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Doing the Right Thing
March 31, 2011

Raising Children to "Do the Right Thing"
Suki's Blog: Drought or Deluge

Help Youth Care for the Planet
If you like tomatoes, save the date! April 30
This Week
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(Icons/Graphics) Spring_daffodils.jpgAs Spring Break is just around the corner, you may want to check out the programs offering recreational activities for your children:  Spring Break Camps. Activities include farming, acting, comedy, gardening, gymnastics, art and horseback riding.

Take a peek at the summer camps right here. This is a good way to try out a new activity. Remember all the museums and state parks awaiting your visit!

Plan ahead for April 9 if you're in the mood for family festivities.  Read all about Summit for the Planet (below).  You may be able to attend the Summit on Mount Madonna in the morning and the First Annual Week of the Child Parade and Family Fun Fair in Santa Cruz in the afternoon.  Keep checking the Events Calendar for details.

Baby Shoppe Santa Cruz is one of the Capitola Village businesses suffering severe water damage last week.  A great way to help is to shop in their Pacific Avenue location. If you've never been in her store, you will be enchanted with the unique items for babies and young children that owner Monica Karst has chosen to carry.

If you want to help LOCALLY contact our local Red Cross to donate to those affected by the flood. The tsunami, floods and other recent events have depleted local Red Cross resources, according to development manager Melanie Bowyer. Also the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce has set up a disaster relief fund at Comerica Bank, 716-G Capitola Ave.

Enjoy the sunshine this week! Parmalee

  Raising Children to "Do the Right Thing"

How often do we think about our over arching guidelines for raising our children, about "doing the right thing" by our children, especially when we're in the throes of earning a living, maintaining a home and daily parenting.  What are the qualities we model for them as we guide them toward independence and adulthood.

(Site Photos) MichaelonCycle.jpgI turned on the radio and there was one of my favorite hosts, Michael Olson of Food Chain Radio Show, interviewing a young (25) woman named Allsion Trowbridge about slavery.  "Hmmm..." I thought, "I wonder if she's related to the local Trowbridges who have built Palace Arts into everyone's favorite destination for art and office supplies."

(Site Photos) AllieTrowbridge.jpgSure enough she was, because next Michael introduced Cheryl and Roy Trowbridge, proud parents of Allison.  Michael's interview with Allison developed the story of how she became the marketing manager for a non-profit organization and realized her passion to eradicate human trafficking.

Allison recalled that in second grade she wanted to make a difference in the world.  When she learned about slavery in America she was disappointed that she couldn't have lived in an era in which she could help end slavery.  Little did she know that years later she would have her chance. 

After graduating from Soquel High and Westmont College with majors in European Politics and Communication Studies, she attended the launch of the 2007 Not for Sale Campaign, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending human trafficking and bondage.  She was amazed to learn how widespread and cruel modern day slavery is.  Inspired to do something, she volunteered to help with marketing, which at the time consisted of packing cardboard boxes.  Her enthusiasm and reliability catapulted Allison into becoming the fledgling organization's first paid employee and she is now their Director of Communications and Marketing.

(Event Calendar Logos) NotforSaleChild.jpgFrom Allison I learned that

  • "... slavery flourishes in the shadows...."   
  • It can defined as working for little to no wages and being unable to escape from the situation for a variety of reasons. It often has the face of prostitution.
  • Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world.
  • Worldwide there are more than 30 million people in slavery today.
  • "The major obstacle that we face in the fight against modern-day slavery is that the crime is hidden. Individuals that work in the field know that slavery is not part of the current collective consciousness. Initially, it shocks the general public to learn that slavery still exists and is widespread. It is even more shocking for them to realize that it may exist in their own backyards."  
  • There is a need for "...modern-day abolitionists fighting trafficking and slavery on the front lines."
  • More than 70% of slaves today are female and 50% are children.
  • We can make sure we are not perpetuating slavery as consumers by visiting http://free2work.org where companies are rated with traditional letter grades.
  • We can learn more about slavery and make contributions at http://notforsalecampaign.org

The interview was not only an eye opener about slavery but a stirring story of a local young woman living her dream of fighting a wrong.

Toward the end of the interview, Michael remarked to Cheryl and Roy that they must be very proud of their children (their son is working in Jamaica to help earthquake victims).  "Yes" and to the question of  how they raised such giving citizens they replied, "From the beginning we encouraged and supported them in their interests and always told them "Do the right thing."

Michael Olson can be heard Saturdays on Food Chain Radio KSCO 1080 9-10 talking about all things food! If you want to connect with Allison Trowbridge and help her fight slavery, you can find her on NotForSaleCampaign.org.

Now go do the right thing! Parmalee

  Suki's Blog: Drought or Deluge

(Site Photos) SukiRedHead_138.jpgI was mentioning to someone that we had exceeded our yearly average rainfall, which was a bright little piece of news amidst floods, landslides, and tsunami.

"The problem is," she said, "we don't have average rainfall. It's either drought or deluge."

How true that is.

This morning my husband looked out the window and said, "The sky is a funny color. How odd."

The sky was blue. The sun was out. I went for a walk! Neighbors were out looking like survivors of a, well, deluge. It was hard to believe that two days earlier, I had seen the rain gutters on Soquel Drive spouting up ten feet because of the force of water coming down the hills. One day earlier, my husband had cleaned out a stopped gutter at our house and the resulting deluge blew the hose off the end of the downspout and dug a hole in the dirt six inches deep...  >>>>>>

 
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(Special Event Page Graphics) SummitforthePlanet_Walkathon.jpgSummit for the Planet: Family-Oriented Festival Offers "Green' Learning, Live Music and Fun

Whether you come for the walk-a-thon or to see the many live animals - including turtles, lizards, snakes and bats - the upcoming 5th annual Summit for the Planet festival offers something appealing for all ages. Interested in frogs? Come hear guest speaker Dr. Kerry Kriger, founder and executive director of Save The Frogs! Want fun? Check out the solar car races, creative "eco-carnival' games for kids; and some very danceable live music. The headliner band is local favorite, Wooster, whose sound is a lively fusion of reggae, blues and soul.

