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Fish Tour: Seining in the San Lorenzo River
Observe how seining is conducted while learning about steelhead biology and lagoon dynamics.
09/23/2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us on your lunch break to learn more about steelhead and other fish in the San Lorenzo River! Staff from the Coastal Watershed Council, the City of Santa Cruz Water Department Watershed Section and Hagar Environmental Science will be leading a tour along the Santa Cruz Riverwalk to observe and discuss fish monitoring activities on September 23rd from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

 

Throughout the summer the City of Santa Cruz Water Department routinely conducts seining along the lower San Lorenzo River to determine the size of steelhead populations, fish growth and age and size class compositions of the lagoon steelhead population. Seining is a method of monitoring fish using a seine, a net that hangs vertically in the water and is deployed from shore or by boat. During routine seining events, crews work carefully to catch, measure, count and then release steelhead.

 

The City of Santa Cruz invites fish enthusiasts to come take a closer look into this fish monitoring. During this session, attendees will be able to observe how seining is conducted while learning about steelhead biology and lagoon dynamics. Fish biologists conducting the seining may also join the observers to describe the process and answer questions about their findings. However, their main priority is fish safety and survival and they will break to meet with the group only as their monitoring protocol allows. 

 

We hope you will join us for a fish-filled afternoon! This tour is limited to 30 participants. Please RSVP below to reserve your spot on the tour. We will meet at 12:00 p.m. on the west side of the San Lorenzo River Trestle Bridge and may move down to Main Beach or up the Riverwalk depending on where the crews are working.

 

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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
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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Loneliness: Were Still Here
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MAH
There's an invisible epidemic on the rise in Santa Cruz County's senior population. And it's something you may have felt before,
Date: Every day (Apr 5-Sep 22)


MAH LONELINESS EXHIBITION -- BY AND ABOUT SENIORS -- OPENS APRIL 5th

There's an invisible epidemic on the rise in Santa Cruz County's senior population. And it's something you may have felt before, too.

 

Loneliness and social isolation affect 1 in 3 seniors in Santa Cruz County. Many seniors contact just one person a week; some said they see a visitor less than once a month. Because of this, people 60 years and older who reported feeling lonely saw a 45% increase in risk of death.*

 

Opening April 5th, "We're Still Here: Stories of Seniors and Social Isolation" sheds light on this local crisis and gives visitors the tools to help. It also shares solutions to loneliness from different cultures and families around the world. It's not your typical exhibition; over 180 seniors, advocates, and organizations created this show themselves in partnership with the MAH.

 

"When we learned about this growing issue affecting senior health and well being, we felt the MAH was in a unique position to address it," said Stacey Marie Garcia, Director of Community Engagement at the MAH. "We're all about creating connections and hope to ignite stronger links between seniors and the larger Santa Cruz County community through this exhibition."

 

(0 A 0 March) Loneliness.jpgTheir Story, Told Their Way

To tell this story, the MAH used a simple- but non-traditional- strategy: give seniors the power to design this exhibition themselves. For many museums, this is not how exhibition design operates. Typically, there is strict curatorial control over decisions big and small, from the themes of the exhibition to the title itself.

 

That's not how it worked for "We're Still Here: Stories of Seniors and Social Isolation" (a title brainstormed by the group.) From the beginning, it was a fiercely democratic process. Last September, the MAH reinvigorated the Creative Community Committee (C3), an action-oriented gathering of 186 seniors, advocates, and organizations that live this issue every day. Over the course of seven months, the group brainstormed big ideas, worked with local artists to creatively articulate the issues, and talked about ways the public can help. This was the second incarnation of C3 for this purpose; the first was in the 2017 exhibition Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and the Foster Youth Museum which gathered 100 voices from the local foster youth community for an exhibition of similar structure.

 

Among the big themes of "We're Still Here", one thread is clear: Santa Cruz needs to know about this problem, step into what it feels like, and even take actions to help.


Transforming Empathy into Action

With a topic so heavy, it can be easy to walk away feeling disempowered and sad. That's why We're Still Here dedicates an entire wall to actions the public can take to help.

 

Drive a senior to go grocery shopping. Translate written materials into Spanish for a monolingual elder. Donate an iPod for entertainment. If you have a special skill, offer it. If you just want to give money, you could do that too. These actions were developed with the dozens of organizations participating in C3, among them The County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department, Seniors Council of Santa Cruz County, and Community Bridges.

 

Visitors can explore 45 actions on a wall of business cards that contain ways to follow up and contact information. If one action resonates with them, they can take a card home to complete it.


Telling Stories Through Art

To help translate senior stories, the MAH connected the C3 group with five local artists: Wes Modes, Gina Orlando, Ry Faraola, Cid Pearlman, and The Pajaro Valley Quilt Association. They built relationships with the seniors, understood their stories, and transformed them into visual, audio, and performative experiences for the exhibition.

 

Wes Modes met with seniors to create 'Words of Wisdom', an audio piece recording their stories. Visitors can hear twenty different stories by picking up a telephone and listening in.

 

Gina Orlando empowered seniors with photography. She gave each senior a camera and worked with them one-on-one to capture words and images from their daily lives.

 

Choreographer Cid Pearlman asked seniors to describe what social isolation looked like to them. Inspired by their imagery, she created three physical rooms in the exhibition: a bedroom, a kitchen, and a "room of the mind." During this exhibition, dancers will be periodically activating these rooms with movement.

 

We're Still Here opens April 5th through September 22nd, 2019. This exhibition was made possible by the following sponsors: Visiting Angels, Care from the Heart, County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department, Community Foundation Santa Cruz, Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Bay Photo, Canyon View Capital, Anonymous, In Memory of Al Killingsworth, and MAH Members.

 

Open
Sun - Thurs 10AM - 7PM  ~  Fri 10AM - 8PM  ~  Sat 10AM - 3PM

 

Admission Fees

$10 General Admission

$8 Students

Free for MAH members and children under 5.

Free on the First Friday of each month


Location: 705 Front St, Santa Cruz 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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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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!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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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

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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
Phone: (831)768-3420 •website Freedom create a direct event link
Free Homework Help
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Library Garfield Park
Date: Every Wed (Oct 11-May 22) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Up to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: No appointment needed.

Success in school is important for every child's future.

 

The library offers free Homework Help to all students under 18 years of age.

 

No appointment is needed and all subjects are covered.


Locations:

Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach

Wednesdays 3-5p: Garfield Park

 

Dates: Weeks of October 11 to May 22

Holidays/Breaks Schedule: Thanksgiving week, Winter break, Spring break


Location: 705 Woodrow Ave., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7709 •website Santa Cruz Countycreate 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.


Check out our website for details: http://www.artscouncilsc.org/exhibits/

 

First Friday Reception
May 6th from 5-8pm


Location: 701 Ocean Street, 1st & 5th floors, Santa Cruz Map
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STEAM
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Library Watsonville
Join us for STEAM!
Date: Every Wed at 3:00pm
Ages: 8-12

(0 A November 2018) Wats-STEAM.jpgSTEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) in the Library will be for ages 8-12.

Participants will learn about and make (electronic) creations from Little Bits kits with the help of staff from the Environmental Science workshop.

This is an ongoing program and the kits will be re-used every time - creations will be photographed and displayed. Then projects will be taken apart and used to create something else the following week- unfortunately children will not be able to take their creations home. You can purchase a set from the official Little Bits website.

Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.
Main Library Children Room


Location: 275 Main Street, Suite #100, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-768-3400 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Apoyando a su pareja
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Triple P
Cmo cuidar de su relacin en pareja y crear una vida familiar positiva.
Date: Every Th (Apr 11-May 2) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission, Gratis
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 724-2997 x211. En Espaol.

Grupo Breve de Triple P: Apoyando a su pareja
Cada jueves, del 11 de abril al 2 de mayo, 6 - 8 pm

Asista a este grupo breve de cuatro semanas para aprender sobre: Temas de crianza que pueden causar desacuerdos entre las parejas; Cómo cuidar de su relación en pareja y crear una vida familiar positiva; Herramientas para ayudar a las parejas a apoyarse mutuamente y trabajar en equipo.

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

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


Location: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Saln E, Watsonville 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
Phone: 831-420-5700 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Citizen Science
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Library Central
A presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, clim
Date: The 1st Th of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

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


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

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

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

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

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


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Location: PAL Gym, 130 Rodriguez St, Watsonville Map
Phone: 831-763-4147 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
8-Week Triple P Group: for Families with Teens
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Triple P
Build a positive relationship with your teen ...
Date: Every Th (May 2-Jun 20) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 335-6600, ext 6605

8-Week Triple P Group: for Families with Teens
Thursdays, May 2 - June 20, 2019, 6 - 8 pm

Attend this 8-week Triple P Group to meet other families and learn simple strategies to help you: Build a positive relationship with your teen; Understand and recognize everyday influences on your teen's behaviors; Respond to parenting challenges calmly and consistently; Teach your teen how to solve problems and deal with risky situations; and Become more confident about raising a teenager.

This Triple P Group is free and open to the public. Child care will be provided if requested during registration. Light snacks will be provided for children and adults.

Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges - Mountain Community Resources
Location: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, Felton
To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600, ext 6605 or corib@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings


Location: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-6600 •website Felton create a direct event link
STEAM - Make & Explore
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Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery
We provide materials to explore creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries.
Date: Every Fri (Mar 29-May 24) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: 0-12

(0 A 0 March) Library_STEAM.jpgJoin your Santa Cruz Public Libraries Friday afternoons to make something creative or make a new discovery from 2pm-4pm!

 

Your library is partnering with the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery to offer this weekly program. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds.

 

Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 6. We provide materials to explore creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries. Usually they will be able to take their creations home. Sometimes they will be building something for that day only. Please join us and have some fun!

 

Program Description: The STEAM fields of study are all intertwined in nature. Children, at all levels, will benefit from exploring and experimenting with a variety of natural, recycled, and art materials. This program might use nature's mathematical patterns of geometry, symmetry, fractals, and Fibonacci spirals. Thematic science, art, technology, and engineering from MOD's exhibits might inspire this program's open-ended projects.


Location: Capitola Mall, 1855 41st Ave., Capitola Map
Phone: (888) 424-8035 •website Capitola create a direct event link
Watsonville Certified Farmers Market
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Watsonville Farmers Market
Fresh, locally grown produce on Friday afternoons from 2:30 to 6:30 PM from May to November.
Date: Every Fri from 2:30pm to 6:30pm


(0 A Aug 2018) WatsFarmersMkt_Mariachi.jpgAn enchanting farmers market with a "mercado" feel. Lots of wonderful produce and prepared foods.

 

The Watsonville Farmers' Market is a member of the California Federation of Certified Farmers' Markets.

 

The Market provides fresh, locally grown produce on Friday afternoons from May to November.

 

Mariachi California de Javier Vargas will play every first Friday of the month from 5-6pm (May-October) at the Watsonville city Plaza


Location: Main St/At the Plaza, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 588-7366 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
The MAKE Lab
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Library Scotts Valley
Bring your own craft or project to work on in a creative environment, test out new tools before investing in your own, or come
Date: Every Fri (Mar 8-Jul 26) from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Teens 12-18 years

The MAKE Lab

Santa Cruz Public Libraries' very own makerspace offers a variety of tools and materials for STEAM-based projects! Bring your own craft or project to work on in a creative environment, test out new tools before investing in your own, or come in to learn, explore, and have fun! 

 

Tools include:

  • FlashForge CreatorPro 3D printer
  • Silhouette Cameo 3 vinyl cutter
  • Walnut Hollow woodburning tool
  • Walnut Hollow versa/soldering tool
  • American Button Machines 1.5" pinback button machine
  • Fellowes thermal book binding machine
  • Oculus Rift virtual reality set
  • MakeyMakey circuit pack
  • Botley the Coding Robot
  • MakeDo cardboard construction kit
  • Brother sewing machine
  • screenprinting kit
  • glass etching kit
  • wire wrapping and jewelry making supplies
  • book upcycling/repurposing projects

Tools are limited in quantity and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Introductory materials and training will be available onsite--elaborate projects or special materials will need to be brought by participants. Kids 13 and under will need parental permission and supervision. Staff will be available to help answer questions and train patrons on more difficult tools. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.


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Location: 251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
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The Art of Nature
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Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Enjoy watching select artists perform their craft in-person during our April and May First Fridays
Date: The 1st Fri of every month (Apr 5-Jun 2)


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The Art of Nature

Open March 30 - June 2, 2019

Every year the Museum is proud to showcase Bay Area artists who bring science to life through art in our beloved annual exhibit, The Art of Nature.

 

The exhibit highlights the work of over 30 artists whose work illustrates science in a variety of media with a wide range of subjects, including: insects, plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and geology.

 

Enjoy watching select artists perform their craft in-person during our April and May First Fridays, all while enjoying free snacks, wine and admission. From watercolor fungi to highly detailed, digital prints of buzzing bees and colorful crustaceans, this year's show will feature wondrous organisms from almost all branches of life.

 

Exhibit Events

March 29, 5-6pm:
VIP Artist Walkthrough. Learn More.

March 29, 6-8pm:
Members-only Opening Reception

 

April 5, 5-7pm
FREE First Friday - Live Demos of Science Illustration
Featuring: Patricia Larenas, Logan Parsons, Hannah Caisse, Yvonne Byers.

 

May 3, 5-7pm:
FREE First Friday - Live Demos of Science Illustration
Featuring: Sondra Cohelan, Terra Dawson, Julia Beery, Elizabeth Romanini.

 

Exhibit Artists

Anne Easely, Benjamin Witzke, Brett Bell, Chelsea Kintz, Diana Moll, Elizabeth Romanini, Erin Hunter, Emily Underwood, G. Lee Boerger, Hannah Caisse, Jean M. Witzke, Jessica Bender, Julie Beery, Kathy Kleinsteiber, Kevin Wiseman, Linda Valdes, Logan Parsons, Marcia Sivek, Mari Stauffer Howard, Maria Cecelia Freeman, Mariana Alwell, Megan Gnekow, Patricia Larenas, Sofia Vermeulen, Sondra Cohelan, Stephani Martin, Stephanie Rozzo, Terra Dawson, Tina Curiel, Vance Lawry, Yvonne Byers.

 

Full run of show Apr 5, 2019 - Jun 2, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Location: 1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 420-6115 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Preschool Storytme
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Library Aptos
Date: Every Fri from 10:00am to 11:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

Preschool Storytime @ Aptos Library
Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft. For 3-6 year olds.


