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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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Aptos Youth Chess Club
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Library Aptos
Date: Every Tues from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 6yrs & up Admission Fees: Free

Aptos Youth Chess Club (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)

Learn from a master and practice with your peers! Ages 6-18 yrs.
View similar upcoming events: Library Classes, Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831)427-7717 •website Aptos create a direct event link
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Junebug's Gym
Where FUNdamental Motor Development begins.
Date: Every Tues
Ages: crawling to early walkers Admission Fees: 10.00/class

Tumble-On-Tuesdays  Tuesdays 12-3pm. Ongoing Open Gym  Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch...the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard.


Call (831) 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz.


Location: 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 464-2847 •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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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
Phone: (408) 867-4311 •websitecreate a direct event link
Naranon for Families
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12-Step support programs for those affected by someone else's addiction problems
Date: Every Su, Tues and Th
Admission Fees: Free. Donations accepted.
Special Instructions: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Los Gatos, Scotts Valley

Nar-Anon Family Groups are 12-Step support programs for those affected by someone else's addiction problems. We come together to share our experience, strength and hope (ESH) in finding better ways to live.


Newcomers, please come 15 min. early to get acquainted with us and our literature.


Santa Cruz Sunday 6:30pm-8:00pm

Sutter Hospital, 2900 Chanticleer Ave

Walk through to the back door, we're in the Sutter Room.

(888) 374-1164


Aptos Tuesday: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Freedom Roads Church, 7200 Freedom Blvd.
"Lighting the Way," a candlelight meeting
(parking and meeting room in back of church, please drive through to the back.)
Santa Cruz Greater Bay Area Helpline: (831) 291-5099

Los Gatos Sunday: 7:00pm-8:00pm "Peace and Serenity on Sunday"
Faith Lutheran Church, 16548 Ferris Ave Rm #13.
Cross Streets are Kennedy and Los Gatos Blvd.
Contact: 408-395-9125


Scotts Valley Thursday 7:00-8:30pm
St. Phillip's Church. 5271 Scotts Valley Dr., Rm 1

Los Gatos Thursday: 7:30pm-8:30pm "Vision of Hope"
Mission Oaks Hospital (2nd Floor Behavioral Health Unit)Room 295
15891 Los Gatos Almaden Road
Los Gatos
Contact: 408-395-9125

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Go Fishing Locally
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Loch Lomond Lake
Visit Loch Lomond Lake and go fishing or hike or picnic!
Date: Every day (Mar 1-Sep 30) from 6:00am to 8:00pm

After much anticipation, DFW came by on Friday and stocked the Loch with 2,000 lbs of trout (approximately 2,000 fish). This is the first time we've been stocked since the Loch was closed for the drought. Now is a great time to visit, as visitation is low early in the week and the fish are biting!


Loch Lomond Lake is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the heart of Lompico and comprises an 87-acre lake stocked with Trout, Bluegills and Largemouth Bass. Twelve miles of trails wind their way across the woods and along two miles of lakeshore. One spectacular five mile loop goes along the lake to Deer Flat and to Highland Trail and up to the ridge where the view is worth every step. Fishing is always an option; just bring your pole. This 180 acres of recreation area offers picnic tables, a children's playground, nature center, interpretive walks with rangers and a lake side store where you can rent an electric or row boat, as well as pick up bait, tackle, fishing licenses, hot and cold drinks, and snacks.


March: 6 AM - 6:00 PM
April: 6 AM - 7:30 PM
May: 6 AM - 8:00 PM
June: 6 AM - 8:30 PM
July: 6 AM - 8:30 PM
August: 6 AM - 8:00 PM
September: 6 AM - 8:00 PM

Location: 100 Loch Lomond Way , Lompico Map
Phone: (831) 335-7424 •website Felton create a direct event link
Storytime at MOD
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Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery
It's Storytime at MOD
Date: Every weekday from 10:30am to 11:00am
Ages: 0-12 Admission Fees: Free with museum admission or membership. Admission is $7 adults, $5 for children 2-17. Children under age 2 are free.

Listen as staff members read stories for all ages at the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery.

Location: Santa Cruz Children's Museum of , Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola Map
Phone: (888) 424-8035 •website Capitola create a direct event link
Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day
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Conservatory of Flowers
Experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries
Date: The 1st Tues of every month

Conservatory of Flowers


The Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more than 50 different countries.  Opened in 1879, the wood and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.


Free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month.


Normal costs are:

General public:

$8.00 for Adults
$5.00 for Youth ages 12-17, Seniors age 65 & over, and College Students with ID
$2.00 for Children ages 5-11
Free for Children ages 4 and under

Location: Golden Gate Park, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco Map
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The Teen Readers Guild - Felton
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Library Felton
Date: Every 2 weeks on Tues and Th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 13-18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

The Teen Readers Guild - Felton (3:30 PM-4:30 PM)
Book club for teens! Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, from 3:30-4:30 at the Felton Branch. Open to teens 13-18.

View similar upcoming events: Programs for Teens, Book Groups-Teens, Literacy






Location: 6299 Gushee, Felton Map
Phone: 831-427-3151 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Animal Art Classes
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Watershed Art
Animal Art Classes at the Tannery Arts Center
Date: Every Tues and Th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Ages: 6-13 Admission Fees: $10

Tuesday/Thursday - Animal Art - Drop-In and Ongoing. We draw all kinds of creatures in their wonderful habitats from our watershed. This session we will be working on larger format work, exploring more media and techniques.
Watershed Art Studio #116

for children ages 6-13 yrs.

Location: Watershed Art Studio #116, The Tannery, Santa Cruz Map
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