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Calendar October 2017

 

Sunday, October 1

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. Every Sunday. Do you have a problem with food? Come join us for a friendly, FREE, 12-Step support group with the solution. Teens and adults welcome. Includes compulsive overeating, anorexia and bulimia. Sutter Maternity & Surgical Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. 429 7906 or santacruzoa.org

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 9:30am. On this dog-, stroller- and wheelchair-friendly walk, we travel on 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, three-mile, two-hour roundtrip walk with Docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Fall Carnival! 10am-3pm. Food, fun and games for the whole family. Mission Plaza Park. For more info call Holy Cross School, 831-423-4447.

UCSC Farm Hosts Fall Harvest Festival 11am-5pm. Celebrate the abundance of the fall harvest at UC Santa Cruz’s 30-acre organic farm. Fresh produce, music, farm tours, cooking demonstrations, and much more await visitors at the UCSC Farm & Garden’s Fall Harvest Festival at UC Santa Cruz’s organic farm. The festival features a trio of live musical performances, hay rides, kids’ crafts, workshops, organic pumpkin, produce, and flower sales, and campus and community group information tables. Free parking will be available at the Campus Facilities and Barn Theater parking lots, and a free shuttle will be available. For more information call  459-3240.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; 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

Photography Tour 1pm Beginners to advanced photographers and nature enthusiasts alike are invited on a 5-mile hike through towering redwoods and rare ancient marine deposits discovering panoramic views along the way. Please bring a camera, water, layered clothing, snacks, and hiking shoes. We will be discussing the natural history of the park in addition to compositional elements. Meet at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Visitor Center, located off Highway 9 in Felton. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, please call 335-7077.

Ranch Tours 1pm. Step back in time to the late 1800's on this 1-hour tour of an early dairy ranch. Explore California's early ranching history by visiting an 1897 Victorian home, or experience an 1896 water-powered machine shop. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the front lawn, and visit the farm animals. Event is free; parking is $10. For more information, please call 426-0505. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1. 426-0505

Monday, October 2

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. Ongoing Mondays. Supporting mothers’ emotional health in the postpartum period. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! Every Monday & Wednesday from 12:15-1:15pm. AKA InchWorm Class is a class designed for the child that is crawling through early walkers. Come join the fun and let your young child crawl, creep and explore their motor skills in a fun and stimulating environment. Music, parachute and more!! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) or drop by at 3910 Portola Drive. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com

Tuesday, October 3

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

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

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

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, October 4

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

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

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

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

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

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12 pm. Parent education is offered as part of the Together in the Park drop-in playgroup led by Mountain Community Resources every Wednesday, April through October. Triple P Positive Parenting tip sheets are covered with all participants or in brief, one-on-one consultations. Triple P at Together in the Park is offered in English or Spanish by Rosa Reyes, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. All children and parents/caregivers are welcome. Light snacks will be provided. Location: Felton Covered Bridge Park, corner of Graham Hill Rd and Mt. Hermon Rd (across from Safeway)

El Patio de mi Casa 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 October 2.

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, October 5

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

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, October 6

FREE First Friday 11am-4pm. Enjoy the Museum for FREE with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy our intertidal touch pool, 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

Parents’ Night Out @ Dream Maker Creative 5pm-9pm. Enjoy an evening out while we entertain your kids. Check out the 1st Friday events downtown or have dinner at a grown up restaurant! We'll have crafts, board games, and legos, plus a movie with popcorn and snacks. Please pack a sack dinner or feed your child before they arrive. For kids ages 6-12 only. Pre-registration required - this is not a drop-in event. $10 per hour. 1001 Center Street, Suite 2, Santa Cruz

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

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, October 7

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. Ages walking to 8 years old (or 80 lbs.). Parents may leave children over 3 years of age. If you need a break from the children, go out to lunch or go on a run, then the solution is JuneBug's Gym. Parents can drop off for 1, 2, or all 3 hours for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3, Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym.com

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. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

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

The Burrito Bash 11am-6pm. A day full of family fun, Best Burrito on the Central Coast contest, Jalapeno eating contest, Music, Car Show, Mariachi, Beer and lots of food. Bring your lawn chair. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 East Lake Ave, Watsonville

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

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

Redwood Tours 11am & 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.

