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Santa Cruz Dance Week
Enjoy the dancing!
Every day (Apr 18-Apr 26)
Location: Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map

(0 April 2018) DanceWeek_Night.jpgMotion Pacific is pleased to announce the annual Santa Cruz Dance Week :: April 19 - 26, 2019

Dance Week will be a vibrant celebration, with an anticipated 300+ free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations, and the annual Dancing in the Streets kick off event - Downtown Santa Cruz, April 19th.


DANCING IN THE STREETS - THURSDAY APRIL 18
The streets of Downtown Santa Cruz come alive with dance and music as dancers take to the streets to kick off Santa Cruz Dance Week. Three Hours, Three stages, hundreds of dancers! This years event brings together dancers from across the county. Line up will be announced soon!

The event will kick off 5:30pm on Pacific & Cooper streets. Three stages of dancers will continue throughout the evening.

OPEN CLASSES
Over one hundred dance classes of all levels and genres open to the public for the week in local studios and community centers. Belly dance, Samba, Ballet, Contemporary. We got it all! For just $10! That's right, $10 for an all-class pass! All proceeds go to benefit Santa Cruz Dance Week

DANCE IN UNLIKELY PLACES

Dance will be popping up everywhere, as dancers take to the streets, restaurants, cafes, and bookshops and beyond. Keep your eyes open. Participating artists include: Julie Oak-Real Play, Stellaria Productions Raízes do Brazil Capoeira Santa Cruz, Synergy, Vargas Academy of Gymnastic Arts

More about this local and national celebration...

Santa Cruz Dance Week has become an annual centerpiece of the local dance repertoire,  showcasing all forms of dance throughout the county and encouraging participation in and appreciation of dance, through accessible performances, public exhibitions and free classes. Partnering with several dance studios and instructors, plus the literal hundreds of performers, SC Dance Week is a one of a kind community experience.

There are few other places that have more diverse and exciting dance opportunities than right here in Santa Cruz. Motion Pacific is proud to celebrate this expansive art form as part of National Dance Week!

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Santa Cruz Creative Play
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Santa Cruz Creative Play
Date: Every Fri at 9:30am

Special Instructions: See website for this week's location

Come join us for story time with a twist! Our vision is to make stories come to life by exposing kids to the arts and creative expression. Each week your child will enjoy themed stories and songs/finger plays as well as a related activity or craft.


We have a heart not only for kids, but families too! Come ready to learn, laugh, and grow with your child. After story time stay awhile, let your child play, and get to know some other parents. We want to build a community that can support and encourage each other.


During the summer we meet at a different park every Friday morning. We'll meet at the park around 9:30am - our NEW TIME. After some play time we'll have a themed story time while we snack. It's completely free and everyone is welcome!


Come join us every Friday morning from 9:30-11! Schedule and location are on the website.

 

 


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Game Day
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Louden Nelson Center
Like games? Join us with your favorite board game.
Date: Every Fri from 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Game Day 1-9pm. From chess and dominoes to "Ticket to Ride" and other Euro games, if you're a gamer, this is the event for you!

 

Players can bring their own games or join a game group. Groups that are accepting players will be designated by a brightly colored cone. Come on down and join the fun.


Location: 301 Center St. , Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 420-6177 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Public Roller Skating
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Santa Cruz Roller Palladium
There's nothing like a good skating session to expend good energy!
Date: Every Su, Tues, Wed, Th, Fri and Sa
Ages: All Admission Fees: Afternoon $5.50, Evening $6.50

Bring your own or rent skates. Fun for the entire family! Call to verify times around holidays.

 

Tuesday & Thursday  3:30-5:30pm $5.75 per skater

 

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 7:30-10pm, $6.75 per skater          

 

Tiny Tots W 11:15am-12:30pm $3.50 per skater

 

Saturday & Sunday  2-4pm, $5.75 per skater

 

Prices include quad skate rental.  In-line skates available at additional charge of $3.00 per pair.

 

Get Roller Palladium Perk!    

