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10:00 am Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Feb 10 @ 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
Feb 10 @ 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:
10:30 am Essentials of Advance Directives @ Downtown Library
Essentials of Advance Directives @ Downtown Library
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Planning ahead for your healthcare is a gift you can give to yourself and those you love. Learn how an Advance Directive can help make your wishes known, and how to talk about advance healthcare planning with your loved ones. This engaging presentation from Hospice of Santa Cruz County walks you through the exact steps to take to complete your Advance Directive. For more information please contact Vanessa at Hospice of Santa Cruz County 831-430-3047.
11:15 am Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Feb 10 @ 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
Feb 10 @ 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
Feb 10 @ 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
Feb 10 @ 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.
2:30 pm Invisible / Alienated Grandparent Support Group @ Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr.
Invisible / Alienated Grandparent Support Group @ Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Dr.
Feb 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
A safe structured environment for sharing stories if you so choose, and learning healthy ways to deal with separation from anyone. Led by Dr. Pat Hanson author of Invisible Grandparenting: Leave a Legacy of Love Whether You Can Be There or Not and co-sponsored by Alienated Grandparents Anonymous www.AGA-FL.org a national organization w chapters in 50 states & 22 countries that provides information and support to grandparents who feel alienated or estranged from access to their grandchildren. Pat Hanson – [email protected]     Facebook.com/invisiblegrandparent
3:00 pm Knitting in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
Knitting in the Library @ Scotts Valley Library
Feb 10 @ 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 The Santa Cruz Poetry Project @ Downtown Library
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project @ Downtown Library
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Santa Cruz Poetry Project facilitates poetry and writing workshops throughout Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to bring poetry to those who would not otherwise have access. We do this through our Poetry in the Jails project, which offers poetry workshops to incarcerated men and women. Our new workshop at the downtown library, offered in partnership with the Life Literacies Center, welcomes anyone who would like to establish a writing practice in a safe and encouraging environment.
4:00 pm Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
Word Church @ Santa Cruz MAH
Feb 10 @ 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
Feb 10 @ 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 Gateway School Day Tours @ Gateway School, 255 Swift Street
Gateway School Day Tours @ Gateway School, 255 Swift Street
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
We invite you to join us for our February School Day Tours event to experience our dynamic classrooms in action. Come and learn how Gateway School inspires curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking through innovative education for a fast-changing world. You will meet teachers, current parents, students and our Head of School. Register at gatewaysc.org
9:30 am Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Feb 11 @ 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 DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop in with your family or friends and make a craft together! Adult supervision is required for younger children!
10:00 am Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 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 One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Branciforte Library
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Branciforte Library
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
One of our tech savvy staff members will help you with a variety of technology services during these 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.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 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 New Parents Support Group! @ Mt Community Resources, across from Rite Aid
New Parents Support Group! @ Mt Community Resources, across from Rite Aid
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Always fun, educational, non judge mental. Come meet other new parents and babies! Park and enter in the back. Postpartum doulas/lactation consultant facilitate…and pour hot tea.
1:30 pm Lego and Duplo Fun @ Branciforte Library
Lego and Duplo Fun @ Branciforte Library
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 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.
3:00 pm Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Libraries
Homework Help @ Branciforte and Live Oak Libraries
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bring your assignments to one of our FREE drop-in Homework Help sessions. Tuesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Students to grade 12.  Call 831.427.7717 for more information.
3:30 pm Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Feb 11 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
3:30 pm Turbo Tuesday @ Watsonville Main Library
Turbo Tuesday @ Watsonville Main Library
Feb 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Come spend an afternoon of fun playing all kinds of games! For students in 4th -12th grades
4:00 pm Tales to Tails @ Scotts Valley Library
Tales to Tails @ Scotts Valley Library
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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.
