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Holiday Ice Skating
Ice skate by the beach, on real ice!
Every day (Nov 11-Jan 7)
Location: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map

Boardwalk Holiday Ice
Presented by Dignity Health Medical Network

November 11, 2017- January 7, 2018

Celebrate this holiday season with a new family tradition - ice skating at the Boardwalk!

Festivities Include:

  • Ice Skating by the Beach - on Real Ice!
  • Holiday Lights and Decorations
  • Boardwalk Rides* & Games
  • Indoor Arcades, Mini Golf, and Laser Tag
  • Classic Holiday Movies

Schedule

November 11 - December 24, 2017, and January 2 - 7, 2018

Fridays-Sundays: 12pm-9pm

Mondays-Thursdays: 4pm-9pm

December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018

12pm-9pm

Ice Skating

Our new 40' x 60' covered ice skating rink is open rain or shine!

Each 1-hour session includes ice skate rental.

$12

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Reserve your ice skating session before you arrive!

(Online reservations coming in November)

 

*Please call (831) 423-5590 the day of your visit to confirm which rides and games are open.

 

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Todos Juntos en el Patio
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Live Oak Family Resource Center
Date: Every Fri from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Ages: pre-scholares y sus padres Admission Fees: donation

Todos Juntos en el Patio 1:30-3:30pm. Todos Juntos en El Patio! Un grupo de discusión y apoyo para padres con supervision de niños. Tiene preguntas sobre la crianza de sus hijos? Venga y conozca a otros padres con niños de 0-12 años de edad. Aprenda de herramientas para padres y estrategias basadas en las últimas investigaciones y la filosofía de Disciplina Positiva y currículo. Todos Juntos es un lugar positivo para padres y sus hijos para reunirse a recibir información, apoyo, amistad, y diversión! Programa conducido en español. Tarifa reducida entre $3-7/clase. Becas disponibles. Nadie será rechazado por Inhabilidad de pagar.

 

LO Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Avenue, SC. 476-7284

 

 


Location: 1740 17th Av, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 476-7284 x104 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
All Together Now !
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Live Oak Family Resource Center
Parent Education, Play Group, Resource
Date: Every Fri from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Parents & Toddlers 9-30 months Admission Fees: $3/session

All Together Now ! For parents & their children 9-30 months

 

Come meet other parents & children, observe & discuss child development & build confidence in your parenting skills.  Enjoy seeing your child interact with other children and explore an environment set up with them in mind.  Classes facilitated by experienced & friendly teachers.

 

Sliding scale fee $3-7 per class, scholarships available. No one turned away for inability to pay.

 

Community Bridges/Live Oak Family Resource Center


Location: 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.476-7284 x110 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Four O'Clock Friday Yoga Classes for Kids and Adults!
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Come enjoy Luma yoga classes for parents and children on Friday afternoon!
Date: Every Fri from 4:00pm to 5:20pm
Ages: Kids (3 and up), Adults all ages Admission Fees: $15 drop in, class cards, and memberships available

Adults

Vinyasa yoga is the traditional form of yoga in which the coordination of movement with breath is integral. Postures are practiced to align, strengthen, and promote flexibility in the body. Additional breathing techniques and meditation are also commonly practiced. Each of our instructors shapes the focus, pace, and structure of the practice with their unique teaching style.

All Levels is an intermediate paced class that is also appropriate for students who have been practicing for at least one year. Alternative poses will be suggested during class so that students can tailor the practice to match their comfort and level of experience.

 

Children 3-7

This class offers kids a fun opportunity to combine the calm of yoga with the energizing creativity of dance. Each class offers a mixture of art, yoga, reading, music, and dance, with an emphasis on play and imagination. Students are given opportunities to both relax their bodies with breathing and relaxation techniques as well as to move their bodies creatively and freely.


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 325-2620 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
DOMINICAN HOSPITAL MOBILE WELLNESS CLINIC
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Dominican Education
$15 Dominican Hospital Mobile Wellness Clinic
Date: Every Mon, Tues, Wed, Th and Fri from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Admission Fees: $15

DOMINICAN HOSPITAL MOBILE WELLNESS CLINIC

http://www.dominicanhospital.org/Who_We_Are/Serving_the_Community/221129

 

  • Bilingual staff (English/Spanish)
  • Evaluation and treatment of episodic medical conditions
  • Identification of medical homes for those patients with chronic needs
  • Identification of social services and resources in the community

(AAA Aug 2015) Mobile_clinicstaff.jpgCost! : A fee of $15 will be requested at the time of visit. (cash or check)


