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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 to learn more and sign up. Call (831) 464 9200 x104 with any questions.

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Together in the Park - Watsonville
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Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education
Date: Every Wed from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Ages: 0-5 years

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.


Location: 120 Second St, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831.786.2160 •website Watsonville 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
Phone: (831)216-6314 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Bike Dojo Camp Dojo
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The Bike Dojo
Learn the ins and outs of cycling in 5 days of riding in the Santa Cruz Mountains!
Date: Every Mon, Wed, Th and Fri (Jun 18-Aug 10) from 8:30pm to 4:00pm
Ages: 7-15 Admission Fees: $275/5 days

Enjoy 5 days mountain biking and exploring trails in Santa Cruz Mountains. This camp is for kids who want to learn mountain biking skills and is designed to teach riding skills, basic mechanics and very beginning racing skills in a fun, relaxed, and comfortable environment.


What We Teach

• Trail Safety and courtesy

• Shifting, Braking, hovering
  and avoiding obstacles

• Picking a line and anticipation

• Obstacles

• Going up and down hills

• Handling the terrain

• Cornering

• Single-track


As a special bonus Spokesman Bicycles is giving a workshop on bicycle maintenance and how to fix a flat.


This full day camp from 8:30-4:00 is for kids 7-12. There will be a minimum of 2 instructors every day. Camp Fee $275 for the week.
Limit 15. Discounts for siblings.



Ages 7-9:                       Ages 10-12:

June 18-22                     June 25-29

July 9-13                        July 16-20

July 30-Aug 3                 Aug 6-10

Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, meets at 1101 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 713-5475 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Las Madres y Los Padres
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Live Oak Family Resource Center
Date: Every Wed from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: pre-scholares y sus padres Admission Fees: donation

Una reunion semanal para ninos pre-escolares y sus padres o guardians. Juegos creativos, canciones, cuentos, educacion y apoyo para los padres, todo es conducido en Espanol. Live Oak Family Resource Center.



Location: 1740 17th Av, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 476-7284 x104 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
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
Mountain Community Resources Playgroup
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Mountain Community Resources
Date: Every Wed from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: Babies - Preschool Admission Fees: free

MCR Playgroup

Mountain Community Resources sponsors this wonderful "FREE" playgroup. Crafts, play dough, music, story time, snacks. Perfect for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. ** Call to check location - group now meets in Felton on Highway 9, across the street from Rite Aid.

Location: Redwood Community Church, Hwy 9, Felton Map
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