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10:00 am Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs, make a simple craft, and explore science.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn while spending valuable social time with other children and their caregivers. Please arrive on time. Let’s play and learn together! Date:
11:15 am Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Nov 4 @ 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Get together with other knitters to knit, chat, and make new friends. No registration required. The group meets every Monday from 11am- 1pm. Call 427-7711 for more information.
12:00 pm Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Nov 4 @ 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]
12:15 pm Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Nov 4 @ 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 ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE Office
ARM-in-ARM Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE Office
Nov 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. WomenCARE Office. Open to women with Advanced, Recurrent, or Metastatic cancer. Facilitated by Sally Jones & Shirley Marcus. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
3:00 pm Knitting in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
Knitting in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us every Monday afternoon at the Scotts Valley Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. For more info call 831-427-7712.
4:00 pm Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering ourselves and each other. We gather every Monday to write together in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm, then host an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm. $2-$7 (Sliding Scale).
5:30 pm Cuéntame un Cuento
Cuéntame un Cuento
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias.
9:00 am UCSC Arboretum: Community Day @ UCSC Arboretum
UCSC Arboretum: Community Day @ UCSC Arboretum
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
UCSC Arboretum. 1st Tuesday. The Arboretum is open without charge to visitors.
9:30 am Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Big Basin State Park. Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. Meet at park headquarters. Rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel.
10:00 am Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Downtown Santa Cruz. Featuring specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown.
10:00 am New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Tuesdays. Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). 477-2229. 2900 Chanticleer Ave.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Nov 5 @ 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!
10:30 am Preschool Storytime @ Scotts Valley Library
Preschool Storytime @ Scotts Valley Library
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
For 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
12:00 pm Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Nov 5 @ 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 Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ongoing Open Gym on Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch, or just relax? The solution is JuneBugs Gym! 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
12:30 pm Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to newly diagnosed women throughout the course of their treatment and up to 4-6 months post-treatment. Facilitated by Vickie Assunto and Deb Abbott. Pre-registration (office intake and a conversation with the group facilitator) is required before attending any of our support groups. Please call 831-457-2273 to provide us with necessary client information.
1:00 pm Genealogical Society Lecture Series @ Downtown Library
Genealogical Society Lecture Series @ Downtown Library
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents the 2019-2020 Genealogy Lecture Series. Join us the first Tuesday of each month to learn about a variety of resources, strategies, and tools in the field of family research. All are invited to these free events, and donations are welcome. For more information, please call the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (831) 427-7707 extension 5794.
1:30 pm Lego and Duplo Fun @ Branciforte Library
Lego and Duplo Fun @ Branciforte Library
Nov 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us on Tuesday afternoons for some building fun with LEGO and DUPLO bricks. Children learn through play and bricks provide a wonderful link between structure, patterns and imagination. Ages 3 and older as the bricks are very small! Date:
3:00 pm Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Library
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Library
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
3:30 pm Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Nov 5 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
6:00 pm Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Martes en curso. En Espanol.¿Tu pareja es violenta o controladora? ¿Has sobrevivido a una agresión sexual? Monarch Services ~ Servicios Monarca ofrece un espacio seguro y de apoyo. Gratis. Actividades de cuidado de niños proporcionadas. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org
9:00 am Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Nov 6 @ 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.
9:15 am Mothersong @ Tannery #108
Mothersong @ Tannery #108
Nov 6 @ 9:15 am
9:15am and 10:30am. Ongoing Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tannery #108  Adults/$7-12 Babies/FREE 30 Years so far. Song by song, we celebrate the culture we make. [email protected]
10:00 am Capitola Book Discussion Group @ Aptos Library
Capitola Book Discussion Group @ Aptos Library
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Capitola Book Discussion Group meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00am. We will be meeting at Aptos Library due to Capitola closure. All adults are welcome. For more information, call (831) 427-7702. This month we will be reading, A Natural History of the Senses written by Diane Ackerman.
10:00 am Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Library
Ribbon Arts Guild @ Scotts Valley Library
Nov 6 @ 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 Mothersong @ Tannery #108
Mothersong @ Tannery #108
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am
9:15am and 10:30am. Ongoing Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tannery #108  Adults/$7-12 Babies/FREE 30 Years so far. Song by song, we celebrate the culture we make. [email protected]
11:00 am Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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
11:00 am One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
Nov 6 @ 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
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! For 3-6 year olds.
