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    Free First Friday 10:00 am
    Free First Friday @ Santa Cruz MAH
    Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Santa Cruz MAH. Explore three floors of exhibitions for free and dig into a hands-on activity that’s great for all ages
    Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
    Preschool Storytime @ Aptos Library
    Mar 1 @ 10:00 am
    Ongoing Fridays. Aptos Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    FREE First Friday 11:00 am
    FREE First Friday @ Natural History Museum
    Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Enjoy the Museum for FREE with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy our intertidal touch pool, large-screen microscope, and the return of our geology and paleontolgy exhibits and fossil dig pit 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 1 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 1 @ 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
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall 2:00 pm
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall @ Children's MOD
    Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Children’s MOD. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 8. We provide materials to explore their creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
    Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
    Mar 1 @ 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.
    Art and Science at the MOD 3:00 pm
    Art and Science at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each week our staff combines the worlds of art and science through fun projects. Come and see what fun activity is offered today.
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    Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
    Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
    Mar 2 @ 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
    Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. Ages walking to 8 years old (or 80 lbs.). Parents may leave children over 3 years of age. If you need a break from the children, go out to lunch or go on a run, then the solution is JuneBug’s Gym. Parents can drop off for 1, 2, or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
    Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is celebrating opening day with FREE blueberry short cake and an array of festivities. Pick up a serving of blueberries and whipped cream on top of a sweet Companion Bakeshop biscuit. Stop in at the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY workshop on healthful blueberry soda making, join the SV Public Library for story time in the Market, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and do some grocery shopping while you’re at it. Facebook: Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market Instagram: Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets
    UCSC Garden Tour 9:00 am
    UCSC Garden Tour
    Mar 2 @ 9:00 am
    1st Saturday. UCSC Arboretum. Sometimes you will see New Zealand, South Africa, or California and Australia. Sometimes you might see combinations of several gardens or the developing World Conifer Collection or Rare Fruit Garden. Requires admission to the Arboretum.
    Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
    Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Coffee Talk and Crafts 9:30 am
    Coffee Talk and Crafts @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Come to the Sempervirens Room next to park headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day in Big Basin. Docents will be happy to answer your questions about the park and help get you going on the right trail. And bring the kids for a fun craft activity! 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.
    Community Poetry Circle 10:00 am
    Community Poetry Circle @ Downtown Library
    Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle led by local poet, Magdalena Montagne, for this free monthly workshop every first Saturday. Create your poems in a friendly supportive atmosphere. All levels welcome.
    Family Lagoon Watch 10:00 am
    Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. • Learn about the environment and local wildlife with experts. • Bird Watching                • Examine microscopic creatures               • Art &  Writing. Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children. We will be outdoors when weather permits.
    DIY Crafts 11:00 am
    DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
    Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Garfield Park Library. Drop in with your family and make something fun!
    Old Cove Landing Trail 11:00 am
    Old Cove Landing Trail @ Wilder Ranch
    Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore the plants, animals, and geology of our coastal bluffs. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Rain cancels. Meet at the interpretive center. For more information, please call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
    Old Growth Redwood Tours 11:00 am
    Old Growth Redwood Tours @ Henry Cowell State Park
    Mar 2 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Saturdays. Henry Cowell State Park. Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left?  How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems?
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance 11:00 am
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance @ Downtown Library
    Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Downtown Library. Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, they have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. Seniors get priority at all library sessions. For more information, call the Watsonville Office at 1-831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297. Or visit the Project Scout Website: http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/. El proyecto SCOUT y sus voluntarios ofrecen asistencia con preparación de impuestos y asesoría fiscal para residentes locales durante la temporada de impuestos del gobierno en sitios ubicados por todo el condado de Santa Cruz. Voluntarios están capacitados por el personal del IRS y el Franchise Tax Board (impuestos de ingresos estatales) de California. Para los individuos discapacitados incapaz de llegar a los sitios de asistencia, tendrán voluntarios preparados para ayudar con preparación de impuestos en su domicilio. Para más información, llama a la oficina de Watsonville al 1-831-724-2606 o con llamada gratuita al 1-877-373-8297. También puede visitar el sitio web (solo en inglés): http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 2 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 2 @ 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
    Mar 2 @ 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
    Mar 2 @ 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.
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts 1:30 pm
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come to the La Selva Beach Library for family fun arts & crafts. A new self-directed project every week.
    Adult Arts and Crafts Workshop 2:00 pm
    Adult Arts and Crafts Workshop @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Clay Votive Candle Holders! This workshop series for adults features a different art or craft every month. Come discover your new favorite hobby or hone the skills you already have. Attendees get to leave with a new project, a learned skill, and a greater sense of community. All materials and teachers are paid for by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library. Registrants MUST register due to class size limits.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
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    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class 8:30 am
    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class @ Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
    Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    Ongoing Sundays. Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville. Promotes circulation. Decreases muscle stiffness. Improves posture. Helps manage or reduce stress. Improves balance. Increases range of motion. Instructor–Ace Martinez, a PA with over 16 years of Weight and Balance Training. (831) 352-7993.
    Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
    Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
    Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
    Mar 3 @ 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
    Mar 3 @ 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, easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with Docent Hal Anjo. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Santa Cruz Maker’s Market 10:00 am
    Santa Cruz Maker’s Market @ Pacific Ave
    Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    1st Sunday. Pacific Avenue. Shop local with over 40 local Santa Cruz County artists and crafters and enjoy free Live music all day by Wild Iris , Sugar by the Pound and the Crooked Branches Band!
    DIY Crafts 11:00 am
    DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Branciforte Library. Drop in with your family and make something fun!
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 3 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Bachata by the Sea 1:00 pm
    Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
    Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
    DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come and create a self-directed craft.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 1:00 pm
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
    Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Ongoing Sundays. Downtown 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.
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 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.
    Ranch Tours 1:00 pm
    Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
    Mar 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.
    Watsonville Nature Walks 1:30 pm
    Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
    Mar 3 @ 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 2:00 pm
    Advisory Council of Teens @ Aptos Library
    Mar 3 @ 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 (imperios@santacruzpl.org) Meetings: 1st Sunday of the month, 2:00-4:00p at the Aptos Library, 7695 Soquel Dr., Aptos
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Tour of the UCSC Farm 2:00 pm
    Tour of the UCSC Farm @ UCSC Hay Barn
    Mar 3 @ 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
    Mar 3 @ 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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    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 4 @ 10:00 am
    Live Oak Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Make Art Monday 11:00 am
    Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    11am-12pm; 3pm-4pm. Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
    Knitting 11:15 am
    Knitting @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 4 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
    Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 4 @ 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
    Mar 4 @ 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
    Mar 4 @ 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.
    Make Art Monday 3:00 pm
    Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    11am-12pm; 3pm-4pm. Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
    Code Combat 3:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4:00 pm
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
    Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
    Word Church 4:00 pm
    Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
    Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz MAH. 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. This event is organized by the @legendarypoetrycollective. Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.
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    UCSC Arboretum: Community Day 9:00 am
    UCSC Arboretum: Community Day @ UCSC Arboretum
    Mar 5 @ 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
    Mar 5 @ 9:30 am
    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. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
    Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
    Mar 5 @ 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
    Mar 5 @ 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.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 5 @ 10:00 am
    Branciforte Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
    Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 5 @ 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
    Mar 5 @ 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
    Mar 5 @ 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.
    Homework Help 3:00 pm
    Homework Help @ Branciforte Library, Live Oak Library, and La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions
    Chess Club 3:30 pm
    Chess Club @ Aptos Library
    Mar 5 @ 3:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
    Youth Coalition Meeting 5:00 pm
    Youth Coalition Meeting @ Resource Center for Non-Violence
    Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Ages 13-21. Get involved, get educated & become a community youth leader. Youth-designed & led group. Call first. Resource Center for Non-Violence, 515 Broadway, SC. 427-5066
    Family and Friends Cancer Support Group 5:30 pm
    Family and Friends Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE Office
    Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to friends and loved ones (men & women) of people with cancer. Led by Donna Cavallaro. 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.
    Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
    Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
    Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Martes en curso. En Espanol.¿Tu pareja es violenta o controladora? ¿Has sobrevivido a una agresión sexual? Monarch Services ~ Servicios Monarca ofrece un espacio seguro y de apoyo. Gratis. Actividades de cuidado de niños proporcionadas. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
    Birth Center Tour 6:30 pm
    Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
    Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm
    Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
    Divorced Fathers Network 7:30 pm
    Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
    Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578
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    All Together Now! 9:00 am
    All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
    Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline and are great for kids 0-5 years old. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English. Classes facilitated by experienced and friendly teachers. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
    Latch Clinic 9:00 am
    Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
    Mar 6 @ 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
    Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
     
    Ribbon Arts Guild 10:00 am
    Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Join Roxanne Langan for ribbon work and hand sewing from 10:00am-1:00pn on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Scotts Valley Library. This program is sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends of the Library. For more information, phone the library at 427-7712
    Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 10:30 am
    Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
    Mar 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Mini Mint. Join us for a fun walking mom group! We will meet at Mini Mint then head out along East Cliff for a walk along the ocean with our babes. Join our community of Mamas and enjoy the sunshine! Free
    Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30 am
    Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
    Mar 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Felton Covered Bridge Park, corner of Graham Hill Rd and Mt. Hermon Rd (across from Safeway).  Parent education is offered as part of the Together in the Park drop-in playgroup led by Mountain Community Resources every Wednesday, April through October. Triple P Positive Parenting tip sheets are covered with all participants or in brief, one-on-one consultations. Offered in English or Spanish by Rosa Reyes, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. All children and parents/caregivers are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.
    Family Stories and Activities 11:00 am
    Family Stories and Activities @ Boulder Creek Library
    Mar 6 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Boulder Creek Library. Pre-schoolers, home-schoolers, toddlers all welcome at this weekly storytime. We have books for ages 0-6 on hand, a craft that parents and caregivers can do with their kids, and toys on the floor for toddler play.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 11:00 am
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
    Mar 6 @ 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
    Mar 6 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Live Oak Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    What If Wednesday 11:00 am
    What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. A combination of science and art that prompts the wonder and discovery of “what if?” Example “ we add salt to watercolor, or “what if” vegetable oil is put of the paper first, with the watercolor mix with it? Wednesday is when weird wacky science becomes wonderfully wild while art and science are brought together.
