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Calendar April 2018

 

Sunday, April 1

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. Every Sunday. 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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk Every Saturday and Sunday at 11am & 2pm. Friday, April 6 and Friday, April 20. 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. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. 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 

Ranch Tours 1pm. 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. Event is free; parking is $10. Please call the park to confirm at 426-0505. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1

Monday, April 2

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. Ongoing Mondays. Supporting mothers’ emotional health in the postpartum period. 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.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! Every Monday & Wednesday from 12:15-1:15pm. 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

Tuesday, April 3

Exploring Big Basin 9am. 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. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day use 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

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. Ongoing Tuesdays. 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.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. 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...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

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. Ongoing Tuesdays. Includes juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and more. with Rock Lerum at Orchard School. Drop-in basis. Please contact the school at 688-1074, or www.orchardschoolaptos.org for more info. Orchard School K-6. 2288 Trout Gulch Road, Aptos. 688-1074. www.orchardschoolaptos.org/

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. 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

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Call to register. Dominican Hospital, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. Ongoing Tuesdays. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept, 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578

Wednesday, April 4

All Together Now! Offered now every Wednesday from 9-11am. In English. Inspiring playgroups for moms, dads, caregivers and children 0-5 years old. Join us to sing, play, and tend a garden along with our children. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Drop-in. Classes facilitated by experienced and friendly teachers. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. Bookshop invites any toddler or pre-school age children to listen to stories read by Mamoura Slike. Mamoura is a wonderful reader and she will be sharing fantastic books! 460-3251

New Moms Support Group 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Ongoing Wednesdays. Babies 0-6 mos. Discuss common concerns with other new moms. Dominican Edu Center, Rm C, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am-12 noon. Parents, grandparents and caregivers and their infant-preschool children meet for play and group activities. Free. Snack, parenting resources, crafts, music, and stories provided. Call for meeting location. 335-6600 (English) or 246-2061 (Spanish).

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Ongoing Wednesdays. Discuss joys & challenges of breastfeeding. Dominican Edu Center, Rm D, 1555 Soquel Dr, SC. 462-7709

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12 pm. 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. Triple P at Together in the Park is 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. Location: Felton Covered Bridge Park, corner of Graham Hill Rd and Mt. Hermon Rd (across from Safeway)

El Patio de mi Casa 12-2pm. Ongoing Wednesdays. Inspiring playgroups for moms, dads, caregivers and children 0-5 years old. Join us to sing, play, and tend a garden along with our children. Sessions incorporate the principles of Positive Discipline. Share the joys and challenges of parenting as we grow and learn together. Instructor: Yolanda Provoste-Fuentes. Recommended fee of $3-$7 for those able to pay. Drop-in. Classes facilitated in Spanish. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 2.

Open House at Quail Hollow Montessori 5-6:30pm. Tours start every 30 minutes. Special Offer: receive a credit of $155 to be applied toward enrollment fees when you attend an open house. Details on website, www.scottsvalleychildrenscenter.com

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults Every Wednesday. 5:30-6:30pm. Take time from your busy schedule and spend a relaxing hour in the library coloring. Designs and pencils provided – or take the time to draw your own design! Branciforte Library, 230 Gault St. Santa Cruz.

Female Survivor Support Group Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm. 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

Foster Parent Orientation Meeting 6-8pm. First Wednesday of each month. There is a need for loving, stable families to care for children of all age groups all over Santa Cruz County. Be an adoptive or foster parent to a child, adolescent or teen. Learn more at our monthly Orientation meeting. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. For information or to sign up for an orientation, please go to www.fostercare4kids.com or call 345-2700.

Thursday, April 5

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. Every Thursday. A 12-step group that helps people not eat addictively one day at a time. Many parents and teens (and of course others) struggle to lose weight. There are no dues or fees. A desire to stop eating addictively is all that is needed. Please go to foodaddicts.com for more information. Trinity Presbyterian Church on 420 Melrose. Entrance is through the yellow gate to the library.