What They Wore 1pm. Color, cloth, & cut – the clothing worn by people in the Mission wasn’t all about style – it was about identity, status, and different roles in the community. We’ll demonstrate the apparel you may have seen here in the early 19th century, and learn what the clothing meant to the people who wore it. Event is free; rain or shine. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street, Santa Cruz. (831) 425-5849

Ranch Tours 1pm. See October 1.

Sunday, October 8

Open Streets – 2017 9am-3pm. OSSCC organizes FREE, family-friendly community events which temporarily divert car traffic and open the roadway for people to bike, walk and play in a safe, fun and car-free environment. Events also include free activities (e.g. zumba, hula hooping and salsa dance), music and performances, as well as educational outreach booths hosted by local community organizations and sponsors. West Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. www.scopenstreets.org

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

Sempervirens Falls Hike 10:30am. This beautiful hike takes you by Sempervirens Falls, old-growth redwoods, Ohlone grinding rocks, the birthplace of Big Basin and more! Join Docent Hal Anjo on this 4-mile, 3-hour hike. Bring water and snacks. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Welcome Back Monarchs Day 11am-4pm. Join us in welcoming the monarchs back to this park, their over-wintering habitat. Participate in numerous activities including arts & crafts, active games for kids, music by the 5M’s (the mostly mediocre musical monarch mariposas), hand-cranked ‘monarch’ ice cream (pumpkin), information and action booths as well as more about monarch butterflies and how-to’s for a butterfly garden. This free event is appropriate for all ages; day-use vehicle fee is $10. For more information call 423-4609. Natural Bridges State Beach. Located at the end of West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 423-4609

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

Ranch Tours 1pm. See October 1.

Monday, October 9

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

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

Invisible / Alienated Grandparent Support Group 2-4:30pm. Monthly 2nd Monday. Do you get to see your grandkids as often as you like? Are you estranged or alienated from an adult child? Want to release negative energy about family circumstances beyond your control? 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.

Triple P Brief Group: Building Children’s Communication and Problem-Solving Skills Thursdays, October 9 – 30. 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: How to teach children communication skills by talking, reading, singing & playing; How to teach your child to express emotions in healthy, appropriate ways; Tips for teaching children problem-solving skills. 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 Sandra Rodelo,. Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: Community Bridges Conference Room, 236 Santa Cruz Ave, Aptos. 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, October 10

Gateway School, School Day Tours 9-11am. Prospective families are invited to tour Gateway School’s campus to see firsthand how our program inspires children to lead lives of purpose and compassion. Enjoy our engaging classrooms in action while meeting students, parents, and our Head of School! Gateway School is an independent K-8 academically challenging Progressive school. Our education is rooted in play, creativity, and critical thinking. During their time at Gateway, students develop self-confidence, communication and collaborative skills. We value a love of learning and encourage our students to become compassionate and responsible citizens. Gateway has long been a leader in innovative learning techniques – it was the first school in Santa Cruz to establish a Life Lab, the first to build a Maker’s Space, and the first to institute a mindfulness program. RSVP to www.gatewaysc.org. Gateway School, 126 Eucalyptus Ave, Santa Cruz. www.gatewaysc.org. 423-0341

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See October 3.

