April 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 6, 2020

Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice ~ ¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz

County of Santa Cruz Government Center

831.454.2000 | pvarts.org

Pajaro Valley Arts exhibit, Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice/ ¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz, aims to inform, inspire and develop greater interest in the non-partisan democratic process. Co-curated by Maria Gitin and Pajaro Valley Arts Curator Judy Stabile, the exhibit features Bob Fitch photography from the archives of Stanford University Library and artifacts from civil rights veteran Maria Gitin. The exhibit includes contemporary regional artists interpretation of voting rights and informative displays from Santa Cruz County Elections Department and Watsonville City Clerk’s Office. A visual timeline highlights key events in voting rights history including the historic Watsonville v. Gomez case. The exhibit is presented in partnership with Santa Cruz County Elections Department, and Santa Cruz County Arts Commission.

A First Friday Reception will be held Friday, February 7th, 2020 5:00-8:00 pm.

Artists Participating: Jessica Carrasco, Myra Eastman, Bob Fitch, Jane Gregorius, Hedwig Heerschop, Matt Herron, Lucien Kubo, Jaime Sánchez, Sandra Takashima Shaw and Peggy Snider. Photo Art: “We the People” by Peggy Snider.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, suitable for students and adults. Venue is ADA accessible.

 

Free
April 8 @ 11:00 am - May 24 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 24, 2020

Pajaro Valley Arts: Campesinos – Workers of the Land

Pajaro Valley Arts

831.722.3062 | pvarts.org

This is an all-media exhibit, which seeks to honor the dignity of our campesinos/agricultural workers and farmers. What do you see, feel and believe as you pass by our fields every day? The artwork represents the issues of dignity, labor, workers’ rights, immigration, and every-day living for migrant workers. It honors the contributions of farm workers and captures their celebration of family, home and community. Making visible, the people behind our multi-billion-dollar agricultural industry in California. In order to feed the country, it is estimated that two million farm workers labor in the fields and on the ranches across the United States, including handpicking the vast majority of fruit and vegetable crops produced here. Farm workers are the backbone of our $200 billion agricultural industry. It is the great paradox of our food system: the very people who work to feed the U.S. struggle to feed their own families. From National Farmworker Ministry. Arleene Correa Valencia and Warren Chang will be featured in this exhibit, which is being produced in conjunction with the Watsonville Film Festival. Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Closed between exhibitions) Exhibit Design/Curators: Gabriel Medina and Judy Stabile. Juried by: Consuelo Alba. Art by Warren Chang.

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Center Presents: William Parker – Blue: Music, Movement & Words

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

Musician/improviser/composer/writer/educator William Parker has been dubbed, by The Village Voice as “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.” Parker – who plays the bass, as well as the shakuhachi flute, double reeds, tuba, ngoni, and gembri – has recorded over 150 albums, has published six books, and has mentored hundreds of musicians and artists. Hailing from the Bronx, Parker initially studied bass with Richard Davis, Milt Hinton, Jimmy Garrison and others, before moving on to be a key shaper of the free jazz movement. In 2013, Parker received the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award inrecognition of his influence and impact on the jazz scene over the last forty years. In Parker’s Blue: Music, Movement & Words project he is joined by Hamid Drake on percussion and Patricia Nicholson with poetry and movement.

 

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Center Presents: LADAMA

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

LADAMA is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas who, as well as performing as a touring band, strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops. LADAMA are Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia) and Sara Lucas (United States). With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English, they combine disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, with sound and story.   In 2018, LADAMA were featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, which praised their “irresistible spirit and universal appeal.” Their self-titled debut album reached #1 on both iTunes and Amazon’s Latin Music Charts.

 

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt

Capitola Beach, in front of the Capitola Venetian Hotel

831.475.6522 | www.capitolachamber.com

Hop on down to Capitola Village for an Easter Egg Hunt on the beach! Kids 12 and under can hunt for candy-filled eggs hidden in the sand. The Easter Bunny will be there! Please limit 3 eggs per child so there is plenty of fun for everyone! Be sure to bring your camera to capture a fun, spring day on the beach in Capitola!

