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Into The Woods
WINNER OF 5 DRAMA DESK AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL, OUTSTANDING LYRICS & BOOK!
Every day (Jun 27-Jul 14)
Location: Cabrillo Stage, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos Map

Into The Woods

 

WINNER OF 3 TONY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST BOOK AND ORIGINAL SCORE!

WINNER OF 5 DRAMA DESK AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL, OUTSTANDING LYRICS & BOOK!  BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

 

THE PLAY

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

INTO THE WOODS follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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History under the Trees
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State Park Nisene
Date: 01/01/2019 at 10:00am


History under the Trees

Tuesday, January 1 at 10am

Delve into forest history-and prehistory-with a 4-mile, 3-hour walk to ghost towns and fossils deep in a redwood forest. Bring water and snacks. Meet at George's picnic area next to the steel bridge before the winter gate. For more information, call (831) 685-6444. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $8. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


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Habitat Hike
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State Park Natural Bridges
Habitat hikes, active games and crafts for children, face painting, butterfly garden tips, along with live music
Date: 01/01/2019 at 2:00pm


Habitat Hike

Tuesday, January 1 at 2pm

Explore the diversity of habitats and life in the park on this 0.5-mile, 1-hour walk. Bring water. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, please call (831) 423-4609 ext. 8. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


Location: 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 425-5849 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Holiday On Ice
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Beach Boardwalk
Create a new holiday tradition with family and friends ice skating by the sea
Date: Every day (Nov 17-Jan 6)
Admission Fees: $14.95 + tax

Boardwalk Holiday Ice

Presented by Dignity Health

November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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

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

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

Ice Skating by the beach!

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

Each 1-hour session includes ice skate rental.


Ice skating session schedule PDF

 

Reservations recommended. Reserve Now


Location: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz Map
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Guided Walk: Sequoia Audubon Trail
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State Park Burleigh Murray Ranch
Enjoy an easy 1-mile hike along the California coast into the Pescadero Marsh with popular spots for good bird watching
Date: 01/01/2019 at 10:00am

Special Instructions: Note different times

Sequoia Audubon Trail

Sunday, May 5 at 10am

Sunday, May 19 at 1pm

Enjoy an easy 2-mile hike along the California coast into the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve with popular spots for good bird watching. Bring water and snacks. Close toed shoes, layered clothing, sunscreen, and binoculars recommended.  Meet at the Pescadero State Beach central parking lot on Highway 1, 0.25 miles north of Pescadero Creek Road. Children age 7 and older are welcomed, accompanied by parent. No pets. Rain cancels. Free event. For more information, please call (650) 726-8814. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

 


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SLVNew Parents Support Group
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Birth Network
Date: Every Tues from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Admission Fees: free

Parents and their newborns are welcome! Led by postpartum doulas, lactation counselors and an AMFT.

Make friends.

Get answers to questions.

Find reassurance!


Location: Mountain Community Resurces, 6134 Highway 9, Felton Map
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Bird Walk
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State Park Henry Cowell
A Walk in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park with a Park Naturalist
Date: 01/01/2019 at 8:00am


Bird Walk

Tuesday, January 1 at 8am

Join us for a morning avian stroll to hear and see some of the amazing birds that reside in our park, from hawks to Juncos-maybe even a woodpecker or two. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the campground parking lot off Graham Hill Road.

 

For more information, call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: Campground, Graham Hill, 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 Tues of every month from 9:00am to 5:00pm
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.

 

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: 831-502-2998 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Buzzard's Roost Hike
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State Park Big Basin
Date: 01/01/2019 at 9:00am
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Buzzard's Roost Hike

Tuesday, January 1 at 9am

Join docents Kathy Willott and Glenn Joy for a 5-mile hike to Buzzard's Roost. We'll take an early hike in hopes of seeing things that might be hiding later in the day and share our findings as we go. We'll watch the environment change as we climb and enjoy the view from the top. Hikers should be able to do a steady uphill grade for 2.5 miles (elevation gain about 1,200 ft.), but we'll go at a pace that allows us to enjoy what we see. Wear good walking shoes, dress in layers, and bring snacks. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
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Sandhills Hike
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State Park Henry Cowell
Discover the unique and diverse Santa Cruz Sandhills habitat
Date: 01/01/2019 at 1:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Vehicle day-use fee is $10

Sandhills Hike

Tuesday January 1 at 1pm

Journey to the highest point in the park with a view of the Santa Cruz mountains and Monterey Bay on this 3-mile, 2-hour hike. We will walk under tall oaks, knobcone pines, and alongside manzanita and other flora thriving in the Sandhills habitat and see courageous new growth emerging from the ashes of a recent prescribed burn. Bring water, snacks, and a hat. Meet at the campground parking lot off Graham Hill Road. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

 

Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


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


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


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

 

VIDEO Sneak Peek!

 

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

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

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

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

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


Location: Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green St), San Francisco Map
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Light Station Grounds Stroll
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State Park Pigeon Point Light Station
Learn about historic shipwrecks and the significance of the lighthouse...
Date: 01/01/2019 at 10:30am
Ages: All
Special Instructions: 30 miles north of Santa Cruz

Light Station Grounds Stroll

Tuesday, January 1 at 10:30am

Take a trip back in time while exploring the rocky coast of California on this 0.75-mile walk. Learn about historic shipwrecks and the significance of the lighthouse, which helps to guide vessels to their final destination today. Bring water and snacks and dress in layers for variable weather. Meet at picnic area. For more information, call (650) 879-2120. Event free. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

 


Location: Guided Tour, 210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero Map
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Pathways Through Our Parks
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Meet the Artist: December 7th, 6-8pm. Free to the public.
Date: Every day (Oct 5-Jan 6) from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: All ages

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

October 5, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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

 

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

 

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

 

About the Artist:

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


Location: 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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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 2:30-6:00 Lincoln & Cedar Year-round
Santa Cruz/West Side
Sat 9-1 2801 Mission Year-round
Scotts Valley Sat 9-1 King's Village Dr April - October
Live Oak/East Side
Sun 9-1 15th & Eastcliff Dr Year-round
Felton Tues 2:30-6:30 120 Russell Ave May - Oct

Location: 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz Map
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Sunset Stroll
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State Park New Brighton
Date: 01/01/2019 at 2:00pm


Sunset Stroll

Tuesday, January 1 at 2pm

Join us for a low tide and sunset stroll on a 2-mile roundtrip adventure from New Brighton State Beach to Capitola. Walking this stretch of beach just before sunset is rarely possible, so you won't want to miss it! We will encounter interesting geologic features in a coastal bluff, 5-million-year-old whale fossils, shell fossils, tide pool creatures such as crabs, chitons, anemones, small fish, and the elusive octopus, and cover the natural history of the area. We will return to New Brighton around 4pm, and may remain on the beach until sunset. Bring water, snacks, identification guides, and proper footwear-feet may get wet! Meet on the beach below day use parking lot.

 

For more information, please call (831) 685-6444. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


Location: 1500 Park Ave, Capitola Map
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Folk Dancing!
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Cabrillo Folk Dancers
Check out these folk dancing events! Balkan, Israeli, International
Date: Every Tues and Fri from 7:30am to 11:00pm


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


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

 

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

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

 

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


TUESDAY: Alan Rothchild's Israeli Dance class


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

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

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

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

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


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

 

For more information email: rothdance@hotmail.com


Location: Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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Seacliff History Walk
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State Park Seacliff
Travel back in time to the cultural beginnings of Seacliff State Beach
Date: 01/01/2019 at 11:00am


Concrete Ship History Walk

Tuesday, January 1 at 11am

Learn about Seacliff State Beach and its fascinating history on this 1-mile, 1-hour stroll to the Aptos Creek Bridge and back. Get the lowdown on the Concrete Ship, great storms from 1889 to present, "The Madman of Seacliff," and much, much more. Bring water and layered clothing. Meet on the deck of the visitor center. For more information, call (831) 685-6444. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


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First Day Hikes
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State Parks California
Start your year off right, with a rejuvenating visit to California's state parks! Enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise, and ins
Date: 01/01/2019


First Day Hikes

On Tuesday January 1, 2019, California State Parks invites you to start the New Year outside as part of the eighth annual First Day Hikes initiative across America. First Day Hikes is a nation-wide promotion of healthy lifestyles and year round outdoor recreation through free guided hikes.

