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December 31, 2014


First Day Hikes

First Night Monterey


Auld Lang Syne
This Week
FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY 2014
Auld Lang Syne - all 5 verses
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(Photos General) OldFriends_2Kids.jpgIn younger years I thought of New Year’s Eve as a very romantic occasion.  Nowadays I think of it as a time to reach out to family and friends, to enjoy the moment and to accept that the past is past and not stress about the future. 

It's a good time for planning, but I’ve learned to make only ONE resolution!  How about you? 

I looked up the origin of Auld Lang Syne.  It’s from Scotland and the essence of the message is remembering adventures with old friends and holding them in our memories as we hold hands to recreate the sweet moments of friendship.  Sounds like a good tradition to introduce to the children!

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  First Day Hikes

(Photos General) FirstDayHikesSign.jpgStart the New Year off Right with First Day Hikes!

On January 1st, 2015, all 50 states are offering First Day Hikes in state parks across the country. There are so many interesting things to do, you'll have trouble deciding which exciting adventure to embark on...from redwoods to rivers, critters to crafts, there's a little something for everyone who enjoys our beautiful local State Parks and Beaches!

"First Day" Hike! Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park-New Year's Day Fall Creek Hike, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 2:00pm

On this 3 to 4 mile hike, we will venture through the Fall Creek unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. We will hike along the Fall Creek Trail, exploring the riparian ecosystem of our park. We will also be visiting Lime Kilns, some of the remnants of a once successful lime processing industry. 

This moderate hike is suitable for adults, and youth who are diligent hikers. Dress in in layers for changeable weather and temperatures. Bring walking shoes, water, sun protection and snacks. Please leave pets at home. This trail is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Meet at 2 pm at the Fall Creek Parking Lot located of Felton Empire Road. Heavy rain cancels.

"First Day" Hike! Coffee Talk and Crafts, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day (and year!) in Big Basin. A Big Basin Docent will be happy to answer your questions about the park and help get you going on the right trail. And there's a fun craft activity for the kids! Dress in in layers for changeable weather and temperatures. Bring walking shoes, water and snacks.

"First Day" Hike! Changes and Challenges: The Future of Our Parks, Ano Nuevo State Park, Parks and Beaches, 10:00am

Año Nuevo means "new year;" what better way to start 2015 than with a fresh take on a new (to most people) part of this aptly-named park? Please join interpretive specialist Joseph Carr Ritchie at the Franklin Point trailhead (south of Gazos Creek road, north of Rossi Road) for this easy .6 mile/1 km exploration of the changes and challenges waiting for us over the years to come-and some of the best views on the coastside!

The walk will happen, rain or shine- hopefully rain!-so dress for changing weather and walking surfaces, such as shifting sand and slick boardwalks. Approximately 90 minutes. Recommended for ages 10 and up. For more information, please call 650.879.2025.

(Photos General) FirstDayHike_Redwoods.jpg"First Day" Hike! Redwood Loop Walk, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Parks and Beaches, 1:00pm

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 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Meet at Park Headquarters.

"First Day" Hike! Shadowbrook Stroll, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 10:30am

Join docent Hal Anjo as he guides you on a less-traveled trail that takes you by Union Creek, to the Sempervirens Falls and back through the redwoods. This is a four-mile, 3.5-hour hike. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at Park Headquarters.

We hope you get out and enjoy all there is to offer at your beautiful Santa Cruz County State Parks and Beaches on New Year's Day and throughout the year!

First Day Hike Thursday, January 1, 2015 from 1pm to 2:30pm
The Rockstars of Castle Rock State Park

What's the first thing you think of when you think of Castle Rock? Come see the towering, cavernous rock formations called "tafoni." Marvel in their beauty and savor their delicate splendor. You will learn how these radical rockstars were born, and what you can do to keep them rocking out for generations to come. The trail to Castle Rock hike is a .9 mile hike of moderate difficulty. Hike meets in the day use parking lot off of Highway 35(south of the intersection of Hwy 35 and Hwy 9). No water is available in the park; bring plenty of water and snacks for yourself. Please wear appropriate footwear for hiking (I.e. no flip-flops, high-heels, or shoes without significant tread).  Please direct questions to Audrey.stapleton@parks.ca.gov.

 

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  First Night Monterey

(Holidays) FirstNightMonterey2015widget.jpg20th Annual First Night Monterey
Dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2014!

Historic Downtown Monterey
Dec. 31 from 3:00pm to midnight
Admission Fees: $0 - $20

FNM 2014, "SEA-CHANGES"

For First NIght Monterey 2014 we have an exciting schedule planned, sure to please your entire family. By buying a First Night Button, you support the First Night artists, keep FNM free for children under five and enable First Night ArtWorks! Outreach programs! Click here to see last year's videos on YouTube and view our Slide Show

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FIRST ACT FOR THE YOUNG-AT-HEART - KIDS' NIGHT OUT!

The most creative New Year's Eve for your family! Our afternoon program and Kids' Night Out kicks off at 3 PM with the Opening Ceremony at Colton Lawn on Pacific Street, culminating with the 5:30 PM Twilight Procession serving as the Kids' Finale. Music, song, drumming, dance, ballet, folk dancing in traditional costumes, face art, balloon magic, art creating, hat making and more! Activities at the Colton Lawn and Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street, and the Monterey Conference Center and Alvarado/Galleria activities complete your artful time! See last year's Kids' Night Out and afternoon activities.

THE SECOND ACT: THE MAIN EVENT!

