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Calendar September 2017

 

Friday, September 1

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

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

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

Saturday, September 2

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

Wings Over Watsonville 9am-4pm. Free Admission!! Watsonville Municipal Airport
100 Aviation Way, Watsonville

54th Annual Kings Mountain Art Fair 10am-5pm. Sept 2, 3 &4. Over 135 juried artists offering paintings, jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and more, as well as locally prepared food, beer and wine, and a dedicated children’s area called Kiddie Hollow. The fair takes place under the redwoods at the Kings Mountain Firehouse, 13889 Skyline Boulevard in Woodside. Proceeds benefit the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, first responders to this popular Bay Area recreational spot, and the local elementary school.

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 Park Headquarters. Event is free; parking is $10.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 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; parking is $10.

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 & 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 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.

Minecraft Crafts @ Dream Maker Creative 11am-2pm. Drop in on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays for crafts inspired by popular culture. Each day features a different theme and projects are geared towards ages 6-12. $10. Allow 30-60 minutes. 1001 Center Street, Suite 2, Santa Cruz. http://dreammakercreative.com

Grizzly Bear & Wildlife Day Noon – 4pm. “Bear Stories” with museum curator Lisa Robinson at 1pm. Ranger-led Hike at 3pm. Visit Rancho del Oso for a day of commemorating the once-abundant predator that roamed this "Ranch of the Bear." Join us for a day of crafts, face painting, Ranger-led hike, and an all-ages talk by museum curator Lisa Robinson (at 1pm). Unravel the truth and natural history of the California Grizzly Bear as Lisa illuminates the once prolific and eternally respected brown bear that roamed this land for centuries before its recent extirpation. Possibly California's most visible and enduring symbol, we pay tribute to its awesome size and strength here at Rancho del Oso's annual Grizzly Bear Day. Ranger-led hike (at 3pm) will depart from the Nature Center deck and follow the Hoover Nature Trail (1 mile). The Rancho del Oso Nature & History Center is located off Highway 1 in Davenport.

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

Building Methods 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. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin 3pm. 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

Little Rangers @ Big Basin 4:30pm. 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.

Evening Campfire Programs 7pm. Join us in our historic 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. Fire lighting and 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

Star Stroll 8pm. Join us for a stroll to the Observation Deck to listen to stories, serenade the glittering stars, and discover the night sky. Meet at the Campfire Center in the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground, located off Graham Hill Road in Scotts Valley. Event is free; parking is $10.

Sunday, September 3

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 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See September 2.

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.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin 3pm. See September 2.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin 4:30pm. See September 2.

Evening Campfire Programs 7pm. See September 2.

Monday, September 4

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.

Little Rangers @ Big Basin 10am. See September 2.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Junior Rangers @ Big Basin 11am. See September 2.

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

Gardens of Time 1pm. Stroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people who lived here in the past by exploring the plants they used and cultivated. Tour our native plant gardens, demonstration vegetable beds and Victorian “Nearyland”. Take home history in a seed. Event is free; rain cancels. For more information, please call 425-5849. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street, Santa Cruz

Tuesday, September 5

Exploring Big Basin 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. Event is free; parking 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

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

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, September 6

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)

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

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!! 12:15-1:15pm. See September 4.

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, September 7

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.

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.

4-Week Triple P Brief Group: Helping with Homework Thursdays, September 7 – 28, 5-6:30pm. The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program offers simple, practical tools to help families raise happy, healthy children. Attend this 4-week Brief Group to learn: Why homework time is a struggle in many families; How to help your child develop a good homework routine; Tools to decrease stress for you and your child during homework time. This Triple P Brief Group is free and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot and receive free child care. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Liliana Zamora, Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: La Manzana Community Resources, 18 W. Lake Ave, Suite E, Watsonville. 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 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, September 8

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.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See September 1.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See September 1.

Movies at the Beach Event-Chasing Mavericks 7:30-10pm. Free Movies near Capitola Beach. All movies are shown on the stage on the Esplanade. Bring a picnic dinner or dine locally at area restaurants. Low back chairs, blankets and jackets recommended (free popcorn from 7pm. Popcorn donated by: CineLux Capitola Cafe and Lounge). No alcohol or dogs on the beach.

