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Free First Friday

Free First Friday: Princes of Surf Exhibition Opening

July 3, 2015
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

  The boards are back. Original, 130-year-old, redwood o’lo surfboards. Two of the three original surfboards that introduced surfing to Santa Cruz in 1885. Celebrate their legacy at the First Friday opening of Princes of Surf, an exhibition about the Hawaiian Princes who brought surfing to Santa Cruz. This July is the 130th anniversary of […]

Davenport Jail Museum

Historic Davenport Jail open today from 11am to 4pm

July 5, 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

July 6, 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

July 8, 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.


Yoga in Abbott Square

July 8, 2015
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring your own mat/towel for a free intro to yoga session with instructor Danielle Ballensky from Seabright CrossFit in Abbott Square. Want to find out about more events like this in Abbott Square? Click here to visit the Abbott Square website.

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