Santa Cruz County
Don't Miss Out Local Resources Parent to Parent Get in Touch Get in Touch
Please wait, content is loading...
Please wait while the calendar is loaded
Submit Your Event

Annual Events


 

(0 A December 2018) Tradition_SantaMarinis.jpgVisit our Directory for local family resources!

 

 

Sign up for our weekly newsletter. Receive calendar highlights!

 

Submit Your Event      

 

Tell a friend about us

 

Featured Events:

Holiday Lights Train
Choo, Choo, Santa Claus is coming to town, not by sleigh, not by snow but by Train!
Every Fri and Sa (Nov 23-Dec 23)
Location: Graham Hill Rd, Felton Map

(0 A November 2018) holiday-lights-train2018.jpgSanta Cruz Holiday Lights Train

NOVEMBER 23 - 24, DECEMBER 1 - 2, 8 - 9 & 15 - 23

Departs from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Choo, Choo, Santa Claus is coming to town, not by sleigh, not by snow but by Train!

Vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through the streets of Santa Cruz as passengers lend their voices to holiday carols, sip hot spiced cider and listen to musical entertainment while Santa visits the little ones, or the young at heart! Continue the merriment with a $6 MyBoardwalk card good for attractions, arcades and games in Neptune's Kingdom. Bring the whole family for festive fun. Happy Holidays!

 

Dear Santa Letter Download here - Print out your letter to Santa Claus and have Roaring Camp Deliver it by train to the North Pole. Write your letter and bring it with you to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, there will be a North Pole mailbox just outside of the entrance to Neptune's Kingdom by the first car of the train. Roaring Camp will be making a special trip each evening after the Holiday Lights Train to drop off your letters to Santa's Home in the North Pole.

 

Start a new holiday tradition! Gather your family and friends and celebrate Santa Cruz style with ice skating at the beach! See the new Main Entrance Plaza transformed into a winter wonderland with ice skating, rides, games, festive foods and more!

 

More info here: https://beachboardwalk.com/Boardwalk-Holiday-Ice

« November 2018 »
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
Click arrows to view a different month.
Search Event Calendar
Select a date range & category
From
To

November

Citizen Science
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
A presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, clim
Date: The 1st Th of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) CitizenScience22.jpgCitizen Science

 

We invite you to join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Let's connect, inspire and inform each other!

 

For more information contact pro@santacruzpl.org • 831-427-7717

 

December

This month our Citizen Science series offers a discussion about the various ecological and social solutions for living with fire on the Central Coast. Our presenter, Dr. Lee Klinger leads a movement aimed at using ecologically-based techniques to address the problem of oak mortality in California and elsewhere.

 

Dr. Klinger is a tree care practitioner living in Big Sur, California. Since 2005 he has served as director of Sudden Oak Life. He has over 30 years of academic experience in the environmental sciences and has held scholarly appointments at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University of Colorado, the University of Oxford, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Geological Society of London.

 

Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD), and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

 

We invite you to join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Let's connect, inspire and inform each other!

 

For more information contact pro@santacruzpl.org • 831-427-7717


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Elephant Seal Walks
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Ano Nuevo
3 mile hike over sand and sloping terrain to see thousands of elephant seals, including newborn pups, their mothers, and bulls
Date: Every day (Oct 20-Mar 31)
Ages: All: (Lots of walking) Admission Fees: Guided $7; Self-guided free
Special Instructions: Dec 15 - Mar 31

Explore Año Nuevo with a Docent Naturalist

gudied walks

Guided Elephant Seal Walks

Ticket sales open October 20

Cost: $7 per person + $3.99 reservation fee

www.parks.ca.gov/anonuevo

Journey to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals, guided by your docent naturalist on this moderate 3-mile, 2.5 hour adventure. In the month of December, male elephant seals, or bulls, arrive along the shore of Año Nuevo State Park to establish hierarchy, while pregnant females come ashore to birth to their pups.

 

These popular guided walks take place rain or shine, so be prepared for windy, rainy conditions as well as muddy trails. Layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and rain gear is strongly advised. Umbrellas and strollers are not permitted. Pets are not allowed in the park. Parking is $10. For more information, please call (650) 879-2025 or for recorded information (650) 879-0227.

 

People with accessibility needs may reserve an equal access tour along the boardwalk.

These tours take place on Fridays, weekends, and select holidays. For reservations and info call ReserveCalifornia at 1-800-444-4445. Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

 

Self-Guided Seal Walks

Daily, between 8:30am and 3:30pm (Natural Preserve closes at 5pm)

Stroll over sand dunes, enjoy beautiful ocean views, and gain a unique opportunity to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals on this 3-mile, 2.5-hour self-guided trail! Visit the female elephant seals as they return to shore to molt, or shed their fur, in this annual excursion.  Additionally, young pups are still ashore from the winter breeding season. Layered clothing, closed-toes shoes, and rain/wind gear are strongly advised. Umbrellas and strollers are not permitted inside the dune area. Pets are not allowed in the park. Walk is free; day-use vehicle fee is $10. Entrance to the reserve for your self-guided walk requires a free permit that can be obtained at the entrance station, or the Visitor Center. Please contact the park at 650-879-2025 for further information.

 

If you require mobility assistance, you may request a volunteer-led equal access tour. You will board our accessible van and get a ride to our wheelchair-accessible boardwalk. A volunteer(s) will accompany you to the two seal-viewing decks, explain the Northern elephant seal natural history, the history of the park, and answer questions. Reservations are required. Please, allow a 2-week advance notice. The volunteer led tour is free, day-use vehicle fee is $10. Contact the park at 650-879-2033 or email Ano.EqualAccess@parks.ca.gov. Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.


Location: Hwy 1, Pescadero Map
Phone: (650) 879-2025 •website Pescadero create a direct event link
Navigating the Teen Years
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Positive Discipline Community Resources
Provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting
Date: Every Th (Oct 4-Nov 15) from 6:30am to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $80 per person -- $120 couples special
Special Instructions: Call 831-476-7284 x107 for group rates and scholarships

Navigating the Teen Years

This 8-week (16-hour) class series (tailored specifically for parents of teens and tweens) provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting.  Some of the prominent themes include the adolescent brain, social-emotional learning, seeking identity, belonging, and significance, the essential role of parents during this very challenging time, mutual respect, establishing and upholding limits around screentime, connection before correction, power struggles, and talking with your kids about sex and drugs.   

 

Thursdays, October 4th - November 15th, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  ONE OF THE CLASS SERIES SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, FROM 10AM-12PM.


Facilitated by Kenza Temsamani, Certified Positive Discipline Educator
$80 per person -- $120 couples special -- $40 per person if taken as a refresher. $20 for the PD book which is sold separately and is optional.

 

Call 831-476-7284 x107 for scholarships, specials, and other info

 

Flyer Here


Register for Class


Location: Harbor High, 300 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-7284 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Spanish Conversation Group @ Aptos Branch Library
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Spanish Conversation Group @ Aptos Branch Library
Date: The 1st Th of every month (Jun 1-Dec 30) from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: Free

Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is now hosting a Spanish conversation group. Facilitator-led discussion and activities. All levels are welcome, including beginners.

Meetings are every first and third Thursday of the month.

For more information contact Ivan Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7702


Location: Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 427-7702 •website Aptos create a direct event link
CodeCombat at Aptos Branch Library
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Aptos
CodeCombat at Aptos Branch Library
Date: Every Th (Sep 6-Apr 27) from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: 8-18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

(0 A Aug 2018) CodeCombatImage.jpgSCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before!

 

Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Gamers will create teams by age.

 

Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Brainfuse - Homework Help
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Libraries
Brainfuse: Free online homework help for students of all ages.
Date: Every day


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

 

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

 

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

 

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


website Santa Cruz Countycreate a direct event link
Pathways Through Our Parks
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Meet the Artist: December 7th, 6-8pm. Free to the public.
Date: Every day (Oct 5-Jan 6) from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: All ages

Pathways Through Our Parks,Paintings of Parks in Santa Cruz County by Ann Elizabeth Thiermann

October 5, 2018 - January 6, 2019

(0 A September 2018) Thiermann-Manresa.jpgAnn Thiermann's series of pastel and acrylic paintings invite the viewer to visually linger over the flora and fauna along the pathways of our extraordinarily diverse parks in Santa Cruz County. From river to sea, chaparral to marsh, and rustic to urban, creatures both wild and domestic, marine and terrestrial, historic and contemporary inhabit her park pathways in a variety of seasonal and weather conditions.

 

Explore these iconic Santa Cruz views and discover them for yourself in our abundant parks and open spaces.

 

Opening Reception for Members: October 5th, 6-8pm
Meet the Artist: December 7th, 6-8pm. Free to the public.

 

About the Artist:

Ann Elizabeth Thiermann, MFA is inspired by living, hiking, and painting in beautiful Santa Cruz County. Her creativity is fueled by her artistic family, Sylvie, the studio cat, her folk dancing friends, teaching and leading art trips abroad. In addition to painting landscapes and murals, daily joy comes from swimming, camping, and visiting the farmer's market and working in her garden. Movement in her art is reinforced by her time playing organ, piano and harpsichord as a church musician.


Location: 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 420-6115 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Gingerbread House Workshops
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Marini's
Hurry, spots sell out fast! Tell Marini's you found out about this workshop on SantaCruzParent.com!
Date: Every day (Nov 1-Dec 23)
Admission Fees: $50/gingerbread house
Special Instructions: Classes 11/24 - 12/23

(0 A November 2018) Marinis_GWorkshops2018.jpgGingerbread House Workshops

For kids of all ages! Beautiful gingerbread houses that you design and create.

 

Our popular Gingerbread Workshops are back again this year! New dates and times added! Visit us on line at www.mariniscandies.com to sign up! Classes fill quickly!

 

Classes fill quickly so call to reserve your spot.

 

Dates 11/24 - 12/23

 

Tell Marini's you found out about this workshop on SantaCruzParent.com!


Location: 1308 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.423.3299 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Capitola Plein Air
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Capitola Art and Cultural Commission!
Welcome to The Magic of Capitola en Plein Air!
Date: Every day (Nov 1-Nov 4) from 8:00am to 6:00pm


Welcome to The Magic of Capitola en Plein Air!

Watch artists as they capture beautiful images of Capitola-by-the-Sea: iconic pastel beach houses, wooded creek, historic Stockton Bridge and  railroad trestle, stunning seascapes, rocky sheer cliffs

 

This fall, forty professional artists will arrive in Capitola to paint the town...literally! It's Capitola Plein Air 2018, back for its fourth year! Artist set up their easels on the wharf, shore, and streets of our beautiful town, to paint live for three days. You'll find hundreds of paintings on display, for sale, and entered into competition on Sunday, November 4th, when you can take home a piece of Capitola culture, vote for your favorites for the People's Choice Award, have a delicious meal from the food truck, or get creative and make some art yourself!

For More Info Visit - https://capitolapleinair.com/

 

The Artists of 2018


website Capitola Villagecreate a direct event link
Legos at Garfield Park
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Garfield Park
Rubber band cars, catapults, bridges and more!
Date: Every Th (Oct 4-May 30) from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ages: 7 to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Pre-registration required

(0 A October 2018) Library_Garfield_Legos.jpgLEGO @ Garfield Park from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Rubber band cars, catapults, bridges and more! Come to the Garfield Park Library every Thursday and have fun with Lego's.

 

During each month, we will introduce Botley Robots and Makey Makey circuit creator. Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.

 


Location: 705 Woodrow Ave, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Preschool Story Time
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Date: Every Th from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 3-6 Admission Fees: free

Downtown Preschool Story Time (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
 
Join us at the Downtown Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
View similar upcoming events: Storytimes/Laptimes

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-420-5700 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Google Science Fair
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Google
Google Science Fair is an online science competition, open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from around the world.
Date: Every day (Sep 13-Dec 12)


Google Science Fair is an online science competition, open to students between the ages of 13 and 18 from around the world.

 

You can sign up starting September 13th 2018 by visiting googlesciencefair.com and clicking on the Start your project button. If you're not sure where to start, you can get help by taking a look at our Student resources and checking out some out some of our previous winners.

 

 

This competition is open to full-time and home-schooled students around the world, between ages of 13 and 18 (these ages are slightly different in a few countries like Israel, South Korea and Europe). See the Official Rules for more details.


You can win amazing prizes.

 

Submissions close December 12th, 2018

Global finalists announced May 2019


websitecreate a direct event link
The Addams Family Musical
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Aptos High
A cast and crew of spooky ancestors, and a live orchestra this show will be to die for
Date: Every Su, Th, Fri and Sa (Oct 27-Nov 3)


(0 A October 2018) AptosHigh_AddamsFamily.jpg"This year Aptos High is presenting the musical, The Addams Family, in the fall to coincide with Halloween.

 

Drama teacher Stacy Aronovici directs the musical. Everyone knows the classic TV show and movie The Addams Family, but now you can see the family in a musical, too!

 

The Addams Family is a musical comedy based on the characters created by Charles Addams and shows a ghoulish American family with a passion for all things macabre." (TPG)

 

Performance dates and times: Saturday, October 27 at 7pm,

Sunday, October 28 at 2pm (matinee), Thursday, November 1, 7pm

Friday November 2, 7pm

Saturday November 3, 7pm.

 

Tickets for all performances are $8 for students (K-12) or seniors and $10 for adults. To reserve tickets online go to www.aptoshs.net for the link. Non-reserved tickets will be available at the door starting 30 minutes before show time.

 

There will be a preview performance on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m., with donations accepted at the door.


Location: 100 Mariner Way, Aptos Map
website Aptos create a direct event link
Folk Dancing!
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Cabrillo Folk Dancers
Check out these folk dancing events! Balkan, Israeli, International
Date: Every Tues and Fri from 7:30am to 11:00pm


(0 April 2018) FolkDancing.jpgTHE HELLADELICS at Live Oak Grange, Santa Cruz CA
Time: 8:00-11:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30)
Cost: $15.00 (sliding scale) + tips for the band.
Bring: Snacks to share--finger food only, please.Dancing in Santa Cruz for 48+ years.


Join us on Friday evenings...
at: MARKET STREET SENIOR CENTER
222 MARKET STREET, SANTA CRUZ

 

Live music parties will usually happen at the Live Oak Grange in Santa Cruz--depending on availability of the facility and bands. Occasionally we will party at Park Hall in Ben Lomond or at our regular venue, Market Street Senior Center.

Questions? Send email to: cabrillofolk@sbcglobal.net
(Be patient--answers may take a few days... Thanks!)

 

LOCAL CLASSES:
FRIDAY: Cabrillo Folk Dancers--Balkan & International


TUESDAY: Alan Rothchild's Israeli Dance class


FRIDAY: BALKAN-INTERNATIONAL DANCE
Time: Friday, 7:30-10:00 p.m.
(Dancing starts about 7:45...)
EVERY Friday, except on (or near) national holidays. For the health and comfort of members with asthma and allergies, the class is "fragrance-free".
Any schedule changes will be announced on this web site, whenever possible.
Cost: $7.00
MARKET STREET SENIOR CENTER, 222 Market Street, Santa Cruz, CA

In a residential neighborhood, on the surrounding streets. Please be considerate of the neighbors, and don't block driveways.

New to folk dancing or haven't danced in 10-40 years?
Come at the beginning of class, when easier dances are taught.

LIVE MUSIC: Check the Calendar of Events page for the schedule of live music parties and other parties/events of interest.

Questions? Email: cabrillofolk@sbcglobal.net - (answers may take a couple of days...)


TUESDAY--Alan Rothchild's ISRAELI DANCE CLASS
This class has been taught by Alan Rothchild for over 25 years.
Every Tuesday evening, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.
$7.00
Peace United Church of Christ (formerly First Congregational, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz

 

For more information email: rothdance@hotmail.com


Location: Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
websitecreate a direct event link
Toddler Story Time
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Date: Every Fri from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 3-6 Admission Fees: free

Toddler Time @ Downtown (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)


Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers. Let's play and learn together!

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-420-5700 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Pigeon Point Light Station
Date: Every Su, Fri and Sa at 10:00am
Ages: All

The Pigeon Point Lighthouse is currently under repair, but that doesn't mean that the First Order Fresnel Lens can't shine! The Fresnel lens, the original lighthouse beacon, will light up once again from its temporary home in the Visitor Center. As dusk settles, the 24 beams of light provide a dramatic glimpse of how the lighthouse once guided ships passing by this rocky coastline. Bring a flashlight and join us for a unique experience. For more information, call the park at (650) 879-2120 or go online to www.Parks.CA.gov/PigeonPoint. Event is free. Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

* Please note the lighthouse will NOT be lit. The original lighthouse beacon, the First Order Fresnel lens, will be lit but in its temporary location inside the Visitor Center. The lighthouse is being repaired and is currently not accessible to the public.


Location: 210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero Map
Phone: 650-879-2120 •website Pescadero create a direct event link
Baby Laptime
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Watsonville
English / Spanish 30 minute program of stories, activities and music for babies age 0-24 months
Date: Every Tues and Fri at 10:30am


(0 A November 2018) Wats_BabyLaptime.jpgSocialization & Literacy


Bilingual Baby Laptime is a Free bilingual English / Spanish 30 minute program of stories, activities and music for babies age 0-24 months. Come to the library and join us for some fun while helping your child build socialization and early literacy skills.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Freedom Branch 

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room

 


Location: Storytime Room, 275 Main St, Watsonville Map
website Watsonville create a direct event link
MAKE & Explore at the Capitola Mall
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Libraries - All
MAKE & Explore at the Capitola Mall
Date: Every Fri (Sep 14-Nov 16) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: 6-12 year olds Admission Fees: Free

Join us this afternoon to make something creative or make a new discovery! We are partnering with the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (inside the Capitola Mall) to offer this weekly program through the fall. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 8. We provide materials to explore their creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries. Usually they will be able to take their creations home. Sometimes we will be reusing the equipment, and they will be building something for that day only.


Location: MOD, 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Children's Planetarium Show
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Hartnell Planetarium
Star programs for chldren
Date: Every Fri at 5:30pm
Admission Fees: $4

Hartnell College Planetarium's Children's Show is geared towards local families looking for an educational and fun evening out.

Show Times

Fridays at 5:30 PM, doors open at 5:15 PM, runs 30-40 min

Tickets

Buy Tickets Here $4 Person Tickets also available at the door Do not be late!   You can also purchase tickets at the door. We accept cash, card, and NFC (android/applepay).

 

Season Schedule

December - Stars 8

About our shows

Stars - Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.


Location: 411 CENTRAL AVE S-101, Salinas Map
Phone: (831) 755-6979 •website Salinas create a direct event link
Watsonville Certified Farmers Market
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Watsonville Farmers Market
Fresh, locally grown produce on Friday afternoons from 2:30 to 6:30 PM from May to November.
Date: Every Fri from 2:30pm to 6:30pm


(0 A Aug 2018) WatsFarmersMkt_Mariachi.jpgAn enchanting farmers market with a "mercado" feel. Lots of wonderful produce and prepared foods.

 

The Watsonville Farmers' Market is a member of the California Federation of Certified Farmers' Markets.

 

The Market provides fresh, locally grown produce on Friday afternoons from May to November.

 

Mariachi California de Javier Vargas will play every first Friday of the month from 5-6pm (May-October) at the Watsonville city Plaza


Location: Main St/At the Plaza, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 588-7366 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Tales to Tails La Selva Beach
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library La Selva Beach
Date: Every Fri from 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Ages: 13+ Admission Fees: Free

(0 A September 2018) LibraryLaSelva_TalestoTails_.jpgTales to Tails @ La Selva Beach from 3:00pm-3:30pm!

 

Have you read to a dog through the Tales to Tails program at Santa Cruz Public Libraries?

 

You have plenty of time to participate in this fun reading activity with your family, so contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve your spot.

 


Location: 316 Estrella Avenue, La Selva Beach Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
Evening Art Program
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Henry Cowell
Activities will range from sketching and watercolor to nature journaling and more
Date: Every Sa at 1:00pm


Evening Art Program
Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join us in the campfire center for a family friendly arts and crafts program. All ages welcome. Topic changes week to week and activities will range from sketching and watercolor to nature journaling and more! Meet at the Henry Cowell Redwoods Graham Hill Campground, located off Graham Hill Road in Scotts Valley. No experience necessary. Event is free; parking is $10. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: Graham Hill Rd, Scotts Valley Map
website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Adult Arts & Crafts Workshops
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Scotts Valley
Adult Arts & Crafts Workshops
Date: The 1st Sa of every month (Oct 7-Dec 2) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Registrants MUST register due to class size limits. Email hookerj@santacruzpl.org to register.

Learn a new style of art or crafting technique from professional artists and crafters. Each month will feature a different artist and attendees get to leave with a new project, a learned skill, and a greater sense of community. All materials and teachers are paid for by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

Registrants MUST register due to class size limits. Email hookerj@santacruzpl.org to register.


Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Ohlone Plant Use
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Big Basin
How would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago?
Date: 11/03/2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Ohlone Plant Use

Saturday, November 3 from 10am to noon

Sunday, November 18 from 10am to noon

No Safeway? No Home Depot? No pharmacy? How did the Ohlone Indians survive? Docent Eva Fewel will have plant samples and tools that the local Native Californians used. Learn how they collected, processed and used the local plants. Visit our campfire center any time during this drop-in program. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Day use parking is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 


Location: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 338-8883 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Redwood Grove Loop Walk
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Big Basin
Meet famous trees on this walk in the forest!
Date: Every Su and Sa
Ages: All
Special Instructions: See varying hours

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm

How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Meet at Big Basin Redwood State Park Headquarters.

