Events

April 25 - May 24, 2019

Thursday, April 25

Earth Week at the Seymour Center

Learn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center's 2019 Earth Week celebration! Special pop-up exhibits and fun arts and crafts...

FabMo is Blooming in Santa Cruz

Get discontinued designer fabrics, tiles, wallpaper, and more (e.g., patterns, notions) at an upcoming event in Santa Cruz. Join other teachers, quilters,...

Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich

A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to the today’s scanning technology, Wynn...

Submissions Needed for Zine Fronteras: Vol 2

Zine Fronteras is a literary publication by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries looking for unpublished writings, poetry, photography, and art that highlights...

Show Choir With Pop

Recreate the moves and sounds from the girl groups and solo female singers of the Top of the Chart Hit’s of the 50’s and 60’s. This class will put the “show”...

CodeCombat at Aptos Branch Library

SCPL’s CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

Robo Sumo

Come compete in the not-so-ancient art of Robo-Sumo. Kids ages 7-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition lego robot to battle on the last day...

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.Studio 4/25: California Coast ~ Ages 21 and up

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...

Friday, April 26

Earth Week at the Seymour Center

Learn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center's 2019 Earth Week celebration! Special pop-up exhibits and fun arts and crafts...

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.

Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich

A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to the today’s scanning technology, Wynn...

Submissions Needed for Zine Fronteras: Vol 2

Zine Fronteras is a literary publication by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries looking for unpublished writings, poetry, photography, and art that highlights...

Civil War Author talk with Nick Adams

Author Nick Adams will give an author talk on his book Away at War, about the family left behind when the Civil War breaks out.

Best Bet - HOT Jazz Swing & Dance

A night of “retro nouveau” Jazz Age music Santa Cruz Sentinel — Kylan DeGhetaldi with the HOT Jazz Swing ensemble. With his extraordinary talent and...

 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...

Looking For Normal

Tandy Beal directs Jane Anderson’s bittersweet transgender domestic comedy-drama is the thoughtful and touching story of Roy and Irma. They have been married...

Saturday, April 27

Earth Week at the Seymour Center

Learn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center's 2019 Earth Week celebration! Special pop-up exhibits and fun arts and crafts...

Guided hike through Mima Meadow, with Grey Hayes and the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Join naturalist Grey Hayes on Saturday, April 27, for a guided hike through Mima Meadow. With its sweeping views, rich floral diversity and years of on-site...

10-Week Afro-Cuban Percussion Class

LEARN FROM A CUBAN PERCUSSIONIST | 10-WEEKS Do you love listening to Salsa, Rumba, & Afro-Cuban styles of music? Would you like to learn how to play Latin...

Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich

A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to the today’s scanning technology, Wynn...

Tales of Old Felton

The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) Spring 2019 Local History Seriescontinues with Tales of Old Felton on Saturday April 27th from 1 -2:30 p.m.at the...

Comedy Buffet Workshop

CO-SPONSORED BY VETS4VETS This workshop is a wonderful mixture of comedy improvisation and standup comedy writing techniques. If you are curious about one...

Documentary Film "The Devil's Road: A Baja Adventure" World Premiere

Join the Broken Wagon Films crew for the WORLD PREMIERE of our feature documentary adventure film, The Devil's Road Saturday, April 27th at 5:30pm. Doors...

FIESTA: Love. Community. Home.

You won't want to miss this party! We are throwing a HUGE dance party with a live band. Proceeds will support student scholarships. Local Santa Cruz band,...

Looking For Normal

Tandy Beal directs Jane Anderson’s bittersweet transgender domestic comedy-drama is the thoughtful and touching story of Roy and Irma. They have been married...

The Santa Cruz Chorale presents “Joseph Haydn, Mass in b-flat major and Felix Mendelssohn, Psalm 42 & Choral Settings from Elijah.”

The Santa Cruz Chorale closes its 2018-2019 season with a performance featuring Haydn and Mendelssohn. Haydn’s Mass (also known as “Harmoniemesse”) was his...

