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July 2019

Downtown Live!

July 25, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you ready to ROCK on Thursday nights? The FREE concerts are back in Historic Downtown Gilroy! Come at 5:00 pm to enjoy dinner at your favorite downtown restaurant and check out the food trucks, vendors and fun kid zone. Concerts are free and begin at 7:00 pm. Remember to bring your folding chairs and your dancing shoes! June 20: JJ Hawg-Rock & Roll June 27: Barely Functional- R&B Hip Hop Fusion July 11: Polo Jones-R&B July 18: Low Noon-Americana…

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4-mile run/walk to Lexington dam plus dinner at Main Street Burgers (Los Gatos)

July 25, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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Time for Wine Music Series

“Time for Wine” is a summer concert series that is held at Clos LaChance. Guests get to enjoy incredible vineyard views and a variety of complimentary live music! A friendly reminder that Clos LaChance is a 21+ only facility. Music will play from 7-10pm; Rock the Heat will be performing on the 27th.

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Evening Campfire Programs

July 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwoods and the creatures of the forest while relaxing in the shadows of the towering trees. Fire lighting and marshmallow roasting (we provide the marshmallows and sticks!) starts at 7pm and the program begins at 7:30pm. Meet at the campfire center.Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Good dogs welcome! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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SPECIAL GUEST CAMPFIRE: Nature’s Supermarket

July 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago? No supermarkets, no stoves, not even pots and pans…. Join Ranger Alex Tabone to find out how as we take a look at Nature’s Supermarket and make dinner the way it was done by the native Ohlone people 500 years ago! You even get to taste our creation! Fire lighting and marshmallows (we provide the sticks and marshmallows!) at 7pm; program begins at 7:30pm. Stroller and…

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Morgan Hill Sister Cities meeting

July 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until February 29, 2020

Centenial Recreation Center, 171 Edmundson Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95020 United States of America
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Sister Cities is an all-volunteer membership nonprofit formed in 2002. In addition to Ameca, its newest international partner, it also hosts relationships with five international cities: San Casciano, Italy; Seferihisar, Turkey; San Martin de Hidalgo, Mexico; Mizuho, Japan; and Headford, Ireland. If interested in learning more about Sister Cities in general, the group hosts member meetings every fourth Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m., at the Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center. The next meeting is scheduled for March 28, in…

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Evening Campfire Program

July 25, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Gather beneath the Ponderosa Pines at our campfire center for a family friendly evening of song, story, and education. Campfire treats will conclude our evening of discovery! Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Good dogs welcome! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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Gilroy Garlic Festival

Celebrating 41 Years of Family Fun! Known as the world’s greatest summer food festival, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is held each year on the last full weekend of July. The 40th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be held on July 26, 27, and 28, 2019 at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California. Thousands of visitors come every year to enjoy three full days of great garlicky food, live music, arts and crafts, cooking competitions, and family fun. And of course…

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Birding the Hill

July 26, 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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free

Explore Corona Heights Park with bird walk leader Sarah Burton to check out the avian inhabitants and springtime visitors. Birders will circle the hill to look into several habitats, each of which is enjoyed by different bird species. The east canyon, the south cliffs, the north forest, and the hilltop grasslands will all be explored. 30-40 species of birds can be spotted on these walks, along with displays of seasonal wildflowers. Beginning birders are welcome! The walk lasts about 2.5…

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Little Rangers

July 26, 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Do you have a 3 to 6 year old child? This 30-minute program hour program children like yours to love and connect to nature with games, songs, activities, and goofiness. Meet at the campfire center. Adult supervision is required and participation is greatly encouraged! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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Laguna Explorers: Camp Tule

July 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Laguna Environmental Center, 900 Sanford Road
Santa Rosa, California 95401
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$250

Laguna Explorers: Camp Tule, a week-long day camp experience for 6-9 year olds. Each day will be filled with our special brand of crafting, nature discovery walks, stories, games, music, stewardship activities and a little bit of science. Camp Tule will be a place where children grow creatively, look closely, and spend structured and unstructured time learning, exploring and playing in nature. The Laguna Environmental Center makes a wonderful base for Camp Tule! The rich history of the site, the…

