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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church. A 12-step group that helps people not eat addictively one day at a time. There are no fees. www.foodaddicts.com. 420 Melrose. Entrance is through the yellow gate to the library.
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10:00 am
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
Working Together 10:00 am
Working Together @ Downtown Library
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Downtown Library. Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?).
Creative Exploration 12:00 pm
Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Children may let their natural curiosity flow as they explore how art and science materials work together. Some of the best child projects are related to some or all of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 1 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
DIY Crafts 3:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday Beach Parties 5:30 pm
Thursday Beach Parties @ Crow's Nest
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm
Crow’s Nest. With live entertainment on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow’s Nest’s famous BBQ and outdoor bar, beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge!
Entre Nosotras 6:00 pm
Entre Nosotras @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office. Open to Spanish-speaking women with all kinds of cancer. Groups are led in Spanish and meet at our Watsonville office. Please call 831-761-3973 for details.
Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
Citizen Science 6:30 pm
Citizen Science @ Downtown Library
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD), and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Let’s connect, inspire and inform each other! For more information contact [email protected] • 831-427-7717.
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Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am
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
Sack Puppet Making 11:45 am
Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 2 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch…the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Parents can drop off their children 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
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm
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
Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This market is in the heart of the famously bountiful Pajaro Valley. Peaceful and family-oriented, the Hispanic heritage of this community gives this market a “mercado” feel. You’ll find a large variety of Latin American treats, including some lesser known dishes such as pambasos, huarache and chicharrones, in addition to the local produce and flowers grown a mere stone’s throw away.
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Aug 3 @ 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.
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9:00 am
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 3 @ 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
Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Aug 3 @ 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
UCSC Garden Tour 9:00 am
UCSC Garden Tour @ UCSC Arboretum
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am
1st Saturday. UCSC Arboretum. Sometimes you will see New Zealand, South Africa, or California and Australia. Sometimes you might see combinations of several gardens or the developing World Conifer Collection or Rare Fruit Garden. Requires admission to the Arboretum.
Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Community Poetry Circle 10:00 am
Community Poetry Circle @ Downtown Library
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle led by local poet, Magdalena Montagne, for this free monthly workshop every first Saturday. Create your poems in a friendly supportive atmosphere. All levels welcome.
Old Cove Landing Trail 11:00 am
Old Cove Landing Trail @ Henry Cowell State Park
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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, layered clothing, and binoculars if available. Meet at the interpretive center. Rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am
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
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm
Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. There is no coloring within the lines during Open Art. We let the children’s imaginations soar through art projects.
Origami Club 1:00 pm
Origami Club @ Aptos Library
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Calling Origami enthusiasts of all ages! Join our monthly get together to make beautiful creations in this ancient oriental art of paper folding. We will also demonstrate more contemporary arts of book folding and 3-D modular origami. Origami Club meets on the 1st Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00p.
Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm
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
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Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Aug 4 @ 9:05 am – 10:15 am
Ongoing Sundays. Do you have a problem with food? Come join us for a friendly, FREE, 12-Step support group with the solution. Teens and adults welcome. Includes compulsive overeating, anorexia and bulimia. Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. 429 7906 or santacruzoa.org
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk 9:30 am
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am
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
Bachata by the Sea 1:00 pm
Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. There is no coloring within the lines during Open Art. We let the children’s imaginations soar through art projects.
Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Crafts—make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color. Build a seal or sea lion puppet decorated with your own special seal nose, complete with whiskers! Join the hands-on fun at the crafts table every Sunday from 1–3 PM. Free with admission to the Seymour Center.
Watsonville Nature Walks 1:30 pm
Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm
Ongoing Sundays. Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road). Come experience the incredible bird life that the Wetlands of Watsonville have to offer. The wetland system of sloughs and their uplands offer breeding and year-round habitat for over 220 species of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and song birds.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm
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
Tour of the UCSC Farm 2:00 pm
Tour of the UCSC Farm @ UCSC Hay Barn
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
On the first Sunday of each month, enjoy a free tour of the UCSC Farm.
Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ongoing Sundays. A 12-step program/support group for friends and families who have been affected by the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon members share their experience, strength and hope at a weekly meeting. Scotts Valley – Meets in Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center, 3192 Glen Canyon Road. (Park in lower lot, walk up driveway and turn right at sign.) Find other meetings: www.nar-anon.org
Twilight Adaptations Walk 7:30 pm
Twilight Adaptations Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, half-mile, 1.5 hour walk. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
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Make Art Monday 11:00 am
Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz MOD
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
Knitting 11:15 am
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Aug 5 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 5 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group 12:30 pm
ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE Office
Aug 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. WomenCARE Office. Open to women with Advanced, Recurrent, or Metastatic cancer. Facilitated by Sally Jones & Shirley Marcus. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
Knitting in the Library 3:00 pm
Knitting in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4:00 pm
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly 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.
