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Teacher Open House
Learn all about our school programs
09/28/2018 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: Boulder Creek Library, 13390 W Park Ave, Boulder Creek Map

(0 A September 2018) SLVMuseum_TeacherOpen.jpgJoin us at the Museum to learn all about our school programs in 2018 and 2019.

 

Come learn about the new trunks we have available for off-site programs and meet with the instructors for our on-site programs.

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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
Brainfuse - Homework Help
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Brainfuse: Free online homework help for students of all ages.
Date: Every day


(AAA July 2015) Brainfuse_HomeworkHelpNow180.jpgFree Academic Help at All Levels.

 

Brainfuse offers live online tutoring in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult education.

 

Live Tutoring: Students draw or type their question in our online classroom and receive live homework assistance from a Brainfuse-certified tutor. Our tutors don't simply give answers but help students master underlying academic concepts.

 

SkillSurfer: SkillSurfer includes an extensive library of Brainfuse-created lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests in a wide range of academic subjects, and further integrates them with live tutoring.


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Cell Phone Tours Monterey Historic Park
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State Park Monterey Historic
Take a cell phone tour of historic buildings
Date: Every day


Cell Phone Tours

Visitors to Monterey State Historic Park may take a cell phone tour of historic buildings by dialing (831) 998-9458, followed by a Stop Number when prompted. Stop Numbers correspond to various Monterey State Historic Park adobes in the downtown area. Listeners recieve a two-minute narration for each building. There is no charge for the cell phone tours, but callers will use cell minutes, according to their individual plan. Callers may also use land based phones and will be charged based on normal land based rates.
Click here for downlodable Cell Phone Guide and Map.

Stop Number/Building
Call (831) 998-9458
After prompt, enter Stop Number:

401 Custom House
402 Pacific House
403 First Brick House
404 Old Whaling Station
405 California's First Theater
406 Casa Soberanes
407 Larkin House
408 Cooper-Molera Adobe
409 Robert Louis Stevenson House
410 Casa de Oro (J. Boston Store)

 


Location: Alvarado St and Franklin St, Monterey Map
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Classes at Love Apple Farms
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Love Apple Farm
Take a class at Love Apple Farm
Date: Every day (Jun 1-Dec 31)


On-site workshops are held at what GQ Magazine calls our "stunning beautiful farm," located off of Highway 17 (the former Smothers Brothers Winery), just 15 minutes from Los Gatos or Santa Cruz, and 30 minutes from San Jose.

 

WE REQUIRE ADVANCE REGISTRATION, EVEN FOR GIFT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS.

To ask a question about our on-site classes, please email us.

 

ALL CLASSES ARE HELD RAIN OR SHINE.

WE REQUIRE ADVANCE REGISTRATION, EVEN FOR GIFT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS.

For information about hosting a private event for your organization or business at the farm or at your venue contact loveapplefarms@gmail.com

View our cancellation/rescheduling policy.

 

October 2015

Farm Dinner  $139 - Saturday, October 3

Hard Apple Cider $89 - Saturday, October 10

Backyard Chicken Keeping  $99 - Sunday, October 11

Sausage Making  $99 - Saturday, October 17

Docent-Led Farm Tour  $18/$9 - Saturday, October 17

Succulent Wreaths  $119 - Sunday, October 18

Hearty Soups & Stews  $89 - Saturday, October 24

Beginning Cheese Making  $99 - Sunday, October 25

 

November 2015

Docent-Led Farm Tour  $18/$9 - Saturday, November 7

Wreaths from the Garden  $59 - Sunday, November 8

Perfect Holiday Pies  $89 - Saturday, November 14

Apple Butter for Gift Giving  $79 - Sunday, November 15

Chocolate Truffles & Other Decadence  $99 - Saturday, November 21

Beginning Cheese Making  $99 - Sunday, November 22

Bread Making  $89 - Saturday, November 28

Docent-Led Farm Tour  $18/$9 - Sunday, November 29

 

December 2015

Home-Made Liqueurs for Gift Giving  $119 - Saturday, December 5

Holiday Sweets & Treats  $89 - Saturday, December 12

Docent-Led Farm Tour  $18/$9 - Saturday, December 12

Garden Mosaics  $119 - Saturday, December 19

Soap Making for Gift Giving  $89 - Sunday, December 20


Location: 2317 Vine Hill Road, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 588-3801 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
2015 Physics Shows
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Foothill College
If you can't have fun with physics ... you aren't a very fun person! A Tribute to Galileo & Temperature
Date: Every day (Sep 12-Sep 13)
Admission Fees: $5 GET TICKETS NOW!
Special Instructions: El Monte exit off Hw 280

(AAA Aug 2015) PhysicsShow2.jpg2016 Physics Shows

Bringing Title One Schools to The Physics Show
In addition to putting on the weekend shows, we do weekday shows for local title one schools.

 

 We provide bus transportation, The Physics Show, a tour of our campus, and a T-shirt.  All at no cost to the school. 

 

If you would like to contribute to this cause, all donations are appreciated and tax deductible.

 

Saturday Sept 17, 2016 (10:00 / 1:00 / 3:30)

Sunday   Sept 18, 2016 (10:00 / 1:00 / 3:30)

Saturday Jan 7, 2016 (Tickets on sale around Thanksgiving)

Sunday   Jan 8, 2016 (Tickets on sale around Thanksgiving)

Saturday Jan 21, 2016 (Tickets on sale around Thanksgiving

)Sunday   Jan 22, 2016 (Tickets on sale around Thanksgiving)

 

Buy Tickets Here:  buytickets.at/foothillcollege

Directions


The Physics Show is held at our main campus in Los Altos (El Monte exit off Hwy 280).
Directions and maps are located on our website:  www.foothill.edu/news/maps

As you enter the campus make your first right turn into parking lot 1. If you miss that turn, make your second right into parking lot 1.  To take advantage of the included parking fee you must park in lot 1.  Parking in any other lot requires a permit which costs $3.  Yes, they do ticket on the weekends. 

