Mother's Day

Father's Day

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    Monterey Mother's Day: Military Style!

    For military parents, celebrating Mother's Day and Father's Day with their children is extra special, since they know that in future years deployments or training may keep them apart during these special days. Read more

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    Talking to Children About Death

    Experts recommend answering children’s questions about death directly and age-appropriately. They say to avoid euphemisms like “passed away” or, in the case of a pet, “put to sleep” for young children because those expressions confuse them. Read more

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    Father's Day: A Father’s Role in Protecting His Family

    As a dad, I feel that my role is “protector” by keeping my kid safe in all ways. At the same time, I don’t want to give in to my fears and make my daughter think and feel that where we live and where we go are not safe places. Read more

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    Father's Day: Rituals and Mindsets for Back to School

    Now is the time to start preparing children for the mental shift to return to school. With my kid, I have been talking up what will happen once school starts–how the start time is earlier than her current summer camp, for instance. Read more

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    Ten things to do with longer summer days

    Here on the Central Coast, the temperatures don’t always reflect the seasons, but having the sun up in the morning and the daylight on the way home leaves me with a smile. Here are some ideas on what to do with the longer days. Read more

4th of July



New Year's

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    Ten Ways to Stress Less This Holiday Season

    Most Americans have elevated stress levels during the holiday season. Instead of being full of good tidings and cheer, families often feel drained of time, energy and peace. Here are ten tips to help ease the stress. Read more

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    Hallmark Christmas Movie Schedule

    It's Christmas movie time on the Hallmark channel. Christmas movies, old and new, will continue for 24 hours every day through the end of the year. Set your DVR now for your favorites. Read more

January 2020

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  • Farm Animal Encounter

    Wilder Ranch State Park is bringing farm animals to your home! Join Wilder Ranch State Park's Facebook page on Sunday for a live stream of friendly farm animals. Read more

    May 31, 2020

    1:00 PM1:30 PM


  • Sunday Seaside Crafts

    Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz is hosting a virtual ocean -inspired craft session. There is a link to their website where you can participate right from home on May 31! Read more

    May 31, 2020

    1:00 PM3:00 PM


  • Exploring the Coast with Hannah

    Join our LiMPETS Coordinator Hannah Sarver as she takes us on a virtual exploration of our beautiful coastline each Tuesday at 11am. From rocky tidepools to sandy dunes, our region's waterfront has much to discover and learn from, and Hannah is e... Read more

    Jun 2, 2020

    11:00 AM11:30 AM


  • Superhero Karate & Fitness Class with Action Karate

    Are you ready to learn the coolest karate ever? This is super hero stuff!!! Start your journey as a martial artist today and develop life skills with Action Karate. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join ... Read more

    Jun 2, 2020

    3:30 PM4:30 PM


  • Youth Paint Class: Chasing the Sun

    This is a FREE virtual Youth Paint Class with artist Corali, hosted live on Facebook. Registration is not required for this event. Follow our page to receive the “going live” notification. Artist Corali go live with instruction at the scheduled... Read more

    Jun 3, 2020

    6:30 PM7:30 PM


  • Storytime With Mel

    Join Capitola Librarian Mel online for a WEEKLY Preschool Storytime. We'll read books and sing songs. For 3-6 year olds. Visit to register. This storytime will be taking place on the online Zoom meeting platform. Re... Read more

    Jun 5, 2020

    10:00 AM10:30 AM


  • Bug Out With Bree

    If you are a fan of creepy, crawly critters, make sure to watch "Bug out with Bree" every Friday at 12pm! Bree Machuca, our Community Science Specialist, is excited to teach you all about the interesting insects of our area, from monarch butt... Read more

    Jun 5, 2020

    12:00 PM1:00 PM


  • LEGO Building Class

    Our LEGO teachers will show you how to make cool builds with LEGO elements that you have at home. Gather up your LEGOs and get ready for fun online building sessions! Sign up for the free online LEGO classes: June 5 with KidzToPros https:/... Read more

    Jun 5, 2020

    3:00 PM3:30 PM


  • Origami with KidztoPros

    Origami is not only fun, but it is also a valuable method for developing vital skills. But have your kids ever tried to use a book or online resource to learn origami? This is a skill and art best learned from a live instructor who can show the p... Read more

    Jun 5, 2020

    3:00 PM4:00 PM


  • Ballet Folklorico

    Graciela Vega will be offering a virtual Ballet Folklorico class every Friday for ages 5+. Learn more at: Read more

    Jun 5, 2020

    6:00 PM7:00 PM


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