5:30 pm Taller de Triple P: Prevención y manejo de la desobediencia @ La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville
Taller de Triple P: Prevención y manejo de la desobediencia @ La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Los talleres de Triple P ofrecen consejos prácticos y estrategias para manejar las preguntas y desafíos de crianza específicas.  Los padres pueden asistir a tantos talleres sobre cualquier tema que se interese. Asista a este taller de crianza GRATIS para aprender: Por qué los niños podrían ser poco cooperativos o negarse a seguir instrucciones; Cómo dar instrucciones de manera que faciliten la cooperación de su hijo; Cómo responder con calma y consistente cuando su hijo se niega a seguir las instrucciones. Este taller es gratis y abierto al público.  Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Liliana Zamora, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Liliana Zamora al (831) 724-2997 x212 o [email protected] o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings
6:00 pm Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Feb 11 @ 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
6:00 pm Grupo de Triple P de 8 Sesiones: para familias con adolescentes @ Ceiba College Prep Academy, 260 W. Riverside Dr, Watsonville
Grupo de Triple P de 8 Sesiones: para familias con adolescentes @ Ceiba College Prep Academy, 260 W. Riverside Dr, Watsonville
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asista a este Grupo de Triple P de 8 semanas para conocer a otras familias con adolescentes y aprender estrategias sencillas que le ayudarán a: Construir relaciones positivas con su adolescente; Entender y reconocer las influencias diarias en el comportamiento de su adolescente; Responder a los retos de crianza con calma y consistencia; Enseñarle a su adolescente cómo resolver problemas y hacer frente a situaciones de riesgo; Tener más confianza sobre la crianza de su adolescente. Este Grupo es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis.  Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Gladys Gómez, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios Ubicación: Ceiba College Prep Academy, 260 W. Riverside Dr, Watsonville Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Gladys Gómez al (831) 724-2997 x220 o [email protected] o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings
6:30 pm Come to a 2020 Monarch Community School Open House! @ Branciforte Small Schools Campus Library 840 N. Branciforte Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Come to a 2020 Monarch Community School Open House! @ Branciforte Small Schools Campus Library 840 N. Branciforte Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Enrollment is by lottery during the Santa Cruz City Schools annual open enrollment period (February 18–March 8, 2020). Attendance at an open house and a school tour is required prior to enrollment at Monarch. Open house events are for adults and lap babies only, please leave children at home. Students must live within the Santa Cruz City Schools District, no inter-district transfers permitted. Tours will be scheduled during the months of February & March.
7:00 pm Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Children of the Land @ Bookshop Santa Cruz
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Children of the Land @ Bookshop Santa Cruz
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes award-winning poet Marcelo Hernandez Castillo for a discussion and signing of his new memoir about growing up undocumented in the United States. Children of the Land recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man’s attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence. “You were not a ghost even though an entire country was scared of you. No one in this story was a ghost. This was not a story.” When Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was five years old and his family was preparing to cross the border between Mexico and the United States, he suffered temporary, stress-induced blindness. Castillo regained his vision, but quickly understood that he had to move into a threshold of invisibility before settling in California with his parents and siblings. Thus began a new life of hiding in plain sight and of paying extraordinarily careful attention at all times for fear of being truly seen. Before Castillo was one of the most celebrated poets of a generation, he was a boy who perfected his English in the hopes that he might never seem extraordinary. With beauty, grace, and honesty, Castillo recounts his and his family’s encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, ordinary lives. He writes of the Sunday afternoon when he opened the door to an ICE officer who had one hand on his holster, of the hours he spent making a fake social security card so that he could work to support his family, of his father’s deportation and the decade that he spent waiting to return to his wife and children only to be denied reentry, and of his mother’s heartbreaking decision to leave her children and grandchildren so that she could be reunited with her estranged husband and retire from a life of hard labor. Children of the Land distills the trauma of displacement, illuminates the human lives behind the headlines and serves as a stunning meditation on what it means to be a man and a citizen. Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is the author of Cenzontle, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. prize, winner of the 2019 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in poetry, a finalist for the Norther California Book Award and named a best book of 2018 by NPR and the New York Public Library. As one of the founders of the Undocupoets campaign, he is a recipient of the Barnes and Noble “Writers for Writers” Award. He holds a B.A. from Sacramento State University and was the first undocumented student to graduate from the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan. His work has appeared or is featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, People Magazine, and PBS Newshour, among others. He lives in Marysville, California where he teaches poetry to incarcerated youth and also teaches at the Ashland University Low-Res MFA program. This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please email [email protected] by February 9th.
