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(Icons/Graphics) CarFamilyVacation.jpgWe once traveled across the country in five days with three children under four. detouring to Illinois to see where Abe Lincoln grew up. Our route took us through great sheets of rain on the plains, snow in Wyoming and heat in the desert. We saw seagulls swirling against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake City, visited Bryce and Zion Canyons and bought cowboy boots for the children in Calico. It was quite an adventure for a young family but we were very glad to get to California! Soon I fly across the country to visit the youngest child who made that trip when he was one and now lives in Florida. Just in case you're going farther than a local "stacation" here's a helpful collection of traveling tips for families. Also, we've filled this newsletter with events to keep you entertained for two weeks, events first and then traveling tips. The next newsletter will come in July!

 

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Events for You!

 

(Icons/Graphics) LadyDetectives.jpg6/18 and every Thursday Night 8pm Flashback Flix at Cinema 9, classic films on the big screen. All Seats $5. 6/18 - On the Waterfront, 6/25 - A Clockwork Orange, 7/02 - Bullitt

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6/19, 6-8pm, Family Friday Night Cooking Class, Forget about what you're making for dinner after a long work week and go out with the family for a night of cooking and fun. You will prepare a 3-course nutritious and delicious meal that everyone in the family can help with. New Leaf Community Markets - Westside SC

 

Beach Boardwalk Friday Nights Summer Series, BANDS ON THE BEACH
Classic rock bands from the 70s and 80s
Every Friday, June 19 to Sept. 4, 6:30pm & 8:30pm

 

(Site Photos) Boardwalkconcert.jpgJune 19 THE FIXX  Instantly recognizable, The Fixx sound is unmistakably unique and stands out among the thousands of artists filling the airwaves. Songs such as "One Thing Leads To Another", "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" remain everyday staples on the playlists of the rock, Hot AC and alternative radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired by the era that The Fixx helped to define.


June 26 SANTANA  Gregg Rolie is responsible for co-founding two phenomenally popular super groups-SANTANA and JOURNEY. In 1998 the world-class keyboardist-vocalist-producer was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame as part of the original Santana band. His incredible singing talents will forever be immortalized by his unforgettable lead vocals on classic Santana hits including "Black and Magic Woman," "Evil Ways," and "Oye Como Va." Join Gregg Rolie and his band at the beach as they sing original Santana hits the way you remember them!

 

July 3 THE SMITHEREENS The Smithereens are known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop. Pat DiNizio (vocals, guitar) was inspired to form his own band after listening to Buddy Holly, so in 1980 he put out an ad in a New York paper for musicians that were influenced by Holly-- which formed the original group that still performs today. They are known for their hits "A Girl Like You", "Blood and Roses", and "Behind the Wall of Sleep". They have made a name for themselves as an excellent concert band, known to also play hits by the artists who have influenced them such as The Beatles and The Who.

 

 

 

6/20, 9am, Neary Lagoon Bird Walk, Ranger Ryan Lungaard will be conducting bird walks at Neary Lagoon for children and parents.

6/20 & 21, 10am-6pm, Central Coast Crazy Hat Days, A fun-filled weekend is in store as we celebrate Father's Day Weekend. Events include classic cars, arts and crafts booths, food booths, live music, magic shows, and hay rides. Also see the crazy train garden railroad, green info booths, fun games and contests like hula-hoops-n-hats, crazy hat contests for people and dogs, children's activities, prizes and more. There are crazy hats and crazy days, but there is only one Central Coast Crazy Hat Days.   FREE - parking $7, or $6 for seniors. Mark your calendar and wear your craziest hat! Henry Cowell State Park

 

6/20 & 21, 10am Wildflower Walk! 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. Ages: 5+ or able to hike 4-5 miles. Big Basin Redwoods

 

6/21, 11am-1pm, What's the difference between insects and spiders? How many different kinds of each do you think might live at Quail Hollow Ranch? Join Lee Summers, park naturalist, for a morning of fun and discovery along the park trails. Bring a curious mind, keen observation skills, and a knack for careful critter collecting. Children ages 5 and up are welcome.

