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CALENDAR Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market. Shop local with 40 local Santa Cruz artists and crafters and enjoy a free concert featuring local bands each month. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Santa Cruz, Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz.

COFFEE TALK AND CRAFTS Come to the Sempervirens Room next to park headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate. This is a great way to start your day in Big Basin. Docents will be happy to answer your questions about the park and help get you going on the right trail. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek. $10/Free.

WEDNESDAY 6/14 AND FRIDAY 6/19 BANDS AND MOVIES ON THE BEACH Aside from rising temperatures, an increase in beachgoers and a preference for outdoor dining, the return of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s free screenings and concerts is a welcome summer ritual. It’s one thing about Santa Cruz summers that has never really changed—think the Lost Boys’ Corey Feldman and his band of Angels in the late ’80s. Speaking of the Lost Boys, it’s also the screening that kicks off the summer movie series on Wednesday, June 19. Grab a blanket, cooler and chair and get there extra early for a good seat to an old tradition. Performances and movies listed in advance online. Friday concerts begin at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. June 14 through Aug. 30. Wednesday night movies begin at 9 p.m. June 19 through Aug. 14. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz. 423-5590. Free.







take home a fun souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. For example, find out what gray whales eat by creating a bright sun catcher for your window, or create a fancy fish with paper, paint, and color. 1-3 p.m. Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz. seymourcenter.

‘MERMAID MADONNA’: TALES OF A CRISIS Mermaid Madonna, written and directed by playwright Stephanie Golino, is a dynamic and poetic portrayal of the effects of a global event: the arrival of tremendous numbers of refugees, most fleeing the war in Syria, to a small fishing village on the island of Lesvos, Greece in 2015. 2-3:30 p.m. Center Stage Theater, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz. $35/$25/$15.


the full-length ballet presented by Agape Dance Academy is a classic telling of the wonderful Cinderella story with fine ballet, costuming, music score and lighting. 7 p.m. Aptos High School Performing Arts Center, 100 Mariner Way, Aptos.

CLASSES 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 animals and the ancestors of modern squid. With dozens of tentacles and formidable shells, they presided over an undersea empire for millions of years. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz.


GROUPS RECOVERING COUPLES ANONYMOUS RCA is a 12 step group for couples. We are based on the principles of AA. Our primary purpose is to stay committed in loving and intimate relationships and to help other couples achieve freedom from dysfunctional relationships. All couples are welcome whether married or partnered. 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. Free.

MUSIC 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 signup for summer reading while playing with bubbles, hula hoops and more. Noon-3 p.m. Highlands Park, 8500 Hwy. 9, Ben Lomond. Free.


founders, and early park rangers. Stroll through the magnificent redwoods on this half-mile, 1.5-hour walking play. 1 p.m. Santa Cruz Mission Historic State Park, 144 School St., Santa Cruz. $10/Free.

RANCH TOURS Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. 1 p.m. Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Rd., Santa Cruz. $10/ Free. WHEN SPECIES COLLIDE Join docent Ken Koll for a four-mile hike on the beautiful Skyline to Sea Bypass Trail. Along the way we will pass through the varied habitats of the Waddell Valley and explore topics like native vs. non-native plants, invasive species, and adaptations. Noon. Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center, 3600 Hwy. 1, Davenport. thatsmypark. org. Free.

MONDAY 6/17 ART KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP Sign up for the whole week and save by registering your child below. If you'd like to sign up for just a couple of the classes, please go back to the calendar so you can pick and choose individual classes to suit your schedule. 9:45 a.m. The Painted Cork Art Studio, 1129 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $240.




How have coast redwoods adapted to the natural environment? Can they adapt to a human-altered environment? How can we make a difference? Answer these questions and more during a Sunday saunter. Noon. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Rd., Felton. $10/Free.

LIVE MUSIC AND TACO BAR Chaminade Resort & Spa's live music series begins March 26th and runs through Aug. 27. Enjoy live music on our outdoor patio (weather permitting) performed by some of Santa Cruz's well-known musicians. 6-8 p.m. Chaminade Resort & Spa, 1 Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz. $18.

THE MEN OF BIG BASIN Celebrate Father’s Day by honoring some of the remarkable men who lived in, worked in, and fought for Big Basin. Living history reenactments bring you back in time where you’ll meet pioneer settlers, Big Basin

TACO TUESDAY IN FELTON These monthly Summer dinners are presented by Food Trucks A Go Go and the San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce. 5-7:30 p.m. Felton Covered Bridge County Park, Graham Hill and Mt Hermon roads, Felton. 247-1236.

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Good Times Santa Cruz June 12-18, 2019  

Good Times Santa Cruz June 12-18, 2019