Events

February 22 - March 23, 2019

Friday, February 22

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.

Death Cafe at Aptos Branch Library

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...

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

TGIF Special - $10 Off - Paint and Sip the Old Vineyard

Come enjoy a TGIF SPECIAL!! $10 OFF! ONLY $35 ~ Regular price $45! 3 hours of professional art instruction No experience necessary and all art supplies...

Free Open Rehearsal of the Santa Cruz Symphony

Can’t attend our weekend concerts? Have a burning desire to hear what’s in the program? Listen as our musicians and Maestro turn up the heat for their...

Saturday, February 23

Rockin' Pop-Up: explore geology at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Face it — rocks rock! The world of geology is rich with fascinating phenomena, from tumultuous tectonic activity to sky-piercing, volcanic ejecta. Swing by...

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff

Learn to spin wool roving into a rustic yarn on a drop spindle—a simple, portable tool which originated thousands of years ago. Connect with your ancestors...

Symphonic Fire

Listen as our musicians and Maestro turn up the heat in Symphonic Fire! Dvořák's monumental cello concerto will feature our very own internationally...

In Restless Dreams

Join Santiago at the Center Stage Theater in the Santa Cruz Performing Arts Center for an evening of magic and story telling. You'll be taken on a journey...

Sunday, February 24

Fiction Book Sale!

The Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries bring you a fiction book sale! Stop by for terrific prices on prices on all genres of fiction books! Benefiting...

Friends of SCPL Fiction Book Sale!

The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries invite you to stop by the Downtown Branch Library for terrific prices on all genres of fiction books! Book...

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

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...

Symphonic Fire

Listen as our musicians and Maestro turn up the heat in Symphonic Fire! Dvořák's monumental cello concerto will feature our very own internationally...

Monday, February 25

Introduction to Mindfulness: Letting Be with Kind Awareness

This 6-week series of classes introduces you to mindfulness meditation practices. Because the class curriculum builds on itself, please begin the course no...

Teaching Artist Gathering

A series of gatherings for teaching artists, artists, and all others interested. Each night will have a different theme or topic for discussion. Format will...

Tuesday, February 26

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....

Youth Employment Workshops

A free monthly series for youth (ages 14-25) focusing on employment strategies presented by Patricia Greenway or Access2Employment. The first program will be...

Wednesday, February 27

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...

Know Your Rights As An Immigrant Workshop

Know Your Rights As An Immigrant Workshop: How to Interact with ICE and the Effect of Receiving Government Assistance Come and... Learn about the rights...

Wine Down Wednesday - $10 Off - Paint and Sip Emerald Bay

Enjoy a WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY SPECIAL PRICE! $10 OFF! ONLY $35 ~ Regular price $45! 3 hours of professional art instruction No experience necessary and all...

Thursday, February 28

Multi-Chamber Mixer at the Tannery Arts Center

The Art of Business - building a network through creative partnerships between the art community and county businesses. Join us on February 28 as Santa Cruz...

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

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...

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, March 1

First Friday

The First Friday Art Tour happens every month, rain or shine throughout Santa Cruz. Founded by the Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts, and managed in...

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.

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

Mommas of HOT Jazz Swing kick-off event for International Woman’s Month

Music from the Jazz Age Era. During these years women activists gained confidence, developed skills, mobilized resources and built a social movement. At its...

Paint and Sip March Special : Paint Dock on the Bay $5 Off

HELLO MARCH SPECIAL! ONLY $40 ~ Regular price $45! 3 hours of professional art instruction No experience necessary and all art supplies included! Don't...

Portato Portato

Portato Portato is an Oakland/Santa Cruz based quartet that performs original works and select compositions from the 20th and 21st centuries. They are...

Saturday, March 2

Family First Saturday Family Concert Series: Wowie-Zowie with Jeff Raz!

On Saturday, March 2nd at 11AM, Tandy Beal and Company presents Jeff Raz in Wowie Zowie, as part of the 2018-2019 ArtSmart Family First Saturdays Concert...

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

Sunday, March 3

Family Room Event: Non-alcohol Paint Class: Whale Fluke

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 $30 ~ Regular...

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

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, March 4

Introduction to Mindfulness: Letting Be with Kind Awareness

This 6-week series of classes introduces you to mindfulness meditation practices. Because the class curriculum builds on itself, please begin the course no...

Tuesday, March 5

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....

Traction: Art Talk Featuring a Performance Guillermo Gómez-Peña

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, in collaboration with E.A.R.T.H.L.A.B. and the UCSC Art Department, invite you to Traction: Art Talk...

Wednesday, March 6

Homeschool Day at the Seymour Center

Explore our incredible marine ecosystems through live animal investigations and activities designed especially for homeschool students and families. ...

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...

Paint and Sip: Buy One Get One Free : Paint the Sunflower Villa

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! Come enjoy the SUNFLOWER VILLA class at a BOGO price!! Purchase ONE seat in the class and bring a friend for FREE! Your $45 purchase...

Thursday, March 7

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

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...

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, March 8

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.

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

Saturday, March 9

Sefla Joseph's Spring Workshop

Abstract figurative painting in acrylic with Sefla Joseph. 10 am – 3 pm Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, 2019. Attend either or both days. $225 for both...

Beginners’ Genealogy Workshop

The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County is offering an afternoon workshop for those interested in getting started with genealogy. SSCC member Mike...

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

Sunday, March 10

Sefla Joseph's Spring Workshop

Abstract figurative painting in acrylic with Sefla Joseph. 10 am – 3 pm Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, 2019. Attend either or both days. $225 for both...

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

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 Orchestra Moves - Family Concert

By any definition, music moves. Melody, rhythm, and harmony all shift, develop, and transform. When an orchestra plays for us, we may notice more than one...

The Real Irish Comedy Fest

Not only Irish eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day. Come get a blast of blarney and Irish laughter just in time for the big day. The Real Irish...

James Ilgenfritz

Composer/bassist James Ilgenfritz (NYC) leads an evening of solo and duo works, with a program stradding the worlds of composition and free improvisation,...

Monday, March 11

Introduction to Mindfulness: Letting Be with Kind Awareness

This 6-week series of classes introduces you to mindfulness meditation practices. Because the class curriculum builds on itself, please begin the course no...

Tuesday, March 12

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, March 13

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...

Thursday, March 14

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

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...

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, March 15

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.

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

Saturday, March 16

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

Sunday, March 17

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

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, March 18

Introduction to Mindfulness: Letting Be with Kind Awareness

This 6-week series of classes introduces you to mindfulness meditation practices. Because the class curriculum builds on itself, please begin the course no...

Tuesday, March 19

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, March 20

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...

Shakti in Action: Celebrating Empowered Women

Yoga For All Movement has decided to host a yoga event to honor the empowered women in our community. This yoga event will consist of community building and...

Thursday, March 21

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

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...

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, March 22

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.

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

Saturday, March 23

Luminous Numinous

LED and multi-media exhibits by local artists

February 22 - March 23, 2019