Downtown Santa Cruz Antique Street Faire @ Lincoln Street
May 14 @ 9:00 am – Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us on LINCOLN STREET in beautiful downtown Santa Cruz on the second Sunday of every month. Weather permitting year-round from 9am-5pm.

2017 DATES:

May 14, 2017

June 11, 2017

July 9, 2017

August 13, 2017

September 10, 2017

October 8, 2017

November 12, 2017

December 10, 2017

8-Week Triple P Group: for Families with Teens @ Live Oak Community Resources
Sep 21 – Nov 9 all-day

Attend this 8-week Triple P Group to meet other families and learn simple strategies to help you: Build a positive relationship with your teen; Understand and recognize everyday influences on your teen’s behaviors; Respond to parenting challenges calmly and consistently; Teach your teen how to solve problems and deal with risky situations; and Become more confident about raising a teenager.

This Triple P Group is free and open to the public. Free child care will be provided if requested during registration. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children.

Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources
Location: Live Oak Community Resources, 1740 17th Ave, Santa Cruz
To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600 x6605 or or register online at‐trainings

Open Studios @ Open Studios
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm

The 2017 Open Studios Artist Guide is now available! The FREE Artist Guides are being distributed by our partner, Good Times – find your copy alongside the Good Times in all of their delivery locations – click here for a list of their major distribution points in Santa Cruz. Guides will be replenished in late September and early October.

Starting this Wednesday, September 13th, the free Artist Guides will also be available at businesses throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond. Click here for a complete list of outlets.

The FREE Open Studios App is in production and will be ready September 25th on iTunes & GooglePlay.

This year’s tour features 302 artists… This year’s cover features an image of Taylor Reinhold, Artist #208, in his Soquel studio.

Like the Arts Council on Facebook – Open Studios artist profiles are underway and our daily Fab Four posts started on September 1st. The profiles are a great way to learn more about our artists and what they have in store for you this year!

Dates for 2017 Tour:

  • October 7th & 8th  North County
  • October 14th & 15th  South County
  • October 21st & 22nd  All County

Studios open 11:00AM to 5:00PM.

Triple P Brief Group: Building Children’s Communication and Problem-Solving Skills @ Community Bridges Conference Room
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program offers simple, practical tools to help families raise happy, healthy children. Attend this 4-week Brief Group to learn: How to teach children communication skills by talking, reading, singing & playing; How to teach your child to express emotions in healthy, appropriate ways; Tips for teaching children problem-solving skills.

This Triple P Brief Group is free and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot and receive free child care. Light snacks will be provided for adults and children.

Presented in English by Sandra Rodelo, Community Bridges, La Manzana Community Resources
Location: Community Bridges Conference Room, 236 Santa Cruz Ave, Aptos
To register: Contact Sandra Rodelo at (831) 724-2997 x211 or or register online at

Grupo de Triple P: Para familias con adolescentes (8-Week Triple P Group: for Families with Teens) @ Ceiba College Prep Academy
Oct 10 – Nov 28 all-day

Cada martes, del 10 de octubre al 28 de noviembre, 6:00 – 8:00 pm (pre-orientación de grupo obligatorio: sábado, 7 de octubre, 10 am – 12 pm)
Asista a este Grupo de Triple P de 8 semanas para conocer a otras familias con adolescentes y aprender estrategias sencillas que le ayudarán a: Construir relaciones positivas con su adolescente; Entender y reconocer las influencias diarias en el comportamiento de su adolescente; Responder a los retos de crianza con calma y consistencia; Enseñarle a su adolescente cómo resolver problemas y hacer frente a situaciones de riesgo; Tener más confianza sobre la crianza de su adolescente.

Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos.