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2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 26, 10:00 am - July 28, 6:00 pm
Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave.
Gilroy, CA 95020 United States
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For more information please visit:http://www.gilroygarlicfestival.com DATES & TIMES:July 26, 27 & 28, 2019Friday, July 26: 10:00 am - 7:00 pmSaturday, July 27: 10:00 am - 8:00 pmSunday, July 28: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm(Entrance gates close one hour prior to event closing time) DIRECTIONS:Watch for the electronic signs on Hwy 101 or 152 as you enter Gilroy. Follow the signs and watch for traffic control officers on roadways. As you approach Gilroy DO NOT use your GPS to navigate to…

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Traveling Light – Art Exhibition

July 26, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Stephanie Thwaites is an award winning artist working in oil and cold wax, a medium which imparts rich texture and a lovely translucent quality. She finds inspiration in nature, but also in architectural and geometric forms. From representational to abstract, she strives to create dynamic space that is intricate and layered, but still grounded. A graduate of the Yale University Fine Arts program, Stephanie works out of her studio at Marin MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Novato and has…

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Junior Rangers

July 26, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Do you have a 7 to 12 year old child? This 1-hour program inspires children like yours to be stewards of the redwood forest with games, songs, and activities. They will become a Junior Ranger and earn prizes while learning how to help preserve Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park! Make sure they bring water, a backpack, and hiking shoes. Meet at the campfire center. Parents must sign-in and sign-out their junior rangers. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For…

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ACE Summer Camp

July 26, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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Free

July 1-August 2, Monday-Friday, 10AM-3PM Join us for 5 weeks of hands-on activities, outdoor play, and nature exploration at ACE Summer Camp! ACE’s Nature Connection programs engage youth through fun and interactive learning, physical sports, and art making to teach them the importance of nature, culture, and Bay Area history. ACE Summer Camp is FREE for youth ages 5-15. ACE Summer Camp staff and educators engage campers brains, encourage physical fitness, and eco-responsibility through: 1) Nature & Science Activities, 2)…

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

July 26, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Variety Pack Guided Hike

July 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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Explore the many beautiful trails at Portola Redwoods State Park! Each hike will offer visitors a greater sense of park history and a deeper connection to the natural world. Hikes will vary in difficulty, so please check the signboard at the visitor center for the daily hike schedule. Generally, afternoon hikes will be more strenuous than morning hikes. Bring closed toe shoes, water, snacks, and a camera. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For…

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Junior Rangers

July 26, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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This 1-hour, kids-only program for 7 to 12 year olds inspires the next generation to be stewards of the redwood forest with games, songs, and guided hikes. Become a Junior Ranger and earn prizes while learning how to help the forest! Bring water, backpack, and hiking shoes. Sign-ups begin 30 minutes before the program starts in the visitor center and programs fill up fast! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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Guided Hike

July 26, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Butano State Park, 1500 Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, CA us
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Join a State Park Interpreter for a 1.5-hour exploration of the park to learn about the local ecology and history of Butano Canyon. Topics discussed on the hikes will range from redwood forest ecology to the historical role of humans in shaping the modern landscape. Spend a wonderful afternoon outdoors while discovering a deeper sense of stewardship for the flora and fauna of Butano State Park. Meeting locations vary; consult the whiteboards at the front kiosk or campground for starting…

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

July 26, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Old Tree Trail Hike

July 26, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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Free

On this 1-mile, 1-hour kid friendly excursion we’ll stroll through a giant old growth redwood grove that’s over 1,200 years old, discover the banana slug’s vital role to this flourishing forest, and learn about the marvelous Marbled Murrelet and how park visitors can help save these endangered birds. Bring closed toe shoes, water, a snack, and a camera. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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Junior Rangers

July 26, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour program is designed for kids ages 7-12. Sorry parents, this program is for kids only! Please register your child at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park Nature Lodge Museum 15 minutes before the program begins. Please be sure your child is dressed for active play in the outdoors. Event is free; day-use fee for vehicles…

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July Loaves & Fishes Community Dinner Serving event

July 26, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Big Basin Nature Club

July 26, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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This fun program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing, and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders of the redwood forest. Meet at the campfire center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Music in the Vineyard – Entourage

