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10:00 am Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Preschool Storytime @ Garfield Park Library
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
45 Minute Storytime program for 3-6 year olds. We will read books, sing songs and make a simple craft.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
Toddler Time @ Live Oak Library
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am
Live Oak Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
10:30 am Oliver the Parrot @ Garfield Park Library
Oliver the Parrot @ Garfield Park Library
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Meet Oliver the Parrot in this special storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years of age.
10:30 am Tech Talks: Storage and Backups @ Aptos Library
Tech Talks: Storage and Backups @ Aptos Library
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This is not your typical computer class…it’s a discussion about optimizing your smartphone! The Storage and Backups Tech Talk covers storage strategies and ways to manage your files to keep your device running smoothly.  We Tech Talks are always free with no registration required.  We hope to see you there!
11:00 am Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz MOD
Make Art Monday @ Santa Cruz MOD
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Mondays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Each session, Doris introduces new projects that are educational and fun. All projects incorporate aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics). Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design and assemble as they make new discoveries.
11:00 am Weekly Jewish Baby Group @ Temple Beth El3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos
Weekly Jewish Baby Group @ Temple Beth El3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Quality social time with parents and babies birth to age 3. Get out of the house and make some new friends! In the coffee lounge at Temple Beth El 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos Questions? Contact Sarah [email protected]
11:15 am Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Knitting @ Live Oak Library
Jun 24 @ 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.
12:15 pm Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Jun 24 @ 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
Jun 24 @ 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
Jun 24 @ 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 One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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.
5:15 pm Foundations: Master your Money Mindset: Money Mondays @ Downtown Library
Foundations: Master your Money Mindset: Money Mondays @ Downtown Library
Jun 24 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Discover how your “money archetype” affects how you attract money and your sense of financial abundance. We also uncover the magic and menace of compound interest, which you live with every day if you hold a credit card or a loan. You will receive a complimentary Money Archetypes overview, which can help you check your money compatibility with a loved one.
5:30 pm Cuéntame un Cuento (Spanish Storytime) @ Live Oak Library
Cuéntame un Cuento (Spanish Storytime) @ Live Oak Library
Jun 24 @ 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. Join us at the Live Oak Library for Spanish Storytime. This program is for children ages 0-8 and their families.
10:00 am Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Downtown Tuesdays @ Downtown Santa Cruz
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Tuesdays. Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). 477-2229. 2900 Chanticleer Ave.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Toddler Time @ Branciforte Library
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am
Branciforte Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
10:30 am Michael Stroud – Magician!
Michael Stroud – Magician!
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30am (La Selva Beach Library); 1pm (Aptos Library); 3pm (Branciforte Library). Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation, circus skills and many surprises with special effects in his performances
10:30 am NorCal Bats @ Live Oak Library
NorCal Bats @ Live Oak Library
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30am (Live Oak Library); 3:30pm (Boulder Creek Library). NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide show geared to dispel myths and prejudices against bats that can lead to the destruction of their roosts and colonies.
12:00 pm Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug’s Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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 Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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]
1:00 pm Supplementing with CBD @ Westside New Leaf Market
Supplementing with CBD @ Westside New Leaf Market
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
With Magda Hjalmarsson, Founder of Balnce & Bliss Come to this wellness lecture to learn about the benefits of CBD for anxiety relief and overall wellness. We will share our dosage // product guidelines to ensure you are properly absorbing your CBD supplements to have maximum benefits. About the Instructor: Magda is a functional medicine practitioner who specializes in using nutrition & hemp // cannabis medicine to achieve wellness. Magda teaches online workshops and offers one on one coaching to support each individual on their journey to optimal health.
3:30 pm Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Chess Club @ Aptos Library
Jun 25 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
4:00 pm Hidden Gems Film Club @ Aptos Library
Hidden Gems Film Club @ Aptos Library
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to an evening of cinema. Come enjoy these “hidden gems.” Foreign films, documentaries, independents and even some mainstream movies you might have missed! If you wish, bring a snack to share, and participate in the discussion! For information please visit Hidden Gems Film Club Website!
