Toastmasters: Speak for Success @ St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Giving a business presentation? Interviewing for a job? Improve your speaking skills in a friendly, supportive environment with Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters. Open to all levels.

Drop-ins welcome.

ReGeneration Church Mid-week Service @ ReGeneration Church
Feb 22 @ 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

21st Annual Gail Rich Awards @ Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This annual awards presentation celebrates the spirit of the arts in Santa Cruz by recognizing those who inspire our diverse and culturally rich community. Applaud the individuals who inspire us in this uplifting, sometimes raucous, and always entertaining event. FREE and open to the public

The 2017 honorees are:
Julia Chiapella (Writer and Executive, Young Writer’s Program)
Gina Garcia (Dancer, Educator and Founder, Worldanz)
Michael Leeds (Sculptor)
Patti Maxine (Musician)
Mike Ryan (Actor and Artistic Director, Santa Cruz Shakespeare)

Nar-Anon of Santa Cruz County
Feb 23 all-day

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

What is co-dependency? What is enabling? What is this insanity? Am I the only one who feels this way? Join Nar-Anon, a world wide fellowship of relatives and friends of addicts who have been affected by someone else’s addiction. Three meetings are now being held in Santa Cruz County, on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

For a meeting near you call (831) 291-5099 or email
Visit for more information.
Aptos Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10110 @ Severinos
Feb 23 @ 1:30 am – 4:00 am
Aptos Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10110 @ Severinos

Commander Chuck Woodson leads the monthly meeting of the Aptos chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (post 10110) every Thursday at Severinos in Aptos, starting at 6:30 p.m.

New members always welcome — come see what we’re all about!

For more information, call Commander Chuck at 831-295-1939 or Senior Vice Commander Howard at 831-566-4724.

Dementia Conversations Workshop @ Live Oak Senior Center
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable.

This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.
Preregistration is preferred, either 800-272-3900, 831-464-9982, or (include name, email, phone, and address)

Nar-Anon Scotts Valley @ Glenwood Fire Station
Feb 23 @ 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. 
Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District Master Plan Process @ Multi-Purpose Meeting Room of the District Administrative Office
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District is in the process of developing a Fire District Master Plan. The Master Plan is an expansion of the Fire District’s Mission Statement. The Master Plan will guide the future growth and development of the Fire District and is the basic framework for establishing emergency response standards, staffing, training, operating and capital budgets, as well as other financial and operational commitments. 
The Master Plan process effectively begins with meaningful involvement of the community in the planning process, hearing what the community has to say and infusing the plan with prevailing interests and values.
Public input is invaluable to the planning process. The Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District Board of Directors invites the community to participate in a Public Meeting, in conjunction with a Special Board Meeting, scheduled on February 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the Multi-Purpose Meeting Room of the District Administrative Office located at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos.
Sarah Melton, Admin Assistant
Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District
6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA  95003
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour @ Rio Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 10:00 pm

Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz at 7 pm, February 23, 24, 25 & 26.

Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. For ticket information visit This year we will be featuring two programs (Program A & B), four shows. Films will be listed 4 weeks prior to event. Benefits the UCSC Wilderness Orientation Scholarship Fund

This stop on the world tour is hosted by UC Santa Cruz Recreation and proudly sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal, Adventure Sports Unlimited, Allterra Solar, Bay Federal Credit Union, Bicycle Trip, Capitola Veterinary Hospital, Dream Inn and Aquarius Restaurant, Five Branches University, greenspace, KZSC, Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, Mount Hermon Adventures, Santa Cruz Bicycles, UCSC Colleges, Housing and Educational Services, Good Times and

The Afters with Jason Gray and Jonny Diaz @ Santa Cruz Bible Church
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Dove-award winning band, The Afters will be hitting the road this February alongside Jason Gray & Jonny Diaz, bringing their ‘Live on Forever’ tour along the West Coast with 10 tour stops in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona.

The tour will be in support of The Afters fifth studio album of the same name, Live on Forever, which debuted September 2016 after the album’s title track hit top 5 on the Billboard Christian Hot AC charge and top 10 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart. The album also features the band’s single, ‘Battles’, which made its way to the top of the charts this Fall. Since the album debut, The Afters have been on the road for the nationwide “Love Riot Tour” with GRAMMY-nominated band, Newsboys.

Jason Gray most recently spent two months touring across the U.S. with Josh Wilson & JJ Heller. His latest album ‘Where The Light Gets In’ made it’s way to Number 5 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart in July, and his hit song ‘Sparrows’ saw heavy support on Christian radio stations across the nation. “We’re planning some really special things for this one,” says Josh Haven of The Afters. “It will be our best yet, and we’re looking forward to having Jason Gray and Jonny Diaz out with us for these nights.” We hope you can join us for these shows – they are going to be truly amazing evenings of music & ministry!