Saturday, September 9

Birding for Beginners in Waddell Valley 8am. Interpreter Jeremy Lin will lead an approximate 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. Meet at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, located off Highway 1 in Davenport.

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See September 2.

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

History, Nature, and Scenic Views: Backcountry Hike 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. For more information, please call 426-0505.

Ohlone Day 10am-4pm. Celebrate the Ohlone Peoples of the past, present and future at the 32nd Annual Ohlone Day. You will see traditional dances and Ohlone demonstrators will share traditional basketry, songs, stories, tools, musical instruments, language and history. During this family-friendly event, visitors can throw an atlatl, play Ohlone games, and find out how rocks were used to cook meals and much more! This event takes place in Group Picnic Area1. Event is free; day-use parking fee is $10. The day-use entrance to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located off Highway 9 in Felton. For more information, please call 335-7077.

Mole & Mariachi Festival 2017 11am-5pm. Competing chefs prepared mole, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be a raffle, live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more. The Mole & Mariachi Festival is a benefit for nonprofit Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks in support of Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Your support will help fund educational programs, visitor services, capital improvements and increased hours the park is open to the public. Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park (144 School St.) in downtown Santa Cruz!

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See September 2.

Dinosaurs in the Redwoods? 1pm. 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.

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.

Meet the Doulas 4-6pm. Pregnant? Considering a Doula on your birth team? Meet the Doulas is a great opportunity to learn about birth and postpartum doulas. Join us at this free event for an informative afternoon. This event is open to everyone- no matter where they plan to birth - home or hospital, in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Monterey, or San Jose area. Schedule will include: Panel presentation about Birth Doulas and Postpartum Doulas. Time to interact with doulas and learn some "doula tricks of the trade." Register at https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-doulas-sept-9-2017-tickets-30108622701. RSVP/registration requested, but not required. Location: Pacific Cultural Center - Gallery room, upstairs, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Sunday, September 10

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See September 3.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See September 2.

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.

Grandparents Day Walk 1pm, Take a leisurely walk to Big Basin’s Grandparent Tree as we celebrate all our Grandparents on this special day. Join Docent Norm Beeson on a walk through ancient redwoods and marvel at their beauty and timelessness. Grandparents, parents and children are all welcome! Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; parking is $10.

Monday, September 11

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See September 4.

Santa Cruz Gymnastics "Future Stars" 11am-12pm. Monthly class 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. www.scgym.com

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See September 4.

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.

Tuesday, September 12

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See September 5.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See September 5.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See September 5.

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. See September 5.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See September 5.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See September 5.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See September 5.

Wednesday, September 13

All Together Now! 9-11am. See September 6.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See September 6.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See September 6.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See September 6.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See September 6.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See September 6.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See September 6.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See September 4.

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

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

CHADD Meeting 6:30-8:30pm. Meets second Wednesday of the month. The Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay Branch of CHADD hosts monthly support group meetings for anyone who would like to learn more about ADHD. Support Group for parents of children and young adults Meets at Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. The Support Group for adults with ADHD meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month, also at the Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. For more information call Judy Brenis at 818-9619 or email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday, September 14

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See September 7.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See September 7.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See September 7.

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

Friday, September 15

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See September 1.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See September 1.

Movies at the Beach Event- Moana 7:30-10pm. Free Movies near Capitola Beach. All movies are shown on the stage on the Esplanade. Bring a picnic dinner or dine locally at area restaurants. Low back chairs, blankets and jackets recommended (free popcorn from 7pm. Popcorn donated by: CineLux Capitola Cafe and Lounge). No alcohol or dogs on the beach.

Saturday, September 16

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See September 2.