July 26, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come out to Fortino Winery to enjoy some great music; must be 21 to attend. Tickets will be at Will Call, listed under the name of who purchased the tickets. Please be prepared to show your ID as this is a 21 and over the event. Their tasting room will close at 4:00 to prepare for this event. During the event, wine by the bottle will be available for purchase in the tasting room but no tastings or flights during…

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Jazz @ Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 26, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave.
Gilroy, CA 95020 United States
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A rarity among bands in the Bay Area, Vintage Noise is colorfully-inspired by the timeless jazz and bossa nova standards of the 1920s to 1960s. The four-piece combo has become synonymous with lush vocals and gentle strings, blending timeless jazz and exotic sounds of bossa nova. While Vintage Noise is largely known for their emotive renditions of both classic Brazilian songs and jazz standards, they often surprise listeners with violin-inflected selections of gypsy jazz, tango, and even country pop. Their…

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Wine Dine & Dance

Sarah’s Vineyard Wine Dine & Dance Series is back, every Friday from May 24 – July 26! These events are for 21 & over only and no outside alcohol is allowed. They will have full bottle menu and wine by the glass at the events. The Sarah’s Vineyard Wine, Dine & Dance series features local musicians paired to food truck fare and, of course, their great wines.  The best part, there’s no cover charge! May 24: David Johnson May 31:…

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Friday Night Music Series

July 26, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheater, 17000 Monterey Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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Morgan Hill’s biggest free concert series, the 2019 Friday Night Music Series–Rockin’ the UpBeat Vibes, runs Fridays through Aug 30. The event features music, booths offering local goods and services, local wines, and free admission and parking. No outside alcohol permitted; beer, wine, food and more are available for purchase on site. All food proceeds from this event will go toward youth scholarships in the community. Friday, Jun 14, 6-9:30pm at Morgan Hill Downtown Amphitheatre, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill.…

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Pop-Up Campfire!

July 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Bring your camp chair—we’ll bring the marshmallows, songs and stories! Sit around the campfire, roast marshmallows, sing some songs and hear stories about Big Basin. Meet at Campsite 73 in Huckleberry Campground. If possible, please walk to the campfire, as parking is limited to disabled parking. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338- 8883.

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Campfire Program

July 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Butano State Park, 1500 Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, CA us
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Celebrate the summer with a State Park Interpreter at our campfire program. We’ll roast some marshmallows, play trivia and other games, sing campfire songs, and feature a short presentation on an important nature topic. Come prepared to participate in the show, laugh, learn, and win prizes. It’s a great time for one and all! Meet at the campfire center next to the Ben Ries Campground. Free event. For more information, call (650) 879-2040.

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Campfire Program

July 26, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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Come for the fun and stay for the science! Each night’s program will cover a different topic of life in the redwoods. After a long day of hiking, unwind around the campfire while expanding your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our wonderful state park. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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Evening Campfire Program

July 26, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Gather beneath the Ponderosa Pines at our campfire center for a family friendly evening of song, story, and education. Campfire treats will conclude our evening of discovery! Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Good dogs welcome! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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Single/Double 9-mile Sanborn Loop #Whitney

July 27, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Aramburu Island Enhancement

July 27, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aramburu Island, Meet at 36 Harbor Cove Way (near the Strawberry Public Dock)
Mill Valley, CA
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Join us for a day of habitat restoration in your backyard Bay! The man-made 20 acre island was developed through the 1940s-1960s as an island wave break for coastal Strawberry residents. The island is undergoing its 6th year of enhancement and study by Audubon staff and community members, after receiving funding from the 2007 Cosco-Busson oil spill tragedy that washed hundreds of oil slathered waterbirds to the island’s shore. Over the years, habitat enhancement has included adding 1/2 a mile…

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Coyote Valley Summer BioBlitz

July 27, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Coyote Creek Visitor Center at Anderson Lake, 19245 Malaguerra Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a this BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place. Docents will guide you and teach you to use the iNaturalist app on your smartphone or tablet to record all the living things…

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Bird Walk at Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

July 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Avenue
Hayward, California 94545
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$8

