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Coastal Art & Poetry Exhibition
A Special Family Friendly Science Sunday
Every Su, Tues, Th, Fri and Sa (Dec 1-Jan 31) from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map

COASTAL ART & POETRY CONTEST WINNING ENTRIES

December 2017 - January 2018

 December 2017 - January 2018

The Seymour Center is happy to display winning entries from the 2017 Coastal Commission's Coastal Art & Poetry Contest.

 

This beautiful art and poetry features a California coastal or California marine theme, all done by K-12 students from across the state.

 

Show these students your support for their creations!

 

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Art & Play in Pre & K!
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Mount Madonna School
Preschool and Kindergarten Fun Activities
Date: 01/05/2017 from 9:30am to 11:00am
Ages: Toddlers, preschool & kinders Admission Fees: Free

Parents of toddler, preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to come for a morning of activities
and fun experiences with your child(ren) at the Mount Madonna School Preschool and Kindergarten.


Location: Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
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Campus Tour
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Mount Madonna School
Come visit Mount Madonna School
Date: 01/11/2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Ages: All with school-age children Admission Fees: Free

Small 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, travel, marine biology studies on Catalina Island, buddy program, visual and performing arts. Contact Benna Dimig at 408-846-4042 or admissions@mountmadonna.org


Location: Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Community Kindergarten Readiness and Information Meeting
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Coastal Community Preschool
Everything you wanted to know or ever to learn about Kindergarten and Kindergarten readiness
Date: 01/24/2017 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Park in upper parking lot

We will have a panel of kindergarten teachers from a variety of public and private schools to provide information on school readiness, curriculum, philosophies and answer any questions that you may have regarding school expectations.


Location: Kindergarten Information Night, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 462-5437 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Campus Tour
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Tara Redwood School
Please join us for a Campus Tour and Q & A
Date: 01/25/2017 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Admission Fees: FREE

CAMPUS TOUR
From 10am to 11:00am @ The Village/Elementary Campus
4746 Soquel Drive, Soquel CA 95073

Join us for a guided tour around our Village Campus. We will briefly observe each class in session followed by a thirty minute Q&A.  This event is for parents only. Please arrive at the campus by
10 am. Space is limited so please RSVP at 462.9632

 

Tara Redwood School provides a curriculum and environment that nurtures the innate positive qualities within each child. The school strives to stimulate an intense interest in and joy of learning and an opportunity for each child to fully explore their particular area of interest.

We provide a program that addresses not only our students' various talents but, just as importantly, their emotional and inner development. Our school strives to develop the 'whole child:' mental, physical and spiritual.

 

The approach we use is an integration of Montessori and Creating Compassionate Cultures.


Location: 4746 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 462.9632 •website Soquel create a direct event link
Kirby School Open House
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Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
Discover, explore, experience all that Kirby has to offer!
Date: 01/26/2017 at 6:30pm
Ages: Prospective 6th-12th graders Admission Fees: FREE

The journey to college begins at Kirby. Join us on January 26th for a closer look!

 

Each open house paints a vivid picture of education at Kirby in two lively hours. After an overview and performances by renowned Kirby choirs, you can tour the school and - perhaps most important - chat informally with faculty in each department. Prospective students mingle with current students to experience the Kirby culture - collaborative, creative, and caring. Parents mingle to share the inside story - school climate, college prep, the balance of classes and extracurriculars. Faculty can help your family explore ideas, needs, and preferences.

 


Location: Kirby School, 425 Encinal St., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-0658 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
School Day Tours at Gateway School
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Gateway School
Prospective families are invited to tour Gateway School's campus.
Date: 02/07/2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Admission Fees: Free

Prospective families are invited to tour Gateway School's campus to see firsthand how our program inspires children to become passionate scholars and compassionate citizens. Enjoy our engaging classrooms in action while meeting students, parents, and our Head of School!

Gateway School is an independent K-8 academically challenging Progressive school. Our education is rooted in play, creativity, and critical thinking. During their time at Gateway, students develop self-confidence, communication and collaborative skills. We value a love of learning and encourage our students to become compassionate and responsible citizens. Gateway has long been a leader in innovative learning techniques - it was the first school in Santa Cruz to establish a Life Lab, the first to build a Maker's Space, and the first to institute a mindfulness program.