The Physics Show will be held in Smithwick Theater, room 1000.  From parking lot 1, walk across the loop road and up the long flight of stairs. Smithwick Theater will be on your left at the top of the stairs.


We are aiming for a 60-75 minute show.

 

With a blue "Handicapped" placard you may park without a parking permit in any lot.  Use parking lot 4.  It is a long walk to the theater, but it is flat, no stairs or hills.

See you at The Physics Show!

 


Location: Smithwick Theater Rm 1000, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Map
Phone: 650.949.7777 •website San Josecreate a direct event link
SV Farmers Market
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Santa Cruz Farmers Market
Bring the family to SV Farmers Market!
Date: Every Sa from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Open April - October

The Scotts Valley Farmers' Market is back for its fifth season beginning on April 4th. Every Saturday 9am-1pm, spring, summer and fall, a circle of farmers and food artisans will set up their stands to offer shoppers and diners an array of delicious edibles.

 

Stationed outside the Scotts Valley Community Center, the market connects residents directly with local farms, is a resource for agricultural education and provides a community gathering place for families, friends and neighbors. Known for its focus on regional growers, four of which are within the city limits, the market delivers a robust selection of organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, pasture-raised chicken and duck eggs, flowers, artisanal meats, breads, seafood, pastries and ready-to-eat cuisine. In 2015 the Scotts Valley Market brings back the best of last season and some exciting new projects for local residents.

In its usual style the Scotts Valley Market will offer a Kids Zone and Watch It Grow station where little ones play and plant seedlings to take home. A weekly music program featuring local bluegrass, jazz and country blues bands keep peoples feet stompin' as they shop and visit.

 

Owing to its roaring success, another round of the Pop-Up Breakfast series will bring a farm-to-table ticketed event into the market on July 18th - a multi-course meal spotlighting seasonal ingredients expertly prepared by local chefs.


Brand new this year, a partnership with the recently established neighboring community garden, the local 4-H and the Scotts Valley Market will bring multiple rounds of a four-week, youth focused gardening class throughout the market season. Families can enroll via 4-H and attend classes in the garden led by owner of Old House Farm, Kelly Bradford. A member of the Scotts Valley Market, Kelly will bring children and their families into the garden and into the market for learning, planting, tasting and selling. Members of the garden will receive a 50% discount on organic plant starts from Old House Farm.

For more information, visit the SCCFM website: santacruzfarmersmarket.org, or contact Nicole Zahm, Education Coordinator at: education@santacruzfarmersmarket.org, or Director Nesh Dhillon at info@santacruzfarmersmarket.org.


Location: Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Dr, Scotts Valley Map
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La Leche League
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La Leche League Santa Cruz Mountains
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month at 10:30am


La Leche League Santa Cruz, Weekend Live Oak Meeting 10:30am-Noon. Ongoing 2nd Saturday of each month.

 

All women interested in breastfeeding are encouraged to attend group meetings regardless of membership status. Children and Fathers are welcome at this meeting. Learn about all the ages and stages of the breastfeeding relationship from pregnancy through weaning. Available at each meeting is an excellent library containing books on breastfeeding, pregnancy, birth, nutrition, and parenting. Our manual, The Womanly Art Of Breastfeeding, recently revised, is available to borrow or purchase. FREE.

 

Held at Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz


Location: Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.425-3088 •website Ben Lomond create a direct event link
Parent's Date Night!
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Kaiwa Art & Play Space
Parent's Date Night!
Date: Every Fri and Sa from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Ages: 3-12 Admission Fees: $15/hr
Special Instructions: Pre-registration required

Parents - treat yourselves to a night out on the town for dinner and a movie while the kids play and create art! Walk from Kaiwa's downtown location to your favorite restaurant and entertainment venue. Under the guidance and care of the teacher, children will have toys, musical instruments, books, and art supplies to create a magical night for themselves!


Location: Kaiwa Art & Play Space, 185 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 316-0918 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Celebrate Heritage Day in Saratoga
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Saratoga Historical Foundation Museum
Saratoga and the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition-100 Year Centennial
Date: Every day
Ages: All

A new exhibit-Saratoga and the 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition-100 Year Centennial opens February 13 at the Saratoga History Museum.

 

The Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was a world's fair held in San Francisco, in the United States, between February 20 and December 4 in 1915. The purpose was to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal but the reality was to demonstrate that San Francisco had recovered from the 1906 earthquake.

 

The fair was constructed on a 635 site in San Francisco. It featured 11 Exhibit Palaces with over 40 countries and all the states participating. Among the exhibits at the Exposition was the C. P. Huntington, the first steam locomotive purchased by Southern Pacific Railroad; A telephone line was also established to New York so people across the continent could hear the Pacific Ocean. The Liberty Bell traveled by train on a nationwide tour from Pennsylvania to attend the exposition. Henry Ford had cars assembled every 10 minutes for 3 hours each day.

 

The exhibit will cover the PPIE exhibit and include information on Saratogans participating. The exhibit will run from February -June 26. Fair artifacts and ephemera will be on display.

 

 

Location & Nearby Info Saratoga Historical Foundation Museum
20450 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd.
Saratoga, CA 95070

 


Location: 20450 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd. , Saratoga Map
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