Schedule:  Clinic hours are 9am to 3pm except on holidays or as posted

 

Mondays-1st & 3rd
Resurrection Catholic Church
7600 Soquel Drive
Aptos

Mondays-2nd& 4th, *2-6pm
Davenport Resource Service Center
150 Church Street
Davenport

Tuesdays
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church
515 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz

Wednesdays-1st
San Agustin Catholic Church
257 Glenwood Drive
Scotts Valley

Wednesdays-3rd
Assumption Church
100 Salinas Road
Pajaro

Wednesdays-2nd, 4th
Hol! y Cross Church
126 High Street
Santa Cruz

Thursdays
St. John's Church
5953 Highway 9
Felton

Fridays-1st, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Michael's Church
13005 Pine Street
Boulder Creek (or alternate site)

Fridays-2nd & 4th
St. Patrick's Church
721 Main Street
Watsonville

Fridays-3rd
Shrine of St. Joseph
544 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz

For More Information About The Mobile Wellness Clinic Please call us at 831.713.8751.


Phone: 831-713-8751 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Gymnastics Open Gym
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Ohana Gymnastics
Supervised Gymnastics Fun!
Date: Every Fri from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Ages: 3-12 Admission Fees: $10/hour per child

Super Fun Gym Time Includes:
group activities
gymnastics circuits (bars, beams, rings, etc)
free-choice
trampoline
inflatable


Location: Ohana Gymnastics, 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 713-5945 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Tumbling Tutor
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Come jump, roll, and play with Teacher Barry!
Date: Every Wed and Fri from 3:00pm to 3:50pm
Ages: 2 - 6 years old Admission Fees: $14 drop in, class cards + memberships also available.
Special Instructions: See schedule at www.lumayoga.com

Tumbling Tutor® is a fun and exciting gymnastics-based movement experience. Each class is a fun-filled movement adventure. Barry brings over 20 years of teaching experience into his lessons, and strives to enable each child to explore, enjoy, and excel in this supportive learning environment.


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 325-2620 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Preschool Mornings at the DLC
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Discovery Learning Center
Fun with preschoolers!
Date: Every Fri from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: preschool Admission Fees: Free

Explore the alphabet, sing songs, create messy crafts, listen at story time, and other preschool experiences. Especially for ages 2-5 and their younger siblings. Fridays 10:30am-12pm. More info: DLCSantaCruz.org


Location: Discovery Learning Center, 111 Errett Circle, santa cruz Map
Phone: (831) 531-7352 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Animation, Technology, Robotics Classes for Kids
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Learn to Discover
Animation, Technology & Robotics Classes for Kids
Date: Every weekday from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: 4 - 18

Clay Animation, Electronics, Video Game Design, Engineering, Programming and Robotics Classes and Workshops for children ages 4 and up. Sign-up for an 8-week class or drop-in for a workshop.


Location: Learn to Discover, 1855 41st Ave, Suite C10, Capitola Map
Phone: (831)662-9700 •website Capitola create a direct event link
Fun ní Tumble Open Gym
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Junebug's Gym
Date: Every Fri from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: 3+ Admission Fees: ost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership)

(A Nov) Juneand2Kids.jpgFun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch...the solution is JuneBugs Gym.

 

Parents can drop off their children for 1, 2 or all 3 hour for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership).

Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz.

 


Location: 3910 Portola Drive Ste. 2 &3, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-464-2847 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Market, Aptos
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Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Market
Produce, dancing and breakfast at this Farmers' Market!
Date: Every Sa from 8:00am to 12:00pm

Special Instructions: upper parking lot

Do your weekly shopping while enjoying live Bluegrass by the Farmers Market String Band or lively accordion music by one of Santa Cruz's favorite performing artists, The Great Morgani.

 

You'll be delighted by the large variety of produce and specialty foods offered by 80 vendors. The market is located on the Cabrillo College campus, just a few blocks from New Brighton beach. There's plenty of free parking and easy access to the market. Be sure to check out our special events which are offered year-round. We invite you to become a volunteer or sponsor to help us put on programs that bring our community together to celebrate the richness of local agriculture and the people that produce it for us.

 

Shop with the Chef 2nd Saturday, Cooking demonstrations

 

Can You Dig It? 3rd Saturday Aptos Farmers Market, Monthly garden workshop features hands-on demonstrations and talks from Master Gardeners, educators, authors, professionals.

