.Things To Do in Santa Cruz: Nov. 3-9

A weekly guide to what’s happening


13TH ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ SEA GLASS & OCEAN ART FESTIVAL The 13th annual festival celebrating authentic sea glass and coastal art of all kinds. Over 50 talented artists are bringing their boutique works to the Cocoanut Grove and Sunroom on the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. You’ll find one-of-a-kind pieces, including ceramics, soaps, sea salts, photography, fabric arts and stunning sea glass jewelry. $5 admission, kids free. Saturday, Nov. 6, 10am-5pm. Sunday, Nov. 7, 10am-5pm. Cocoanut Grove, 400 Beach St., Santa Cruz.

CELTIC TEEN BAND PROGRAM Teenage musicians ages 12-19 play in an ensemble, developing musicianship, flexibility, and musical creativity. Participants work on music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Norway, Sweden, and the United States, in addition to modern and more quirky pieces. Instruments welcomed include fiddle, viola, flute, tin whistle, pipes, cello, upright bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, autoharp, ukulele, Celtic harp, accordion and percussion. Students must have at least two years experience on their instrument, and must be able to read sheet music and chord symbols. The group meets twice a month Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5pm at the London Nelson Center with fiddle teacher John Weed. Cost is $0-$10 per session on a sliding scale. Potential students are welcome to come for a session and see if they like it—no obligation! More information and registration at CommunityMusicSchool.org/teenband. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3:30pm. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz.

EDGE OF THE WEST PLAYS THE MUSIC OF GRAM PARSONS Honky tonkin’ jam band Edge of the West plays a special tribute show to their musical hero Gram Parsons. In the wild and wooly ‘70s Gram Parsons was enormously influential in both country and rock music, being one of the first to blend the two to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other. His work with The Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and his solo records and classic duet singing with his young protege Emmylou Harris have proven to be seminal and lasting influences in the evolution of country, rock, alt-country and Americana. Parsons died of a heroin overdose in 1973 at the age of 27 and was cremated in Joshua Tree National Park as per his last wishes. While not achieving mainstream stardom during his lifetime, Gram’s legend has lived on to inspire millions and the echoes of his sounds are still heard today. As his friend Keith Richards wrote, “This is why we’re talking about him now.” Saturday, Nov. 6, 8pm. Michael’s on Main, 2591 S Main St., Soquel.

OUTDOOR COMEDY CORRALITOS Come join this comedy extravaganza with host Richard Stockton and comedians Keith Lowell Jensen, Vaco! and Jim Joseph with special guest bluesman Preacher Boy. Tickets $15 available at eventbrite.com/e/outdoor-comedy-corralitos-tickets-187925599527. Saturday, Nov. 6, 3pm. El Vaquero Winery, 2901 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville.

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WAVES & WILDLIFE 2021 VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY & CELEBRATION Each year Save Our Shores hosts Waves & Wildlife, an amateur photo and video contest, to highlight the beauty and biodiversity of our region’s spectacular marine protected areas while raising awareness about the role they play in safeguarding and regenerating our ocean and climate. We hope you can join us for our November 5th Virtual Awards Ceremony & Celebration to celebrate this year’s winners while learning more about the importance of MPA’s and how our annual Waves & Wildlife Contest helps to raise awareness. RSVP for the celebration at eventbrite.com/e/waves-wildlife-2021-virtual-awards-ceremony-celebration-tickets-168641171283 To learn more and enter your favorite photos and videos, visit saveourshores.org/wavesandwildlife/. Friday, Nov. 5, 9am-noon. 


COMMUNITY PILATES MAT CLASS Come build strength with us. This very popular in-person community Pilates Mat Class in the big auditorium at Temple Beth El in Aptos is in session once again. Please bring your own mat, small Pilates ball and theraband if you have one. You must be vaccinated for this indoor class. Suggested donation of $10/class is welcome. Thursday, Nov. 4, 10am. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 10am. Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos.

CUÉNTAME UN CUENTO Acompáñanos para una hora de cuentos, actividades y canciones en español. Este programa es para niños de 0-8 y sus familias. La hora será miércoles a las 4:30pm. Nos reuniremos en el porche exterior. Cuéntame un Cuento se llevará a cabo en Capitola durante el período de construcción de Live Oak. En caso de mal clima, se cancelará la hora de cuentos. Join us for Spanish Storytime, activities, and music! This program is best suited for kids ages 0-8 and their families. Storytime takes place on Wednesday at 4:30pm. We will meet on the outside porch. Storytime will take place at Capitola during Live Oak’s construction period. In the event of bad weather, storytime will be cancelled. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 4:30pm. Capitola Library A Santa Cruz City County Public Library Branch, 2005 Wharf Road, Capitola.