    New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
    New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
    Mar 6 @ 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
    El Patio de mi Casa 12:00 pm
    El Patio de mi Casa @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
    Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Inspiring playgroups for moms, dads, caregivers and children 0-5 years old. Join us to sing, play, and tend a garden along with our children. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Instructor: Yolanda Provoste-Fuentes. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Drop-in. Classes facilitated in Spanish. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
    Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
    Volunteer Housing Navigators 12:30 pm
    Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Downtown Library
    Mar 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Are you currently experiencing homelessness? Work with a compassionate and effective community volunteer or “housing navigator,” who can help you set goals, overcome barriers, access documents and search for opportunities, helping you to transition back into housing, health and wellness.
    Code Combat 2:00 pm
    Code Combat @ Downtown Library
    Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    DIY Crafts 2:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.
    Code Combat 2:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    Downtown Streets Team / OnRoute22 Alumni Group 3:00 pm
    Downtown Streets Team / OnRoute22 Alumni Group
    Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hosted by the Downtown Streets Team and the non-profit organization onRoute22, this ongoing workshop for women experiencing homelessness gives participants tools to more effectively navigate daily life. While this workshop is designed especially for graduates of “Finding our Way,” it is open to all. Participants learn skills to build a network of healthy relationships, become your own best advocate, explore your creative talents, and navigate emotions. If you are interested in learning more or participating with this group, please email brooke@streetsteam.org
    Family Fun Night 3:00 pm
    Family Fun Night @ Capitola Mall
    Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    First Wednesday of every month. Capitola Mall (Macy’s Wing). Every month has a theme and features fun activities, including: A Happily Ever Laughter Faerie with magical Entertainment ranging from face painting, to balloon twisting, sing-a-longs, puppet shows and more! $5 Donation per Child benefits Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services
    Nature Art with Sue 3:00 pm
    Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Sue introduces new projects that explore art in nature and nature in art. The classes are aligned to STEAM objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) objectives.
    R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail 3:00 pm
    R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Downtown Library and La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 6 @ 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 pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session
    Afterschool STEAM: Minecraft.edu 3:30 pm
    Afterschool STEAM: Minecraft.edu @ Aptos Library
    Mar 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft.edu.  Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.
    Orchard Circus Arts Class 3:30 pm
    Orchard Circus Arts Class @ Orchard School
    Mar 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Orchard School. Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more with Rock Lerum. Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.
    Evening Indie/Documentary Movie 5:30 pm
    Evening Indie/Documentary Movie @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Join us for an Indie or documentary movie on the1st Wednesday of the month from 5:30p-7:00p. For more information and/or movie selection & age appropriateness, call 831.427.7710.
    Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
    Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
    Mar 6 @ 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
    Mar 6 @ 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.
    Board in the Library 6:30 pm
    Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Adults need playtime too! Come play with us for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library’s many games. No prior gaming experience is necessary.
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    Holy Cross Preschool Open House 9:00 am
    Holy Cross Preschool Open House @ Holy Cross Preschool
    Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    For more info contact Chrissy Roubal at crissy.roubal@holycsc.org or call 831-425-1782 www.holycsc.org
    New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10:00 am
    New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
    Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 7 @ 10:00 am
    Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Working Together 10:00 am
    Working Together @ Downtown Library
    Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?). Make a phone call or get help with free scanning, printing or email. Apply for a lifeline phone or get connected to a local program or service. You decide, we assist.
    Creative Exploration 12:00 pm
    Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Children may let their natural curiosity flow as they explore how art and science materials work together. Some of the best child projects are related to some or all of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math.
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 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
    Code Combat 3:00 pm
    Code Combat @ Aptos Library
    Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. registration is required.
    DIY Crafts 3:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
    Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    Sensory Art with Brooke 3:00 pm
    Sensory Art with Brooke @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each week Sensory Art encourages children to apply all their senses in art projects.
    Lego 3:30 pm
    Lego @ Garfield Park Library
    Mar 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Come to the Garfield Park Library every Thursday and have fun with Lego’s. Directed LEGO construction for kids 5 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
    Spanish Conversation Group 4:00 pm
    Spanish Conversation Group @ Aptos Library
    Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is hosting a Spanish conversation group. Facilitator-led discussion and activities. All levels are welcome, including beginners. Meetings are every first and third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Ivan Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7702
    Art Walk 5:30 pm
    Art Walk @ Capitola Mall (Macy’s Wing)
    Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    First Thursday of every month. Capitola Mall (Macy’s Wing). Local artists, a featured charity every month and live entertainment. Support your local artists!
    Entre Nosotras 6:00 pm
    Entre Nosotras @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
    Mar 7 @ 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
    Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
    Citizen Science 6:30 pm
    Citizen Science @ Downtown Library
    Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    1st Thursday. Downtown Library. SCPL is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), UCSC and The Natural History Museum to present a science series for adults and teens.  
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    Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
    Preschool Storytime @ Aptos Library
    Mar 8 @ 10:00 am
    Ongoing Fridays. Aptos Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
    Mar 8 @ 10:00 am
    Downtown Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
    Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
    Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 8 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    The MAKE Lab 11:00 am
    The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ very own makerspace offers a variety of tools and materials for STEAM-based projects! Bring your own craft or project to work on in a creative environment, test out new tools before investing in your own, or come in to learn, explore, and have fun!  Tools include: FlashForge CreatorPro 3D printer Silhouette Cameo 3 vinyl cutter Walnut Hollow woodburning tool Walnut Hollow versa/soldering tool American Button Machines 1.5″ pinback button machine Fellowes thermal book binding machine Oculus Rift virtual reality set MakeyMakey circuit pack Botley the Coding Robot MakeDo cardboard construction kit Brother sewing machine screenprinting kit glass etching kit wire wrapping and jewelry making supplies book upcycling/repurposing projects Tools are limited in quantity and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Introductory materials and training will be available onsite–elaborate projects or special materials will need to be brought by participants. Kids 13 and under will need parental permission and supervision. Staff will be available to help answer questions and train patrons on more difficult tools. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.
    Sack Puppet Making 11:45 am
    Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
    Mar 8 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch…the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Parents can drop off their children for 1, 2 or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym
    Live Oak Book Group 2:00 pm
    Live Oak Book Group @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 8 @ 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.
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall 2:00 pm
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall @ Children's MOD
    Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Children’s MOD. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 8. We provide materials to explore their creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
    Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
    Mar 8 @ 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.
    Art and Science at the MOD 3:00 pm
    Art and Science at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each week our staff combines the worlds of art and science through fun projects. Come and see what fun activity is offered today.
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    Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
    Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
    Mar 9 @ 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
    Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. Ages walking to 8 years old (or 80 lbs.). Parents may leave children over 3 years of age. If you need a break from the children, go out to lunch or go on a run, then the solution is JuneBug’s Gym. Parents can drop off for 1, 2, or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
    Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is celebrating opening day with FREE blueberry short cake and an array of festivities. Pick up a serving of blueberries and whipped cream on top of a sweet Companion Bakeshop biscuit. Stop in at the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY workshop on healthful blueberry soda making, join the SV Public Library for story time in the Market, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and do some grocery shopping while you’re at it. Facebook: Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market Instagram: Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets
    Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
    Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Family Lagoon Watch 10:00 am
    Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. • Learn about the environment and local wildlife with experts. • Bird Watching                • Examine microscopic creatures               • Art &  Writing. Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children. We will be outdoors when weather permits.
    Yin Yoga for All 10:00 am
    Yin Yoga for All @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 9 @ 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 @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Branciforte Library. Drop in with your family and make something fun!
    Old Growth Redwood Tours 11:00 am
    Old Growth Redwood Tours @ Henry Cowell State Park
    Mar 9 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Saturdays. Henry Cowell State Park. Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left?  How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems?
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance 11:00 am
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance @ Downtown Library
    Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Downtown Library. Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, they have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. Seniors get priority at all library sessions. For more information, call the Watsonville Office at 1-831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297. Or visit the Project Scout Website: http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/. El proyecto SCOUT y sus voluntarios ofrecen asistencia con preparación de impuestos y asesoría fiscal para residentes locales durante la temporada de impuestos del gobierno en sitios ubicados por todo el condado de Santa Cruz. Voluntarios están capacitados por el personal del IRS y el Franchise Tax Board (impuestos de ingresos estatales) de California. Para los individuos discapacitados incapaz de llegar a los sitios de asistencia, tendrán voluntarios preparados para ayudar con preparación de impuestos en su domicilio. Para más información, llama a la oficina de Watsonville al 1-831-724-2606 o con llamada gratuita al 1-877-373-8297. También puede visitar el sitio web (solo en inglés): http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 9 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Board in the Library 12:00 pm
    Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Adults need playtime too! Come play with us for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library’s many games. No prior gaming experience is necessary. Some of the titles we carry are: Settlers of Catan Disney Monopoly Deadwood Studios, USA Star Trek: The Interactive VHS Board Game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game Unspeakable Words Candy Land Pandemic Battleship Apples to Apples Elder Sign Bananagrams Lord of the Fries Ticket to Ride King of New York Dead of Winter 7 Wonders Elysium Disney Scene It Flick ‘Em Up Vikings on Board Last Night on Earth Imhotep Flash Point Dixit Risk: Marvel Cinematic Universe Edition Star Trek: Attack Wing Kill Doctor Lucky (Board game and card game) Paris Connection Dominion Codenames Stuff and Nonsense Tak Exploding Kittens Freedom: The Underground Railroad Turbulence Braiiiins! Zombie DIce Fluxx Black Market Warehouse Evil Baby Orphanage Give Me the Brain! Unexploded Cow Brawl The Star Wars Game Clue Whodunit D&D Basic Board Game Shogi a set of classic board games like chess, backgammon, and checkers and more!