4:00 pm Hidden Gems Film Club @ Aptos Library
Hidden Gems Film Club @ Aptos Library
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aptos Library. Foreign films, documentaries, independents and even some mainstream movies you might have missed! If you wish, bring a snack to share, and participate in the discussion!
4:00 pm Tales to Tails @ Scotts Valley Library
Tales to Tails @ Scotts Valley Library
Jun 25 @ 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.
5:00 pm Youth Coalition Meeting @ Resource Center for Non-Violence
Youth Coalition Meeting @ Resource Center for Non-Violence
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Ages 13-21. Get involved, get educated & become a community youth leader. Youth-designed & led group. Call first. Resource Center for Non-Violence, 515 Broadway, SC. 427-5066
6:00 pm Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Grupo de apoyo femenino del superviviente @ Monarch Services
Jun 25 @ 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 Taller de Triple P: Enseñando a los niños a compartir @ La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville
Taller de Triple P: Enseñando a los niños a compartir @ La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Salón E, Watsonville
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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 para aprender: Cómo enseñar a los niños pequeños a compartir y tomar turnos; Consejos para prevenir problemas sobre compartir; Maneras de ayudar a los niños a resolver conflictos sobre compartir. 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: Sandra Rodelo, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 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
6:30 pm Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
Birth Center Tour @ Dominican Hospital
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm
Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709
7:30 pm Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
Divorced Fathers Network @ Aptos La Selva Fire Dept
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578
9:00 am All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
All Together Now! @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Live Oak Family Resource Center. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in classes in English for kids 0-5 years old. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. 1740 17th Ave. 476-7284.
9:00 am Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Latch Clinic @ Dominican Rehab Lactation office 610 Frederick St
Jun 26 @ 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.
10:00 am Preschool Adventures @ Sanctuary Exploration Center
Preschool Adventures @ Sanctuary Exploration Center
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come enjoy weekly preschool adventures with ocean themed book readings, show-and-tell, and crafts! Perfect for kids aged 2-5.
10:30 am Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Mini Mint Mamas Meet Up @ Mini Mint
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 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
10:30 am Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) @ Felton Covered Bridge Park
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Felton Covered Bridge Park, corner of Graham Hill Rd and Mt. Hermon Rd (across from Safeway).  Parent education is offered as part of the Together in the Park drop-in playgroup led by Mountain Community Resources every Wednesday, April through October. Triple P Positive Parenting tip sheets are covered with all participants or in brief, one-on-one consultations. Offered in English or Spanish by Rosa Reyes, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. All children and parents/caregivers are welcome. Light snacks will be provided.
11:00 am One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos Library
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am
Ongoing Wednesdays. Live Oak Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
11:00 am What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
What If Wednesday @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. A combination of science and art that prompts the wonder and discovery of “what if?” Example “ we add salt to watercolor, or “what if” vegetable oil is put of the paper first, with the watercolor mix with it? Wednesday is when weird wacky science becomes wonderfully wild while art and science are brought together.
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.
Jun 26 @ 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 El Patio De Mi Casa @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
El Patio De Mi Casa @ Live Oak Family Resource Center
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Live Oak Family Resource Center. Inspiring playgroups for moms, dads, caregivers and children 0-5 years old.  Instructor: Yolanda Provoste-Fuentes. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Drop-in. Classes facilitated in Spanish. 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284
12:15 pm Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Jun 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Every Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
12:30 pm Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Downtown Library
Volunteer Housing Navigators @ Downtown Library
Jun 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Are you currently experiencing homelessness? Work with a compassionate and effective community volunteer or “housing navigator,” who can help you set goals, overcome barriers, access documents and search for opportunities, helping you to transition back into housing, health and wellness.
1:00 pm Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Dance for Parkinson’s @ Motion Pacific Dance
Jun 26 @ 1:00 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.
Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Cedar and Lincoln St.
2:00 pm DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
DIY Crafts @ Scotts Valley Library
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop in and make a fun craft every Wednesday afternoon. Families are welcome.
2:00 pm Minecraft.edu @ Aptos Library
Minecraft.edu @ Aptos Library
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn how to survive in the world of Minecraft. Ages 8 to 18. Space is limited to 19 on a first-come basis. No advance registration.
