Monthly Calendar of Family Events

California State Parks and Positive Parenting Weekly updates listed below!
If you'd like to share an even on this calendar, 
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Positive Parenting Program Classes  

 
All Triple P seminars and workshops are free and open to the public. Register in advance to receive free childcare. To register, call (831) 465-2217 or go online to www.first5scc.org/calendar/parent‐trainings.



 
 

 
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Sensational Snakes


Parenting Younger & School Age Children

All Together Now!
Ongoing group for parents and children  9 to 30 months old, Wednesdays, 9-11 AM, $3-7 sliding scale 
(no one turned away) at Live Oak CR, 831-476-7284 x105   

Saturday Topicals on Positive Discipline
10AM-noon,  $20, at Live Oak CR, 831-476-7284 x 107  or pdcrsantacruz.org. Scholarships/Childcare available
 
Musical Me! "New Mommy Musical Meet Up"
Join us every 3rd Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:00pm in our Santa Cruz classroom - 239 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
 
Call:  831-438-3514  or Text:  831-332-9002  registrar@musicalme.com

   


Parenting Teens


Cabrillo Teen Saturday Series 
Cabrillo Extension has teamed up with Positive Discipline Community Resources to provide specialized parenting classes geared towards building relationships that foster energetic and values-based approaches to helping our young teenagers pursue successful career paths.These classes offer parents the opportunity to learn about the child's world so as to better understand thoughts, feelings and the decisions children make.
$28/class or $75 for all three Register www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/parenting.html
  
SPANISH SPEAKING CLASSES
Saturday Topicals 10AM-noon, every other Saturday at
Live Oak CR, and $20/each, scholarships and childcare available. Register at 831-476-2784 x107 or pdcrsantacruz.org

¡El Patio de mi Casa!
ongoing group for parents and kids
0-5 years old, Wednesdays, 11AM-1PM, $3-7 sliding scale, no one turned away, at Live Oak CR, 831-476-7284 x105
  
 



Recurring Weekly Activities
(Note: always confirm by phone before planning these activities)


Monday:
Monday & Thursday nights Beginner Line Dancing 6 pm at the Boulder Creek Rec Center, ultra beginner starts at 6 pm, and the advanced beginner starts at 7:00 pm for ages 8-90, 831-338-8990, donation or register 5 claases for $20

Wednesday:
    Free Movies on the Beach Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 9pm. view schedule at beachboardwalk.com
    Story Yoga for Kids
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1:30 to 2:30, ages 6 and up at the Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave. in SC, $10, 737-7038
   
Capitola Summer Twilight Concerts FREE. Esplanade Park, Capitola. 475.7300 ci.capitola.ca.us
1st Wednesday of every month
    4-H Club 6:30pm. FREE. All ages. Felton. 566-1178. cesantacruz.ucdavis.edu

Thursday:
    Monday & Thursday nights Beginner Line Dancing 6 pm at the Boulder Creek Rec Center, ultra beginner starts at 6 pm, and the advanced beginner starts at 7:00 pm for ages 8-90, 831-338-8990, donation or register 5 claases for $20
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month:
    Storytime at Kaleidoscope,
4:00-4:30, at 828 Bay Avenue, Capittola, 800-357-6219 kaleidoscopetoystore.com

Friday:
    Game Day at Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, SC 420-6177, play board games and eat popcorn from 1-2:30 pm
    Free Bands on the Beach Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 6:30pm, 8:30pm, view lineup at www.beachboardwalk.com 
    Community Free Fridays at the Seymour Center:
January 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, 2013, 459-3800, ucsc.edu

1st Friday of the month:
    Museum of Art and History,
Free First Friday 11 to 9pm, no-host bar and live music from 5-9 pm. The McPherson Center in downtown Santa Cruz, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (corner of Front and Cooper Streets) 831-429-1964
3rd Friday of the month:
    Museum of Art and History
5 - 9 pm, A new monthly evening event with rotating themes, featuring performances, demonstration, and workshops. The McPherson Center in downtown Santa Cruz, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (corner of Front and Cooper Streets) 831-429-1964

Saturday:
    Boulder Creek Open Air Market 12-4pm. Forest & Pine St, Boulder Creek facebook page
    Saturday Storytime: 10:30am-11:00am, ages 3-6, $4 adults, $2 senior, FREE for kids, Museum of Natural History, 1305 East Cliff Dr, SC, 420-6115, santacruzmuseums.org
Variable Saturdays:
    Star and Moon Gazing 335-2423, astronomy.santa-cruz.ca.us
1st Saturday of the Month:
   
Acoustic Jam Session 7pm - 9pm at the Boulder Creek Rec Center, all ages, abilities and instruments, 831-338-4144
    10 am til 2 pm, for ages 8-17 yrs, KIDS FLY FREE with a parent or guardian by a pilot from the Experimental Pilots Ass'n, 831-688-2809 May thru November
    Play and Pray at Gateway Church, 9:00 - 11:00am, 5000 Granite Creek Rd., SV Dana, 438-0646, or Hannah 566-2312.
   