    Community Poetry Circle 1:00 pm
    Community Poetry Circle @ Aptos Library
    Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle led by local poet, Magdalena Montagne, for this free monthly workshop every 2nd Saturday. Create your poems in a friendly supportive atmosphere. All levels welcome.
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 9 @ 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
    Mar 9 @ 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.
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts 1:30 pm
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 9 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come to the La Selva Beach Library for family fun arts & crafts. A new self-directed project every week.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group 3:00 pm
    Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
    Mar 9 @ 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.
    Chess Club 3:30 pm
    Chess Club @ Downtown Library
    Mar 9 @ 3:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Downtown Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class 8:30 am
    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class @ Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
    Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    Ongoing Sundays. Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville. Promotes circulation. Decreases muscle stiffness. Improves posture. Helps manage or reduce stress. Improves balance. Increases range of motion. Instructor–Ace Martinez, a PA with over 16 years of Weight and Balance Training. (831) 352-7993.
    Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
    Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
    Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
    Mar 10 @ 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
    Berry Creek Falls Hike 9:30 am
    Berry Creek Falls Hike @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Travel deep into the heart of Big Basin as you experience a wide range of habitats on this moderate to strenuous 11-mile-loop hike. Wind through shady redwood canyons and climb dry ridges as you hike to the jewel of Big Basin—65-foot Berry Creek Falls. Bring lots of water, lunch and wear layers. Docent Bill Rhoades will guide you on this seven-hour hike. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 9:30 am
    The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 10 @ 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, easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with Docent Hal Anjo. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 10 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Bachata by the Sea 1:00 pm
    Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
    Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
    DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come and create a self-directed craft.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 1:00 pm
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
    Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Ongoing Sundays. Downtown 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.
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 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
    Mar 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.
    Code Combat 1:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Felton Library
    Mar 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding. The Felton class will be limited to 5 and it is suggested that students bring their own laptop, if possible. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking the button here or  by email, pro@santacruzpl.org, or call 831-427-7717.
    Watsonville Nature Walks 1:30 pm
    Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
    Mar 10 @ 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.
    Pickwick Book Club 2:00 pm
    Pickwick Book Club @ Downtown Library
    Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    The Santa Cruz Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly September-June to discuss a nineteenth century novel. Join us each month for conversations about the novel and guest speaker presentations to help us contextualize our readings. Brought to you by the Dickens Project at UCSC & the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. February-June book: Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens. Speaker: Bruce Thompson, History, UC Santa Cruz.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
    Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
    Mar 10 @ 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
    Age Well, Drive Smart 10:00 am
    Age Well, Drive Smart @ Aptos Library
    Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for seniors. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide mature drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. Topics will include: How to tune up driving skills, refreshing knowledge of the rules of the road, learning about normal, age related physical changes and how to adjust them, when it may be time to limit or stop driving. Age Well, Drive Smart classes are free. Reserve a spot in the class by calling: 831-662-0511.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 11 @ 10:00 am
    Live Oak Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Make Art Monday 11:00 am
    Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    11am-12pm; 3pm-4pm. Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
    Knitting 11:15 am
    Knitting @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 11 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
    Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 11 @ 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
    Mar 11 @ 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
    Mar 11 @ 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.
    Make Art Monday 3:00 pm
    Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    11am-12pm; 3pm-4pm. Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
    Seasonal Craft Days 3:00 pm
    Seasonal Craft Days @ Downtown Library
    Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Ages 3 and older. We will get messy so dress accordingly. We will be using permanent paints and markers as well as small objects like beads and pins. Always fun and always free!
    Code Combat 3:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4:00 pm
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
    Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
    Word Church 4:00 pm
    Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
    Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz MAH. 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. This event is organized by the @legendarypoetrycollective. Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.
    Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
    Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 12 @ 9:30 am
    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. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
    Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
    Mar 12 @ 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
    Mar 12 @ 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.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 12 @ 10:00 am
    Branciforte Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
    Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 12 @ 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
    Mar 12 @ 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.
    Homework Help 3:00 pm
    Homework Help @ Branciforte Library, Live Oak Library, and La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions
    Chess Club 3:30 pm
    Chess Club @ Aptos Library
    Mar 12 @ 3:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
    Youth Coalition Meeting 5:00 pm
    Youth Coalition Meeting @ Resource Center for Non-Violence
    Mar 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Ages 13-21. Get involved, get educated & become a community youth leader. Youth-designed & led group. Call first. Resource Center for Non-Violence, 515 Broadway, SC. 427-5066
    Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
    Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
    Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Martes en curso. En Espanol.¿Tu pareja es violenta o controladora? ¿Has sobrevivido a una agresión sexual? Monarch Services ~ Servicios Monarca ofrece un espacio seguro y de apoyo. Gratis. Actividades de cuidado de niños proporcionadas. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
    Birth Center Tour 6:30 pm
    Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
    Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm
    Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
    Divorced Fathers Network 7:30 pm
    Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
    Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578
    All Together Now! 9:00 am
    All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
    Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline and are great for kids 0-5 years old. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English. Classes facilitated by experienced and friendly teachers. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
    Latch Clinic 9:00 am
    Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
    Mar 13 @ 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.
    Working Together 10:00 am
    Working Together @ Downtown Library
    Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?). Make a phone call or get help with free scanning, printing or email. Apply for a lifeline phone or get connected to a local program or service. You decide, we assist.
    Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 10:30 am
    Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
    Mar 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Mini Mint. Join us for a fun walking mom group! We will meet at Mini Mint then head out along East Cliff for a walk along the ocean with our babes. Join our community of Mamas and enjoy the sunshine! Free
    Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30 am
    Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
    Mar 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Felton Covered Bridge Park, corner of Graham Hill Rd and Mt. Hermon Rd (across from Safeway).  Parent education is offered as part of the Together in the Park drop-in playgroup led by Mountain Community Resources every Wednesday, April through October. Triple P Positive Parenting tip sheets are covered with all participants or in brief, one-on-one consultations. Offered in English or Spanish by Rosa Reyes, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. All children and parents/caregivers are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.
    Family Stories and Activities 11:00 am
    Family Stories and Activities @ Boulder Creek Library
    Mar 13 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Boulder Creek Library. Pre-schoolers, home-schoolers, toddlers all welcome at this weekly storytime. We have books for ages 0-6 on hand, a craft that parents and caregivers can do with their kids, and toys on the floor for toddler play.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 11:00 am
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
    Mar 13 @ 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
    Mar 13 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Live Oak Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    What If Wednesday 11:00 am
    What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. A combination of science and art that prompts the wonder and discovery of “what if?” Example “ we add salt to watercolor, or “what if” vegetable oil is put of the paper first, with the watercolor mix with it? Wednesday is when weird wacky science becomes wonderfully wild while art and science are brought together.
    New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
    New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
    Mar 13 @ 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
    El Patio de mi Casa 12:00 pm
    El Patio de mi Casa @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
    Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Inspiring playgroups for moms, dads, caregivers and children 0-5 years old. Join us to sing, play, and tend a garden along with our children. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Instructor: Yolanda Provoste-Fuentes. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Drop-in. Classes facilitated in Spanish. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
    Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
    Volunteer Housing Navigators 12:30 pm
    Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Downtown Library
    Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Are you currently experiencing homelessness? Work with a compassionate and effective community volunteer or “housing navigator,” who can help you set goals, overcome barriers, access documents and search for opportunities, helping you to transition back into housing, health and wellness.
    Dance for Parkinson’s 1:00 pm
    Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
    Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm
    Motion Pacific Dance, Santa Cruz. Every Wednesday Except the First Wednesday of the Month. Our classes are based on the innovative and internationally renowned Dance for PD® program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise and artistic experience to support people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers to engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement, expression and community. Classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s no matter how advanced. Movement modifications will be made available. No Dance Experience is Required. No Charge to Participate.
    Code Combat 2:00 pm
    Code Combat @ Downtown Library
    Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    DIY Crafts 2:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.
    Code Combat 2:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    Downtown Streets Team / OnRoute22 Alumni Group 3:00 pm
    Downtown Streets Team / OnRoute22 Alumni Group
    Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hosted by the Downtown Streets Team and the non-profit organization onRoute22, this ongoing workshop for women experiencing homelessness gives participants tools to more effectively navigate daily life. While this workshop is designed especially for graduates of “Finding our Way,” it is open to all. Participants learn skills to build a network of healthy relationships, become your own best advocate, explore your creative talents, and navigate emotions. If you are interested in learning more or participating with this group, please email brooke@streetsteam.org
    Nature Art with Sue 3:00 pm
    Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Sue introduces new projects that explore art in nature and nature in art. The classes are aligned to STEAM objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) objectives.
    R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail 3:00 pm
    R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Downtown Library and La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 13 @ 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 pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session
    Orchard Circus Arts Class 3:30 pm
    Orchard Circus Arts Class @ Orchard School
    Mar 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Orchard School. Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more with Rock Lerum. Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.
    Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
    Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
    Mar 13 @ 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
    Scotts Valley Friends of the Library 6:30 pm
    Scotts Valley Friends of the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    The Scotts Valley Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday every month at 6:30pm in the Scotts Valley Library Fireside Room. If you are interested in helping your localLibrary, come to the meeting and learn how you can make a difference in your community. All are welcome.
    New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10:00 am
    New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
    Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 14 @ 10:00 am
    Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Creative Exploration 12:00 pm
    Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Children may let their natural curiosity flow as they explore how art and science materials work together. Some of the best child projects are related to some or all of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math.
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 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
    Code Combat 3:00 pm
    Code Combat @ Aptos Library
    Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. registration is required.
    DIY Crafts 3:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
    Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    Sensory Art with Brooke 3:00 pm
    Sensory Art with Brooke @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each week Sensory Art encourages children to apply all their senses in art projects.