Location: Gateway School, 126 Eucalyptus Ave., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 8314230341 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Girls Soccer Tryouts
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Santa Cruz County Breakers Girls Soccer Club
Girls Soccer Club will host tryouts
Date: 02/19/2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: girls born between 1998-2003

(0 Feb 2017) Breakers_girls-battle.jpgSanta Cruz County Breakers Girls Soccer Club will host tryouts on Sunday, February 19 from 1-3p.m. at Santa Cruz High School for girls born between 1998-2003.

 

The Breakers Club has the strongest track record of local clubs for placing players in college.

 

For more information contact Ashley Edgar at 831-566-8822 or ashley@santacruzbreakers.org.


Location: Santa Cruz High School, 415 Walnut St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-566-8822 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Meet-N-Greet
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Santa Cruz Forest School
Date: 02/23/2017 from 9:00am to 11:00pm


(0 Feb 2017) SantaCruzForestSchool.jpgFor new families interested in enrolling a child or children (ages 3-6) in the 2017-18 school year, we've scheduled a meet-n-greet on February 23rd from 9-11am in one of our regular Felton locations.

 

Come see what a typical day looks like at forest school, meet the teachers, and mingle with other parents while your child plays.

 

Send an email or pm to RSVP and for directions. childrenoftheforest@yahoo.com

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Phone: 831-440-7863 •website Felton create a direct event link
Screenagers: Life in the Digital Age
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz City Schools
Screenagers: Life in the Digital Age, about the challenges of the digital age for teens
Date: 02/23/2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: ALL Admission Fees: FREE
Special Instructions: Must RSVP with a ticket: https://impactflow.com/event/1418/checkout/tickets

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County is partnering with Santa Cruz City Schools to host a screening of Screenagers - a film that explores the impact of screen time on kids AND offers solutions on how we can help kids find balance. This film offers relevant information about challenges of youth/"screen-time" - and what, we as youth development professionals, parents, grandparents, care providers, educators, etc., can do to change the direction of this phenomenon.


Location: Santa Cruz High School, 415 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-429-3410 •website Santa Cruz Countycreate a direct event link
Fundraising Dinner and Auction - Moroccan Night
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Orchard School
Date: 02/25/2017 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: all

Orchard School Fundraising Dinner and Auction - Moroccan Night 5-10pm. At La Selva Clubhouse, 314 Estrella Ave, La Selva Beach. Join parents, alumni, teachers, family, & friends for a memorable night of revelry. Admission includes dinner, local beers and wines, and music. Our silent auction will include everything from local goods and services to student original crafts, to amazing vacation rentals. Please note that this is an adults-only event. $50 per person. ($60 at the door). Tables available for $500. Includes 10 tickets and reserved seating for your party. Purchase tickets or make donations at www.orchardschoolaptos.org

 


Location: 314 Estrella Ave, La Selva Beach Map
Phone: (831) 688-1074 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Screenagers
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Monterey Coast Preparatory
Open House - MCP Middle & High School is a private nonprofit school in Scotts Valley that serves students who learn differently
Date: 03/07/2017 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ages: middle and high school

 2 days ago Our children are emotionally and psychologically impacted by the technology they were born into. Join us in March for our second screening of Screenagers to learn how and why.


Location: 125 Bethany Drive, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 458-9800 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
WPENS Open House
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Westside Parent Education Nursery School
Learn about this much-loved parent preschool co-op
Date: 03/20/2017 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages

Westside Parent Education Nursery School Open House 2-4pm.

Join one of the leading preschools in Santa Cruz! Preschoolers and their parents participate in a comprehensive preschool program that brings out children's ideas and creativity with an emphasis on emergent literacy. Award-winning instructors teach effective parenting techniques through seminars, observation and discussion.

 

Adults develop their parenting skills and build friendships with other families in a supportive environment at this much-loved parent preschool co-op. Visit our classroom on the Bayview Elementary campus as 1231 Bay Street, meet our teachers and talk to other parents to find out why WPENS is their school of choice. WPENS celebrating 46 years of growing strong families and building a brighter future for children. WPENS is a part of Santa Cruz Adult School and Santa Cruz City Schools.

