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Lunar Eclipse!

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"Bundle up the kiddies and hit
Quail Hollow Ranch County Park
for a moon shadow show

with the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club

 Wednesday February 20, 5:00 to 9:30 p.m.


    The big event for the month of February is a total eclipse of the moon on the night of February 20. It will be a fabulous sight for locals and a prime time event at that!

    A total eclipse like this takes place only when the moon is full. It begins around 5:45 p.m. and will totally cover the moon by 7:00 p.m. By 9:00 p.m. things will be pretty much back to normal.

    This is the third total lunar eclipse in less than a year but the next one won’t take place until December 20, 2010."

        A Hat tip to The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club


If you miss it go to this great website: Mr Eclipse.  Scroll down for a great explanation of a moon eclipse.  


Raising Children in the 21st Century Seminar Series,

with Julie Olsen Edwards


    Parents, Preschool Teachers, Childcare Providers, Early Childhood Education Students…this lecture series will inspire you! 


    Julie Olsen Edwards, founding director of the Cabrillo College Children’s Center and 24 year chair of the Early Childhood Education Department, brings her knowledgeable, lively, and provocative understanding of children and families to this three lecture series on Raising Children in the 21st Century. Based on years of teaching, parenting and study, her lectures are filled with stories of real(BUILT IN) (Icons/Graphics) family_brunette.jpg

children and families and provide guidance that is both common sense and uncommon perspective. She is a keen observer of children and an unapologetic advocate for children and families.


    Julie Olsen Edwards, a Soquel resident since 1971, is now partially retired from Cabrillo. She is a writer and editor and a consultant on diversity/equity issues in education. She has served on the national board of NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is a much sought after speaker and workshop leader for educators and families. She has generously donated her time to this project so that 100% of proceeds will benefit the Parent Education Nursery Schools.


    Go here for ticket information.




Go to Calendar for details 



Rain Forest Train Ride  2/23 & 24, 12:30pm

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Coastal Bluff Nature Walks 2/23, 11am

Wilder Ranch State Park


41st Annual Santa Cruz County Math Contest 5/3

Grades 5-8, Go here for information.


2008 Spring Youth Basketball League

Kids Ministries, Twin Lakes Church

Open to All: Boys & Girls, Grades 3-12


"Great Decisions" Discussions Mondays, 7-8:30pm

 Dr. Laina Farhart-Holman


Influential Gardens and Interesting Plants 2/19, 7pm

Monterey Bay Chapter, American Rhododendron Society


FAYA Island Reggae Dance Night  2/21, 8:30pm

Ages: 16+ (parents too!) Hawaiian style reggae music


"Local Businesses Going Green" 2/21,  4-7:30pm

Capitola Mall

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26th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off  2/23, 10am-3pm

Santa Cruz Wharf, Taster Kit $7

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Quilted Memories  2/23 & 24 Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4:30

Pajaro Valley Quilting Association


Native American Stories  2/24, 2-3pm

Quail Hollow Ranch


 Make the Weekly Calendar Work for You!

    Weekly storytimes, classes, mothers and children in the parks, farmers markets days, support groups, free admission days at local museums, park tours and more can all be found in the Weekly Calendar, here.


This is a MUST-GO-TO Weekly Story Event! 

    We stopped by Capitola Book Cafe to hear British actress Billie Harris reading to a group of rapt young children.  We are firm believers not only in enchanting children with stories, but in imbuing them with the rhythm of the English language.  Mondays 11am!

School Open Houses


Scotts Valley High

2/20, 6pm

Gateway Kindergarten

2/21, 7pm


2/26, 9am


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 Enter for a chance to WIN 

a Family Four-Pack of Tickets

to Disney On Ice presents Princess Wishes" 

 "HP Pavilion at San Jose" 2/27 - 3/2 

"ORACLE Arena" in Oakland 3/5 - 3/9


Go here to enter contest.



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 If you're headed for the eclipse
or just visiting Quail
Hollow Ranch, stop in!
We're open
for dinner
Tues-Sun 5pm.
Reservations suggested.
9600 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond
A little beyond
the Ben Lomond stoplight
on the right. 



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 One of our furry friends...
Australian Shepherd Puppy 
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