Sunday, April 28

Earth Week at the Seymour Center

Learn more about the big blue planet called Earth during the Seymour Center's 2019 Earth Week celebration! Special pop-up exhibits and fun arts and crafts...

Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich

A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to the today’s scanning technology, Wynn...

Santa Cruz Book Fair For Kids Of All Ages

The second Santa Cruz Book Fair For Kids Of All Ages will be held at the Santa Cruz Public Library, 224 Church Street, in the Upstairs Meeting Room next to...

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...

Comedy Buffet Workshop

CO-SPONSORED BY VETS4VETS This workshop is a wonderful mixture of comedy improvisation and standup comedy writing techniques. If you are curious about one...

Spotlight On The Symphony: Nigel Armstrong & Friends

Concertmaster Nigel Armstrong will once again be performing, this time a recital of solo works, plus collaborating with six other members of the Santa Cruz...

BSLO presents Verdi's Aida

AÏDA BY VERDI SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 7:30PM & SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 3:00PM, 2019 VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING, SANTA CRUZ WINE AND LIGHT APPETIZERS INCLUDED IN THE...

Looking For Normal

Tandy Beal directs Jane Anderson’s bittersweet transgender domestic comedy-drama is the thoughtful and touching story of Roy and Irma. They have been married...

The Santa Cruz Chorale presents “Joseph Haydn, Mass in b-flat major and Felix Mendelssohn, Psalm 42 & Choral Settings from Elijah.”

The Santa Cruz Chorale closes its 2018-2019 season with a performance featuring Haydn and Mendelssohn. Haydn’s Mass (also known as “Harmoniemesse”) was his...

Youth Concert at Bruno's Bar & Grill

Sunday, APRIL 28, from 5PM - 7:30PM: This concert will be at Bruno’s Bar & Grill in Scott’s Valley! Bruno’s is a great venue with a lot of games for the...

Monday, April 29

Motown In Motion - Dance Class for 55+

Want some Soul Sizzle and Pop Moves? Try Motown in Motion! Each dance class will consist of a full-body warm-up, general dance technique instruction and an...

Día de los Niños con Cuéntame un Cuento (Spanish Storytime)

Acompáñenos para celebrar el Día de los Niños en la biblioteca de Live Oak. Este año la celebración de Día combinará un tiempo de cuentos y música seguido...

Teaching Artist Gathering

Please join fellow Teaching Artists for connection, fun, and frivolity. Teaching Artist Gatherings this year are led by Laurel Shastri and Adrian Torres,...

Tuesday, April 30

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....

Seven Decades of Rock Guitar - 10 Week Class

COURSE 1: THE ’50s THROUGH THE ’70s Students will learn to play legendary guitar passages by rock icons like Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Led...

Self-Defense Strategies & Skills Workshop

FREE Self-Defense Strategies & Skills Workshop for the Santa Cruz Community. Get the options. Safety is very possible when the knowledge is there. Know what...

Wednesday, May 1

Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All...

Unhurried Conversations

Unhurried Conversations hosted by the Unhurried Santa Cruz Meetup is coming to the Garfield Park Library! You’re invited to join this experiment in...

Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich

A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to the today’s scanning technology, Wynn...

CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

10-Week Music Exploration Class

10-WEEK PIANO & MUSIC THEORY EXPLORATION CLASS The objective of this 10 week, 10 class course is for students to feel confident with a basic grasp on piano,...

Aquaculture Speaker Series Event

Join Save Our Shores for their next Sanctuary Speaker Series! This event is entitled Food, Biofuels, and Clean Oceans: Is Aquaculture the Answer to a...

Thursday, May 2

Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All...

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...

Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich

A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to the today’s scanning technology, Wynn...

Show Choir With Pop

Recreate the moves and sounds from the girl groups and solo female singers of the Top of the Chart Hit’s of the 50’s and 60’s. This class will put the “show”...

