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

Ann Fitts: [email protected]  Christy Shults: [email protected]
Linda Kay: [email protected]  Sophie Veniel: [email protected]
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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Oct 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.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft. For 3-5 year olds.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Code.org 3:30 pm
Code.org @ Aptos Library
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds. Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. No registration required. Space available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Kids Create! 3:30 pm
Kids Create! @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! No program on February 27th . For kids 5 – 12 years old.
Entre Nosotras 6:00 pm
Entre Nosotras @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Citizen Science 6:30 pm
Citizen Science @ Downtown Library
Oct 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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Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Oct 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.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 2 @ 1:00 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
Oct 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.
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up 3:30 pm
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Oct 2 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose! For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422×104 or email [email protected] If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Oct 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
Oct 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
Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Drop-In Crafts 10:00 am
Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature crafts for children aged 3-10. Explore a variety of arts and crafts inspired by nature. Sometimes these will be led by staff or volunteers, and other times they will be DIY. Adults should be available to help with young children. Allow 15-20 min.
DIY Crafts 11:00 am
DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.
UCSC Garden Tour 11:00 am
UCSC Garden Tour @ UCSC Arboretum
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am
1st Saturday. UCSC Arboretum in front of Norrie’s Gift Shop. Requires admission to the Arboretum.
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Oct 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.
Old Growth Redwood Tour 12:00 pm
Old Growth Redwood Tour @ Henry Cowell State Park
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm
Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. 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
Oct 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
Oct 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
Oct 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 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 3 @ 1:00 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
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you. Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend. Our meetups run from 1-3:00 pm ,with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!
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Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Oct 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
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
Downtown Farmer’s Market 1:00 pm
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Pacific Avenue
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
There will be vendors selling handmade items; such as clothing, jewelry and one of a kind treasures!
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 4 @ 1:00 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
Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Oct 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)
Oct 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.
Advisory Council of Teens, East Region 2:00 pm
Advisory Council of Teens, East Region @ Aptos Library
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advisory Council of Teens (ACT) is the SCPL young adult advisory group. ACT, East is open to all young adults, ages 12-18 in the Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos and La Selva Beach areas. Initial focus will be the remodeling of Teen areas, redesign of the SCPL Teen website, and filming public service announcements for library programs. This is a good opportunity for students to fulfill community service credits, obtain job skills, develop leadership abilities, and acquire college extracurricular experience.  Questions?  Contact Sandi Imperio ([email protected])
Tour of the UCSC Farm 2:00 pm
Tour of the UCSC Farm @ UCSC Hay Barn
Oct 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
Oct 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
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Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs, make a simple craft, and explore science.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn while spending valuable social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let’s play and learn together! Date:
Knitting 11:15 am
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Oct 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.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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
Oct 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.
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project 4:00 pm
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project @ Downtown Library
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project facilitates poetry and writing workshops throughout Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to bring poetry to those who would not otherwise have access. We do this through our Poetry in the Jails project, which offers poetry workshops to incarcerated men and women. Our new workshop at the downtown library, offered in partnership with the Life Literacies Center, welcomes anyone who would like to establish a writing practice in a safe and encouraging environment.
Word Church 4:00 pm
Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering ourselves and each other. We gather every Monday to write together in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm, then host an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. $2-$7 (Sliding Scale).
Cuéntame un Cuento 5:30 pm
Cuéntame un Cuento
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias.
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UCSC Arboretum: Community Day 9:00 am
UCSC Arboretum: Community Day @ UCSC Arboretum
Oct 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
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 10:00 am
DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop in with your family or friends and make a craft together! Adult supervision is required for younger children!
Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Oct 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
Oct 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.
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 10:00 am
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Branciforte Library
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
One of our tech savvy staff members will help you with a variety of technology services during these drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Genealogical Society Lecture Series 1:00 pm
Genealogical Society Lecture Series @ Downtown Library
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents the 2019-2020 Genealogy Lecture Series. Join us the first Tuesday of each month to learn about a variety of resources, strategies, and tools in the field of family research. All are invited to these free events, and donations are welcome. For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (831) 427-7707 extension 5794.