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

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

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

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

Grupo de Triple P: Para familias con adolescentes Cada martes, del 10 de octubre al 28 de noviembre, 6:00 – 8:00pm (pre-orientación de grupo obligatorio: sábado, 7 de octubre, 10 am – 12 pm). Asista a este Grupo de Triple P de 8 semanas para conocer a otras familias con adolescentes y aprender estrategias sencillas que le ayudarán a: Construir relaciones positivas con su adolescente; Entender y reconocer las influencias diarias en el comportamiento de su adolescente; Responder a los retos de crianza con calma y consistencia; Enseñarle a su adolescente cómo resolver problemas y hacer frente a situaciones de riesgo; Tener más confianza sobre la crianza de su adolescente. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por Gladys Gómez, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, y Dr. Lourdes Barraza, Psicóloga Clínica. Ubicación: Ceiba College Prep Academy, 260 West Riverside Dr, Watsonville. Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Gladys Gómez al (831) 724-2997 x220 o This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it o vea el calendario en www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See October 3.

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

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

Wednesday, October 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See October 4.

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

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

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

Triple P Workshop: Promoting Positive Behaviors at School 6-7:30pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Common reasons why behavior problems occur at school; How to involve your child in improving his/her behavior at school; Tips for working with your child’s teacher to promote positive behaviors. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Gladys Gómez, Community Bridges – La Manzana Community Resources. Location: La Manzana Community Resources, 18 W. Lake Ave, Suite E, Watsonville. To register: Contact Gladys Gómez at (831) 724-297 x220 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or register online at www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

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 .

From the Sea to the Stars, Lecture at Rio Theatre 7-8:30pm. Kathryn Sullivan is the first American woman to walk in space, former NOAA administrator, and oceanographer. She will share her inspiring story of exploration on the frontiers of science at this special lecture event at the Rio Theatre. Presented by Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 420-6115

Thursday, October 12

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See October 5.

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

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

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, October 13

Meteor Trail Hike 10am. 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

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

The Little Craft Pop-up Comes to Luma! 12:30-3:30pm. As part of Luma's 5th birthday celebration, the Little Craft Pop-up will host a number of vendors selling their handcrafted wares exclusively designed for children and babies. There will also be free face painting, a craft table and mini portrait sessions. This event is free. Location: Luma Yoga and Family Center, 1010 Center Street, Santa Cruz

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

Saturday, October 14

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

Wilder Ranch 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, snacks, and water. Rain cancels. Event is free; parking is $10. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1. 426-0505

Walk for Freedom - Human Trafficking March and Rally 10am-3pm. A march and rally to raise awareness of sex trafficking. Please join other community members for the "Walk for Freedom" at San Lorenzo Park. This walk and rally will focus on sex trafficking with information tables, speakers, and music. For further information, please visit: www.a21.org. San Lorenzo Park and Duck Island, 137 Dakota Ave, Santa Cruz

Birding for Beginners @ Año Nuevo State Park 10am. Discover the diversity of birds visiting this fall on a 2-hour stroll into the Año Nuevo State Preserve. The tour is a one-way walk, ending in the preserve; you are welcome to stay in the preserve after the walk to view the elephant seals. Please bring layered clothing, water, good walking shoes, and binoculars. Meet at the Año Nuevo State Park Marine Education Center. Rain cancels. Event is free; parking is $10. Located off Hwy1, halfway between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. 1 New Year’s Creek Road, Pescadero. |(650) 879- 2025

Harry Potter Crafts @ Dream Maker Creative 11am-1pm. Young wizards have much to celebrate in October with the release of two new collectors books on the history of magic, plus the illustrated Prisoner of Azkaban. Come on out and create your wand, concoct a potion, and design a bookmark with your favorite character or house. Wizards are encouraged to wear their robes or house colors. First 10 kids receive a free pair of Harry Potter glasses. $10, pay at the door. Allow 30-60 minutes. Ages 6 and up. 1001 Center Street, Suite 2, Santa Cruz. http://dreammakercreative.com

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

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

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See October 7.

Spooky or Not Spooky? 11:30am. A special walk for Halloween! We'll take a walk in the forest with an eye out for the weird and wonderful. We'll examine cobwebs, burls, holes and other mysterious natural features from a different perspective, asking the question, "Is it Spooky or Not Spooky?” Depending on how you look at things, the answer may change! Come along if you dare! Geared for young children, this is a one-hour easy walk. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Ranch Tours 1pm. See October 1.