Coastal Cleanup Day - Seabright Beach 9am-12pm. Join the international coastal cleanup effort to keep trash out of the ocean and give some TLC to our local beaches! The Museum is hosting a beach cleanup of Seabright Beach and welcomes everyone to join. Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

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

Basket Making Workshop 10am-Noon. Join docent Cheryle VanDeVeer for a fun, free, family workshop learning how to make a basket from local pine needles. No experience necessary. Meet at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park visitor center, located off Highway 9 in Felton. Event is free and all materials supplied; day-use parking fee is $10. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See September 2.

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.

Pokemon Crafts @ Dream Maker Creative 11am-2pm. Drop in on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays for crafts inspired by popular culture. Each day features a different theme and projects are geared towards ages 6-12. $10. Allow 30-60 minutes. 1001 Center Street, Suite 2, Santa Cruz. http://dreammakercreative.com

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

Geology Walk 1pm. Join a docent on this one-mile 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

Skill and Luck 1pm. Learn and play traditional games of the California Indians and Spanish the required skill and luck. Make a game to take home! Event is free; rain or shine. For more information, please call 425-5849. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street, Santa Cruz

Story Time Walk and Nature’s Reading Room Walk from 1-1:30pm. Reading Room from 1:30-3pm. Bring the whole family and join us for a walking story time! Starting at Park Headquarters, we will walk through ancient redwoods while reading a story about an animal, forest, bird, insect–who knows? We will stop and read one page, walk a bit then read the next page until we finish the story. We’ll end up at the historic campfire circle and gather for Nature’s Reading Room from 1:30pm-3pm, where you can choose from a wide variety of books about trees, animals, birds, bugs and more for the whole family to read together. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Sunday, September 17

Music Together® Free Preview Classes Ongoing from September 17-October 14. Do you know anyone who is musical and wishes that they weren’t?!? Learn how to nurture your young child’s musicality at a free preview class of Music Together® - an early childhood music and movement program for infants, toddlers, and preschool children and their parents or caregivers. Join us to discover why our family classes are not only fun but also highly-acclaimed, and bring so much music-making enrichment into the lives of our students. A musical life begins at home – we teach you why and how! Please call 438-3514 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to register. Due to the size limit of our classes, preregistration is required before attending. Where: Ben Lomond, Campbell , Cupertino, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, MOD in Capitola, Marina, Monterey. Participate in a FREE preview class with your young ones and discover why everyone you know lovesMusic Together®. Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into the hearts and hands of your young children, and you! 438-3514. www.MusicalMe.com

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See September 3.

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

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.

Monday, September 18

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See September 4.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See September 4.

New Mommy Musical MeetUp Every 3rd Monday, 12:30-2pm. 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! 239 High Street in Santa Cruz. More info at 438-3514. www.musicalme.com

Taller de Triple P: Promoviendo la autoestima de los niños 6-7:30pm. 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: Las razones del porque su hijo/a pueda tener una baja autoestima; Cómo fomentar en su hijo/a una autoestima saludable; y Herramientas para ayudar a su hijo/a a desarrollar habilidades para resolver problemas. 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: Sandra Rodelo – Puentes de Comunidad, La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: Live Oak Recursos Comunitarios, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Sandra Rodelo al (831) 724-2997 x211 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, September 19

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See September 5.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See September 5.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See September 5.

Stepping Stones Triple P Workshop: Adapting to Having a Child with Special Needs 3-4:30pm. Stepping Stones Triple P offers parenting support for families with children with special needs, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other developmental delays. Stepping Stones Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE workshop to learn: Common emotions experienced by families who are raising children with special needs; Healthy ways to decrease stress and manage the daily demands of family life; Tips to help your family adapt, stay connected, and support one another. This Stepping Stones Triple P workshop is offered as part of the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Community Advisory Committee’s monthly meeting. No registration required. Light snacks provided. Please note: child care will not be available at this event. Presented in English by: Stella Lauerman, Triple P Practitioner. Location: Santa Cruz City School District Office, Conference Room 312, 405 Old San Jose Road, Soquel. For questions, contact the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Office at 466-5700 or visit www.nsccselpa.org

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See September 12.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. See September 5.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See September 5.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See September 5.

