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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
Student & Community Art Exhibit
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Arts Council Santa Cruz County
Date: Every weekday (Apr 19-May 26) from 9:00am to 5:00pm

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

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First Friday Reception
May 6th from 5-8pm

Location: 701 Ocean Street, 1st & 5th floors, Santa Cruz Map
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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
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
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

Location: 1145 Morrissey Blvd, Santa Cruz Map
Phone: (831) 429-3807 •website Santa Cruz create a direct event link
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