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Summit for the Planet Earth Day Celebration
Join us for an amazing Learning Expo & fun-filled day!
04/28/2018 from 9:00am to 1:30pm
Location: 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map

an eco-carnival and e-waste event

"The annual Summit for the Planet connects the MMS school community with local area organizations and businesses supporting the environment and teaching young people the importance of stewardship," commented MMS Head of School Mary Supriya McDonald. "The walk-a-thon is a way for our school to raise funds and awareness, and a day of play and fun for families and all the visitors who join us on the mountaintop."

 

(AA Summit) SummitBlast_RunningBuddies.jpgHosted by Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna. Registration and information at SummitforthePlanet.org

 

(Schedule subject to change)

9:30 - 10:00am: Registration
Students Perform

Students Perform
9:45 am: Walkers Stretch

10:00 am: Walk-a-thon begins

10:30-11:00: Walkers Return

11:05 pm: Songs by the MMS student choirs

11:15 pm: Award Ceremony and Sponsor Recognition

11:30 pm: Carnival Opens!
Trash Fashion Show

Trash Fashion Show
11:35 pm: Solar Car Race

12:00 pm: Trash Fashion Show

12:20 pm: Entertainment
(Live music, dancers, and more)

1:30 pm: Event Concludes

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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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Day of the Child Stories
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Library Live Oak
Date: 05/01/2017 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Ages: Families Admission Fees: Free

Acompáñanos mañana 4:30-6:30 en la biblioteca de Live Oak a celebrar el Día del Niño con actividades de STEAM (ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería, arte y matemáticas), cuentos y canciones en español y una presentación especial de folklórico. Nuestro tema de "Diseñadores del Futuro" intenta motivar a nuestros jóvenes a convertirse en los próximos investigadores creativos y creadores colaborativos de nuestro mundo.

 

" join us tomorrow 4:30-6:30 in the library of live oak to celebrate the day of the child with activities of steam (Science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics), stories and songs in Spanish and a special presentation of folk. Our theme of "designers of the future" tries to motivate our young people to become the next researchers creative and collaborative creators of our world.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Live Oak Map
Phone: (831) 427-7711 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
New Textile & Fiber Arts Class
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Kaiwa Art & Play Space
Check out our new textile & fiber arts class
Date: Every Mon and Wed (Mar 6-Jun 26) from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 3-12

Kaiwa is excited to announce a NEW Textile & Fiber Arts class on MONDAYS starting March 6th!  The Wednesday class has been in such high demand I have decided to extend the fun to Mondays from 3:30-5 pm! 

 

Here is the description: Sewing, felting, weaving, dyeing fabric, knitting, and more - experience the diverse world of textile and fiber arts at Kaiwa! In a curriculum that balances traditional skill-building with child-led design and creative expression, children will design and sew clothing, accessories, or stuffies, felt unique creations using wet felting & needle felting, learn shibori dyeing, batiking, and silk painting techniques, weave on a loom, knit, and more!  Ages 5-13

 

I am not aware of any other class like it!  Don't wait - register today before it fills up!

Sign Up!

 

Kaiwa Art and Play Space, 185 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz. 316-0918 www.kaiwaspace.org

 


Location: 185 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Free First Friday
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Enjoy our intertidal touch pool, large-screen microscope, and geology exhibit and "dig pit".
Date: Every day from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: FREE

FREE First Friday 11am-4pm. Enjoy the Museum for FREE with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy our intertidal touch pool, large-screen microscope, and geology exhibit and "dig pit". Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115


Location: East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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High School Art Show
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Santa Cruz Art League
Come see some pretty amazing art by local high school students
Date: Every day (Apr 28-May 21) from 9:00am to 3:30pm


62nd Annual High School Show

Since 1955 the Santa Cruz Art League's High School Show has been providing one of the only professional gallery exhibitions for high school age artists in our county. Students from local public, private, charter, home and at -risk schools are invited to benefit from the Art League's state-of-the-art space and give the audience a preview of the next generation of local artists.

  • Exhibition: April 28, Friday to May 21, Sunday - 2017
  • Reception: May 6, Saturday   3:00pm - 5:00pm

 

 


Location: Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 426-5787 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Animal Advocates Afterschool Club
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Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
Club offers opportunities for young animal lovers
Date: Every day

Special Instructions: Starts up in October

Animal Advocates Afterschool Club

Youth Service Clubs at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter


The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter provides after-school clubs for two age groups (1st - 5th & 6th - 12th grades), encouraging and supporting the young animal lovers in our community to learn and grow as compassionate stewards. Membership is required and space in the Clubs is very limited so sign-up today!

 

If there are fewer than four registrations for any month, there will be no Club and refunds will be issued. All registrations must be completed the week before Club for that month begins. Refunds are only offered is Club is canceled.  


Kids Animal Advocates (1st - 5th graders)

What: Students learn about animals and do projects to help the Shelter pets.

When & Where: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00pm, at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 2200 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

How Much: $60 - $80 monthly, depending on the month

Click here for further information and to register!



Youth Animal Advocates (5th - 9th graders)

What: Youth volunteers learn about animals and animal welfare, help pets during their stay at the Shelter, and earn Service Hours.

When & Where: Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm, at Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 2200 7th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

How Much: $60 - $80 monthly, depending on the month

Click here for further information and to register!


If you have further questions, please call 831-454-7235 or email jen.walker@santacruzcounty.us


Location: 2200 7th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Monet: The Early Years
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Legion of Honor Museum
This exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Monet's mastery before Impressionism, and includes paintings
Date: Every day (Feb 25-May 29)


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Monet: The Early Years will be the first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet's (French, 1840-1926) career. Through approximately sixty paintings, the exhibition demonstrates the radical invention that marked the artist's development during the formative years of 1858 to 1872. In this period the young painter developed his unique visual language and technique, creating striking works that manifested his interest in painting textures and the interplay of light upon surfaces.

 

This exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Monet's mastery before Impressionism, and includes paintings that are profoundly daring and surprising. Depictions of moments both large and small, with friends and loved ones, in the solitude of forests and fields and in the quiet scenes of everyday, offer new revelations about an artist that many consider to be ubiquitous.

 

With a selection of works gathered from some of the most important international collections - the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and other public and private collections worldwide - Monet: The Early Years authoritatively demonstrates the artist's early command of many genres, not only the landscapes for which he has become so renowned but also still lifes, portraits and genre scenes.

 

This exhibition follows the Legion of Honor's strong history of showing highly important moments in French Impressionism. By following Monet before Impressionism, visitors can see the emergence of his style and how he helped shape the movement. Monet: The Early Years will be on view at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco from February 25 through May 29, 2017. 

 


Location: 100 34th Avenue and Clement Street, San Francisco Map
Phone: (415) 750-3600 •website San Franciscocreate a direct event link
Salvador Dali Museum
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Dali17 Museum
The exhibition will be the largest collection of Daliís 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
Knitting @ the Library
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Library Scotts Valley
Learn to knit
Date: Every Mon from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 8 & up Admission Fees: Free

Learn to knit or bring your knitting and enjoy a friendly visit with other knitters. If you are new to knitting, please bring: needles (size 8 10" straight needles or a 24" circular needle) and one skein of worsted weight yarn in your favorite color. Ages 8-108


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
AFE Information Night
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Alternative Family Education
Public homeschool program has openings
Date: 05/01/2017
Ages: K-12
Special Instructions: Fill out the application form on the website in order to receive more information

Alternative Family Education, Santa Cruz City Schools' homeschool program, has openings for fall. They are having upcoming info nights - fill out an enrollment inquiry form to get more details. http://bssc.sccs.net/home


Location: Alternative Family Education, Branciforte Small Schools Campus, Santa Cruz Map
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Calendar Contest
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Elkhorn Slough
Elkhorn Slough Calendar Photography Contest
Date: Every day (Apr 22-Nov 18)
Admission Fees: (Fee event: ESF Non-member $40/Member $35)

Elkhorn Slough Calendar Photography Contest

 

Calling all photographers!
The Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF) is excited to announce an open call for photos for use in our 2018 wall calendar! Images must be taken in the Elkhorn Slough watershed and may feature diverse subject matter including landscapes, wildlife, plants, and people.

Winning entries will be featured in our full-color, 8.5″ x 11″, 2018 Elkhorn Slough Foundation calendar. All proceeds of the calendar benefit ESF's work to conserve and restore the Elkhorn Slough and its watershed.

 

General guidelines:
Photos may feature any appropriate content, provided the photo is taken in the Elkhorn Slough watershed. The watershed encompasses Moss Landing Harbor, the slough channel and the Reserve, as well as the surrounding hills and upland habitats. We encourage you to submit diverse subject matter. Ideally photos will have been taken within the past two years. Minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable.

 

Resolution:
Photographs must be submitted in digital format. For the contest, please only submit a small JPEG of your image NO LARGER THAN 1MB file size. If we select your image for possible use in the calendar, we will contact you to request a larger version suitable for printing (8.5″ x 11″ inches at a resolution of at least 300 dpi). If your photo is selected, but you are unable to supply it in at 300 dpi or higher, we may not be able to include your photo in the calendar.

 

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Images selected by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF) will be featured in ESF's 2018 calendar. Photographers of selected images will receive photo credit and a copy of the calendar, but no monetary compensation.

 

During the selection process, the cover photo will be chosen by a public vote. Four photos will earn special prizes for their photographers: the top two entries will win a special tour of Elkhorn Slough and annual passes to the Reserve; two additional runners-up will win annual passes to the Reserve.

 

Entrant agrees to grant ESF irrevocable perpetual, nonexclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the entry in ESF's 2018 calendar as well as in other materials produced by the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. If your image is selected and includes identifiable people, signed photo releases will be required.