 

Bird Walk at 8am
Join us for a morning avian stroll to hear and see some of the amazing birds that reside in our park, from hawks to Juncos-maybe even a woodpecker or two. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the campground parking lot off Graham Hill Road. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

Fall Creek Hike at 9am
Hike through a young, 100 year old forest to examine evidence of the logging history and discover how the Bay Area was built on this 4-mile, 4-hour hike. Join us at one of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park's hidden treasures and explore the beauty of Fall Creek. Bring water, warm clothing, and a snack. Meet at the Fall Creek parking lot, approximately 0.5 mile up Felton Empire Road from the Highway 9 Intersection in Felton. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

Sandhills to Observation Deck at 10am
Experience the great biodiversity of Henry Cowell on this easy 3-mile, 2.5-hour hike. We will hike through the Sandhills, a habitat unique to Santa Cruz County, as well as walk through the redwood forest and other habitats of the park. We will observe how controlled burns have helped protect the native habitat of the Sandhills and learn about the plants and animals endemic to it, taking our time to look for rare plants, fungi, banana slugs, or whatever interesting things we can spot along the way! Bring water and snacks. Meet at the campground parking lot off Graham Hill Road. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

Observation Deck Loop Hike at 11am
There and back again - from the redwoods, to the river, to the Sandhills, come and experience the multitude of habitats that you can find at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Enjoy a panoramic view while eating lunch with the acorn woodpeckers before returning to the redwoods on this 4.5-mile, 3.5-hour hike. Bring lunch or snack and water. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

Sandhills, the New Acquisition at 11am
Come explore the new Sandhills acquisition at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park on this 3-mile, 2 hour hike. See the hidden treasures and unique geology, plants, and animals of an amazing and fragile ecosystem. Don't miss out on this special opportunity to see a relatively unknown part of this magnificent park. Bring water and snacks. Meet at the probation center parking lot at 3650 Graham Hill Road. Rain cancels. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

Redwood Loop to Cable Car Beach at noon
Come and walk through the majesty of an old growth redwood forest on this 1.5-mile, 1.5-hour hike. Hear the story of the redwoods and learn what makes the Sequoia sempervirens, the tallest tree in the world, so special on our way to Cable Car Beach and back. Bring water. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

Sandhills Hike at 1pm
Journey to the highest point in the park with a view of the Santa Cruz mountains and Monterey Bay on this 3-mile, 2-hour hike. We will walk under tall oaks, knobcone pines, and alongside manzanita and other flora thriving in the Sandhills habitat and see courageous new growth emerging from the ashes of a recent prescribed burn. Bring water, snacks, and a hat. Meet at the campground parking lot off Graham Hill Road. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

Redwoods, Evolution, and the Changing Climate at 2pm
Please join us for a 1-mile, 1.5-hour stroll through the magnificent forest. As we wander past trees that are millennia old, we will learn about their evolution and relationship to our changing climate. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


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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
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Observation Deck Loop Hike
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State Park Henry Cowell
Discover the unique and diverse Santa Cruz Sandhills habitat on this 2-mile stroll to the observation deck
Date: 01/01/2019 at 11:00am
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Vehicle day-use fee is $10

Observation Deck Loop Hike

Tuesday, January 1 at 11am

There and back again - from the redwoods, to the river, to the Sandhills, come and experience the multitude of habitats that you can find at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Enjoy a panoramic view while eating lunch with the acorn woodpeckers before returning to the redwoods on this 4.5-mile, 3.5-hour hike. Bring lunch or snack and water. Meet at the visitor center. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

 

Santa Cruz Sandhills.

 

 


Location: Graham Hill Rd, Scotts Valley Map
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Back Country Tour
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State Park Wilder Ranch
On this challenging guided three-hour, six-mile hike we’ll explore the natural and cultural history of the upper hills
Date: 01/01/2019 at 9:00am


Backcountry Hike

Saturday, December 8 at 9am

This challenging guided three-hour, six mile hike will explore the natural and cultural history of the upper hills of Wilder Ranch State Park. Meet in the parking lot. Bring good walking shoes, snacks, and water. Rain cancels. Event is free. Day-use parking fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


Location: 1401 Coast Rd., Santa Cruz Map
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Redwood Loop to Cable Car Beach
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State Park Henry Cowell
Come and walk through the majesty of an old growth redwood forest on this 1.5-mile, 1.5-hour hike.
Date: 01/01/2019 at 12:00pm


Redwood Loop to Cable Car Beach

Tuesday, January 1 at noon

Come and walk through the majesty of an old growth redwood forest on this 1.5-mile, 1.5-hour hike. Hear the story of the redwoods and learn what makes the Sequoia sempervirens, the tallest tree in the world, so special on our way to Cable Car Beach and back. Bring water.

 

Meet at the visitor center. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


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Montara State Beach Guided Hike
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State Park Montara Beach
Ocean views, coastal plants, wildlife, and historic sites like a World War II bunker and evidence of the long-gone Ocean Shore R
Date: 01/01/2019 at 10:00am

Special Instructions: north side of the Gray Whale Cove State Beach

McNee Ranch at Montara State Beach

Join us for an easy 2-mile hike along the scenic Gray Whale Cove Trail. Discover ocean views, coastal plants, wildlife, and historic sites like a World War II bunker and evidence of the long-gone Ocean Shore Railroad. Bring water and good walking shoes and dress for the weather.

 

Meet at Gray Whale Cove State Beach parking lot on Highway 1 just south of the Devil's Slide.

 

For more information, please call (650) 726-8814. Event free. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.


Location: Gray Whale Cove State Beach, Hwy 1, Montara Map
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Fossils, Fog, Fun, and Friends: Join Our Volunteer Education Te
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State Park Seacliff
Volunteer and spend time on a beautiful beach with our local youth
Date: Every day (Dec 23-Jan 10)


Fossils, Fog, Fun, and Friends: Join Our Volunteer Education Team!

Apply by Thursday, January 10

Training: Thursday and Friday, January 17-18 from 10am to 3pm

If you're exploring the field of education and want experience, if you've retired from teaching but miss it, or if you just want to spend time on a beautiful beach with our local youth, please consider joining our team of friendly volunteer educators. We uncover real fossils, touch the lives of hundreds of children, and have a lot of fun. If interested, please call (831) 685-6444 or visit the Seacliff Visitor Center before Thursday, January 10 to apply. Coffee and snacks will be provided at training. Training made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


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


(0 A November 2018) Wats_BabyLaptime.jpgSocialization & Literacy


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

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Freedom Branch 

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

 


Location: Storytime Room, 275 Main St, Watsonville Map
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Sandhills, the New Acquisition
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State Park Henry Cowell
Discover the unique and diverse Santa Cruz Sandhills habitat on this 2-mile stroll to the observation deck
Date: 01/01/2019 at 11:00am
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Vehicle day-use fee is $10

Sandhills, the New Acquisition

Tuesday, January 1 at 11am

Come explore the new Sandhills acquisition at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park on this 3-mile, 2 hour hike. See the hidden treasures and unique geology, plants, and animals of an amazing and fragile ecosystem. Don't miss out on this special opportunity to see a relatively unknown part of this magnificent park. Bring water and snacks. Meet at the probation center parking lot at 3650 Graham Hill Road. Rain cancels. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: Graham Hill Rd, Scotts Valley Map
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Mushroom Month
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Downtown Santa Cruz
Celebrate (and consume) mushrooms throughout Downtown Santa Cruz with culinary specials
Date: Every day (Jan 1-Jan 31)


January is Mushroom Month

 

Celebrate January and all it's Spores with a month long celebration of Mushrooms.

Don't miss the 45th annual Fungus Fair held at the Louden Nelson Community Center, January 11th to the 13th.

All month long, you can celebrate (and consume) mushrooms throughout Downtown Santa Cruz with culinary specials and special mushroom inspired products.

 

 


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Exploring Big Basin
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State Park Big Basin
Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes
Date: Every 3 weeks on Tues at 9:30am
Admission Fees: Free

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays at 9:30am

Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at park headquarters. Rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10.For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: Hwy 236, Boulder Creek Map
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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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Polar Plunge
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Santa Cruz County Parks
Get here early!
Date: 01/01/2019 from 10:30am to 1:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Entry is first-come, first-served

(0 A December 2018) SCParksPlunge.jpgRegister today and take the plunge to raise funds for swim lesson scholarships!


The funds raised from this event will go to Friends of Santa Cruz County Parks to be used for Swim Program Scholarships.

 

All Teams and Participants need to be pre-registered with the front desk no later than Friday December 28, 2018


Call the Swim Center for more details - 454-7960


Location: Simpkins Family Swim Center, 979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY
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First Night Monterey
Dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2019!
Date: Every day (Dec 17-Jan 1) from 3:00pm to 12:01am
Admission Fees: $0 - $25

FAST FACTS - First Night Monterey

A community celebration of the arts on New Year's Eve, First Night is Monterey's most exciting, imaginative and uplifting cultural event. FNM is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration. Our theme for First Night Monterey 2019 is "Color Me Monterey!". Check our website beginning in November for an overview of program, performers and kids' night out, ticket information and sales. Download the complete program guide in late December and plan your night ahead by reviewing the program and performers - it's a big night with 9 hours of entertainment!