 

 

Boardwalk Weeknight Discounts (June 22 - September 4)

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1907 Nights Starting June 22, every Monday and Tuesday night after 5pm we roll back the prices and all rides are just 75 cents or 1 ticket each! Sodas, cotton candy, and hotdogs are also just 75 cents each.
Pepsi Nights Starting June 24, every Wednesday and Thursday night after 5pm bring in an empty Pepsi beverage container and get an Unlimited Ride wristband for just $9.95.

 

 

6/25, 6:30-8:30pm, A Photographic Journey from the Watsonville Wetlands to the Aleutian Islands and Arctic Tundra. Take a look at the amazing nature stories from our own back yard, then follow the epic travels to the far north. After this presentation, you will look at the birds of the wetlands in a new way. The presenter is Jeff Barnes, an award-winning wildlife photographer and State Parks nature interpreter. Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center, located at the top of the Pajaro Valley High School campus. watsonvillewetlandswatch.org

6/20-7/31 10am-5pm, Traveling Exhibition: "Celebrate Our Underwater Parks!"
Seacliff State Beach Visitor Center invites you to a very special exhibit focusing on California's newest parks--join us for "Celebrate Our Underwater Parks!" Let the exhibit take you on a journey through majestic kelp forests, deep canyons, rocky shores and open waters of California's network of marine protected areas.

 

6/20 New Horizons 30th Anniversary. 10am-4pm, The Banana Slug String Band 1pm. (ENH) is a nonprofit organization specializing in environmental education and dedicated to enriching the lives of students through hands-on and activity-based learning. Hhiking, swimming, gardening and game playing. Boulder Creek. For more information or to register exploringnewhorizons.org

 

6/20 Scottish Renaissance Festival of Santa Cruz 10am-6pm. The Scottish Renaissance Festival of Santa Cruz is an annual celebration of culture through music, theatre, crafts, and art! Something for the whole family. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Blvd., Watsonville.

 

6/20 Exploring Homeschooling Workshop 10am. Learn more about styles of homeschooling and homeschooling options in California. $5-10. Educational Resource Center, 224C Walnut Ave., SC.


6/20 Japanese Cultural Fair 11am - 6pm. Celebrating its 23rd anniversary with traditional performances of folk dance, tea ceremony, martial arts and much more. The purpose of the Japanese Cultural Fair is to provide an opportunity for the community to increase its awareness and understanding of the Japanese community in Santa Cruz County as well as Japanese culture, both traditional and contemporary. Mission Plaza Park, Santa Cruz.

 

6/20 Dancenter presents its Annual June Showcases Youngest children perform at 12 Noon, older children perform at 3pm, and the main show is at 7pm. A wide variety of dance will be presented including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and Latin dance. Free. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.


6/20 Whale of an Auction 6pm. Join the Friends of Long Marine Lab at the party of the year. Tickets are now on sale for the 24th annual Whale of an Auction-"Green" Serene Seas. Bid on one-of-a-kind field trips with world class scientists, vacations around the world, art, wine, exclusive dining, and so much more. All proceeds benefit marine science education. Cowell College, UC Santa Cruz

 

6/21 Father's Day at the Seymour Center.  Dad's get in free on Father's Day! Bring your father, family, and friends to the Seymour Center and discover the wonders of the sea and marine science. Share special tours and activities with your favorite dad. Seymour Center. 100 Shaffer Rd, SC.

 

6/21 Summer Days At The Porter Memorial Library 1pm. Fun, free program for pre-school and primary grade children. The library's annual Hot Dog Barbecue Story Hour will be the first program of the 2009 Ralph Castro "Summer Days". After enjoying the barbecue, all are invited to join librarians to share stories, songs and puppets with a "Down to the Sea" theme.

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6/22 and every Monday, 11-11:45am, Storytime at Capitola Book Café, Lively readers Billie Harris and Jill Rose read stories. All ages are welcome as Billie & Jill enjoy engaging everyone in the conversation. Enjoy lunch in the cafe as well!

 

6/24 Plastic Surgery: Getting Out of Debt 6pm - 7:30 pm. Concerned about your family's finances? This seminar examines the wise use of credit, warning signs of credit trouble, and the options available for getting out of debt and reconstructing existing credit to one's greatest advantage. Sponsored by Bay Federal Credit Union and Cabrillo College. Free. Cabrillo College - Aptos Student Activity Center - East, Room 225, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Reserve your place 477-8427.