 

Photographers:
We encourage anyone with a great slough shot-amateur or professional- to enter. Each entrant may submit up to 5 photos. By submitting a photo, entrant agrees to all contest regulations.
ESF is now accepting photos! Deadline to enter is September 18, 2017.


Location: Porter Ranch, 1700 Elkhorn Rd, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 728-2822 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
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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FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY
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First Night Monterey
Dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2018!
Date: Every day (Dec 17-Jan 1) from 3:00pm to 12:01am
Admission Fees: $0 - $20

Welcome to our FNM 2018 website, celebrating 25 years! Planning is being finalized and we will keep you updated with changes as they occur. Watch for a complete listing of performers, coming later this month (you can see a sneak peek here). 80% of the performances are indoors and an FNM Button is your ticket to those performances. 

 

Kids' Night Out! The First Act for the Young and Young-at-Heart

The most creative New Year's Eve you will have with your family!

Kids' Night Out! The First Act for the Young and Young-at-Heart

First Night is Monterey's most exciting, imaginative and uplifting cultural event. FNM is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration of the arts on New Year's Eve from the 3 pm Opening Ceremony to the Countdown to Midnight; our theme for FNM 2018 celebrates "25 Years of Magic". The many performances range from Classical to Hip-Hop, Jazz to Reggae, dance and artwork.

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The most creative New Year's Eve you will have with your family!

Kids' Night Out (5 and under free) features music & art activities for the younger set, culminating with the Costume Contest & Twilight Procession at 5:30 pm.

 

At 3:00 p.m. kick-off at Colton Lawn on Pacific Street, culminating with the Twilight Parade at 5:30 p.m on Alvarado Street serving as the kids' Finale. Music, song, drumming, dance, ballet, face art, art creating, hat making and more! Check out the Colton Lawn on Pacific Street, the Monterey Art Museum and the Work Building on Alvarado Street for activities to complete artful time.

 

Make sure to have your FNM button - admission to all the fun for the over-5 set! Please refer to the afternoon and evening grids to plan your New Year's Eve and participate in all the fun! Thanks to First Five Monterey County for their support of the free kids' activities.


Location: Historic Downtown, Alvarez St, Monterey Map
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La Selva Beach Preschool Story Time
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Library La Selva Beach
Date: Every Tues from 10:30am to 11:30am
Ages: 3-6

La Selva Beach Preschool Story Time (10:30 AM-11:30 AM)
 
A 45 minute program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books and make a simple craft.


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

 


Location: Aptos Boulder Creek Branciforte Capitola Downtown Felton Garfield Park La Selva Beach Live Oak Scotts Valley Bookmobile Other Resources: Library Phone Directory SC County Genealogy Library SC Coun, La Selva Beach 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.

 

 

 


Phone: 831-661-4771 •website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
Tuesday Nature Hikes with Docents
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State Park Big Basin
Fun, varied hikes every week
Date: Every Tues at 9:00am
Ages: All

Tuesday Nature Hikes with Docents
Every Tuesday, leaving at 9 am SHARP (except no walk Tuesday, March 22)
Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw lead these fun, varied hikes every week. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Park Headquarters.

 


Location: Hwy 236, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831.336.8861 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Exploring Big Basin
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State Park Big Basin
Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes
Date: Every Tues from 9:00am to 10:30am
Admission Fees: Free

Exploring Big Basin
EVERY Tuesday at 9 am
Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Park Headquarters.


Location: Hwy 236, Boulder Creek Map
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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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Felton Farmers Market
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Felton Certified Farmers Market
Produce and fruit, fish, bread, wine, and an array of prepared foods, a community table and entertainment by local artists
Date: Every Tues from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: Open May through November

The Felton Certified Farmers Market offers produce and fruit, fish, bread, wine, and an array of prepared foods, a community table and entertainment by local artists.

 

    Felton Certified Farmers' Market provides a community marketplace offering fresh seasonal produce sold by those who grow it, a variety of nonagricultural products and  creates a lively, educational and informative meeting place for the entire San Lorenzo Valley. The market offers fresher food at prices normally lower than retail. We carry a wonderful variety of produce, plants, flowers, bread, deserts, fish, prepared foods and there's always fun to be had.


Location: Hwy 9, St. John's Church parking lot
Phone: 425-3331 •website Felton create a direct event link
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail
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Library La Selva Beach
Date: Every Wed (Oct 5-May 25) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 8-10

R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ La Selva Beach (3:00 PM-5:00 PM)


Individualized reading comprehension instruction with a California credentialed teacher. Open to students grades 2nd to 12th. Appointment required.

 

For more information or to schedule a 30 minute session, contact Programs 831.427.7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org

 


Location: 316 Estrella Avenue, La Selva Beach Map
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Preschool Adventures at the Sanctuary Exploration Center
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Sanctuary Exploraiton Center
Free Storytime with Crafts and Show and 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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Plein Air Painting Class
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Quail Hollow Ranch
8-session outdoor class will focus on creating small works in three hours, and applying this work to larger studio paintings
Date: Every Th (Apr 6-May 25) from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Admission Fees: free class, advance registration is required to attend

Plein Air Painting Class
Join Gabriel Coke for plein air painting on location at Quail Hollow Ranch. This 8-session outdoor class will focus on creating small works in three hours, and applying this work to larger studio paintings. All experience levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced! Instructor: Gabriel is a full time instructor and program director of NUMU Atelier in Los Gatos, CA. A strong form painter who has created several large-scale landscape works, he also loves the simple goal of capturing a small painting in a few hours. After registration, Gabriel will contact you with a materials list and other information.


*Please note: although this is a free class, advance registration is required to attend; drop-in students cannot be accommodated.
Register in advance online at www.scparks.com, or call 831-454-7941 M-F, 9AM-4PM.

Quail Hollow Ranch - Ages 18+
Thurs 4/6-5/25 10 AM-1 PM FREE* #17643


Location: 800 Quail Hollow Rd., Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-9348 •website Felton create a direct event link
Kirby Spring Concert
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Kirby School
Date: 05/04/2017 from 6:15pm to 9:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: concert free

(0 April 2018) KirbySpringConcert.jpgPlease join us for Kirby's Spring Music Concert at Peace United Church on Friday, May 4th.

 

This final concert of the year is a special celebration of this year's learning and the intense creative process involved in making music.

 

The concert at 7pm is free.

 

The reception at 6:15pm will offer light snacks and refreshments and costs $20 in advance and $25 at the door.


Location: Peace United Church, 900 High St, Santa Cruz Map
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Girls Night Out
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Art Factory
Treat yourself to some time with the girls, wine and cheese and a create evening. Call Yvette for schedule!
Date: Every Fri from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Friday Night Girl's Night Out!

 

Bring friends, make friends! Join us on a Friday evenings to learn the art of needle felting, miniature fairy/succulent gardens, painting/collage or to create a vision board to launch you into the next phase of your life. These inspiring evenings will provide you with detailed instruction, delightful company and an art piece to take home with you!

 

If you would like to book a private GNO with your group of 5 or more, please call The Art Factory to make arrangements. We will cover any of the mediums listed above or will customize the project to your request.

 

Call Yvette at The Art Factory for more information and to reserve space! 831-688-8862


Location: Redwood Village #15, 9099 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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dis/connected
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Radical Movement Factory
An original circus creation
Date: Every day (May 5-May 7) from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $25, kids 10 and under $20

As today's youth are coming of age in a digital world, they are dealing with a variety of new and challenging factors when it comes to developing a sense of identity, creating community, and socializing with peers. Aeraflux's new show "dis/connected" deals with teen identity development and relationship-building where smart phones and social media play a huge roll for better or worse.

Directed by Allie Cooper and Rose Calucchia, "dis/connected" is performed by 9 teen girls from Santa Cruz. Using aerial dance and acrobatic floor work, "dis/connected" illustrates the importance of trust, collaboration, and real-time relationships.


Location: Veteran's Memorial Building, 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Bike to Work/School
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Ecology Action
Let's bike to school and work!
Date: Every day (May 5-May 12)
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Locations Across Santa Cruz County

Ecology Action’s Spring Bike To Work program is coming up from May 5-12. Check out our Bike Week Schedule page and our Breakfast Site page for all the juicy details!

Breakfast Sites:

 

For questions or to request more info contact Kira Ticus at kticus(at)ecoact.org.


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Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours
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State Park Wilder Ranch
Experience the Victorian era!
Date: Every Su and Sa from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Weekends from 11:00am-3:00pm, tours of the ranch houses at 1:00pm

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Event is free; parking is $10. Please call the park to confirm at (831) 426-0505. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

 

Call (831) 426-0505 for more details.


Location: 1401 Old Coast Road, Santa Cruz Map
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Adoption Fair
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Pet Pals
Date: Every Sa from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


ADOPTION FAIR!
EVERY SATURDAY‚Äč
Come visit our adoptable animals from 12-4pm! 
(weather permitting)

  PET PALS
  3660 Soquel Drive
‚Äč  Soquel, CA


Location: 3660 Soquel Drive, Soquel Map
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Arboretum Garden Free Day
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Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz
A tranquil place to see plants from around the world plus quail, bunnies...
Date: The 1st Sa of every month at 11:00am
Admission Fees: Free Day 1st Tuesday

 With more than 300 plant species, ranging from Santa Cruz natives to rare and threatened plants of unusual scientific interest, the Arboretum is the place to see a variety of flora, fauna, birds and more. Meet at Norrie's Gift Shop.

 

Come and see native flora from around the globe, including California, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Chile. The Arboretum offers many rich opportunities for casual visitors, researchers, students, members, and friends. You can find more information by visiting our About page.


1st Tuesday of every month. Free admission to the Arboretum.  The Arboretum is open each day from 9 am to 5 pm. (Closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.) Directions and information about admission can be found here.