Music Together Demonstration Class 9:30am &10:30 am. Learn about the award winning, research-based music program Music Together! Music Together fosters an environment in which the joys of music-making and the powerful benefits of having music in your young child's life can be shared. Each child's natural musicality is nurtured, & grownups learn together with their children. Our curriculum supports grownups to use our music & home materials to further engage children & experience the fun too! Demo class will be held at the Native Sons’ Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. 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.

Mission Strategy Game 2-3:30pm. Gather around the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and roll the sheep’s knucklebone to determine the fate of your mission. Geared for ages 8 and older. Event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults Every Thursday. 5:30-6:30pm. Take time from your busy schedule and spend a relaxing hour in the library coloring. Designs and pencils provided – or take the time to draw your own design! Live Oak Library, 2380 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz.

Friday, April 6

FREE First Friday 11am-4pm. Enjoy the Museum for FREE with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy our intertidal touch pool and large-screen microscope. PLUS get a sneak-peek at our annual Art of Nature exhibit. Natural History Museum, 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. 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

Summer Activity Fun Fair 5-8pm. Planning for a fun and active summer? Parks and Recreation brings you the inaugural Summer Activity Fun Fair at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The fair is an opportunity to learn about our programs and to ask questions prior to summer registration. Meet and engage with summer camp leaders, junior guard and class instructors. Participate in hands-on activities and view demonstrations of our class offerings.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. 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

The Cabrillo Youth Strings Music Program Presents: A Spring Concert 7pm. Featuring International, Celtic and Contemporary Music. String Orchestra music will be performed by Local Youth. $10 General, $8 Students, $7 Seniors/Students with SAC card holders. Children 15 and under Free. Samper Recital Hall, VAPA5100 (Intersection of Cabrillo College Drive/Soquel Drive). For more information about this event or to find out about joining our orchestral, chamber or private lesson programs, call 479-6101

Saturday, April 7

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 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

Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop 10am-Noon. Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryl VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learning how to make a basket from local pine needles. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. Class begins at 10am and fills on a first-come basis. Meet at the Visitor Center in the day-use area, located off Highway 9 in Felton. No experience necessary. Event is free; parking is $10. 335-7077

FREE Guided Hikes Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Explore the San Lorenzo River with free guided hikes led by wildlife and biology experts. For locations and walk topics visit sanlorenzoriver.org/explore. Natural History Museum, 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

 A Walk in the Past 10am. No Safeway? No Home Depot? No Pharmacy? How did the Ohlone Indians survive? Take a walk with Docent Eva Fewel and learn about some of the plants the Ohlones used for food, tools and medicine. This is a 4-mile, 2.5-hour walk. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. 338-8883 

Meteor Trail Hike 10:30am. Join a docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral and redwoods. You’ll discuss forests, flowers and fires on a six-mile, 3.5-hour hike. This somewhat strenuous ascent is rewarded with ocean views on a clear day. Bring water, lunch and good hiking shoes. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. 338-8883

Redwood Tours 11am & 2pm. How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable docents will lead you through our magnificent old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the Visitors Center in the day-use area of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park located off Highway 9 in Felton. Tour is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. 335-7077

Coast Nature Walks 11am. On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch Interpretive Center. Bring a snack, water, binoculars, and good walking shoes. Binoculars are available to borrow. Event is free; day use fee for vehicles is $10. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1. 426-0505

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See April 1.

Mission Cooking Demonstration 1pm. Experience different cooking styles used by the people who lived and worked at the Santa Cruz Mission over 200 years ago. There will be a presentation of Ohlone and Spanish cuisine including hot rock cooking, tortilla frying on a Comal, and baking in our Horno. You can even sample the creations and make your own tortilla. Event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Sunday, April 8

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See April 1.