 

Westside Parent Education Nursery School Open House 3:30-5pm. Visit our classroom on the Bayview Elementary campus as 1231 Bay Street, meet our teachers and talk to other parents to find out why WPENS is their school of choice. Westside Parent Education Nursery School, celebrating 46 years of growing strong families and building a brighter future for children.


Location: Bay View Elementary Campus, 1231 Bay Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 334-3368 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Campus Tour
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Tara Redwood School
Please join us for a Campus Tour and Q & A
Date: 03/22/2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Admission Fees: FREE

CAMPUS TOUR
From 10am to 11:00am @ The Village/Elementary Campus
4746 Soquel Drive, Soquel CA 95073

Join us for a guided tour around our Village Campus. We will briefly observe each class in session followed by a thirty minute Q&A. This event is for parents only. Please arrive at the campus by 10 am. Space is limited so please RSVP at 462.9632

 

Tara Redwood School provides a curriculum and environment that nurtures the innate positive qualities within each child. The school strives to stimulate an intense interest in and joy of learning and an opportunity for each child to fully explore their particular area of interest.

We provide a program that addresses not only our students' various talents but, just as importantly, their emotional and inner development. Our school strives to develop the 'whole child:' mental, physical and spiritual.

 

The approach we use is an integration of Montessori and Creating Compassionate Cultures.


Location: 4746 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 462.9632 •website Soquel create a direct event link
Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Awards Banquet
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Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz
Youth of the Year Awards Banquet
Date: 03/23/2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Tickets are $50 a person or $400 for a table of 8. Additionally, a donation of $100 will sponsor a family to attend.

Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County's premier recognition program.
Club Members are selected to receive awards for their achievement in academics, athletics, arts, and character & leadership. Awardees are shining examples, and living proof, that great futures start at Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County.

 

We are looking forward to a terrific evening honoring some of the most important members of our community- our youth!


Join us Thursday, March 23rd from 6-8pm at Holy Cross Hall to celebrate!


Tickets are $50 a person or $400 for a table of 8. You can also donate $100 to sponsor a family. To RSVP contact Alexandra at alexandra@boysandgirlsclub.info or call 831-423-3138 ext 26. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 16th.


Location: Holy Cross Church Hall, 170 High Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-3138 •websitecreate a direct event link
My Fair Lady
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Aptos High Theatre Arts
Come out to enjoy the talent of local students and staff with this musical comedy based on the Greek play 'Pygmalion.'
Date: Every Su, Th, Fri and Sa (Mar 23-Apr 2)
Admission Fees: Advance tickets $10/adult, $8/Seniors, $6/Children under 12. At-the-door prices add $2.

My Fair Lady'

popouts1712-my-fair-ladyAptos High Theatre Arts Department presents 'My Fair Lady,' which opens on March 23. Come out to enjoy the talent of local students and staff with this musical comedy based on the Greek play 'Pygmalion.' The production is the product of more than 50 Aptos High students, and a live 20-piece orchestra led by Terrel Eaton. (Photo by Kelly McCord.)

 

Preview March 23, 7 p.m., $5;

Opening 3 p.m.

March 26 March 30 & 31 at 7 p.m.

April 1 & 2 at 7 p.m.

 

Advance tickets $10/adult, $8/Seniors, $6/Children under 12. At-the-door prices add $2. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. Tickets at aptoshs.net.


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April School Day Tours at Gateway School
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Gateway School
Gateway School opens its doors to prospective families during School Day Tours on April 12th at 9am!
Date: 04/12/2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Admission Fees: Free

Prospective families are invited to tour Gateway School's campus to see firsthand how our program inspires children to become passionate scholars and compassionate citizens. Enjoy our engaging classrooms in action while meeting students, parents, and our Head of School!

Gateway School is an independent K-8 academically challenging Progressive school. Our education is rooted in play, creativity, and critical thinking. During their time at Gateway, students develop self-confidence, communication and collaborative skills. We value a love of learning and encourage our students to become compassionate and responsible citizens. Gateway has long been a leader in innovative learning techniques - it was the first school in Santa Cruz to establish a Life Lab, the first to build a Maker's Space, and the first to institute a mindfulness program.