Location: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.427.2998 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate 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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Join us at our Hiring Fair!
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Beach Boardwalk
Hiring for ages 16+ for summer
Date: Every day (May 6-May 7) from 8:00am to 1:00pm


Join us at our Hiring Fair!

Saturday-Sunday, May 6  + 7 from 8am-1pm

 

 Boardwalk's Human Resources Office

We're Hiring

 

What to Expect:

  • On-the-spot interviews
  • Free Parking
  • Hiring for ages 16 +
  • All applicants will receive 5 FREE rides!
  • Located at 605 Beach Street in Santa Cruz, across from the Boardwalk

Don't forget to check the Current Openings and fill out an application before the Hiring Fair!

The Santa Cruz Seaside Company offers a variety of work opportunities.

We own and operate the famous Boardwalk amusement park, the Boardwalk Bowl family bowling center, and two inns by the beach - the Sea & Sand Inn and Carousel Beach Inn.

Check our listings regularly for current openings

FAQs


Location: Human Resources Office, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz Map
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What's Anthropology All About?
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Foothill College
Come and play fun Math tools and activities, and observe interesting mathematical facts behind them
Date: 05/06/2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: El Monte exit off Hw 280

(0 Nov 2017) Anthropology.jpgThe Center for Applied Anthropology's new hours! We have tutoring, displays, fun projects - come check it out! (room 3102)

 

Mon/Weds 12-2pm

Tues/Thurs  11am-12pm; 1:30-3pm


Location: Center for Applied Anthropology,, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Map
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Vaqueros on the Rancho
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Friends of the Santa Cruz State Parks
Vaqueros on the Rancho
Date: 05/06/2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $25

Learn about and celebrate the vaquero traditions at Vaqueros on the Rancho, a fundraiser to support the creation of Castro Adobe State Historic Park. Get tickets!

At 2 p.m., two traditional vaquero-style horsemen on horseback will share aspects of early vaqueros along with how and why the culture is maintained today. Jeffery Mundell and Victor "Buddy" Montes will demonstrate the gear along the art of using a 60-70 foot rawhide riata for "big loops." Learn how the traditional vaquero's knowledge of land comes into play today with grassland conversation programs.

The event also will include:
-Light refreshments
-Artisan and craftsmen wares on display and for sale
-Tours of the Castro Adobe

Western dress is encouraged. Parking is extremely limited; please carpool. The event is hosted by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and sponsored by Vaquero Heritage Times Journal.

Tickets are $25 each and additional donations are gratefully accepted to support the opening of Castro Adobe State Historic Park. All donations and ticket sales will be matched 1:1 toward the opening of the park - up to $317,920 - by the James & Carol Toney Fund.


Location: Castro Adobe State Historic Park, 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville Map
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Vaqueros on the Rancho
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Friends of the Santa Cruz State Parks
Cowboys on the Ranch
Date: 05/06/2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Tickets are $25 each and additional donations are gratefully accepted to support the opening of Castro Adobe State Historic Park

Learn about and celebrate the vaquero traditions at Vaqueros on the Rancho, a fundraiser to support the creation of Castro Adobe State Historic Park. Get tickets!

At 2 p.m., two traditional vaquero-style horsemen on horseback will share aspects of early vaqueros along with how and why the culture is maintained today. Jeffery Mundell and Victor "Buddy" Montes will demonstrate the gear along the art of using a 60-70 foot rawhide riata for "big loops." Learn how the traditional vaquero's knowledge of land comes into play today with grassland conversation programs.

The event also will include:

Light refreshments
Artisan and craftsmen wares on display and for sale
Tours of the Castro Adobe
Western dress is encouraged. Parking is extremely limited; please carpool. The event is hosted by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and sponsored by Vaquero Heritage Times Journal.

Tickets are $25 each and additional donations are gratefully accepted to support the opening of Castro Adobe State Historic Park. All donations and ticket sales will be matched 1:1 toward the opening of the park - up to $317,920 - by the James & Carol Toney Fund.

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vaqueros-on-the-rancho-tickets-9481506441


Location: Castro Adobe State Historic Park, 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville Map
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Messiah Lutheran Spring Carnival and Silent Auction
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Messiah Lutheran Church and Preschool
Spring Carnival and Silent Auction
Date: 05/06/2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: 2-100

Messiah Lutheran Church and Preschool will be hosting their annual school fundraiser from 12:00-3:00 on May 6th, rain or shine. Join us for games, jump houses, circle bikes, cakewalks, duck races, face painting, carnival crafts, water balloon toss, dancing, live music, tumbling with Barry and a Silent Auction with items from over 30 local businesses. Food and Dippin' Dots will be available for purchase. Facility #44002994 Information: 831-428-2441.


Location: 801 High Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Choose Your Own Adventure Tour
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State Park Henry Cowell
Join us on a guided scavenger hunt along our trails.
Date: Every Sa at 1:00pm


Choose Your Own Adventure Tour
Saturdays at 1 pm


Join us on a guided scavenger hunt along our trails. The group chooses from a selection of pre-planned walks, and then together seeks out the wonders of the woods! With our ample selection of trails, abundance of wildlife, and constantly changing seasons, no two adventures will ever be the same!

 

Meet at the Visitor Center, in the day-use area of the park located off Highway 9 in Felton. Tour is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

 

Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation, California State Parks volunteers, and California State Parks. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. 335-7077


Location: Hwy 9, Felton Map
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Japanese Cultural Fair Family Fun Day
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Japanese Cultural Fair
Learn traditional Japanese games
Date: 05/06/2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

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Location: Library Central, 224 Church St, 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

http://www.spokesmanbicycles.com/events

 


Location: Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Coastal Watershed Council Snapshot Day
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Coastal Watershed Council
Annual Snapshot Day Event
Date: 05/06/2017 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: none
Special Instructions: n/a

Snapshot Day is the oldest and largest single-day annual water quality monitoring event in California.

On the first Saturday in May each year hundreds of volunteers join the Coastal Watershed Council and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary staff to take a "snapshot" of the health of rivers and streams flowing into the Sanctuary.

 

This favorite event draws people of all ages from all over California's Central Coast to collect scientifically valid water quality data and to learn more about their local watersheds. Data from field measurements and lab analysis are collected and analyzed to determine the biggest threats to water quality and best management practices to address them.

 

 

A family tradition

Since 1999 volunteers have been testing water quality for Snapshot Day. That's nearly two decades of water quality monitoring that gives Santa Cruz and surrounding counties a look into what's affecting the health of rivers, creeks, streams and the Monterey Bay. Over the years, volunteers have signed up time and time again to participate in this beloved event.


For information, call the Coastal Watershed Council at (831) 464-9200 or visit us online at www.coastal-watershed.org.


Location: Cosatal Watershed Council, 345 Lake Avenue, 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
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Walking Tour Fisherman's Wharf
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Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf Association
Walk and talk: History of Sardine Fishing
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: 10+ Admission Fees: $15-20

Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf Association Continues "Wharf Walks - Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf"

The Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas, who is offering monthly "Wharf Walks - Walking Tours at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf" (www.montereywharf.com) on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM - Noon.

 

Tours meet at the head of Old Fisherman's Wharf (near the pink "Harbor House" store, #1 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey. Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email timsardine@yahoo.com.

 

The tour is for ages 10-adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids are $15 (10-15 years).  Group Rates are also available.


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Contra Dancing
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Santa Cruz Dance
Contra dancing for beginners and experienced dancers
Date: The 1st Su of every month at 7:00pm
Ages: 7+ Admission Fees: $6-$10

Our Next Dance!

Erik Hoffman (caller)

Erik Hoffman calls to tunes played by Luke Abbott and Daniel Steinberg.

Luke Abbott (fiddle) and Daniel Steinberg (piano)

 

About Our Contra Dances

Everyone is welcome! Partners and dancing experience are not necessary. Each of the dozen or so dance forms during the evening are taught and prompted (except for the waltz and hambo).

 

Beginner's Workshop:  dancers are encouraged to attend the beginner's lesson at 5:40. Regular dancing begins at 6:00 (dances can get more complex as the night goes on).

 

Admission: Suggested admission donation is $12 regular, $8 for full-time students w/student ID card. Discounts for volunteers.

 

Wear: Comfortable, non-marking shoes to protect your feet and our floors - a separate pair of dance shoes works best. You'll be more comfortable in loose-fitting light-weight clothing.

Please note that many dancers are very sensitive to fragrances and body odor and that our dances are fragrance-free events (read more).

 

Dances coming up:

  • Thursday, April 19.  Dancing in the Street, downtown Santa Cruz, ~7:30. Dancers needed for a 10-minute public contra dance demo! Email tdscnews@gmail.com or see Deb McArthur at the April 8 dance.  
  • Friday, April 27, 7-10, Live Oak Grange. Jean Gibson-Gorrindo calls to the music of BLAM! (Marta Lynch, Bob Silberstein, Elizabeth Todd). 
  • Sunday, May 13, 6-9, Veterans Memorial Building.  Andy Shore calls to the music of Pat and Possom (Charlie Waldon, Pat Plunkett).

Nearby dances

 

More information about upcoming dances in our area is online at the links below:

Contra dances in Santa Cruz County: http://santacruzdance.org/

English Country Dance in Santa Cruz County: http://www.englishcountrydancing.net/

Contra dances in Monterey: http://montereycdc.webs.com/


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Sunday Seaside Crafts
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Seymour Marine Discovery Center (at Long Marine Lab)
Join us with your small fry every Sunday for hands-on fun!
Date: Every Su from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: Kids and up Admission Fees: General admission fees apply.

(A June) Seymour_Crafts3.jpgSunday Seaside Crafts -make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share.