Meet Naturalist, Ann Graham at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center and search for a rare visitor we’ve seen around the marsh causing a stir amongst birders for the past two years. Laughing gulls are regulars on the east coast, but not in the bay area. If we are lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time we just might be able to hear its raucous laugh. Ages: 12+. Fee: $9 per person. Drop in or pre-register…

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Little Rangers

July 27, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Do you have a 3 to 6 year old child? This 30-minute program hour program children like yours to love and connect to nature with games, songs, activities, and goofiness. Meet at the campfire center. Adult supervision is required and participation is greatly encouraged! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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When Nature Bites Back

July 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Anderson Lake County Park, 19245 Malaguerra
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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The wild world of parks has numerous wonders to explore, but in the event of an accident are you prepared? Come discover nature and recreation while being trained in hands-only CPR and basic first aid by Park Rangers. All practice equipment is provided. Meet at the Visitor Center on Malaguerra Avenue.

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Little Rangers

July 27, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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All 3 to 6 year olds and their families are invited to learn, play, and laugh together at this 30 minute program. Activities, songs, stories, and silliness will help our youngest visitors find a connection to the redwood forest and all of its inhabitants. Adult supervision is required and participation is encouraged. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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Little Rangers

July 27, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Butano State Park, 1500 Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, CA us
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Any and all 3 to 6 year olds are invited to play games, listen to stories and songs, and learn about nature! Activities and games vary from week to week, but always cover a topic relevant to Butano State Park. Smiles, laughter, and good times abound at this program, and it’s a fantastic way to begin your morning in the park. Meet at the campfire center next to the Ben Ries Campground. Parents are required to stay and encouraged to…

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Paint with a Ranger

July 27, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center, 1751 Grand Blvd.
Alviso, CA 95002 United States
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free

Connect with nature via paint! Art is a great way to gain a new perspective on what you see out on the refuge. It allows you to discover shapes and colors you may not have noticed before! Each “Paint with a Ranger” program will have a different theme. All materials are supplied, so just bring yourself, your family, and friends! All skill levels are welcome to join! Recommended for ages 7 and up. Reservations required. Questions? Hope: 408-262-5513 ext.104

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Traveling Light – Art Exhibition

July 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Stephanie Thwaites is an award winning artist working in oil and cold wax, a medium which imparts rich texture and a lovely translucent quality. She finds inspiration in nature, but also in architectural and geometric forms. From representational to abstract, she strives to create dynamic space that is intricate and layered, but still grounded. A graduate of the Yale University Fine Arts program, Stephanie works out of her studio at Marin MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Novato and has…

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Open for Exploration – Weekly themed hikes and activites

July 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Martin Griffin Preserve (ACR), 4900 Shoreline Highway 1
Stinson Beach, CA 94970 United States
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Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast. Themed Saturdays – Hikes and activities occur at 11am and 2pm: May 4th: Spring Opening Day! Hikes with David Herlocker May 11th: Banana Slug Hike! May 18th: Ferns & Flowers May 25th: Pond Day June 1: Magnificent Save: The Story…

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Summer Celebration at Martin Griffin Preserve

July 27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Martin Griffin Preserve, 4900 Shoreline Highway One
Bolinas, CA 94924 United States
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$20

July 27th is the last day of our summer season at Martin Griffin Preserve — time to celebrate! Enjoy the late-season flowers, changing sounds and smells, and warmer days with guided hikes at 11am and 2pm offered by our volunteer Nature Guides, with summer celebration activities and crafts throughout the day.

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Behind the Scenes at Rana Creek Nursery, CNPS

July 27, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
7495 Williams Ranch Rd, 7495 Williams Ranch Rd
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 us
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Rana Creek Nursery sits on 25 acres of earth in the verdant Carmel Valley. We grow and supply western native and water-efficient plants for homes and gardens. Rana Creek plants are ideal for intimate gardens, ornamental landscapes, grassy meadows, green walls, living roofs, and ecological restoration projects. In addition, we are also a renowned ecological design firm specializing in landscape architecture, environmental planning, native plant propagation, landscape construction and habitat restoration with numerous projects in the U.S. and abroad. Robert…

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Outlook from Mt. McAbee

July 27, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Join Docent Hal Anjo on a 6-mile, 3.5 hour moderate hike to McAbee Outlook. We’ll stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood forest. Learn about the different habitats as you watch the environment change as we climb and enjoy the view. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters.Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.  

