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    9:00 am Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
    Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
    Jan 10 @ 9:00 am
    Ongoing Thursdays. A 12-step group that helps people not eat addictively one day at a time. Many parents and teens (and of course others) struggle to lose weight. There are no dues or fees. A desire to stop eating addictively is all that is needed. Please go to foodaddicts.com for more information. Trinity Presbyterian Church on 420 Melrose. Entrance is through the yellow gate to the library.
    10:00 am New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
    New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
    Jan 10 @ 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.
    10:00 am Toddler Time @ Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library
    Toddler Time @ Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library
    Jan 10 @ 10:00 am
    Ongoing Thursdays. Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library. Weekly program 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.
    10:30 am Art & Play in Pre & K! @ Mount Madonna School
    Art & Play in Pre & K! @ Mount Madonna School
    Jan 10 @ 10:30 am
    Mount Madonna School. Parents of toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten age children are invited to come for a morning of activities and fun experiences with your child(ren) at the Mount Madonna School Preschool and Kindergarten. RSVPs encouraged. Contact Benna Dimig at 408-846-4042 oradmissions@mountmadonnaschool.org.
    10:30 am Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
    Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
    Jan 10 @ 10:30 am
    Ongoing Thursdays. Downtown Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
    12:00 pm Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Creative Exploration @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Jan 10 @ 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.
    12:10 pm Coastal Rail Trail Groundbreaking Celebration @ West base of the San Lorenzo Railroad Trestle Bridge
    Coastal Rail Trail Groundbreaking Celebration @ West base of the San Lorenzo Railroad Trestle Bridge
    Jan 10 @ 12:10 pm – 12:45 pm
    West base of the San Lorenzo Railroad Trestle Bridge. Come celebrate the groundbreaking for the first segment of the Coastal Rail Trail.
    12:15 pm Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Jan 10 @ 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
    1:00 pm Triple P Seminar: Raising Confident, Competent Children (for CalWORKs participants) @ Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Room 913.
    Triple P Seminar: Raising Confident, Competent Children (for CalWORKs participants) @ Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Room 913.
    Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Cabrillo College, 6500 Soquel Drive, Room 913. Triple P Seminars offer general parenting tips that can be used in a wide range of situations. This seminar is the second in a series of three for families with children birth – 12 years old. You can attend one, two or all three of the seminars in the series. Attend Raising Confident, Competent Children to get tips for helping your children: Learn how to treat others with respect; Develop good communication and social skills; Develop healthy self-esteem. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to CalWORKs participants. Contact your Employment and Training Specialist if you plan on attending. Presented in English by: Dr. Lourdes Barraza, Triple P practitioner.
    3:00 pm Afternoon STEM @ La Selva Beach Library
    Afternoon STEM @ La Selva Beach Library
    Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. La Selva Beach Library Projects alternate–call library branch for more information.
    3:00 pm Sensory Art with Brooke @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Sensory Art with Brooke @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
    Jan 10 @ 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.
    3:30 pm Afternoon STEM @ Garfield Park Library
    Afternoon STEM @ Garfield Park Library
    Jan 10 @ 3:30 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays. Garfield Park Library Projects alternate–call library branch for more information.
    6:00 pm Triple P 8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old @ San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Library, 7155 Highway 9, Felton
    Triple P 8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old @ San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Library, 7155 Highway 9, Felton
    Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Ongoing Thursdays through Feb 28. San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Library, 7155 Highway 9, Felton. Attend this 8-week Triple P Group to meet other families and learn simple strategies to help you: Strengthen relationships in your family; Encourage positive behaviors; Teach your child new skills & behaviors; Handle disruptive or challenging behaviors with greater confidence; Take care of yourself as a parent. This Triple P Group is FREE and open to the public.  Free child care is available with advance registration.  Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600 x6605 or corib@cbridges.org or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent‐trainings
    7:00 pm Paul Skenazy: Temper CA @ Bookshop Santa Cruz
    Paul Skenazy: Temper CA @ Bookshop Santa Cruz
    Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm
    “[An] elegant and unforgettable novella.” — Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen   Bookshop presents local author Paul Skenazy for a book discussion and signing of his new novel, Temper CA. Joy Temper grew up wandering the woods of Temper, California, a Gold Rush town her family helped establish in the 1840s. When she returns to Temper for her grandfather’s funeral, she discovers that the stories she’s long traded on about her hippie upbringing have little to do with reality. Her struggles to face who she once was, and what she now desires, force her to confront family secrets and long-suppressed memories in a novella both familial and romantic, contemporary and historical.   PAUL SKENAZY grew up in Chicago, studied at the University of Chicago and Stanford, and taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published essays, stories, and reviews in a range of newspapers and magazines, as well as critical work on James M. Cain and other noir writers. He lives in Santa Cruz with the poet Farnaz Fatemi.   For press inquiries, please contact: Amy Toland, Managing Editor | Miami University Press mupress@MiamiOH.edu | (513) 529-2602