 

Event is free; day use vehicle fee is $10. Events made possible my California State Parks and Mountain Parks Foundation

 


Location: Hwy 236, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831.336.8861 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Monarch Butterfly Tours
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Natural Bridges
Butterfly numbers typically peak between the end of October to mid-November; warm and sunny days are best for viewing
Date: Every Su and Sa (Nov 3-Dec 30) from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Meet at the visitor center for a 1-hour accessible guided tour of the Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve to view the butterflies in the trees they overwinter in. Butterfly numbers typically peak between the end of October to mid-November; warm and sunny days are best for viewing. To arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more or for more information, call (831) 423-4609 ext. 8.

 

Please remember food is not allowed in the preserve.

 

Event free; parking is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


Location: Natural Bridges State Beach, 2531 W Cliff D, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-4609 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Family Lagoon Watch
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Live Oak
A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon
Date: Every Sa (Sep 15-Dec 15) from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon.

• Learn about the environment and local wildlife with local experts.
• Bird Watching
• Examine microscopic creatures
• Watercolor painting, printing, writing and reading.

Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Novel Writing Workshop
Add to My Planner

Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Get a jump start on NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in this 2- hour plotter/pantser writing workshop.
Date: 11/03/2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: Teens and Adults Admission Fees: Free

Get a jump start on NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in this 2- hour plotter/pantser writing workshop.

  • Bring your laptop and your library card.
  • Check out three library books in the genre that you want to write.
  • After you study the sales pitch for these published novels, use your laptop or notebook to free write as you interview your main character, brainstorm ideas for the plot, and write an elevator pitch to guide you as you write your novel day by day in November.

Developmental editor Anastasia Suen has written and edited books for children, teens, and adults and mentored writers around the globe in her online workshops. This interactive workshop for adults and teens is 2 hours in length.


Location: Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Bay Area Teen Science
Dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games and astounding activities for all ages!
Date: 11/03/2018 from 11:00am to 4:30am
Admission Fees: free

(0 A October 2018) ScienceFestivalATandTPark.jpgBay Area Science Festival

This FREE event is unlike any other - with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games and astounding activities for all ages! This super-charged, super-fun celebration will include hundreds of hands-on activities, untold opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and even the chance to run around the bases! The entire ballpark is packed to the rafters with science content: on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark.

All ages!

More information at http://www.bayareasciencefestival.org/festival/discovery-days-at-att-park/.

FREE! No tickets/RSVP needed.


Location: A T & T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plz, San Francisco Map
website San Franciscocreate a direct event link
Kid's Tool Workshop
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Home Depot
Free kids workshops teach do-it-yourself skills and tool safety
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: 5-12 Admission Fees: Free

(A Oct) Home-Depot-Kids2.jpgDesigned for kids ages 5-12, these free workshops teach do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while instilling a sense of accomplishment.

 

Offered on the first Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and noon at The Home Depot.

 

Watsonville, 355 S. Green Valley Rd, (831)786-9877
Capitola, 2600 41st Ave, (831)462-5650

Salnas, 1890 N. Davis Road

 

 


websitecreate a direct event link
Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Henry Cowell
Learn how to make a basket with local pine needles!
Date: Every 2 weeks on Sa (Nov 3-Nov 17) from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Admission Fees: Event is free; parking is $10.

Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop

Saturday, November 3 from 10am to noon

Saturday, November 17 from 10am to noon

Join docent Cheryl VanDeVeer for a marvelous, free, family workshop learning how to make a basket from local ponderosa pine needles. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. No experience necessary. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event is free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: Hwy 9, Felton Map
Phone: 831-335-7077 •website Felton create a direct event link
Old Growth Redwood Tours
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Henry Cowell
Activities will range from sketching and watercolor to nature journaling and more
Date: Every Sa at 1:00pm


Old-Growth Redwood Tours                                                                                  

Saturdays at noon

Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left?  How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Event free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

 


Location: Graham Hill Rd, Scotts Valley Map
website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Family Arts & Crafts- Garfield Park
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Garfield
Date: Every Sa from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: 3-6

Get crafty! A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids and teens! Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 


Location: 705 Woodrow Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-427-7709 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Dia de Los Muertos
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Mission
Meet at the MAH and History at 2pm to join the parade that travels through the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park to end at
Date: 11/03/2018 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, November 3 from 2:30 to 3:30pm

Celebrate the dead with an all-ages festival throughout downtown Santa Cruz. Enjoy music and dance performances on the patio as the procession passes through the park on the way from the Museum of Art & History (MAH) to Evergreen Cemetery. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free. Día de los Muertos is presented by the Santa Cruz MAH in partnership with Senderos, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, and California State Parks.

 

 


Location: 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-425-5849 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Family First Saturday Concerts
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Tandy Beale and Co
The first Saturday of every month world renowned artists give fabulous family shows: a live performance series for children to i
Date: The 1st Sa of every month at 11:00am
Ages: All

The first Saturday of every month world renowned artists give fabulous family shows: a live performance series for children to introduce parent, grandparents, and friends to music, dance, and circus from around the world right here in Santa Cruz!

Family First Saturday Concerts
are part of Tandy Beal & Company's ArtSmart Education program which reaches 20,000 students and adults each year in 3 counties.

Through ArtSmart programs, students, teachers and families experience a variety of world arts through creative learning models. ArtSmart concerts, classes, and residencies help enrich cultural understanding, expand our view of the world, cultivate curiosity and create an inclusive sense of community.

 

Single Show Prices:
Adults $15, Children $10

Half Season Pass, includes 4 of 7 shows:
With a Half Season Pass, each show only costs: Adults $13, Children $7

Discount Season Pass, includes 7 of 7 shows:
With a Discount Season Pass, each show only costs: Adults $11, Children $5


About Tom Noddy:

Tom has done something unique in show business: he created a new kind of act. After many years developing Bubble Magic at home and then many years developing as a performer (including years of street performing on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz) Tom was invited to appear on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show in 1983 and subsequently on television shows, theaters, festivals and science centers throughout the world. When Johnny Carson saw it he said, on air, "He's doing something unlike anything we've ever seen."

Tom still lives in Santa Cruz but he travels extensively bringing this beautiful art form with him as he watches our changing world through the film of soap bubbles.


Location: Veteran's Hall, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Santa Cruz Farmers Markets
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz Farmers Markets
A moveable feast of fresh, locally grown produce, free-range eggs, grass-fed meats and poultry, baked goods, music and good comp
Date: Every Su, Tues, Wed and Sa
Ages: All

Our family of five farmers' markets showcases the best in regional organic produce, pasture-raised meats, eggs and dairy, sustainably-harvested seafoods and artisan-made goods.

 

Purchasing your food through the area's farmers' markets ensures that you are getting the freshest, healthiest and tastiest foods while supporting local jobs, increasing local spending and promoting the region's strong farming tradition.

 

We provide direct access to sustainable sources of fresh produce and other unique foods and education about food issues, both local and beyond.

 

Santa Cruz/Downtown Weds 2:30-6:00 Lincoln & Cedar Year-round
Santa Cruz/West Side
Sat 9-1 2801 Mission Year-round
Scotts Valley Sat 9-1 King's Village Dr April - October
Live Oak/East Side
Sun 9-1 15th & Eastcliff Dr Year-round
Felton Tues 2:30-6:30 120 Russell Ave May - Oct

Location: 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
DIY Family Crafts @ Branciforte
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Branciforte
Date: Every Sa from 11:00am to 4:00pm


DIY Family Crafts @ Branciforte (11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!


Location: 230 Gault Street, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Tales to Tails - Central
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Date: Every Sa from 10:00am to 11:30am
Admission Fees: Free

Tales to Tails - Downtown (10:00 AM-11:30 AM)


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

 

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


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


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Do It Yourself Craft
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library La Selva Beach
Date: Every Sa from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 3-6

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)


Join the fun on Saturdays between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

 

 


Phone: 831-661-4771 •website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
SLV Chili CookOff
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Felton Library Friends
Eat chili and support the library!
Date: 11/03/2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


(0 A October 2018) ChiliCookoff_SLV_Nov3.jpg5th Annual SLV Chili CookOff

All Proceeds Benefit Felton Library Friends and the New Felton Library

9:00 am Cooking Starts (Tasting Kits & Raffle Tix on Sale)
11:30am Live Music and Tasting Kits available
1:00 pm Tastings Begins
4:00-5:00 Winners Announced & Raffle


website Felton create a direct event link
Kindergarten Visit Day at Gateway School
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Gateway School
Kindergarten Visit Day
Date: 11/03/2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Families welcome! Admission Fees: Free

Gateway School's exceptional kindergarten program will be open for prospective parents during our annual Kindergarten Visit Day. You and your child will meet the kindergarten faculty and explore Kindergarten Island.


Location: 126 Eucalyptus Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-0341 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Origami Club with Japanese Cultural Fair
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Aptos
performances
Date: The 1st Sa of every month (Apr 7-Dec 1) at 1:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

(0 March 2018) OrigamiClub.jpgOrigami Club at Aptos Public Library
1st Saturday of every month (unless otherwise announced)
Starts April 7, 2018!

FREE fun for all ages. Bring a project, try a design from one of our books, or just come to hangout and fold whatever strikes your fancy. All skill levels are welcome. Origami paper will be provided or bring your own if you prefer a certain type. Drop-ins welcome.

Interested in volunteering, message us! (^_^)

Presented by the Japanese Cultural Fair - Santa Cruz, in partnership with the Aptos Public Library.


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: 831- 427-7700 ext. 7665 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Ranch History Tours
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Wilder Ranch
History comes alive at Wilder Ranch State Park on the weekends
Date: Every Su and Sa at 1:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $10 parking

(0 Oct 2017) Wilder_Baking2.jpg

Ranch History Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

Monday, September 3 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.

 


Location: Wilder Ranch , Hwy 1, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.426-0505 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Reading In the Redwoods
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Felton
Join our monthly book club!
Date: Every Su and Sa from 2:00pm to 4:30pm


(0 A Aug 2018) LibraryFelton_ReadingInRedwoods.jpgReading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly at the Felton Library on the fourth Wednesday at 6:15 pm.

 

Copies of the book are usually available at the Felton branch library.

For more information call 427-7708 or drop by the branch.

 

To be added to the book group email list, please call 831-427-3151.


Location: 6299 Gushee, Felton Map
Phone: 831-427-3151 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Redwood Tours
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Henry Cowell
Amazing forest adventure
Date: Every Su and Sa
Admission Fees: Day-use parking fee is $10

Old-Growth Redwood Tours

Saturday, November 3 at 11am

Saturday, November 10 at 11am

Saturday, November 17 at 11am

Saturday, November 24 at 11am

Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left?  How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center.

 

Event is free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10.

 

Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: 525 North Big Trees Park Road, Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-7077 •website Felton create a direct event link
Dia De Los Muertos
Add to My Planner

click to view website

MAH
Celebrate the dead with an all-ages festival throughout Downtown Santa Cruz.
Date: 11/03/2018 from 12:30pm to 6:00pm


(0 A September 2018) MAH_DiaDeLosMuertos2018.jpgCelebrate the dead with an all-ages festival throughout Downtown Santa Cruz.

Experience vibrant dance performances. Get your face painted. Indulge in delicious food. Join in on a procession to enjoy more dance, music and outdoor altars at Evergreen Cemetery.

Día de los Muertos is presented in partnership with Senderos, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

Altar Contest
Be inspired by altars created by local organizations, artists, and community members. Enter your own for a chance to win prizes!
More details coming soon!

At-a-glance Schedule

12:30-2:00pm Begin with facepainting by Mariposa's Art, tissue paper flowers with Salud y Cariño, luminaries with Hospice of Santa Cruz County and art activities with Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in Abbott Square and on Cooper St.

2:00pm Gather in Cooper St to proceed to Evergreen Cemetery

2:20-2:45pm Procession stops at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park with performance by Los Diablos Del Llano De Tecomates

3:00-3:30pm Procession moves on to Evergreen Cemetery

3:30-6pm Conclude with music, dancing, Mexican food & drink by Senderos and altars at Evergreen Cemetery

Explore an outdoor altar installation connecting those buried in Evergreen with current active community members, groups and local social issues including: Louden Nelson Community Center, Volunteer Veteran's of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Community Health Centers, E. Clampus Vitus, and many more.

6:15pm: Movie Screening of Coco. We invite visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy this family friendly film in Evergreen Cemetery. Popcorn will be provided. Bringing your own blanket or lawn chairs is recommended.


Location: 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Castle Rock Falls and Goat Rock Overlook Hike
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Castle Rock
Castle Rocks unique geology, rock climbing history, human impacts and various important preservationists
Date: Every Sa (Oct 6-Nov 24) at 11:00am

Special Instructions: 10/6, 20, 27

Castle Rock Falls and Goat Rock Overlook Hike

Saturdays at 11am

Join us on a hike to Castle Rock, Castle Rock Falls and Goat Rock Overlook. During this trip, we will discuss Castle Rocks unique geology, rock climbing history, human impacts and various important preservationists that helped give Castle Rock State Park the protections we have today. This 3 mile, 2.5-hour hike is considered moderate due to the rocky sections that require the use of hands and feet to climb over. Please bring plenty of water, hiking shoes, snacks, a camera, and binoculars if you have them. We will meet at the kiosk at 15000 Skyline Blvd. Los Gatos, CA to begin our hike. Event is free. Day use fee for vehicles is $8. Event made possible by California State Parks in partnership with Portola and Castle Rock Foundation.

 

 


Location: 15000 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos Map
Phone: (408) 867-2952 •website Los Gatos create a direct event link
COCO + Fiesta de Da de Muertos!
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Watsonville Film Festival
Watsonville Film Fest invites you to celebrate the Dia de Muertos in the Plaza with music, dancing, crafts and the movie COCO!
Date: 11/03/2018 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm


(0 A November 2018) FiestaDeDiaDeMuertos.jpgEl Festival de Cine de Watsonville les invita a celebrar Día de Muertos en la Plaza de Watsonville con música, danza, actividades manuales y la presentación de la película COCO al anochecer! Este evento es parte de la Serie de Cine Comunidad Sana, hecha posible por la Fundación Harbourton. Co-patrocinada por Mercado de Agricultores de Watsonville, la Ciudad de Watsonville y la Fundación de Salud Comunitaria del Valle del Pájaro.

 

Watsonville Film Fest invites you to celebrate the Dia de Muertos in the Plaza with music, dancing, crafts and the movie COCO!


Location: Watsonville Plaza, Main St, Watsonville Map
website Watsonville create a direct event link
Life on the Ranch Day - The Early Days on a Dairy Farm
Add to My Planner

click to view website

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

Life on the Ranch Day - The Early Days on a Dairy Farm
Saturday, August 11 from 11am to 3pm

 

Wilder Ranch State Park invites you to experience old-time activities from its rancho, dairy farm, and cowboy rodeo days. Hands-on activities and living history presentations may include butter churning, ice cream making, roping skills, and demonstrations in the ranch buildings. Come for a picnic on the lawn and follow it up with a game of tug of war, sack races, hoops, stilts, and Wilder Ranch's famous old-fashioned bubbles! This event is appropriate for all ages. 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.

 


Location: 1401 Old Coast Road, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 426-0505 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Advisory Council of Teens (ACT), East Region
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Aptos
Initial focus will be the remodeling of Teen areas, redesign of the SCPL Teen website, and filming public service announcements
Date: 11/04/2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: Teens ages 12-18 Admission Fees: n/a

Advisory Council of Teens (ACT) is the SCPL young adult advisory group. ACT, East is open to all young adults, ages 12-18 in the Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos and La Selva Beach areas. Initial focus will be the remodeling of Teen areas, redesign of the SCPL Teen website, and filming public service announcements for library programs.

 

This is a good opportunity for students to fulfill community service credits, obtain job skills, develop leadership abilities, and acquire college extracurricular experience.

 

Meetings: 1st Sunday of the month, 2:00-4:00p at the Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Dr., Aptos


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 427-7702 •websitecreate a direct event link
DIY Crafts
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Live Oak
Date: Every Su from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 13+ Admission Fees: Free

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)


Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Live Oak Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
5 Steps To Connect Parenting Class
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Allison Livingston
We all need support to be real as we experience the hardest and most rewarding job on earth. Learn or hear something new that wi
Date: Every Su from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: parents/adults
Special Instructions: Email to register

Note New Start Date: Thursday October 11th
Inviting all Santa Cruz County Parents! (Especially ones with challenging spirited kids!)

5 Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm Starting Oct 11
Sign up: allison@5stepstoconnect.com

 

Parenting evokes a full spectrum of emotions with higher intensity than many other experiences. Knowing how to deal with the intensity of these emotions both personally and with your kids can be difficult and challenging to navigate.

 

Wouldn't it be satisfying to connect rather than ignore, react, or pretend with your kids. Becoming the CEO of your reactions provides you tools to authentically deepen and live in relationships filled with connection, love and understanding.

 

I am so inspired to teach after being nourished by all the faculty at 1440 Multiversity like Dan Siegel, Dr. Shefali, a Brene Brown trainer, Liz Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed plus so many more.

I have also practiced my own 5 Steps to Connect during challenging times at work with my attachments to 'doing well', competency, striving to be superwoman, keeping an impossible amount of balls in the air, and being a learner instead of 'the knowing' one. As you can imagine it has triggered all my stuff. Of course then there is home life with teens, attitude, setting boundaries (which I am terrible at and gives me stomach aches), all with my husband which just adds another layer.

 

This work isn't easy, but it is Life Enriching and so worthwhile!

Come learn in community.

 

Allison is a mother of two teenage daughters. She is a conflict resolution mediator, a workshop leader and works at 1440 Multiversity. She started this work in 2005 when she was seeking a better way to relate to her oldest, spirited child, who was then four.


Location: 145 Riviera Dr, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 685-9379 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Taiko Holiday Boutique
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Watsonville Taiko
Like Watsonville Taiko? Then you will not want to miss this holiday boutique.
Date: 11/04/2018 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm


(0 A October 2018) WatsTaikoHolidayBoutique.jpgGet all your holiday shopping done in one place! Watsonville Taiko's Holiday Boutique is almost here!

 

Baskets, quilts, gift certificates to local restaurants and attractions will all be available!

 

Great raffles too!

 


Location: Kizuka Hall, 150 Blackburn St, Watsonville Map
website Watsonville create a direct event link
Adult Crafts
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Felton
Let's have some fun while also helping each other learn and grow as artists and crafters!
Date: Every Su from 2:00pm to 4:30pm


(0 Oct 2017) LibraryFeltonCraft1.jpgCome join us at The Felton Library for Adult Afternoon Arts and Crafts. It's every Sunday from 2-4:30pm.

 

Bring something portable that you are working on or come prepared to have fun!

 

 


Location: 6299 Gushee, Felton Map
Phone: 831-427-3151 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Film Screening: "Straws"
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
A Film by Linda Booker
Date: 11/04/2018 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 10 & older Admission Fees: Event is included with admission to the Seymour Center: Adult $9 | Senior, Student, Child $7 | Children 2 and under FREE | Membe

(0 A September 2018) SeymourMDC_logoSept2018.jpgJoin the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for a special film screening to kick off No Straw November. The film, "Straws," tells the story of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.

 

Every day in the United States alone, hundreds of millions of plastic straws are used once and tossed. Straws are non-recyclable, wind up in landfills, litter streets, and add to the estimated 8.5 million metric tons of plastic debris that head into the oceans each year.

Doors open to the lecture hall at 2:30 PM.
Event passes are available at the admissions counter at 2 PM.


Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Seed Harvest Workshop
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Arboretum
Learn seed-saving and planting techniques to create your own native garden.
Date: 11/04/2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Admission Fees: $45 - $55 + $20 materials

(0 A November 2018) Arboretum_SeedHarvestWorkshop.jpgLearn seed-saving and planting techniques to create your own native garden.

Participants will learn:

  • to identify common California native plants
  • to prepare seeds for storage and planting
  • successful planting strategies

Will take home:

  • Knowledge
  • A collection of native seeds
  • Compostable planting cups
  • A seed-collecting cotton bandana, silk-screened by each of you

Vincent Waring is a California Naturalist and maker based in Santa Cruz, CA. His art explores ecology of wild and
intentional spaces through imagery by utilizing printmaking, painting, and drawing. His extensive skills include
working with wood, textiles, and plants.

Melody Overstreet is a local artist, poet, California Naturalist, and educator. Her work has been exhibited locally as well as internationally with a recent exhibit in Macau, China. She offers nature-craft workshops through Cabrillo College extension, the UCSC Arboretum, and Kids in Nature that emphasize the importance of our connection to place, community, and seeds.

To Register & pay for the class, call the Arboretum office Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm at 831-502-2998
https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/news-events/events/

 


Location: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Youth Band Concert
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Scotts Valley Educational Foundation
Date: 11/04/2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Come support SVEF and local high school bands, Polarity and Crispy Bits on November 4th. There's no better way to Fall Back than to enjoy up-and-coming musicians while supporting Scotts Valley schools.


Phone: (831)247-4805 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
The Road Less TraveledA Dog-Friendly Walk
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Big Basin
Dog-friendly walk on North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic
Date: Every Su at 9:30am

Special Instructions: See details for dates/times

The Road Less Traveled-A Dog-Friendly Walk

 

On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We'll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun, easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with Docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at Park Headquarters.

