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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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Chess Instruction - Central
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Library Central
Date: Every Sa from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Admission Fees: Free

 

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Guided Redwood Grove Walks
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State Park Henry Cowell
Amazing forest adventure - ask any questions you may have
Date: Every Su and Sa at 11:00am
Admission Fees: Day-use parking fee is $10
Special Instructions: Saturdays at 11 am & 2 pm

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Saturdays at 11 am & 2 pm

How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more every Saturday and Sunday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable docents will lead you through our magnificent old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the Visitors Center in the Day Use area of Henry Cowell off of HWY 9, at 101 N. Big Trees Park Road in Felton.

 


Location: 525 North Big Trees Park Road, Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-7077 •website Felton create a direct event link
Parent's Night Out
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Junebug's Gym
Safe and fun place for the children while parents "go out"
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month
Ages: 3+ Admission Fees: ost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership)

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 Parent's Night Out
On Saturday, January 16th, 2015 from 5:45 pm to 8:45 pm. Dinner provided and sponsored by Whole Foods Market Capitola. $30 per child-member and $35 per non-member. For ages 3-8. Child must be potty trained. Space is limited. Please call the office today to reserve your child a spot

 

 

BABY Parent's Night Out

It will be on January 30, 5:30 pm-8 pm for ages crawling to 3 years old. $30/members. $35/non-members. Call the office for further information.

Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz.


Location: 3910 Portola Drive Ste. 2 &3, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-464-2847 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
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
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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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
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Fruit Tree Q&A Session
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UCSC Farm
Increase your fruit tree care knowledge
Date: Every Sa (Jan 9-Jan 17) from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Fruit Tree Q&A Session

Join Orin Martin of the Alan Chadwick Garden and Matthew Sutton, owner of Orchard Keepers (www.orcharkeepers.com) for a free talk and Q&A session on fruit trees.

 

This event takes place on Saturday, January 9, from 10 am - 12 pm at the San Lorenzo Garden Center in Santa Cruz. This "ticket site" is for information only: you do not need to pre-register for this event. Note: outdoor event - heavy rain cancels.

Questions about this event? Call 831.459-3240 or email casfs@ucsc.edu

 

 


Location: ProBuild Garden Center, 235 River Street,, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.459-3240 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
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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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
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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