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Junior Rangers

July 27, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Do you have a 7 to 12 year old child? This 1-hour program inspires children like yours to be stewards of the redwood forest with games, songs, and activities. They will become a Junior Ranger and earn prizes while learning how to help preserve Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park! Make sure they bring water, a backpack, and hiking shoes. Meet at the campfire center. Parents must sign-in and sign-out their junior rangers. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For…

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Celebrating 8 Years

July 27, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Benito Bene, 615 B San Benito st.
Hollister, CA United States
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Thanks to all customers, friends, and family, we celebrate our locally inspired gift shop of 8 years! Please come join us for some delicious small bites at San Benito Bene in Downtown Hollister! We can't wait to see you!

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Old Cove Landing Trail

July 27, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wilder Ranch State Park, Hwy 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 us
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On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore the plants, animals, and geology of our coastal bluffs. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, layered clothing, and binoculars if available. Meet at the interpretive center. Rain cancels. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

July 27, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Variety Pack Guided Hike

July 27, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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Explore the many beautiful trails at Portola Redwoods State Park! Each hike will offer visitors a greater sense of park history and a deeper connection to the natural world. Hikes will vary in difficulty, so please check the signboard at the visitor center for the daily hike schedule. Generally, afternoon hikes will be more strenuous than morning hikes. Bring closed toe shoes, water, snacks, and a camera. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For…

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Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

July 27, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the visitor center, next to park headquarters, to get answers! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Junior Rangers

July 27, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Butano State Park, 1500 Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, CA us
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All visitors aged 7 to 12 have the opportunity to become a Junior Ranger with this program. Junior Rangers learn about the importance of nature and our heritage through exploration, games, and various activities and earn prizes for their participation. Meeting locations vary; consult the whiteboards at the front kiosk or campground for program location. Free event. For more information, call (650) 879-2040.

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Old-Growth Redwood Tour

July 27, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use…

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Saturday Science Drop-in Workshops

July 27, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Science Studio and discover the wonders of science. From building rockets to making polymers, the project-based activities explore a different science topic each week. Most classes produce a fun project to take home for continued discoveries. *On the third Saturday of each month there will be a special Astronomy Science activity in the Pop-up Planetarium in the Randall Theater.

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Tidepool Tours

July 27, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Natural Bridges State Beach, 2531 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, Ca 95060 us
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Free

Explore our spectacular tidepools on this 1.5-hour guided tour. Bring layered clothing and good walking shoes. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, please call (831) 423-4609, ext. 8.

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2019 City Scamper – Gilroy

July 27, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old City Hall Restaurant, 7400 Monterey Street
Gilroy, CA 95020 United States
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This event is a fundraiser for the Centre for Living with Dying at the Bill Wilson Center. ___________________________________________ Scamper (v. to run playfully about, as a child.)   Team up with friends and family and get ready to scamper around Gilroy. You'll start on the patio at Old City Hall Restaurant where you'll get your clue sheet.  Use your smart phones, or smart friends, as much as you want for help. On checkpoints that involve a photo, you must get a photo with both team members to…

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Snakes Alive!

July 27, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, and hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at park headquarters, meet docent Diane Shaw and her snake, and learn about the fascinating world of snakes. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Discover Big Basin Redwoods

July 27, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Free

Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Gardens of Time Tour

July 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Free

Stroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people who lived here in the past by exploring the plants they used and cultivated. Tour our native plant gardens, demonstration vegetable beds, and Victorian “Nearyland.” Take home history in a seed. Rain cancels. Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849.

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Ranch Tours

July 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wilder Ranch State Park, Hwy 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 us
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Free

Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

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Junior Rangers

July 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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This 1-hour, kids-only program for 7 to 12 year olds inspires the next generation to be stewards of the redwood forest with games, songs, and guided hikes. Become a Junior Ranger and earn prizes while learning how to help the forest! Bring water, backpack, and hiking shoes. Sign-ups begin 30 minutes before the program starts in the visitor center and programs fill up fast! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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Afternoon Art Drop-in Workshops

July 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Art Room and get creative with your kids. Art instructors guide a different hands-on art activity each week. All ages are welcome to participate. Afternoon Art is a great way to get a taste of the Randall Museum’s arts and crafts programs.

