.5 Things To Do in Santa Cruz: June 26-July 2

A weekly guide to what’s happening

Saturday 6/29 

‘A Decade of Dance, Drum and Dissent’

Duniya Dance and Drum Company’s A Decade of Dance, Drum and Dissent is coming to Santa Cruz’s Tannery Arts Center. The San Francisco-based company performs and teaches traditional and innovative pieces from Guinea, West Africa and Punjab, India. This performance features a wide range of Duniya Dance and Drum Company’s repertoire, including Bhangra, Bollywood, Dancehall, Afro-Pop, spoken-word, and live West African dance and drumming. Photo: Vijay Rakhra. 

INFO: Saturday 6/29 2 and 8 p.m. Colligan Theater, 1010 River St., Santa Cruz. $25 general admission.

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Pine Needle Basket-Making Workshop 

Join docent Cheryl VanDeVeer in learning how to make a woven basket from local Ponderosa pine needles. No experience is necessary, though expert pine-needle basket weavers are welcome to join. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. Get there early; the class capacity is 20 and may fill up. Meet at the visitor center. 

INFO: 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday, June 29. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Rd., Felton. 335-7077. Free event/vehicle day-use fee $10. 

Green Fix 

Seacliff History Tour 

Learn the history of Seacliff and surrounding Aptos in this one-hour, half-mile history walk. Led by docent Pete Wang, the tour focuses on the Ohlone, Raphael Castro, Claus Spreckels, Aptos Landing Wharf, the development of Seacliff Park—including Paul Woodside, the “Madman of Seacliff”—and the Cement Ship. 

INFO: 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30. Seacliff State Beach Visitor Center, State Park Drive exit from Highway 1, Aptos. 685-6442. Free/vehicle day-use fee $10.

Saturday 6/29

Integrated Pest Management 

Ah, summer. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, fruits and vegetables abound—and there are plenty of pests to go with them. Michael Pollan likes to find roadkill pests and put them down woodchuck holes as a warning, but that seems a bit dramatic, doesn’t it? (Disclaimer: he only did that once.) Join UC master gardeners Delise Weir and Trink Praxel to learn how integrated pest management strategies are used to control insects, weeds, vertebrate pests, and plant diseases while keeping health and environmental risks as low as possible. They will cover the basic steps of integrated pest management, which help to identify the pest and its impact, explain various control options available and find the least toxic approach. Arrive 15 minutes early for check-in or registration. 

INFO: 10 a.m.- noon. UC Cooperative Extension, 1430 Freedom Blvd. Suite E, Watsonville. Free. 

Sunday 6/30 

Planned Parenthood Rummage Sale 

The organizers of the Planned Parenthood rummage sale are still collecting items, but they already have some highlights, like fancy tables and a single-person sea kayak. There will also be books, clothing and shoes, kitchenware, small appliances, sporting goods, and jewelry. All profits go to Planned Parenthood to support reproductive health, education and rights. In the previous three years, the organizers have raised over $18,000 for the organization. For those wishing to sell items, contact Eric Hoffman at er***********@ya***.com

INFO: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 840 Eddy Lane, Live Oak. Free. 


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