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Santa Cruz Dance Week
Enjoy the dancing!
Every day (Apr 18-Apr 26)
Location: Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map

(0 April 2018) DanceWeek_Night.jpgMotion Pacific is pleased to announce the annual Santa Cruz Dance Week :: April 19 - 26, 2019

Dance Week will be a vibrant celebration, with an anticipated 300+ free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations, and the annual Dancing in the Streets kick off event - Downtown Santa Cruz, April 19th.


DANCING IN THE STREETS - THURSDAY APRIL 18
The streets of Downtown Santa Cruz come alive with dance and music as dancers take to the streets to kick off Santa Cruz Dance Week. Three Hours, Three stages, hundreds of dancers! This years event brings together dancers from across the county. Line up will be announced soon!

The event will kick off 5:30pm on Pacific & Cooper streets. Three stages of dancers will continue throughout the evening.

OPEN CLASSES
Over one hundred dance classes of all levels and genres open to the public for the week in local studios and community centers. Belly dance, Samba, Ballet, Contemporary. We got it all! For just $10! That's right, $10 for an all-class pass! All proceeds go to benefit Santa Cruz Dance Week

DANCE IN UNLIKELY PLACES

Dance will be popping up everywhere, as dancers take to the streets, restaurants, cafes, and bookshops and beyond. Keep your eyes open. Participating artists include: Julie Oak-Real Play, Stellaria Productions Raízes do Brazil Capoeira Santa Cruz, Synergy, Vargas Academy of Gymnastic Arts

More about this local and national celebration...

Santa Cruz Dance Week has become an annual centerpiece of the local dance repertoire,  showcasing all forms of dance throughout the county and encouraging participation in and appreciation of dance, through accessible performances, public exhibitions and free classes. Partnering with several dance studios and instructors, plus the literal hundreds of performers, SC Dance Week is a one of a kind community experience.

There are few other places that have more diverse and exciting dance opportunities than right here in Santa Cruz. Motion Pacific is proud to celebrate this expansive art form as part of National Dance Week!

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Bangladesh: Armchair Travel Adventure
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Library La Selva Beach Branch
Stories to elebrate women and goddesses who inspire, tickle, and delight the heart, the senses, and the funny bone
Date: 08/02/2018 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

(0 A Aug 2018) Librarybangladesh.jpgArmchair Travel AdventureGo on a journey to Bangladesh without leaving your seat!


Armchair Travel at La Selva Beach Library invites local residents to share their travel adventures. Program includes photos and personal travel logs. This month journey to Bangladesh!

 

Join us for local photographer Chelsea George's photo journey to Dhaka and surrounding areas.

 

All ages invited. Always Free.


 

 


Location: 316 Estrella Avenue, La Selva Beach Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
Age Well, Drive Smart
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Library Aptos
Age Well, Drive Smart
Date: 08/06/2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Seniors Admission Fees: Free

(0 A June 2018) AgeWellDriveSmart2.jpgThe California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for seniors. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide mature drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer.

 

Topics will include: How to tune up driving skills, refreshing knowledge of the rules of the road, learning about normal, age related physical changes and how to adjust them, when it may be time to limit or stop driving.

 

ge Well, Drive Smart classes are free. Reserve a spot in the class by calling: 831-662-0511.


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 662-0511 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Practicing Thinking Maps
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Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Practicing Thinking Maps - Program is for Tweens, Teens, Parents, and Educators.
Date: 08/16/2018 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Tweens/Teens, Parents,Educators Admission Fees: Free

Our brains see information in pictures. Thinking Maps are a series of structures which allow a writer organize thoughts and information into meaningful, predictable Maps. These tools help writers' organization and help communicate understanding of knowledge in easy to create structures. These tools can be used as an assessment tool for educators. Program presented by Jennifer Mead, local parent and teacher. Program is for Tweens, Teens, Parents, and Educators. For more information contact Jeanne O'Grady at ogradyj@santacruzpl.org


Location: Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 427-7712 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Chris Hall Art Reception
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Library Boulder Creek
Come meet the painter and ask her about her techniques and inspirations.
Date: Every 2 weeks on Mon (Aug 11-Aug 25) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: Show will be up for the entire month of August

Chris Hall: Art Show and Artist Receptions

The Boulder Creek Library will feature the work of local artist Chris Hall during the month of August. Hall will be showing acrylic paintings, plus photographs with painted mats. Chris, a self-taught artist, paints landscapes inspired by her travels throughout the U.S., including seascapes, deserts, historic buildings and barns.

 

As part of the show, a reception for the artist will be held twice during the month of August. Come meet the painter and ask her about her techniques and inspirations. Punch, ice tea and homemade cookies will be served.

 

First Reception

Saturday

· August 11th • 1:00-4:00pm

Boulder Creek Library • 13390 W Park Ave, Boulder Creek

 

Second Reception

Saturday

· August 25th • 1:00-4:00pm

Boulder Creek Library • 13390 W Park Ave, Boulder Creek


Show will be up for the entire month of August in the Boulder Creek Meeting Room/Gallery.


Location: 13390 West Park Ave, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Robo Sumo Finale Event
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Library Boulder Creek
See what the kids created and root for your favorite robots!
Date: 08/29/2018 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

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For the last 12 weeks, kids have been working hard to create robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS.

 

Now they're ready to show off what their 'bots can do at the Grand Finale Robo Sumo Wrestling Event!

 

See what the kids created and root for your favorite robots!


Location: 13390 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
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