A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon.
• Learn about the environment and local wildlife with experts.
• Bird Watching • Examine microscopic creatures • Art & Writing.
Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children. We will be outdoors when weather permits.
Who says wellness has to cost an arm and a leg? Join us the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of each month for some gentle yin yoga and stretches. BYO yoga mat or towel. Good for all ages and abilities.
Branciforte Library. Drop in with your family and make something fun!
On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore the plants, animals, and geology of our coastal bluffs. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Rain cancels. Meet at the interpretive center. For more information, please call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Ongoing Saturdays. Henry Cowell State Park. Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems?
Downtown Library. Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, they have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. Seniors get priority at all library sessions.
For more information, call the Watsonville Office at 1-831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297. Or visit the Project Scout Website: http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/.
El proyecto SCOUT y sus voluntarios ofrecen asistencia con preparación de impuestos y asesoría fiscal para residentes locales durante la temporada de impuestos del gobierno en sitios ubicados por todo el condado de Santa Cruz. Voluntarios están capacitados por el personal del IRS y el Franchise Tax Board (impuestos de ingresos estatales) de California. Para los individuos discapacitados incapaz de llegar a los sitios de asistencia, tendrán voluntarios preparados para ayudar con preparación de impuestos en su domicilio.
Para más información, llama a la oficina de Watsonville al 1-831-724-2606 o con llamada gratuita al 1-877-373-8297. También puede visitar el sitio web (solo en inglés): http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/.
Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
for ages Birth to 5 years
Adults need playtime too! Come play with us for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library’s many games. No prior gaming experience is necessary. Some of the titles we carry are:
- Settlers of Catan
- Disney Monopoly
- Deadwood Studios, USA
- Star Trek: The Interactive VHS Board Game
- Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
- Unspeakable Words
- Candy Land
- Apples to Apples
- Elder Sign
- Lord of the Fries
- Ticket to Ride
- King of New York
- Dead of Winter
- 7 Wonders
- Disney Scene It
- Flick ‘Em Up
- Vikings on Board
- Last Night on Earth
- Flash Point
- Risk: Marvel Cinematic Universe Edition
- Star Trek: Attack Wing
- Kill Doctor Lucky (Board game and card game)
- Paris Connection
- Stuff and Nonsense
- Exploding Kittens
- Freedom: The Underground Railroad
- Zombie DIce
- Black Market Warehouse
- Evil Baby Orphanage
- Give Me the Brain!
- Unexploded Cow
- The Star Wars Game
- D&D Basic Board Game
- a set of classic board games like chess, backgammon, and checkers
- and more!
Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at Park Headquarters and meet Docent Diane Shaw and learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Stop by anytime to meet the snake and talk to Diane.