 

Historic Downtown Monterey - Multiple performance sites, most venues are indoors. First Night Monterey goes on "Rain or Shine"! 85% SITES INDOORS! Buy buttons online beginning in November or at our retail partners beginning after Thanksgiving!


ADMISSION:
ADULT BUTTON (16 and older)
$18 Early Bird Price November through first week of December
$22 Advance Purchase Price through December 30th
$25 Full Price December 31 (Day of Celebration), available at Event

YOUTH BUTTON (6-15 years old)
$10 Early Bird Price November through first week of December
$15 Advance Purchase Price through December 30th
$18 Full Price December 31 (Day of Celebration), available at Event

 

Children five and under are admitted free! Look for discounted Family Pack (2 Adult and 2 Youth buttons) available online only, through December 28!

Buttons on sale after Thanksgiving at our retail partners and limited organizations, or buy buttons online! We do not mail buttons. Pick up buttons purchased on-line December 30-31 at Will-Call.

 

(0 A December 2018) FNM_SMALL.jpgPROGRAM: A creation of activities, colors, lights, musical entertainment and performances unfolds on New Year's Eve in Historic Downtown Monterey for First Night Monterey as we dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into the New Year! We invite you to a very special party as we transform the streetscapes, buildings, theaters, churches and concert halls throughout Historic Downtown Monterey into a fun, informative and unique way for the community to experience multiple forms of art on an evening where we celebrate our uniqueness, our commonality and the coming of the New Year!


Activities begin at 3:00PM with the Opening Ceremony staged on Colton Lawn stage on Pacific Street.

 

Kids Night Out! begins at 3:30PM with interactive art activities: face painting, henna tattoo artists, puppet art theater, interactive art activities and folk music will entertain children of all ages.

 

Join us for the Twilight Procession at 5:30. Commit your New Year's resolution at the interactive Resolution Sculpture, challenging all of us to see the changes we can make in our individual lives! Performances range from Classical to Hip Hop, Jazz to Reggae, Dance Venues to the Written Word and a whole lot of art; FNM presents artwork completed this past year by youth and community members within our ArtWorks! Outreach projects.

 


Location: Historic Downtown, Alvarez St, Monterey Map
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Winter Camp or Junior Volunteers
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Santa Cruz SPCA
If your kids love animals, come join us!
Date: Every day (Jan 2-Jan 4)


(0 A December 2018) SPCA_JrVolunteers.jpgIf your kids love animals and want to work with them, we have some Winter Camp & Junior Volunteer opportunities available!

 

Our Winter Camp is for kids aged 8-11 and there is still space in our PAWS Junior Volunteer program for kids 12-15. Come join us!

 

Camp info: https://spcasc.org/humane-education/

 

The kids of today are the companion animal guardians of tomorrow. To curb issues like animal abuse, neglect, and over-population in the future, we have created fun-filled programs that help young people understand animals and make positive choices for their community, now and for the rest of their lives.

 

Winter Camps

 

  • Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 9am to 1pm- Tis the Season to be Safe
  • Thursday January 3rd, 2019 9am to 1pm- Migration Madness
  • Friday January 4th, 2019 9am to 1pm- Arctic Awareness

PAWS

The Santa Cruz SPCA offers a youth volunteer program for students, ages 7 through 15. (Students over the age of 16 can sign up for our regular volunteer program.) This program provides a safe and supervised setting for area youth to help with the care, socializing, and training of the shelter animals. Each P.A.W.S session meets once a week for three weeks.

 

JUNIOR (ages 7-8) -- Mon. 3:30 to 5:30 pm
PRE-TEEN (ages 9-11) -- Wed. 3:30 to 5:30 pm
TEEN (ages 12-15) -- Thurs. 3:30 to 5:30 pm


Location: 2685 Chanticleer Av, Santa Cruz Map
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Transport of Delight
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San Lorenzo Valley Museum
Transportation models of all kinds
Date: Every Su, Wed, Th, Fri and Sa (Dec 8-Jan 6) from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


(0 A November 2018) SLVMuseum_Transport.jpgA delightful display of transportation models of all kinds. Sure to be fun for all ages, with a hands on, interactive play area for our younger visitors.

 

If you have models of trains, cars, wagons, ships, sleighs, planes, balloons, bicycles, horses - any method of transport and if you would like to share your model(s) please email us at slvmcollections at sbcglobal.net.

 

Exhibition - Dec 8, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019


Location: 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek Map
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!st WednesdayFamily Fun
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Capitola Mall
Date: The 1st Wed of every month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm


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

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

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

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


Location: 1855 41st Ave, Capitola Map
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Family Story Time
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Library Boulder Creek
Date: Every Wed from 11:00am to 12:00pm


Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries

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

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


Location: Friends of the Santa Cruz Public, 13390 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek Map
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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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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
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Baby Laptime
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Library Freedom
English / Spanish 30 minute program of stories, activities and music for babies age 0-24 months
Date: Every Wed at 10:30am
Ages: all ages Admission Fees: no cost

(0 A November 2018) Wats_BabyLaptime.jpgSocialization & Literacy


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

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Freedom Branch 

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

 


Location: 2021 Freedom Blvd, Freedom Map
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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

(0 A November 2018) CitizenScience22.jpgCitizen Science

 

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

 

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

 

December

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Location: 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
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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
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Toddler Story Time
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Library Central
Date: Every Fri from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 3-6 Admission Fees: free

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


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

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Guided Tidepooling
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Guided by experts, learn about some awesome critters in tidepools
Date: 01/04/2019 from 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: $10 General | $5 Youth | Free for Members
Special Instructions: Location shared upon registration

(0 A December 2018) Tidepooling_Capitola.jpgWith low tides come high chances of spotting awesome marine critters in tide pools! Join our staff for an afternoon tide pool cruise in Capitola on Friday, January 4. We'll investigate the marine creatures you can find while tidepooling and discuss their unique natural history.

 

Register to save your spot - our group is capped at 15 spots to keep things intimate and educational. Be sure to bring footwear that you don't mind getting wet and that allows for traversing slippery, uneven surfaces. If you do not have appropriate footwear, please let us know in advance, and we'll aim to provide rubber boots. Register for details on when and where to meet!

 


Limited to 15 participants
Register here: https://bit.ly/2UXLjiM


Location: 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Pigeon Point Light Station Guided Tour
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State Park Pigeon Point Light Station
History walks of the lighthouse
Date: Every Su, Fri and Sa at 10:00am
Ages: All

Guided History Tour

Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park, Pescadero, CA

Guided half-hour history walks of the lighthouse grounds are available 10am - 4pm Fridays through Sundays, except on rainy days.


Location: Guided Tour, 210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero Map
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Art Classes at Palace
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Palace Art & Office Supply
We're super excited to be hosting a very special one-day art workshop
Date: Every weekday (Jan 4-Jan 8)
Admission Fees: $65/person

(0 A January 2019) Palace-youcanpaintOIL.jpg You Can Paint! Oil Painting: Tuesdays from 2-5


Instructor: Toaa Dallo Instructor Contact Info: 831-332-9532

 

Cost: $30 per class or $125 for a 5 class series

 

If you're curious about oils, or if you just want to open up that old box of paints and have some fun, try one of Toaa's classes at Palace Art. You will learn classical techniques from a modern perspective that will help you to explore  your creative potential through the magic of painting.

 

Instructor: Toaa Dallo
Instructor Contact Info: 831-332-9532
Cost: $30 per class or $125 for a 5 class series

If you're curious about oils, or if you just want to open up that old box of paints and have some fun, try one of Toaa's classes at Palace Art. You will learn classical techniques from a modern perspective that will help you to explore  your creative potential through the magic of painting.