    Lego 3:30 pm
    Lego @ Garfield Park Library
    Mar 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Come to the Garfield Park Library every Thursday and have fun with Lego’s. Directed LEGO construction for kids 5 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
    Wednesday Night Sailboat Races 5:30 pm
    Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
    Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays through October. Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz. Harbor restaurants & the beach are great viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun.
    Legally Speaking 6:00 pm
    Legally Speaking @ Downtown Library
    Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Downtown Library. Topic is Elder Abuse. Local attorneys Anna M. Penrose-Levig of Penrose Chun & Gorman, LLP, Pamela Simmons of Simmons & Purdy, and Assistant District Attorney William Atkinson will provide information regarding how seniors in our community can protect themselves.
    Legally Speaking 6:00 pm
    Legally Speaking @ Downtown Library
    Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    This March we will discuss Elder Abuse. Local attorneys Anna M. Penrose-Levig of Penrose Chun & Gorman, LLP, Pamela Simmons of Simmons & Purdy, and Assistant District Attorney William Atkinson will provide information regarding how seniors in our community can protect themselves. The presenters will address a variety of common situations including different examples of financial elder abuse and various types of fraud commonly targeting seniors. The presentation will address legal and practical tools that seniors can use to protect themselves from being victimized, as well as how they may be able to recover money and property wrongfully taken from them. William Atkinson will share information about: current types of scams being perpetrated against seniors and consumers in Santa Cruz County; how to identify and prevent falling victim to these types of scams; who to report these scams to; and tips to remember before responding to an unsolicited offer via the telephone, mail, email, or at your front door. Anna M. Penrose-Levig will share information about how seniors can protect themselves with basic estate planning tools. She will also provide information about civil law suits that can be brought to address financial elder abuse. Pamela Simmons will share information about the many different ways scammers seek to rob seniors of their savings, home equity or even just their piece of mind.
    Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
    Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
    Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
    Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
    Preschool Storytime @ Aptos Library
    Mar 15 @ 10:00 am
    Ongoing Fridays. Aptos Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
    Mar 15 @ 10:00 am
    Downtown Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
    Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
    Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 15 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Sack Puppet Making 11:45 am
    Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
    Mar 15 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 15 @ 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
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall 2:00 pm
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall @ Children's MOD
    Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Children’s MOD. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 8. We provide materials to explore their creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
    Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
    Mar 15 @ 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.
    Art and Science at the MOD 3:00 pm
    Art and Science at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each week our staff combines the worlds of art and science through fun projects. Come and see what fun activity is offered today.
    Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
    Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
    Mar 16 @ 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
    Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. Ages walking to 8 years old (or 80 lbs.). Parents may leave children over 3 years of age. If you need a break from the children, go out to lunch or go on a run, then the solution is JuneBug’s Gym. Parents can drop off for 1, 2, or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
    Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is celebrating opening day with FREE blueberry short cake and an array of festivities. Pick up a serving of blueberries and whipped cream on top of a sweet Companion Bakeshop biscuit. Stop in at the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY workshop on healthful blueberry soda making, join the SV Public Library for story time in the Market, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and do some grocery shopping while you’re at it. Facebook: Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market Instagram: Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets
    Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
    Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Family Lagoon Watch 10:00 am
    Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. • Learn about the environment and local wildlife with experts. • Bird Watching                • Examine microscopic creatures               • Art &  Writing. Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children. We will be outdoors when weather permits.
    Free Citizenship Workshop Taller Gratuito de Ciudadanía 10:00 am
    Free Citizenship Workshop Taller Gratuito de Ciudadanía @ Downtown Library
    Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Come and learn about the citizenship process at this event presented by Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. Eligible parties will receive assistance in completing the N400 naturalization form and process. Qualified individuals can apply for a fee waiver and there will be ESL and legal referrals as needed. To register visit www.e-immigrate.info or call 831-607-1847. Informase sobre el proceso de ciudadania en este evento presentado por Catholic Charities del condado de Santa Clara. Individuos elegibles recibirán asistencia para completar el formulario de naturalización N400 y en el proceso en general. Los individuos calificados puedan solicitar una exención de cobros relacionado del N400. Ademas habra ESL y referencias legales según sea necesario para participantes. Para registrarse visite www.e-immigrate.info o llame al 831-607-1847.
    Hidden Gems: Flowers of Big Basin 10:00 am
    Hidden Gems: Flowers of Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    There are many less-famous, yet still beautiful, plants in the redwood forest. Join Docent Kathy Willott on this four-mile, three-hour walk and meet some of the hidden gems of Big Basin! Bring water and lunch. Meet at Park Headquarters. Heavy rain cancels.
    Money Matters 10:00 am
    Money Matters @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    The ABC’s of Life Insurance. Learn a different topic each month with financial advisers Anthony Rovai and George Haas. Start getting your personal finances in shape.
    DIY Crafts 11:00 am
    DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Branciforte Library. Drop in with your family and make something fun!
    Old Cove Landing Trail 11:00 am
    Old Cove Landing Trail @ Wilder Ranch
    Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore the plants, animals, and geology of our coastal bluffs. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Rain cancels. Meet at the interpretive center. For more information, please call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
    Old Growth Redwood Tours 11:00 am
    Old Growth Redwood Tours @ Henry Cowell State Park
    Mar 16 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Saturdays. Henry Cowell State Park. Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left?  How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems?
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance 11:00 am
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance @ Downtown Library
    Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Downtown Library. Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, they have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. Seniors get priority at all library sessions. For more information, call the Watsonville Office at 1-831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297. Or visit the Project Scout Website: http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/. El proyecto SCOUT y sus voluntarios ofrecen asistencia con preparación de impuestos y asesoría fiscal para residentes locales durante la temporada de impuestos del gobierno en sitios ubicados por todo el condado de Santa Cruz. Voluntarios están capacitados por el personal del IRS y el Franchise Tax Board (impuestos de ingresos estatales) de California. Para los individuos discapacitados incapaz de llegar a los sitios de asistencia, tendrán voluntarios preparados para ayudar con preparación de impuestos en su domicilio. Para más información, llama a la oficina de Watsonville al 1-831-724-2606 o con llamada gratuita al 1-877-373-8297. También puede visitar el sitio web (solo en inglés): http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 16 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Felton Library Friends Open House 1:00 pm
    Felton Library Friends Open House @ Felton Community Hall
    Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Open House for the new Felton Library and Park,  Saturday, March 16, 1-4 pm at the Felton Community Hall. Drop in to this free open house to see the latest library and park plans. Share your ideas for enhancements and programs, and learn how you can help Felton Library Friends make them a reality. Talk with folks involved in the project, use the library’s button making machine, and watch the 3-D printer at work. Bring the kids along — there’ll be fun activities for them, and refreshments for all. For more information, visit feltonlibraryfriends.org
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 16 @ 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
    Mar 16 @ 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.
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts 1:30 pm
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come to the La Selva Beach Library for family fun arts & crafts. A new self-directed project every week.
    Community Poetry Circle 2:00 pm
    Community Poetry Circle @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Poetry gives rise to the full expression of self. Join the circle led by local poet, Magdalena Montagne, for this free monthly workshop every 3rd Saturday. Create your poems in a friendly supportive atmosphere. All levels welcome.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Orchard School Alumni Association Kickoff Gathering 3:00 pm
    Orchard School Alumni Association Kickoff Gathering @ Aptos Community Foundation 7807 Soquel Drive
    Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Come celebrate with alumni, parents, faculty, friends, and supporters of Orchard School. Enjoy wine and cheese and re-connecting with friends.
    Chess Club 3:30 pm
    Chess Club @ Downtown Library
    Mar 16 @ 3:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Downtown Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
    Meet the Doulas 4:00 pm
    Meet the Doulas @ Pacific Cultural Center - Gallery room, upstairs
    Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm
    Learn about how birth and postpartum doulas can help you before, during, and after birth. Group presentation, plus time to speak with doulas individually. Open to all – home or hospital, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Monterey, or San Jose area. Please note, this is not a drop-in event, ends by 6pm. Preregistration encouraged http://birthnetsantacruz.eventbrite.com Pacific Cultural Center – Gallery room, upstairs 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
    Birding for Beginners 8:00 am
    Birding for Beginners @ Henry Cowell State Park
    Mar 17 @ 8:00 am
    Join birder extraordinaire Jim Williams for a tranquil morning filled with our little flying friends! Learn about the birds in our park, receive a Henry Cowell RSP birding brochure, and begin your career as an energized birder! Make sure to bring water, comfortable footwear, and a keen eye and/or ears! Meet in the main day-use parking lot. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event is free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class 8:30 am
    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class @ Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
    Mar 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    Ongoing Sundays. Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville. Promotes circulation. Decreases muscle stiffness. Improves posture. Helps manage or reduce stress. Improves balance. Increases range of motion. Instructor–Ace Martinez, a PA with over 16 years of Weight and Balance Training. (831) 352-7993.
    Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
    Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
    Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
    Mar 17 @ 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
    Mar 17 @ 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, easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with Docent Hal Anjo. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 17 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Bachata by the Sea 1:00 pm
    Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
    Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
    DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come and create a self-directed craft.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 1:00 pm
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
    Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Ongoing Sundays. Downtown 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.
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 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
    Mar 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.
    Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
    Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
    Mar 17 @ 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.
    Code Combat 1:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Felton Library
    Mar 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding. The Felton class will be limited to 5 and it is suggested that students bring their own laptop, if possible. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking the button here or  by email, pro@santacruzpl.org, or call 831-427-7717.
    Science Sunday 1:30 pm
    Science Sunday @ Seymour Marine Discovery Center
    Mar 17 @ 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)
    Mar 17 @ 1:30 pm
    Ongoing Sundays. Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road). Come experience the incredible bird life that the Wetlands of Watsonville have to offer. The wetland system of sloughs and their uplands offer breeding and year-round habitat for over 220 species of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and song birds.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Womb Song 2:00 pm
    Womb Song @ The Pacific Cultural Center
    Mar 17 @ 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
    Money Matters 5:18 pm
    Money Matters @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 17 @ 5:18 pm – 6:18 pm
    The ABC’s of Life Insurance. Learn a different topic each month with financial advisers Anthony Rovai and George Haas. Start getting your personal finances in shape.
    Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
    Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
    Mar 17 @ 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
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 9:30 am
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Callaghan Park, 225 Sudden Street, Watsonville
    Mar 18 @ 9:30 am
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 18 @ 10:00 am
    Live Oak Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Make Art Monday 11:00 am
    Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    11am-12pm; 3pm-4pm. Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
    Knitting 11:15 am
    Knitting @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 18 @ 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.
    FSCPL’s Love Monday at Discretion Brewing! 12:00 pm
    FSCPL’s Love Monday at Discretion Brewing! @ Discretion Brewing
    Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Discretion Brewing supports local nonprofits through their Love Monday events and your Friends are excited to be a part of this on Monday, March 18th! Benefiting the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Stop by Discretion Brewing (2703 41st Ave., Suite A, in Soquel) to talk with your Friends, have a beer, and browse through our Pop Up Book Sale! Friends + Pop Up Book Sale + Beer = One AWESOME Monday
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 18 @ 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
    Mar 18 @ 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
    Mar 18 @ 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.
    Make Art Monday 3:00 pm
    Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    11am-12pm; 3pm-4pm. Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 3:30 pm
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Native Sons Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz
    Mar 18 @ 3:30 pm
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Code Combat 3:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4:00 pm
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
    Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
    Word Church 4:00 pm
    Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
    Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz MAH. 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. This event is organized by the @legendarypoetrycollective. Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.
    Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
    Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 19 @ 9:30 am
    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. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
    Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
    Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Downtown Santa Cruz. Featuring specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown.
    New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10:00 am
    New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
    Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). 477-2229. 2900 Chanticleer Ave.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 19 @ 10:00 am
    Branciforte Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
    Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Ongoing Open Gym on Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch, or just relax? The solution is JuneBugs Gym! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym
    Cancer Support Group 12:30 pm
    Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
    Mar 19 @ 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.
    Movie Club 1:00 pm
    Movie Club @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    The LSB Movie Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 1:00p to 2:00p. Join our discussion of selective movies currently in the theaters. All adults are welcome. For more information and/or list of movies, call 831.427.7710.
    Homework Help 3:00 pm
    Homework Help @ Branciforte Library, Live Oak Library, and La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions
    Chess Club 3:30 pm
    Chess Club @ Aptos Library
    Mar 19 @ 3:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
    RHYTHM KIDS 1 4:00 pm
    RHYTHM KIDS 1 @ Pleasure Point Studio, 3709 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
    Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm
    for ages 4 & 5 years
    Youth Coalition Meeting 5:00 pm
    Youth Coalition Meeting @ Resource Center for Non-Violence
    Mar 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Ages 13-21. Get involved, get educated & become a community youth leader. Youth-designed & led group. Call first. Resource Center for Non-Violence, 515 Broadway, SC. 427-5066
    Family and Friends Cancer Support Group 5:30 pm
    Family and Friends Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE Office
    Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to friends and loved ones (men & women) of people with cancer. Led by Donna Cavallaro. 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.
    Triple P Workshop: Supporting Your Partner 5:30 pm
    Triple P Workshop: Supporting Your Partner @ Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz (Live Oak)
    Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn about: Parenting issues that often cause disagreements between partners; How to take care of your relationship with your partner and create a positive family life; Tools to help partners support each other and work as a team. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for children and adults. Presented in English by: Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges – La Manzana Community Resources Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz (Live Oak) To register: Contact Sandra Rodelo at (831) 724-2997 x211 or sandrar@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings
    Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
    Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
    Mar 19 @ 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
    SLV Nature Academy Info Night 6:00 pm
    SLV Nature Academy Info Night
    Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Learn about the dynamic 6-8th grade program within the SLV School District. For more info go to www.charter. Slvusd.org or call 831-336-5167.
    Birth Center Tour 6:30 pm
    Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
    Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm
    Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
    Divorced Fathers Network 7:30 pm
    Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
    Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578
    All Together Now! 9:00 am
    All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
    Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline and are great for kids 0-5 years old. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English. Classes facilitated by experienced and friendly teachers. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
    Latch Clinic 9:00 am
    Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
    Mar 20 @ 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
    Mar 20 @ 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
    Working Together 10:00 am
    Working Together @ Downtown Library
    Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?). Make a phone call or get help with free scanning, printing or email. Apply for a lifeline phone or get connected to a local program or service. You decide, we assist.
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 10:30 am
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Native Sons Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz
    Mar 20 @ 10:30 am
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 10:30 am
    Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
    Mar 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Mini Mint. Join us for a fun walking mom group! We will meet at Mini Mint then head out along East Cliff for a walk along the ocean with our babes. Join our community of Mamas and enjoy the sunshine! Free
    Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30 am
    Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
    Mar 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Felton Covered Bridge Park, corner of Graham Hill Rd and Mt. Hermon Rd (across from Safeway).  Parent education is offered as part of the Together in the Park drop-in playgroup led by Mountain Community Resources every Wednesday, April through October. Triple P Positive Parenting tip sheets are covered with all participants or in brief, one-on-one consultations. Offered in English or Spanish by Rosa Reyes, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. All children and parents/caregivers are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.
    Family Stories and Activities 11:00 am
    Family Stories and Activities @ Boulder Creek Library
    Mar 20 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Boulder Creek Library. Pre-schoolers, home-schoolers, toddlers all welcome at this weekly storytime. We have books for ages 0-6 on hand, a craft that parents and caregivers can do with their kids, and toys on the floor for toddler play.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 11:00 am
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
    Mar 20 @ 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
    Mar 20 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Live Oak Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    What If Wednesday 11:00 am
    What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. A combination of science and art that prompts the wonder and discovery of “what if?” Example “ we add salt to watercolor, or “what if” vegetable oil is put of the paper first, with the watercolor mix with it? Wednesday is when weird wacky science becomes wonderfully wild while art and science are brought together.
    New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
    New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
    Mar 20 @ 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
    El Patio de mi Casa 12:00 pm
    El Patio de mi Casa @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
    Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Inspiring playgroups for moms, dads, caregivers and children 0-5 years old. Join us to sing, play, and tend a garden along with our children. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Instructor: Yolanda Provoste-Fuentes. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Drop-in. Classes facilitated in Spanish. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 20 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
    Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
    Volunteer Housing Navigators 12:30 pm
    Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Downtown Library
    Mar 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Are you currently experiencing homelessness? Work with a compassionate and effective community volunteer or “housing navigator,” who can help you set goals, overcome barriers, access documents and search for opportunities, helping you to transition back into housing, health and wellness.
    Aptos Library Reading Group 1:00 pm
    Aptos Library Reading Group @ Aptos Library
    Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    The Aptos Library Writing Group is a peer-led, community-based, on-going writing group. Those interested in: sharing their writing; improving and developing their writing; or trying their hand at writing for the first time, are welcome. No experience is necessary and all writing formats are considered, from poetry to short stories, from memoirs to fiction. 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. This group assembles on the third Wednesday of each month from 1pm-3pm in the meeting room of the Aptos branch library.
    Dance for Parkinson’s 1:00 pm
    Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
    Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm
    Motion Pacific Dance, Santa Cruz. Every Wednesday Except the First Wednesday of the Month. Our classes are based on the innovative and internationally renowned Dance for PD® program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise and artistic experience to support people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers to engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement, expression and community. Classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s no matter how advanced. Movement modifications will be made available. No Dance Experience is Required. No Charge to Participate.
    Branciforte Book Discussion Group 1:30 pm
    Branciforte Book Discussion Group @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 20 @ 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.
    CASE Art Club 2:00 pm
    CASE Art Club @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm
    Scotts Valley Library. Ages 6-10 explore art and science through creative projects.
    Code Combat 2:00 pm
    Code Combat @ Downtown Library
    Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    DIY Crafts 2:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.
    Code Combat 2:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    Downtown Streets Team / OnRoute22 Alumni Group 3:00 pm
    Downtown Streets Team / OnRoute22 Alumni Group
    Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hosted by the Downtown Streets Team and the non-profit organization onRoute22, this ongoing workshop for women experiencing homelessness gives participants tools to more effectively navigate daily life. While this workshop is designed especially for graduates of “Finding our Way,” it is open to all. Participants learn skills to build a network of healthy relationships, become your own best advocate, explore your creative talents, and navigate emotions. If you are interested in learning more or participating with this group, please email brooke@streetsteam.org
    Nature Art with Sue 3:00 pm
    Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Sue introduces new projects that explore art in nature and nature in art. The classes are aligned to STEAM objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) objectives.
    R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail 3:00 pm
    R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Downtown Library and La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 20 @ 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 pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session
    Orchard Circus Arts Class 3:30 pm
    Orchard Circus Arts Class @ Orchard School
    Mar 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Orchard School. Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more with Rock Lerum. Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.
    RHYTHM KIDS 2 4:00 pm
    RHYTHM KIDS 2 @ Pleasure Point Studio, 3709 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
    Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm
    for ages 6 to 8 years
    Evening Book Discussion Group 5:30 pm
    Evening Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    The LSB Evening Book Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00p. All adults are welcome. For more information and/or book selection, call 831.427.7710.
    Wednesday Night Sailboat Races 5:30 pm
    Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
    Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays through October. Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz. Harbor restaurants & the beach are great viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun.
    Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
    Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
    Mar 20 @ 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
    Board in the Library 6:30 pm
    Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Adults need playtime too! Come play with us for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library’s many games. No prior gaming experience is necessary.
    New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10:00 am
    New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
    Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
    Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Book Discussion Group 11:00 am
    Book Discussion Group @ Boulder Creek Library
    Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Please join us every third Thursday of the month at 11:00 am when we discuss the book of the month, watch short videos highlighting authors and interesting side notes about the current book, and share personal insights. Book Club titles are available at the Boulder Creek Library.
