Home » CALENDAR
 
 

Submit a Calendar Entry

Name:
E-mail:

Comments:

 
 

Banner
Calendar PDF Print E-mail

 

Calendar February 2018

Thursday, February 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.

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.

Poetry Out Loud County Competition 6pm. For the first time, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and the Arts Council Santa Cruz has 10 schools participating in a national arts competition, Poetry Out Loud, a free high school program that encourages young people to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This dynamic curriculum helps high school students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, learn about literary arts, and compete for national awards. The Santa Cruz County Office of Education, in collaboration with the Arts Council Santa Cruz and the California Arts Council, has partnered to bring the Poetry Out Loud competition to Santa Cruz County students. Bookshop Santa Cruz is proud to host the competition at our store. Visit www.poetryoutloud.org for more information about the program.

SLV Charter School K-12 students present: Cinder-Idol - What the World Needs Now 7pm. Original script of the classic tale twists together today's reality talent show craze, with step-sisters resembling the Spice Girls, Motown fairy godparents, 80's big hair rockers, and music ranging from pop, rock n' roll, Motown, and the Beatles. Part of SLV District, SLV Charter offers various tuition-free K-12 programs for an individualized approach to education. Our goals include: providing meaningful, active learning, which supports real-life experiences; developing the whole child through social-emotional learning; and guiding students to be lifelong learners. Written by local playwright, Janinne Chadwick. Directed and choreographed by the mother/daughter team of Amber and Mahri Walker, and Nicola Souza. Vocal Direction by Chelsea Terrell.

Guaranteed to entertain all ages! Tickets: $5. SLVHS Performing Arts Center. www.charter.slvusd.org

Friday, February 2

FREE First Friday 11am-4pm. Enjoy the Museum for FREE with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy our intertidal touch pool, large-screen microscope and the last few days of our temporary "Rocks and Waves Exhibit". 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 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

Harmony Road Music Course 3:30pm. You are invited to a free introductory lesson for your child between the ages of 5 to 12. This internationally acclaimed program teaches basic music skills and keyboard proficiency. You may bring a keyboard, if available. In Soquel. A reservation is recommended: 335-4222

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

Footloose the Musical All About Theatre proudly presents their 117th full-scale production. February 2nd-10th. Performances: Friday February 2nd at 7pm.
Saturday February 3rd at 2pm & 7pm. Friday February 9th at 7pm. Saturday February 10th at 2pm & 7pm. One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. Performances at Louden Nelson Community Theater. 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz. For more information and to purchase tickets visit us online or call us at: www.allabouttheatre.org. 345-6340

SLV Charter School K-12 students present: Cinder-Idol - What the World Needs Now 7pm. See February 1.

Saturday, February 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

Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop 10am-Noon. Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryl VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learning how to make a basket from local pine needles. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. Class begins at 10am and fills on a first-come basis. Meet at the Visitor Center in the day-use area, located off Highway 9 in Felton. No experience necessary. Event is free; parking is $10. 335-7077

FREE Guided Hikes Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Explore the San Lorenzo River with free guided hikes lead by wildlife and biology experts. For locations and walk topics visit sanlorenzoriver.org/explore. Natural History Museum, 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

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

Redwood Tours 11am. How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more 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.

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

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk Saturdays and Sundays and Friday Feb 9 at 1pm. 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

Ranch Tours 1pm. History comes alive at Wilder Ranch State Park on the weekends with Machine Shop Pelton Water Wheel Demos, baking on the woodstove, and ranch tours. Event is free; parking is $10. Please call the park to confirm at 426-0505. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1

Footloose the Musical 2pm & 7pm. See February 2.

SLV Charter School K-12 students present: Cinder-Idol - What the World Needs Now 7pm. See February 1.

Sunday, February 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

Guided Walk: Sequoia Audubon Trail 10am. Join us for a one-mile stroll along the California Coast into the Pescadero Marsh, a popular bird watching location. Meet at the Pescadero State Beach central parking lot located on Highway 1, one-quarter mile north of Pescadero Creek Road in Pescadero. Bring water, and snacks; close toed shoes, layer clothing, sunscreen and binoculars recommended. Children age 7 and older are welcomed, accompanied by parent. No pets. Rain cancels. For information call (650) 726-8819

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1pm. See February 3.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See February 3.

