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Calendar August 2017

 

Tuesday, August 1

Exploring Big Basin Hike 9am. Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and 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 Park Headquarters, located 9 miles north of Boulder Creek on Highway 236. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

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

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin August 1-20: every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 3pm. August 1-20: Saturdays at 11am and 3pm. Wednesday, August 2 at 10am Special 2-hour program. Wednesday, August 9 at 10am Special 2-hour program. Wednesday, August 16 at 10am Special 2-hour program. (No programs August 21 through August 31). Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour program is designed for kids ages 7-12. Sorry parents, this program is for kids only! Please register your child at the Nature Lodge Museum 15 minutes before the program begins. Please be sure your child is dressed for active play in the outdoors. 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

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin August 1-20: Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 4:30pm. Sunday, August 13 at 9:30am and Sunday, August 20 at 9:30am. Wednesdays at 1:30pm. (No programs August 21 through August 31). This fun program is designed for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders of the redwood forest. Meet at the Big Basin Nature Lodge. Event is free; parking is $10.

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

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. Awana is a weekly international Bible club for boys and girls. Ages 3 - 6th grade are welcome every Tuesday night for a fun night of singing, Bible lessons, awards for Scripture memory and games. Felton Bible Church, 5999 Graham Hill Rd, Felton. Pre-register on line: feltonbiblechurch.org. For more information call 335-3418.

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

Campfire Programs August 1-19: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm. Join us in our historic Big Basin Campfire Center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of the forest or stories of the park while relaxing in the shadows of the towering trees. Marshmallows (we provide the sticks and marshmallows!) at 7 pm; program begins at 7:30 pm. Wheelchair, stroller accessible. Good dogs welcome. 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

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, August 2

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 11am-1pm. 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!! 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

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Drop-In Style Afternoon Apple Roasting 3:30-5pm. Drop by our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger apples and marshmallows, playing games, listening to tunes and making some fun crafts! Touch and learn about the skulls and pelts of Big Basin animals. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

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.

Free Movies On The Beach - Ghostbusters 9pm. Head to the beach in front of the Boardwalk and enjoy a favorite family movie Wednesdays in July. Bring your family and a blanket or low back chair. Each movie will include a 15-minute intermission. Seating is first-come, first-served. Smoking is not permitted on the beach or Boardwalk. Alcohol and glass are prohibited on the beach. A limited number of assistive listening devices (ALDs) are available for check-out at the Guest Services office near the Haunted Castle. If you require other special accommodations or would like to request Closed Captioning, please contact the Manager on Duty at least 48 hours in advance of the movie at 423-5590.

Thursday, August 3

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.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. Ongoing Thursdays at Marinovich Park, 120 Second St., Watsonville. The class is FREE. Bilingual. For more information, call Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education at 786-2160 Cada jueves en el parque Marinovich, 120 Second St., Watsonville. La clase es GRATIS. Bilingüe. Para más información, llame a Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education 786-2160.

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.

Junior Rangers - Clothing of Early California 11am. Discover California’s history during these 1.15-hour programs at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Junior Rangers is a free California State Parks statewide program for kids ages 7 to 12. Receive your logbook and badge, and begin your Junior Ranger journey. Space is limited. To register, or for more information, please call 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School Street in Santa Cruz.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Cabrillo Stage Presents Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Aug 3rd - Aug13th. Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays 2pm. Special weekday matinee performance Thursday August 3rd at 2pm. Beauty And The Beast is a beautiful story with some of Disney’s most popular and well-loved music. It is a love story that transcends first impressions and appearance, reveals the danger and weakness in boastful pride and bullying, and brings redemption to the agony of a long punishment for past arrogance. Performance at the Cabrillo Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Dr., Aptos. Tickets: www.cabrillostage.com or 479-6154

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.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Friday, August 4

Connect with Nature 10:30am. Join a Big Basin Interpreter in our Visitor Center (next to Park Headquarters) for a 30-minute kids’ program on what makes Big Basin special. 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

FREE First Friday 11am-8pm. Enjoy the Museum for FREE with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy our intertidal touch pool, large-screen microscope, plus every month in the summer we will have a new temporary art exhibit inspired by nature, and you can meet the artist on First Fridays! This month meet Sandra Cherk and enjoy her exhibit of pastels, "Our Coastal California". Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Guided Nature Walk 11:30am. Take a guided walk with one of our Park Interpreters! Enjoy the natural beauty of Big Basin while learning about our redwoods, animals, early park settlers and more. These walks are suitable for all ages and abilities and are generally less than 1 mile long. We occasionally offer longer hikes for those looking for more of a challenge. Event is free; parking is $10. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters.