 

Free
April 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Agricultural History Project: Easter on the Farm

Agricultural History Project Center and Museum

831.724.5898 | aghistoryproject.org

Every month we produce a 2nd Saturday on the Farm, a family event that focuses on a particular area of agriculture. Visitors can participate in the regular activities of the Ag History Project plus others related to the day’s special focus. We have created some unique interactive educational activities to help you have fun learning about past agricultural practices. What we like to call our “usual” activities include: Wooden cow milking – we have life-size wooden cows with rubber teats that help you learn how to milk a cow. Kid-driven tractor – we retrofitted a John Deere tractor so that anyone can learn to drive it. You sit in the seat and control the steering wheel while a trained volunteer stands on a platform to your right to controls the speed. We even have space for a parent or friend to stand to your left and enjoy the ride. Tractor Simulator – we have a stationary tractor that you can drive down a crop row. The computer screen in front of you displays how well you are handling the tractor. Puppet Theater – each month we have a new show playing. Model Railroad Exhibit – On display for a limited time in 2020 (January -April). Facilities are handicapped accessible.

Free
April 11 @ 11:00 am - April 12 @ 3:30 pm

Roaring Camp Railroads: Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt

Roaring Camp Railroads

831.335.4484 | www.roaringcamp.com

Hop on Board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Roaring Camp. After riding Roaring Camp’s real 1880’s Steam Train under the majestic Redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids are going to have the time of their lives scavenging for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain. Activities: Train Ride to Egg Hunt, Easter Crafts, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Eggcentric Games and meet the Easter Bunny! The magic of trains, mixed with the magic of the Easter Bunny. It’s… it’s… Eggstraordinary! Departs from Roaring Camp in Felton. Egg Hunt available for Easter Steam Train only. There is no Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach Train. Steam Train Departures: 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30. 1 hour and 15 minutes duration. Easter Steam Train: Adults $33 & Children (ages 2-12 years) $26. Tickets available online. Advance reservations recommended!

 

April 11 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

World of Outlaws Ocean Showdown

Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds

831.724.5671 | worldofoutlaws.com

Ocean Speedway at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds will rumble to the roar of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. The world’s top sprint car drivers will compete against California’s best for the $10,000 winner’s prize in their 120-mph race cars. Defending Outlaw National Champion Brad Sweet will compete against the likes of Campbell’s Brent Kaeding and California champion DJ Netto for event honor, along with more than 30 other race teams at Ocean Speedway’s biggest event of the year. General admission $45; Reserved $50; children 12 and under free!

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

University of California Santa Cruz: Contemporary Music Festival: Sinister Resonance: The American Ultramodernists and Beyond

UCSC Music Recital Hall

831.457.9693 | arts.ucsc.edu

Music by UCSC faculty David Cope, Chris Pratorius Gomez, David Evan Jones, Hi Kyung Kim, plus Larry Polansky’s arrangement of Sacco, Vanzetti. Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz. Presented by the UCSC Music Department. All concerts: at 7:30pm and free.

April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm

10th Annual Operation Surf Santa Cruz

Various locations in Santa Cruz County

831.425.1234 | operationsurf.org

Operation Surf will be hosting our 10th annual Operation Surf Santa Cruz Week-Long Program. This program is held in support of the men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. Wounded active-duty and veteran service members from various branches of the U.S. Military will take part in an epic life-changing experience at beaches across the Santa Cruz area. Through the healing power of the ocean, surfing, and camaraderie, these wounded heroes, to whom we owe so much, will overcome challenges and build a new understanding of their personal potential. For many participants, the trip to Operation Surf is their first time leaving the hospital since being injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, making this unique and highly effective healing tool an invaluable part of their early recovery. At previous Operation Surf Santa Cruz programs, the wounded heroes have been astounded at the outpouring of love and appreciation from the Santa Cruz community, our generous sponsors, and many volunteers. Several opportunities exist for community involvement. The help of our local community members make this week possible, along with our sponsors who are the force behind our waves. In addition, volunteers at the beach, in the water, and in other key support roles are an invaluable component of our cause. We invite you to be a part of this amazing surf adventure.

