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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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Santa Cruz Polar Express
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Santa Cruz Polar Express
Ride to the North Pole and back, have cookies and cocoa, meet singing elves and Santa --in your pajamas!
Date: Every day (Nov 18-Dec 23)
Admission Fees: $34 - $44
Special Instructions: 1 pm, 3 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm NOTE: not all departures occur on each day.

All aboard THE POLAR EXPRESSTM Train Ride! Believe the magic this holiday season!

PolarExpress-1019THE POLAR EXPRESSTM comes to the Santa Cruz Railroad for the first time, recreated to match all the sights and sounds of the beloved story.  Picture the excitement of children dressed in pajamas with golden tickets clutched in their hands as they board the train and prepare to embark on their journey to the North Pole.

 

The story begins when the Conductors calls "All aboard" and punches children's golden tickets. Little faces will peer out the train's windows as we pull out of the station on our way to the North Pole.  Each guests will hear the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack as the story reading begins and the book's characters come to life. Dancing chefs will serve hot cocoa and cookies to all riders in a merry fashion as the doubting hobo wanders through the train.

 

Polar_3_-_Canon_047_800The train stops where children will behold the magic of the North Pole from their warm train seats. With a jolly "Ho, ho, ho" Santa waves to everyone and climbs aboard where he will greet each child and present them with the iconic silver sleigh bell (only believers can hear its ringing). Christmas carols will be sung as we return back to the station after a memorable ride that sets the tone for the whole holiday season. Join us in this annual event sure to become one of your family's treasured traditions.

 

Now Santa Cruz has joined the jolly fun. The Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railroad is launching its first Polar Express-themed rides from the boardwalk next month, complete with caroling elves, dancing chefs, hot cocoa and, of course, Santa sightings.

Tickets for the train, which runs on selected dates Nov. 18-Dec. 23, start at $34 for kids and $44 for adults. Find details at santacruzthepolarexpressride.com.

 

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Location: Boardwalk, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map
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Chicken Fun
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Glaum Egg Ranch
Buy eggs and get a bonus, an animated chicken show
Date: Every Mon, Tues, Wed, Th, Fri and Sa from 6:00am to 8:00pm


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Marvin's most talked about invention is the Egg Vending Machine. Customers can come up to the ranch, insert money and receive a flat of eggs. As the years progressed, so did the vending machine - today, when you insert the money you get to enjoy an animated chicken show as well.

 

The costumes on the chicken show are designed, created and changed seasonally by Sherrie. Every season/holiday is a different scene - the customers love to come and see what's new each time.

 

Glaum Egg Ranch Machine Hours

Vendor open "Only" when main bottom gate is open on Monday thru Saturday 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Closed on Sunday. $4. Bring 4 Crisp One Dollar Bills

 

100% Cage Free & Organic California Family Farm Eggs

 

Ranch Store Hours

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am-10:30 am
Closed on Sunday


Location: 3100 Valencia Rd, Aptos Map
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THURSDAY ART MARKET
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Tannery Arts Center
The Market features live music, artist demonstrations and guest chefs with rotating menus. In addition, the Artbar and Café will
Date: Every Th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Special Instructions: at the intersections of Highways 1 and 9

The Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz County's first-in-the-nation arts community that provides a sustainable, accessible and vibrant home for the arts in Santa Cruz County, announced today its year-round Thursday Art Market has new hours for spring and will feature Open Studios Art Tour artists each week.

 

Thursday Art Market, held rain or shine in at the Tannery, will be 4-7 p.m. weekly. The Market features live music, artist demonstrations and guest chefs with rotating menus. In addition, the Artbar and Café will serve a full menu of food and drinks.