Monday, February 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

Triple P Seminar: Raising Confident, Competent Children 6-7:30pm. 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: Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges – La Manzana Community Resources. Location: Bay View Elementary School Library, 1231 Bay St, Santa Cruz

To register: Contact Sandra Rodelo at (831) 724-2997 x211 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Tuesday, February 6

Exploring Big Basin 9am.Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docent 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 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

School Day Tours 9-11am. We hope you will join us for our February School Day Tours to experience first hand our dynamic classrooms in action. Tour our K-8th grade and specialist classes in action. Come and learn how our teachers use innovative teaching informed by research to inspire a love of learning. Meet parent ambassadors, students and Head of School. Register at www.gatewaysc.org ​or call 423-0341 ext. 302

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

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

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. Ongoing Tuesdays. DFN provides non-adversarial techniques to achieve healthy co-parenting through a support group network. Aptos La Selva Fire Dept, 6934 Soquel Dr. 234-5578

Wednesday, February 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-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 12-2pm. 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 February 5.

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults Every Wednesday. 5:30-6:30pm. Take time from your busy schedule and spend a relaxing hour in the library coloring. Designs and pencils provided – or take the time to draw your own design! Branciforte Library, 230 Gault St. Santa Cruz.

Female Survivor Support Group Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm. Is your partner violent or controlling? Have you survived a sexual assault? Monarch Services~Servicios Monarca offers a safe, supportive space. Free. Childcare activities provided. 1685 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. 425-4030. 24hr: 888 900-4232. wcs-ddm.org

Foster Parent Orientation Meeting 6-8pm. First Wednesday of each month. There is a need for loving, stable families to care for children of all age groups all over Santa Cruz County. Be an adoptive or foster parent to a child, adolescent or teen. Learn more at our monthly Orientation meeting. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave., Santa Cruz. For information or to sign up for an orientation, please go to www.fostercare4kids.com or call 345-2700.

Thursday, February 8

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See February 1.

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

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

Triple P Workshop: Increasing Your Child’s Self-Esteem 6-7:30pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Why it is important for children to develop healthy self-esteem; How to encourage healthy self-esteem in your child; Tools to help your child cope with feelings and solve problems. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. Location: San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Library, 7155 Highway 9, Felton. To register: Contact Cori Burt at 335-6600 x6605 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or register online at http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Step Parents Support Group 6:30pm. Join us on the second Thursday of each month for a free, drop-in support group for anyone in the step-parenting role. We meet at Live Oak Family Resource Center. Contact mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information

Friday, February 9

Wildflower and Nature Hike of Waddell Valley 10am. Join docent botanist Bryce Stauble and learn to identify many of Waddell Valley’s plants within Rancho del Oso’s seven diverse habitats. Each walk is unique as blooming flowers and pollinators are constantly in flux! This walk takes a leisurely pace that is great for learning the native habitats we are experiencing. Bring lunch, questions and curiosity! Meet at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, located off Highway 1 in Davenport. 427-2288

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1pm. See February 3.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See February 2.

Footloose the Musical 7pm. See February 2.

Saturday, February 10

Birding for Beginners in Waddell Valley 8am. Interpreter Jeremy Lin will lead an approximate two-mile hike to observe and enjoy morning wildlife at Rancho del Oso. We will take our time and explore the beautiful coastal valley. No previous experience necessary. It is helpful to bring binoculars, bird guides and a readiness for patient observation as we witness wildlife awakening on a crisp Waddell Valley morning. Meet at the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, located off Highway 1 in Davenport. 427-2288

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See February 3.

FREE Guided Hikes 10am-12pm. See February 3.

The Playgarden Open House 10am-2pm. Serving children ages 15mos to five years old. Located on the West side of Santa Cruz, Call for directions. The Playgarden. Lic#444415231. www.theplaygardensc.com. 359-8382

Guided Walk: McNee Ranch, Montara State Beach 10am. Join us for a two-mile stroll along the California coast and enjoy stunning views, remnants of the long-gone Ocean Shore Railroad and WWII era bunker. Meet at Gray Whale Cove State Beach Parking Lot on Highway 1 just south of Devil’s Slide. Bring water and snacks; close toed shoes, layer clothing, and binoculars recommended. Children age 7 and older are welcomed, accompanied by parent. All pets must be on leash. Rain cancels. For information call (650) 726-8819.

