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MAH Around Town: “Watsonville Strawberry Festival”

August 1, 2015
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Red. Round. Delicious. The MAH ball and strawberries have a lot (kinda) in common. Find the MAH at this delicious celebration of everyone’s favorite red berry.  Join us for an all-ages art activity, and explore all kinds of yummy strawberry foods, drinks, music, and games. Find out more on our website here, and on the […]

Davenport Jail Museum

Historic Davenport Jail open today from 11am to 4pm

August 2, 2015
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hang out with some of the MAH’s awesome historical docents in Santa Cruz County’s smallest jail house with only two cells.  The Davenport Jail was built in 1914 and decommissioned in 1936 yet still exists as a reminder of rowdier times on the north coast.  It was only used twice as a jail.  After 1936, the county […]

Evergreen Cemetery Monday Weekly Clean Up Day

August 3, 2015
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Evergreen Cemetery volunteers make a difference in our community, discover history, and create a vibrant place for learning. In just the past two years, over 300 Evergreen volunteers donated over 2,500 hours working at the cemetery, and hundreds more hours on historical research. Help transform Evergreen into a place to connect and learn local history.  We […]


Recess in Abbott Square

August 5, 2015
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you work downtown, do you wish you could get outside and have some fun with your fellow downtown employees? Join the fun folks from NextSpace for a little midweek break in Abbott Square on Wednesdays from 12-2. Want to learn more about Abbott Square? Click here for more info on the Abbott Square website.

Free First Friday

Free First Friday

August 7, 2015
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Free First Friday 11am – 9pm Surf turned 130 this summer. Pretend this FREE First Friday is its birthday party. Celebrate Santa Cruz surf with a free visit to Princes of Surf, an exhibition of the original redwood ‘olo boards and the story of the Hawaiian Princes who brought surfing to Santa Cruz. This July […]

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