Open House at the Castro Adobe: Vaqueros y Bandidos 11am-3pm. Before the cowboys of the Old West, there were the vaqueros of California. Connect to the time when cattle ranching was king on the coast, and learn a bit about the Adobe’s historic connection to the infamous local bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. While you’re here you can check out our traditional vaquero-style saddle and wooden stirrups and even practice a bit of roping with the reata (lasso). Other activities include tours of the rancho, fresh tortilla making in the restored cocina, and kids crafts and games. Feel free to bring a plus-one or the whole family! The Castro Adobe is currently an active construction site as the adobe building is being repaired, and is open only during scheduled events. Event is free; limited parking (carpooling encouraged). For more information call 226-9669. Heavy rain may cancel. Castro Adobe State Historic Park, 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville

History Walk 11am. Meet on the deck of the Visitor Center for a tour of Seacliff State Beach and its fascinating history. Learn about the Concrete Ship, Great Storms from 1889-today, "The Madman of Seacliff” and much, much more. This 50-minute stroll will take you to the Aptos Creek Bridge and back, a total distance of about one mile. Dogs on leash, please. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. Seacliff State Beach, State Park Dr, Aptos. 685-6444

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! 12pm. Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be 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. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See April 1.

Nature Wander 1pm. Find out what’s growing and blooming right now in the Waddell Valley on this approximately 1 mile, 1.5 hour guided walk with docent naturalist Ann Garside. She will share information about the plants of Rancho del Oso as the group walks from coastal scrub through one of the last native stands of Monterey Pine left in the world. This free hike starts at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz along Highway 1 at Waddell Creek at 3600 Hwy 1, Davenport. For more information, call 427-2288.

Drop In Family Craft – Papal Picado 1-3:30pm. Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Create colorful layered paper decorations or a basket made of colorful yarn. Event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Moana Crafts at Dream Maker Creative 1-5pm. Kids ages 5+ and adult fans of Disney’s Moana, drop-in for craft projects inspired by this beloved Disney movie. Several projects available, priced $5 - $10 each. No registration required. Just show up. 508-10121001 Center St. #2, Santa Cruz (in the Santa Cruz Arts Center). http://dreammakercreative.com

Dr. Manuel Pastor - State of Resistance 7pm. Once upon a time, any mention of California triggered unpleasant reminders of Ronald Reagan and right-wing tax revolts, ballot propositions targeting undocumented immigrants, and racist policing that sparked two of the nation's most devastating riots. Today, California is leading the way on addressing climate change, low-wage work, immigrant integration, over-incarceration, and more. How did the Golden State manage to emerge from its unsavory past to become a bellwether for the rest of the country? Inspiring and expertly researched, Dr. Manuel Pastor makes the case for honestly engaging racial anxiety in order to address our true economic and generational challenges, a renewed commitment to public investments, the cultivation of social movements and community organizing, and more. Bookshop Santa Cruz. 423-0900

Monday, April 9

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See April 2.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 2.

New Mommy Musical MeetUp Held every 2nd Monday each month, 12:30-2pm. Bring your little ones and join the FREE Santa Cruz New Mommy Musical MeetUp to mingle with other new mommies and learn how to integrate music making in your baby’s life from a certified Music Together teacher. At the Native Sons’ Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz.

Invisible / Alienated Grandparent Support Group 2-4:30pm. Monthly 2nd Monday. Do you get to see your grandkids as often as you like? Are you estranged or alienated from an adult child? Want to release negative energy about family circumstances beyond your control? Co-sponsored by Alienated Grandparents Anonymous http://www.aga-fl.org/ a national organization that provides information and support to grandparents who feel alienated or estranged from access to their grandchildren. Christ Lutheran Church, 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos.

Tuesday, April 10

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See April 3.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See April 3.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See April 3.

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See April 3.

Open House at Little Acorns Montessori 5-6:30pm. Tours start every 30 minutes. Special Offer: receive a credit of $155 to be applied toward enrollment fees when you attend an open house. Details on website, www.scottsvalleychildrenscenter.com

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. See April 3.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See April 3.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See April 3.

Wednesday, April 11

All Together Now! 9-11am. See April 4.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See April 4.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See April 4.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See April 4.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See April 4.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See April 4.

El Patio de mi Casa 12-2pm. See April 4.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 2.

