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Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 yrs.) class
Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 years)
Every Tues (Aug 27-Oct 15) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map

Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 yrs.) intensive class series

What: This 8-week (8-hour) class series (tailored specifically for parents of preschoolers) provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting.  Some of the prominent themes include early child brain development, social emotional learning, belonging and significance as innate social needs, the essential nature of long-term positive parent-child relationships, mutual respect, modeling behaviors, authoritative parenting styles that use kindness and firmness at the same time, connection before correction, the criteria for effective discipline, agreements and follow-through, non-violent communication, family meetings, routines, and the internal locus of control that guides parents and children alike to practice self-regulation.  

  
Facilitated by Colleen Murphy, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, ECE co-op teacher with over 16 years of ECE teaching experience both with children and as a parent educator.


Contact: Call 831-476-7284 x107 group rates, couples specials, scholarships, and other info.

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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
Lucky Steppers Square Dancing
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Lucky Steppers
Square dancing for beginners to "pros"
Date: Every Th at 6:30pm


Lucky Steppers is a Plus level club that meets in Santa Cruz, California. We dance on Thursday nights from 6:30 until 9:30 PM. Our caller is Harold Fleeman.

6:30 - 7:00 -- Round Dance Teach, taught by Sue and Phil Harris
7:00 - 8:30 -- Beginner Class
8:30 - 9:30 -- Club Dance (Plus Level)

 


SQUARE DANCING, TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT. ITS FUN AND EASY TO DO!
Friendship put to music, Family friendly Class
Thursday Nights at 6:30 PM
Beginning JAN 26, 2012
Classes thru 9 FEB are Free
Caller/Teacher: Don Benson
Lucky Steppers Square Dance Club
German American Hall - Santa Cruz
230 Plymouth Street
For more information call Sue Harris or Don Benson, (831) 726-7053, Or e-mail Caller4u@razzolink.com


Location: German-American Hall , 230 Plymouth Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-423-0646 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
English Country Dance Class
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Santa Cruz Dance
English Country Dancing
Date: Every 2 weeks on Th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Admission Fees: $5-$7
Special Instructions: 2nd & 4th Thursdays

English Country Dance Class - Ongoing class. Second and Fourth Thursday of every month. Offering the traditional fare you've come to expect from our group: lively dancing, stirring tempos, a welcoming atmosphere for beginners, assorted comic antics, occasional laughter, and musicians that will play 'till the cows come home.

Teacher is Michael King.
For more information about Santa Cruz English Country Dances call Michael: (831) 426-8621.

All musicians are welcome in the open band.

2nd and 4th Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:30 PM - no dance 4th Thursdays in November or December.

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Location: First Congregational Church, 900 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.426.8621 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate 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
Mount Charlie signups open
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Scotts Valley Educational Foundation
Ride to raise funds for SV Schools
Date: Every day (Mar 15-May 5) at 7:00am

Special Instructions: Event Date is May 5

The 2011 Mount Charlie Challenge Bike Ride is set for May 5 at Skypark. The Scotts Valley Educational Foundation event has raised nearly $200,000 for Scotts Valley schools. Reduced price entry is available through May 3, 11:59pm PDT.

 

100-MILE $75.00
100K $75.00
50K $75.00
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Brief Description

• Check-in time is at 7:00 a.m. • Ride will begin at 8:00 a.m. •100-mile ride will venture into beautiful Santa Cruz County • 100K ride will climb Summit Road via Mt. Charlie Road • 50K ride will have smaller climbs • Bike helmets are REQUIRED • Registration fee includes raffle tickets, t-shirt and BBQ lunch • SAG support, staffed rest stops and live music for riders and their friends and families. Extra lunch tickets available day of event.


Scotts Valley Educational Foundation

The Scotts Valley Educational Foundation's mission is to raise money for the four public schools in Scotts Valley. Riders are encouraged - but not required - to obtain pledges for the ride by selling raffle tickets and soliciting corporate and personal sponsorships. The Scotts Valley Educational Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, making donations and sponsorships tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. A portion of the registration fees may also be tax-deductible.


Location: Skypark, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831)247-4805 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Key Dates Santa Cruz County Fair
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Santa Cruz County Education
2012 Santa Cruz County Science Fair, Saturday, March 10, 2012, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
Date: Every day (Mar 10-May 1)
Ages: Grades K-12

The Science Fair will provide the highest quality special events for students seeking opportunities in pre-collegiate scientific research, and world class science and technology competitions.  SCCSF is a regional academic science, mathematics, technology, and engineering competition for students in grades K-12.

 

Date

Agenda/Activity

Location/Time

January 31, 2012 Deadline for K-8 Science Fair Coordinator to contact the COE at (831) 466-5802 and notify the Science Fair Administrative Assistant of the school's intent to participate.
February 16, 2012 Registration Deadline
5:00PM for all County Fair participants

March 9, 2012 Project set-up at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds 2:00pm – 6:00pm
March 10, 2012 Interview and Judging:
Primary & Elementary Projects
Junior & Senior Projects
Open to Public

9:00 am - 10:30am
11:00am – 12:30pm
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Division                      Age Groups
Primary Division -      Grades K – 3
Elementary Division - Grades 4 – 5
Junior Division -        Grades 6 – 8
Senior Division -        Grades 9 - 12

March 10, 2012 Project pick-up at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds 7:00pm – 9:00pm
March 11, 2012 Project pick-up at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds 9:00am – 11:00am
March 20, 2012 Awards Ceremony at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium 7:00pm – 9:00pm
May 13-18, 2012 International Science & Engineering Fair Pittsburgh, PA
April 30, 2012 – May 1, 2012 California State Science Fair
(For qualifying Junior & Senior division students only)
Los Angeles, CA
California Science Center
for more information
Important Dates Flyer (print version)

Questions? Contact Ellen Hickey, (831) 466-5802.


Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 466-5802 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
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