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10:00 am Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly program for families with children ages 1-3 years old. It includes music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs and fun for your child and you as well as social time with other children and their caregivers.      Let’s play and learn together!
11:00 am Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Nov 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.
11:45 am Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Sack Puppet Making @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Nov 8 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Ongoing Fridays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Join Puppet Master, Ricki Vincent and his staff and create imagination-inspired Sack Puppets.
12:00 pm Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Encompass Downtown Outreach worker will be available on a drop-in basis for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, the Homeward Bound bus ticket program, obtaining an HSC PO Box, clearing camping tickets, obtaining a fee-free DMV CA Identification application and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
12:00 pm Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Nov 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
2:00 pm Kids Create! @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Kids Create! @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD), 1855 41st Ave #10, Capitola (inside the Mall)
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Science meets art in this FREE program. Join us to make something creative or make a new discovery! We are partnering with the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery and we will be in their Tinkerlab room. The program is most suitable for 6-12 year olds. Parents will need to remain available throughout the program, and will be helping children under 6. We provide materials to explore creativity, build things, and make discoveries. Usually they will be able to take their creations home. Sometimes they will be building something for that day only. Please join us and have some fun!
2:00 pm Live Oak Book Group @ Live Oak Library
Live Oak Book Group @ Live Oak Library
Nov 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.
2:00 pm Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Nov 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.
3:30 pm Tales to Tails @ Boulder Creek Library
Tales to Tails @ Boulder Creek Library
Nov 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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 appointments to sit with a dog and read. Registration required. To register, e-mail [email protected] or call 831-427-7717.
3:30 pm Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Nov 8 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meet-up group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meet-ups; more for you to choose! For more information contact the LGBTQ Youth Program at 831-425-5422×104 or email [email protected] If you are no longer of age to participate in the LGBTQ Youth Programs, no problem! You can always volunteer for the Diversity Center!
5:00 pm Fall Yarn Wall Hangings @ Santa Cruz MAH
Fall Yarn Wall Hangings @ Santa Cruz MAH
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Add a sense of warmth and comfort to your office, bedroom, living room, and more with fall themed yarn wall hangings. Learn the easy technique of creating these beautifully simple decorations. Decide what fall colors you’d like to add to your life and explore three floors of art and history at the MAH.
5:30 pm Invention Convention @ Santa Cruz MAH
Invention Convention @ Santa Cruz MAH
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Free evening @ the MAH Activities for all ages.
6:30 pm Live Music by The Dan Beck Band @ Abbott Square
Live Music by The Dan Beck Band @ Abbott Square
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Enjoy live music from The Dan Beck Band out in Abbott Square. Grab a tasty meal or delicious beverage in Abbott Square Market. Explore the interactive art and history exhibitions just a few steps away inside the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Run into old friends and make new ones in the plaza. More About the Band: Tap your feet and dance in your seat to the swinging sounds of the Dan Beck Band – original Blue Jazz music reminiscent of Dave Matthews Band and George Benson. Dan Beck’s healing guitar licks are soothing and mellow, and the upbeat rhythms sweep listeners up into the groove. Every song is a story and every story a song.