"Button-up" for 9 hours of entertainment! From Classical to Jazz, Blues to Rock to Country, Hip-Hop to Folk! FNM 2014 will have a complete line-up, delighting the entire family.
World dance in the street! International costumed dancers, including Chinese Lion dancers will be on the streets. Dancing to the sounds of oldies, rock-n-roll, the tropical beats and West African sounds. Join your friends dancing with the Wii game "Just Dance!" Buying blinkies and light ups from our kiosks supports First Night and our art outreach programs.
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living: This beautiful Sanctuary resounds with mellow sounds, beautiful voices and great arrangements; choral, classical and cool jazz throughout the night!
Monterey Conference Center: Three floors of music, art and community! Learn to dance, dance to the sounds of live bands, rap, make a rhythmic beat from reclaimed items at the Junk Jam. Celtic, Folk, Flamenco, Dance, Marimba are just a few of the sounds heard. View art exhibits from First Night-sponsored workshops from Greenfield to Salinas and Marina, and post your hopes and dreams for the New Year on the Resolution Sculpture.
Golden State Theatre: Savor the sounds more live entertainment!

For information on admission prices, visit www.firstnightmonterey.org.

Location: Historic Downtown, Alvarez St, Monterey Map
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Learn new skills, meet new friends, laugh and play!!
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MTW Dec 22 - Jan 1, 9am-12pm, Ages 4-12, $50/day, $90/ 2 days; $125/ 3 days, 20% sibling discount

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 Winter Break Camps for Youth and Teens
Ages 5-12: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas; Harry Potter: Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes; Frozen; A Play In A Day
Ages 13 - 20 Acting Conservatory

WestPerformingArts.com

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  Auld Lang Syne

(Holidays) Auld-lang-syne_-figurative.jpgDid you ever know more than a few phrases of the words to Auld Lang Syne?  Certainly the tune is familiar.  The message is lovely.  "The Auld Lang Syne lyrics actually consist of five verses.  The Auld Lang Syne song is traditionally accompanied by people joining hands in friendship as they look forward to the New Year ahead and pledging that whatever changes life may bring that old friends will not be forgotten." wikipedia

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, For auld lang syne, my dear,
And never brought to mind? For auld lang syne.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
And auld lang syne! For auld lang syne.

 All five verses>>>>>>

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January in the Parks

 

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School Corner

Learn to Discover, Electronics & Programming Classes

 

Mount Madonna PreK-12, Art & Play in PreK, 1/8

 

Mount Madonna PreK-12, Campus Tour Day, 1/14

 

SC Waldorf PreK-8, Mornings In the Kindergarten 1/17

 

Gateway School K-8, Saturday Open House 1/17

 

Gateway School K-8, Middle School Information Night 1/22

 

Kirby School 6-12, Open House 1/24

 

Mount Madonna PreK-12, "Footloose" 1/23-25

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Friday January 2,
2 til 6 pm

Kick off 2015 by celebrating First Friday

 Palace Capitola Store! 

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Date Nights

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Junebugs Gym
2nd Saturdays
5:45 - 8:45

 

Ohana Gym
3rd Saturday
5:30 - 8:30pm

 

CLUBS FOR KIDS!

 

Parenting is "thrilling, exhausting, hilarious, fun, frustrating, rewarding.... and requires constant vigilance..."

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 FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY 2014

(Holidays) FirstNightMonterey2015widget.jpg0th Annual First Night Monterey
Dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2014!

Historic Downtown Monterey
Dec. 31 from 3:00pm to midnight
Admission Fees: $0 - $20

FNM 2014, "SEA-CHANGES"

For First NIght Monterey 2014 we have an exciting schedule planned, sure to please your entire family. By buying a First Night Button, you support the First Night artists, keep FNM free for children under five and enable First Night ArtWorks! Outreach programs! Click here to see last year's videos on YouTube and view our Slide Show

(Holidays) FirstNightMonterey_OpeningDrummers.jpg

FIRST ACT FOR THE YOUNG-AT-HEART - KIDS' NIGHT OUT!

The most creative New Year's Eve for your family! Our afternoon program and Kids' Night Out kicks off at 3 PM with the Opening Ceremony at Colton Lawn on Pacific Street, culminating with the 5:30 PM Twilight Procession serving as the Kids' Finale. Music, song, drumming, dance, ballet, folk dancing in traditional costumes, face art, balloon magic, art creating, hat making and more! Activities at the Colton Lawn and Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street, and the Monterey Conference Center and Alvarado/Galleria activities complete your artful time! See last year's Kids' Night Out and afternoon activities.

THE SECOND ACT: THE MAIN EVENT!

"Button-up" for 9 hours of entertainment! From Classical to Jazz, Blues to Rock to Country, Hip-Hop to Folk! FNM 2014 will have a complete line-up, delighting the entire family.
World dance in the street! International costumed dancers, including Chinese Lion dancers will be on the streets. Dancing to the sounds of oldies, rock-n-roll, the tropical beats and West African sounds.
Monterey Center for Spiritual Living: This beautiful Sanctuary resounds with mellow sounds, beautiful voices and great arrangements; choral, classical and cool jazz throughout the night!
Monterey Conference Center: Three floors of music, art and community! Learn to dance, dance to the sounds of live bands, rap, make a rhythmic beat from reclaimed items at the Junk Jam. Celtic, Folk, Flamenco, Dance, Marimba are just a few of the sounds heard.
Golden State Theatre: Savor the sounds, more live entertainment!

For information on admission prices, visit www.firstnightmonterey.org.

Location: Historic Downtown, Alvarez St, Monterey Map
website Monterey

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  Auld Lang Syne - all 5 verses

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

CHORUS:

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you'll buy your pint cup!
and surely I'll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we've wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there's a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o' thine!
And we'll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

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