Events

June 16 - July 15, 2019

Saturday, June 29

"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, June 16

"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, July 5

"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...

Saturday, June 22

"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, 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...

Friday, June 28

"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...

Thursday, June 20

"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, July 7

"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, June 23

"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, June 21

"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...

Thursday, June 27

"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...

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...

Saturday, July 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...

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...

Wednesday, June 19

"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...

Thursday, July 4

"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...

Saturday, June 22

25th Anniversary Woodies on the Wharf

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Woodies on the Wharf, bigger and better than ever! Come see the more than 200 "woodies," gorgeous, pre-1950s cars that...

Tuesday, June 18

All About CERT

Join Kevin Foster from the Boulder Creek Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to learn all about how to be a citizen who is prepared for natural...

Thursday, June 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....

Tuesday, June 18

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....

Tuesday, July 9

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....

Thursday, July 11

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....

Thursday, July 4

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....

Thursday, June 20

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....

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....

Tuesday, June 25

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....

Sunday, June 30

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...

Saturday, July 13

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...

Wednesday, June 19

Brave Space - daringly intimate circus in a blanket fort

Brave Space is the building of a blanket fort, sneaking under a hoopskirt, an impulsive congregation in the tiniest of tents. Starting as a puddle of fabric...

Saturday, June 29

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...

Monday, July 15

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...

Friday, July 12

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...

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...

Wednesday, June 26

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,...

Wednesday, June 19

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,...

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...

Wednesday, July 3

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...

Wednesday, June 26

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 11

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...

Thursday, July 4

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...

Thursday, June 27

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...

Thursday, June 20

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...

Wednesday, June 26

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...

Wednesday, July 10

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...

Wednesday, July 3

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...

Wednesday, June 19

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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

Monday, June 24

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...

Thursday, June 20

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...

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...

Tuesday, June 25

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...

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...

Friday, July 5

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...

Wednesday, July 3

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...

Tuesday, July 2

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...

Saturday, July 6

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...

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...

Friday, July 12

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...

Thursday, June 20

Painting for a Purpose Fundraising Night for Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK FUNDRAISER! In Santa Cruz County, 1 in 5 people face hunger in Santa Cruz County. For children it’s 1 in 4. Every month, 55,000...

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

Percussion with James Henry

James Henry, master percussionist, has traveled the world with this program and brings to everyone pieces of cultural wisdom from every area of the globe....

Performing Arts Workshops designed for the Life-Long Learner

Summer Workshops - Cabrillo Extension and NextStage Productions, in collaboration with Cabrillo Theatre Arts Department and Cabrillo Stage, are proud to...

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...

Thursday, July 11

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...

Thursday, June 27

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Friday, June 21

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.

Saturday, June 29

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...

Saturday, July 13

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...

Saturday, July 6

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...

Saturday, June 22

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...

Thursday, June 20

Santa Cruz Works Appdome Demo webinar

Learn how to integrate different mobile apps without having to code anything! Register to attend. This is a webinar limited to 20 attendees. Details at the...

Sunday, June 16

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/16: Sunset Fishing ~ FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL ~ ONLY $30 ~ Ages 7 and up

June 16th 10-12pm 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...

Monday, June 17

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/17-6/21: KIDS ART CAMP ~ Ages 7-17 ~ Painting, Crafts and More! One Week of AWESOME ART!

Join us in our Family Room for KIDS ART CAMP! This transaction is a discounted price for a WHOLE WEEK of ART FUN June 16-21! Sign up for the whole week and...

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/17: KIDS ART CAMP ~ Tye Dye Tiles and Water Marbling ~ 2 projects ~ Ages 7-17

Join us in our Family Room for KIDS ART CAMP! In this camp we will create two amazing projects in one 3 hour class! The Tye Dye Tiles are bright and...

Tuesday, June 18

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/18: KIDS ART CAMP ~ Beach Window and Button Tree ~ 2 Projects ~ Ages 7-17

Join us in our Family Room for KIDS ART CAMP! During this camp, we will create two amazing projects! The Beach Window glass project and the Button Tree...

Wednesday, June 19

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/19: KIDS ART CAMP ~ Paint Your Pet Warhol Style ~ Ages 7-17

Join us in our Family Room for KIDS ART CAMP! This class is for ages 7 to 17 No experience necessary and all art supplies are included! This class is...

Thursday, June 20

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/20: KIDS ART CAMP ~ Watercolors and Alcohol Paints ~ 2 projects ~ Ages 7-17

Join us in our Family Room for KIDS ART CAMP! During this camp we will explore Watercolors and Alcohol Paints and our campers will learn the similarities...

Friday, June 21

Santa.Cruz.Family.Room 6/21: KIDS ART CAMP ~ Mosaic Stepping Stones ~ Ages 7-17

Join us in our Family Room for KIDS ART CAMP! During this camp we will explore Mosaic Stepping Stones!. Each camper will receive a cement paver and they...

Wednesday, July 10

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...

Wednesday, June 19

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...

Sunday, June 16

Science Sunday—Cephalopods Are the New Dinosaurs

Before there were mammals on land, there were dinosaurs. And before there were fish in the sea, there were cephalopods—Earth’s first truly substantial...

Wednesday, July 3

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....

Wednesday, June 19

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....

Saturday, June 22

Summer Kick-Off Festival at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Enjoy free admission to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and outdoor festivities as we welcome summer! Celebrate and learn with live animals from...

Sunday, June 16

Summer Reading Kickoff Event: Percussion with James Henry!

Join us for some fun in the sun as we celebrate the start of Summer Reading! Come sign-up for summer reading while playing with bubbles, hula hoops and...

Sunday, June 23

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...

Sunday, June 16

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...

Sunday, July 14

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...

Sunday, June 30

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...

Sunday, July 7

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, June 18

Taco Tuesday in Felton

TACO TUESDAYS RETURN TO FELTON Taco Tuesdays return to the Felton Covered Bridge Park in Felton! Join us for the kick-off event on June 18, from...

Friday, June 28

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...

Friday, June 21

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...

Monday, June 17

Tech Talks

Discuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet and smartphone. Mondays in June at Aptos Branch Library....

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...

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...

Monday, June 24

Tech Talks

Discuss and explore the most useful apps and settings for optimizing your tablet and smartphone. Mondays in June at Aptos Branch Library....

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...

Friday, June 21

The Pillowcase Project

American Red Cross brings this fun, interactive program to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries! The Pillowcase Project is an immersive workshop for kids age 8-11...

Wednesday, June 19

Traveling Lantern Theater: My Mother The Astronaut

My Mother The Astronaut: To the moon and beyond! Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day." Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA...

Sunday, June 23

Westside Summer Festival

Join the fun at the 1st Westside Summer Festival! Food Trucks A Go Go & Santa Cruz Mountains Makers' Market are collaborating to bring you an eclectic mix...

Wednesday, June 26

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, July 11

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, 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...

Thursday, June 20

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, 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...

Wednesday, July 10

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...

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...

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...

June 16 - July 15, 2019