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.
Nov 6 @ 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
12:00 pm Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Nov 6 @ 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]
12:15 pm Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Nov 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
12:30 pm Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Life Literacies Center
Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Life Literacies Center
Nov 6 @ 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 Santa Cruz Farmers Market @ Cedar and Lincoln St.
Santa Cruz Farmers Market @ Cedar and Lincoln St.
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
1:30 pm Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade @ Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Hwy 9
Kids Club for kids K – 5th grade @ Felton Presbyterian Church, 6090 Hwy 9
Nov 6 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Felton Free after school program which includes snacks, free-play, games, crafts, and Bible lessons. For more information call 831-335-6900 or go to www. feltonpresbyterian.org.
2:00 pm DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.
3:30 pm Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum @ Orchard School
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum @ Orchard School
Nov 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more.  Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info.
3:30 pm Code.org @ Live Oak Library
Code.org @ Live Oak Library
Nov 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for an hour of coding! Immerse yourself in a world of your choosing- be it Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen or other fantasy worlds . Utilizing block code, we will learn the fundamentals of computer science through games. Ages 8 to 18. Not registration required. Space available on a first come first served basis. For more information contact: Julie Soto [email protected] 831-427-7700 x 7649 or Live Oak Library 831-427-7711
6:00 pm Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Nov 6 @ 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
6:00 pm Foster Parent Orientation Meeting @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Foster Parent Orientation Meeting @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
There is a need for loving, stable families to care for children of all age groups all over Santa Cruz County. Be an adoptive or foster parent to a child, adolescent or teen. Learn more at our monthly Orientation meeting. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. For information or to sign up for an orientation, please go to www.fostercare4kids.com or call 345-2700.
9:00 am Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Trinity Presbyterian Church. A 12-step group that helps people not eat addictively one day at a time. There are no fees. www.foodaddicts.com. 420 Melrose. Entrance is through the yellow gate to the library.
9:15 am Mothersong @ Tannery #108 
Mothersong @ Tannery #108 
Nov 7 @ 9:15 am
Tannery #108  Adults/$7-12  Babies/FREE 30 Years so far. Song by song, we celebrate the culture we make. [email protected]
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Scotts Valley Library
Toddler Time @ Scotts Valley Library
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A 60 minute program for children, 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. Join us for music, stories & play! Space is limited so come on time.
10:30 am Mothersong @ Tannery #108
Mothersong @ Tannery #108
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am
Tannery #108  Adults/$7-12  Babies/FREE 30 Years so far. Song by song, we celebrate the culture we make. [email protected]
10:30 am Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft. For 3-5 year olds.
12:15 pm Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Nov 7 @ 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
6:00 pm Entre Nosotras @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
Entre Nosotras @ WomenCARE’s Watsonville Office
Nov 7 @ 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.
6:30 pm Citizen Science @ Downtown Library
Citizen Science @ Downtown Library
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD), and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Let’s connect, inspire and inform each other! For more information contact [email protected] • 831-427-7717.
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.
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 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 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!
8:00 am Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Nov 9 @ 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
Nov 9 @ 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 Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is celebrating opening day with FREE blueberry short cake and an array of festivities. Pick up a serving of blueberries and whipped cream on top of a sweet Companion Bakeshop biscuit. Stop in at the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY workshop on healthful blueberry soda making, join the SV Public Library for story time in the Market, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and do some grocery shopping while you’re at it. Facebook: Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market Instagram: Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets
9:00 am Volunteer with the Trail Crew @ Big Basin State Park
Volunteer with the Trail Crew @ Big Basin State Park
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am
Since 1969, the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of our park. The trail crew meets the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine. A typical workday lasts until mid-afternoon. Please bring your own work gloves, lunch, and water. Join us for a unique perspective of Big Basin, a lively and productive experience with others who share a love of these redwood forests, and the satisfaction of participating in a vital part of the park’s ability to educate and inspire the public! Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
9:00 am Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
10:00 am Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Nov 9 @ 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.
10:00 am Yin Yoga for All @ Scotts Valley Library
Yin Yoga for All @ Scotts Valley Library
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Who says wellness has to cost an arm and a leg? Join us the 2nd and 4th Saturday morning of each month for some gentle yin yoga and stretches. BYO yoga mat or towel. Good for all ages and abilities.
