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Matilda the Musical
The power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life
Every Fri and Sa (Oct 18-Oct 26) from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Rio theatre, 1205 Soquel, Santa Cruz Map

(0 A September 2019) matilda.jpgInspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however - the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $18 Gen, $28 Gold Circle
Advance tickets: www.allabouttheatre.org
Event website: www.allabouttheatre.org

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Bilingual Learn & Play
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Watsonville PAL
WPAL brings to you our new TODDLER PROGRAM.
Date: Every Th from 10:30am to 11:30am


(0 A February 2019) WatsPAL_BilingualLearnAndPlay.jpgLet's keep the streak going...
WPAL brings to you our new TODDLER PROGRAM.

Bilingual Learn & Play will start February 21st on Thursdays at our PAL Gym - 130 Rodriguez St 10:30 - 11:30am.

More than just a play group, Learn & Play is offered as a free resource to provide early childhood education through a structured circle time followed by play based learning activities and opportunities for social connection.

We are so excited to bring this fun and interactive program to our community!

Please feel free to call us if you have any questions (831) 763-4147


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Location: PAL Gym, 130 Rodriguez St, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-763-4147 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Organic Produce Pop Up
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UCSC Farm
AFFORDABLE ORGANIC PRODUCE FROM THE CASFS FARM AND SANTA CRUZ FARMERS MARKET
Date: Every Th (Jan 22-Mar 26) from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Special Instructions: Tues: RCC Quad, Fri: Quarry PlazaCash

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AFFORDABLE ORGANIC PRODUCE FROM THE CASFS FARM AND SANTA CRUZ FARMERS MARKET

Tuesdays, 10am-2pm, RCC Quad

Fridays, 10am-2pm, Quarry PlazaCash

Check, and EBT payment accepted

 

Get low-cost organic produce from the UCSC Farm and other local organic growers.

Tuesdays, 10am-2pm, RCC Quad  ~  Fridays, 10am-2pm, Quarry PlazaCash

Tuesday, January 22 at 10:00am to 2:00pm


Location: 1156 High St. , Santa Cruz Map
Phone: Phone (831) 459-3240 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Triple P 8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old
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Triple P
Strengthen relationships in your family; Encourage positive behaviors; Teach your child new skills & behaviors
Date: Every Th (Jan 10-Feb 28) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: free

8-Week Group: for families with children 2-12 (Session 1)

 This is the 1st session of an 8-week Triple P Group for families with children 2-12 years old.  Individuals, couples and any friends or family members who are helping raise children are welcome to attend.  Participants must register by January 17 in order to participate in the Group.  If the group is already in session and you would like more information about other upcoming 8 week Triple P Groups, please contact First 5 at (831) 465-2217.  

 

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

 

In Session 1, participants will:

  • Learn about the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
  • Learn what positive parenting is
  • Identify factors that influence children's behaviors
  • Set goals for making positive changes

In Session 2, participants will learn:

  • Strategies for developing positive relationships with their children

  • Strategies for encouraging desirable behavior

  • Strategies for teaching children new skills and behaviors

In Session 3, participants will learn how to:

  • Create family rules
  • Handle mild problem behaviors
  • Give clear, calm instructions
  • Back up requests with logical consequences

In Session 4, participants will:

  • Identify "high risk" situations where problematic behaviors are more likely to occur
  • Learn a 6-step routine for preventing and managing problematic behaviors in high risk situations
  • Identify who else they can turn to for parenting support
  • Learn "Family Survival Tips"

In Session 5, participants will:

  • Share their progress in using Triple P parenting strategies with their children
  • Practice the parenting strategies learned in Sessions 1-4
  • Receive coaching on using Triple P parenting strategies

In Session 6, participants will:

  • Share their progress in using Triple P parenting strategies with their children
  • Finetune their use of parenting strategies learned in Sessions 1-4
  • Receive coaching on using Triple P parenting strategies

In Session 7, participants will:

  • Share their progress in using Triple P parenting strategies with their children
  • Finetune their use of parenting strategies learned in Sessions 1-4
  • Receive coaching on using Triple P parenting strategies

In Session 8, participants will:

  • Identify the positive changes that they and their children have made
  • Discuss 5 key steps for maintaining improvements that were made
  • Identify strategies that can be used in the future, after completing the Group
  • Learn about ways to receive additional Triple P parenting support

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Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges - Mountain Community Resources

This Triple P Group is free and open to the public.

