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Calendar June 2017

 

Thursday, June 1

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.

Triple P Workshop: Going Shopping With Children 9:30-10:30am. 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 going on shopping trips can be difficult for children; How to prepare your child for a successful shopping trip; Other tips to make shopping enjoyable for you and your child. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot and request child care. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Stay for the food distribution outside MCR at 11:00 and practice “going shopping” with your children! Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, Felton. To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600, ext 6605 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or register online at www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

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

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. Ongoing Thursdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.

Junior Rangers Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Wednesday at 1 pm (except no program Wednesday, June 21). Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour program is for kids ages 7-12. Sorry parents, this program is for kids only! Please register your child at the Nature Lodge Museum 15 minutes before the program begins. Please be sure your child is dressed for active play in the outdoors. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

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, June 2

First Friday Plein Air Artists Come support local artists and the Coastal Watershed Council during First Friday! Twenty professional plein air painters will be painting around town from the start of the day until 3pm. Finished pieces will be for sale from 4-8pm at Plaza Lane, just off Pacific Avenue behind the Sockshop and Shoe Company. Vote for your favorite painting for the People's Choice Award! Go to popuppaintout.com for more info about this free art event.

FREE First Friday 11am-8pm. Enjoy the Museum for FREE with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy our intertidal touch pool, large-screen microscope. PLUS the temporary Art of Nature exhibit. From 5-8 pm artists featured in this exhibit will do scientific illustration demonstrations. 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

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

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

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) presents HONK! Jr. 6/2 @ 7pm. 6/3 @ 2pm & 7pm. 6/4 @2pm. A musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Ugly Duckling. Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. The show is at The Louden Nelson Community Theater. Tickets available at: www.CYTSantaCruz.org

Saturday, June 3

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

Sack Puppet Saturday's 10-11:30am. Every Saturday. This class is an introduction to basic puppetry design and construction that kids of all ages will enjoy! FREE! The Puppetry Institute, 118 Cooper St @ The Octagon, Santa Cruz. 440-7319. www.thepuppetryinstitute.org 

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

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

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm. How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. 338-8883

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 (831) 426-0505

Archeology Demonstration 1pm. 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. Meet at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, located on School Street in Santa Cruz. For more information, please call 425-5849.

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

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) presents HONK! Jr. 2pm & 7pm. See June 2.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 4:30pm. Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Wednesdays at 2:30 pm (No program Wednesday, June 21). This fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders of the redwood forest. Meet at the Big Basin Nature Lodge. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

Evening Campfire Program Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 7pm. Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of the forest or stories of the park while relaxing in the shadows of the towering trees. Fire lighting and marshmallows (we provide the sticks and marshmallows!) at 7 pm; program begins at 7:30 pm. Wheelchair, stroller accessible. Good dogs welcome! Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

Sunday, June 4

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

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

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See June 3.

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

Drop-In-Craft 1-3:30pm. Paper Poppies. Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. Create a bouquet of poppies, or fashion a tin lantern. Learn the basics of basket weaving using non-traditional craft materials. Take home a one of a kind basket to hold your treasures. Event is free. Meet at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, located on School Street in Santa Cruz. 425-5849

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) presents HONK! Jr. 2pm. See June 2.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Monday, June 5

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

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Tuesday, June 6

Exploring Big Basin Hike 9am. Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters, located 9 miles north of Boulder Creek on Highway 236. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. Ongoing Tuesdays. All groups are held in the Sutter Room at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. Classes are drop-in (no pre-reg required) donations accepted (no required fee). Questions? Call Sutter Lactation Center 477-2229. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center. 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz.

Special Two-Hour Junior Rangers Tuesdays at 10:15am (No program Tuesday, June 20). This special 2-hour Junior Rangers is for kids ages 7-12 only. We’ll be taking a hike, so make sure your Junior Ranger dresses appropriately, with closed-toe shoes. Please register your child 15 minutes before the program at the Big Basin Nature Museum. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

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

Big Basin Nature Club 1:30pm. See June 3.

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

Drop-In Style Afternoon Apple Roasting 5-7pm. Drop by our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger apples and marshmallows, playing games, listening to tunes and making some fun crafts! Touch and learn about the skulls and pelts of Big Basin animals. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

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, June 7

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-12pm. Parent education is offered as part of the Together in the Park drop-in playgroup led Mountain Community Resources every Wednesday. 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 June 5.

Junior Rangers 1pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 2:30pm. See June 3.