11:00 am Agricultural History Project @ Agricultural History Museum, 2601 East Lake Avenue, Hwy 152, Watsonville
Agricultural History Project @ Agricultural History Museum, 2601 East Lake Avenue, Hwy 152, Watsonville
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
2nd Saturday. Agricultural History Museum, 2601 East Lake Avenue, Hwy 152, Watsonville. We have created some unique interactive educational activities to help you have fun learning about past agricultural practices.
11:00 am DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop in with your family on Saturdays and make something fun together!
11:00 am DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
Nov 9 @ 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 Monarch Butterfly Tours @ Natural Bridges State Beach
Monarch Butterfly Tours @ Natural Bridges State Beach
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stroll through the Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve on a 1-hour guided tour. Monarch migration is variable, so be on the lookout for every splash of orange on the walk! Meet at the visitor center. To arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more, please visit www.thatsmypark.org. Event free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 423-4609. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
12:00 pm Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Nov 9 @ 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
Nov 9 @ 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 Boulder Creek Writers’ Group @ Boulder Creek Library
Boulder Creek Writers’ Group @ Boulder Creek Library
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Are you a serious writer looking for a local writers’ group?  The Boulder Creek branch is hosting a writers group at the library. The group follows a Milford workshop critique format and is open to all genres of fiction. You must be 18 or older to join the group.
1:00 pm Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Nov 9 @ 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
Nov 9 @ 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 Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
Nov 9 @ 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 Chess Instruction @ Downtown Library
Chess Instruction @ Downtown Library
Nov 9 @ 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.
2:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Tours @ Natural Bridges State Beach
Monarch Butterfly Tours @ Natural Bridges State Beach
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stroll through the Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve on a 1-hour guided tour. Monarch migration is variable, so be on the lookout for every splash of orange on the walk! Meet at the visitor center. To arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more, please visit www.thatsmypark.org. Event free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 423-4609. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
3:00 pm Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Spanish Speaking Cancer Support Group @ WomenCARE’s Office
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. WomenCARE’s Office. Open to Spanish-speaking women with all kinds of cancer. Provides emotional support, education, and referrals to other social services. Group is led in Spanish, led by Carolina Evans-Roman. Please call 831-336-8662 to register.
9:00 am Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
9:05 am Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Nov 10 @ 9:05 am – 10:15 am
Ongoing Sundays. Do you have a problem with food? Come join us for a friendly, FREE, 12-Step support group with the solution. Teens and adults welcome. Includes compulsive overeating, anorexia and bulimia. Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. 429 7906 or santacruzoa.org
9:30 am The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk @ Big Basin State Park
The Road Less Traveled: A Dog Friendly Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
11:00 am Monarch Butterfly Tours @ Natural Bridges State Beach
Monarch Butterfly Tours @ Natural Bridges State Beach
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stroll through the Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve on a 1-hour guided tour. Monarch migration is variable, so be on the lookout for every splash of orange on the walk! Meet at the visitor center. To arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more, please visit www.thatsmypark.org. Event free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 423-4609. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
1:00 pm Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
1:00 pm Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Nov 10 @ 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
Nov 10 @ 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 Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunday Seaside Crafts—make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color. Build a seal or sea lion puppet decorated with your own special seal nose, complete with whiskers! Join the hands-on fun at the crafts table every Sunday from 1–3 PM. Free with admission to the Seymour Center.
1:30 pm Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
Nov 10 @ 1:30 pm
Ongoing Sundays. Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road). Come experience the incredible bird life that the Wetlands of Watsonville have to offer. The wetland system of sloughs and their uplands offer breeding and year-round habitat for over 220 species of shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and song birds.
2:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Tours @ Natural Bridges State Beach
Monarch Butterfly Tours @ Natural Bridges State Beach
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stroll through the Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve on a 1-hour guided tour. Monarch migration is variable, so be on the lookout for every splash of orange on the walk! Meet at the visitor center. To arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more, please visit www.thatsmypark.org. Event free. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 423-4609. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
6:30 pm Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Nov 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Ongoing Sundays. A 12-step program/support group for friends and families who have been affected by the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon members share their experience, strength and hope at a weekly meeting. Scotts Valley – Meets in Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center, 3192 Glen Canyon Road. (Park in lower lot, walk up driveway and turn right at sign.) Find other meetings: www.nar-anon.org