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 hour 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

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Full Moon Madness 6pm. Experience Henry Cowell in a completely new way… at night! This astronomy-based evening is perfect for the whole family. We will have kids’ crafts, guided night hikes, and a special astronomer guest speaker. To wrap up the evening, the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club will bring their telescopes out for stargazing. For more information, please call 335-7077. Event is free; parking is $10. Event is in the Day Use area of Henry Cowell, located off Hwy 9 in Felton.

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.) Helpline: 888.688.7834. Find other meetings: www.nar-anon.org

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Cabrillo Stage Presents Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Through August 13th. Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays 2pm. See August 3.

Saturday, August 5

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

Open House at Natural Bridges Children’s Center 10am-12pm. Natural Bridges Children’s Center, 255 Swift St, Santa Cruz. www.naturalbridgescc.org/. 429-6222

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

Church Street Fair 11am-8pm. The Church Street Fair offers an inspiring immersion into the famously vibrant cultural scene of Santa Cruz as expressed through music, dance, art, food, and wine. Non-stop performances from global traditions will keep your spirits high as you select from a variety of local food purveyors, vintners and brewers, and explore the work of dozens of regional artists and craftspeople.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. 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 Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. 338-8883

Living History Demonstrations 11am-2pm. Saturdays and Sundays in August. History comes alive at Wilder Ranch State Park on the weekends with Machine Shop Pelton Water Wheel Demos, baking on the woodstove, and ranch tours. Please call the park to confirm at 426-0505. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. Explore the plants, animals, and geology of the coastal bluffs on a 2-hour natural history tour. Meet at the Wilder Ranch Interpretive Center. Bring a snack, water, binoculars, and good walking shoes. Binoculars are available to borrow. Rain cancels. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1. 426-0505

Redwood Tours 11am. 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. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation, California State Parks volunteers, and California State Parks.

Hymns & Chants 1-2pm. Discover how people have expressed their beliefs, culture, and identity through music at the Santa Cruz Mission. Event is free. For more information, please call 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School Street in Santa Cruz.

Family Discovery Walk 1pm. Enjoy a fun-filled family walk and investigate the mysteries and wonders of Big Basin’s redwood forest! We’ll discover what surprises the day offers on this easy, one-mile roundtrip walk that lasts about 1.5 hours. Bring water, a snack and an adventurous spirit! Rain cancels. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters, located 9 miles north of Boulder Creek on Highway 236. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Cabrillo Stage Presents Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Through August 13th. Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays 2pm. See August 3.

Sunday, August 6

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

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 9:30am. On this dog-, stroller- and wheelchair-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 Docent Laurie Bergren and her dog Musa. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters, located 9 miles north of Boulder Creek on Highway 236. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. 338-8883

Church Street Fair 11am-8pm. See August 5.

Living History Demonstrations 11am-2pm. See August 5.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

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

Cabrillo Festival Free Family Concert 1pm. It begins with a rousing percussion demonstration and a guided Tour of the Orchestra that brings kids up-close and personal with the musicians and their instruments, in small groups in and around the Civic Auditorium. When the audience returns to the hall they will see the full orchestra perform composer Michael Gandolfi’s Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland. Community members are invited to explore the entire festival schedule at cabrillomusic.org or churchstreetfair.org, or to visit the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for tickets and information.

Cabrillo Stage Presents Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Through August 13th. Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays 2pm. See August 3.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Twilight Adaptation Adventure 7:30pm. 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, 1.5-hour, half-mile walk. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Monday, August 7

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.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