 


Location: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Corralitos Farm & Garden Market
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Corralitos Valley Research & Education Association (CVREA)
We have the tastiest fruit, veggies and baked treats!
Date: Every Su from 11:00am to 3:00pm


 

The Farm & Garden Market is a small, friendly, open air market made up of local farmers and gardeners who grow within about a five mile radius of Corralitos.

 

Seasonally we have the tastiest strawberries, blueberries, cherries, lemons, tomatoes, herbs, squash, potatoes, carrots, peas, beets, and avocados, as well as a variety of other fruits, vegetables, lettuces and salad greens.

We have bakers that offer wonderful treats, along with a table full of beautiful potted flowers.

 

You may find expertly handmade natural soaps, and homemade jams and preserves.

 

The market is open to all of our friends and neighbors who grow anything from a garden to a good back yard fruit tree.

 

For a booth we request a $5 donation to the CVREA, the non-profit who maintains the Corralitos Cultural Center.

Farm & Garden Market (including vendor inquiries)
Contact Wayne Miller:  wayne@catalyst2001.com  / (831) 724-1332

 


Location: Corralitos Cultural Center, 127 Hames Road, Corralitos Map
website Corralitos create a direct event link
Live Oak Knitters
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Live Oak
Knit, chat, learn, make new friends
Date: Every Mon from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
CARMELA FULL OF WISHES
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Arts Council SC County
A fun-filled family event-including visual arts, theater activities, and food
Date: 11/05/2018 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm


(0 A October 2018) Carmela.jpg

A family event!


Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team behind Last Stop on Market Street,  a family event in Watsonville. 


They will be celebrating their new book, Carmela Full of Wishes-a story partially inspired by Watsonville, where de la Peña's own parents currently teach.


Join us for a fun-filled family event, where Matt and Christian will share and sign Carmela Full of Wishes. The festivities will also include visual arts and theater activities, and food will be provided.

3:30 pm   Doors open, sign-in table open & book distribution
4:00 pm   Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson present Carmela Full of Wishes, a heartfelt sibling story set in a vibrant migrant community
5:00-6:15 pm   Book signing, plus visual art & drama activities based upon Carmela Full of Wishes
6:15 pm   Free dinner & more time to meet the author and illustrator

Seating will be open, and on a first-come, first-serve basis. To request special accommodations, please e-mail bookshopevents@gmail.com by Friday, October 19th.

 

This event is presented by Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Arts Council Santa Cruz County, and is cosponsored by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and Pajaro Valley Unified School District Family Literacy Program.


Location: Watsonville Veterans Memorial Bu, 215 E Beach St, Watsonville Map
website Watsonville create a direct event link
ESL Conversation
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Date: Every Mon from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 6yrs & up Admission Fees: Free

ESL Conversation Group (4:00 PM-5:00 PM)

Volunteer guided ESL conversation group for people who want to practice their English. We'll use real life situations and tasks to help people get more comfortable with using English in everyday life. Grupo de conversacion ESL dirigido por un voluntario para participantes que desean practicar su inglés. Utilizaremos situaciones de la vida diaria para ayudar a la gente a sentirse más cómodo usando el ingés en la vida cotidiana.

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831)427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Knitting @ the Library
Add to My Planner

click to view website

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
Kirby Shadow Days
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
How do students know if Kirby is a good fit? A shadow day is an ideal way to find out
Date: Every Mon (Oct 29-Apr 29)
Ages: Family Admission Fees: FREE

Shadow Day

A shadow day is an excellent way to experience a day at Kirby and to see if our school is a good fit for your student. We will pair your student with a host who has similar interests. They will spend the day together, attending classes, hanging out with other Kirby students, and enjoying lunch with friends in the renowned Kirby Café.

 

How it works:

  • Monday is our preferred shadow day because of our block schedule. However, a shadow day can be scheduled for any day of the week.
  • Student shadows are treated to a hot lunch made fresh in our kitchen by our executive chef, Tracy Landry.
  • Schedule your shadow day through the Admissions Office. Call (831) 423-0658 ×202, email admissions@kirby.org, or use the Contact Us link below.
Schedule »

Location: 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-0658 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Tech Talks
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Aptos
Tech Talks about news and entertainment, travel, & health
Date: Every Mon from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: Free

Special guest, Philip King, shares his favorite tech tools and tips that can enrich your life. Join as we explore and discuss the following topics:

9/10 - News and Entertainment
9/17 - Travel
9/24 - Health

Free! Coffee provided!


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Da de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) con Cuntame un Cuento
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Live Oak
Da de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) con Cuntame un Cuento
Date: 11/05/2018 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Admission Fees: Free

Acompáñenos a celebrar la memoria de nuestros queridos. Tendremos cuentos, música, pinta-caritas, manualidades y un altar comunitario al cual puede añadir artículos.

Join us as we celebrate the memory of y[our] loved ones. We will have stories, music, face painting, crafts, and a community altar that you are welcomed to add items to.


Location: Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Tales to Tails Aptos
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Aptos
Date: Every Mon from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Admission Fees: Free

(0 A October 2018) Library_LaSelva_TalestoTails.jpgHave you read to a dog through the Tales to Tails program at Santa Cruz Public Libraries?

You have plenty of time to participate in this fun reading activity with your family, so contact tales2tails@santacruzpl.org or 831.427.7717 to reserve your spot.


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: 831.427.7717 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Toddler Story Time
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Live Oak
Date: Every Mon from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: toddlers & parents Admission Fees: Free

Toddler Time @ Live Oak (10:00 AM-11:00 AM)
Location: Live Oak Branch
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Live Oak Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Free Homework Help
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library La Selva Beach
Date: Every Tues (Oct 9-May 21) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Up to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: No appointment needed.

Success in school is important for every child's future. The library offers free Homework Help to all students under 18 years of age through May 25, 2018. No appointment is needed and all subjects are covered.


Locations are:

Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach

Wednesdays 3-5p: Garfield Park

Dates: Weeks of October 9 to May 21

Holidays/Breaks Schedule: Thanksgiving week, Winter break, Spring break

 

October 2, 2018 and run through May 22, 2019.

Branciforte Branch Library, 230 Gault St. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm (Bilingual assistance available)

 

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Dr. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm


Location: 316 Estrella Ave, La Selva Beach Map
Phone: (831) 427-7710 •website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
Navigating the School Years w/Positive Discipline (5-12 yrs)
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Positive Discipline Community Resources
Navigating the School Years with Positive Discipline (5-12 yrs)
Date: Every Tues (Oct 23-Dec 11) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $80
Special Instructions: Call 831-476-7284 x107 for discounts/scholarships

This 8-week (16-hour) class series (tailored specifically for parents of school-age children 5-12 years old) provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting. Some of the prominent themes include early child brain development, social emotional learning, belonging and significance as innate social needs, the essential nature of long-term positive parent-child relationships, mutual respect, modeling behaviors, authoritative parenting styles that use kindness and firmness at the same time, connection before correction, the criteria for effective discipline, agreements and follow-through, non-violent communication, family meetings, routines, and the internal locus of control that guides parents and children alike to practice self-regulation.

Tuesdays, October 23rd-December 11th, 2018 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Facilitated by Colleen Murphy, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, ECE co-op teacher with over 16 years of ECE teaching experience both with children and as a parent educator

Cost: $80 per person and $10 per child per class session for childcare


Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-7284 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Yoga and Ethnobotany in the Arboretum
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Arboretum
This fall the UC Arboretum & Botanic Garden is bringing the ancient practice of yoga and using plants as healing agents alive
Date: Every Tues and Wed (Sep 11-Nov 7)
Admission Fees: $17 for non-members and $8 for members
Special Instructions: Tues 5:30-6:45pm, Weds 7:30-8:45am

 

Yoga and Ethnobotany in the Arboretum

registration button

This fall the UC Arboretum & Botanic Garden is bringing the ancient practice of yoga and using plants as healing agents alive in an ongoing series!

yerba buena Yoga connects the body and mind through physical practice. Native California plants, suitable to grow in our local climate, have long been known to impact and support health. This series blends the healing elements of yoga and native plants. In doing so, it enhances your knowledge of plant medicine and increases your mind-body connection. You will feel oneness, peace, and bliss in practice with other people while surrounded by a natural landscape.

 

Yoga and Yoga Breathing techniques will help you by reducing stiffness, increasing the range of motion, and instilling feelings of peace.

 

Plants, such as Yerba Buena, manzanita, and macadamia nuts, will be introduced to promote and support more profound healing.

 

Classes are held every Tuesday from 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm and Wednesday morning from 7:30 am - 8:45 am beginning 9/11 and ending 11/7 outdoors near the administrative offices. The class may take place indoors given weather conditions.

 

Yoga movements introduced will be accessible for beginners and advanced practitioners alike

We provide bolsters, straps, and blankets. Please bring your own mat.

You may sign up for one or as many sessions as you like.

Classes are $17 for non-members and $8 for members.


Location: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.427.2998 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Anime Club
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Watsonville
Join our Anime Club!
Date: The 1st Tues of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Ages: 6-12 grades

Anime Club

The Anime Club is open to all students in 6th - 12th grades. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the Month 4:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m.. If you are 13 or younger, but still in 6th grade, you will need to bring a signed Anime Club Permission Form (PDF) with you to the meeting.

 

All about Manga & Anime


The History of Manga from NMP International Blackmoon's Anime and Manga Glossary to his
Anime Companion Books Mechademia: A journal of all things anime, manga, games and pop-culture about Japan.


Some Fun Links to Enjoy

 

  • Create a fun manga style avatar with Mangatar!
  • Real Kana: Where you can practice your hiragana and katakana.
  • Daily Sudoku: Where you can puzzle over more Sudoku.

Location: 275 Main Street, Suite #100, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-768-3400 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Felton Farmers Market
Add to My Planner

click to view website

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
Free Homework Help
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Live Oak
Date: Every Tues (Oct 2-May 21) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Up to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: No appointment needed.

Success in school is important for every child's future. The library offers free Homework Help to all students under 18 years of age through May 25, 2018. No appointment is needed and all subjects are covered.


Locations are:

Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach

Wednesdays 3-5p: Garfield Park

Dates: Weeks of October 9 to May 21

Holidays/Breaks Schedule: Thanksgiving week, Winter break, Spring break

 

October 2, 2018 and run through May 22, 2019.

Branciforte Branch Library, 230 Gault St. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm (Bilingual assistance available)

 

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Dr. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm


Location: 2380 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7710 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Free Homework Help
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Branciforte
Date: Every Tues (Oct 2-May 21) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Up to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: No appointment needed.

Success in school is important for every child's future. The library offers free Homework Help to all students under 18 years of age through May 25, 2018. No appointment is needed and all subjects are covered.


Locations are:

Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach

Wednesdays 3-5p: Garfield Park

Dates: Weeks of October 9 to May 21

Holidays/Breaks Schedule: Thanksgiving week, Winter break, Spring break

 

October 2, 2018 and run through May 22, 2019.

Branciforte Branch Library, 230 Gault St. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm (Bilingual assistance available)

 

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Dr. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm


Location: 230 Gault St., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7710 •websitecreate a direct event link
Navigating the School Years w/Positive Discipline (5-12 yrs)
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Positive Discipline Community Resources
Navigating the School Years with Positive Discipline (5-12 yrs)
Date: Every Tues (Oct 2-Nov 13) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $80 per person

Navigating the School Years with Positive Discipline

What: This 7-week (14-hour) parenting class series is tailored specifically for parents of school-age children and provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting.  Some of the prominent themes include child brain development, social emotional learning, belonging and significance as innate social needs, the essential nature of long-term positive parent-child relationships, mutual respect, modeling behaviors, authoritative parenting styles that use kindness and firmness at the same time, connection before correction, the criteria for effective discipline, agreements and follow-through, non-violent communication, family meetings, routines, and the internal locus of control that guides parents and children alike to practice self-regulation. Parents have commented that the experiential activities help them better get into their children's world and connect with them on deeper levels!

 

When: Tuesdays, October 2 - November 13, 2018 from 6pm-8pm

 

Where: Westlake Elementary School, 1000 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95060

 

Who: Julie Atkinson, Preschool Teacher, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and Certified Positive Discipline in the Classroom Educator

 

Cost: $80 per person

 

Contact: Call Julie at 831-234-2663 or email her at julie_atkinson1@yahoo.com for scholarships, childcare, and other info

Flyer Here


Location: Westlake School, 1000 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-7284 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Christmas Goose Boutique
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Christmas Goose Boutique
Celebrating 38 years of holiday decorations and gifts
Date: Every day (Nov 7-Nov 10)


The Christmas Goose Boutique was started 36 years ago this holiday season at a home in Saratoga. As, the show grew it was moved to the Saratoga Foothill Club where it stayed for the next sixteen years. The show soon became a community event for the Saratoga and Los Gatos area.


We do a "blended setup" instead of booths so we may show the merchandise in themes or styles, which our customers seem to enjoy. Come and taste our homemade foods and hug the handmade dolls, touch the quilts, smile at the decorations, antiques and other collectibles.

 

Held at the Historic History Club of Los Gatos. Parking permitted in residential area. Side parking lot has disabled parking, customer drop off and merchandise pick up.

 

Invitation Night Wednesday November 8, 5 PM - 8 PM

Open To The Public  Wednesday November 7 5 PM - 8 PM Opening Night


Open To The Public
Thursday November 8 10 AM - 7 PM
Friday November 9 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday November 10 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday November 11 10 AM - 3 PM


Location: History Club of Los Gatos, 123 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos Map
Phone: (408) 629-4812 •website Los Gatos create a direct event link
Free Homework Help
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Garfield Park
Date: Every Wed (Oct 11-May 22) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Up to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: No appointment needed.

Success in school is important for every child's future.

 

The library offers free Homework Help to all students under 18 years of age.

 

No appointment is needed and all subjects are covered.


Locations:

Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach

Wednesdays 3-5p: Garfield Park

 

Dates: Weeks of October 11 to May 22

Holidays/Breaks Schedule: Thanksgiving week, Winter break, Spring break


Location: 705 Woodrow Ave., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7709 •website Santa Cruz Countycreate a direct event link
Salsa Dancing!
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Louden Nelson Community Center
Popular Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style for Beginners.
Date: Every Wed (Sep 19-Nov 7) from 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Ages: 16+ Admission Fees: FREE

Popular Salsa Crash Course Cuban-style for Beginners.

This is a 7-week series class: Wednesdays, Sept 19 to Nov 7, 2018.
From 7pm to 8:15pm. No class Oct 31.

No partner required. Age 16+. Limited space.

(0 A October 2018) Salsa22.jpgThis popular crash course offers everyone who wants to learn to dance Salsa a more relaxed but sizzling Cuban flavor.
Learn to dance partner dancing with easy and cool looking moves.
Towards the end of the seven week course we will also introduce Rueda de Casino.
Meet people, have fun and get a workout as your skilled teachers keep you moving in a friendly and non-intimidating atmosphere.

Class offered through the City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.

Cost $70 (city residents)/$84 (non-city residents).
Age 16+. No partner is required. Maximum 18 people.
Need to pre-register at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation.

Registration open August 6, 2018. Look out for catalog or go online.
Class number: 311 401
www.santacruzparksandrec.com/register
More registration information here:
http://salsagente.com/cuban-style-salsa-classes-location-fees/#register


Location: 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 420-6177 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
STEAM
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Watsonville
Join us for STEAM!
Date: Every Wed at 3:00pm
Ages: 8-12

(0 A November 2018) Wats-STEAM.jpgSTEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) in the Library will be for ages 8-12.

Participants will learn about and make (electronic) creations from Little Bits kits with the help of staff from the Environmental Science workshop.

This is an ongoing program and the kits will be re-used every time - creations will be photographed and displayed. Then projects will be taken apart and used to create something else the following week- unfortunately children will not be able to take their creations home. You can purchase a set from the official Little Bits website.

Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.
Main Library Children Room


Location: 275 Main Street, Suite #100, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-768-3400 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
!st WednesdayFamily Fun
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Capitola Mall
Date: The 1st Wed of every month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm


(0 April 2018) FamilyFunNightCapMall.jpgJoin us at Capitola Mall for 1ST Wednesday Family Fun!

Enjoy many fun activities, including:
Entertainment with Happily Ever Laughter
Family Friendly Crafts
Music and More!

We will also be giving away a Family Fun Membership to Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery to one lucky family!

$5 Donation per Child benefits Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services!


Location: 1855 41st Ave, Capitola Map
website Capitola create a direct event link
Family Story Time
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Boulder Creek
Date: Every Wed from 11:00am to 12:00pm


Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries

Family Storytime @ Boulder Creek from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Stories and songs, art activities, games and play for families with children of all ages.


Location: Friends of the Santa Cruz Public, 13390 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek Map
website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Baby Laptime
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Freedom
English / Spanish 30 minute program of stories, activities and music for babies age 0-24 months
Date: Every Wed at 10:30am
Ages: all ages Admission Fees: no cost

(0 A November 2018) Wats_BabyLaptime.jpgSocialization & Literacy


Bilingual Baby Laptime is a Free bilingual English / Spanish 30 minute program of stories, activities and music for babies age 0-24 months. Come to the library and join us for some fun while helping your child build socialization and early literacy skills.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Freedom Branch 

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room

 


Location: 2021 Freedom Blvd, Freedom Map
Phone: (831)768-3420 •website Freedom create a direct event link
Bear Creek Community Nights
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Boulder Creek Rec & Park District
Date: Every Wed (Nov 7-Dec 19) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) BearCreekCommunityNightsNov2018.jpgCommunity Nights are in full swing.
Come out to the Bear Creek Facility and join us for organized family fun.


FREE for the community, or join in our enrichment program Kids Empowered and drop off from 2:30-6pm


November
WED, 14  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WED, 28  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

December
WED, 5  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WED, 12  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WED, 19  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Location: 15685 Forest Hills Dr, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831-338-4144 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Play & Talk! Play Group
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Live Oak Family Resource Center
Date: Every Wed from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: Toddlers 18-30 months & Parents

Toddlers (18-30 months) & Parents Support Classes combine the elements of a playgroup, support group and a chance to learn more about your child's development.  Come meet other parents and children, observe and discuss child development and build confidence in your parenting skills.  Enjoy seeing your child interact with other children and explore an environment set-up with them in mind.  Classes are facilitated by experienced and friendly teachers.


Location: 1740 17th Av, Capitola Map
Phone: 831.476.7284 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
READ: Reach Every Amazing Detail
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library La Selva Beach
READ: Reach Every Amazing Detail
Date: Every Wed (Oct 3-Jul 24) from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Ages: Grades 2 to 12 Admission Fees: Free

(0 A September 2018) Library_READ.jpgREAD is the Santa Cruz Public Libraries' reading comprehension program for students grades 2-12. Students receive 25 minutes of individual instruction from a California credentialed teacher.

 

Appointments available very Wednesday from 3 pm to 5 pm. Runs Oct 2, 2018 - July 25, 2019. Program will have holiday breaks. Check library online calendar.

By appointment only. Please, no drop-ins! To make an appointment contact us at 831- 427-7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org


Location: 316 Estrella Avenue, La Selva Beach Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
CodeCombat at Live Oak Public Library
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Live Oak
CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming
Date: Every Wed (Oct 3-May 29) from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ages: Ages 11-18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Register early! Class will fill up.

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

Join us at the Live Oak Branch Library. Ages 11-18. Program meets every Wednesday from 1:30PM - 3PM. Begins Oct. 3rd and runs through May 29th, 2019, with breaks during holiday's. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.


Location: Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Baby Laptime
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Freedom
Come together to create art, follow traditions, or create new traditions.
Date: Every Wed at 10:30am
Ages: all ages Admission Fees: no cost

(0 A November 2018) Wats_BabyLaptime.jpgSocialization & Literacy


Bilingual Baby Laptime is a Free bilingual English / Spanish 30 minute program of stories, activities and music for babies age 0-24 months. Come to the library and join us for some fun while helping your child build socialization and early literacy skills.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Freedom Branch 

Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Main Library Meeting Room

 


Location: 2021 Freedom Blvd, Freedom Map
Phone: (831)768-3420 •website Freedom create a direct event link
English Country Dance
Add to My Planner

click to view website

English Country Dancing
It's really, really fun!
Date: The 2nd Th of every month from 7:00pm to 9:30pm


Ten Reasons to Go English Country Dancing


(0 January 2018) CountryDance.jpg1   It’s Really, Really Fun.

2  It’s Easy: If you can count and skip and tell your right hand from your left, you can begin doing the easy dances immediately. This form of dance does not require fancy footwork or a high level of coordination. This is an excellent place to learn, even if you’ve never done any folk dancing. Beginners are very welcome.

3  It’s Social: The level of interaction that occurs between all the dancers in the set make this a very social dance form. Singles or partners are welcome. This is a very friendly community, and a great way to meet new people.

4  It’s Good Exercise: How many calories did you burn the last time you watched a TV show? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Although English country dancing is not as strenuous as a workout at the gym, it does a whole lot more for your health than a sitcom and a bag of potato chips. It’s a good, light exercise.

5  It’s Casual: We are not a performance troupe, so our goal is not to make the dances look perfect. Our goal is to have fun, and we can do that without requiring technical perfection. Come as you are, wear casual clothes, relax and enjoy it.

6  It’s Low-Tech: Tired of staring at a computer screen all day? So are we. Come dance with us! We won’t require you to look at a computer screen all night. We promise!

7  Indulge Your Inner Anglophile: Come on, you know you want to.

8  It’s Good Clean Fun: Although English country dance has been known to lead to Renaissance Faire addiction, apart from that, it’s totally harmless. (Actually, we love our local Renaissance Faire, especially the Newcastle Country Dancers.)

