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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County

March 8, 2018
Sounds I Like

Silence

The Elephant in the Chronic Pediatric Waiting Room

Santa Cruz Music Festival

Fun Events!
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  Sounds I Like

(0 March 2018) SCMF_RaymondYu.jpgI like music -jazz, country, pop, baroque, classical. I like the whooshing and smacking of waves and the calls of the gulls, the sounds of children playing, their laughter, their tears. I like crackling leaves when walking in the woods, the whisper of birds flying, their songs as I enter their territories, the howls of coyotes in the night and my puppy's muted barks when he's dreaming. But I really like silence! On the other hand, I have a friend who has a big voice, thinks out loud, keeps the radio going 24/7. What's your preference with silence/noise? What are your children's preferences? How do you find the balance?

Speaking of music, hundreds of musicians and music fans will be in town this weekend.  While many venues are for 18 or 21 and up, beginning at 12 noon on Saturday or Sunday, one could walk along Pacific Avenue and hear a whole lot of music! If you really like a musician, tips are welcome! Free family-friendly venues: Abbott Square, San Lorenzo Park, Woodstock Pizza, Streetlight Records.

Have you noticed how proactive our libraries and museums are? They challenge us with their many fascinating events to get out of the house! It's March Madness Month at Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Is this your year to join?

A reader emailed us, "I choose to be a positive influence. It changes everything. I share my smile with family, friends, clerks, co-workers, myself too! I tell friends what I am for (not against)! My smiles encourage others and have opened doors for me."

(2 Buttons) Oval_OhTheDrama.jpgPlease recommend our newsletter to new friends so they won't miss a few tidbits of wisdom from our author contributors, and as always the many fun events!

Enjoy the sounds and silences with the family this weekend!  Parmalee

Photo by Raymond Yu

 

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  Silence

(0 March 2018) SilenceIsntEmpty.jpgThe Case for Silence While You Work or Study by Kristin Wong

The Mozart Effect suggests that listening to some types of music can help with certain mental tasks. However, there's a case to be made for working or studying in silence, too. Some research shows that for certain cognitive tasks, you need quiet more than anything. According to the Atlantic, "for most types of cognitively demanding tasks, anything but quiet hurts performance." They cite a number of studies, including this one from Glasgow Caledonian University. In it, researchers asked subjects to perform a series of cognitive tasks with different kinds of noise in the background. They reported>>>

 

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Psychologists are increasing awareness of the harmful effects noise has on cognition and health.

We've all been annoyed by a neighbor's late-night partying or early-morning lawn mowing. But it turns out that living in a noisy neighborhood - particularly one plagued by train horns blaring or airplanes overhead - is more than exasperating. It might actually be deadly, according to a report released in April by the World Health Organization and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

A steady exposure to "noise pollution," the report concludes, may lead to higher blood pressure and fatal heart attacks. The report analyzed a large number of epidemiological studies, most of which were conducted in Europe.

The report also confirmed what several psychologists have known for decades: Chronic noise impairs a child's development and may have a lifelong effect on educational attainment and overall health. Numerous studies now show that children exposed to households or classrooms near airplane flight paths, railways or highways are slower in their development of cognitive and language skills and have lower reading scores. Continued>>>

(0 March 2018) MusicandBrain_NorthwesternU.jpgPsychology of Music, The effect of background music and background noise on the task performance of introverts and extraverts by Gianna Cassidy and Raymond MacDonald

The study investigated the effects of music with high arousal potential and negative affect (HA), music with low arousal potential and positive affect (LA), and everyday noise, on the cognitive task performance of introverts and extraverts. Forty participants completed five cognitive tasks: immediate recall, free recall, numerical and delayed recall, and Stroop. Ten participants completed each of these tasks in one of four sound conditions: HA, LA, everyday noise and silence. Participants were also assessed for levels of introversion/ extroversion, and reported their music/noise and study preferences. Performance was lessened across all cognitive tasks in the presence of background sound (music or noise) compared to silence. Read more>>>

 

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  The Elephant in the Chronic Pediatric Waiting Room

"The Elephant in the Chronic Pediatric Waiting Room" with Dr. Paul Thomas, author of "The Vaccine-Friendly Plan", is the epitome of game-changing...and is sure to drum up some constructive controversy.

Whether you're pro-vaccine, anti-vaccine or unsure what to make of it all, you owe it to yourself to listen to Dr. Thomas' insights and findings on the current vaccine schedule and chronic pediatric ailments, like Autism (the elephant in the room).