 Tuesdays from 10-1
January 8, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Tuesdays from 2-5
January 8, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 Fridays from 5-8
January 4, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: 41st Avenue, Capitola Map
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State Park Pigeon Point Light Station
Date: Every Su, Fri and Sa at 10:00am
Ages: All

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

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


Location: 210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero Map
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Old Growth Redwood Tours
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State Park Henry Cowell
Activities will range from sketching and watercolor to nature journaling and more
Date: Every Sa at 1:00pm


Old-Growth Redwood Tours                                                                                  

Saturdays at noon

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


Location: Graham Hill Rd, Scotts Valley Map
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Little Rangers Portola
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State Park Portola Redwoods
Explore Portola Redwoods State Park
Date: Every Su and Sa at 10:00am


Little Rangers

Saturdays and Sundays at 10am

All 3 to 6 year olds and their families are invited to learn, play, and laugh together at this 30 minute program. Activities, songs, stories, and silliness will help our youngest visitors find a connection to the redwood forest and all of its inhabitants. Adult supervision is required and participation is encouraged. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273. Event made possible by Portola and Castle Rock Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: 9000 Portola State Park Rd, La Honda Map
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Reading In the Redwoods
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Library Felton
Join our monthly book club!
Date: Every Su and Sa from 2:00pm to 4:30pm


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

 

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

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

 

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


Location: 6299 Gushee, Felton Map
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We Bring the Sandhills to You!
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State Park Henry Cowell
Discover the Santa Cruz Sandhills formation -its fossils, its unique plants and animals, and how fire plays a role in preserving
Date: Every Su and Sa from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Vehicle day-use fee is $10

We Bring the Sandhills to You!

Saturday and Sundays from 11am to 2pm

Discover the Santa Cruz Sandhills formation-its fossils, its unique plants and animals, and how fire plays a role in preserving this special habitat -at our Sandhills Mobile Visitor Center in the parking lot next to the Nature Store. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077.

 

Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


Location: Graham Hill Rd, Scotts Valley Map
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Hikes at Castle Rock
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State Park Castle Rock
Discover expansive views, marvelous rock formations and great rock climbing opportunities
Date: Every Sa at 11:00am

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

EASY HIKES
Castle Rock Loop
  Sat 11am
Trailhead: main parking lot; 1 mile loop; elevation gain 300 feet    
Ascend through Douglas-fir, madrone, and tanoak to see the park’s imposing namesake peak—a good spot for bouldering and roped climbs. The surrounding smaller rocks are a great playground for children.


Location: 15000 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos Map
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Tales to Tails - Central
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Library Central
Date: Every Sa from 10:00am to 11:30am
Admission Fees: Free

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


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

 

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


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Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Redwood Tours
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State Park Henry Cowell
One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you
Date: Every Sa at 12:00pm
Admission Fees: Day-use parking fee is $10

Old-Growth Redwood Tours                                                                                  

Saturdays at noon

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

 

Meet at the visitor center. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.


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


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

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


Location: Graham Hill Rd, Scotts Valley Map
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Arboretum Tour of What's in bloom
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Arboretum
Free guided tour with paid admission, $3
Date: Every Sa

Special Instructions: $5 for Adults and $2 for Children (6 to 17 years old), and free under 6

Join staff & docents on a tour of what's in bloom.

Free Guided Tour, 1st Saturday, every month, Free with your Arboretum admission. 

 

Admission to the Arboretum

  • The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is open from 9:00 to 5:00 every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. A visit is worthwhile any time of the year.
  • $5 for Adults and $2 for Children (6 to 17 years old), and free under 6.
  • Free to those going only to shop at Norrie's.
  • Free to UCSC students
  • Free to Friends of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum members and Arboretum volunteers
  • Free to members of gardens participating in the American Horticulture Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admissions Program
  • Free on first Tuesday of each month, Community Day.
  • Docent-lead tours can be arranged by advance request. The $10 per person cost includes admission to the Arboretum.

 


Location: 1156 High St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.427.2998 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Kid's Tool Workshop
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Home Depot
Free kids workshops teach do-it-yourself skills and tool safety
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: 5-12 Admission Fees: Free

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

 

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

 

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

Salnas, 1890 N. Davis Road

 

 


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Ranch Tours
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State Park Wilder
Tour Wilder Ranch!
Date: Every Su and Sa (Jan 5-Dec 29) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

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. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10.  Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


Location: 1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz Map
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Life on the Ranch Day - The Early Days on a Dairy Farm
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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

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

 

Wilder Ranch State Park invites you to experience old-time activities from its rancho, dairy farm, and cowboy rodeo days. Hands-on activities and living history presentations may include butter churning, ice cream making, roping skills, and demonstrations in the ranch buildings. Come for a picnic on the lawn and follow it up with a game of tug of war, sack races, hoops, stilts, and Wilder Ranch's famous old-fashioned bubbles! This event is appropriate for all ages. Event is free; parking is $10. Please call the park to confirm at (831) 426-0505. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

 


Location: 1401 Old Coast Road, Santa Cruz Map
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Monterey Contra Dance
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Monterey Country Dance Community
Join us for a fun evening of dancing
Date: The 1st Sa of every month from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Special Instructions: Check website for verifying dates

Monterey Country Dance Community holds contra dances most first and third Saturdays (in December, our dances may vary due to the holiday season) at the YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula, at 600 Camino El Estero in Monterey, unless otherwise noted in our schedules and calendars.  Come alone or bring a friend - beginners are always welcome!  If you'd like to support MCDC, please consider becoming a Member (a minimum $25/year sponsorship helps us to continue these wonderful dances).

 

Schedule: 6:40pm Newcomers' Orientation

  • 7pm to 10pm Contra Dance

Admission Prices for regular dances:

  • $12 for nonmembers (of any sister organization)
  • $10 for members of MCDC or sister organization (including BACDS & CDSS)
  • $5 for full-time students and active military, with ID

Check out our Calendar for details and dates. 


Not sure what Contra Dance is?
See videos and learn more by checking out our About Contra Dance page. If you're feeling nervous about learning how to contra dance, we even have links to beginning dancers' training videos on YouTube - they are a wonderful help, though nothing replaces dancing as a way to learn.
Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances - we respectfully request that everyone please be thoughtful and not use products with fragrance prior to a contra dance.  Thank you!


Location: YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey Map
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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
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Corralitos Farm & Garden Market
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Corralitos Valley Research & Education Association (CVREA)
We have the tastiest fruit, veggies and baked treats!
Date: Every Su from 11:00am to 3:00pm


 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 


Location: Corralitos Cultural Center, 127 Hames Road, Corralitos Map
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Sunday Seaside Crafts
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Seymour Marine Discovery Center (at Long Marine Lab)
Join the hands-on fun at the crafts table every Sunday from 1-3 PM.
Date: Every Su from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: Kids and up Admission Fees: General admission fees apply.

(0 AB November 2018) SeymourMDC_logoNov2018.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. Free with admission to the Seymour Center.

 

Sponsored by: Sigma Alpha of Omega Nu


Location: 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
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 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
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Open House 2019
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State Park Castro Adobe
"Thanks for the Memories" is a chance for history buffs, locals and Castro family descendants to visit
Date: Every Su and Sa (Jan 6-Dec 29) from 11:00am to 3:00pm

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

Located at 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville,  the two-story Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe, built between 1848-49, is one of the finest examples of a rancho hacienda in the Monterey Bay area. Friends is leading a multi-year restoration effort to preserve and interpret Pajaro Valley's first State Historic Park in partnership with California State Parks.

 

2019 Castro Adobe Open House events

Opened on a limited basis, the park will be open to the public one weekend day each month in 2019:

  • Sunday, Jan. 27
  • Saturday, Feb. 9
  • Sunday, March 10
  • Saturday, April 6
  • Sunday, May 19
  • Saturday, June 8
  • Sunday, July 14
  • Saturday, Aug. 10*
  • Sunday, Sept. 15
  • Saturday, Oct. 19
  • Sunday, Nov. 17
  • Holidays on the Rancho, Saturday, Dec. 7

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.

Learn more about how you can help create California's newest State Historic Park.


Location: 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-335-6318 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Santa Cruz Makers' Market
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Santa Cruz Mountain Makers Market
Over 40 local artists and crafters hosting a beautiful variety of handmade goods + Live music all day
Date: The 1st Su of every month from 10:00am to 5:00pm


(0 A January 2019) MakersMarket_Downtown.jpgTime to get your shopping on! Bring the whole family and shop local at the Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market on Pacific Ave. between Water & Locust Streets.

 

10am-5pm

Over 40 local artists!
Live music ALL day
FREE Admission!

The Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market happens on the first Sunday of the month! Come on out and #supportthelocals !


See the full line-up of artists at www.scmmakersmarket.com/markets


Location: N Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Live Oak Knitters
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Library Live Oak
Knit, chat, learn, make new friends
Date: Every Mon from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

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


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Toddler Story Time
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Library Live Oak
Date: Every Mon from 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: toddlers & parents Admission Fees: Free

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


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Live Oak Map
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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
Tales to Tails Aptos
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Library Aptos
Date: Every Mon from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Admission Fees: Free

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

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


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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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 (Oct 29-Apr 29)
Ages: Family Admission Fees: FREE

Shadow Day

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

 

How it works:

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

Location: 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Pruning!
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Live Oak Grange
Come learn and practice the fundamentals of winter fruit pruning
Date: Every Wed from 11:30pm to 12:30pm

Special Instructions: All are welcome!

