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The quilts are back!
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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Beautiful quilts on exhibit!
Date: Every day (Dec 11-Apr 15)
Admission Fees: Free - $5

(0 Dec 2017) Quilt-Flowers.jpgThe quilts are back!
The Museum has partnered with the Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild for a new temporary exhibit, "Wildflowers Through a Quilter's Eyes," beginning with an opening reception on Monday, December 11th, from 6-8 p.m. This temporary exhibit will be on display through mid-April.


http://www.pgmuseum.org/.../wildflowers-through-a-quilters-ey...


Pictured are quilts from last year's reception.
#Quilts #Quilters #Monterey #PacificGrove

 


Location: 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove Map
Phone: 831-648-5716 •website Pacific Grovecreate a direct event link
Harvesting Our Heritage
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SLV Museum
Bite-sized looks at the history of agriculture and food ways here in Santa Cruz county.
Date: Every Su, Wed, Th, Fri and Sa (Feb 24-Apr 30) from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Donation of $5 per family is requested

(0 January 2018) SLVMuseum_HarvestHeritage.jpgJoin us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition, Harvesting Our Heritage.

 

This exhibition, based on the research project and book of the same name, takes some bite-sized looks at the history of agriculture and food ways here in Santa Cruz county.

 

Wednesday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Location: 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 338-8382 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Spring Camp: The Art and Science of Nature
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Calling young artists and scientists curious about nature!
Date: Every day (Feb 2-Apr 6) from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Ages: 5-6 Admission Fees: $265 - April 2-6, 8:30-3:30
Special Instructions: Discounts for members and siblings, limited scholarships available

(0 February 2018) SCMus_SpringCamp2018ArtandSceinceofNature.jpgThe Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is proud to present an inspiring week of nature exploration.

Campers draw inspiration from nature through exploration and hands-on investigation! They make new friends at this day camp featuring walking field trips, Museum exploration, science projects, and nature-inspired art.

We invite kindergartners and first graders to come observe, explore, and appreciate the wonders of the natural world here in our backyard as well as in the Museum's collection. With the inspiration of our spring "Art of Nature" exhibit, we will explore what nature reveals to us everyday through a variety of individual and collaborative art projects. Every camper will create artwork to take home, make scientific discoveries, and most importantly, create memories, friendships, and a personal connection to the unique nature of the Santa Cruz coast.

Each of the five days will focus on a different theme that will guide a variety of art projects, science investigations, supervised explorations, and games. "Leave no trace" ethics and safety in nature will be emphasized throughout the week so that campers will leave equipped with a better understanding of how to responsibly interact with the natural world.

Join us to build connections to nature and stewardship for our world. ENROLLMENT WILL OPEN FEB 2 at 9 am.


Location: 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 420-6115 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Volunteer Enrichment Series
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Arboretum
Each class is FREE with priority registration given for prospective and currently active volunteers like you!
Date: 03/01/2018 at 10:00am
Admission Fees: free

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden is happy to be presenting The Volunteer Enrichment Series! This series will take place February - June 2018. Each class is FREE with priority registration given for prospective and currently active volunteers like you! Repeat volunteers from previous volunteer orientations are welcome too! Open to the community.

Join us for an overview of the Native Plant Program - its staff and students' work in conservation, garden & collection development, projects, field work and collaborations with other organizations and institutions. Includes a tour of the California Native Conservation Garden.

BE SURE TO SIGN UP TWICE!
ONCE for the Class Presentation 10am -12pm AND AGAIN for ONE of the tours with Brett, either Thursday or Friday! Tours limited to 20 people.

Lunch will be provided in combination of donations from Woodstock's Pizza and New Leaf Market.

(Tours are intended for people who attend the presentation)
www.volunteersignup.org/XB9BJ


Location: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.427.2998 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Shelf to Shore Passes to Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
visit any Santa Cruz Public Libraries branch or bookmobile stop to request your shelf to shore pass. A valid library card is req
Date: Every day (Jan 18-May 29) from 10:00am to 5:00pm


Shelf to Shore Passes to Monterey Bay Aquarium

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The Santa Cruz Public Libraries is a proud partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Shelf to Shore Program, which provides free access to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for low income families. The program, created for families who otherwise could not afford to go, admits up to six family members for a visit. Just visit any Santa Cruz Public Libraries branch or bookmobile stop to request your shelf to shore pass. A valid library card is required. Limit one pass per year per adult library card holder. For free admission to the Aquarium, you must present the ticket with your matching library card at the Aquarium's Main Entrance.

 

 

The Shelf to Shore program runs from the day after Labor Day through the Friday before Memorial Day. Currently, a pass is valid from September 5, 2017 through May 25, 2018 and cannot be used on the following dates:

  • February 17-19, 2018
  • March 24-April 8, 2018
  • April 29, 2018

Who is Eligible?
You can get a Shelf to Shore Aquarium pass if you are 18 years old or older and have a valid Santa Cruz Public Library card. Passes are intended for low income families, so if you qualify for Free School Lunch, WIC, SNAP, Meals on Wheels, Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Healthy Kids, or other similar services, this program is definitely for you.


Location: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey Map
Phone: (831) 647-6886 •website Monterey create a direct event link
Explore California's Wild Edge Prints by Tom Killion
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MAH
This exhibition invites you to explore California's coastal edge through prints by woodcut artist Tom Killion
Date: Every day (Jan 12-Apr 22)


Explore California's Wild Edge, Prints by Tom Killion

 

California's Wild Edge; Prints by Tom Killion: Jan 12 2018 - April 22 2018

Natural Bridge, Tom Killion, woodblock print

"The edge where the Sea meets land, the coast, is where we face true wilderness." - Tom Killion


This exhibition invites you to explore California's coastal edge through prints by woodcut artist Tom Killion alongside poems selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Gary Snyder. 

 

Tom Killion was born and raised in Mill Valley, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. Since childhood, he was moved by the rugged scenery of Marin County and Northern California.  Tom creates landscape prints using linoleum and wood, strongly influenced by the traditional Japanese Ukiyo-ë style of Hokusai and Hiroshige. This exhibition will feature a series of woodblock prints Tom made in honor of Santa Cruz County's breathtaking landscapes. From Natural Bridges to Wilder Ranch, visit your favorite Santa Cruz coastal and woodland sanctuaries through Tom's exquisite line work and crisp colors.

 

This exhibition is made possible through generous sponsorship from the following organizations and individuals: Scharf Investments, Nordic Naturals; UC Santa Cruz Arts; UC Santa Cruz Alumni; Julie Packard; Robert Stephens; Sarah Stephens; Terry, Asha, and Val Cole; the Aceves-London Family Fund; Wayne Palmer & Earleen Overend, and MAH members like you.


Location: 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831 763 4047 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Homework Club at La Madrona
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La Madrona Athletic Club
Enjoy family time at home because all of your child's homework has been completed after school!
Date: Every Tues, Wed and Th (Feb 6-Mar 29) from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Ages: 1st-5th Grade Admission Fees: $60.00 Day/Session

Enjoy family time at home because all of your child's homework has been completed!

This special time is for doing homework under the supervision of our qualified staff that can offer assistance.

When all their homework is complete, they can participate in in quiet fun such as dot to dots, coloring sheets and mazes.

Sign up for Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays or 2 days all 3 days! Session 2 2/6/18-3/1/17

Session: Feb. 6 - Mar. 29

All Mondays in the session $60

All  Mondays and Tuesdays $120

All Mondays Tuesdays and Wednesday $180


Location: 1897 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 438-1072 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Art 1 and 2
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Art Factory
Art Classes for kids
Date: Every Wed, Th and Fri (Jan 11-May 24)
Ages: 5-7; 8-12 Admission Fees: $105/month
Special Instructions: Drop-Ins also welcome

Art 1: We'll explore pastel, mixed media collage, colored pencil, watercolor, tempera and sculpture as a group with simple instruction. A great art foundation starts here! A sketch book is provided and will be used in class each week.

Art 2: Created for returning students or students with 1 to 2 years prior art experience. Students will find more freedom in their practice as they are familiar with studio materials and basic techniques. We'll explore pastel, mixed media collage, sculpture, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic and tempera paint. A sketch book is provided and will be used in class each week.

 

Wed (Jan 10-May 23) from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Th (Jan 11-May 24) from 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Fri (Jan 12-May 25) from 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Location: The Art Factory, 9099 Soquel Dr. 15, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 688-8862 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Elephant Seal Walks
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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

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Guided Elephant Seal Walks

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

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


Location: East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 420-6115 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Maryjo Koch and the Art of Scientific Illustration
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Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery
Koch is one of the world's most accomplished naturalist painters around. Exquisite detail!
Date: Every Tues, Wed, Th, Fri and Sa (Jan 24-Mar 16) from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Art Seen

Maryjo Koch and the Art of Scientific Illustration

popout1804-maryjoMaryjo Koch doesn't overlook the little things. When it comes to painting birds nests and honeybees, every little twig and hair matters. With acute attention to detail and precision, Koch is one of the world's most accomplished naturalist painters around.

 

Her hyperrealistic specimens are often found in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where Koch works. She has illustrated 18 books, and her work has been featured across the globe.

 

Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 12 PM-5 PM
Holidays and campus breaks observed.


Location: 11 Cowell Service Road, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-459-2953 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
A Midsummer's Nights Dream
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St. Abraham's Classical Christian Academy
Date: Every day (Mar 1-Mar 3) at 7:00pm
Admission Fees: students/seniors $5, general $7

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Mark your calendars now for St. Abraham's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" coming up on March 1-3!

Our upper school students are working hard to make this a fantastic performance! Tell your friends and family.

Tickets are available now - students/seniors $5, general $7.

Location: 1940 Bonita Dr., Aptos Map
Phone: 831.239.4657 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Tour the Pacific Migrations Center
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State Park New Brighton
Self-guided tour highlights history of Pacific Rim migrations
Date: Every Su, Tues, Wed, Th, Fri and Sa from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: 7-12

 Tour the Pacific Migrations Visitor Center at New Brighton State Beach

Come explore the Pacific Migrations Visitor Center at New Brighton State Beach. This free mini-museum highlights the history of Pacific Rim migrations and how they have influenced the Monterey Bay area. 

The exhibits explore the contributions of Chinese fishers, who established fishing camps on the Monterey Bay coastline beginning in the 1850s. Fishers dried and shipped most of their catch to markets up and down the coast, as well as across the Pacific. Chinese fish merchants also sold their fresh catch in local towns. China Beach, as New Brighton was known at the time, lasted until the mid-1880s. 

The center, which is supported by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. It also includes a ParkStore, offering nature and history-themed merchandise for sale. All proceeds benefit local parks and beaches.

Self-guided tours of the Pacific Migrations Visitor Center are free. Docent-led tours are available for groups. Contact Jean Bernard at the Visitor Center, 831-464-5620, to schedule. Parking at New Brighton State Beach is $10 and supports the park. New Brighton State Beach is located at 1500 Park Ave. in Capitola


Location: 1500 Park Ave, Capitola Map
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Trivia on Tap
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Library Scotts Valley
21+ trivia on tap
Date: The 1st Th of every month (Feb 15-May 17) from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ages: 21+ Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month

Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a bimonthly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Event occurs 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.


Location: Steel Bonnet Brewing Company, 20 Victor Square B, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 417-7717 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Canta y Baila Conmigo® with MusicalMe, Inc.
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Musical Me, Inc. Offers Music Together
CyBC enhances children's learning in multiple domains, increases family engagement and adds richly to each family's "toolbox."
Date: Every day (Feb 23-Apr 1)
Ages: 0-6 years
Special Instructions: Locations in Los Gatos, Pleasure Point & Westside Santa Cruz

Canta y Baila Conmigo® with MusicalMe, Inc.

Locations in Los Gatos, Pleasure Point & Westside Santa Cruz

831.438.3514  or  Text: 831.332.9002

 

(0 February 2018) MM_CantaYBaila_TwoFigures.jpgNow offering the new and exciting Spanish language music & movement immersion program - Canta y Baila ConmigoTM.  For beginners and native speakers alike, CyBC brings the highest quality music and movement experiences to young children and the adults who love them, with a playful, interactive atmosphere that integrates language learning naturally and organically in the musical experience.

 

Our curriculum fosters the integration of music into everyday life - regardless of adults' music ability. CyBC enhances children's learning in multiple domains, increases family engagement and adds richly to each family's "toolbox."

 

Siblings are welcome, especially infants who attend free if they are 8 months or under. Classes are now offered in Los Gatos, Pleasure Point & Westside Santa Cruz.

 

Contact us now to attend a class for free!

FREE Demo Classes

 

Join us for a FREE Demo Class of our newest offering:  Canta y Baila Conmigo! 

Friday, March 16th, 2018 @ 9:30am and 10:30am

Los Gatos Rec. Department, 123 E. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA - ROOM C

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  Click Here to Register

 

QUESTIONS:  831-438-3514 or sky@musicalme.com

SPACE IS LIMITED!  REGISTER TODAY!

 

PREVIEW A CLASS - FOR FREE!

If you have never experienced a Music Together class and want to see first-hand why everyone raves about this incredible program, please join us for a FREE class.  These are classes currently in progress.  Schedule yours TODAY!


Location: 325 Marion Ave, Room 29, Ben Lomond Map
Phone: (831) 438-3514 •websitecreate a direct event link
Citizen Science
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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

Citizen 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


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
The Winds of Beyond
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San Lorenzo Valley High School
An original science-fiction epic adventure written and directed by SLVHS senior Sampson Miller
Date: Every day (Mar 1-Mar 4)
Ages: 13-14 Admission Fees: $9 - $12

San Lorenzo Valley High School is proud to present the world premiere of The Winds of Beyond, a new play by Sampson Miller. The Winds of Beyond is presented at the San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Center one weekend only, March 1 through March 4.

 

Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. Community Night is Thursday, March 1. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door; prices are listed below.

The Winds of Beyond is an original science-fiction epic adventure play that follows Lyla Stone, a woman stranded on a space station in an alien solar system. Lyla finds herself thrust into an adventure to find an intergalactic artifact known as The Winds of Beyond. The story features 18 different alien races, with Lyla being the sole humanoid in the story. The play recently underwent two staged readings wherein it received enthusiastic responses from attendees and praise for the level of detail contained within the storytelling.

Written and directed by SLVHS senior Sampson Miller, this comedy is designed and produced entirely by students. From costumes, make-up, lighting, set and prop design, to stage management, running crew and set building -- the students do it all!

Sampson Miller has participated in 11 high school productions, including the recent play, Museum, which he co-directed. Miller has also written and directed several short films, including "The Ultimate Servant", which received critical acclaim at the Student Voices Campaign Film Festival earlier this year.

Performance Dates:
7:00 p.m. on March 1, 2, 3
2:00 p.m. on March 4

All performances will be held at the San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Center located at 7105 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018.

