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Farmers Markets

Buy Local, Buy Fresh!

    We went to the Farmers Markets for veggies, fruit, flowers and bluegrass. Families meet friends, have breakfast, dance and go home with farmers' produce. Look who we found!


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  Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets

 Aptos, Saturdays 8-12, Cabrillo College, Soquel Dr.

 Salinas, Sundays 8-12, Hartnell College, 156 Homestead

 Carmel, Tuesdays 9-1, The Barnyard Shopping Village

 Monterey, Thursdays 2:30-6, Monterey Peninsula College, 930 Freemont St.


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Downtown Wednesdays 2:30-6, Lincoln & Cedar

West Side Saturdays 9-12, 2801  Mission

Live Oak Sundays 9-1, 14th & East Cliff Dr.


Felton Farmers Market Tuesdays 2:30-6:30, Hwy 9

Seascape Farmers Market, Sundays 11-2, Seascape Village

Watsonville Farmers Market Fridays 2:30-6:30, Peck & Main


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"I love corn on a stick."


"Mommy, please can we get some eggplant."


"I want corn for breakfast!"


"These peaches are soooo delicious!"


"I do too like tomatoes."


   (Icons/Graphics) StarGold.jpgWe have a winner!!!!

of a gift certificate for a one and a half hour consult/take action session

with Organized for Success.

    Matt Bell told us his family really needs help getting organized so they can get out the door to do all the fun family things in the Events Calendar!  We're looking forward to hearing how it went!



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Aug 13, Free Intro Class: Toddler Sports Academy 9:30am/2 yr olds; 10:30am/3 yr olds; 11:30am/4 & 5 yr olds. Soccer, basketball and t-ball for girls & boys. Learn skills, coordination, confidence & good sportsmanship in a non-competitive, positive, fun environment. Sky Park, Scotts Valley.

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Thurs, 8/14, 11am-12:15pm Junior Rangers at the Mission – Baking in a Horno Learn how the neophytes traditionally baked their Spanish cuisine using the adobe horno replica and experience another day in the life during the Mission era! We will be cooking bread, tortillas, and salsa for everyone to taste.


Fri, 8/15, 5-7pm Teen Movie Night  Free, Ages 13-18. Garfield Park Library


Fri, Aug 15, 6:30 & 8pm Papa Doo Run Run - Santa Cruz Beach Party Beach Boardwalk


(Site Photos) BabywithWatermelon.jpgSat 8/16, 11am-9pm Summer Harvest at The Farm  Puppet show followed by a watermelon eating contest, grilled corn & hayrides. Spreckles Blvd/Hwy 68, Salinas


Sat 8/16 75th Birthday: New Brighton State Beach. Enjoy activities all day. Family activities, 11am-1pm; kite making, 1-3pm; reception, 3-4pm. Park Ave Exit, Hwy 1, Capitola

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Sat 8/16 Wormshop 1-3pm. Free. Ages 10+. Learn how worms can eat your garbage & make beautiful compost for your garden. Pre-registration required. FREE/low-cost bins for eligible residents of unincorporated areas & Scotts Valley. $50 fee/household for residents of Capitola, SC & Watsonville. Cabrillo College Horticulture Center, Greenhouse Classroom 5300, 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos. Karin Grobe, 427-3452.


Monterey County Fair

Thurs, Aug 14 - Military Appreciation Day - 12:00 noon - 10:00 pm

Fri, Aug 15, Date Night, - 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm

Sat, Aug 16  - Water Awareness Day - 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sun, Aug 17  - Fiesta Day - 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Saturdays, Aug 9-30, 7:30pm  Summer Campfire Presentations,(Icons/Graphics) CampfirePhoto.jpg
Aug 16 Hawaiian Music and Dance with Michelle Kiba
Aug 30 The Amazing Mr. Domino and his marvelous magic show
Campfire Center, New Brighton State Beach


Fridays and Saturdays, Aug, 8 pm, Campfire Programs, Big Basin
Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole family. Topics include: the most extreme marine mammals, creepy crawling creatures, the magic of migration, and much more through song, story, and celebration. Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Sun, 8/17 9am Aloha Races,  Polynesian Festival 11am-5pm
. Novice(Site Photos) AlohaOutrigger.jpg paddlers can discover the excitement of an outrigger canoe. Music, dance, crafts & culture. Wharf, SC


Sun 8/16 8am-6pm Draft Horse Fest. See all the heavy draft breeds competing in carriage driving, log skidding, & wagon teams. SC County Fairgrounds, Watsonville.


Sun, Aug 17, 10am The Road Less Traveled  Big Basin
On this dog-friendly walk, we travel on 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, easy, three-mile roundtrip walk with docent Micki Downs and her dog Spock.

Bring water and meet at Park Headquarters.


8/17 Sun 10am and Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat 4:30pm Big Basin Nature Club
This fun program is designed for children ages 3-6 and their parents. Read, sing, pretend, play and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders of the redwood forest. Meet at the Nature Lodge.


