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July 2019

Little Rangers

July 18, 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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Junior Rangers

July 18, 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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Junior Rangers – Flags Over California: Coding

July 18, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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What do flags and robots have in common? In this fun STEM activity, we’ll examine the ways that ships have used flags for communication and coding over time. You’ll be able to spell your name in flag telegraphy, decipher a secret message, and even code your own robot dance! Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 to 12 year olds. Space is limited. Register by calling (831) 425-5849 or online. Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849.

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PopUp Picnics in the Park

July 18, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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PopUp Picnics in the Park return to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for the fourth summer in a row, taking place Thursdays from June 13 through August 15 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. (except for July 4). Take a break to enjoy tacos on the terrazza, with food by Taquitos Gabriel available for purchase. The full menu includes tacos, plates, burritos, quesadillas and drinks with occasional specials, such as mole. Prices range from $2 to $10, and Taquitos…

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Christopher High School Aquatic Center Days

July 18, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Christopher High School Aquatic Center is open Tuesday – Sunday June 18 – August 4, from 11:30AM to 5:00PM. The entrance fee is $8 weekdays and $10 weekends. They are closed 7/4, 7/26, 7/27, 7/28 and Mondays.

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Apple Roasting! Crafts! Games! Skulls and Pelts! Snakes!

July 18, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Drop by anytime between 3:30-5:30pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger apples and marshmallows, playing games, listening to tunes, and making some fun crafts! Touch and learn about the skulls and pelts of Big Basin animals. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

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Downtown Live!

July 18, 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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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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Run-walk workouts at Cupertino HS track

July 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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SPECIAL GUEST CAMPFIRE: Sssnakesss!

July 18, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 us
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Meet a snake! Learn how they hunt, how they move, and why they’re so important. 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 Programs

July 18, 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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The Galapagos Islands and the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest

July 18, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1806 United States
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Come hear Natural Resource Conservationist Rich Casale share his wonderful experiences traveling in Ecuador. He toured the capital city of Quito, cruised to several of the Galápagos Islands, traveled by train across Ecuador to the Andes, and visited the Mashpi Cloud forest. He will also speak about the wildlife and conservation efforts going on there. Ecuador is one of the most diverse countries in the world having natural, historical and cultural attractions as well as mountains, jungles, rainforests and beaches.…

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Evening Campfire Program

July 18, 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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Birding the Hill

July 19, 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 19, 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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Flower Piano 2019

July 19, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way
SF, CA United States
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Free – $19

Five years ago, Sunset Piano and San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG) joined forces to offer the public a uniquely interactive experience of music in nature, placing twelve pianos in some of the Garden’s most beautiful locations and inviting anyone to come and play what they like. Now, the annual twelve-day-long Flower Piano is one of the Bay Area’s most highly anticipated musical events of the summer and celebrates its fifth year at the Garden with a special anniversary edition, featuring new opportunities…

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Junior Rangers

July 19, 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 19, 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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Variety Pack Guided Hike

July 19, 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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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

July 19, 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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Christopher High School Aquatic Center Days

July 19, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Christopher High School Aquatic Center is open Tuesday – Sunday June 18 – August 4, from 11:30AM to 5:00PM. The entrance fee is $8 weekdays and $10 weekends. They are closed 7/4, 7/26, 7/27, 7/28 and Mondays.

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Junior Rangers

July 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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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Big Basin Nature Club

July 19, 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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Painting with the Masters and Georgesse

July 19, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ARTspace Annex, 217 Fifth St.
Hollister, CA 95023 US
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Join Georgesse and Friends for an Amazing Painting Workshop June 14th Workshop is cancelled, Please sign up for the remaining workshops. Paint with Georgesse and fellow artists and explore the Impressionist and Post Impressionist periods in Art History. Workshop participants will take a look at the works of the following artists:  Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Berthe Morisot, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat. While working from world renowned paintings by these artists studio participants…

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Benefit concert

July 19, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy
Gilroy, CA United States
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The third annual “The Squeeze” benefit concert will feature headliner Cripple Creek Band. Guests will enjoy a night of country and Southern rock music, dancing, beer, wine and food. Guests will also have the chance to enter the mechanical bull riding competition for a chance to win prizes. Must be 21 or older with a valid ID. All proceeds will benefit Rebekah Children’s Services. Friday, July 19, 5:30-11pm at Gilroy Gardens, 13050 Hecker Pass Highway. For tickets, visit thesqueezeconcert.com.