Wool, Spinning, and Weaving at the Santa Cruz Mission 1-2pm. How did an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in depth look at the cloth industry of Mission Santa Cruz. We will follow the path of wool from the sheep to the shirt. You will have the chance to try your hand at a drop spindle and spin your own wool. Event is free; rain or shine. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street, Santa Cruz. 425-5849

Bellies, Birth & Babies Fall 2017 2-5pm. Free Family Event. Pop-up Marketplace: Childish - children’s clothing, toy& gifts, Primrose & Lace - maternity & nursing-wear, Sutter Lactation - nursing needs, Tiny Tot’s – diapering needs. Over $1000 in Door Prizes! (Must be present to win!) 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 Information - Check out a variety of baby carriers! Community Resources – Pick up useful information on community resources, classes and meetings. Drop in for a visit - Don't have the whole afternoon free? 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. Presented by Birth Network of Santa Cruz County. Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave. Santa Cruz. www.eventbrite.com/e/bellies-birth-babies-fall-2017-tickets

Mountain Parks Foundation: Lobster Feed Fundraiser 4:30-8pm. Twinkling lights under a canopy of stars, the delightful sounds of live music floating through the air - it's that time of year again! Join us for our annual Lobster Feed Fundraiser at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Enjoy a full dinner featuring a 1.5 pound fresh Maine lobster served with crisp salad, steaming corn-on-the-cob, warm garlic bread, wine and beer, coffee, and dessert. The bluegrass sounds of Highway One will add their own special magic to the evening. Proceeds go to support environmental and cultural education programs at Henry Cowell Redwoods and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. For more information, please call 335-3174, or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks. General Tickets: $75. Online: www.mountainparks.org. By phone: 335-3174. In person: Mountain Parks Foundation office adjacent to the Nature Store in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

Sunday, October 15

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

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

Ranch Tours 1pm. See October 1.

Monday, October 16

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

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

Santa Cruz 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/

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. Use music to explore emotions and support your journey into motherhood, celebrating the seasons of our lives. Learn beautiful, simple songs and lullabies from around the world. No musical experience necessary, drop-ins welcome. $ sliding scale, no one turned away @ The Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Tuesday, October 17

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See October 3.

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

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

Stepping Stones Triple P Workshop: Coping with Stress 3:30-5pm. 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 causes of stress, and how stress affects parenting; How to recognize signs of stress; Healthy ways to reduce and manage everyday stress. 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: San Lorenzo Elementary School Library, 7105 Highway 9, Felton. 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 October 3.

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

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See October 3.

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

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

Wednesday, October 18

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

Campus Tour at Mount Madonna School Wednesday 9:30am. Small classes and learning that goes beyond the classroom walls, Montessori-influenced Pre/K and college prep 1st–12th grades. Featuring hands-on science labs, outdoor adventure, travel, marine biology studies on Catalina Island, buddy program, visual and performing arts. Contact Benna Dimig at 408-846-4042 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

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

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

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

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

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See October 4.

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

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

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

Thursday, October 19

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See October 5.

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

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

Seminario de Triple P para familias con adolescentes: Criando Adolescentes Responsables 5:30-7pm. 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 en una serie de tres para familias con adolescentes 13 – 16 años. Puede asistir a uno, dos o los tres de los seminarios de la serie. Criando adolescentes responsables ofrece estrategias crianza para ayudar a los adolescentes a: Participar en las decisiones familiares; Ser respetuoso y considerado; Ser involucrarse en las actividades familiares; Desarrollar un estilo de vida saludable; Ser confiable; y Ser asertivo. Este seminario es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por Sandra Rodelo, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: Primero 5 del condado de santa cruz, 4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106, Capitola. 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

