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CALENDAR <47 IN SEARCH OF HERPS Join herpetologist, Paul Haskins for a saunter along Quail Hollow park trails in search of herps—that is, reptiles and amphibians. Come peruse the pond and muse over the meadow as we learn about the favorite hangouts and resting places of these fascinating animals. 1-3 p.m. 800 QUail Hollow Road, Santa Cruz. scparks.com. Free.
FOOD & WINE LIVE COMEDY AT THE CROW’S NEST Crow’s Nest features live comedy, with talent from the national circuit, every Sunday night year-round. 21 and up. 2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz. 476-4560. $7. TOBY GRAY AT THE PONO Acoustic sweet classic favorites and jammin’ originals at the downtown Santa Cruz Oasis. 1:30-4:30 p.m. 120 Union St., Santa Cruz. 426-7666. Free.
of varied artistic mediums. Children will paint, sketch, sculpt, design, and assemble as they make new discoveries and are delighted by art and science. 3-3:30 p.m. Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery. 888-424-8035. Free with admission or membership.
TUESDAY 12/6 ARTS STORYTIME Join us for Storytime. Free with museum admission and for MOD Members. 10:30-11 a.m. Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery. 888-424-8035. Free with admission. HOLIDAY GARLAND WORKSHOP Free craft workshop! Create one of a kind holiday garlands with recycled paper and book pages. Several designs will be explored. 1 p.m. Somersault Vintage Goods, 1226 Mission St., Santa Cruz. 316-0920. Free.
GUIDED MEDITATION Led by Venerable Drimay, an excellent way to learn how to set up a daily meditation practice. Stabilizing meditation followed by guided contemplation on various Dharma topics. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Land of Medicine Buddha, 5800 Prescott Road, Soquel. 462-8383. Donation.
MEDICINE BUDDHA PUJA Medicine Buddha Puja is a prayer ceremony that is performed daily at Land of Medicine Buddha. One Sunday a month it is done in English. The other three Sundays it is done in Tibetan. 2-3 p.m. Land of Medicine Buddha, 5800 Prescott Road, Soquel. 462-8383 or landofmedicinebuddha.org. Free/donation.
DIY HOLIDAY GIFTS Learn to make fragrant and health-promoting Ayurvedic aromatherapy body care products from scratch, using essential oils that strengthen your energy, support good mood, improve circulation and beautify the skin. To enjoy or give as gifts. 6:309 p.m. New Leaf Market, 1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz. 426-1306. $30.
INSPIRATIONAL MEDITATION SERVICE Join the Santa Cruz SRF Meditation Group for Sunday morning Inspirational Service. This service includes inspirational readings from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. 11 a.m.noon. Call for location, 334-2088.
HOLIDAYS, STRESS AND YOUR HEALTH This event is an educational workshop on the three types of stress associated with the holidays. Physical, mental, and chemical stressors which affect our ability to enjoy the holidays. 1 p.m. Santa Cruz Yoga, 402 Ingalls St. Suite 11, Santa Cruz. 459-9990. Free.
SUBUD INTRODUCTION Subud is a worldwide association of people who follow the spiritual practice known as the Latihan Kejiwaan, an exercise of surrender to the divine force within each one of us. Reservation required. 11 a.m.-noon. Subud Center, 3800 Old San Jose Road, Soquel. 588-3013 or santacruz.subudcalifornia.org. Free.
GUIDED MEDITATION FOR STRESS REDUCTION Guided meditation to reduce your stress with Renee Rowe. Every Tuesday evening. 7-7:45 p.m. The Barn Studio, 104 S. Park Way, Santa Cruz. awakentoyourpath.com. Donation.
TRIPLE P LIFESTYLE GROUP: IMPROVING CHILDREN'S NUTRITION & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Attend this free parenting group to learn tips on healthy eating and physical activity. This group meets once a week for ten weeks. 6:30-8 p.m. Fitz Wetlands Education Center, 500 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville. 465-2217.
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TRIVIA NIGHT Trivia Night at New Bohemia Brewing Company every Tuesday. 21 and up. 6 p.m. 1030 41st Ave., Santa Cruz. nubobrew. com/events. Free.
MAKE ART MONDAY Explore the creative human expression of objects through the use