 

As part of the Thursday Art Market, seven Working Studios located in two historic Tannery buildings covering 25,000 square feet, will also be open for tours. The Working Studios serve as the headquarters to professional artists, educators and businesses. Studios open for Thursday Art Market will include:

  • Apricity Gallery (Sarah Bianco)
  • Camp Tannery Arts (Linda Cover)
  • Jewelry Toolery (Angela Gleason)
  • Printmakers at the Tannery, also know as PATT (Jane Gregorius, Hedwig Heerschop, Frank Trueba and more)
  • Radius Gallery (Ann Hazels)
  • Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center (Cat Willis)
  • Cosmo Chic Designs (Sonia Le)

About Tannery Arts Center

The Tannery Arts Center is a first-in-the-nation arts community that provides a sustainable, accessible and vibrant home for the arts in Santa Cruz County, offering visitors a dynamic cultural destination. The Tannery is home to Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Jewel Theatre Company and the Colligan Theater, Radius Gallery, the Tannery Lofts, the Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center and Tannery Working Studios, which provides 27 separate studio spaces for professional artists to create, display and sell their art. The Tannery Arts Center is located at 1050 River St. in Santa Cruz. Learn more at www.tanneryartscenter.org or www.facebook.com/tanneryartscenter.


Location: 1050 River Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 621-6226 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Ice Skating by the Bay
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Ice Skating by the Bay
Spend the dayice skating in a winter wonderland right by the Bay.
Date: Every day (Nov 19-Jan 8)
Ages: All Admission Fees: Adults: $13, Children 12 & under: $11 Skate Rental Fee: $3 Season Pass: $75 for the entire season. (Skate rental not included)

 

Ice Skating by the Bay - 11/19/16- 1/8/17

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa.

 

Skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland right by the Bay.


OPEN DAILY
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm, Including Holidays

 

ADMISSION

Adults: $13, Children 12 & under: $11 Skate Rental Fee: $3

Season Pass: $75 for the entire season. (Skate rental not included)

 

Group Rates

GROUPS OF 20-49 SKATERS
$1 OFF ADMISSION 
Must have reservation at least 24 hours in advance in order to qualify for the discount rate. Skate rental is not included. A deposit is not required for this group amount.

 

Directions to the Custom House Plaza

Ice Skating by the Bay is located in the Custom House Plaza near Historic Old Fisherman's Wharf. Parking is available at the Waterfront Parking Lot (Two Hours Free Parking for Locals Monday - Thursday - 939 ZIP Code only). Enter at the intersection of Del Monte Avenue and Washington Street, Monterey. Additional parking is available at the East and West Parking Garages located at Del Monte Avenue and Tyler Street, Monterey.

Exit on Del Monte Avenue. Stay in the left lane. Continue straight on Del Monte (do not exit through tunnel). Proceed until Tyler Street, turn left and enter either garage (one on left, the other on right).


Location: Custom House Plaza, Monterey Map
Phone: 831-649-4511 •website Monterey create a direct event link
Track Santa with Norad
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Norad
Follow Santa's progress Christmas Eve
Date: Every day (Dec 1-Dec 23) from 3:00pm to 8:00pm


Track Santa via the NORAD Santa Website
You can track Santa on his way to you. You will also find some fun games to play, interesting facts and information to entertain you while you wait for him.


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San Francisco Botanical Gardens
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San Francisco Botanical Garden
Escape to a unique 55-acre urban oasis of extraordinary beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, showcasing over 8,000 differen
Date: Every day

Special Instructions: 2nd Tuesday is FREE DAY

Second Tuesday of every month is free!

 

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.

 

Free Admission Day Every second Tuesday of the month

Regular cost: $7/adults; $5/youth and seniors; $2/children; free/4 years and younger

 

Docent-led Tours: Join us for daily tours through the Botanical Garden led by trained docents or explore on your own with special features designed to enhance your next visit.

Free Tours Daily; 1:30pm at Main Gate

 

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse

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Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

 

Hours
Open daily, starting at 7:30 am. The Garden closes one hour after last entry. Last entry changes seasonally:

Last entry: Fall & Winter

  • October through early November: Last entry at 5 pm.
  • 1st Sunday in November through January: Last entry at 4 pm.
  • February through 2nd Saturday in March: Last entry at 5 pm.

From a reviewer: 9/12/2016

"I've been to botanical gardens around the US and other countries, and this one is truly world class. I can't believe I've lived here for years and had never gone. I was worried that there might not be many things blooming since it's September, but there were so many amazing flowers packed together, that I can't even imagine what it's like in the spring. The ratio of plants-to-walking is really excellent. Every square foot of the garden seems carefully planned to pack in more wonderful things to see, all meticulously labeled and growing vigorously."