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UCSC Arboretum: Community Day 9:00 am
UCSC Arboretum: Community Day @ UCSC Arboretum
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
UCSC Arboretum. 1st Tuesday. The Arboretum is open without charge to visitors.
Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 6 @ 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.
Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Aug 6 @ 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 10:00 am
New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Aug 6 @ 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.
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 6 @ 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
Cancer Support Group 12:30 pm
Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to newly diagnosed women throughout the course of their treatment and up to 4-6 months post-treatment. Facilitated by Vickie Assunto and Deb Abbott. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
Lego Club 3:15 pm
Lego Club @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 6 @ 3:15 pm
Scotts Valley Library. Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
Chess Club 3:30 pm
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Aug 6 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Martes en curso. En Espanol.¿Tu pareja es violenta o controladora? ¿Has sobrevivido a una agresión sexual? Monarch Services ~ Servicios Monarca ofrece un espacio seguro y de apoyo. Gratis. Actividades de cuidado de niños proporcionadas. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
Birth Center Tour 6:30 pm
Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm
Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
Divorced Fathers Network 7:30 pm
Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578
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All Together Now! 9:00 am
All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Live Oak Family Resource Center. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English for kids 0-5 years old. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. 1740 17th Ave. 476-7284.
Latch Clinic 9:00 am
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Aug 7 @ 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.
Capitola Book Discussion Group 10:00 am
Capitola Book Discussion Group @ Aptos Library
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
Preschool Adventures 10:00 am
Preschool Adventures @ Sanctuary Exploration Center
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come enjoy weekly preschool adventures with ocean themed book readings, show-and-tell, and crafts! Perfect for kids aged 2-5.
Ribbon Arts Guild 10:00 am
Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from 10:00am-1:00pn on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Scotts Valley Library. This program is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library. For more information, phone the library at 427-7712
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 10:30 am
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Mini Mint. Join us for a fun walking mom group! We will meet at Mini Mint then head out along East Cliff for a walk along the ocean with our babes. Join our community of Mamas and enjoy the sunshine! Free
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 11:00 am
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aptos Library. One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly 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.
What If Wednesday 11:00 am
What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 7 @ 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.
New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Aug 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Free for babies 0-6 months old and their moms to discuss common concerns with other new moms. Dominican Edu Center, Rm C, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 7 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
Volunteer Housing Navigators 12:30 pm
Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Life Literacies Center
Aug 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Are you currently experiencing homelessness? Work with a compassionate and effective community volunteer or “housing navigator,” who can help you set goals, overcome barriers, access documents and search for opportunities, helping you to transition back into housing, health and wellness.
Santa Cruz Farmers Market 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Farmers Market @ Cedar and Lincoln St.
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
Nature Art with Sue 3:00 pm
Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Sue introduces new projects that explore art in nature and nature in art. The classes are aligned to STEAM objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) objectives.
Evening Indie/Documentary Movie 5:30 pm
Evening Indie/Documentary Movie @ La Selva Beach Library
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for an Indie or documentary movie on the1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30p-7:00p. For more information and/or movie selection & age appropriateness, call 831.427.7710.
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays through October. Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz. Harbor restaurants & the beach are great viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun.
Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Is your partner violent or controlling? Have you survived a sexual assault? Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca offers a safe, supportive space. Free. Childcare activities provided. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
Foster Parent Orientation Meeting 6:00 pm
Foster Parent Orientation Meeting @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
There is a need for loving, stable families to care for children of all age groups all over Santa Cruz County. Be an adoptive or foster parent to a child, adolescent or teen. Learn more at our monthly Orientation meeting. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. For information or to sign up for an orientation, please go to www.fostercare4kids.com or call 345-2700.
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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church. A 12-step group that helps people not eat addictively one day at a time. There are no fees. www.foodaddicts.com. 420 Melrose. Entrance is through the yellow gate to the library.
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10:00 am
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
Working Together 10:00 am
Working Together @ Downtown Library
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Downtown Library. Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?).
Adult Book Discussion Group 10:30 am
Adult Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
For more information and/or book selection, call 831.427.7710.
