May 1 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 10:00 pm

Take our 520 hour Therapeutic Massage Certification Program
Take our 250 hour Therapeutic Massage Foundation course + 270 hours of individual courses.
Take individual courses as your schedule allows to accrue 520 hours.
For more information or to register
or call 831.476.2115

8-Week Triple P Group: for Families with Teens @ Mountain Community Resources
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

8-Week Triple P Group: for Families with Teens
Thursdays, May 2 – June 20, 2019, 6 – 8 pm
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. Child care will be provided if requested during registration. Light snacks will be provided for children and adults.

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

Friends of SCPL BIG Spring Book Sale @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – May 25 @ 8:00 pm

The Friends of the SCPL are having our 2-day Big Book Sale at the SC Civic Auditorium! We’ll have over 10,000 gently used books of all kinds. Most books for $1 – $3.

On Friday, May 24th: From 2 – 4pm is for Library Friends Members Only. From 4 – 8pm, Open to Everyone.

On Saturday, May 25th: We’ll be Open to Everyone, All Day from 10am – 3pm & 3 – 6pm $5/ Bag or $10/ 3 Bags.

Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St, Santa Cruz, CA

Friends of SCPL BIG Spring Book Sale @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – May 25 @ 6:00 pm

Friends of SCPL BIG Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Library are having our Big Book Sale at the SC Civic Auditorium! We’ll have over 10,000 gently used books of all kinds. Most $1 – $3.
2 Days, as follows:

Friday, May 24, 2019:
From 2 – 4pm is for Library Friends Members Only
& from 4 – 8pm, Open to Everyone.

Saturday, May 25, 2019
We’ll be Open to Everyone, All Day
10am – 3pm &
3 – 6pm $5/ Bag
or $10/ 3 Bags

Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz 95060
For more info, contact us:

Salsa Night @ Palomar Ballroom
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

7:30pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson
8:15pm Beginning Salsa Lesson
9:00-11:30pm Hot Salsa Dance Party with DJ CongaBoy!
$14 for classes and party, $6 party only

Rockin’ Pop-Up at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come explore local geology at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History! Every month, our “Geology Gents,” Gavin and Graham, post up at the Museum for informal science chats. Bring any questions you have or rocks you want identified! Our May Rockin’ Pop-Up will include a special focus on ocean circulation, with a special guest oceanographer. The ocean is right on our doorstep here in Santa Cruz, but do you know where all that water comes from, or where it’s going? The Pacific Ocean is circulating, or flowing in a circular path, all the time! At the surface, winds push water around, creating currents that run hundreds of feet deep. The California Current flows along our coast, bringing water all the way from the chilly coast of Alaska!

But what about the deep, dark ocean waters? Some deep waters formed on the shelves of Antarctica, where the ocean is freezing cold and salty. Other deep waters come from the Atlantic Ocean and circle the whole globe before popping up in the Pacific! How can so much water travel such a far distance? Deep circulation is driven by the Coriolis effect as earth spins, pushing water along heat and density (saltiness) gradients, which is why it’s called ‘thermohaline’ circulation. We care about the origin of ocean waters because they carry the nutrients that sustain the microscopic phytoplankton at the base of the ocean food web; we wouldn’t have fish and sea lions and whales without the nutrients that ocean currents cary around the globe. Ocean currents also redistribute heat over the surface of the earth, directly regulating global climate and keeping the Santa Cruz coast cool and misty during the month of May.

About our Oceanographer: Beryl deLong is a PhD student in the Department of Ocean Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.

“The branch of oceanography I study is the geology and paleontology of the sea floor. I drill sediment cores from the bottom of the ocean and examine the layers of sediment that stack up through time. These sediment layers are rich with the shells of algae and other microorganisms that fall to the seafloor, creating a fossil record that reveals what the environment was like when those creatures lived.” — Beryl deLong

Imagining and Making a University Campus at Santa Cruz @ Downtown Branch Library
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

What were the creative and political forces behind the new UC campus at Santa Cruz? Frank Zwart will take us behind the scenes to the early days of UCSC.

Frank Zwart was UCSC’s campus architect from 1988 until his retirement in 2010. He is an alumnus of UCSC (Cowell ’71) and of the School of Architecture at Princeton University.

This program is sponsored by the City of Santa Cruz Historic Preservation Commission and is part of the spring local history series.

Aptos Young People’s Annual Chess Tournament @ Aptos Branch Library
May 25 @ 12:00 pm

Aptos Library Chess Master Dana McKenzie and the Santa Cruz Public Library host this annual tournament open to all young chess enthusiasts ages 6-18. Please note that participants will be paired according to age.

Sign-in from 12:00-12:30p and rounds hosted at 1:00p, 2:00p, and 3:00p.

The Chess Tournament concludes with a Prize Ceremony at 4:00p.

Advance registration recommended. To register, call Aptos Library at 831-427-7702 or register online through

Refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Aptos Library.

Overeaters Anonymous @ Soquel Congregational Church
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you have a problem with food? Compulsive eating?Overexercising? Anorexia? Bulimia? Purging? Food addiction? Binging? You are not alone. Check out our free, friendly, 12-Step supportive meetings with the solution. All are very welcome!

Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
May 29 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.