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Friday Night Music Series

July 19, 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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Dance to the Hitmen

July 19, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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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Vine Side Dinner

Join Solis Winery on the back patio for a spectacular 4 course meal by Fire 4 Hire Catering and an abundance of Solis wines to choose from. You will enjoy plenty of gourmet food and award-winning wine to go around. There will be live music by local legend Albert Marquez, seating is limited. Tickets: https://www.soliswinery.com/events/winemakers-dinner/.

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Campfire Program

July 19, 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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Pop-Up Campfire!

July 19, 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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SCVMTFC General Meeting

July 19, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The meeting begins at 7:30 PM at the Santa Clara Fire Station #2 1900 Walsh Ave., Santa Clara, California. New members and curious visitors are always welcome. You don't need a Model T to belong.

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Campfire Program

July 19, 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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July Ride with SJ Bike Party

July 19, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Evening Campfire Program

July 19, 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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65th Annual Long Beach Model T Club Vintage and Classic Parts Exchange

July 20

*** Non-Club Event**** 65th Annual Long Beach Model T Club Vintage and Classic Parts Exchange from 7:00 Am until it’s over. One of the oldest and best old Ford and old car swap meets in the west. Open to all makes and models, automotive and hobby related items only. Long Beach City College, Veterans Stadium, 5000 Lew Davis St. Long Beach, CA. $5 Admission, Free Parking. Spaces are 20ft wide and 16ft deep. $40 each or 3 for $100. Call…

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Tuolumne Meadows to Waterwheel Falls – Strenuous – Overnight in Lee Vining

July 20, 4:30 am - 8:30 pm
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10 mile Wunderlich County Park hike (Woodside)

July 20, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
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San Lorenzo River Estuary Project

July 20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Riverside Avenue, Riverside Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 us
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The SAN LORENZO RIVER ESTUARY PROJECT invites you to improve habitats, enjoy fostering environmental health & relish well spent time. When?Saturday, July 20,am-11am Where?East levee by Riverside Ave. Bridge( across from Canfield Ave.) What will we do?Increase growth margins around native plantsMark growth margins w/ new soilExpand new bush growth by removing dead wood What is the SAN LORENZO RIVER ESTUARY PROJECT?We are volunteers, who enjoy coming together to work on the ongoing restoration project.Our efforts are rewarded by an…

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Flower Piano 2019

July 20, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way
SF, CA United States
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Free – $19

Five years ago, Sunset Piano and San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG) joined forces to offer the public a uniquely interactive experience of music in nature, placing twelve pianos in some of the Garden’s most beautiful locations and inviting anyone to come and play what they like. Now, the annual twelve-day-long Flower Piano is one of the Bay Area’s most highly anticipated musical events of the summer and celebrates its fifth year at the Garden with a special anniversary edition, featuring new opportunities…

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Morning Serendipity

July 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join docents John Seyfarth, Marie Faust Evitt, and Mary Bernstein for a leisurely- paced morning 3.5 mile hike high above the valley. You’ll explore the many delights that nature has to offer along the Stevens Creek Nature and Canyon Trails below the slopes of Black Mountain. You’ll learn a little bit about local history and earthquake geology, discover wildflowers, and look for animals or their signs – birds, mammals, salamanders, slugs. Capable, attentive children 10 years and older are welcome.…

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Creekside Restoration

July 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hal Brown Park at Creekside, Bon Air Rd
Larkspur, United States
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Join Marin County Parks and One Tam staff (a Tamalpais Lands Collaborative initiative) to enrich important habitat areas of Hal Brown Park and Creekside Marsh. Be a part of a community-based effort to install a diverse palette of native plants at a site once dominated by nonnative grasses and weeds. Volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling and hiking on steep and uneven terrain. It is possible for volunteers as young as 5 years old to…

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Central Point Reyes Loop Day Hike