New Parents Support Group! 1:00 pm
New Parents Support Group! @ Mt Community Resources, across from Rite Aid
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Always fun, educational, non judge mental. Come meet other new parents and babies! Park and enter in the back. Postpartum doulas/lactation consultant facilitate…and pour hot tea.
Lego and Duplo Fun 1:30 pm
Lego and Duplo Fun @ Branciforte Library
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for some building fun with LEGO and DUPLO bricks. Children learn through play and bricks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Ages 3 and older as the bricks are very small! Date:
Homework Help 3:00 pm
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Library
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
Homework Help 3:00 pm
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Libraries
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
Chess Club 3:30 pm
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Oct 6 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
Turbo Tuesday 3:30 pm
Turbo Tuesday @ Watsonville Main Library
Oct 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Come spend an afternoon of fun playing all kinds of games! For students in 4th -12th grades
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Oct 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
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Latch Clinic 9:00 am
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Oct 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
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Capitola Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00am. We will be meeting at Aptos Library due to Capitola closure. All adults are welcome. For more information, call (831) 427-7702. This month we will be reading, A Natural History of the Senses written by Diane Ackerman.
Ribbon Arts Guild 10:00 am
Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 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 11:00 am
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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
Oct 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.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Live Oak Library
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! For 3-6 year olds.
New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Oct 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
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Santa Cruz Farmers Market 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Farmers Market @ Cedar and Lincoln St.
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade 1:30 pm
Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade @ Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Hwy 9
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Felton Free after school program which includes snacks, free-play, games, crafts, and Bible lessons. For more information call 831-335-6900 or go to www. feltonpresbyterian.org.
DIY Crafts 2:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.
DIY Crafternoon 2:30 pm
DIY Crafternoon @ Downtown Library
Oct 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families and independent-minded young people! Kids 8 years old and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 14 years or older.
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail 3:00 pm
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Aptos and Downtown Libraries
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or [email protected] to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum 3:30 pm
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum @ Orchard School
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more.  Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.
Code.org 3:30 pm
Code.org @ Live Oak Library
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. Not registration required. Space available on a first come first served basis. For more information contact: Julie Soto [email protected] 831-427-7700 x 7649 or Live Oak Library 831-427-7711
Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group 6:30 pm
Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group @ The Bruce’s house, 309 Oak Creek Blvd, Scotts Valley
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley. Join us every Wednesday for a delicious meal, fun games, and to hear gospel-centered teaching and engage in small group discussion. Contact Keith White for more info/questions [email protected]
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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Oct 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.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
Adult Book Discussion Group 10:30 am
Adult Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
For more information and/or book selection, call 831.427.7710.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft. For 3-5 year olds.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Code.org 3:30 pm
Code.org @ Aptos Library
Oct 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds. Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. No registration required. Space available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Kids Create! 3:30 pm
Kids Create! @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! No program on February 27th . For kids 5 – 12 years old.
Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Oct 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.
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Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Oct 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.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 9 @ 1:00 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
Live Oak Book Group 2:00 pm
Live Oak Book Group @ Live Oak Library
Oct 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.
Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Oct 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.
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up 3:30 pm
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose! For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422×104 or email [email protected] If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Oct 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
Oct 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
Volunteer with the Trail Crew 9:00 am
Volunteer with the Trail Crew @ Big Basin State Park
Oct 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.
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Drop-In Crafts 10:00 am
Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature crafts for children aged 3-10. Explore a variety of arts and crafts inspired by nature. Sometimes these will be led by staff or volunteers, and other times they will be DIY. Adults should be available to help with young children. Allow 15-20 min.
Yin Yoga for All 10:00 am
Yin Yoga for All @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 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
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 11:00 am
DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Oct 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.
