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Calendar April 2017

 

Saturday, April 1

Exploring the San Lorenzo River 8:30-10:30am. Join expert birders and wildlife specialists on guided walks along the San Lorenzo River! This series is a great opportunity to connect with local wildlife and fellow nature lovers, and to introduce young scientists to outdoor exploration. This is a FREE, family-friendly series. Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

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

A Walk in the Past 10am. No Safeway? No Home Depot? No Pharmacy? How did the Ohlone Indians survive? Take a walk with Docent Eva Fewel and learn about some of the plants the Ohlones used for food, tools and medicine. This is a 4-mile, 2.5-hour walk. Meet at Park Headquarters. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Located 9 miles outside of Boulder Creek on Hwy 236 at 21600 Big Basin Way. 338-8883

Old Cove Landing Coast Nature Walk 11am. On this two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch Interpretive Center. Bring a snack, water, binoculars, and good walking shoes. Binoculars available to borrow. This is a family-friendly walk. Rain cancels. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Wilder Ranch State Park. Located two miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11am. Saturdays & 1pm on Sundays. How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable docents will lead you through our magnificent old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the Visitors Center in the Day Use area of Henry Cowell located off of Hwy 9 in Felton. Tour is free; day-use parking is $10. 335-7077

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 11am & 2pm. Saturdays and Sundays. (except no walks on Saturday, April 29). How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. 338-8883

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

Choose Your Own Adventure Tour 1pm. Join us on a guided scavenger hunt along our trails. The group chooses from a selection of pre-planned walks, and then together seeks out the wonders of the woods! With our ample selection of trails, abundance of wildlife, and constantly changing seasons, no two adventures will ever be the same! Meet at the Visitor Center, in the day-use area of the park located off Highway 9 in Felton. Tour is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation, California State Parks volunteers, and California State Parks. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. 335-7077

Building Methods 1-2pm. Come and see how the oldest building in town was made. We will look at the materials used by the Ohlone to build their homes and then at the materials used by the Spanish to build Mission Santa Cruz. You will have the chance to get your hands dirty and make your own mini abode brick. Event is free; rain cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission is located on School Street off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. 425-5849

Sunday, April 2

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

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See April 1.

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

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See April 1.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 1pm. See April 1.

Drop-In-Craft: Paper Poppies 1-3pm. Create a bouquet of poppies to celebrate spring in California. Event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission is located on School Street off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. 425-5849

Monday, April 3

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.

Mission Building Game 10:30am-Noon. Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and roll the sheep’s knucklebone to determine the fate of your mission. Geared for ages 8 and older. Event is free. The Santa Cruz Mission is located on School Street off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. 425-5849

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

Tuesday, April 4

Exploring Big Basin 9am. Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. We go rain or shine, but strong winds may cancel. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters, 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.

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. Ongoing Open Gym on Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch...the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym

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

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

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

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. Awana is a weekly international Bible club for boys and girls. Ages 3 - 6th grade are welcome every Tuesday night for a fun night of singing, Bible lessons, awards for Scripture memory and games. Felton Bible Church, 5999 Graham Hill Rd, Felton. Pre-register on line: feltonbiblechurch.org. For more information call 335-3418.

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

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

Wednesday, April 5

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

El Patio de mi Casa Ongoing Wednesdays. 10am-12noon. For parents & their children 1-5 years old. Come play with other parents & children, observe & discuss child development & build confidence in your parenting skills. Drop-in. Classes facilitated in Spanish by experienced and friendly teachers. Sliding scale fee $3-7/class. No one turned away for inability to pay. Live Oak Family Resource Center, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz. 476-7284

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 6

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

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

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

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

Color Your Stress Away: a unique program for adults Every Thursday. 5:30-6:30pm. Take time from your busy schedule and spend a relaxing hour in the library coloring. Designs and pencils provided – or take the time to draw your own design! Live Oak Library, 2380 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz.