(Special Event Page Graphics) SummitforthePlanet_BoyandParrot.jpgPlanned for Saturday, April 9 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (the walk-a-thon begins at 9:30), Summit for the Planet is a free festival hosted by Mount Madonna School that spotlights sustainable "eco-living' and education. Participating organizations represent a broad range of environmentally-focused businesses and nonprofits, from the Marine Mammal Center to Live Earth Farm Discovery Program; the Bat Conservancy of Central California to Ecology Action; Uvas Gold Apiary to the Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society. The Festival centers on giving inspiration and instruction to today's youth and their families on how they can take meaningful action on important environmental and stewardship issues.

(Special Event Page Graphics) SummitforthePlanet_RossandReptile.jpgOn the main stage, back for its fourth year, is the Trash Fashion Show displaying creative designers' garments made from recycled materials. In addition, there will be a whole host of family fun activities and learning booths, including natural crafts, student learning displays, and hands-on activities by eco-organizations.

Things to know when you go:
5th Annual Summit for the Planet festival, April 9 from 11:00-3:00. Hosted by Mount Madonna School, 491 Summit Road, Mt. Madonna. Free event with $5 carbon offset parking (waived for participants of Summit for the Planet and alternative energy vehicles). For more information visit: ecofest.us.

 

Questions? Contact Lara Kilpatrick at (408) 846-4032. Note: Walk-a-thon participants must pre-register; the walk-a-thon begins at 9:30am.

  If you like tomatoes, save the date! April 30

(Site Photos) Tomato.jpgTomato Extravaganza Day with Love Apple Farms. To ensure you get a bumper crop of tomatoes this year, we're holding a free-to-the-public totally tomatoes educational day. From 10 to 5 on Saturday, April 30, we will have rolling tutorials teaching you exactly how to spot and eradicate pests organically, make a proper tomato cage, fertilize for higher yield and better taste, grow great tomatoes in containers, prune for health and climate challenges, water based on science not guess-work, deer proof your tomatoes, teach those gophers a lesson, seed save your favorite varieties, reduce diseases, and plant your 'maters using our widely renowned tomato planting technique.

Don't miss this event! Held at 46 El Pueblo Road in Scotts Valley.

  This Week

Event CalendarBelow is only a partial list of upcoming events and activities so be sure to click on our EVENT CALENDAR so you do not miss anything >>

Use the PARENT PLANNER to click on events and resources you are interested in and click PRINT MY PLANNER to print or email your list.

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Santa Cruz parent Education Nursery School, Open House 4/2

 

Waldorf, Parent Circle

 

Santa Cruz Montessori, Parent-Child Co-educational Collaboration

 

Mount Madonna, Summit for the Planet 4/9

 

SPIN Stars Gala 4/9

 

Waldorf, Beyond Carrots and Sticks 4/9

Spring Break Camps and Drop-Ins


Spring Break Camp

Glen Arbor School

336-3448

 

Spring Break Farm Camp

Peaceful Valley Farm

 

Catalyst Soccer


Spring Camp
West Performing Arts


Spring Gardening at

Life Lab


Camp Flip
Santa Cruz Sports Central


Spring Camp
Aptos Village Park


Adventure Horses

Pleasant Valley Horse Club


Spring Into Clay and

Picasso, Cubism, Collage

Mountain Art Center


Spring Camp

Boys & Girls Club


Easter Camp

Willow Pond Ranch

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Welcome!

 

United Way Santa Cruz

Learn about 211 Helpline

 

First 5 Santa Cruz County

Investing in Our Children

 

Peaceful Valley Farm Camp

heirloom-organic-sustainable

for children

 

Miss Jonnie's Aftercare

for ages 2-6

on the west side of SC

426-6276

 

Girl With a Truck

Organizing and Taking Stuff Away

with Sensitivity

 

Carolyn Farrall, MFT

Specializing in Play therapy

325-6647


International Academy of Dance

in a new studio

 

Nitless Noggins

Guaranteed Lice Removal

with the LouseBuster

 

Orchard School

K-6

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Chicken Satay
& Peanut Dipping Sauce
with Jasmine Rice


Lean chicken breast tenders are marinated in our Asian sauce and then served with our spicy peanut dipping sauce.


Order today!

 

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Easter Brunch

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Muffins and Pretzels


Lauch und Leberkas Frittata- with veal loaf, leeks, Swiss and cheddar cheese


Shepherd Pie ~ cubed meat with mashed potatoes, cheese and brown sauce


Zucchini Frittata - with zucchini, eggplant, onion, bell pepper and tarragon


Swiss Fondue


Scrambled Eggs


French Toast


Breakfast Brats

Bacon


Potatoes


Red Cabbage and Sauerkraut


Fresh Fruit with Chocolate

Apple Strudel and other desserts


Reservations

366.5188

TyroleanInn.com

9600 Hwy 9, Ben Lomond

 

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 Wilbear's Adventure

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Wilbear's Adventure" Friday, April 1st - 5:30pm
Take to the skies with a teddy bear who dreams of flying.


All Seats $5, 3 and Under Free, Doors open at 5:15

First Friday Kids Shows - Spring 2011
Join us for a series of monthly shows for young children and families. Programs run about one hour and are suitable for PreK to 3rd Grade.

J. Frederic Ching Planetarium, Hartnell College, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA www.hartnell.edu/planetarium

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