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Calendar February 2017

Wednesday, February 1

All Together Now! Offered now every Wednesday from 9-11am. For parents and children 9 to 3 years old. Come play with other parents & children, observe & discuss child development & build confidence in your parenting skills. Drop-in. Classes facilitated by experienced and friendly teachers. Sliding scale fee $3-7/class. No one turned away for inability to pay. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284

El Patio de mi Casa Ongoing Wednesdays. 10am-12noon. For parents & their children 1-5 years old. Come play with other parents & children, observe & discuss child development & build confidence in your parenting skills. Drop-in. Classes facilitated in Spanish by experienced and friendly teachers. Sliding scale fee $3-7/class. No one turned away for inability 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

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

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, February 2

Together in the Park/Juntos en el Parque $5 drop-in fee. 9-11am. Ongoing Thursdays. Drop-in playgroup for parents & young children. Felt St. Park. 476-7284

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.

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, February 3

FREE First Friday 11am-4pm. Enjoy the Museum for FREE with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy our intertidal touch pool, large-screen microscope, and geology exhibit and "dig pit". 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

Disney's High School Musical Fri 2/3- Opening Night at 7pm. Sat 2/4- 2pm & 7pm. Fri 2/10 - 7pm. Sat 2/11- 2pm & 7pm. Sun 2/12 - Closing Show at 2pm. Disney Channel`s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. All About Theatre’s talented cast of 30 youth and teen performers truly bring this hit to life. An all star cast performing with live orchestra. Playing at the Louden Nelson Center Theater, downtown Santa Cruz.

Saturday, February 4

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

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 Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop 10am-Noon. Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryle VanDeVeer for a fun, free, family workshop learning how to make a basket from local pine needles. Meet at the Visitor Center in the day-use area, located off Highway 9 in Felton. No experience necessary. All materials supplied. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Day Use Area located off Hwy 9 in Felton. 335-7077

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11am. Saturdays & Sundays. 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 located off of Hwy 9 in Felton. Tour is free; day-use parking is $10. 335-7077

Old Cove Landing Coast Nature Walk 11am. On this two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch Interpretive Center. Bring a snack, water, binoculars, and good walking shoes. Binoculars are now available to borrow. This is a family-friendly walk. 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.

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. Tour of the ranch houses at 1 pm. Visit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800’s at Wilder Ranch State Park. Join the 1-hour tour of the 1897 Victorian home, 1896 water-powered machine shop, and other historic buildings. You can also play Victorian games or bring a picnic to enjoy on the front lawn, visit the farm animals and see what activities are taking place on the ranch this weekend; You may learn about hand quilting, watch blacksmithing, or wood stove baking techniques. Wilder Ranch State Park, Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1. 426-0505

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

Disney's High School Musical See February 3.

Redwood Loop Walk 1pm. Saturdays and Sundays. 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. 338-8883

Bellies, Birth & Babies Free Family Event. Pop-up Marketplace - Find maternity/nursingwear, baby toys and more. Hands-on Demos - Learn from birth and postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, birth photographers, midwives, fitness and yoga teachers about pregnancy, birth and postpartum topics. Baby Wearing Fashion Show -Check out a variety of baby carriers and cute babies! Drop in for a visit - Don't have the whole afternoon free? There are lots of activities all afternoon, but you are welcome to just pop in. Workshops - This event includes the option of participating in workshops to learn more about specific topics, as well as ongoing activities in the main hall throughout. Preregistration reserves a spot in the workshops of your choice. Choose one workshop per time block. 2:35-3:05 workshops:101 "Mother-Friendly" Birth Choices - How to minimize routine interventions during your birth. 102 Supporting Your Changing Body - Acupuncture, yoga, massage, chiropractic, discover options for self-care. 3:20-3:50 workshops: 201 What's In Your Labor Tool Kit? - Labor coping techniques and more. 202 Babe in Arms, Finding Your Way - Tips for the first days and weeks with a little one - feeding, sleeping, thriving! Connect with other expecting and new parents. Meet with Birth Network's professional members and service providers. Preregistration encouraged - donations appreciated. www.birthnetsantacruz.eventbrite.com If you are a birth network professional who would like to attend the event you must register @ https://professionalsbbbwinter17.eventbrite.com

Sunday, February 5

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

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See February 4.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11am. See February 4.

