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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 https://coastal-watershed.org/events/ to learn more and sign up. Call (831) 464 9200 x104 with any questions.

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Campus Tour
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Mount Madonna School
Come see classes in session and tour the campus!
Date: 12/07/2018 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: free

Come experience learning through our stuemall classes and learning that goes beyond the classroom walls, Montessori-influenced Pre/K and college prep 1st-12th grades. Featuring hands-on science labs, outdoor adventure and travel, marine biology studies on Catalina Island, buddy program, visual and performing arts.

 

The Campus Tour event begins at 10am, with an opportunity to stay and preview the MS production of "Honk! Jr" (December 7) (Play/performance portions will be 12:15-2:00pm for those who choose to stay)

 

Contact Benna Dimig at (408) 846-4042 or admissions@mountmadonnaschool.org


Location: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Winter Faire
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Santa Cruz Waldorf School
Winter forest walk, Model Trains, Bonfire with chestnuts, Seasonal Crafts, Shopping, Food & Music
Date: 12/08/2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Admission Fees: None

(0 A November 2018) WaldorfWinterFaire2018.jpgPlease join us Saturday, December 8th, for our annual Winter Faire!

Come spend a day out amongst the redwoods, sipping hot drinks, listening to merry music, and enjoying the wonder and fun that the Winter Faire has to offer. Come one come all, big and small!

Winter Forest Walk
Bonfire with Chestnuts
Seasonal Kid's Crafts & Activities
Holiday Shopping
Food & Music
Story Telling by The Early Childhood Department

There will be a free shuttle bus from the UCSC Barn at High & Bay Streets. Limited parking at SCWS is available for $15.


Location: 2190 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 8314250519 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Westlake Winter Artisans Fair
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Westlake
Over 30 Artists and Craftspeople will offer jewelry, art, leather goods, photography, pottery, soaps, plants, knit, woodworking
Date: 12/08/2018 from 11:00am to 4:00pm


(0 A December 2018) WestlakeChristmas.jpgJoin us for the Annual Westlake Winter Artisans Fair!

Saturday, December 8, 2018
11am to 4pm | Multi-Use Room


The ever-anticipated Winter Artisan Fair is back! This unique community Arts and Crafts Fair showcases the talents of some of Santa Cruz's finest Artists and Craftspeople. Artists' booths feature a fabulous array of gift items for children and adults, gift ideas from around the world, and much more! Support the local arts and our school and bring your friends and family to this holiday event!

  • Over 30 Artists and Craftspeople will offer jewelry, art, leather goods, photography, pottery, soaps, plants, knit, woodworking and edible goodies for everyone on your holiday list! Find the unexpected gift perfect for holiday giving.
  • Shop from local artists who get to keep all their profits
  • Buy a lunch from a couple food vendors
  • Enjoy delicious Baked goods and coffee for sale while you shop
  • Gift wrapping station available to dress up your gifts.
  • Have your chance to win curated baskets of the artists' creations in a raffle
  • $2 raffle tickets (6 for $5)
  • Bring your own shopping bag if you can
  • Enjoy FREE admission!
  • Please park in the residential area or the parking lot of the church adjacent if the limited spots on campus are taken


We hope you can come- and bring a grandma/grandpa, aunt/uncle, neighbor or friend! The whole family is invited.

We appreciate all your help! If you would like to help with planning, decorating, securing vendors, organizing a bake sale or promoting in the community, please chip in!

 


Location: 1000 High St, Santa Cruz Map
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Honk! Jr
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Mount Madonna School
You're invited to the Middle School production of Honk Jr!
Date: Every day (Dec 8-Dec 9) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $10-$16

(0 A September 2018) honk2.jpgThis delightful adaptation of the beloved fable and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.


Location: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Google Science Fair
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Google
Google Science Fair is an online science competition, open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from around the world.
Date: Every day (Sep 13-Dec 12)


Google Science Fair is an online science competition, open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from around the world.

 

You can sign up starting September 13th 2018 by visiting googlesciencefair.com and clicking on the Start your project button. If you're not sure where to start, you can get help by taking a look at our Student resources and checking out some out some of our previous winners.

 

 

This competition is open to full-time and home-schooled students around the world, between ages of 13 and 18 (these ages are slightly different in a few countries like Israel, South Korea and Europe). See the Official Rules for more details.


You can win amazing prizes.

 

Submissions close December 12th, 2018

Global finalists announced May 2019


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Elementary Winter Concert
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Mount Madonna School
Join us for a delightful holiday concert!
Date: 12/14/2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: free

Featuring multicultural, celebratory holiday songs and dance presented by students preschool through grade five.


Location: Mount Madonna School Theater, 445 Summit Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Orchard School K-6 Open House
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Orchard School
Come tour our campus, meet our teachers, and learn about our curriculum
Date: 01/19/2019 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: Thinking about changing schools? Check us out!

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Come to our first open house of the year. Teachers will be giving presentations about curriculum and teaching philosophy. Current parents and students will be on hand to help answer questions. A complete tour of the campus will be part of the evening. Please be on time and plan to stay for the whole event.