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Almaden Quicksilver: 9.3 Mile Moderate Hike

July 27, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Almaden Quicksilver – Hacienda, 21785 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120 us
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CARPOOL REQUEST COMMENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE GROUP. Please read below how to carpool. Level: Moderate Total Distance: 9.3 miles, loop Hiking Time: 4 hours Elevation Change: 1200 feet. Parking/Entrance fee: Free Official Trail Use: No dogs. Shade: Don't forget your sunhat for your own personal shade. Shade does not matter if you have your sunhat. I never leave home without it. Facilities Restrooms located off the parking lot. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO…

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Guided Hike

July 27, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Butano State Park, 1500 Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, CA us
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Join a State Park Interpreter for a 1.5-hour exploration of the park to learn about the local ecology and history of Butano Canyon. Topics discussed on the hikes will range from redwood forest ecology to the historical role of humans in shaping the modern landscape. Spend a wonderful afternoon outdoors while discovering a deeper sense of stewardship for the flora and fauna of Butano State Park. Meeting locations vary; consult the whiteboards at the front kiosk or campground for starting…

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

July 27, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Old-Growth Redwood Tour

July 27, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use…

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Meet the Animal Keeper

July 27, 2:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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Free

Venture into the Randall Museum’s live animal exhibit, Wild in California, and join one of the animal keepers in an open discussion about the museum’s wildlife residents. Learn how the keepers care for the animals and how and where these creatures live in the natural world. Kids and families will meet some of the animals up-close and can ask the keeper questions to find out more about their favorites. Visitors can meet a snake, check out a barn owl, or…

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Old Tree Trail Hike

July 27, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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Free

On this 1-mile, 1-hour kid friendly excursion we’ll stroll through a giant old growth redwood grove that’s over 1,200 years old, discover the banana slug’s vital role to this flourishing forest, and learn about the marvelous Marbled Murrelet and how park visitors can help save these endangered birds. Bring closed toe shoes, water, a snack, and a camera. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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Junior Rangers

July 27, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour program is designed for kids ages 7-12. Sorry parents, this program is for kids only! Please register your child at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park Nature Lodge Museum 15 minutes before the program begins. Please be sure your child is dressed for active play in the outdoors. Event is free; day-use fee for vehicles…

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Camp & Movie Night

Camp overnight Saturday then play all day Sunday at Gilroy Gardens!  Each camp night package includes overnight camping in South County Picnic Grove, dinner, breakfast, BBQ lunch, movie and free popcorn Saturday night, free overnight parking, and admission to the theme park on following day. 2019 Camp Nights: May 25th, June 15th, July 6th, July 27th, August 31st, and September 14th. Saturday: 4:00 – 6:00pm Arrive at South County Picnic Grove and setup tents 6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner in South…

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Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience – July 27

July 27, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA 94965 United States
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$85

Enjoy a farm-to-table experience at Slide Ranch with a delicious 5-course meal. We harvest bountiful produce from our gardens and source local and organic ingredients, bringing you the freshness of our gardens to the table. Tour our farm outside San Francisco – 25 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge – and learn about our sustainable living and educational programs. Learn firsthand how Slide Ranch makes the most of our fertile land on our gorgeous 134 acres of agricultural scenery next…

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SPECIAL GUEST BIG BASIN NATURE CLUB: Nature Tails

July 27, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Come listen to a world of animal songs and stories presented for children of all ages by the South Bay Storytellers group. Meet at the campfire center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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95.3 KRTY and DGDG.COM Present AARON WATSON and Special Guest King Calaway

July 27, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Clos LaChance Winery, 1 Hummingbird Lane
San Martin, CA United States
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Don't miss a chance to see Aaron Watson play the most beautiful venue in the Bay Area Clos La Chance.  The whole Texas sound takes over the Winery on this Special Saturday night.  A rare Saturday full band concert at the Winery. New Vocal Group King Calaway opens the show. All Attendees must be 21+ VIP Pre-Show includes Appetizers, wine tasting and meet and greet with Aaron Watson. Plus early admittance for best seats.  All proceeds from VIP Tix donated…