Location: Gateway School, 126 Eucalyptus Dr, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 8314230341 •websitecreate a direct event link
Art & Play in Pre & K!
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Mount Madonna School
Preschool and Kindergarten Fun Activities
Date: 04/14/2017 from 9:30am to 11:00am
Ages: Toddlers, preschool & kinders Admission Fees: Free

Parents of toddler, preschool and kindergarten age children are invited to come for a morning of activities
and fun experiences with your child(ren) at the Mount Madonna School Preschool and Kindergarten.


Location: Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •websitecreate a direct event link
Campus Tour
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Mount Madonna School
Come visit Mount Madonna School
Date: 04/19/2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Ages: All with school-age children Admission Fees: Free

Small 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, travel, marine biology studies on Catalina Island, buddy program, visual and performing arts. Contact Benna Dimig at 408-846-4042 or admissions@mountmadonna.org


Location: Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
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The Pajama Game
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Santa Catalina School
Sparks are flying and romance is blossoming at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory!
Date: Every day (Apr 21-Apr 23)

Special Instructions: 7:30pm. 4/22 @ 7:30pm. 4/23 @ 2pm. 4/28 @ 12:15pm

Santa Catalina School Theatre Arts presents The Pajama Game

7:30pm. 4/22 @ 7:30pm. 4/23 @ 2pm. 4/28 @ 12:15pm.

 

Sparks are flying and romance is blossoming at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory! Handsome new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, is falling hard for Babe Williams, the feisty leader of the union grievance committee. That is, until she and the Sleep-Tite employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cent pay increase. This enduring favorite features plenty of fun and splashy production numbers, including a comic "dream ballet," and is a glowing example of a solid, classic musical production. It's a blend of romance, comedy, and catchy lyrics sure to entertain. The Pajama Game is anything but sleepy!

 

Reservations recommended. General admission is $12; seniors, student, and military are $8; children under 12 are $4. For ticket reservations, please call 655-9341 or visit santacatalina.org/tickets. Santa Catalina School, Performing Arts Center, 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey.

 


Location: 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey Map
Phone: 831.655.9356 •website Monterey create a direct event link
Kirby School Presents: "9 to 5, The Musical"
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Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
9 to 5 The Musical Presented by Kirby School
Date: Every day (Apr 20-Apr 23) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $12 children, students & seniors / $15 adults

This hilarious comedy about three unlikely friends who take control of their office and learn there's nothing they can't do will be presented on April 20th at 7pm, April 21st at 7pm, April 22nd at 7pm, and April 23rd at 2 pm.


Location: Louden Nelson Community Theater, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire
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Maker Faire
This should be the most fun event of the spring!
Date: 04/29/2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: $2 - $16

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

 

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

 

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

 

This is a family-friendly event that celebrates the creativity and inventiveness of companies and individuals in the Santa Cruz community. The Mini Maker Faire allows creators and tinkerers to showcase their work to the community, while the public comes to enjoy hands-on, interactive experiences, connect with like-minded people, and to be inspired. Maker Faire supports the ideas of passionate innovation, collaboration and joyful connection with others, and hands-on doing as a way of experiencing the world. Check out www.makerfaire.com for more!


Location: Gateway School, 126 Eucalyptus Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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4th Annual Da de los Ninos Celebration
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Monarch Community School
Monarch Community School Presents the 4th Annual Da de los Nios/Children's Day Celebration
Date: 04/29/2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Monarch Community School presents the 4th annual
celebration of Día de los Niños/Children's Day​ on Saturday, April 29, 2017​ from 10 am -2 pm​ at the Branciforte Small Schools Campus. The day is filled with performances, music, games, fun and food. Admission to the event is free. Food and certain games have a nominal fee to raise funds for enrichment activities at the school. Día de los Niños is a popular and important event in many Latin American countries. It is a day to embrace family, friends, neighbors and community. Monarch Community School invites the entire community to join us in sharing this culturally significant and fun filled day!