    Creative Exploration 12:00 pm
    Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Children may let their natural curiosity flow as they explore how art and science materials work together. Some of the best child projects are related to some or all of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math.
    Munching with Mozart 12:10 pm
    Munching with Mozart @ Downtown Library
    Mar 21 @ 12:10 pm – 12:50 pm
    A popular monthly series of free noon-time concerts in the Downtown Branch meeting room every 3rd Thursday of the month. Pieces and performers vary. Your are welcome to bring your lunch, and please avoid crunchy food items. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Music Teachers’ Association. For more information about the series, to make a reservation for your class or other large group, or to inquire about performing, contact Carol Panofsky by phone at 831-426-3238 or by email at panofsky@cruzio.com
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 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
    Code Combat 3:00 pm
    Code Combat @ Aptos Library
    Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. registration is required.
    DIY Crafts 3:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
    Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    Sensory Art with Brooke 3:00 pm
    Sensory Art with Brooke @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each week Sensory Art encourages children to apply all their senses in art projects.
    Lego 3:30 pm
    Lego @ Garfield Park Library
    Mar 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Come to the Garfield Park Library every Thursday and have fun with Lego’s. Directed LEGO construction for kids 5 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
    Minecraft.edu 4:00 pm
    Minecraft.edu @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.
    Spanish Conversation Group 4:00 pm
    Spanish Conversation Group @ Aptos Library
    Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Trying to work on your Spanish? Want to improve your vocabulary and Spanish speaking skills? The Aptos Branch Library is hosting a Spanish conversation group. Facilitator-led discussion and activities. All levels are welcome, including beginners. Meetings are every first and third Thursday of the month. For more information, contact Ivan Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org or 831-427-7702
    Entre Nosotros 6:00 pm
    Entre Nosotros @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
    Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
     
    Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
    Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
    Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
    Movie Matinee 10:00 am
    Movie Matinee @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Wake up to a good movie. Join us the fourth Friday of the month from 10:00a-12:00noon. For more information and/or movie selection, call 831.427.7710.
    Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
    Preschool Storytime @ Aptos Library
    Mar 22 @ 10:00 am
    Ongoing Fridays. Aptos Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
    Mar 22 @ 10:00 am
    Downtown Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 10:30 am
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery in the Capitola Mall
    Mar 22 @ 10:30 am
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
    Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
    Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 22 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    The MAKE Lab 11:00 am
    The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ very own makerspace offers a variety of tools and materials for STEAM-based projects! Bring your own craft or project to work on in a creative environment, test out new tools before investing in your own, or come in to learn, explore, and have fun!  Tools include: FlashForge CreatorPro 3D printer Silhouette Cameo 3 vinyl cutter Walnut Hollow woodburning tool Walnut Hollow versa/soldering tool American Button Machines 1.5″ pinback button machine Fellowes thermal book binding machine Oculus Rift virtual reality set MakeyMakey circuit pack Botley the Coding Robot MakeDo cardboard construction kit Brother sewing machine screenprinting kit glass etching kit wire wrapping and jewelry making supplies book upcycling/repurposing projects Tools are limited in quantity and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Introductory materials and training will be available onsite–elaborate projects or special materials will need to be brought by participants. Kids 13 and under will need parental permission and supervision. Staff will be available to help answer questions and train patrons on more difficult tools. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.
    Sack Puppet Making 11:45 am
    Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
    Mar 22 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 22 @ 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
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall 2:00 pm
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall @ Children's MOD
    Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Children’s MOD. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 8. We provide materials to explore their creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
    Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
    Mar 22 @ 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.
    Art and Science at the MOD 3:00 pm
    Art and Science at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each week our staff combines the worlds of art and science through fun projects. Come and see what fun activity is offered today.
    Contra Dance 7:00 pm
    Contra Dance @ Live Oak Grange
    Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Traditional Dancers of Santa Cruz are hosting a contra dance from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22 at the Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave.  Claire Takemori calls to tunes played by east coast band Buddy System (Noah vanNorstrand and Julie Vallimont).  Contra dance does not require previous experience and you don’t need to bring a partner.  New dancers are encouraged to attend a free lesson at 6:40 p.m.  Suggested admission donation is $12 regular, $20 supporters, $8 for full-time students with ID card. More details at www.santacruzdance.org
    Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
    Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
    Mar 23 @ 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
    Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. Ages walking to 8 years old (or 80 lbs.). Parents may leave children over 3 years of age. If you need a break from the children, go out to lunch or go on a run, then the solution is JuneBug’s Gym. Parents can drop off for 1, 2, or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
    Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is celebrating opening day with FREE blueberry short cake and an array of festivities. Pick up a serving of blueberries and whipped cream on top of a sweet Companion Bakeshop biscuit. Stop in at the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY workshop on healthful blueberry soda making, join the SV Public Library for story time in the Market, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and do some grocery shopping while you’re at it. Facebook: Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market Instagram: Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets
    Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
    Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Family Lagoon Watch 10:00 am
    Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. • Learn about the environment and local wildlife with experts. • Bird Watching                • Examine microscopic creatures               • Art &  Writing. Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children. We will be outdoors when weather permits.
    Yin Yoga for All 10:00 am
    Yin Yoga for All @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 23 @ 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 @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Branciforte Library. Drop in with your family and make something fun!
    Old Cove Landing Trail 11:00 am
    Old Cove Landing Trail @ Wilder Ranch
    Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore the plants, animals, and geology of our coastal bluffs. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Rain cancels. Meet at the interpretive center. For more information, please call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
    Old Growth Redwood Tours 11:00 am
    Old Growth Redwood Tours @ Henry Cowell State Park
    Mar 23 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Saturdays. Henry Cowell State Park. Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left?  How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems?
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance 11:00 am
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance @ Downtown Library
    Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Downtown Library. Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, they have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. Seniors get priority at all library sessions. For more information, call the Watsonville Office at 1-831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297. Or visit the Project Scout Website: http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/. El proyecto SCOUT y sus voluntarios ofrecen asistencia con preparación de impuestos y asesoría fiscal para residentes locales durante la temporada de impuestos del gobierno en sitios ubicados por todo el condado de Santa Cruz. Voluntarios están capacitados por el personal del IRS y el Franchise Tax Board (impuestos de ingresos estatales) de California. Para los individuos discapacitados incapaz de llegar a los sitios de asistencia, tendrán voluntarios preparados para ayudar con preparación de impuestos en su domicilio. Para más información, llama a la oficina de Watsonville al 1-831-724-2606 o con llamada gratuita al 1-877-373-8297. También puede visitar el sitio web (solo en inglés): http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 23 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 11:30 am
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Pleasure Point Studio, 3709 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
    Mar 23 @ 11:30 am
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Board in the Library 12:00 pm
    Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Adults need playtime too! Come play with us for hours of tabletop gaming fun. Bring your favorite board game or play some of the library’s many games. No prior gaming experience is necessary. Some of the titles we carry are: Settlers of Catan Disney Monopoly Deadwood Studios, USA Star Trek: The Interactive VHS Board Game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game Unspeakable Words Candy Land Pandemic Battleship Apples to Apples Elder Sign Bananagrams Lord of the Fries Ticket to Ride King of New York Dead of Winter 7 Wonders Elysium Disney Scene It Flick ‘Em Up Vikings on Board Last Night on Earth Imhotep Flash Point Dixit Risk: Marvel Cinematic Universe Edition Star Trek: Attack Wing Kill Doctor Lucky (Board game and card game) Paris Connection Dominion Codenames Stuff and Nonsense Tak Exploding Kittens Freedom: The Underground Railroad Turbulence Braiiiins! Zombie DIce Fluxx Black Market Warehouse Evil Baby Orphanage Give Me the Brain! Unexploded Cow Brawl The Star Wars Game Clue Whodunit D&D Basic Board Game Shogi a set of classic board games like chess, backgammon, and checkers and more!
    Snakes Alive! 12:00 pm
    Snakes Alive! @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at Park Headquarters and meet Docent Diane Shaw and learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Stop by anytime to meet the snake and talk to Diane.
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 23 @ 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
    Mar 23 @ 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.
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts 1:30 pm
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come to the La Selva Beach Library for family fun arts & crafts. A new self-directed project every week.
    Bellies, Birth and Babies 2:00 pm
    Bellies, Birth and Babies @ Pacific Cultural Center 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz
    Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Free Family Event featuring Birth Network professional members and others from the birth and baby community. Pop up market place – prizes – workshops – mini-massages – demonstrations – baby wearing – singing – dancing Preregistration encouraged. http://birthnetsantacruz.eventbrite.com
    CircOrchard 7th Annual 2:00 pm
    CircOrchard 7th Annual @ Harbor High School Theatre
    Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm
    Harbor High School Theatre. An all children circus performance with acrobatics, unicycling, juggling, clown antics and much more. $6 children & senior, $12 adult, 2 & under free. Tickets and information available at www.orchardschoolaptos.org 688-1074
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group 3:00 pm
    Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
    Mar 23 @ 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.
    Chess Club 3:30 pm
    Chess Club @ Downtown Library
    Mar 23 @ 3:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Downtown Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class 8:30 am
    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class @ Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
    Mar 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    Ongoing Sundays. Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville. Promotes circulation. Decreases muscle stiffness. Improves posture. Helps manage or reduce stress. Improves balance. Increases range of motion. Instructor–Ace Martinez, a PA with over 16 years of Weight and Balance Training. (831) 352-7993.
    Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
    Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
    Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
    Mar 24 @ 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
    Coffee Talk and Crafts 9:30 am
    Coffee Talk and Crafts @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Come to the Sempervirens Room next to park headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day in Big Basin. Docents will be happy to answer your questions about the park and help get you going on the right trail. And bring the kids for a fun craft activity! 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.
    The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 9:30 am
    The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 24 @ 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, easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with Docent Hal Anjo. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 24 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Bachata by the Sea 1:00 pm
    Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
    Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
    DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come and create a self-directed craft.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 1:00 pm
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
    Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Ongoing Sundays. Downtown 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.