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.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Thursday, June 8

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See June 1.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See June 1.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See June 1.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

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

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

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Friday, June 9

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

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See June 2.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30-7:45pm. See June 2.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Ramayana! 6/9 @ 7pm. 6/10 @ 7pm. 6/11 @ 2pm. Mount Madonna School's 39th annual hit musical theater production. Ramayana! features 180 student actors, accompanied by a choir and adult musicians. The show is filled with exciting action, spectacular costuming and family humor, as well as monkeys, demons and a wild, fire-breathing dragon! As the story unfolds, relevant, profound and subtle themes emerge - not only the power of goodness and the determination of love - but also the need for compassion for all beings. Tickets are selling quickly. $25-$85 - All seats reserved; Dress Circle tickets also available. Performances at the Mexican Heritage Theater in San Jose.

Saturday, June 10

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See June 3.

FREE Summer Kick-off Festival 10am-5pm. Celebrate the season with this family-friendly festival! Enjoy live music from Andy Z and live animal presentations from Happy Hollow and Planet Bee Foundation, PLUS booths with nature arts and crafts and science-fun all day in the Museum and the surrounding park. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Sack Puppet Saturday's 10-11:30am. See June 3.

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See June 3.

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

Guided Redwood Walks 11am. See June 3.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See June 3.

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

Drop-In-Craft 1-3:30pm. Luminaria. See June 4.

Snake Park Saturday 2pm. Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Rancho del Oso Ranger Station to learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Several snakes will be on display and native reptile adaptations will be discussed in the beautiful backdrop of Waddell Valley! Ranger Station is located ¼ mile inland from the yellow gate across from Waddell State Beach parking lot. 427-2288.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Ramayana! 7pm. See June 9.

Sunday, June 11

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See June 4.

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See June 3.

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

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

Ramayana! 2pm. See June 9.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Monday, June 12

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See June 5.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See June 5.

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/ a national organization that provides information and support to grandparents who feel alienated or estranged from access to their grandchildren. Christ Lutheran Church, 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Tuesday, June 13

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See June 6.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See June 6.

Special Two-Hour Junior Rangers 10:15am. See June 6.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See June 6.

Big Basin Nature Club 1:30pm. See June 3.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5pm. See June 6.

Drop-In Style Afternoon Apple Roasting 5-7pm. See June 6.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See June 6.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See June 6.

Animal Detectives Campfire 7pm. Can you guess an animal by the signs it leaves? Be a detective: look at the signs (tracks, scat, sounds) of Big Basin animals, and see if you can figure out who left the clues! Fire lighting and marshmallows (we provide the sticks and marshmallows!) at 5 pm; program begins at 5:30 pm. Wheelchair, stroller accessible. Good dogs welcome! Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See June 6.

Wednesday, June 14

All Together Now! 9-11am. See June 7.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See June 7.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See June 7.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See June 7.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See June 7.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See June 7.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See June 7.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See June 5.

Junior Rangers 1pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 2:30pm. See June 3.

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

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

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Thursday, June 15

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See June 1.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See June 1.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See June 1.

Junior Rangers 11am. Foods of Early California. Learn to cook traditional foods, play 18th century games, or study the lives of Californio Vaqueros during these 1.15-hour programs at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Junior Rangers is a free California State Parks statewide program for kids ages 7 to 12. Receive your logbook and badge, and begin your Junior Ranger journey. Space is limited. To register, or for more information, please call 425-5849.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

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

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Friday, June 16

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See June 2.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30-7:45pm. See June 2.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Saturday, June 17

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See June 3.

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

Bonny Doon Guided Hike 10am-12pm. Explore the unique and beautiful north coast ecosystems that can be found at Bonny Doon. Enjoy the views and learn what makes this ecological reserve so special, and how we continue to protect and care for it. This walk is preceded by a talk by the walk leader on Thursday, June 15. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Sack Puppet Saturday's 10-11:30am. See June 3.

Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop 10am-Noon. Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryle VanDeVeer or 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. Event is free and all materials supplied; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Children should be accompanied by an adult. 335-7077

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

Guided Redwood Walks 11am. See June 3.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See June 3.

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

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See June 3.

Dancenter Presents its Annual Showcases The youngest dancers perform at 12 Noon, the Junior Showcase is at 3pm and the main Showcase is at 7pm. Admission is FREE. 475-5032. Performances at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

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

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

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

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Sunday, June 18

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See June 4.

The Road Less Traveled—A Dog-Friendly Walk 10am. 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

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See June 3.

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

Drop-In-Craft 1-3:30pm. Baskets. See June 4.