Pricing
General Admission - $12
Student/Senior/Staff - $10
With ASB Card - $9
Community Night (March 1) - $9


Location: 7105 Highway 9, Felton Map
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Trivia on Tap
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Library Central & Scotts Valley
Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize.
Date: The 1st Th of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Trivia on Tap
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a bimonthly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Event occurs 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.
Note: Special Theme: Film and Television
Additional Information


Location: Steel Bonnet Brewing Company , 20 Victor Square, Scotts Valley Map
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Alice in Wonderland
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Christian Youth Theater
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature's most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.
Date: Every day (Feb 23-Mar 4)

Special Instructions: See specific days & times

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature's most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney's thrilling animated motion picture, Disney's Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

 

The ever-curious Alice's journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

 

Dates / Times:

Friday, Feb 23rd @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Feb 24th @ 2:00pm
Saturday, Feb 24th @ 7:00pm
Sunday, Feb 25th @ 12:00pm
Sunday, Feb 25th @ 4:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 27th @ 9:00am
Tuesday, Feb 27th @ 12:00pm
Friday, Mar 2nd @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Mar 3rd @ 2:00pm
Saturday, Mar 3rd @ 7:00pm
Sunday, Mar 4th @ 12:00pm
Sunday, Mar 4th @ 4:00pm

Ticket Prices:
* Prices may vary by performance.

$17.00: Standard Ticket Price
$20.00: At Door Price
$14.00: Group Ticket Price
(Ticket Minimum: 10)
$15.00: Child Ticket Price
(Max Child Age: 12)
$15.00: Senior Ticket Price
(Min Senior Age: 65)

Preferred seating is $20

 School Show tickets are $8 each

for groups of 10 or more.

 

 


Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Free Homework Help
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Library Garfield Park
Connect | Inspire | Inform
Date: Every Wed and Th (Feb 14-May 23) 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

 

The program takes Spring break: March 30 to April 9, 2018 (resuming April 10, 2018)


Location: 705 Woodrow Ave., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7709 •website Santa Cruz Countycreate a direct event link
Author Talks: Nick Adams
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Library La Selva Beach
Civil War re-enactor & author Nick Adams will discuss his books, Away at War and My Dear Wife and Children
Date: 03/02/2018 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Pre-registration required

Civil War re-enactor & author Nick Adams will discuss his books, Away at War and My Dear Wife and Children • Based on letters send home by a 2nd Minnesota Volunteer to his family • Life as a Civil War soldier • Family life during the Civil War • Author talk & book signing


Location: 316 Estrella Ave, La Selva Beach Map
Phone: (831)417-7717 •website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
Homeschool Sewing
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Art Factory
Sewing Classes for homeschoolers
Date: Every Fri (Jan 12-May 25) from 10:00am to 11:30am
Ages: 7-12 Admission Fees: $105/month

This class is for students who love to sew and create mixed media art with textiles as the main component. As students progress, there will be occasional machine sewing. Projects include art pieces, wearable art, functional objects and more.


Location: The Art Factory, 9099 Soquel Dr. 15, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 688-8862 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Drawing Class Ages 7-12
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Art Factory
Art Classes for kids ages 7-12
Date: Every Fri (Jan 12-May 25) from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 7-12 Admission Fees: $105/month
Special Instructions: Drop-Ins also welcome

This class is for students who want to deepen their ability to draw what they see. Learning to look is the foundation of this drawing class, set in a positive & relaxed environment. Confidence soars when visual connections are made and renderings improve. A "Drawing Sketch Book" is provided.


Location: The Art Factory, 9099 Soquel Dr. 15, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 688-8862 •website Aptos create a direct event link
A Raisin in the Sun
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UCSC Theater Arts
A Raisin in the Sun takes a courageous look into how the "American Dream" excluded and marginalized African-Americans in our soc
Date: Every day (Mar 2-Mar 11)
Admission Fees: $8 - $18

(0 February 2018) RaisinInSun.jpgThe Theater Arts Department and the Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center present the groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by UCSC lecturer Don Williams, featuring drama students from the UCSC African-American Theater Arts Troupe, and guest starring as Mama, award-winning actor and UCSC alumna Adilah Barnes* (Erin Brockovich, Roseanne, Cold Case, Prime Suspect...).

 

Considered a significant turning point in American theater because it addresses crucial racial and cultural concerns during the 1950s in the United States, A Raisin in the Sun takes a courageous look into how the "American Dream" excluded and marginalized African-Americans in our society.

 

Influenced by Hansberry's own experiences, it also tackles head-on, various hot-button issues that remain relevant today, including discrimination, cultural identity, feminism, and abortion - topics that were considered off-limits when the play originally debuted in 1959.

 

Presented by the UCSC Theater Arts Department in conjunction with the Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center, the African American Theater Arts Troupe, and the UCSC Arts Division.

 

* Ms. Barnes appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

photo: Adilah Barnes as "Mama" (Steve DiBartolomeo)

 

Advance tickets available online only
Reserved seating.
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.
Please be in your seat by the advertised start time.

"A Raisin in the Sun" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

March 2-3-4 and 8-9-10-11
Thu-Sat at 7:30PM, Sundays at 3:00PM

$18 adult
$10 senior (62+)
$10 student w/ ID
$8 youth/child/infant
$8 UCSC student (UCSC undergrads eligible for one $0 complimentary ticket per production)
$8 UCSC staff/faculty (2 tickets)
$8 UCSC alumni assoc. member (2 tickets)


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Girls Night Out
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Art Factory
Treat yourself to some time with the girls, wine and cheese and a create evening. Call Yvette for schedule!
Date: Every Fri from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Friday Night Girl's Night Out!

 

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

 

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

 

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


Location: Redwood Village #15, 9099 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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Become a Watsonville Wetlands Docent
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Watsonville Wetlands
Join us for docent training in January
Date: Every Wed and Sa


Docent Training Starts THIS MONTH!

There is still time to sign-up for docent training. While there are a variety of ways to volunteer with us here at the Wetlands Watch, becoming a docent is a great way to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the wetlands, youth, and community! It is a fun and interesting way to learn about the natural and cultural history of the wetlands from experts. Docent trainees are treated to an inside look at the Pajaro Valley and its wide network of wetlands. Local experts share the ecology, history, and restoration of the wetlands during the 7-week program.


The interactive sessions include Wednesday evening presentations and Saturday morning field trips, visiting sites not normally seen by the public. Join our dedicated team of trained docent volunteers who help with field trips, lead wetland tours, participate in special events, work in the greenhouse and native plant demonstration garden and a whole host of other things. No previous teaching or wetland experience is necessary - beginners are welcome.  

 

Come join us - the wetlands are calling!    For more information, contact Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Ria Mukerji at 909-680-9872 or email at  ria@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org.


Location: 235 Ohlone Parkway, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-345-1226 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Redwood Grove Loop Walk
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State Park Big Basin
Meet famous trees on this walk in the forest!
Date: Every Su and Sa at 1:00pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: Also Friday, December 1 at 1pm

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

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 Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; day use fee for vehicles is $10. Events 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
Salamander Saturday
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State Park Rancho del Oso
Celebrate our amphibian friends that make their way from beneath rocks and under logs to the creeks, wetlands and puddles
Date: 03/03/2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 18 miles north of SC on Hwy 1

Salamander Saturday

Saturday, March 3 from 12pm to 4pm

 

"Salamanders of the Santa Cruz Mountains" by Amy Patten at 1pm

Guided Hike at 3pm

Join us as the "Ranch of the Bear" becomes "Ranch of the Newt," celebrating our amphibian friends that make their way from beneath rocks and under logs to the creeks, wetlands, and puddles of the park. Live amphibians will be available for viewing. Ranger-led salamander hike will start at 3pm on the mile long Marsh Trail. Herpetologist Amy Patten is presenting


Salamanders of the Santa Cruz Mountains," an all ages presentation at 1pm. This free event is appropriate for all ages. 

 

The Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center is located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway 1 in Davenport. For more information, please call (831) 427-2288, or email parksRDOPIS@parks.ca.gov. Event made possible by Waddell Creek Association and California State Parks.


Location: 3600 Highway 1, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-2288 •website Davenport create a direct event link
Ranch Tours
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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.jpgRanch Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

History comes alive at Wilder Ranch State Park on the weekends with Machine Shop Pelton Water Wheel Demos, baking on the woodstove, and ranch tours.

 

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
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Meet and Greet YOUR Neighborhood Policing Team
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Santa Cruz Police
See and Hear The PLAN For YOUR Neighborhood Policing Area To tackle the underlying causes of crime and safety issues and put su
Date: Every day (Mar 3-Mar 12)
Admission Fees: free

Meet and Greet YOUR Neighborhood Policing Team
Teams led by a dedicated Lieutenant, Sergeant, and officers charged with implementing strategies to prevent and reduce crime and improve neighborhood policing.

See and Hear The PLAN For YOUR  Neighborhood Policing Area
To tackle the underlying causes of crime and safety issues and put sustainable solutions in place.

Downtown Neighborhoods 
Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room

Upper Westside Neighborhoods
Tuesday, March 6th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Peace United Church - 900 High Street

Lower Westside Neighborhoods
Wednesday, March 7th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Bayview Elementary School - 1231 Bay Street

Lower East Side Neighborhoods
Thursday, March 8th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Gault Elementary School - 1320 Seabright Avenue

Upper East Side Neighborhoods
Monday, March 12th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Community Church on Roxas Street

 

Lt. Bernie Escalante Downtown@cityofsantacruz.com

Lt. Warren Barry UpperEast@cityofsantacruz.com

Lt. Jose Garcia LowerEast@cityofsantacruz.com

Lt. Christian LeMoss UpperWest@cityofsantacruz.com

Lt. Arnold Vasquez LowerWest@cityofsantacruz.com


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Citizen Workshop - Free Citizenship Workshop
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Library Central
Free one-on-one assistance with the U.S. citizenship application process
Date: 03/03/2018 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Pre-registration required

Free one-on-one assistance with the U.S. citizenship application process

The event begins with a session designed to provide participants with information on the citizenship application process and the eligibility requirements to become an American citizen. Those who are ready to apply can register in advance for a free on-site one-on-one session with an IRC trained immigration specialist who will help complete and submit the citizenship application (N-400); and file fee waivers on the participant's behalf (if applicable). Afterwards and throughout the entire naturalization process, IRC will follow-up with the status of cases and serve as a representative with USCIS.

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Exploring the San Lorenzo River: Bird Language on the San Lorenz
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Exploring the San Lorenzo River: Bird Language on the San Lorenzo River
Date: 03/03/2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Registration required.

The San Lorenzo River watershed is home to birds and bugs, fish and funghi, you and me! Explore the river ecosystem during the 2nd Annual Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and the Coastal Watershed Council. Learn from local naturalists, scientists and artists during this FREE weekly series, held at a different location along the river every Saturday now through April 21.

Saturday, March 3: Bird Language on the San Lorenzo River
A quiet moment can be quite revealing. Go birding with your ears and explore the soundscapes of several habitats found in the San Lorenzo watershed. Learn how to identify birds and explore with an experienced birder. This tour will meet at Quail Hollow Ranch located at 800 Quail Hollow Rd, Felton, CA 95018.

Pre-registration is required. Visit https://coastal-watershed.org/event/exploring-san-lorenzo-river-series-tour-2/ to register for this free event and to find out the exact meeting location.


Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural His, 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Redwood Tours
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State Park Henry Cowell
Amazing forest adventure
Date: Every Sa from 11:00pm to 2:00pm
Admission Fees: Day-use parking fee is $10

Redwood Tours                                                                                   

Saturdays 11am

How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable docents will lead you through our magnificent old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the Visitors Center in the day-use area of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park located off Highway 9 in Felton. Tour is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation, California State Parks volunteers, and California State Parks.

 

 


Location: 525 North Big Trees Park Road, Felton Map
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Arboretum Garden Free Day
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Arboretum at UC Santa Cruz
A tranquil place to see plants from around the world plus quail, bunnies...
Date: The 1st Sa of every month at 11:00am
Admission Fees: Free Day 1st Tuesday

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

 

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


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


Location: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.427.2998 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Romance in the Redwoods
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State Park Big Basin
Meet famous trees on this walk in the forest!
Date: Every Su and Sa at 1:00pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: Also Friday, December 1 at 1pm

Romance in the Redwoods



 


Location: Hwy 236, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831.336.8861 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Family Arts & Crafts- Garfield Park
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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
Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours
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State Park Wilder Ranch
Experience the Victorian era!
Date: Every Su and Sa from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Weekends from 11:00am-3:00pm, tours of the ranch houses at 1:00pm

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

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

 

Call (831) 426-0505 for more details.


Location: 1401 Old Coast Road, Santa Cruz Map
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Diversity Youth Mural Celebration
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The Diversity Center
Ceremonial ribbon cutting at new diversity mural
Date: 03/03/2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: none
Special Instructions: na

A new public mural, "Unify, Decolonize, Thrive" has joined our vibrant community and we invite you all to celebrate with us for a ceremonious ribbon cutting and reception. This youth-inspired art, designed by local muralists Emmanuel Garcia
and Oliver Whitcroft, represents the past, present, and future of marginalized people - transitioning from a challenging history to a hopeful and thriving future where everyone is included and valued.


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Santa Cruz Farmers Markets
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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 1:30-5:30 Lincoln & Cedar Year-round
Santa Cruz/West Side
Sat 9-1 2801 Mission Year-round
Scotts Valley Sat 9-1 King's Village Dr Year-round
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
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Life on the Ranch: Family Living History Day
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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

Ranch Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm

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


Location: 1401 Old Coast Road, Santa Cruz Map
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Adult Crafts
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Library Felton
Let's have some fun while also helping each other learn and grow as artists and crafters!
Date: Every Su and Sa 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
Choose Your Own Adventure Tour
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State Park Henry Cowell
Join us on a guided scavenger hunt along our trails.
Date: Every Sa at 1:00pm


Choose Your Own Adventure Tour
Saturdays at 1 pm


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

 

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

 

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


Location: Hwy 9, Felton Map
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Concert Two: 500th Birthday Celebration - Medici Codex
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Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
You will hear voices leaping in and out of one another, a big, moving sound, performed by four separate ensembles who have come
Date: 03/03/2018 at 7:30pm
Ages: All

(0 February 2018) BaroqueMarch2018.jpgConcert Two: 500th Birthday Celebration - Medici Codex

Take a moment to consider the best wedding present you've ever given. Then consider coming to this performance of music from the Medici Codex, a choir-book gifted exactly 500 years ago to Pope Leo X's nephew. The book was collected from the best composers of the Renaissance, and stands the test of time due to the stunning nature of the vocal music.

 

These sacred compositions were written during a time of political strife and represent some of the challenges and beauty of the time.

 

You will hear voices leaping in and out of one another, a big, moving sound, per- formed by four separate ensembles who have come together to celebrate this unique collection of music.

 

Ariose, conducted by Camille Couture
UCSC Chamber Singers, conducted by Michael McGushin
San Francisco Renaissance Voices, conducted by Katherine McKee

 

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Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class
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The Spokesman
Learn how to fix your flat tire!
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 10:00am to 12:00am
Ages: Free

Spokesman Bicycles Free Flat Fixing Class

 

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

Spokesman Bicycles, Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, CA

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Location: Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Women Veterans Alliance: Panel Presentation
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Library Aptos
A panel of women veterans will talk about their experience in the military and what it is like to readjust to civilian life afte
Date: 03/03/2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

A panel of women veterans will talk about their experience in the military and what it is like to readjust to civilian life after leaving the military.

