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    Mi Casa Es Tu Casa 2018: Living Stories/Historias Vivientes @ Pajaro Valley Arts
    Mi Casa Es Tu Casa 2018: Living Stories/Historias Vivientes @ Pajaro Valley Arts
    Dec 6 all-day
    Through December 9. Pajaro Valley Arts. This year there are 28 altars/installations on display by eleven schools and seventeen community groups and families. Eight individual artists are presenting two-and-three-dimensional work. Guest Curator Mary Tartaro – e-mail: marymaytartaro@gmail.com. PVA Office: 831-722-3062
    Pathways Through our Parks: New Art Exhibit
    Pathways Through our Parks: New Art Exhibit
    Dec 6 all-day
    Through January 6. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Featuring over 30 paintings by local artist Ann Thiermann, all of which showcase the many paths and waterways that flow throughout Santa Cruz’s parks, open spaces and beaches.
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    9:00 am Coffee Talk Social Hour @ Downtown Library
    Coffee Talk Social Hour @ Downtown Library
    Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Ongoing Thursdays. Downtown Library. FREE coffee, FREE talk; social support and information services for all. This program is designed to serve people experiencing homelessness, however it is an open space for all.
    9:00 am Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
    Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
    Dec 6 @ 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 Chanukah Gift Shop @ Temple Beth El
    Chanukah Gift Shop @ Temple Beth El
    Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    through December 9th. Temple Beth El. Come find everything you need to decorate, celebrate, bake, read, gift, wrap and enjoy Chanukah! From fair-trade chocolates to artistically created menorahs and candles. Proceeds go right back into Sisterhood’s children and families programming at TBE.
    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
    Dec 6 @ 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.
    10:30 am Armchair Travel Adventures @ La Selva Beach Library
    Armchair Travel Adventures @ La Selva Beach Library
    Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    1st Thursday. La Selva Beach Library. Local residents sharing their travel adventures. Program includes photos and personal travel logs.
    10:30 am Working Together: Information Navigation @ Downtown Library
    Working Together: Information Navigation @ Downtown Library
    Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Ongoing Thursdays (except the 27th). Work with an information advocate on any information problem, application, resume or access issue of your choice.
    12:15 pm Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
    Dec 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
    3:00 pm Tales to Tails @ Live Oak Library.
    Tales to Tails @ Live Oak Library.
    Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Live Oak Library. Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Call 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org
    3:30 pm Code Combat @ Scotts Valley Library
    Code Combat @ Scotts Valley Library
    Dec 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Ongoing Mondays. Scotts Valley Library. 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.
    3:30 pm Tales to Tails @ Live Oak Library.
    Tales to Tails @ Live Oak Library.
    Dec 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Live Oak Library. Trained therapy dogs will be available at the Library to be attentive, non-judgmental reading partners for children reading aloud. Children have individual 20-minute time slots to sit with a dog and read. Call 427-7717 or e-mail tales2tails@santacruzpl.org
    5:30 pm Art Walk @ Capitola Mall (Macy’s Wing)
    Art Walk @ Capitola Mall (Macy’s Wing)
    Dec 6 @ 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!
    6:00 pm Entre Nosotras @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
    Entre Nosotras @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
    Dec 6 @ 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.
    6:00 pm Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
    Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
    Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    1st and 3rd Thursdays. Steel Bonnet Brewing Company. Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries for trivia night. Form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize.
    6:30 pm Citizen Science @ Downtown Library
    Citizen Science @ Downtown Library
    Dec 6 @ 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.