9 It Brings Together People of All Ages: This form of entertainment appeals to a wide range of ages, which helps bridge the gap between generations. Whether you’re a teen, a septuagenarian, or someone in between, there’s a place here for you.

10  Did We Mention That It’s Really, Really Fun?

 

Dance Schedule

Come dance with us! We usually meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 7:00—9:30 p.m., at Peace United Church (upper hall), 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, California. (We meet on only the second Thursday in November and December.)


Location: Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 426-8621 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Curious Contraptions
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Exploratorium, Pier 15
A whimsical winter exhibition where small sculptures are brought to life by intricate arrangements of handmade cams, cranks, and
Date: Every day (Nov 8-Jan 20) from 10:00am to 5:00pm


(0 A November 2018) Exporatorium_CuriousContraptions_mermaid.jpgThe Exploratorium isn't just a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception-a vast collection of online experiences that feed your curiosity.


Celebrate the opening of Curious Contraptions, our whimsical winter exhibition where small sculptures are brought to life by intricate arrangements of handmade cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms.

 

VIDEO Sneak Peek!

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
→ Pairings: Cooking Contraptions With Loretta Keller, Clay Reynolds, Jerrel KeyAuthor, and Julie Yu
7:00 p.m. | Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

→ Building Contraptions With Simone Giertz
8:00 p.m. | Kanbar Forum

→ Commercial-Grade Contraptions With Tinker Kitchen
6:30-9:30 | Gallery 4

→ Trash Automata
With Keith Newstead and Explorables
7:00-10:00 | Tinkering Studio, Gallery 2

***
More info: 18+, Free for AFTER DARK members
To become a member, please visit https://www.exploratorium.edu/membership/afterdark


Location: Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St), San Francisco Map
Phone: (415) 528-4444 •website San Franciscocreate a direct event link
Six Characters in Search of an Author
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Kirby School
An intellectual comedy exploring other realities and relationships
Date: Every Su, Th, Fri and Sa (Nov 8-Nov 11)
Ages: All ages

(0 A October 2018) Kirby_six-characters.jpgFall Play: Six Characters in Search of an Author

"Six Characters In Search Of an Author," written by Luigi Pirandello, a Nobel Prize-winning playwright, and adapted by MarNae Taylor and Donna Johansen, takes place in a theatre where a rehearsal is happening, and six mysterious strangers appear. An intellectual comedy exploring other realities and relationships, the strangers explain that they are characters created for a play that the author never got around to writing. They are trapped in an eternal present unless they can persuade the theatre director to stage their drama. The director and actors resist but agree to hear their story. 

 

Dates and place are November 8th-10th at 7:30 and the 11th at 2:00 Center Stage in Santa Cruz.

 


Location: Center Stage, 1001 Center Street , Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Meet the Grinch!
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Bookshop Santa Cruz
Meet the Grinch and have your picture taken!
Date: 11/08/2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm


SAVE THE DATE and come meet the #Grinch and have your picture taken! Enjoy downtown Santa Cruz during the holidays and stop in at Bookshop to say hi to the Grinch and enjoy some fun holiday activities for the kids. More details to come!


Location: 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Origami for Peace with Nate and Drew
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Origami for Peace with Nate and Drew
Date: Every 2 weeks on Th (Aug 5-Nov 30) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 1st and 3rd Sundays

(0 A July 2018) Library_origamipeace.jpgCome learn to fold origami out of recycled paper or just come to hone your skills with Drew Glover and Origami Master Nathaniel Kennedy. Folding instruction will be centered around the crane, but other styles will be available for people to learn once they master the crane fold.

 

Join community members the first and third Sundays of the month as we gather to share our intentions of compassion, unity and peace in our world. This event is all ages and free to the public.

This on-going event repeats every 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. The location for 1st Sundays is the upstairs meeting room. The location for 3rd Sundays is a table on 1st floor area.


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Coffee and Q&A @ Expedition Academy
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Expedition Academy Santa Cruz
Come Meet the Founders!
Date: 11/08/2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ages: Parents of middle schoolers Admission Fees: FREE
Special Instructions: This is a Parent Coffee, there are no planned activities for younger children.

(0 A October 2018) Expedition_QandA.jpgDrop by the Expedition Academy Santa Cruz studio. Meet the founders and learn about our program.

 

This Q&A is intended for parents of middle school-aged children who want to learn more about how we have changed the middle school experience.


Location: 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 854-7125 •website Santa Cruz Countycreate a direct event link
Buffalo Bill & California
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
A dynamic lecture with vintage posters and photographs illuminating the remarkable legacy of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody - fr
Date: 11/08/2018 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: Free

Writer and historian Gregory Hinton will present a a dynamic lecture with vintage posters and photographs illuminating the remarkable legacy of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody - frontiersman, scout and world famous showman. Hinton's talk will underscore Cody's deep ties to the Golden State.

 

(0 A November 2018) Library_BuffaloBill.jpgFrom 1877 through 1916 Cody's bond with California was strong, including statewide tours in multiple cities stretching from Oakland to San Diego. Buffalo Bill visited Santa Cruz in 1910, 1914 and 1915. This program is offered courtesy of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (BBCW) in Cody, Wyoming. It was created in celebration of the 2017 Buffalo Bill Centennial.

ABOUT GREGORY HINTON
Gregory Hinton is a writer, historian and lecturer. Hinton consults with among this nation's finest western museums and historical institutions and lectures around the country. Hinton holds a 2009 Residency at Wyoming's Ucross Foundation and a 2011 Buffalo Bill Center of the West Resident Fellowship.

 

His play, Waiting for a Chinook, received its world premiere at the 2013 Snowy Range Summer Theatre Festival in Laramie. In 2015, Hinton was appointed Associate Editor of the Papers of William F. Cody for his abstract, "Out West with Buffalo Bill." Gregory Hinton was honored to offer the keynote at the General Assembly of the 2016 Western Museums Association Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

 

Gregory has been profiled in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, multiple NPR affiliates, and metro and community newspapers throughout the West. A proud Wyoming son, Hinton takes equal pride in his adopted state of California, dividing his efforts between both.


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
HONORING LOCAL VETERANS
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Food Truck A Go Go
Join us for a very special evening with delicious food & drink + great music!
Date: 11/09/2018 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm


SPECIAL FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

Featuring Local Veterans, Food Trucks, Beer & Wine Garden Fundraiser


On Friday, November 9, Food Trucks A Go Go is honoring local Vets by treating them to complimentary dinner & dessert at the season finale of Food Truck Friday at Skypark in Scotts Valley.


People can nominate a local Veteran by tagging them or posting their name on the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2070998969896507/.


There will be a special, dedicated section for all Veterans to sit and receive Thank Yous from people in the Community.


The Scotts Valley Educational Foundation will be hosting their Beverage Garden Fundraiser, with drinks for all ages, including local wine and craft beer from Steel Bonnet Brewing.


Scotts Valley Recreation is collaborating with Food Trucks A Go Go to make this Veteran's Day Event extra special by having the children in their after school programs make Thank You cards.


The event is from 4:30 - 7:30pm. There is plenty of open space for families to spread out and enjoy the evening, along with plenty of picnic tables.


This event is weather permitting. Follow @foodtrucksagogo for updated information and to see the food truck line-up.


Location: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley Map
website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Code Combat at Downtown Public Library
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month (Sep 14-Mar 8) from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: 8-18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

(0 A Aug 2018) CodeCombatImage.jpgCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before!

 

Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18.

 

Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Live Oak Book Group
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Live Oak
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: 13+ Admission Fees: Free

Live Oak Library Book Group (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)

The Live Oak Library book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction. Check with the front desk staff for the current month's book selection.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Live Oak Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Financial Fridays with Jennipher Lommen
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Financial Fridays with Jennipher Lommen
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month (Oct 12-Jan 12) from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: Free

Financial Fridays is led by Jennipher Lommen, a Certified Financial Planner. This series starts September 14th and runs through March 2019 with a break in December. The series begins with retirement planning and covers Medicare and long term care in October and November, respectively. Every 2nd Friday of the month at 1:00pm - 2:00pm; No class in December.


Location: Santa Cruz Downtown Public Libra, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •websitecreate a direct event link
A Panel Discussion with U.S. Service Veterans
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Mount Madonna School
Teen Engages Veterans to Discuss War, Sacrifice and History
Date: 11/09/2018 from 9:00am to 11:30am
Ages: All Admission Fees: free

A panel discussion with local United States service veterans to discuss, war, sacrifice and history, organized and facilitated by Mount Madonna School alumnus Cyrus Kamkar ('18).


Location: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •websitecreate a direct event link
An Evening with David Crosby and Friends
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Golden State Theatre
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour
Date: 11/09/2018 at 8:00pm
Admission Fees: $57-$89
Special Instructions: Tickets go fast!

(0 A November 2018) DavidCrosby_photobyAnnaWebber-0100.jpgAn Evening with David Crosby and Friends 2018

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour this fall.


Crosby is joined by the Lighthouse band to journey down a new four-way street that brings his music to life with new spirits.

3 time Grammy winner Michael League of Snarky Puppy, New York's best kept secret Becca Stevens and Canadian songstress Michelle Willis, playing acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards and beautiful vocal harmonies. The band will reinterpret Crosby's greatest hits as well as performing music from the critically acclaimed album 'Lighthouse' and the new album "Here if you Listen" released Oct 26th.  

This will be an extremely unique opportunity to see what Crosby calls "a dream team of musicians".

David Crosby Front Row Meet & Greet VIP Package
One reserved ticket in Front Row
Meet & Greet with David Crosby
One exclusive VIP merchandise item - autographed by David Crosby
Drink tickets redeemable for beer & wine
One commemorative David Crosby VIP laminate
One commemorative David Crosby ticket
On site VIP staff

David Crosby Premium Ticket Package
One reserved ticket within first 10 rows (See map for exact location. Distributed day of show)
One exclusive VIP merchandise item
One commemorative David Crosby VIP laminate
One commemorative David Crosby ticket
On site VIP staff

 

TICKETS


Location: 417 Alvarado Street , Monterey Map
Phone: (831) 649-1070 •website Monterey create a direct event link
Financial Literacy Classes
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Libraries
Free financial literacy classes
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month (Sep 14-Mar 8) at 10:30am
Ages: 8-18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) will offer free financial literacy classes at the Downtown Santa Cruz and Boulder Creek Branch Libraries. These programs were made possible through partnerships with three community experts, and classes cover a variety of topics to help people take charge of their financial lives.

 

Financial Fridays  Downtown Library  224 Church St. Every 2nd Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Financial Fridays is led by Jennipher Lommen, a Certified Financial Planner. This series starts September 14th and runs through March 2019 with a break in December. The series begins with retirement planning and covers Medicare and long term care in October and November, respectively.


Money Mondays Downtown Library 224 Church St.  Every 4th Monday, 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Money Mondays is led by Financial Literacy Coach Lisa Bennet. The series starts September 24th and runs through March 2019 with a break in December. Topics will include: uncovering your money archetype, creating a spending plan, credit and your credit score, insurance, stock market basics, and funding college.

 

Financial Fridays in Boulder Creek  Boulder Creek Library 1390 West Park Ave., Every 2nd Friday, 10:30am

Another Financial Fridays series will be held at the Boulder Creek Library. This series is led by Aaron Brandt, Financial Advisor. The series kicks off September 14th with the foundations of investing, then covers retirement by design in October, preparing for the unexpected in November, and estate planning in December.

 

According to Library Director Susan Nemitz, "Financial literacy is a critical skill that isn't always taught in school or at home. Yet the ability to make financially responsible decisions is an important part of everyday life. Making sure people have these skills can help improve outcomes for our entire community." The library is offering no-cost learning opportunities to bridge the gap in knowledge.


Location: 1390 West Park Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
REEL ROCK 13
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Rio Theater
Climbing's greatest stories, stars with heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration
Date: 11/09/2018 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm


(0 A November 2018) RioReelRock13.jpgREEL ROCK 13 delivers jaw­-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor in a brand new collection of the year's best climbing films:

"The Valley of the Moon"
Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon, is a vast landscape of sandstone walls in the desert of Jordan. Hoping to lure international climbers, two Israelis team up with a local Bedouin guide to establish an 1,800­foot route, eventually recruiting American climber Madaleine Sorkin to help achieve their dream. The Valley of the Moon explores the importance of climbing as a way to cross cultural barriers, build friendships and chase adventure in one of the most breathtaking regions on earth.

"Queen Maud Land"
A dream team of six elite climbers mount an expedition to one of the world's last great climbing frontiers: the remote frozen towers of Antarctica. Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker tackle a new route on the 3,600­-foot Ulvetanna; Savannah Cummins and Anna Pfaff summit the towering Holtanna; and Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright make a harrowing and hilarious blitz of 13 different spires spread across the ice field, including one pitch that Honnold calls "the scariest I have ever led."

"Age of Ondra"
Every so often an athlete comes along who redefines their sport. Adam Ondra, the 25­year­old Czech crusher, is exploring a new realm of human potential in climbing. Late last year, he established a benchmark for the sport; a 5.15d in Norway he dubbed Silence (as in, drop the mic). On the heels of this ascent, we follow Adam from his home in the Czech Republic, across Europe to North America, as he innovates new training methods, establishes upper echelon first ascents, and attempts to be the first person to send 5.15 on the first try. Age of Ondra is a rare, intimate journey with one of the greatest athletes at the peak of his powers.

"Up to Speed" 
When climbing was announced as part of the 2020 Olympics, it was a monumental occasion for the sport. But many climbers were shocked to learn that one of three combined events required to compete for a medal is... speed climbing. REEL ROCK correspondent Zachary Barr looks into this little­-known and seldom practiced sub­discipline of the sport, and the role it will play in shaping climbing's future. Barr's journey from the U.S. to France (the birthplace of modern speed climbing) to South Asia culminates at an international competition in Moscow, where speed demons race up a 15­meter wall in less than six seconds.


Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.reelrocktour.com


Location: 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Snake Park Saturday
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Rancho del Oso
Learn about the fascinating world of snakes from a snake expert
Date: 11/10/2018 at 2:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 10am and 1pm

Snake Park Saturday

Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Rancho del Oso Ranger Station to learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Several snakes will be on display and native reptile adaptations will be discussed in the beautiful backdrop of Waddell Valley! Ranger Station is located 0.25-mile inland from the yellow gate across from Waddell State Beach parking lot. For more information, please call (831) 427-2288, or email RDOPIS@parks.ca.gov. Event made possible by Waddell Creek Association and California State Parks.

 


Location: 3600 Highway 1, Davenport Map
Phone: (831) 427-2288 •website Davenport create a direct event link
Intro to Artisanal Sourdough Bread-Making & the Science of Bread
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz County Parks
Learn artisanal bread-making techniques including care and feeding of your sourdough starter, bread proofing baskets and bread c
Date: 11/10/2018 from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: $55.00 plus $15.00 material fee
Special Instructions: 10/6 & 11/10

(0 A July 2018) SourDoughBread.jpgIntro to Artisanal Sourdough Bread-Making & the Science of Bread 

 

Learn artisanal bread-making techniques including care and feeding of your sourdough starter, bread proofing baskets and bread cooking cloches, and the vital stages of the bread-making process. We'll discuss the science behind successful bread-making, including types of flour and the chemistry of wheat, water and salt in dough formation. A no-knead sourdough bread will be demonstrated. You will go home with a starter and recipes; the bread made in this course will be easy to re-create at home.

 

Instructor:  Patricia Davis of Quail Hollow Kitchens delights in teaching farm-style cooking. She has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from UCSD, and was voted Edible Monterey Bay "Best Food Artisan" in 2016. She has been teaching cooking classes since 2013. 
     
*Please note: A materials fee of $15 is due to the instructor at least one week prior to class. To pay the fee, please visit the instructor's website at https://www.quailhollowkitchens.com/sccp

 

Quail Hollow Ranch - Ages 18+
Sat 11/10* 10AM-12:30PM $55/$61 #19036
Simpkins Swim Ctr. Community Rm. B - Ages 18+
Sat 10/6* 10AM-12:30PM $55/$61 #19035

Location: 979 17th St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 454-7946 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Candelabra Tree Hike
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Butano
Join docent Tammy Bloom on a forest discovery hike along the Candelabra Trail
Date: 11/10/2018 at 10:00am
Admission Fees: $300

Candelabra Tree Hike
Saturday, October 13 at 10am

Join docent Tammy Bloom on a forest discovery hike along the Candelabra Trail located in the less visited Gazos Canyon of Butano State Park. This 2 mile, 1.5 hour hike will take you through oak and redwood habitats and includes the trail's namesake, the Candelabra Tree.

 

The hike is free and is considered moderate uphill. Bring water, snacks, binoculars and good hiking shoes. Check in at the Butano entrance station for directions. Meet Tammy at the unmarked trailhead along Gazos Creek road located half a mile past the intersection of Cloverdale Road. Event free. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

 

Butano State Park
Located 4.5 miles south of Pescadero
1500 Cloverdale Road, Pescadero CA 94060 I (650)-879-2040


Location: 1500 Cloverdale Rd, Pescadero Map
Phone: (831) 335-1743 •website Pescadero create a direct event link
Bonny Doon Holiday Craft Fair
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Bonny Doon Church
Come enjoy our annual chili tasting and bake sale! Find delightfulcreations from our local makers!
Date: 11/10/2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm


Come enjoy our annual chili tasting and bake sale!! The following fantastic local vendors will be there!

Bonny Doon Lavender Farm - Handmade soaps, salves, colognes and lotions, essential oils and one-source honeys! www.BonnyDoonFarm.com
Alison Parham - original and reproduction watercolors
Carla Vaughan Barn Art
Lisa Pizzo with vintage Japanese kimons and silk scarfs
Melinda Rugani
Made By Mercis https://www.facebook.com/uniquelymadebymercis/
Fish Princess Farm http://www.fishprincessfarm.com/
Jessica Vaughan - colorful cards and hand towels http://jessicavaughan.com/
Heidi Vaughan - outstanding hand built pottery
Sarah's Succulents by Sarah Walsh
Carol & Mike Milich
Sunny Passmore
Joan Eliott
Marianna Lorello
Stephanie Cash
Sylvie-Marie Drescher
Nancy Lynn Jarvis
Marti Menacho
Annette Moeller - pottery, knit hats, jams and cards


Location: 7065 Bonny Doon Rd, Bonny Doon Map
website Bonny Doon create a direct event link
Goat Hill Fair
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Goat Hill Fair
Goat Hill is a unique antiques and artisan fair with over 100 vendors!
Date: Every day (Nov 10-Nov 11) from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Admission Fees: $10 at the gate or early access $25

Goat Hill is a unique antiques and artisan fair with over 100 vendors!  (0 Nov 2017) GoatHillNov2017.jpg

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.

 

See you soon.. with those happy, relaxed looks of vacationing joy on your faces!

 

Sat - Nov 10th - 10 to 4

Sun - Nov 11th - 10 to 3


Location: Santa CruzCounty Fairgrounds, 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 221-5054 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Drop-in Family Crafts: Yarn Baskets
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Mission
Date: 11/10/2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Drop-In Family Craft: Yarn Baskets

Sunday, November 11 from 1 to 3:30pm

Learn the basics of basket weaving using non-traditional craft materials. Take home a one-of-a-kind basket to hold your treasures. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849.

 

Event free. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

 

 

 


Location: School St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.425-5849 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Drawing for the Love of Nature
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Rancho del Oso
Explore the Castro Adobe in the Twentieth Century at Kelly's Books
Date: 11/10/2018 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) rancho-drawing.jpgJoin Judy Sears, California Naturalist, for a 1.5 hour nature drawing session. If the weather is pleasant, the group will stay outside to discuss and practice ways to draw what you are most curious about in nature - from leaf to watershed.

 

No drawing experience necessary. Just bring a notepad with a rigid back, a pencil, and your curiosity. You may also wish to bring a chair or pillow so you can sit comfortably on the ground.

 

For more information, call (831) 427-2288. Event free. Event made possible by Waddell Creek Association and California State Parks.


Location: 3600 Highway One, Davenport Map
Phone: (831) 427-2288 •websitecreate a direct event link
Building Methods at the Mission
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Mission
Get your hands dirty and make your own mini adobe brick
Date: 11/10/2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Building Methods at the Mission

Come and see how the oldest building in town was made. We will look at the materials used by the Ohlone to build their homes and then at the materials used by the Spanish to build Mission Santa Cruz. You will have the chance to get your hands dirty and make your own mini abode brick. Event is free. Rain cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

 


Location: School St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 425-5849 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
World Chess Championship Watch Parties
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Aptos
World Chess Championship Watch Party
Date: Every day (Nov 10-Nov 26) from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: See varying times, dates

(0 A November 2018) WorldChessMatch2018.jpgTwo players will compete for the official chess world championship: the defending world champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, and the challenger, Fabiano Caruana of the United States. Caruana is the first American player to qualify for a shot at the uncontested world championship since Bobby Fischer in 1972.

You are invited to the Aptos Branch Library watch party on

Saturday, 11/10;

Friday 11/16;

Saturday 11/24;

Monday 11/26 from 10AM to noon.

 

Live broadcast from London, with commentary by local masters Dana Mackenzie and Gjon Feinstein. Please note that 11/24 and 11/26 are the dates for the last two games of a scheduled 12-game match. If the match is decided earlier, then one or both of those games may be canceled. All the events are open to the general public with no age limitations and no fees charged.