 

Women Veterans Alliance serves to have a positive impact for women veterans and empowers the lives of women veterans throughout California and the country.

 


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: 831- 427-7700 ext. 7665 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Learn about the river during the 2nd Annual Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series!
Date: Every Sa (Feb 3-Apr 21) at 10:00am

Special Instructions: See varying meet locations

(0 January 2018) SanLorenzoRiverExploring.jpgThe San Lorenzo River watershed is home to you and me, AND all sorts of birds and bugs, fish and fungus, plants and amphibians. Learn about the wildlife that lives in and along the river during the 2nd Annual Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series!

Join expert birders, wildlife specialists, and fisheries biologists on guided walks along the river, to learn and connect with this beautiful natural resource in our own backyards. At the culmination of these walks we will celebrate Earth Day with a citizen science "BioBlitz" to capture biodiversity data along the river.

The following tours alternate between locations in the upper and lower watershed:

February 3 - Becoming Naturalists. Great for families!
February 10 - Birds of the lower San Lorenzo River. Great for families!
February 17 - The River through Time
February 24 - Fungus Among Us
March 3 - TBD
March 10 - Amphibians and Climate Change
March 17 - Salmon Spawning and Life Cycles*
Following the State of the San Lorenzo River Symposium.
March 24 - TBD
March 31 - San Lorenzo Salmonid Habitats
April 7 - NO WALK - Spring Break
April 14 - Bringing Stickleback!
April 21: Special Earth Day Bio Blitz

This FREE tour series is hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and the Coastal Watershed Council and is sponsored by the San Lorenzo Valley Water District and ClifBar Family Foundation.


Location: San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz Map
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Morning in the Kindergarten
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Santa Cruz Waldorf School
Morning in the Kindergarten - Come visit with your 4-5 year old.
Date: 03/03/2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm


Morning in the Kindergarten

Children 4 to 5 years old are warmly invited to experience a morning in the kindergarten while parents meet our teachers and learn about our approach to early childhood. Kindergarten visits are on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the following dates:

 

February 10, 2018
March 3rd, 2018

 

RSVP by calling 831-824-2161 or emailing enrollment@santacruzwaldorf.org Space is limited.

 


Location: Santa Cruz Waldorf School, 2190 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz Map
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Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop
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State Park Henry Cowell
Learn how to make a basket with local pine needles!
Date: Every 2 weeks on Sa (Mar 3-Feb 17)

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Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop
Saturday, March 3 from 10am to 12pm

Saturday, March 17 from 1pm to 3pm

Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryl VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learning how to make a basket from local pine needles. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Visitor Center in the day-use area, located off Highway 9 in Felton. No experience necessary. Event is free; parking is $10. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 


Location: Hwy 9, Felton Map
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Free individual workshops to apply for American citizenship
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Library Central
This event begins with an informative seminar on the implementation process and the requirements for obtaining American citizens
Date: 03/03/2018 at 1:30pm


Free individual workshops to apply for American citizenship

This event begins with an informative seminar on the implementation process and the requirements for obtaining American citizenship. If you are ready to apply, sign up for the individual workshop with a legal advisor who will help you complete and deliver your citizenship application (N-400). Also get help applying for exemption from the application cost and domain requirement Of the English language.

 

Sign up to (408) 658-9206 or send an email to Kayla.Ladd@Rescue.org. can also register online citizenshipmar3.eventbrite.com.

Irc is recognized by the department of justice of the united states immigration appeals board. United States of America: rescue.org/norcalimmigration


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz County Map
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Art 1
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Art Factory
Art Classes for kids
Date: Every Sa (Jan 13-May 26) from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: 5-7 Admission Fees: $105/month
Special Instructions: Drop-Ins also welcome

We'll explore pastel, mixed media collage, colored pencil, watercolor, tempera and sculpture as a group with simple instruction. A great art foundation starts here!

A sketch book is provided and will be used in class each week.


Location: The Art Factory, 9099 Soquel Dr. 15, Aptos Map
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Open House Castro Adobe
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State Park Castro Adobe
Join us for this easy guided walk to hear the stories of the Pájaro Valley’s past.
Date: Every Su and Sa (Jan 27-Dec 9) from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Special Instructions: Old Adobe Road, off of Larkin Valley Road

(AAA_Feb 2015) Castro-Adobe.jpgOpen House, Castro Adobe State Historic Park

 

Join us for a unique opportunity to view our newest State Historic Park. This hidden jewel in the Pájaro Valley is currently an active construction site as the adobe building is being repaired and is open only during scheduled events. Event is free; limited parking (carpooling encouraged). Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

 

Built from 1848 to 1849, this is one of the finest examples of a rancho hacienda in the Monterey Bay area. The Castro Adobe State Historic Park is located at 184 Old Adobe Road, off of Larkin Valley Road, in northern Watsonville. The Castro Adobe is an active construction site and is accessible currently by appointment only except during the Open House Days. To follow progress on the restoration effort, visit www.ThatsMyPark.org/projects/castro-adobe.

 

Location: 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville Map
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Contra Dancing
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Santa Cruz Dance
Contra dancing for beginners and experienced dancers
Date: The 1st Su of every month at 7:00pm
Ages: 7+ Admission Fees: $6-$10

Our Next Dance!

Erik Hoffman (caller)

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

Luke Abbott (fiddle) and Daniel Steinberg (piano)

 

About Our Contra Dances

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Dances coming up:

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

Nearby dances

 

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Sponsored by: Sigma Alpha of Omega Nu


Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Kirby Shadow Days
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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 (Nov 1-May 1)
Ages: Family Admission Fees: FREE

Shadow Day

How do students know if Kirby is a good fit? A shadow day is an ideal way to find out. We will pair your student with a student host with similar interests. Together they will experience a "day in the life" at Kirby. They will attend classes together, hang out with other Kirby students, and enjoy lunch with their host and some of their friends.

 

How it works:

  • Monday is our preferred shadow day because of our block schedule. However, a shadow day can be scheduled any day of the week.
  • Student shadows are treated to a hot lunch made fresh in our kitchen.
  • Schedule your shadow day through the Admissions Office. Call (831) 423-0658 ×202.

Location: 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Redwood Grove Loop Walk
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State Park Big Basin
Meet famous trees on this walk in the forest!
Date: Every Mon (Mar 2-Mar 9) at 1:00pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: 11am and 2pm

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Friday, March 2 at 11am and 2pm

Friday, March 9 at 11am and 2pm

Friday, March 30 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 Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. Events 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
Knitting @ the Library
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Library Scotts Valley
Learn to knit
Date: Every Mon from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 8 & up Admission Fees: Free

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


Location: 230-D Mount Hermon Road Kings Village Shopping Center, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: 831-427-7712 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Art 3 Drawing for Teens
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Art Factory
Art for Teens Ages 12 and Up
Date: Every Mon and Wed (Jan 10-May 21)
Ages: Teens Admission Fees: $105/month
Special Instructions: Mon 4-5:30pm Weds 3:30-5pm

Art 3 Drawing for Teens

Mon 4-5:30pm or Weds 3:30-5pm

Created for returning students or students with 1 to 2 years prior art experience. We will focus on technique development and the creative process through a variety of studio art mediums, including science illustration, watercolors, acrylic painting, mixed media collage, printmaking and sculpture over the course of the school year. This class provides a wonderful opportunity for students to expand on school-related projects associated with reports and special presentations, as an alternative to the planned lessons. A sketch book is provided and will be used in class each week.


Location: The Art Factory, 9099 Soquel Dr. 15, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 688-8862 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Live Oak Knitters
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Library Live Oak
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
Navigating the Teen Years with Positive Discipline - 6 weeks
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Learn effective tools to help teenagers
Date: Every Tues from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages: adults Admission Fees: $80.00
Special Instructions: Includes the cost of the book that comes with the class series.

This 8-week class will give you an opportunity to learn new tools and skills to communicate with your teenager or preteen that will be effective both in the short term and long term. Parents and caregivers have loved this class! Some come for several sessions because they feel it is so helpful and they enjoy learning from each other.


Tuesdays, February 6 – March 27, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Jane Weed Pomerantz, PDCR President, Consultant to the Board of the Positive Discipline Association, and CPD Lead Trainer, with over 15 years of parent education teaching experience
$80/person. $120 couples special. $40 refresher special, Call for specials. Book sold separately for $20
To register call 831-476-7284×107


Location: SC Adult School, 319 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-7284 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Tuesday Talks on Emergency Preparedness
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Library Boulder Creek
Get together and stay prepared
Date: Every Tues from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 February 2018) EmergencyPreparedness.jpgNEW!TUESDAY TALKS:

 

Emergency Preparedness

Get together and stay prepared

• 7:00pm - 8:30pm • Boulder Creek


Location: 13390 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
School Day Tours at Gateway School
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Gateway School
Come and learn how our teachers use innovative teaching informed by research to inspire a love of learning.
Date: 03/06/2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: K-8

We hope you will join us for our March School Day Tours to experience first hand our dynamic classrooms in action. Tour our K-8th grade and specialist classes in action. Come and learn how our teachers use innovative teaching informed by research to inspire a love of learning. Meet parent ambassadors, students and Head of School.


Gateway School is an independent K-8 academically challenging Progressive school. Our education is rooted in play, creativity, and critical thinking. During their time at Gateway, students develop self-confidence, communication and collaborative skills. We value a love of learning and encourage our students to become compassionate and responsible citizens. Gateway has long been a leader in innovative learning techniques - it was the first school in Santa Cruz to establish a Life Lab, the first to build a Maker's Space, and the first to institute a mindfulness program.


Location: Gateway School, 126 Eucalyptus Ave., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-423-0341 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Sewing Class
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Art Factory
Sewing Classes
Date: Every Tues (Jan 16-May 22) from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 6-12 Admission Fees: $105/month

This class is for students who love to sew and create mixed media art with textiles as the main component. As students progress, there will be occasional machine sewing. Projects include art pieces, wearable art, functional objects and more.


Location: The Art Factory, 9099 Soquel Dr. 15, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 688-8862 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Santa Cruz Young People's Chess Club
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Library Central
Newcomers welcome!
Date: Every Tues (Feb 13-May 29) from 3:45pm to 5:30pm
Ages: 6yrs & up Admission Fees: Free

Chess for Young People at the Library


Aptos Branch Library ~ Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm


Downtown Branch Library ~ 2nd, 3rd, 4th Saturdays from 2-3:30pm


For more information, email pro@santacruzpl.org or call
(831)427-7717


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831)427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Free Homework Help
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Library La Selva Beach
Connect | Inspire | Inform
Date: Every Tues (Feb 13-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 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.

 

The program takes aSpring break: March 30 to April 9, 2018 (resuming April 10, 2018)


Location: 316 Estrella Ave, La Selva Beach Map
Phone: (831) 427-7710 •websitecreate a direct event link
Robo Sumo
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Library Garfield Park
Build and compete with Sumo wrestling robots
Date: Every Tues from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Ages: 7 to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Pre-registration required

(0 January 2018) sumorobots.jpgTry your hand at the not-so-ancient-art of building Sumo wrestling robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS.

 

NOT A DROP-IN PROGRAM: pre-registration is required for this twelve week series for youth ages 7 to 18.

 

Class size is limited to 16.

 

E-mail pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7717 to register.


Location: 705 Woodrow Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Homeschool Art and Science
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Art Factory
Homeschool Art and Science, Tues 1:30 - 3:00pm or Weds 10:30am - 12:00pm
Date: Every Tues (Jan 16-May 22) from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ages: 5-7 Admission Fees: $105/month
Special Instructions: Drop-Ins also welcome

Students enjoy this fun, positive & relaxed environment where they can explore materials, follow their creativity, naturally deepen their concentration and enhance their visual perception of the world around them. The subject matter in this class is Biology-based, with in-depth studies of plant life, animals, insects, fish & humans. Mediums include, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media collage.

A sketch book is provided and will be used in class each week.


Tues 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Weds 10:30am - 12:00pm


Location: The Art Factory, 9099 Soquel Dr. 15, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 688-8862 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 years)
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Positive Discipline for Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 years)
Date: Every Tues from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages: adults Admission Fees: $80.00

This dynamic 8-week Positive Discipline parenting class series helps parents of preschoolers understand and effectively guide children's behaviors, set and uphold limits with a combination of kindness and firmness, and encourage children to cooperate feel more capable, and regulate their big emotions.

 

Limited scholarships and childcare available but only if requested in advance by calling 831-476-7284 x107


Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-7284 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Open Campus
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St. Abraham's Classical Christian Academy
Visit classrooms, meet the headmaster, ask questions!
Date: 03/07/2018 at 9:00am

Special Instructions: 9am, 12:30pm, 4pm

Please come to our Open Campus day next Wednesday, March 7th. It's a great day for parents and kids to tour the campus, ask questions, hear about our vision, visit classrooms, etc. Spread the word!


Location: 1940 Bonita Dr., Aptos Map
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Genealogical Society Lecture Series
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Library Central
Genealogy, resources, strategies, and tools in the field of family research
Date: 03/07/2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: None

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents the 2017-2018 Genealogy Lecture Series. Join us the first Wednesday of each month to learn about a variety of resources, strategies, and tools in the field of family research. All are invited to these free events, and donations are welcome.

 

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


Location: Downtown Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
One-on-One Tech Tutoring
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Library Aptos
A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services
Date: Every Wed from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

One-on-One Tech Tutoring


Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc...) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support.

 

Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card!

 

First-come, First-served. FREE


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831)427-7717 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Code Combat
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Library Central
Learn basic coding skills easily
Date: Every Wed (Sep 13-Dec 14) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

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!


Additional Information

CodeCombat is a platform for students to learn computer science while playing through a real game. Our courses have been specifically playtested to excel in the classroom, even for teachers with little to no prior programming experience.


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7707x7648 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Linscott Charter School 2018-19 Open Application
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Linscott Charter School
2018-19 Linscott Charter School Open Application/Parent Academy
Date: Every weekday (Mar 7-Mar 14)
Ages: Kindergarten - 8th Grade Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: 3/7/18, 4:30pm or 3/14/18, 6:30pm

2018-19 Open Application & Parent Academy. Applications will be accepted between 1/16/18-3/16/18.

 

Completed applications must include two forms of address verification. MANDATORY Parent Academy for ALL new applicants and ALL 2017-18 current wait list students.


Attend either 3/7/18 at 4:30pm or 3/14/18 at 6:30pm. Must sign in to meeting to verify attendance to be included in the 2018-19 lottery and also remain on the wait list from 2017-18. Please visit our Enrollment page on our website for further information.


Location: 220 Elm Street, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 728-6301 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
First Draft Freewrite Children's Book Genre Workshop
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Library Aptos
Find the best children's book genre for your story ideas.
Date: 03/07/2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Pre-Register required

Find the best children's book genre for your story ideas. Bring your laptop and your library card. Check out books from each of the six children's book genres (board book, picture book, beginning reader, early chapter book, middle grade, and young adult) for scenes to read and discuss before you freewrite your own scenes. Space is limited.

 

Pre-registration required.

 

Call 831.427.7717 to reserve your space.