Kids 3-5 years

 


Location: 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
Phone: 831.427.7717 •website Aptos create a direct event link
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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Spring Camps in the Redwoods
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YMCA
Family camps!
Date: Every Su, Fri and Sa (Apr 5-May 27)
Ages: Families

(0 A 0 March) YMCA_SpringInRedwoodsCamps.jpgFamily Camps

The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

 

April 5-7 Spring Family Camp

April 12-14 Women's Wellness

April 14-19Teen Adventure

May 3-5 Mother Daughter Family Camp

May 10-12 Mother Daughter Family Camp

May 24-27 Memorial Day Family

May 24-27 Memorial Day Family Adventure Camp

 


Location: 16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831-338-2128 •website Felton create a direct event link
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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
Phone: 650-879-2120 •website Pescadero create a direct event link
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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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
Phone: 831-420-5700 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Tales to Tails La Selva Beach
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Library La Selva Beach
Date: Every Fri from 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Ages: 13+ Admission Fees: Free

(0 A September 2018) LibraryLaSelva_TalestoTails_.jpgTales to Tails @ La Selva Beach from 3:00pm-3:30pm!

 

Have 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: 316 Estrella Avenue, La Selva Beach 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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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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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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Star Wars Themed Costume Party and Fundraiser!
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Soquel PENS
Star Wars Family Friendly Party!
Date: 05/04/2019 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages Admission Fees: Free!

(0 A 0 April 2019) StarWars_Medley.jpgCome celebrate Star Wars with a family friendly party benefiting Soquel PENS, a nonprofit local preschool!

 

Grab a beer and some grub and let your kiddos partake in face painting & games!

 

We'll also have a raffle with a chance to win a family 4 pack to Disneyland as well as several silent auction items from all over the Bay Area!

 

Costumes encouraged!


Location: Beer Thirty, 2504 S Main Street, Soquel Map
Phone: (831) 429-3464 •website Soquel create a direct event link
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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FREE swim lessons w. Seahorse Swim School
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Seahorse Swim School
FREE swim lessons w. Seahorse Swim School
Date: 05/04/2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: ages 6 months and up Admission Fees: FREE
Special Instructions: no appointment needed , no experience necessary

(0 A 0 April 2019) Seahorse2019FreeSwimLessons.jpgIn an effort to reduce accidental drownings, swim lessons are available to all.


Location: Seascape Sports Club, 1505 Seascape Blvd, Aptos Map
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Scotts Valley Farmers Market
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Santa Cruz Farmers Markets
Join us for a flurry of activities for kids and adults alike.
Date: Every Sa (May 4-Nov 30) from 2:30pm to 6:30pm


The Scotts Valley Farmers' Market

Started in 2009 with the City of Scotts Valley, the market represents farmers and specialty food purveyors along with cook-to-order food. This local market is the place for the the Scotts Valley community to get their fill of fresh, healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables. During the summer months, SCCFM music series showcases local music and there is a shaded cafe seating area, along with space for the young ones to hang out and play. The market provides unlimited free parking and is located next to Sky Park and across from the Scotts Valley library.

 

At the Scotts Valley Market over 30 growers and food artisans come out to set up each Saturday, 9am to 1pm. They offer a great mix of fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised eggs and meats and local and sustainably caught seafood in addition to ready to eat cuisine, baked goods and a full coffee and espresso bar.

 

Our 2019 Farm line up: Old House Farm,Sydalyn Hill Farms, Casalegno Family Farm,Billy Bob Orchird, Route 1 Farm, Laurel Canyon, Groundswell, Wild Moon Flowers, Left Coast Grass Fed, Root Down Farm(pork/chicken), Sol Seeker(eggs),  Muddy Boots Farm, Live Earth Farm, Stackhouse Farm, Ken's Top Notch Produce, Violini Asparagus, Madrone Coast, Gypsy Green Girl Farm, Triple Delight Blueberries, Rodoni Farm and Bee Thankful Farm.

 

Fresh local Fish always provided by: H & H Fresh Fish (Santa Cruz Harbor)

Pastries and Breads & Sweets: Companion Bakeshop, Beckmans Bakery, Adorable French Bakery, Gratitude Pastries and local Favorite...Ashbey Confections.
Coffee and Espresso: Hidden Fortress Coffee
Cuisine: Monthly rotating food trucks, Nah Na East African food, El Pajaro Incubator Kitchen.

 

For more information, visit us.


Location: King's Village Dr, Scotts Valley Map
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Do It Yourself Craft
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Library La Selva Beach
Date: Every Sa from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 3-6

(1:30 PM-4:30 PM)


Join the fun on Saturdays between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.


Phone: 831-661-4771 •website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
May the 4th Be With You @ Downtown Library
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Library Central
May the 4th Be With You @ Downtown Library
Date: 05/04/2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages Admission Fees: Free

(0 A 0 April 2019) LibraryMayThe4th.jpgIn a library very nearby, young people will dodge Stormtroopers and Mandalorian bounty hunters as they explore the STEAM programming offered throughout the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

Members of the 501st Legion: Golden Gate Garrison will be attendance, a very special droid will be in town, and cosplaying is encouraged.

Hyper-drive over to our partner Atlantis Fantasyworld for more Star Wars fun as they host Free Comic Book Day!


Location: Downtown Branch Library, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed
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State Park Big Basin
Come to the visitor center, next to park headquarters, to get answers!
Date: Every Su and Sa (May 4-Sep 1) from 11:00am to 1:00pm


Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 1pm

Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the visitor center, next to park headquarters, to get answers! 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: 21600 Big Basin , Boulder Creek Map
Phone: 831-338-8860 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
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
Story Time Walk
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State Park Big Basin
Bring the whole family and join us for a walking story time!
Date: Every Sa at 10:30am


Story Time Walk

Saturdays at 10:30am

Bring the whole family and join us for a walking story time! Starting at park headquarters, we'll walk through ancient redwoods while reading a story. We'll stop and read one page, walk a bit, then read the next page until we finish the story. Meet at park headquarters. 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: 21600 Big Basin , Boulder Creek Map
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Aptos Farmers Market
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Aptos Farmers Market
An upbeat and relaxed market with music, many special events to be enjoyed. Market is open year round, rain or shine.
Date: Every Sa from 8:00am to 12:00pm


Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College,

Voted America's Favorite Farmers Market in California


In 2011, 2012, and 2013 our farmers markets were voted "America's Favorite Farmers Market in California." Additionally, Coastal Living Magazine named the Aptos Farmers Market one of "The Coast's Best Farmers Markets."


Market customers appreciate the bountiful selection of top quality produce and specialty foods as well as the opportunity to connect with the farmers and vendors who produce it. Ninety vendors, of which most are certified organic or use sustainable farming methods, offer pastured grass fed meats and poultry, sustainable fish, oysters, handcrafted cheeses, locally produced olive oil, fresh pasta and gourmet sauces, organic juices, handmade sauerkraut, Corralitos smoked sausages and bacon, artisan breads and baked goods, organic honey, mushrooms, sprouts and microgreens, farm fresh eggs, flowers, potted plants, seedlings, herbs, and an unsurpassed selection of certified California grown fruits, vegetables and nuts.

 

Additional Market Attractions
Professional sharpening services are available for knives and gardening tools year round.

 

Market Newsletter and Recipes Blog
Subscribe to free monthly e-newsletter for market updates, featured monthly produce, and upcoming special events. Visit our market's award winning companion website www.edibleparadise.com for delicious seasonal recipes.

 

Market Information

Season: Open year-round, rain or shine
Day and Hours: Open Saturdays, 8 am until 12 pm
Location:  Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
Parking: Lots of free parking, easy access
Map:   Driving directions »
Vendors:  Aptos Farmers and Vendors List »


Location: Cabrillo Parking Lots, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos Map
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DIY Family Crafts @ Branciforte
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Library Branciforte
Date: Every Sa from 11:00am to 4:00pm


DIY Family Crafts @ Branciforte (11:00 AM-4:00 PM)
Location: Branciforte Branch
Drop in with your family and make something fun!


Location: 230 Gault Street, Santa Cruz 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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Wildflower Weekend
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State Park Rancho del Oso
Come and see what's in bloom...Botanist-led wildflower walks at 10am and 1pm
Date: Every day (May 4-May 5) from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: Guided hikes at 10am and 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday

Wildflower Weekend
Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10am to 4 pm
Sunday May 5, 2019 from 10am to 4 pm
Guided hikes at 10am and 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday

Rancho del Oso's annual Wildflower Weekend event displays over 80 plants in bloom including species found in the Waddell Valley, the coastal portion of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Botanist-led Wildflower Walks are offered at 10am and 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The 10am hike is a moderately paced 4.5-mile hike along the Marsh Trail to the Skyline to the Sea Bypass Trail. The 1pm hike is a 1-mile wildflower excursion through multiple habitats along the Hoover Nature Trail.

 

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

 


Location: 3600 Highway 1, Davenport Map
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Mindful Drawing with Michelle Antonisse
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State Park Rancho del Oso
Explore the shapes, shadows, folds and forms of wildflowers.
Date: Every day (May 4-May 5) at 2:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

Mindful Drawing with Michelle Antonisse. Explore the shapes, shadows, folds and forms of wildflowers. We will practice fast gestural sketches of flowers, do a close-looking meditation, and work on a longer drawing. No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided.

 

Rancho del Oso Nature Center on May 4 & 5 at 2pm, both days 🌸 @ Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center

 


Location: Rancho del Oso Nature Center, 3600 Highway 1, Davenport 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.


View similar upcoming events: Programs for Kids, Early Literacy, Tales to Tails


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike!
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State Park Big Basin
Explore the park's less traveled backcountry
Date: Every Sa at 12:00pm
Ages: All
Special Instructions: See specific days

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike!

Saturdays at noon

Sunday, August 4 at noon

Explore the park's less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park's most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. 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
Phone: 831.336.8861 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
Santa Cruz Toddler Center Bagel Brunch and Silent Auction
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Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center
Toddler Friendly Event that's fun for the whole family
Date: 05/04/2019 from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Ages: All - Very toddler friendly Admission Fees: $12
Special Instructions: Rain cancels

(0 A May 2019) BagelBrunch.jpgEnjoy African group drumming lead by Ibou N'gom, face painting, and a delicious brunch featuring a Bagelry bagel bar, yummy spreads, an array of fresh organic fruits, sweet treats, Santa Cruz Roasting Company coffee, juice, teas and...
(for grownups)... MIMOSAS!

Come and bid on beautiful gift baskets and
Silent Auction items from great local
restaurants, businesses, and attractions including a lakefront Tahoe condo, SC Warriors tickets, SF Giants tickets and lots more!

All proceeds benefit a high quality childcare center serving 1 and 2 year olds for over 40 years.


Location: 1738 16th Ave., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 476-4120 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Elephant Seal Equal Access Tour
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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 (May 4-May 5)

Special Instructions: 10am and/or 1pm

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Elephant Seal Equal Access Tour

Saturday, May 4 at 10am and 1pm

Sunday, May 5 at 10am and 1pm

Sunday, May 19 at 10am and 1pm

 

To accommodate those who require mobility assistance, Año Nuevo offers a 2-hour tour for visitors to access the natural preserve and view the elephant seals.

 

An ADA-compliant wheelchair-accessible van transports visitors to an accessible boardwalk that leads to an elephant seal viewing area. Each person in need of mobility assistance may bring up to 3 people on the tour.

 

Reservations are required and must be made by the Wednesday before the desired date.

 

Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, visit www.parks.ca.gov/anonuevo. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.

 


Location: Hwy 1, Pescadero Map
Phone: (650) 879-2025 •website Pescadero create a direct event link
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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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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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
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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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West Side 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 Sa from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: All

The Westside Farmers' Market takes place every week, year round at the corner of Hwy 1 and Western Drive, situated on the northern edge of Santa Cruz's greenbelt. This market serves the communities of the west-end of Santa Cruz including Bonny Doon, the North Coast and the UCSC Campus. It is just a hop, skip and a jump from Downtown.


Foodies Unite

Going into its eleventh year this market is proud to have been named best market by the Santa Cruz Metro's, "Peoples Poll" multiple times. The market showcases a great selection of 100% certified organic produce, artisan foods, wine, body products, tinctures, sustainable seafood, pasture raised meats, flowers and eggs along with cook-to-order cuisine, live local music and full espresso bar operated by up-and-coming Santa Cruz-based roaster 11th Hour Coffee.

With easy access and an abundance of free parking, this market makes for a convenient and celebratory Saturday morning outing.

 

2019 Pop-Up Breakfast Series - Ticket Sales Announced

The 2019 Pop-Up Breakfast Series is coming our way! Once again the Westside Farmers' Market will host three of these farm-to-table, ticketed events. With a great chef line up and a solid reputation, these pop-ups will sell out. Stay in touch by signing up for our newsletter to get your first pick at tickets when they go on sale. Learn more about the events HERE.

 

Market Match

Market Match offers farmers' market customers a dollar for dollar match up to $10 on their CalFresh (food stamp) cards at the Felton market.  If a customer swipes their CalFresh card for $7, they get $7 of Market Match for free, swipe $10, you get $10. The goal of this project is to encourage CalFresh (EBT/SNAP) recipients to take advantage of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. SCCFM will be offering the Market Match program for the 2019 season. By offering an incentive that lowers the price of fresh produce, we are helping shoppers stretch their food dollars while keeping their families healthy. Locate the information booth and the market manager to redeem EBT coins and to take advantage of the Market Match incentive.


Location: Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr., Santa Cruz Map
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Hand in Hand Parenting
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Hand in Hand Parenting
The Starter Class covers the full set of tools developed by Hand In Hand Parenting to develop, maintain and repair a strong conn
Date: Every Su (Apr 14-May 19) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: $350 per person

The Starter Class covers the full set of tools developed by Hand In Hand Parenting to develop, maintain and repair a strong connection between you and your child or children. These tools will also help you dissolve power struggles, help your child with separation and sleep difficulties, go beyond aggression, release fears and heal from hurts. Most importantly the group will support you with being a parent and give you a tool to off load your own stress so that you can be the parent you want to be.

Join Amy Sheely and Beth Hernandez-Jason, two local moms and certified Hand in Hand parenting instructors, for this 6-week in-person course in Santa Cruz, CA.