EDUCATOR MAH MIXER The MAH is very excited to kick off our new MAH Mixer series during LGBTQ history month with a focus on educators. This community event offers educators a chance to meet with local organizations that provide educational programs that uplift and support our LGBTQ+ students and community. This is a free event for participants and includes access to the Queer Santa Cruz exhibit currently on view as well as all other MAH exhibits. Register now as this event will fill fast! This is an indoor masked event. Friday, Nov. 5, 4pm. Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH), 705 Front St., Santa Cruz.

FELTON TODDLER TIME Join Librarian Julie on our beautiful Felton patio for Toddler Time. Toddler Time is a weekly early literacy program for families with children ages 0-3 years old. Music, movement, stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and songs are a fun way for your child to learn. Let’s play and learn together! Make sure to bring something to sit on. We ask that adults please wear a mask. Repeats weekly. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 11am. Felton Branch Library, 6121 Gushee St., Felton.

GREY BEARS BROWN BAG LINE Grey Bears are looking for help with their brown bag production line on Thursday and Friday mornings. Volunteers will receive breakfast and a bag of food if wanted. Be at the warehouse with a mask and gloves at 7am. Call ahead for more information: 831-479-1055, greybears.org. Thursday, Nov. 4, 7am. California Grey Bears, 2710 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz.

KNITTING AT THE FELTON LIBRARY Join us every Monday afternoon at the Felton Branch for a knitting party. All you need to do is bring some yarn and knitting needles. All ages are welcome. Monday, Nov. 8, 12:30pm. Felton Branch Library (NEW), 6121 Gushee St., Felton.

LA SELVA BEACH PRESCHOOL STORYTIME Join us for a fun interactive storytime. We’ll read books, sing songs and use rhythm and movement. This event is suitable for children ages 3-6 years. There will be an arts and crafts project to take home. This event will be held outside on the back patio. Please bring something to sit on and dress for the weather. Masks will be required. Repeats weekly Tuesday, Nov. 9, 11am. La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Ave., La Selva Beach.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME IN THE SECRET GARDEN Join us in the Secret Garden in Abbott Square at the MAH for storytime! We’ll share stories, songs and rhymes in a safe environment! This 30-40 minute program is intended for children aged 2-6. Do it yourself craft kits will be provided every week. Every other week we will feature STEM-related stories and concepts. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 11am. Abbott Square, 118 Cooper St., Santa Cruz.

R.E.A.D.: REACH EVERY AMAZING DETAIL R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers second-12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only. Contact SCPL Telephone Information if you have any questions: 831-427-7713. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3pm. Capitola Library A Santa Cruz City County Public Library Branch, 2005 Wharf Road, Capitola.

R.E.A.D.: REACH EVERY AMAZING DETAIL @ DOWNTOWN R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers second-12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only. Contact SCPL Telephone Information if you have any questions: 831-427-7713. Thursday, Nov. 4, 3pm. Santa Cruz Public Libraries – downtown, 240 Church St., Santa Cruz.

R.E.A.D.: REACH EVERY AMAZING DETAIL @ LA SELVA BEACH R.E.A.D. is one-on-one reading comprehension instruction for readers second-12th grade. Instructors are California credentialed teachers. Sessions are 25 minutes long. By appointment only. Contact SCPL Telephone Information if you have any questions: 831-427-7713. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3pm. La Selva Beach Branch Library, 316 Estrella Ave., La Selva Beach.

ROCKIN’ POP-UP: THE MOTIONS OF THE OCEANS AND THE ATMOSPHERE What do rocks have to do with the ocean and the atmosphere? Well, quite a lot it turns out! Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for our next Rockin’ Pop-Up where the Geology Gents will simplify the complexities of these important earth systems. About the series: join the Geology Gents, Gavin Piccione and Graham Edwards, for monthly conversations about rocks live on Facebook. Each month we’ll explore a different geologic topic, from Santa Cruz formations to tips for being a more effective rockhound. Note: you do not need to have a Facebook account to be able to watch the program live. Wednesday, Nov. 3, Noon-12:30pm. 

SOLIDARITY ECONOMICS: OUR MOVEMENT, OUR ECONOMY Join us for an event with prominent national policy advocates and social movement leaders in conversation with Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor on their forthcoming book “Solidarity Economics: Why Mutuality and Movements Matter.” Register for this free event at: solidarityeconomics.org. Solidarity Economics is an economic frame that recognizes that people are not just individuals, but also members of broader social groups and communities; that people are motivated not just by self-interest, but also by caring for others and a desire for belonging; and that we can and should build our economy not on an embrace of individuality and competition, but rather on a sense of the commons and our shared destiny. This conversation delves deeply into the concept of Solidarity Economics, its meaning and how to enact change that is real in terms of policy and power. It also discusses how we can expand the notion of Solidarity Economics in our movements and how Solidarity Economics can provide a useful framework to change the narrative of OUR economy. Thursday, Nov. 4, 4pm. 