Meteor Trail Hike 10:30am. See February 3.

Redwood Tours 11am. See February 3.

Migration Festival 11am-4pm. Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive as you migrate to Natural Bridges State Beach for a full day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel. The park will host migratory animal talks, active kids’ games, crafts, skits, live music by the nature-loving 5M's Band, educational booths and displays, along with the now-famous free habitat-cake served at the end of the event. You can purchase a picnic at the park or bring your own. Event is free; parking is $10. 2531 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 423-4609

Redwood Saturday Hike 11am. Join us on a mile-long hike of exploration and learning. Together, we will discover how to “read the forest” as we explore Aptos Creek Canyon at a leisurely pace. We will also cover the park’s history, both natural and related to the logging industry that thrived here over a century ago. Bring hiking shoes, water, and snacks and meet at the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park entrance kiosk. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $8. For more information, please call 685-6444.

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

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1pm. See February 3.

Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop 1-3pm. Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryl VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learning how to make a basket from local pine needles. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. Class begins at 10am and fills on a first-come basis. Meet at the Visitor Center in the day-use area, located off Highway 9 in Felton. No experience necessary. Event is free; parking is $10. 335-7077

Footloose the Musical 2pm & 7pm. See February 2.

Books & Hoops with The Santa Cruz Warriors 3pm. Santa Cruz Warriors Coaches For Kindness. Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Warriors are joining forces for an exciting afternoon of books and basketball. Santa Cruz Warriors head coach Aaron Miles and his staff will host a “Coaches for Kindness” community event, presented by Nordic Naturals, to share their love of reading with local students. The coaching staff will discuss how reading has impacted their basketball careers, read aloud from their favorite books, and participate in various reading activity stations. There will be fun and games for everyone who loves basketball and reading. Bookshop Santa Cruz. 460-3232 

Sunday, February 11

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

Meteor Trail Hike 10:30am. See February 3.

Open House: Romance on the Rancho 11am-3pm. In the 170 years since it was built, the Castro Adobe has hosted its share of love and loss. Come celebrate the often romanticized Mexican Rancho era of California history with us, and learn a bit about what it was like to live and love all those years ago. Feel free to bring a plus-one! Free admission (donations gratefully accepted). Limited parking (carpooling encouraged). This is an active construction site, and is open only during scheduled events. Castro Adobe State Historic Park, 184 Old Adobe Road, Watsonville. 226-9669

Carrie's Dream Dance Showcases 1pm and 5pm. The 4th Annual Carrie’s Dream Dance Scholarship Showcases and Auction are family-friendly performances featuring over 150 young dancers, ages four to 21. Each show includes ballet, lyrical, jazz and hip-hop pieces performed by talented students from seven participating studios. Proceeds from ticket sales and live and silent auctions support local dance scholarships, a program created in memory of dance studio owner and teacher Carrie Dianda McCoid. Carrie had a dream that all students who wanted to dance would be given that opportunity, regardless of their financial circumstances. Tickets are $20 each in advance or $23 at the door. Performing Arts Center, Aptos High School, 100 Mariner Way, Aptos. For tickets and information visit www.CarriesDream.org

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1pm. See February 3.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See February 3.

Monday, February 12

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

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

New Mommy Musical MeetUp 12:30-2pm. Now held every 2nd Monday each month. 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 2nd Monday, at the Native Sons’ Hall, 239 High Street, Santa Cruz.

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 Seminar: Raising Resilient Children 6-7:30pm. 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 Resilient Children to get tips for helping children develop important social-emotional skills, such as: Recognizing and expressing emotions in healthy ways; Developing positive ways to think about themselves and the world around them; and Coping with difficult emotions and stressful situations. 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: Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges – La Manzana Community Resources. Location: Bay View Elementary School Library, 1231 Bay St, Santa Cruz. 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 http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Tuesday, February 13

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See February 6.

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

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

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See February 6.

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 14

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

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 February 7.

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

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

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

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

El Patio de mi Casa 12-2pm. See February 7.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See February 7.

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

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

 

Thursday, February 15

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See February 1.