To Register: start the process by filling out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/iFejXuxbWnbRdz0Y2


Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Docent-Led Farm Tour
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UCSC Farm
Thriving examples of organic agriculture and tour horticulture on both a hand-worked garden scale and medium-sized, tractor-work
Date: The 1st Su of every month (Apr 7-Nov 3) from 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Farm and Garden Tours

Perched above Monterey Bay on the UC Santa Cruz campus, the Center's Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden offer thriving examples of organic agriculture and horticulture on both a hand-worked garden scale and medium-sized, tractor-worked farm scale. Whether you're a gardener interested in what plants do well in the Central Coast region, a farmer looking for production information, or you just want to take a walk and enjoy the views, the Farm & Garden have much to offer.

 

Both the 30-acre Farm and 2-acre Alan Chadwick Garden are open to the public daily from 8 am to 6 pm, with a self-guided tour brochure available at the Farm entrances. Groups can sign up for docent-led tours using the tour request form (see details below), and docents lead a free tour the first Sunday of the month from April through November (see below).

During their tours, visitors can see first-hand how to build fertile soil and control pests, recycle yard and kitchen waste, conserve water, and encourage biodiversity. You'll also learn about the latest research and education projects taking place at the sites.

 

Tour Schedule

  • Free, docent-led tours of the UCSC Farm are offered the first Sunday of the month from April through November, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm. No reservations necessary; meet at the Hay Barn, adjacent to the Farm (directions). Free parking is available on weekends.
  • Specialized tours for professional groups, farmers and researchers, master gardeners, visiting students, and other groups are available by arrangement (5 person minimum and depending on the availability of docents/staff). Please submit your tour request at least 2 weeks ahead of your preferred tour date using the tour request form. Call 831.459-3240 or email casfs@ucsc.edu with questions. Note that a nominal fee may apply. Minimum tour length is 1 and a half hours.
  • Kids Tours, which include hands-on activities in the Life Lab Garden Classroom, are offered during the school year by Life Lab. Call 831.459-4035 to schedule a tour for your class or other children's group, or see the Life Lab web site.

For directions to the UCSC Farm and Alan Chadwick Garden, call 831.459-4140 (pre-recorded; press 6), 459-3240, or see Directions. For information on upcoming events, email casfs@ucsc.edu, call 831.459-3240 or see the Events and Workshops page.


Location: 1156 High St. , Santa Cruz Map
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Adult Crafts
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Library Felton
Let's have some fun while also helping each other learn and grow as artists and crafters!
Date: Every Su 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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DIY Crafts
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Library Live Oak
Date: Every Su from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Ages: 13+ Admission Fees: Free

(1:00 PM-4:30 PM)


Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Live Oak Map
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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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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
Live Oak Farmer's Market
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Santa Cruz Farmers Markets
Brunch options, live music, cafe seating
Date: Every Su from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Started in 2000, Live Oak Farmers Market has grown to be a weekly event that is loved by the communities of Live Oak, Pleasure Point and Capitola. Now in its eighth season as a year round market, you will find an excellent selection of organic produce from local farms, tree ripened fruits, dried fruit and nuts, baked goods, pastries, seafood, pasture-raised organic meats and more. The market is also the epicenter of the clean food movement, showcasing amazing Sunday brunch offerings like smoked, pastured-raised local pork and egg street tacos and cook-to order custom traditional Michoacan Mexican dishes using fresh organic ingredients. This is your Sunday destination.


Market Match

Market Match offers farmers' market customers a dollar-for-dollar match up to $10 on their CalFresh (food stamp) cards at the Live Oak Market. If a customer swipes their CalFresh card for seven dollars, they get seven dollars in Market Match tokens for free. Swipe $10, you get $10. The goal of this project is to encourage CalFresh (EBT/SNAP) recipients to take advantage of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. By offering an incentive that lowers the price of fresh produce, we are helping shoppers stretch their food dollars while keeping their families healthy. SCCFM will be offering the Market Match program for the 2018 season. Locate the information booth and the market manager to redeem EBT coins and to participate in the Market Match Program.


Location: 15th & Eastcliff Dr, Live Oak Map
Phone: (831)454-0566 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog-Friendly Walk
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State Park Big Basin
Dog-friendly walk on North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic
Date: Every Su at 9:30am

Special Instructions: See details for dates/times

The Road Less Traveled: A Dog-Friendly Walk

Sundays at 9:30am

On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We'll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water.

 

Meet at park headquarters. 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: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek 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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She's Got This
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Write On Mamas
Join 5 Bay Area writers as they read their bold essays from the newly published anthology, "She's Got This! Essays on Standing S
Date: 05/05/2019 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Admission Fees: free

(0 A 0 April 2019) Book_ShesGotThis.jpgJoin 5 Bay Area writers as they read their bold essays from the newly published anthology, "She's Got This! Essays on Standing Strong and Moving On."

 

Boldly and unapologetically told, the essays featured in this powerful collection exemplify strength and resilience as these writers-published authors as well as fresh voices-take their truths public. Filled with hope, humor, and determination, these stories tackle love, loss, friendship, identity, and parenthood. She's Got This! is their anthem, one that will resonate with women everywhere.

 

Bring in drinks from Abbott Square next door and enjoy a fun literary hour.

For more info, see www.ShesGotThisAnthology.com Books made available by Bookshop Santa Cruz.

 

 


Location: MAH, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
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Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair
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Santa Cruz Bluegrass Festival
Great bluegrass music
Date: 05/05/2019 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Admission Fees: Free

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society has announced the performance schedule for the FREE Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, set for Sunday, May 5, 2019, Noon-6:00pm at the Duck Pond Stage in San Lorenzo Park, near the courthouse in Santa Cruz.

 

SUNDAY, May 5

Noon - Mission Blue

1:15pm - Luke Abbott

2:30 - The Down Beets

3:45 - Blue Summit

5:00 - Harmony Grits


This is going to be fun!

 

The Northern California Bluegrass Society is a non-profit organization that exists to promote bluegrass music in northern California. The NCBS is member supported and run by volunteers. Its operations are overseen by the board of directors, also volunteers, elected by the membership.

The NCBS was founded in 1982 as the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society. Over the years its scope grew to cover more than just the Santa Cruz area, and in 1999 the membership voted to change its name to the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

 

As we are a non-profit organization, donations are both tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!


Location: Duck Pond, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz Map
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Baby Bunch
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Temple Beth El
... social time and support for babies and their parents...
Date: Every Mon at 11:00am
Admission Fees: free

Hang out with other moms and dads with babies.


Location: 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos Map
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ESL Conversation
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Library Central
Date: Every Mon from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: 6yrs & up Admission Fees: Free

ESL Conversation Group (4:00 PM-5:00 PM)

Volunteer guided ESL conversation group for people who want to practice their English. We'll use real life situations and tasks to help people get more comfortable with using English in everyday life. Grupo de conversacion ESL dirigido por un voluntario para participantes que desean practicar su inglés. Utilizaremos situaciones de la vida diaria para ayudar a la gente a sentirse más cómodo usando el ingés en la vida cotidiana.

 


Location: 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831)427-7717 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
BOARD IN THE LIBRARY
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Library Scotts Valley
Board Games for adults!
Date: Every Mon from 6:30pm to 8:30pm


(0 A February 2019) Library_BoardGames2.jpgBOARD IN THE LIBRARY


WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6:30-8:30 p.m.


ADULTS need playtime too! Come play with us for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library's many games.

 

No prior gaming experience is necessary.


Some of the titles we carry are:

Settlers of Catan
Disney Monopoly
Deadwood Studios, USA
Star Trek: The Interactive VHS Board Game
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Unspeakable Words
Candy Land
Pandemic
Battleship
Apples to Apples
Elder Sign
Bananagrams
Lord of the Fries
Ticket to Ride
King of New York

D&D Basic Board Game
Shogi

Dead of Winter
7 Wonders
Elysium
Disney Scene It
Flick 'Em Up
Vikings on Board
Last Night on Earth
Imhotep
Flash Point
Dixit
Risk: Marvel Cinematic Universe Edition
Star Trek: Attack Wing
Kill Doctor Lucky (Board game and card game)
Paris Connection
Dominion

chess, backgammon, and checkers

Codenames
Stuff and Nonsense
Tak
Exploding Kittens
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Turbulence
Braiiiins!
Zombie DIce
Fluxx
Black Market Warehouse
Evil Baby Orphanage
Give Me the Brain!
Unexploded Cow
Brawl
The Star Wars Game
Clue
Whodunit
and more!

Location: 251 Kings Village Road, 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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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
Phone: (831) 427-7717 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
Free Homework Help
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Library Branciforte
Date: Every Tues (Oct 2-May 21) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Up to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: No appointment needed.

Success in school is important for every child's future. The library offers free Homework Help to all students under 18 years of age through May 25, 2018. No appointment is needed and all subjects are covered.


Locations are:

Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach

Wednesdays 3-5p: Garfield Park

Dates: Weeks of October 9 to May 21

Holidays/Breaks Schedule: Thanksgiving week, Winter break, Spring break

 

October 2, 2018 and run through May 22, 2019.

Branciforte Branch Library, 230 Gault St. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm (Bilingual assistance available)

 

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Dr. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm


Location: 230 Gault St., Santa Cruz Map
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Free Homework Help
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Library Live Oak
Date: Every Tues (Oct 2-May 21) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Up to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: No appointment needed.

Success in school is important for every child's future. The library offers free Homework Help to all students under 18 years of age through May 25, 2018. No appointment is needed and all subjects are covered.


Locations are:

Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach

Wednesdays 3-5p: Garfield Park

Dates: Weeks of October 9 to May 21

Holidays/Breaks Schedule: Thanksgiving week, Winter break, Spring break

 

October 2, 2018 and run through May 22, 2019.

Branciforte Branch Library, 230 Gault St. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm (Bilingual assistance available)

 

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Dr. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm


Location: 2380 Portola Dr., Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-7710 •website Live Oak create a direct event link
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
Grupo Estila de Vida Triple P
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Triple P
Guas para saber cmo comer saludable, tomar decisiones saludables y ser activos.
Date: Every Tues (Apr 9-Jun 11) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission, Gratis
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 724-2997 x211. En Espaol.

Grupo Estila de Vida Triple P
Cada martes, del 9 de abril al 11 de junio, 6 - 8 pm
El programa Estila de Vida Triple P ofrece herramientas para ayudar a padres y niños a llevar una vida más saludable y activa. Asista a este grupo de crianza de 10 sesiones GRATIS para aprender: Guías para saber cómo comer saludable, tomar decisiones saludables y ser activos; Maneras fáciles y simples para enseñarle a los niños a ser más activos; Cómo establecer límites cuando se trata de video juegos, celulares, computadoras y televisión; Maneras para hacer cambios saludables como familia.

Este Grupo es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños GRATIS. Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos. ¡Asista cada semana para participar en una rifa para ganar un premio!

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


Location: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Saln E, Watsonville Map
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Free Homework Help
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Library La Selva Beach
Date: Every Tues (Oct 9-May 21) from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: Up to 18 Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: No appointment needed.

Success in school is important for every child's future. The library offers free Homework Help to all students under 18 years of age through May 25, 2018. No appointment is needed and all subjects are covered.


Locations are:

Tuesdays 3-5p: La Selva Beach

Wednesdays 3-5p: Garfield Park

Dates: Weeks of October 9 to May 21

Holidays/Breaks Schedule: Thanksgiving week, Winter break, Spring break

 

October 2, 2018 and run through May 22, 2019.

Branciforte Branch Library, 230 Gault St. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm (Bilingual assistance available)

 

Live Oak Branch Library, 2380 Portola Dr. Tuesdays • 3:00pm– 5:00pm


Location: 316 Estrella Ave, La Selva Beach Map
Phone: (831) 427-7710 •website La Selva Beachcreate a direct event link
Travel Sketching Class
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Santa Cruz Art League
Travel sketching class with Cynthia Armstrong
Date: 05/07/2019


Travel Sketching class with Cynthia Armstrong is coming up on 5/7/19, make sure to sign up for her class to get ready for expanding your creativity while you're traveling this summer! Register for class here: https://scal.org/classes/travel-sketching-class/


#santacruzartleague #summer #santacruz #travel #sketching #art #creative


Location: 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 426-5787 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
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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Navigating the School Years w/Positive Discipline (5-12 yrs)
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Positive Discipline Community Resources
Navigating the School Years with Positive Discipline (5-12 yrs)
Date: Every Tues (Apr 9-May 28) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: $80
Special Instructions: Call 831-476-7284 x107 for discounts/scholarships

Navigating the School Years with Positive Discipline (5-12 yrs.) class series

What: This 8-week (16-hour) class series (tailored specifically for parents of school-age children) provides parents with all the concepts and tools needed to implement Positive Discipline in the home/family setting.  Some of the prominent themes include early child brain development, social emotional learning, belonging and significance as innate social needs, the essential nature of long-term positive parent-child relationships, mutual respect, modeling behaviors, authoritative parenting styles that use kindness and firmness at the same time, connection before correction, the criteria for effective discipline, agreements and follow-through, non-violent communication, family meetings, routines, and the internal locus of control that guides parents and children alike to practice self-regulation.    

 

Facilitated by Colleen Murphy, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, ECE co-op teacher with over 16 years of ECE teaching experience both with children and as a parent educator

 

Cost: $80 per person and $10 per child per class session for childcare

Contact: Call 831-476-7284 x107 or email steve@pdcrcc.org for scholarships and other info

 

Register for CHILDCARE

Register for Class


Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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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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Anime Club
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Library Watsonville
Join our Anime Club!
Date: The 1st Tues of every month from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Ages: 6-12 grades

Anime Club

The Anime Club is open to all students in 6th - 12th grades. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the Month 4:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m.. If you are 13 or younger, but still in 6th grade, you will need to bring a signed Anime Club Permission Form (PDF) with you to the meeting.

 

All about Manga & Anime


The History of Manga from NMP International Blackmoon's Anime and Manga Glossary to his
Anime Companion Books Mechademia: A journal of all things anime, manga, games and pop-culture about Japan.


Some Fun Links to Enjoy

 

  • Create a fun manga style avatar with Mangatar!
  • Real Kana: Where you can practice your hiragana and katakana.
  • Daily Sudoku: Where you can puzzle over more Sudoku.

Location: 275 Main Street, Suite #100, Watsonville Map
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Build Your Business: Writing Your Best Business Plan
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Santa Cruz County Small Business Development Center
Identify the most appropriate business planning format for starting or expanding a business, marketing basics, and a strategic p
Date: 05/07/2019 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm


Build Your Business: Writing Your Best Business Plan

Our popular business plan seminar will help you identify the most appropriate business planning format for starting or expanding a business, marketing basics, and a strategic plan to put your business on the road to success. Learn how to establish realistic goals and objectives, determine startup costs, and various methods of financing your startup or existing business.