 

For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color.

 

Build a seal or sea lion puppet decorated with your own special seal nose, complete with whiskers!

 

Join the fun in the crafts room every Sunday from 1-3 PM for hands-on fun.

Sponsored by: Sigma Alpha of Omega Nu


Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
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Twilight Adaptation Adventure
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State Park Big Basin
Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, 1.5-hour, half-mile walk
Date: Every Su (Aug 6-Aug 13) at 7:30pm
Ages: Able to do 3.5 mile hike

Twilight Adaptation Adventure
Sunday, August 6 and Sunday, August 13 at 7:30 pm
Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, 1.5-hour, half-mile walk. Meet at Park Headquarters.


Location: Highway 236, Boulder Creek Map
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Mountain Makers Market
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SCM Makers Market
Come out and join us as fellow makers of the mountains and as customers who support the hidden artistry in our community! Suppor
Date: 05/07/2017


We are super excited for the first SCM Makers Market of the year coming up on Sunday, May 7! There will be an amazing variety of local artists and crafters, a delicious gourmet food vendor and an awesome lineup of music for the day! Check out all of the details at www.scmmakersmarket.com!

 

The Santa Cruz Mountains Makers Market is dedicated to supporting the community by giving local artists, crafters, culinary creators, and musicians a venue to showcase and sell their goods in the mountains while also financially benefiting a local non-profit, Mountain Community Resources (MCR).


SCM Makers Market
May 7 - Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Hwy 9, Felton
July 9 - Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Hwy 9, Felton
November 25 - Felton Community Hall, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton


Location: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Hwy 9, Felton Map
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Band Concert & Auction
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santa Cruz High Marching Band
Come on out to Harvey West for free concerts on the lawn and auction
Date: 05/07/2017 at 1:00pm


Music in the Park: Santa Cruz High Band Concert & Auction
You like Santa Cruz High Marching Band

Music in the Park! Great auction items, good eats, and fabulous music. Come on out to Harvey West for free concerts on the lawn, and all bidding, donations, and food sales benefit our high school band. See you there!


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"Soil Prep For Your Vegetable Garden"
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UC Master Gardeners
The basics of soil science and why it's important to the success of your vegetable garden
Date: 05/07/2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Admission Fees: free

UC Master Gardeners Classes

The UC Master Gardeners of Monterey Bay offers two free classes this week for home gardeners who garden in the ground or in raised beds, of any gardening level.


On Sunday, May 7, they'll host "Soil Prep For Your Vegetable Garden" at their demonstration grounds in Watsonville. Master gardener Delise Weir will discuss the basics of soil science and why it's important to the success of your vegetable garden.

 

UC Master Gardener Delise Weir will discuss the importance of soil as the starting point for your seasonal garden in the Monterey Bay region. We'll begin with a little soil science to explain why organic matter, pH and soil structure are important to soil health. Then we'll talk about fertility and soil nutrition. We'll end with practical techniques for converting hard or sandy untouched dirt into fertile, rich garden beds. Then, we'll move out the demo garden and put our skills and knowledge into action. 

Things to bring:

  • A sample of your soil ~1 cup in a mason jar with a lid.
  • Bring garden gloves if you plan to help with preparing beds in the demo garden.
  • Hat, sunscreen, layered clothing for the outdoor portion

 Preview the presentation here UCMG Soil prep-for pdf

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On Saturday, May 13, they will present their annual Smart Gardening Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Jewell Park in Pacific Grove. Participants can enjoy presentations, demonstrations, vendor booths on butterflies, landscape design, and propagation methods.

 

Info: 10 a.m.-Noon, UC Master Gardeners Watsonville Demonstration Garden, 1430 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville. mbmg.org. Free.

 


Location: Watsonville Demonstration Garden, 1430 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville Map
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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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New Mommy Musical Meet-UP
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MusicalMe, Inc
Join us every 2nd Monday for our "New Mommy Musical Meet-Up"!
Date: The 2nd Mon of every month from 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Ages: birth - 12months Admission Fees: FREE!

(0 February 2018) MT_baby.jpgMeet and mingle with new mothers just like you, share parenting ideas and make Music Together® alongside your babies while learning lifelong parenting tips at the monthly New Mommy Musical MeetUp (Daddies and other loving adults are welcome too!).

 

Bring your baby (under a year old) and enjoy making friends and drawings for prizes while a certified Music Together teacher leads a short music making session geared specifically to babies.

 

Join us every 2nd Monday @ 239 High Street, Santa Cruz. 

 

https://www.meetup.com/New-Mommy-Musical-Meetup/events/246692123/

Questions?  831-438-3514 or sky@musicalme.com


Location: Native Son's Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz Map
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ADHD Parent Support Group
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Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay ADHD Support Group
Support for Parents of Children and Teens with ADHD
Date: The 2nd Wed of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Donation welcome!
Special Instructions: Additional parking available at Mar Vista Elementary

The Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay ADHD Support Group is run by kind and helpful volunteers and hosts monthly support group meetings for Parents of children and teens with ADHD on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please join us at our next monthly meeting for more information and support or just come and share with those who understand.


Location: Aptos Fire Station Conference Ro, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 684-0590 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Use Facebook to Boost Profits
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Library Central
Boost Your Profits
Date: 05/10/2017 at 12:00pm
Ages: 18 yrs & up Admission Fees: Free

Small Business Brown Bag  --  Boost Your Profits

Facebook is a must-have in your business marketing arsenal. Learn how to boost your profits with Facebook from a local expert. Dianthe Skurko-Harris presents.

 

Dianthe currently consults as a senior marketing writer for software companies in the Bay Area and is passionate about all things marketing.

 

The Small Business Brown Bag Series presents a monthly line-up of free, hour-long workshops designed to support small businesses. Bring your lunch every 2nd Wednesday of the month and join us in the upstairs meeting room at the Downtown Branch Library for these great noontime seminars.

To see a list of future seminars and to register online: santacruzpl.org/brownbags

 

Bring your lunch every 2nd Wednesday of the month and join us in the upstairs meeting room at the Downtown Branch Library for these great noontime seminars.


Location: Meeting Room, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Club Kanopy
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Library Boulder Creek
Fun, thoughtful, dramatic, or important movie screenings with some discussion afterward
Date: The 2nd Th of every month (Jan 14-Jun 14) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Club Kanopy is a movie club that screens quality films from SCPL's hottest movie platform, Kanopy. Join us monthly for fun, thoughtful, dramatic, or important movie screenings with some discussion afterward.

 

Starts January 11 • Every 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 7:30pm

 

January 11- Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Watch Trailer here: https://youtu.be/n8Xvsjy57X0
February 8- Mother of George (2013) (rated R)
March 8- Gold (2014)
April 12- East Side Sushi (2015)
May 10- The Beautiful Fantastic (2016)
June 14- Almost Adults (2017)

Can't make it to the club? Stream Kanopy movies anytime with your library card and PIN/Password from home!


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DeLaveaga 24th Annual Spring Carnival
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DeLaveaga Elementary School
DeLaveaga Elementary School Spring Carnival
Date: 05/12/2017 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

The community is invited to an all-ages Spring Carnival on Friday, May 12 from 4-8p.m. at Delaveaga Elementary School (1145 Morrissey Blvd, Santa Cruz).

The carnival will feature games for kids of all ages, karaoke, live performances, bounce house, Z-Balls, dunk tank, face painting and new this year, a portable Planetarium. Food will include tacos, pupusas, BBQ, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn and more.

An Art Auction will feature class projects as well as pieces donated by local artists. A raffle will have more than 100 prizes including Disneyland tickets.

For more information, call 831-429-3807.


Location: DeLaveaga Elementary School, 1145 Morrissey Blvd., Santa Cruz Map
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Free Story Time and Craft Time
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Wonderland Toys & Classroom Resources
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month at 10:30am


Free Story Time and Craft Time 10:30am. Join us on the second Friday of each month for free story time and craft time. Great for toddlers and preschoolers. All are welcome! Wonderland Toys & Classroom Resources,


Location: 4101-B2 Soquel Dr., Soquel Map
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"Monterey Pop": Step back in time to 1967's "Summer of Love"
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Monterey Pop Festival
A ground-breaking film, blending music and film, capturing the visions of the era and the event held 50 years ago
Date: 05/12/2017 at 7:15pm
Admission Fees: $16

"Monterey Pop":  Step back in time to 1967's "Summer of Love"

 

The Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967 marked a special time in cultural history.  And filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker's documentary, "Monterey Pop," is regarded a ground-breaking film, blending music and film, capturing the visions of the era and the Monterey County Fairgrounds event held 50 years ago.  Pennebaker has been hailed as the visionary of modern music videos. 

 

On May 12 you can step back in time to the Monterey International Pop Festival.  The Monterey County Film Commission will screen Pennebaker's film at this "groovy" evening at the Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St. in Monterey.  Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and refreshments will be available for purchase in the lobby. The program begins at 7:15 p.m. and includes a short talk by Carmel's professional photographer Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal, whose rock and roll photos from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival launched his career.

 

At 8 p.m. "Monterey Pop" will be shown.  Musical icons of the 60s who appeared at the landmark festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds will be seen again....on the big screen: Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, John Phillips and Mama Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas, Pete Townshend of The Who, Johnny Rivers, Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield, Simon and Garfunkel, Otis Redding, Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shankar and Paul Butterfield and more.

 

"The Hippie Dictionary" by John McCleary will be available for purchase, as well as postcards with Monterey Pop musicians photographed by Arellano.  And, a benefit raffle will be set up for a Monterey County Film Commission "Summer of Love" gift basket. 