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

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Seminario de Triple P: El poder de ser padres positivos 6–7:30pm. Los seminarios de Triple P ofrecen consejos para padres generales que se pueden utilizar en una amplia gama de situaciones. Este seminario es el primero de una serie de tres. Puede asistir a uno, dos o los tres de los seminarios de la serie. El seminario El poder de ser padres positivos brinda una introducción al Programa Triple P. Los participantes del seminario conocerán los principios y las estrategias clave para: Crear entornos seguros e interesantes para los niños; Proporcionar entornos de aprendizaje positivos para los niños; Usar una disciplina positive; Tener expectativas realistas de ellos mismos y los niños; y Cuidarse a sí mismos como padres y cuidadores. Este seminario es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Gladys Gómez – Puentes de Comunidad, La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: Nueva Vista Recursos Comunitarios, 711 E. Cliff Ave, Santa Cruz. 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 www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Pop-Up Campfire! 7pm. Bring your camp chair to campsite 73 in Huckleberry campground—we’ll bring the marshmallows, songs and stories! Sit around the campfire, roast marshmallows, sing some songs and hear stories about Big Basin. If possible, please walk to the campfire, as parking is limited to disabled parking. Event is free; parking is $10. Park at Big Basin Park Headquarters.

Tuesday, August 8

Exploring Big Basin Hike 9am. See August 1.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See August 1.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See August 1.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. See August 1.

Movie in the Park 6pm. Come out to support our Back-To-School Movie Night, a local community event at Aptos Village Park. The event will coincide with a book & school supplies drive benefiting the school(s) of your choice & the Live Like Coco Foundation. All ages welcome! There will be two movies for both the younger and older kids. The movies will begin at dusk.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See August 1.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See August 1.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See August 1.

Wednesday, August 9

All Together Now! 9-11am. See August 2.

Dinghies, Dancing, Dining and More!—Big Basin in its Heyday 10am. Big Basin was a very popular tourist resort in the 1900s. The park had a hotel, store, post office, barbershop, dance hall, tennis courts, swimming pool and more! Take a fascinating tour and “see” Big Basin as it was in those vibrant early days. This is a one-mile, 90-minute walk. Event is free; parking is $10. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See August 2.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See August 2.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See August 2.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See August 2.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See August 2.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See August 2.

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

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See August 2.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See August 2.

Free Movies On The Beach – The Little Rascals 9pm. Head to the beach in front of the Boardwalk and enjoy a favorite family movie Wednesdays in July. Bring your family and a blanket or low back chair. Each movie will include a 15-minute intermission. Seating is first-come, first-served. Smoking is not permitted on the beach or Boardwalk. Alcohol and glass are prohibited on the beach. A limited number of assistive listening devices (ALDs) are available for check-out at the Guest Services office near the Haunted Castle. If you require other special accommodations or would like to request Closed Captioning, please contact the Manager on Duty at least 48 hours in advance of the movie at 423-5590.

Thursday, August 10

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See August 3.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See August 3.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See August 3.

Junior Rangers - California Trade Network 11am. Discover California’s history during these 1.15-hour programs at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Junior Rangers is a free California State Parks statewide program for kids ages 7 to 12. Receive your logbook and badge, and begin your Junior Ranger journey. Space is limited. To register, or for more information, please call 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School Street in Santa Cruz.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Taller: Previniendo y manejando los berrinches 5-6:30pm. 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 prevenir los berrinches y fomentar comportamientos positivos; Cómo ayudar a su hijo o su hija a calmarse rápidamente; Entender maneras efectivas de manejar los berrinches. 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: Liliana Zamora, Puentes de Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Sala E, Watsonville. Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Liliana Zamora al (831) 724-2997 x212 o  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  o vea el calendario en www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See August 3.

Step Parents Support Group 6:30pm. 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 Live Oak Family Resource Center. Contact mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

Nature’s Supermarket Campfire 7pm. How would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago? No supermarkets, no stoves, not even pots and pans…. Join Ranger Alex Tabone at our historic Big Basin Campfire Center to find out how as we take a look at Nature’s Supermarket and make dinner the way it was done by the native Ohlone people 500 years ago! You even get to taste our creation! Event is free; parking is $10.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Cabrillo Stage Presents Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Through August 13th. Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays 2pm. See August 3.

Friday, August 11

Wildflower and Nature Hike of Waddell Valley 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 Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz at 3600 Highway 1, Davenport.

Connect with Nature 10:30am. See August 4.

Guided Nature Walk 11:30am. See August 4.

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See August 4.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Old Fashioned Campfire 5:30-8pm. Bring your picnic dinner and lawn chairs. Make a fresh tortilla on the comal as we enjoy live music. Then we’ll gather around the campfire for songs, skits, and stories. What a great way to relax into summer with the best views of Santa Cruz! Event is free. For more information, please call 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School Street in Santa Cruz.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See August 4.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Cabrillo Stage Presents Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Through August 13th. Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays 2pm. See August 3.

