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10:00 am Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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.
9:30 am Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Exploring Big Basin @ Big Basin State Park
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Come spend an afternoon of fun playing all kinds of games! For students in 4th -12th grades
6:00 pm Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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.
11:00 am Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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.
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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.
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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.
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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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]
9:00 am Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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 Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
3:30 pm Code.org @ Aptos Library
Code.org @ Aptos Library
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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 Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Jul 30 @ 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 Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club @ Scotts Valley Library
Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club @ Scotts Valley Library
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Genre Book Club meets at the Scotts Valley Library in the Fireside Room on the last Thursday of the month from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The group discusses books from a different genre each month. The Scotts Valley Friends of the Library are sponsoring this group. If you have questions, call the Scotts Valley Library at 427-7712.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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 Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Watsonville Farmers Market @ Downtown Watsonville Plaza
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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.
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
10:00 am Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Drop-In Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Aug 1 @ 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.
11:00 am DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
DIY Crafts @ Garfield Park Library
Aug 1 @ 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 UCSC Garden Tour @ UCSC Arboretum
UCSC Garden Tour @ UCSC Arboretum
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am
1st Saturday. UCSC Arboretum in front of Norrie’s Gift Shop. Requires admission to the Arboretum.
12:00 pm Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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 Origami Club @ Aptos Library
Origami Club @ Aptos Library
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Calling Origami enthusiasts of all ages! Join our monthly get together to make beautiful creations in this ancient oriental art of paper folding. We will also demonstrate more contemporary arts of book folding and 3-D modular origami. Origami Club meets on the 1st Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00p.
1:00 pm Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Ranch Tours @ Wilder Ranch
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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!
9:00 am Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
9:05 am Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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.
1:00 pm DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Aug 2 @ 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 Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Pacific Avenue
Downtown Farmer’s Market @ Pacific Avenue
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
There will be vendors selling handmade items; such as clothing, jewelry and one of a kind treasures!
1:00 pm Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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)
Aug 2 @ 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 Advisory Council of Teens, East Region @ Aptos Library
Advisory Council of Teens, East Region @ Aptos Library
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Advisory Council of Teens (ACT) is the SCPL young adult advisory group. ACT, East is open to all young adults, ages 12-18 in the Live Oak, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos and La Selva Beach areas. Initial focus will be the remodeling of Teen areas, redesign of the SCPL Teen website, and filming public service announcements for library programs. This is a good opportunity for students to fulfill community service credits, obtain job skills, develop leadership abilities, and acquire college extracurricular experience.  Questions?  Contact Sandi Imperio ([email protected])
2:00 pm Tour of the UCSC Farm @ UCSC Hay Barn
Tour of the UCSC Farm @ UCSC Hay Barn
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
On the first Sunday of each month, enjoy a free tour of the UCSC Farm.
6:30 pm Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Aug 2 @ 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