Snacks will be provided for children and adults.


Location: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary, L, 7155 Highway 9, Felton Map
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Mothersong with Joya
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Mothersong Santa Cruz
A multi-cultural sing-a-long for families with babies
Date: Every Wed and Th at 9:15am
Ages: Babies 0-3 with parents Admission Fees: Adults / $7 - $12, Children / Free
Special Instructions: Every Wednesday and Thursday Morning: 9:15-10:15 and 10:30-11:30

(0 A November 2018) Joya.jpgMothersong Santa Cruz with Joya Winwood

Every Wednesday and Thursday Morning: 9:15-10:15 and 10:30-11:30
Every 1st Sunday of the Month: 10:30-11:30


Directions:  Leaving town on River St, cross Hwy 1. Turn right into the driveway after all the red buildings. The sign says 1060 on it. Park in labeled Guest Parking places.   Walk between the big red buildings on the right.  Look for #111.  There's a ramp for strollers.  Enter the metal gate.  Follow signs.  Art Bar Cafe is next door.

 

All classes are one hour long.  Adults / $7 - $12, Children / Free


Location: Tannery World Dance, 1060 River St #110, Santa Cruz Map
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Open Enrollment Tender Blossoms Preschool
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Tender Blossoms Preschool
Play Based Preschool/Daycare currently enrolling!
Date: Every day (Feb 6-Mar 5)
Ages: 1-5 Admission Fees: None
Special Instructions: Call 831-239-0117 to schedule a private tour

Come tour our sweet home based Preschool and Daycare for ages 1-5. Garden centered, serving organic, farm to table meals, circle time and yoga daily, arts and crafts, and music abounds! High quality infant, toddler and pre school age care in a home like environment. Call to schedule a private tour!


Location: 116 Trescony st., Santa cruz Map
Phone: (831) 239-0117 •websitecreate a direct event link
Preschool Story Time
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Library Central
Date: Every Th from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 3-6 Admission Fees: free

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

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-420-5700 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Brainfuse - Homework Help
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Libraries
Brainfuse: Free online homework help for students of all ages.
Date: Every day


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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
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UCSC Recreation
Ignite your passion for adventure, action & travel!
Date: Every day (Feb 21-Feb 24) from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Admission Fees: $18 - $22

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Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre, February 21 - 24 at 7 pm (4 shows, 2 programs).

 

Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2018/2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year's World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.

 

Benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund. Tickets available online at brownpapertickets.com beginning December 15 or in person at the Bicycle Trip (cash or check only) Film lists will be available 3-4 weeks in advance.

 

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UCSC Recreation and locally sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Cole Strickland - LPL Financial, Driscoll's, Dr. Ryan Brandt, Five Branches University, Good Times and SantaCruz.com, greenspace, Hyatt Place Santa Cruz, KZSC 88.1, Lloyd's Tire & Auto Service, Mount Herman Adventures, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Rosa Brothers Milk Company, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES)


Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $18 - $22 plus fees
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com and Bicycle Trip
Event website: www.recreation.ucsc.edu
Event website: www.banffcentre.ca


Location: Rio Theater, Soquel Av, Santa Cruz Map
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Taller para familias con nios con necesidades especiales ...
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TripleP
Necesidades especiales, tales como ADHD, Trastorno del Espectro Autista, Sndrome de Down y otros retrasos en el desarrollo.
Date: 02/21/2019 from 5:30am to 7:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission, Gratis
Special Instructions: Para inscribirse: Comunquese con Liliana Zamora al (831) 724-2997 x212 o lilianaz@cbridges.org o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Taller para familias con niños con necesidades especiales: Enseñando destrezas sociales a los niños
Jueves, 21 de febrero, 5:30 - 7 pm
El programa Triple P Pasos para el Éxito ofrece apoyo de crianza para padres y proveedores de cuidado para niños con necesidades especiales, tales como ADHD, Trastorno del Espectro Autista, Síndrome de Down y otros retrasos en el desarrollo. Asista este taller para aprender: Cómo el juego les ayuda a los niños a aprender destrezas de comunicación; Estrategias para enseñarles a los niños a compartir y tomar turnos; Consejos para tener visitas para jugar exitosas; y Qué hacer si las conductas repetitivas se vuelven problemáticas.

