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Celebrate Dad at These Father’s Day Events

Bring out Dad’s inner kid this Father’s Day! Shovel in a hearty pancake breakfast alongside your local firefighters, hike or steam-train into the redwoods, learn about art and science, grab some BBQ, or all of the above. We’ve got events around Santa Cruz County that will celebrate Pops all day long! Check out more info below. All events take place on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Cheers to you, Daddy-O!

39TH ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The Zayante Firefighters Association has consistently served the best breakfast in town. This fundraiser is the only fund drive in the community for the Firefighters Association. The Zayante Firefighters association provides equipment to the firefighters and assists the district with major purchases. In the last year, the association has bought new carpet and audio/ visual equipment for classroom upgrades, medical bags, pulse oximeters, a training laptop, new uniforms and new CPR airway kits. Support Your Local Fire Department and share some pancakes, eggs, ham, and side dishes for a fun Father’s Day celebration! Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6 – 12, and free for kids 5 and younger! 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Enjoy raffles, silent auction, kids’ bounce house, and live entertainment. Parking is limited. The Zayante firefighters are gladly accepting donations of food, auction items and entertainment equipment. Cash donations are also gladly accepted.

Zayante Fire Protection District
7700 East Zayante Road
Felton, California 95018
831.335.5100
http://www.zayantefire.org

FATHER’S DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH OR TASTE OF ITALY SUNDAY DINNER
Chaminade Resort & Spa will be serving special brunch and dinner menus in honor of Dad. Reservations recommended. Sunday Brunch – $49.99 Adults, $18.95 Children 6-12*, and under 6 dine free. Father’s Day Taste Of Italy Sunday Dinner – $32.99 Adults, $19.99 Children 6-12*, and under 6 dine free. $20 special event valet parking; self parking complimentary.

Chaminade Resort & Spa
One Chaminade Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
800.283.6569
https://www.chaminade.com/santa_cruz_restaurants/upcoming_events/

SUNDAY PLAY: FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL
Come to the MAH and celebrate Father’s Day by dancing, playing, and making art for the special father figure in your life. This is a free, all ages, drop-in activity that will be happening outdoors in Abbott Square! 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Abbott Square
118 Cooper Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.429.1964
https://www.abbottsquare.org

THE MEN OF BIG BASIN – A FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL EVENT
Celebrate Father’s Day by honoring some of the remarkable men who lived in, worked in, and fought for Big Basin. Living history re-enactments bring you back in time where you will meet pioneer settlers, Big Basin founders, and early park rangers. Stroll through the magnificent redwoods on this 0.5 mile, 1.5 hour guided walk. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Meet at Park Headquarters. 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Day-use parking fee is $10.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
831.338.8883
http://www.parks.ca.gov

FATHER’S DAY STEAM TRAIN
Enjoy a good ol’ fashioned ride on the steam train, followed by an afternoon in the town of Roaring Camp. Salute Dad on Father’s Day by treating him to a ride on a steam train and then tuck into an old-fashioned Chuck Wagon BBQ platter. Each dad will receive an engineer’s cap with the purchase of a train ticket and any BBQ platter meal, and one dad will be selected to go on a cab ride in the locomotive! Trains depart at 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM. Duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Rates are $29 for adults 13 and up, $23 for kids 2 – 12, and free for infants under 2!

Roaring Camp Railroads, Inc.
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, California 95018
831.335.4484
https://www.roaringcamp.com

SCIENCE SUNDAY
Marine scientists bring you public lectures with photography, video, and stories of their work and lives. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.459.3800
http://seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

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