2:40 pm Tales to Tails @ Branciforte Library
Tales to Tails @ Branciforte Library
Jun 26 @ 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 Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Nature Art with Sue @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays. Santa Cruz Children’s MOD. Sue introduces new projects that explore art in nature and nature in art. The classes are aligned to STEAM objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) objectives.
5:00 pm Family concert with José-Luis Orozco @ Live Oak Library
Family concert with José-Luis Orozco @ Live Oak Library
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join in the fun as celebrated author Jose Luis Orozco encourages children to sing and play in Spanish and English through a mix of Latin American songs, rhymes, stories and games.
5:30 pm Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
Wednesday Night Sailboat Races @ Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm
Ongoing Wednesdays through October. Santa Cruz Harbor, 135 5th Ave, Santa Cruz. Harbor restaurants & the beach are great viewing areas to watch the sailboat races against the setting sun.
6:00 pm Capitola Summer Twilight Concerts @ Esplanade Park, Capitola Village
Capitola Summer Twilight Concerts @ Esplanade Park, Capitola Village
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesdays in June, July and August. Bring chairs, jackets, a picnic supper and the family to enjoy live music and the sunset. Visit our local restaurants and pick up dinner to go and enjoy a picnic at the beach! Suggested to bring low back chairs or picnic blanket for seating. No dogs or alcohol in the park or on the beach. Performer schedule: 06-05 Live Again, 06-12 Glory, 06-19 The Inciters, 06-26 Tsunami Band, 07-03 Todd Morgan & the Emblems, 07-10 The Joint Chiefs Band, 07-17 Mike Hammer & the Nails, 07-24 Extra Large, 07-31 Long Train Runnin’, 08-07 The House Rockers, 08-14 Everyday People, 08-21 Mambo Tropical, 08-28 The Digbeats.
6:00 pm Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Female Survivor Support Group @ Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca
Jun 26 @ 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
6:15 pm Reading in the Redwoods @ Felton Library
Reading in the Redwoods @ Felton Library
Jun 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Reading in the Redwoods book group meets monthly at the Felton Library on the fourth Wednesday at 6:15 pm.  The book for June’s discussion is Home, by Marilynne Robinson. Copies of the book are usually available at the Felton branch library.  For more information call 427-7708 or drop by the branch. To be added to our bookgroup email list, please call 831-427-3151.
6:30 pm Adults with ADHD Meeting @ Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Adults with ADHD Meeting @ Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
4th Wednesdays. The Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay Branch of CHADD hosts monthly support group meetings. Held at the Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Contact Judy Brenis at [email protected] or call 818-9619.
6:30 pm Writer’s Open Mic Night @ Scotts Valley Library
Writer’s Open Mic Night @ Scotts Valley Library
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your peers. Poets, novelists, short story writers, scriptwriters, essayists, writers of memoir, nonfiction, and children’s storybooks–plus friends, fans, and readers who want to hear something new–are all welcome! Writers can sign up for a 5- or 10-minute reading slot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Extra time can be requested for critiquing.
7:00 pm Attention All Magicians! @ Antonelli Mobile Park 2655 Bromer St.
Attention All Magicians! @ Antonelli Mobile Park 2655 Bromer St.
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
Last Wednesday. Club Room Antonelli Mobile Park 2655 Bromer St. Join our magician’s club! If you do magic or want to get started in this fun hobby, join us. Questions? Call Jim at 685-3829
9:00 pm School of Rock: Free Movies on the Beach @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
School of Rock: Free Movies on the Beach @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Jun 26 @ 9:00 pm
There’s nothing like watching your favorite movies right on the beach with the world-famous Giant Dipper roller coaster lights twinkling overhead and the smell of Kettlecorn, corn dogs, and salt water taffy filling the air!
9:00 am Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Jun 27 @ 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 New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months @ Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library
Toddler Time @ Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am
Aptos Library and Scotts Valley Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
10:00 am Working Together @ Downtown Library
Working Together @ Downtown Library
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ongoing Thursdays. Downtown Library. Information navigation and social support open to all. Work individually with an information advocate on any information need: (housing search, application, resume?).