The Men of Big Basin—A Father’s Day Special Event 1pm. Celebrate Father’s Day by honoring some of the remarkable men who lived in, worked in and fought for Big Basin. Living history re-enactments bring you back in time where you’ll meet pioneer settlers, Big Basin founders and early park rangers. Stroll through the magnificent redwoods on this half-mile, 1.5-hour walking play. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Monday, June 19

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See June 5.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See June 5.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

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, June 20

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See June 6.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See June 6.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See June 6.

Santa Cruz New Mommy Musical MeetUp 12-1:30pm. 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! Every 3rd Tuesday at Native Sons Hall, 239 High St, Santa Cruz. More info at 438-3514. www.musicalme.com/

Big Basin Nature Club 1:30pm. See June 3.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5pm. See June 6.

Drop-In Style Afternoon Apple Roasting 5-7pm. See June 6.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See June 6.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See June 6.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See June 6.

Wednesday, June 21

All Together Now! 9-11am. See June 7.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See June 7.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See June 7.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See June 7.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See June 7.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See June 7.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See June 7.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See June 5.

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

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

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Thursday, June 22

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See June 1.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See June 1.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See June 1.

Junior Rangers 11am. Mission Strategy Game. See June 15.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

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

Triple P Workshop: Bedtime Problems 6 -8pm. This Triple P-Positive Parenting Program workshop offers suggestions on how to help your toddler develop good bedtime routines. Learn how to help your toddler become more independent with their sleep routine and develop healthy independent sleep patterns. 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 Solarium, 610 Frederick St, Santa Cruz. Register through Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) at least two days prior to the workshop by phone (831) 457-7099 or register online at www.dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep. Dominican PEP is unable to accommodate walk-ins.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Friday, June 23

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See June 2.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30-7:45pm. See June 2.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Saturday, June 24

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See June 3.

Meteor Trail Hike 10am. See June 4.

Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop 10am-Noon. See June 17.

Sack Puppet Saturday's 10-11:30am. See June 3.

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks 11am. See June 3.

Guided Redwood Walks 11am. See June 3.

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See June 3.

Triple P Workshop: Traveling With Children 12-1:30pm. 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 traveling can be hard for children; Positive parenting strategies to prevent problems before they occur; Tips for handling challenging behaviors while traveling with your children. 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: Call First 5 Santa Cruz County at (831) 465-2217 or contact Rosemarie Sanchez, Baby Registry Supervisor at Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us (831) 4794296 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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

Building Methods 1pm. Come and see how the oldest building in town was made. We will look at the materials used by the Ohlone to build their homes and then at the materials used by the Spanish to build Mission Santa Cruz. You will have the chance to get your hands dirty and make your own mini abode brick. Event is free; rain cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission is located on School Street off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. 425-5849

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Sunday, June 25

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See June 4.

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 11am & 2pm. See June 3.

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

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

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Monday, June 26

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See June 5.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See June 5.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

Triple P Workshop: Setting Screen Time Limits 6-7:30 pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: How “screen time” (TV, computers, tablets, phones, video games) can affect children’s health and behaviors; Tips for setting limits for screen time and engaging children in other activities; What to do if your child refuses to follow the rules about screen time. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges – La Manzana Community Resources. Location: Community Bridges, 236 Santa Cruz Ave, Aptos. To register: Contact Sandra Rodelo at (831) 724-2997 x211or 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

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Tuesday, June 27

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See June 6.

New Parents with Babies 3 Weeks to 4 Months 10-11:30am. See June 6.

Special Two-Hour Junior Rangers 10:15am. See June 6.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See June 6.

Big Basin Nature Club 1:30pm. See June 3.

Drop-In Style Afternoon Apple Roasting 5-7pm. See June 6.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5pm. See June 6.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See June 6.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See June 6.

Animal Detectives Campfire 7pm. See June 13.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See June 6.

Wednesday, June 28

All Together Now! 9-11am. See June 7.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See June 7.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See June 7.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See June 7.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See June 7.

Triple P @ Together in the Park (drop-in playgroup) 10:30am-12pm. See June 7.

El Patio de mi Casa 11am-1pm. See June 7.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See June 5.

Junior Rangers 1pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 2:30pm. See June 3.

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

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

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.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Thursday, June 29

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See June 1.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See June 1.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See June 1.

Junior Rangers 11am. Branding & Leatherwork. See June 15.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

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

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

Friday, June 30

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See June 2.

Junior Rangers 3pm. See June 1.

Big Basin Nature Club 4:30pm. See June 3.

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

Nar-Anon Family Groups 6:30-7:45pm. See June 2.

Evening Campfire Program 7pm. See June 3.

 

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