 

"Wear flowers in your hair, grab your beads, come in 60s style, and join the fun while reminiscing with many who attended the original festival," said Karen Seppa Nordstrand, Monterey County's film commissioner. "It's an educational opportunity, too, with insights on the photographers at the original festival and behind-the-scenes stories."  (On June 16-18, the 50th Anniversary Monterey International Pop Festival will be held at the same dates and venue as in 1967).

 

Go to www.goldenstatetheatre.com for tickets. Special student tickets for $5 can be obtained by advance arrangement at 831-646-0910.

 

For more information contact the film commission at 831-646-0910 or info@filmmonterey.org.


Location: Golden State Theater, 417 Alvarado St, Monterey Map
Phone: (831) 649-1070 •website Monterey create a direct event link
SPRING PLANT SALE
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Cabrillo College Horticulture Department
Date: Every day (May 12-May 14)


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Location: 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: 831.427-2255 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Values in World Thought
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Mount Madonna School
A presentation by Mount Madonna School's 12th grade students about their recent experiences in India, interviewing social action
Date: 05/12/2017 at 9:30am
Ages: All, with school-age children Admission Fees: Free

 

Friday, May 12

Values in World Thought 9am reception, 9:30am presentation. A presentation by Mount Madonna School's 12th grade students about their recent experiences in India, interviewing social action leaders, visiting schools and service work experiences. Free, public invited.


Location: Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
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Outdoor Day
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Monterey Bay Youth Outdoor Day
Bring your children to the fairgrounds so they can enjoy the dozens of activities we have to offer
Date: Every day (May 12-May 13) from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: Friday for Schools, Saturday for Everyone

(AAA_Feb 2015) MontereyBayYouthOutdoorDay2.jpgMonterey Bay Youth Outdoor Day is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth about the countless outdoor activities available in our area. All of us involved with MBYOD have the same goal for the children of today...

 

Hello Friends! This year, by popular demand, we have decided to have the Youth Day on 2 days! Friday May 12th we invite the local schools to bring classes to participate for free and learn valuable survival skills and have lots of fun. Then on Saturday May 13th we invite families to come back and enjoy a full day of events.

 

Our goal is simple, lets get our youth back outside and active! We believe that we live in a unique and amazing region and because of that it is important to teach our children to cherish it. We are looking to encourage youth to be healthy through outdoor activities and build a better place for the future.

 

 


Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 840-5547 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Contra Dancing
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Santa Cruz Dance
Contra couples dancing for beginners and experienced dancers - Make dance magic happen on the dance floor!
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: 7+ Admission Fees: $12
Special Instructions: Beginner's lesson at 5:40. Dancing 7:00-10:00

Everyone is welcome! Partners and dancing experience are not necessary. Each of the dozen or so dance forms during the evening are taught and prompted (except for the waltz and hambo).

 

Beginner's Workshop:  dancers are encouraged to attend the beginner's lesson at 5:40. Regular dancing begins at 6:00 (dances can get more complex as the night goes on).

 

Admission: Suggested admission donation is $12 regular, $8 for full-time students w/student ID card. Discounts for volunteers.

 

Wear: Comfortable, non-marking shoes to protect your feet and our floors - a separate pair of dance shoes works best. You'll be more comfortable in loose-fitting light-weight clothing.

 

Please note that many dancers are very sensitive to fragrances and body odor and that our dances are fragrance-free events.

 

This is an all-ages event.  Bring your joyful enthusiasm along with a sensibility toward care and consideration for your fellow dancers.

 

More information about upcoming dances in our area is online at the links below:

 

Contra dances in Santa Cruz County: http://santacruzdance.org/drupal/

English Country Dance in Santa Cruz County: http://www.englishcountrydancing.net/

Contra dances in Monterey: http://montereycdc.webs.com/


Location: Veteran's Memorial Building, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
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Human Race Fundraiser
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Human Race
Walk, run, entertain or cheer in the Human Race
Date: 05/13/2017 at 8:00am


Race Day Information

On Satuday May 13th, nonprofits, local businesses, school groups, chruches, volunteers and over 2,000 walkers will come together for an exciting morning honoring our community's fundraising achievements. By donating or fundraising at least $35 to the cause of their choice, individuals will celebrate together while enjoying a breakfast, lunch, free t-shirt, live music, family friendly activities and a beautiful ocean walk along West Cliff Drive. Sign up now to support your favorite cause!


Date & Time:

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Rain or shine!
Registration: 8 am - 8:45 am
Run: 9:00 am
Walk: Immediately after runners


Location & Route:

The 5 mile course takes participants on a fun route through one of Santa Cruz's most iconic paths. The beautiful walk starts at 2300 Delaware Ave, and continues along West Cliff Drive to the Light House Park, ending back at 2300 Delaware where a BBQ lunch awaits you.

Click here to view the 5 mile course map (downloadable PDF).
Entertainment:

Enjoy festive live music throughout the morning.


Location: 2300 Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Second Saturday on the Farm
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Ag History Project
Join us for demonstrations using antique farm equipment, crafts, farm animals, wooden cow milking, water pumps, learning to driv
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $2/person Kids under 1 are free

Every month we produce a 2nd Saturday on the Farm, a family event that focuses on a particular area of agriculture each month. Visitors can participate in the regular activities of the Ag History Project plus others related to the day's special focus. We host over 2,500 visitors each year at 2nd Saturday on the Farm.

 

We have created some unique interactive educational activities to help you have fun learning about past agricultural practices. What we like to call our "usual" activities include:

  • Wooden cow milking: we have life-size wooden cows with rubber teats that help you learn how to milk a cow.
  • Kid-driven tractor: we retrofitted a John Deere tractor so that anyone can learn to drive it. You sit in the seat and control the steering wheel while a trained volunteer stands on a platform to your right to controls the speed. We even have space for a parent or friend to stand to your left and enjoy the ride.
  • We are currently working on creating a stationary tractor that you can drive down a crop row and the computer screen in front of you displays how well you are handling the tractor.

Location: 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
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Mother's Day Walk: Women of Big Basin
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State Park Big Basin
Honor spirited women of the park
Date: 05/13/2017 at 1:00pm


The Women of Big Basin

Sunday, May 13 at 1pm

Celebrate Mother's Day by honoring some of the incredible women who have lived in, worked in and fought for the Big Basin. Meet pioneer homemaker Alice Maddock; Josephine McCrackin (the "Savior of the Redwoods") and Harriet "Petey" Weaver, the first female Ranger. Interpreter Susan Blake portrays these inspiring women on this half-mile, one-hour living history walking show. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; day use fee for vehicles is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks

 


Location: Hwy 236, Boulder Creek Map
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Young Eagles - Kids Fly Free
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Young Eagles
Kds fly free EAA airplane rides, on the first Saturday of every month between January and April and then again between September
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: 8 yrs - 17 yrs Admission Fees: Free

(Special Event Images / Graphics) WatsonvilleAirport.jpgExperimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 119 flew over 400 children in 2009, and has safely flown over 4500 kids since starting to hold Young Eagle Rallies in 1992. The program consists of an explanation of how airplanes fly and a flight of approximately 20 minutes around the Watsonville - Santa Cruz area. After the flight, each child receives a certificate commemorating the experience. Parents / Guardians are required to sign a registration form. The program is open to kids 8-17.

 

The rallies are held at the Watsonville Aviation Education Center (WAEC), sign-up is between 10:00am and 12:30pm on the day of the rally at the airport, we do not have pre-registration. Flying is from 11:00am to 3:00pm, weather permitting. Participants should expect to spend 1-2 hours at the airport during the event.  See us on Facebook below and on Twitter status is provided by searching for #EAA119.

 

For more information, contact: Tom Hail  Young Eagles Coordinator, EAA Chapter 119, Watsonville
831-531-8440


Location: Watsonville Aviation Education C, 60 Aviation Way, Watsonville Map
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VINTAGE AIR COOLED VW CAR SHOW
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Shoreline Middle School
Enjoy raffles, silent auction, prizes, live music and food trucks while checking out the vintage VWs
Date: 05/13/2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm


VINTAGE AIR COOLED VW CAR SHOW
Santa Cruz Air Cooled Car Club invites you to a free, family friendly, fun day. Enjoy raffles, silent auction, prizes, live music and food trucks while checking out the vintage VWs

 

 


Location: 855 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.475.6565 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day 2017
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Watsonville Wetlands
Join local birding experts for a walk in the wetlands
Date: 05/13/2017 at 8:00am
Admission Fees: free

  Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day 2017

Join Watsonville Wetlands Watch for free bird walks on Saturday, May 13th, when we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day 2017! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-migratory-bird-day-celebration-tickets-33058398560 .

 

When birds migrate between nesting and wintering sites, they don't just stop anywhere; they rely on a handful of resource-rich and strategically located sites where they may double their body weight as they acquire the energy-rich fat stores needed to fly thousands of kilometers across continents and oceans. These places are known as stopover sites. The wetlands along the Central Coast, including Watsonville Wetlands, provide crucial habitat for migrating and resident birds.

 

Watsonville Wetlands Watch is hosting two bird watching walks on Saturday, May 13th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nanci Adams' walk along the paved East Struve Slough trail is wheelchair accessible. Hugo Ceja's walk across Department of Fish and Wildlife lands to West Struve Slough requires walking over some uneven terrain. Both trips meet at Fitz Wetlands Education Resource Center located at Pajaro Valley High School at 500 Harkins Slough Rd, Watsonville. Wear layers, bring binoculars, hat, sunscreen, and water.


Location: Fitz Wetlands Education Resource, 500 Harkins Slough Rd, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-345-1226 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Monterey Blues Festival
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Monterey Bay Blues Festival
The greats in the blues world perform
Date: 05/13/2017 at 12:00pm


Annual Monterey Blues Festival

Blues lovers will kick off the summer with daily world renowned performers that are not to be missed. You will not find this level of talent assembled anywhere in California! All shows will Sell Out!