Location: Branciforte Small Schools Campus, 840 N. Branciforte Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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AFE Information Night
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Alternative Family Education
Public homeschool program has openings
Date: 05/01/2017
Ages: K-12
Special Instructions: Fill out the application form on the website in order to receive more information

Alternative Family Education, Santa Cruz City Schools' homeschool program, has openings for fall. They are having upcoming info nights - fill out an enrollment inquiry form to get more details. http://bssc.sccs.net/home


Location: Alternative Family Education, Branciforte Small Schools Campus, Santa Cruz Map
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Mayfaire
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Santa Cruz Waldorf School
Join us for a joyous celebration of Mayfaire
Date: 05/06/2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Admission Fees: None

Join us for a celebration of Mayfaire with the traditional Maypole Dance at noon plus children's games, crafts, model train layout, wholesome food and silent auction

 

Free shuttle ride to the campus from Peace United Church, 900 High St.  $15 limited parking at school.


Location: 2190 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 8314250519 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
What's Anthropology All About?
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Foothill College
Come and play fun Math tools and activities, and observe interesting mathematical facts behind them
Date: 05/06/2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: El Monte exit off Hw 280

(0 Nov 2017) Anthropology.jpgThe Center for Applied Anthropology's new hours! We have tutoring, displays, fun projects - come check it out! (room 3102)

 

Mon/Weds 12-2pm

Tues/Thurs  11am-12pm; 1:30-3pm


Location: Center for Applied Anthropology,, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Map
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Messiah Lutheran Spring Carnival and Silent Auction
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Messiah Lutheran Church and Preschool
Spring Carnival and Silent Auction
Date: 05/06/2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: 2-100

Messiah Lutheran Church and Preschool will be hosting their annual school fundraiser from 12:00-3:00 on May 6th, rain or shine. Join us for games, jump houses, circle bikes, cakewalks, duck races, face painting, carnival crafts, water balloon toss, dancing, live music, tumbling with Barry and a Silent Auction with items from over 30 local businesses. Food and Dippin' Dots will be available for purchase. Facility #44002994 Information: 831-428-2441.


Location: 801 High Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 428-2441 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Bike to Work/School
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Ecology Action
Let's bike to school and work!
Date: Every day (May 5-May 12)
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Locations Across Santa Cruz County

Ecology Action’s Spring Bike To Work program is coming up from May 5-12. Check out our Bike Week Schedule page and our Breakfast Site page for all the juicy details!

Breakfast Sites:

 

For questions or to request more info contact Kira Ticus at kticus(at)ecoact.org.


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Values in World Thought
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Mount Madonna School
A presentation by Mount Madonna School's 12th grade students about their recent experiences in India, interviewing social action
Date: 05/12/2017 at 9:30am
Ages: All, with school-age children Admission Fees: Free

 

Friday, May 12

Values in World Thought 9am reception, 9:30am presentation. A presentation by Mount Madonna School's 12th grade students about their recent experiences in India, interviewing social action leaders, visiting schools and service work experiences. Free, public invited.


Location: Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
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DeLaveaga 24th Annual Spring Carnival
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DeLaveaga Elementary School
DeLaveaga Elementary School Spring Carnival
Date: 05/12/2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

The community is invited to an all-ages Spring Carnival on Friday, May 12 from 4-8p.m. at Delaveaga Elementary School (1145 Morrissey Blvd, Santa Cruz).

The carnival will feature games for kids of all ages, karaoke, live performances, bounce house, Z-Balls, dunk tank, face painting and new this year, a portable Planetarium. Food will include tacos, pupusas, BBQ, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn and more.

An Art Auction will feature class projects as well as pieces donated by local artists. A raffle will have more than 100 prizes including Disneyland tickets.

For more information, call 831-429-3807.