Old Growth Redwood Tour 12:00 pm
Old Growth Redwood Tour @ Henry Cowell State Park
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm
Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. 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
Oct 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.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Oct 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
Oct 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 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 10 @ 1:00 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
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you. Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend. Our meetups run from 1-3:00 pm ,with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!
Chess Instruction 2:00 pm
Chess Instruction @ Downtown Library
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Children’s chess instruction with full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old. Meets all Saturdays of the month except the first Saturday. Parents and/or other relatives are welcome to participate. This program is free.
Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group 3:00 pm
Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Oct 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.
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Oct 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
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 11 @ 1:00 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
Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Oct 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)
Oct 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.
Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Oct 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
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Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs, make a simple craft, and explore science.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn while spending valuable social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let’s play and learn together! Date:
Knitting 11:15 am
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Oct 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.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Oct 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
Oct 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.
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project 4:00 pm
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project @ Downtown Library
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project facilitates poetry and writing workshops throughout Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to bring poetry to those who would not otherwise have access. We do this through our Poetry in the Jails project, which offers poetry workshops to incarcerated men and women. Our new workshop at the downtown library, offered in partnership with the Life Literacies Center, welcomes anyone who would like to establish a writing practice in a safe and encouraging environment.
Word Church 4:00 pm
Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering ourselves and each other. We gather every Monday to write together in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm, then host an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. $2-$7 (Sliding Scale).
Cuéntame un Cuento 5:30 pm
Cuéntame un Cuento
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias.
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Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 10:00 am
DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop in with your family or friends and make a craft together! Adult supervision is required for younger children!
Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Oct 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
Oct 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.
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 10:00 am
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Branciforte Library
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
One of our tech savvy staff members will help you with a variety of technology services during these drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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.
New Parents Support Group! 1:00 pm
New Parents Support Group! @ Mt Community Resources, across from Rite Aid
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Always fun, educational, non judge mental. Come meet other new parents and babies! Park and enter in the back. Postpartum doulas/lactation consultant facilitate…and pour hot tea.
Lego and Duplo Fun 1:30 pm
Lego and Duplo Fun @ Branciforte Library
Oct 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for some building fun with LEGO and DUPLO bricks. Children learn through play and bricks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Ages 3 and older as the bricks are very small! Date:
Homework Help 3:00 pm
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Library
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
Homework Help 3:00 pm
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Libraries
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
Chess Club 3:30 pm
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
Turbo Tuesday 3:30 pm
Turbo Tuesday @ Watsonville Main Library
Oct 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Come spend an afternoon of fun playing all kinds of games! For students in 4th -12th grades
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Oct 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
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Latch Clinic 9:00 am
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Oct 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.
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 11:00 am
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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
Oct 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.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Live Oak Library
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! For 3-6 year olds.
New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Oct 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
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Dance for Parkinson’s 1:00 pm
Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 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.
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade 1:30 pm
Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade @ Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Hwy 9
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Felton Free after school program which includes snacks, free-play, games, crafts, and Bible lessons. For more information call 831-335-6900 or go to www. feltonpresbyterian.org.
DIY Crafts 2:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.
DIY Crafternoon 2:30 pm
DIY Crafternoon @ Downtown Library
Oct 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families and independent-minded young people! Kids 8 years old and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 14 years or older.
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail 3:00 pm
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Aptos and Downtown Libraries
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or [email protected] to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum 3:30 pm
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum @ Orchard School
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more.  Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.
Code.org 3:30 pm
Code.org @ Live Oak Library
Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. Not registration required. Space available on a first come first served basis. For more information contact: Julie Soto [email protected] 831-427-7700 x 7649 or Live Oak Library 831-427-7711
Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Oct 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
Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group 6:30 pm
Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group @ The Bruce’s house, 309 Oak Creek Blvd, Scotts Valley
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley. Join us every Wednesday for a delicious meal, fun games, and to hear gospel-centered teaching and engage in small group discussion. Contact Keith White for more info/questions [email protected]
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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Oct 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.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft. For 3-5 year olds.