7:00 pm Our Community Reads Speaker Series: The Mysteries of Feng Shui Revealed @ Aptos Library
Our Community Reads Speaker Series: The Mysteries of Feng Shui Revealed @ Aptos Library
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Doors at 6:30pm. Aptos Library. Feng Shui Master Madhu Brodkey reveals the secrets of the Chinese art of living through Feng Shui. Bring a rough floor plan of your home, indicating your front door, for use in an instructional exercise to learn the power centers in your home.
9:00 am Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Feb 12 @ 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.
9:30 am Art & Play in the Pre & K! @ Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Watsonville
Art & Play in the Pre & K! @ Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Watsonville
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am
Parents of toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten age children are invited to come for a morning of activities and fun experiences with your child(ren) in the Mount Madonna School Preschool and Kindergarten. RSVPs suggested to [email protected]
11:00 am Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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.
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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
1:00 pm Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 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.
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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.
2:30 pm DIY Crafternoon @ Downtown Library
DIY Crafternoon @ Downtown Library
Feb 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Time to get crafty. A Do-It-Yourself craft will be ready and waiting for families and independent-minded young people! Kids 8 years old and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 14 years or older.
2:40 pm Tales to Tails @ Branciforte Library
Tales to Tails @ Branciforte Library
Feb 12 @ 2:40 pm – 3:40 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.
3:00 pm R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Aptos and Downtown Libraries
R.E.A.D.: Reach Every Amazing Detail @ Aptos and Downtown Libraries
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers 2nd through 12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Wednesdays from 3:00p to 5:00p. Sessions are by appointment only. Contact Programs 831.427.7717 or [email protected] to make an appointment for a 25 minute session.
3:30 pm Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum @ Orchard School
Circus Arts Class with Rock Lerum @ Orchard School
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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 A Conversation to End Homelessness @ Downtown Library
A Conversation to End Homelessness @ Downtown Library
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This conversation will be courageous, safe, focused on what we can do now, and will create a reasonable plan that we can all get behind. People who are homeless, who have experienced homelessness, who work with people who are homeless, who care about this issue, and the general public are all invited. This conversation will be guided by data. However, we are mindful of the fact that it can be challenging to get quality data when it comes to homelessness, and that we will not have all the data we need.
6:00 pm Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Feb 12 @ 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 Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group @ The Bruce’s house, 309 Oak Creek Blvd, Scotts Valley
Gospel Community Church High School Youth Group @ The Bruce’s house, 309 Oak Creek Blvd, Scotts Valley
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Scotts Valley. Join us every Wednesday for a delicious meal, fun games, and to hear gospel-centered teaching and engage in small group discussion. Contact Keith White for more info/questions [email protected]
7:00 pm Contemporary Issues in World Historical Perspective @ Downtown Library
Contemporary Issues in World Historical Perspective @ Downtown Library
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
How does the past relate to the present? Join us as we explore the enduring questions that accompany all historical inquiry – how does perspective change when you put contemporary issues and problems in a historical context? Every second Thursday of the month, historian Robert Strayer will present a lecture, followed by discussion, on a different global issue.
9:00 am Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Feb 13 @ 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.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Scotts Valley Library
Toddler Time @ Scotts Valley Library
Feb 13 @ 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 Adult Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Adult Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Feb 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
For more information and/or book selection, call 831.427.7710.
10:30 am Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Feb 13 @ 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
Feb 13 @ 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
1:00 pm Aptos Library Book Discussion Group @ Aptos Library
Aptos Library Book Discussion Group @ Aptos Library
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Aptos Library. Reading selections will be made by the group with an emphasis on thought provoking fiction and challenging non-fiction.
3:30 pm Code.org @ Aptos Library
Code.org @ Aptos Library
Feb 13 @ 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. No registration required. Space available on a first-come-first-served basis.
3:30 pm Kids Create! @ Garfield Park Library
Kids Create! @ Garfield Park Library
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Explore where science meets art with a new STEAM based project every week, and leave the mess at the library! No program on February 27th . For kids 5 – 12 years old.