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
website Aptos create a direct event link
Volunteer in California's Oldest State Park!
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Big Basin
We need volunteers!
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 9:00am to 3:00pm


Volunteer with the Trail Crew Saturdays

Since 1969 the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of our park. The Trail Crew meets the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine. A typical workday lasts until mid-afternoon. Please bring your own work gloves, lunch and water. Join us for a unique perspective of Big Basin, a lively and productive experience with others who share a love of these redwood forests, and the satisfaction of participating in a vital part of the park's ability to educate and inspire the public! Meet at Park Headquarters.


Location: 21600 Big Basin , Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831-338-8860 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Fish Physiology: Can a Fish Drink Too Much?
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Can a fish drink too much water?
Date: 11/11/2018 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 10 & older Admission Fees: Event is included with admission to the Seymour Center: Adult $9 | Senior, Student, Child $7 | Children 2 and under FREE | Membe

(0 A November 2018) SeymourMDC_logoNov2018.jpgDrinking too much seawater will cause dehydration-that's true even if you're a fish. To remove salt from their system, adult marine fishes use their gills to maintain proper salt levels. However, larval fish are hatched without fully functional gills. Instead, their skin functions as the main salt excretion site-a role that is gradually transferred to the gills as a fish grows up.

Join Garfield Kwan to learn about his fishy research. He will discuss the inspirations behind "Squidtoons," which aims to make research more accessible by translating science into comics. Stay for a book signing following the lecture with the author of our newest exhibit, Squidtoons.

Garfield T. Kwan, Ph.D. Candidate
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Director, Squidtoons Comics


Location: 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Drop-in Family Crafts: Cascarones
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Mission
Date: 11/11/2018 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Admission Fees: free

Drop-in Family Crafts: Cascarones

This month's drop-in family craft is Cascarones (confetti-filled eggs). No registration is necessary. We begin crafting at 1 p.m. and you can drop in and begin a project at anytime up until 3:30. Different crafts require varying skill levels. Children may need assistance.

 

 


Location: School St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.425-5849 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Pop-up Makers Market
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Tipsy Gypsy
Date: 11/11/2018 from 11:00am to 4:00pm


(0 A November 2018) TipsyGypsy.jpgIt's a pop-up market at the Boutique Tipsy Gypsy!

Swing in and do some shopping with 10 local artists & crafters with live music by Lindsey Wall, and complementary snack and champagne!

Sunday, November 11 from 11am-4pm
3555 Clares St. Ste FF - Capitola

Featuring local artists:
Amber Waves Jewelry
Om Maker Jewelry
Last Meridian Earth
Dlovely Scribe Lettering
Honora Bacon Pottery
Bulls Eye Blooms
Esther Vasquez Art
BEE HAPPY TODAY
EV & NO
Bree Karpavage Collage Art


Location: 3555 Clares St. Ste FF, Capitola Map
website Capitola create a direct event link
Black Mesa Weavers
Add to My Planner

click to view website

MAH
A special event with Din (Navajo) weavers and elder matriarchs from Black Mesa/Big Mountain
Date: 11/11/2018 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: All Ages

(0 A November 2018) MAH_BlackMesaWeavers.jpgA special event with Diné (Navajo) weavers and elder matriarchs from Black Mesa/Big Mountain, Arizona who are in their fifth decade of resistance to forced relocation policies and coal mining on their ancestral homelands.

* SPEAKERS *

- Rena Babbitt Lane (Naakaii Dine'é clan born for Tódích'íi'nii, Sovereign Diné Nation)
- Glenna Begay (Táchii'nii clan, born for Tł'ízí Łání, Sovereign Diné Nation)
- Eleanor Castro (Awaswas/Mutsun Ohlone, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band)

* RUG & CRAFT SALE *
A rare opportunity to purchase rugs directly from six visiting Diné artisans who practice an ancient weaving tradition intricately tied to their sacred lands and way of life. Each step of the process is conducted in accordance with cultural protocols, from the herding of churro sheep in the wildlands of Black Mesa to hand shearing, carding, spinning, and dyeing with local plants and minerals.
A large selection of hand made pottery and jewelry by Diné and Amah Mutsun artisans will also be for sale.

* WEAVING DEMONSTRATIONS *

* FOOD & MUSIC *

SCHEDULE:

4pm-7pm: Rug sale and weaving demonstrations
5pm-6pm: Special program (speakers and film)

"We are just children of this earth. As little babies we are staggering around, just learning how to walk. We have not lived here for millions of years. We are just babies. And already we are causing problems, destroying our environment. The heart of our earth is being torn out."
-Rena Babbitt Lane, 96 years old

$10-20 suggested donation, no one turned away
A benefit for Black Mesa families resisting relocation

Additional Bay Area rug sales will take place on Monday, November 12 in Berkeley and Tuesday, November 13 in San Francisco and Santa Rosa. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2040360456025820/

Santa Cruz is Awaswas Ohlone Territory


Location: 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-429-1964 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Mountain Film on Tour
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Rio Theater
A selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festiv
Date: 11/11/2018 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) Rio_MountainFilmNov11.jpgMountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour visits Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 11 with films that will explore the themes connected to Mountainfilm's mission: using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects. 

Established in 1979 and celebrating their 40th Anniversary, Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about environments, cultures, issues and adventures. Working at the nexus of filmmaking and action. The festival has attracted leading documentary filmmakers, artists, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers, scientists, journalists and explorers from around the world to engage in the festival's tag line of "celebrating indomitable spirit."

 

Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $18
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.mountainfilm.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MountainfilmonTourSantaCruz


Location: 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Veterans Dinner
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Redwood Keg
Enjoy an evening of fine dining and camaraderie while honoring our veterans with service branch recognition, patriotic songs, an
Date: 11/11/2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: $35 -$45

Enjoy an evening of fine dining and camaraderie while honoring our veterans with service branch recognition, patriotic songs, and a sharing of their history.

 

5:00 pm: No Host Bar

5:15 pm Program Begins

6:00 pm: Dinner is served

 

Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms and bring memorabilia to display along with items from the San Lorenzo Valley Museum's collection.

Dinner includes salad, a selection of entrees, wine, and dessert.

 

This event is sponsored by The Redwood Keg


Location: Scopazzi's, 13300 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 338-8382 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Salamander Safari
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Henry Cowell
Discover some of the secretive salamanders that live in the redwood forest!
Date: 11/11/2018 at 10:00am


Salamander Safari

Thursday, November 11 at 10am

Discover some of the secretive salamanders that live in the redwood forest! Learn all about salamander life cycles, behaviors, adaptations, and the current threats facing these astounding amphibians on a 2 mile excursion to Eagle Creek. This fantastic, educational, and free safari will meet at the visitor center.

 

Make sure to bring water, proper hiking shoes, an immense sense of adventure, and enthusiasm! For more information, please call (831) 335-7077.

 

Event is free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10.

Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: 101 North Big Trees Park Road , Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-7077 •website Felton create a direct event link
Spotlight on the Symphony- Brass Over Bridges
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz Symphony
Date: 11/11/2018 at 2:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: $35 - $45

(0 A November 2018) Symphony_Brass.jpgBrass Over Bridges is a brass quintet of performers and educators bringing live music to audiences throughout the SF Bay Area. From concert recitals to cocktail parties and academic masterclasses to one-on-one instruction they cross all musical bridges.

 

Members include Santa Cruz Symphony's principal trumpet Matt Ebisuzaki and principal trombone Esther Armendariz, with Ari Micich on trumpet, Lucas Jensen on trombone, and French hornist Margarite Waddell, who have also played with Santa Cruz Symphony.

 

TICKETS


Location: Samper Recital Hall, 6500 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz Map
website Aptos create a direct event link
New Mommy Musical Meet-UP
Add to My Planner

click to view website

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
Phone: (831) 438-3514 •websitecreate a direct event link
Holiday Homeless Garden Sales
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Homeless Garden Project
Come visit us starting Nov. 12th at 1338 Pacific Ave, next to El Palomar restaurant.
Date: Every day (Nov 12-Dec 24)


(0 A November 2018) HomeslessGardenHolidayStore2018.jpgThe wait is almost over - our Holiday Store is opening Nov. 12th! We're looking for volunteers to staff the store; email our Volunteer Coordinator at JustinW@homelessgardenproject.org for more info.

 

Our store is "at the center of a web of community ties-of people, actions, dreams, things made, and relationships created." -- Quentin Hancock, store volunteer & HGP supporter

 

Come visit us starting Nov. 12th at 1338 Pacific Ave, next to El Palomar restaurant.

 

Hours: 11 AM - 7 PM, Nov. 12th - Dec. 6th
10 AM - 8 PM, Dec. 7th - Dec. 24th

 


Location: 1338 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP
Add to My Planner

click to view website

SPIN
Meet with other parents for support, networking and information
Date: The 2nd Tues of every month from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Admission Fees: Free

AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP
This group is for parents to share space with each other, to support each other and to problem solve challenges together!


Meets the second Tuesday of each month at Hope Services- 220 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Email Heidi at hlister@spinsc.org for more information.

 


Location: Hope Services, 220 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831)722-2800 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Reach for the Stars
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Garfield Park
Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families.
Date: 11/13/2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Admission Fees: Free

Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you're an experienced astronomer or someone who doesn't know the difference between a comet and an asteroid, this program is for you! Topics will vary month-to-month.


Location: 705 Woodrow Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Seymour Community Free Days
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Seymour Marine Discovery Center (at Long Marine Lab)
Free Community Day...Come visit us!
Date: 11/13/2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: We are located at the end of Delaware Avenue.

Community Free Days

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is open to the community free of charge on the following days:

 

2018
January 18
February 15
September 20
October 18
November 13
December 4


Sponsored by:www.montereybayseaglass.com / Nancy Allen

 

Come touch a friendly shark, see how marine scientists work, and take in the spectacular Monterey Bay. Our exhibit hall offers a deeper dive into the adventure of ocean research here in Santa Cruz and around the world. Visit us and explore the fascinating world of marine science and conservation. The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a self-supporting part of the University of California, Santa Cruz. At the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, you can visit exhibit halls, aquarium, and touch pools as part of a working marine laboratory. Take tours to the marine mammal research overlook, visit the Ocean Discovery Shop, and delight in unsurpassed vistas of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.


Location: 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
2018 Ken Norris Memorial Lecture
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Oil and Gas Development Off California's Coast-Is More in Our Future?
Date: 11/13/2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 & older Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) SeymourMDC_logoNov2018.jpgThe Seymour Center will host a lively and informative panel discussion about the possibility of further oil and gas development off California's coast.

Last January, the Interior Department announced its intention to allow drilling in nearly all U.S. waters, the largest expansion of offshore oil and gas leasing ever proposed by the federal government.

This would include nearly every coastline in the nation, putting regions that were long off limits to oil and gas development back on the table. While it's unlikely that drilling would ever be allowed in the Monterey Bay, production anywhere along California's coast is risky. From additional tanker traffic to an actual spill in neighboring waters, potential hazards abound.

Is there oil and gas off our coast? Where is it and how much is there? How feasible is production along California's coast today? Who makes the final decisions? Join us to drill deeper into the science and policy of offshore oil and gas production along California's coast with our expert panel.

The Panel
Bill Douros, West Coast Regional Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Kaitilin Gaffney, Ocean, Coast, and Fisheries Director, Resource Legacy Fund
Gary Griggs, Earth Sciences Distinguished Professor, UC Santa Cruz

Moderated by Kate Roberts, President, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

Hosted by Pete Raimondi, Institute of Marine Sciences Director, UC Santa Cruz

Sponsored by Naomi Kirschenbaum

--------------------------------------------------

The Ken Norris Memorial Lecture is free. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

No late seating (no entry after 7 PM)
Doors open to the lecture hall at 6:30 PM
Seymour Center opens to the public with lecture passes available at 6:00 PM
--------------------------------------------------
Join the Seymour Center each fall for this outstanding tradition--thoughtful topics and renowned thinkers in an intimate setting. This annual lecture is named in honor of Ken Norris and his big-picture thinking. Ken was a scientist, naturalist, conservationist, teacher, and a long-time UC Santa Cruz professor of natural history. He was known for his pioneering work with dolphins, helping to author landmark federal legislation protecting marine mammals in the 1970s, establishing the University of California Natural Reserve System, and for being part of the team that founded the Long Marine Lab.


Location: 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
WESTERN WEDNESDAY
Add to My Planner

click to view website

The Crepe Place
A night of true Country/ Western & Honky Tonk music AND dancing!
Date: The 2nd Wed of every month at 8:00pm
Admission Fees: $10 ($7 with cowboy boots :-)
Special Instructions: EARLY SHOW!!!! 8PM

(0 April 2018) CrepePlace_DanceWeds.jpgWESTERN WEDNESDAY IS BACK!!!

a night of true Country/ Western & Honky Tonk music
Every 2nd Wednesday at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA
one touring band vs. one local band

5/9 - WESTERN WEDNESDAY # 27
Laura Benitez and the Heartache
Earnest Tubb Time Machine

LAURA BENITEZ AND THE HEARTACHE - Country/ Rockabilly from the Bay Area, CA
website: www.laurabenitezandtheheartache.com
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSAeNYiYvAg
Laura Benitez and the Heartache use the three chord tools of country music to tell the simple, unvarnished truth about love, too much whiskey, and the call of the road. Their songs range from honky-tonk shuffles to rock 'n' roll numbers to sweet old time waltzes, and cover everything from unwed motherhood ("Me or the Baby") to mean drunks ("Don't Wake the Devil"), with a whole lot of heartbreak in between. Their twangy honesty shines through in straightforward arrangements, crystalline harmonies, and spare instrumentation. Frank Gutch Jr of No Depression calls Laura Benitez & the Heartache "... Original, as good as it got and as good as it gets," and Stephan Rapid of Lonesome Highway says, "Her tight and focused band play country music with a view to the past and an ear for the future."

EARNEST TUBB TIME MACHINE - Old Time Party Country from Santa Cruz, CA
The Earnest Tubb Time Machine from Santa Cruz are the best band for drinking and dancing and more drinking!


Location: 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Art & Play in the Pre & K!
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Mount Madonna School
Come experience the joy of early childhood learning!
Date: 11/14/2018 from 9:30am to 11:00am
Ages: Toddler, preschool, kindergarten Admission Fees: free

Parents of toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten age children are invited to come for a morning of activities and fun experiences with your child(ren) at the Mount Madonna School Preschool and Kindergarten. RSVPs encouraged. Contact Benna Dimig at 408-846-4042 or admissions@mountmadonnaschool.org


Location: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •websitecreate a direct event link
Pleasure Point Third Thursdays
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Pleasure Point Community
Come down to Pleasure Point, check out all of our fantastic new shops, support and meet local artisans and have a good time!
Date: The 3rd Th of every month (Sep 20-May 16) at 5:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 1st Peak Park to the Hook

(0 A September 2018) PleasurePointThursdays.jpgPleasure Point has a new and exciting event to share! Every Third Thursday of the month from 5-8 pm, businesses will stay open for our community and feature local artists and makers. We will feature musicians and food trucks to create a lively atmosphere for families to enjoy. Come down to Pleasure Point, check out all of our fantastic new shops, support and meet local artisans and have a good time!


Phone: (831) 464-7748 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Fall STEAM
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Watsonville PAL
STEAM is back at PAL with some holiday fun.
Date: 11/15/2018 from 10:30am to 11:15am
Ages: 2-5 & 2-7 Admission Fees: $10/class

(0 A November 2018) WatsPalSteam22.jpgWatsonville Police Activities League (PAL)

It's back! STEAM is back at PAL with some holiday fun.

 

Join us on Thursday November 15th or Friday November 23rd. It's only $10 per class.

 

Give us a call if you have any questions! #policeactivitiesleague #watsonvilleyouth #watsonville #watsonvillepal #watsonvillecalifornia #steam

 


Location: 37 Davis Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-763-4147 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Workshop: Preparing Children to Have Visitors
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Triple P, Positive Parenting Program
Tips for helping children when visitors come over
Date: 11/15/2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm


Workshop: Preparing Children to Have Visitors

 Triple P Workshops cover practical tips and strategies for handling specific parenting questions and challenges.

 Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn:

  • Why behavior problems can occur when visitors come over
  • Steps you can take before visitors arrive to prevent behavior problems
  • How to use visits with friends and family to teach children valuable social skills 

Register now to reserve your spot and get free child care!

Presented in English by: Liliana Zamora, Community Bridges - La Manzana Community Resources

 

This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children.


Location: La Manzana Community Resources, 18 W. Lake Ave, Suite E, Watsonville Map
website Watsonville create a direct event link
Open Studio @ Expedition Academy
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Expedition Academy Santa Cruz
Come See our latest Expedition!
Date: 11/15/2018 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Ages: Families w/ middle schoolers Admission Fees: FREE

(0 A October 2018) Expedition_OpenStudio.jpgEvery Expedition ends with a culminating experience called Open Studio.

 

Our Explorers put their learning on display in the form of Action Projects that integrate a variety of subject areas and personal interests!

Come see first-hand what our Explorers have been creating on our latest Expedition!


Location: 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 854-7125 •website Santa Cruz Countycreate a direct event link
Stories: 150 Years of Watsonville
Add to My Planner

click to view website

MAH
Join us for a speaker series event with noted community members sharing their stories centered around farm worker experience, lo
Date: 11/15/2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


(0 A October 2018) Watsonville150.jpgStories Under the Influence: 150 Years of Watsonville

Join us for a speaker series event with noted community members sharing their stories centered around farm worker experience, local history, migration to Watsonville, art and education.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Olga Fuentes will be sharing her story of the power or representation in LGBTQ+ community organizing.

Joaquin Barreto will be sharing his story of the immigrant experience, community offerings for belonging

Carlos Palacios will be sharing his story of the history of land use in Santa Cruz County and the impacts this has had on Watsonville.

More speakers soon!

Stories Under the Influence : 150 Years of Watsonville is an event by the City of Watsonville, Watsonville Public Library, Community Action Board with support by Santa Cruz MAH as part of a year long event series celebrating 150 year anniversary of the city of Watsonville.


Location: 705 Front St, sANTA Map
website Watsonville create a direct event link
Miracle On 34th Street
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Mountain Community Theater
The heart-warming story of a gentle old man named Kris Kringle who believes he is Santa Claus and who uses kindness and generosi
Date: Every day (Nov 16-Dec 9)
Ages: 12+

MCT's Miracle on 34th Street - The Play

 

(0 A November 2018) MiracleOn34thSt.jpgJoin us for MCTs 10th production (and first since 2012) of its very own "Miracle on 34th Street, The Play, written by MCT's founders and first produced in 1982. This holiday favorite directed by Peter Gelblum tells the heart-warming story, familiar to most from the classic 1947 film, of a gentle old man named Kris Kringle who believes he is Santa Claus and who uses kindness and generosity to convince a little girl, and then everyone else that he is, in fact, St. Nick.

From the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

"This is a tale that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards; what we want Christmas to be all about, really."

*Join us for a champagne reception after the show on opening night, 11/16.


Miracle on 34th Street performances:

November 16 @ 8 pm Opening Night Champagne Reception
November 17 @ 8pm
November 18 @ 2pm
November 23 @ 8pm
November 24 @ 8pm
November 25 @ 2pm - Talk Back with the cast
November 30 @ 8pm
December 1 @ 8pm
December 2 @ 2pm - Talk Back with the cast
December 7 @ 8pm
December 8 @ 8pm
December 9 @ 2pm

 

TICKETS


Location: Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond Map
Phone: (831) 336-4777 •website Ben Lomond create a direct event link
Beauty and the Beast
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Theatre in the Mountains
A fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance
Date: Every day (Nov 16-Nov 18)


(0 A November 2018) Beautyand22.jpgBased on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.  Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

Performances
November 16, 17, 18
Loma Prieta Community Center Main Stage

 


Location: Loma Prieta Community Center, 23800 Summit Rd , Los Gatos Map
Phone: 408 353 9999 •websitecreate a direct event link
Homeschool Moms Stitch Night
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Heddi Craft
Monthly get together for homeschool moms offers great conversation and some time to nurture yourself
Date: The 16th of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


(0 April 2018) HomeschoolSttchNight.jpgJoin other homeschool moms for a monthly stitch and chat get together. Bring your favorite handwork (it doesn't have to be stitching, any kind of creative task is great!) and a snack to share. We'll provide the coffee and tea! This monthly get together offers great conversation and some time to nurture yourself. Third Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm.

This free event is hosted by long time homeschooling mom Heddi Craft at Knit Sew Make, located in the former sanctuary area of the building at 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz.

 

Check to confirm for location and date.


Location: Knit Sew Make, 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Old-Time Family Barn Dance
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Live Oak Grange
Fun dances accessible to all comers. Live acoustic string music. All dances taught and prompted.
Date: The 3rd Fri of every month at 6:30pm
Admission Fees: $10 per person $15 for two people $20 per family

Yee Haw! and Do Si Do!

 

On the third Friday of every month, Grange member and Professional Dance Caller Andy Wilson hosts a family-friendly barn dance.  Join us for a potluck supper at 6:00 before the dancing starts at 6:30.  We knock off around 8:00 to let everyone get home and have a good night sleep.  Live music featuring Deby's Ginormous String Band.


$10 per person
$15 for two people
$20 per family


Musicians (young or old) are welcome to join the band on stage.


