Word Church is a community of local poets who recognize and value the power of spoken word as a means of healing, growing, and empowering ourselves and each other. We gather every Monday to write together in an open writing workshop from 4-5pm, then host an open mic followed by a featured poet starting at 5:30pm.Find out more »
Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: The Puffball Collective. "We present this music to soothe your souls , raise your spirits and rejuvenate & move your bodies so that we all can move forward and do great good in our lives.” – TPC The Puffball Collective celebrates as community, the power & healing of music & song, with happy-feet-dancing, spirit-lifting revival and unifying-revelryFind out more »
Grab a beer and join Sierra Ryan and Elizabeth Birnhaum, two of the authors of the new MAH publication, Harvesting Our Heritage: Bite-Sized Stories from Santa Cruz County History. Learn a little about the local history of hops and beer (and grapes and wine too!). Cheers! Free/in Abbott Square MarketplaceFind out more »
Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. ART ACTIVITY | 5:00-9:00PM | Atrium | TEEN WINTER ART MARKET | 5:00-9:00PM | Garden Room| LIVE MUSIC: Carie & the Soulshakers | 6:30-9pm | Abbott Square | Enjoy fun, funky, rockin’ blues, sultry soul and an intoxicating blend of influences ranging from New Orleans to Memphis FREE EXHIBITIONS | Explore three floors of exhibitions for free. OPENING: Spoken/Unspoken — At…Find out more »
Join in on Solidarity Sundays! *As always, please bring your laptops, chargers, and phones* This event is public. Solidarity Sundays is an inclusive, action-oriented, virtual + real life activist group. The focus is a series of monthly meetings (the 2nd Sunday of every month) dedicated to empowering rad women (& the men who support them) to take anti-racist, feminist, progressive political action. You'll write letters, make phone calls, send emails, & amplify the actions of existing organizations fighting for justice,…Find out more »
Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart. Back for their 12th year, the Golden State Toy Train Operators, Inc. presents Toy Trains. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up with the headlight flashing and drive wheels spinning. Marvel at smoke flowing from the smoke stack, and a mighty whistle. Members of the the Golden State Toy Train Operators will be on hand to help young engineers’ master controls…Find out more »
The MAH proudly hosts the Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project in conjunction with the Lost Childhoods exhibit. This training provides training hours for services workers and is appropriately intended for social workers, child welfare professionals, former foster youth trainers. In this highly interactive 3-hour training, child welfare professionals and former foster youth trainers will interact with stories and narratives found within Foster Youth Museum. Furthermore, social workers will have time in training to practice successful communication techniques with transition-aged foster youth. Social…Find out more »
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