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 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
    Mar 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.
    Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
    Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
    Mar 24 @ 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.
    Code Combat 1:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Felton Library
    Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding. The Felton class will be limited to 5 and it is suggested that students bring their own laptop, if possible. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking the button here or  by email, pro@santacruzpl.org, or call 831-427-7717.
    Watsonville Nature Walks 1:30 pm
    Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
    Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm
    Ongoing Sundays. Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road). Come experience the incredible bird life that the Wetlands of Watsonville have to offer. The wetland system of sloughs and their uplands offer breeding and year-round habitat for over 220 species of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and song birds.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Photography Hike for Beginners 3:00 pm
    Photography Hike for Beginners @ Henry Cowell State Park
    Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Discover Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park through the lens of your camera and render its marvels and phenomena into an artistic language! During this four-hour saunter, you will explore the functions of your camera, create conceptually- and visually-stunning photographs, become more intimate with the park, and become part of a wonderful community! Make sure to bring your camera, water, proper recreational shoes, a sense of adventure, and your imagination. Meet at the visitor center. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
    Come Be Curious with George: A Curious George Storytime 4:00 pm
    Come Be Curious with George: A Curious George Storytime @ Bookshop Santa Cruz
    Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm
    Bookshop Santa Cruz and Temple Beth El presents Come be Curious with George: A Curious George Story Time for Ages Preschool-K, with Storyteller Susan Freeman. An interactive half hour filled with stories, puppets, pictures and music to engage young children in exploring “being curious” Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival, Temple Beth El. This free children’s storytime and activity event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Open seating will be set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please e-mail info@bookshopsantacruz.com by March 22nd.
    Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
    Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
    Mar 24 @ 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
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 9:30 am
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Callaghan Park, 225 Sudden Street, Watsonville
    Mar 25 @ 9:30 am
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 25 @ 10:00 am
    Live Oak Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Make Art Monday 11:00 am
    Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    11am-12pm; 3pm-4pm. Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
    Knitting 11:15 am
    Knitting @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 25 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
    Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 25 @ 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
    Mar 25 @ 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
    Mar 25 @ 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.
    Make Art Monday 3:00 pm
    Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    11am-12pm; 3pm-4pm. Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 3:30 pm
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Native Sons Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz
    Mar 25 @ 3:30 pm
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Code Combat 3:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    Money Mondays 4:00 pm
    Money Mondays @ Downtown Library
    Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
    Financial literacy is a critical skill for success in life. Join Lisa Bennett, whose mission is to help the next generation to rule the world financially! She believes understanding one’s personal money mindset, as well as a basic understanding of financial planning, credit, insurance, and education on the various ways in which money can work FOR you are critical for the takeover! Lisa Bennet graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management with a Masters in Technology Management. She is a former manager in the Fortune 50, and stands in the top 3% of wealth in the US. Her mission is to encourage youth to rule the world of finance.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 4:00 pm
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
    Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.
    Word Church 4:00 pm
    Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
    Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz MAH. 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. This event is organized by the @legendarypoetrycollective. Admission is sliding scale from $2-7.
    Exploring Big Basin 9:30 am
    Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 26 @ 9:30 am
    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. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Downtown Tuesdays 10:00 am
    Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
    Mar 26 @ 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
    Mar 26 @ 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.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 26 @ 10:00 am
    Branciforte Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym 12:00 pm
    Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 26 @ 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
    Mar 26 @ 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.
    Homework Help 3:00 pm
    Homework Help @ Branciforte Library, Live Oak Library, and La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions
    Stepping Stones Triple P Workshop: Promoting Early Learning Skills 3:00 pm
    Stepping Stones Triple P Workshop: Promoting Early Learning Skills @ Live Oak Elementary School District, Board Room, 984-1 Bostwick Lane, Santa Cruz
    Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Stepping Stones Triple P offers parenting support for families with children with special needs, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other developmental delays.  Stepping Stones Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE workshop to get tips for teaching children with special needs skills for learning, such as making eye contact, imitating, following simple instructions, and independent play. This Stepping Stones Triple P workshop is offered as part of the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Community Advisory Committee’s monthly meeting. No registration required. Light snacks provided. Please note: child care will not be available at this event. Presented in English by: Darlene Coronado, Triple P Practitioner Location: Live Oak Elementary School District, Board Room, 984-1 Bostwick Lane, Santa Cruz For questions, contact the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Office at (831) 466-5700 or visit www.nsccselpa.org
    Chess Club 3:30 pm
    Chess Club @ Aptos Library
    Mar 26 @ 3:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
    RHYTHM KIDS 1 4:00 pm
    RHYTHM KIDS 1 @ Pleasure Point Studio, 3709 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
    Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm
    for ages 4 & 5 years
    Youth Coalition Meeting 5:00 pm
    Youth Coalition Meeting @ Resource Center for Non-Violence
    Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Ages 13-21. Get involved, get educated & become a community youth leader. Youth-designed & led group. Call first. Resource Center for Non-Violence, 515 Broadway, SC. 427-5066
    Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente 6:00 pm
    Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
    Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Martes en curso. En Espanol.¿Tu pareja es violenta o controladora? ¿Has sobrevivido a una agresión sexual? Monarch Services ~ Servicios Monarca ofrece un espacio seguro y de apoyo. Gratis. Actividades de cuidado de niños proporcionadas. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
    Hidden Gems Film Club 6:00 pm
    Hidden Gems Film Club @ Aptos Library
    Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an evening of cinema. Come enjoy these “hidden gems.” Foreign films, documentaries, independents and even some mainstream movies you might have missed! If you wish, bring a snack to share, and participate in the discussion! For information please visit Hidden Gems Film Club Website! Date:
    Youth Employment Workshops 6:00 pm
    Youth Employment Workshops @ Felton Library
    Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Learn about resumes, job applications, work permits – everything you need to know to apply for and get a job. For middle school and high school students (and their parents) looking for a parttime job.
    Birth Center Tour 6:30 pm
    Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
    Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm
    Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
    Divorced Fathers Network 7:30 pm
    Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
    Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578
    All Together Now! 9:00 am
    All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
    Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline and are great for kids 0-5 years old. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English. Classes facilitated by experienced and friendly teachers. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
    Latch Clinic 9:00 am
    Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
    Mar 27 @ 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.
    FREE Exploring the San Lorenzo River Walk Series 10:00 am
    FREE Exploring the San Lorenzo River Walk Series @ San Lorenzo River
    Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Take a stroll with experts who will lead you along the river and help you learn about our plant and animal neighbors, geology, history, and science. Alternating between the upper river (San Lorenzo Valley) and lower river (Santa Cruz), get to know the whole flow! Participate in a special BioBlitz on Earth Day, April 20, where you can join fellow naturalists, scientists and other experts in studying and recording biodiversity along the San Lorenzo River. This FREE series will run through June. sanlorenzoriver.org/explore
    Working Together 10:00 am
    Working Together @ Downtown Library
    Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?). Make a phone call or get help with free scanning, printing or email. Apply for a lifeline phone or get connected to a local program or service. You decide, we assist.
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 10:30 am
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Native Sons Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz
    Mar 27 @ 10:30 am
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up 10:30 am
    Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
    Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Mini Mint. Join us for a fun walking mom group! We will meet at Mini Mint then head out along East Cliff for a walk along the ocean with our babes. Join our community of Mamas and enjoy the sunshine! Free
    Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30 am
    Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
    Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Felton Covered Bridge Park, corner of Graham Hill Rd and Mt. Hermon Rd (across from Safeway).  Parent education is offered as part of the Together in the Park drop-in playgroup led by Mountain Community Resources every Wednesday, April through October. Triple P Positive Parenting tip sheets are covered with all participants or in brief, one-on-one consultations. Offered in English or Spanish by Rosa Reyes, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. All children and parents/caregivers are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.
    Family Stories and Activities 11:00 am
    Family Stories and Activities @ Boulder Creek Library
    Mar 27 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Boulder Creek Library. Pre-schoolers, home-schoolers, toddlers all welcome at this weekly storytime. We have books for ages 0-6 on hand, a craft that parents and caregivers can do with their kids, and toys on the floor for toddler play.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 11:00 am
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
    Mar 27 @ 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
    Mar 27 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Live Oak Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    What If Wednesday 11:00 am
    What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. A combination of science and art that prompts the wonder and discovery of “what if?” Example “ we add salt to watercolor, or “what if” vegetable oil is put of the paper first, with the watercolor mix with it? Wednesday is when weird wacky science becomes wonderfully wild while art and science are brought together.
    New Moms Support Group 11:30 am
    New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
    Mar 27 @ 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
    El Patio de mi Casa 12:00 pm
    El Patio de mi Casa @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
    Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Inspiring playgroups for moms, dads, caregivers and children 0-5 years old. Join us to sing, play, and tend a garden along with our children. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Instructor: Yolanda Provoste-Fuentes. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Drop-in. Classes facilitated in Spanish. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 27 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
    Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
    Volunteer Housing Navigators 12:30 pm
    Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Downtown Library
    Mar 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Are you currently experiencing homelessness? Work with a compassionate and effective community volunteer or “housing navigator,” who can help you set goals, overcome barriers, access documents and search for opportunities, helping you to transition back into housing, health and wellness.
    Dance for Parkinson’s 1:00 pm
    Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
    Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm
    Motion Pacific Dance, Santa Cruz. Every Wednesday Except the First Wednesday of the Month. Our classes are based on the innovative and internationally renowned Dance for PD® program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise and artistic experience to support people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers to engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement, expression and community. Classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s no matter how advanced. Movement modifications will be made available. No Dance Experience is Required. No Charge to Participate.
    Code Combat 2:00 pm
    Code Combat @ Downtown Library
    Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    DIY Crafts 2:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.
    Code Combat 2:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.