April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm

The 74th Annual Western Intercollegiate

Pasatiempo Golf Course

831.459.9155 | www.westernintercollegiate.golf

One of the most spectacular championships in all of collegiate golf, the Western Intercollegiate attracts talented players from top colleges and universities, all eager to compete for the coveted team trophy and Blue Jacket, which goes to the individual champion. Designed by renowned architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie, Pasatiempo Golf Club ranks amongst the best by GolfweekGolf Digest, and Golf Magazine. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Dr. MacKenzie also designed Augusta National, home of The Masters. Starting with the first tournament in 1947, the Western Intercollegiate has featured a highly competitive field with many standout student-athletes who went on to success in the PGA Tour and in the golf industry. The list of competitors includes a long string of notable names.

April 13 @ 7:00 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz 45th Anniversary Celebration: Artemis

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

Hailing from America, Canada, Israel, Chile, and Japan, Artemis is an international all-star group featuring six of the top artists in contemporary jazz: pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller. Named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, forests, and moon, this is a significant, superb band that plays with passion, power, and sensitivity – bringing to the stage unforgettable performances of high-wire energy and pure joy. This special Kuumbwa Jazz anniversary celebration concert is one of just a few select dates Artemis will be performing this year.

 

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

University of California Santa Cruz: Contemporary Music Festival: Del Sol String Quartet & Christopher Froh

UCSC Music Recital Hall

831.457.9693 | arts.ucsc.edu

The world renowned Del Sol String Quartet and critically acclaimed percussionist Christopher Froh premiere compositions by cutting-edge young composers.

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Center Presents: Väsen

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

Afive-string viola of sophisticated symphonic taste, an adventurous 12-string guitar, and a nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”) deeply rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music. All three are instrumental virtuosos in their own right, and together they form a unique supernatural being. To experience Väsen is to witness ensemble playing at its finest.

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kuumbwa: Holly Near

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

One of the most powerful, consistent, and outspoken singers of our time, her concerts elevate spirits and inspire activism. A skilled performer, Holly Near is an outspoken ambassador for peace who brings to the stage a unique integration of world consciousness, spiritual discovery, and theatricality. More Info: Pulse Productions- 831-423-7970

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Seymour Marine Discovery Center: Younger Lagoon Reserve Tour

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

831.459.3800 | seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. Come and see what scientists are doing to track local mammals, restore native habitat, and learn about the workings of one of California’s rare coastal lagoons. Younger Lagoon Reserve tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 14 participants. Advance reservations highly recommended. Tours are best suited for children 10 years of age and older. Participants must be physically able to walk up and down steep inclines. Water and weather protection is strongly suggested. Parking fees on Thursdays.

Free
April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents: Ray Charles Project

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

In tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a swinging all-star group of Bay Area musicians offers their take on some of the highlights from Charles’ beloved songbook. The Ray Charles Project features renowned Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay, acclaimed singer Glenn Walters, top R&B keyboardist David K. Mathews, bassist Dewayne Pate, and powerhouse blues drummer Deszon Claiborne. Together, these musical dynamos salute Charles’ groundbreaking soul, blues, and beyond.

 

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Earth Day Santa Cruz

San Lorenzo Park

831.420.5270 | scearthday.org

2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Come and enjoy this fun environmental celebration for the whole family! Earth Day Santa Cruz is an annual event bringing our community together to promote environmental stewardship, healthy living, and sustainability. Together with local businesses, schools, and community organizations, we engage our citizens through education, hands on learning and inspirational activities. We strive to celebrate the importance of protecting our Earth’s resources and to collaborate on empowering the environmental movement in Santa Cruz County and beyond.
Highlights include:
Keynote Speaker: Mayor Justin Cummings plus Notable Environmental Speakers. Recycling, Waste Reduction and Plastic Solutions Zone: Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose, Composting 101 and an array of DIY Workshops. Eco-marketplace with over 100 exhibitors and a focus on climate action education and solutions, health and wellness and sustainable lifestyle choices. Make your Climate Action Pledge! Muralist, Taylor Reinhold, from Made Fresh Crew will turn our pledges into a Moveable Community Mural. Youth hands-on activities with the Santa Cruz Museum of Discovery. Electrification Zone: Electric Vehicle Showcase plus Test Drives. Live Music with World Renowned SambaDa. Recycled Fashion Show. And Much More!