If you're still not convinced that exploring this is wise, consider the cost of Autism.

It now affects a whopping 1 in 36 children to the tune of 1-3 million dollars over a lifetime...that comes out up to 100,000 dollars per person just for the monetary cost of Autism (to say nothing of the emotional and social implications faced by these families). Read the rest>>>

 

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  Santa Cruz Music Festival

(0 March 2018) SCMusicalFestivalMarch2018.jpgSanta Cruz Music Festival

Mar 10-Mar 11 from 12:00pm to 2:00am

Breakout your brightest attire and get the festival family together because the Santa Cruz Music Festival returns March 10th and 11th! For two days SCMF takes over Pacific Avenue and the Downtown Area for an experience fun for the whole family! Celebrating its fifth anniversary, SCMF is the premiere Bay Area music festival featuring musicians and artists-along with societal movers and shakers-from Santa Cruz and beyond! 

WHO, WHERE AND WHEN

Venues:

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
San Lorenzo Park
MOTIV
The Blue Lagoon
Cafe Mare
Tannery Arts Center
Rosie McCann's Irish Pub & Restaurant - Santa Cruz
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
Streetlight Records-Santa Cruz
Woodstock's Pizza Santa Cruz
Abbott Square Market
Poet Patriot
Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Village Yoga Santa Cruz

Tickets: $45- $90  http://ticketf.ly/2ktJ7OA

 

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MARCH

CALENDAR

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Waldorf School Pre-8, Walk Through the Grades 3/8

 

Kirby Prep School 5-8, But Why Bump Off Barnaby? 3/15-18

 

Gateway School K-8, School Day Tour 3/17

 

Mount Madonna School Pre-K-12, Campus Tour Day 3/14

 

ALL SCHOOL EVENTS

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A Raisin in the Sun
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  A Raisin in the Sun
UCSC Theater Arts
Date: Every day (Mar 2-Mar 11)
Details: A Raisin in the Sun takes a courageous look into how the "American Dream" excluded and marginalized African-Americans in our soc
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2018 Santa Cruz Polar Plunge
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  2018 Santa Cruz Polar Plunge
Special Olympics
Date: 03/10/2018 at 10:00am
Details: Plunge in, raise funds for charity!
City: Rio Del Mar view all details >>
     
Second Saturday on the Farm
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  Second Saturday on the Farm
Ag History Project
Date: The 2nd Sa of every month from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Ages: All
Details: Join us for demonstrations using antique farm equipment, crafts, farm animals, wooden cow milking, water pumps, learning to driv
City: Watsonville Phone: 831-728-5898 view all details >>
     
Balancing Sound and Silence
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  Balancing Sound and Silence
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Santa Cruz Music Festival
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  Santa Cruz Music Festival
Santa Cruz Music Festival
Date: Every day (Mar 10-Mar 11) from 12:00pm to 2:00am
Details: SCMF takes over Pacific Avenue and the Downtown Area for an experience fun for the whole family!
City: Santa Cruz view all details >>
     
Balancing Sound and Silence
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Women by Women Film Series
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  Women by Women Film Series
Watsonville Film Series
Date: The 2nd Th of every month (Mar 8-Jun 14) at 7:00pm
Details: Join us for a series of powerful films by and about women!
City: Watsonville view all details >>
     
Balancing Sound and Silence
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New Mommy Musical Meet-UP
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  New Mommy Musical Meet-UP
MusicalMe, Inc
Date: The 2nd Mon of every month from 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Ages: birth - 12months
Details: Join us every 2nd Monday for our "New Mommy Musical Meet-Up"!
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 438-3514 view all details >>
     
Balancing Sound and Silence
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Rockin' Pop Up
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  Rockin' Pop Up
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Date: The 4th Sa of every month (Apr 28-Aug 25) from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: All ages
Details: The Geology Gents are ready to ID your local (or not-so-local) geologic finds, as well as show off a rotating collection of spec
Special Instructions: Bring your rocks!
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 420-6115 view all details >>
     
AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP
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  AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP
SPIN
Date: The 2nd Tues of every month from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Details: Meet with other parents for support, networking and information
City: Santa Cruz Phone: (831)722-2800 view all details >>
     
Scotts Valley 4-H Club Meeting
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  Scotts Valley 4-H Club Meeting
Scotts Valley 4-H Club
Date: 03/12/2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Ages: 5-18
Details: Join Scotts Valley 4-H Club
City: Scotts Valley view all details >>
     
Balancing Sound and Silence
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  Balancing Sound and Silence
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Balancing Sound and Silence
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