 

For Party information see our listing under Activities Resources > Roller Skating.


Location: 1606 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 423-0844 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Stroller Strides
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Stroller Strides
Stroller Strides is a great way to get in shape
Date: Every Mon, Wed and Fri at 9:30am


First Friday is FREE! Come enjoy a free Stroller Strides class on the first Friday of each month. Stroller Strides meets at the Lighthouse on West Cliff Drive . Stroller Strides is a great way to get in shape, have fun with your baby/toddler, and meet other moms. The stroller workout combines a fitness walk with body toning intervals. 216-6314


Location: Lighthouse on West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Santa Cruz Grows Seed Lending Library
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Santa Cruz Seed Library
New seed library: Bring seeds, Take seeds
Date: Every day


The Santa Cruz Grows Seed Library is now open at the Museum of Art and History at 705 Front Street in downtown Santa Cruz. A second Collection will be established at the Live Oak Public Library in October.

Our mission has been to create a free urban seed project committed to increasing the capacity of our community to feed itself wholesome food by offering seeds and education. We imagine that the no-strings gift of garden seeds will encourage urban food production.


The Seed Library celebrates biodiversity through the time-honored tradition of seed saving, nurtures locally-adapted plant varieties, and fosters community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing. It operates on the honor system. You become a member when you withdraw seeds to plant. You are not required to return seed.


We depend on you to treat the seed drawers with care. Read the guidelines in the Library binder. Don't take more than you need. Sign your seeds out. Endeavor to learn Seed Saving so that you can contribute. We need the relationship of Library to Public to be one of trust and reciprocity.


We encourage all members to learn basic seed saving techniques. Returned seed will allow us to keep the Library well-stocked. We've convened a Grow-Out Collective of experienced gardeners who will commit to growing certain varieties out for Library use. New members are always welcome.



Location: MAH, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 429-1964 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Monterey Bay Farmers Markets
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Monterey Bay Farmers Markets
You will find an unmatched selection of locally grown fresh produce, flowers & artisan products.
Date: Every Su, Tues, Fri and Sa
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets, Serving the Central Coast for over 36 years!


Locals, chefs and tourists love to shop at our four markets in Aptos, Monterey, and Carmel - the premier farmers markets on the Central Coast.

 

You'll appreciate the unmatched selection of top quality produce, flowers, specialty foods, and the opportunity to connect with the people who produce our food. Our farmers markets are ranked in the top ten farmers markets in California. Meet old friends and make new acquaintances - come to the markets and become a part of our friendly community!

 

Aptos Farmers Market  Saturdays, 8am - 12pm, Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Year-round

Upbeat and relaxed atmosphere, a great way to start your weekend! 80 farmers and vendors and many special events.


Monterey Farmers Market   Fridays, 10am - 2pm  Monterey Peninsula College, 930 Fremont St, Monterey   Year-round

A bustling market with a bountiful selection of produce and specialty items, flowers and plants.


Carmel Farmers Market  Tuesdays, 9 am - 1 pm The Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel  May - September

Take a scenic drive to this intimate market nestled in the charming Barnyard Shopping Village just off Hwy 1


Del Monte Farmers Market   Sundays 8 am - 12 pm The Del Monte Shopping Center, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey  May through October

Enjoy the easy relaxed pace of this friendly Sunday market - feast your eyes on beautiful produce, flowers, and plants and...


Location: Cabrillo College , 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 728-5060 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Together in the Park/Juntos en el Parque
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Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education
Date: Every Fri from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Ages: Parents & Young Children

Together in the Park is a free program with an opportunity for parents to experience activities with their young children and gain new information on child development and community resources.  Come when you can, stay as long as you can.  Join us for some fun.  You may register at the park. Snacks provided.

Rainy Days: Corralitos Community Center, 33 Browns Valley Rd, Corralitos 


Location: Aldridge Park, Aldridge Ln, Corralitos Map
Phone: 786-2160 •website Corralitos create a direct event link
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