 

6/24 Capitola Summer Twilight Concerts 6-8pm. Bring chairs, jackets, a picnic supper and the family to enjoy live music and the sunset. Esplanade Park, Capitola.

 

6/26 Old Fashioned Campfire for the Whole Family 5:30-8pm. Bring a picnic dinner, lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and tortilla toppings (salsa, cheese, butter) From 5:30 to 6:45 there will be tortilla making on the comal and live music to enjoy. From 6:45 to 8:00 enjoy storytelling and songs around the fire for the whole family. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.


6/27 Live Snakes! At Super Summer Saturdays Drop 10am - 1pm. Join us at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History this summer for fun family activities! Super Summer Saturdays will run June 27, July 11, 18, and 25. Programs appropriate for ages 6 and up; parents must accompany their children. Programs are free for youth, adults pay Museum admission. 1305 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz.

 

6/27 Could You Survive in the Wild? 2:30pm. 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!

 

6/28 Boating, Dancing, Dining and More! Big Basin in its Heyday 11:30am. Big Basin was a very popular tourist resort in the 1900s. The park had a hotel, store, post office, barbershop, dance hall, tennis courts, a lake and more! Take a fascinating tour with Dan Friend, a ranger here in the 1970s, and "see" Big Basin as it was in those vibrant early days. This is a one-mile, two-hour walk.

 

6/28 Marine Mammal Research Tour 2:15-3:30pm. Go behind the scenes at Long Marine Lab. Learn about the work of scientists and their studies of dolphins, seals, sea lions, and whales. Tour is best suited for adults and children over 10 years of age. Space limited, free with admission. Seymour Marine Discovery Center. 100 Shaffer Rd, SC. Reservations required. 459-3800

 

6/26-28, 24th Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival
Monterey Blues Festival, Listen to some toe tappin' blues at the 24th annual Monterey Blues Festival. Three stages will work in unison to commemorate and celebrate this historical American art form.

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Fri, 6/26 12-8pm, US Women's Expo, For the woman on the go...Who wants to stay in the know. The Expo is everything that will help to empower women in their every day lives. The U.S. Women's Expo is a one stop shop for the woman on the go who wants to stay "in-the-know" on the latest in beauty, fashion and so much more! Santa Clara

 

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Celebrate the 4th of July!

 

7/4 "The World's Shortest Parade," covers all of two blocks and includes nearly every Aptos resident, both human and animal. Visitors are welcome to participate - just arrive in costume and be prepared for fun! After the parade, games, arts and crafts, and live music are offered in the park.

 

7/4 10am, Annual Boulder Creek 4th of July Parade, Set up at Flat and Hwy 9 @ 8 am, Parade @ 10 am on Hwy 9 between Scarborough Lumber and the Railroad Ave. Old-fashioned Town Picnic Party in Junction Park follows the Boulder Creek's 4th of July Parade. The winners of Best in Parade will be announced at the beginning of the town party. Hot dogs, burgers and veggie burgers, along with soft drinks and chips are available. Enjoy old-fashion water balloon-toss games and sidewalk chalk drawings. Folk music will be provided. After, enjoy Junction Park's old-time swimming hole!

 

7/4 3pm-end of fireworks, Fireworks Spectacular, Skypark, Scotts Valley Traditional barbecue favorites: grilled tri-tip, summer corn, and juicy watermelon, Mike Hadley and the Groove's live music, bounce houses. Fireworks 9:15pm Tickets are available prior to the event for $5 and on the day of the event for $7. Parking free, as are children four years old and younger.

 

7/4 Roaring Camp Railroads steam trains offer passengers the opportunity to visit Bear Mountain or the Beach Boardwalk. 1880's-style party, complete with games, music and a (plastic) frog race.


7/4 2009 Spirit of Watsonville gala. The city's third largest event of the year, this down-home jubilee is a family-friendly way to acknowledge America's birthday. Pancake breakfast at 8am, musical entertainment, informational booths, food fair, arts and crafts, and for the little ones, a kids area and jump house. 2pm Parade, Watsonville Band, cheerleaders, karate and soccer clubs, equestrian groups, Veterans organizations, and representatives from the Watsonville school district. The revelry continues until 5:00 p.m.