CA Rare Fruit Growers will be doing the annual pruning in the Live Oak Grange orchard on
Saturday, February 16th from 1 until 4 pm or so.

 

Come learn and practice the fundamentals of winter fruit pruning, as we maintain the orchard at the Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange. This is a hands-onworkshop: bring your cleaned and sharpened pruning shears, loppers, and pruning saws.

 

No need to register, just show up ready to learn and help, and bring a friend!

 


Location: 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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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
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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
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Coastal Rail Trail Groundbreaking
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City of Santa Cruz
Celebrate - come rain or shine - party including speakers, refreshments, commemorative giveaways and more...
Date: 01/10/2019 from 12:15pm to 12:45pm


 

Coastal Rail Trail Groundbreaking Set for January 10 - Rain or Shine

 

(0 A December 2018) RailTrailGroundbreakingLogo.jpgThe City of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce that the groundbreaking for the first segment of the Coastal Rail Trail - the San Lorenzo River Parkway Phase III/Trestle Trail Project - will take place on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at the west base of the San Lorenzo River Railroad Trestle Bridge. The 32-mile long Coastal Rail Trail is a part of the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission's Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Master Plan.

 

The public is invited to celebrate - come rain or shine - with City and Santa Cruz County officials and community members who helped to bring this project to fruition over many years. The groundbreaking ceremony will be followed by a free-of-charge community party including speakers, refreshments, commemorative giveaways and Coastal Rail Trail engineering displays.

 

Attendees may park free of charge at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk River Parking Lot. Free bicycle valet parking is hosted by Bike Santa Cruz County.

 

The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network is planned to be a braided bicycle/pedestrian network along Santa Cruz County's coast to provide alternative transportation and coastal access, and foster appreciation for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.


Location: Beach Boardwalk River Parking Lo, 400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Larry Cat in Space
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Hartnell College Planetarium
Larry Cat hitches a ride to the moon!
Date: Every Fri (Jan 11-Jan 18) at 5:15pm
Admission Fees: $4 - $6
Special Instructions: Pay at the door by cash or check only. Discounts for Seniors, Military and all students. Doors open fifteen minutes before show time.

(0 A January 2019) Hartnell_LarryCat.jpgChildren's Show - Larry Cat in Space

When Larry Cat's owner Diana moves to the moon to work as a geologist, Larry hatches a plan to rejoin her. Sneaking onto a spaceplane in Diana's luggage Larry is shocked when he learns that spaceflight is not as simple as he thought, but not as shocked as Diana upon seeing her trusty cat on lunar soil!

 

Doors open at 5:15 PM Doors close and show starts at 5:30 PM. DO NOT BE LATE! No food or drink in the planetarium.

 

Tickets can be purchased online at https://squareup.com/store/hartnellcollegeplanetarium or at the door. We take cash and card.


Location: S-101 S-Building, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas Map
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Fungus Fair: Mushrooms as Medicine
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Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz
Learn about the hundreds of beautiful and fascinating species of local fungi on display in a re-created woodland habitat.
Date: Every day (Jan 11-Jan 13) from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: free - $10

The Fungus Fair is held each year, the second weekend in January in Santa Cruz at the Louden Nelson Community Center.

  • 45th - January 11 - 13th 2019 Mushrooms as Medicine
  • 46th - January 10 -12th 2020
  • 47th - January 8 - 10th 2021
  • 48th - January 7 - 9th 2022

Did you know that without fungus, we'd have no bread, cheese, beer, or wine? Or that anti-cholesterol medicine was developed from mushrooms? Come to the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair to learn all there is to know about the fascinating world of mushrooms.The three-day event features hundreds of species of local fungi presented in a unique fashion, and draws thousands of visitors each year. The Fair showcases speakers, cooking demonstrations, a special Kids' Room, and a taxonomy panel for identification of fungi. Many books and mushroom-related items are available for sale, as are wild mushroom delicacies.

 

This unique Santa Cruz tradition features fantastic fungus fun for the whole family. Bring the kids and stroll through a re-created woodland forest displaying hundreds of wild mushrooms; the Fungus Fair also features a special room full of hands-on activities for the kids, including fungus exploration tables, clay mushroom building, face painting, and more!

 

Come join us in a celebration of Mushrooms!

ADMISSION

Friday admission - $5

Saturday / Sunday admission - $10

Students & Seniors (60+) - $5

Kids under 12 - free

 

Friday, January 11: 1:00pm - 5:00pm  -  After-hours dinner event 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, January 12: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, January 13: 10:00am - 5:00pm


Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.684.2275 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Wildflower and Nature Hike
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State Park Rancho del Oso
Come and see what's in bloom...Botanist-led wildflower
Date: 01/11/2019 at 10:00am
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Meets at the Rancho del Oso Nature and

Wildflower and Nature Hike of Waddell Valley

Friday, January 11th at 10am

Join docent botanist Bryce Stauble and learn to identify many of Waddell Valley's plants within Rancho del Oso's seven diverse habitats. Observe the monthly change of the ecosystems. Each walk is unique as blooming flowers and pollinators are constantly in flux! This walk takes a leisurely pace that is great for learning the native habitat we are experiencing. Bring lunch, questions, and curiosity!

 

Please RSVP to brycestauble@gmail.com. Meet at Waddell Beach parking lot. For more information, call (831) 427-2288. Event free. Event made possible by Waddell Creek Association and California State Parks.


Location: 3600 Highway 1, Davenport Map
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Volunteer with the Animals
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Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
Training to volunteer with animals or other ways!
Date: 01/12/2019
Admission Fees: $10
Special Instructions: 10 am to 12 noon or 1 to 3 pm

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Please join us for a General Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, January 12th. There are two sessions to choose from: 10 am to 12 noon or 1 to 3 pm. You must sign up online on our website scanimalshelter.org


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There are many opportunities at the Shelter to choose from in addition to TLC for dogs, cats, bunnies, and barnyard animals. We welcome you to become part of the teamπŸΆπŸ±πŸ΄πŸ·πŸ°πŸ­πŸ‘πŸ”


Location: 2200 7th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831-454-7235 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Second Weekends @ Watsonville Airport
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Watsonville Municipal Airport
Like old planes? Come visit us!
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Special Instructions: Saturday and Sunday

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

Historical Aircraft Display every second weekend Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am – 4pm.


Location: 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville 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
Phone: 831-728-5898 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
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
Phone: 831-338-8860 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Birding for Beginners in Waddell Valley
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State Park Rancho del Oso
Bring binoculars, bird guides and readiness for silent observation as we witness wildlife awakening on a crisp autumn day
Date: 01/12/2019 at 8:00am
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: 17 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1

Birding for Beginners in Waddell Valley

Saturday, January 12th at 8am

Interpreter Jeremy Lin will lead an approximate 2 mile hike to observe and enjoy morning wildlife at Rancho del Oso. We will take our time and explore the beautiful coastal valley. No previous experience necessary. It is helpful to bring binoculars, bird guides and a readiness for patient observation as we witness wildlife awakening on a crisp Waddell Valley morning. Please RSVP to jeremy.lin@parks.ca.gov. Meet at the deck in front of the nature center. For more information, call (831) 427-2288. Event free. Event made possible by Waddell Creek Association and California State Parks.


Location: 3600 Hwy 1 , Davenport Map
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Drop-in Family Crafts: Yarn Baskets
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State Park Mission
Date: 01/13/2019 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Admission Fees: free

Drop-In Family Craft - Yarn Baskets

Sunday, January 13 from 1 to 3:30pm

Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Make a basket made of colorful yarn. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849.

 

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


Location: School St, Santa Cruz Map
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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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Community Free Days
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Seymour Marine Discovery Center (at Long Marine Lab)
Enjoy free admission all day!
Date: 01/17/2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: Kids and up Admission Fees: General admission fees apply.

Enjoy free admission all day!

 

Welcome!

Come touch a friendly shark, see how marine scientists work, and take in the spectacular Monterey Bay. Our exhibit hall offers a deeper dive into the adventure of ocean research here in Santa Cruz and around the world.

 

Visit us and explore the fascinating world of marine science and conservation. We look forward
to meeting you!

 

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center is a community-supported marine science education center of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

 

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

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January 17
February 12
September 17*
October 17
November 12
December 5

 

*Sponsored by: Monterey Bay Seaglass.