Friday, April 7

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

FREE First Friday 11am-4pm. Enjoy the Museum for FREE with your family on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy our intertidal touch pool, large-screen microscope, and geology exhibit and "dig pit". Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Archeology Demonstration 11am. 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. The Santa Cruz Mission is located on School Street off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. 425-5849

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. Ongoing Open Gym on Fridays at JuneBugs Gym. Ages: walking to 7 years. Parents may leave children over 3 yrs. Need a break from the kids, go out to lunch...the solution is JuneBugs Gym. Parents can drop off their children for 1, 2 or all 3 hour for tumbling fun! Cost is $10/hr with open gym punchcard for $60 (with paid membership). Call 464-BUGS (2847) to sign up or drop by at 3910 Portola Dr. Ste. 2 & 3 Pleasure Point-Santa Cruz. www.junebugsgym

Nar-Anon Family Groups Fridays, 6:30-7:45pm. A 12-step program/support group for friends and families who have been affected by the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon members share their experience, strength and hope at a weekly meeting. Scotts Valley - Meets in Bison Center, The Camp Recovery Center, 3192 Glen Canyon Road. (Park in lower lot, walk up driveway and turn right at sign.) Helpline: 888.688.7834. Find other meetings: www.nar-anon.org

Saturday, April 8

Exploring the San Lorenzo River 8:30-10:30am. See April 1.

FREE Spring Break Seabright Beach Cleanup 9-11am. Say thank you to Santa Cruz's "best beach" after our local schools finish their spring breaks. Join us in giving Seabright Beach a little TLC and keeping litter out of the ocean. The Museum is taking care of Seabright Beach as part of Save Our Shores' Adopt-a-Beach program. Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Volunteer with the Trail Crew 9am. Since 1969 the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of our park. The Trail Crew meets the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine. A typical workday lasts until mid-afternoon. Please bring your own work gloves, lunch and water. Join us for a unique perspective of Big Basin, a lively and productive experience with others who share a love of these redwood forests, and the satisfaction of participating in a vital part of the park's ability to educate and inspire the public! Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters, located 9 miles north of Boulder Creek on Highway 236.

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See April 1.

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

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See April 1.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11 am. See April 1.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See April 1.

Choose Your Own Adventure Tour 1pm. See April 1.

Geology Walk 1pm. Join us on a 1-mile, 1-hour adventure to observe the great forces that have been manipulating Cove Beach long before humans were ever here. Uncover evidence of the hard-to-see forces that shape Año Nuevo’s beaches and cliffs and gain a perspective of California’s geological future while walking along active faults, ancient fossil beds, forgotten shorelines, and a mysterious river of sand. Suitable for all ages. Rain cancels. Event is free, day-use vehicle fee is $10. Located off Hwy1, halfway between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. (650) 879-2025.

Hides and Tallow at the Santa Cruz Mission 1-2pm. Come and see how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 1800’s. We will look at some of the major products of the mission; leather and tallow, and demonstrate how they were used. You will see how a branding iron works and get to make your own candle. Event is free; rain cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission is located on School Street off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. 425-5849

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. For more information, please call 427-2288.

Sunday, April 9

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See April 2.

Open House at Cherryvale Art Farm 11am-1pm. Come visit our inspirational environment, meet our sweet farm animals and pick up a paintbrush! Cherryvale Art Farm, 4900 Cherryvale Ave, Soquel. 462-2524. www.cherryvaleartfarm.com. FB: Cherryvale Art Farm

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See April 1.

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

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See April 1.

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

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 1pm. See April 1.

Monday, April 10

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See April 3.

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 with our fabulous instructors! $10/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. 462-0655. www.scgym.com

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 3.

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.

Tuesday, April 11

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See April 4.

Taller de Triple P: Lidiando con el estrés 9:30-10:30am. Los talleres de Triple P ofrecen consejos prácticos y estrategias para manejar las preguntas y desafíos de crianza específicas. Los padres pueden asistir a tantos talleres sobre cualquier tema que se interese. Asista a este taller de crianza GRATIS para aprender: Las causas comunes del estrés y cómo el estrés afecta la crianza; Cómo reconocer las señales del estrés; Formas saludables para reducir y controlar el estrés de la vida diaria. 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: Gladys Gomez – Puentes de Comunidad, La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios. Ubicación: La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, 18 W. Lake Ave, Sala E, Watsonville. Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Gladys Gomez al (831) 724-2997 x220. o  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  o vea el calendario en www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

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

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See April 4.

Kids Community Ice Cream Social 1pm. See April 4.

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

Orchard School Open House 4-5:30pm. Come hear how we create magic together in our amazing setting with a down-to-earth educational philosophy that nourishes the developing child, while honoring and celebrating childhood.  RSVP at 688-1074 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Children welcome. Orchard School K-6. 2288 Trout Gulch Rd, Aptos.