 

Developmental editor Anastasia Suen has written and edited books for children, teens, and adults and mentored writers around the globe in her online workshops.


Location: Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831)427-7717 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Play & Talk! Play Group
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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
Exploring Virtual Reality
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Santa Cruz Public Libraries - Branciforte Branch
Virutal reality, Santa Cruz Public Library
Date: 03/08/2018 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: 13+ Admission Fees: None

Learn about the applications, benefits and concerns related to Virtual Reality technology and explore the HTC Vive VR system to experience it for yourself. Participants must be 13 years or older.


Location: Branciforte Library, 230 Gault Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Step Parents Support Group
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Live Oak Family Resource Center
Drop-in support group for anyone in the step-parenting role.
Date: The 2nd Th of every month at 6:30pm


Step Parents Support Group 6:30pm. Join us on the second Thursday of each month for a free, drop-in support group for anyone in the step-parenting role. We meet at Live Oak Family Resource Center. Contact mailto: 1notsoevilstepmom@gmail.com for more information


Location: 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-2769 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Club Kanopy
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Library Boulder Creek
Fun, thoughtful, dramatic, or important movie screenings with some discussion afterward
Date: The 2nd Th of every month (Jan 14-Jun 14) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm


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

 

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

 

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

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


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Stepping Stones Triple P Workshop: A Guide to Positive Parenting
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Triple P, Positive Parenting Program
Learn 7 principles of positive parenting for families with children with special needs
Date: 03/08/2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm


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 parenting workshop at Babies "R" Us/Toys "R" Us to learn: 7 principles of positive parenting for families with children with special needs; Tips for promoting children's development and handling challenging behaviors; The importance of taking care of yourself and working as a team with your family.

This Triple P Workshop is free and open to the public. Please note: child care is not available at this location.

Presented in English by: Liliana Zamora, Community Bridges - La Manzana Community Resources
Location: Babies "R" Us/Toys "R" Us, 1660 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz (in furniture section)
To register: Contact Caitlin McElroy, Baby Registry Supervisor at Babies "R" Us/Toys "R" Us (831) 479-8208;4296 or 5843.Registry@toysrus.com


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Walk Through the Grades
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Santa Cruz Waldorf School
Come See Why Waldorf Works
Date: 03/08/2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am


Join us for a guided tour through the grades classrooms followed by time for questions. Adults only please.

 

Santa Cruz Waldorf School honors students' individual development and capacities, and nurtures a love of learning through our rich curriculum inspired by Rudolf Steiner. At our rural, forested campus, our community, led by creative Waldorf-trained teachers, encourages the protection of childhood and respect for all life.

 

Santa Cruz Waldorf School cultivates self-directed, empathetic and free-thinking individuals with the courage and capacities to serve an ever-evolving humanity.

 


Location: 2190 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 824-2161 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
English Country Dance
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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
Avenue Q School Edition
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PVHS/WHS Drama
Tony Award Winning puppet-filled comedy (PG)
Date: Every day (Mar 8-Mar 18)
Admission Fees: $7 & $10

Avenue Q School Edition

3/8-3/10 & 3/15-3/17 @ 7:00 pm and 3/11 & 3/18 @ 2:00 pm

 

PVHS/WHS Drama present their performance of this Tony Award Winning puppet-filled comedy about a recent college grad who moves into an apartment in a neighborhood that's a bit out of the ordinary. This play has been adapted for high school performances and is rated PG13.

 


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Club Kanopy 'Gold'
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Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz Library, Club Kanopy
Date: 03/08/2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: N/A

Club Kanopy is a movie club that screens quality films directly from Kanopy Streaming Video: SCPL's hottest movie platform. Join us monthly for fun, thoughtful, dramatic, or important movie screenings with some discussion afterward. March's movie is "Gold" Rated R.


Location: 13390 West Park Ave, Boulder Creek Map
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Positive Discipline In The Classroom 2-DayTraining/Certification
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Positive Discipline Training for School Teachers and Administrators
Date: 03/09/2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $375

This is a 2-DAY (3/9 and 3/10) Positive Discipline Training and Certification for School Teachers, Administrators, and other school staff members to bolster students' social-emotional learning, academic performance, and personal success!

 

Reduced price for employees of the Santa Cruz City Schools District and FREE for Service Providers working in Monterey County

 

Call 831-476-7284 x107 for scholarships and other information.


Location: Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adu, 319 La Fonda Avenue Classroom 5, Santa Cruz Map
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Contra Dancing
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Santa Cruz Dance
Contra couples dancing for beginners and experienced dancers - Make dance magic happen on the dance floor!
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: 7+ Admission Fees: $12
Special Instructions: Beginner's lesson at 5:40. Dancing 7:00-10:00

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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


Location: Veteran's Memorial Building, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
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Thriller Bike Ride
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Bike Church
Families welcome...caution, best for teens and up
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month at 7:00pm


(0 Oct 2017) ThrillerRide2017.jpgIt's close to midnight and something evil's lurking In the dark
Under the moonlight you see a bike that almost stops Your heart
You try to scream (Bike Party!), but terror takes the sound before You make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed
'Cause this is thriller, THRILLER RIDE!
Friday the 13th, 7pm at the Bike Church!

...Darkness falls across the land
The 7pm hour is close at hand
Creatures ride in search of jams
To cruise through y'all's neighborhood!

Santa Cruz Bike Party is a mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. Rides are 7-10 miles long with music and dance breaks along the way. Rides move at a relatively slow pace and no one is left behind. Each ride has a theme and riders are encouraged to wear costumes or decorate their bikes to fit the theme.


SC Bike Party starts and ends outside the Bike Church at 703 Pacific Ave downtown. The route is not the same every time, but each month organizers will post the route online ahead of time in case anyone misses the start and wants to catch up.

Once per month, all year long. We meet at 7pm every second Friday of the month. Rides usually leave about 7:15 and last about 2 hours.

The atmosphere of the SC Bike Party is fun, (zombie) friendly, welcoming, and safe. Our goal is to celebrate cycling and build community, not to cause conflict with car drivers. Please help us maintain a positive and safe atmosphere by keeping in mind the following guidelines:


Guidelines
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Stay to the Right / Stop at Lights - This is not Critical Mass. Please stay to the right on 2-lane roads, or in the right lane on larger roads.
- Ride Straight - Please help avoid crashes by riding predictably, without any sudden turns or stops.
- Don't Hate - Please roll past any conflict that might present itself during the ride.
- Pack your Trash - Bike partiers aspire to leave party stops in better condition than we found them.
- Don't Get Smashed - Riding while inebriated poses a danger to yourself and others. Don't ruin the fun for everyone else by overdoing it.

Bring:
Lights - Rides are at night, so let's make sure to be visible.
Locks - No bikes have been stolen from the SC Bike Party, but during breaks better to be safe than sorry.
Layers - As we all know Santa Cruz evenings can get damp and chilly.
Water, snacks - Our stops are not always near stores, so best to bring what you need.
Tube, patch kit, pump, tools - The ride is unsupported; please come prepared.


Location: 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Live Oak Library Book Group
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Live Oak Library
Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction.
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 Nov 2017) BookGroup.jpgThe Live Oak Library book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

 

In November, we will be discussing The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Volunteer in California's Oldest State Park!
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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
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Santa Cruz Music Festival
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Santa Cruz Music Festival
SCMF takes over Pacific Avenue and the Downtown Area for an experience fun for the whole family!
Date: Every day (Mar 10-Mar 11) from 12:00pm to 2:00am


(0 March 2018) SCMF_RaymondYu.jpgSanta Cruz Music Festival

 

Breakout your brightest attire and get the festival family together because the Santa Cruz Music Festival returns March 10th and 11th! For two days SCMF takes over Pacific Avenue and the Downtown Area for an experience fun for the whole family! Celebrating its fifth anniversary, SCMF is the premiere Bay Area music festival featuring musicians and artists-along with societal movers and shakers-from Santa Cruz and beyond!

 

Photo by Raymond Yu

 

FULL EXPERIENCE PASS - 18+
This pass will give the holder access to ALL PARTICIPATING VENUES including the Civic Auditorium (21+ age restrictions apply to the other venues). THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM WILL BE THE ONLY VENUE that any under 21-year-olds can go to after 10:00pm on Saturday (3/10/18) and Sunday (3/11/18).

 

LOCALS' PASS - 21+
This pass will give the holder access to these local venues (Motiv, The Blue Lagoon, Rosie McCann's, Museum of Art & History & Cafe Mare). THIS PASS WILL NOT GIVE THE HOLDER ACCESS TO THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM. All the above venues will be 21+ after 10:00pm on both Saturday (3/10/18) & Sunday (3/11/18). Due to this, the Locals' Pass will only be sold to those over 21.

 

Venues:

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
San Lorenzo Park
MOTIV
The Blue Lagoon
Cafe Mare
Tannery Arts Center
Rosie McCann's Irish Pub & Restaurant - Santa Cruz
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
Streetlight Records-Santa Cruz
Woodstock's Pizza Santa Cruz
Abbott Square Market
Poet Patriot
Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Village Yoga Santa Cruz

 

Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2ktJ7OA


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Hike to Ocean View Summit
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State Park Big Basin
Six-mile loop through shaded forest to a hilltop view of the coast
Date: 03/10/2018 from 10:00am to 2:30pm
Admission Fees: Free

Hike to Ocean View Summit

Saturday, March 10 at 10am

Escape the crowds on this 6-mile loop through shaded forest to a hilltop view of the coast. Join Docent Steve Stolper as we climb the Meteor Trail through the trees, gaining 600 feet before emerging at Ocean View Summit. After a relaxed lunch we descend back into the forest and return to headquarters. Bring at least one liter of water, lunch, snacks, and appropriate clothing. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
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Second Saturday on the Farm
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Ag History Project
Join us for demonstrations using antique farm equipment, crafts, farm animals, wooden cow milking, water pumps, learning to driv
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $2/person Kids under 1 are free

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

 

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

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

Location: 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
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Exploring the San Lorenzo River: Amphibians and Climate Change
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Exploring the San Lorenzo River: Amphibians and Climate Change
Date: 03/10/2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Registration required.

The San Lorenzo River watershed is home to birds and bugs, fish and funghi, you and me! Explore the river ecosystem during the 2nd Annual Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and the Coastal Watershed Council. Learn from local naturalists, scientists and artists during this FREE weekly series, held at a different location along the river every Saturday now through April 21.

Saturday, March 10: Amphibians and Climate Change
Learn about the amphibians that thrive along the lower San Lorenzo River. This tour will be led by Brandon Bane, local critter expert, and is great for kids.

Pre-registration is required. Visit https://coastal-watershed.org/event/exploring-san-lorenzo-river-series-tour-3/ to register for this free event and to find out the exact meeting location.


Location: Riverwalk, Riverwalk near Trader Joe's, Santa Cruz Map
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2018 Open Houses Castro Adobe
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State Park Castro Adobe
All the open house dates for 2018!
Date: 03/10/2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Special Instructions: Old Adobe Road, off of Larkin Valley Road

(AAA_Feb 2015) Castro-Adobe.jpgOpen House, Castro Adobe State Historic Park

 

Join us for a unique opportunity to view our newest State Historic Park. This hidden jewel in the Pájaro Valley is currently an active construction site as the adobe building is being repaired and is open only during scheduled events. Event is free; limited parking (carpooling encouraged). Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

 

Built from 1848 to 1849, this is one of the finest examples of a rancho hacienda in the Monterey Bay area. The Castro Adobe State Historic Park is located at 184 Old Adobe Road, off of Larkin Valley Road, in northern Watsonville. The Castro Adobe is an active construction site and is accessible currently by appointment only except during the Open House Days. To follow progress on the restoration effort, visit www.ThatsMyPark.org/projects/castro-adobe.

 

2018 Open House events

The Castro Adobe is open on a limited basis. The park will be open to the public one weekend day each month in 2018.

The open houses will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the exception of the August event, which is 6-9 p.m. All events are free to attend; donations are gratefully accepted. Parking is limited; please carpool. Leashed dogs are allowed in the parking area only.

 


Location: 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville Map
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Burleigh H. Murray Guided Hike
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State Park Burleigh Murray
Date: 03/10/2018 at 10:00am


Burleigh H. Murray Guided Hike

Sunday December 24 at 10am

Discover the lives of early pioneers and farming families who first settled the San Mateo Coast on this 2.5-mile, 2-hour hike along Mills Creek. Please bring water, snacks, layered clothing, and walking shoes. Event is free; rain cancels. Meet at the Burleigh Murray parking lot located on Higgins-Purisima Road 1.5 miles east of Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay. For more information, please call (650) 726-8814 or email HMBParksVolunteer@parks.ca.gov. Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

 

Purchased by the State of California in 1983 this historic ranch property is hidden in a pristine valley south of Half Moon Bay. The area offers solitude, groves of mature eucalyptus, and a rich assortment of wildlife. With the addition of Rancho Raymundo at the east boundary, park property extends from Higgins Purisima Road in the west to Skyline Blvd. in the east.

 

Park equipment imageBurleigh H. Murray, for whom the acquisition is named, was born on the ranch July 19, 1865. His Father came to California from Vermont in 1852 following the cry of gold and working in the mines at Auburn, Placer county. In 1857 he settled at the present Murray ranch with some sheep and cattle and began a successful dairy farm.

 

The Mills Barn and surrounding outbuildings, are maintained in a condition of arrested decay. Mills Barn hugs the hill beside perennial Mills Creek. This historic structure dates back to the late 1800's and is a good representation of an English Lake County Bank Barn.

 

Originally 200 feet in length and capable of housing 100 dairy cows, the Mills Barn is one of two known examples of a bank barn in California. The foundation of the barn and other buildings, including an un-reinforced arched stone bridge, rely on Italian masonry techniques dating back to Roman times.


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2018 Santa Cruz Polar Plunge
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Plunge in, raise funds for charity!
Date: 03/10/2018 at 10:00am


2018 Santa Cruz Polar Plunge

 

10:00 am - Registration opens and pre-plunge games begin
11:30 am - Costume contest
12 noon - Plunge
12:30 - Lunch and awards

 

Well first of all, the Plunge is NOT a swim. The Plunge is a crazy fundraising event where people raise a minimum of $125 for the opportunity to run into and out of chilly waters of the Rio Del Mar Beach, along with other brave souls with warm hearts.  In fact, if you don't want to Feel the Thrill of the Chill, just register as a chicken.  You'll be excused from Plunging but still enjoy all the festivities and incentive rewards that our Plungers receive.  

New this year - THE PUPPY PLUNGE! 

You heard right!  For the first time you are invited to bring your furry four legged friend to plunge with you.   For just a $15 registration fee, your pup can hit the water right along beside you.  Not only that, but we are going to have a costume contest just for them.  The winner of the best dog costume will receive their very own box of Milk Bones!  It doesn't get any better than that - right?  Only those dogs officially registered with a Plunger will be permitted in the Plunge area and allowed in the water.  Plungers must raise a minimum of $125 (in addition to the $15 registration fee) in order to participate. 

 

REGISTER NOW!