WINE & ROSES Community Health Trust is once again hosting its signature annual celebratory event supporting better health and wellbeing for all in Pajaro Valley, Wine & Roses! We are back in-person and celebrating outdoors. There will be plenty of everything we love about the event. Stroll with your glass of wine, beer, or other beverage of choice in the beauty of Paddy Smith Park. Wander through the Fine Arts Hall to bid on fun and exciting auction items. Dance to a lively performance from the versatile and exciting band: The Joint Chiefs! Saturday, Nov. 6, 3-6pm. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake, Watsonville.


ENTRE NOSOTRAS GRUPO DE APOYO Entre Nosotras support group for Spanish speaking women with a cancer diagnosis. Meets twice monthly. Registration required, please call Entre Nosotras 831-761-3973. Friday, Nov. 5, 6pm. WomenCARE, 2901 Park Ave., Suite A1, Soquel.

FAMILY SANGHA MONTHLY MEDITATION Come help create a family meditation cooperative community! Parents will meet in the main room for about 40 minutes of silent meditation, followed by 10-15 minutes of discussion about life and mindful parenting. Kids will be in a separate volunteer-led room, playing and exploring mindfulness through games and stories. Parents may need to help with the kids for a portion of the hour, depending on volunteer turnout. All ages of children are welcome. Please bring toys to share. Quiet babies are welcome in the parents’ room. Donations (dana) are encouraged; there is no fee for the event. Sunday, Nov. 7, 10:30am-noon. Insight Santa Cruz, 740 Front St. #240, Santa Cruz.

S+LAA MENS’ MEETING Having trouble with compulsive sexual or emotional behavior? Recovery is possible. Our small 12-step group meets Saturday evenings. Enter through the front entrance, go straight down the hallway to the last door on the right. Thursday, Nov. 4, 6pm. Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave., Santa Cruz.

WOMENCARE ARM-IN-ARM WomenCARE Arm-in-Arm Cancer support group for women with advanced, recurrent, or metastatic cancer. Meets every Monday, currently on Zoom. Registration is required, call WomenCARE at 831-457-2273. All services are free. For more information visit womencaresantacruz.org. Monday, Nov. 8, 12:30pm. WomenCARE, 2901 Park Ave., Suite A1, Soquel.

WOMENCARE TUESDAY SUPPORT GROUP WomenCARE Tuesday Cancer support group for women newly diagnosed and through their treatment. Meets every Tuesday currently on Zoom. Registration required, call WomenCARE 831-457-2273. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 12:30-2pm. WomenCARE, 2901 Park Ave., Suite A1, Soquel.

WOMENCARE: LAUGHTER YOGA Laughter yoga for women with a cancer diagnosis. Meets every Wednesday, currently via Zoom. Registration is required, please call WomenCARE at 831-457-2273. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3:30-4:30pm. WomenCARE, 2901 Park Ave., Suite A1, Soquel.


CASFS FARMSTAND Organic vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers are sold weekly at the CASFS Farmstand, starting June 15 and continuing through Nov. 23. Proceeds support experiential education programs at the UCSC Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. Friday, Nov. 5, Noon-6pm. Tuesday, Nov. 9, Noon-6pm. Cowell Ranch Historic Hay Barn, Ranch View Road, Santa Cruz.

FREE GUIDED TOUR OF THE UCSC FARM Take a free tour of the 33-acre organic UCSC Farm. Visitors can enjoy touring the organically managed greenhouses, hand-worked garden beds, orchards, row crop fields, and children’s garden, while learning about the history of the site and the basic concepts of organic farming and gardening. Perched on a meadow near the campus entrance, the farm also offers spectacular views of the Monterey Bay. Meet at the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn before walking up to the farm. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and/or sunscreen. Visitors should submit a Covid-19 symptom check questionnaire within 24 hours before arriving on campus (visit slugstrong.ucsc.edu/returning-to-campus/checking-for-symptoms/). For more information visit casfs.ucsc.edu. Sunday, Nov. 7, 1-2:30pm. Cowell Ranch Historic Hay Barn, Ranch View Road, Santa Cruz.

HISTORIC RANCH GROUND TOUR Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. The vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call 831-426-0505. Spaces are limited and early pre-registration is recommended. Attendees are required to self-screen for Covid-19 symptoms when pre-registering. Masks and social distancing are also required at all programs.Saturday, Nov. 6, 1-2pm. Sunday, Nov. 7, 1-2pm. Wilder Ranch State Park, 1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz.

SUNSET BEACH BOWLS Experience the tranquility, peace and calmness as the ocean waves harmonize with the sound of crystal bowls raising vibration and energy levels. Every Tuesday one hour before sunset at Moran Lake Beach. Call 831-333-6736 for more details. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30-7:30pm. Moran Lake Park & Beach, East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz.


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