July 20, 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Bear Valley Visitor Center, 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road
Point Reyes Station, CA us
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Synopsis: Take a leisurely to moderately paced scenic day hike through varied terrain. Highlights include the top of Mt. Wittenberg, and Kelham Beach. Return to cars approximately 7:00 PM. If you wish to hike fast and get back early, this is not the hike for you. Mellow hikers welcomed. Estimated Distance of Hike: 15 milesElevation Gain: Approximately 2000 feet (we climb Inverness Ridge twice) Leader: Steve Bakaley SLBakaley-at-gmail-dot-comMeet: 9:30AM in front of Bear Valley Visitor Center. Directions: HWY 101 to…

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Little Rangers

July 20, 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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Solano County: Hiking Hiddenbrooke Open Space

July 20, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hiddenbrooke Open Space Vallejo, CA United States + Google Map

This hike through rolling grasslands offers expansive views of the greater Bay Area. From the trail, we’ll take in the sight of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun Bays, as well as the mountains that encircle them, from Mount Tamalpais to Mount Diablo. TOTAL DISTANCE This is a moderate there and back hike of about five miles with a few short steep climbs. LEADERs Amy Hartman (Greenbelt Alliance), Bob Berman (Solano Trail Advocacy Group), and Harry Englebright (Bay Area Ridge…

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Let’s Do A Half Moon Bay Newcomer’s Hike and Mapping Party

July 20, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Half Moon Bay State Beach, 95 Kelly Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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Everyone welcome. A easy hike along recreational trails from the Half Moon Bay State Beach to a small beach just south of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. 8 miles, 50 ft elevation change. We will walk along the ocean bluffs enjoying the breezes. This is an opportunity to get to know the Guadalupe Regional Group (http://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/Guadalupe-Regional-Group), Peninsula Regional Group (http://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/Guadalupe-Regional-Group), Loma Prieta Chapter (http://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta) and Sierra Club (http://www.sierraclub.org/). Meet at the southern side of the parking lot. No pets please. $10 parking…

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Let’s Do A Half Moon Bay Newcomer’s Hike and Mapping Party

July 20, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Half Moon Bay State Beach, 95 Kelly Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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This is a Guadalupe Group of the Loma Prieta Chapter Sierra Club event. Everyone is welcome. A easy hike along recreational trails from the Half Moon Bay State Beach to a small beach just south of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. 8 miles, 50 ft elevation change. We will walk along the ocean bluffs enjoying the breezes. This is an opportunity to get to know the Guadalupe Regional Group (http://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/Guadalupe-Regional-Group), Peninsula Regional Group (http://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta/Guadalupe-Regional-Group), Loma Prieta Chapter (http://www.sierraclub.org/loma-prieta) and Sierra Club (http://www.sierraclub.org/).…

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Pine Needle Basket Making Workshop

July 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Participate in a marvelous family workshop learning how to make a basket from local ponderosa pine needles. No experience necessary. The class capacity is 20; please arrive on time to reserve your seat. Meet in the amphitheater of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground, located off Graham Hill Rd. Children 10 and older may attend if accompanied by an adult. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

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33rd Street Festival Car Show

July 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Hollister Hollister, CA 95023 United States + Google Map

The Hollister Downtown Association is proud of this years Street Festival and Car Show with a full day of Fun In The Sun for the whole family including: 2 stages of live entertainment and music FREE Admission and parking FREE watermelon Lots of fabulous vendors Downtown restaurant and merchant sales and specials! Food concessions Lots of raffle prizes New car displays Kids Zone 200+ fabulous vehicles on display!