    Downtown Streets Team / OnRoute22 Alumni Group 3:00 pm
    Downtown Streets Team / OnRoute22 Alumni Group
    Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hosted by the Downtown Streets Team and the non-profit organization onRoute22, this ongoing workshop for women experiencing homelessness gives participants tools to more effectively navigate daily life. While this workshop is designed especially for graduates of “Finding our Way,” it is open to all. Participants learn skills to build a network of healthy relationships, become your own best advocate, explore your creative talents, and navigate emotions. If you are interested in learning more or participating with this group, please email brooke@streetsteam.org
    Nature Art with Sue 3:00 pm
    Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Sue introduces new projects that explore art in nature and nature in art. The classes are aligned to STEAM objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) objectives.
    R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail 3:00 pm
    R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Downtown Library and La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 27 @ 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 pro@santacruzpl.org to make an appointment for a 25 minute session
    Orchard Circus Arts Class 3:30 pm
    Orchard Circus Arts Class @ Orchard School
    Mar 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Orchard School. Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more with Rock Lerum. Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.
    Minecraft.edu 4:00 pm
    Minecraft.edu @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.
    RHYTHM KIDS 2 4:00 pm
    RHYTHM KIDS 2 @ Pleasure Point Studio, 3709 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
    Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm
    for ages 6 to 8 years
    Google Docs Workshop 4:30 pm
    Google Docs Workshop @ Downtown Library
    Mar 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    Join our FREE hands-on workshops and learn to use the Internet for research, work, social interaction and more. Each week we explore new topics, such as Browsers, Searching, Email, and Google Docs. No registration required for these computer classes. This week’s topic is Google Docs. Just drop in!
    Open House at Coast Redwoods Montessori 5:30 pm
    Open House at Coast Redwoods Montessori @ 255B Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley
    Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    255B Mt. Hermon Rd., Scotts Valley. For more info go towww.coastredwoodsmontessori.com or call 831-461-9330
    Wednesday Night Sailboat Races 5:30 pm
    Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
    Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm
    Ongoing Wednesdays through October. Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz. Harbor restaurants & the beach are great viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun.
    Female Survivor Support Group 6:00 pm
    Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
    Mar 27 @ 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
    Reading in the Redwoods 6:15 pm
    Reading in the Redwoods @ Fewlton Library
    Mar 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
    Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly at the Felton Library on the fourth Wednesday at 6:15 pm.  Copies of the book are usually available at the Felton branch library.  For more information call 427-7708 or drop by the branch. To be added to our bookgroup email list, please call 831-427-3151.
    Adults with ADHD Meeting 6:30 pm
    Adults with ADHD Meeting @ Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos
    Mar 27 @ 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 jbbrenis@comcast.net or call 818-9619.
    New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10:00 am
    New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
    Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 28 @ 10:00 am
    Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    Passionate Readers Book Discussion Group 10:30 am
    Passionate Readers Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    The LSB Adult Book Discussion group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30a to 12:00p and all adults are welcome. For more information and/or book selection, call 831.427.7710.
    Creative Exploration 12:00 pm
    Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Children may let their natural curiosity flow as they explore how art and science materials work together. Some of the best child projects are related to some or all of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math.
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! 12:15 pm
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 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
    Code Combat 3:00 pm
    Code Combat @ Aptos Library
    Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. registration is required.
    DIY Crafts 3:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
    Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    Sensory Art with Brooke 3:00 pm
    Sensory Art with Brooke @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each week Sensory Art encourages children to apply all their senses in art projects.
    Lego 3:30 pm
    Lego @ Garfield Park Library
    Mar 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Come to the Garfield Park Library every Thursday and have fun with Lego’s. Directed LEGO construction for kids 5 and older. Each week we will construct models based on a common theme.
    Trivia on Tap 6:00 pm
    Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
    Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
    Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club 7:00 pm
    Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club @ Scotts Valley Library
    Mar 28 @ 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.
    Preschool Storytime 10:00 am
    Preschool Storytime @ Aptos Library
    Mar 29 @ 10:00 am
    Ongoing Fridays. Aptos Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    Toddler Time 10:00 am
    Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
    Mar 29 @ 10:00 am
    Downtown Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 10:30 am
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery in the Capitola Mall
    Mar 29 @ 10:30 am
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Infant/Toddler Workshop 11:00 am
    Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
    Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Early Childhood Exploration (0-3). Come and enjoy this fun exploration-based program for infant and toddlers! Your young child will have the opportunity to engage in fascinating explorations of light and shadows. Your child will have the opportunity to explore open-ended materials in a safe space while developing skills and exploring cognitive concepts such as cause and effect.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 29 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Sack Puppet Making 11:45 am
    Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
    Mar 29 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12:00 pm
    Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
    Mar 29 @ 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
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall 2:00 pm
    Make and Explore at the Capitola Mall @ Children's MOD
    Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Children’s MOD. We will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is free, and most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 8. We provide materials to explore their creativity, build things, make art and make discoveries.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Watsonville Farmers Market 2:00 pm
    Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
    Mar 29 @ 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.
    Art and Science at the MOD 3:00 pm
    Art and Science at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each week our staff combines the worlds of art and science through fun projects. Come and see what fun activity is offered today.
    Aptos Farmers Market 8:00 am
    Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
    Mar 30 @ 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
    Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. Ages walking to 8 years old (or 80 lbs.). Parents may leave children over 3 years of age. If you need a break from the children, go out to lunch or go on a run, then the solution is JuneBug’s Gym. Parents can drop off for 1, 2, or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
    Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is celebrating opening day with FREE blueberry short cake and an array of festivities. Pick up a serving of blueberries and whipped cream on top of a sweet Companion Bakeshop biscuit. Stop in at the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY workshop on healthful blueberry soda making, join the SV Public Library for story time in the Market, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and do some grocery shopping while you’re at it. Facebook: Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market Instagram: Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets
    Westside Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
    Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Family Lagoon Watch 10:00 am
    Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. • Learn about the environment and local wildlife with experts. • Bird Watching                • Examine microscopic creatures               • Art &  Writing. Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children. We will be outdoors when weather permits.
    DIY Crafts 11:00 am
    DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
    Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Branciforte Library. Drop in with your family and make something fun!
    Old Cove Landing Trail 11:00 am
    Old Cove Landing Trail @ Wilder Ranch
    Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore the plants, animals, and geology of our coastal bluffs. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Rain cancels. Meet at the interpretive center. For more information, please call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Events made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
    Old Growth Redwood Tours 11:00 am
    Old Growth Redwood Tours @ Henry Cowell State Park
    Mar 30 @ 11:00 am
    Ongoing Saturdays. Henry Cowell State Park. Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left?  How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems?
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance 11:00 am
    Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance @ Downtown Library
    Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Downtown Library. Project SCOUT offers Volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, they have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. Seniors get priority at all library sessions. For more information, call the Watsonville Office at 1-831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297. Or visit the Project Scout Website: http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/. El proyecto SCOUT y sus voluntarios ofrecen asistencia con preparación de impuestos y asesoría fiscal para residentes locales durante la temporada de impuestos del gobierno en sitios ubicados por todo el condado de Santa Cruz. Voluntarios están capacitados por el personal del IRS y el Franchise Tax Board (impuestos de ingresos estatales) de California. Para los individuos discapacitados incapaz de llegar a los sitios de asistencia, tendrán voluntarios preparados para ayudar con preparación de impuestos en su domicilio. Para más información, llama a la oficina de Watsonville al 1-831-724-2606 o con llamada gratuita al 1-877-373-8297. También puede visitar el sitio web (solo en inglés): http://seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout/.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 30 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO 11:30 am
    CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO @ Pleasure Point Studio, 3709 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz
    Mar 30 @ 11:30 am
    for ages Birth to 5 years
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 30 @ 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
    Mar 30 @ 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.
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts 1:30 pm
    Family Fun Do-It-Yourself Crafts @ La Selva Beach Library
    Mar 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come to the La Selva Beach Library for family fun arts & crafts. A new self-directed project every week.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Chess Club 3:30 pm
    Chess Club @ Downtown Library
    Mar 30 @ 3:30 pm
    Ongoing Tuesdays. Downtown Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class 8:30 am
    Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class @ Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
    Mar 31 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    Ongoing Sundays. Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville. Promotes circulation. Decreases muscle stiffness. Improves posture. Helps manage or reduce stress. Improves balance. Increases range of motion. Instructor–Ace Martinez, a PA with over 16 years of Weight and Balance Training. (831) 352-7993.
    Live Oak Farmers Market 9:00 am
    Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
    Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
     
    Overeaters Anonymous 9:05 am
    Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
    Mar 31 @ 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
    Mar 31 @ 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, easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with Docent Hal Anjo. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11:00 am
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 31 @ 11:00 am
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Creeping Forest Ramble 11:30 am
    Creeping Forest Ramble @ Big Basin State Park
    Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Explore the natural history of this less-visited trail with Docents JC and Becky on a 3-hour, 3.5-mile hike up and down the “creeping” terrain, along creeks, through fire-scarred redwoods and over log bridges. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at Park Headquarters.
    Bachata by the Sea 1:00 pm
    Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
    Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
    DIY Crafts 1:00 pm
    DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
    Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Come and create a self-directed craft.
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring 1:00 pm
    One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
    Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Ongoing Sundays. Downtown 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.
    Open Art at the MOD 1:00 pm
    Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Mar 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
    Mar 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.
    Sunday Seaside Craft 1:00 pm
    Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
    Mar 31 @ 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.
    Code Combat 1:30 pm
    Code Combat @ Felton Library
    Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding. The Felton class will be limited to 5 and it is suggested that students bring their own laptop, if possible. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It’s not just gamification with bells and whistles, it’s democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking the button here or  by email, pro@santacruzpl.org, or call 831-427-7717.
    Watsonville Nature Walks 1:30 pm
    Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
    Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm
    Ongoing Sundays. Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road). Come experience the incredible bird life that the Wetlands of Watsonville have to offer. The wetland system of sloughs and their uplands offer breeding and year-round habitat for over 220 species of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and song birds.
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk 2:00 pm
    Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
    Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm
    Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
    Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30 pm
    Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
    Mar 31 @ 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