Open House at Dream Maker Creative 5-8pm. If you haven’t visited us before, this is an opportunity to come see what we’re all about. Dream Maker Creative is a do-it-yourself creative studio/makerspace in Santa Cruz that offers artisan and handcrafts for kids 5+, teens and adults (preschool age on Thursdays only). We’ll have free kids crafts for ages 5+, adult craft demonstrations, refreshments, and information about our classes, summer camps, parties, room rental, and teaching opportunities for local makers. FREE. No registration required. Just show up. 508-10121001 Center St. #2, Santa Cruz (in the Santa Cruz Arts Center) http://dreammakercreative.com

Taller para familias con adolescentes: Relaciones con los amigos y compañeros 5:30-7pm. 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 GRATIS de crianza para aprender: Cómo el hecho de tener amistades les ayuda a los adolescentes a aprender destrezas sociales importantes; Cómo animar a los adolescentes a desarrollar relaciones positivas con sus amigos y compañeros; Qué puede hacer si los adolescentes tienen dificultad en formar amistades o llevarse bien con los compañeros. Este taller es GRATIS y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Gladys Gómez, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Sal E, Watsonville. Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Gladys Gómez al (831) 724-2997 x220 o This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See April 4.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See April 4.

Thursday, April 12

Thursday Step Parents Support Group Join us on the second Thursday of each month for a free, drop-in support group for anyone in the step-parenting role. We meet at various locations. Email Hannah This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more details.

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See April 5.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See April 5.

Preschool Crafts at Dream Maker Creative Thursdays, 10am-Noon (closed April 5th). Bring your preschoolers, ages 3-6 for some crafting fun where you don’t have to clean up! $10 admission includes three age appropriate craft projects, each taking 10-20 minutes. Craft themes will be posted on Facebook and Instagram one week in advance. An adult must stay with child - this is not childcare. No registration required. Just show up. 508-10121001 Center St. #2, Santa Cruz (in the Santa Cruz Arts Center) http://dreammakercreative.com

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See April 5.

Friday, April 13

New Moms Crafting Group at Dream Maker Creative 2nd and 4th Fridays. 10am-Noon. New moms, drop-in for some therapeutic creative time and meet other new moms. Bring your non-mobile babies and make a baby keepsake in our comfortable and relaxing studio, or choose from a variety of other craft projects. $10 admission includes tea and snacks plus adult coloring books and supplies. A featured project (additional fee) will be posted on Facebook and Instagram one week in advance. This is not a children’s class - it is a chance for moms to connect with each other in a baby-friendly space. No registration required. Just show up. 508-10121001 Center St. #2, Santa Cruz (in the Santa Cruz Arts Center) http://dreammakercreative.com

Wildflower Hike 10am. Join docent botanist Bryce Stauble and learn to identify many of Waddell Valley’s plants within Rancho del Oso’s seven diverse habitats. Observe the monthly change of the ecosystems. Each walk is unique as blooming flowers and pollinators are constantly in flux! This walk takes a leisurely pace that is great for learning the native habitat we are experiencing. Bring lunch, questions and curiosity! Meet at the yellow gate across from the Waddell State Beach parking area. Event is free. Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center. Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport. 427-2288

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See April 6.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See April 6.

Saturday, April 14

Birding for Beginners in Waddell Valley 8am. Join Park Interpreter Jeremy Lin on a two-mile hike to observe and enjoy morning wildlife at Rancho del Oso. We will take our time and explore the beautiful coastal valley. No previous experience necessary. It is helpful to bring binoculars, bird guides, and a readiness for patient observation as we witness wildlife awakening on a crisp Waddell Valley morning. This free event meets at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz along Highway 1 at Waddell Creek at 3600 Hwy 1, Davenport. For more information, call 427-2288.

Workshop: Multimedia Science Illustration of Bees 9am-12pm. Practice biological illustration techniques in multimedia using colored pencil, watercolour and gouache to create images of the bees of California. Natural History Museum, 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See April 7.

Coastal Wildflower Day 10am-4pm. The fifth annual Coastal Wildflower Day marks the start of California Native Plant Week, celebrating the native wildflowers of the San Mateo coast with activities for the whole family. Discover more about the seaside survivor’s unique beauty and special features that help them thrive in a windy, sandy, salty environment. Events and activities include live music, dance performances, food truck, artwork, games and educational activities for youth, guided nature walks, resources to help you grow your own native plants, and a native plant sale. Event is at Francis State Beach located at 95 Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay, and another plant sale location at Venice Beach at the end of Venice Blvd. from 10 am to 2 pm. Event is free; parking is $10. Waling or bicycling is encourage. Heavy rain cancels. For more information and a schedule of events please visit www.CoastalWildflowerDay.org or call (650) 726-8814.