Munching with Mozart 12:10 pm
Munching with Mozart @ Downtown Library
Oct 15 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm
You are welcome to bring your lunch, and please avoid crunchy food items.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Code.org 3:30 pm
Code.org @ Aptos Library
Oct 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds. Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. No registration required. Space available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Kids Create! 3:30 pm
Kids Create! @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! No program on February 27th . For kids 5 – 12 years old.
Entre Nosotros 6:00 pm
Entre Nosotros @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Oct 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.
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Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Oct 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.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 16 @ 1:00 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
Oct 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.
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up 3:30 pm
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Oct 16 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose! For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422×104 or email [email protected] If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Oct 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
Oct 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
Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Drop-In Crafts 10:00 am
Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature crafts for children aged 3-10. Explore a variety of arts and crafts inspired by nature. Sometimes these will be led by staff or volunteers, and other times they will be DIY. Adults should be available to help with young children. Allow 15-20 min.
DIY Crafts 11:00 am
DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Oct 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.
Old Growth Redwood Tour 12:00 pm
Old Growth Redwood Tour @ Henry Cowell State Park
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm
Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. 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
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 17 @ 1:00 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
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you. Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend. Our meetups run from 1-3:00 pm ,with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!
Chess Instruction 2:00 pm
Chess Instruction @ Downtown Library
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Children’s chess instruction with full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old. Meets all Saturdays of the month except the first Saturday. Parents and/or other relatives are welcome to participate. This program is free.
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Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Oct 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
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 18 @ 1:00 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
Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Oct 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
Oct 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)
Oct 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.
Womb Song 2:00 pm
Womb Song @ The Pacific Cultural Center
Oct 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
Oct 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
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Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs, make a simple craft, and explore science.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn while spending valuable social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let’s play and learn together! Date:
Knitting 11:15 am
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Oct 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.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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
Oct 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.
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project 4:00 pm
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project @ Downtown Library
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project facilitates poetry and writing workshops throughout Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to bring poetry to those who would not otherwise have access. We do this through our Poetry in the Jails project, which offers poetry workshops to incarcerated men and women. Our new workshop at the downtown library, offered in partnership with the Life Literacies Center, welcomes anyone who would like to establish a writing practice in a safe and encouraging environment.
Word Church 4:00 pm
Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering ourselves and each other. We gather every Monday to write together in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm, then host an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. $2-$7 (Sliding Scale).
Cuéntame un Cuento 5:30 pm
Cuéntame un Cuento
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias.
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Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 10:00 am
DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop in with your family or friends and make a craft together! Adult supervision is required for younger children!
Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Oct 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
Oct 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.
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 10:00 am
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Branciforte Library
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
One of our tech savvy staff members will help you with a variety of technology services during these drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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.
New Parents Support Group! 1:00 pm
New Parents Support Group! @ Mt Community Resources, across from Rite Aid
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Always fun, educational, non judge mental. Come meet other new parents and babies! Park and enter in the back. Postpartum doulas/lactation consultant facilitate…and pour hot tea.
Lego and Duplo Fun 1:30 pm
Lego and Duplo Fun @ Branciforte Library
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for some building fun with LEGO and DUPLO bricks. Children learn through play and bricks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Ages 3 and older as the bricks are very small! Date:
Homework Help 3:00 pm
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Library
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
Homework Help 3:00 pm
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Libraries
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
Chess Club 3:30 pm
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
Turbo Tuesday 3:30 pm
Turbo Tuesday @ Watsonville Main Library
Oct 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Come spend an afternoon of fun playing all kinds of games! For students in 4th -12th grades
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Oct 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
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Latch Clinic 9:00 am
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Oct 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.
Ribbon Arts Guild 10:00 am
Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 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 11:00 am
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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
Oct 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.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Live Oak Library
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! For 3-6 year olds.