Presentado en español por Gladys Gómez, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios, y Dr. Lourdes Barraza, Psicóloga Clínica
Ubicación: Ceiba College Prep Academy, 260 West Riverside Dr, Watsonville
Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Gladys Gómez al (831) 724-2997 x220 o o vea el calendario en

Seminario de Triple P para familias con adolescentes: Criando Adolescentes Responsables (Triple P Seminar: Raising Responsible Teens) @ First 5 Santa Cruz County, S.H. Cowell Conference Room
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Los seminarios de Triple P ofrecen consejos para padres generales que se pueden utilizar en una amplia gama de situaciones. Este seminario es el primero en una serie de tres para familias con adolescentes 13 – 16 años. Puede asistir a uno, dos o los tres de los seminarios de la serie.

Criando adolescentes responsables ofrece estrategias crianza para ayudar a los adolescentes a: Participar en las decisiones familiares; Ser respetuoso y considerado; Ser involucrarse en las actividades familiares; Desarrollar un estilo de vida saludable; Ser confiable; y Ser asertivo.

Este seminario es gratis y abierto al público. Inscríbase para reservar su lugar y obtener el cuidado de sus niños gratis. Se proporcionarán bocadillos ligeros para niños y adultos.

Presentado en español por Sandra Rodelo, Puentes de la Comunidad – La Manzana Recursos Comunitarios
Ubicación: Primero 5 del condado de santa cruz, 4450 Capitola Road, Suite 106, Capitola
Para inscribirse: Comuníquese con Sandra Rodelo al (831) 724-2997 x211 o
o vea el calendario en

Entertainment with an Edge: The Suspense in Mystery Writing @ Santa Cruz Downtown Library
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mystery Writers of America NorCal Chapter celebrates Mystery Week with talks and panels by local MWA members on topics related to mysteries all over the Bay Area. Visit

Nar-Anon Scotts Valley @ Glenwood Fire Station
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nar-Anon Scotts Valley @ Glenwood Fire Station
If you have found yourself riding a rollercoaster of emotions right alongside the addict in your life, please join us.  We are a 12-Step support group for the friends and families of addicts.  Too often, we find ourselves obsessing over someone else’s life instead of working to improve our own; putting ourselves at the top of our own priority list is often overlooked.  We understand, that’s why we show up for each other to share our experience, strength and hope (ESH).
Newcomers, please come 15 min. early to get acquainted. 
Triple P Seminar: The Power of Positive Parenting @ Boulder Creek Elementary School Library
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Triple P seminars offer general parenting tips that can be used in a wide range of situations. This seminar is the first in a series of three for families with children birth – 12 years old. You can attend one, two or all three of the seminars in the series.

The Power of Positive Parenting provides an introduction to the Triple P program and positive parenting strategies. Attend this free seminar to learn how to: Provide positive learning environments for children; Use assertive discipline; Have realistic expectations and take care of yourself.

This Triple P Seminar is FREE and open to the public. Free child care is available with advance registration. Light snacks will be provided for children and adults.

Presented in English by: Heather N. Thomsen, PhD
Location: Boulder Creek Elementary School Library, 400 W. Lomond St, Boulder Creek
To register: Contact Dr. Heather Thomsen at (831) 336-9859 or or register online at

River Health Day @ San Lorenzo Riverwalk
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Every fall, the Coastal Watershed Council organizes habitat restoration events called River Health Days along the lower San Lorenzo River. At each event, volunteers learn about the role of native plants in the riverine ecosystem and then learn to identify and remove invasive plants. In October, River Health Days will be focused on removing and stopping the spread of an invasive plant in our ecosystem: ice plant.

Ice plant is a fast growing ground cover that has invaded dune scrub, coastal bluff scrub, coastal prairie, and maritime chaparral communities. It aggressively competes with native plant species for space, nutrients, water, and light. It can release allelopathic substances that suppress the germination and early root growth of native plant species, and even mature native shrubs. It is also capable of lowering soil pH levels in loamy sand (a fertile soil of sand, silt, and clay), which changes the root system morphology of native shrub species. We will be hand-pulling ice plant from the banks of the river.

Volunteering is great way to get up close and personal with the lower river. While you remove ice plant you will get a closer look at the willows, alders, evening primrose and mugwort native to the watershed. You will listen to the calls of bushtit and warbler over the babble of the lower river. You will be protecting this ecosystem!