FREE Guided Hikes 10am-12pm. See April 7.

Redwood Saturday: Slug's Pace Stroll 11am. Join us on a mile-long hike of exploration and learning. Together, we will discover how to “read the forest” as we explore Aptos Creek Canyon at a leisurely pace. We will also cover the park’s history, both natural and related to the logging industry that thrived here over a century ago. Bring hiking shoes, water, and snacks and meet at the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park entrance kiosk. Event is free; day-use vehicle fee is $8. Please note that we expect extremely limited parking; please consider carpooling, arranging for drop-off and pick-up, or walking or biking in from the neighborhood. For more information, please call 685-6444. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Aptos Creek Road, Aptos

Redwood Tours 11am & 2pm. See April 7.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! 12pm. See April 8.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See April 1.

Building Methods at the Mission 1pm. Come and see how the oldest building in town was made. We will look at the materials used by the Ohlone to build their homes and then at the materials used by the Spanish to build Mission Santa Cruz. You will have the chance to get your hands dirty and make your own mini abode brick. Event is free. Rain cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Snake Park Saturday 2pm. Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Visit the Rancho del Oso Ranger Station to learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Several snakes will be on display and we will discuss native reptile adaptations in the beautiful backdrop of Waddell Valley. The Rancho del Oso Ranger Station is located 0.25 mile inland from the yellow gate across from Waddell State Beach parking lot off Highway 1 in Davenport. For more information, call 427-2288.

Sunday, April 15

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See April 1.

Temple Beth El Religious School's Open House 9:45am. Our mission is to foster a love of Jewish learning in a joyful, engaging and supportive community. Temple School - kindergarten through 10th grade - at Temple Beth El is an exciting and dynamic place for kids, probably quite different from the Religious school experience you grew up with. Our goal is that our students will love attending and will be proud and delighted to be Jewish. You don’t have to be “religious” to send your children to Temple School. As Jews, we explore what we think and believe without doctrine. Interfaith families are welcome, and we are open and affirming. Call us at 479-3444 with any questions. Temple Beth El Jewish Community Center, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd in Aptos

 Sempervirens Falls Hike 10:30am. This beautiful hike takes you by Sempervirens Falls, old-growth redwoods, Ohlone grinding rocks, the birthplace of Big Basin and more! Join Docent Hal Anjo on this 4-mile, 3-hour hike. Bring water and snacks. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use 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

FREE Pottery Painting at Dream Maker Creative 11am-5pm. Kids ages 5 - 12 can paint a terracotta or metal flower pot and plant seeds. This is part of the Santa Cruz Downtown Kids Day celebration. In store discount of 25% on other DIY craft projects for ages 5 to adult and take home craft kits. 508-1012. 1001 Center St. #2, Santa Cruz (in the Santa Cruz Arts Center) 

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

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Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! 12pm. See April 8.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See April 1.

Guided Adobe Tour 1pm. Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in town. Learn about the many families who have called this 180-year-old mission adobe their home. Event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Monday, April 16

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See April 2.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 2.

Tuesday, April 17

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See April 3.

Gateway School - April School Day Tours 9-11am. We hope you will join us for our April School Day Tours to experience first hand our dynamic classrooms in action. Tour our K-8th grade and specialist classes in action. Come and learn how our teachers use innovative teaching informed by research to inspire a love of learning. Meet parent ambassadors, students and Head of School.Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.. Gateway School, K-8, 126 Eucalyptus Ave, Santa Cruz. 423-0341 ext 302. www.gatewaysc.org

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See April 3.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See April 3.

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See April 3.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. See April 3.