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

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

Triple P Workshop: It’s Time for Potty Training 6-7:30pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop at Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us to learn: How to decide when your child is ready for potty (toilet) training; How to prepare your child to use the toilet; Tips to make potty training a positive experience for you and your child. This Triple P Workshop is free and open to the public. Please note: child care is not available at this location. Presented in English by: Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges – La Manzana Community Resources. Location: Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us, 1660 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz (in furniture section). To register: Contact Caitlin McElroy, Baby Registry Supervisor at Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us at 4794296 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Stepping Stones Triple P Workshop: Coping With Stress 6-8pm. 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: How stress affects parenting and children’s development; How to recognize signs of stress; Healthy ways to reduce and manage 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: Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery, 1855 41st Ave, Capitola (inside the mall). For questions, contact the North Santa Cruz County SELPA Office at 466-5700 or visit www.nsccselpa.org

Free CPR Classes at Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District 6-8pm. Our very popular and FREE Community CPR class (for infant/child/adult CPR) will be held again. This class is not a professional certification, but serves as a basic instruction for adult, infant and child CPR, as well as a brief segment on defibrillator pad use. Perfect for babysitters or family members caring for a disabled or at-risk of heart attack family member. Minors welcome, with adult supervision. Classes are held at our Administration Office, in the upstairs meeting room at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos (ADA lift available in rear of bldg.) Space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended! Contact Admin. Asst. Sarah Melton at 685-6690 (or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to register.

Friday, February 16

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

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See February 2.

Saturday, February 17

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

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See February 3.

FREE Guided Hikes 10am-12pm. See February 3.

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

Coast Nature Walks 11am. See February 3.

Redwood Tours 11am. See February 3.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1pm. See February 3.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See February 3.

Sunday, February 18

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

Ranch Tours 1pm. See February 3.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1pm. See February 3.

Guided Walk: Sequoia Audubon Trail 1pm. See February 4.

Monday, February 19

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

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

Tuesday, February 20

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See February 6.

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

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

Stepping Stones Triple P Workshop: Helping Children Adjust to Having Siblings with Special Needs 3-4:30pm. Stepping Stones Triple P offers parenting support for families with children with special needs, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome and other developmental delays. Stepping Stones Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE workshop to learn: Common feelings and questions children may have about their siblings with special needs; How to talk to children about their siblings’ disabilities or special needs; Tips for promoting healthy relationships between siblings. 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: Live Oak Elementary School District, Board Room, 984-1 Bostwick Lane, Santa Cruz. 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 February 6.

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

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

Triple P Workshop: Parenting Together 6:30-8:30pm. This class will address some necessary components of supporting your partner so you can incorporate positive parenting principles from the Triple P program. This includes positive communication guidelines, giving and receiving feedback, building casual conversations into your day, and problem solving. This class is best when attended with your parenting partner. This Triple P Workshop is offered through the Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) and is open to the public. Cost is $30/participant or $45/couple. Please note: child care is not available at this location. Presented in English by: Natalie Hanneman, Triple P practitioner. 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.

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

Wednesday, February 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

 El Patio de mi Casa 12-2pm. See February 7.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See February 7.

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

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

Thursday, February 22

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See February 1.

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

Taller de Triple P: Enseñando Destrezas Sociales a los Niños 5-6:30pm. El programa Triple P Pasos para el Éxito ofrece apoyo de crianza para padres y proveedores de cuidado para niños con necesidades especiales, tales como ADHD, Trastorno del Espectro Autista, Síndrome de Down y otros retrasos en el desarrollo. Los talleres de Triple P Pasos para el Éxito ofrecen consejos prácticos y estrategias para manejar las preguntas y desafíos de crianza específicas. Asista a este taller GRATIS de crianza para aprender: Cómo el juego les ayuda a los niños a aprender destrezas de comunicación; Estrategias para enseñarles a los niños a compartir y tomar turnos; Consejos para tener visitas para jugar exitosas; y Qué hacer si las conductas repetitivas se vuelven problemáticas. Este taller es GRATIS y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos para niños y adultos. Presentado en español por: Liliana Zamora, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Sala E, Watsonville. Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Liliana Zamora al (831) 724-2997 x212 o This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it o vea el calendario en http://first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

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

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Santa Cruz 7pm. February 22 – 25. Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes the Rio Theatre at 7 pm, February 22 – 25 (4 shows, 2 programs). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. For ticket information visit recreation.ucsc.edu or riotheatre.com. This stop on the world tour is hosted by UCSC Recreation. Tickets on sale Now at https://banffsc2018.brownpapertickets.com or in person at the Bicycle Trip, 1001 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz. For more information and list of films visit 

https://recreation.ucsc.edu/custom-programs/banffpage/index.html

Friday, February 23

Meteor Trail Hike 10:30am. See February 3.

