Summer Sidewalk Sale

Downtown Los Altos Los Altos

Ten days of sidewalk sales (August 7-16) throughout Downtown Los Altos. Come check out the bargains and specials as the businesses of Downtown Los Altos bring their stores out into the sunshine.

Where Do Sandwiches Come From? (Virtual)

21600 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek

Dig into an imaginary lunch as we trace it back to the beginning of the universe! This interactive program will be broadcast as a Zoom webinar. Registration is required. To register, visitwww.tinyurl.com/SantaCruzJuniorRangers. Free event. Local California State Parks in Santa Cruz County are offering virtual junior ranger programs for 7 to 12 year old children during the COVID-19 pandemic. These fun, free Zoom webinars are scheduled Friday through Monday at 10am each week in August. Children receive a digital stamp for each program they attend; after receiving a certain number of stamps, they can earn prizes!

Full Moon Madness (CANCELLED)

101 N Big Trees Park Road Felton

Come spend an evening of astronomy and galactic greatness at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Enjoy live jazz music, arts and crafts, special astronomer guest speaker, moonlit guided walk, and stargazing with telescopes! Event held at visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

Online: Librarian Says… Super Subtraction! (for ages 5 to 7)

A fun, math based activity for ages 5 to 7. Join us for this online game of Simon Says, but with a mathematical twist! Participants will be asked to solve a subtraction problem and then play “Simon Says” using the answer. Librarian says “Sign up now!”For Ages 5-7 ONLY

Online: Librarian Says… Super Subtraction! (for ages 5 to 7)

A fun, math based activity for ages 5 to 7. Join us for this online game of Simon Says, but with a mathematical twist! Participants will be asked to solve a subtraction problem and then play “Simon Says” using the answer. Librarian says “Sign up now!”For Ages 5-7 ONLY

CANCELLED – CASS MCCOMBS + Steve Gunn

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Cass McCombs + Steve Gunn return to Moe's Alley for a very special double bill. Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It’s a career that’s twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them. His new record, “Mangy Love,” (8/26, ANTI) ventures into realms of experimental soul, twisted psychedelia, and straight-up rock, resulting in a sound that articulates his live show better than ever before. Thematically, it’s far darker, tackling heavy issues through McCombs’ uniquely cracked lens of (oftentimes hilarious) lyrical wit and acumen toward subtlety. Hip-hop and Beat poetry influences have never been more evident, with several songs employing a speech-style and clever fast-paced wordplay. There are guest appearances by many fellow musicians of his tribe ranging from Angel Olsen to Blake Mills, under the production of veteran Rob Schnapf, and the overall result is his most immediate and upbeat record to date.

Slithery, Scary Snakes? (virtual)

3600 Highway 1 Davenport

Meet Bandit, our sssweet and cuddly King Snake at Rancho del Oso. You’ll discover that snakes are friend, not foe! This interactive program will be broadcast as a Zoom webinar. Registration is required. To register, visit www.tinyurl.com/SantaCruzJuniorRangers. Free event. Local California State Parks in Santa Cruz County are offering virtual junior ranger programs for 7 to 12 year old children during the COVID-19 pandemic. These fun, free Zoom webinars are scheduled Friday through Monday at 10am each week in August. Children receive a digital stamp for each program they attend; after receiving a certain number of stamps, they can earn prizes!

Supersized Felines (Virtual)

21600 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek

Explore the world of mountain lions, California’s largest cat, with an evening of songs, games, and trivia. Learn safety tips for visiting cougar country and why these elusive animals are an important part of a healthy California landscape. Like our Facebook page to receive a notification when this pre-recorded program is premiered:www.facebook.com/BigBasinRedwoodsSP. Viewers will be able to post questions and comments during the premiere for a state park interpreter to answer. The program will also be available for later viewing. Free event. Local California State Parks in Santa Cruz County are offering virtual campfire programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. These free, family-friendly programs are scheduled on Friday or Saturday at 7pm every other week in August. 

Michael Rose

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Jamaican Reggae Legend MICHAEL ROSE - The Voice Of Reggae's 1st Grammy Returns To Moe's Alley In Santa Cruz, California. For more than thirty years, Mykal Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican reggae to the delight of fans around the world. Mykal was the lead singer on Anthem, the Black Uhuru album backed by Sly and Robbie that won the first reggae Grammy. As a solo artist, with Black Uhuru, and back as a solo artist, the "Ruff" Rose has achieved great success throughout his career while different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity. June, July 2019 Mykal Rose and the Reggae Angels completed a five week, coast to coast US tour that headlined five festivals backed by Sly Dunbar & Lloyd Parks. Prior to that tour Mykal headlined the Jamrock Reggae Cruise.Worldwide, Mykal Rose is a household name. He is one of the top reggae artists in the world. Mykal is an exceptionally talented vocalist and performer. He has an original style and sound that was quickly embraced by fans and music lovers. Mykal is the favored voice of Black Uhuru, with his Waterhouse slurs, effective songwriting, militant dancing and vocals.Mykal Rose has recently been releasing a lot of new music. Mykal now has a new album out called Ska Ska Ska that was recently released and has gotten much acclaim worldwide. Along with the album he has a new music video out called Everybody Gwan Ska. Check it out on this link.

Safety and Survival in the Forest (Virtual)

9000 Portola State Park Road La Honda

Are you prepared if you get lost in the woods? Learn the essentials you need to pack and how be a good steward of the forest as you hike. This interactive program will be broadcast as a Zoom webinar. Registration is required. To register, visit www.tinyurl.com/SantaCruzJuniorRangers. Free event. Local California State Parks in Santa Cruz County are offering virtual junior ranger programs for 7 to 12 year old children during the COVID-19 pandemic. These fun, free Zoom webinars are scheduled Friday through Monday at 10am each week in August. Children receive a digital stamp for each program they attend; after receiving a certain number of stamps, they can earn prizes!  

Monterey’s Grand Submarine Canyon (Virtual)

201 State Park Drive Aptos

Dive even deeper—two miles below the ocean’s surface!—into the wonders of Monterey Bay with our virtual exploration of a canyon as grand as any on Earth. This interactive program will be broadcast as a Zoom webinar. Registration is required. To register, visitwww.tinyurl.com/SantaCruzJuniorRangers. Free event. Local California State Parks in Santa Cruz County are offering virtual junior ranger programs for 7 to 12 year old children during the COVID-19 pandemic. These fun, free Zoom webinars are scheduled Friday through Monday at 10am each week in August. Children receive a digital stamp for each program they attend; after receiving a certain number of stamps, they can earn prizes!  

ONLINE Middle School Virtual Learning Resources (For Grades 6-8 + Parents)

We will share resources that support parents doing virtual learning for middle schoolers in grades 6-8. Middle Schoolers are doing virtual learning during the first half of the school year due to COVID-19. We will share resources that will help in creating lesson plans and curriculum based around supporting homeschooling or virtual learning targeting middle schoolers in grades 6-8. Great websites Hottest books and workbooks that support learning podsLesson plan resources Apps and tech that support virtual learning and homeschooling For Adults ONLYEventbrite registration is required. Registration will end on Tuesday, August 18 at 12 pm. Participants who have registered will be given access credentials on August 18 by 3 pm.