Triple P Seminar: Raising Responsible Teens 5:30-7pm. Triple P Seminars offer general parenting tips that can be used in a wide range of situations. This seminar is the first in a series of three for families with teens 13 – 16 years old. You can attend one, two or all three of the seminars in the series. “Raising Responsible Teens” offers parenting strategies you can use to encourage teens to: Participate in family decisions; Be respectful and considerate; Be involved in family activities; Develop a healthy lifestyle; Be reliable; Be assertive. This Triple P Seminar is free and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for children and adults. Presented in English by Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: First 5 Santa Cruz County, S.H. Cowell Conference Room, 4450 Capitola Rd, Suite 106, Capitola. To register: Contact Sandra Rodelo at 724-2997 x211 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See April 3.

Geneen Roth - This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide 7pm. Like most women who struggle with their weight, New York Times bestselling author Geneen Roth believed that if she could resolve what seemed to be the source of her self-hatred—how and what she ate—she would be thin, happy, and free. But when her struggle with food ended, she kept trying to fix other broken parts of herself with therapy, intensive meditation retreats, and rigorous spiritual practices. Yet it was only when Geneen stopped trying to change or fix herself that she was at last able to feel at home in her mind, body, and life. Now, she shares the wisdom of giving up what Geneen calls "the Me Project," and finding the freedom, peace and power that await us just beyond it. With humor, compassion, and insight, This Messy Magnificent Life explores the personal beliefs, hidden traumas, and social pressures that shape not just women’s feelings about their bodies, but also their confidence, choices, and relationships. Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See April 3.

Wednesday, April 18

All Together Now! 9-11am. See April 4.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See April 4.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See April 4.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See April 4.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See April 4.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See April 4.

El Patio de mi Casa 12-2pm. See April 4.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 2.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See April 4.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See April 4.

Triple P Workshop: Preparing Your Family for a New Baby 6-7:30pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop at Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us to learn: How to prepare your children to welcome a new baby to the family; Tips for helping children adjust to having a new sibling; How to do a room-by-room safety check of your home. This Triple P Workshop is free and open to the public. Please note: child care is not available at this location. Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. Location: Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us, 1660 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz (in furniture section). To register: Contact Caitlin McElroy, Baby Registry Supervisor at Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us, 4794296 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, April 19

A Walk Through the Grades - Santa Cruz Waldorf School 8:30am. Join us for a guided tour of our classrooms and campus, followed by time for questions. Adults only please. Please RSVP at 824-2161 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See April 5.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See April 5.

Preschool Crafts at Dream Maker Creative 10am-Noon. See April 12. 

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See April 5.

Friday, April 20

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See April 6.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See April 6.

Saturday, April 21

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See April 7.

Free Breastfeeding Class with Nursing Mothers Counsel 9am-12 pm. Classes are held the third Saturday of the month at the East Cliff Family Health Center, East Cliff Village Shopping Center, 21507 East Cliff Drive, in Santa Cruz (the Metro Bus 66 stops in front of the center). Please register at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 688-3954

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 9:30am. 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, easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with a Docent. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water and meet at Park Headquarters. (Wheelchair and stroller friendly too!) Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883 

Westside Parent Education Nursery School Open House 10-11:30am. WPENS is located on the westside on the Bay View Elementary campus. Preschoolers and their parents play, learn and grow together. Visit our campus at 1231 Bay Street, meet our teachers and talk to other parents to find out why WPENS is their school of choice.

FREE Guided Hikes 10am-12pm. See April 7.

Meteor Trail Hike 10:30am. See April 7.

Coast Nature Walks 11am. See April 7.

Redwood Tours 11am & 2pm. See April 7.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

Earth Day 11am-4pm. Please bring the entire family to this annual Earth Day event held at beautiful San Lorenzo Park! The event will be hosted by both the City of Santa Cruz and County of Santa Cruz to celebrate Earth Day. There will be music, activities, tabling and lots of fun!

Ranch Tours 1pm. See April 1.

Wool, Spinning, and Weaving 1pm. How did an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in depth look at the cloth industry of Mission Santa Cruz. We will follow the path of wool from the sheep to the shirt. Try your hand at a drop spindle and spin your own wool. Event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Sunday, April 22

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See April 1.