10:30 am Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime @ Downtown Library
Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime @ Downtown Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into the hearts and hands of your young children, and you!
10:30 am Passionate Readers Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Passionate Readers Book Discussion Group @ La Selva Beach Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The LSB Adult Book Discussion group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30a to 12:00p and all adults are welcome. For more information and/or book selection, call 831.427.7710.
10:30 am Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Preschool Storytime @ Downtown Library
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Downtown Library. We’ll read books, sing songs and make a simple craft! Ages 3-6.
11:00 am Junior Rangers – Ohlone Science: Botany @ Santa Cruz Mission
Junior Rangers – Ohlone Science: Botany @ Santa Cruz Mission
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am
Get to know three California native plants and how to use them. We’ll work with soap root, tule reeds, and oak trees to discover how to make food, tools, and toys to take home! Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 to 12 year olds. Space is limited. Register by calling (831) 425-5849 or online. Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
11:30 am Santa Cruz Mission: Pop Up Picnic in the Park @ Santa Cruz Mission, 144 School Street
Santa Cruz Mission: Pop Up Picnic in the Park @ Santa Cruz Mission, 144 School Street
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Pop Up Picnics in the Park return for the fourth summer in a row, taking place on Thursdays (Except for July 4th). Take a break to enjoy tacos on the terrazza, with food by Taquitos Gabriel available for purchase. The full menu includes tacos, combo plates, burritos, quesadillas and drinks with occasional specials, such as mole. Prices range from $2 to $10. Taquitos Gabriel will donate a portion of their proceeds back to Friends of Santa Cruz State Park.
12:15 pm Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug’s Gym!! @ JuneBug's Gym
Jun 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
3:00 pm DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
DIY Crafts @ Boulder Creek Library
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ongoing Saturdays. Boulder Creek Library. 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.
4:00 pm Tales to Tails @ Garfield Park Library
Tales to Tails @ Garfield Park Library
Jun 27 @ 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.
6:00 pm Triple P Workshop: Helping Teens Cope With Depression @ Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, Felton
Triple P Workshop: Helping Teens Cope With Depression @ Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, Felton
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues.  Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Common causes and signs of depression in teens; What to do if you think your teen is depressed; Tips for helping teens develop healthy coping skills. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot. FREE child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults, teens, and children. Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources Location: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, Felton To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600, ext 6605 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
Jun 27 @ 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. Questions include all categories with the exception of themed nights.
7:00 pm Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club @ Scotts Valley Library
Scotts Valley Genre Book Discussion Club @ Scotts Valley Library
Jun 27 @ 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 Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Ask Us: Downtown Outreach Worker Office Hours @ Downtown Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ongoing Fridays. Downtown Library. Support for anyone with questions regarding connecting to social services, county mental health, addiction recovery options, housing applications, and more. For more info contact Jesse at [email protected] or Kris at [email protected]
10:00 am Oliver the Parrot @ Aptos Library
Oliver the Parrot @ Aptos Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet Oliver the Parrot in this special storytime for children ages 3 to 5 years of age.
10:00 am Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Toddler Time @ Downtown Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am
Downtown Library. For families with children ages 0-3 years old. Join us for early literacy practices involving music, movement, stories, rhymes and more for your child and you.
11:00 am Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Infant/Toddler Workshop @ Santa Cruz Children’s MOD
Jun 28 @ 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 Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am
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
11:00 am The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Library
The MAKE Lab @ Scotts Valley Library
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 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.
12:00 pm Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym @ JuneBug's Gym
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch…the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Parents can drop off their children for 1, 2 or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym
2:00 pm Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Jun 28 @ 2:00 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
Jun 28 @ 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.
6:30 pm Everclear: Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Everclear: Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm
Everclear is an American alternative rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1991 by Art Alexakis, the lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. The band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records which were all certified platinum in sales. The albums included charting songs like “Santa Monica” and “Wonderful.” After a brief stint of solo performances in 2003, Alexakis decided to push forward with the Everclear name, finding new musicians to perform with and releasing two more albums, Welcome to the Drama Club and Invisible Stars.