Triple P Workshop: Taming Power Struggles & Tantrums 6:30-8:30pm. Get practical, proven tips for reducing power struggles and tantrums in this Triple P – Positive Parenting Program workshop. Gain a deeper understanding of your child’s behavior and how to respond to disobedience or tantrums without getting stuck in a lose-lose battle. Learn positive parenting strategies that reduce the stress of parenting and strengthen the parent-child relationship. For parents of toddlers and preschoolers. 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 457-7099 or register online at www.dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep. Dominican PEP is unable to accommodate walk-ins.

Triple P Workshop: Balancing Work and Family 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: Common problems parents experience juggling work and family responsibilities; Tools to help prevent stress at work from affecting your home life; and How to create a positive transition from work life to home life. 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: Stella Lauerman, Triple P Practitioner. Location: Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us, 1660 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz (in furniture section). To register: Call First 5 Santa Cruz County at 465-2217 or contact Rosemarie Sanchez, 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

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See September 5.

Wednesday, September 20

All Together Now! 9-11am. See September 6.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See September 6.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See September 6.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See September 6.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See September 6.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See September 6.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See September 6.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See September 4.

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.

Thursday, September 21

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See September 7.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See September 7.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See September 7.

Friday, September 22

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See September 1.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See September 1.

Saturday, September 23

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See September 2.

Coffee Talk and Crafts 9:30am-noon. Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day in Big Basin. Docent Norm Beeson will be happy to answer your questions about the park and help get you going on the right trail. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; parking is $10.

Baby Sleep Basics - A FREE Workshop 10-11:15am. Join us for a wonderful workshop with certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Mckenzie Graham, as she demystifies newborn sleep and shares the many helpful methods we can use to shape the foundation of healthy sleep habits for our little ones. If you are a parent, expectant parent, or caregiver this workshop is for you! Full Moon Birth and Family Health Center, 701 Mission St. Santa Cruz. 415- 272-3571. www.peacefulsleepingbaby.com

Redwood Tours 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See September 2.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

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.

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.

Hides and Tallow at the Santa Cruz Mission 1-2pm. Come and see 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. For more information, please call 425-5849.

Rising Stars! 7:30pm. The Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California is proud to present a benefit concert featuring young talented musicians in the 2016 Talent Bank Awards Festival. Donations accepted at the door. United Methodist Church - 250 California St.

Sunday, September 2

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See September 3.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Music at Skypark 2:30-6pm. The free community-wide concert series benefiting the music programs in local public schools. Two of Music at Skypark’s most popular veteran bands headline the September concert: The Joint Chiefs start things off with their totally danceable fusion of funk, acid jazz and classic R&B. Extra Large follows with funky grooves rooted in blends of funk, blues, reggae riffs and Latin beats. Both bands have teamed up to produce Music at Skypark’s best-attended concerts in the past. It just wouldn’t be Music at Skypark without these two headliners together! 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, September 25

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See September 4.

Meteor Trail Hike 10:30am. See September 6.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See September 4.

Triple P Workshop: Building Children’s Self-Esteem 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: Why it is important for children to develop healthy self-esteem; How to encourage healthy self-esteem in your child; Tools to help your child cope with feelings and solve problems. 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: Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: La Manzana Community Resources, 18 W. Lake Ave, Suite E, Watsonville. 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 www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Tuesday, September 26

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See September 5.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See September 5.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See September 5.

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See September 12.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. See September 5.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See September 5.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See September 5.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See September 5.

Wednesday, September 27

All Together Now! 9-11am. See September 6.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See September 6.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See September 6.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See September 6.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See September 6.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See September 6.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See September 6.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See September 4.

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.

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties 6pm. Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Warriors welcome worldwide bestselling author Dav Pilkey to celebrate the release of his new book, Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties, and the 20th anniversary of Captain Underpants! Join us for a talk and visual presentation by Dav Pilkey, get books signed, meet Dog Man and Captain Underpants mascots, and have fun at our activity centers! This ticketed event will take place at the Kaiser Permanente Arena, 140 Front Street, Santa Cruz, and WILL BE ticketed. Ticket packages are $10.89 and include two tickets to the event and one copy of Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties. When you purchase a ticket package you can also buy one additional child ticket for $5 for a child within your family to attend with you. Part of the proceeds from additional child ticket sales will be used to buy copies of Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties for schools and to give to children who want to attend the event but who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial limitations. Additional child ticket is only available once a ticket package is purchased and only at the time of purchasing the ticket package.

