Lifestyle Triple P Group: Tools to help parents and children lead healthy, active lives @ Mountain Community Resources
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm

Thursdays, May 3 – July 26 (no class June 14 & July 5), 6 – 7:30 pm
Lifestyle Triple P Group teaches families positive parenting strategies to increase children’s healthy eating and physical activity. Attend this group to learn: Guidelines for healthy eating, healthier food choices, and being active; Fun, simple ways to teach children to be more active; How to set limits about video games, phones, computers, and TV; and Ways to make healthy changes as a family.

This Lifestyle Group is FREE and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot and get free child care. Light snacks will be provided for children and adults. Attend each week to be entered into a raffle drawing to win a prize at the last class!

Presented in English by: Cori Burt, Community Bridges – Mountain Community Resources
Location: Mountain Community Resources, 6134 Highway 9, Felton
To register: Contact Cori Burt at (831) 335-6600, ext 6605 or or register online at

Reach for the Stars: Comets & Asteroids @ Aptos Branch Library
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm

Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you’re an experienced astronomer or someone who doesn’t know the difference between a comet and an asteroid, this program is for you! Topics will vary month-to-month.

Aptos Branch Library: Comets & Asteroids

Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Jul 18 all-day

Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens

8:30am, Valley Gardens 263 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley

Feeling over par? So do we. The “Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens” invites you to join our affable group of senior citizens on Wednesdays at Valley Gardens, a beautiful 9-hole, par 31 course. Geezer Club membership is optional. Questions? Call Jim at 831.685.3829.

Peripheral Neuropathy Speaker Meeting @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Jul 18 all-day
Jennifer Root is a Licensed Acupuncturist and holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has advanced clinical training in integrative physical medicine, utilizing acupuncture, herbal, dietary, exercise and manual therapies for a wide range of acute and chronic pain conditions. Jennifer will discuss how acupuncture may help address symptoms relating to peripheral neuropathy, as well as other types of neurogenic and musculoskeletal pain.
Members, guests, and the public are welcome.  Location:  Trinity Presbyterian Church, 420 Melrose Ave., Santa Cruz.  Information:  831/477-1239 or 831/423-9111.
Naturalist Night: Groundwater Sustainability @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Groundwater provides 76% of the water supply for Santa Cruz County and changes in water levels and quality impact us all directly.

During this lecture at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, explore geology and the occurrence of groundwater in the county, its relationship to streams, fish and other natural resources, and the threats to groundwater posed by overdraft, loss of recharge, climate change, and seawater intrusion. This talk will also describe current efforts to better understand and manage groundwater under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014.

About the speaker: John Ricker is the Water Resources Division Director for Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency-Environmental Health Division and a director with the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County. He is also on the Steering Committee for the Santa Cruz Integrated Regional Water Management Program and is a lead staff member for Sustainable Groundwater Management Efforts for two basins in Santa Cruz County. Ricker has worked for Santa Cruz County in watershed planning, water quality protection, and water resources management since 1974. He serves on various state and regional advisory groups dealing with beach water quality, groundwater management, stormwater management, onsite sewage disposal systems, water supply planning, and watershed protection. Ricker holds a degree from UC Santa Cruz in environmental studies and biology.

ReGeneration Church Mid-week Service @ ReGeneration Church
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

ReGeneration Church Mid-week Service
7pm Worship and Bible Study

Join us for verse-by-verse teaching of the Old Testament every Wednesday night. for details

Fratello Marionettes “Mother Goose Land” @ Downtown Branch Library
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am

Enter the world of Mother Goose Land, where beloved nursery rhyme characters are brought to life. Mother Goose introduces you to her favorite stories: We encounter Mary and her lamb on their way to school, while Jack and Jill climb up a hill looking for water. Humpty Dumpty is perched high atop a wall waiting for the king’s arrival, and Bo-Peep searches for her lost sheep.

Despicable Me 3 – Free Family Movie Night @ Heart of Soquel County Park
Jul 19 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us for FREE family-friendly movie nights under the stars at the plaza at the Heart of Soquel Park. Family Movie Nights is a series of free outdoor movie events presented by 1st District County Supervisor John Leopold and the County of Santa Cruz. Movies begin at 8:00 p.m. (or dusk). Low back chairs, blankets and jackets recommended. No alcohol, please. Come early (6:30 p.m.) and bring a picnic to enjoy, or partake in some light fare provided by some of the neighboring restaurants (limited quantity). Visit for more information including participating restaurants, parking, and other important info.

Heart of Soquel Walking Tour @ Heart of Soquel County Park
Jul 20 @ 2:46 pm – 2:46 pm

Join Santa Cruz County Parks Project Manager Sheryl Bailey for a tour of one of the newest additions to the County Parks system. FREE! Ages 13+. Pre-register by calling (831) 454-7941. Enjoy the beautiful riparian habitat as you meander along an ADA-compliant path next to peaceful Soquel Creek and learn about proposed plans to complete the project with: an all-access trail, habitat restoration, trailheads, drainage improvements, fencing, interpretive signage and an additional public art feature! Meet behind the Soquel Village Post Office.

Teen Splash Night @ Simpkins Family Swim Center
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for a fun night away from the folks? Teens get to swim for FREE at Teen Splash Night! Pools will be open exclusively to teens, along with the water slide, warm water pool, inner-tubes and aqua climbing wall! We will also be showing “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” from 8:30 – 10 PM in the Community Room at the Swim Center. This will be a fun night for Teens ONLY, ages 13-19. Call 454-7960 for more information.