New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Oct 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
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Aptos Library Writing Group 1:00 pm
Aptos Library Writing Group @ Aptos Library
Oct 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
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 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.
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade 1:30 pm
Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade @ Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Hwy 9
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Felton Free after school program which includes snacks, free-play, games, crafts, and Bible lessons. For more information call 831-335-6900 or go to www. feltonpresbyterian.org.
DIY Crafts 2:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.
DIY Crafternoon 2:30 pm
DIY Crafternoon @ Downtown Library
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families and independent-minded young people! Kids 8 years old and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 14 years or older.
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail 3:00 pm
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Aptos and Downtown Libraries
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or [email protected] to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum 3:30 pm
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum @ Orchard School
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more.  Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.
Code.org 3:30 pm
Code.org @ Live Oak Library
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. Not registration required. Space available on a first come first served basis. For more information contact: Julie Soto [email protected] 831-427-7700 x 7649 or Live Oak Library 831-427-7711
Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Oct 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
Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group 6:30 pm
Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group @ The Bruce’s house, 309 Oak Creek Blvd, Scotts Valley
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley. Join us every Wednesday for a delicious meal, fun games, and to hear gospel-centered teaching and engage in small group discussion. Contact Keith White for more info/questions [email protected]
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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Oct 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.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
Passionate Readers Book Discussion Group 10:30 am
Passionate Readers Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Oct 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.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft. For 3-5 year olds.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Code.org 3:30 pm
Code.org @ Aptos Library
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds. Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. No registration required. Space available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Kids Create! 3:30 pm
Kids Create! @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! No program on February 27th . For kids 5 – 12 years old.
Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Oct 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.
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Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Oct 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.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 23 @ 1:00 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
Oct 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.
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up 3:30 pm
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Oct 23 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose! For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422×104 or email [email protected] If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Oct 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
Oct 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
Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Drop-In Crafts 10:00 am
Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature crafts for children aged 3-10. Explore a variety of arts and crafts inspired by nature. Sometimes these will be led by staff or volunteers, and other times they will be DIY. Adults should be available to help with young children. Allow 15-20 min.
Yin Yoga for All 10:00 am
Yin Yoga for All @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 11:00 am
DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Oct 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.
Old Growth Redwood Tour 12:00 pm
Old Growth Redwood Tour @ Henry Cowell State Park
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm
Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. 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
Oct 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
Oct 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 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 24 @ 1:00 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
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you. Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend. Our meetups run from 1-3:00 pm ,with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!
Chess Instruction 2:00 pm
Chess Instruction @ Downtown Library
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Children’s chess instruction with full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old. Meets all Saturdays of the month except the first Saturday. Parents and/or other relatives are welcome to participate. This program is free.
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Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Oct 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
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 25 @ 1:00 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
Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Oct 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)
Oct 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.
Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Oct 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
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Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs, make a simple craft, and explore science.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn while spending valuable social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let’s play and learn together! Date:
Knitting 11:15 am
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Oct 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.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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
Oct 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.
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project 4:00 pm
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project @ Downtown Library
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project facilitates poetry and writing workshops throughout Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to bring poetry to those who would not otherwise have access. We do this through our Poetry in the Jails project, which offers poetry workshops to incarcerated men and women. Our new workshop at the downtown library, offered in partnership with the Life Literacies Center, welcomes anyone who would like to establish a writing practice in a safe and encouraging environment.
Word Church 4:00 pm
Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering ourselves and each other. We gather every Monday to write together in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm, then host an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. $2-$7 (Sliding Scale).
Cuéntame un Cuento 5:30 pm
Cuéntame un Cuento
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias.
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Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Oct 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.
DIY Crafts 10:00 am
DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop in with your family or friends and make a craft together! Adult supervision is required for younger children!
Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Oct 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
Oct 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.
One-on-One Tech Tutoring 10:00 am
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Branciforte Library
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
One of our tech savvy staff members will help you with a variety of technology services during these drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Oct 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.