Youth Coalition Meeting 5pm. See April 4.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See April 4.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See April 4.

Triple P Workshop: The Joys & Challenges of Being a Parent 7-8:30pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop at Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us to learn: Common “parenting traps” that create stress for you and your children; Tips for making parenting easier and more enjoyable; How to get additional support for dealing with parenting challenges. 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: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources. Location: Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us, 1660 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz (in furniture section). To register: contact Rosemarie Sanchez, Baby Registry Supervisor at Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us 4794296 or register online at https://reserve.babiesrus.com/events.html

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See April 4.

Wednesday, April 12

All Together Now! 9-11am. See April 5.

School Day Tours @ Gateway School 9-11am. Prospective families are invited to tour Gateway School’s K-8 campus to see firsthand how our program inspires children to lead lives of purpose and compassion. Enjoy our engaging classrooms in action while meeting students, parents, and our Head of School! Call 423-0341 ext. 302 for questions or RSVP to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

El Patio de mi Casa 10am. See April 5.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See April 5.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See April 5.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See April 5.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See April 5.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 3.

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

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See April 5.

Thursday, April 13

Together in the Park/Juntos en el Parque 9am. See April 6.

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See April 6.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See April 6.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See April 6.

Triple P Seminar: The Power of Positive Parenting 5-6:30pm. Triple P Seminars provide an introduction to the Triple P program and positive parenting strategies. This seminar is the first in a series of three for families with children birth – 12 years old. You can attend one, two or all three of the seminars in the series. Attend The Power of Positive Parenting to learn how to: Provide positive learning environments for children; Use assertive discipline; Have realistic expectations and take care of yourself. This Triple P Seminar is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Liliana Zamora – Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: La Manzana Community Resources, 18 W. Lake Ave, Suite E, Watsonville. To register: Contact Liliana Zamora at 724-2997 x212 or register online at www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

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

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, April 14

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 on 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 .

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

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See April 7.

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

Saturday, April 15

Guided Bird Walk 8am. Meet in the campground for an approximately 1-mile stroll to discover the wintering birds of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The campground is located off Graham Hill Road in Scotts Valley. Please bring binoculars, water, snacks, layered clothes, and walking shoes. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. Please no pets. 335-7077. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Exploring the San Lorenzo River 8:30-10:30am. See April 1.

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See April 1.

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

Coastal Wildflower Day 10am-4pm. The 4th annual Coastal Wildflower Day marks the start of California Native Plant Week, celebrating the native wildflowers of the San Mateo coast with activities for the whole family. Discover about these seaside survivor’s unique beauty and special features that help them thrive in a windy, sandy, and salty environment. Events and activities include live music, food trucks, artwork, games and educational activities for youth, guided wildflower walks, resources to help you grow your own native plants, and a native plant sale. Donations for native plants will support the State Beach native plant nursery, which raises plants for restoration projects along the coast. Most activities begin at the Half Moon Bay State Beach Visitor Center located at 95 Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay. Event is free; parking is $10. Biking and walking is encouraged. Heavy rain cancels. (650) 726-8804

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

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See April 1.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11 am. See April 1.

Old Cove Landing Coast Nature Walk 11am. See April 1.

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

Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt 11am-12pm. Hop on down to Capitola Village for an Easter Egg Hunt on the beach! Kids 12 and under can hunt for candy-filled eggs hidden in the sand. The Easter Bunny will be there! Please limit 3 eggs per child so there is plenty of fun for everyone! And be sure to bring your camera to capture a fun, spring day on the beach in Capitola! Free.

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

Choose Your Own Adventure Tour 1pm. See April 1.

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.

Mission Cooking 1pm. Come to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park and experience different cooking styles used by the people who lived and worked here over 200 years ago. There will be a presentation of Ohlone and Spanish cuisine including hot rock cooking, tortilla frying on a Comal and baking in our Horno. You can even sample the creations and make your own tortilla. Event is free; rain cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission is located on School Street off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. 425-5849

Sunday, April 16

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See April 2.

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 April 1.

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

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 1pm. See April 1.

Drop-In-Craft: Paper Poppies 1-3:30pm. See April 2.

Monday, April 17

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See April 3.

Wee Tumble Time 11am-Noon. See April 10.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 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. Use music to explore emotions and support your journey into motherhood, celebrating the seasons of our lives. Learn beautiful, simple songs and lullabies from around the world. No musical experience necessary, drop-ins welcome. $ sliding scale, no one turned away. @ The Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz

Tuesday, April 18

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See April 4.