6:00 pm Grupo de Triple P de 8 Semanas: para familias con niños 2 – 12 años @ La Manzana Recursos Comunitario, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville
Grupo de Triple P de 8 Semanas: para familias con niños 2 – 12 años @ La Manzana Recursos Comunitario, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Asista por 8 semanas a este grupo de Triple P para conocer a otras familias y aprender estrategias sencillas que le ayudaran a: Fortalecer las relaciones en su familia; Fomentar conductas positivas; Enseñarle a su niño habilidades y comportamientos nuevos; Manipular las conductas disruptivas o problemáticas con mayor confianza; Cuidar de usted mismo como padre. Este grupo es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis.  Se proporcionarán bocadillos para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Sandra Rodelo, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitario, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Sandra Rodelo al (831) 724-2997 x211 o [email protected] o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings  
6:00 pm Triple P 8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old @ San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Library, 7155 Highway 9, Felton
Triple P 8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old @ San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Library, 7155 Highway 9, Felton
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Attend this 8-week Triple P Group to meet other families and learn simple strategies to help you: Strengthen relationships in your family; Encourage positive behaviors; Teach your child new skills & behaviors; Handle disruptive or challenging behaviors with greater confidence; Take care of yourself as a parent. This Triple P Group is FREE and open to the public.  Free child care is available with advance registration.  Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources Location: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Library, 7155 Highway 9, Felton To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600 x6605 or [email protected] or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent‐trainings
6:00 pm Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Santa Cruz Public Libraries as we host a weekly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company in Scotts Valley. Bring your friends, form a team (or take it on solo), and compete against other groups to win the grand prize.
7:00 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 13 @ 7:00 pm
Performed by talented local teens. Live professional orchestra (including some musicians from Flor de Caña). Buy tickets at allabouttheatre.org/buy-tickets/
7:00 pm Craig Vachon, The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley @ Bookshop Santa Cruz
Craig Vachon, The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley @ Bookshop Santa Cruz
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
Bookshop welcomes Craig Vachon for a reading and signing of The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley, his entertaining tale of a befuddled but highly capable venture capitalist who is compelled to chart his own course on a global quest to save his new brain-computer interface tool from falling into some very, very wrong hands. Ralph Gibsen isn’t your typical spy. In fact, he may not be a spy at all. He’s lumpy, blundering and abysmal at chatting up the fairer sex. Yet, he is attracting a significant amount of attention from the intelligence community. After all, as a 30-year Silicon Valley mainstay, he can phish your passwords, bust firewalls, and has developed software used by millions to circumvent government censorship. And now, he thinks he has stumbled upon a cabal who is pushing to misuse his own technology for world domination. Ralph helps create an educational Tool that maps a learner’s neurological processes and pinpoints the exact moment a student learns. But the Tool can also manipulate people’s beliefs. At least, that what several influential people think. Soon, Ralph finds himself the target of increasingly complex attacks on his businesses, reputation, freedom, and life. Ralph enlists an eclectic group of ‘frenemies’ to thwart this nefarious plot. McKenna may or may not still work for the CIA. Beautiful Eva may work for the Chinese government, who wants the Tool for themselves. Even Ralph’s lovely wife Jen could be involved… Ralph simply isn’t equipped to figure it out. And the world is closing in. “Knucklehead is like being shot out of an Ethernet cable lined with exotic travel and baroque paintings and landing on a sea of electricity.” —Peterson Conway About the author: The character of Ralph Gibsen, the protagonist of The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley, isn’t based on the author G. Craig Vachon. Not in any way. Sure, they both are big, goofy-looking lummoxes and they are married to beautiful, smart women that could have coupled more advantageously. And yes, Ralph and Craig are both overly lucky, Silicon Valley-based venture capital investors living on the beaches near Santa Cruz, CA. And both spend too much time in business-class seats flying to strange places and meeting exotic people. But that’s where the similarities end. No, really. Read more about the author here.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Feb 14 @ 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 Elephant Seal Weekend Celebration
Elephant Seal Weekend Celebration
Feb 14 @ 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 Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Feb 14 @ 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.