Location: Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco Map
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Scotts Valley Toddler Time
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Date: Every Th from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 3-6 year olds Admission Fees: Free

Scotts Valley Toddler Time (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)

A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play!


View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes, Programs for Kids, Early Literacy

 


Location: 230-D Mount Hermon Road Kings Village Shopping Center, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: 831-427-7712 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Monthly Meeting Genealogy Society
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Library Central
Stop by the "Californiana Room" to get genealogy searching tips
Date: The 1st Th of every month


Santa Cruz Public Library, Central Branch, - Genealogy Society of Santa Cruz

First Thursday of the Month

 

The organization's mission is to serve the community with the knowledge and tools to make family researching more fulfilling. Stop by the "Californiana Room" at the Central Branch, or call 420-5794

 

February Meeting

Learn how the discovery of a box of 100 year old letters from her mother's closet helped Gail Chaid uncover her family history. Despite the challenges of researching records in Bulgaria, Gail persevered and with a new strategy, was able to unlock the secrets of her story.


For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (831) 427-7707 extension 5794.

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Boulder Creek Family Crafts
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Date: Every Th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Boulder Creek Family Crafts (3:00 PM-4:00 PM)

Join us at the Boulder Creek Library on Thursday afternoons for our Family Crafts program! Our projects are often messy so please dress accordingly. Let's get creative together!
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Programs for Teens, Arts & Crafts

 


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Tales to Tails at Garfield Park Library
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Date: Every Th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Tales to Tails - Garfield Park (4:00 PM-5:30 PM)

Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read.

 

Contact pro@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve a spot.


View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails

 

 


Location: 705 Woodrow Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-427-7709 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Tannery Winter Market
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The Tannery
Thursday: 5pm-8pm, Friday: 7pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 1pm-6pm
Date: Every day (Dec 1-Dec 4)


Take shopping local to a whole new level at the Tannery. Buy direct from artists and enjoy ornament making, a holiday gift show, art demonstrations, stocking making, live music, and caroling, while you're at it. Free and open to the public.

 

December 1 - 4, Thursday: 5pm-8pm, Friday: 7pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday: 1pm-6pm

 


Location: 1010-1070 River Street, Santa Cruz Map
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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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Open Gym
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Ohana Gymnastics
Gymnastics Open Gym
Date: Every Tues and Th (Nov 1-Dec 22) from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Ages: 4-12 Admission Fees: $10/child per hour

Play and explore using our gymnastics equipment and circuits.


Location: Ohana Gymnastics, 428-B Front Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Salvador Dali Museum
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Dali17 Museum
The exhibition will be the largest collection of Dali’s art on the West Coast and will feature over 300 originals.
Date: Every day

Special Instructions: Call for hours

Dali17 Museum is Open

(A July) Dali_TimeSlithering.jpgDali17 Museum will open to the public on Friday, July 8 at 10am!

 

The new museum is a permanent exhibition of original etchings, mixed media, lithographs, and rare sculptures by one of the twentieth century's most celebrated surrealist artists, Salvador Dali.

 

This is the first permanent Dali exhibition on the West Coast and the second largest private collection in the United States. Previously, this collection has only been exhibited in Spain and Belgium.

 

will feature over 300 originals. Did you know that Monterey was the only place in the United States where Dali lived and worked? The exhibition will reintroduce Dali’s local history and will be the only museum to showcase photographs from Dali’s fundraiser Surrealistic Night at Del Monte.

 

(A July) Dali.jpgMonterey was the only place in the United States where Dali lived and worked. While the Nazis stormed across Europe, Dali and his wife Gala fled to the U.S. and in July 1941 found refuge at the Hotel Del Monte. While living in the Monterey area, he was heavily involved with the arts. Dali exhibited vintage sourced photographs as an early member of the Carmel Art Association and every May he participated as a juror for the local high school art competition.

 

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Location: Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey Map
Phone: 831-372-2608 •website Monterey 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
Free 2 Be a Kid
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Live Oak Grange
Bring what you can. Take what you need.
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: $2/family

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Location: 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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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
Tours of the Monarch Grove
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State Park Natural Bridges
Tour the monarch groves with a docent, 11am or 2pm
Date: Every Su and Sa (Oct 15-Jan 31) at 11:00am
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Also 2pm

Monarch Tours
 mid-October through January; Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm 
Meet at the visitor center for a guided tour of the monarch grove.  Monarch migration is variable, to find out the current population, or to arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more, call (831) 423-4609.