Location: DeLaveaga Elementary School, 1145 Morrissey Blvd., Santa Cruz Map
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VINTAGE AIR COOLED VW CAR SHOW
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Shoreline Middle School
Enjoy raffles, silent auction, prizes, live music and food trucks while checking out the vintage VWs
Date: 05/13/2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm


VINTAGE AIR COOLED VW CAR SHOW
Santa Cruz Air Cooled Car Club invites you to a free, family friendly, fun day. Enjoy raffles, silent auction, prizes, live music and food trucks while checking out the vintage VWs

 

 


Location: 855 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.475.6565 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Annual Spring Yard Sale
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Santa Cruz Montessori
Savvy shoppers will be able to bag bargains at Santa Cruz Montessori's Spring Yard Sale
Date: 05/20/2017 from 8:00am to 2:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: free

Savvy shoppers will be able to bag bargains at Santa Cruz Montessori's Spring Yard Sale, scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017. Montessori parents are hosting the event at the school's main campus at 6230 Soquel Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


All proceeds from the sale will go to support the school's financial aid program. "Fifty percent of our families receive scholarships to our school," says SCM Director Kim Saxton. "Santa Cruz Montessori is committed to supporting a diverse student body through its financial aid program - and our annual yard sale raises critical funds for this program."


Last year, the successful Spring Yard Sale raised much needed funds for the program. This year organizers are hoping to surpass last year's amount. In addition to high quality children's clothes and toys, shoppers will find a wide selection of strollers, bicycles, kitchen appliances, electronics, books, sporting goods, tools, furniture, men's and women's clothing - and one of-a-kind items.


For more information about the sale, or to donate items, call 831-476-1646. Santa Cruz Montessori is a non-profit school founded in 1964. It currently serves 290 students from preschool through junior high.


Location: Santa Cruz Montesorri School, 6230 Soquel Drive , Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 476-1646 •website Aptos create a direct event link
High School Art Show
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Santa Cruz Art League
Come see some pretty amazing art by local high school students
Date: Every day (Apr 28-May 21) from 9:00am to 3:30pm


62nd Annual High School Show

Since 1955 the Santa Cruz Art League's High School Show has been providing one of the only professional gallery exhibitions for high school age artists in our county. Students from local public, private, charter, home and at -risk schools are invited to benefit from the Art League's state-of-the-art space and give the audience a preview of the next generation of local artists.

  • Exhibition: April 28, Friday to May 21, Sunday - 2017
  • Reception: May 6, Saturday   3:00pm - 5:00pm

 

 


Location: Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 426-5787 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
39th annual "Ramayana!"
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Mount Madonna School
A story of love, adventure, separation and an eventual joyous reunion, in an ancient allegory of the battle of good and evil
Date: Every day (Jun 9-Jun 11)
Ages: all Admission Fees: $25 - $40

"Ramayana!" the Mount Madonna School's "sword-and-sorcery" production now in its 39th year and featuring an original rock-n-roll score and magical characters who encounter danger and love, good versus evil, duty, heroic action and sacrifice, will have performances June 5 to 7 at the Mexican Heritage Theater here, according to a press release.

 

The story of the Ramayana, as first told by the poet Valmiki, has endured for 2600 years as one of the world's most widely-read classics. The Mount Madonna production focuses on a small part of the larger Hindu epic's story and tells the story of Prince Ram, who, banished from his homeland of Ayodhya, leaves with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman to seek a new home. On their journey, they encounter an array of colorful beings, including tribal folk and gentle forest animals, giants and wizards, heroic monkeys and bears, an enchanted golden deer, a kingdom of demons led by the evil 10-headed Lord Ravana, and a wild, fire-breathing dragon.

 

The show features a cast of some 200 student actors, ages 3 to 18, accompanied by a choir and adult musicians.

 

It is a story of love, adventure, separation and an eventual joyous reunion, in an ancient allegory of the battle of good and evil. The show is filled with exciting action, spectacular costuming and family humor. A rich performing arts tradition and integrated arts curriculum make MMS performances outstanding, said the release.

 

Performances: Friday-Saturday, June 9-10, 7:00pm; Sunday, June 11, 2:00pm.

 

All seats are reserved: $35-$40 adults/$25 children (18 and under).

 

Special Dress Circle includes special reception, backstage tour, VIP parking and intermission treats.

 

All tickets are available online at http://ramayana.brownpapertickets.com/


Location: Mexican Heritage Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website San Josecreate a direct event link
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