Location: Rio Del Mar Beach, Rio Del Mar Map
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Pickwick Book Club
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MAH
Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations ...
Date: The 2nd Su of every month (Jan 14-May 13) at 2:00pm
Admission Fees: free

(0 January 2018) PicwickBookClub.jpgThe Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly to discuss a nineteenth-century novel, beginning this January with Charles Dickens's "Little Dorrit".

 

Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings.

SECOND SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
JANUARY-MAY 2018 AT 2:00 PM
MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY

Questions? Visit dickens.ucsc.edu or call 831/459-2103


Location: 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Kids Food Festival
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Children's Discovery useum of San Jose
Learn about healthy eating with delicious recipes and hands-on activities and games that will tantalize and tease more than tast
Date: 03/11/2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


See what's cooking at Kids Food Festival on Sunday, March 11. It's fun with food! Kids of all ages are encouraged to have a good time learning about healthy eating with delicious recipes and hands-on activities and games that will tantalize and tease more than taste buds.

  • Meet the challenge of a balanced-plate scavenger hunt
  • Use pedal power to whip up a healthy fruit smoothie on the Blender Bike
  • Nourish the soul and nourish lives by preparing food kits for distribution with Rise Against Hunger
  • Plant a rainbow

Location: 180 Woz Way, San Jose Map
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The Magic of Honey Bees
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Hive & Hum
Discover how to be a steward and an ally to these wonderful winged creatures
Date: 03/11/2018
Admission Fees: $45

All are invited to this informative class about the magic of Honey Bees. Emily Bondor will share her knowledge and expertise in apiculture, share honey and other products of the hive and discuss how bees live and work together as a superorganism. Whether you are a seasoned beekeeper or have little to no knowledge of Honey Bees, you will leave this class with new perspectives and ideas. Come discover how to be a steward and an ally to these wonderful winged creatures!


(0 March 2018) Honeybee.jpgIn 2013, while on Maui while pursuing a permaculture design internship, Emily discovered her love for honey bees. Before long, she found herself rearing queen bees for the Maui Queen Bee Company. Emily began work as an Associate Apiculturalist for the Napa Valley Bee Company in 2014 and continues that work on a part-time basis. In 2015 she founded the Santa Cruz Bee Company. Through SCBC, Emily mentors beginning beekeepers on seasonal, treatment-free practices and provides consultation to apiaries throughout the SF and Monterey Bay areas. Additionally, Emily continues to raise queens in collaboration with local breeders, teaches beekeeping classes through the Cabrillo College Extension and other community outlets and is the president of the Santa Cruz Beekeepers Guild.


Location: 415 River Street, Santa Cruz Map
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New Mommy Musical Meet-UP
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MusicalMe, Inc
Join us every 2nd Monday for our "New Mommy Musical Meet-Up"!
Date: The 2nd Mon of every month from 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Ages: birth - 12months Admission Fees: FREE!

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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


Location: Native Son's Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Scotts Valley 4-H Club Meeting
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Scotts Valley 4-H Club
Join Scotts Valley 4-H Club
Date: 03/12/2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ages: 5-18 Admission Fees: 0

Come visit our club meeting to learn more about the 4-H Youth Development Program.


Location: Community Covenant Church, 2700 El Rancho Drive, Scotts Valley Map
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Teaching Artist
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Arts Council SC County
We hope to jumpstart everyone's creativity through thought-provoking activities and discussion so that we may generate ideas an
Date: 03/12/2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Join fellow Teaching Artists for fun and frivolity on Monday March 12 from 6 - 8pm at Pajaro Valley Arts in Watsonivlle.

This evening will focus on STEM to STEAM! What does it mean to put arts in STEM? We hope to jumpstart everyone's creativity through thought-provoking activities and discussion so that we may generate ideas and deepen teaching artist practice around STEAM.

Teaching Artist Gatherings are aimed at creating connections between artists, teaching artists, educators, and those who are interested in the roles artists play in educating youth. Our goals include:

  • Building professional capacity through development opportunities;
  • Growing personal and professional communities for teaching artists;
  • Sharing a common arts education language;
  • Defining expectation for Arts Council SPECTRA residencies;
  • Engaging in dialogue around challenges and successes in our arts education activities;
  • Experiencing the fun, joy, inspiration, and excitement that comes with this work.


Bring a yummy dish or beverage to share, and your sparkling personality!

 


Location: 1070 River St, Santa Cruz Map
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Santa Cruz Young Makers Club
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Library Central
Newcomers welcome!
Date: The 2nd Tues of every month (Feb 13-May 29) from 3:45pm to 5:30pm
Ages: 6yrs & up Admission Fees: Free

A flexible club bringing together a community of young people with mentors and a space to make. Participants work together to design and create a youth-chosen project. The club is lead by Sasha, a young maker mentor, who has been on panels at Intel, Pearson Learning, Pixar and Bay Area Maker Faire, and Young Makers.

 

She has won awards at Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship and Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair. She was recently published in National Geographic Magazine January 2017 issue. Club meets the second Tuesday of each month, February through May. Registration required. Call 831-427-7717 or email pro@santacruzpl.org.


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP
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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
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Lagoon Scientists
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Library Live Oak Branch
Learn about the environment and wildlife of Corcoran Lagoon.
Date: 03/14/2018 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: None

Become a Lagoon Scientist! This is a hands-on program lead by local experts. Participants will learn about the environment and wildlife of Corcoran Lagoon. We'll take water samples, examine microscopic creatures, record weather measurements and learn how to identify birds and plants then upload our findings to our blog.


Location: Santa Cruz Public Libraries - Li, 2380 Portola Drive, Live Oak Map
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DATENIGHT: Coming of Age
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Jewel Theatre Co
This serious comedy by Kate Hawley (COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL) is an exploration of love and renewal.
Date: Every day (Mar 14-Apr 8)
Admission Fees: $42/$48

Ian is returning from a book tour to visit his elderly father John, a renowned Dickens scholar, and most recently, a grief stricken widower. Ian is alarmed to find John confused and disoriented. He has forgotten Ian was coming, and in fact, seems anxious to get rid of him, not withstanding Ian's 3 hour drive from Manhattan.

 

Has John been having little strokes? Has he deteriorated in the six weeks Ian has been gone? And yet, the house seems strangely tidy. And John is wearing a new tie. This serious comedy by Kate Hawley (COMPLICATIONS FROM A FALL) is an exploration of love and renewal.

 

3/16 & 3/17 @ 8:00 pm & 3/18 @ 2:00 pm (runs through April 8)

 

 


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Swing Dancing Lesson + Dancing!
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You always wanted to swing dance. Lesson + Dancing!
Date: 03/14/2018 at 4:00pm
Ages: ALL Admission Fees: free

(0 February 2018) MAH_BallroomDancing.jpgEnjoy a hands-on swing dance lesson and learn about partner dynamics with Peggy Pollard.

You'll learn about physical, mental, and emotional dynamics; musicality; and community connections.

Attend solo or with a partner-we will rotate partners frequently.

This is a free event.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.

 


Location: Museum of Art & History, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Campus Tour
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Mount Madonna School
Come visit Mount Madonna School
Date: 03/14/2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Ages: All with school-age children Admission Fees: Free

Small classes and learning that goes beyond the classroom walls, Montessori-influenced Pre/K and college prep 1st-12th grades. Featuring hands-on science labs, outdoor adventure, travel, marine biology studies on Catalina Island, buddy program, visual and performing arts. Contact Benna Dimig at 408-846-4042 or admissions@mountmadonna.org


Location: 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
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Julius Caesar
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Mountain Community Theater
An uncompromising examination of how a society, faced with an internal drift to tyranny, can slip into civil war, and revert ove
Date: Every day (Mar 15-Apr 8)

Special Instructions: Community Night, Thursday March 15th - 2 for $20!

(0 February 2018) JuliusCeasar.jpgMCT Presents William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

Tickets Available at Brown Paper Tickets:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3086396

Some scholars believe Shakespeare chose to open his new Globe Theatre with Julius Caesar. The play is an uncompromising examination of how a society, faced with an internal drift to tyranny, can slip into civil war, and revert overnight to barbarism. A tragedy without clear-cut villains and heroes, Julius Caesar is as fresh today as it was on that opening night over 400 years ago.

Much of the work of Director Bill Peters over the past fifteen years has centered on directing the works of Shakespeare. His MCT production of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors – both the last time MCT presented Shakespeare and the last time Bill directed for MCT – was named Best Comedy of 2003 by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

The cast comprises both MCT favorites and newcomers to MCT, including David Leach as Caesar, Nat Robinson as Antony, Peter Gelblum as Brutus, Andrew Davids as Cassius, Ann McCormick as Calpurnia, Scott Kravitz as Casca, Rick Kuhn as Cinna, Robin Aronson as Portia, Tom Goldrup as the Soothsayer, Rita Wadsworth as Artemidorus, April Bennett as Decius, Jocelyn McMahon as Lucia, Ward Willats as Trebonius, and Sam Richie as Octavius.

Special dates: Community Night, Thursday March 15th - 2 for $20!
Post-show champagne reception Friday, March 16th
Director & Cast Talk Backs Sunday March 25th & Sunday April 1st.


Location: Park Hall, 9400 Mill St., Ben Lomond Map
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Valley Easter Project
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Valley Churches United Missions Holiday Projects
Our Easter barrels are out now and can be found at our Valley grocery stores!
Date: Every day (Mar 15-Mar 31)
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(0 March 2018) ValleyEasterProject.jpgEaster is approaching! Our Easter barrels are out now and can be found at our Valley grocery stores! Please stop by and fill a grocery bag. Empty bags with a list of most needed items are with our barrels.

Also, donations of non perishable, canned food are gratefully accepted year round and can be dropped off at VCUM (Mon-Fri 10-4pm), SV Chamber 216 B Mt. Hermon (Mon-Fri 10-3pm) or the BL Gas Station (7am-7pm seven days a week).

You can also donate here on our FB page or website vcum.org
Thank you

 

 

 


Location: Scotts Valley Chamber, 216 B Mt. Hermon, Scotts Valley Map
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Women by Women Film Series
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Watsonville Film Series
Join us for a series of powerful films by and about women!
Date: The 2nd Th of every month (Mar 8-Jun 14) at 7:00pm
Admission Fees: Tickets $8 at the door, unless otherwise noted. Youth under 18 free

Join us for a series of powerful films by and about women!

Each screening will feature community discussions with special guests. All films presented at Appleton Event Lounge, 410 Rodriguez St., Watsonville, at 7PM on the second Thursday of each month, March through June.

Tickets $8 at the door, unless otherwise noted. Youth under 18 free.

Thursday March 8, International Women's Day
SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY
Community conversation on local women's history & current issues led by special guests. Free screening, donations accepted.
This must-see documentary film resurrects the buried history of the courageous & outrageous women who founded the modern Feminist Movement from 1966 to 1971. The documentary takes us from the founding of NOW, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation. Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.

Thursday, April 12
PINK SARIS & LAAL PARI

Special Guest: Director Sadia Halima
"A girl's life is cruel... A woman's life is very cruel," notes Sampat Pal, the protagonist of PINK SARIS. Sampat was married as a young girl into a family that made her work hard and beat her. But she fought back, leaving her in-laws and eventually becoming a champion for young women in Uttar Pradesh. These young women, frightened and desperate, reach out for their only hope: Sampat Pal and her Gulabi Gang, India's vigilantes in pink. A film by Sundance award-winning director Kim Longinotto.

Accompanying Short Film: LAAL PARI (The Red Fairy)
Laal Pari is a self-motivated, self-taught, elected village council leader in Bihar, India, who is fighting to change the playing field for women's participation in politics.

Thursday, May 10
NO MÁS BEBÉS (No More Babies)

Special guest: Director Renee Tajima-Peña
In NO MAS BEBES, Oscar® nominated Director Renee Tajima-Peña reveals the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who were pushed into sterilizations while giving birth at Los Angeles County Hospital during the 1960s and '70s. Alongside an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and a young, whistle-blowing doctor, the mothers mounted a landmark civil rights lawsuit that is seminal to the movement for reproductive justice.


Thursday, June 14, Monterey Bay Premiere:
ADIÓS AMOR

Special Guest: Director Laurie Coyle
The discovery of forgotten photographs prompts a search for an unsung heroine: Maria Moreno, a migrant mother with twelve children who led a movement for farmworker rights years before Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta launched the UFW. ADIOS AMOR tells a personal story with national resonance about the migrant workers who put food on our tables, and explores enduring questions about whose lives we remember, record and recognize.


Location: Appleton Event Lounge, 410 Rodriguez St, Watsonville Map
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Trivia on Tap
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Library Central & Scotts Valley
Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize.
Date: The 3rd Th of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Trivia on Tap
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a bimonthly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Event occurs 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.

 

Note: Special Theme: Film and Television


Location: Steel Bonnet Brewing Company , 20 Victor Square, Scotts Valley Map
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Triple P Workshop: Helping Teens Cope With Depression
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Triple P, Positive Parenting Program
What to do if you think your teen is depressed; Tips for helping teens develop healthy coping skills.
Date: 03/15/2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Common causes and signs of depression in teens; What to do if you think your teen is depressed; Tips for helping teens develop healthy coping skills.

This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children.

Presented in English by: Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges - La Manzana Community Resources
Location: Community Bridges Community Room, 236 Santa Cruz Ave, Aptos
To register: Contact Sandra Rodelo at (831) 724-2997 x211 or sandrar@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings


Location: Community Bridges Community Room, 236 Santa Cruz Ave, aptos Map
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But Why Bump Off Barnaby
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Kirby School
Come watch this comedic murder mystery and learn whodunit!
Date: Every day (Mar 15-Mar 17) from 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Special Instructions: Mar 15, 16 and 17, 7-9:30 & March 18, 2-3:30

Join us for this hilarious comedy farce and murder mystery and learn whodunit!

 

March 15, 16 and 17 from 7-9:30 and March 18 from 2-3:30

 

The long-absent member of an aristocratic English family, Barnaby Folcey, returns home at the request of patriarch Orion Leduc. Things aren't all as they appear to be at the family manse and before long prodigal Barnaby has become the late Barnaby. Dying, he scrawls a message that (as it turns out) could implicate virtually anybody in the house.

As the bizarre group frantically tries to unmask the murderer, people vanish, poison is found in the sherry, and the police take forever to arrive... Meanwhile, there's a secret treasure to be found, a mystifying limerick to decode, and all sorts of doom to be avoided before the killer is finally unmasked and destroyed!

 

Come watch this comedic murder mystery and learn whodunit!  TICKETS


Location: Center Stage Theater, 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-0658 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Canta y Baila Conmigo® with MusicalMe, Inc.
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Musical Me, Inc
CyBC enhances children's learning in multiple domains, increases family engagement and adds richly to each family's "toolbox."
Date: 03/16/2018
Ages: 0-6 years
Special Instructions: Free Demo Class

Canta y Baila Conmigo® with MusicalMe, Inc.

Locations in Los Gatos, Pleasure Point & Westside Santa Cruz

831.438.3514  or  Text: 831.332.9002

 

(0 February 2018) MM_CantaYBaila_TwoFigures.jpgNow offering the new and exciting Spanish language music & movement immersion program - Canta y Baila ConmigoTM.  For beginners and native speakers alike, CyBC brings the highest quality music and movement experiences to young children and the adults who love them, with a playful, interactive atmosphere that integrates language learning naturally and organically in the musical experience.