Location: West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class
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The Spokesman
Learn how to fix your flat tire!
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 10:00am to 12:00am
Ages: Free

Spokesman Bicycles Free Flat Fixing Class

 

Spokesman offers this great (and FREE) flat-fixing class. Check it out to learn how you can most efficiently change your own flat whether you're in the middle of a ride or just wanting to bust out your bike from your garage but the tires are flat.

Spokesman Bicycles, Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, CA

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Location: Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz Map
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The Watsonville Community Band's Christmas concert
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Watsonville Community Band
Christmas band concerts!
Date: Every day (Dec 3-Dec 11)
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Our musicians come from several local counties including Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Clara.

 

We are both a concert band, and a marching band. As a parade band we take part in many local festivals and other events.

 

Christmas Concerts

Dec 3	 Winter Concert, Sat 7:00pm  Concert, 	VFW Hall, Hollister

Dec 11 Winter Concert, Sun 2:00pm  Concert,  Mello Center, Watsonville

 

 


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43rd Annual Holiday Dinner
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Grey Bears
Date: 12/04/2016 from 11:30am to 1:00pm


43rd Annual Holiday Dinner

 

tim_roland_wifeCome celebrate the holidays with Grey Bears! The 43rd Annual Holiday Dinner features a delicious holiday luncheon, jaw-dropping entertainment, special awards, and Emcee Geoffrey Dunn. It all happens at on Sunday, December 4 at 11:30am at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street in downtown Santa Cruz.

 

Reserve your seat on the free bus from the Watsonville Senior Center, email Valerie or call 831- 722-1333. Contact Michelle if you can volunteer.


Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Family Yoga
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Luma Yoga and Family Center
Come stretch, play & explore!
Date: Every Su at 1:30pm
Ages: 4+ Admission Fees: $14 drop in (class cards + memberships also available)

Family Yoga: Ages 4+

Family Yoga is now offered EVERY Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm! This class offers a unique approach by blending yoga and family bonding! Laughter and love fill each class and are sure to inspire and nurture the entire family's relationship. This class works best for children who can follow instructions and participate and is designed for parents and little ones ages 4 and up.

 

Click here to register

 


Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 325-2620 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Minecraft at Garfield Park Library
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Library Garfield
Date: Every Mon from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 8-18

Minecraft @ GP (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)

Minecraft with a purpose. Learn how to find and use resources, build, and survive in the world of Minecraft. Open to ages 8 to 18. LIMITED TO THE FIRST 10 PLAYERS.


View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

 

 


Location: 705 Woodrow Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-427-7709 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Scotts Valley Preschool Story Time
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Library Scotts Valley
Join us for Preschool Story time!
Date: Every Mon from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: 3-6 year olds Admission Fees: Free

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Join us for Preschool Story time! Every Tuesday 10:30 to 11:30 - A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds.

 

We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.

 

Come and join the fun!

 

FREE

 


Location: 230-D Mount Hermon Road Kings Village Shopping Center, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: 831-427-7712 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Story Time at Garfield Park Library
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Library Garfield
Date: Every Mon from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 3-6

Join us at the Garfield Park Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.


View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

 

 


Location: 705 Woodrow Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-427-7709 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Kids Craft- Downtown
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Library Central
Date: Every Mon from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Kids Craft- Downtown (3:00 PM-4:30 PM)
random and ever changing crafts for kids - those three and under will need adult assistance.
View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Families, Arts & Crafts

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-420-5700 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Baby Happy Hour
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Junebug's Gym
Where FUNdamental Motor Development begins.
Date: Every Mon and Wed from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Ages: crawling to early walkers Admission Fees: 10.00/class

Baby Happy Hour  Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:15-1:15pm. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! $10/hr with Inchworm punch card.

 

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

 


Location: 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 464-2847 •website Santa Cruz 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
Aptos Youth Chess Club
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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
Tumble-On-Tuesdays
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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. www.junebugsgym.com

 


Location: 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Santa Cruz Map
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Mind Craft
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Library La Selva Beach
Date: Every Tues from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 8-18 Admission Fees: free

Minecraft.Edu

Thursday 3:00  - 5:00

Ages 8-18.  Space limited.  First come - first served

Directed Mindcraft play begins again on October 6th!  It will continue through November 3rd.