7/4 Red, White and Blue, Wilder Ranch State Park 11-4pm. old-fashioned 1904 Independence Day celebration. Setting the mood for the event, historic Wilder Ranch, with its Victorian homes, gardens and an historic adobe, was once both a working ranch, and later a successful and innovative dairy. Vintage picnic games, sack races, a cake walk, draft horse-drawn wagon rides, live old time music and hand-cranked ice cream. Living history demonstrations of quilting, blacksmithing and baking using a Victorian wooden stove. Food vendors offer sausages, root beer, and lemonade. 12pm Parade, followed by docents in period costumes reenacting the speeches of a century ago, given during the 1904 celebration with our Santa Cruz forefathers. An historically-correct, 45-star flag will be raised as you look on with pride. Patriotic music by the Santa Cruz City Band. Admission is free, and parking is available on a per-car basis for a small fee.

 

7/4 114th Annual Alba Schoolhouse 4th of July Benefit Barbecue at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Alba Road in Ben Lomond. Auction of goods & services! Books and other items will also be for sale.
11:30 San Lorenzo Valley Orchestra with maestro Jon Christian
12:00 Flag raising, Community Sing, Brass Band
BBQ lunch follows until 2pm, with hamburgers, veggieburgers, hot dogs, salad, homemade beans, ice cream and other desserts.
1:00 Alba School History Tour
1:30 Auction with our own Tag Taggert

 

Suki Wessling's Blog: Summer Transitions


(Site Photos) SukiandC120.jpgTransitions have always been hard for both of my kids. When my son was small, sudden changes would send him into hysterics. It was hard to deal with, but at least I could just say, "He has trouble with transitions" and people could sort of accept that.


My daughter, on the other hand, responds to transitions in a completely different and subtle way. She seldom comments on the transition itself, and you might even think that she doesn't notice it. My son was the kid who cried every time I left preschool; my daughter seemed to have a "Mom who?" attitude.
However, whenever a small change happened in her classroom, the results could be enormous. When a big change happened, it could be devastating. The week her favorite teacher left...    >>>>>

 

New Travel Rules

 

     If you are used to going across the border to Mexico and Canada, you know that crossing the border and getting back was a matter of producing a birth certificate. On June 1, 2009, the final phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) took place, putting restrictions on those traveling to Canada and Mexico. As of June 1, you'll need a US Passport or another form of WHTI-compliant ID to cross the border.

 

     The WHTI-compliant documents described below are acceptable for entry or re-entry into the United States. You may be required to present additional or different travel documents when entering foreign (Icons/Graphics) NorthAmerica.jpgcountries, including countries in the Western Hemisphere. Before you travel, make sure you know the entry requirements of the country you plan to visit. See Country Specific Information for more information on the country you are traveling to.

AIR TRAVEL - All U.S. citizens traveling by air are required to present a passport book to enter or re-enter the United States.


LAND AND SEA TRAVEL - US Passport - This is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies a person's identity and nationality. It is accepted for travel by air, land and sea.
US Passport Card - This is a new, limited-use travel document that fits in your wallet and costs less than a U.S. Passport. It is only valid for travel by land and sea.


Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) - Several states and Canadian provinces are issuing this driver's license or identification document that denotes identity and citizenship. It is specifically designed for cross-border travel into the U.S. by land or sea.


Trusted Traveler Program Cards - NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST enrollment cards can speed your entry into the U.S. and are issued only to pre-approved, low-risk travelers. The cards are valid for use at land or sea; the NEXUS card can be used in airports with a NEXUS kiosk.

 

      Children: Beginning June 1, 2009, U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 16 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

Groups of Children: Beginning June 1, 2009, U.S. and Canadian citizen children under age 19 arriving by land or sea from contiguous territory and traveling with a school group, religious group, social or cultural organization, or sports team, may also present an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card.

 

     The group should be prepared to present a letter on organizational letterhead with the following information:
* The name of the group and supervising adult,
* A list of the children on the trip, and the primary address, phone number, date of birth, place of birth, and name of at least one parent or legal guardian for each child,
* A written and signed statement of the supervising adult certifying that he or she has obtained parental or legal guardian consent for each participating child.
Knowing what documents are required and having them ready when you return home will help streamline the entry process and ensure your return to the U.S. is as smooth as possible. For more information, visit the special WHTI website at GETYOUHOME.gov

 

Air Travel with Young Children

 

TIPS FROM THE TSA (Transportation Security Administration)


FORMULA, BREAST MILK & JUICE -Mothers flying with, and now without, their child will be permitted to bring breast milk in quantities greater than three ounces as long as it is declared for inspection at the security checkpoint. Breast milk is in the same category as liquid medications. When carrying formula, breast milk, or juice through the checkpoint, they will be inspected, however, you or your infant or toddler will not be asked to test or taste breast milk, formula, or juice. Our Security Officers may test liquid exemptions (exempt items more than 3 ounces) for explosives.