 

Featuring Charlie Musselwhite with Mike Schermer, Taylor P. Collins, John Broadway Tucker Trio

Saturday, May 13 · Doors 11:00 AM / Show 12:00 PM at Monterey County Fair & Event Center


 


Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Faairground Rd, Monterey Map
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Old Cabin Classic Ride
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Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz
Pre-ride April 10, Registration April 13, Ride May 13 Mountain Biking fun & Rodeo for Kids
Date: 05/13/2017 at 7:30pm
Admission Fees: donations for spectators
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Old Cabin Classic Pre-ride with Emma!  April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 

Old Cabin Classic Registration Opens! April 13 @ 7:30 am

 

Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic May 13

 

Race Day Activities

The Old Cabin Classic isn't just for racers. We are planning a fun day for the whole family. Come on out for a knee slapping good time.

 

Local Artisans

The Old Cabin Classic is not just a showcase for mountain biking, we are inviting local artists out to show their wares as well. Check out neat stuff from custom bike bags to woodcuts, a portion of all purchases will go towards MBoSC's trail building fund!

 

Complimentary Beverages from Verve Coffee Roasters

Verve Coffee Roasters is a mainstay of the Santa Cruz cafe scene. They are also longtime supporters of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz. They have been fueling our events for years now, from the Mountain Bike Festival to our Volunteer Dig Days. So of course they jumped at the opportunity to come out to the Old Cabin Classic. They will be serving coffee and fancy drinks all day! For free! Get buzzed!

 

Vintage Bike Museum

We are channeling racing of years past with this event. There has not been a race at Wilder Ranch in nigh on twenty years. To give a nod to those that have come before we will be displaying some notable vintage bikes. On display will be bikes from local frame builders, local bike companies, and local characters. If you have a bike you would like to display, let us know! Email info@mbosc.org

 

Kids' Rodeo

Introduce your kids to mountain biking or encourage them to improve their skills. Bring a bike, sign a waiver, strap a helmet on them, and watch them try their skills and tackle obstacles in a challenging but safe environment. This is a great confidence builder! The Kids' Rodeo will be run by Trips for Kids Santa Cruz, a volunteer non-profit which provides positive outdoor experiences for at-risk kids through mountain biking. A special thank you to Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA) for the use of their bike skills obstacle course.

 

Camping
We are excited to offer primitive camping at the event. While the accommodations are rustic, the panoramic ocean views are second to none. A limited number of spaces are available during registration.

 

Beer Garden

Come out and enjoy a cold beverage and know that every time you drink one, you are helping to build more trails in Santa Cruz County. Spectators will receive a beer in exchange for each $5 donation to MBoSC's trail building funds. Our friends at New Bohemia Brewing Co are donating beer for the race! They are even brewing an Old Cabin IPA specifically for this event! Yum! Racers and volunteers can enjoy a couple of beers gratis.

 

Tasty Food

We are bringing more food options to the Old Cabin Classic this year If you've been to any of MBoSC's events, you know we take food almost as seriously as singletrack and beer. Racers and volunteers all get a plate on us, and food will be on sale to spectators. And of course there will be vegetarian options.


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10th Annual Eat Like A Greek Food Faire
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Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church
Eat Like A Greek - Authentic Greek Food, Spirits and Live Music!
Date: Every day (May 13-May 15)
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: FREE

Join us for the 10th Annual Greek Food Faire, May 13, 14 and 15, in downtown Santa Cruz!

This popular three-day event features a huge array of authentic Greek food and desserts, including crowd pleasers like moussaka, spanakopita, grilled marinated lamb souvlaki and handmade pastries like diples (delicate fried pastries dipped in honey and dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar) and kataifi (a shredded wheat pastry saturated with honey and spices).

At the Kafeneio (coffee shop), authentic hand-whipped Greek frappes will be available - you won't find this delicious drink stateside! Or, quench your thirst at the Taverna (bar), featuring Greek and American beer, wine and traditional Greek spirits. Entertainment includes live Greek music.

All ages welcome, FREE admission! Please, no pets.

Dates and Hours:

May 13, 5pm - 10pm

May 14, 11am - 10pm

May 15, 12pm - 7pm




Location: 10th Annual Eat Like A Greek Foo, 223 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Historical Aircraft Display
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Young Eagles
Everyone is welcome to show and admire these historical aircraft
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

(0 Dec 2016) WatsAirport_SecondSatHistorical.jpgWatsonville Municipal Airport hosts a Historical Aircraft Display every second Saturday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  

 

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to show and admire these historical aircraft.

 

The pilots displaying their aircraft can top off at our self service island at the lowest fuel prices from 0800 Saturday morning until 0800 Sunday morning!

 

 For additional information call 768-3575

 


Location: Watsonville Aviation Education C, 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-768-3575 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Monterey Bay Youth Outdoor Day
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Monterey Bay Youth
Let's Get Our Kids BAck Outside!
Date: 05/13/2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages Admission Fees: Free

Monterey Bay Youth Outdoor Day is a totally free event open to the public. Our focus is to get kids interested in the many outdoor activities that are right here in our back yard. With over forty different organizations represented, there is something for everyone!


Location: Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 840-5547 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Aromas Country Garden Tour
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Aromas Grange
For garden lovers and folks who want to learn more about drought resistant plants and landscaping
Date: 05/13/2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm


Aromas Country Garden Tour 10am-4pm. The Aromas Country Garden Tour is for garden lovers and folks who want to learn more about drought resistant plants and landscaping. The day before Mother's Day - Wouldn't your mother love to see ten beautiful gardens ranging from small cottage to large farm style? Artists will be stationed along the paths working on and showing their art. The 4H will be selling their jams, jellies, potted plants and box lunches at the Aromas Grange.

 

Tour tickets may be purchased at the Aromas Grange, corner of Rose and Bardue.


Location: Rose Ave & Bardue St, Aromas Map
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Huge Garage Sale
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Twin Lakes Church
Are you going to Twin Lakes Church's World's Biggest Garage Sale this weekend?! Don't miss it!
Date: 05/13/2017 from 8:00pm to 2:00pm


Saturday, May 13, 8AM-2PM

All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and Teen Challenge Monterey Bay.

 

SHOP!

 

 


Location: Are you going to Twin Lakes Church's World's Biggest Garage Sale this weekend?! Don't miss it!, Aptos Map
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33rd Annual Mother's Run/Walk for Shelter
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Pajaro Valley Shelter Services
Together we can OUTRUN family homelessness!
Date: 05/14/2017 from 7:00am to 10:30am
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: 1K Kids' Fun Run $20 after 5/5 $25; 5K & 10K $40 after 5/5 $50

PVSS' Annual Mother's Day Run for Shelter Fundraiser would not be possible without the support of our community race participants. Register today for this family-friendly and community-centric 1K Kid's Run, 5K Walk/Run, or 10K Run. Together we can OUTRUN family homelessness! Visit pvshelter.org for more information.


Location: Ramsay Park, 1301 Main Street, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 728-5649 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
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

Movie 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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9th Annual Health & Lifestyle Expo for Women
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My Santa Cruz Doctor
Date: 05/18/2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm


 

 

Santa Cruz County women - you deserve to feel good in your body, mind and soul. Do you want to invite improved health, more activity, better nutrition, and increased overall wellness into your life? You can be a healthier you! Ladies, grab your friends and family. Moms, take the night off. This event is all about you. Additionally, there will be wellness presentations, local exhibitors and fun giveaways! Register at: http://www.mysantacruzdoctor.org/registration-for-2017-womens-expo/


Location: Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map
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A Stellar Experience - Star Gazing at Quail Hollow
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Quail Hollow Ranch
Star gazing with the pros!
Date: 05/19/2017 from 8:00pm to 11:59pm


A Stellar Experience - Star Gazing at Quail Hollow

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. - midnight and Friday, May 19, 8:00 p.m. - midnight Some people promise the stars; the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club delivers! Come to Quail Hollow Ranch where, gazing up at the night skies, you'll travel through space to see images like the earth's moon and all its craters and mountains, Jupiter and its moons, and the rings of Saturn. Bring your own telescope or just stop by and look through member's telescopes.Dress warmly. Rain or cloudy skies cancels the program. Free! All ages are welcome to attend

 

 


Location: Quail Hollow Ranch, 800 Quail Hollow Rd, Felton Map
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"Annie jr."
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Santa Cruz Performing Arts
Influential companies and speakers from the world of aerial robotics and commercial drones
Date: Every day (May 19-May 21)

Special Instructions: May 19th - 7pm, May 20th - 2pm or 7pm, May 21st - 2pm

 

"Annie jr." Tickets on Sale Now!

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Annie tickets on sale now

Performance Dates:
May 19th - 7pm,   May 20th - 2pm or 7pm,   May 21st - 2pm

Location:
Santa Cruz Veterans's Memorial Building, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA

 


Location: Veterans's Memorial Building, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (408) 438-0012 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Endangered Species Weekend
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San Francisco Zoo
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Date: Every day (May 19-May 21)

Special Instructions: Sloat Blvd at Great highway

Endangered Species Weekend

 

What do black rhinos, tigers, and lowland gorillas have in common? They're all endangered species and animals you can find at SF Zoo!  Did you know SF Zoo has dozens of threatened and endangered animals? We're celebrating all of them and raising awareness about Endangered Species Day (Friday, May 19) from Friday-Sunday. Conservation is at the heart of the Zoo's mission and you're invited to learn the importance of protecting endangered species as well as everyday actions you can take to help protect them. 

 

There are many opportunities to learn about conservation at the Zoo! 