 

Presented by Keith Holtaway. Keith is a 35-year entrepreneur and small business consultant to over 700 business owners in Northern and Central California.

 

Cost: $35 Advanced Registration is required. Seating is limited. Register by calling (831)-479-­6136 or register online at santacruzsbdc.org/calendar

 

SBDC's 2019 Build Your Business workshop series is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.

 


Location: Santa Cruz Police Department Com, 155 Center St, Santa Cruz Map
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Raising Resilient Children
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Trple P
Attend Raising Resilient Children to get tips for helping children develop important social-emotional skills.
Date: 05/07/2019 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 724-2997 x212

Triple P Seminar: Raising Resilient Children
May 7, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Triple P Seminars offer general parenting tips that can be used in a wide range of situations. This seminar is the first in a series of three for families with children birth - 12 years old. You can attend one, two or all three of the seminars in the series.

Attend Raising Resilient Children to get tips for helping children develop important social-emotional skills, such as: Recognizing and expressing emotions in healthy ways; Developing positive ways to think about themselves and the world around them; and Coping with difficult emotions and stressful situations.

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

Presented in English by: Liliana Zamora, Community Bridges - La Manzana Community Resources
Location: Nueva Vista Community Resources, 711 E. Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
To register: Contact Liliana Zamora at (831) 724-2997 x212 or lilianaz@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings


Location: Nueva Vista Community Resources, 711 E. Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz Map
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Felton Farmers Market
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Santa Cruz Farmers Markets
Join us for a flurry of activities for kids and adults alike.
Date: Every Wed (May 7-Oct 29) from 2:30pm to 6:30pm


The Felton Farmers' Market

The Felton Farmers' Market was started in 1987 and is the second oldest market in Santa Cruz County. In 2009, SCCFM took over operations and has since increased the variety of certified organic fruits and vegetables, artisan foods and implemented the EBT/SNAP benefit program.

This seasonal market is a favorite for the communities living in the San Lorenzo Valley and is located in the heart of downtown Felton on Hwy 9. Considered the most kid friendly market in the area, the market provides a centrally located space for parents to leave their  young ones, who can draw, play or get their faces painted. The market is a perfect place for families to come and enjoy the day.

 

The 2019 Season

The Felton Farmers' Market reopens May 7th. Join us for our annual Free Strawberry Shortcake celebration and check out our seasonal line up. New this season, Tacos El Chuy joins the market offering what many consider the best tacos anywhere. All of your favorite farms are returning and many of our smaller growers from 2018 are bigger and better this season. We also have multiple rotating booths offering products like locally made New York style bagels, fresh jams and mustard, basque inspired pastries and specialty sauces to name a few.

 

The Felton Farmers' Market brings out your favorite farms weekly, showcasing the best in regional organic produce, pasture raised meats and eggs. This is truly a local market with San Lorenzo Valley-based farms like Old House and R&K Honey. RoliRoti, the country's first and finest gourmet rotisserie food truck, serves sustainably-farmed meats and organic produce at their seasonal best. Local favorite, The Penny Ice Creamery serves up unique flavors like whiskey custard, peach sorbet and honey yogurt persimmon.  See you all soon for the 2019 season.

 

For more information, visit us.


Location: 120 Russell Ave, Felton Map
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WESTERN WEDNESDAY
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The Crepe Place
A night of true Country/ Western & Honky Tonk music AND dancing!
Date: The 2nd Wed of every month at 8:00pm
Admission Fees: $10 ($7 with cowboy boots :-)
Special Instructions: EARLY SHOW!!!! 8PM

(0 April 2018) CrepePlace_DanceWeds.jpgWESTERN WEDNESDAY IS BACK!!!

a night of true Country/ Western & Honky Tonk music
Every 2nd Wednesday at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA
one touring band vs. one local band

5/9 - WESTERN WEDNESDAY # 27
Laura Benitez and the Heartache
Earnest Tubb Time Machine

LAURA BENITEZ AND THE HEARTACHE - Country/ Rockabilly from the Bay Area, CA
website: www.laurabenitezandtheheartache.com
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSAeNYiYvAg
Laura Benitez and the Heartache use the three chord tools of country music to tell the simple, unvarnished truth about love, too much whiskey, and the call of the road. Their songs range from honky-tonk shuffles to rock 'n' roll numbers to sweet old time waltzes, and cover everything from unwed motherhood ("Me or the Baby") to mean drunks ("Don't Wake the Devil"), with a whole lot of heartbreak in between. Their twangy honesty shines through in straightforward arrangements, crystalline harmonies, and spare instrumentation. Frank Gutch Jr of No Depression calls Laura Benitez & the Heartache "... Original, as good as it got and as good as it gets," and Stephan Rapid of Lonesome Highway says, "Her tight and focused band play country music with a view to the past and an ear for the future."

EARNEST TUBB TIME MACHINE - Old Time Party Country from Santa Cruz, CA
The Earnest Tubb Time Machine from Santa Cruz are the best band for drinking and dancing and more drinking!


Location: 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz 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 7:30pm 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 Thursday of the month, from 7:30—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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Stewarding the Elkhorn Slough Watershed
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Elkhorn Slough
Conservation in a Working Landscape
Date: 05/09/2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission Fees: free

Join us for another fun and informative Evening at the Estuary

This is a free community event - No pre-registration required!

Thursday, May 9th, 6 - 7:00 pm


Conservation in a Working Landscape
Stewarding the Elkhorn Slough Watershed

Dash Dunkell, Stewardship Director, Elkhorn Slough Foundation

 

With nearly 4,000 acres of land in the watershed, The Elkhorn Slough Foundation plays a large role in native habitat restoration around the Elkhorn Slough. Join us to discover the challenges and successes of stewardship in a working landscape. Highlights include updates on Sandhill Farm, eucalyptus removal, and the use of technology in land management.

 

As Stewardship Director, Dash Dunkell leads the Foundation's ongoing efforts to steward and restore native lands.

 

Explore live plant specimens and tips on backyard restoration after the presentation!

Join us at 5:30pm for a sunset stroll with the speaker before the presentation!


Location: 1700 Elkhorn Rd, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 728-2822 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Live Oak Book Group
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Library Live Oak
Date: The 2nd Fri of every month from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: 13+ Admission Fees: Free

Live Oak Library Book Group (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)

The Live Oak Library book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction. Check with the front desk staff for the current month's book selection.


Location: 2380 Portola Drive, Live Oak 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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Spring Mother's Day Plant Sale
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Cabrillo College
Over 1,000 different organic vegetable starts, perennial edible crops, annuals, bedding plants, culinary & medicinal herbs ....
Date: Every day (May 10-May 12)
Ages: All

The largest annual college plant sale in Central California!

Over 1,000 different organic vegetable starts, perennial edible crops, annuals, bedding plants, culinary & medicinal herbs, cut flowers, natives, perennials, salvias, succulents and vines.

 

May 10, 2019 (Friday), 3-7 p.m.
Friends of the Garden members Presale & Silent Auction:
(member presale - $25 donation at the gate)

The Silent Auction features rare and unusual plants donated by local gardeners and nurseries and finger food. Family memberships available at the entrance for $25.

 

May 11, 2019 (Saturday), 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Public Plant Sale

 

May 12, 2019 (Sunday), 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Public Plant Sale

 

Plant Sale Parking:

Follow the signs to the top of campus. Please park in parking lots F & G just off the upper perimeter road and take the shuttles up the hill. Purchased plants may be picked up with your vehicle at the designated hold areas.


Location: Horticulture and Agriculture Tec, 6500 Soquel Drive , Aptos Map
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Human Race Fundraiser
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Human Race
Walk, run, entertain or cheer in the Human Race
Date: 05/11/2019 at 8:00am


It's the community fundraising event of the year and the place to be if you believe that each of us can be the CHANGE!

Walk, run, skip, or roll with us at the 39th Annual Human Race Walk and Fun Run. Enjoy yummy breakfast bites, pre-race yoga, music along the 5-mile course, a people's parade, BBQ lunch, DJ Sparkle, and family-friendly activities at the post-race parking lot party!

The Human Race is our community's largest giving campaign. This year, more than 80 Human Race teams are reaching out for your support. You can lend your hand by simply giving a donation to your favorite cause, becoming a fundraiser, or registering as a walker or runner on Race Day.

Donate $40 or more to receive a Human Race T-shirt, breakfast, and lunch.

REGISTER ONLINE at www.humanracesc.org or on race day starting at 8AM.

The race begins at 9AM at 2300 Delaware Ave in Santa Cruz.

Can't make it to the event? You can still support the causes you care about by donating to the team of your choice.

VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT: Every year over 200 volunteers give their time to make this community-wide event a success. We still need 30 more volunteers! Help with set-up or take down, registration, welcome folks at the finish, head up a water station, or help us keep the flow of traffic moving. There's a job for everyone.
Contact Elana at americorps@scvolunteercenter.org to learn more.


Location: 2300 Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Shakespeare to Go's The Tempest
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Library Boulder Creek
Shakespeare to Go's The Tempest
Date: 05/11/2019 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: Free

Shakespeare to Go has been taking Shakespeare on the road since 1984, with a mission to connect with local youth and give back to the community. A Shakespeare to Go team-comprised of a faculty director and student actors, designers, stage managers, assistant directors, and dramaturgs from UC Santa Cruz-work innovatively to bring a Shakespeare play to life by making it relevant to younger audiences. While the new script is shortened, the richness of Shakespeare's language always remains.

Each year, a UCSC Theater Arts faculty member creates a 50-minute adaptation of a Shakespeare play, and assembles a cast comprised of UCSC students. This year (Spring 2019), Shakespeare to Go will be performing the Tempest, adapted and directed by UCSC Theater Arts faculty member Patty Gallagher.

This is an opportunity to experience live theater up close in the lovely Boulder Creek Library Amphitheater. The cast will remain after the performance to answer audience questions.


Location: 13390 West Park Avenue, Boulder Creek Map
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McNee Ranch Easy Hike
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State Park Montara State Beach
Discover ocean views, coastal plants, wildlife, and historic sites like a World War II bunker and evidence of the long-gone Ocea
Date: 05/11/2019 at 10:00am

Special Instructions: Easy 2-mile hike along the scenic Gray Whale Cove Trai

McNee Ranch at Montara State Beach

Saturday, May 11 at 10am

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.

 

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

 


Location: Gray Whale Cove Beach, Hwy 1, Half Moon Bay Map
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World's Largest Garage Sale
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Twin Lakes Church
Are you going to Twin Lakes Church's World's Biggest Garage Sale this weekend?! Don't miss it!
Date: 05/11/2019 from 8:00pm to 4:00pm


All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

Location: Twin Lakes Church (Monschke Hall)

 

Mark your calendars!  The WORLD'S BIGGEST GARAGE SALE  returns on May 11, 2019!   Due to the huge growth in the amount of donations over the past years, we have decided to do the sale in phases.  

 

The May 11, 2019 sale will INCLUDE ONLY women's, men's & children's clothes, shoes, accessories, and jewelry,  plus children's & baby items (toys, bikes, etc.), collectables and fine items.  SEE SPECIFIC LIST BELOW!!


We are very excited to announce our online WBGS sale for furniture and other items! If you want to donate, email WBGSfurniture@tlc.org and we'll walk you through the easy process. To shop our online sale, go to www.tlc.org/online.

 

NEEDED: clean boxes, bubble wrap, clean white paper, hangers, shopping bags (plastic, paper or cloth), Scotch-brand masking tape (no Dollar Tree tape please), and Sharpies. Sharpies and tape can be dropped off at the info desk. All other items can be brought to the bus barn during donation hours.

 

Watch for more information in the bulletin and on this web page! For more information email wbgs@tlc.org.


Location: 2701 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos Map
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Downtown Santa Cruz Street Fiesta
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Senderos
Free street party to celebrate Oaxacan culture!
Date: 05/11/2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: all ages Admission Fees: FREE

Senderos invites you to join the free Downtown Santa Cruz Street Fiesta from 5-7PM on Cooper Street with Oaxacan food, music and dance to mark the beginning of the traditional Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza festivities. The Senderos community of musicians and dancers will arrive in a convite/procession with giant mojigangas (puppets) at Cooper Street, downtown Santa Cruz at 5PM.

 

Colorful folkloric dancing by Senderos' Centeotl Danza y Baile who will be accompanied by Senderos' Ensamble Musical and visiting student musicians from Centro de Integración Social (CIS #8), Zoogocho, Oaxaca, renowned for their traditional Banda de Viento music. Put on your dancing shoes!

This event is co-sponsored by Santa Cruz City Arts and Santa Cruz Museum of History & Art.


Location: Cooper Street, Cooper Street between Pacific & Front
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Hummingbird Photography
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Arboretum
Date: 05/11/2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $5 for adults, 17 and under free

In partnership with naturalist and photographer Bill Bishoff, the UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden will be offering two different photography walks to take gorgeous pictures that capture sunset lighting and enhance the element of shadow. These sessions will be Saturday, May 18 and Saturday, June 22 from 4:30 pm - 6 pm. Sign up on the events page on our website to reserve your spot.

https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/news-events/events/photowalk.html


Location: The Arboretum at UCSC, High Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Hummingbird Days
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Arboretum
Birds and the plants they love... You'll likely spot Anna's and Allen's hummingbirds, the two most common species in Northern C
Date: 05/11/2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $5 for adults, 17 and under free

Hummingbird Day Docent Stories in the Garden Saturday, May 11, 2019 10am-4pm Free with paid arboretum admission.

 

Bring the whole family and explore the breathtaking gardens of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Meet up with a docent to learn about plants that attract one of the Garden's most celebrated birds - the Hummingbird (Plant List PDF). Visit our photo table in the Australian Garden, get some photography tips from our volunteer photographer, Ferd Bergholz. Join our monthly phenology walk; explore and track native plant cycles in our entrance garden, meet's at Norrie's at 11am, pre-registration is recommended, limited to 15 people.

 

You'll likely spot Anna's and Allen's hummingbirds, the two most common species in Northern California. "The density of hummingbirds - the number per area in the Arboretum - is ridiculously high," says Bruce Lyon, professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCSC. "You can watch them feeding on flowers, you can watch their courtship, you can watch them chasing different species - it's a great opportunity to see some pretty amazing hummingbird biology."

 

No early access, gates open at 9 am. We will not have children's activities this year, but please visit our booth at the World Migratory Bird Day at Natural Bridges. No scheduled tours or lectures. No special pricing, just regular admission, payable at Norrie's gift shop.