Creative Exploration 12:00 pm
Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Children may let their natural curiosity flow as they explore how art and science materials work together. Some of the best child projects are related to some or all of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 8 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
Aptos Library Book Discussion Group 1:00 pm
Aptos Library Book Discussion Group @ Aptos Library
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Aptos Library. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction.
DIY Crafts 3:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday Beach Parties 5:30 pm
Thursday Beach Parties @ Crow's Nest
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm
Crow’s Nest. With live entertainment on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow’s Nest’s famous BBQ and outdoor bar, beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge!
Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
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Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am
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
Sack Puppet Making 11:45 am
Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 9 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch…the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Parents can drop off their children 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
Live Oak Book Group 2:00 pm
Live Oak Book Group @ Live Oak Library
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Live Oak book group meets on the second Friday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm and all adults are welcome. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction. Check with the front desk staff for the current month’s book selection.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm
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
Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This market is in the heart of the famously bountiful Pajaro Valley. Peaceful and family-oriented, the Hispanic heritage of this community gives this market a “mercado” feel. You’ll find a large variety of Latin American treats, including some lesser known dishes such as pambasos, huarache and chicharrones, in addition to the local produce and flowers grown a mere stone’s throw away.
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Aug 10 @ 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.
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9:00 am
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 10 @ 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
Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Aug 10 @ 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
Volunteer with the Trail Crew 9:00 am
Volunteer with the Trail Crew @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am
Since 1969, the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of our park. The trail crew meets the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine. A typical workday lasts until mid-afternoon. Please bring your own work gloves, lunch, and water. Join us for a unique perspective of Big Basin, a lively and productive experience with others who share a love of these redwood forests, and the satisfaction of participating in a vital part of the park’s ability to educate and inspire the public! Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Yin Yoga for All 10:00 am
Yin Yoga for All @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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.
Agricultural History Project 11:00 am
Agricultural History Project @ Agricultural History Museum, 2601 East Lake Avenue, Hwy 152, Watsonville
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
2nd Saturday. Agricultural History Museum, 2601 East Lake Avenue, Hwy 152, Watsonville. We have created some unique interactive educational activities to help you have fun learning about past agricultural practices.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am
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
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm
Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Boulder Creek Writers’ Group 1:00 pm
Boulder Creek Writers’ Group @ Boulder Creek Library
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Are you a serious writer looking for a local writers’ group?  The Boulder Creek branch is hosting a writers group at the library. The group follows a Milford workshop critique format and is open to all genres of fiction. You must be 18 or older to join the group.
Community Poetry Circle 1:00 pm
Community Poetry Circle @ Aptos Library
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle led by local poet, Magdalena Montagne, for this free monthly workshop every 2nd Saturday. Create your poems in a friendly supportive atmosphere. All levels welcome.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. There is no coloring within the lines during Open Art. We let the children’s imaginations soar through art projects.
Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm
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
Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group 3:00 pm
Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to Spanish-speaking women with all kinds of cancer. Provides emotional support, education, and referrals to other social services. Group is led in Spanish, led by Carolina Evans-Roman. Please call 831-336-8662 to register.
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Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Aug 11 @ 9:05 am – 10:15 am
Ongoing Sundays. Do you have a problem with food? Come join us for a friendly, FREE, 12-Step support group with the solution. Teens and adults welcome. Includes compulsive overeating, anorexia and bulimia. Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. 429 7906 or santacruzoa.org
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk 9:30 am
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am
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
Bachata by the Sea 1:00 pm
Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. There is no coloring within the lines during Open Art. We let the children’s imaginations soar through art projects.
Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Crafts—make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color. Build a seal or sea lion puppet decorated with your own special seal nose, complete with whiskers! Join the hands-on fun at the crafts table every Sunday from 1–3 PM. Free with admission to the Seymour Center.
Watsonville Nature Walks 1:30 pm
Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm
Ongoing Sundays. Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road). Come experience the incredible bird life that the Wetlands of Watsonville have to offer. The wetland system of sloughs and their uplands offer breeding and year-round habitat for over 220 species of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and song birds.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm
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
Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ongoing Sundays. A 12-step program/support group for friends and families who have been affected by the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon members share their experience, strength and hope at a weekly meeting. Scotts Valley – Meets in Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center, 3192 Glen Canyon Road. (Park in lower lot, walk up driveway and turn right at sign.) Find other meetings: www.nar-anon.org
Twilight Adaptations Walk 7:30 pm
Twilight Adaptations Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, half-mile, 1.5 hour walk. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
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Make Art Monday 11:00 am
Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz MOD
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
Knitting 11:15 am
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Aug 12 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 12 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group 12:30 pm
ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE Office
Aug 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. WomenCARE Office. Open to women with Advanced, Recurrent, or Metastatic cancer. Facilitated by Sally Jones & Shirley Marcus. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
Invisible / Alienated Grandparent Support Group 2:30 pm
Invisible / Alienated Grandparent Support Group @ Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr.