Robo Sumo

Come compete in the not-so-ancient art of Robo-Sumo. Kids ages 7-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition lego robot to battle on the last day...

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....

Citizen Science: The Science Behind Our local Water

Ron Duncan the General Manager from Soquel Water District will present "The Science Behind Our local Water". A lot of science goes into the management and...

Friday, May 3

Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All...

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.

Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich

A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to the today’s scanning technology, Wynn...

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...

First Friday at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Enjoy First Friday at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History on May 3, 5-7 p.m.! Browse our exhibits and enjoy free food, wine and admission, all while...

Jesse Daniel and Friends - Live at Humble Sea Brewery

Come out for a special night of local music. Jesse Daniel and Friends - Live at Humble Sea Brewery This will definitely be a rare experience to see and...

Tongue Depressor + Caspar Sonnet & Kozue Matsumoto

Tongue Depressor (New Haven, CT) is the duo of Henry Birdsey (fiddle, lap steel) and Zach Rowden (fiddle, upright bass). They write, improvise, and perform...

Saturday, May 4

Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All...

Research the History of Your House with Digital Tools

With examples from his own work, Joe Michalak will demonstrate how to learn more about where we live using sources freely available at Santa Cruz Public...

The Jazz Time Machine with Steve Wilson!

On Saturday, May 4th at 11AM, Tandy Beal and Company presents The Jazz Time Machine, guided by local trombonist, educator, composer and arranger, Steve...

10-Week Afro-Cuban Percussion Class

LEARN FROM A CUBAN PERCUSSIONIST | 10-WEEKS Do you love listening to Salsa, Rumba, & Afro-Cuban styles of music? Would you like to learn how to play Latin...

Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich

A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to the today’s scanning technology, Wynn...

May the 4th Be With You @ Downtown Library

In a library very nearby, young people will dodge Stormtroopers and Mandalorian bounty hunters as they explore the STEAM programming offered throughout the...

Adult Arts & Crafts Workshop: Travel sketching

May craft: Travel sketching This workshop series for adults features a different art or craft every month. Come discover your new favorite hobby or hone the...

Youth Concert & Raffle Fundraiser at Louden Nelson Community Center

Saturday, May 4, from 5:00PM - 8:30PM: Louden Nelson Community Center! This is our biggest concert of the Spring & we’re having a big raffle Fundraiser with...

Sunday, May 5

Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All...

Pottery and Glass Seconds Sale

Over 50 regional artisans sell their overstock and "seconds" at bargain prices! You'll find pottery, glass, and jewelry and amazing deals.

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...

Light Worlds : Photographic Abstractions by Wynn Bullock and Robert Strizich

A two-person exhibition of experimental photography spanning forty years. From the early days of Kodachrome film to the today’s scanning technology, Wynn...

Special Lecture—Leopard Seals!

Participate in a conversation with a researcher in Antarctica Daniel Costa, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, UC Santa Cruz Sarah Kienle, Ph.D....

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, May 6

Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All...

Motown In Motion - Dance Class for 55+

Want some Soul Sizzle and Pop Moves? Try Motown in Motion! Each dance class will consist of a full-body warm-up, general dance technique instruction and an...

Tech Talks: Smartphone 101

This is not your typical computer class...it's a discussion about optimizing your smartphone! The Smartphone 101talk coves mobile device settings like saving...

Oaxaca y su Música - FREE concert at UCSC

Senderos and UCSC Music Department present a FREE concert featuring the fabulous banda de viento (wind band) from Centro de Integración Social #8 (CIS) of...

Tuesday, May 7

Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All...

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....

Conversations for Change: Tribalism 102

May Topic: Tribalism 102: Tribalism, Media and Social Media This Conversation takes a look at the relationship between tribalism, news sources, and the...

Reach for the Stars: How Galaxies Die

Astrophysicist Ph.D. student Viraj Pandya from UCSC will lecture about the lifecycle of a galaxy including galactic-scale warming and sterilization, galactic...