Saturday, August 12

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See August 5.

Tour of the Grey Whale Ranch Area 9am. This challenging guided three-hour hike will explore the natural and cultural history of the upper hills of Wilder Ranch State Park. Meet at the Wilder Ranch parking lot. Bring good walking shoes, lunch, snacks, and water. Rain cancels hike. For more information, please call 426-0505. Wilder Ranch State Park is located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1

Wildflower Hike 9am. There are many less-famous, yet still beautiful, plants in the redwood forest. Join Docents Kathy Willott and Glenn Joy on this four-mile, three-hour walk and meet some of the hidden gems of Big Basin! Bring water and lunch. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters, located 9 miles north of Boulder Creek on Highway 236. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10 338-8883

2017 Fiesta de Artes Music -Saturday: 10am-9pm. Sunday: 9am-5pm. Artist Booths - Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. We are excited to announce this year’s Fiesta will be held right in downtown Los Gatos! For the first time ever, the festival will be held on North Santa Cruz Avenue and the Los Gatos Town Plaza, bringing together the town and Fiesta.

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 10:30am. See August 6.

Living History Demonstrations 11am-2pm. See August 5.Life on the Ranch Day 11am-3pm. Join in on the fun and Old West activities from the Rancho, Dairy Farm, Cowboy Rodeo Days. Living history demonstrations by docents may include; Machine Shop, Blacksmith, Wood Stove Baking, Tortilla Making, Roping & Rope Making, Butter Making, Crafts, Games and Wagon Rides. For more information, please call 426-0505. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

Redwood Tours 11am. See August 5.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. Explore the park’s less traveled 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. Meet at Park Headquarters. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Geology Walk 1pm. Join docent Robert on a Geology Walk on Cove Beach, uncovering geologic history on this one-mile, one-hour stroll along Cove Beach. Learn about the major changes that have occurred along this coastline at Año Nuevo State Park. Meet at the Marine Education Center, rain cancels, group size limited, day-use parking fee $10. Please contact the park at 650-879-2025 for further information.

Drop In Family Craft - Candle Dipping 1-3:30pm. Enjoy an informal afternoon of crafts at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Event is free. For more information, please call 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School Street in Santa Cruz.

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? Come to the Rancho del Oso Ranger Station to learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Discover reptile adaptations while observing native snakes on display. Meet at the Rancho del Oso Ranger Station, located 0.25 miles inland from the yellow gate across from Waddell State Beach parking lot.

Photography Tour 3pm. Beginners to advanced photographers and nature enthusiasts alike are invited on a 3-mile hike through towering redwoods and rare ancient marine deposits discovering panoramic views along the way. Please bring a camera, water, layered clothing, snacks, and hiking shoes. We will be discussing the natural history of the park in addition to compositional elements. Meet at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground, located off Graham Hill Road in Scotts Valley. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, please call 335-7077.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Cabrillo Stage Presents Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Through August 13th. Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays 2pm. See August 3.

Sunday, August 13

2017 Fiesta de Artes Music 9am. See August 12.

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See August 6.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

Living History Demonstrations 11am-2pm. See August 5.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See August 12.

Nature Wander 1pm. Find out what is 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. Meet at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz at 3600 Highway 1, Davenport.

Cabrillo Stage Presents Disney’s Beauty & The Beast Through August 13th. Thursday - Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays 2pm. See August 3.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Twilight Adaptation Adventure 7:30pm. See August 6.

Monday, August 14

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See August 7.

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

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? Led by Dr. Pat Hanson author of Invisible Grandparenting: Leave a Legacy of Love Whether You Can Be There or Not this will be a safe structured environment for sharing stories if you so choose, and learning healthy ways to deal with separation from anyone. 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.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Seminario de Triple P: Cómo criar hijos seguros y capaces 6-7:30pm. Los seminarios de Triple P ofrecen consejos para padres generales que se pueden utilizar en una amplia gama de situaciones. Este seminario es el segundo de una serie de tres. Puede asistir a uno, dos o los tres de los seminarios de la serie. Asista a Cómo criar hijos seguros y capaces para obtener consejos para ayudar a sus hijos: Aprenda a tratar a los demás con respeto; Desarrollar buenas habilidades comunicativas y sociales; Desarrollar una autoestima saludable. Este seminario es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Gladys Gómez – Puentes de Comunidad, La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: Nueva Vista Recursos Comunitarios, 711 E. Cliff Ave, Santa Cruz. 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 www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Pop-Up Campfire! 7pm. Bring your camp chair to campsite 73 in Huckleberry campground—we’ll bring the marshmallows, songs and stories! Sit around the campfire, roast marshmallows, sing some songs and hear stories about Big Basin. If possible, please walk to the campfire, as parking is limited to disabled parking. Event is free; parking is $10. Park at Big Basin Park Headquarters.