New Parents Support Group! 1:00 pm
New Parents Support Group! @ Mt Community Resources, across from Rite Aid
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Always fun, educational, non judge mental. Come meet other new parents and babies! Park and enter in the back. Postpartum doulas/lactation consultant facilitate…and pour hot tea.
Lego and Duplo Fun 1:30 pm
Lego and Duplo Fun @ Branciforte Library
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for some building fun with LEGO and DUPLO bricks. Children learn through play and bricks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Ages 3 and older as the bricks are very small! Date:
Homework Help 3:00 pm
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Library
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
Homework Help 3:00 pm
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Libraries
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
Chess Club 3:30 pm
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Oct 27 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
Turbo Tuesday 3:30 pm
Turbo Tuesday @ Watsonville Main Library
Oct 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Come spend an afternoon of fun playing all kinds of games! For students in 4th -12th grades
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Oct 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
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Latch Clinic 9:00 am
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Oct 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.
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 11:00 am
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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
Oct 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.
Preschool Storytime 11:00 am
Preschool Storytime @ Live Oak Library
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! For 3-6 year olds.
New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
Oct 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
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Dance for Parkinson’s 1:00 pm
Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 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.
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade 1:30 pm
Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade @ Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Hwy 9
Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Felton Free after school program which includes snacks, free-play, games, crafts, and Bible lessons. For more information call 831-335-6900 or go to www. feltonpresbyterian.org.
DIY Crafts 2:00 pm
DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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.
DIY Crafternoon 2:30 pm
DIY Crafternoon @ Downtown Library
Oct 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families and independent-minded young people! Kids 8 years old and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 14 years or older.
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail 3:00 pm
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Aptos and Downtown Libraries
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or [email protected] to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum 3:30 pm
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum @ Orchard School
Oct 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more.  Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.
Code.org 3:30 pm
Code.org @ Live Oak Library
Oct 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. Not registration required. Space available on a first come first served basis. For more information contact: Julie Soto [email protected] 831-427-7700 x 7649 or Live Oak Library 831-427-7711
Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Oct 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
Oct 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.
Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group 6:30 pm
Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group @ The Bruce’s house, 309 Oak Creek Blvd, Scotts Valley
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley. Join us every Wednesday for a delicious meal, fun games, and to hear gospel-centered teaching and engage in small group discussion. Contact Keith White for more info/questions [email protected]
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Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9:00 am
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Oct 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.
Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft. For 3-5 year olds.
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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
Code.org 3:30 pm
Code.org @ Aptos Library
Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds. Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. No registration required. Space available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Kids Create! 3:30 pm
Kids Create! @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! No program on February 27th . For kids 5 – 12 years old.
Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Oct 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.
Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club 7:00 pm
Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club @ Scotts Valley Library
Oct 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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Toddler Time 10:00 am
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Oct 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.
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours 12:00 pm
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Oct 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 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 30 @ 1:00 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
Oct 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.
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up 3:30 pm
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Oct 30 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose! For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422×104 or email [email protected] If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!
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Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Oct 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
Oct 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
Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
Drop-In Crafts 10:00 am
Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature crafts for children aged 3-10. Explore a variety of arts and crafts inspired by nature. Sometimes these will be led by staff or volunteers, and other times they will be DIY. Adults should be available to help with young children. Allow 15-20 min.
DIY Crafts 11:00 am
DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike 12:00 pm
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Oct 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.
Old Growth Redwood Tour 12:00 pm
Old Growth Redwood Tour @ Henry Cowell State Park
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm
Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. 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
Oct 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
Oct 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 1:00 pm
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Oct 31 @ 1:00 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
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you. Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend. Our meetups run from 1-3:00 pm ,with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!
Chess Instruction 2:00 pm
Chess Instruction @ Downtown Library
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Children’s chess instruction with full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old. Meets all Saturdays of the month except the first Saturday. Parents and/or other relatives are welcome to participate. This program is free.