 

 

 


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For Mom: Feel Good Friday Radio
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Lorraine Pursell and Dee James
Weekly Mom Uplift: Ask Your Future Self
Date: Every Wed
Ages: All

Moms need nurturing, TOO!
When you tap into your Future Self you access the power of your success that encourages you to keep going forward to your desires.

Women's Empowerment Coach, Lorraine Pursell, joins Dee James at KEYZ am radio with powerful topics, tips and tools for uplifting your life while you're raising your quiver-full.

Use these great tips to set you on higher ground. Live the happy life you deserve while raising your family well and thriving in life's daily challenges.

Get Lorraine's FREE e-Books at http://www.3KeysToSelfLove.com and http://www.StopYellingAtYourKids.com


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Preschool Storytime
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Bookshop Santa Cruz
Mamoura Slike reads to toddlers and pre-schoolers
Date: Every Wed from 10:00am to 10:30am
Ages: toddler and pre-school aged chil

Bookshop Santa Cruz invites any toddler or pre-school age children (with parental supervision) to listen to
stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books!


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Minecraft at Garfield Park Library
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Library Garfield
Date: Every Wed from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Ages: 8-18

Minecraft @ GP (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)

Minecraft with a purpose. Learn how to find and use resources, build, and survive in the world of Minecraft. Open to ages 8 to 18. LIMITED TO THE FIRST 10 PLAYERS.


View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Programs for Teens, STEAM

 

 


Location: 705 Woodrow Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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Lego & Duplo Fun!
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Library Boulder Creek
Date: Every Wed from 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Join us on Wednesday afternoons for some building fun! Children learn through play and blocks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Let's build and learn together!


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Capitola Book Discussion Group
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Library Capitola
Date: Every Wed from 9:30am to 10:30am
Admission Fees: Free

Capitola Book Discussion Group (9:30 AM-10:30 AM)


We will be discussing Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, and starting to read Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. The Capitola Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:30am. All adults are welcome. For more information, call (831) 427-7705.
View similar upcoming events: Book Groups-Adult, Programs for Adults, Literacy

 

 

 

 

 


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Code Combat
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Library Scotts Valley
Date: The 1st Wed of every month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 8-18 Admission Fees: Free

(0 A September 2018) codecombat_logo22.jpgCode Combat @ Scotts Valley (3:30 PM-5:00 PM)

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time!

 

Ages 8-18. Gamers will create teams by age. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

 


Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
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Preschool Adventures at the Sanctuary Exploration Center
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Sanctuary Exploration Center
Free ocean themed storytime with crafts and show & tell
Date: Every Wed from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 3-5 Admission Fees: FREE

Come enjoy weekly preschool adventures at the Sanctuary Exploration Center with ocean themed book readings, show-and-tell, and crafts!
Wednesdays 10am-11am
FREE
Starting October 12th


Location: 35 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Los Gatos Ballet Nutcracker
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Los Gatos Ballet
Vibrant costumes, engaging sets and delightful choreography
Date: Every day (Dec 9-Dec 11)
Admission Fees: $18 - $52
Special Instructions: Parking $10

(A A Oct 2016) NutcrackerLosGatosBallet.jpgA Holiday Tradition

Los Gatos Ballet's Nutcracker is known as one of the best, family-friendly Nutcrackers in the San Jose area. Filled with vibrant costumes, engaging sets and delightful choreography this Nutcracker is sure to charm children and adults of all ages!  We proudly collaborate with San Jose Youth Symphony to provide a live philharmonic orchestra and are joined by principal dancers from the acclaimed San Francisco Ballet.  Our production showcases some of the finest youth and professional talent in the bay area.

December 9 to 11, 2016 | Flint Center of the Performing Arts | Cupertino

After our huge success at the Flint Center last December, we are excited to bring back the magic!  We are looking forward to the continuation our collaboration with San Jose Youth Symphony.  Yair Samet masterfully conducts the Philharmonic Orchestra whose talent is unsurpassable.  We will also be joined by Principal dancers of San Francisco Ballet. Join us for this memorable holiday classic.