Location: The Arboretum at UCSC, High Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 427-2998 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Mom's Wellness Day w/Triple P -DA DE BIENESTAR PARA LAS MAMS
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Triple P
Come relax and be pampered at the East West Free Natural Wellness Clinic ...
Date: 05/11/2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission, Gratis
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 335-6600, ext 6605. Presented in English and Spanish

EVENT: Mom's Wellness Day with Triple P - Positive Parenting / EVENTO: DÍA DE BIENESTAR PARA LAS MAMÁS
May 11 / 11 de mayo, 10 am - 12 pm

Come relax and be pampered at the East West Free Natural Wellness Clinic with a warm drink, acupuncture, herbs, and cupping, all while you have FREE, on-site childcare and Triple P Positive Parenting tips! This Mom's Wellness Day is FREE and open to the public. Donations for the clinic are kindly accepted. Register to reserve your spot and get free child care! Light snacks will be provided for adults and children.

Hosted by: Cori Burt & Rosa Reyes, Community Bridges - Mountain Community Resources
Location: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, Felton
To register in English: Contact Cori at (831) 335-6600, ext 6605 or corib@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Venga a relajarse y "ser mimada" en la clínica de bienestar East West Free Natural Wellness Clinic con una bebida caliente, acupuntura, hierbas y utilización de tazas, ¡todo mientras usted tiene cuidado de niño GRATIS ahí mismo y consejos de Crianza Positiva de Triple P! Este Día de Bienestar para las Mamás es GRATIS y abierto al público. Se aceptan donaciones para la clínica con todo agradecimiento. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños GRATIS. Se proporcionarán aperitivos para niños y adultos.

Ofrecidos por: Rosa Reyes y Cori Burt, Puentes de la Comunidad - Recursos Comunitarios de la Montaña
Ubicación: Recursos Comunitarios de la Montaña, 6134 Highway 9, Felton
Para inscribirse en español: Comuníquese con Rosa Reyes al (831) 335‐6600 x6608 o rosar@cbridges.org o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent‐trainings


Location: Mountain Community Resources , 6134 Highway 9, Felton Map
Phone: (831) 335-6600 •website Felton create a direct event link
Senderos Fiesta
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Senderos
Oaxacan food, music and dance to mark the beginning of the traditional Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza festivities
Date: 05/11/2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: FREE

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 Senderos invites you to join the free Downtown Santa Cruz Cooper Street Fiesta on Saturday, May 11 from 5-7pm with Oaxacan food, music and dance to mark the beginning of the traditional Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza festivities.

 

The Senderos community of musicians and dancers will arrive in a convite/procession at Cooper Street which will be closed to traffic at 5pm.

 

Colorful folkloric dancing by Senderos Centeotl Danza y Baile and Senderos banda with visiting student musicians from Centro de Integración Social (CIS #8), Zoogocho, Oaxaca, renowned for their traditional banda de viento (wind band) music.

Oaxacan traditional food and beverages will be sold such as Tlayudas (big tortillas with beans, quesillo, green cabbage, tomatoes, traditional chorizo, and meat), fried quesadillas, memelitas, mole, chocolate con leche, café de olla, horchata, and jamaica.


Location: Cooper Street & Pacific Ave, Cooper Street, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 854-7740 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Annual Bike Fest
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Bicycle Trip
Come together to celebrate riding and having fun on two wheels in Santa Cruz
Date: 05/11/2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: Kids activities

(0 A May 2019) BicycleTrip_BikeFest2019.jpgBicycle Trip's 26th Annual Bike Fest

Once a year, Bicycle Trip hosts ALL cyclists for a BASH at the shop on Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz. It's a time when young and old, commuters, roadies and mountain bikers, recreational riders and racer-types come together to celebrate riding and having fun on two wheels in Santa Cruz.

 

Indulge in food and drink, get your mind blown by our multiple bike stunt shows, demo your dream eBike, road bike or mountain bike, browse the inspiring cycles, parts and accessories in our vendor village, engage with local bicycle clubs and non-profits, partake in numerous kids activities and reap the rich bounty of our famous, free raffle and prize wheel!

 


Location: 1001 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Mediterranean Mound Class
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Sierra Azul Gardens
Create a waterwise garden/landscape design using mounds, drought tolerant plants, paths, seating and focal area
Date: 05/11/2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Admission Fees: Registration cost: $15

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Mediterranean Mound Workshop

Saturday May 11th-10:30-12:00 This is our ever-timely workshop on creating a waterwise garden/landscape design using mounds, drought tolerant plants, paths, seating and focal areas. Taught by Jeff Rosendale who will also cover materials, plant selection, mulches, drip irrigation and water rebates.


Registration cost: $15


Call 831-728-2532 for Reservations
(Class size is limited so you must call in advance to register)

 


Location: 2660 E Lake Ave, 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
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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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World Migratory Bird Day
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State Park Natural Bridges
Activities include guided bird walks, birding by ear tutorials, educational booths, workshops, native landscape designs, and kid
Date: 05/11/2019 from 10:00am to 3:00pm


World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday May 11 from 10am to 3pm

Fly, walk, bike, or drive to World Migratory Bird Day at Natural Bridges State Beach. Celebrate the amazing journey of flying future mothers and their mates as they migrate across the country. Activities include hourly guided bird walks starting at 8am, birding by ear tutorials, educational booths, workshops, native landscape designs, and kid's crafts and activities. You can even make a Mother's Day card! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, please call (831) 423-4609, ext. 8. Event made possible by Santa Cruz Bird Club, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, and California State Parks.


Location: 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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San Lorenzo River Adventures!
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Coastal Watershed
The San Lorenzo River watershed is home to birds and bugs, fish and fungi, you and me! Explore the river ecosystem...
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month (Feb 23-Jun 22)


The Coastal Watershed Council and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History are teaming up in 2019 to bring you your favorite nature tour series: Exploring the San Lorenzo River. This spring, connect with local naturalists, geologists, mycologists, historians, and artists through unique explorations of the San Lorenzo River. Bring the whole family and learn about birds, mushrooms, floods, and rocks. Take a tour in the upper San Lorenzo River on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Check out the lower San Lorenzo River and Santa Cruz Riverwalk on the 4th Saturday of each month.


Faults, Floods, and Fossils Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.

Explore the geologic history of the San Lorenzo Valley, how to identify the different kinds of rocks, river processes, faults, floods, and fossils. We are looking forward to this repeat of Frank Perry's popular walk, described here.


Field Journaling along the San Lorenzo River Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m.

Explore Coastal Watershed Council's San Lorenzo River Habitat Enhancement site with local artist Melody Overstreet. Learn about the ecological community at the San Lorenzo River through observation, plant care, drawing and guided reflection. We will develop our naturalist eye through the practice of drawing plant species and the landscape.


Indigenous People in the San Lorenzo Valley Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.

Learn about the first people to live in the Santa Cruz Mountains. How did they interact with the abundant natural resources? What evidence do we have to learn about their lifestyles? Where are they now? More information on the tour to be announced soon.


Bilingual Bird Walk - Camino Bilingüe Sobre Los Aves Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m.

Walk along the San Lorenzo River and discover the different families of birds that live here. Learn to observe birds who come from near and far to the San Lorenzo River. Local bird enthusiast Nanci Adams, will lead the bilingual walk. This tour is great for all ages!

 

Camine a lo largo del río San Lorenzo y descubre las diferentes familias de aves que viven allí. Aprender a observar las aves que vienen de cerca y lejos a nuestro Río. Nanci Adams, una entusiasta de aves, conducirá el paseo bilingüe. La caminata es una gran oportunidad por todas las edades!


Location: 440 Front Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Drop-in Family Crafts: Poppies
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State Park Mission
Date: 05/12/2019 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Admission Fees: free

Drop-in Family Crafts: Poppies

This month's drop-in family craft is paper poppies. No registration is necessary. We begin crafting at 1 p.m. and you can drop in and begin a project at anytime up until 3:30. Different crafts require varying skill levels. Children may need assistance.

 

 


Location: School St, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: 831.425-5849 •website Santa Cruz West Sidecreate a direct event link
Pickwick Book Club
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Library Central
Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations ...
Date: The 2nd Su of every month (Jan 13-May 12) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission Fees: free

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Pickwick Book Club Discussion


Brought to you by the Dickens Project at UCSC & Santa Cruz Public Libraries.


The Santa Cruz Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly September-June to discuss a nineteenth century novel. Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings.

 

January book: Our Mutual Friend (Book IV) by Charles Dickens


February-June book: Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

 

2nd Sundays: January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th and June 9th

2:00 - 4:00pm


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


Location: Upstairs Meeting Room, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz Map
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Spring Art Market at the Tannery
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Tannery Arts Center
Look for the dragon puppet in the Petting Zoo!
Date: 05/12/2019 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: Free

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Celebrate Mother's Day at the Tannery!

The annual Spring Art Market is a FREE family friendly event featuring 50 local Santa Cruz artists & crafters, live music, beer/wine, food, & kids activities on the beautiful Tannery Art Center campus. Free parking. Open 10am-5pm.

Live music by local favorites Sugar by the Pound, Wild Iris and Body Language.

Tannery art studios will be open and both Tannery and other local artists will be exhibiting outside around the campus.

Food trucks Ate3one and Mattia Pizza Truck Santa Cruz plus Bistro One Twelve at the Tannery will be serving brunch & lunch.

Beer offered by Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing & local wine.

Kids activities include face painting, ping pong, & a hands on kids arts & craft area.

The Spring Art Market is brought to you by the Arts Council Santa Cruz County & Tannery Arts Center in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Mountains Makers' Market.


Location: Spring Art Market, 1050 River Street , Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 475-9600 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
COME DANCE!
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Santa Cruz Dance
Come dance with us! Live music * easy to learn * high energy * great community!
Date: The 2nd Su of every month from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 7+ Admission Fees: $12 (general), ($20 supporters, $8 students), Cash, check, or Paypal only

Come dance with us!

Live music * easy to learn * high energy * great community!

 

Upcoming Dances -

This is a traditional New England style of folk dancing, in which each dance is taught and prompted by a caller. What makes it "contra" dancing is that during one 5-to-10-minute dance, each couple "progresses" up or down the hall, eventually dancing with everyone else in the line.

No dancing experience is necessary! It's easy to learn; just follow the instructions. Bringing a partner is NOT required, but do invite your friends!

 

Beginner's Workshop:  dancers are encouraged to attend the beginner's lesson20 minutes before the regularly-scheduled dances (5:40 or 6:40). Regular dancing begins on the hour (dances can get more complex as the night goes on).

Dances feature gender-neutral dance roles (larks/ravens).

Please

  • Bring soft-soled, non-marking shoes to help protect the floor
  • Keep our dances fragrance free for the comfort of all
  • Bring a snack to share if you have one.
  • Help support our community -- invite a new friend to experience contra dancing


Location: Veteran's Hall, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
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Mother's Day Walk: Women of Big Basin
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State Park Big Basin
Honor spirited women of the park
Date: 05/12/2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Mother's Day Walk: Women of Big Basin

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Mother's Day in the park by honoring the spirited women who lived in, worked in, and fought for Big Basin throughout its history. Living history reenactments bring you back in time where you will meet pioneer homemaker Alice Maddock, Josephine McCrackin, the "Savior of the Redwoods," and Harriet "Petey" Weaver, the first female ranger. Interpreter Susan Blake portrays these inspiring women on this half-mile, one-hour living history walk through the magnificent redwoods. Meet at park headquarters.

 

This walk is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, please call (831) 338-8883.

 

 


Location: Hwy 236, Boulder Creek Map
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Music in the Garden
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Santa Cruz Baroque Festival
Our splendid treat for Mother's Day will be held in a private downtown jewel of a garden positively brimming with exotic blooms
Date: 05/12/2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Ages: all ages welcome

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Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1-5pm

Dean Silver, host

 

Our splendid treat for Mother's Day will be held in a private downtown jewel of a garden positively brimming with exotic blooms - hydrangeas, camellias, iris and other remarkable owers and rare species including pond plants.

 

Join us for gourmet treats to suit all tastes while you relax indoors or outdoors sipping fine wines or other beverages, listening to exquisite early and traditional music.

 

Limited tickets are available to this fun-raising fund-raiser, so get yours early to secure your spot. $45 presale and $50 at door. Purchase tickets: scbaroque.org or at the concerts.


Phone: (831) 459-2159 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
Tide Pool Tours
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State Park Natural Bridges
Explore our spectacular tidepools on this 1.5 hour guided tour.
Date: Every 2 weeks on Su and Sa (May 12-May 26)
Admission Fees: 5/12 11:30am; 5/25 10:30am; 5/26 11am
Special Instructions: See specific days & times

Tidepool Tour

Sunday, May 12 at 11:30am

Saturday May 25 at 10:30am

Sunday May 26 at 11am

Explore our spectacular tidepools on this 1.5-hour guided tour. Bring layered clothing and good walking shoes. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, please call (831) 423-4609, ext. 8. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

 

 


Location: 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Meteor Trail Hike
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State Park Big Basin
Forests, flowers and fires on a six-mile, 3.5-hour hike.
Date: 05/12/2019 at 10:00am
Admission Fees: Free
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Meteor Trail Hike

Sunday, May 12 at 10am

Friday, May 17 at 10am

Saturday, May 18 at 10:30am

Join a Big Basin docent on one of our most diverse hikes-by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral, and redwoods. We'll discuss forests, flowers, and fires on a six-mile, 3.5-hour hike. This somewhat strenuous ascent is rewarded with ocean views on a clear day. Bring water, lunch, and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. 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: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
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Triple P Workshop: Promoting Positive Behaviors at School
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Triple P
Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Common reasons why behavior problems occur at school...
Date: 05/13/2019 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 724-2997 x212

Triple P Workshop: Promoting Positive Behaviors at School
May 13, 5:30 - 7 pm

Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Common reasons why behavior problems occur at school; How to involve your child in improving his/her behavior at school; and Tips for working with your child's teacher to promote positive behaviors.

This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot. FREE child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults, teens, and children.

Presented in English by: Liliana Zamora, Community Bridges - La Manzana Community Resources
Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz (Live Oak)
To register: Contact Liliana Zamora at (831) 724-2997 x212 or lilianaz@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings


Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Autism Spectrum Support Group
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Autism Spectrum Support Group
Date: The 2nd Tues of every month from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Admission Fees: free
Special Instructions: next to Nickelodeon Theater

Autism Spectrum Support Group
Support is crucial to thriving as parents of children on the autism spectrum. This group is by and for parents to share space with each other and to problem solve challenges we might be facing... together!


