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Upcoming Events
Dec
15
Sat
all-day Pathways Through our Parks: New ...
Pathways Through our Parks: New ...
Dec 15 all-day
Through January 6. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Featuring over 30 paintings by local artist Ann Thiermann, all of which showcase the many paths and waterways that flow throughout Santa Cruz’s parks, open spaces and beaches.
8:00 am Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Featuring more than 90 vendors, supplying a variety of fresh produce, prepared goods, items for the home. Live music, coffee, fresh baked goods keep visitors coming back each week. Regularly voted best farmers market by leading magazines.
9:00 am Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. Ages walking to 8 years old (or 80 lbs.). Parents may leave children over 3 years of age. If you need a break from the children, go out to lunch or go on a run, then the solution is JuneBug’s Gym. Parents can drop off for 1, 2, or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
9:00 am Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is celebrating opening day with FREE blueberry short cake and an array of festivities. Pick up a serving of blueberries and whipped cream on top of a sweet Companion Bakeshop biscuit. Stop in at the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY workshop on healthful blueberry soda making, join the SV Public Library for story time in the Market, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and do some grocery shopping while you’re at it. Facebook: Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market Instagram: Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets
9:00 am Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
10:00 am Saturdays in the Soil @ Natural History Museum
Saturdays in the Soil @ Natural History Museum
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Help us keep our Garden Learning Center thriving for visitors to learn from! Learn about caring for native plants while helping with general landscaping, occasional watering, weeding, and replanting. All ages are welcome and no experience necessary.
10:00 am Tales to Tails @ Downtown Library
Tales to Tails @ Downtown Library
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Downtown Library. Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Call 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org

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