PERFORMANCES
Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.

OUTREACH - Friday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m. 
We offer a special outreach performance for Public, Private, Home Schools and other recognized organizations.
Outreach Registration

For specific questions, contact Christine Herrera.

Our Mission is to inspire and cultivate an appreciation and love of dance by providing quality educational and training programs, superb performances, and collaboration with other arts organizations.  Los Gatos Ballet is a 501(c)3 organization.


Information and Tickets available at:  LosGatosBallet.org


Location: The Flint Center for the Perform, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino Map
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Support Group for Moms with Mood Disorders
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Support Group for Moms with Mood Disorders 3-5pm. 2nd Saturday of each month. Join a free, confidential support group for moms with mood disorders including bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety affiliated with the new Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA of Santa Cruz County. Make new friends in a positive atmosphere where we encourage one another and have fun! Ease Mountain Yoga & Wellness in Ben Lomond.

 

For more information email dyane@baymoon.com.

 

To join visit the Meetup link: http://www.meetup.com/Medicated-Moms-with-Mood-Disorders-Support-Group/


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Invisible / Alienated Grandparent Support Group
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Alienated Grandparents Anonymous
Date: The 2nd Mon of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Invisible / Alienated Grandparent Support Group 4-5:30pm. Monthly 2nd Monday. Do you get to see your grandkids as often as you like? Are you estranged or alienated from an adult child? Want to release negative energy about family circumstances beyond your control? Do you "know in your bones" what ideas, memories and values you'd like to pass on? Led by Dr. Pat Hanson author of Invisible Grandparenting: Leave a Legacy of Love Whether You Can Be There or Not this will be a safe structured environment for sharing stories if you so choose, and learning healthy ways to deal with separation from anyone. 

 

Co-sponsored by Alienated Grandparents Anonymous http://www.aga-fl.org/ a national organization that provides information and support to grandparents who feel alienated or estranged from access to their grandchildren. Christ Lutheran Church, 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos.


Location: Christ Lutheran Church, 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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Munching with Mozart Concert
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Library Central
Bring your lunch and enjoy a concert, great midday interlude
Date: The 3rd Th of every month from 12:10pm to 12:50pm
Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: To make a reservation for your class or other large group contact

(0 July 2017) MozartMunching.jpgMunching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Santa Cruz Downtown Branch. Join us at 12:10 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California.

To inquire about performing, contact Carol Panofsky • 831-426-3238 • panofsky@cruzio.com

 

For more information about the series, to make a reservation for your class or other large group contact Carol Panofsky • 831-426-3238 • panofsky@cruzio.com

 

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Horse-drawn carriage rides
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Downtown Santa Cruz
Clip-clop through Downtown Santa Cruz via the original form of horsepower.
Date: Every Su and Sa (Dec 17-Dec 23) from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: $10

Horse Drawn Victorian Carriage Rides

Reserve the traditional horse-drawn Victorian Carriage for a magical ride around downtown. Experience the lights and festive holiday environment in style. A fun outing for friends and family or part of a perfect date with that special someone.
$50 reserves the carriage for a ride around Downtown. Two facing benches, seat 4-6 people comfortably, depending on size. The ride lasts about 15-20 minutes.

 

 

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Location: 1346 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class
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The Spokesman
Learn how to fix your flat tire!
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 10:00am to 12:00am
Ages: Free

Spokesman Bicycles Free Maintenance Class

3rd Saturday of every month, 10AM

Spokesman Bicycles, Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, CA

http://www.spokesmanbicycles.com/events

 


Location: Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Movie Club
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Library La Selva Beach
Date: The 3rd Tues of every month from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: 8-10

(0 A Aug 2018) Library_LaSelvaMovie.jpgMovie Club

 

Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00 to 2:00

 

 

For information on upcoming movies to discuss call 831-427-7710

 

 

 

 

 


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Lego: Not-So-Simple Machines
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Library La Selva Beach
Date: The 4th Fri of every month at 11:00am
Ages: 9-18

Lego: Not-So-Simple Machines

No Session 11/24

Create Lego devices with gears, levers & pulleys, then motorize them.

Children and Teens ages 9-18.  Limited to 16 participants.

For information call 831-427-7717 or 831-427-7710

 


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