News and Views for Families in Santa Cruz

Upcoming Events
Feb
19
Tue
10:00 am Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Downtown Santa Cruz. Featuring specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown.
Feb
20
Wed
9:00 am All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Ongoing Wednesdays. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline and are great for kids 0-5 years old. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English. Classes facilitated by experienced and friendly teachers. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
9:00 am Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Ongoing Wednesdays. Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St. Receive personalized, one-on-one breastfeeding support from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. A Baby Weigh® scale is also available.
10:00 am Bookshop Santa Cruz Storytime @ Bookshop Santa Cruz
Bookshop Santa Cruz Storytime @ Bookshop Santa Cruz
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am
Ongoing Wednesdays. Bookshop invites any toddler or pre-school age children to listen to stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books! 460-3251
10:30 am Triple P @ Together in the Park ... @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
Triple P @ Together in the Park ... @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Felton Covered Bridge Park, corner of Graham Hill Rd and Mt. Hermon Rd (across from Safeway).  Parent education is offered as part of the Together in the Park drop-in playgroup led by Mountain Community Resources every Wednesday, April through October. Triple P Positive Parenting tip sheets are covered with all participants or in brief, one-on-one consultations. Offered in English or Spanish by Rosa Reyes, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. All children and parents/caregivers are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.
11:00 am What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. A combination of science and art that prompts the wonder and discovery of “what if?” Example “ we add salt to watercolor, or “what if” vegetable oil is put of the paper first, with the watercolor mix with it? Wednesday is when weird wacky science becomes wonderfully wild while art and science are brought together.
11:30 am Aptos FSCPL Our Community Reads:... @ Aptos St. BBQ
Aptos FSCPL Our Community Reads:... @ Aptos St. BBQ
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Topsy Smalley. Research Librarian and Cabrillo College Librarian Emerita will lead a fun discussion of Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Come get your literary fix and enjoy delicious barbeque, while discussing this timeless tale of Doc (based on the real Ed Ricketts) and the colorful characters who inhabit this tale of the cannery district of Monterey during Steinbeck’s time. For a taste of this Steinbeck classic click here. Bring your friends to this fun and yummy fundraising event: 15% of the proceeds will be donated by Aptos St. BBQ to the Friends of the Aptos Library . Location ~ Aptos St. BBQ, 8059 Aptos Street

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