Location: 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
website Live Oak create a direct event link
Second Weekends @ Watsonville Airport
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Watsonville Municipal Airport
Like old planes? Come visit us!
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 10:00am to 4:00pm


(0 A November 2018) Wats_HistoricalAircraftDay.jpgSecond Weekends @ Watsonville Airport

Historical Aircraft Display every second weekend from 10 am – 4pm.


Location: 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville Map
website Watsonville create a direct event link
Drawing for the Love of Nature
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Rancho del Oso
Join Judy Sears, California Naturalist, for a 1.5 hour nature drawing session.
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month (Nov 10-Dec 8) at 10:30am
Admission Fees: Free

(0 A October 2018) RanchoDelOsoDrawing.jpgDrawing for the Love of Nature

Join Judy Sears, California Naturalist, for a 1.5 hour nature drawing session. If the weather is pleasant, the group will stay outside to discuss and practice ways to draw what you are most curious about in nature - from leaf to watershed.

 

No drawing experience necessary. Just bring a notepad with a rigid back, a pencil, and your curiosity. You may also wish to bring a chair or pillow so you can sit comfortably on the ground.

 

For more information, call (831) 427-2288.

 

Event free.

 

Event made possible by Waddell Creek Association and California State Parks.


Location: Waddell Valley, 3600 Highway 1, Davenport Map
Phone: (831) 427-2288 •website Davenport create a direct event link
Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Holiday Sale
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society
Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gems, Jewelry, Lapidary Arts
Date: Every day (Nov 17-Nov 18) from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: Adult and Kids Admission Fees: Free

The Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society invites you to its annual holiday sale, Sat & Sun, November 17th & 18th, at the Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. Doors are open from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

Free admission and plenty of free parking. Rocks, minerals, crystals, gems, jewelry, and lapidary arts.

 

Browse the bargains and pick up some great gifts for the holidays. 10 am to 5 pm, Nov 17th & 18th.

 

Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave in Santa Cruz.
www.scrockngem.org, scruzmgs@gmail.com


Location: Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (408) 644-7848 •website Santa Cruz Countycreate a direct event link
Community Poetry Circle
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Scotts Valley
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)

Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle for this free monthly workshop on the 3rd Saturday of the month. All levels welcome. No preregistration required.


Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Co-Parenting
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Positive Discipline Community Resources
Workshop for parents of children of all ages who are co-parenting
Date: 11/17/2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $20 per person

Co-Parenting

This is a 2-hour workshop for parents of children of all ages who are co-parenting.  Parents will learn about the critical importance of co-parents working cooperatively with aligned parenting strategies so as to strengthen their children's parental attachments, offer their children consistency, and provide for their children's sense of safety. 

 

Steve Weiss, MSW, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and Certified Positive Discipline in the Classroom Educator

 

Contact: Call 831-476-7284 x107 for scholarships and other info

Register for Workshop

 


Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-476-7284 x107 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Santa's Shelves
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Felton Fire Station
Crafters, artist, Santa and bakers await you!
Date: Every day (Nov 17-Nov 18)

Special Instructions: Sat 9-4, Sun 10-4

(0 A November 2018) FeltonSantaCraft.jpgAnnual Santa’s shelves craft faire and bake sale! Come by and see Santa from 11-1 or shop from many local artists and merchants! Hours are 9-4 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday! Come support a good cause!


Location: 131 Kirby St, Felton Map
website Felton create a direct event link
Potluck & Dance
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Pie Ranch
Pie Ranch Community Work Day, potluck dinner, and rollicking barn dance in the roadside barn
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 6:00pm to 10:00pm


(0 April 2018) PieRanchDance.jpgBARN DANCE

 

6:00pm / Potluck Dinner followed by music and dancing (7:00 pm)
Reservations and information

The potluck brings a few dozen people out, each with a dish they’ve brought to share.

Cost for the dance is $15–20 per person on a sliding scale; everyone contributes what they can! PLEASE NOTE THAT AN RSVP IS RECOMMENDED but not required and is helpful for our own planning purposes. Nobody will be turned away.

The 7pm Dance lasts 3 hours and features the County Line Pickers (Jim Davies, bass; Joni Davies, guitar; Hide Kawatsur, mandolin; Ken Clarkson, banjo; Luke Abbott and Nancy Vail, fiddle) with caller Andy Wilson to lead the do-si-dos and more!

To encourage a friendly family atmosphere and encourage safe driving on Hwy 1, the potluck and barn dance are alcohol-free events. Please register using the "Sign Up" button at the top of this page and note that we can only accommodate groups of 10 or less. Our office is closed on Saturday and Sunday so the latest RSVP we can accept is the Friday before the barndance, by 3pm.


Location: 2080 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero Map
Phone: (650) 879-0995 •website Davenport create a direct event link
Holiday On Ice
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Beach Boardwalk
Create a new holiday tradition with family and friends ice skating by the sea
Date: Every day (Nov 17-Jan 6)
Admission Fees: $14.95 + tax

Boardwalk Holiday Ice

Presented by Dignity Health

November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Celebrate this holiday season with a new family tradition - ice skating at the Boardwalk!

(0 A November 2018) Boardwalk_holiday-ice-fam-skate.jpgFestivities Include:

  • Ice Skating by the Beach-on Real Ice!
  • Select Boardwalk Rides and Games
  • Indoor Arcades, Mini Golf, and Laser Tag
  • Delicious Boardwalk Treats
  • Classic Holiday Movies
  • Kids Craft Activities
  • Holiday Lights and Decorations

Ice Skating by the beach!

Our new 32' x 90' covered ice skating rink is open rain or shine!

Each 1-hour session includes ice skate rental.


Ice skating session schedule PDF

 

Reservations recommended. Reserve Now


Location: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Holiday Art Festival
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Aromas Hills Artisans
A great variety of artisans' works... find one of a kind gifts. hot drinks, treats and lunch!
Date: Every day (Nov 17-Nov 18) from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: corner of Rose and Blohm Ave

(0 A November 2018) Aromas_shepherd22.jpgHoliday Art Festival and Raffle

Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18, 2018 - 10am-4pm - at the Aromas Grange


NEW! Buy Raffle Tickets Online!


Buy Tickets Here! Enjoy a huge display of artwork by Aromas Hills Artisans all under one roof at the Aromas Grange!

There will be a wide variety of artwork offered by numerous artisans, from glass and clay, wood and stone, paper and canvas, yarn and fabric, photos and books-whatever your wish, you'll find it at the Grange, corner of Rose and Blohm Ave., Aromas.

No matter what the weather, you can comfortably stroll through the wonderful labyrinth of creativity, talk to the artists, learn about their methods and fill your Christmas list. Finish off your visit with hot cider, coffee, cookies and relax in front of a fire in the fireplace. Or don't stop there. Take a free class making something fantastic, taught by our Artisans.

The Aromas Hills Artisans guild is a non-profit philanthropic organization that promotes art education through community art events and workshops.  The organization also provides scholarships to members, enabling them to attend classes to further develop their artistic abilities.

Don't miss out on a chance to win a beautiful piece of artwork!. Winners of the drawing will be announced at the Holiday Art Festival on November 19th.  Attendees will have a chance to buy last-minute tickets at the Holiday Art Festival. Maybe your name will be drawn-just more excitement added to a wonderful experience in Aromas.

See you there!


Location: Aromas Grange Hall, Bardue & Rose, San Juan Bautista Map
Phone: 831-594-0033 •website Monterey Baycreate a direct event link
Metamorphosis- A Musical Journey presented by All About Theatre
Add to My Planner

click to view website

All About Theatre
All About Theatre presents its most remarkable show yet with its 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala & Performance, Metamorphos
Date: 11/17/2018 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Ages: All Ages Admission Fees: $25-$85

All About Theatre presents its most remarkable show yet with its 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala & Performance, Metamorphosis: A Musical Journey.

(0 A November 2018) AAT_Gala.jpgMetamorphosis: A Musical Journey is an odyssey of beloved musical theater songs from musicals like Dear Evan Hansen, West Side Story, Matilda and The Greatest Showman. It weaves the threads of individuals as they grow, blossom and ultimately find their artistic voice and true self. Each song speaks to this evolution as budding artists, growing with every performance, and coming together in this community that is All About Theatre.

Featuring blockbuster performances from talented All About Theatre students, teachers, and professional alumni, this musical journey presents an unprecedented opportunity to see future stars and current stars share the stage for one night only to connect through the same language of music, dance, and theater..

Come enjoy a family-friendly live theater event, better than any cinema experience, supporting a wonderful nonprofit. Grab some friends and celebrate All About Theatre's 15th Anniversary Fundraiser and Performance Spectacular at the Rio Theatre on Saturday, November 17th. This is a one night only show - not to be missed


Saturday, November 17
5:30 Doors Open for Family-Friendly Gala Ticket holders
6:45 Doors Open for General Ticket holders
7:30 Show Begins

ADMISSION: Gala and Performance (Includes wine, beer, nonalcoholic beverages, appetizers, and Reserved Performance Seating): $85.00 adults; $45.00 kids
Performance only (General Seating): $40.00 adults; $25.00 kids/students/seniors

Gala & Performance
Adults: $85 | Children: $45

Performance Only
General: $40 | Children & Senior: $25

Tickets: https://aat-gala.brownpapertickets.com/


Location: Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave , Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 345-6340 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Cleanup Beaches with Save Our Shores
Add to My Planner

click to view website

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.

 


Phone: (831) 462-5660 •websitecreate a direct event link
All Disabilities Parent Support Group
Add to My Planner

click to view website

SPIN
'All Disabilities' Parent Support Group
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm


'All Disabilities' Parent Support Group for any parent of a child with any type of disability
Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm at 820 Bay Ave. Capitola
Like our Facebook page and receive info. on up coming meetings.


For more info or to RSVP, please call and leave a message at 423-7713 or email Heidi Lister at hlister@spinsc.org


NOTE: Child care is NOT provided at these meetings.


Location: 820 Bay Ave, Capitola Map
Phone: 831.423-7713 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Norrie's Gift Shop Sale
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Arboretum
A collection of holiday gifts, plants, and handmade treasures you won't find anywhere else!
Date: 11/17/2018


(0 A December 2018) Norries1.jpgNestled upon a hill in the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum lies Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop. Only here can you find a stunning array of handmade candles, jewelry, succulents dish gardens & more, that draw upon the Arboretum's rare and extraordinary collection of natural materials.

 

This shop also curates a collection of books, jewelry, toys, scarves, logo apparel and accessories that have drawn accolades from local press to Sunset Magazine.

 

Join in the festivities and abundant holiday cheer, light refreshments will be available. Members enjoy a 10% DISCOUNT. Memberships and Gift Certificates can be purchased, as well.

 

Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop is run entirely by volunteers. The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is a 50-year-old treasure and beloved destination for the central coast and local community. All profits support the Arboretum's conservation, education, research and horticulture programs.

 

Read more about our event here https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/news-events/events/openhouse.html

 


Location: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.427.2998 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Turkey Trot
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz Track Club
Dress like a turkey for the Turkey Trot!
Date: 11/17/2018 at 8:00am
Admission Fees: $5-$30 online

Turkey Trot 5k, 10k, kids' 1k race

 

Scenic ocean view, flat and fast out and back courses that begin and end on Delaware street by the back entrance to Natural Bridges State Park. Race takes place RAIN OR SHINE! Awards for 10k, 5k & 1k! Event details and schedule

 

Race Registration begins 6:45 am

1K Race begins7:455K

Race begins 8:0010K

Race begins 8:45

Course Closes 10:15

 

COURSE: Flat, fast out and back courses that begin & end on Delaware Street by the back entrance to Natural Bridges. A run with spectacular ocean views!

 

DIVISIONS: 10K and 5K have 5 year age groups; 4 and under,5-9, 10-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94 and 95 & over. 1K Kids Run: 0-2, 3-4 & 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 & 11-12

 

AWARDS and PRIZES:

Awards for top 3 age-group winners.

Ribbons for all Kid's.

REGISTRATION FEES: 10K & 5K Postmarked by 11/13

$30 Race Day $40 Socks Included!

 

1K Kids Run (12 and under) $5 Socks not included ADD $5 for Socks

 

Please make checks payable to: SCTC (Santa Cruz Track Club)

Mail:1541 Cox Road, Aptos, CA 95003

 

RACE NUMBERS: Race numbers and registration available on race day only. Race numbers and confirmations will NOT be mailed


Location: 2300 Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Native crafts workshop with Amah Mutsun artisans
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Native crafts workshop with Amah Mutsun artisans
Date: 11/17/2018 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Price: $15 Adult | $10 Children | $5 Off Museum Members

(0 A November 2018) PBS_AmahMatsun.jpgCome to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and explore the artistic teachings of Amah Mutsun artisans. People have utilized natural materials gathered from the California coast for hundreds of years for food, tools and cultural traditions.

 

Learn traditional skills and cultural teachings of our local Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Create beautiful jewelry and crafts using traditional materials under the guidance of Amah Mutsun artisans.

 

Adult participants will make beaded jewelry while younger participants practice using tule to create twine and toys, and learn about other important cultural relationships with plants and animals.


Location: 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 420-6115 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Open House: Thanks for the Memories!
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Castro Adobe
"Thanks for the Memories" is a chance for history buffs, locals and Castro family descendants to visit
Date: 11/17/2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Special Instructions: Old Adobe Road, off of Larkin Valley Road

(0 A November 2018) Castro_Memories.jpg

Open House at the Castro Adobe: Thanks for the Memories!

Saturday, November 17 from 11am to 3pm

 

"Thanks for the Memories" is a chance for history buffs, locals and Castro family descendants to visit the new state historic park in the Pajaro Valley and share historic photos of the property and surrounding area. Staff will be on-hand to scan the images and add them to the park's archive and for potential use in the site interpretation. Friends staff is also interested in hearing personal stories and anecdotes about the Castro Adobe and families that have resided there.

Friends is trying to solve one mystery in particular - what did the family of Juan Jose Castro and his wife, Rita Josefa Pinto Castro look like? To date, no photos of this particular family have surfaced. Friends is also seeking historic photos that include:

 

  • Castro family members and nearby rancho families, such as Rodriguez and Amesti
  • the Castro property and historic buildings including outbuildings
  • nearby properties and surrounding lands
  • Old Adobe Road from various angles

Photos and documents will be returned immediately after they are scanned.

The Saturday event also will include tours of the Adobe and is free to attend.


Location: 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-335-6318 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Reindeer Romp at SF Zoo
Add to My Planner

click to view website

San Francisco Zoo
Come see the reindeer on loan from Santa
Date: Every Fri and Sa (Nov 17-Jan 1)

Special Instructions: Sloat Blvd at Great highway

(A Dec) Christmas_ZooReindeer2015.jpg

 

Reindeer Romp

 
November 17 through January 1

Santa is sending his favorite reindeer, "Belle", "Holly" and "Peppermint" to spread holiday cheer at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens!  Until January 1, majestic reindeer will be romping at SF Zoo's Playfield Lawn, near the spectacular Elinor Friend Playground.  We will have Zoo staff at the Reindeer from 11:30-4 daily.

Celebrate the holiday season by visiting the animals who help Santa deliver presents to all the children in the land.  Learn what they eat (besides carrots and cookies on Christmas Eve) and see what they look like up close and on the ground.  Reindeer and caribou are classified as the same genus and species - Rangifer tarandus.  Reindeer are domesticated caribou and the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists them as "vulnerable" after a 40% decline in population over the last 20-30 years.  Reindeer are highly adapted to their life in cold climates as they have two thick layers of fur to keep them warm and what are called "turbinate" bones in their nose, which helps warm cold air before it enters their lungs.  They also have specially designed hooves which provide extra traction on the wet, spongy tundra during the spring; in the winter the footpads shrink and tighten, exposing the rim of the hoof which cuts into the ice and snow for a surer grip.  They are used by many circumpolar cultures for their meat, hide, milk and antlers.

 


Location: 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco Map
Phone: (415) 753-7080 •website San Franciscocreate a direct event link
Re-enactment: Battle of Monterey
Add to My Planner

click to view website

City of Monterey
On November 17 at 1 p.m., pirates will once again storm the shores of Monterey.
Date: 11/17/2018 at 1:00pm

Special Instructions: See different times & locations

(0 A October 2018) BattleofMonterey.jpgOn November 17 at 1 p.m., pirates will once again storm the shores of Monterey. The City of Monterey is commemorating the bicentennial of the 1818 Battle of Monterey, the only land-sea battle to ever take place on the West Coast. The tall ship Lady Washington will participate with cannon fire as Argentinian privateers invade the shore to seize Monterey.

Monterey Museum and Cultural Arts Commission is sponsoring a number of festivities related to this anniversary on Sat. Nov. 17th. From 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Here visitors can also learn more about the history of Bouchard with presentations at MIIS' Irvine Auditorium.

 

The reenactment itself will take place on Sat. Nov 17th from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM in front of the Custom House near Old Fisherman's Wharf. After the event from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM, also at MIIS' Irvine Auditorium, historians will give talks on the battle featuring entries from some of the soldiers' diaries.

 

All events are free!


Location: Custom House Plaza, near Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Map
website Monterey create a direct event link
La Selva Beach Holiday Fair
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library La Selva Beach
Shop over 50 arts and crafts vendors for handmade jewelry, cards, art, ornaments, pottery, woodcraft, jams, soaps, garden art, c
Date: 11/17/2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) LaSelvaBeachHolidayGiftSale.jpgDon't miss this year's La Selva Beach Holiday Fair, Saturday, November 17! The event is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the La Selva Beach Clubhouse.

 

Shop over 50 arts and crafts vendors for handmade jewelry, cards, art, ornaments, pottery, woodcraft, jams, soaps, garden art, clothing and more. Find great bargains for gifts or winter fireside reading at the giant Friends of the Library Book Sale. Enjoy a delicious Bake Sale treat and with no guilt - you're helping fund our La Selva Library projects!


Enjoy lunch or take away food from two local food trucks: Rogue Pye and G's Tacos. Kids' crafts at 1 pm in the Library. Buy raffle tickets to win great deals while supporting Friends of the Library.

For questions contact: cinjack6860@gmail.com


website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
Gift and Wreath Sale
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Arboretum
Run, don't walk, to the Arboretum's ever-popular Holiday Gift and Wreath Sale!
Date: 11/17/2018

Special Instructions: 9am-10am Members' Pre-Sale 10am-4pm General Public

Wonderful Thanksgiving and HChristmas items will be available at the 33rd annual Wreath & Gift Sale!

 

(0 A November 2018) arboretum_GiftWreathSale.jpg9am-10am Members' Pre-Sale
10am-4pm General Public


Local artists join forces with talented Arboretum volunteers to produce one-of-kind living succulent wreaths and dried floral wreaths, floral centerpieces and other artwork for the sale. These beautiful botanic decorations will make the perfect seasonal accent for your home, or holiday gift for loved ones!

 

This is the only collection you will find that draws upon the Arboretum's rare and extraordinary succulents and dried plants. From amazing Australian Banksias to South African Proteas, the Arboretum has a world of natural materials to inspire. Succulent pumpkins and dish gardens will also be for sale!  These are the perfect decorations and centerpieces to last through the holidays.  Get creative! The artistry of these volunteers may also encourage you to buy plants or dried flowers to make your own creations.

 

Wreath making demonstrations and a wide variety of succulents will be available at the sale. *Memberships will be available at the door or sign-up now by visiting https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/support/index.html

 

Interested in being an event volunteer? Sign-up here: www.volunteersignup.org/M3RHW


Location: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.427.2998 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Gardens of Time
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Mission
Tour the native plant beds, neophyte kitchen garden, and memories of Victorian Nearyland. Take home history in a seed
Date: 11/17/2018 at 1:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Gardens of Time

Stroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people who lived here in the past by exploring the plants they used and cultivated. Tour our native plant gardens, demonstration vegetable beds and Victorian "Nearyland". Take home history in a seed. Event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information. Events made possible by California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.

 

 

Event is free. Rain Cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


Location: 144 School St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-429-1840 x102 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Craft Sale in the Mountains
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Made in the Mountains
Artists line the sidewalks showing of their amazing crafts.
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month (Apr 21-Dec 15) from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: free

(0 April 2018) MadeInMountains2018.jpgIt's back!! The sidewalks will be filled with art and crafts again on the 3rd Saturday of the month. And we're adding music to the event! So, come out, enjoy the incredible spring weather and load up on art and joy!

 

I can't wait to see what creativity the winter months brought out in all of the artists' work!

We're continuing the "Spend $50, get $100" game, too! The Boulder Bucks program works like this - if you spend $50 or more at any local business during the Made in the Mountains event (buying groceries, getting a mani/pedi, buying pizza for the kids' baseball team, .... ) just take your receipt to Emelia at Air & Fire before the event is over. Your name will be added to the drawing that will happen within the week after the event. You could be the one that wins $100 in the form of a gift certificate to spend at a local business of your choice! You can also split the $100 into 2 gift certificates to different businesses.

 

So, getting the kids pizza could turn into a free necklace for yourself! Or the tools bought at the hardware store could get you a free mani/pedi for after the yardwork is done and some Chinese food for dinner! Nice, right!?

 

See ya out there!

 


website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Birding for Beginners in Waddell Valley
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Rancho del Oso
Bring binoculars, bird guides and readiness for silent observation as we witness wildlife awakening on a crisp autumn day
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month (Nov 10-Dec 8) at 8:00am
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 17 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1

Birding for Beginners in Waddell Valley

Interpreter Jeremy Lin will lead an approximate two-mile hike to observe and enjoy morning wildlife at Rancho del Oso. We will take our time and explore the beautiful coastal valley. No previous experience necessary. It is helpful to bring binoculars, bird guides and a readiness for patient observation as we witness wildlife awakening on a crisp Waddell Valley morning.

