Events

August 17 - September 15, 2019

Saturday, August 17

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)...

Mixed Media Workshop w/Noelle Correia

Mixed Media Collage Workshop: Moths & Mariposas Learn how to create vibrate collage artwork using painted paper! In this workshop, we will: ūüĎźūüŹĹlearn a...

Mountain Community Theater Presents Who's Got Me

Mountain Community Theater, in partnership with Act Two Investors, LLC, proudly presents a staged reading of ‚ÄúWho's Got Me‚ÄĚ, a new musical with book, music...

Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski + ordinary blood

A night of long-form drones and noise ‚Äď Marcia Bassett (electric guitar) & Samara Lubelski (amplified violin), showing ‚Äújust how much brain damage you can do...

Sunday, August 18

27th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival

Santa Cruz honors its Hawaiian connections at the 27th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival. A fun day to cheer on friends in the Outrigger...

Race Through Time

Gather your team for an epic local history scavenger hunt. Work to solve clues with your team that reveal places in Santa Cruz that hold historical...

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‚ÄĒA New Age of Dinoflagellates: Using AI and Robots to Study Harmful Algal Blooms

Monterey Bay is subject to intense blooms of dinoflagellates, a type of algae that can sometimes produce harmful toxins. Between 2004 and 2007, these blooms...

Mountain Community Theater Presents Who's Got Me

Mountain Community Theater, in partnership with Act Two Investors, LLC, proudly presents a staged reading of ‚ÄúWho's Got Me‚ÄĚ, a new musical with book, music...

Monday, August 19

Medicare Explained

‚ÄčDo you have Medicare Questions? Everything you wanted to know about Medicare but were afraid to ask. Manfred Luedge of Health Markets in Santa Cruz will...

Tuesday, August 20

Death Cafe

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...

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, August 21

Santa Cruz Virtual Reality Meetup

Using VR in Sea Level Rise Planning and Community Engagement. As coastal communities worldwide contend with sea level rise, coastal erosion, and other...

Thursday, August 22

Putting BLUE in the Green New Deal!

Join us for an evening of innovative thinking on how coastal communities can play an impactful role in combating the climate crisis! David Helvarg, author...

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Mending Bee

The Santa Cruz Public Library in partnership with Village Santa Cruz are pleased to announce a Mending Bee hosted at the Aptos Library. Attention seniors who...

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....

Naturalist Night at the Museum: The Stories Behind Our Murals

Visit state parks, museums and nature centers throughout Northern and Central California and you're likely to have seen one of Ann Thiermann's murals. From...

Friday, August 23

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.

Food Truck Friday with The Carolyn Sills Combo!

Join us at the next Food Truck Friday on August 23, 5-8pm at Skypark in Scotts Valley. The Carolyn Sills Combo is performing! They are a locally based,...

Saturday, August 24

Street Smarts Family Bike Ride with Mayor Watkins

The City of Santa Cruz invites families to bike ride with Mayor Martine Watkins, Santa Cruz Police Officers and Ecology Action along the Riverwalk! 10 ‚Äď 11...

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...

All About Equine Evac

What is Equine Evacuation? What do they do for a community during an emergency? Join us for a conversation with Mary Sullivan of the Santa Cruz County Equine...

Homeless Garden Project's Sustain Supper

The Sustain Supper, a farm-to-table dinner, benefiting the Homeless Garden Project’s education and training programs for individuals experiencing...

Sunday, August 25

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, August 26

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, August 27

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, August 28

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, August 29

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

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, August 30

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.

Alasdair Fraser‚Äôs 36th Annual Fiddle Extravaganza‚ÄĒScotland, Galicia, and Beyond!

Join Indie Award-winning Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald, special guests from Galicia Riobó, Liz & Feijoó Trio, percussive...

John Rybak + Friends at The Poet & The Patriot

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

Saturday, August 31

Garden Docent Training at UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Become a Garden Docent at the Arboretum. Meet visitors from around the world, help them explore the gardens, and share your enjoyment of the birds and our...

Sunday, September 1

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...

Tuesday, September 3

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....

All About CERT

Join Mary Edmund from the Santa Cruz County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Auxiliary and Aptos CERT to learn all about how to be a citizen who is...

Listos con la cruz roja: Preparación para emergencias y RCP

‚ÄčLa Cruz Roja Americana y las Bibliotecas P√ļblicas de Santa Cruz ofrecer√°n este taller GRATUITO de preparaci√≥n para emergencias para adultos. En este taller...

Wednesday, September 4

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Thursday, September 5

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Tech Talks

‚Äč‚ÄčDiscuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet or smartphone. 09/05 Smartphone 101 - Get the most from your basic...

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...

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

Topic: Spinning - A Verb for Staying Warm Santa Cruz Public Librarian and Master Spinner, Julie Soto presents a talk about the art and science of hand...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Friday, September 6

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.

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Saturday, September 7

Adult Arts & Crafts Workshop: Quilling

This month: Quilling. This workshop series for adults features a different art or craft every month. Discover your new favorite hobby or hone the skills you...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Sunday, September 8

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...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Monday, September 9

Essentials of Advance Directives

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...

Tuesday, September 10

Be Red Cross Ready

American Red Cross and Santa Cruz Public Libraries have teamed up to bring FREE emergency preparedness workshops to our communities. In this workshop you...

Thursday, September 12

CCC Monterey Bay Info Sessions

The California Conservation Corps Monterey Bay Center hosts information sessions every Thursday for interested parents and future Corpsmembers wanting to...

Tech Talks

‚Äč‚ÄčDiscuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet or smartphone. 09/05 Smartphone 101 - Get the most from your basic...

Financial Literacy Thursdays

Topic: Small Business Planning Tips Jennipher Lommen from Financial Planning Association¬ģ (FPA¬ģ) a non-profit organization, wants to help consumers make...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Friday, September 13

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.

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Saturday, September 14

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...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Sunday, September 15

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...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Directed by Joy Carlin, this soaring and poignant play by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Nobel Laureate Eugene O’Neill, a barren patch of...

Before --- The Symphony --- And After

Espressivo‚ÄĒa small, intense orchestra inaugurates its fifth season on Sunday, September 15 at 4 pm at Peace United Church in Santa Cruz with a concert...

August 17 - September 15, 2019