 

Our curriculum fosters the integration of music into everyday life - regardless of adults' music ability. CyBC enhances children's learning in multiple domains, increases family engagement and adds richly to each family's "toolbox."

 

Siblings are welcome, especially infants who attend free if they are 8 months or under. Classes are now offered in Los Gatos, Pleasure Point & Westside Santa Cruz.

 

Contact us now to attend a class for free!

FREE Demo Classes

 

Join us for a FREE Demo Class of our newest offering:  Canta y Baila Conmigo! 

Friday, March 16th, 2018 @ 9:30am and 10:30am

Los Gatos Rec. Department, 123 E. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA - ROOM C

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  Click Here to Register

 

QUESTIONS:  831-438-3514 or sky@musicalme.com

SPACE IS LIMITED!  REGISTER TODAY!

 

PREVIEW A CLASS - FOR FREE!

If you have never experienced a Music Together class and want to see first-hand why everyone raves about this incredible program, please join us for a FREE class.  These are classes currently in progress.  Schedule yours TODAY!


Location: Room C, 123 E. Main Street, Los Gatos Map
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"The Nature of Capitola"
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Capitola Historical Museum
Explore the beauty and history of Capitola's natural features
Date: 03/17/2018 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm


(0 January 2018) CapitolaFAQ.jpgMark your calendars! The opening reception for this year's exhibition will be Saturday, March 17, from noon to 2 p.m.

 

We'll have refreshments and lots of answers to those frequently asked questions about Capitola history.


Location: 410 Capitola Ave, Capitola Map
Phone: 831-464-0322 •website Capitola create a direct event link
St. Patrick's Day Grandparents Dance
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Louden Nelson Community Center
You're Invited to the St. Patrick's Day Grandparents Dance
Date: 03/17/2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Special Instructions: Tickets are free, but must be reserved prior to the dance

Attention Grandparents!
Make a date with your grandkids to celebrate the joy and mischief of St. Patrick's Day!

Dress up in your best green get-ups, dance a jig to live music, create festive crafts, and enjoy snacks and refreshments together with your youngest kin!

Get your FREE ticket for you and your grandchild at the Downtown Senior Center at Louden Nelson Community Center.


Location: Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 420-6180 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Cleanup Beaches with Save Our Shores
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Save Our Shores
Join us for fun, free, easy way to give back to your community by keeping pollution from entering the Monterey Bay National Mari
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages welcomed!

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

For more information, contact cleanup@saveourshores.org.

 


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Hummingbird Day March 17 @ UCSC Arboretum
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A Day of Natural Wonder and Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family
Date: 03/17/2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: Free for children 12 and under, $10 for adults and $5 for arboretum members
Special Instructions: Off Empire Grade, left side of campus

Hummingbird Day is the central coast's premier family-oriented educational event celebrating one of nature's vibrant aerial acrobats, the hummingbird.

(0 March 2018) Arboretum_annas-hummingbird-brad-lewis-250.jpgHummingbirds just can't resist the temptation of such a plentiful supply of nectar at the Arboretum. During the event, nature lovers of all ages will see and learn about these amazing birds, and the gardens that host and support them. Guests will have plenty of opportunities to watch and hear hummingbird courtship shenanigans, as well as participate in a variety of activities focused on these amazing creatures.

$5 admission for Arboretum Members
$10 admission for Non-Members
Free for children 12 and under & UCSC students

Planned activities include:

8 am and 10 am: Quiet time for birders and photographers, ages 16 and older, suggested.

10 am to 4 pm: Special activities for children - Children 12 and under must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

* Take-home Craft making: mobiles, masks, finger puppets and seed balls.
* Children's bird walks/play
* Face painting
* Scavenger Hunt 11:30am-1:30pm

For full schedule, see website.


Location: UCSC Arboretum, 1156 High St, Santa cruz Map
Phone: (831) 502-2998 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Exploring the San Lorenzo River: Sandhills and the San Lorenzo
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Exploring the San Lorenzo River: Sandhills and the San Lorenzo
Date: 03/17/2018 from 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Registration required.

The San Lorenzo River watershed is home to birds and bugs, fish and funghi, you and me! Explore the river ecosystem during the 2nd Annual Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and the Coastal Watershed Council. Learn from local naturalists, scientists and artists during this FREE weekly series, held at a different location along the river every Saturday now through April 21.

Saturday, March 17: Sandhills and the San Lorenzo
Where's the water? It's deep underground! Groundwater plays a hidden but important role in river health--and provides drinking water for many of us!

Pre-registration is required. Visit https://coastal-watershed.org/ to register for this free event and to find out the exact meeting location.


Location: Zayante Fire Department, 7700 E Zayante Rd, Felton Map
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DATE NIGHT: Homebrewing
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Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project
Get a chance to sample some more traditional beers and wines, as well as unique items like plum port, loquat amaretto, olalliebe
Date: 03/17/2018 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Bubbling away under stairways, in closets, or in forsaken corners of the garage, all across the County an ancient tradition lives on: that sacred collaboration between man and microbe that converts sugars into alcohol. On Saturday, March 17th, the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project is hosting an event celebrating this wondrous art.

We are pleased to announce our sixth annual DIYine event (pronounced "D I Wine"), a tasting event featuring samples of homemade fruit wines, beers, meads, and soft drinks. In addition to being a fun event, it's our biggest fund raiser of the year, with all proceeds going to support the Fruit Tree Project.

Get a chance to sample some more traditional beers and wines, as well as unique items like plum port, loquat amaretto, olallieberry wine, and rhubarb-raisin sherry. We'll also have a selection of soft drinks like kefir, kombucha, and our famous Breath of Fire ginger ale.

The event will also include hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a silent auction. Many of the items on the menu are made with fruit gleaned in our backyard harvest program.

To inquire about sharing your own beverages or donating to the silent auction, contact us at fruittreesc@gmail.com.

TICKETS are sliding scale: $20-50 in advance, minimum $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project. Advance sales are through our website.

Thanks to our event co-sponsor Mountain Feed & Farm Supply, your local resource for food preservation and home brew supplies.


Location: MAH, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831 763 4047 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Book Sale at Aptos Library
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Library Aptos
Support your libraries by coming to the Aptos Book Sale and finding new life-changing books
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: 6yrs & up Admission Fees: Free

Monthly Book Sale @ Aptos Branch: 3rd Saturday of every month, 11 AM - 3 PM

Come browse a wide ranging collection from fiction to children's books, audio books to CD's. Our non-fiction covers subjects from A-Z: cookbooks, gardening, health & well-being, poetry, and travel among a myriad of other subject areas. Join us on Saturdays in the Aptos Library meeting room as the Aptos Chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (Aptos FSCPL) hosts monthly book sales throughout the year (January-July and September-October). The books and media sold are selected from library donations.

 


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831)427-7717 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class
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The Spokesman
Learn how to fix your flat tire!
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 10:00am to 12:00am
Ages: Free

Spokesman Bicycles Free Maintenance Class

3rd Saturday of every month, 10AM

Spokesman Bicycles, Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz, CA

http://www.spokesmanbicycles.com/events

 


Location: Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Money Matters Financial Literacy Series
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Sunnyside Up How to Crack Your Retirement Nest Egg
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month (Sep 16-May 19) from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Money Matters Financial Literacy Series
Start to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money Concepts Capital Corporation. Start getting your personal finances in shape. The series starts on September 16th and runs through May.


Note: Sunnyside Up How to Crack Your Retirement Nest Egg

 


Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
All Disabilities Parent Support Group
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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
Hidden Gems of Big Basin: Wildflowers and Other Beauties
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State Park Big Basin
Yes! Wildflowers are still here!
Date: 03/17/2018 at 10:00am
Ages: 5+ or able to hike 3 miles Admission Fees: free

Hidden Gems of Big Basin: Wildflowers and Other Beauties Hike

Saturday, March 17 at 10am

There are many less-famous yet still beautiful plants in the redwood forest. Join Docent Diane Shaw on this 4-mile, 3-4-hour hike and meet some hidden gems of Big Basin! Bring water and lunch. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

 

 

 


Location: Rancho del Oso Gate, Wadell Creek Map
Phone: 427-2288 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Community Listening Session
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Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Harm Reduction Coalition invites you to a listening session to share your experience, priorities, and opportunities for collabor
Date: 03/19/2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: None

Harm Reduction Coalition invites you to a listening session to share your experience, priorities, and opportunities for collaboration to address issues related to drug use; including but not limited to overdose, viral hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS, in Santa Cruz County. A listening session is an opportunity for all of us to learn about local priorities, needs, and the supports and barriers to local harm reduction work. We invite individuals, providers, and other organizations that have a current or prospective impact on local harm reduction services.

 

Our past listening sessions have included syringe exchange program providers and participants receiving services, social service providers (housing, benefits, primary care), drug treatment providers, researchers, local/county/state health department officials, policy makers and elected officials.

 

Harm Reduction Coalition is a national organization with many local chapters. We offer training, technical assistance, and capacity building to promote compassionate, evidence-based policies and services for people who use drugs and their communities. Between the increasing rates of opioid overdose, hepatitis C, and homelessness, we're interested in learning about what Santa Cruz County has done, is doing, and wants to do to promote health and wellness among people who use drugs -- and how Harm Reduction Coalition can play a supporting role.


Location: Downtown Santa Cruz Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 8314277717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Tuesday Talks
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Library Boulder Creek
Date: The 3rd Tues of every month (Nov 21-Feb 20) at 7:00pm


T(0 Nov 2017) Library_BoulderCreekRR.jpguesday Talks is an ongoing discussion series bringing local experts and community members together to explore issues important to Boulder Creek and the San Lorenzo Valley. Join us at 7:00pm the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Nov 21

Boulder Creek's Lost Railroad: The Twilight Years of the Boulder Creek Branch, 1906 - 1934

When the earth shook in 1906, it marked the beginning of the end for the railroads of the upper San Lorenzo Valley. Join us for a discussion of the history of railroads in the San Lorenzo Valley presented by Derek Whaley, author of Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

 


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Exploring Amazing Australian Plants
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Arboretum at UCSC
Join us to learn a bit about Australia, and revel in the beauty and diversity of it's amazing flora.
Date: 03/21/2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm


(0 March 2018) Arboretum_sopogon-formosus.jpgMark your calendar for the 3rd session in the Volunteer Enrichment Series: Exploring Amazing Australian Plants with Melinda Kralj!

Join us to learn a bit about Australia, and revel in the beauty and diversity of it's amazing flora. The UCSC Arboretum & Botanical Garden has the largest collection of Australian plants outside of Australia. Bring your questions!

Includes a tour of the Australian Garden
(must sign-up for both presentation and tour separately)

Tours are intended for people who also attend the presentation. Thank you.

Sign up online for this session now @ www.volunteersignup.org/T8FW8
Space is limited.

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden is happy to be presenting The Volunteer Enrichment Series! This series will take place February - June 2018. Each class is FREE with priority registration given for prospective and currently active volunteers like you! Repeat students from previous volunteer orientations are welcome too!


Location: Horticulture II Building, High St. and Western Drive , Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-2998 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Does your child enjoy art? Science?
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Library Scotts Valley
Kids ages 6-10 are invited to craft with Anna and learn about the relationship between art and science.
Date: The 3rd Wed of every month (Jan 17-May 16) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Peer Led STEAM

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Does your child enjoy art? Science?

CASE stands for Creative, Artistic, Scientific, Expressive

Kids ages 6-10 are invited to craft with Anna and learn about the relationship between art and science. The goal is to involve kids in art using their own creativity. Parents are welcome to observe and learn but the art is for the kids.

Starts January 17

  • Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Scotts Valley Library • 251 Kings Village Rd.

 

At the first class kids will experiment with Zentangle Snowflakes. Every class will involve art and the science behind the art.

 

Anna is a junior at Scotts Valley High School. She has fond memories of the art and craft classes at Scotts Valley Library when she was younger and wants to replicate those memories for other Scotts Valley kids.


Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
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CASE Art, stands for Creative, Artistic, Scientific, Expressive
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Kids in art by using their own creativity while learning about the relationship between art and science
Date: The 3rd Wed of every month (Jan 17-May 16) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: 6-10

The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) has announced a new ongoing STEAM program for kids set to begin on January 17th, 2018 and continue every third Wednesday of the month from 2:00pm - 4:00pm through May at the Scotts Valley Library.

 

The program, called CASE Art, stands for Creative, Artistic, Scientific, Expressive. This new monthly class for ages 6-10 involves kids in art by using their own creativity while learning about the relationship between art and science. Parents are welcome to observe and learn, but the art is for the kids.  At the first class kids will experiment with Zentangle Snowflakes. Every class will involve art and the science behind the art.

 

"Learning about the relationship between art and science at an early way is a great way to get young children on the path to academic success," says Library Director Susan Nemitz. "And we have noticed that kids really enjoy learning from other kids."

 

The class is led by Scotts Valley High School student Anna, who is in her junior year. She has fond memories of the art and craft classes at Scotts Valley Library when she was younger and wants to create similar memories for other Scotts Valley kids.


Location: 251 Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley Map
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Genealogy Research Group
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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.


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Kick the Sugar Habit
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Sharing the Woodpile with Scorpions, Lizards, Wood Rats and Others" and Other Natural History Stories of the San Lorenzo Valley
Date: 03/22/2018 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Kick the Sugar Habit (7:00 PM-8:00 PM)
 
Learn to kick the sugar habit without giving up sweetness. In this workshop you will discover why you have sugar cravings, why they can feel out of control, and what you can do about it. Sandy Lee, a certified holistic health and Lifestyle Coach, will discuss how kicking the sugar habit can increase energy, result in better moods and increase the body and mind balance. Sandy Lee is a Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach to those who are motivated to experience transformation in their body and mind. Sandy assists her clients in uncovering the challenges that have been keeping them from their very best health. She guides them through a process of building a system unique to their specific goals and supports them with insight, inspiration and accountability throughout their journey.

 

This is part of the Tuesday Talk Series held at Boulder Creek Library. Due to scheduling it will be held on Thursday, March 22nd.
Note: This is in place of the Tuesday Talk for the month of March.


Location: 13390 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
English Country Dance
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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
Operation Surf
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Amazing Surf Adventures
This event is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom.
Date: Every day (Mar 22-Mar 27)

Special Instructions: Check locations

Amazing Surf Adventures is excited to announce  Operation Surf Santa Cruz, taking place March 22 - 27, 2018!

This event is held in support of the men and women whom have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Severely wounded active duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. military who served in Afghanistan and Iraq will take part in an epic, life-changing experience at beaches across the Santa Cruz coast.

Through the healing power of the ocean and surfing, these wounded heroes, to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their personal potential.

 

Location:

March 22 - 25 Capitola Beach
March 26-27 Cowells Beach, Santa Cruz Date/Time Information: March 22 - 27


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Wasted, the Story of Food Waste
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Live Oak Grange
Date: 03/22/2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: Fundraiser for grange

(0 January 2018) Wasted.jpgThrough the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.