 

Meet at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway 1 in Davenport. For more information, please call (831) 427-2288, or email RDOPIS@parks.ca.gov. Event made possible by Waddell Creek Association and California State Parks.


Location: 3600 Hwy 1 , Davenport Map
Phone: (831) 427-2288 •website Davenport create a direct event link
Youth Symphony Fall Concert
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony
Beautiful music, inspiring for all!
Date: 11/18/2018 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: Free admission to students 18 and younger; Adults $15; Seniors $10
Special Instructions: 402 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

(0 A November 2018) youthsymphonyNov.jpgThe Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony performs music by Schubert, Bizet, Elgar, and Vaughan Williams. Also, a world premiere of a piece for Korean instruments and orchestra, and a debut by 13-year-old violin virtuoso Xander Lee in "Czardas."

 

A delightful way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon! Children will be inspired to see other kids their age performing at such a high level.

 

Homemade cookies and cakes for sale at intermission.

 

Soloist: Xander Lee, age 13


Location: UCSC Music Recital Hall, 402 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 239-0442 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Holiday Wreath Sale
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Camp Joy Gardens
Dried wreaths, garlic and onion braids, candles, honey, and other goodies for sale as well as yummy treats to sample
Date: 11/18/2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm


(0 A November 2018) CampJoyWreathSale.jpg42nd Annual Wreath Sale and Open House

 

Join us for our annual Open House and Harvest Celebration: dried wreaths, garlic and onion braids, candles, honey, and other goodies for sale as well as yummy treats to sample. Support Camp Joy with your holiday shopping and enjoy an autumn afternoon on the farm.

This event is a fundraiser for the farm and the work we do all year. The products we offer for sale are the result of an entire season's work and the making of them has served as a way to teach ourselves and those working with us. By making purchases at this one time a year event you support our farm's mission to farm organically and sustainably and teach others how to as well.


Location: 131 Camp Joy Rd, Boulder Creek Map
website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Science Sunday: Turning off the Tap on California's Trash
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Learn more about this multifaceted problem, approaches to prevention, and the state of the science surrounding marine debris.
Date: 11/18/2018 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 10 & older Admission Fees: Event is included with admission to the Seymour Center: Adult $9 | Senior, Student, Child $7 | Children 2 and under FREE | Membe

(0 A November 2018) SeymourMDC_logoNov2018.jpgSherry Lippiatt, Ph.D.
California Regional Coordinator, NOAA Marine Debris Program

Marine debris is one of the most widespread pollution problems facing the world's ocean and waterways. Huge amounts of consumer plastics, lost fishing gear, and other items lead to untold impacts on marine species and their habitats-not to mention the socioeconomic impacts on coastal communities. With an estimated 8 million metric tons of mismanaged plastic waste entering the ocean every year, everyone has a role to play in stopping this problem at the source.

Join Sherry Lippiatt to learn more about this multifaceted problem, approaches to prevention, and the state of the science surrounding marine debris.


Location: 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
MOD Community Day
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery
Enjoy a free day at the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery
Date: 11/18/2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: 2-12 Admission Fees: Free


(0 Nov 2017) MOD_freeday.jpg


Location: Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Suite C10, Capitola Map
Phone: (888) 424-8035 •website Capitola create a direct event link
Seasonal Kids Craft Days
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Join us at the Downtown Library, upstairs Young People's Room, for seasonal crafts!
Date: 11/19/2018 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Ages: Ages 3 and older Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: We will get messy so dress accordingly.

Join us at the Downtown Library, upstairs Young People's Room, for seasonal crafts! We will get messy so dress accordingly. Ages 3 and older. We will be using permanent paints and markers as well as small objects like beads and pins. Always fun and always free!

 

Additional Seasonal Kids Craft Days on Monday November 19th and Monday December 17th.


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Medicare Explained Series
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Scotts Valley
If you, a loved one, or even someone you know is on Medicare or about to be eligible for Medicare, Manfred will answer your qu
Date: The 3rd Mon of every month (Aug 20-Dec 17) from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 A Aug 2018) Medicare-Options-Logo.jpgEverything you need to know about Medicare. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will explain and simplify all things Medicare, from the basics to Medicare supplemental insurance to Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare savings plans, and outpatient services.

 

If you, a loved one, or even someone you know is on Medicare or about to be eligible for Medicare, Manfred will answer your questions. The five months of the program will correspond to the open enrollment period to choose plans.

This series will be offered on the 3rd Monday of each month, August - December 2018

August 20 - Understanding Medicare: The Basics
September 17 - Choosing a MediGap Plan: Medicare Supplements
October 15 - Finding help with prescription drug costs
November 19 - How do Medicare Savings Plans (MSP's) Work?
December 17 - Medicare and Outpatient Services


Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Santa Cruz County Parks
Trade food cans for a free swim
Date: 11/20/2018
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: free

(0 A November 2018) ScCountyParks_Nov20.jpgJoin us in supporting the Holiday Food & Fund Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank this Tuesday 11/20!

 

Bring in canned food items for free swim entry or visit our "pop-up" farmers market between 11a-1p in the Swim Center lobby!

 

@santacruzcountyparks

 


Location: Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave., SANTA CRUZ Map
Phone: (831) 454-7901 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Christmas Events in Monterey County
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Monterey County
Holiday celebrations in Monterey County bring back memories of a golden era and create new memories to last a lifetime.
Date: Every day (Nov 21-Dec 31)


Ice Skating by the Bay

Wednesday, November 21 - Thursday, January 6

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. The ice rink is open daily Monday-Saturday from 11am-10pm and Sunday from 12pm-8pm.

 

Cannery Row Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, November 23, 5pm-9pm

Santa sleighs in for a full day of play along legendary Cannery Row. The festivities begin at Steinbeck Plaza overlooking Monterey Bay at 5pm with Christmas carolers and live reindeer. Stick around until 6pm when Santa flips the switch on a towering 25-foot holiday tree.

 

Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights

Sunday, November 25, 6pm

Kick off your holidays at the annual Salinas family and community delight that attracts over 10,000 spectators. Parade entrants range from marching bands, floats and dancers to walking groups and classic cars. The route winds up South Main Street and through Oldtown to the National Steinbeck Center. Celebrity announcers keep you well informed during the festivities.

 

Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Monday, November 26, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Come to Pacific Grove for an old-fashioned Christmas tree lighting! The town Christmas tree is located at Jewell Park, at the corner of Central and Forest Avenues. Don't forget to visit Santa's Christmas Party at Chautauqua Hall for refreshments, live entertainment and a dance show.

 

Christmas at the Inns

Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28, 6pm-9pm

It's Pacific Grove at its most picturesque, as ten of the town's bed and breakfasts and inns deck their halls and open their doors so you can share their holiday cheer in Victorian-era splendor. Each and every location will have great live music and tasty holiday treats! A limited number of tickets are available. Admission is $20. Please call 831-373-3304 or visit the official website to reserve your spot.

 

Holiday Parade of Lights

Thursday, November 29, 6pm-7pm

An annual tradition, Pacific Grove's Holiday Parade of Lights is a fun hometown parade down "Main Street, USA." This lighted parade includes floats, marching bands, dance troupes, equestrian performances and Santa Claus. After the parade, carolers will walk through the streets of downtown Pacific Grove as local businesses stay open well into the evening for the holiday celebration.

 

Colton Hall Christmas Tree Lighting 

Friday, November 30, 5pm-6pm

Watch downtown Monterey flip the switch on the Christmas Tree at Colton Hall this afternoon. The tree lighting ceremony will be full of cheer including carols, candles, cookies and cider.

 

Christmas on the Wharf 

Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 16

Old Fisherman's Wharf invites you for some festive cheer with special holiday entertainment, sweet treats, free Santa "meet and greet" visits, holiday princesses and much more! "Christmas on the Wharf" occurs on Friday evenings from 5pm-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-9pm and Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Click here for the entertainment schedule. 

 

Smuin Ballet's The Christmas Ballet

Friday, November 30 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 1 at 2pm

Light up the holiday season with a stellar performance from the Smuin Ballet at the Sunset Center! This holiday-themed program is filled with a stunning and original array of ballet, tap and jazz.

 

Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Saturday, December 1, 10am-4pm

Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove behind the Post Office will be full of wintry fun for all! Fun in the Park features Santa's arrival on a shiny Pacific Grove fire truck, Frosty the Snowman, hayrides, a petting zoo & lots of entertainment.

 

Brighten the Harbor Boat Parade

Sunday, December 2, 5pm-7pm

Watch decked out boats cruise along Monterey Bay's scenic coastline during the Monterey Yacht Club's lighted boat parade. The boats will start at Old Fisherman's Wharf and turn around at Hopkins Point, just after the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 

 

Streets of Bethlehem

Wednesday, December 5 - Saturday, December 8, 6pm-8:30pm

Step into the Nativity story, as 200 re-enactors, along with live animals and musical groups, recreate the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Volunteers from the First Baptist Church of Salinas recreate the entire town of Bethlehem to provide visitors with a truly immersive experience.

 

Carmel-by-the-Sea Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 7, 3pm-7pm

Carmel-by-the-Sea lights up the night with a special tree lighting ceremony at Devendorf Park. The tree lighting ceremony begins at 3pm in Devendorf Park with plenty of entertainment, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus! After the tree is lit at 5:45pm stop by Carmel Plaza for their annual open house with live entertainment and refreshments. 

 

Seaside's Winter Wonderland & Tree Lighting

Friday, December 7, 6pm-9pm

Celebrate the Christmas season in the City of Seaside! The annual Winter Wonderland Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony features ice skating, interactive crafts, hay rides, a petting zoo and a special visit from Santa.

 

Christmas in the Adobes

Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8, 5pm-9pm

Step back into Monterey's past during Christmas in the Adobes. See the adobes by candlelight and enjoy refreshments and live performances as volunteers in period attire welcome you into historic homes decorated in historical style. The twenty 19th-century adobes, lit by luminaries and enhanced with period decorations, are within an easy walk of each other. Learn while you celebrate; docents and volunteers will be on hand to tell the story of each of these charming buildings, many of which are only open to the public during this celebration. Tickets are $25 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-17 (must be accompanied by a paying adult), and free for children ages 5 and under. Buy tickets online

 

The Nutcracker performed by Dance Kids of Monterey County

Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at 7pm and Sunday, December 9 at 2pm

Join the celebration as Dance Kids of Monterey County present its 25th anniversary of The Nutcracker featuring the live Monterey Pops! Orchestra at the Sunset Center. Tickets are $49 for adults and $35-$45 for children. 

 

Jingle Bell Run

Saturday, December 8, 8am-11am

Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and the Arthritis Foundation introduce a festive Jingle Bell 5K race (run or walk) at Lovers Point Park. Have fun with Santa, tie jingle bells to your shoes, and help raise funds to support the foundation.

 

Santa's Fly-In

Saturday, December 8, 10:30am

Santa and Mrs. Claus fly-in by helicopter direct from the North Pole to Carmel Valley Village Airfield! There they'll board their sleigh and lead a parade through Carmel Valley Village. The parade is filled with horses, the Carmel Valley Kiwanis Club train, unique autos and more! Afterward, kids can head to the Carmel Valley Youth Center for a photo with jolly Old Saint Nick.

 

TubaChristmas

Sunday, December 9, 1pm-2pm

Don't miss your chance to see an incredible (and free) holiday concert featuring the spectacular resonance of over 50 tubas during TubaChristmas! Your holiday spirit will vibrate with delight during this toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and soul-stirring sing-along concert of your favorite holiday carols at the Monterey Conference Center.

 

Inns of Distinction

Sunday, December 9, 2pm-5pm

Several quaint inns and B&Bs in Carmel-by-the-Sea open their doors this afternoon for the Inns of Distinction tour. Stroll the streets of Carmel and visit charming inns while sampling tastings from some of the area's finest restaurants and wine tasting rooms. Visit the Carmel Heritage website for ticket information.

 

The Nutcracker performed by Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre

Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at 7pm and Sunday, December 16 at 2pm

Bring the entire family out to a performance of The Nutcracker performed by the Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre. The Sunset Center comes alive with this magical tradition with over 150 dancers, countless volunteers and enthusiastic supporters. Tickets are $40 for adults and $32-$37 for children.

 


website Monterey Baycreate a direct event link
Genealogy Research Group
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library La Selva Beach
Interested in genealogy? At a dead-end? Have a new source to share? Join us
Date: The 3rd Wed of every month from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Genealogy Research Group

 

This new group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month to explore genealogy related research topics. Learn how to use the resources paid for by the library as well as other online sources to find all kinds of genealogical information. Laptops are provided, and you are welcome to bring your own as well.

 

Interested in genealogy? At a dead-end? Have a new source to share? Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for hands-on research using the library's databases and internet resources. We will have laptops available for your use.


Phone: 661-4771 •website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
Mothersong with Joya
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Mothersong Santa Cruz
A multi-cultural sing-a-long for families with babies
Date: Every Wed and Th at 9:15am
Ages: Babies 0-3 with parents Admission Fees: Adults / $7 - $12, Children / Free
Special Instructions: Every Wednesday and Thursday Morning: 9:15-10:15 and 10:30-11:30

(0 A November 2018) Joya.jpgMothersong Santa Cruz with Joya Winwood

Every Wednesday and Thursday Morning: 9:15-10:15 and 10:30-11:30
Every 1st Sunday of the Month: 10:30-11:30


Directions:  Leaving town on River St, cross Hwy 1. Turn right into the driveway after all the red buildings. The sign says 1060 on it. Park in labeled Guest Parking places.   Walk between the big red buildings on the right.  Look for #111.  There's a ramp for strollers.  Enter the metal gate.  Follow signs.  Art Bar Cafe is next door.

 

All classes are one hour long.  Adults / $7 - $12, Children / Free


Location: Tannery World Dance, 1060 River St #110, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Redwood Grove Loop Walk
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Big Basin
Meet famous trees on this walk in the forest!
Date: 11/22/2018 at 1:00pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: see varying times, dates

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Monday, November 12 at 11am and 2pm

Thursday, November 22 at 1pm

How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Day use parking is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

 


Location: Hwy 236, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831.336.8861 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
English Country Dance
Add to My Planner

click to view website

English Country Dancing
It's really, really fun!
Date: The 4th Th of every month from 7:00pm to 9:30pm


Ten Reasons to Go English Country Dancing


(0 January 2018) CountryDance.jpg1   It’s Really, Really Fun.

2  It’s Easy: If you can count and skip and tell your right hand from your left, you can begin doing the easy dances immediately. This form of dance does not require fancy footwork or a high level of coordination. This is an excellent place to learn, even if you’ve never done any folk dancing. Beginners are very welcome.

3  It’s Social: The level of interaction that occurs between all the dancers in the set make this a very social dance form. Singles or partners are welcome. This is a very friendly community, and a great way to meet new people.

4  It’s Good Exercise: How many calories did you burn the last time you watched a TV show? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Although English country dancing is not as strenuous as a workout at the gym, it does a whole lot more for your health than a sitcom and a bag of potato chips. It’s a good, light exercise.

5  It’s Casual: We are not a performance troupe, so our goal is not to make the dances look perfect. Our goal is to have fun, and we can do that without requiring technical perfection. Come as you are, wear casual clothes, relax and enjoy it.

6  It’s Low-Tech: Tired of staring at a computer screen all day? So are we. Come dance with us! We won’t require you to look at a computer screen all night. We promise!

7  Indulge Your Inner Anglophile: Come on, you know you want to.

8  It’s Good Clean Fun: Although English country dance has been known to lead to Renaissance Faire addiction, apart from that, it’s totally harmless. (Actually, we love our local Renaissance Faire, especially the Newcastle Country Dancers.)

9 It Brings Together People of All Ages: This form of entertainment appeals to a wide range of ages, which helps bridge the gap between generations. Whether you’re a teen, a septuagenarian, or someone in between, there’s a place here for you.

10  Did We Mention That It’s Really, Really Fun?

 

Dance Schedule

Come dance with us! We usually meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 7:00—9:30 p.m., at Peace United Church (upper hall), 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, California. (We meet on only the second Thursday in November and December.)


Location: Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 426-8621 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Add to My Planner

click to view website

First Presbyterian Church Salinas
Make an early morning Turkey Trot part of your family's Thanksgiving Day tradition
Date: 11/22/2018
Admission Fees: $30 advance/ $35 race day 14+, 9-13 are $10, under 8 free

The 8th annual Salinas Valley Turkey Trot Run/Walk 5k will take place at 9AM on Thanksgiving Day. This is an event for the whole family! Race route is a scenic 3.1 mile loop with moderate elevation change. Dogs and strollers are welcome!

 

Registration fee for ages 10 & older - $35 by 11/19/18; $40 on race day. Kids 9 & under are FREE and do not need to register.

 

Overall male and female first place finishers will receive a $50 cash prize. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals will be awarded in all age/gender divisions. Pre-registered, PAID participants will receive a complimentary tech shirt & finishers medal. Participating children (9 & under) will receive race medal but no t-shirt.

 

Proceeds benefit the Compass Church youth ministry program. Come out and support a great cause!

Event details and schedule

NOW THROUGH 11/19/18:
Registration fee is $35 for ages 10 & older (includes finishers medal & technical t-shirt)

  • Register online at www.active.com
  • Mail or bring registration form and check to Compass Church, 830 Padre Drive, Salinas, CA 93901

THURSDAY, 11/22/17 (THANKSGIVING DAY):
Registration fee is $40 for ages 10 & older (includes finishers medal & technical t-shirt pending availability - tshirts are limited, please arrive early or PRE-REGISTER for best selection)

8:00AM: Packet Pickup for pre-registered participants
8:00AM: Race Day Registration opens at Toro Regional Park (Badger Flats Picnic Area)
9:00AM: Race Start

Parking will be available inside the gates of Toro Regional Park FREE OF CHARGE. Donations are welcome to help cover expenses!


Location: Toro Regional Park, 501 Monterey-Salinas Hwy (Hwy 68), Salinas Map
Phone: (831) 422-7811 •website Salinas create a direct event link
Holiday Tree Walk
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Roaring Camp Railroads
Delight in the tree-lined walk of festive holiday trees displayed atop Bear Mountain
Date: Every Su, Fri and Sa (Nov 23-Dec 9)


(0 A November 2018) HolidayTreeWalkSanta.jpgHoliday Tree Walk


NOVEMBER 23 - 25, DECEMBER 1 - 2 & 8 - 9

 

Get in the holiday spirit by bringing family and friends to ride Roaring Camp's daytime steam train to Bear Mountain. At the summit, guests may sip hot cider and delight in viewing a tree-lined walk of beautifully decorated holiday trees. Trees are provided by Patchen California Christmas Tree Farm, Los Gatos.

 

To add to the festive spirit and bring hope to families in need, visitors may bring a new and unwrapped toy to Roaring Camp's depot to benefit Santa Cruz County's Toys for Tots campaign.

 

Toys collected will be distributed to children who otherwise would have less. For each donated toy, Roaring Camp will deduct $2 per train ticket, purchased in person only. Guests are requested to avoid donating toys of aggression or unpacked stuffed animals.


Location: Graham Hill Rd, Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-4484 •website Felton create a direct event link
Free Outdoor Movies
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Celebrate the holiday season with free, family-friendly outdoor movies Downtown, in the Library parking lot every Friday evening
Date: Every Fri (Nov 23-Dec 21) at 5:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free Admission
Special Instructions: 5:30pm: set-up chairs, 6-8pm: Movie

(0 A December 2018) Cancelled.jpg

 

(0 A November 2018) Library_MoviesGrinchD7.jpgCelebrate the holiday season with free, family-friendly outdoor movies Downtown, in the Library parking lot every Friday evening between November 23rd and December 21st.

Chairs can be set up at 5:30pm and movies start at 6pm. Please bring low chairs to sit on. There will be a snack bar offering popcorn, hot chocolate and other movie watching treats.

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner! Visit http://www.downtownsantacruz.com/eat/ to find to-go dinner options!

The movies are suitable for all ages.
The Library parking lot is located at 224 Church Street in Santa Cruz. Each movie night will also highlight a local community organization.

 

November 30: A Christmas Story

December7: The Grinch

December 14: Zootopia

December 21st movie: Frozen

5:30pm - set-up chairs
6-8pm - Family Movie


Location: Parking Lot, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7700 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Holiday Lights Train
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Roaring Camp
Choo, Choo, Santa Claus is coming to town, not by sleigh, not by snow but by Train!
Date: Every Fri and Sa (Nov 23-Dec 23)


(0 A November 2018) holiday-lights-train2018.jpgSanta Cruz Holiday Lights Train

NOVEMBER 23 - 24, DECEMBER 1 - 2, 8 - 9 & 15 - 23

Departs from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk


Choo, Choo, Santa Claus is coming to town, not by sleigh, not by snow but by Train!

Vintage excursion cars, adorned with thousands of colorful lights, roll through the streets of Santa Cruz as passengers lend their voices to holiday carols, sip hot spiced cider and listen to musical entertainment while Santa visits the little ones, or the young at heart! Continue the merriment with a $6 MyBoardwalk card good for attractions, arcades and games in Neptune's Kingdom. Bring the whole family for festive fun. Happy Holidays!