No judgements here, just support We are LBGTQ FRIENDLY and parents on the spectrum who are parenting kids also on the spectrum.


We meet the second Tuesday of each month.
Support group is from 7-9pm and share resources 9-9:30pm


Questions? Contact Ali at: alihayes2003@yahoo.com


Location: 220 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz Map
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Coping With Stress
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Triple P
Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Common causes of stress, and how stress affects parenting ...
Date: 05/15/2019 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 724-2997 x220

Triple P Workshop: Coping With Stress
May 15, 5:30 - 7 pm
Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Common causes of stress, and how stress affects parenting; How to recognize signs of stress; Healthy ways to reduce and manage everyday stress.

This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot. FREE child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults, teens, and children.

Presented in English by: Gladys Gómez
, Community Bridges - La Manzana Community Resources
Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz (Live Oak)


To register: Contact Gladys Gómez at (831) 724-2997 x220 or gladysg@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings


Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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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!


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Criando adolescentes responsables
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Triple P
Criando adolescentes responsables ofrece estrategias crianza para ayudar a los adolescentes.
Date: 05/16/2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission, Gratis
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 724-2997 x211. En Espaol.

Seminario de Triple P: Criando adolescentes responsables
el 16 de mayo, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Los seminarios de Triple P ofrecen consejos para padres generales que se pueden utilizar en una amplia gama de situaciones. Este seminario es el primero en una serie de tres para familias con adolescentes 13 - 16 años. Puede asistir a uno, dos o los tres de los seminarios de la serie.

Criando adolescentes responsables ofrece estrategias crianza para ayudar a los adolescentes a: Participar en las decisiones familiares; Ser respetuoso y considerado; Ser involucrarse en las actividades familiares; Desarrollar un estilo de vida saludable; Ser confiable; y Ser asertivo

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

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


Location: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Saln E, Watsonville Map
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Homeschool Moms Stitch Night
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Heddi Craft
Monthly get together for homeschool moms offers great conversation and some time to nurture yourself
Date: The 16th of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


(0 April 2018) HomeschoolSttchNight.jpgJoin other homeschool moms for a monthly stitch and chat get together. Bring your favorite handwork (it doesn't have to be stitching, any kind of creative task is great!) and a snack to share. We'll provide the coffee and tea! This monthly get together offers great conversation and some time to nurture yourself. Third Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm.

This free event is hosted by long time homeschooling mom Heddi Craft at Knit Sew Make, located in the former sanctuary area of the building at 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz.

 

Check to confirm for location and date.


Location: Knit Sew Make, 111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz Map
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Bird Walk
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State Park Natural Bridges
Walk through good bird viewing areas and practice birding by ear too
Date: Every Fri (May 17-May 31) at 10:30am


Bird Walk

Friday, May 17 at 10:30am

Friday, May 24 at 10:30am

Friday, May 31 at 10:30am

Join a park docent and Santa Cruz Bird Club member for a 1-mile, 1.5 hour walk through good bird viewing areas and practice birding by ear too! Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, please call (831) 423-4609, ext. 8. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.


Location: 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Map
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Magical Harp Night
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MAH
Bring the children to listen to harp music up close ... and touchable...
Date: 05/17/2019 at 5:00pm


(0 A January 2019) HarpKid.jpgMagical Harp Night

5 pm - 7 pm Magic Wand Art Activity with the MAH
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Harp Concert by the Community Music School

Do you love the Harp, magic and music! Well, get creative with wands, by making art and listening to harps. We will have a magic wand art activity in the Garden Room and at 6:30 pm we will have a Harp Concert in the Atrium.

 

Around 6 pm, during set up, musicians will allow you to see their instruments up close with a harp petting zoo.

Made possible in part by Nordic Naturals and MAH Members.


Location: 705 Front St, Santa Cruz Map
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Maker Faire
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Maker Faire
Immerse yourself in Maker culture with over 800 exhibits, 6+ stages, big art and spectacle, hands-on making and learning- all sh
Date: Every day (May 17-May 19)
Admission Fees: $2 - $16

::: EXPERIENCE the FRONTIERS of FUN in science, art and technology at Maker Faire Bay Area :::

Immerse yourself in creative culture with over 800 exhibits and 8+ presentation and performance stages- all showcasing the creative and experimental folks who make, play, tinker and hack in areas like:

+ Robotics
+ Large-scale and kinetic art
+ Digital & analog fabrication
+ Electronics
+ Cosplay
+ Craft, fashion & design
+ Food
+ Science
+ Tools & materials
+ Much much more!

Plus TONS of hands-on making and learning with drop-in and scheduled workshops for all ages. Literally hundreds of opportunities to try tools, techniques, and materials like nowhere else!

 

Dates & Hours

- Friday, May 17, 2019: 1 pm - 5 pm; Special Preview Day "FRIDAY@MakerFaire"
- Saturday, May 18, 2019: 10 am - 7 pm
- Sunday, May 19, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm

TICKETS


Location: San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo Map
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Meteor Trail Hike
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State Park Big Basin
Forests, flowers and fires on a six-mile, 3.5-hour hike.
Date: Every day (May 17-May 18)
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: See specific days & times

Meteor Trail Hike

Sunday, May 12 at 10am

Friday, May 17 at 10am

Saturday, May 18 at 10:30am

Join a Big Basin docent on one of our most diverse hikes-by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral, and redwoods. We'll discuss forests, flowers, and fires on a six-mile, 3.5-hour hike. This somewhat strenuous ascent is rewarded with ocean views on a clear day. Bring water, lunch, and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. 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: 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Map
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Women Who Rock
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Snazzy Productions
Celebrating Women of the Counterculture
Date: 05/17/2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $25

Please join us for Women Who Rock Our World, a conversation in a talk-show format followed by a rock music performance to honor the often unsung contribution of women to the counterculture and their radical influences, from the arts to public health.

Music will be performed by the legendary Ace of Cups, one of the first all-female rock bands of the San Francisco psychedelic scene, currently on tour making history yet again following the release of their first album. Back in the day, they shared the stage with Jimi Hendrix, The Band, the Grateful Dead, and others, as their songwriting, harmonies, and live performances gained popularity in the heady days of acid tests, protests and free concerts in Golden Gate Park. Bob Weir is a featured guest on the new album (but is not on the tour).

Longtime local arts and culture writer Wallace Baine will moderate a conversation with the following guests:

Douglas Brinkley-Renowned American author, historian, Jack Kerouac archivist, literary executor of Hunter S. Thompson, and tenured professor at Rice University.

Kate Bowland-groundbreaking local pioneer of home birthing and midwifery, a practice that was illegal until Bowland helped bring this basic right of women to the California Supreme Court following her arrest by an undercover policewoman pretending to be pregnant. Bowland's work radically empowered women to take back this most natural and ancient wisdom.

"When laws are unjust or immoral, it is our responsibility to disobey," Bowland wrote in the 2011 anthology Into These Hands: Wisdom From Midwives.

Lynda Francis-editor of the Psychedelic Encyclopedia, cofounder of the Colloquium and Butterfly Productions that helped to bring psychedelic/alternative movements and speakers to Santa Cruz in the '70's and '80s, including the first U.S. visit of Albert Hoffman. Francis is featured in the Hip Santa Cruz anthology, and has balanced her psychedelic interests with her role as a civic leader, including her time as executive director of the Grey Bears.

Anne Steinhardt-novelist-professor-musician Steinhardt came to Santa Cruz to teach writing at UC Santa Cruz, and also taught at Hartnell Community College in Salinas for 20 years. She has worked as a freelance journalist, a professional musician (she played bass in the local band Pele Juju, among other gigs), and authored three books that garnered positive reviews and awards: "Thunder LaBoom," "How To Get Balled in Berkeley," and "Pele Voodoo Live!"

Wallace Baine has been an arts writer, film critic, columnist and editor in Santa Cruz for more than 25 years. He is the author of "A Light in the Midst of Darkness," a cultural history of the independent bookseller Bookshop Santa Cruz, as well as the book "Rhymes with Vain: Belabored Humor and Attempted Profundity," and the story collection "The Last Temptation of Lincoln." He is a staff writer for Good Times, Metro Silicon Valley and San Benito/South Valley magazine.

This evening promises to entertain, inform and inspire, with colorful tales of heroines who made waves, changed the course of history, and impacted our world.

The concert by the Ace of Cups is sponsored by Snazzy Productions.

For more information contact achesnut@me.com.


Location: Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Food Truck Friday
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Food Trucks A Go Go
Great Evening for the Whole Family! Celebrate with delicious dinner, drinks and live music! Support SV Educational Foundation.
Date: 05/17/2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: none

Food Truck Friday! Celebrate with delicious dinner, drinks and live music!

(0 A March) FoodTruckFriday_TruckOnly.jpgDinner and drinks are available from 5-8pm

Participating food trucks include: Saucey'z, Union, El Buen Taco, Drunk Monkeys, Mattia Pizza & Aunt LaLi's.

The Beer and Wine Garden fundraiser is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation (SVEF) and will feature Scotts Valley's Steel Bonnet Brewery.

Local favorite band, Cringe, is performing.

There is plenty of open space for families to spread out and enjoy the evening, plenty of picnic tables plus people are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Follow @foodtrucksagogo on social media for more information or go to the event page.

The next Food Trucks A Go Go Food Truck event:
May 23: Santa Cruz Food Truck Party, San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Avenue, Santa Cruz


Location: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley Map
Phone: (831) 247-1236 •website Scotts Valley create a direct event link
Santa Cruz County History Fair
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Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County History Fair
Date: 05/18/2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages Admission Fees: Free

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries will participate in the Santa Cruz County History Fair on May 18th noon to 4 p.m. at the Capitola Community Center, 4400 Jade St. Capitola. Come and find out how you can learn more about our local history.

Over 20 museums and historical societies will share displays of old photos, artifacts, and information on local history. There will also be books for sale and activities for children. Bring your questions, curiosity, and perhaps an old photo to share, or just come and look.


Location: Capitola Community Center, 4400 Jade Street, Capitola 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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History!
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Capitola Historical Museum
Enjoy displays of old photos, artifacts, and maps, get your local history questions answered, and chat with experts from around
Date: 05/18/2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Special Instructions: Kid Activities too!

(0 A May 2019) HistoryFair_May18.jpgMark your calendar for Saturday afternoon, May 18th. Over 20 historical societies and museums will be participating in the Santa Cruz County History Fair from noon to 4 p.m. at the Capitola Community Center, Jade Street Park.

 

Enjoy displays of old photos, artifacts, and maps, get your local history questions answered, and chat with experts from around the county. There will be some kids activities, too. The event is free, but donations are welcome. The Capitola Museum is pleased to bring this special event to Capitola.

 

Santa Cruz County History Fair Over twenty museums and historical societies from around the county will be sharing displays of old photos, artifacts, and information on local history. There will also be books for sale and activities for children. Bring your questions, curiosity, and perhaps an old photo to share, or just come and look.


Location: Capitola Community Center, 4400 Jade Street, Capitola Map
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Craft Sale in the Mountains
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Made in the Mountains
Artists line the sidewalks showing of their amazing crafts.
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month (May 1-Sep 21) from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission Fees: free

(0 April 2018) MadeInMountains2018.jpgIt's back!! The sidewalks will be filled with art and crafts again on the 3rd Saturday of the month. And we're adding music to the event! So, come out, enjoy the incredible spring weather and load up on art and joy!

 

I can't wait to see what creativity the winter months brought out in all of the artists' work!

We're continuing the "Spend $50, get $100" game, too! The Boulder Bucks program works like this - if you spend $50 or more at any local business during the Made in the Mountains event (buying groceries, getting a mani/pedi, buying pizza for the kids' baseball team, .... ) just take your receipt to Emelia at Air & Fire before the event is over. Your name will be added to the drawing that will happen within the week after the event. You could be the one that wins $100 in the form of a gift certificate to spend at a local business of your choice! You can also split the $100 into 2 gift certificates to different businesses.

 

So, getting the kids pizza could turn into a free necklace for yourself! Or the tools bought at the hardware store could get you a free mani/pedi for after the yardwork is done and some Chinese food for dinner! Nice, right!?

 

See ya out there!

 


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Community Poetry Circle
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Date: The 3rd Sa of every month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

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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
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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Glimpses of World History with Robert W. Strayer
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Glimpses of World History with Robert W. Strayer
Date: The 3rd Sa of every month (Apr 2-Aug 17) from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ages: Adults & teens Admission Fees: Free

Series of illustrated talks dealing with various themes, topics, and periods of time in World History. Robert W. Strayer (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) brings wide experience in world history to the writing of Ways of the World.

3th Saturday of the month 1:00pm to 2:30pm. April to August 2019.

April 20: In the Beginning: 95% of the Human Story (The Paleolithic Era)
May 18: The Breakthrough to Agriculture: Catastrophe or Progress?
June 15: The Rise of World Religions: Origins, Spread, and Adaptation
July 20: The Columbus Connection: 1492 and the Joining of Two Worlds
August 17: The Rise and Fall of World Communism in the 20th Century


Location: 316 Estrella Avenue, La Selva Beach Map
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50th Anniversary Celebration
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Over 110 of Staff of Life's top suppliers offering free product samples and tastings, wine and beer ...
Date: 05/18/2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm


(0 A May 2019) StaffFreebies.jpgGet Ready for our BIG 50!!!

 

Staff hosts its huge 50th Anniversary party. The free event is open to the public, featuring over 110 of Staff of Life's top suppliers offering free product samples and tastings, wine and beer tasting (for just a small glass fee), cosmetic make overs, kid's activities and face painting, vitamin and supplement samples, and free all natural BBQ sampling from Staff of Life Natural Meats.

 

The entire community is invited to enjoy live music and dancing to Harry and the Hitmen, raffle prizes, and more. Come out and revel in this day of fun for the entire family and celebrate Staff's 50th Anniversary of serving the Santa Cruz and surrounding communities. Some store favorites include Maryanne's Ice Cream, Luke's Chips, Farmhouse Culture, Ancient Nutrition, Discretion Brewery, Santa Cruz Animal Services, Double Rainbow Ice cream, Storrs Winery, Kevita, Monterrey Bay Nursery, Big Basin Winery, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Alfaro wines, LifeAid, Tressa's Salsa, Sunridge Farms, ElizabethVan Buren, Nordic Naturals and many more.

 

In addition, KPIG radio's Laurie Robert's will be doing a live broadcast and giving away prizes from 12:20 to 2:30.