Redwood Loop Walk 1pm. See February 4.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See February 4.

Monday, February 6

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.

Wee Tumble Time 11am-Noon. Mondays in February. Wee Tumble Time is a drop in program for new walkers through Kindergarten age boys and girls and their parents or guardians designed to explore our gym with our fabulous instructors! Cost: $10/child. Please call in advance to reserve a spot for you and your child or visit our website to register online and check out what we have to offer your children in the New Year! Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center, 2750-B Soquel Ave, SC. 462-0655. www.scgym.com

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

Nancy Jo Sales - American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers 7pm. What does it mean to be a girl in America in 2016? With extraordinary intimacy and precision, award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales (The Bling Ring) presents another New York Times Bestseller. Sales captures what it feels like to be a girl in America today, what it means to come of age online within a social media culture of exhibitionism, where a girl’s first crushes and experiences of longing and romance occur in an accelerated electronic environment; where issues of identity and self-esteem are magnified and transformed by social platforms that provide instantaneous judgment; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism and a sometimes self-undermining notion of feminist empowerment. Bookshop Santa Cruz. 460-3232

Tuesday, February 7

School Day Tours @ Gateway School 9-11am. Prospective families are invited to tour Gateway School’s campus to see firsthand how our program inspires children to become passionate scholars and compassionate citizens. Enjoy our engaging classrooms in action while meeting students, parents, and our Head of School! Call 423-0341 ext. 302 for questions.

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

Kids Community Ice Cream Social Every Tuesday this month is Community Day from 1-4 pm! All kids Ice Cream Scoops are just $1! Marini's Downtown, 1308 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 423-3299. www.mariniscandies.com

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

Orchard School K-6 - Open House 3:30-5pm. 2288 Trout Gulch Road

Aptos. 688-1074. www.orchardschoolaptos.org/

Youth Coalition Meeting 5-6:30pm. Free. Ongoing Tuesdays. Ages 13-21. Get involved, get educated & become a community youth leader. Youth-designed & led group. Call first. Resource Center for Non-Violence, 515 Broadway, SC. 427-5066

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, February 8

All Together Now! 9-11am. See February 1.

El Patio de mi Casa 10am. See February 1.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See February 1.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See February 1.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See February 1.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See February 1.

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

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See February 1.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See February 1.

Thursday, February 9

Together in the Park/Juntos en el Parque 9am. See February 2.

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See February 2.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See February 2.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See February 2.

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

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 aperitivos 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 Dr, 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

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

MLK Jr. Convocation with Benjamin Jealous 7-9pm. The annual convocation celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting speakers who discuss the civil rights issues of equality, freedom, justice, and opportunity. The convocation also seeks to build partnerships and develop dialogue within the campus community and with the local communities served by the university. FREE EVENT! No tickets required. Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz.

Friday, February 10

Wildflower and Nature Hike of Waddell Valley 10am. Join Docent Bryce Stauble and learn to identify many of the Waddell Valley’s plants within Rancho del Oso’s seven diverse habitats. This walk is a leisurely hike through Waddell Valley. This monthly hike is great for those interested in natural history and our local flora. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! Meet at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway 1 in Davenport. 427-2288

Free Story Time and Craft Time 10:30am. Join us on the second Friday of each month for free story time and craft time. Great for toddlers and preschoolers. All are welcome! Wonderland Toys & Classroom Resources, 4101-B2 Soquel Dr (at 41st and Soquel). www.wonderlandsantacruz.com. 316-7261

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

Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30-7:45pm. See February 3.

Disney's High School Musical See February 3.

Saturday, February 11

Tour of the Grey Whale Ranch Area 9am. On this challenging 3-hour hike we will explore the natural and cultural history of the upper hills of Wilder Ranch State Park. Meet at the Wilder Ranch parking area. Bring a snack, water, binoculars, and good walking shoes. Rain cancels. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1. 426-0505

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See February 4.