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

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See April 4.

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

Kids Community Ice Cream Social 1pm. See April 4.

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

Youth Coalition Meeting 5pm. See April 4.

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See April 4.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See April 4.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See April 4.

Wednesday, April 19

All Together Now! 9-11am. See April 5.

Campus Tour at Mount Madonna School 9:30am. If you're looking for a school with small classes and learning that goes beyond the classroom walls, come find out more about our nurturing, Montessori-influenced Pre/K program, and college preparatory 1st–12th grade curriculum. MMS features a 355-acre campus, hands-on science labs, outdoor adventure, national and international travel, marine biology studies on Catalina Island, mixed-grade buddy program and visual and performing arts. Contact Benna at (408) 847-2717 or mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

El Patio de mi Casa 10am. See April 5.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See April 5.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See April 5.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See April 5.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See April 5.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 3.

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

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See April 5.

Thursday, April 20

Together in the Park/Juntos en el Parque 9am. See April 6.

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See April 6.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See April 6.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See April 6.

Triple P Seminar: Raising Confident, Competent Children 5-6:30pm. Triple P Seminars provide an introduction to the Triple P program and positive parenting strategies. 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 adults and children. Presented in English by: Liliana Zamora – Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: La Manzana Community Resources, 18 W. Lake Ave, Suite E, Watsonville. To register: Contact Liliana Zamora at 724-2997 x212 or register online atwww.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

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

Triple P Workshop: Crying Infants 6-8pm. Are you a new parent with a crying baby? Are you unsure whether crying means your baby is uncomfortable, hungry or tired? Attend this Triple P – Positive Parenting Program workshop to get tips that will help you understand your baby’s cries, soothe your baby, and teach your child how to self-soothe as she or he gets older. 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. To register: Contact Dominican Hospital Personal Enrichment Program (PEP) office at 457-7099 or register online at www.dignityhealth.org/dominican/pep

Friday, April 21

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See April 7.

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

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Jr. presented by All About Theatre April 21st-23rd. 1:30pm / 6:30pm - 4 shows only. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. Suitable for audiences of all ages, this musical is performed by over 50 talented youth from all over the County. We are elated to be on the professional stage at Aptos High School - Tickets $10-$16 with children under 6 being free! Don’t wait to purchase your tickets - www.allabouttheatre.org or call 345-6340 for more information.

Santa Catalina School Theatre Arts presents The Pajama Game 7:30pm. 4/22 @ 7:30pm. 4/23 @ 2pm. 4/28 @ 12:15pm. Sparks are flying and romance is blossoming at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory! Handsome new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, is falling hard for Babe Williams, the feisty leader of the union grievance committee. That is, until she and the Sleep-Tite employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cent pay increase. This enduring favorite features plenty of fun and splashy production numbers, including a comic "dream ballet," and is a glowing example of a solid, classic musical production. It’s a blend of romance, comedy, and catchy lyrics sure to entertain. The Pajama Game is anything but sleepy! Reservations recommended. General admission is $12; seniors, student, and military are $8; children under 12 are $4. For ticket reservations, please call 655-9341 or visit santacatalina.org/tickets. Santa Catalina School, Performing Arts Center, 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey.

Saturday, April 22

Exploring the San Lorenzo River 8:30-10:30am. See April 1.

Earth Day BioBlitz 8:30-10:30 am. Become a citizen science and join our BioBlitz as the final part of the Exploring the San Lorenzo River series. This family-friendly event allows you to work side by side with experts to take a "snapshot" of life along the river. On the morning of Earth Day, celebrate science and connect with local habitats, followed by the city's Earth Day festival. Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. 1305 East Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz. 420-6115

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See April 1.