Free
April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Passport Celebration Days

Various Wineries Santa Cruz County

831.685.8463 | www.scmwa.com

Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the wine growing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the Santa Cruz Mountain mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight. Passports are valid for one year from the date of purchase and entitle the bearer to one tasting at each participating winery. Passport must be presented at each winery visited. If purchasing a physical passport online please allow two weeks for processing & delivery. You can also purchase passports at participating wineries, please call ahead to make sure they have some in stock.

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Open House at the Castro Adobe: Vaqueros y Bandidos

Castro Adobe State Historic Park

831.226.9669 | www.parks.ca.gov

Round up your family and drop in to our celebration of California’s Rancho Era, when cattle was king, bandits roamed the countryside, and the Castro Family built their one-of-a-kind home on a hill at the height of their power. Get to know the tools of the cattle trade; listen to cowboy songs and tales of infamous bandits; relax in the beauty of our garden and grounds with spring in full swing. We’ll skip rounding up the calves and go straight to the celebration with you as our guests. Active construction site, open only during scheduled events. Free event. Limited parking; carpooling encouraged. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

Free
April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 26, 2020

Retrospect: An Exhibition of Art

San Lorenzo Valley Museum

831.338.8382 | www.slvmuseum.com

Our mission is to preserve and share the history of the San Lorenzo Valley. This we do by collecting and exhibiting artifacts, gathering historical information, and providing education through the San Lorenzo Valley Museum and our educational outreach programs. See ‘Retrospect’ new in 2020 as it highlights San Lorenzo Valley artists of the past. Free admission, donations welcomed. 

Free
April 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Seymour Marine Discovery Center: Science Sunday

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

831.459.3800 | seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

Science Sunday is for everyone interested in the world around them. Join us for a public lecture from a marine scientist, who presents current research and topics in an entertaining and easy-to-understand format, with up-to-date photos, video, and discussion. Science Sunday lectures are designed to make science interesting and “user-friendly” for everyone. Lectures are one hour long. Doors open to the lecture hall at 1:00 pm. Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 pm. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating. Lectures include time for a few questions at the end. Science Sunday is free with membership or admission. UCSC undergrads free with valid student ID. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

April 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Peace United Church: “Transcendence”- Hidden Valley String Orchestra

Peace United Church of Christ

(831) 659-3115 | www.hiddenvalleymusic.org

In the early tradition, the orchestra will perform without a conductor. Prepared under the direction of Stewart Robertson, performances will be led by concertmaster, Roy Malan. Comprising sixteen of Northern California’s most talented and accomplished string players, the String Orchestra of Hidden Valley debuted to acclaim in November 2014. Lyn Bronson of Peninsula Reviews said of the String Orchestra’s debut, “A gorgeous performance. Every section . . . a perfect jewel.” For more info contact: info@hiddenvalleymusic.org

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents: Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio with Scott Colley & Brian Blade

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

As an internationally-acclaimed guitarist/composer, Wolfgang Muthspiel is commanding attention worldwide as an artist of deep integrity, intelligence, and daring musicality. A contrast of quiet charisma and elegance, with dazzling technique and risk-taking musicality distinguishes a Muthspiel performance. His highly personal musical language embraces openness with a compositional structure beyond derivatives. In addition to his jazz projects, Muthspiel is also active in composing for contemporary classical ensembles. His trio on this concert date features the peerless rhythm section of bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade.

April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm

Seymour Marine Discovery Center: Earth Week

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

831.459.3800 | seymourcenter.ucsc.edu

Each April, our Earth Week celebration includes free admission for anyone arriving via people power (bicycle, walking, etc.) or via public transportation. Learn more about the big blue planet called Earth. Special pop-up exhibits and fun arts and crafts will be set-up for visitors every day during Earth Week! The Seymour Center thanks you for doing your part to reduce your carbon emissions!

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Kuumbwa Jazz Center Presents: SJZ Collective Plays Weather Report, Mingus & Monk

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

831-427-2227 | www.kuumbwajazz.org

With each member of the SJZ Collective an acclaimed bandleader in their own right, the Collective is a powerhouse ensemble. The SJZ Collective is comprised of drummer Wally Schnalle, trumpeter/flugelhorn player John L. Worley, Jr., organist Brian Ho, guitarist Hristo Vitchev, saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan, and bassist Saúl Sierra. The brainchild of Schnalle, the group launched in 2018 with a program that included reimagining the music of Thelonious Monk. That year they debuted at the San Jose Jazz Winter Fest to an enthusiastic crowd. In 2019, they debuted a new program featuring the music of Charles Minus. All About Jazz praised the Collective’s performance at The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, noting that they “approach vintage material as the jumping off point for electrifying arrangements that feel both fresh and familiar.” This year the Collective has chosen to take on the music of one of the most influential bands in the world of jazz fusion: Weather Report. The music of that preeminent fusion band is filled with beautiful and surprising melodies, infectious grooves, and unbridled energy. The SJZ Collective’s take on this great material promises to be a treat for the audience.