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

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. See February 2.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Santa Cruz 7pm. See February 22.

Saturday, February 24

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym Saturdays, 9am-12 pm. See February 3.

FREE Guided Hikes 10am-12pm. See February 3.

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

2018 Fall Registration & Open House 10am-Noon. Come see what all of the talk is about.... Bring the family and meet our awesome, loving, experienced, and degreed early childhood educators. Immerse yourself in our beautiful learning environment and experience what is....NBCC! Natural Bridges Children’s Center, 255 Swift St, Santa Cruz. www.naturalbridgescc.org. 429-6222

Coast Nature Walks 11am. See February 3.

Redwood Tours 11am. See February 3.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1pm. See February 3.

Ranch Tours 1pm. See February 3.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Santa Cruz 7pm. See February 22.

Sunday, February 25

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

Burleigh H. Murray Guided Hike 10am. Journey back in time to discover the lives of early pioneers on this two-mile stroll along Mills Creek at Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park. Meet at the Burleigh Murray parking lot located on Higgins-Purisima Road 1.5 miles east of Highway 1. Bring water and snacks; close toed shoes, layer clothing, and binoculars recommended. Appropriate for children age seven and older accompanied by parent. Rain cancels. Meet at the Burleigh Murray parking lot located on Higgins-Purisima Road 1.5 miles east of Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay. For more information, please call (650) 726-8814.

Photography Hike 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. See February 3.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk 1pm. See February 3.

Parent/Child Book Group Discussion - Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin 4pm. Rain Reign, Ann M. Martin's bestselling middle-grade novel, tells the story of Rose (a girl on the autism spectrum) and a lost dog she names Rain. This is a rich and poignant story about growing our capacity for empathy, as we imagine the world through someone else’s eyes. Read Rain Reign together and then come with your child to talk about the journey from hardship to compassion! This event is part of THE COMPASSION PROJECT—Bookshop's month-long series of events focusing on how to spread kindness in our community. After the book discussion, help us build our Compassion Chain! Write down a good deed that you have seen or done, and be inspired by the ways we show compassion in Santa Cruz. Materials will be provided in our Children’s Books section. 460-3230

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Santa Cruz 7pm. See February 22.

Monday, February 26

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

Wee Tumble Time 11am-Noon. Wee Tumble Time is a drop in program for new walkers through Kindergarten age boys and girls and their parents or guardians designed to explore our gym guided by our fabulous instructors! Cost: $15/child. Please call in advance to reserve a spot for you and your child or visit our website to register online and see what other exciting events are taking place in at our gym for the new year. Space is limited so sign up today! Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center, 2750-B Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz. 462-0655. www.scgym.com

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

Tuesday, February 27

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See February 6.

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

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

Circus Arts Class 3:30-4:30pm. See February 6.

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 28

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

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

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

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

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

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

El Patio de mi Casa 12-2pm. See February 7.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See February 7.

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

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

The Power of Sleep: Enhancing Performance, Safety and Health 7pm. A public lecture with Dr. Mark Rosekind, Ph.D., safety professional and human fatigue expert. Tickets are FREE, but must be reserved in advance at http://tinyurl.com/2018SpeakerSeries. Social emotions like admiration and compassion shape how we think and act, who we become, and how we experience our own lives. Sleep is a basic of life, a fundamental human need. Yet in today’s fast-paced, connected, and demanding world it seems everyone jams more hours in the day by cheating on sleep and the consequences of a sleep deficit for individuals and society can be devastating. Co-presented by Mount Madonna, Gateway, and York schools, and Cabrillo College as part of their annual Speaker Series on Education. Event held at Cabrillo College.

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.

 

GUiSC will attempt to update calendar listings as needed; however, it is the responsibility of the organization listed to provide updated information. GUiSC assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Readers are encouraged to check the accuracy of the information provided.

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

Calendar entries must be received by the 15th of the month prior to the month of the event. Send calendar entries via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Photos can also be emailed to be considered for inclusion in the calendar. Calendar entries and photos will be selected by the Calendar Editor.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 23:09
 
© Copyright 2008 all rights reserved