Location: 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Better Choices, Better Health
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Library Branciforte
Date: Every Th from 10:00am to 12:30pm


Better Choices, Better Health Workshop (10:00 AM-12:30 PM)

A free 6-week series of educational workshops in partnership with The Health Trust offers peer counseling and support for persons living with the challenges of ongoing health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Learn about stress management, dealing with pain and fatigue, weight management and decision-making.

 

Workshops are designed to be engaging and fun. For more information call 408-961-9877 or email bcbh@healthtrust.org Pre-registration required

 


Location: 230 Gault Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Outrageous Outgrowns
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Outrageous Outgrowns
Bay Area's Largest Children's Consignment Event
Date: Every day (Mar 23-Mar 25)
Ages: All Admission Fees: free to attend
Special Instructions: Fairgrounds charges $5 parking w/voucher found on our website

We have everything you need from Maternity to teen at a fraction of retail prices. Thousands of items neatly organized - just like shopping at your favorite store. We have clothes, toys, shoes, baby gear, games, puzzles and so much more!!!


Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, , 344 Tully Rd., San Jose Map
Phone: (408) 391-5909 •website San Josecreate a direct event link
Science Festival
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Santa Cruz Learning Center
Experiments, hand on activities, 3-D printing, a bounce house and raffle prizes
Date: 03/23/2018 at 4:00pm


(0 March 2018) ScienceFestival.jpgSanta Cruz Learning Center presents our FIFTH ANNUAL Science Festival!

 

This is a free event!

 

There will be food, experiments, hand on activities, 3-D printing, a bounce house and raffle prizes!

 

Come check us out and please share this information with your friends and family and we will see you soon!


Location: 2560 Soquel Ave. Ste. 200, Santa Cruz Map
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Birding for Beginners
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State Park Henry Cowell
A Walk in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park with a Park Naturalist
Date: 03/24/2018 from 8:00am to 10:00am


Birding for Beginners
Saturday, March 24 at 8am
Meet at the Campground (entrance located off Graham Hill Road in Scotts Valley)
Join us for a 2-mile stroll to discover the wildlife of the Santa Cruz Sandhills. Please bring binoculars, water, snacks, layered clothes, and walking shoes. Please no pets. Heavy rain cancels.

 

 


Location: Campground, Graham Hill, Felton Map
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A Night at the Museum
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Explore MCP
Fun night out plus your admission is a tax-deductible donation to help kids with special learning needs
Date: 03/24/2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: Adult Admission Fees: $75

Enjoy live jazz, gourmet food and local wines and beers while exploring the galleries and wonders of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History-all included in the price of admission. Rare auction purchase opportunities will be featured thanks to many kind donations.

Prints on display during the event guests are invited to explore California's coastal edge through prints by woodcut artist Tom Killion alongside poems selected by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Gary Snyder. A print donated by Killion will be auctioned at the event.

Silent and live auction opportunities include 40 yard-line tickets for the San Francisco 49ers, one week stay at a breathtaking beachside home in Maui, gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses and more!

A tax-deductible donation of $75 per person is requested. Tickets available at exploremcp.org. Proceeds benefit kids with special learning needs.


Location: Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
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Bellies, Birth & Babies
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Birth Network of Santa Cruz County
Learn from birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, birth photographers, midwives, fitness and yoga teachers about pr
Date: 03/24/2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Free Family Event

Saturday, March 24, 2018 Preregistration encouraged - https://bbb-spring2018.eventbrite.com/


~Shop our Pop-up Marketplace featuring: Childish - children's clothing, toy& gifts, Primrose & Lace - maternity & nursing-wear, Sutter Lactation - nursing needs, Tiny Tot's - diapering needs
~Door Prizes valued at over $1000! (Must be present to win!)
~Baby Wearing Fashion Show & Information by Santa Cruz Baby Wearing -Check out a variety of baby carriers!
~Groovaroo Dance - Featuring parents with babies in carriers
~Free mini-massages by Luma Yoga and Wellness -
~Hands-on Demos - Learn from birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, birth photographers, midwives, fitness and yoga teachers about pregnancy, birth and postpartum topics.
~Womb Song - Prenatal Singing Circle
~ Community Resources - Pick up useful information on community resources, classes and meetings.
~Drop in for a visit - Don't have the whole afternoon free? You are welcome to just pop in.
~ Workshops - This event includes the option of participating in workshops to learn more about specific topics, as well as ongoing activities in the main hall throughout. Preregistration reserves a spot in the workshops of your choice.

If desired, you may choose from the following workshops (choose only one session per time block)
3:00 - 3:30 Workshops:
101 "Mother-Friendly" Birth Choices: Advocating for Your Choices
102 Your Changing Body: Relieving Aches & Pains of Pregnancy/Postpartum
4:00 - 4:30
201 Pain with a Purpose: Coping with the Intensity of Labor
202 "Sleeping Like a Baby:" Expectations vs Reality

Meet with Birth Network's professional members and service providers.
Learn something new!

(If you are a birth network professional who would like to attend the event you must register here: https://bbb-professionals-spring2018.eventbrite.com/

 


Location: Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Spring Break at Boardwalk
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Beach Boardwalk
Enjoy rides, free magic shows, costumed characters, arcade happy hours and more!
Date: Every day (Mar 24-Apr 8)
Admission Fees: $69.95 per person

Ditch the books and hit the beach!

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Boardwalk rides are open daily during Spring Break!

All rides open, weather and maintenance permitting.

Check the operating calendar for ride hours.

 

Arcade Happy Hours!

After the rides close, stick around and enjoy all of your favorite arcade games for 1/2 the price!

Arcade Happy Hours start when rides are scheduled to close, daily during Spring Break. Includes video games, mini golf, laser tag and pool. Excludes redemption games.

 

FREE Photo FUN with Nickelodeon stars!Take a selfie with SpongeBob and Patrick at the Main Entrance!

Monday-Friday

  • 12pm-12:30pm
  • 1pm-1:30pm
  • 2pm-2:30pm
  • 4pm-4:30pm
  • 5pm-5:30pm

Magic Shows with Doug Hofkins, a.k.a. the "Surfing Magician"

You'll be amazed by the Surfing Magician's funny magic show!

Mondays-Fridays

March 26 - April 6

  • 12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm- Neptune's Stage (by the Pirate Ship)
  • 1:30pm & 3:30pm - Cave Train Stage

Location: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map
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Santa Cruz Ballet Spring Show
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Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre
Don't miss this exciting mix of dance!
Date: Every day (Mar 24-Mar 25)
Ages: all

Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre In Concert 

Our annual mixed-repertory concert features a wide range of dance idioms, from classical to contemporary styles.  This season features the Tchaikovsky's beautiful "Swan Lake Act II," the romantic white act of the dramatic ballet.  A world premiere by our own award-winning choreographer Robert Kelley will showcase our dancers' talents.  The much-anticipated return of guest choreographer Debra Pearse Rogo's neoclassic "Gaelicia" to music by the Chieftains rounds out the program.  Junior and Petite Companies also perform.  Don't miss this exciting mix of dance!

 


Location: Crocker Theater at Cabrillo Coll, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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Pacific Region Art Hub
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County
Our Pacific Region Art Hub will showcase around 1,000 pieces of art that we received from Boys & Girls Clubs in the Pacific Regi
Date: 03/24/2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ages: ALL Admission Fees: FRE

Our Pacific Region Art Hub will showcase around 1,000 pieces of art that we received from Boys & Girls Clubs in the Pacific Region.

The Youth Art shown is done by Club members ages 6-18 in a variety of mediums and categories. All art will be judged by local artists and winners will be sent to Boys & Girls Clubs of America's National Art Competition.

Complimentary bites and libations will be served.


Location: Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz, 543 Center Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Tide Pool Docent Training
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State Park Natural Bridges
Join our team of dedicated docent volunteers who interact with visitors, provide tours and nature walks, participate in special
Date: Every Wed and Sa

Special Instructions: Located at the end of West Cliff Drive

Tide Pool Docent Training

Begins Saturday, March 24

4-week duration, Wednesday evenings and Saturdays

Do you enjoy nature and being outdoors? Do you want to share knowledge with others and promote conservation and stewardship? This is your opportunity to join our team of dedicated docent volunteers who interact with visitors, provide tours and nature walks, participate in special events, and in general contribute to the inspiration, education, and enjoyment of park visitors. Student internships are available. Training begins Saturday, March 24 and lasts 4 weeks. Training is held on Wednesday evenings and half-days on Saturdays. For more information and an application, please call (831) 423-4609 ext. 8 or email NaturalBridgesStateBeach@gmail.com.

 


Location: 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Santa Cruz Symphony Children's and Family Concerts
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Santa Cruz County Symphony
Mozart and more!
Date: Every day (Mar 24-Mar 25)
Ages: all

CELEBRATION!

MARCH 24, 7:30 PM at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

MARCH 25, 2:00 PM at the Mello Center for the Performing Arts

Fourth Concert of the Santa Cruz Symphony's 2017-18 Classical Series

 

We begin with Mozart's joyful Overture to The Marriage of Figaro.  The opera is based on a stage comedy by Pierre BeaumarchaisLa folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro ("The Mad Day, or The Marriage of Figaro"), and was performed in 1784. It tells how the servants Figaro and Susanna succeed in getting married, foiling the efforts of their philandering employer Count Almaviva to seduce Susanna and teaching him a lesson in fidelity.  Perhaps many of you will remember the prior exploits of Figaro as he helped Count Almaviva seduce Rosina in The Barber of Seville which we performed in 2016. The upbeat Overture is 4.5 minutes long. 

 

We will then be treated to the World Premiere of Daniel Stewart's latest composition, Social Media, written in 2017 for the Santa Cruz Symphony in honor of its 60th Anniversary Season.

We conclude the first half with 2016 Klein International String Competition winner Will Langlie-Miletich performing Giovanni Bottisini's dramatic Bass Concerto No. 2.  This piece lasts about 20 minutes.

We begin the second half celebrating the late great local legend Lou Harrison's 100th birthday with Suite from Wedding at the Eiffel Tower which he wrote for the Santa Cruz Symphony in 1961. The Suite lasts about an hour.

 

We conclude with Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola K364, featuring San Francisco Symphony's violinist In Sun Jang and our own Daniel Stewart on viola. This piece is 30 minutes long.

 

PROGRAM

Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro  (Listen)     

Stewart - Social Media (World Premiere)

Bottesini - Bass Concerto No. 2 (Listen)
  William Langlie-Miletich, bass

INTERMISSION

Harrison - Suite from Marriage at the Eiffel Tower (Listen)

Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola K364 (Listen)
  InSun Jang, violin
  Daniel Stewart, viola


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Garden Plant Exchange
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Live Oak Grange
Bring anything from your garden to trade with like minded gardeners
Date: The 4th Sa of every month from 8:00am to 9:00am
Ages: All
Special Instructions: Fundraiser for grange

The Grange Garden Exchange

 

(0 July 2017) GrangeGardenPhotowSquash.jpgGardeners are encouraged to bring anything from their garden to trade with like minded gardeners. Possibilities include volunteers, cuttings, bulbs, seeds, specimen plants as well as gardening related tools, books and pots. You need not bring anything in order to take something. For more information or questions please contact gardencruzer@gmail.com Tell and bring your friends!

 

The Grange Garden Exchange is held on the 4th Saturday of the month from 8-9am in the Live Oak Grange Parking Lot
Gardeners are encouraged to bring anything from their garden to trade with like minded gardeners. Possibilities include volunteers, cuttings, bulbs, seeds, specimen plants as well as gardening related tools, books and pots.  You need not bring anything in order to take something.

 

For more information or questions please contact gardencruzer@gmail.com  Tell and bring your friends!

 

 


Location: 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Archeology Demonstration
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State Park Mission
Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands-on activities
Date: 03/24/2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Archeology Demonstration

Saturday, March 24 at 1pm

How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands-on activities to discover the stories told by the artifacts. Presented in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Archeological Society.

 

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
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Children's and Young Adult Book Sale
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Library Scotts Valley
Get great deals on gently used books for children and young adults
Date: 03/24/2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Children's and Young Adult Book Sale

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Looking for the perfect Children's or Young Adult book?

Wish there was somewhere local to find reasonably priced books for Children? There is! Come to the Scotts Valley Book Sale and get great deals on gently used books for children and young adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.

Saturday

  • March 24th

10:00am - 2:00pm
Scotts Valley Library

  • 251 Kings Village Road

 

Proceeds benefit the Scotts Valley Friends.

 


Location: 251 Kings Village Rd, Scotts Valley Map
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Sheep to Shawl Fiber Arts Fair
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Live Earth Farm
Bring the family to participate in the process of bringing wool from the sheep to the shawl, including every step in between.
Date: 03/24/2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: $5 per person

(0 March 2018) SheepToShawl2018.jpgSheep to Shawl Fair will feature hands-on stations demonstrating the progression of processing wool. Children and adults will be able to interact with the sheep and shearer, dye yarn, make drop spindles, try knitting and crocheting, and wash and comb yarn, all with expert help and child-friendly tools.

Also looking for skilled and unskilled volunteers.

 

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Location: 1275 Green Valley Road, Watsonville Map
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River Health Day
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Coastal Watershed Council
Help plant plants for the birds!
Date: 03/25/2018 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: none
Special Instructions: meet on the Santa Cruz Riverwalk adjacent to the Mimi De Mart Dog Park located at 119 Broadway

Support habitat restoration efforts along the San Lorenzo River!

To protect the nesting birds, CWC has decided to shift its restoration efforts for Sunday, March 25. Accordingly, we will be working on maintaining and installing plants on the upper bank of the levee, removed from potential nesting bird activity. We will be installing beneficial natives like wild California rose, yarrow, and gumweed.

During this event we will provide tools and refreshments for participants. We recommend that all volunteers dress in comfortable gardening clothes, include long pants, socks and sturdy shoes. Bring sun protection or rain layer depending on the weather and be sure to bring a reusable water bottle. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The willow planting will occur along the San Lorenzo River between Laurel Street and Soquel Avenue Bridge. Please meet on the Santa Cruz Riverwalk adjacent to the Mimi De Mart Dog Park located at 119 Broadway in Santa Cruz. Parking is limited at the dog park so we recommend biking or walking to the site. Other parking options include Maharaja Restaurant Parking or in adjacent neighborhoods.


Location: 119 Broadway, Santa Cruz Map
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One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
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Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Our tech savvy librarians will teach you a variety of technology services during weekly one0on-one drop-in 20 minute appointment
Date: 03/25/2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: None

One of our tech savvy librarians will teach you a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.


Location: Santa Cruz Public Libraries - Do, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Burleigh Murray Ranch Guided Walk
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State Park Burleigh Murray Ranch
Take a journey back in time along Mills Creek and learn about the early pioneers and farming families
Date: 03/25/2018 at 10:00am


Guided Walk: Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park

Sunday, March 25 at 10am

Journey back in time to discover the lives of early pioneers on this two-mile stroll along Mills Creek at Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park. Meet at the Burleigh Murray parking lot located on Higgins-Purisima Road 1.5 miles east of Highway 1. Bring water and snacks; close toed shoes, layer clothing, and binoculars recommended. Appropriate for children age seven and older accompanied by parent. Rain cancels. For information call (650) 726-8819 or email HMBparksvolunteer@parks.ca.gov.