Aug 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
A safe structured environment for sharing stories if you so choose, and learning healthy ways to deal with separation from anyone. Led by Dr. Pat Hanson author of Invisible Grandparenting: Leave a Legacy of Love Whether You Can Be There or Not and co-sponsored by Alienated Grandparents Anonymous www.AGA-FL.org a national organization w chapters in 50 states & 22 countries that provides information and support to grandparents who feel alienated or estranged from access to their grandchildren. Pat Hanson – [email protected]     Facebook.com/invisiblegrandparent
Knitting in the Library 3:00 pm
Knitting in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4:00 pm
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly 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.
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Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 13 @ 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.
Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Aug 13 @ 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 10:00 am
New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Aug 13 @ 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.
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 13 @ 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
Cancer Support Group 12:30 pm
Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Aug 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to newly diagnosed women throughout the course of their treatment and up to 4-6 months post-treatment. Facilitated by Vickie Assunto and Deb Abbott. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
Chess Club 3:30 pm
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Martes en curso. En Espanol.¿Tu pareja es violenta o controladora? ¿Has sobrevivido a una agresión sexual? Monarch Services ~ Servicios Monarca ofrece un espacio seguro y de apoyo. Gratis. Actividades de cuidado de niños proporcionadas. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
Birth Center Tour 6:30 pm
Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm
Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
Divorced Fathers Network 7:30 pm
Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578
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All Together Now! 9:00 am
All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Live Oak Family Resource Center. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English for kids 0-5 years old. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. 1740 17th Ave. 476-7284.
Latch Clinic 9:00 am
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Aug 14 @ 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.
Preschool Adventures 10:00 am
Preschool Adventures @ Sanctuary Exploration Center
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come enjoy weekly preschool adventures with ocean themed book readings, show-and-tell, and crafts! Perfect for kids aged 2-5.
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 10:30 am
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Mini Mint. Join us for a fun walking mom group! We will meet at Mini Mint then head out along East Cliff for a walk along the ocean with our babes. Join our community of Mamas and enjoy the sunshine! Free
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 11:00 am
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aptos Library. One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly 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.
What If Wednesday 11:00 am
What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 14 @ 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.
New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Aug 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Free for babies 0-6 months old and their moms to discuss common concerns with other new moms. Dominican Edu Center, Rm C, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 14 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
Volunteer Housing Navigators 12:30 pm
Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Life Literacies Center
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Are you currently experiencing homelessness? Work with a compassionate and effective community volunteer or “housing navigator,” who can help you set goals, overcome barriers, access documents and search for opportunities, helping you to transition back into housing, health and wellness.
Dance for Parkinson’s 1:00 pm
Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm
Motion Pacific Dance, Santa Cruz. Every Wednesday Except the First Wednesday of the Month. Our classes are based on the innovative and internationally renowned Dance for PD® program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise and artistic experience to support people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers to engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement, expression and community. Classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s no matter how advanced. Movement modifications will be made available. No Dance Experience is Required. No Charge to Participate.
Santa Cruz Farmers Market 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Farmers Market @ Cedar and Lincoln St.
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
Nature Art with Sue 3:00 pm
Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Sue introduces new projects that explore art in nature and nature in art. The classes are aligned to STEAM objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) objectives.
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays through October. Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz. Harbor restaurants & the beach are great viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun.
Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Is your partner violent or controlling? Have you survived a sexual assault? Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca offers a safe, supportive space. Free. Childcare activities provided. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church. A 12-step group that helps people not eat addictively one day at a time. There are no fees. www.foodaddicts.com. 420 Melrose. Entrance is through the yellow gate to the library.
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10:00 am
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
Working Together 10:00 am
Working Together @ Downtown Library
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Downtown Library. Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?).