 

Knife Sharpening Services

 


Location: Cabrillo College , 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: 831.728.5060 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Welcome to the Aromas Community Grange
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Aromas Grange
Date: Every day


Welcome to the Aromas Community Grange

A Grange, first and foremost, is a group of passionate people dedicated to serving their community, and thereby making the world a better place. Here in Aromas we are fortunate to also have a Grange Hall, a friendly, beautiful facility where Grange members and other community organizations can meet and gather for all kinds of events and activities.

 

At the state and national levels, the Grange is a political lobbying organization, steadfastly non-partisan and historically focused on protecting the rights of farmers and other small landholders and giving them a political voice. In California, the Aromas Grange is partnering with other action Granges in the state and the new State Grange leadership to help restore the larger Grange institution to its populist roots. Click here to learn more about the California State Grange.

 

In Aromas the Grange is at the heart of an active, thriving community. If you want to know what's going on in town, come join us and find out! We meet on the second Friday of every month, with a potluck dinner starting at 6:30, the business meeting starts at 7:15.

 

Fri, Jan 1o, 6:30    Grange Potluck, Business Meeting, Everyone Welcome

                                                                   

Sun. Jan 19, 2:00    Swing Dance, www.10thavenueband.com

 

Sun. Jan 26, 7:30-11    Grange Country Breakfast

 

Fri. Jan 31, 6:00         Community Potluck/Movie, San Benito Time Share presents "Fixing the Future"

 

Classes:        T'ai Chi-- M,W @8:45         Yoga--Th @ 6:00

 


Location: Rose and Bardue, Aromas Map
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A Boomer Christmas
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Saratoga History Museum
It's a Boomer Christmas-Toys from the 1950's, 60's and 70's
Date: Every Su, Fri and Sa (Nov 21-Jan 25) from 10:00am to 4:00pm


A new holiday exhibit debuts on November 28 and runs through January 25 at the Saratoga History Museum. Nostalgic toys of the 1950's-1970's will be on display-sure to tug on everyone's heart strings.


Open House on November 28

Stop by the Saratoga History Museum and enjoy free cookies, hot cider, music of the Skillet Likkers and more. The museum will be open from 5-8pm with documents in each building. Enjoy the holiday decorations and the new holiday exhibit: It's a Boomer Christmas-Toys from 1950-1970s.    The Skillet Likkers will sing Christmas carols during that time. The gift shop will have many nice things to choose from-be sure to pick up an item or two.

What's a boomer, you ask? Baby boomers were born after World War II or between 1946 and 1964-a period of time that marked high population growth.

 

Nostalia Exhibit Features Favorite Toys from 1950-1970
The Saratoga History Museum opens a new exhibit, It's a Boomer Christmas- Toys From the 1950's-70's, on November 21. The exhibit highlights favorite toys from one of the most innovative eras in the US. Toys such as hula hoops, frisbee, Silly Putty, Wonka trucks, Yahtzee, Barbie dolls, little green army men, Mr. Potato Head and more may conjure up your Christmas fantasy in the 1950s.

 

Visions of Chatty Cathy dolls, GI Joe, Operation, Rock Em Sock Em robots danced in the heads of children of the 1960s. Atari, pet rocks and more were on Christmas lists of the 1970s. Come to the Saratoga History Museum and see your favorite toy. The exhibit is open from 1-4 PM Friday-Sunday. The Saratoga History Museum is located at 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road in Saratoga. The exhibit is free and runs until the end of January.


Come see your favorite toy-bring your children, grandchildren and re-visit the past!!

 

The gift shop features special holiday gifts, too.

 

The Saratoga History Museum (20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road) is open from 1pm to 4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Location: McWilliams House, 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, Saratoga Map
Phone: (408) 867-4311 •website Los Gatos create a direct event link
Visit Monterey Adobes
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Monterey State Historic Park
Date: Every Su, Mon, Fri and Sa from 10:00am to 4:00pm


It took a lot of donated cash, but Monterey's historic adobes are open to the public once more.

The Monterey State Historic Park adobes in downtown Monterey were largely closed to the public, along with walking tours, starting in 2007 because of budget cuts.

 

The tours will consist of the Custom House and its plaza, Pacific House Museum and First Brick House.

 

The adobes will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday holidays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

The Custom House was the primary port of entry on the Alta California coast and the spot where the American flag was raised in 1846, claiming the land for the United States. At one time, the Custom House presided over Mexico's primary port of entry on the Alta California coast. It was here that Commodore John Drake Sloat raised the American flag in July 1846, claiming over 600,000 square miles of territory for the United States. This territory later was included in all or portions of the states of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, California and New Mexico.

 

This building is recognized as the oldest government building in California. It is State Historic Landmark #1.