 

For more information, please call 1-650-726-8819 or email HMBParksVolunteer@parks.ca.gov. Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.


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Harp Festival
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Community Music School
Santa Cruz Harp Festival - modern and historic music from all over the world on harps of all kinds
Date: 03/25/2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: donations gratefully accepted

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Community Music School and the Museum of Art and History present the Santa Cruz Harp Festival in it's 13th concert event, exploring modern and historic music from all over the world on harps of all kinds.

Soloists include: Harp Festival director Jesse Autumn, returning from New Orleans to play double harp and vocals; Santa Cruz County's 2017 Artist of the Year Shelley Phillips, on Celtic harp and woodwinds; premier classical harpist of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay, Jennifer Cass; and Community Music School alumni harpist/singer-songwriter Heather Monahan, celebrating the release of her first EP of original songs, "The High School Demo Tape".

Also performing: the all-ages Community Music School Harp Orchestra, playing traditional and new music from England, Ireland, Zimbabwe and New Orleans.

A harp "petting zoo" will be available at intermission for curious concert-goers.

The MAH will offer a free interactive harp art project from 11am-1pm, with the concert beginning at 2pm.

Admission is free - donations are greatly appreciated and support Harp Festival artists and teachers. Community Music School is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.

 


Location: MAH, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
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WPENS Chipotle Fundraiser
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Westside Parent Education Nursery School
Tasty Fundraiser
Date: 03/27/2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 0-100
Special Instructions: Mention that you are there for the fundraiser!

Join is Tuesday March 27th from 5pm until 9pm for a tasty fundraiser at Chipotle at 550 River Street in Santa Cruz. With sales over $300, Chipotle will donate 50% of sales to WPENS. Mention that you're there for the fundraiser! Thanks.


Location: Chipotle, 550 River Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Triple P Workshop: Mindful parenting
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Triple P, Positive Parenting Program
This class will help you identify some of the thoughts and patterns that keep you stuck and move you towards parenting from a pl
Date: 03/27/2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Ever feel like you're a parent on a hamster wheel? You get angry and stuck on the same issues with your children time and again? Learn how to avoid common parenting traps including putting into practice Triple P parenting strategies. This class will help you identify some of the thoughts and patterns that keep you stuck and move you towards parenting from a place of love and acceptance versus a place of perpetual anger.

This Triple P Workshop is offered through the Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) and is open to the public. Cost is $30/participant or $45/couple. Please note: child care is not available at this location.

Presented in English by: Natalie Hanneman, Triple P practitioner
Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Education Room, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz
Register through Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) at least two days prior to the workshop by phone (831) 457-7099 or register online at www.dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep. Dominican PEP is unable to accommodate walk-ins.


Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Educat, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz Map
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Traffic Safety Presentation
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Santa Cruz Police
Distracted Driving & Walking: Cause, Effect & Solutions - Bring your teens to this!!
Date: 03/28/2018 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Chief Mills invites the community to SCPD Street Smarts Traffic Safety Presentation: Distracted Driving & Walking: Cause, Effect & Solutions on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Santa Cruz Police Community Room from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

 

The SCPD traffic presentation examines distracted driving and walking as well as solutions to address such behavior. Distracted driving and walking have become increasingly serious concerns with the popularity of cell phones and smartphones. Studies have shown that drivers require more reaction time and pedestrians become less attentive to their surroundings when distracted by cell phones.

Co-presenting with SCPD is AT&T. When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. That is the simple, yet vital message AT&T is sending drivers, particularly teens. To drive home the message and to make roads and highways safer, AT&T is bringing a virtual reality simulator to the Santa Cruz Police Department's Traffic Safety Presentation.

 

Sergeant Scott Garner, a 20 veteran officer, and traffic expert will answer questions and clarify traffic safety issues in our neighborhoods. The presentation is an SCPD community-driven approach to traffic safety education and awareness for a safer commute by focusing on issues for a more reliable traffic environment for pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles.

 

Please join us Wednesday, March 28th for the Traffic Safety Presentation with Q and A. The meeting location is the Santa Cruz Police Community Room, 155 Center Street. We hope to see you there!


Location: Santa Cruz Police Community Room, 155 Center Street, Santa Cruz County Map
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5 Steps to Connect: Become the CEO of your Reactions
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Allison Livingston
Learn the Biology of Parenting
Date: Every Wed (Mar 28-May 2) from 9:30am to 11:00am
Ages: Parents adults Admission Fees: $100 for 5 sessions
Special Instructions: Bring a friend, split the cost

Inviting all Santa Cruz Parents! (Especially ones with challenging kids!) Starts this Wednesday 9:30am-11am 3/28 (skip 4/4) for 5 sessions. The benefit is to learn the Biology of Parenting so we don't direct our upset AT our kids when we get stressed, frustrated and overwhelmed. Instead learn the 5 Steps to Connect tools to become the CEO of our reactions so we can notice and work with them, THEN teach and connect. To Register: allison@5StepsToConnect.com
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Location: 5 Steps To Connect, 145 Riviera Dr, Aptos Map
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Triple P Egg Hunt
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Triple P, Positive Parenting Program
Get Triple P positive parenting tips, participate in a Spring Egg hunt, do face painting, and color eggs and pictures with your
Date: 03/28/2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm


Hosted by Community Bridges - Mountain Community Resources at the Felton Covered Bridge Park (corner of Graham Hill Road and Mount Hermon Road). Come join the fun! Get Triple P positive parenting tips, participate in a Spring Egg hunt, do face painting, and color eggs and pictures with your kids!


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Happy Birthday Watsonville!
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City of Watsonville
See you at the City Plaza on March 30th, 2018 at 5:30pm to Celebrate the City we are all proud of being a part of today!
Date: 03/30/2018 at 5:30pm


(0 March 2018) Watsonville150Years_300.jpgIn keeping with our 150 years of community building, what better way to celebrate than a birthday party at our Historical City Plaza on March 30th? We will have live music, cake and special activities for the whole community to enjoy. Many other events are planned throughout the year, such as a Wine Beer and Art Walk, a community concert and a time capsule event. 

If you're interested in helping to support this year of celebration, fundraising efforts are underway including the "150 Club", that provides an opportunity for community members and families to donate $150 dollars to help fund the festivities. The funds raised through this campaign will be used to fund the birthday celebration, the time capsule and special homecoming concert by Andy Vargas - the lead vocalist for the Legendary Rock Band Santana. Community members who wish to participate in the "150 Club" will have their family portrait placed in a commemorative book that will be saved in the time capsule and will receive a limited edition commemorative sesquicentennial coin. 

If you have any questions regarding any of the Watsonville 150 Celebrations or fundraising opportunities you can contact us: 

(831) 768-3010

watsonville150@cityofwatsonville.org


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Children's Planetarium Show
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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
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Zinefest
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MAH
If you've never heard the word "zine" come find out!
Date: 03/31/2018 from 11:00am to 5:00pm


(0 March 2018) MAH_ZineFest.jpgZine: some sort of publication, usually mass-produced by photocopying (in some cases, scanned, put on the 'net, or copied via fax)on any range of topics, but usUally filled with passion. a means of telling one's story, sharing thoughts, and/or artwork/comics/doodles. UrbanDictionary.com


Location: 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
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Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike
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State Park Big Basin
We'll stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood forest.
Date: 03/31/2018 at 10:30am

Special Instructions: Sept 20 and 30

Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike

Sunday, March 4 at 10:30am

Saturday, March 31 at 10:30am

Join Docent Hal Anjo on a hike to McAbee Outlook. We'll stop at the top and enjoy lovely ocean views. Learn about the different habitats as you watch the environment change as we climb. Difficulty level is moderate. The hike is 6 miles and about 3.5 hours. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: 21600 Big Basin , Boulder Creek Map
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Field Sketching
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Elkhorn Slough
Artist in Residence, Megan Gnekow will provide tips and guidance to bring out your sketch artists.
Date: 03/31/2018 from 9:30am to 12:30pm


(0 March 2018) ElkhornSloughSketching.jpgMarch 31 - 9:30am to 12:30pm at ESF's Porter Ranch House

 

Our historic Porter Ranch is ideal for a morning of inspiration. Artist in Residence, Megan Gnekow will provide tips and guidance to bring out your sketch artists.

 

We will provide some simple refreshments, you provide your sketch pad and pencils.  You might want to bring a small folding chair too, and where sturdy walking shoes, for if the weather allows and the wildflowers are in bloom we might explore a bit more for the ideal location to draw a bit.

 

Registration Notes:

Space is limited for this event. Please register before 5pm on March 29. 

Non-Elkhorn Slough Foundation members $15. 

ESF members please use the special code (18Spring) to recieve a $5 discount on your registration.

 

Sorry, no refunds


Location: Porter Ranch House, 1700 Elkhorn Road , Watsonville Map
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Easter Egg Hunt
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Kennolyn Camp
Annual Easter Egg Hunt FREE event for the entire family
Date: 03/31/2018 from 10:00am to 2:30pm


Easter Egg Hunt

Kennolyn Camps presents their 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt FREE event for the entire family. Refreshments, Crafts Project, Family Photos with the Easter Bunny. Come any time during the open hours to find eggs. Bring an Easter Basket and join us for a wonderful family event at Kennolyn's Hilltop Hacienda, 8400 Glen Haven Rd., Soquel. www.kennolyncamps.com

 

 


Location: Hilltop Hacienda, 8205 Glen Haven Rd, Soquel Map
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Foster Dog Meet Up: Adoptable Dogs from Foster Homes!
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Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
Meet adoptable dogs
Date: 03/31/2018 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm


(0 March 2018) AdoptablePets.jpgFoster Dog Meet Up: Adoptable Dogs from Foster Homes!

Dogs currently living with volunteers in foster homes will be at the Santa Cruz shelter to give you a chance to meet them there!

 

Our dogs might be in a foster home because they are more shy, more excitable, or simply because many dogs do better in the comfort of a home rather than the shelter and a big-hearted volunteer has welcomed them in for a temporary stay.


 


Location: 1001 Rodriguez St, Santa Cruz Map
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Easter On the Farm
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Ag. History Project
Egg hunts, hat and basket making, hayrides, tractor driving, mural painting, and others! We'll also have chickens & rabbits.
Date: 03/31/2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: All

(0 March 2018) EasteronFaarm2018.jpgThe Agricultural History Project is hosting the Annual Easter On The Farm to celebrate Easter and the beginning of Spring on Saturday, March 31, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

This event is FREE! Donations appreciated. Bring your whole neighborhood of children to participate!

Egg Hunts start at 11:15 am and will be every hour in four separate age groups: 3 and under up to 12 years old. Times for egg hunts are 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, and 2:15 pm.

Activities for children and adults include: hat and basket making, hayrides, tractor driving, mural painting, and others! We'll also have chickens & rabbits.

 


Location: 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-728-5898 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Harvesting Our Heritage History Talk
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SLV Museum
Bite-sized looks at the history of agriculture and food ways here in Santa Cruz county.
Date: 03/31/2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: Donation of $5 is welcome

Harvesting Our Heritage History Talk
Saturday March 31, 2018, 3-5pm

Join the Santa Cruz Heritage Food Project - winners of the Nextie Writers of the Year Award - for a presentation and discussion on their new book Harvesting Our Heritage - bite sized stories from Santa Cruz County History.
Where: Highlands park Senior Center, 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond.
Cost: Free. Donations appreciated.

 

 


Location: Highlands Park Senior Center, 8500 Highway 9, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 338-8382 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt
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Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce
Family fun on the beach!
Date: 03/31/2018 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: 12-under Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 11:00am sharp! Please limit 3 eggs per child.

(0 March 2018) CapitolaEAsterEggHunt2.jpgHop on down to Capitola Village for an Easter Egg Hunt on the beach!

 

Kids 12-under can hunt for candy-filled eggs hidden in the sand. The Easter Bunny will be there!

 

Please limit 3 eggs per child so there is plenty of fun for everyone! Be sure to bring your camera to capture a memorable day on the beach in Capitola!


Location: On Capitola Beach in front of Ca, 1500 Wharf Road, Capitola Map
Phone: (831) 475-6522 •website Capitola Villagecreate a direct event link
Eggstraordinary Egg Hunt
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Roaring Camp Railroads
Hunt for thousands of chocolate candy eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny in a redwood forest and win prizes
Date: Every day (Mar 31-Apr 1)
Ages: All

(0 March 2018) EasterRoaringCamp2018.jpgDEPARTS FROM ROARING CAMP IN FELTON

Hop on Board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding Roaring Camp's real 1880s Steam Train under the majestic Redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids are going to have the time of their lives scavenging for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain.

The magic of trains, mixed with the magic of the Easter Bunny. It's... it's... EGGSTRAORDINARY!

 

Remember to bring a basket!


Location: Hwy 9, Felton Map
Phone: 831/ 335-4484 •website Felton create a direct event link
Free Swim Lessons with Tiffany
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Seahorse Swim School
Free swim lessons Mar 31, April 28, May 5 and June 2
Date: 03/31/2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: 80
Special Instructions: Mar 31, April 28, May 5 and June 2

Learning to swim is a critical part of every child's life. Drowning is one of the main causes of accidental death-an average of 10 children drown every day according to the Center for Disease Control. But many parents don't put their kids in swimming lessons because they are often time-consuming and expensive. In light of this, Seahorse Swim School is offering free swimming lessons for anyone and everyone this spring.

 

The lessons happen rain or shine and if you can't make it to this one, there will also be more free lessons on April 28, May 5 and June 2.

 

1-3 p.m. Seascape Sports Club, 1505 Seascape Blvd. Aptos. 476-7946. seahorseswimschool.com. Free.

 


Location: Seascape Sports Club, 1505 Seascape Blvd, Aptos Map
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Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt
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Boulder Creek Rec Center
Join us for a great egg hunt in Boulder Creek
Date: 03/31/2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm


(0 March 2018) EasterBldrCreek2018.jpgEGGSTRAVAGANZA EGG HUNT
March 31st 11-1pm
Redwood Elementary School
11:15 hunt by ages
12noon field hunt
bunny photos $5
Jump house, 4h Petting zoo, Facepainting, food truck,


Location: Redwood Elementary School, 6900 North Hwy 9, Boulder Creek Map
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Deer Park Easter
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Deer Park Shopping Center
Easter Bunny, face painting & bounce house with slide
Date: 03/31/2018 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Admission Fees: free

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What's That Bird?
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State Park Big Basin
Learn from a pro. Add to your collection of bird sightings!
Date: 03/31/2018 at 9:30am


What's that Bird?
Sunday, May 13 at 9:30am

This easy, one-mile stroll with Docent Karen DeMello will introduce you to the birds of the redwood forest. Beginner birders are welcomed! Bring binoculars if you have them-but they're not required. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; day use fee for vehicles is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

 

Birds of Big Basin State Park
Check list and guide for discovering birds at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Many of these birds can be found near the campgrounds and headquarters, but you'll need to search more than one of the park's major habitats to find them all.


Location: Highway 236, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831/338-8861 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
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