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Dinner at Opa Santa Clara – Diner’s Choice 2019

July 27, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sip ‘N Sway Saturdays

July 27, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come to The Stomping Ground to relax with some great music this summer. Bring your dancing shoes and dance the night away with your friends and family, all ages are welcome. 6/1 – Relative Key 6/8 – Reflex 6/15 – Drive! 6/22 – Soulwise ft. Bert Javier 6/29 – Maroon Vibes (tentative) 7/6 – Santa Cruz Reggae All Stars 7/13 – Neverland 7/27 – Stompbox 8/24 – Superbad Other Saturday dates TBD

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Comedy Night on The Patio

July 27, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The GardenShoppe, 364 7th St.
Hollister, CA 95023 United States
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Please join us for a fun filled evening with comedian Jeff Applebaum and cover act. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30. Comedians start at 7:30

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Evening Campfire Programs

July 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwoods and the creatures of the forest while relaxing in the shadows of the towering trees. Fire lighting and marshmallow roasting (we provide the marshmallows and sticks!) starts at 7pm and the program begins at 7:30pm. Meet at the campfire center.Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Good dogs welcome! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Campfire Program

July 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Butano State Park, 1500 Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, CA us
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Celebrate the summer with a State Park Interpreter at our campfire program. We’ll roast some marshmallows, play trivia and other games, sing campfire songs, and feature a short presentation on an important nature topic. Come prepared to participate in the show, laugh, learn, and win prizes. It’s a great time for one and all! Meet at the campfire center next to the Ben Ries Campground. Free event. For more information, call (650) 879-2040.

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SPECIAL GUEST CAMPFIRE: Storytellers’ Showcase!

July 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Sit back and experience an old-fashioned evening steeped in the oral tradition as the South Bay Storytellers group weave their yarns in our historic campfire center. Fire lighting and marshmallows (we provide the sticks and marshmallows!) at 7pm; program begins at 7:30pm. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Good dogs welcome! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Evening Campfire Program

July 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Gather beneath the Ponderosa Pines at our campfire center for a family friendly evening of song, story, and education. Campfire treats will conclude our evening of discovery! Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Good dogs welcome! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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Campfire Program

July 27, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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Come for the fun and stay for the science! Each night’s program will cover a different topic of life in the redwoods. After a long day of hiking, unwind around the campfire while expanding your knowledge of the natural and cultural history of our wonderful state park. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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Moth Night

July 27, 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The 8th annual National Moth Week is July 20-28. Join docents Debbi Brusco, Jack Owicki, Sara Witt, and friends to discover nocturnal moths and other insects. You’ll observe beautiful and interesting critters attracted to a special light. Photography is encouraged, as is submission of photo observations to iNaturalist (a biodiversity community science repository). Bring a flashlight with red filter/cellophane covering, your camera, and close-focus binoculars if you have them. (Note: This activity is restricted to the parking lot – no…

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Run or walk the SFM 5k (3.1 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles) or Full Marathon

July 28, 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Birding for Beginners

July 28, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Join birder extraordinaire Jim Williams for a tranquil morning filled with our little flying friends! Learn about the birds in our park, receive a Henry Cowell RSP birding brochure, and begin your career as an energized birder! Make sure to bring water, comfortable footwear, and a keen eye and/or ears! Meet in the parking lot of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park campground, located off Graham Hill Road. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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Eco-Sail to the Marin Headlands (Summer and Fall 2019)

July 28, 8:45 am - 11:30 am
Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 907
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Set sail aboard the Schooner Freda B for an ecology-themed tour of the Marin Headlands! This signature sail, boarding in Sausalito, will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge and all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse. This is a prime area for wildlife, there will be a naturalist on-board to guide you through the whole experience. You’ll learn about the diverse ecosystems of the San Francisco Bay, with frequent wildlife sightings, and then return in time for brunch…

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Little Rangers

July 28, 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Do you have a 3 to 6 year old child? This 30-minute program hour program children like yours to love and connect to nature with games, songs, activities, and goofiness. Meet at the campfire center. Adult supervision is required and participation is greatly encouraged! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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Walk to the Top