 

Dear Santa Letter Download here - Print out your letter to Santa Claus and have Roaring Camp Deliver it by train to the North Pole. Write your letter and bring it with you to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, there will be a North Pole mailbox just outside of the entrance to Neptune's Kingdom by the first car of the train. Roaring Camp will be making a special trip each evening after the Holiday Lights Train to drop off your letters to Santa's Home in the North Pole.

 

Start a new holiday tradition! Gather your family and friends and celebrate Santa Cruz style with ice skating at the beach! See the new Main Entrance Plaza transformed into a winter wonderland with ice skating, rides, games, festive foods and more!

 

More info here: https://beachboardwalk.com/Boardwalk-Holiday-Ice


Location: Graham Hill Rd, Felton Map
website Felton create a direct event link
JOY!
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Tandy Beal & Company
Dazzling extravaganza for the whole family, JOY!, A Holiday Show with Circus, Dance, and Live Music
Date: Every day (Nov 23-Dec 2)


(0 A November 2018) Joy20.jpgJOY! Nov. 24 - 26: Friday 2pm & 7pm.  Saturday 2pm & 7pm. Sunday 2pm.

 

The holiday season kicks off with the return of Tandy Beal & Company, presenting another dazzling extravaganza for the whole family, JOY!, A Holiday Show with Circus, Dance, and Live Music, featuring the reunion of Pickle Family Circus stars Pino and Razz - also known as Cirque du Soleil soloists Jeff Raz and Diane Wasnak.

 

The show, which follows up on last year's critically acclaimed Nutz RE-Mixed!, is set to the live music of award-winning a cappella group SoVoSó, performing original Candy Land flavored tunes and other seasonal favorites, accompanying a magical madcap holiday circus featuring world-class acrobats, dancers, and circus artists in a zany holiday spectacular.

 

This zany holiday spectacular performs November 24 - 26 at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, and December 1 - 3 at the Hammer Theatre in San Jose. Group discounts for 10+ available.

 

Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. For tickets ($9.75 - $50) and more information visit www.holiday-joy.com.


Location: Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Fall STEAM
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Watsonville PAL
STEAM is back at PAL with some holiday fun.
Date: 11/23/2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 & 2-7 Admission Fees: $10/class

(0 A November 2018) WatsPalSteam22.jpgWatsonville Police Activities League (PAL)

It's back! STEAM is back at PAL with some holiday fun.

 

Join us on Thursday November 15th or Friday November 23rd. It's only $10 per class.

 

Give us a call if you have any questions! #policeactivitiesleague #watsonvilleyouth #watsonville #watsonvillepal #watsonvillecalifornia #steam

 


Location: 37 Davis Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-763-4147 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Mission Building Game
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Mission
Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century
Date: 11/23/2018 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 8 and older Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: at the end of School Street off the Santa Cruz Mission Plaza

Mission Building Game

Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and roll the sheep's knucklebone to determine the fate of your mission. Geared for ages 8 and older. This free event is at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, located on School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


Location: 144 School St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 425-5849 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Surfin Santa & Tree Lighting
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Caitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce
Santa, tree lighting and small biz shopping!
Date: 11/24/2018 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm


(0 A November 2018) SurfinSanta2018.jpgHo...Ho...Ho...Surfin' Santa is heading to Capitola for his annual visit! Join us on the beach to welcome Santa's wave riding arrival at 12pm. Once Santa hits the shore, the jolly fellow will greet the crowd before settling in his beach chair for a nice long visit with all the kids. Be sure to bring your camera to capture a memorable day in Capitola...makes a perfect Christmas photo! Enjoy refreshments, face painting, music and a photo booth.

Surfin' Santa surfs in at 12pm
Face painting and entertainment from Happily Ever Laughter 12:30 - 2:30pm
Live Music from Live Again from 2:30 - 4:30pm
Community Tree Lighting at 5pm in front of Mijo's Taqueria & Souza's Ice Cream at 200 Monterey Ave.

Trees will be twinkling throughout the village, storefronts will be decorated with holiday cheer, and your favorite local shops will be open and filled with merchandise perfect for gift giving. It's Small Business Saturday...kick off your holiday shopping and support the wonderful small businesses in our community!


website Capitola Villagecreate a direct event link
"Music and Magic in the Park"
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Firefighters Local 3535
Music by local band Nomalakadoja, magic by The Surfing Magician, and free food provided by Corralitos Market
Date: 11/24/2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Free, donations welcome!

(0 A November 2018) AptosFireNov24.jpgFirefighters Local 3535 Benefit for Camp Fire
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Aptos/La Selva Firefighters Local 3535 is co-hosting a "Music and Magic in the Park" benefit for survivors of the Camp Fire. This event, held at Triangle Park in La Selva Beach (Between 151-199 Playa Blvd) is free to the public, with funds being raised by voluntary donation only.

The all-ages event will run from 1 PM to 4 PM, weather permitting, and features music performed by local band Nomalakadoja, magic performed by The Surfing Magician, and free food provided by Corralitos Market. We hope you can attend this fun family event, for a great cause!


website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
Nature's Reading Room
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Big Basin
Come sit under our ancient family circle of redwoods, nature's reading room, and choose a book or two to read with your family
Date: 11/24/2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $15 for campers/$25 non-campers

Nature's Reading Room

Come sit in our beautiful campfire center, under ancient redwoods-nature's reading room-and choose a book or two to read with your family. Drop by anytime between 1:30-3:00 and Docent Norm Beeson will help you find the perfect book for your family to enjoy. Nature's Reading Room is at our campfire center, across from Park Headquarters.

 


Location: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831.338.8018 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Kirking of the Tartans
Add to My Planner

click to view website

St. Andrew's Church
Come in your tartan!
Date: 11/24/2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission Fees: Suggested Donation: $10 (adult) $5 (seniors and Kids under 12)

(0 Nov 2017) Tartans.jpgKirking of the Tartans

 

Come and celebrate with us at our annual Feast of St Andrew!


Kirking o'the Tartans (or Blessing of the Families) is a long tradition here in Ben Lomond, CA. Bring your tartan/kilt (or rep your family) for a blessing and enjoy some food and fellowship.

Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 kids/seniors
All proceeds will benefit Valley Churches United Missions.

Featuring our dancer for this year: Nationally Ranked Highland Dancer Ashlyn Boothby! She is a 7th grader at Scotts Valley Middle School and ranked 2nd in 2016 and 5th this year at Nationals! Pipers Laura Boothby and Paul Llewellyn will be playing for us. This is going to be amazing!
All proceeds will benefit Valley Churches United Missions.

Volunteer sign-up sheets will be on the board next to the office. If you would like to help, please check the board. Thanks!

"Kirking of the Tartans" is a tradition here at St. Andrew's for over 20 years. This historic church was built in 1901 by Scottish settlers in Ben Lomond and has served as a symbol of the Valley's Scottish heritage. This is not only a celebration of St. Andrew (the patron saint of Scotland), but a tradition dating back to when it was banned in Scotland to claim your own family and cultural heritage. But families, or clans, would gather at church wearing a small piece of their tartan under their clothing representing their clan. The blessing bestowed at that secret gathering was a blessing on the entire clan.


Location: 101 Riverside Ave, Ben Lomond Map
website Ben Lomond create a direct event link
Small Business Saturday
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Streetlight Records
Show your support for local, independent businesses by making purchases at your favorite small businesses.
Date: 11/24/2018


(0 A November 2018) SmallBusinessSaturday2018.jpgWe're happy to be participating in Small Business Saturday again this year! If you're a subscriber to our weekly email newsletter, you'll get 25% off all used items! If you're not, just sign up on the spot and we'll give you the discount. Shop local and help your community prosper!

Small Business Saturday is a day to show your support for local, independent businesses by making purchases at your favorite small businesses. By shopping with locally owned, independent businesses, you make a much greater positive impact on the local economy than when you shop online or in big chain stores.


websitecreate a direct event link
Tree Lighting & Santa in Felton
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Felton Business Association
Cookies, hot chocolate,hot cider, carols, Santa Claus and tree lighting!
Date: 11/24/2018 at 6:00pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: Felton's Heritage Tree is located at the deck in the middle of Felton.

Felton's Heritage Tree, located at the deck in the middle of Felton is illuminated by an army of Volunteers including professional tree climbers & electricians.


(0 A November 2018) FeltonBiz_Santa2018.jpgTwo years ago the FBA decided that it was time Santa added Felton to his itinerary, so local youngsters could visit with him right here in town, and last year he showed up wearing a brand new and very classy suit.


Last years' ceremony was the best ever, with a great crowd several people deep along the sidewalk and on the deck.

 

As a new addition to the program, the Santa Cruz Chorale sang carols beneath the tree and the audience enjoyed homemade cookies, hot cider and chocolate while they waited for Santa to arrive on a fire engine.


After the Jolly Old Elf turned the tree lights on, the kids and their parents followed him to his parlor in the firehouse, where they received a free color photo to commemorate their visit with Santa, courtesy of the FBA.

 


website Felton create a direct event link
Birding for Beginners
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Henry Cowell
A Walk in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park with a Park Naturalist
Date: 11/24/2018 from 8:00am to 10:00am


Birding for Beginners

Saturday, November 24 at 8am

Join birder extraordinaire Jim Williams for a tranquil morning filled with our little flying friends! Learn about the birds in our park, receive a Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park birding brochure, and begin your career as an energized birder! Meet at the visitor center. Make sure to bring water, comfortable footwear, and a keen eye and/or ears! For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event is free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

 

 


Location: Campground, Graham Hill, Felton Map
website Felton create a direct event link
Financial Literacy Classes
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Free financial literacy classes
Date: The 4th Mon of every month (Sep 24-Mar 25) from 4:00pm to 5:15pm
Ages: 8-18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) will offer free financial literacy classes at the Downtown Santa Cruz and Boulder Creek Branch Libraries. These programs were made possible through partnerships with three community experts, and classes cover a variety of topics to help people take charge of their financial lives.

 

Financial Fridays  Downtown Library  224 Church St. Every 2nd Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Financial Fridays is led by Jennipher Lommen, a Certified Financial Planner. This series starts September 14th and runs through March 2019 with a break in December. The series begins with retirement planning and covers Medicare and long term care in October and November, respectively.


Money Mondays Downtown Library 224 Church St.  Every 4th Monday, 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Money Mondays is led by Financial Literacy Coach Lisa Bennet. The series starts September 24th and runs through March 2019 with a break in December. Topics will include: uncovering your money archetype, creating a spending plan, credit and your credit score, insurance, stock market basics, and funding college.

 

Financial Fridays in Boulder Creek  Boulder Creek Library 1390 West Park Ave., Every 2nd Friday,10:30am

Another Financial Fridays series will be held at the Boulder Creek Library. This series is led by Aaron Brandt, Financial Advisor. The series kicks off September 14th with the foundations of investing, then covers

 

According to Library Director Susan Nemitz, "Financial literacy is a critical skill that isn't always taught in school or at home. Yet the ability to make financially responsible decisions is an important part of everyday life. Making sure people have these skills can help improve outcomes for our entire community." The library is offering no-cost learning opportunities to bridge the gap in knowledge.


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Financial Literacy Classes
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Free financial literacy classes
Date: The 4th Mon of every month (Sep 24-Mar 25)
Ages: 8-18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) will offer free financial literacy classes at the Downtown Santa Cruz and Boulder Creek Branch Libraries. These programs were made possible through partnerships with three community experts, and classes cover a variety of topics to help people take charge of their financial lives.

 

Financial Fridays  Downtown Library  224 Church St. Every 2nd Friday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Financial Fridays is led by Jennipher Lommen, a Certified Financial Planner. This series starts September 14th and runs through March 2019 with a break in December. The series begins with retirement planning and covers Medicare and long term care in October and November, respectively.


Money Mondays Downtown Library 224 Church St.  Every 4th Monday, 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Money Mondays is led by Financial Literacy Coach Lisa Bennet. The series starts September 24th and runs through March 2019 with a break in December. Topics will include: uncovering your money archetype, creating a spending plan, credit and your credit score, insurance, stock market basics, and funding college.

 

Financial Fridays in Boulder Creek  Boulder Creek Library 1390 West Park Ave., Every 2nd Friday,10:30am

Another Financial Fridays series will be held at the Boulder Creek Library. This series is led by Aaron Brandt, Financial Advisor. The series kicks off September 14th with the foundations of investing, then covers

 

According to Library Director Susan Nemitz, "Financial literacy is a critical skill that isn't always taught in school or at home. Yet the ability to make financially responsible decisions is an important part of everyday life. Making sure people have these skills can help improve outcomes for our entire community." The library is offering no-cost learning opportunities to bridge the gap in knowledge.


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Locals "Seymour" in November
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Locals see more in November--at the Seymour Center!
Date: Every day (Nov 27-Nov 30) from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) SeymourMDC_logoNov2018.jpgSanta Cruz County locals can visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for free from Tuesday, November 27 through Friday, November 30.

 

Simply present a current photo ID showing Santa Cruz County residence.

 

Current student ID from any school in Santa Cruz County or current utility bills are also valid proof of residence. Guests of county residents must pay regular admission prices.

(Valid 11/27/2018 - 11/30/2018)

Sponsored by generous donations on Giving Day 2018.


Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Youth Employment Workshops
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
A free monthly series for youth (ages 14-25) focusing on employment strategies
Date: The 4th Tues of every month (Oct 23-Mar 26) from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ages: Youth Ages 14 to 25 Admission Fees: Free

A free monthly series for youth (ages 14-25) focusing on employment strategies presented by Patricia Greenway or Access2Employment. The first program will be an introduction and overview of the series. Subsequent programs will focus on Job Applications, Effective Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Job Search Techniques, and Acing the Interview. Workshops will be the 4th Tuesday of the month October 2018 thru March 2019, skipping December 2018.


Location: 6299 Gushee Street, Felton Map
website Felton create a direct event link
for families with children with special needs: Teaching Self-Car
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Triple P, Positive Parenting Program
Attend this FREE Stepping Stones Triple P parenting workshop to learn strategies for teaching self‐care skills, such as pe
Date: 11/27/2018 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Workshop for families with children with special needs: Teaching Self-Care Skills

Stepping Stones Triple P offers parenting support for families with children with special needs, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other developmental delays. Stepping Stones Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. 

 

Attend this FREE Stepping Stones Triple P parenting workshop to learn strategies for teaching self‐care skills, such as personal hygiene, brushing teeth, getting dressed, and following routines.

 

This Stepping Stones Triple P workshop is offered as part of the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Community Advisory Committee's monthly meeting. No registration required.

 

Light snacks will be provided. Please note: child care will not be available at this event.

 

Presented in English by: Stella Lauerman, Triple P Practitioner

 

For questions, contact the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Office at (831) 466-5700 or visit www.nsccselpa.org


Location: San Lorenzo Valley Middle Schoo, 7105 Highway 9, Felton Map
website Felton create a direct event link
Prospective Volunteer Information Night and After-Hours Shopping
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is dedicated to educating people about the role scientific research plays in the understandi
Date: 11/28/2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) SeymourMDC_logoNov2018.jpgLearn more about becoming a volunteer at the Seymour Center, 6:30-8 PM:
*Join us to hear about upcoming training opportunities and the exciting benefits of volunteering
*Come talk with current volunteers and staff educators
*Join us for all or part of the evening
*Training begins mid-January 2019

Plus, enjoy convenient after-hours shopping, 5-8 PM:
*Dive into great holiday gifts, all the while supporting ocean conservation
*The Ocean Discovery Shop is open throughout the evening


Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3694 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Think and Grow Rich
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Sanctuary Coop
Are you ready for a shift in perspective??? Join us for an inspiring evening of DREAMING AND POSSIBILITES!!
Date: 11/28/2018 at 7:00pm
Admission Fees: Sliding scale $20-30
Special Instructions: Childcare available

Are you ready for a shift in perspective???
Join us for an inspiring evening of DREAMING AND POSSIBILITES!!

We are screening the film " Think and Grow Rich" based on the famous bestselling book written by Napoleon Hill. One of the top 10 most read books of ALL TIME. This was the first book that opened up the discussions of " law of attraction and quantum physics".

The screening is followed by a special Q and A session with the local director of the film- Scott Cervine
When: Wed Nov 28th at 7- 9:30 pm
Location: Louden Nelson Center in the theatre
Tickets: Sliding scale 20-30$
Parking: street ( arrive early)

We expect to sell out so be sure and pre buy your tickets by sending payment to https://paypal.me/pools/c/89tfb9535D , no paper ticket required, we will have you on our list.

Childcare is also offered if you need it! From 6:45-8:45 for 10$ per child, we have a room rented steps from the theatre with fun activities for your child and 2 amazing gentle parents who will be with them while you enjoy the film.

ALL proceeds from our evening go to support our hybrid homeschooling program. We are offering our children a place to fully explore their bliss and have a safe place for child lead learning and deep nature connection.

Click above to see the trailer and get your tickets NOW, this is a one time special event and an amazing way to end your year with some expansion, learning and growth, this film will leave you thinking and feeling and ready for whatever is NEXT in your life.
Join us, invite a friend and support a great cause!!


Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Free Book Giveaway
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Central
Thanks! ....free books for you...
Date: 11/28/2018 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm


(0 A November 2018) Library_Central_FreeBookGiveaway.jpgJoin us in giving THANKS to our community at the Free Book Giveaway outside the Downtown Library!

We appreciate your support, stop by and take a book home!


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7707 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Christmas with Dickens
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Library Scotts Valley
Meet Dickens... and Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Catherine Dickens, and the Ghost of Christmas
Date: 11/29/2018 at 7:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) Library_DickensColor.jpgWilling Suspension Armchair Theater & The Dickens Project present Christmas with Dickens

Charles Dickens just wants to talk about his book, A Christmas Carol, but what happens when Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Catherine Dickens, and the Ghost of Christmas Present show up? Chaos, confusion, conflict, and complaints, just like a normal holiday gathering.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater and the Dickens Project (UCSC) present an original piece written by JoAnna Rottke and directed by Karen Schamberg. Readers will be; Brian Spencer, Frank Widman, Martha Rabin, Susan Forrest and Jim Schultz.

JoAnna Rottke spent her best years as Assistant Director of the Dickens Project, a research program at UCSC devoted to the life and works of Charles Dickens. She knows more about Dickens than she'd like to admit.

This event is free, but donations are most welcome and appreciated. There will be refreshments as well as time at the end to ask questions and interact with the author, director and readers. 


Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Gary Griggs Presentation and Book Signing
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
"Between Paradise and Peril: The Natural Disaster History of the Monterey Bay Region"
Date: 11/29/2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30am
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 & older Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) SeymourMDC_logoNov2018.jpgJoin the Seymour Center for a special evening with Gary Griggs.

"Between Paradise and Peril: The Natural Disaster History of the Monterey Bay Region" chronicles 200 years of earthquakes, tsunamis, coastal storms and shoreline retreat, rainfall and flooding, landslides and mudflows, plus current droughts and climate change. What will the future of paradise hold?

Event sponsored by Dahlen Structural, Inc.


Location: 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
No Room at the Inn 2018
Add to My Planner

click to view website

St. Philip the Apostle Episcopal Church
'No Room at the Inn' fundraiser event to benefit homeless ministries in our area
Date: Every day (Nov 30-Dec 1)

Special Instructions: See different times

(0 A November 2018) NoRoom.jpgNo Room at the Inn 2018

  • Opening Gala: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Family Day/ Advent Festival: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

" We invite you to participate in our THIRD annual 'No Room at the Inn' fundraiser event to benefit homeless ministries in our area by sharing your nativity for display and attending one or all of our events. "Gala proceeds will benefit Faith Community Shelter and Wings Homeless Advocacy. 

 

"Opening Gala -Friday, November 30, 2018 -6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

"Family Day/ Advent Festival - Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Special Children's Activities 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Luncheon available 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Bake Sale and Opportunity Drawing
  • View the Nativities 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Entry donation:  A non-perishable food item per person to stock our Food Pantry Family Day proceeds will benefit Faith Community Shelter and Wings Homeless Advocacy as well as St. Philip's Food Pantry/Second Harvest Food Bank."


Location: 5271 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley Map
website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Winter Performance: December in Mexico
Add to My Planner

click to view website

Senderos
Take in dinner and a show with Senderos
Date: Every day (Nov 30-Dec 1) at 7:00pm


Winter Performance: December in Mexico

Ta(0 A November 2018) Senderos_Winter-Poster2018.jpgke in dinner and a show at Harbor High. Senderos presents its winter dance performance, Colores de mi Tierra, featuring Centeotl Danza y Baile dance troupe and Ensamble Musical youth band.

 

Arrive early to enjoy delicious Mexican food. This fundraiser helps support Senderos, an all-volunteer nonprofit that provides free after school dance and music classes, tutoring, and scholarships for Latino youth.

 


Location: Harbor High Theater, 300 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Parkstore Holiday Sale: Preview Day
Add to My Planner

click to view website

State Park Natural Bridges
ParkStore Holiday Sale with special discounts
Date: 11/30/2018 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 A November 2018) ParkStoreHolidaySale.jpgShop four ParkStore locations for thoughtful holiday gifts. All proceeds benefit our local state parks and beaches. The Preview Sale is on Friday, November 30th, from 4-7 pm.

Friends members receive up to 30% off on select iconic Michael Schwab park illustrations on apparel and more, plus jewelry, maps, nature guides, local history books, educational toys and other merchandise that represent the special cultural history and environment of our parks.

Non-members receive 20% off. Become a member at the Holiday Sale to receive the 30% discount!

 

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks


Location: Natural Bridges State Beach, 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 429-1840 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
View my Parent Planner

local sponsors
• Look for these same great services in other cities under ParentClick •