Triple P Workshop: Parenting as a Team 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 457-7099 or register online at www.dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep. Dominican PEP is unable to accommodate walk-ins.

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, September 28

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See September 7.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See September 7.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See September 7.

Natural History of Rapa Nui and Its Enigmatic Spiders 7-8:30pm. Learn about natural history on Easter Island, one of the most remote places on Earth! This unique place has a fascinating history, and some of its mysteries and unique species are being uncovered by old museum specimens with new techniques. Hear from a local scientists who explores this far-away land. Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Friday, September 29

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See September 1.

Odyssey Sunset Cruise In The Monterey Bay In Celebration Of Orchard School! 5:15-7:15pm. Splash out and celebrate the magic of Orchard School at sea! Enjoy a breathtaking, sunset sail and panoramic views along the Santa Cruz Coastline aboard the O'Neill Sea Odyssey catamaran while socializing with current and former Orchard parents, faculty, alumni, and friends. Passengers can easily and safely walk around the catamaran, lounge on the trampoline net, and enjoy hor'doeuvres and wine served by Odyssey staff, or grab a drink at the galley bar. All proceeds benefit Orchard School. Tickets: $125 per person, includes catered food and wine. Open bar also available. Only 49 spots available, so book early. Adults only, please. Tickets must be purchased by September 15. You can purchase tickets by check or online. Checks should be payable to Orchard School and mailed to the school address (2288 Trout Gulch Rd, Aptos, CA 95003. Please include your email address and phone number. Or, pay online with PayPal. Questions? Please leave a message at Orchard School, 688-1074.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See September 1.

Saturday, September 30

Founders’ Day Special Event @ Big Basin All Day Honor the Visionaries, Valued Workers and Visitors that shaped the character of Big Basin over the past 115 years. Revel in the beauty of the majestic old growth redwoods that inspired the movement to Save the Trees! Celebrate our wild heritage with a melodrama, a timeline tree, hikes and games for kids. Timeline Tree: Changing Times among the Ageless Giants 9am-5pm (all day, walk by anytime). Come walk along a downed 100-foot redwood tree and read about the stories of change in the forest where time appears to stop. The timeline describes events in words and pictures of Big Basin over the last century…and more. Some were grand occasions, others mundane details…together, the stops along this path tell a fascinating story of the oldest state park in California. The timeline is along the Redwood Loop Trail, across from Park Headquarters. Outlook from Mt. McAbee 10am. Join Docent Hal Anjo on a hike to McAbee Outlook. We will stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood forest. Learn about the different habitats as you watch the environment change as we climb and enjoy the view. Difficulty level is moderate. The hike is six miles and about three and a half hours. Bring plenty of water, snacks and good hiking shoes. Meet at Park Headquarters. 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 Park Headquarters. Big Basin Melodrama! 1pm. Celebrate Big Basin's history! Watch a strolling play into the past on this easy, family friendly redwood loop trail and meet colorful characters from Big Basin's past. Listen to the stories of a pioneering homesteader, an early conservationist, the first female ranger at Big Basin and more! This walk is a half-mile, 1.5-hour and is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Meet at Park Headquarters. Special Junior Rangers Program: Old-Fashioned Children’s Games 3pm. Step back in time and play some old-fashioned children's games. This one-hour program is 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. Special Little Rangers: Old-Fashioned Children’s Games 4:30pm. This program is 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 Nature Lodge.

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See September 2.

Basket Making Workshop 10am-Noon. See September 16.

Redwood Tours 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See September 2.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See September 2.

Mission Cooking Demonstration 1pm. Come to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park and experience different cooking styles used by the people who lived and worked here 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; rain cancels. For more information, please call 425-5849. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street, Santa Cruz

 

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