 

Print the "Endangered Species Resource Guide" (coming soon) with a listing of endangered animals at SF Zoo and go around to visit them all.  Stop and listen to Keeper Talks taking place throughout the day.  Learn through touch and ask questions of an expert at one of the many biofacts stations displaying animal bones, skulls, furs and more. 


Pick up endangered species informational cards with animal fun facts. 


Keeper Talks

  • 10:15: Red Panda
  • 11:00/2:30: Big Cats
  • 12:00: Fishing Cat (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • 12:00 Greater one-horned rhino (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • 12:30: Black rhino (Friday only)
  • 12:45: Sifaka
  • 3:00: Chimpanzee

Location: 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco Map
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EAT LIKE A GREEK Food Faire
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Greek Orthodox Church
Enjoy authentic, handcrafted Greek Food and Desserts
Date: Every day (May 19-May 21)
Admission Fees: Free admission

Eat Like a Greek Food Faire 2017

Come Enjoy our 11th Annual Greek Food Faire

Please join us for our annual Eat Like a Greek Food Faire, a three-day celebration of Greek culture, delicious food, and live music on May 19, 20, and 21 at the Mediterranean courtyard at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, located at 223 Church Street, downtown Santa Cruz. Visitors will have a chance to taste many Greek specialties.

Enjoy live Greek music performed by The Spartan Band throughout the three-day event. Bring friends and family, sit in the sunshine in the courtyard, and relax Greek style! Our Greek taverna features imported Greek spirits, wine, and beer, as well as local selections. Feel like dancing? Push a few chairs aside and enjoy yourself! New this year - FREE Wi-Fi will be available throughout the event!

Come live and Eat Like a Greek for a weekend!

 

1st Day May 19, 5 pm to 10 pm
2nd Day May 20, 11 am to 10 pm
3rd Day May 21, 12 pm to 7 pm


Location: Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Chu, 223 Church St, 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

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Location: Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Coastal Watershed Council
Join us for service demos, live music, food, games, prizes and more
Date: 05/20/2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Join the Coastal Watershed Council in celebrating the 8th anniversary of Santa Cruz Core Fitness + Rehab. With a location right along the Santa Cruz Riverwalk and a team of friendly, talented staff that love the San Lorenzo River, we couldn't be more thrilled to invite you to celebrate this local business.

 

Join us for service demos, live music, food, games, prizes and more on Saturday, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Santa Cruz CORE at 317 Potrero St. Suite C, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

 

Benefits from the party will support the Coastal Watershed Councils' work to reconnect a healthy San Lorenzo River watershed to a vibrant community. Join us and enter the raffle for a chance to win a year of free massage and so much more.

 


Location: CORE, 317 Potrero St., Santa Cruz Map
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Goat Hill Fair
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Goat Hill Fair
Goat Hill is a unique antiques and artisan fair with over 100 vendors! Find all the vintage goods you could ever wish to see!
Date: Every day (May 20-May 21) from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Admission Fees: $10 at the door

Goat Hill is a unique antiques and artisan fair with over 100 vendors! 

 

The friendly vendors are spread across three buildings at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. Here you will find unique treasures, beautiful displays and excellent food. This is Goat Hill's sixth year and as it grows, the selection, style and creativity does as well.

 

We are so thrilled to spend the day with you and want you to have the chance to be an early "goat." We are selling a limited number of tickets for $25.00 each.

 

On Saturday you will have access to the event and vendors before General Admission. They will also give full general admission access on Sunday.

 

Early Access to the event on Saturday - 8:30 am
The gates for parking and lineup will start around - 7:45 am


Tickets give you access to the event for the weekend but early access is only on Saturday


Children under 12 can enter for free
Please no dogs, unless it's a service animal
All ticket sales are final. Sorry, no refunds.


Sat - Nov 11th 2017 - 10 to 4

Sun - Nov 12th 2017 - 10 to 3

 

Early Goat Tickets


Location: Santa CruzCounty Fairgrounds, 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 221-5054 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Cleanup Beaches with Save Our Shores
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Save Our Shores
Join us for fun, free, easy way to give back to your community by keeping pollution from entering the Monterey Bay National Mari
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages welcomed!

Visit our Cleanup & Events Calendar to find the next volunteer opportunity

 

(0 March 2018) SunnyCove.jpgMonthly beach cleanups are a fun, free, easy way to give back to your community by keeping pollution from entering the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. It's easy to participate - just meet us at the check-in table where you'll sign a waiver form and receive your cleanup materials and data cards. Volunteers are encouraged to Bring Your Own buckets, gloves, and reusable bags to decrease trash. Beach cleanups demonstrate how individuals of all ages can protect the marine environment by keeping our coastlines free from harmful pollution and debris.

 

Locations rotate each month.  Monthly beach cleanups occur every 2nd Saturday of the month in Monterey County every 3rd Saturday of the month in Santa Cruz County.

All monthly beach cleanups are held from 10am to Noon.

Beach Cleanup Waiver Forms: All participants must sign a waiver form to participate in a SOS cleanup. SOS will provide waiver forms at all public cleanups. Volunteers under 18 participating without a legal guardian will need to bring a printed and signed waiver form with them. *Download the English Cleanup-Waiver-form here. *Download the Cleanup-Waiver-form_Spanish here.

 

For more information, contact cleanup@saveourshores.org.

 


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Movie at the Mission: Disney's "The Brave Little Toaster"
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State Parks Mission
Movie at the Mission: Disney's "The Brave Little Toaster"
Date: 05/20/2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks kicks off summer special events with Movie at the Mission featuring Disney's "The Brave Little Toaster".

"The Brave Little Toaster" is the story of a group of outdated appliances whose home is about to be sold to new owners. Led by the loyal toaster, they embark on a journey in search for their original owner. The appliances battle the wildness of swamps, city streets and junkyards, and, in the process, learn that they are worth more than their rusty parts.

Doors for this free event open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8:30 p.m. Families are invited to come early with a picnic to enjoy before the show. Please bring low chairs or blankets to sit on. There will be a cash-only snack bar offering popcorn, cookies, hot apple cider, lemonade and a toast bar, complete with toppings. Proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz Mission.

The movie is suitable for all ages. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is at 144 School St. in Santa Cruz.


Location: Mission State Park, 144 School Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Watsonville Open Streets
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Open Streets Santa Cruz County
Enjoy a fun event with family friendly activities on the streets
Date: 05/21/2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Special Instructions: Brennan/Union St. from Callaghan Park (Freedom Blvd.) to the City Plaza

Open Streets Watsonville will be held in the historic downtown Watsonville on Brennan/Union St. from Callaghan Park (Freedom Blvd.) to the City Plaza. Come out and enjoy the car-free Pop-up Street Park with free activities and performances!

Open Streets Santa Cruz County's mission is to promote alternative transportation and healthy communities. Interested in sponsoring or hosting an activity? Email julia@bikesantacruzcounty.org.

 


Location: downtown, Watsonville Map
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12th Annual VIVE OAXACA GUELAGUETZA
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Harbor Hgh
An authentic cultural festival with food, music, dance, music, and crafts
Date: 05/21/2017 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: ALL

Come spend a day in Oaxaca!

12th Annual VIVE OAXACA GUELAGUETZA

 

The Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza is an authentic cultural festival with food, music, dance, music, and crafts presented the third Sunday each May at Harbor High School. This local festival is like the traditional fiestas celebrated each July in Oaxaca, Mexico. Guelaguetza is a Zapotec word that means "a commitment of sharing and cooperation." Guelaguetza is a celebration that honors the gods for sufficient rainfall and a bountiful harvest.

 


Location: La Fonda, Santa Cruz Map
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Paws in the Park Series Kickoff
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Coastal Wattershed Council
Enjoy the sweet sounds of Pat Hull, The Painted Horses and The Monets
Date: 05/21/2017 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Admission Fees: $10

Paws in the Park Series Kickoff

 

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join Coastal Watershed Council, Woofpack and BirchBark Foundation in the kickoff event of Paws in the Park dog walk series. In it's third year, the Paws in the Park is organized to encourage people and pets to exercise at the Santa Cruz Riverwalk, a city park along the lower San Lorenzo River in downtown Santa Cruz.

 

Walks will occur on the third Sunday of each month May through September. The meeting location is along the Riverwalk at Gateway Plaza by PetSmart on River St. in Santa Cruz. Walks begin at 10:00 a.m. with rules, directions and free training advice from Woofpack. Participants will then walk a 1.5 mile loop around the Riverwalk at a leisurely pace. All dogs must be well behaved and on 6 foot leashes in compliance with park rules.

 


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Bicycle Traffic Safety and the Law
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Santa Cruz Police
Find out who has the right of way
Date: 05/22/2017 at 6:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Discussion Topic: Laws relevant to cyclists on the roadways

Particular attention will be given to auto, bicycle and pedestrian right of way issues, sidewalk riding and direction of travel.  The presentation will also include animations of collisions and right of way issues.


Location: 155 Center St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-420-5952 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Goal-Setting for Sanity: Easing the transition to adulthood
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Art Factory
Learn to set goals with your pre-/teens to make a smooth transition to adulthood
Date: 05/22/2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Please register: http://bit.ly/2p42SRB

In this free parent workshop, writer and teacher Suki Wessling will lead parents through the preparatory steps of setting up a goal-setting system with their teens/pre-teens.

 

Why goal-setting? We all know that raising teens can be stressful. Academically, emotionally, and socially they are in a time of huge transition and growth. Parent/teen interactions can become minefields where teens inevitably feel that they are misunderstood, and parents find themselves pushing buttons they didn't know were there.

 

Helping teens learn about goal-setting offers new vocabulary and strategies for avoiding or resolving these conflicts. In this workshop, we will identify problems in our households, talk about the basics of goal-setting, and explore how this approach can help improve parent/teen relationships during the time of transition.

 

This workshop will be geared to both homeschooling and schooling families.

