9:00 am Fall Creek Hike @ Henry Cowell State Park
Fall Creek Hike @ Henry Cowell State Park
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hike through a young, 100 year old forest to examine evidence of the logging history and discover how the Bay Area was built on this 4-mile, 4-hour hike. Join us at one of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park’s hidden treasures and explore the beauty of Fall Creek. Bring water, warm clothing, and a snack. Meet at the Fall Creek parking lot, approximately 0.5 mile up Felton Empire Road from the Highway 9 Intersection in Felton. Rain cancels. No pets. Free event. For more information, please call (831) 335-7077. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
9:00 am Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
May 15 @ 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.
10:00 am Preschool Adventures @ Sanctuary Exploration Center
Preschool Adventures @ Sanctuary Exploration Center
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come enjoy weekly preschool adventures with ocean themed book readings, show-and-tell, and crafts! Perfect for kids aged 2-5.
10:00 am Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Library
Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Library
May 15 @ 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
10:30 am Genealogy Research Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Genealogy Research Group @ La Selva Beach Library
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hands-on genealogy research. Bring your laptop and research. Experienced genealogists can help you find your way through the mountains of information available to you free through library databases and on the Internet. The Genealogy Research Group meets at the La Selva Beach Library the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30a-12:00p
10:30 am Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
May 15 @ 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
10:30 am Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
May 15 @ 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.
11:00 am One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
May 15 @ 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.
11:00 am Preschool Storytime @ Live Oak Library
Preschool Storytime @ Live Oak Library
May 15 @ 11:00 am
Ongoing Wednesdays. Live Oak Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
11:00 am What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
May 15 @ 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.
11:30 am New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
New Moms Support Group @ Dominican Rehab Yoga/Pilates Room 610 Frederick St.
May 15 @ 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
12:15 pm Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
May 15 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
12:30 pm Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Downtown Library
Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Downtown Library
May 15 @ 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.
1:00 pm Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
May 15 @ 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.
1:00 pm Santa Cruz Farmers Market @ Cedar and Lincoln St.
Santa Cruz Farmers Market @ Cedar and Lincoln St.
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
1:30 pm Branciforte Book Discussion Group @ Branciforte Library
Branciforte Book Discussion Group @ Branciforte Library
May 15 @ 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.
2:00 pm DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.
3:00 pm Junior Rangers @ Big Basin State Park
Junior Rangers @ Big Basin State Park
May 15 @ 3:00 pm
Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour program is designed for kids ages 7 to 12. Sorry parents, this program is for kids only! Please register your child at the campfire center 15 minutes before the program begins. Please be sure your child is dressed for active play in the outdoors. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
3:00 pm Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
May 15 @ 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.
5:30 pm Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
May 15 @ 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.
6:00 pm Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
May 15 @ 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
6:30 pm Board in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library