7:00 pm Pop-Up Campfire @ Big Basin State Park
Pop-Up Campfire @ Big Basin State Park
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm
Bring your camp chair—we’ll bring the marshmallows, songs and stories! Sit around the campfire, roast marshmallows, sing some songs and hear stories about Big Basin. Meet at Campsite 73 in Huckleberry Campground. If possible, please walk to the campfire, as parking is limited to disabled parking. 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.
8:30 pm Everclear: Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Everclear: Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Jun 28 @ 8:30 pm
Everclear is an American alternative rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1991 by Art Alexakis, the lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. The band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records which were all certified platinum in sales. The albums included charting songs like “Santa Monica” and “Wonderful.” After a brief stint of solo performances in 2003, Alexakis decided to push forward with the Everclear name, finding new musicians to perform with and releasing two more albums, Welcome to the Drama Club and Invisible Stars.
8:00 am Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Aptos Farmers Market @ Cabrillo College
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. Ages walking to 8 years old (or 80 lbs.). Parents may leave children over 3 years of age. If you need a break from the children, go out to lunch or go on a run, then the solution is JuneBug’s Gym. Parents can drop off for 1, 2, or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com
9:00 am Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Scotts Valley Farmers Market @ SV Community Center parking lot
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market is celebrating opening day with FREE blueberry short cake and an array of festivities. Pick up a serving of blueberries and whipped cream on top of a sweet Companion Bakeshop biscuit. Stop in at the Mountain Feed and Farm Supply DIY workshop on healthful blueberry soda making, join the SV Public Library for story time in the Market, enjoy some live music, get your face painted and do some grocery shopping while you’re at it. Facebook: Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market Instagram: Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets
9:00 am Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Westside Farmers Market @ Mission St. Ext. and Western Dr.
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
9:00 am Zumba! y Feria de Salúd en Live Oak @ Live Oak Library
Zumba! y Feria de Salúd en Live Oak @ Live Oak Library
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
VENGAN LISTOS PARA BAILAR, COMER, Y HABLAR DE SALUD CON TODA LA FAMILIA EN ESTE PROGRAMA GRATIS. Instructora de Zumba Catalina nos acompañara para empezar nuestros días con baile. Despues habrá arte y actividades para niños y distibucion de alimientos de parte de Second Harvest Food Bank.
10:00 am Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Library
Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Library
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. • Learn about the environment and local wildlife with experts. • Bird Watching                • Examine microscopic creatures               • Art &  Writing. Adults must accompany children under 10. Not suitable for very young children. We will be outdoors when weather permits.
10:00 am SV Friends Book Sale @ Scotts Valley Library
SV Friends Book Sale @ Scotts Valley Library
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will be sold. Come use your summer reading coupons at our sale!
10:30 am Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join Docent Hal Anjo on a 6-mile, 3.5 hour moderate hike to McAbee Outlook. We’ll stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood forest. Learn about the different habitats as you watch the environment change as we climb and enjoy the view. Bring plenty of water, snacks, 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.
10:30 am Story Time Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Story Time Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am
Bring the whole family and join us for a walking story time! Starting at park headquarters, we’ll walk through ancient redwoods while reading a story. We’ll stop and read one page, walk a bit, then read the next page until we finish the story. 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. 
11:00 am DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
DIY Crafts @ Branciforte Library
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Branciforte Library. Drop in with your family and make something fun!
11:00 am Old Growth Redwood Tours @ Henry Cowell State Park
Old Growth Redwood Tours @ Henry Cowell State Park
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am
Ongoing Saturdays. Henry Cowell State Park. 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?
11:00 am Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am
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
12:00 pm Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike @ Big Basin State Park
Jun 29 @ 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 Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience @ end of the Santa Cruz Wharf
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience @ end of the Santa Cruz Wharf
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by the Seymour Center, come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point a half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea in a dynamic and truly marine environment. Scientists from the University of California, Santa Cruz utilize this easy access to ocean ecosystems to conduct research in sustainable energy, biological oceanography, harmful algal blooms, and marine mammals. Seymour Center volunteers are available to answer your marine science questions Saturdays from noon to 3 PM, May 25 to August 24, 2019. Look for us near the end of the wharf.