Book Discussion Group 11:00 am
Book Discussion Group @ Boulder Creek Library
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please join us every third Thursday of the month at 11:00 am when we discuss the book of the month, watch short videos highlighting authors and interesting side notes about the current book, and share personal insights. Book Club titles are available at the Boulder Creek Library.
Creative Exploration 12:00 pm
Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Children may let their natural curiosity flow as they explore how art and science materials work together. Some of the best child projects are related to some or all of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 15 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
DIY Crafts 3:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday Beach Parties 5:30 pm
Thursday Beach Parties @ Crow's Nest
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm
Crow’s Nest. With live entertainment on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow’s Nest’s famous BBQ and outdoor bar, beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge!
Entre Nosotros 6:00 pm
Entre Nosotros @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
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Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am
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
Sack Puppet Making 11:45 am
Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 16 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch…the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Parents can drop off their children 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
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm
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
Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This market is in the heart of the famously bountiful Pajaro Valley. Peaceful and family-oriented, the Hispanic heritage of this community gives this market a “mercado” feel. You’ll find a large variety of Latin American treats, including some lesser known dishes such as pambasos, huarache and chicharrones, in addition to the local produce and flowers grown a mere stone’s throw away.
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Aug 17 @ 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.
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9:00 am
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 17 @ 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
Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Aug 17 @ 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
Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Old Cove Landing Trail 11:00 am
Old Cove Landing Trail @ Henry Cowell State Park
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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, layered clothing, and binoculars if available. Meet at the interpretive center. Rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am
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
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm
Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. There is no coloring within the lines during Open Art. We let the children’s imaginations soar through art projects.
Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Community Poetry Circle 2:00 pm
Community Poetry Circle @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle led by local poet, Magdalena Montagne, for this free monthly workshop every 3rd Saturday. Create your poems in a friendly supportive atmosphere. All levels welcome.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm
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
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Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Aug 18 @ 9:05 am – 10:15 am
Ongoing Sundays. Do you have a problem with food? Come join us for a friendly, FREE, 12-Step support group with the solution. Teens and adults welcome. Includes compulsive overeating, anorexia and bulimia. Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. 429 7906 or santacruzoa.org
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk 9:30 am
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am
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
Bachata by the Sea 1:00 pm
Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. There is no coloring within the lines during Open Art. We let the children’s imaginations soar through art projects.
Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Crafts—make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color. Build a seal or sea lion puppet decorated with your own special seal nose, complete with whiskers! Join the hands-on fun at the crafts table every Sunday from 1–3 PM. Free with admission to the Seymour Center.
Science Sunday 1:30 pm
Science Sunday @ Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Every 3rd Sunday. Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Lectures are designed to make science interesting and “user-friendly” for everyone. Free with membership, admission, or valid UCSC student ID.  
Watsonville Nature Walks 1:30 pm
Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
Aug 18 @ 1:30 pm
Ongoing Sundays. Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road). Come experience the incredible bird life that the Wetlands of Watsonville have to offer. The wetland system of sloughs and their uplands offer breeding and year-round habitat for over 220 species of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and song birds.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm
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
Womb Song 2:00 pm
Womb Song @ The Pacific Cultural Center
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Every 3rd Sunday. The Pacific Cultural Center. Prepare for labor and life through vocal toning and breathing exercises. Circles are open to all mothers, mothers-to-be, those trying to conceive, birth workers and women who love to sing. No musical experience necessary, drop-ins welcome. More info and details at: www.wombsong.com
Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ongoing Sundays. A 12-step program/support group for friends and families who have been affected by the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon members share their experience, strength and hope at a weekly meeting. Scotts Valley – Meets in Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center, 3192 Glen Canyon Road. (Park in lower lot, walk up driveway and turn right at sign.) Find other meetings: www.nar-anon.org
Twilight Adaptations Walk 7:30 pm
Twilight Adaptations Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, half-mile, 1.5 hour walk. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
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Make Art Monday 11:00 am
Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz MOD
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
Knitting 11:15 am
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Aug 19 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group 12:30 pm
ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE Office
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. WomenCARE Office. Open to women with Advanced, Recurrent, or Metastatic cancer. Facilitated by Sally Jones & Shirley Marcus. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
Knitting in the Library 3:00 pm
Knitting in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4:00 pm
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly 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.
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Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 20 @ 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.
Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Aug 20 @ 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 10:00 am
New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Aug 20 @ 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.
