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 Too Much Fun in Santa Cruz County!


   One of the most enjoyable aspects of is finding programs, events, volunteer opportunities, services and entertainment for you.  There is something for every interest and age! Don't let your teens tell you there's nothing to do!  If it's not here, tell us!

    For example, if your student in K-12 is interested in recycling and art, there's an upcoming contest t(BUILT IN) (Icons/Graphics) Art_paint_pallet.jpgo produce posters about recycling.   Winners' posters will turn up as art on our local recycling vehicles. Santa Cruz Recycles! Poster Contest, Deadline March 28

    In the next few weeks, there's basketball for kids, professional ice skating to watch, spring soccer, the symphony for families, a book reading with a humorist, live big cats and photographs of the jungle, not to mention an exciting film festival about our earth, with a special section of award winning movies made by children.

    Take a peek ahead to the March events. Click on Add to Planner when you like an event.  Then send it to your friends and yourself with an invitation to do something fun together! 



Family Reading Event for Parents and Children

with Alan Katz,

Reading his New Book "Oops!"

Capitola Book Cafe March 7, 6:30pm 


    When a six-year old boy thinks like a grown man, they call him a child prodigy. But what’s the best way to describe a grown man who thinks like a six-year old boy? That’s the problem my wife faces every time she has to introduce me.

    Hi, I'm Alan Katz.  Here I am enjoying Take Me Out of the(Site Photos) AlanKatzinTub.jpgBathtub. Good thing you didn't catch me reading Stinky Thinking!

    As a print and television writer, I've majored in silliness for more than 25 years. During that time, I've written a whole bunch of  parody songs and other funny stuff, animated series  network specials, game shows, and I've created hundreds of comic books, trading cards and other special projects for kids and their parents.

    But my proudest achievement is the brilliance of Simone, Andrew, Nathan, and David, the children my wonderful wife Rose and I “co-authored.” They have taken me to new heights of silliness, and the kids and their mom are the reason I'm a happy man.  We all live in Connecticut.
    I’ll be at Book Café on Friday, March 7, 6:30 pm to make you laugh and sign your book. Please come with the whole family.




These Wonderful Events are  detailed on our Events Calendar!


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Franz Lanting's Jungle Exhibit, SC Museum of Natural History, now to 4/27 





Film, the Business of Being Born, last showing, 2/27


Swan Lake Act II Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre, Ages 5+, 3/1 & 2

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SCC Symphony Family Concert World Premiere of The Americas by Zun Zun, Mello 3/1 and SC Civic 3/2

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Big Cats: Cheethas, Snow Leopards, Puma and More! See 5 wild cats live on stage, one at a time! Educational show by Leopards Etc., Rio 3/2



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Disney on Ice - Princess Wishes

HP Pavilion San Jose 2/27-3/2




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Become a Successful Blogger, Cruzio 2/28 




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Spring Basketball for Grades 3-12, Twin Lakes Kids Ministries, starts 3/15 


EarthVision Environmental Film Festival 3/3-8


    EarthVision International Environmental Film Festival 2008 celebrates its 10th year of highlighting films about crucial ecological issues, providing a venue for independent filmmakers from around the world and inspiring people to get involved in creating positive change for the planet.


    EarthVision 2008 will be held with a special screening for Act Locally on Earth Day in April. Award winning films will be screened at the Mello Center in Watsonville and at the Rio Theatre and the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Santa Cruz. EarthVision will culminate with a celebration honoring the filmmakers and people on the front lines of the environmental movement.


    Some highlights of the Kid's Power Hour are the Ride of the Mergansers, a heartwarming blend of natural history, humor, and suspense. You'll be entertained, (Site Photos) Merganzer.jpgeducated, and inspired - and leave with a newfound appreciation of the phrase 'leap of faith".  Alaska's Coolest Birds is narrated by 6-year-old Zachary who wonders about the many birds and the amazing things they do during their summer migration.  And, in River Lab, children living in Connecticut become budding ecologists as they learn about their river's ecosystem.

Go right here for the entire film schedule.

Words we like to deserve, and hear!

"wow--way to go--super--

you're special--outstanding--excellent--great--
good--neat--well done--remarkable--I knew you could do it--

I'm proud of you--fantastic--superstar--

nice work--looking good--you're on top of it--
beautiful--now you're flying--you're catching on--

now you've got it--you're incredible--bravo--you're fantastic--

hurray for you--you're on target--you're on your way--

how nice--how smart--good job--that's incredible--hot dog--
dynamite--you're beautiful--you're unique--nothing can stop you now--
good for you--I like you--you're a winner--remarkable job--

beautiful work-- spectacular--you're spectacular--you're darling--you're precious--great discovery--

you've discovered the secret--you figured it out--fantastic job--
hip hip hurray--bingo--magnificent--marvelous--terrific--

you're important-- phenomenal--you're sensational--
super work--creative job--super job--
fantastic job--exceptional performance--you're a real trooper--
you are so responsible--you are exciting--you learned it well--
what an imagination-- what a good listener--you are fun--
you're growing up--you tried hard--
you care--beautiful--sharing--outstanding performance--
you're a good friend--I trust you--you're important--
you mean a lot to me--you make me happy--you belong--
you've got a friend--you make me laugh--
you brighten my day--I respect you--you mean the world to me--
that's correct--you're a joy--you're A-OK--my buddy--
you made my day--that's the best--a big hug--a big kiss--
I love you--remember, a smile is worth 1,000 words"


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School Open Houses

Spring Hill, K-6 

2/26, 9:30am

Twin Lakes Pre-8 

2/28 7-8pm

GBK Information Tour

6-12 3/5, 9:30am 

Carden Tour and Curriculum K-8
3/7, 8:30-10am 

Go Here for Details.  



Carden School of Santa Cruz

Introduces its

Jr. Kindergarten

for the

4 Year Old Child

 September 2008


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Start your child’s educational

foundation with Carden

where children learn

the vocabulary of science and math,

the rhythm of language,

the beauty of art,

music and nature

and the value of family and friends.

Welcome to our

March 5, 9:30 am


Walking Tour of the Classrooms,

and Teaching Demonstrations of

Carden Spelling, Composition,

Arithmetic, and Science.


Carden School of Santa Cruz

319 La Fonda Ave., Santa Cruz

460-2600 website


 Joya's new DVD

is here!

Click on her

DVD cover. 

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Go here for Weekly
Mothersong Circle Meetings 


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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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