Sat & Sun, Aug 16 & 17, 10am Wildflower Walk!  Big Basin
Join docent Scott Peden to learn to identify the companion plants of the redwood forest. This is a wonderful way to enjoy the season in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Bring along a field guide if you have one. Saturday’s walk is a four-mile, four-hour walk. Sunday’s walk is a five-mile, five-hour walk. Bring water, lunch and good hiking shoes. Meet at Park Headquarters.

Sundays, Aug 16 & 24, 12:30pm. Could You Survive in the Wild? 
During this fun, interactive demonstration, you’ll learn what it takes to survive overnight in the wilderness. Dan Friend, a wilderness survival teacher, will lead this family friendly, hour-long program on how to be prepared in the wilderness—what to bring in your pack and what knowledge to have in your head. Bring your daypack and we’ll review the contents! Meet at Park Headquarters.

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ORACLE Arena at Oakland

Aug. 14 - 17
Thu. Aug. 14 at 7:30pm; Fri. Aug. 15 at 7:30pm; Sat. Aug. 16 at 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm; Sun. Aug. 17 at 1:30pm & 5:30pm
HP Pavilion at San Jose Aug. 20 - 24

Wed. Aug. 20 at 7:30pm; Thu. Aug. 21 at 7:30pm; Fri. Aug. 22 at 7:30pm; Sat. Aug. 23 at 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm; Sun. Aug. 24 at 1:30pm & 5:30pm


Saturdays, August 16, and 23, 11am Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch interpretive center. Bring a snack, water, binoculars, and good walking shoes. Binoculars are available to borrow.


Sunday, Aug 17, 1pm  Pescadero Marsh Nature Walk
Walk among the animals and plants of the marsh and discover a unique world where the ocean and land meet. We’ll search for Western Pond Turtles, see a multitude of shorebirds, and get to know the plants that line this wetland habitat. Dress in layers, bring binoculars, water, wear a hat and enjoy the marsh on this 2-hour excursion. Meet at the parking lot south of the bridge on Highway 1.


Fri-Sun, Aug 22-31  The Secret Garden, Theater in the Mountains

Reserve your tickets now!


Now - Sept 7   From the Byways to the Highways - Photo Images by Rondal Partidge of California, from 1936-1969. Partidge has been photographing for over 85 years. Very interesting exhibit.  Take your budding photographer to see this exhibit interesting for both its artistic photography and history.

(Site Photos) CardenJrKGirl2.jpgCarden School's Junior Kindergarten

is for the 4 Year Old

Who Delights in Learning and Play

in a Nurturing & Rich Program

Carden School of Santa Cruz

319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz


Win Tickets


Ringling Brothers

Barnum & Bailey


Enter our contest

for a chance to win tickets

to the Circus


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Your Teens!

Week Long


Cooking Camp

for Kids & Teens 11-18

Week of 8/18, 1pm

Culinary Center

of Santa Cruz

504 A Front St,

Santa Cruz

To register

call 831-429-1390.

Welcome New Business!

Piano Lessons

by Bike with

Michael Levy

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10 years' music teaching experience
Beginners of all ages welcome
Pop, jazz, gospel, more!
Save a trip-

I'll bike to you

(Santa Cruz and Live Oak)
Always encouraging


Wonder Years

Preschool & Childcare

A Teacher/Mother

Provides a

Loving Foundation

for Kindergarten

La Selva Beach

Wonder Years


Let your child amaze you!

Is your child frustrated with math?  At Kumon we identify the missing foundation and build skills from that point.

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845 Cedar St, Santa Cruz


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  Fri, Sat, Sun

  Oct 26




 at the

Tyrolean Inn

 Get out your

dancing shoes!

 Karl Lebbherz Band

 California Alpine Band

 Big Lou's Polka Band

 Kids Activities

and Bounce House

 Hot Pretzels

 Hofbrau Haus'

Oktoberfest beer

 Beer stein and

Yodeling contests!

 Reservations taken

for large groups.

9600 Hwy 9



Your children

will flip!

Camp Flip


Imaginative Themes

Weekly through 8/29


Santa Cruz Sports Central

350 B Coral St

(near Costco)

Santa Cruz


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Admit it.

You love food.

Spice up your repertoire

with these workshops for foodies!


Sushi Making

Tuscan Italian

Chocolate Truffles

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Chutneys & Accoutrements

Hot Whites & Sexy Cheeses

Rowdy Reds & Loud Cheeses


Culinary Center

of Santa Cruz

704 A Front St, Santa Cruz


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Nap Time

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This sweet little pug

walks everywhere

the big dogs walk!


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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Over The Top

a wacky and whimsical circus spectacular where dogs fly, Asian Elephants stomp, hop, and groove and one courageous man stands eye to eye with a pack of powerful Bengal tigers. Extraordinary aerial acts fill the arena sky with a rare double-decker trapeze and Chinese acrobats propelling through the air. And with the audience participation, this circus really goes Over The Top.
HP Pavilion, San Jose, Aug. 20 - 24

Oracle Arena, Oakland, Aug. 14 - 17

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