July 28, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Indian Tree Open Space, Vineyard Rd
Novato, CA United States
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This walk is for ages 18 and up. We’ll try to make it to the top for lunch, but that will depend on how many flowers, birds, butterflies, and other discoveries catch our eye along the way. We’ll ascend through a series of cool forests to the top of the ridge where giant redwoods catch the summer fog. The trek to the summit is long, but worth every step. Distance: 6.5 miles; Elevation gain: 1,300 feet. Remember to bring binoculars,…

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The Road Less Traveled: A Dog-Friendly Walk

July 28, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We’ll discuss redwood ecology and park history while exploring the deep shade of the redwood forest. This is a fun and easy, 3-mile, 2-hour walk with docent Diane Shaw. Dogs not required, but welcome! Bring water. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Let’s Hike Again: Sierra Azul – Kennedy Trail

July 28, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Little Rangers

July 28, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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All 3 to 6 year olds and their families are invited to learn, play, and laugh together at this 30 minute program. Activities, songs, stories, and silliness will help our youngest visitors find a connection to the redwood forest and all of its inhabitants. Adult supervision is required and participation is encouraged. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

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Little Rangers

July 28, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Butano State Park, 1500 Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, CA us
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Any and all 3 to 6 year olds are invited to play games, listen to stories and songs, and learn about nature! Activities and games vary from week to week, but always cover a topic relevant to Butano State Park. Smiles, laughter, and good times abound at this program, and it’s a fantastic way to begin your morning in the park. Meet at the campfire center next to the Ben Ries Campground. Parents are required to stay and encouraged to…

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Junior Rangers

July 28, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Do you have a 7 to 12 year old child? This 1-hour program inspires children like yours to be stewards of the redwood forest with games, songs, and activities. They will become a Junior Ranger and earn prizes while learning how to help preserve Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park! Make sure they bring water, a backpack, and hiking shoes. Meet at the campfire center. Parents must sign-in and sign-out their junior rangers. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For…

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Hiking and Mindfulness

July 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, 13102-13184 Skyline Blvd
Redwood City, CA 94062 United States
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Escape in to the forest on a moderately-paced hike where you’ll be taught valuable mindfulness strategies while tapping in to the healing and calming powers of nature. Join docents Diane Maez, Ann McCarty, and Marie Faust Evitt on an incredible day of exercise and relaxation. Please bring your lunch and something to sit on. Reservations are required and will be accepted on or before July 14. Where to Meet: Meet at the Purisima Creek trailhead on Purisima Creek Road. From…

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East Bay: Tilden’s Botanical Garden

July 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tilden Park Botanical Garden, Shasta Road
BERKELEY, CA United States
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Come and explore California’s fascinating flora on a private tour of the East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden. Our walk takes us through ten distinct botanic regions, from the arid Mojave Desert to the rainforest of Northwest California. Along the way, we’ll see how our native plants adapt to very different climate conditions and coevolve with local animals and pollinators. TOTAL DISTANCE This is a easy walk of about one mile with some steps and small hills. LEADER Sue Schoening…

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

July 28, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 1.5-hour walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Variety Pack Guided Hike

July 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portola Redwoods State Park, 37.253076,-122.218779
La Honda, CA 94062 us
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Explore the many beautiful trails at Portola Redwoods State Park! Each hike will offer visitors a greater sense of park history and a deeper connection to the natural world. Hikes will vary in difficulty, so please check the signboard at the visitor center for the daily hike schedule. Generally, afternoon hikes will be more strenuous than morning hikes. Bring closed toe shoes, water, snacks, and a camera. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For…

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Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

July 28, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the visitor center, next to park headquarters, to get answers! Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Junior Rangers

July 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Butano State Park, 1500 Cloverdale Road
Pescadero, CA us
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All visitors aged 7 to 12 have the opportunity to become a Junior Ranger with this program. Junior Rangers learn about the importance of nature and our heritage through exploration, games, and various activities and earn prizes for their participation. Meeting locations vary; consult the whiteboards at the front kiosk or campground for program location. Free event. For more information, call (650) 879-2040.

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Deck Building Day

July 28, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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