Observing Big Basin: an Interpretive Hike 9:30am. Learn about old-growth redwoods and their environment on this informative hike. Depending on the group, we’ll hike from 3-6 miles, taking time to talk about redwoods, forest plants, park history and the habitats around you. Bring water and a snack. Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Heavy 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. 338-8883

Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop 10am-Noon. See February 4.

Migration Festival 11am-4pm. Children’s Art Show Submissions Due Saturday, February 4. Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive as you migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach for a full day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel. The park will host migratory animal talks, active kids’ games, crafts, skits, live music by the nature-loving 5M's Band, educational booths and displays, along with the now-famous free habitat-cake served at the end of the event. You can purchase a picnic at the park or bring your own. If you would like your child’s migration inspired artwork to be displayed at the festival, please submit your art before Saturday, February 4. Children’s artwork must include at least one migratory animal, be 2-D, and no larger than 8.5”x11.” Please contact the park for further submission details. Natural Bridges State Beach is located at 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, please call 423-4609 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Open House at the Castro Adobe: Romance on the Rancho 11am-3pm. Life in California before the Gold Rush wasn’t all-Zorro, all-the-time, but it did have its share of romantic charm and excitement. Step into the Pájaro Valley’s past with this sneak peek into our future state park. Bring your sweetheart, or meet somebody over traditional hot chocolate in our Mexican-era adobe’s restored kitchen; we’ll provide the fire, you bring the "spark." Who knows what may blossom while you stroll through our historic garden and orchard? Free admission (donations gratefully accepted). Limited parking (carpooling encouraged). Active construction site, open only during scheduled events like this. Castro Adobe State Historic Park, 184 Old Adobe Road off Larkin Valley Road in Watsonville. 226-9669

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See February 4.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11am. See February 4.

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 11am. 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

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See February 4.

Redwood Loop Walk 1pm. See February 4.

Disney's High School Musical See February 3.

Sunday, February 12

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See February 5.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11am. See February 4.

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See February 4.

Mushroom Hunt! 11am. Big Basin is home to many different species of fungi. Some look like our traditional pizza mushrooms, but others are wildly colored, strangely shaped, very small, smelly or slimy. Join Ranger Emily Bertram as she hunts for mushrooms. Learn the important role they play in the forest, who eats them and how to identify them. This is a family-friendly, easy 1.5-hour walk. (Picking mushrooms in a state park is illegal, so we’ll just be looking.) Meet at Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Romance in the Redwoods 11:30am. On this easy, two-hour walk you'll learn about the courtship behaviors of some of the park's most fascinating plants and animals. Join Docent Eva Fewel and discover how some of Big Basin inhabitants celebrate love in the wild! 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.

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

Redwood Loop Walk 1pm. See February 4.

Disney's High School Musical See February 3.

Monday, February 13

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See February 6.

Wee Tumble Time 11am-Noon. See February 6.

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

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? Do you “know in your bones” what ideas, memories and values you’d like to pass on? 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/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, February 14

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See February 7.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See February 7.

Kids Community Ice Cream Social 1pm. See February 7.

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See February 7.

Kids Reading Flash Mob 4-5pm. The Live Like Coco Foundation, a Santa Cruz-based non-profit dedicated to programs that help children grow up healthy and pursue their dreams, has partnered with the Santa Cruz Playground Project to launch a series of reading-focused fundraisers benefitting Leo’s Haven, the county's first inclusive playground for children of all abilities. Called Reading Flash Mobs, these fun events encourage families to come together to read in public, and each of the five events is being sponsored by a different business in our community, with the series launch sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz. Each event will include art activities as well as reading time. 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 460-3232

Youth Coalition Meeting 5pm. See February 7.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See February 7.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See February 7.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See February 7.

Wednesday, February 15

All Together Now! 9-11am. See February 1.

Art & Play in Pre & K! 9:30-11am. Parents of toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten age children are invited to come for a morning of activities and fun experiences with your child(ren) at the Mount Madonna School Preschool and Kindergarten. RSVPs encouraged. Contact Benna Dimig at 408-846-4042 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

El Patio de mi Casa 10am. See February 1.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See February 1.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See February 1.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See February 1.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See February 1.