Hidden Gems of Big Basin: Wildflowers and Other Beauties Hike 10am. There are many less-famous yet still beautiful plants in the redwood forest. Join Docent Diane Shaw on this 4-mile, 3-4-hour hike and meet some hidden gems of Big Basin! Bring water and lunch. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See April 1.

Drop In Family Craft – Paper Poppies 1-3:30pm. Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Create colorful layered paper decorations or a basket made of colorful yarn. Event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Earth Day Crafts at Dream Maker Creative 1-5pm. A variety of nature crafts suitable for kids ages 5+ and adults will be available as part of our Sunday drop-in craft sessions. Projects starting at $10. Specific projects will be posted on Facebook and Instagram one week in advance. No registration required. Just show up. 508-10121001 Center St. #2, Santa Cruz (in the Santa Cruz Arts Center) http://dreammakercreative.com

Geology Walk 1pm. Join a docent-led walk along scenic Cove Beach for an interactive introduction to the geology of our ever-changing shoreline. Discover active earthquake faults, ancient fossil beds, forgotten shorelines, and a mysterious river of sand. Meet at the picnic tables outside the Marine Education Center at Año Nuevo State Park. Bring a snack, water, and good walking shoes. Rain cancels. Event is free; day-use vehicle fee is $10. Año Nuevo State Park. Located off Hwy1, halfway between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz, 1 New Year’s Creek Road, Pescadero. (650) 879- 2025

Monday, April 23

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See April 2.

SC Gym Future Stars 11am-12pm. Santa Cruz Gymnastics will host their last "Future Stars" class before the summer break. Future Stars is a drop-in program for new walkers through Kindergarten boys and girls with their parent or guardian. The class will introduce gymnastic skills and motor development through play on our equipment
directed by our fabulous coaches and aided by their parent or guardian. Please call in advance to reserve a spot for you and your child. Space is limited so sign up today! Visit our website to check future dates, prices and upcoming events. Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center, 2750-B Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 462-0655. Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 2.

Triple P Workshop for Families with Teens: Friends & Peer Relationships 6-7:30pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: How friendships help teens learn important social skills; How to encourage teens to develop positive relationships with friends and peers; What to do if teens have difficulty making friends or getting along with peers. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Gladys Gómez, Community Bridges – La Manzana Community Resources . Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. To register: Contact Gladys Gómez at (831) 724-297 x220 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Tuesday, April 24

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See April 3.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See April 3.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See April 3.

Earth Day / Day of the Child Noon-4pm. This free event sponsored by the City of Watsonville features live entertainment, low cost food, jump houses and fun activities with over 50 organizations. Ramsay Park, Watsonville. More information call 768-3107

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See April 3.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. See April 3.

Triple P Seminar: Raising Competent Teens 5:30-7pm. Triple P seminars offer general parenting tips that can be used in a wide range of situations. This seminar is the second in a series of three for families with teens 13 – 16 years old. You can attend one, two or all three of the seminars in the series. Attend this FREE parenting seminar to learn strategies to encourage your teen to become a confident, competent young adult. Seminar participants will learn ways to help teens: Develop self-discipline; Develop problem solving skills; Establish routines; Get involved in school activities; Follow school rules; and Develop supportive friendships. This Triple P Seminar is free and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for children and adults. Presented in English by Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: First 5 Santa Cruz County, S.H. Cowell Conference Room, 4450 Capitola Rd, Suite 106, Capitola. To register: Contact Sandra Rodelo at 724-2997 x211 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Triple P Workshop: Raising Children Who Have ADHD 6 –7:30pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Common signs and possible causes of ADHD; How ADHD affects children’s behaviors and emotions at home and school; How to use positive parenting strategies to help children with ADHD thrive. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources

Location: San Lorenzo Elementary School, 7155 Highway 9, Felton. To register: Contact Cori Burt at 335-6600, ext 6605 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See April 3.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See April 3.

Wednesday, April 25

All Together Now! 9-11am. See April 4.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See April 4.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See April 4.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See April 4.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See April 4.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See April 4.

El Patio de mi Casa 12-2pm. See April 4.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 2.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See April 4.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See April 4.

Adults with ADHD Meeting 6:30-8pm. Fourth Wednesday of the month. The Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay Branch of CHADD hosts monthly support group meetings. Held at the Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. For more information contact Judy Brenis at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 818-9619.