TEDX Merit Academy 7pm. Merit Academy students, faculty and associates will give a talk on Synergy. Tickets $15 (online). $18 at the door. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. Please call Susan Tatsui-D’Arcy for more information. 462-5655

Tuesday, August 15

Exploring Big Basin Hike 9am. See August 1.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See August 1.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See August 1.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. See August 1.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See August 1.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See August 1.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See August 1.

Wednesday, August 16

All Together Now! 9-11am. See August 2.

Fall Creek Hike 9am. Discover how the Bay Area was built on this 4-mile, 3-hour moderate hike through a 100 years young forest. Please bring water, snacks, layered clothing, and hiking shoes. Sorry, pets are not allowed in Fall Creek. Meet at the Fall Creek parking lot, approximately 0.5 miles up Felton Empire Road, from the Highway 9 intersection. Event is free. For more information, please call 335-7077.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See August 2.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See August 2.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See August 2.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See August 2.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See August 2.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See August 2.

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

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Drop-In Style Afternoon Apple Roasting 3:30-5pm. See August 2.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See August 2.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See August 2.

Free Movies On The Beach – The Princess Bride 9pm. Head to the beach in front of the Boardwalk and enjoy a favorite family movie Wednesdays in July. Bring your family and a blanket or low back chair. Each movie will include a 15 minute intermission. Seating is first-come, first-served. Smoking is not permitted on the beach or Boardwalk. Alcohol and glass are prohibited on the beach. A limited number of assistive listening devices (ALDs) are available for check-out at the Guest Services office near the Haunted Castle. If you require other special accommodations or would like to request Closed Captioning, please contact the Manager on Duty at least 48 hours in advance of the movie at 423-5590.

Thursday, August 17

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See August 3.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See August 3.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See August 3.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See August 3.

Triple P Workshop: Creating a Safe Home Environment 7-8:30pm. 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 a safe home environment allows children to learn and explore; Tips for making your home and yard safe for your child; 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: Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges – La Manzana Community Resources. Location: Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us, 1660 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz (in furniture section). To register: Call First 5 Santa Cruz County at (831) 465-2217 or contact Rosemarie Sanchez, Baby Registry Supervisor at Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us (831) 4794296 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

White Shark Research Lecture 7-8:30pm. Long-term monitoring in the Monterey Bay reveals the life history of White Sharks. Learn about the research that is shedding light on these enigmatic creatures and see breathtaking photography of sharks up close! Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Friday, August 18

Connect with Nature 10:30am. See August 4.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

Guided Nature Walk 11:30am. See August 4.

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See August 4.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See August 4.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Saturday, August 19

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See August 5.

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

Dinosaurs in the Redwoods? 10:30am. This fun program about plant and animal survival through the ages is for school age kids and parents, but anyone who can make the flat 1-mile walk is welcome! Docents Micki Downs and Maura McNamara share child-friendly redwood information and activities on this beautiful trail. Free playtime in an awesome redwood fairy ring will give the adults a chance to explore deeper forest issues. Dinosaurs will be highlighted! Event is free; parking is $10. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

Redwood Tours 11am. See August 5.

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See August 5.

Living History Demonstrations 11am-2pm. See August 5.

Prenatal Breastfeeding 12-3pm. Nursing Mothers Counsel offers free prenatal breastfeeding classes on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz. 334-7250

Wool, Spinning, and Weaving 1-2pm. 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. You will have the chance to try your hand at a drop spindle and spin your own wool. Event is free. For more information, please call 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School Street in Santa Cruz.

Story Time Walk & Nature’s Reading Room Walk is at 1pm, reading room is 1:30-3pm. 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 about an animal, forest, bird, insect–who knows? We’ll end up at the historic campfire circle and gather for Nature’s Reading Room, where you can choose from a wide variety of books about trees, animals, birds, bugs and more for the whole family to read together. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Sunday, August 20

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See August 6.