Location: 1266 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 423-8632 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
FREE swim lessons w. Seahorse Swim School
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Seahorse Swim School
FREE swim lessons w. Seahorse Swim School
Date: 05/18/2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ages: ages 6 months and up Admission Fees: FREE
Special Instructions: no appointment needed , no experience necessary

(0 A 0 April 2019) Seahorse2019FreeSwimLessons.jpgIn an effort to reduce accidental drownings, swim lessons are available to all.


Location: Seascape Sports Club, 1505 Seascape Blvd, Aptos Map
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Healthiversary!
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East Cliff Family Health Center
Date: 05/18/2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm


Come celebrate the 5 year anniversary of our ribbon cutting ceremony at our East Cliff Family Health Center.

Join us at this fun, free community event! Food, Music, Activities, Tabling from our Partners, Performances, and Community Leader Speakers!


Location: 21507 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz Map
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Art Expo
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Art, food, wineries and new artists!
Date: 05/18/2019 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Admission Fees: by Event Santa Cruz $5 $10

Art Expo Santa Cruz  May 18
This outdoor inaugural Art Expo will feature artwork from over 50 individual artists and galleries throughout the greater Bay Area and Northern California. Get your early bird tickets now!

 

This outdoor inaugural Art Expo will feature artwork from over 50 individual artists and galleries throughout the greater Bay Area and Northern California Regions (SF, Oakland, San Jose, Modesto, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Monterey, and everywhere in between) and is expected to bring in attendance of over 2,000 visitors.

 

This outdoor weekend event at The Old Wrigley Building lot will also include food vendors and guest wineries, though introducing audiences to new art and artists to new audiences is the main focus!

 

This event is brought to you by Event Santa Cruz, The Art Cave, and Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz.


Location: The Old Wrigley Building, 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz Map
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Youth Symphony Spring Concert
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Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony
Santa Cruz County's only pre-professional orchestra for talented young musicians ages 12 to 20
Date: 05/19/2019 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: 6 and up Admission Fees: Free admission for students 18 and younger; $15 adults; $10 seniors; $5 students 19-24

The Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony presents its Spring Concert.

 

Highlights include 16-year-old Eli Gilbert performing in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major and the Santa Cruz premiere of Aurora Australis for Didjeridu and Orchestra, by Ron Miller, with the composer in attendance.

 

The one-hour program also includes music by Frederick Delius, Jean Sibelius and Igor Stravinsky. Budding musicians will be inspired to see and hear kids their age performing at a professional level. Homemade cookies and cakes will be for sale at intermission.


Location: Peace United Church of Christ, 900 High Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza Cultural Festival
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Senderos
Spend the Day in Oaxaca!
Date: 05/19/2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ages: all ages Admission Fees: $10 at the entrance; free for children 5 and under

(0 A May 2019) ViveOaxacaGuelaguetzaCulturalFestival.jpgSenderos invites you to the 14th Annual Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza, held every year on the 3rd Sunday in May, in San Lorenzo Park near downtown Santa Cruz from 9AM-5PM - an authentic food, music, dance, crafts cultural festival like those held annually in Oaxaca, Mexico. Featuring delicious Oaxacan food and beverages - mole, tlayudas, tejate and more.

 

The marketplace is open at 9AM. The main program with a convite/procession begins at 11AM. Colorful folkloric dancing by Senderos Centeotl Danza y Baile who will be accompanied by special guests: visiting student musicians from CIS No 8 (Centro de Integración Social), Zoogocho, Oaxaca, renowned for their traditional banda de viento music.

 

Bring a blanket, lawn chairs to enjoy this annual festival. $10 general admission at the entrance, free for children 5 and under. This event benefits Senderos, an all-volunteer nonprofit in Santa Cruz providing free dance and music classes, tutoring and scholarships for Latinx youth.


Location: San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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Taco Social
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Bonny Doon Fire Station
Delicious tacos and associated refreshments, live music provided by great local musicians and activities for the kids
Date: 05/19/2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm


Taco Social 2019

Saturday, September 7th 2019 will be the second annual Taco Social to benefit the Bonny Doon Fire Team. In addition to delicious tacos and associated refreshments, there will be live music provided by great local musicians and activities for the kids.

 

This gala event will be held from 3 to 7 PM, so save the date, and we hope to see you there!

We are also looking for volunteers. Tasks include helping to set up on Friday, assisting at the event itself on Saturday, and final cleanup tasks on Sunday. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Donna Detterquist (831) 332-9879


Location: Martin Fire Station, 975 Martin Road, Bonny Doon Map
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Elephant Seal Equal Access Tour
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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: 05/19/2019

Special Instructions: 10am and/or 1pm

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Elephant Seal Equal Access Tour

Saturday, May 4 at 10am and 1pm

Sunday, May 5 at 10am and 1pm

Sunday, May 19 at 10am and 1pm

 

To accommodate those who require mobility assistance, Año Nuevo offers a 2-hour tour for visitors to access the natural preserve and view the elephant seals.

 

An ADA-compliant wheelchair-accessible van transports visitors to an accessible boardwalk that leads to an elephant seal viewing area. Each person in need of mobility assistance may bring up to 3 people on the tour.

 

Reservations are required and must be made by the Wednesday before the desired date.

 

Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, visit www.parks.ca.gov/anonuevo. Event made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.


Location: Hwy 1, Pescadero Map
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Open House at the Castro Adobe: Women of the Castro Adobe
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State Park Castro Adobe
Please join our celebration of the role of women in our state-park-to-be and enjoy food, flowers, and fun with the special women
Date: 05/19/2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

Without working women out in front and behind the scenes, our adobe would have fallen apart ages ago. From the first indigenous woman to light the fire in the cocina, to the architectural historian who began picking up the pieces of her home after the Loma Prieta earthquake, to the project manager of our current reconstruction efforts, we honor them all this weekend.

Please join our celebration of the role of women in our state-park-to-be and enjoy food, flowers, and fun with the special women in your life. Event is free; limited parking (carpooling encouraged). Active construction site, open only during scheduled events like this.

 

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks


Location: 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville Map
Phone: (831) 226-9669 •website Watsonville create a direct event link
Taller: Controlando las luchas por el poder y los berrinches
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Triple P
Asista a este taller GRATIS de crianza para aprender: Cmo prevenir los berrinches y fomentar comportamientos positivos ...
Date: 05/20/2019 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission, Gratis
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 724-2997 x212. En Espaol

Taller: Controlando las luchas por el poder y los berrinches
el 20 de mayo, 5:30 - 7 pm
Los talleres de Triple P ofrecen consejos prácticos y estrategias para manejar las preguntas y desafíos de crianza específicas. Los padres pueden asistir a tantos talleres sobre cualquier tema que se interese. Asista a este taller GRATIS de crianza para aprender: Cómo prevenir los berrinches y fomentar comportamientos positivos; Cómo ayudar a su hijo o su hija a calmarse rápidamente; Entender maneras efectivas de manejar los berrinches.

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

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


Location: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Sala E, Watsonville Map
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Branciforte Library Building Project: Community Meeting
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Branciforte Library Building Project: Community Meeting & Design Discussion
Date: 05/22/2019 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: n/a

Please join us to learn more about the upcoming renovation of the Branciforte library branch. Enjoy this opportunity to share thoughts about proposed plans for the space. Presentation and discussion led by Jayson Architecture and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.


Location: Branciforte Branch Library, 230 Gault Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Criando Adolescentes Competentes
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Triple P
Este seminario es el segundo en una serie de tres para familias con adolescentes 13 - 16 aos.
Date: 05/23/2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission, Gratis
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 724-2997 x211. En Espaol.

Seminario de Triple P: Criando Adolescentes Competentes
el 23 de mayo, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Los seminarios de Triple P ofrecen consejos para padres generales que se pueden utilizar en una amplia gama de situaciones. Este seminario es el segundo en una serie de tres para familias con adolescentes 13 - 16 años. Puede asistir a uno, dos o los tres de los seminarios de la serie.

Criando adolescentes competentes ofrece estrategias crianza para ayudar a los adolescentes a: Desarrollar auto-disciplina; Resolver los problemas; Establecer rutinas; Ser involucrarse en actividades escolares; Seguir las reglas escolares; y Tener amigos que los apoyan.

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

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


Location: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Saln E, Watsonville Map
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Food Truck Thursday
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Food Trucks A Go Go
Great Evening for the Whole Family! Celebrate with delicious dinner, drinks and live music!
Date: 05/23/2019 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: all Admission Fees: free

Food Truck THURSDAY! Celebrate with delicious dinner, drinks and live music!

(0 A March) FoodTruckFriday_TruckOnly.jpgDinner and drinks are available from 5-8pm

Participating food trucks include: Saucey'z, Union, El Buen Taco, Drunk Monkeys, Mattia Pizza & Aunt LaLi's.

There is plenty of open space for families to spread out and enjoy the evening, plenty of picnic tables plus people are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Follow @foodtrucksagogo on social media for more information or go to the event page.


Location: San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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Homebuying for Teachers
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Landed
Teachers, Get support in the homebuying process
Date: 05/23/2019 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm


(0 A May 2019) HomebuyingJourney.jpgFree event for Santa Cruz County public school teachers and staff!

Landed, along with Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, are excited to offer a unique event on the homebuying journey for public school educators across Santa Cruz County.

 

No matter where you are in your homebuying journey - from focusing on your savings and credit goals to actively looking at homes - this event will be supportive. There will be educational information about housing and financial wellness resources facilitated by real estate agents, mortgage lenders, and financial advisors, all in one room.

We will also present a series of short workshops on a range of topics including a brief market update, a roadmap to the homebuying and mortgage process, and an overview of Landed's down payment support program.

 

Refreshments will be provided.

 

At Landed, we're on a mission to help essential professionals build financial security near the communities they serve. Come get the information you need.

 


Location: Harbor High Multi-Purpose Room, 300 La Fonda Avenue , Santa Cruz Map
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The Venardos Circus
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Venardos Circus
Animal-free circus features a cast of aerialists, acrobats, comedians, jugglers, contortionists and daredevils hailing from arou
Date: Every day (May 24-Jun 9)


The Venardos Circus is coming to San Lorenzo Park along the Riverwalk in Santa Cruz CA, May 24th - June 9th.

This unique, family-oriented traveling circus troupe has been touring the country for four years and was recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning!

Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, this animal-free circus features a cast of aerialists, acrobats, comedians, jugglers, contortionists and daredevils hailing from around the world. The Broadway-style opening and closing singing and dancing add another level of storytelling and magic to the experience.

An interactive pre-show party takes place one hour before show time with opportunities to meet the cast, snap selfies and play games so be sure to come and get your seats early!

The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission. Attendees are encouraged to stay after the show to mingle with the performers and take group photos on stage with the cast for no additional charge.

Tickets are $5 more at the door than prices shown online, so save time and money and buy online in advance. When we sellout online there are no tickets available at the door.

Keep an eye out for our special Opening Night and Early Bird Pre-Sale discounts! 🐣


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38th Annual Civil War Battles & Encampment
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Roaring Camp Railroad
Travel back in time to the Civil War where encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers re-make history right before your eyes.
Date: Every day (May 25-May 27)


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38th Annual Civil War Battles & Encampment

MAY 25 - 27

Travel back in time to the Civil War where encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers re-make history right before your eyes. Experience the sights and sounds of cavalry charges, musket fire and artillery shells in one of the longest-running historic reenactments in the West.

Ride an 1880s "iron horse" through an ancient redwood forest and witness skirmishes as the steam train ascends Bear Mountain. Glimpse a soldier's daily life as he cooks meals over a campfire, cleans his musket and prepares for the day's campaign. Then chow down on a Chuck Wagon Barbecue and take in the camp. See you at Roaring Camp for this fun family event on Memorial Day Weekend!  Buy Tickets

 

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Night in the Encampments

May 26

See the event as never before as night falls across the encampments. Tents glow like lanterns, while soldiers huddle around their campfires. Ladies in beautiful gowns head to the ball to waltz the night away.

 

Night events begin at 6:30 PM with heritage activities, gift shop and special menu at Georgie's Cookhouse. At 8 PM board a steam train for a 90 minute ride through the redwoods and return to see the Grand Ball at Bret Harte Hall. Evening events wrap up at 10 PM.

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Location: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton Map
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What They Wore
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State Park Mission
What the clothing meant to the people who wore it
Date: 05/25/2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Admission Fees: Free
Special Instructions: at the end of School Street off the Santa Cruz Mission Plaza

 ​​What They Wore

Color, cloth, & cut - the clothing worn by the people in the Mission was not all about style - it was about identity, status, and different roles in the community. We will demonstrate the apparel you may have seen here in the 19th century, and learn what the clothing meant to the people who wore it. 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
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Aptos Young People's Annual Chess Tournament
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Aptos Young People's Annual Chess Tournament
Date: 05/25/2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: Ages 6-18

Aptos Library Chess Master Dana McKenzie and the Santa Cruz Public Library host this annual tournament open to all young chess enthusiasts ages 6-18. Please note that participants will be paired according to age.

Sign-in from 12:00-12:30p and rounds hosted at 1:00p, 2:00p, and 3:00p.

The Chess Tournament concludes with a Prize Ceremony at 4:00p.

Advance registration recommended. To register, call Aptos Library at 831-427-7702 or register online through https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/event/5330006

Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Aptos Library.


Location: Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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San Lorenzo River Adventures!
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Coastal Watershed
The San Lorenzo River watershed is home to birds and bugs, fish and fungi, you and me! Explore the river ecosystem...
Date: The 4th Sa of every month (Feb 23-Jun 22)


The Coastal Watershed Council and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History are teaming up in 2019 to bring you your favorite nature tour series: Exploring the San Lorenzo River. This spring, connect with local naturalists, geologists, mycologists, historians, and artists through unique explorations of the San Lorenzo River. Bring the whole family and learn about birds, mushrooms, floods, and rocks. Take a tour in the upper San Lorenzo River on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Check out the lower San Lorenzo River and Santa Cruz Riverwalk on the 4th Saturday of each month.

Fungus Amongus Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.

 

Join us for a morning of mushroom hunting in Sycamore Grove, Henry Cowell State Park. Learn from Phil Carpenter of the Fungus Federation about mushrooms: how they grow, how to identify common species and what we know and don’t know about this magic family of organisms. While exploring the area learn about the history and ecology of Sycamore Grove from City of Santa Cruz Park Rangers. Sign up.

 

Fungus, Flora, Fauna  Saturday, March 9, 10:00 a.m.

As winter shifts to spring, nature stirs! Explore a beautiful and unique part of the San Lorenzo watershed, and see the late fungus and early flowers that welcome the first migratory birds to our area. This tour will be led by local naturalist Christian Schwartz and will take place in Quail Hollow Ranch County Park located at 800 Quail Hollow Road in Felton.