Este taller es GRATIS y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos.

Presentado en español por: Liliana Zamora, Puentes de la Comunidad - La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios
Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville
Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Liliana Zamora al (831) 724-2997 x212 o lilianaz@cbridges.org o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings


Location: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Saln E, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 724-2997 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Grupo de Triple P de 8 Semanas: Para familias, nios 2 - 12 aos
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TripleP
Asista por 8 semanas a este grupo de Triple P para conocer a otras familias y aprender estrategias sencillas que le ayudaran.
Date: Every Th (Feb 7-Mar 28) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission, Gratis
Special Instructions: Para inscribirse: Comunquese con Sandra Rodelo al (831) 724-2997 x211 o sandrar@cbridges.org o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

(0 A January 2019) TripleP_Share.jpgGrupo de Triple P de 8 Semanas: Para familias con niños 2 - 12 años
Cada jueves, del 7 de febrero al 28 de marzo, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Asista por 8 semanas a este grupo de Triple P para conocer a otras familias y aprender estrategias sencillas que le ayudaran a: Fortalecer las relaciones en su familia; Fomentar conductas positivas; Enseñarle a su niño habilidades y comportamientos nuevos; Manipular las conductas disruptivas o problemáticas con mayor confianza; Cuidar de usted mismo como padre.
Este grupo es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos para niños y adultos.

Presentado en español por: Sandra Rodelo, Puentes de la Comunidad - La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios
Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitario, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville
Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Sandra Rodelo al (831) 724-2997 x211 o sandrar@cbridges.org o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings


Location: La Manzana Recursos Comunitario, 18 W. Lake Ave, Suite E, Watsonville Map
Phone: 8317242997 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Navigating the Teen Years
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting
Date: Every Th (Jan 31-Mar 28) from 6:30am to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $80 per person -- $120 couples special
Special Instructions: Call 831-476-7284 x107 for group rates and scholarships

Navigating the Teen Years with Positive Discipline class series

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

 

No class on Feb.14th!

 

Facilitated by Kenza Temsamani, Certified Positive Discipline Educator

 

Cost: $80 per person -- $120 couples special -- $40 per person if taken as a refresher. $20 for the PD book which is sold separately and is optional.

 

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

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Location: Harbor High, 300 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-7284 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Pleasure Point Third Thursdays
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Pleasure Point Community
Come down to Pleasure Point, check out all of our fantastic new shops, support and meet local artisans and have a good time!
Date: The 3rd Th of every month (Sep 20-May 16) at 5:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 1st Peak Park to the Hook

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


Phone: (831) 464-7748 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Guided Elephant Seal Walks
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State Park Ano Nuevo
Elephant seals galore! 3 mile hike to see thousands of elephant seals, including newborn pups, their mothers, and bulls
Date: Every day (Dec 15-Mar 31) from 8:45am to 2:30pm
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

 

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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 are strongly advised. Umbrellas and strollers are not permitted. Pets are not allowed in the park. Vehicle Day use fee is $10. For more information, call (650) 879-2025 or for recorded information (650) 879-0227, or visit www.parks.ca.gov/anonuevo.


For reservations, please call ReserveCalifornia at 1-800-444-4445. Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

People with accessibility needs may reserve an equal access tour along the boardwalk.
These tours take place on Fridays, weekends, and select holidays.

 

Self-Guided Seal Walks

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

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

 

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


Location: Hwy 1, Pescadero Map
Phone: (650) 879-2025 •website Pescadero create a direct event link
Triple P 8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old
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Triple P
8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old
Date: Every Th (Jan 10-Feb 28) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Adult and Family Admission Fees: Free Admission
Special Instructions: To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600 x6605 or corib@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent‐trainings

Attend this 8-week Triple P Group to meet other families and learn simple strategies to help you: Strengthen relationships in your family; Encourage positive behaviors; Teach your child new skills & behaviors; Handle disruptive or challenging behaviors with greater confidence; Take care of yourself as a parent.

This Triple P Group 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: Cori Burt, Community Bridges - Mountain Community Resources
Location: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Library, 7155 Highway 9, Felton
To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600 x6605 or corib@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent‐trainings


Location: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary Sc, 7155 Highway 9, Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-6600 •website Felton create a direct event link
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