 


Location: 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 459-3800 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
California Dinosaurs
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Life on the Edge (of Mesozoic North America)
Date: 01/17/2019 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: $4 General | $2 Students/Seniors | Free for Members and Youth Under 18
Special Instructions: Registration encouraged

California Dinosaurs: Life on the Edge (of Mesozoic North America)

Thursday, January 17 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Register
Free with Admission*

About the talk:

Dinosaur fossils are few and far between in California, but their importance to 'dinosaurology' far outweighs their numbers. This talk from Dr. Hilde Schwartz will focus on the types of dinosaurs that inhabited California, the environments in which they lived and died, why they are rare, and what we've learned from their remains. We will also discuss California's recently-anointed state dinosaur!

 

About the Speaker:

Dr. Hilde Schwartz is a lecturer in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Dept. at UC Santa Cruz. She teaches field geology and paleontology courses, and has been studying fossils, including dinosaur remains, since 1978.


*$4 General | $2 Students/Seniors | Free for Members and Youth Under 18
Do you have an idea for a future Naturalist Night?  Let us know at education@santacruzmuseum.org.


Location: 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 420-6115 •website Santa Cruz 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
Old-Time Family Barn Dance
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Live Oak Grange
Fun dances accessible to all comers. Live acoustic string music. All dances taught and prompted.
Date: The 3rd Fri of every month at 6:30pm
Admission Fees: $10 per person $15 for two people $20 per family

Yee Haw! and Do Si Do!

 

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


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


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


Location: 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Stripes Ride
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SC Bike Party
It takes all kinds, so come and celebrate your different stripes! Join this fun bike ride.
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month at 7:00pm


(0 A January 2019) BikePartyStripes.jpgIt takes all kinds, so come and celebrate your different stripes! So many different types, so little time! From zebra to tiger, rainbow to candy cane, where's waldos to fashionistas, and beyond!

SC Bike Party loves your creativity and building community on bicycles. Come join us for our January ride. Costumes encouraged, but definitely not required.

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. But cha don't gotta...

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.


Guidelines

The atmosphere of the SC Bike Party is fun, 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:
- 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: Bike Church, 703 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Palace Art & Office Supply
Explore with mixed media and playful creativity through art journaling
Date: 01/18/2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Admission Fees: $15 per person (no coupons)

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For our first session of the New Year, we will be exploring with mixed media and playful creativity through art journaling. You'll get a 5.5″ x 8.5″ art journal along with all of the materials you'll need for collage, watercolor, lettering, and creative exploration. No experience required!

 

What you get:
All materials required will be supplied by Palace - including a journal to take home with you!
Class session is 1 hour with a half hour free time.
Make sure you arrive on time to ensure you don't miss anything.

 

Cost: $15 per person (no coupons)

  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pay and reserve your spot in the Capitola store.
  • We require a 48 hour cancellation notice.

• Max capacity will be 25 people

 

Register by visiting or calling the Capitola Store: 831-464-2700


Location: 41st Avenue, Capitola Map
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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: 01/19/2019 at 10:30am


What's that Bird? Walk

Saturday, January 19 at 10:30am

This easy, 1-mile stroll introduces 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 park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee 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
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Monterey Contra Dance
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Monterey Country Dance Community
Join us for a fun evening of dancing
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Special Instructions: Check website for verifying dates

Monterey Country Dance Community holds contra dances most first and third Saturdays (in December, our dances may vary due to the holiday season) at the YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula, at 600 Camino El Estero in Monterey, unless otherwise noted in our schedules and calendars.  Come alone or bring a friend - beginners are always welcome!  If you'd like to support MCDC, please consider becoming a Member (a minimum $25/year sponsorship helps us to continue these wonderful dances).

 

Schedule: 6:40pm Newcomers' Orientation

  • 7pm to 10pm Contra Dance

Admission Prices for regular dances:

  • $12 for nonmembers (of any sister organization)
  • $10 for members of MCDC or sister organization (including BACDS & CDSS)
  • $5 for full-time students and active military, with ID

Check out our Calendar for details and dates. 


Not sure what Contra Dance is?
See videos and learn more by checking out our About Contra Dance page. If you're feeling nervous about learning how to contra dance, we even have links to beginning dancers' training videos on YouTube - they are a wonderful help, though nothing replaces dancing as a way to learn.
Please be aware that some of our dancers are sensitive to fragrances - we respectfully request that everyone please be thoughtful and not use products with fragrance prior to a contra dance.  Thank you!


Location: YMCA of the Monterey Peninsula, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey Map
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Reptiles and Amphibians Talk and Walk
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State Park Big Basin
Explore these species with a knowledgeable guide!
Date: 01/19/2019 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Explore the fascinating variety of reptiles and amphibians found throughout Santa Cruz
County, from the common to the rarely seen, with a talk and guided walk by herpetologist
Lawrence Erickson. We will cover what makes each individual species unique, what a "herp"
is, and where they live. The talk will be followed by a field trip to observe some of the common
herpetofauna of Big Basin in their natural environment.

 

Meet at the old lodge. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10.

 

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks


Location: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
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Orchard School K-6 Open House
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Orchard School
Come tour our campus, meet our teachers, and learn about our curriculum
Date: 01/19/2019 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: Thinking about changing schools? Check us out!

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Come to our first open house of the year. Teachers will be giving presentations about curriculum and teaching philosophy. Current parents and students will be on hand to help answer questions. A complete tour of the campus will be part of the evening. Please be on time and plan to stay for the whole event.

 

The evening will end in the kindergarten so those who are only interested in the upper grades can plan to leave at 5. RSVPs required.

 

Please contact info@orchardschoolaptos.org with questions or to let us know you will be there!

 

Learn more about how we create magic together! Children welcome, of course. RSVP at 688-1074 or  info@orchardschoolaptos.org.


Location: 2288 Trout Gulch Rd, Aptos Map
Phone: (831) 688-1074 •website Aptos create a direct event link
Plan Ahead for Summer Backpacking
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Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
Backpacking Trips June, July and August
Date: Every Su and Sa (Jan 19-May 26)
Ages: 18+ and 13-17 with parent Admission Fees: $225

(0 A January 2019) Backpacking_Parks2019.jpgWho better to lead you through our parks than California State Park professionals? Three backpacking trips are offered from June through August 2019 ranging from two to three nights, offering options for every experience level. Hike spectacular ridgelines, old growth redwood forests, and sandy shores with our knowledgeable team of backcountry naturalists. Native plant teas, trail desserts, skills demonstrations, campfire stories, and jokes are added bonuses!

This program is truly unique, the only such program led by California State Park staff. Participation is open to adults 18 or over and children ages 13 to 17 accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/backpacking, email backpacking@parks.ca.gov, or call (831) 335-1743. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, Waddell Creek Association, Mountain Parks Foundation, Sempervirens Fund, Portola and Castle Rock Foundation, and California State Parks.

Trip Options:

Skyline to the Sea: Castle Rock State Park to Waddell State Beach
$300; Thursday June 20 through Sunday June 23, 2019

A Trek through Time: Butano State Park to Waddell State Beach
$225; Friday July 19 through Sunday July 21, 2019

Ridges to Redwoods: Castle Rock State Park to Portola Redwoods State Park
$225; Friday August 16 through Sunday August 18, 2019


Location: Castle Rock State Park, 15000 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos Map
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Potluck & Dance
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Pie Ranch
Pie Ranch Community Work Day, potluck dinner, and rollicking barn dance in the roadside barn
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 6:00pm to 10:00pm


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

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

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

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

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


Location: 2080 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero Map
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Family Literacy Fun Day
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Triple P
Family, Postive Parenting with the librarians, fun activities and information
Date: 01/19/2019 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Get practical tips for helping children learn how to treat others with respect, develop good communication and social skills, and develop healthy self-esteem. This Triple P Seminar is free and open to CalWORKs participants only. CalWORKs participants should contact their Employment and Training Specialists to let them know if they plan on attending.

Presented in English by: Dr. Lourdes Barraza, Triple P practitioner
Location: Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Room 913


Location: Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main Street, #100, Watsonville Map
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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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MLK Youth Day
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Resource Center for Nonviolence
Looking forward to a colorful day packed with things to learn and share !!!
Date: 01/19/2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


YOU are the next generation of young leaders and on Martin Luther King Day we want to celebrate that, become active with the young community of Santa Cruz and promote your causes.

Remember? ...We Have a Dream!

Dr. Martin Luther King was always a strong opponent of developing the next generation of young leaders.


Are you a member of a group in your high school or other institute? Would you like to let the world of Santa Cruz know what you are all about? On MLK Youth Day you can do just that and more in the Resource Center for Nonviolence. May the sun shine or may it rain - we will make this day a beautiful day to remember.

Let's turn up the vibes at the Resource Center for Nonviolence to get even more active!

And on top of all this the NAACP is hosting a Gospel Night that Saturday in the Resource Center for Nonviolence.

Contact us if you would like to come with your whole group and participate and if you would like to have a table and do activities!