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

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See February 1.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See February 1.

Thursday, February 16

Together in the Park/Juntos en el Parque 9am. See February 2.

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See February 2.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See February 2.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See February 2.

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

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 aperitivos 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 Dr, 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

Friday, February 17

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

Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30-7:45pm. See February 3.

Saturday, February 18

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See February 4.

Coffee Talk and Crafts 9:30am-12:30pm. 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. A Docent will be happy to answer your questions about the park and help get you going on the right trail. And bring the kids for a fun craft activity! 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

Winter Wildflower Walk! 10am. Winter rains bring a whole new flowering season upon us! Lichens, mosses, fungus and many chaparral plants bloom this time of year. Join Docent Kathy Willott on this four-mile, three-hour walk and meet some of the less-famous, but still beautiful, plants of the redwood forest! 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

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See February 4.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11am. See February 4.

Old Cove Landing Coast Nature Walk 11am. See February 4.

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

Redwood Loop Walk 1pm. See February 4.

Sunday, February 19

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See February 5.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11am. See February 4.

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See February 4.

Redwood Loop Walk 1pm. See February 4.

Guided Bird Walk 3pm. Meet in the main parking lot in the day-use area for a stroll to discover the wintering birds of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The day-use entrance is located off Highway 9 in Felton. Please bring binoculars, water, snacks, layered clothes, and walking shoes. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. Please no pets. For more information, please call 335-7077. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Monday, February 20

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See February 6.

Wee Tumble Time 11am-Noon. See February 6.

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

Womb Song 7-8:30pm. Birth-Centered Singing Circles. Womb Song is a community based singing circle for mothers, mothers-to-be, women trying to conceive, female birth workers, and women who love to sing. Prepare for labor through vocal toning and breathing exercises, strengthen your connection to your baby through sound, and discover a deeper sense of your own voice and power. No musical experience necessary, drop-ins welcome. $ sliding scale, no one turned away. @ The Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Tuesday, February 21

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See February 7.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See February 7.

Kids Community Ice Cream Social 1pm. See February 7.

Santa Cruz New Mommy Musical MeetUp 1-2:30pm. Being a new mom is the best thing that has just happened to you. But, you have to admit, it can be isolating at times. Would you like to meet and mingle with new mothers just like you, share parenting ideas and make music together alongside your babies (birth to 12 mos.) while learning lifelong parenting tips? Join the new New Mommy Musical Meet-Up where we support you in your new life adventure in a musical way. Bring your baby and enjoy meeting other mommies and drawings for prizes while a certified Music Together® teacher leads a short music making session geared specifically to babies. Look for us under “New Mommy Musical Meetup” @ Meetup.com. Every 3rd Tuesday at Native Sons Hall, 239 High St, Santa Cruz. More info at 438-3514. www.musicalme.com/

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See February 7.

Taller de Triple P: 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 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. Presentado en español por: Liliana Zamora – Puentes de Comunidad, La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 521 Main St, 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

Youth Coalition Meeting 5pm. See February 7.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See February 7.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See February 7.

Wednesday, February 22

All Together Now! 9-11am. See February 1.

El Patio de mi Casa 10am. See February 1.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See February 1.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See February 1.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See February 1.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See February 1.

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

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults 5:30-6:30pm. See February 1.

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See February 1.

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, February 23

Together in the Park/Juntos en el Parque 9am. See February 2.

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See February 2.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See February 2.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See February 2.