Fun activity at Kaleidoscope 10:30-12:20 pm, 828 Bay Avenue, Capittola, 475-0210 kaleidoscopetoystore.com
    Arboretum Tours, 1156 High Street, UCSC Campus, Meet at Arboretum Gift Shop, Santa Cruz, 831.427.2998  arboretum.ucsc.edu Come see what's in bloom in the Gardens this month. Free tour with paid admission, $2-$5.00, 11am
2nd Saturday of the month:
    Family Art Second SATURDAY at the Museum of Art and History
call for hours, 705 Front St., SC 831.429.1964 santacruzmah.org Enjoy family-oriented art-making activities every second Saturday of the month. Call to register.


Sunday:
    Seaside Crafts from 1 to 3 pm, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, end of Delaware Ave. Santa Cruz. Crafts created from materials at the Center and learn about ocean creatures, call first to confirm. 831.459.3800. seymourcenter.ucsc.edu/calendar
     Chess at the downtown Library 224 Church Street, SC 425-7835, FREE
    Lolly Tree Toys
has a craft day , all day from 10am-6pm, call for specfic age groups, usually over age 3 up to age 10, at 240 Cathcart, SC, 713-5136 or lollytreetoys.com

    City of Watsonville Nature Walks
1:30 pm, 30 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville
wetlandsofwatsonville.org
3rd Sunday of the month:
    Children's Clothing Swap Third SUNDAY of the Month 6-10 pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Bring clothing to exchange from birth to size 5, or come pick up what you need, 101 Riverside, Ben Lomond, 408-875-3450
    Bluegrass at Oceanview Park 1-5 pm, FREE, listen to or play bluegrass music

NEW! PLAYGROUPS: SEE http://www.santacruzkids.com/cms/index.php/resources/parenting/playgroups

 

 

Recurring Sports Activities
(Note: always confirm by phone before planning these activities)

 

Tuesdays:
    Tiny Tots Skating Session
11:15am-12:30pm. $3.50 for kids ages 8 and under. Includes skates, warm up, instruction and games. $3-skater. SC Roller Palladium. 423-0844


Wednesdays:

    Families in Motion
9:30am. An outdoor fitness class for parents with children ages 0-17. Class focuses on strength training and jogging intervals. $8-10. Seacliff Beach, Aptos. 818-8423
    Family Skating: 7:30 til 10:00, SC Roller Palladium, 1606 Seabright Ave, SC, 423-0844
    Tumbling Tykes 12-1pm. Ages 2-5yrs. Activities include circle time, parachute activities, obstacle courses and more. Parents stay with children under 4yrs. RSVP. Drop-in ok, if space allows. $8-members; $10-non-members. Santa Cruz Gymnastics Center, 2750-B Soquel Ave, SC. 462-0655

Saturdays:
     Santa Cruz Public Skating Sessions 2-4 pm and 7:30-10pm. Roller Palladium, 1606 Seabright Ave, SC. 423-0844
    
Aikido Santa Cruz Free Visitor Days, call for info, 306 Mission St., SC. 831/423-8326 aikidosantacruz.org
4th of the month:
    Slow Ride with Mere Mortals, 10 am, meet at Wilder Ranch, all levels welcome, mbosc.org, president@mbosc.org


Farmer's Markets
(Note: always confirm by phone before planning these activities)

http://events.santacruzsentinel.com/search?when=future&q=farmers+market

 




Other Activities around the County
(Note: always confirm by phone before planning these activities)


Watsonville Library lots of events for kids, 831.768.3400, Freedom Branch, 768-3420 watsonville.lib.ca.us

Santa Cruz Public Libraries santacruzpl.org/kids  / santacruzpl.org/events/

SC Teen Center has special summer hours, 125 Laurel, SC, 420-6235, call for hours, pool, ping pong, air hockey, X-Box 360, Wii, movies, internet, music, chill space, dances, band nights, overnight trips, sports, ongoing drop-in classes, computer lab with high-speed internet connection, homeowrk help

COUNTY PARKS http://www.scparks.com/county_parks_list.html
    Quail Hollow Ranch County Park has weekend activities, mostly FREE and drop-in at 800 Quail Hollow Rd, Ben Lomond, 831-335-9348, www.scparks.com/quail_hollow.html

CITY PARKS
     Watsonville Wetlands Walking Tours,
1:30 every Sunday, 30 Harkins Slough Rd. Watsonville, 768-1622, www.wetlandsofwatsonville.org

OTHER LOCAL PARKS
     Ano Nuevo State Reserve Guided Elephant Seal Walk,
Reservations req. 800-444-4445. Dec 15-March 31. This is the mating and birthing season
    
Elkhorn Slough Guided Tours, Guided Tours Sat and Sun 10am and 1pm. First Saturday of the month: 8:30 am tour. Call to check times at 831-728-2822 Binoculars provided. http://elkhornslough.org/
    Elkhorn Slough Self Tours Elkorn Slough Foundation, Wednesday - Sunday 9am - 5pm The 1400-acre Reserve is a hub of activity and hosts programs that promote education, research, and conservation in Elkhorn Slough. The Visitor Center has award-winning exhibits that invite everyone to explore the Unseen Slough. There are five miles of trails that meander through beautiful oak woodlands, calm tidal creeks, and freshwater marshes. We offer tours on the weekends and special events throughout the year.1700 Elkhorn Rd., Watsonville, (831) 728-2822 elkhornslough.org