8:00 am Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Feb 15 @ 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.
9:00 am Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Feb 15 @ 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
9:00 am Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
10:00 am Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nature crafts for children aged 3-10. Explore a variety of arts and crafts inspired by nature. Sometimes these will be led by staff or volunteers, and other times they will be DIY. Adults should be available to help with young children. Allow 15-20 min.
10:00 am Investment Planning for Volatile Times @ Scotts Valley Library
Investment Planning for Volatile Times @ Scotts Valley Library
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about Risks and Rewards, and Investment types: Stocks, Bonds, ETF’s, Indexed Annuities, Variable Annuities, Mutual Funds, LLP’s, DST’s, Treasuries, and CD’s. With a special guest speaker.
10:00 am Saturdays in the Soil @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Saturdays in the Soil @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come and help our native plant garden grow! You bring the people power, we’ll show you all there is to know about native plants and sustainable gardening. All ages welcome, no experience necessary.
10:30 am Elephant Seal Weekend Celebration
Elephant Seal Weekend Celebration
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
This Valentine’s Day weekend, explore the fascinating world and interesting adaptations of northern elephant seals during a special weekend celebration. Unique pop-up exhibits will reveal natural history, migration strategies, and allow visitors to become citizen scientists (helping out UC Santa Cruz researchers). As a citizen scientist, learn about elephant seals, sea lions, and seabirds that visit Año Nuevo Island, an important natural reserve north of Santa Cruz; then analyze drone photos to identify and count different types of animals that visit the island. Top the weekend off with February Science Sunday speakers Dr. Roxanne Beltran and Sarah Wood who will provide insight into their lives as scientists as well as exciting facts about elephant seals. Special Valentine’s-themed arts and crafts are offered throughout the weekend.
11:00 am DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families, independent-minded kids! Children 8 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
11:00 am Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance @ Life Literacies Center
Project Scout Tax Preparation Assistance @ Life Literacies Center
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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: 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): seniorscouncil.org/programs/projectscout.
12:00 pm Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm
Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
12:00 pm Old Growth Redwood Tour @ Henry Cowell State Park
Old Growth Redwood Tour @ Henry Cowell State Park
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm
Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
1:00 pm Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Feb 15 @ 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.
1:00 pm Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Feb 15 @ 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.
1:00 pm Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm
Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Event is free. Day-use vehicle fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883
1:00 pm Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you. Join our dynamic team of youth from the Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend. Our meetups run from 1-3:00 pm ,with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!
2:00 pm All About Theatre’s In the Heights @ Louden Nelson Community Theater 301 Center Street.
All About Theatre’s In the Heights @ Louden Nelson Community Theater 301 Center Street.
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm
Performed by talented local teens. Live professional orchestra (including some musicians from Flor de Caña). Buy tickets at allabouttheatre.org/buy-tickets/
2:00 pm Chess Instruction @ Downtown Library
Chess Instruction @ Downtown Library
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Children’s chess instruction with full time teacher and master, Gjon Feinstein, for students up to 18 years old. Meets all Saturdays of the month except the first Saturday. Parents and/or other relatives are welcome to participate. This program is free.
7:00 pm All About Theatre’s In the Heights @ Louden Nelson Community Theater 301 Center Street.
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