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

Triple P Workshop: Preparing Your Child for a New Baby 6-8pm. This Triple P – Positive Parenting Program workshop offers suggestions to help you understand your child’s feelings and prepare them for the arrival of the new baby. New baby means major changes for the entire family. Children can be excited about getting a brother or sister, and at other times, they can be jealous and aggressive towards the baby. Preparing your child for a new brother or sister will help get their relationship off to a good start. 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, Psychological Assistant. Location: Dominican Rehab Lifestyle Education Room, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz. To register: Contact Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) office at (831) 457-7099 or register online at www.dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep

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 aperitivos 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 Dr, 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

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 7pm. Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. For ticket information visit recreation.ucsc.edu This year we will be featuring two programs (Program A & B), four shows. Benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund. Tickets on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2710762.  In person at the Bicycle Trip, 1001 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz. List of films can be found at recreation.ucsc.edu. Check film ratings before purchasing if it is a concern. For more information visit http://recreation.ucsc.edu/banff.html

Friday, February 24

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

Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30-7:45pm. See February 3.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 7pm. See February 23.

Saturday, February 25

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See February 4.

Coffee Talk and Crafts 9:30am-12:30pm. See February 18.

Observing Big Basin: an Interpretive Hike 9:30am. See February 11.

Open House at Mount Madonna School 11am. Featuring a hands-on science and a Conversation Café. MMS has small class sizes and learning that goes beyond the classroom walls, a Montessori-influenced Pre/K and college prep 1st–12th grades. Featuring active science labs, outdoor adventure, travel, marine biology and oceanography studies on Catalina Island, national and international travel, mixed-grade buddy program, visual and performing arts and more. Contact Benná Dimig at 408-846-4042 or   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11am. See February 4.

Old Cove Landing Coast Nature Walk 11am. See February 4.

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See February 4.

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 Park Headquarters and learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Big Basin Park Headquarters is located 9 miles north of Boulder Creek on Highway 236. Stop by anytime to meet the snake and talk to Diane. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. 338-8883

Redwood Loop Walk 1pm. See February 4.

Triple P Workshop: Developing Good Bedtime Routines 3-4:30pm. 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 reasons why children have difficulty going to bed and sleeping through the night, how to create peaceful bedtime routines that work for the whole family, and tips to help children develop healthy sleep habits. 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: Dr. Lourdes Barraza, Psychological Assistant. Location: Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us, 1660 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz (in furniture section). To register: 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  or register online at https://reserve.babiesrus.com/events.html

Orchard School Fundraising Dinner and Auction – Moroccan Night 5-10pm. At La Selva Clubhouse, 314 Estrella Ave, La Selva Beach. Join parents, alumni, teachers, family, & friends for a memorable night of revelry. Admission includes dinner, local beers and wines, and music. Our silent auction will include everything from local goods and services to student original crafts, to amazing vacation rentals. Please note that this is an adults-only event. $50 per person. ($60 at the door). Tables available for $500. Includes 10 tickets and reserved seating for your party. Purchase tickets or make donations at www.orchardschoolaptos.org

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 7pm. See February 23.

Sunday, February 26

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See February 5.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11am. See February 4.

Photography and Ecology 11am. Beginners to advanced photographers and nature enthusiasts alike are invited on an approximately 5-mile hike through towering redwoods and rare ancient marine deposits discovering panoramic views along the way. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy at the Observation Deck. Additionally, please bring a camera, water, layered clothing, and hiking shoes. Sunlight filtering through the redwoods, a glistening river, and breathtaking views make this hike ideal for photographers. We will be discussing the natural history of the park in addition to compositional elements. Meet at the Visitor Center located in the day-use area located off of Hwy 9 in Felton. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. For more information, please call 335-7077. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See February 4.

Mushroom Hunt! 11am. See February 12.

Meteor Trail Hike 11am. Join a docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral and redwoods. You’ll discuss forests, flowers and fires on a six-mile, 3.5-hour hike. This somewhat strenuous ascent is rewarded with ocean views on a clear day. Bring water, lunch and good hiking shoes. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. 338-8883

Redwood Loop Walk 1pm. See February 4.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 7pm. See February 23.

Monday, February 27

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See February 6.

Wee Tumble Time 11am-Noon. See February 6.

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

Tuesday, February 28

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See February 7.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See February 7.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See February 4.

Kids Community Ice Cream Social 1pm. See February 7.

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 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

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See February 7.

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 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

Youth Coalition Meeting 5pm. See February 7.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See February 7.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See February 7.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See February 7.

 

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