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“It’s My Fault!” Earthquakes and the San Andreas at Martin Griffin Preserve

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

Join volunteer Nature Guide Marty on July 20th as we discover the faultline that has defined the San Francisco Bay Area, learn about its movements, the tectonic plates, and more… and have a look at the lagoon through scopes and binoculars, through which the San Andreas runs! Guided hikes/talks at 11am and 2pm, and activities around earthquakes and geology throughout the day. As every Saturday through July, we’ll have ample opportunity for nature exploration. Join our volunteer Nature Guides and…

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BioBlitz! in the Palo Alto Baylands with Environmental Volunteers and Latino Outdoors

July 20, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, 94303
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Adventurers, Explorers and Citizen Scientists, come enjoy a BioBlitz in the Palo Alto Baylands. On Saturday, July 20th from 10 am -1 pm, Latino Outdoors and Environmental Volunteers will be hosting this engaging event to learn a new skill and discover the beauty of slowing down to look around. During this activity you will observe the biodiversity of an ecosystem teeming with life! Our guides will be with groups as we take a closer look around us. Using iNaturalist, we…

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Open for Exploration – Weekly themed hikes and activites

July 20, 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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Street Festival

July 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Hollister Hollister, CA 95023 United States + Google Map

The Hollister Downtown Association is presenting the 33rd annual Street Festival Car Show. This year’s event features two stages of live entertainment and music, more than 200 vehicles on display and a Kids Zone. It also includes free watermelon, vendors, refreshment concessions, raffle prizes, free admission, free parking and more. Saturday, July 20, 10am-4pm in Downtown Hollister. For information, visit downtownhollister.org/street-festival-car-show.

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Free Community Picnic & Mariachi Contest

July 20, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Villa Mira Monte, 17860 Monterey Rd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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Morgan Hill Historical Society's Annual Community Picnic. No entrance fee. Food and goodies available for purchase. Don’t miss this fun admission free event!  Kicking off the event will be a Mariachi Competition for K-12 kids.  Cash Prizes will be awarded for this colorfully entertaining musical experience. Graceland Musical Group will provide music for the remainder of the afternoon. Kiwanis will sell hotdogs, vegetarian chili, chips and sodas at their booth.  Mann Cellars and Paradise Valley will have wine for purchase…

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Little Rangers

July 20, 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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Little Rangers

July 20, 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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Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Passport Day wine taste

July 20, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Junior Rangers

July 20, 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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Meteor Trail Hike

July 20, 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 a Big Basin docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral, and redwoods. We’ll discuss forests, flowers, and fires on a six-mile, 3.5-hour hike. This somewhat strenuous ascent is rewarded with ocean views on a clear day. Bring water, lunch, 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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Old-Growth Redwood Tour

July 20, 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 20, 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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Beneficios Públicos en Gilroy: Seguro de Ingreso Suplementario / SSI

July 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gilroy Library, 350 W 6th St
Gilroy, CA 95020 United States
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¿Sabia usted que un niño o un adulto con una discapacidad podría recibir este beneficio?El programa de Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI, siglas en inglés) paga beneficios en dinero a los adultos y a niños incapacitados que tienen ingresos bajos y recursos limitados. Para informarse mejor sobre cómo solicitar los beneficios asista a este taller.

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Junior Rangers

July 20, 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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Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

July 20, 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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Old Cove Landing Trail

July 20, 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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Variety Pack Guided Hike

July 20, 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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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

July 20, 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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Christopher High School Aquatic Center Days

July 20, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Christopher High School Aquatic Center is open Tuesday – Sunday June 18 – August 4, from 11:30AM to 5:00PM. The entrance fee is $8 weekdays and $10 weekends. They are closed 7/4, 7/26, 7/27, 7/28 and Mondays.

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Open Gaming

July 20, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Discover Big Basin Redwoods

July 20, 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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Brooks Falls San Pedro Valley CP: 4.4 Mi Easy or 7.2 Mi Moderate Hike

July 20, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
San Pedro Valley Park, 600 Oddstad Boulevard
Pacifica, CA 94044 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. Distance: 7.2 miles, two different loops. First loop 4.4 Miles Easy Option. Your Choice. Hiking Time: 1.2 hours, or 3.5 hours Elevation Gain/ Loss ±: 800 feet , or 1600 ft. Difficulty: Easy or Moderate Official Trail Use: No Dogs Facilities: Toilets at trail head. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GO BEFORE YOU ARRIVE SO WE CAN START ON TIME.…

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Wool, Spinning and Weaving

July 20, 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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How did an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in-depth look at the cloth industry of Mission Santa Cruz. We will follow the path of wool from the sheep to the shirt. You will have the chance to try your hand at a drop spindle and spin your own wool. Free event. For more information, please call (831) 425-5849.