 

Please register: http://bit.ly/2p42SRB


Location: The Art Factory, 9099 Soquel Drive #15, Aptos Map
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Smart Summer Program
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Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz
'Smart Summer Program' at Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County
Date: Every day (May 25-Jun 11)
Ages: 6-18 Admission Fees: $15/day or $65/week with annual Boys & Girls Club membership of $60 per year. Scholarships available and all children are welcom

Registration is now open for the "Smart Summer Program" at Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County Downtown and Live Oak Clubhouses. Open to youth ages 6-18, the Smart Summer Program aims to reduce summer learning loss through a variety of fun and engaging enrichment classes and activities including:
· Reading curriculum
· Technology
· Creative arts and music
· Athletics
· Games and tournaments
· Recreational swim
· Special event days
· Field trips
· Teen programs
The program is from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday starting on June 12 and ending on August 18. Prices start at $15/day or $65/week with annual Boys & Girls Club membership of $60 per year. Scholarships available and all children are welcome, regardless of ability to pay. Register online at www.boysandgirlsclub.info


Location: Downtown Clubhouse, 543 Center St., Santa Cruz Map
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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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Alice in Wonderland
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Los Gatos Ballet
We are excited about our brand new full-length production of Alice in Wonderland, a whimsical journey down the rabbit hole to Wo
Date: Every day (May 26-May 28)


We invite you and your students to the whimsical production of Alice in Wonderland.  Join Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland where she meets Tweedle Dee & Dum, Woodland Creatures, the Mad Hatter, the mischievous Cheshire Cat and many more fanciful characters.  It is an adventure not to miss!


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.

Choreography:  Raul Salamanca

 

Tickets: LosGatosBallet.org

Pre-Sale Tickets: April 10 to 12
Public Sales Begin: April 13

 


Location: West Valley College Theater, 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga Map
Phone: 408.399.7577 •website Los Gatos create a direct event link
36th Annual Civil War Battles & Encampment
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Roaring Camp Railroads
Annual Civil War Battles & Encampment
Date: Every day (May 27-May 28)


Travel back in time to the Civil War where encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers re-make history right before your eyes. Experience the sights and sounds of cavalry charges, musket fire and artillery shells in one of the longest-running historic reenactments in the West.

 

Ride an 1880s "iron horse" through an ancient redwood forest and witness skirmishes as the steam train ascends Bear Mountain. Glimpse a soldier's daily life as he cooks meals over a campfire, cleans his musket and prepares for the day's campaign. Then chow down on a Chuck Wagon Barbecue and take in the camp. See you at Roaring Camp for this fun family event on Memorial Day Weekend!

 

 Admission is $5 per person. Get a $2 discount off Roaring Camp Train Tickets by showing admission ticket


Location: Graham Hill Road, Felton Map
Phone: 831.335.4484 •website Felton create a direct event link
Santa Cruz American Music Festival
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Santa Cruz American Music Festival
A mix of country, Americana and good ole rock 'n' roll,
Date: Every day (May 27-May 28)
Admission Fees: $25 - $190

Get ready for some house rockin' Blues, Americana, and Country Music as we kick the summer into high gear at the 2nd Annual Santa Cruz American Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of summer vacations, family fun, and great musical experiences shared with both old and new friends.

For more than 24 years Aptos Village Park has been the host to a rich and storied history of great music that brings us all together.


This festival will continue to honor the diverse nature of Traditional American Music by bringing world-class artists together for two fun-filled days of LIVE music in this exceptionally beautiful park, featuring a state-of-the-art sound system for your enjoyment. We hope you will join us as we pay tribute to some of the finest musical talents around!

 

  • Two full days of top talent in a variety of Traditional American Music genres at Aptos Village Park, a natural amphitheater of oaks and redwoods surrounding a beautiful sunny grass meadow near the Monterey Bay.
  • Featuring a state-of-the-art sound system and open-air staging.
  • Merchandise booths for all the new Santa Cruz American Music Festival gear.
  • Easy access to the artist's booth where you can meet some of the artists, purchase their merchandise and get autographs.
  • Food & drink booths with BBQ, Asian, Mexican, wraps, pizza, organic fare, New Orleans style, gourmet hot dogs, kettle korn, frozen fruit bars, smoothies, desserts, water, non-alcoholic beverages, beer & wine. Use your Festival Bucks here!
  • Children's area with face painting and balloon twisting.

TICKETS


Location: Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos Map
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Hikes at Castle Rock
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State Park Castle Rock
Discover expansive views, marvelous rock formations and great rock climbing opportunities
Date: Every day (May 27-Sep 3)

Special Instructions: Located on Highway 35, just 2.5 miles southeast of the junction with Hwy 9

EASY HIKES
Castle Rock Loop
 
Trailhead: main parking lot; 1 mile loop; elevation gain 300 feet    
Ascend through Douglas-fir, madrone, and tanoak to see the park’s imposing namesake peak—a good spot for bouldering and roped climbs. The surrounding smaller rocks are a great playground for children. 
   
Castle Rock Falls
Trailhead: main parking lot; 1.3 miles roundtrip, elevation gain 320 feet.   
Meander downhill to 75-foot Castle Rock Falls, which gushes after rains, but may be a trickle during drought. Either way, the views to the west are spectacular. 
   
MODERATE HIKES 
Ridge/Trail Camp Loop 
Trailhead: main parking lot, 5.15 miles, elevation gain 1,190 feet
Hike through the forest and past Castle Rock Falls and Goat Rock. Enjoy views of the San Lorenzo River Valley and glimpses of Monterey Bay. Learn about history, wildlife, and habitats at the Interpretive Shelter. Castle Rock Trail Camp has picnic tables, pit toilets, water and a rain shelter.  
  
Skyline/Loghry Woods/Saratoga Gap Loop
Trailhead: main parking lot; 6.1 miles roundtrip; elevation gain 750 feet 
Head through the forest past Castle Rock Falls and Goat Rock. Enjoy views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Lorenzo River with glimpses across to Monterey Bay if there’s no fog. Castle Rock Trail Camp has picnic tables, pit toilets, water, and a rain shelter. 
  
STRENUOUS HIKES  
Middle of the Park from the Gap Loop
Trailhead: Saratoga Gap; 9 miles roundtrip, elevation gain 1,530 feet. 
This challenging hike or run through the forest takes you past mountain and valley views with some glimpses of Monterey Bay on a clear day. Castle Rock Trail Camp has picnic tables, pit toilets, water and a rain shelter. Begin at Saratoga Gap and either go down Saratoga Toll Road Trail or across Skyline Trail (Bay Area Ridge Trail). Close the loop on the Loghry Woods and Travertine Springs trails.
   
Gap to Gap Loop
Trailhead: Saratoga Gap or Waterman Gap; 16.4 miles roundtrip, elevation gain 1,860 feet
A good workout for strong trail runners and hikers. You can also backpack and stay overnight at the Waterman Gap Trail Camp (reservations required). Trails are mostly wooded, with occasional views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. 
   
Skyline to the Sea Trailhead: dropoff at Saratoga Gap or park at main parking lot, pickup at Waddell Beach, 25.2–28.2 miles; elevation from 1,660–2,130 feet. 
One of the region’s most rewarding backpack options. Start on the spine of the Santa Cruz Mountains and descend to the ocean in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Camp at trail camps along the way. Two to four days of backpacking or four to eight hours of trail running.


Location: 15000 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos Map
Phone: (408) 867-2952 •website Los Gatos create a direct event link
Truth Circle For Mamas
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Circle Of Changes (Martina Lin)
Connection, Inner Peace, Support
Date: 05/27/2017 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: donation: $10-$20

The Truth Circle For Mama is a sanctuary for women walking the challenging and rewarding path of motherhood.

It is a safe place for us to open up and to reconnect with the deep well of resources within, to find a safe, supportive and inspiring sisterhood with other mothers.

In the circle,

. Learn meditation techniques or tools to reconnect to the inner peace within.
. Explore how to integrate parenting, motherhood, feminine, transformation and spirituality.
. Share challenges, celebrations and dreams and hope.


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Santa Cruz LongBoard Contest
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City of Santa Cruz
Great chance to see longboard surfing in action at Steamer Lane
Date: Every day (May 27-May 28) at 8:00am


Santa Cruz Longboard Union Memorial Day Invitational

Considered “the best longboard contest in the US,” this invitational attracts 200 surfers from all over and provides for some riveting entertainment for spectators. You can even enter a raffle for a chance to win a handcrafted surf board of your own. Vendors selling locally-made clothing, jewlery, wetsuits, and more will be set up Saturday and Sunday

 

 

 

 


Location: Steamer Lane, Santa Cruz Map
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Music & Art Festival
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Boulder Creek Recreation & Parks
Date: 05/28/2017 from 11:30am to 7:00pm


When: 5/28 from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
Where: Junction Park
Cost: Free Admission


Bring the whole family to enjoy this Memorial Weekend fundraiser for Boulder Creek Recreation Programs. There will be kid activities, art vendors, and plenty of music including JnJ Dynamite, Dead Men Rocking, and Mofongo. BBQ and beer provided by Boulder Creek Brewery and more.

 

 


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Summer Kick-off Swim!
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Santa Cruz County Parks
If you love swimming and music bring your bathing suits, smiles and the whole family
Date: 05/29/2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: regular admission fees

Summer Kick-off! Swim on Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, from 1-4 PM.

 

Bring your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of swimming, games, food, and music.

 

All of the summer recreation swim options will be available, including the water slide, aqua climb wall, deep-end inner tubes, and the Wibit inflatable fun course!

 

This event is rain or shine, and regular admission fees apply. Please check the Parks website for the schedule of activities and admission information..


Location: Simpkins Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 454-7946 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
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