1:00 pm Decorate a Canvas Bag @ Branciforte Library
Decorate a Canvas Bag @ Branciforte Library
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us at the Branciforte Library and design your very own bag! We’ll be using permanent markers and paint that will not come off fabric so dress appropriately! Ages 3 and older, please!
1:00 pm Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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 Skill and Luck: Games of the Mission @ Santa Cruz Mission
Skill and Luck: Games of the Mission @ Santa Cruz Mission
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm
What kind of games did the Ohlone play? When the Spanish came did they bring games? Did the Ohlone still play their games during the missions? Come and find the answers to these questions about games at the mission. Make a game to take home! Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
2:00 pm Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Jun 29 @ 2:00 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
3:30 pm Chess Club @ Downtown Library
Chess Club @ Downtown Library
Jun 29 @ 3:30 pm
Ongoing Tuesdays. Downtown Library. Ages 6-18 learn from a master and practice with peers.
8:30 am Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class @ Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Low Impact Stretching Exercise Class @ Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Jun 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Ongoing Sundays. Health Education Center 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville. Promotes circulation. Decreases muscle stiffness. Improves posture. Helps manage or reduce stress. Improves balance. Increases range of motion. Instructor–Ace Martinez, a PA with over 16 years of Weight and Balance Training. (831) 352-7993.
9:00 am Birding for Beginners @ Henry Cowell State Park
Birding for Beginners @ Henry Cowell State Park
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am
Join birder extraordinaire Jim Williams for a tranquil morning filled with our little flying friends! Learn about the birds in our park, receive a Henry Cowell RSP birding brochure, and begin your career as an energized birder! Make sure to bring water, comfortable footwear, and a keen eye and/or ears! Meet in the parking lot of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park campground, located off Graham Hill Road. 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.
9:00 am Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Live Oak Farmers Market @ 15th and Eastcliff Dr.
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 
9:05 am Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Overeaters Anonymous @ Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. For more information, call (831) 338-8883. Event free. Vehicle day use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.
11:00 am Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am
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 Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
Bachata by the Sea @ 106 Beach St
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1pm-3pm (picnic) 3pm-4pm (class) 4pm-7pm (dancing). Ongoing Sundays. 106 Beach St. Free Bachata dance class, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing! Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic.
1:00 pm DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
DIY Crafts @ Live Oak Library
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come and create a self-directed craft.
1:00 pm One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Downtown Library
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ongoing Sundays. Downtown 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.
1:00 pm Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Open Art at the MOD @ Santa Cruz Children's MOD
Jun 30 @ 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
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. For more information, call (831) 426-0505. Event free. Day use parking fee is $10. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
1:00 pm Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Sunday Seaside Craft @ Seymour Center
Jun 30 @ 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)
Jun 30 @ 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 Capitola Sunday Art and Music at the Beach @ Esplanade Park, Capitola Village
Capitola Sunday Art and Music at the Beach @ Esplanade Park, Capitola Village
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art & Music at the Beach is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Local artists display their work and live music is featured on the Esplanade Stage overlooking Capitola Beach and Monterey Bay. Music from 2:00-4:00 pm. Band Line up: 06-30 Singing Wood Marimba, 07-07 7th Wave, 07-14 Alex Lucero, 07-21 Samba Cruz, 08-04 Acoustic Soul, 08-11 Harpin & Clark.
2:00 pm Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Redwood Grove Loop Walk @ Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters
Jun 30 @ 2:00 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
4:00 pm Vegan Cooking Demonstrations @ 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Vegan Cooking Demonstrations @ 700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
700 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville. Free food sampling and recipes. Mother and daughter will demonstrate how they make some of their favorite springtime recipes.
6:30 pm Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Nar-Anon Family Groups @ Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center
Jun 30 @ 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
7:30 pm Twilight Adaptations Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Twilight Adaptations Walk @ Big Basin State Park
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fun, half-mile, 1.5 hour walk. 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.