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 20 @ 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
Cancer Support Group 12:30 pm
Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to newly diagnosed women throughout the course of their treatment and up to 4-6 months post-treatment. Facilitated by Vickie Assunto and Deb Abbott. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
Lego Club 3:15 pm
Lego Club @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 20 @ 3:15 pm
Scotts Valley Library. Directed LEGO construction for kids 7 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
Chess Club 3:30 pm
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Aug 20 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Martes en curso. En Espanol.¿Tu pareja es violenta o controladora? ¿Has sobrevivido a una agresión sexual? Monarch Services ~ Servicios Monarca ofrece un espacio seguro y de apoyo. Gratis. Actividades de cuidado de niños proporcionadas. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
Birth Center Tour 6:30 pm
Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm
Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
Divorced Fathers Network 7:30 pm
Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578
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All Together Now! 9:00 am
All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Live Oak Family Resource Center. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English for kids 0-5 years old. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. 1740 17th Ave. 476-7284.
Latch Clinic 9:00 am
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Aug 21 @ 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.
Preschool Adventures 10:00 am
Preschool Adventures @ Sanctuary Exploration Center
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come enjoy weekly preschool adventures with ocean themed book readings, show-and-tell, and crafts! Perfect for kids aged 2-5.
Ribbon Arts Guild 10:00 am
Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from 10:00am-1:00pn on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Scotts Valley Library. This program is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library. For more information, phone the library at 427-7712
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 10:30 am
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Mini Mint. Join us for a fun walking mom group! We will meet at Mini Mint then head out along East Cliff for a walk along the ocean with our babes. Join our community of Mamas and enjoy the sunshine! Free
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 11:00 am
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aptos Library. One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly 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.
What If Wednesday 11:00 am
What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 21 @ 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.
New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Aug 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Free for babies 0-6 months old and their moms to discuss common concerns with other new moms. Dominican Edu Center, Rm C, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 21 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
Volunteer Housing Navigators 12:30 pm
Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Life Literacies Center
Aug 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Are you currently experiencing homelessness? Work with a compassionate and effective community volunteer or “housing navigator,” who can help you set goals, overcome barriers, access documents and search for opportunities, helping you to transition back into housing, health and wellness.
Aptos Library Writing Group 1:00 pm
Aptos Library Writing Group @ Aptos Library
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3rd Wednesday. Aptos Library. Each session begins with a 10 minute writing exercise, followed by a read-aloud (sharing is optional). Next, participants take turns reading aloud from a current writing project. Assistance with editing on current writing projects is provided; please bring additional copies if interested in editorial support. 
Dance for Parkinson’s 1:00 pm
Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm
Motion Pacific Dance, Santa Cruz. Every Wednesday Except the First Wednesday of the Month. Our classes are based on the innovative and internationally renowned Dance for PD® program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise and artistic experience to support people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers to engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement, expression and community. Classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s no matter how advanced. Movement modifications will be made available. No Dance Experience is Required. No Charge to Participate.
Santa Cruz Farmers Market 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Farmers Market @ Cedar and Lincoln St.
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
Branciforte Book Discussion Group 1:30 pm
Branciforte Book Discussion Group @ Branciforte Library
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Branciforte Book Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30.   Please try to arrive on time! This month’s book will be The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman. Copies may be available at the Branciforte Library.
Nature Art with Sue 3:00 pm
Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Sue introduces new projects that explore art in nature and nature in art. The classes are aligned to STEAM objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) objectives.
Evening Book Discussion Group 5:30 pm
Evening Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
3rd Wednesday. La Selva Beach Library. All adults are welcome. For more information and/or book selection, call 831.427.7710.
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays through October. Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz. Harbor restaurants & the beach are great viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun.
Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Is your partner violent or controlling? Have you survived a sexual assault? Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca offers a safe, supportive space. Free. Childcare activities provided. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church. A 12-step group that helps people not eat addictively one day at a time. There are no fees. www.foodaddicts.com. 420 Melrose. Entrance is through the yellow gate to the library.
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10:00 am
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
Working Together 10:00 am
Working Together @ Downtown Library
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Downtown Library. Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?).
Passionate Readers Book Discussion Group 10:30 am
Passionate Readers Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The LSB Adult Book Discussion group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30a to 12:00p and all adults are welcome. For more information and/or book selection, call 831.427.7710.
Creative Exploration 12:00 pm
Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Children may let their natural curiosity flow as they explore how art and science materials work together. Some of the best child projects are related to some or all of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 22 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
DIY Crafts 3:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday Beach Parties 5:30 pm
Thursday Beach Parties @ Crow's Nest
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm
Crow’s Nest. With live entertainment on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow’s Nest’s famous BBQ and outdoor bar, beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge!
Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
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Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am
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
Sack Puppet Making 11:45 am
Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 23 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch…the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Parents can drop off their children 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
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm
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
Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This market is in the heart of the famously bountiful Pajaro Valley. Peaceful and family-oriented, the Hispanic heritage of this community gives this market a “mercado” feel. You’ll find a large variety of Latin American treats, including some lesser known dishes such as pambasos, huarache and chicharrones, in addition to the local produce and flowers grown a mere stone’s throw away.
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Aug 24 @ 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.
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9:00 am
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 24 @ 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
Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Aug 24 @ 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
Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Yin Yoga for All 10:00 am
Yin Yoga for All @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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.
Old Cove Landing Trail 11:00 am
Old Cove Landing Trail @ Henry Cowell State Park
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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, layered clothing, and binoculars if available. Meet at the interpretive center. Rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am
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
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm
Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. There is no coloring within the lines during Open Art. We let the children’s imaginations soar through art projects.
Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm
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
Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group 3:00 pm
Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Aug 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to Spanish-speaking women with all kinds of cancer. Provides emotional support, education, and referrals to other social services. Group is led in Spanish, led by Carolina Evans-Roman. Please call 831-336-8662 to register.
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Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Aug 25 @ 9:05 am – 10:15 am
Ongoing Sundays. Do you have a problem with food? Come join us for a friendly, FREE, 12-Step support group with the solution. Teens and adults welcome. Includes compulsive overeating, anorexia and bulimia. Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. 429 7906 or santacruzoa.org
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk 9:30 am
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am
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
Bachata by the Sea 1:00 pm
Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. There is no coloring within the lines during Open Art. We let the children’s imaginations soar through art projects.
Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Crafts—make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color. Build a seal or sea lion puppet decorated with your own special seal nose, complete with whiskers! Join the hands-on fun at the crafts table every Sunday from 1–3 PM. Free with admission to the Seymour Center.
Watsonville Nature Walks 1:30 pm
Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
Aug 25 @ 1:30 pm
Ongoing Sundays. Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road). Come experience the incredible bird life that the Wetlands of Watsonville have to offer. The wetland system of sloughs and their uplands offer breeding and year-round habitat for over 220 species of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and song birds.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm
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
Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ongoing Sundays. A 12-step program/support group for friends and families who have been affected by the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon members share their experience, strength and hope at a weekly meeting. Scotts Valley – Meets in Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center, 3192 Glen Canyon Road. (Park in lower lot, walk up driveway and turn right at sign.) Find other meetings: www.nar-anon.org
Twilight Adaptations Walk 7:30 pm
Twilight Adaptations Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, half-mile, 1.5 hour walk. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
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Make Art Monday 11:00 am
Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz MOD
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
Knitting 11:15 am
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Aug 26 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group 12:30 pm
ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE Office
Aug 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. WomenCARE Office. Open to women with Advanced, Recurrent, or Metastatic cancer. Facilitated by Sally Jones & Shirley Marcus. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
Knitting in the Library 3:00 pm
Knitting in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4:00 pm
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly 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.
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Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 27 @ 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.
Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Aug 27 @ 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 10:00 am
New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Aug 27 @ 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.
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 27 @ 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
Cancer Support Group 12:30 pm
Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Aug 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to newly diagnosed women throughout the course of their treatment and up to 4-6 months post-treatment. Facilitated by Vickie Assunto and Deb Abbott. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
Chess Club 3:30 pm
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Aug 27 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Martes en curso. En Espanol.¿Tu pareja es violenta o controladora? ¿Has sobrevivido a una agresión sexual? Monarch Services ~ Servicios Monarca ofrece un espacio seguro y de apoyo. Gratis. Actividades de cuidado de niños proporcionadas. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
Hidden Gems Film Club 6:00 pm
Hidden Gems Film Club @ Aptos Library
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an evening of cinema. Come enjoy these “hidden gems.” Foreign films, documentaries, independents and even some mainstream movies you might have missed! If you wish, bring a snack to share, and participate in the discussion! For information please visit Hidden Gems Film Club Website!
Birth Center Tour 6:30 pm
Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm
Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
Divorced Fathers Network 7:30 pm
Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578
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All Together Now! 9:00 am
All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Live Oak Family Resource Center. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English for kids 0-5 years old. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. 1740 17th Ave. 476-7284.
Latch Clinic 9:00 am
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Aug 28 @ 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.