Looking forward to a colorful day packed with things to learn and share !!!


Location: 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz Map
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Community Poetry Circle
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Library Scotts Valley
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

(2:00 PM-4:00 PM)

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


Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Science Sunday: Polar Bears and Climate Change
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Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Living on Sea Ice in a Warming World
Date: 01/20/2019 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Ages: Recommended for ages 10 & older Admission Fees: Event is included with admission to the Seymour Center: Adult $9 | Senior, Student, Child $7 | Children 2 and under FREE | Membe

(0 AB November 2018) SeymourMDC_logoNov2018.jpgPolar bears are an iconic symbol of climate change. These unique marine mammals exist in a remote and inhospitable Arctic where few scientists have documented their basic behaviors.

 

While melting sea ice is expected to reduce polar bears' ability to catch food, how they will respond is unknown.

Join Anthony Pagano to learn how advancements in electronic devices, combined with research on wild and captive polar bears, are helping scientists to understand how polar bears use sea ice and how they are responding to its decline.

Anthony Pagano, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global

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Join the Seymour Center on the third Sunday of every month (except December) for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them.

-Lectures are one hour long and take place at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at 1:30 PM.
-Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 PM.
-Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.
-Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating.
-Lectures include time for a few questions at the end.

Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older.


Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz Map
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Super Blood Moon Eclipse
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Universe
Stargazers will witness a trifecta of lunar events in the New Year - a total lunar eclipse, a super blood Moon and a "Wolf Moon"
Date: Every day (Jan 20-Jan 21)


(0 A January 2019) BloodMoon.jpgStargazers will witness a trifecta of lunar events in the New Year - a total lunar eclipse, a super blood Moon and a "Wolf Moon," a nickname for a full Moon that appears in the middle of winter.

 

Millions of people across North and South America and portions of western Europe and Africa will be able to catch the rare sight overnight on January 20 into January 21, according to National Geographic. For a few hours, the moon will give off a bright reddish glow.

 

"A total lunar eclipse can happen only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly lined up - anything less than perfection creates a partial lunar eclipse or no eclipse at all," Space.com explains.

 

You won't want to miss it. Earth won't experience another total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the entire Moon enters Earth's shadow, until May 2021, NASA estimates.


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Citizen Science: King Tides
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Elkhorn Slough
Learn about background on King tides and the impacts of sea level rise on the slough
Date: 01/20/2019 from 8:30am to 10:30pm
Admission Fees: Free! But registration is required. Please sign up here:

Annual King Tide Citizen Science Walk

Free! But registration is required.

 

Witness one of the highest tides of the year! Every winter California experiences the "King Tides", naturally occurring, extremely high tides. On this guided walk, Reserve naturalists will share background on tides and discuss the impacts of sea level rise on the slough. Participants are invited to bring their cameras to help record the effects of the season's King Tides on natural resources and infrastructure. Photos will be posted on both the California King Tides Initiative website and the Elkhorn Slough Reserve website. Special Notes: No training is required and the event is open to participants of all ages, provided those under 18 have a legal guardian join them.

 


Location: 1700 Elkhorn Rd, Watsonville Map
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90 Years of Magic
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San Francisco Zoo
90 cent admission into the Zoo for children under 14 in January!
Date: Every day (Jan 20-Jan 31)
Ages: All Admission Fees: 90 cents for children under 14

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We are marking an extraordinary milestone in 2019 as it has been 90 incredible years since the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens was first established.

 

We are kicking off a year-long celebration of the Zoo's 90th anniversary with a 90 cent admission into the Zoo for children under 14 in January!

 


Location: 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco Map
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MLK Day of Service
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Volunteer Center
If you have the day off consider volunteering!
Date: 01/21/2019


(0 A January 2019) MLKDayofService.jpgDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

Please join in on Monday, January 21st as we help to move our community forward by helping nonprofits with service projects ranging from making cards for Meals on Wheels to engaging in environmental stewardship.

We look forward to seeing you and your family on this national day of service!

 

Support Meals on Wheels on MLK Day of Service Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz 1/21/19 12:00 PM 2 hours
Saturdays in the Soil for MLK Day of Service Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Santa Cruz 1/19/19 10:00 AM 2 hours
River Health Project on MLK Day Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz 1/21/19 9:00 AM 4 hours
Main Beach Cleanup for MLK Day of Service Ecology Action Santa Cruz 1/21/19 10:00 AM 2 hours
MLK Day March and Gathering CitySERVE Santa Cruz 1/21/19 8:00 AM 6 hours
Evergreen Restoration on MLK Day Evergreen Historical Cemetery Santa Cruz 1/21/19 9:30 AM 2.5 hours
MLK Day UCSC Arboretum Workday UCSC Arboretum Santa Cruz 1/21/19 +more 10:00 AM 2 hours
MLK Day of Service at the Farm Homeless Garden Project Santa Cruz 1/21/19 9:30 AM 4 hours
Moore Creek Preserve Volunteers for MLK Day of Service Land Trust of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz 1/21/19 9:00 AM 3 hours

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MLK March
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Santa Cruz Police & NAACP
"March for the Dream - Justice. Equality. Love."
Date: 01/21/2019 at 10:00am


The Santa Cruz Police Department and the NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch invites the community to the 2nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr March in the City of Santa Cruz. The theme is "March for the Dream - Justice. Equality. Love."

 

The March is on Monday, January 21, 2019. The march begins at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Santa Cruz starting on Cathcart Street between Cedar Street and Pacific Avenue. Staging begins at 9:00 a.m. The route will march down Pacific Avenue to Church Street to the Civic Auditorium. There we will convene for speeches and family-friendly activities. "Last year we established the MLK March in Santa Cruz as a fantastic, family-friendly, inspiring, and collaborative event," said Police Chief Andrew Mills. "This year, let's show the nation what a united community looks like."

We encourage all individuals, families, community groups, clubs, schools and congregations to march with us.


Sock Donation - The Association of Faith Communities accepts donations of new socks for their SPIN (Socks for People In Need) program at the staging site and at the Civic.

For event information: MLK March For The Dream Santa Cruz For questions about the MLK March, call 831-420-5844 or 831-429-2266.


Location: Cathcart Street between Cedar & Pacific, Santa Cruz Map
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Film Series ~ Saving Otter 501
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Library Friends
The film follows the 501st otter pup to be rescued by the aquarium from the time she is found stranded on a beach through her re
Date: 01/22/2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm


(0 A January 2019) Library_SavingOtter501.jpgJoin your Friends with Our Community Reads for the Film Series ~ Saving Otter 501!

Presented by Michelle Staedler, Otter Expert at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA). The film follows the 501st otter pup to be rescued by the aquarium from the time she is found stranded on a beach through her rehabilitation and release into the wild. Learn about MBA's otter rescue program and why otters are such an important species for Monterey Bay.

Popcorn provided. Show your library card and get a free cookie!


Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Drive, Monschke Hall, Room 7100.

Contact friendsoftheaptoslibrary@fscpl.org with any questions.

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Our Community Reads is a program launched in August 2017 by the
Aptos Chapter of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
The goal is to create a shared experience by having members of the entire Santa Cruz community - from teens to adults - all reading the same book.


Location: Twin Lakes Church, 2701 Cabrillo College Dr., Aptos Map
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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
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
Campus Tour and Preview Performance of "13" the musical
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Mount Madonna School
You're invited to the high school production of "13" the musical!
Date: 01/24/2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: free

See classes in session and tour the campus, with an opportunity to stay for a preview performance of "13" the musical [12:15-2:00pm]


Location: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Triple P South County Open House - Hosted by Community Bridges
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Triple P
Please join us for food, games, prizes and meet our practitioners
Date: 01/24/2019 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission

Stop by for food, games and a chance to win prizes! Meet La Manzana Community Resources' Triple P practitioners, sign up for a Triple P class or one-on-one services, and learn about other organizations that support children and families.


Location: La Manzana Community Resources, 521 Main Street , Watsonville Map
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"13" the musical!
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Mount Madonna School
You're invited to the high school production of "13" the musical!
Date: Every day (Jan 25-Jan 27) from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $10-$15

Do you remember turning 13: the anticipation, angst and joy of wanting to 'fit in' and 'stand out'? On January 25-27, Mount Madonna School (MMS) will present its high school production of 13, a story about growing up and finding one's place in the world.

 

The story concerns young Evan Goldman, about to turn thirteen, suddenly swept from his comfortable New York City life to a Midwest town following his parents' divorce. In his subsequent search for enough "cool" kids to attend his Bar Mitzvah, Evan faces important decisions about what he is willing to sacrifice to gain popularity.