11:00 am The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Library
The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Library
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ very own makerspace offers a variety of tools and materials for STEAM-based projects! Bring your own craft or project to work on in a creative environment, test out new tools before investing in your own, or come in to learn, explore, and have fun!  Tools include: FlashForge CreatorPro 3D printer Silhouette Cameo 3 vinyl cutter Walnut Hollow woodburning tool Walnut Hollow versa/soldering tool American Button Machines 1.5″ pinback button machine Fellowes thermal book binding machine Oculus Rift virtual reality set MakeyMakey circuit pack Botley the Coding Robot MakeDo cardboard construction kit Brother sewing machine screenprinting kit glass etching kit wire wrapping and jewelry making supplies book upcycling/repurposing projects Tools are limited in quantity and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Introductory materials and training will be available onsite–elaborate projects or special materials will need to be brought by participants. Kids 13 and under will need parental permission and supervision. Staff will be available to help answer questions and train patrons on more difficult tools. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library.
11:30 am Valentine Donor Human Milk Drive @ Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, Ceil Cirillo Room
Valentine Donor Human Milk Drive @ Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, Ceil Cirillo Room
Feb 14 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Make a Valentine for your loved ones. Learn about becoming a human milk donor and get screened on-site. Bring your stored breast milk to donate. Refreshments, prizes, resources. (831) 477-2229 www.mothersmilk.org
12:00 pm Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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
1:00 pm Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Feb 14 @ 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
2:00 pm Live Oak Book Group @ Live Oak Library
Live Oak Book Group @ Live Oak Library
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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!
7:00 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 14 @ 7:00 pm
Performed by talented local teens. Live professional orchestra (including some musicians from Flor de Caña). Buy tickets at allabouttheatre.org/buy-tickets/
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.
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
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.
All About Theatre’s In the Heights @ Louden Nelson Community Theater 301 Center Street.
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm
Performed by talented local teens. Live professional orchestra (including some musicians from Flor de Caña). Buy tickets at allabouttheatre.org/buy-tickets/
9:00 am Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
9:05 am Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Feb 16 @ 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
Feb 16 @ 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.
10:30 am Elephant Seal Weekend Celebration
Elephant Seal Weekend Celebration
Feb 16 @ 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.
12:30 pm Science Sunday – I Spy from the Sky @ Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Science Sunday – I Spy from the Sky @ Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Drones Give a New Perspective for Marine Mammal Science When researchers step onto Año Nuevo Island, they are welcomed by a deafening symphony: sea lions barking, elephant seals roaring, gulls cawing, and cormorants grunting. An individual researcher is most likely outnumbered by animals 10,000:1. To understand what is happening on the island, scientists need to count each animal—a nearly impossible task. Luckily, help has arrived in the form of an authorized research drone which has taken aerial photos of island life over the past four years. The research team has worked to measure and count animals in the drone photos by developing a citizen science platform, www.sealcount.com. Please join Roxanne Beltran and Sarah Wood to learn about this project, see their preliminary results, and find out how you can get involved.
1:00 pm DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the fun with DIY crafts every Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 4:30 pm! Come and create a self-directed craft.
1:00 pm Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Feb 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 16 @ 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 Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Feb 16 @ 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 Science Sunday @ Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Science Sunday @ Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Every 3rd Sunday. Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Lectures are designed to make science interesting and “user-friendly” for everyone. Free with membership, admission, or valid UCSC student ID.  
1:30 pm Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
Watsonville Nature Walks @ Watsonville Nature Center (30 Harkins Slough Road)
Feb 16 @ 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 Womb Song @ The Pacific Cultural Center
Womb Song @ The Pacific Cultural Center
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Every 3rd Sunday. The Pacific Cultural Center. Prepare for labor and life through vocal toning and breathing exercises. Circles are open to all mothers, mothers-to-be, those trying to conceive, birth workers and women who love to sing. No musical experience necessary, drop-ins welcome. More info and details at: www.wombsong.com
6:30 pm Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Feb 16 @ 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