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - April 26 @ 3:00 pm

Do It Ourselves Fest 2020

Camp Krem

831.338.3210 | do-it-ourselves.com

Nestled near the summit of a redwood-forested mountainside, the festival grounds are located about 15 miles north of Santa Cruz. With 3 intimate stages, a swimming pool, several hiking trails, a running creek through lower campgrounds, and panoramic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, there’s no better setting for a weekend celebration of art, music, and giving back! We’re proud to be a family friendly event, with kids 12 and under getting free admission. Whether you’re a volunteer, an attendee, an artist, a shuttle driver, a supporter or anyone else, ‘you’ are a part of the ‘we’ that is DIO Fest.

 

April 25 @ 7:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm

Logjam!

Pleasure Point County Park

831.454.7901 | bigsticksurfing.org

Logjam! is an “Old Boards, No Cords” retro surfboard contest that features pre-1970 vintage surfboards, weighing 20 lbs or more, single fins, that are surfed without the use of a leash. With an Aloha spirit, this event recreates the early years of California surfing before technology evolved boards and surfing to the current day. Categories include men, women, children, tandem, and paddleboard races in a two day event that gives all a chance to surf the designated World Surfing Reserve, Pleasure Point area of Santa Cruz. Enjoy panoramic views of World-class Surfing at beautiful Pleasure Point Park. Fun booths feature art and wearables. All funds raised support local academic and environmental good causes. Photo Credit: Devin Moren

Free
April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Live Like Coco: 5K Fun Run 2020

Pinto Lake County Park

831-454-7901 | runsignup.com

Join our fifth annual 5K run/walk/hike at Pinto Lake County Park. Runners and walkers complete a rolling 5K loop that starts in the park’s main picnic area and follows the trails around the lake’s edge.  Kids ages 12 and under can register for a free 1K around the lower field. Kids who participate in either event  get a free book.  Come run or walk through one of the prettiest spots in our county and enjoy a family-friendly day of fun, food and entertainment. Proceeds support the Live Like Coco Foundation.

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Elkhorn Slough Foundation: Morning Kayak

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserach Reserve

831-728-2822 | app.etapestry.com

Elkhorn Slough — recently designated a Wetland of International Importance — is listed as one of the best places in California to see wildlife. From your spot in a rented kayak, you’ll see seals, sea otters, and a variety of birds. Kayaking the slough is easy and one of the best ways to enjoy this amazing waterway.

Please join us for the spring morning paddle led by expert guide and citizen scientist Ron Eby — we’ll launch from Moss Landing Harbor to enjoy the wonders and wildlife of Elkhorn Slough.
– Spot in a RENTAL KAYAK: $45.00
– BRING YOUR OWN KAYAK: $15.00

April 25 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm

70th Annual Mineral, Gem, Fossil and Jewelry Show

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

831.420.5260 | www.scrockngem.org

Our Spring show, which is held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in late April, has a large variety of vendors from across the country selling finished jewelry, gem stones, lapidary supplies and rough stone, fossils, mineral specimens, stone carvings and many other things of interest to “rockhounds”. In addition there is a rock identification table, demonstrations of stone carving, cabochon making and other lapidary arts, display cases containing examples of items collected or made by club members, plus lectures on various rockhound topics. And for kids, there is a florescent mineral dark room and a children’s activity room.Admission is $6 for adults.

$6
April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Soquel Village Sip & Stroll Wine Walk

Soquel Village

www.capitolachamber.com

The 5th Annual Soquel Village Sip & Stroll, a walking wine tasting tour through charming Soquel Village. Tasting stations are hosted by local businesses, celebrating our fine local wineries and will offer an array of complimentary small bites. Enjoy antiquing, shopping and dining in Soquel Village!