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11th Annual Pumpkin Carving & Pizza Spooky Night Out!
Includes: pizza, a pumpkin for carving and a spooky project!THIS YEAR WE HAVE ONE FOR THE TEENAGERS TOO!
Every day (Oct 25-Oct 26) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 9099 Soquel Dr. #15, Aptos Map

11th Annual Pumpkin Carving & Pizza Spooky Night Out!

It's back... Our annual fall favorite!  Come spend a spooky, skill building, pumpkin carving night at the Art Factory! Pizza, pumpkins and carving tools are included.

Kids love a night out at the studio for lots of fun carving tips and tricks. And the teenagers will dive into drills, chisels and extreme carving tools!

KIDS; Ages 7-12; Fri. Oct. 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm
TEENS; Ages 13-17 Sat. Oct. 26, 6:30-8:30pm
PRE-REGISTER: $45 per student Includes: pizza & a pumpkin for carving 831-688-8862

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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, or use the Contact Us link below.
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Location: 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-0658 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Fashion Teens
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Santa Cruz City Schools
Teens show off their fashion creations, many of them from upcycled materials
Date: 04/12/2019 at 7:00pm

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Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Friday, April 12, 7:00pm
Presented by Santa Cruz City Schools

Please join us for an evening of boundless joy, celebrating the creativity and enthusiasm of our artistic youth. One hundred and twenty teens from sixteen Santa Cruz County Middle Schools and High Schools will model fashions they themselves designed and constructed.

Sponsored by the Arts Council Santa Cruz, Goodwill, Pivot, Santa Cruz City Schools, Santa Cruz County Office of Education, PVUSD and the City of Santa Cruz.

Advance ticket sales end 2 hours prior to the event. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door.



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Preview Day at Kirby School
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Kirby Preparatory School
See our teachers and students in action.
Date: 04/16/2019 from 11:15am to 1:15pm
Ages: Parents/Adults Admission Fees: Free

(0 A 0 April 2019) KirbySchool_Logo.jpgJoin us on Preview Day from 11:15am-1:15pm for a close-up look at Kirby School.


Choose from a menu of classes in middle and/or high school to visit in and enjoy a homemade lunch.


Explore our campus and learn more about our caring, student-centered approach to education.

Location: Kirby School , 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-0658 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Guys and Dolls
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Scotts Valley High School
A fun family friendly musical comedy
Date: Every Su, Th, Fri and Sa (Apr 18-Apr 28)
Admission Fees: General - $15.00 Seniors/Students - $12.00

Come support SVHS Theatre for their spring musical production of Guys and Dolls! This is a fun family friendly musical comedy that you will be certain to enjoy! Come support our hard working cast and crew, and enjoy this fabulous production!

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door 30 minutes prior to show start. Online ticket purchase is recommended for guaranteed seats and best seat selection. (Faster entry than pay at the door ticket holders).

Show Schedule:
Opening Night: Friday, April 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Show 2: Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:30 PM
Show 3 (Matinee): Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Show 4: Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:30 PM
Show 5: Friday, April 19, 2019 7:30 PM
Show 6 (Matinee): Saturday, April 20, 2019 2:00 PM
Show 7: Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:30 PM
Show 8: Friday, April 26, 2019 7:30 PM
Show 9: Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:30 PM
Closing (Matinee): Sunday, April 28, 2019 2:00 PM

(0 A 0 April 2019) GuysandDolls_ACTORS.jpgAbout Guys & Dolls:

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Frequently revived, the show has been done with numerous all-star casts, including productions/concerts featuring Ewan McGregor, Jane Krakowski, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jessica Biel.

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score makes Guys and Dolls a crowd pleaser.

Location: 555 Glenwood Dr, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: 831.439-9555 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Student & Community Art Exhibit
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Arts Council Santa Cruz County
Date: Every weekday (Apr 19-May 26) from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Arts Council invites you to the Student Art Exhibit at the County Government Center on Ocean Street! Open NOW - May 13th, be inspired by the talented work of our youngest artists! Over 400 student works on display created through the Sutter Babies Art Days partnership, the Council's art education programs, SPECTRA, & Mariposa's Art.

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First Friday Reception
May 6th from 5-8pm

Location: 701 Ocean Street, 1st & 5th floors, Santa Cruz Map
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Youth Rock Concert at Woodstock's Pizza
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Be Natural Music
Youth Rock, Concerts, Teen Bands, Kid Bands, Rock Bands, Real Rock Bands, Be Natural Music
Date: 04/23/2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Family Friendly Admission Fees: Free

Tuesday, APRIL 23, Live music from 6 - 8PM: Woodstock Pizza Fundraiser! Pizza proceeds go to the BNM Scholarship Fund, so tell them you're "here for the event" at the register! Six youth rock bands will be performing: MEH., Broken Octave, Flatline, Common Cents, FUZZ & Shattered

Entry: FREE

Location: Woodstock's Pizza, 710 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 515-8369 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
High School Art Show
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Santa Cruz Art League
Come see some amazing art by local high school students... Opening reception May 4, 3-5pm
Date: Every day (Apr 26-May 19) from 9:00am to 3:30pm

(0 A 0 April 2019) SCAL_64thHighSchoolhor.jpgAnnual High School Show

Each year, high school age artists in Santa Cruz county are given space to express themselves and their creativity in a professional gallery setting at the Santa Cruz Art League.


This opportunity is to encourage young artists to new heights and support the growing creative community.


For over 100 years, the Santa Cruz Art League has proved to be a space for artists to gather, create and display their work. We eagerly look to the future by nurturing and expanding the expression of that vision by supporting these young artists!

Location: Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 426-5787 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Dia De Los Ninos
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Monarch School
Please join the Branciforte Small Schools for a celebration and campus wide carnival.
Date: 04/27/2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Admission Fees: FREE Admission

(0 A 0 April 2019) dia-de-los-ninos2.jpgSo much Family FUN!!!
Food for sale
Zorb Balls
Jumpy House
Face Painting
Book Giveaway
Live Entertainment
Mega Rummage Sale

Please join the Branciforte Small Schools for a celebration and campus wide carnival. Raise funds for public education in Santa Cruz! All proceeds go to BSSC including Alternative Family Education (AFE), Monarch Community School, Costanoa and The Ark.

Tickets for games/activities available individually or you can purchase All Day wrist bands that cover UNLIMITED games and rides.

Location: 840 N. Branciforte Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Summit for the Planet Earth Day Celebration
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Mount Madonna School
Join us for an amazing Learning Expo & fun-filled day!
Date: 04/27/2019 from 11:00am to 1:30pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: Free!

(0 A 0 April 2019) Summit19_RunnersinBlue.jpgAn eco-carnival and e-waste event

"The annual Summit for the Planet connects the MMS school community with local area organizations and businesses supporting the environment and teaching young people the importance of stewardship," commented MMS Head of School Mary Supriya McDonald. "The walk-a-thon is a way for our school to raise funds and awareness, and a day of play and fun for families and all the visitors who join us on the mountaintop."


Hosted by Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna. Registration and information at


Schedule of Events

9:30 - 10:00am: Registration
9:45 am: Walkers Stretch
10:00 am: Walk-a-thon begins
10:30-11:00: Walkers Return
11:05 pm: Songs by the MMS student choirs
11:15 pm: Award Ceremony and Sponsor Recognition
11:30 pm: Carnival Opens!
Trash Fashion Show
11:35 pm: Solar Car Race
12:00 pm: Trash Fashion Show
12:20 pm: Entertainment
(Live music, dancers, and more)
1:30 pm: Event Concludes

Location: 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna Map
Phone: (408) 847-2717 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
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