Levees and Climate Change Resilience Saturday, March 23, 1:00 p.m.

How will climate change affect the City of Santa Cruz and the San Lorenzo River? Flooding, fire and drought are predicted to impact our community. Learn about steps the City is taking to address vulnerable areas like the San Lorenzo River and what actions you can take to prepare ourselves. This tour will take place on the Riverwalk and will be led by Tiffany Wise-West, the City of Santa Cruz Sustainability and Climate Change Manager. This tour is part of the 5th Annual State of the San Lorenzo River event occurring on March 23.


Crawling Critters Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.

In this exploration of creatures thriving on and along the San Lorenzo River, we'll look toward the ground to find the scaled, fanged, barbed, and spineless creatures that often spook and surprise us. Though they may seem alien to some, many of these animals hold amazing adaptations, like neurotoxic tissues or heat-sensing faces.

 

San Lorenzo River 2019 BioBlitz! Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m.

On Earth Day and World Fish Migration Day 2019, you're invited to join the Coastal Watershed Council and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for the 3rd Annual BioBlitz along the San Lorenzo River at the Tannery Arts Center. This is the culminating event of the Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series. What better way to put your new knowledge of the San Lorenzo River ecosystem and wicked identification skills to use. Work with fellow naturalists, nature enthusiasts, scientists, and volunteers to study and record the biodiversity along the lower San Lorenzo River.

 

Landscapes and Activism Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.

Learn about the history of the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz from 1955 to 2005 and how transformations of the river landscape impacted the local ecology and human history. Check out old photos of the levees and surrounding downtown. During the tour, we will walk the Santa Cruz Riverwalk taking frequent breaks to take in the modern landscape and discuss how it came to be.

The tour will start at the Museum of Art and History.


Faults, Floods, and Fossils Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.

Explore the geologic history of the San Lorenzo Valley, how to identify the different kinds of rocks, river processes, faults, floods, and fossils. We are looking forward to this repeat of Frank Perry's popular walk, described here.


Field Journaling along the San Lorenzo River Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m.

Explore Coastal Watershed Council's San Lorenzo River Habitat Enhancement site with local artist Melody Overstreet. Learn about the ecological community at the San Lorenzo River through observation, plant care, drawing and guided reflection. We will develop our naturalist eye through the practice of drawing plant species and the landscape.


Indigenous People in the San Lorenzo Valley Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.

Learn about the first people to live in the Santa Cruz Mountains. How did they interact with the abundant natural resources? What evidence do we have to learn about their lifestyles? Where are they now? More information on the tour to be announced soon.


Bilingual Bird Walk - Camino Bilingüe Sobre Los Aves Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m.

Walk along the San Lorenzo River and discover the different families of birds that live here. Learn to observe birds who come from near and far to the San Lorenzo River. Local bird enthusiast Nanci Adams, will lead the bilingual walk. This tour is great for all ages!

Camine a lo largo del río San Lorenzo y descubre las diferentes familias de aves que viven allí. Aprender a observar las aves que vienen de cerca y lejos a nuestro Río. Nanci Adams, una entusiasta de aves, conducirá el paseo bilingüe. La caminata es una gran oportunidad por todas las edades!


Location: 440 Front Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Felton Remembers Parade and Covered Bridge Festival
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City of Felton
Felton Remembers... Parade and festival to honor Memorial Day
Date: 05/25/2019 at 10:00am


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The Covered Bridge Festival is held at the Felton Covered Bridge Park every year right after the parade. The Festival has grown during the past several years into an event which features live music great food hamburgers, hot dogs, tri-tip, watermelon, pastries and a beautiful beer garden serving beer and local wine, soft drinks and specialty items. Booths promoting local artists, non-profit organizations, jump houses, and festival games for the kids, are all part of the fun.

Parade starts at 10:00 Highway 9.
Starting at Henry Cowell State park to Graham Hill.

Festival Starts following the Parade @ 11:00 to 4:00.
Covered Bridge Park on Graham Hill Road


Location: Covered Bridge Park, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton Map
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Big Basin Nature Club
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State Park Big Basin
Pretend, play, sing, and explore!
Date: Every Su, Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Sa (May 25-Sep 1) at 4:30pm
Ages: All
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Big Basin Nature Club

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 4:30pm

This fun program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing, and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders of the redwood forest.

 

Meet at the campfire center. 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
Phone: (831) 338-8861 •website Boulder Creek create a direct event link
PADRES Lumberjack Breakfast
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Corralitos Padres
Join us for breakfast to support youth programs
Date: 05/26/2019 from 5:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $15 adults $7 for kids under 12

This is our 60th Lumberjack breakfast! Come have some fun under the redwoods and enjoy all you can eat pancakes. Bacon, eggs, hash browns, coffee and juice included in the meal.
$15 adults $7 for kids under 12.

Buy tickets at the Corralitos Market or at the door the morning of the event.


All funds raised go towards various youth programs.


Location: Community Center, 35 Browns Valley Rd, Watsonville Map
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Old Time Music Jam
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Toneway Project
Play, listen, dance! Ocean View Park
Date: The 4th Su of every month at 1:00pm


Bring yourselves out to the 4th Sunday Old Time Music Jam under the trees and in the fresh air at Ocean View Park in Santa Cruz! An all-ages, dog-friendly gathering for experts, learners, and lovers of American old time music. Featuring fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, mountain dulcimer and other traditional acoustic instruments, this welcoming gathering keeps alive a rich American musical tradition. Don't be shy. Bring your instruments and come play!

 

Free. Bring a sweater, a folding chair, and a snack to share.

 

Looking for music and ideas for getting started? Check out the ToneWay Project: https://toneway.com/

In the event of rain or cold, the jam moves inside at a private home near the park.


Location: Ocean View Park, 102 Ocean View Ave, Santa Cruz Map
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Memorial Day at Wilder
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State Park Wilder Ranch
Parade, cake walk, historic lawn games, draft horse wagon rides, ice cream cranking, make crafts, and listen to live music
Date: Every day (May 26-May 27) from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free admission, $10 parking

(0 A May 2019) MemorialDayWilder.jpgYeehaw! Come by for a ride and meet the new girls! Margaret and Millie! Randy Clayton and Alisa Merlin and Little Gma Marsha Morphew will be there too.

 

This event is appropriate for all ages. Day-use parking fee is $10. For more information, please call (831) 426-0505.

 

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

 

Wilder Ranch State Park is located 2 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1. The event is free; parking is $10.00 per car. For more event information, call (831) 426-0505.


Location: 1401 Coast Road , Santa Cruz Map
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Memorial Day
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Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History along with local military and veterans
Date: 05/27/2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Special Instructions: Evergreen Street near Harvey West Park

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Memorial Day Remembrance

Monday, May 27, 2019,
11am - 1pm

Join friends, neighbors, and local veterans at Evergreen Cemetery to commemorate Santa Cruz's 152nd Memorial Day. Listen to speakers, join the pop-up museum, and honor those that have or continue to serve our country.

 

The Observance is held in the quiet Grand Army of the Republic plot at Evergreen Cemetery. This traditional remembrance features musical and spoken tributes from local community leaders, veterans and military including Chuck Woodson and the Defense Language Institute Active Personnel and ACWA 2nd Wisconson Infantry, Co. "H" and SVR's 89th California Infantry Company C.

 

After the hour-long ceremony, enjoy a bbq lunch from One Nation Dream Makers. $10 donation. Serving noon-1:00 pm.

 

Add your loved one to the Pop Up Museum that honors those who have served our country.

Bring an object, memorabilia, or photograph to share with the public that honors your loved one who has served or is serving our country's armed forces. We will ask you to write a brief label about the object and the person are honoring.

 

A Pop Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. It works by choosing a theme and location and inviting people to bring something on topic to share. This Pop Up Museum invites you to share your story with others to connect, share and collectively honor Memorial Day.

 

Also, be the first to check out new design concepts for the GAR Plot: A committee of local veterans is leading the development of a plan to renovate the Grand Army of the Republic plot at Evergreen Cemetery. This plot is for Union veterans of the Civil War and has been used for 150 years as a frequent focal point for a Memorial Day event in Santa Cruz. The project seeks to inspire new generations to recognize and learn about the history, influence, and values of the GAR and other early veterans by creating a beautiful, accessible, and educational memorial area.


Thank you Portugese Hall for donating your space for the BBQ. If you're interested in renting the Portuguese Hall space please go to their website here.


Location: Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz Map
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Hidden Gems Film Club
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Library Aptos
Not your ordinary film club!
Date: The 4th Tues of every month at 6:30pm
Ages: Adults Admission Fees: Free

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an evening of cinema. Come enjoy these "hidden gems." Every 4th Tuesday, see foreign films, documentaries, independents and even some mainstream movies you might have missed! If you wish, bring a snack to enjoy, and participate in the discussion!

 

​5:30PM Doors Open
​6:00PM Screening

Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Programs: 831-427-7717

EMAIL: cinephile95060@gmail.com

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HIDDEN GEMS FILM CLUB: NOT YOUR ORDINARY FILM CLUB!

Pop-up screenings of foreign language, arthouse, independent and documentary films hosted by the Santa Cruz Public Library branches - a celebration of cinema


Location: Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive, Aptos Map
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STRATFORD FESTIVAL ON FILM - The Tempest
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Del Mar Theatre
"Magic is in the air" (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival's latest production of Shakespeare's final masterpiece, The Tem
Date: 05/29/2019 from 7:00pm to 9:45pm
Ages: Teens and Older Admission Fees: $15

(0 A May 2019) Tempest.jpgThe Stratford Festival's latest film, The Tempest, directed for the stage by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and for the screen by Barry Avrich, premières at Cineplex theaters across the United States.

 

The stage production was a truly historic event, featuring theater legend Martha Henry as Prospero, more than five decades after she made her Stratford debut as Prospero's daughter, Miranda, in the 1962 production of the play.

 

"Magic is in the air" (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival's latest production of Shakespeare's final masterpiece, The Tempest, "an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes" (The New York Times), recorded live in 2019.

For twelve years, Prospero (Martha Henry), former Duchess of Milan and a practitioner of the magical arts, has been marooned on a remote island with her young daughter, Miranda (Mamie Zwettler). They landed there by chance after Prospero's brother, Antonio (aided by Alonso, King of Naples), deposed her from her throne and cast her and Miranda-then not quite three years old-out to sea in a decaying and ill-equipped vessel.


Prospero has spent her exile establishing dominion over the island's other inhabitants, the monstrous creature Caliban (Michael Blake) and the spirit Ariel (André Morin). Now, alerted by a sign in the heavens that Antonio and Alonso (Graham Abbey and David Collins) are within reach of her vengeance, she uses her magical powers to raise a storm at sea that brings them and the others aboard their ship, including Alonso's son, Ferdinand (Sébastien Heins), to the same island.

With Ariel's help, Prospero orchestrates a confrontation with her old enemies-and a new destiny for Miranda. Befitting the play's origins as the original sci-fi story, the production features "spectacular stagecraft" (Postmedia) and is filled with "giant monsters and sparkling special effects" (The Globe and Mail). "Seeing it is a joy" (Toronto Star).


Location: 1124 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz Map
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Conectando a los Adolescentes
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Sandra Rodelo, Puentes de la Comunidad - La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios
Este seminario es el tercero de una serie de tres para familias con adolescentes 13 - 16 aos.
Date: 05/30/2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Admission Fees: Free Admission, Gratis
Special Instructions: Phone number: (831) 724-2997 x211. En Espaol.

Seminario de Triple P: Conectando a los Adolescentes
el 30 de mayo, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Los seminarios de Triple P ofrecen consejos para padres generales que se pueden utilizar en una amplia gama de situaciones. Este seminario es el tercero de una serie de tres para familias con adolescentes 13 - 16 años. Puede asistir a uno, dos o los tres de los seminarios de la serie.

Conectando a los adolescentes ofrece estrategias crianza para ayudar a los adolescentes a: Establecer conexiones positivas con las demás; Tener confianza; Ser socialmente hábil; Planificar el futuro; Mantener compromisos; Mantenerse en contacto; y Cuidar a los demás.

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

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


Location: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Saln E, Watsonville Map
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The Pirates of Penzance
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UCSC Theater Arts Department
UCSC singers and orchestra come together to present a fully-staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.
Date: Every day (May 30-Jun 2)
Ages: All Admission Fees: Free

The Pirates of Penzance

 Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Sunday, June 2  Recital Hall, Music Center (UCSC)Presented by: Music Department

 

UCSC singers and orchestra come together to present a fully-staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.


The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic operetta in two acts with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from a mistaken apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Difficulties ensue when Frederic swears it his duty to erase piracy from the face of the earth, only to discover that, as his birthday falls on February 29th (on leap-year), his apprenticeship is not yet over because he is legally only 5.

 

The Pirates of Penzance features the well-known "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major-General" (the tune of which many know as "The Elements Song" by Tom Lehrer).

 

The production features costume design in collaboration with Academy of Arts University, sets and lighting by Dave Dunning and Legend Theatrical, hair and makeup by Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Jessica Carter, with choreography by Makenna Bantillo.

 

Bruce Kiesling conducts the UCSC Orchestra and singers. Sheila Willey directs. Sung in English, with English supertitles.

Performances:
May 30-June 2
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 PM
Sunday at 3:00 PM


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DeLaveaga Annual Spring Carnival
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DeLaveaga Elementary School
All-ages carnival will feature games, karaoke, live performances, bounce house, climbing wall, dunk tank, face painting, art auc
Date: 05/31/2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All Admission Fees: $15-17

(0 A May 2019) DeLaveagaDragon3.jpgMark your calendars now and grab your family and friends for the best event of the year! Delaveaga's annual Spring Carnival is on Friday, May 31 from 4-8p.m.

The all-ages carnival will feature games, karaoke, live performances, bounce house, climbing wall, dunk tank, face painting, art auction, raffle and and new Parkour course. Food will include tacos, burritos, tamales, BBQ, pizza, cotton candy and more.

Wristband pre-sales are Monday 5/20, Thursday 5/23 and Thursday 5/30 after school (1:30-3pm) and the day of the carnival 5/31 before school (8-8:30am.)


Unlimited passes for games will be $15 in advance and $17 at the event
Punch cards will also be available for $5 or $10.

The Spring Carnival is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Parent Teacher Club. (831) 429-3807 http://delaveaga.sccs.net


Location: 1145 Morrissey Blvd, Santa Cruz Map
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