Open House at Cherryvale Art Farm 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

Living History Demonstrations 11am-2pm. See August 5.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

Drop In Family Craft - Papel Picado 1-3:30pm. Enjoy an informal afternoon of crafts at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Event is free. For more information, please call 425-5849. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School Street in Santa Cruz.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin See August 1.

Outdoor Storytime At Bookshop’s Reading Benches 4-5pm. All are welcome to this free outdoor storytime! Join Billie Harris as she reads some of our favorite children’s books in local playgrounds this summer. In celebration of our 50th anniversary last year, Bookshop Santa Cruz commissioned three “artful reading benches” to create reading spots for children in our local parks. This summer we hope to bring reading to life with a series of outdoor storytimes, one at each bench, and to continue to gather with friends and neighbors in our local parks. This outdoor storytime will take place at the reading bench in San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Avenue.

Monday, August 21

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See August 7.

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

New Mommy Musical MeetUp 12:30-2pm. Every 3rd Monday. New Moms, join the FREE Santa Cruz New Mommy Musical MeetUp to mingle with other new mommies, share parenting tips and learn how to integrate music making in your baby’s life from a certified Music Together teacher. Plus drawings for prizes! This month only @ the Music Together Studio, 3709 Portola Drive, Santa Cruz. More info at 438-3514 or www.musicalme.com

Seminario de Triple P: Cómo criar hijos resistentes 6-7:30pm. Los seminarios de Triple P ofrecen consejos para padres generales que se pueden utilizar en una amplia gama de situaciones. Este seminario es el tercero de una serie de tres. Puede asistir a uno, dos o los tres de los seminarios de la serie. Asista a Cómo criar hijos resistentes para obtener consejos para ayudar a los niños a desarrollar importantes habilidades socio-emocionales, tales como: Reconocer y expresar emociones de maneras saludables; Desarrollar formas positivas de pensar en sí mismos y en el mundo que los rodea; y Hacer frente a emociones difíciles y situaciones estresantes. Este seminario es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Gladys Gómez – Puentes de Comunidad, La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: Nueva Vista Recursos Comunitarios, 711 E. Cliff Ave, Santa Cruz. 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 www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Tuesday, August 22

Exploring Big Basin Hike 9am. See August 1.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See August 1.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See August 1.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. See August 1.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See August 1.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See August 1.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See August 1.

Wednesday, August 23

All Together Now! 9-11am. See August 2.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See August 2.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See August 2.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See August 2.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See August 2.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See August 2.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See August 2.

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

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See August 2.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See August 2.

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.

Thursday, August 24

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See August 3.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See August 3.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See August 3.

Triple P Workshop: Preventing & Managing Tantrums 5-6:30pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: How to prevent tantrums and encourage positive behavior; Learn how to help your child calm down quickly; Understand effective ways to manage tantrums. 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: Liliana Zamora, Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: Community Bridges, 236 Santa Cruz Ave, Aptos. To register: Contact Liliana Zamora at (831) 724-2997 x212 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or register online at www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See August 3.

Friday, August 25

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See August 4.

Meteor Trail Hike 2pm. 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

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See August 4.

Campfire Programs 7pm. See August 1.

Saturday, August 26

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See August 5.

Pogonip Guided Hike 9:30am-12pm. Explore several natural communities in a local reserve. Learn natural and cultural history that has shaped "the Pogonip" and other Santa Cruz landscapes on a gentle hike through redwood forest, mixed evergreens, and meadows. Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Redwood Tours 11am. See August 5.

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See August 5.

Living History Demonstrations 11am-2pm. See August 5.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

Parks and Rex Pool Party 12-4pm. A fundraiser event for County of Santa Cruz youth recreation programs and the Animal Shelter! Everyone will have a blast at this end-of-summer summer celebration, which will include with local craft beer, wine, great food (vegetarian options available), bbq pizza, games, music, and fun in the pool for adults, children, and your dog, too! Join Santa Cruz County Parks and the Animal shelter for the 3rd annual Parks & Rex "Pool Party" FUNdraiser at the Simpkins Family Swim Center. All proceeds will benefit County Parks youth programs and Animal Shelter programs. The 50-meter pool will have scheduled activities for adults and children, including inner tubes, Wibit (inflatable play apparatus), Walk-on-Water Balls, stand-up paddle boards, water slide, and a climbing wall. Adults will have a chance to win some great prizes in the day-of raffle, and enjoy a massage. NEW this year - Dogs will be invited for a dip in the larger warm-water pool, enjoy pampering at the doggie day-spa (featuring mani-pedi services), and take part in other pup-tastic activities in the expanded doggie area - including hot dog bobbing! Tickets on the day of the event will be available at the door - $17 for adults and $7 for anyone under age 21. Kids ages 3 and under, as well as dogs, get in free! Don't miss this fun day in the sun benefiting local kids and shelter animals.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See August 12.

