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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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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
Teddy Bear Day
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San Francisco Zoo
Celebrate a "beary" fun weekend at the Teddy Bear Festival
Date: Every Fri and Sa (Oct 24-Oct 25) from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Special Instructions: Sloat Blvd at Great highway

(AAA July 2015) SFZoo_Bear.jpgCelebrate a "beary" fun weekend at the Teddy Bear Festival July 18 and 19. The Build-A-Bear® Teddy Bear Clinic will be on site to check out all teddy bears and special visitors The Berenstain Bears will be here for a photos! Take-home crafts, face-painting, musical entertainment and special keeper talks will all be a part of the fun!


Keeper Talk/Enrichment Schedule

  • 11:30 am: Grizzly Bears
  • 12:30 pm: Polar Bear
  • 3:00 pm: Polar Bear
  • 3:15 pm: Grizzly Bears

(photo by Marianne Hale)


Current Zoo Admission Prices

Location: 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco Map
Phone: (415) 753-7080 •website San Franciscocreate a direct event link
Watsonville Wetlands Alive!
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Watsonville Wetlands
Fun-filled day sprucing up the wetlands
Date: The 4th Sa of every month from 9:00am to 12:00pm

We invite you to help restore wetland habitat by planting native plants and removing exotic invasive plants as part of our monthly community work day on Feb. 22. We will work from 9 a.m. until noon, and we always make time for birding or a short hike around the wetlands. We supply the gloves, tools, and a snack.


Meet at our Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center (map/directions). If you have questions, please contact Mary Paul at or 831-566-4938.

Location: 235 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-345-1226 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Children's Ghost Train
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Roaring Camp Railroads
This is a family Halloween event! Suitable for children!
Date: Every day (Oct 24-Oct 25)
Ages: All Admission Fees: $25/person
Special Instructions: Reservations required


Halloween Ghost Train

October 24 & 25 Departs from Roaring Camp in Felton at 6:15, 6:30 & 8:00pm

MWHAHAHA! Do you dare enter the wood of the Headless Horseman?

Sleepy Hallow has overtaken Roaring Camp and a headless spirit haunts the mist. Can Ichabod run faster than the Headless Horseman's beast? Can youuuu?

Ride the Ghost Train and see how Ichabod fares as Roaring Camp renacts the Legend of Sleepy Hollow in our haunted forest. Trick o' Treating, a haunted house and games add to the Halloween fun for all ages.

Buy Tickets Online - select Oct. 24-25 Ghost Train and click 'Purchase'



Location: 5355 Graham Hill Rd , Felton Map
Phone: (831)335-4484 •website Felton create a direct event link
Halloween Sidewalk Festival & Silent Auction
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Regional Artisans Association/Scotts Valley Artisans
Free admission, Family event, Art, Fundraiser, Halloween, Costume Contest, Prize for best costume,Silent Auction, Live Auction
Date: 10/25/2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: ALL Admission Fees: FREE

You're invited!
*Halloween Sidewalk Festival & Silent Auction at Scotts Valley Artisans
*Saturday October 25th, 5-8pm
*King's Village Shopping Center, 230 D Mt Hermon Rd Scotts Valley
*Entry is Free
*Silent & Live Auction includes artwork from over 150 local artists & artisans
*Prize for Best Costume!
*Co-hosted by: Scotts Valley Artisans, Bruno's BBQ, Jesse Gabriel Photography, & Choi's Tae Kwon Do
*Entertainment: Henna Body Art by Julia Miho & wine provided by 37th Parallel
*Event to benefit Regional Artisans Association, Scotts Valley Artisans, Art of Santa Cruz, Mural-in-a-Day, and
*For more information: call 831-439-9094 or email

Location: Scotts Valley Artisans, 230-D Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley Map
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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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