Preschool Adventures 10:00 am
Preschool Adventures @ Sanctuary Exploration Center
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come enjoy weekly preschool adventures with ocean themed book readings, show-and-tell, and crafts! Perfect for kids aged 2-5.
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 10:30 am
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Aug 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Mini Mint. Join us for a fun walking mom group! We will meet at Mini Mint then head out along East Cliff for a walk along the ocean with our babes. Join our community of Mamas and enjoy the sunshine! Free
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 11:00 am
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aptos Library. One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly 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.
What If Wednesday 11:00 am
What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 28 @ 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.
New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Aug 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Free for babies 0-6 months old and their moms to discuss common concerns with other new moms. Dominican Edu Center, Rm C, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 28 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
Volunteer Housing Navigators 12:30 pm
Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Life Literacies Center
Aug 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Are you currently experiencing homelessness? Work with a compassionate and effective community volunteer or “housing navigator,” who can help you set goals, overcome barriers, access documents and search for opportunities, helping you to transition back into housing, health and wellness.
Dance for Parkinson’s 1:00 pm
Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm
Motion Pacific Dance, Santa Cruz. Every Wednesday Except the First Wednesday of the Month. Our classes are based on the innovative and internationally renowned Dance for PD® program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise and artistic experience to support people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers to engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement, expression and community. Classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s no matter how advanced. Movement modifications will be made available. No Dance Experience is Required. No Charge to Participate.
Santa Cruz Farmers Market 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Farmers Market @ Cedar and Lincoln St.
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
Nature Art with Sue 3:00 pm
Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Sue introduces new projects that explore art in nature and nature in art. The classes are aligned to STEAM objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) objectives.
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races 5:30 pm
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays through October. Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz. Harbor restaurants & the beach are great viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun.
Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Is your partner violent or controlling? Have you survived a sexual assault? Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca offers a safe, supportive space. Free. Childcare activities provided. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
Adults with ADHD Meeting 6:30 pm
Adults with ADHD Meeting @ Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
4th Wednesdays. The Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay Branch of CHADD hosts monthly support group meetings. Held at the Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Contact Judy Brenis at [email protected] or call 818-9619.
Attention All Magicians! 7:00 pm
Attention All Magicians! @ Antonelli Mobile Park 2655 Bromer St.
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm
Last Wednesday. Club Room Antonelli Mobile Park 2655 Bromer St. Join our magician’s club! If you do magic or want to get started in this fun hobby, join us. Questions? Call Jim at 685-3829
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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church. A 12-step group that helps people not eat addictively one day at a time. There are no fees. www.foodaddicts.com. 420 Melrose. Entrance is through the yellow gate to the library.
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10:00 am
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
Working Together 10:00 am
Working Together @ Downtown Library
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Downtown Library. Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?).
Creative Exploration 12:00 pm
Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Children may let their natural curiosity flow as they explore how art and science materials work together. Some of the best child projects are related to some or all of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 29 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
DIY Crafts 3:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday Beach Parties 5:30 pm
Thursday Beach Parties @ Crow's Nest
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm
Crow’s Nest. With live entertainment on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow’s Nest’s famous BBQ and outdoor bar, beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge!
Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club @ Scotts Valley Library
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Genre Book Club meets at the Scotts Valley Library in the Fireside Room on the last Thursday of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The group discusses books from a different genre each month. The Scotts Valley Friends of the Library are sponsoring this group. If you have questions, call the Scotts Valley Library at 427-7712.
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Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 30 @ 11:00 am
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
Sack Puppet Making 11:45 am
Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Aug 30 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch…the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Parents can drop off their children 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
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm
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
Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This market is in the heart of the famously bountiful Pajaro Valley. Peaceful and family-oriented, the Hispanic heritage of this community gives this market a “mercado” feel. You’ll find a large variety of Latin American treats, including some lesser known dishes such as pambasos, huarache and chicharrones, in addition to the local produce and flowers grown a mere stone’s throw away.
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Aug 31 @ 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.
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9:00 am
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Aug 31 @ 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
Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Aug 31 @ 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
Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Old Cove Landing Trail 11:00 am
Old Cove Landing Trail @ Henry Cowell State Park
Aug 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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, layered clothing, and binoculars if available. Meet at the interpretive center. Rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 31 @ 11:00 am
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
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm
Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Saturdays and Sundays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. There is no coloring within the lines during Open Art. We let the children’s imaginations soar through art projects.
Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm
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