Triple P Seminar: The Power of Positive Parenting 6-8pm. Triple P seminars offer general parenting tips that can be used in a wide range of situations. This seminar is the first in a series of three for families with children birth – 12 years old. You can attend one, two or all three of the seminars in the series. The Power of Positive Parenting provides an introduction to the Triple P program and positive parenting strategies. Attend this free seminar to learn how to: Provide positive learning environments for children; Use assertive discipline; Have realistic expectations and take care of yourself. This Triple P Seminar is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for children and adults. Presented in English by: Heather N. Thomsen, PhD. Location: Boulder Creek Elementary School Library, 400 W. Lomond St, Boulder Creek. To register: Contact Dr. Heather Thomsen at 336-9859 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

Friday, October 20

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

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

Saturday, October 21

47th Annual Santa Cruz Band Review Fifty-five high school and junior high bands at the ONLY marching band competition with warm sand, cool surf and hot rides! Marching bands will be judged in categories such as music, showmanship, and marching.

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

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

Birding for Beginners @ Año Nuevo State Park 9:30am. See October 14.

Hidden Gems of Big Basin: Wildflowers and Other Plants Hike 10am. There are many less-famous yet still beautiful plants in the redwood forest. Join Docents Kathy Willott and Glenn Joy on this 4-mile, 3-4-hour hike and meet some hidden gems of Big Basin! Bring water and lunch. Meet at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Heritage Harvest Festival 11am-4pm. Celebrate! The harvest is in! See historic tractors, draft horses, living history demonstrations, live music, crafts, and participate in harvest-time activities. Event is free; day-use parking fee is $10. This event is appropriate for all ages. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1. 426-0505

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

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

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

Archeology Demonstration 1-2pm. How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands-on activities to discover the stories told by the artifacts. Presented in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Archeological Society. Event is free; rain cancels. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School Street, Santa Cruz. 425-5849

Ranch Tours 1pm. See October 1.

The Missing Arm 6:30pm. Experience a haunted tale of Big Basin’s last lumber mill owner and his fateful encounter with a grizzly bear! Celebrate the forest in autumn with this spooky and slightly silly half-mile theatrical guided walk through the redwoods at night. Ranger apples cooked around the campfire round out this festive family event. The trail is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Registration begins at 6:30pm at Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Bring a flashlight. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Sunday, October 22

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

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 9:30am. See October 1.

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

Ranch Tours 1pm. See October 1.

Monday, October 23

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

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

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

Triple P Workshop: Building Children’s Self Esteem 5:30-7pm. 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: 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. Please note: child care is not available at this location. 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

Tuesday, October 24

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See October 3.

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

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

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

Chris Grabenstein @ Bookshop Santa Cruz - Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race 4pm. Everyone's favorite game maker, Mr. Lemoncello, is testing out his new FABULOUS FACT-FINDING FRENZY game! If Kyle can make it through the first round, he and the other lucky finalists will go on a great race—by bicycle, bookmobile, and even Mr. Lemoncello's corporate banana jet!—to find fascinating facts about famous Americans. The first to bring their facts back to the library will win spectacular prizes! But when a few surprising "facts" surface about Mr. Lemoncello, it might be GO TO JAIL and LOSE A TURN all at once! Could Kyle's hero be a fraud? It's winner take all, so Kyle and the other kids will have to dig deep to find out the truth before the GAME is OVER for Mr. Lemoncello and his entire fantastic empire! Filled with brand-new puzzles and games (including a hidden bonus puzzle!), this fast-paced read will have gamers and readers alike racing to the finish line because, like Mr. Lemoncello's commercials say, IS IT FUN? . . . HELLO! IT'S A LEMONCELLO! Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz. 423-0900

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

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See October 3.

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

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

Wednesday, October 25

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

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 .

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

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

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

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

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

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See October 4.