Seven Decades of Rock Guitar - 10 Week Class

COURSE 1: THE ’50s THROUGH THE ’70s Students will learn to play legendary guitar passages by rock icons like Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Led...

Wednesday, May 8

Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All...

Unhurried Conversations

Unhurried Conversations hosted by the Unhurried Santa Cruz Meetup is coming to the Garfield Park Library! You’re invited to join this experiment in...

CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

10-Week Music Exploration Class

10-WEEK PIANO & MUSIC THEORY EXPLORATION CLASS The objective of this 10 week, 10 class course is for students to feel confident with a basic grasp on piano,...

Start Smart - Teen Driver Safety Class

The California Highway Patrol offers a traffic safety program for teenage drivers and their parents. The primary objective is to provide teens and parents...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Thursday, May 9

Whale of an Auction

Look! Bid! Win! Starting on May 1, 2019, the Seymour Center will auction off a number of exciting items, unique adventures, and priceless experiences. All...

Show Choir With Pop

Recreate the moves and sounds from the girl groups and solo female singers of the Top of the Chart Hit’s of the 50’s and 60’s. This class will put the “show”...

Robo Sumo

Come compete in the not-so-ancient art of Robo-Sumo. Kids ages 7-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition lego robot to battle on the last day...

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....

Antisemitism and the Internet: Old Hatred and New

It has been called the world’s oldest hatred. And the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh proves that antisemitism remains potent –...

Legally Speaking: Labor Law

This presentation will be about the legal rights of workers, new developments in labor law, common issues and hot topics. We’ll also cover the rights of...

Naturalist Night: The Natural History of Trails, with MBOSC

Join us for another Naturalist Night, this time exploring the natural history of trails on Thursday, May 9! Santa Cruz County’s many parks and open spaces...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Friday, May 10

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.

Map Your Neighborhood

Map Your Neighborhood is dedicated to helping community members gather and prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. In this workshop you will...

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...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Saturday, May 11

10-Week Afro-Cuban Percussion Class

LEARN FROM A CUBAN PERCUSSIONIST | 10-WEEKS Do you love listening to Salsa, Rumba, & Afro-Cuban styles of music? Would you like to learn how to play Latin...

Shakespeare to Go’s The Tempest

Shakespeare to Go has been taking Shakespeare on the road since 1984, with a mission to connect with local youth and give back to the community. A...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

NextStage Productions Presents "Listen To Your Mother"

Attention Grandmothers, Mothers, and Adult Children: NextStage Senior Theater is presenting a unique offering to celebrate Mother's Day. It's called "Listen...

SENDEROS DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ STREET FIESTA

Senderos invites you to join the free Downtown Santa Cruz Street Fiesta from 5-7PM on Cooper Street with Oaxacan food, music and dance to mark the beginning...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Sunday, May 12

35th Annual Mother's Day Run/Walk for Shelter

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services' 35th Annual Mother's Day Run/Walk for Shelter includes a 10K (out-and-back loop) Run, 5K Run/Walk & 1K Kids' Fun Run around...

Mother's Day at the Seymour Center

Take your mother out for a beautiful seaside Mother’s Day in Santa Cruz at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. There’s fun for everyone in the family! Learn...

Spring Art Market

The Tannery Arts Center hosts this year’s market on Mother’s Day, showcasing close to 50 art vendors, live music, activities for kids, food and...

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...

Youth Concert at Abbott Square

Sunday, May 12, from 12:30PM - 3PM: Our last Spring concert will be on Mother’s Day at Abbott Square next to the MAH! This event will feature hula hooping,...

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...

Pickwick Book Club discussion

The Santa Cruz Pickwick Book Club is a community of local bookworms, students, and teachers who meet monthly September-June to discuss a nineteenth century...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Monday, May 13

Tech Talks: Privacy & Security

This is not your typical computer class...it's a discussion about optimizing your smartphone! The Privacy and Security talk covers configuring settings to...

Tuesday, May 14

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....

