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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 https://coastal-watershed.org/events/ to learn more and sign up. Call (831) 464 9200 x104 with any questions.

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State Park Campfire Programs
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Date: Every day (Jul 1-Aug 31)


Butano SP Campfire Programs, Every Saturday, from 7:30 to 8:45pm

Come join us for campfire food, songs, games, and trivia, followed by a short slideshow presentation on some of the features of the park. See detailed program in the Friends of Butano State Park blog, facebook page, or at the park exhibits. Meet at the Campfire Center. Butano State Park, 1500 Cloverdale Rd., Pescadero. (650) 879-2040

 

Campfires at Little Basin, All Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays in July at 7pm

Come learn about Little Basin's unique history, natural environment, and culture. Be ready to sing some fun songs and hear some interesting facts about Little Basin. Little Basin, 21700 Little Basin Road, Boulder Creek. 338-8018

 

Big Basin Afternoon Campfire Program, Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

Drop by anytime between 4:30-5:30 pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger apples, music and crafts! Touch and learn about the skulls and pelts of Big Basin animals.

 

Evening Campfire Program at Big Basin, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30pm

Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of the forest or stories of the park while relaxing in the shadows of the towering trees. Fire lighting and marshmallows (we provide the sticks and marshmallows!) at 6:30pm; program begins at 7pm. Wheelchair, stroller accessible. Good dogs welcome! Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236. 338-8883

 

Portola Redwoods State Park Campfire, Every Friday and Saturday in July at 7pm

And Monday, July 28 at 7pm

Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some activities include (But are by no means limited to!) entertaining and educating slideshows about the unique and interesting features of our park, as well as sing-alongs, silly skits, and trivia. Program generally lasts around 1 hour. Meet at the Campfire Center. Portola Redwoods State Park. From Highway 35, turn west onto Alpine Road, go 3 miles, and turn onto Portola State Park Rd. Use low gear as both these roads are steep and winding (650) 948-9098


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Summer $1Movies
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Regal
Movies for the family, $1
Date: Every Tues and Wed


The 2014 Summer Movie Express runs for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Please see your local theatre for program start date. Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. 

http://www.regmovies.com/Movies/Summer-Movie-Express

starting June 17, 2014

 

Week

Title

Rating

Start Time

1

Hotel Transylvania

PG

10am

1

The Smurfs 2

PG

10am

2

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

PG

10am

2

The Pirates: Band of Misfits

PG

10am

3

Arthur Christmas

PG

10am

3

Despicable Me 2

PG

10am

4

Lego

PG

10am

4

Free Birds

PG

10am

5

Adventures of TinTin

PG

10am

5

Rise of the Guardians

PG

10am

6

Kung Fu Panda 2

PG

10am

6

Madagascar 3!

PG

10am

7

The Croods

PG

10am

7

Epic

PG

10am

8

Turbo

PG

10am

8

Walking with Dinosaurs

PG

10am

9

Mr. Peabody & Sherman!

PG

10am

9

Rio 2

G

10am


Location: Regal Santa Cruz 9, 1405 N Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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4-H Club
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Santa Cruz County 4-H
Family Fun!
Date: The 1st Wed of every month at 6:30pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: FREE

You all are invited to visit Felton 4H for our open house on this Wednesday, April 9 at the SLV Elementary Cafeteria (Highway 9). We will be working on paper rockets and crafts starting at 6:30pm. There will be animals on hand to see.

 

You do not need to be from Felton, Felton 4H families are from SV, Ben Lomond, and all over the county. We usually meet the First Wednesday of the month. Come see what 4H is about!


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Foster Parent and Adoption Orientation
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County of Santa Cruz
Foster Parent and Adoption Orientation
Date: The 1st Wed of every month from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: Free

Join us the first Wednesday of the month to learn about the many benefits of fostering and adopting through the County of Santa Cruz. Benefits include individual support, free trainings, a monthly stipend and making a difference in the life of a child. We have wonderful children of all ages who are waiting for wonderful homes. At the orientation, you will meet with social workers to have your questions answered. For more information, visit www.fostercare4kids.com and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/santacruzfostercare


Location: Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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The Backpack Project: Packing Life into Giving
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Lynda and Kids Backpack Project
Help us provide 200 backpacks to kids who need them
Date: Every day (Jul 1-Aug 15)


To date we have collected 274 backpacks and 231-$25 donations. So we need 226 more backpacks and 269-$25 donation by July 31 to reach this year's goal of providing 500 backpacks to low income/homeless youth in Santa Cruz County through various shelters and churches. We would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who have donated so far!

 

Other news:

1.    Agile Monkey Pilates Backpack Collection - For the rest of the month of July, customers of Agile Monkey or the general public can drop off backpacks to the collection bin located at Agile Monkey in downtown Santa Cruz. http://www.agilemonkey.net/pages/community

2.    Garvin Thomas of Bay Area Proud featured our project on NBC Bay Area News last week. You can read the article and view the rebroadcast here: http://bit.ly/bap199

 

How to help:
1. Donate a gently used or new backpack
2. Donate $25 to fill a backpack full of school supplies

 

How to donate:
1. Drop off donations at Deluxe Foods of Aptos, True Olive Connection, Agile Monkey, Felton Nails or Scotts Valley Market

2. US Mail to Lynda Hall, P.O. Box 97, Mount Hermon, CA 95041-0097

3. Via FedEx/UPS to Lynda Hall, 8 Madrone Avenue, Mount Hermon, CA 95041-0097

4. PayPal to Lynda Hall -- ID is kidzbackpacks@gmail.com

Thank you for being a part of our 2014 Lynda and Kidz Back-to-School Backpack Project team and please feel free to share this update with others who may be interested in donating to our cause!

 

Lynda Hall, Lynda and Kidz Backpack Project
Web: backpackproject.info 
Email: kidzbackpacks@gmail.com 


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