Kindergarten Meet & Greet 10am-12noon. Prospective families are invited to meet our kindergarten teachers and explore our classrooms and meet current parents who have children in our program. Hands-on activities for children. Coffee/Tea and snacks provided. Come and see how we inspire children to become compassionate scholars and responsible citizens.  Register at gatewaysc.org or call 423-0341 ext. 302.126 Eucalyptus Ave., Santa Cruz

Sack Puppet Saturday's 10-11:30am. Every Saturday starting April 22nd.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 ;

Open House at the Castro Adobe: Vaqueros y Bandidos 11am-3pm. Round up your family and drop in to our celebration of California’s Rancho Era, when cattle was king, bandits roamed the countryside, and the Castro Family built their one-of-a-kind home on a hill at the height of their power. Get to know the tools of the cattle trade; listen to cowboy songs and tales of infamous bandits; relax in the beauty of our garden and grounds with spring in full spring. We’ll skip rounding up the calves and go straight to the celebration with you as our guests. Free admission (donations gratefully accepted). Limited parking (carpooling encouraged). This park is currently an active construction site as the adobe building is being repaired and is open only during scheduled events. Castro Adobe State Historic Park, 184 Old Adobe Road off Larkin Valley Road, Watsonville. 226-9669

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11 am. See April 1.

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

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See April 1.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Noon. See April 1.

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

Wildflower Weekend 12-4pm. Botanist-led wildflower walks at 10am and 1pm on Saturday & Sunday. Winter rains promise a profusion of spring wildflowers in the Waddell Valley - celebrate their arrival with us at Rancho del Oso’s annual Wildflower Weekend. Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center is hosting a botanically captivating event exhibiting a collection of over fifty native plants in flower and several non-native species. This free event is appropriate for all ages. The Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center is located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway 1 in Davenport. 427-2288

Geology Walk 1pm. Earth Day themed walk! See April 8.

Choose Your Own Adventure Tour 1pm. See April 1.

Survivor—Big Basin 1pm. Imagine yourself way, way back in the time of the dinosaurs. It’s easy on this walk where we’ll see some of the very same plants that lived on earth during the time of the dinosaurs. We’ll discuss what survived from the distant past and why. This one-hour program is designed for school age kids and their adults, but anyone who can make the fairly flat one-mile walk is welcome! Docents will share child-friendly redwood information and activities along this beautiful trail. Then, some free play time in an awesome redwood fairy ring will give the adults a chance to explore deeper forest issues such as history, logging, climate change, redwoods and glaciers. We end the program with a short but fun tribute to the dinosaurs (who didn’t win in the survivor game). 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.

What They Wore 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 cancels. The Santa Cruz Mission is located on School Street off of Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. 425-5849

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Jr. See April 21.

Santa Catalina School Theatre Arts presents The Pajama Game See April 21.

Sunday, April 23

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See April 2.

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 April 1.

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

Earth Day/Day of the Child 12-4pm. You are invited to Watsonville’s 15th Annual Earth Day/Day of the Child Festival! Over 50 organizations and community services will join together to celebrate youth and the environment with Watsonville families. Each booth will offer a FREE enjoyable activity for children and may share information about local resources. The main stage features local children’s and teen acts. Several food booths will offer affordable options. Watsonville City Plaza, 358 Main St. 768-3107

Wildflower Weekend 12-4pm. See April 22.

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 1pm. See April 1.

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Jr. See April 21.

Santa Catalina School Theatre Arts presents The Pajama Game See April 21.

Monday, April 24

Wellness Group 10-11:30am. See April 3.

Wee Tumble Time 11am-Noon. See April 10.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 3.

Tuesday, April 25

Exploring Big Basin 9am. See April 4.

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

Tumble-On-Tuesdays at JuneBug's Gym 12-3pm. See April 4.

Kids Community Ice Cream Social 1pm. See April 4.

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

Youth Coalition Meeting 5pm. See April 4.

Triple P Workshop: Coping With Stress 6-7:30pm. Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop to learn: Common causes of stress, and how stress affects parenting; How to recognize signs of stress; Healthy ways to reduce and manage everyday stress. This Triple P Workshop is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children. Presented in English by: Gladys Gomez – Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: Community Bridges, 236 Santa Cruz Ave, Aptos. To register: Contact Gladys Gomez at 724-2997 x220 or register online at www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

Awana Club! 6:30-8pm. See April 4.

Birth Center Tour 6:30pm. See April 4.

Divorced Fathers Network 7:30-8:30pm. See April 4.

Wednesday, April 26

All Together Now! 9-11am. See April 5.

El Patio de mi Casa 10am. See April 5.

Bookshop Santa Cruz Story Time 10am. See April 5.

New Moms Support Group 10:30am. See April 5.

SLV Together in the Park Playgroup 10:30am. See April 5.

Breastfeeding Support Group 10:30am. See April 5.

Baby Happy Hour at JuneBug's Gym!! 12:15-1:15pm. See April 3.

