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Holiday Lights Train
Choo, Choo, Santa Claus is coming to town, not by sleigh, not by snow but by Train!
Every Fri and Sa (Nov 23-Dec 23)
Location: Graham Hill Rd, Felton Map

(0 A November 2018) holiday-lights-train2018.jpgSanta Cruz Holiday Lights Train

NOVEMBER 23 - 24, DECEMBER 1 - 2, 8 - 9 & 15 - 23

Departs from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Choo, Choo, Santa Claus is coming to town, not by sleigh, not by snow but by Train!

Vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through the streets of Santa Cruz as passengers lend their voices to holiday carols, sip hot spiced cider and listen to musical entertainment while Santa visits the little ones, or the young at heart! Continue the merriment with a $6 MyBoardwalk card good for attractions, arcades and games in Neptune's Kingdom. Bring the whole family for festive fun. Happy Holidays!

 

Dear Santa Letter Download here - Print out your letter to Santa Claus and have Roaring Camp Deliver it by train to the North Pole. Write your letter and bring it with you to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, there will be a North Pole mailbox just outside of the entrance to Neptune's Kingdom by the first car of the train. Roaring Camp will be making a special trip each evening after the Holiday Lights Train to drop off your letters to Santa's Home in the North Pole.

 

Start a new holiday tradition! Gather your family and friends and celebrate Santa Cruz style with ice skating at the beach! See the new Main Entrance Plaza transformed into a winter wonderland with ice skating, rides, games, festive foods and more!

 

More info here: https://beachboardwalk.com/Boardwalk-Holiday-Ice

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Wilder Ranch Farm Animal Program Volunteers Needed
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State Park Wilder Ranch
We're looking for volunteers to help feed and tend to the resident animals. Families are welcome!
Date: Every day


Wilder Ranch Farm Animal Program Volunteers Needed!

Do you love Wilder Ranch and have a big heart for animals? Then do we have the opportunity for you! The Wilder Ranch Farm Animal Program is looking for volunteers to help feed and tend to the resident animals.

  Families are welcome! Children between the ages of 6-18 are encouraged to volunteer as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering.

This is a long term volunteer position as the animals grow very fond of their caretakers, with the minimum commitment being 6 months. There are several shifts available with morning and afternoon feedings.

Prior animal experience is a plus, but you will be thoroughly trained by Animal Program Coordinator Sunny Schacher on your duties as a caretaker, and introduced to the goats, sheep, chickens and other animals that reside on the ranch.

 

For more information, please contact Sunny at the
Wilder Ranch Visitor Center at (831) 426-0505.

If there is nobody available to pick up the phone, please leave a message for Sunny and she will return your call as soon as she is able.

 


Location: Hwy 1, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 426-0505 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate 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
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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The Wisdom in Nature: Mature Minds Exploring Nature's Ways
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Quail Hollow Park
Learn about the natural history of Santa Cruz through speakers and activities
Date: Every day (May 12-May 21) from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Ages: 50 and up Admission Fees: $175/resident, $193/non-resident
Special Instructions: no class 5/19, 5/20, 5/21

Are you interested in the natural history of Santa Cruz? Are you looking for opportunities to learn about and experience the natural world while meeting people with the same interests? This new and innovative workshop series will offer an opportunity for adults, ages 50+ to lean about the ways of nature while discovering our care-taking role within it. Learn about local geology, biology, botany, ecology, zoology and astronomy through guest speaker's presentations; also enjoying hikes, microscope viewing, mapping, species surveys, arts and crafts and more in this engaging and informative 7-day program. Guest speakers this session include:


~ Todd Newberry, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology, USCS; author of The Ardent Birder
~ Jodi McGraw, sandhills ecologist and author of The Sandhills Conservation and Management Plan
~ Ken Moore, founder of Wildlands Restoration Team and invasive weed presenter
~ Mark Ryan, associate professor of geology, SJSU
~ Lindy Patania, Quail Hollow volunteer and reptile presenter
~ and more


Location: Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, 800 Quail Hollow Road, Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-9348 •website Felton create a direct event link
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