 

     When traveling with your infant or toddler, in the absence of suspicious activity or items, greater than 3 ounces of baby formula, breast milk, or juice are permitted through the security checkpoint in reasonable quantities for the duration of your itinerary, if you perform the following:

1. Separate these items from the liquids, gels, and aerosols in your quart-size and zip-top bag.
2. Declare you have the items to one of our Security Officers at the security checkpoint.
3. Present these items for additional inspection once reaching the X-ray. These items are subject to additional screening.

 

     You are encouraged to travel with only as much formula, breast milk, or juice in your carry-on needed to reach your destination.You are allowed to bring gel or liquid-filled teethers, canned, jarred, or processed baby food in your carry-on baggage and aboard your plane.For information on creams, medicines, or other essential items for your child, please read the list of permitted and prohibited items directly on the TSA website here. Liquids and gels, including baby formula, breast milk, or juice, may be packed in your luggage and checked with your airline. After clearing security, travelers can now bring beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area on-board aircraft.

 

THE 3-1-1 RULE  3 All liquids, gels and aerosols must be in three-ounce or smaller containers. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed. Each container must be three ounces or smaller.

1 All liquids, gels and aerosols must be placed in a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. Gallon size bags or bags that are not zip-top such as fold-over sandwich bags are not allowed. Each traveler can use only one, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag.

1 Each traveler must remove their quart-sized plastic, zip-top bag from their carry-on and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening. X-raying separately will allow TSA security officers to more easily examine the declared items.

 

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES  Parents or guardians of children with disabilities should...
* Inform the Security Officer if the child has any special needs or medical devices.
* Inform the Security Officer if you think the child may become upset during the screening process as a result of their disability.
* Offer suggestions on how to best accomplish the screening to minimize any confusion or outburst for the child.
* Ask the Security Officer for assistance during the process by helping you put your and the child's carry-on items on the X-ray belt.
* Know that at no time during the screening process will you be separated from your child.
* Know that if a private screening is required, you should escort and remain with your child during the private screening process.
* Tell the Security Officer what are your child's abilities are. For example: can the child stand slightly away from equipment to be handwanded, walk through the metal detector, or needs to be carried through the metal detector by the parent/guardian.
* Know that at no time should the Security Officer remove your child from his/her mobility aid (wheelchair or scooter). You are responsible for removing your child from his/her equipment at your discretion to accomplish screening.
* Know that if your child is unable to walk or stand, the Security Officer will conduct a pat-down search of your child while he/she remains in their mobility aid, as well as a visual and physical inspection of their equipment.

For more information from the TSA, please visit their website at www.TSA.gov

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 Sign Up for
Summer Reading!

Sing a song....draw a picture....leap and dance....and read a book!

 

Summer reading has returned to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.
From Monday June 8 through Thursday July 30, you can earn summer reading dollars for every hour that you read or listen to books. This is a program for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged kids.

 

REGISTER FOR SUMMER READING ONLINE

All kids can participate by reading on their own or listening to someone else.

 

RECORD YOUR
READING TIME
ON YOUR
READING LOG

Print out a temporary page until

you go to your
library branch

to pick up
a YELLOW reading log.

Earn a Summer Reading Dollar by reading for 1 hour...you can earn up to 20. Fill in the circles to keep track of the time you spend reading.

 

EARN DOLLARS

Library staff will give one "SUMMER READING DOLLAR" for each circle that is completely filled.

COLLECT DOLLARS
by Thursday, July 30 at any branch library.

 

KIDS BOOKSALE WEEKEND

August 1 & 2, 1-4pm
Come to the Central Branch Meeting Room
to find great books
for the rest of the
summer and fall.

 

BRING YOUR
READING LOG

for admission
on Saturday, August 1.

 

 

Parents Night Out!
Kids too!

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