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

Female Survivor Support Group 6-7:30pm. See April 5.

Adults with ADHD Meeting 6:30-8pm. Fourth Wednesday of the month. The Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay Branch of CHADD hosts monthly support group meetings. Held at the Aptos Fire Station, 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos. For more information contact Judy Brenis at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 818-9619.

Thursday, April 27

Together in the Park/Juntos en el Parque 9am. See April 6.

Food Addicts Anonymous Meeting 9am. See April 6.

Together in the Park / Juntos en el Parque 9:30am-12:30pm. See April 6.

New Parents with Babies 4 Months to 9 Months 10-11:30am. See April 6.

Triple P Seminar: Raising Resilient Children 5–6:30pm. Triple P Seminars provide an introduction to the Triple P program and positive parenting strategies. This seminar is the third 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 adults and children. Presented in English by: Liliana Zamora – Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources. Location: La Manzana Community Resources, 18 W. Lake Ave, Suite E, Watsonville. To register: Contact Liliana Zamora at 724-2997 x212 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or register online at www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent-trainings

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

Friday, April 28

Fun n’ Tumble Open Gym 12-3pm. See April 7.

Santa Catalina School Theatre Arts presents The Pajama Game See April 21.

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

Sondheim’s Into The Woods All About Theatre proudly presents Into the Woods April 28th-May 6th. 2pm / 7pm. 6 shows only. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. This musical is performed by over 30 talented youth from all over the County - Tickets $13-$20. Don’t wait to purchase your tickets - www.allabouttheatre.org or call 345-6340 for more information. Performed at Louden Nelson Center Theater

Saturday, April 29

Exploring the San Lorenzo River 8:30-10:30am. See April 1.

11th annual Summit for the Planet 9am opening ceremony and registration; walk begins at 10:30am. Featuring a 5K walk-a-thon and eco-carnival. The walk-a-thon benefits local educational and environmental organizations. FREE celebration follows with solar vehicle races, eco-carnival, live music, organic foods, “green” businesses, learning expo and Trash Fashion show! Hosted by Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna. Information and registration at SummitforthePlanet.org 

Open Gym at JuneBug’s Gym 9am-12 pm. See April 1.

Second Annual Santa Cruz Mini Maker Faire 10am-5pm. Hosted by Gateway School, this family-friendly event celebrates the inventiveness of the Santa Cruz community. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to showcase hobbies, experiments, projects.  Attendees will enjoy hands-on, interactive experiences and connect with like-minded people and be inspired. Seven food trucks, many performances and loads of booths with interactive, hands-on activities. Location: Gateway School 126 Eucalyptus Ave., Santa Cruz.  Buy tickets at http://santacruz.makerfaire.com/

Sack Puppet Saturday's 10-11:30am. See April 22.

Garden Planting and Wool Day 11am-3pm. Imagine yourself at Wilder Ranch in the early part of the 20th century and help plant the heirloom vegetable garden as it would have been circa 1900. Observe composting demonstrations, gardening information and participate in garden crafts. If good weather, arrive early (10am to Noon) to see a sheep shearing demonstration and find out how wool is processed from “sheep to shawl.” The event is held on the grounds of the Wilder Ranch Cultural Preserve. The park is located 2 miles north of Santa Cruz on the coast side of Highway 1 at 1401 Coast Road Santa Cruz. Event is free; day-use parking is $10. 426-0505

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 11 am. See April 1.

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See April 1.

Choose Your Own Adventure Tour 1pm. See April 1.

Archeology Demonstration 1pm. See April 7.

Sunday, April 30

Overeaters Anonymous 9:05-10:15am. See April 2.

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours 11am-3pm. See April 1.

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

Guided Redwood Grove Walks 1pm. See April 1.

Focusing on Flowers – Photography Hike 1pm. Beginners to advanced photographers and nature enthusiasts alike are invited on a five mile hike through towering redwoods and rare ancient marine deposits discovering panoramic views along the way. Bring snacks to enjoy at the Observation Deck. Additionally, please bring a camera, water, layered clothing, and hiking shoes. Sunlight filtering through the redwoods, a glistening river, and breathtaking views make this hike ideal for photographers. We will be discussing the natural history of the park in addition to compositional elements. Meet at the Henry Cowell Visitor Center located in the day-use area located off of Hwy 9 in Felton. Event is free; vehicle day use fee is $10. 335-7077

 

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