Seven Decades of Rock Guitar - 10 Week Class

COURSE 1: THE ’50s THROUGH THE ’70s Students will learn to play legendary guitar passages by rock icons like Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Led...

Wednesday, May 15

Unhurried Conversations

Unhurried Conversations hosted by the Unhurried Santa Cruz Meetup is coming to the Garfield Park Library! You’re invited to join this experiment in...

CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

10-Week Music Exploration Class

10-WEEK PIANO & MUSIC THEORY EXPLORATION CLASS The objective of this 10 week, 10 class course is for students to feel confident with a basic grasp on piano,...

Garfield Park Library Building Project: Community Meeting

Please join us to learn more about the upcoming renovation of the Garfield Park library branch. Enjoy this opportunity to share thoughts about proposed plans...

Thursday, May 16

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...

Robo Sumo

Come compete in the not-so-ancient art of Robo-Sumo. Kids ages 7-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition lego robot to battle on the last day...

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....

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Friday, May 17

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.

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...

Food Trucks & Free Movie in the Park

It's Free Movie in the Park Night with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the big outdoor screen! Lots of exciting news coming soon! Come dressed in your...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Saturday, May 18

10-Week Afro-Cuban Percussion Class

LEARN FROM A CUBAN PERCUSSIONIST | 10-WEEKS Do you love listening to Salsa, Rumba, & Afro-Cuban styles of music? Would you like to learn how to play Latin...

Santa Cruz County History Fair

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries will participate in the Santa Cruz County History Fair on May 18th noon to 4 p.m. at the Capitola Community Center, 4400 Jade...

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 Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Sunday, May 19

VIVE OAXACA GUELAGUETZA FESTIVAL

Spend the day in Oaxaca! Senderos invites you to the 14th Annual Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza, held every year on the 3rd Sunday in May, in San Lorenzo Park near...

Play It Forward Santa Cruz

A One of A Kind Playshop Festival! Play it Forward Santa Cruz is an all-ages festival of creative playshops, feel-good music and fun experiences...

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—Eelgrass Restoration Success in Elkhorn Slough

Seagrasses are in global decline despite restoration efforts. To date, the majority of these efforts have been unsuccessful. Locally, Elkhorn Slough suffered...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Tuesday, May 21

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....

Seven Decades of Rock Guitar - 10 Week Class

COURSE 1: THE ’50s THROUGH THE ’70s Students will learn to play legendary guitar passages by rock icons like Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Led...

Wednesday, May 22

CodeCombat at Downtown Public Library

SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that...

10-Week Music Exploration Class

10-WEEK PIANO & MUSIC THEORY EXPLORATION CLASS The objective of this 10 week, 10 class course is for students to feel confident with a basic grasp on piano,...

Branciforte Library Building Project: Community Meeting

Please join us to learn more about the upcoming renovation of the Branciforte library branch. Enjoy this opportunity to share thoughts about proposed plans...

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...

Thursday, May 23

TECHSPO Silicon Valley 2019

Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in Silicon Valley! TECHSPO Silicon Valley 2019 is a two-day technology expo taking place May 23th to 24th, 2019...

Robo Sumo

Come compete in the not-so-ancient art of Robo-Sumo. Kids ages 7-17 will work in groups of two to build a competition lego robot to battle on the last day...

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

The Santa Cruz Food Truck Parties are back and we're bringing the fun to three different parks this year -- and on Thursdays! Join us at the kick-off event...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

Friday, May 24

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.

Friends of SCPL BIG Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the SCPL are having our 2-day Big Book Sale at the SC Civic Auditorium! We’ll have over 10,000 gently used books of all kinds. Most books for...

Friends of the SCPL BIG Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Library are having our Big Book Sale at the SC Civic Auditorium! We’ll have over 10,000 gently used books of all kinds....

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...

The Explorers Club

THE EXPLORERS CLUB By Nell Benjamin Directed by Art Manke It’s 1879, in London. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants...

April 25 - May 24, 2019