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WEDNESDAY 11/30 ARTS IN SEARCH OF HERPS Herpetologist Paul Haskins will lead a group in search of herps—reptiles and amphibians, that is—at Quail Hollow Ranch County Park. Peruse the pond and muse over the meadow as hikers learn about the reptile and amphibian backyard, their favorite hangouts and resting places. Sign up to reserve a spot, group size is limited. Info: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Quail Hollow Ranch, 800 Quail Hollow Road, Felton. 335-9348. Free.
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HOUR LOCAL RADIO SHOW Host Neil Pearlberg sits down with many of the fascinating and diverse members of the Santa Cruz community. 7-8 p.m. KSCO 1080 AM. 479-1080. SMALL WORKS A gallery featuring the work of 12 artisans and craftspeople all creating handmade wearables, gifts, and housewares in the spirit of “giving art” this holiday season. Noon-5 p.m. Radius Gallery, 1050 River St., Santa Cruz. 706-1620. $5.
CLASSES SALSA RUEDA CLASSES Cuban-style dance at the Tannery. Introductory and beginning classes 7-8 p.m. Intermediate and advanced classes 8-9 p.m. Tannery, 1060 River St., Suite #111, Santa Cruz. Cesario, Danny, Gilberto. $7/$5. ARGENTINE TANGO Argentine tango classes and practice every Wednesday with John and Nancy Lingemann. Beginners 7 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced 8:15 p.m., and all levels at 9:15 p.m. Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center St., Santa Cruz. 469-3288. $3.
MONARCH CRAFT FAIR FUNDRAISER Make crafts, shop crafts—enjoy an afternoon of live music performances, food, and more to lessen the stress of holiday shopping with a benefit for Monarch Community School. Impress your kids with a stellar gingerbread house, your parents with some beeswax candles or friends with lavender sachets. Enjoy all that and more after celebrating with the holiday parade. Info: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. 840 North Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz. Free.
SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING This group exercise program has between two-to-five clients, so early scheduling is recommended. All sessions incorporate strength, cardio, stability, toning, cardio conditioning, and flexibility into an undulating periodization model. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 317 Potrero St., Santa Cruz. 425-9500. HAS SMOKING POT STOPPED BEING FUN? Come join a fellowship of men and women inspired to live a life free from the possession of marijuana addiction. This group uses the 12 steps to achieve personal freedom and spiritual awakening. 7 p.m. 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. 420-6177. Free. BEGINNING BALLET WITH DIANA ROSE Ballet for the beginning adult student with little or no ballet training. Learn ballet terminology and fine tune placement, posture and technique. Noon-1:15 p.m. 320 Encinal St., Santa Cruz. 466-0458. $10.
WEDNESDAY 11/30 ELISSA ALTMAN ‘TREYF’ A person can eat treyf, and a person can be treyf. It’s unkosher, prohibited, and according to Leviticus and Elissa Altman’s grandmother, it’s illicit rule-breaking. Altman’s memoir tells the story of tradition, expectations, religion and rule-breaking that defined her childhood from the synagogue to her bedroom. According to Publishers Weekly, “Her decades-long struggle to regain the happiness and comfort she felt in her beloved maternal grandmother’s home is depicted lovingly, with many moments of heartbreak and disappointment but also joy and contentment. Altman’s path to living authentically is hard won, but she demonstrates there’s reward to be found in the fight.” Info: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30. Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. bookshopsantacruz.com. Free. HOOP SKILLS Join hoop coach Good Golly Miss Molly Wednesdays at the Aerial Arts Studio. Each week we’ll learn new tricks, breaking them down to suit hoopers at all levels. 5-6 p.m. Aerial Arts Studio, 2801 Mission St. Extension, Santa Cruz. 246-1513. $10.
FOOD & WINE TRIVIA NIGHT Trivia night at 99 bottles. 21 and up. 8 p.m. 110 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz. 459-9999.
DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ FARMERS MARKET In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. 1:30 p.m. Cedar and Lincoln streets, Santa Cruz. 454-0566.
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