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

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

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

Taller de Triple P: Ayudar a los adolescentes a lidiar con la ansiedad 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: Causas comunes y señales de ansiedad en los adolescentes; Qué hacer si su adolescente es ansioso; Consejos para ayudar a los adolescentes a desarrollar habilidades saludables para sobrellevar la ansiedad. Este taller es GRATIS y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Gladys Gómez – Puentes de Comunidad, La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: La Montaña Recursos Comunitarios, 6134 Highway 9, Felton. 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

Triple P Workshop: Riding the Roller Coaster of Teenage Emotions 6:30-8:30pm. Does your teen’s moodiness, unpredictable emotions or outbursts make you feel like you’re riding a wild roller coaster? You’re not alone. Come to this Triple P-Positive Parenting Program workshop to gain tools for handling your teenager’s emotions in a calm and loving way. These positive parenting strategies will help your teen learn healthy ways to manage their emotions. This Triple P Workshop is offered through the Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) and is open to the public. Cost is $30 per person. Please note: child care is not available at this location. Presented in English by: Dr. Lourdes Barraza, Clinical Psychologist. Location: Dominican Rehab Solarium, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz. Register through Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) at least two days prior to the workshop by phone 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, October 26

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See October 5.

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

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

Seminario de Triple P: Criando Adolescentes Competentes 5:30-7pm. 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 para familias con adolescentes 13 – 16 años. Puede asistir a uno, dos o los tres de los seminarios de la serie. Criando adolescentes competentes ofrece estrategias crianza para ayudar a los adolescentes a: Desarrollar auto-disciplina; Resolver los problemas; Establecer rutinas; Ser involucrarse en actividades escolares; Seguir las reglas escolares; y Tener amigos que los apoyan. Este seminario es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Sandra Rodelo, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: Primero 5 del condado de santa cruz, 4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106, Capitola. Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Sandra Rodelo al 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

Triple P Seminar: Raising Confident, Competent Children 6-8pm. Triple P seminars offer general parenting tips that can be used in a wide range of situations. This seminar is the second in a series of three for families with children birth – 12 years old. You can attend one, two or all three of the seminars in the series. Attend Raising Confident, Competent Children to get tips for helping your children: Learn how to treat others with respect; Develop good communication and social skills; Develop healthy self-esteem. This Triple P Seminar is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for children and adults. Presented in English by: Heather N. Thomsen, PhD. Location: Boulder Creek Elementary School Library, 400 W. Lomond St, Boulder Creek. To register: Contact Dr. Heather Thomsen at 336-9859 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

Friday, October 27

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

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

Saturday, October 28

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

Gault Elementary School Halloween Parade Join in on the fun at the 69th Annual Gault Elementary Halloween Parade and Carnival! The parade 9-10am. (open to the public) will begin at North Branciforte and Soquel and then proceed to Seabright Avenue. There will be games, face painting, awards for best homemade costumes, delicious food, and much more! This event is for the entire family! After the parade, the carnival will begin. 1320 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See October 7.

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

Spooky or Not Spooky? 11:30am. See October 14.

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. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Ranch Tours 1pm. See October 1.

Building Methods 1-2pm. 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.

Sunday, October 29

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

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 9:30am. See October 1.

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

Ranch Tours 1pm. See October 1.

Monday, October 30

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

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

Tuesday, October 31

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See October 3.

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

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

Family Halloween Celebration 3-6pm. Introduce your children to tarot and hand readings with fun stories, art activities, and music. Costumes welcome, but not required. Recommended for ages 5-12. Avalon Visions, store and center. 464-7245

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

Halloween on the Santa Cruz Wharf 4-6pm. Little witches, goblins, ghosts, superheroes and their parents can enjoy trick-o-treating on the beautiful Santa Cruz Wharf. Stroll the Wharf and visit your favorite businesses for sweet surprises. On the Wharf, a host of costumed characters will hand out candy, sign autographs and provide photo opportunities galore for kids (and kids at heart)! FREE! Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

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

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See October 3.

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

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

 

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