at 11 am & 2 pm

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Saturdays at 11 am & 2 pm

How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more every Saturday and Sunday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable docents will lead you through our magnificent old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the Visitors Center in the Day Use area of Henry Cowell off of HWY 9, at 101 N. Big Trees Park Road in Felton.


Location: 525 North Big Trees Park Road, Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-7077 •website Felton create a direct event link
Fantasy of Lights
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Vasona Lake County Park
Exciting, animated displays include the popular Fantasy Train, Tunnel of Lights, Santa Shoots the Hoops, Motorcycle Santa, and P
Date: Every day (Dec 6-Dec 31) from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission Fees: $10 - $50 per vehicle

Vasona Lake County Park

Fantasy of Lights is a 1.5 mile drive-through holiday lights and display entertainment extravaganza for the whole family. Now in its 16th season, Fantasy of Lights continues to be the premier holiday lights spectacular in Northern California. The mostly animated larger-than-life displays, the special sounds of holiday music piped through your own car radio and the sights and sounds of an erupting Volcano in the dangerously fun Dinosaur Den, Santa Shooting Hoops, a pen of Playful Penguins, blazing Pirate Ship cannons, Tunnels of Lights, and winking, Twinkling Trees will have you "oohing and aahing" throughout the ride.  See all this and so much more!



$20- per Vehicle (Up to 12 people)
$50- oversize vehicles (Capacity 13+)

Cash, Visa or Mastercard accepted, no Debit Cards  

Fantasy of Lights Walk-Thru Night

· Saturday, December 5, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meet Pope and Marla from MIX 106.5 Morning Show and receive your free holiday CD while supplies last! Bring a donation of canned goods or a cash/check contribution benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank. View here for more details about this year's walk-thru night!


NEW THIS YEAR! Help Spread the word: No admittance without prepaid ticket! .

Location: 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos Map
Phone: (408) 355-2201 •website Los Gatos create a direct event link
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