Events

June 25 - July 24, 2019

Tuesday, June 25

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

NorCal Bats

NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide show...

NorCal Bats

​NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide...

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

Michael Stroud - Magician!

Michael Stroud is a 12-time award-winning magician, consultant, inventor, author and lecturer in the art of magic. He blends comedy, audience participation,...

NorCal Bats

​NorCalBats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. Live bats will be presented along with a slide...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, June 26

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

LEGO: EV3 Robotics

Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Open to ages 10 to 17. Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Live Oak...

Family concert with José-Luis Orozco

Join in the fun as celebrated author Jose Luis Orozco encourages children to sing and play in Spanish and English through a mix of Latin American songs,...

Writer's Open Mic Night

Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your...

HAM Radio Licensing Course

Interested in acquiring your HAM (Amateur Radio) Technician License? Now's your chance! HAM radios are both a fun hobby and an important aspect of...

Thursday, June 27

Music Together MusicalMe Special Storytime

Experience first-hand just how fun learning and playing musically with your child can be. We’ll teach you how to take music out of the box and put it into...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Santa Cruz Food Truck Party

Santa Cruz Food Truck Parties … … On The Move The next Santa Cruz Food Truck Party is rolling into the beautiful Mission Plaza on Thursday, June 27,...

Friday, June 28

Pre-School Storytime @ Aptos

Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make simple crafts! Suggested ages 3-6.

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Taiko for Kids class

Watsonville Taiko is offering a 2-month (9 Fridays) session of taiko classes for youth ages 7 and up. Students experience rhythm, movement and power while...

John Rybak + Friends at Lulu Carpenter's

Come join us as we return with a fun evening of music @ Lulu Carpenter's in Santa Cruz. I'll be joined by Jimmy Mason on upright bass + Perry Spinali on...

Saturday, June 29

Zumba y Feria de Salud

VENGAN LISTOS PARA BAILAR, COMER, Y HABLAR DE SALUD CON TODA LA FAMILIA EN ESTE PROGRAMA GRATIS. Instructora de Zumba Catalina nos acompañará para empezar...

Carmina Escobar; The Voices from Within Into the World

The Voices from Within into the World is a creative vocal workshop to explore the voice in its manifolds of sonic expressions and its relation to space and...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Sunday, June 30

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Author Talk: Jill Cody

Former Aptos resident, author, and radio host Jill Cody is the author of the award-winning America Abandoned. Cody's second book Climate Abandoned was...

Monday, July 1

Paint and Sip Art Class: Santa Cruz Surfer for ages 21+

ONLY $35! 2 hours of professional art instruction No experience necessary and all art supplies included! Don't forget that we allow you to BYOB wine or...

Tuesday, July 2

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Paint & Sip Art Class: Independence Day Special - Save $5 on Rustic Flag

Come enjoy an American favorite on special for Independence Day! ONLY $30 ~ Regular price $35! 2 hours of professional art instruction No experience...

Wednesday, July 3

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Stars of Poetry

Are you a star of poetry? If not, you can easily become one this summer! Join this free series of workshops to explore poets, poem-making, and performance....

LEGO: EV3 Robotics

Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Open to ages 10 to 17. Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Live Oak...

Paint & Sip Art Class: Fourth of July Fireworks for ages 21+

ONLY $35! 2 hours of professional art instruction No experience necessary and all art supplies included! Don't forget that we allow you to BYOB wine or...

HAM Radio Licensing Course

Interested in acquiring your HAM (Amateur Radio) Technician License? Now's your chance! HAM radios are both a fun hobby and an important aspect of...

Thursday, July 4

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Friday, July 5

Pre-School Storytime @ Aptos

Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make simple crafts! Suggested ages 3-6.

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Friday Night Recess

Come out and play with us in the street! Cooper Street in Santa Cruz will be closed off for a FREE all-ages playground, featuring mini-golf, hopscotch,...

Paint & Sip Art Class: Beer or Wine, Your Choice for ages 21+

Choose between the beer or wine painting! Decorate your own label and choose your own colors! Bring your partner and paint a reverse image for a cool...

Free Family Night Movie

FREE family-friendly movie night under the stars at the plaza at the Heart of Soquel Park

Saturday, July 6

Family Room Art Class: Majestic Lion Portrait for ages 7+

Join us in our Family Room for a FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! PLEASE NOTE: This class is for ages 7 to adult ~ This is a non-alcoholic event ONLY $35! No...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Paint and Sip Art Class: Monet's Waterlilies #1 for ages 21+

ONLY $45! 3 hours of professional art instruction No experience necessary and all art supplies included! Don't forget that we allow you to BYOB wine or...

Sunday, July 7

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

"Bend" by Shay Church

An environmental installation by Shay Church.Created from raw materials of wood and clay, this mythological bend in a river is where wildlife and traces of...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Monday, July 8

Tech Talks

Discuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet and smartphone. 10:30am - 12:00pm. Mondays in July beginning July 8th, at...

Tuesday, July 9

The Essentials of Advance Directives Presentation

Planning ahead for your healthcare is a gift you can give to yourself and those you love. Learn how an Advance Directive can help make your wishes known, and...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, July 10

Santa Cruz Works New Tech MeetUp

David Vik / Zappos Culture, FujiFilm Open Innovation Hub, Crowd Machine, Wribbn, Musician's BASS, Big Deep Digital, Digital Wellness Welcome to SUMMER, or...

Youth Writing Workshop

Join Debra Niemira's Writing Workshops Wednesdays July 10th through July 31st from 1:00-2:30p at the La Selva Beach Library. Open to aspiring writers grades...