 

On January 25 at 7:00pm, and January 26-27 at 2:00pm, students will take the stage for performances at the Mount Madonna's Hawks' Nest Theater. Tickets are on sale now at mms-13.brownpapertickets.com. Adults are $15; 18 and under are $10. All seats are reserved.

 


Location: 491 Summit Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Open Studio @ Expedition Academy
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Expedition Academy Santa Cruz
Come See our latest Expedition!
Date: 01/25/2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Ages: Families w/ middle schoolers Admission Fees: FREE

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Open Studio
Every Expedition ends with a culminating experience called Open Studio.

 

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


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

This event is open to the public. If you are an interested family, local organization or simply curious about the changing face of education, this is the event for you!


Location: 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 854-7125 •website Santa Cruz Countycreate a direct event link
Kirby Open House
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Kirby School
Discover the inside story - school climate, college prep, the balance of classes and extracurricular activities, and the level o
Date: 01/26/2019 at 1:00pm
Ages: Family Admission Fees: FREE

Join us at our upcoming Open House on January 26th at 1:00 p.m.


Kirby's Open House is a community-wide event which brings our faculty, students, and parents together to offer prospective families a vivid picture of the outstanding education your student will receive at Kirby, and to welcome you into our caring and collaborative culture.

 

Discover the inside story - school climate, college prep, the balance of classes and extracurricular activities, and the level of attention and commitment given to every student.

 

Get to know our faculty, experience their passion for teaching, and learn more about their creativity and depth of knowledge in their fields. Communicate your needs and preferences to the Kirby support team. Our Deans of Students, Academic Counselors, College Counselor, and Director of Learning Services will be on hand to answer all your questions.

 

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Location: 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-0658 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Women's Adventure Film Tour
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Rio Theater
A celebration of the fantastic women around us, and are hand-selected to be enjoyed by people of all ages
Date: 01/26/2019 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

(0 A January 2019) WomensAdventure.jpgWomen's Adventure Film Tour

The Women's Adventure Film Tour features some of the world's most inspiring women doing extraordinary things, and empowering others to perform to their highest potential. These films are a celebration of the fantastic women around us, and are hand-selected to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Join us for a night of short films with a focus on adventure and the outdoors. Subjects vary from extreme skiing and snowboarding to surfing and rock climbing.

For every ticket sold at Women's Adventure Film Tour, a portion goes to help Changing Tides Foundation whose mission includes educating others on how to adventure and live in a conscious way, protecting our oceans and earth, and empowering women through the outdoors.

 

Show time: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $18
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com
Event website: www.womensadventurefilmtour.com


Location: 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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9th Annual Whalefest Monterey
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Fisherman's Wharf Association
Ocean-themed exhibits and activities fun for all ages, Whale Watching Capital of the World
Date: Every day (Jan 26-Jan 27) from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: free

Save the Date! Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf Association presents the 9th Annual Whalefest Monterey to be held at and around Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California, The Whale Watching Capital of the World.

 

This free, fun and educational interactive family event for all ages celebrates the biodiversity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and much more! The event, which features a 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and dozens of exhibit booths, benefits many local and national marine organizations that educate, inspire, and empower the public to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

 

(0 A January 2019) Whalefest_2019.jpgFun edutaining interactive exhibits at the upcoming 9th Annual Whalefest Monterey include over two dozen interactive marine related exhibits by numerous local organizations. Click here for details: WhalefestMonterey Exhibitors  


Speakers at the 2-day Symposium during Whalefest Monterey represent The Monterey National Marine Sanctuary/NOAA, MBARI, Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust, the Whale Entanglement Team and more. The Symposium will be held at the Wharf Theatre which sets up to 150 people per speaker and there will be about a dozen speakers Click here for

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In addition, Whalefest brings the return of Dee, the 43-foot inflatable whale model people can go inside of and see its internal organs, and photo ops with costumed creatures roaming the area. 

There will be four boats at the California Dock at Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf including the Fulmar (NOAA's research ship - Saturday only), Current Sea (Marine Life Studies research and WETTM boat), the Coast Guard 43' foot boat and The Pearl (Monterey Fire Boat).

 

Monterey Abalone Company will host Abalone Races in front of Big Fish Grill. Monterey Bay Whale Watching will host scrimshaw-making using soap. Chefs from the Wharf will conduct cooking demos in front of Abalonetti Bar and Grill. Discovery Whale Watching/J & M Fishing will host Gyutaku, the Japanese art of stenciling fish and an orca.

 

On the Causeway will be Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club boats, US Coast Guard 29' foot boat, US Coast Guard Auxiliary exhibit, COASTIE, the Safety Boat, and the Science Seafloor ROV.

 

There will also be live musical entertainment at the head of the Wharf across from the Harbor House as well as an information and merchandise booth, with Whalefest Monterey T-shirts and aprons for donations.

 

Weather permitting, whale watching tours, fishing, sailing and glass bottom boats will be operating from the Wharf (many at discounted rates), and Wharf restaurants will be serving lunch and dinner. Wharf shops will also be featuring marine-themed merchandise.


Location: Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf, 1 Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Map
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Seal Adventure Weekend
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State Park Ano Nuevo
View the elephant seals at the peak of the breeding season
Date: Every day (Jan 26-Jan 27)
Admission Fees: $75

Seal Adventure Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2019
Tickets: $75

Experience a memory-making adventure by participating in a special fundraising event to support educational programs at Año Nuevo State Park and other California State Parks along the San Mateo coast. For one weekend only, visitors will have access to linger for an entire morning (8:30am-noon) or afternoon (1:30pm-5pm) to view the elephant seals at the peak of the breeding season. Only 100 visitors are allowed for each half-day session to enhance your experience. This rare opportunity is one that can be enjoyed by everyone-from families to avid wildlife photographers.

 

For more information, call (650) 879-2025. For tickets, visit www.coastsidestateparks.org/seal-adventure. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.


Location: Hwy 1, Pescadero Map
Phone: 800.444.4445 •website Pescadero create a direct event link
Beginnings at the Adobe
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State Park Castro Adobe
Hot cocoa and stories of this pioneering family and our pioneering park
Date: 01/27/2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Special Instructions: Dec 23, 28, 30

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Sunday, January 27 from 11am to 3pm

 

As your family begins a new year, please join us as we imagine the Castros' experience as one of the first Spanish families to make their home in California. Warm up with some traditional hot chocolate from our cocina and keep out of the cold in the comfort of our adobe, where we will share the stories of this pioneering family and our pioneering park. When we finally open for regular days and hours, you can say you were there before our official beginning as the Pájaro Valley's own state historic park! Event free; limited parking (carpooling encouraged). Active construction site, open only during scheduled events like this. 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.

 

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
Phone: 831-335-6318 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Wine and Crab Feed
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Burrell School
Fresh local crab, homemade clam chowder, fresh sourdough, mixed green salad, and crab cupcakes.
Date: 01/27/2019 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: $55

(0 A December 2018) WineCrabFeed.jpgWine and Crab Feed featuring Chef Davis and the release of our 2017 Chardonnay! Fresh local crab, homemade clam chowder, fresh sourdough, mixed green salad, and crab cupcakes. Also a surprise tasting of an un-released varietal and cellar wines. Food and wine only $55! Get your tickets now before it sells out!

A bottle of wine given to the best dressed!

Please bring cash for service gratuity.

For more information Email: Kyle@burrellschool.com

Burrell School Vineyards and Winery

Wine/Spirits

Located at the historic Burrell School, our goal is to grow the best wine grapes possible so we can create distinctive, concentrated wines reflective of their mountain home.

 


Location: 24060 Summit Rd, Los Gatos Map
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Open House
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Salesian School
Come experience our family scavenger hunt; a great opportunity to explore our campus, meet our entire TK- 8 Grade Faculty and le
Date: 01/27/2019 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm


Salesian School Open House 

We welcome prospective families to attend our Open House Event. Come experience our family scavenger hunt; a great opportunity to explore our campus, meet our entire TK- 8 Grade Faculty and learn about our programs. Our classrooms will be open and we will be serving a free light lunch. Not able to make it to Open House? We offer private school-day tours.

Contact us at office@salesianschool.org or 728-5518 to schedule a tour appointment. Come and learn more about what makes Salesian a truly special learning family. Salesian Elementary and Junior High School, 605 Enos Lane, Corralitos. 728-5518. www.salesianschool.org

 


Location: 605 Enos Lane, Corralitos Map
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DROP IN FAMILY CRAFT- Paper Roses
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State Park Mission
Date: 01/27/2019 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: at the end of School Street off the Santa Cruz Mission Plaza

Drop-In Family Craft - Papal Picado

Sunday, January 27 from 1 to 3:30pm

Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Snip your way to your own colorful tissue paper decorations. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849. Event free. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


Location: 144 School St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 425-5849 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
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