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Afternoon Art Drop-in Workshops

July 20, 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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La Cueva de Calera

July 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Calera Wine Company, 11300 Cienega Rd
Hollister, CA 95023 United States
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Join us for our marquee event overlooking the Hollister Hills at Calera and take a break from the summer sun! Enjoy live music, Spanish-themed food pairing stations, featuring seasonal tapas, and our summer sippers: 2017 Calera Mt. Harlan Viognier and Chardonnay, 2018 Calera Central Coast Vin Gris of Pinot Noir. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to tour through our refreshing caves as you taste barrel samples from future vintages, and, of course, current release offerings of our acclaimed single…

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Junior Rangers

July 20, 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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Ranch Tours

July 20, 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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Guided Hike

July 20, 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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Play Board Games

July 20, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bella Viva Ristorante e Caffe, 7423 Monterey St
Gilroy, CA 95020 United States
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We play all kinds of board games but mostly light- to medium-weight euro-games, super-fillers, and card games.  Hope to game with you soon!

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Old-Growth Redwood Tour

July 20, 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 20, 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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Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training – Drakes Beach

July 20, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Marin Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch on the beach to learn about California’s network of MPAs and how you can join our team as a community scientist collecting data in partnership with Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, Point Reyes National Seashore and the California Academy of Science. Training takes place 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Drakes Beach. RSVP online eacmarin.org/mpa-watch.

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

July 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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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Music at the Vineyard

Dorcich Family Vineyards music event is FREE and open to the public. Madrigal’s Tacos will be available for purchase during the event. Their tasting room will be open until 5pm for tastings and wine will be available to purchase by the bottle from 5pm to 7pm. There is no outside alcohol allowed; please don’t forget to bring a picnic to enjoy, a blanket and folding chairs.

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Zambia Birthing Center Fundraiser

July 20, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stone Creek Park, Stone Creek Park, Morgan Hill, 17185 Rosemary Circle
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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A neighborhood BBQ fund raiser to support our neighbor, El Toro and Sobrato graduate, Emilie Allaret, along with other Peace Corp members, to build a safe motherhood birthing center in the Umi community in Zambia. 

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Movie Night: Green Fire – Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

July 20, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
9000 E Dunne Ave, 9000 E Dunne Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 us
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Join Henry W. Coe State Park staff and volunteers for a free movie screening of "Green Fire" and discussion of "The Land Ethic". Green Fire is the first feature length, high definition documentary film ever made about famed conservationist Aldo Leopold. Emmy-Award winning narrator Peter Coyote lends his talent as the voice of Aldo Leopold, and the film’s on-screen guide is Curt Meine, Leopold’s biographer. The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the twentieth century and…

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Batty for Bats – led by Corky Quirk

July 20, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, 45211 Co Rd 32B
Davis, CA 95618 United States
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$55

Be part of an exclusive bat experience with Yolo Basin Foundation’s own bat expert Corky Quirk. You’ll learn about their natural history and biology and even get an up-close look at live bats. After the program, you’ll caravan to the bat viewing site in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, traveling past Green’s Lake, an old oxbow of the Sacramento River.  As the sun sets, the group will enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres as you await the spectacular fly-out of hundreds…

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Evening Campfire Program

July 20, 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 20, 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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Evening Campfire Programs

July 20, 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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Twilight Marsh Walk with DESFBNWR (Fremont)

July 20, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Campfire Program

July 20, 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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Movie Nights at the Park

July 20, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Come out to Mt. Madonna County Park to enjoy a free movie under the stars! There will be vendors selling food at the events that are held on 7/20 and 8/24. Please note that parking is $6.

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Moth Night

July 20, 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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Binocular Stargazing at Coyote Valley Open Space

July 20, 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, Address550 Palm Ave
Morgan Hill, CA us
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Binocular Stargazing is hosted by the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority with help from members of the San Jose Astronomical Association. Want to learn the night sky? Want to see the Milky Way and the stars contained in it? Did you know that you don’t need to spend a ton of money on a telescope to do so? All you need is a decent pair of binoculars. Come out and attend the “Binocular Stargazing” event on Saturday July 20…

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