LEGO: EV3 Robotics

Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Open to ages 10 to 17. Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Live Oak...

Santiago the Magician

Santiago is a Modern Day Medieval Magician, based in Santa Cruz, California, who brings together the beauty of historical wizardry and modern day conjuring...

Thursday, July 11

Magic with Perry Yan

​San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

Magic with Perry Yan

San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Magic with Perry Yan

San Francisco Bay Area Magician Perry Yan offers a magic show has been time tested through thousands of performances at schools, company events, kid’s...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Friday, July 12

Pre-School Storytime @ Aptos

Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make simple crafts! Suggested ages 3-6.

Composing Together

Composing Together brings professional composers and performers directly into schools and public spaces to engage people of all ages, collaborating with them...

Composing Together

Composing Together brings professional composers and performers directly into schools and public spaces to engage people of all ages, collaborating with them...

Painting for a Purpose Fundraising Night for Santa Cruz Co. Animal Shelter

Join us for our SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER FUNDRAISER! The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter provides 24-hour animal rescue and is Santa Cruz County’s...

Saturday, July 13

Zumba y Feria de Salud

VENGAN LISTOS PARA BAILAR, COMER, Y HABLAR DE SALUD CON TODA LA FAMILIA EN ESTE PROGRAMA GRATIS. Instructora de Zumba Catalina nos acompañará para empezar...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Boulder Creek Writers' Group

Are you a serious writer looking for a local writers' group? The Boulder Creek branch is hosting a writers group at the library. The group follows a...

Sunday, July 14

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Monday, July 15

Tech Talks

Discuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet and smartphone. 10:30am - 12:00pm. Mondays in July beginning July 8th, at...

Cascada de Flores

Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una...

Cascada de Flores

Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una...

Tuesday, July 16

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Wednesday, July 17

Death Café

Come gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is not a...

Cascada de Flores

Story-Song-Dance! Bilingual storytelling that is engaging. The story features charming characters full of artistry, music and fun. Cuentos bilingües con una...

Coventry & Kalusa

Award winning circus artists Coventry and Kaluza presents: juggling, hula hooping, acrobatics, music, comedy and more! Get ready, because the circus is...

Stars of Poetry

Are you a star of poetry? If not, you can easily become one this summer! Join this free series of workshops to explore poets, poem-making, and performance....

Coventry & Kalusa

Award winning circus artists Coventry and Kaluza presents: juggling, hula hooping, acrobatics, music, comedy and more! Get ready, because the circus is...

LEGO: EV3 Robotics

Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Open to ages 10 to 17. Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Live Oak...

Thursday, July 18

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the...

PopUp Picnics in the Park

PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August...

LEGO NXT Robotics

Kids ages 8-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition Lego robot to battle on the last day of class for a Lego prize. They will build and program...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Friday, July 19

Pre-School Storytime @ Aptos

Join us at the Aptos Library for our weekly Preschool Story Time. We'll read books, sing songs and make simple crafts! Suggested ages 3-6.

The Rocket Man Show - Elton John Musical Tribute

The Rocket Man Show is the #1 Elton John musical tribute. Hand-picked by Elton John, himself and the official body double for his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick...

Saturday, July 20

 Reach for the Stars Movie Screening: Apollo 11

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a screening of the 2019 film Apollo 11. Consisting solely of archival footage, this documentary tells...

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea...

Glimpses of World History with Robert W. Strayer

Series of illustrated talks dealing with various themes, topics, and periods of time in World History. Robert W. Strayer (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin)...

The Pillowcase Project

American Red Cross brings this fun, interactive program to SCPL! The Pillowcase Project is an immersive workshop for kids age 8-11 and their families to...

Sunday, July 21

Sunday Seaside Crafts at the Seymour Center

Make it and take it! Come create and take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by...

Science Sunday—Nest Watchers: Citizen Scientists Reveal New Information about Peregrine Falcons

The peregrine falcon was successfully removed from the endangered species list in 1999. Following this conservation achievement, the Santa Cruz Predatory...

Monday, July 22

Tech Talks

Discuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet and smartphone. 10:30am - 12:00pm. Mondays in July beginning July 8th, at...

Money Mondays

Lisa Bennett wants the next generation to rule the world financially! Come gain understanding of the importance of your personal money mindset, financial...

Tuesday, July 23

Advance Directive Individual Sessions

Planning ahead for your healthcare is a gift you can give to yourself and those you love. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to complete your Advance...

Tom Noddy’s Bubble Magic

Tom has taken his uniquely warm and charming sense of wonder and delight in soap bubbles to audiences around the world. The bubbles are truly exquisite and...

Tom Noddy’s Bubble Magic

Tom has taken his uniquely warm and charming sense of wonder and delight in soap bubbles to audiences around the world. The bubbles are truly exquisite and...

Animal Art Classes for Kids 5-15

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 $10 Drop-In / $15 material fee Ongoing except school holidays Tannery Arts Center/ Watershed Art Studio #116 1050 River St....

Tom Noddy’s Bubble Magic

Tom has taken his uniquely warm and charming sense of wonder and delight in soap bubbles to audiences around the world. The bubbles are truly exquisite and...

Wednesday, July 24

LEGO: EV3 Robotics

Create advanced mechanical devices and program motors with Lego Mindstorms. Open to ages 10 to 17. Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Live Oak...

Writer's Open Mic Night

Calling all writers! This open mic night offers you an environment to read your works aloud either just to have them heard or to receive critiquing from your...

June 25 - July 24, 2019