 

The evening will end in the kindergarten so those who are only interested in the upper grades can plan to leave at 5. RSVPs required.

 

Please contact info@orchardschoolaptos.org with questions or to let us know you will be there!

 

Learn more about how we create magic together! Children welcome, of course. RSVP at 688-1074 or  info@orchardschoolaptos.org.


Location: 2288 Trout Gulch Rd, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 688-1074 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Campus Tour and Preview Performance of "13" the musical
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Mount Madonna School
You're invited to the high school production of "13" the musical!
Date: 01/24/2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: free

See classes in session and tour the campus, with an opportunity to stay for a preview performance of "13" the musical [12:15-2:00pm]


Location: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Open Studio @ Expedition Academy
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Expedition Academy Santa Cruz
Come See our latest Expedition!
Date: 01/25/2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Ages: Families w/ middle schoolers Admission Fees: FREE

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Open Studio
Every Expedition ends with a culminating experience called Open Studio.

 

Our Explorers put their learning on display in the form of Action Projects that integrate a variety of subject areas and personal interests!


Come to see first-hand what our Explorers have been creating on our latest Expedition!

This event is open to the public. If you are an interested family, local organization or simply curious about the changing face of education, this is the event for you!


Location: 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 854-7125 •website Santa Cruz Countycreate a direct event link
Kirby Open House
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Kirby School
Discover the inside story - school climate, college prep, the balance of classes and extracurricular activities, and the level o
Date: 01/26/2019 at 1:00pm
Ages: Family Admission Fees: FREE

Join us at our upcoming Open House on January 26th at 1:00 p.m.


Kirby's Open House is a community-wide event which brings our faculty, students, and parents together to offer prospective families a vivid picture of the outstanding education your student will receive at Kirby, and to welcome you into our caring and collaborative culture.

 

Discover the inside story - school climate, college prep, the balance of classes and extracurricular activities, and the level of attention and commitment given to every student.

 

Get to know our faculty, experience their passion for teaching, and learn more about their creativity and depth of knowledge in their fields. Communicate your needs and preferences to the Kirby support team. Our Deans of Students, Academic Counselors, College Counselor, and Director of Learning Services will be on hand to answer all your questions.

 

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Location: 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-0658 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Open House
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Salesian School
Come experience our family scavenger hunt; a great opportunity to explore our campus, meet our entire TK- 8 Grade Faculty and le
Date: 01/27/2019 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm


Salesian School Open House 

We welcome prospective families to attend our Open House Event. Come experience our family scavenger hunt; a great opportunity to explore our campus, meet our entire TK- 8 Grade Faculty and learn about our programs. Our classrooms will be open and we will be serving a free light lunch. Not able to make it to Open House? We offer private school-day tours.

Contact us at office@salesianschool.org or 728-5518 to schedule a tour appointment. Come and learn more about what makes Salesian a truly special learning family. Salesian Elementary and Junior High School, 605 Enos Lane, Corralitos. 728-5518. www.salesianschool.org

 


Location: 605 Enos Lane, Corralitos Map
Phone: 831-728-5518 •website Corralitos create a direct event link
"13" the musical!
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Mount Madonna School
You're invited to the high school production of "13" the musical!
Date: Every day (Jan 25-Jan 27) from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $10-$15

Do you remember turning 13: the anticipation, angst and joy of wanting to 'fit in' and 'stand out'? On January 25-27, Mount Madonna School (MMS) will present its high school production of 13, a story about growing up and finding one's place in the world.

 

The story concerns young Evan Goldman, about to turn thirteen, suddenly swept from his comfortable New York City life to a Midwest town following his parents' divorce. In his subsequent search for enough "cool" kids to attend his Bar Mitzvah, Evan faces important decisions about what he is willing to sacrifice to gain popularity.

 

On January 25 at 7:00pm, and January 26-27 at 2:00pm, students will take the stage for performances at the Mount Madonna's Hawks' Nest Theater. Tickets are on sale now at mms-13.brownpapertickets.com. Adults are $15; 18 and under are $10. All seats are reserved.

 


Location: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Kirby Shadow Days
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Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
How do students know if Kirby is a good fit? A shadow day is an ideal way to find out
Date: Every Mon (Oct 29-Apr 29)
Ages: Family Admission Fees: FREE

Shadow Day

A shadow day is an excellent way to experience a day at Kirby and to see if our school is a good fit for your student. We will pair your student with a host who has similar interests. They will spend the day together, attending classes, hanging out with other Kirby students, and enjoying lunch with friends in the renowned Kirby Café.

 

How it works:

  • Monday is our preferred shadow day because of our block schedule. However, a shadow day can be scheduled for any day of the week.
  • Student shadows are treated to a hot lunch made fresh in our kitchen by our executive chef, Tracy Landry.
  • Schedule your shadow day through the Admissions Office. Call (831) 423-0658 ×202, email admissions@kirby.org, or use the Contact Us link below.
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Location: 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-0658 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
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