Snakes Alive! Noon-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.

Measuring Tall Trees 12:30pm How do you measure the tallest trees in the world? Join Zane Moore, a redwood researcher, to learn about measuring these tall, tall trees. Zane will show you how scientists determine the height, size and ages of these trees. We’ll look at the history and future directions of tree measurement from cameras to lasers to drones. This 1-mile, 90-minute walk will take us to where technology and trees meet. Event is free; parking is $10. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters.

Sunday, August 27

Aromas Day On the last Sunday in August something very special takes over the small central coast village of Aromas. The day begins with an old-fashioned pancake breakfast at the Aromas Grange Hall from 7-11am. There is free music all day on the Main Stage, and the main street is lined with vendor booths selling all manner of artful and crafty items. Visit the food court for tasty treats. The Main Stage opens at 9am with Aztec Dancers. Visit the Kids’ Zone, classic car show and a town garage sale. Admission is free, parking is by donation with a free wagon-ride shuttle from parking lot to town and back. Follow the signs to the parking lot.

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See August 6.

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 9:30am. See August 6.

Meteor Trail Hike 10:30am. See August 5.

Living History Demonstrations 11am-2pm. See August 5.

Redwood Loop Walk 11am and 2pm. See August 5.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See August 12.

Adobe Tour 1pm. See August 6.

Music at Skypark 2:30-6pm. The free community-wide concert series benefiting the music programs in local public schools. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men return by very popular demand to headline this concert. This accomplished band with local roots boasts an extensive repertoire of original rock and blues tunes with simple, honest lyrics backed by the brothers’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and rock. Opening will be Music at Skypark newcomers Los High Tops with Chantilly Lace Vincent, featuring their uniquely American rockabilly and surfabilly sound. The energy will get you on your feet! At Skypark in Scotts Valley. Two bands will perform at each concert, and local businesses will offer food and other concessions for sale, with all net proceeds going to the schools. Again this year: entertainment for kids! Visit www.KiwanisoftheValleys.org for details or contact Mike Stewart at 334-8899 or Jim Melehan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Monday, August 28

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See August 7.

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

Tuesday, August 29

Exploring Big Basin Hike 9am. See August 1.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See August 1.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See August 1.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. See August 1.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See August 1.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See August 1.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See August 1.

Wednesday, August 30

All Together Now! 9-11am. See August 2.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See August 2.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See August 2.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See August 2.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See August 2.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See August 2.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See August 2.

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

Official Grand Opening / Santa Cruz Area Chamber Ribbon Cutting at Natural Bridges Children’s Center 5-7pm. Natural Bridges Children’s Center, 255 Swift St, Santa Cruz. www.naturalbridgescc.org/. 429-6222

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See August 2.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See August 2.

Triple P Workshop: Riding the Roller Coaster of Teenage Emotions 6:30-8:30pm. Does your teen’s moodiness, unpredictable emotions or outbursts make you feel like you’re riding a wild roller coaster? You’re not alone. Come to this Triple P-Positive Parenting Program workshop to gain tools for handling your teenager’s emotions in a calm and loving way. These positive parenting strategies will help your teen learn healthy ways to manage their emotions. This Triple P Workshop is offered through the Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) and is open to the public. Cost is $30 per person. Please note: child care is not available at this location. Presented in English by: Dr. Lourdes Barraza, Clinical Psychologist. Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz. Register through Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) at least two days prior to the workshop by phone (831) 457-7099 or register online a twww.dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep. Dominican PEP is unable to accommodate walk-ins.

Thursday, August 31

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See August 3.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See August 3.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See August 3.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See August 3.

 

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Events that are free or cost less than $10 may be submitted for inclusion in the calendar. GUiSC does not guarantee that a submitted event will automatically be included. Preference is given for events of interest to children and/or parents.

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