Do you have an event you want to include in our calendar? Please contact one of our ad reps:

Ann Fitts: [email protected]  Christy Shults: [email protected]
Linda Kay: [email protected]  Sophie Veniel: [email protected]
Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering ourselves and each other.

We gather every Monday to write together in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm, then host an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. $2-$7 (Sliding Scale).

Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Ongoing Tuesdays. Big Basin State Park. Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at park headquarters. Rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel.

DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Drop in with your family or friends and make a craft together! Adult supervision is required for younger children!

Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Jan 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.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Ongoing Tuesdays. Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). 477-2229. 2900 Chanticleer Ave.

One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Branciforte Library
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

One of our tech savvy staff members will help you with a variety of technology services during these drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.

Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!

Preschool Storytime @ Scotts Valley Library
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.

Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ongoing Open Gym on Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch, or just relax? The solution is JuneBugs Gym! 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