Lecture: The Buzz About Local Santa Cruz Bees 7-8:30pm. Explore ongoing research focused on local bee diversity. Why are bee populations declining and how can community members support bees with home gardens? Natural History Museum, 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Thursday, April 26

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See April 5.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See April 5.

Preschool Crafts at Dream Maker Creative 10am-Noon. See April 12. 

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See April 5.

Friday, April 27

New Moms Crafting Group at Dream Maker Creative 10am-Noon. See April 13.

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See April 6.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See April 6.

Saturday, April 28

Independent Bookstore Day at Bookshop Santa Cruz 9am-11pm. This year’s fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day at Bookshop Santa Cruz will feature a huge variety of daylong celebrations that you don’t want to miss--replete with contests and prizes, authors and family events, refreshments, and trivia. Launched in California in 2014, this celebration of Independent Bookstores has since expanded nationwide and is one of our most anticipated events. Join us all day long for exclusive items, laughter, and a festival of literary proportions!

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See April 7.

FREE Guided Hikes 10am-12pm. See April 7.

28th Annual Ducky Derby and Carnival 10:30am-3:30pm. Omega Nu, in cooperation with the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department present the annual event.

The event will be a fun-filled day of activities for children and adults, with exciting rubber duck races to be held throughout the day. In addition there will be food, carnival games, live music and local entertainment. Admission is FREE! Friendship Gardens at Harvey West Park.

Meteor Trail Hike 10:30am. See April 7.

Redwood Tours 11am & 2pm. See April 7.

Gardening and Wool Day 11am-3pm. Celebrate spring and help us plant the organic heirloom vegetable garden at Wilder Ranch State Park. The garden helps bring the c.1900 dairy ranch atmosphere to life. Plant and bring home your own heirloom bean in a paper pot, and enjoy living history demonstrations, sheep shearing at 10:30am, wool spinning, and more. All ages event. Bring a pair of gardening gloves and sun hat. Snacks, drinks, tools and seedlings are provided. For more information, call 426-0505. Event is free; day-use vehicle fee is $10. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1. 426-0505

Coast Nature Walks 11am. See April 7.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

Snakes Alive! 12-3pm. Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at Big Basin Park Headquarters, meet Docent Diane Shaw, and learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Event is free; parking is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Ranch Tours 1pm. See April 1.

Hides and Tallow at the Santa Cruz Mission 1pm. Discover how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 1800’s. We will look at some of the major products of the mission; leather and tallow, and demonstrate how they were used. You will see how a branding iron works and get to make your own candle. Event is free. Rain cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located at 144 School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center Dance Showcase 4pm. Cabrillo College Crocker Theater, Lower Perimeter Road, Aptos. 479.6154. www.tanneryartscenter.org

Sunday, April 29

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See April 1.

Cherryvale Art Farm Open House 11am-1pm. Come visit our inspirational environment, meet our sweet farm animals and pick up a paintbrush! Cherryvale Art Farm, 4900 Cherryvale Ave., Soquel. 462.2524. www.CherryvaleArtFarm.com. FB: Cherryvale Art Farm

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See April 1.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See April 1.

Guided Adobe Tour 1pm. See April 15.

Monday, April 30

Canta y Baila Conmigo Free Demonstration Class TBA check website for time.

Canta y Baila Conmigo® is a unique curriculum with dual, complimentary goals of music education and language immersion. Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, Canta y Baila Conmigo creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience. Meet us at the Live Oak Library – Check website for time. www.musicalme.com

 

Canta y Baila Conmigo Clase de demostración GRATUITA. Canta y Baila Conmigo® es un plan de estudios único con objetivos dobles y complementarios de educación musical e inmersión lingüística. Diseñado tanto para principiantes como para hablantes nativos, Canta y Baila Conmigo crea un ambiente lúdico e interactivo donde el aprendizaje de idiomas se integra de forma natural y orgánica en la experiencia musical. Encuéntranos en la biblioteca de Live Oak en (hora aún no determinada).

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See April 2.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 2.

 

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