 

It is $3 for the combined admission to Custom House and Pacific House. Walking tours, which last 50 minutes, are $5. Children 12 and younger are free.


Location: 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey Map
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Volunteer and Bring Wilder Ranch History to Life!
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State Park Wilder Ranch
To share your time and make these programs possible, please call the park at (831) 426-0505. Submit a volunteer application now
Date: Every day (Jan 1-Jan 15)
Ages: day parking fee
Special Instructions: Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1

Volunteer and Bring Wilder Ranch History to Life!


Volunteers give heart and soul to the "Life on the Ranch" and other activities that make Wilder Ranch State Park such a fun, interesting, hands-on place to visit. Once a year, the park puts out a call for new volunteers to join their crew of "ranch-hands," who bring the history of this early Santa Cruz dairy ranch to life. Training begins Saturday, February 2, at 10:00am in the park's historic Meder Home. New volunteers learn to lead living history activities at the park.

 

 

Volunteer docents help with school group programs, present living history demonstrations, put on events like the annual Harvest Festival, help care for farm animals, lead hikes and building tours and host the visitor center. Wilder Ranch is especially seeking volunteers to help on weekdays with its "Ranch Kids Day" program, where school-children experience local history as they visit a host of hands-on stations led by docents.

 

The success of this program is based on the number of volunteers available to lead each activity.

 

Students come from local schools to try their hand at many early-day tasks including forging iron in the blacksmith shop, examining the workings of the water-powered Pelton Wheel, grooming the horses, churning butter from fresh cream, baking muffins and cookies and preparing vegetable soup on the wood burning oven, shucking corn to feed to the chickens, and washing laundry using bar soap, a grater, tubs, washboards, wringers and an old-fashioned iron. The day is an unforgettable lesson in local history for the kids.

 

Call (831) 426-0505 to sign up and become a docent at one of Santa Cruz's most treasured state parks!

 


Location: Hwy 1, Santa Cruz Map
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Child Nutrition and Cooking
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Stanford University
Self-paced course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family
Date: Every day
Admission Fees: Free

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Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan. The culture of eating has changed significantly in recent decades, especially in parts of the world where processed foods dominate our dietary intake.

 

This self-paced course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family. The health risks associated with obesity in childhood are also discussed.

 

Participants will learn what constitutes a healthy diet for children and adults and how to prepare simple, delicious foods aimed at inspiring a lifelong celebration of easy home-cooked meals. This course will help prepare participants to be the leading health providers, teachers and parents of the present and future.

 

The text and other material in this course may include the opinion of the specific instructor and are not statements of advice, endorsement, opinion, or information of Stanford University.

 

FAQ: 

Self-paced online course
5 hours of videos and quizzes
Statement of Accomplishment: None
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Instructor: Maya Adam

 

 

Maya Adam has been teaching at Stanford University since 2009. She also received her BA in Human Biology at Stanford before completing her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her post-secondary studies, she spent almost 10 years as a professional ballet dancer in Germany. Now, she is the mother of three young boys and lectures on child health and nutrition at Stanford. She spends her free time trampoline-jumping with the children and cooking for family and friends.

 


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Monterey Now: Warren Chang
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Monterey Museum of Art
Date: Every day (Oct 23-Apr 16)


Harvesters RestingOctober 23, 2014 - April 6, 2015
MMA La Mirada

Artist Warren Chang, born 1957, is nationally recognized for his realist paintings of biographical interiors and local field-workers of the Monterey County area. Influenced by masters such as 17th-century artist Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), and 19th-century artists Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875), and Winslow Homer (1836-1910), among others, Warren Chang creates subtle narratives that celebrate the human spirit. A native of Monterey, his work is also inspired by the novels of John Steinbeck and the magnetic beauty of the region.

 

Exhibition Brochure (PDF)

 

Image: Warren Chang, Harvesters Resting, 2008, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist and Winfield Gallery


Location: 559 Pacific Street, Monterey Map
Phone: 831.372.5477 •website Monterey create a direct event link
Santa Cruz/Aptos Youth Volleyball
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Youth Volleyball League
Date: Every day (Dec 1-Apr 2)


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Youth volleyball league for boys and girls ages 7-15. Four divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15.

The 8-week program teaches the fundamentals of volleyball such as serving, passing, setting, spiking, blocking, and playing the game.

Register before December 1st to take advantage of the early registration discount! Registration for this program can be done online at www.usyvl.org or you can request a registration form by calling the USYVL National Office at 1-888-988-7985.

 


Location: Polo Grounds County Park, 2255 Huntington Drive, Aptos Map
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